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(National Review)   Hey you Massachusetts youts,"Pull Up Your Pants" or face fines of up to $300. It could even land you behind bars. Not cool   (nationalreview.com) divider line 142
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2013-01-26 12:39:37 AM  
Because when I want to read up on African-American news, I choose NRO.
 
2013-01-26 12:56:55 AM  
Massachusetts law bans "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior" and warns that such behavior can be punished by up to three years in state prison or two years in county jail.

Does wearing baggy pants really reach the level of "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior"?
 
2013-01-26 01:04:51 AM  
Haven't laws like this been ruled unconstitutional already.
 
2013-01-26 01:15:01 AM  
My favorite part is that NRO presents it entirely without comment. Then they let the commenters loose.
 
2013-01-26 01:27:25 AM  
I can't think of anything more sublimely fascistic than laws dictating fashion taste.

Plus, cops probably love the sagging pants thing.  It makes the thugs so much easier to catch.
 
2013-01-26 01:35:25 AM  

Bucky Katt: Haven't laws like this been ruled unconstitutional already.



I think its safe to say a law that gives you a potential 3 year prison sentence for wearing ill-fitting pants is unconstitutional.  Doesn't stop them from making a dumbass commercial threatening it, though,
 
2013-01-26 03:06:45 AM  
I don't get how the pants don't fall down but I also don't understand why people care how others wear their pants. I work with African American adolescent males aged 13-17 at my job. If it did bother me I wouldn't have made it past the first day.
 
2013-01-26 03:57:07 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 04:18:45 AM  
This type of law is how racists continue to subvert the African American populations in America. You'll never hear a racist use the n-word. You'll never see a racist dressed in a KKK robes. You'll never be shut out of a restaurant run by racists. It's not how they work anymore.

Now they pick cultural aspects and vilify those. "Tough on crime", "anti-baggy pants legislation", "3 strikes and you're out", "welfare queens", and "urban culture" are all code words that racists use to target the black race without either using the word 'black' or specifying blacks in particular. They hone in on behaviors that society at large feels negatively towards and use that to create a system of laws that keeps blacks under the thumb of white society.
 
2013-01-26 04:20:09 AM  

lajimi: [i236.photobucket.com image 200x309]


I didn't know beat cops drafted legislation. To think I've been voting for representatives and senators who do that!
 
2013-01-26 04:20:21 AM  
I heard Wisconsin is making skinny jeans a death penalty offense.
 
2013-01-26 04:25:06 AM  
So exposing one's boxer shorts by sagging one's pants constitutes "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior", while all the upper middle class white guys here on the Cape can (weather permitting) jog down public roadways wearing only a pair of jogging shorts that are more revealing than any pair of boxers. That sounds perfectly reasonable and not in any way designed as a means to harass people from "undesirable" demographics.
 
2013-01-26 04:25:59 AM  

Quaker: So exposing one's boxer shorts by sagging one's pants constitutes "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior", while all the upper middle class white guys here on the Cape can (weather permitting) jog down public roadways wearing only a pair of jogging shorts that are more revealing than any pair of boxers. That sounds perfectly reasonable and not in any way designed as a means to harass people from "undesirable" demographics.


You ever seen a black man in a speedo, son? When they get up to speed, they're knocking people three feet away out. I once saw a man go airborne from the meatspin!
 
2013-01-26 04:26:28 AM  
I'm flabbergasted at how many people are supportive of this kind of thing.
 
2013-01-26 04:38:44 AM  
PANTS CRIME!
 
2013-01-26 04:39:12 AM  
www.examiner.com

approves.
 
2013-01-26 04:40:13 AM  
Hahahha they just had to use a black cop in the video..I've seen plenty of white kids with the Chinese disease too.....dragon ass
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2013-01-26 04:54:00 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This type of law is how racists continue to subvert the African American populations in America. You'll never hear a racist use the n-word. You'll never see a racist dressed in a KKK robes. You'll never be shut out of a restaurant run by racists. It's not how they work anymore.

Now they pick cultural aspects and vilify those. "Tough on crime", "anti-baggy pants legislation", "3 strikes and you're out", "welfare queens", and "urban culture" are all code words that racists use to target the black race without either using the word 'black' or specifying blacks in particular. They hone in on behaviors that society at large feels negatively towards and use that to create a system of laws that keeps blacks under the thumb of white society.


The laws are stupid. But so is walking around with your pants like that. It's like someone waving a rebel flag, you know that person probably isn't very intelligent and interactions are going to tedious.
 
2013-01-26 04:55:51 AM  

Girion47: The laws are stupid. But so is walking around with your pants like that. It's like someone waving a rebel flag, you know that person probably isn't very intelligent and interactions are going to tedious.


