Out & About

Mike Pouraryan
2 min readJan 4, 2019
Congressman Baird, Congressman Mast &
Congressman Crenshaw (Courtesy Congressman Mast)

2019 has begun in earnest. I had the pleasure to be supportive of the Daily Outsider as the new year began. I decided today to be a bit different as I decided to share some fabulous tweets from having been witness to history today with these three great Americans who I had the honor to send out a Hooah to them:

5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.

Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird & @DanCrenshawTX. pic.twitter.com/NU7YnbAE4u

— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 3, 2019

What also blew me away was this as Congressman Omar took her oath of office — and it is a testament to America that an 1837 Regulation prohibiting headscarves was changed because she wears a hijab — This is as Congresswoman Rashida Taib took her oath of office on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran and noted on her Twitter page this simple yet profound powerful statement: “….This really happened. I am U.S. Congresswoman. Not bad for a girl from southwest Detroit who didn’t speak English, daughter of Palestinian immigrants.,,,: Wow!!!!

Congresswoman Taib at her Swearing In with her Family (Source: Congresswoman Taib)



Mike Pouraryan

Teacher, Writer/Blogger, Consultant, Community Activist, Dad