To paraphrase Steven Tyler: If you can judge a wise man by the way he wears his clothes, then Mister, you're a better man than I.
 
2013-01-26 04:56:21 AM  
Guess i'm a fascist too. I have a hard time getting upset about this.

Honestly, its been a 'fashion' since the 90's. Can't you punks come up with something else?
 
2013-01-26 04:58:46 AM  

fusillade762: Does wearing baggy pants really reach the level of "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior"?


It does when half your ass crack is showing.  I can't think of any thing more openly gross and lewd than the ass crack of a teenaged boy.
 
2013-01-26 05:02:34 AM  

Deacon Blue: fusillade762: Does wearing baggy pants really reach the level of "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior"?

It does when half your ass crack is showing.  I can't think of any thing more openly gross and lewd than the ass crack of a teenaged boy.


What about that of an overweight middle-aged man? I hate when their belly forms its own kind of blob like entity and leaks down over their belt, sometimes hanging out the bottom of the shirt like this pale gelatinous beast.
 
2013-01-26 05:02:58 AM  
Usually not the one to say stuff is racist, but this is racist.
 
2013-01-26 05:15:09 AM  

Smgth: There's a specifically black mental health association? Black ppl go crazy in different ways then others? Seems kinda....racist.


If biologically, they are more susceptible to a disease, it doesn't make it racist. Degradation of protein isn't some malicious slight against someone because of skin color, it's just genetic.
 
2013-01-26 05:15:15 AM  
www.bluegraysky.com
/oblig
// for shame, Fark
 
2013-01-26 05:16:36 AM  
The elders approves
 
2013-01-26 05:18:21 AM  

fusillade762: Massachusetts law bans "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior" and warns that such behavior can be punished by up to three years in state prison or two years in county jail.

Does wearing baggy pants really reach the level of "open and gross lewd and lascivious behavior"?


Hear ye, hear ye.

Thou shalt wear nought but knee breeches and buckled shoes in this Commonweal, or we shall send thee packing to the wilds of Rhode Island.
 
2013-01-26 05:18:49 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This type of law is how racists continue to subvert the African American populations in America. You'll never hear a racist use the n-word. You'll never see a racist dressed in a KKK robes. You'll never be shut out of a restaurant run by racists. It's not how they work anymore.

Now they pick cultural aspects and vilify those. "Tough on crime", "anti-baggy pants legislation", "3 strikes and you're out", "welfare queens", and "urban culture" are all code words that racists use to target the black race without either using the word 'black' or specifying blacks in particular. They hone in on behaviors that society at large feels negatively towards and use that to create a system of laws that keeps blacks under the thumb of white society.


nice try. you forgot "African-American", the most racial epitaph ever.
 
2013-01-26 05:27:38 AM  

daveUSMC: Usually not the one to say stuff is racist, but this is racist.



Where do you live? I see just as many white kids doin it around here. Well ok not just as many, but maybe 30% of the offenders.

Btw, just the fact of the origin of this stupid fad makes it even stupider..I'm thinkin i'm ok with just a small fine. Something along the lines of a parking ticket, if you don't pay it you'll end up in court. That should be enough deterrence
 
2013-01-26 05:31:17 AM  
I'm all for it. Lame farking nubians are just aksing to get farked with. Pigs put the beat down on hippies, i dont see a problem with harassing baggie pants fools
 
2013-01-26 05:43:55 AM  
If this stands, then how are gay males supposed to signal to the world at large that they are available to be pegged?

Seems rather unfair to me.
 
2013-01-26 05:49:32 AM  

gothelder: If this stands, then how are gay males supposed to signal to the world at large that they are available to be pegged?

Seems rather unfair to me.


That's what Grindr is for, do keep up. Also, I'm pretty sure gay guys don't get pegged, straight guys do.
 
2013-01-26 05:51:09 AM  
blogs.riverfronttimes.com

/lol,
//i bet he's attractive and successful
 
2013-01-26 05:54:09 AM  

SpdrJay: I heard Wisconsin is making skinny jeans a death penalty offense.


Listen, I would never wear them myself, but I can totally understand why a cyclist who doesn't wear bike clothes would like skinny jeans. Can you at least give a pass for folks who are trying to keep their pants out of their drive-train? Isn't that better than having them wear normal jeans, but drive a car? Those skinny jeans are making your commute shorter.
 
2013-01-26 05:58:28 AM  
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2013-01-26 05:59:09 AM  

daveUSMC: Usually not the one to say stuff is racist, but this is racist.


did you ever get to go back and listen to the talk of the nation segment on women in the military?

And while I have you attention, do you know if they plan to ever let cyclists through camp Pendleton again?
We used to be able to ride through, then 9/11 happened and we could only get through with a CA drivers license and last I heard now we have no access at all. We have to get on the 5 at Las Pulgas and off at the first exit and it's scary as all hell since it's 8 miles of 8 lanes of folks driving at 100 mph and really shiatty shoulders filled with debris. So, what's the deal?
 
2013-01-26 06:00:40 AM  
 
2013-01-26 06:02:57 AM  
Oh do-gooders of Massachusetts, what good you've done! Just don't come crying when YOUR favorite form of expression gets outlawed.
 
2013-01-26 06:09:28 AM  

RogueLeader: Oh do-gooders of Massachusetts, what good you've done! Just don't come crying when YOUR favorite form of expression gets outlawed.


You think that's bad, not long ago CA tried to make a go at outlawing pacifiers if it wasn't a baby using it. Under the guise of somehow discouraging drug use by banning pacifiers. =/
 
2013-01-26 06:10:43 AM  
Why couldn't this become a fad for hot chicks? Why do only dumpy, hairy teen and twenty-something guys dress this way? That's the real crime here.
 
2013-01-26 06:13:57 AM  
We don't have a large black population around here, but I really want to walk up to the white kids that think they are ghetto and slap their hat the right direction and give them a super wedgie for letting their pants droop.

...my lawn....
 
2013-01-26 06:15:40 AM  
And yet the runners and bicyclers are allowed to wear cock-hugging lycra.
 
2013-01-26 06:17:06 AM  

Bungles: And yet the runners and bicyclers are allowed to wear cock-hugging lycra.


It's because we look good in it ;)
 
2013-01-26 06:23:11 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: daveUSMC: Usually not the one to say stuff is racist, but this is racist.

did you ever get to go back and listen to the talk of the nation segment on women in the military?

And while I have you attention, do you know if they plan to ever let cyclists through camp Pendleton again?
We used to be able to ride through, then 9/11 happened and we could only get through with a CA drivers license and last I heard now we have no access at all. We have to get on the 5 at Las Pulgas and off at the first exit and it's scary as all hell since it's 8 miles of 8 lanes of folks driving at 100 mph and really shiatty shoulders filled with debris. So, what's the deal?


When I was at Pendleton, I lived on base, so I didn't really deal with gate traffic much. Never noticed any bicyclists there going through, though. Reading transcript now.
 
2013-01-26 06:30:19 AM  

daveUSMC: Uchiha_Cycliste: daveUSMC: Usually not the one to say stuff is racist, but this is racist.

did you ever get to go back and listen to the talk of the nation segment on women in the military?

And while I have you attention, do you know if they plan to ever let cyclists through camp Pendleton again?
We used to be able to ride through, then 9/11 happened and we could only get through with a CA drivers license and last I heard now we have no access at all. We have to get on the 5 at Las Pulgas and off at the first exit and it's scary as all hell since it's 8 miles of 8 lanes of folks driving at 100 mph and really shiatty shoulders filled with debris. So, what's the deal?

When I was at Pendleton, I lived on base, so I didn't really deal with gate traffic much. Never noticed any bicyclists there going through, though. Reading transcript now.


when were you there? I kind of assumed you still were from you profile's location.
Like I said we used to be able to ride through, I used to ride from my parents place in Laguna Niguel to UCSD in La Jolla. But haven't done it since they started forcing us onto the 5... HELL NO!

\On a side note, tank crossing signs are a pretty surreal sight when riding a bicycle.
 
2013-01-26 06:30:27 AM  
It's a waist band, not a butt band, a hip band, or as noted above thigh, knee or ankle band. Some of these guys just need to go ahead and quit wearing the bottoms at all. Be proud of your return to your robe wearing roots, whether African, Middle Eastern, or Roman.
 
2013-01-26 06:34:29 AM  
whether the law applies or not, or if its constitutional or not...

why are the cops running an ad telling kids to pull up their pants? No homeless people to feed up there?
 
2013-01-26 06:35:08 AM  

cherryl taggart: It's a waist band, not a butt band, a hip band, or as noted above thigh, knee or ankle band. Some of these guys just need to go ahead and quit wearing the bottoms at all. Be proud of your return to your robe wearing roots, whether African, Middle Eastern, or Roman.



Most modern trousers have a "waistband" that's designed to fall absolutely nowhere near the waist but close to the hip. You can't physically wear them on your waist, because there isn't enough material.
 
2013-01-26 06:35:46 AM  

Bucky Katt: Haven't laws like this been ruled unconstitutional already.


.
Massachusetts is a Constitution Free Zone, just like D.C..
 
2013-01-26 06:39:14 AM  

cherryl taggart: It's a waist band, not a butt band, a hip band, or as noted above thigh, knee or ankle band. Some of these guys just need to go ahead and quit wearing the bottoms at all. Be proud of your return to your robe wearing roots, whether African, Middle Eastern, or Roman.


You sound like you'd be a blast at parties.
 
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