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2013-01-26 06:39:32 AM

BronyMedic: 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!


Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.
 
2013-01-26 06:41:59 AM

enry: Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.


Ah. You're talking about the dreaded Police Union. You might be interested to know that the IAFF outspends all of them.
 
2013-01-26 06:56:19 AM

enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.


Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign
 
2013-01-26 07:01:04 AM

Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign


Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.
 
2013-01-26 07:04:04 AM

Rufus Lee King: Personally, I would support penalties for white dudes who wear their baseball caps backwards and speak in "Ebonics". Nothing too severe, mind you; maybe strap them to a chair and make them watch Vanilla Ice on a constant loop for a couple of days straight.

[www.funflicks.org image 300x225]


I sometimes wear a ball cap sideways when I need the bill aimed towards the sun to ensure my eyes remain shaded... is that ok?
 
2013-01-26 07:07:03 AM

Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign


In my state I can buy beer in the grocery store. And then I can buy beer/wine/liquor in liquor stores. Hell in Texas they have barns you drive into, pick out what you want, and they'll bring it to your car.
 
2013-01-26 07:13:53 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion that the cops around here (Fall River, MA) aren't going to be siting anyone for "baggy pants" any time soon... They wouldn't have time to do anything else.

What a stupid thing to be concerned about.


On a less serious note, It always cracks me up on COPS when perps sporting this look try to run from the police... If I were a person who's choices in life required the occasional sprint away from a police officer, I would be walking around in a good fitting track suit every day... 'Course then I'd look like a Russian mobster.
 
2013-01-26 07:14:41 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.



I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?
 
2013-01-26 07:15:43 AM

Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?


But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?
 
2013-01-26 07:18:07 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


No state run stores in MA. You have to buy beer/wine/booze in a liquor store except in certain circunstances that I haven't quite figured out. If you go just north of our border to NH, the state sells you wine and booze but you can buy beer in the grocery store.
 
2013-01-26 07:19:26 AM

enry: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

No state run stores in MA. You have to buy beer/wine/booze in a liquor store except in certain circunstances that I haven't quite figured out. If you go just north of our border to NH, the state sells you wine and booze but you can buy beer in the grocery store.


PA has state run stores, right?
 
2013-01-26 07:19:49 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?


How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.
 
2013-01-26 07:21:54 AM
BronyMedic: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!

Coffee ---> Monitor

Well played, sir.
 
2013-01-26 07:22:36 AM

Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?

How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.


And with a surveillance camera every two feet, would that revolution be televised?
 
2013-01-26 07:24:27 AM

Gwendolyn: 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.


I call bullshiat, because you can't get any work done while holding up your pants with one hand.
 
2013-01-26 07:26:55 AM

robohobo: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?

How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.

And with a surveillance camera every two feet, would that revolution be televised?



No only televised, but also an incredibly polite society.
 
2013-01-26 07:29:19 AM
Land of the free.....
 
2013-01-26 07:30:32 AM

Rufus Lee King: Uchiha_Cycliste: I sometimes wear a ball cap sideways when I need the bill aimed towards the sun to ensure my eyes remain shaded... is that ok?

Why, sure.

As long as you remember to turn it inside-out for maximum rebellious effect.

Just kiddin'. Interesting profile, BTW. More power to ya, I guess.


thanks! I think, I really do need to update it, my teabagger rant is from back in the day when they were rapidly gaining power and seemed like they could really pose a threat. Granted, they have sure been hurtful with regards to how much obstruction we've seen since Obama was elected. But I need to either update it and add some nuance (and fix all the spelling and grammar mistakes) or replace it with a more general and all encompassing GOP rant , since they have become the party of super-hero villainy. It was one hell of a drunken rant though =D. Also it has links to where the PAlin/taco thing started, I'm ever so proud of that meme.
 
2013-01-26 07:31:31 AM

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

.
Massachusetts is a Constitution Free Zone, just like D.C..


Ahhh,the sociopath is up early today. See, this is why it sounds like there are more Republicans than there actually are: insane people have lots of time on their hands due to being unemployable, and lots of energy because of their multiple mental issues.
 
2013-01-26 07:34:00 AM
also remove the ra-ra-raw Ghost chronicles, since that farker is gone =(
 
2013-01-26 07:36:52 AM

Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?

How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.


which is more important being the libbiest libs that ever libbed or the drunkenest drunks that ever drunk? =P
 
2013-01-26 07:38:08 AM
Stupid people need stupid laws. Makes sense to me.
 
2013-01-26 07:39:38 AM

Bungles: robohobo: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?

How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.

And with a surveillance camera every two feet, would that revolution be televised?


No only televised, but also an incredibly polite society.


Including chavs?
 
2013-01-26 07:44:15 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: enry: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

No state run stores in MA. You have to buy beer/wine/booze in a liquor store except in certain circunstances that I haven't quite figured out. If you go just north of our border to NH, the state sells you wine and booze but you can buy beer in the grocery store.

PA has state run stores, right?


I believe so. And you can only buy beer by the case if I remember correctly.
 
2013-01-26 07:47:48 AM

enry: Uchiha_Cycliste: enry: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

No state run stores in MA. You have to buy beer/wine/booze in a liquor store except in certain circunstances that I haven't quite figured out. If you go just north of our border to NH, the state sells you wine and booze but you can buy beer in the grocery store.

PA has state run stores, right?

I believe so. And you can only buy beer by the case if I remember correctly.


damn, according to wiki there is a lot more than I thought:
Alabama (Liquor stores are state-run or on-premise establishments with a special off-premise license.)[3]
Idaho (Maintains a monopoly over sales of beverages with greater than 16% ABV.)
Iowa (Does not operate retail outlets. Passed a bill in March 2010, allowing high-proof beer to be privately distributed.)[4]
Maine (State-contracted to private businesses for commission)
Maryland (Under state law the counties of Montgomery, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester are county alcohol controlled which mandates that off-premise liquor sales are to be conducted only at county owned and operated dispensaries/stores. One exception exists in Montgomery County, four grocery stores had their licenses grandfathered prior to the change of the law.[5] Until recently Dorchester County was an alcohol control county until the County Council voted to permanently shutter the county owned liquor dispensaries.)
Michigan (Does not operate retail outlets; maintains a monopoly over wholesaling of distilled spirits only.)
Mississippi (State-contracted liquor stores)
Montana (State-contracted liquor stores, modeled after the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission)[6]
New Hampshire (Beer and wine can be sold at supermarkets & convenience stores; spirits and liqueurs are sold only in state-run liquor stores.)
North Carolina (Beer and wine can be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores; other spirits must be sold in liquor stores owned by local ABC boards. The State ABC Commission controls wholesale distribution and oversees local ABC boards.)
Ohio (Appoints businesses to sell liquor, as agents of the state, for a commission; these stores have a monopoly on sales of beverages with an alcohol content equal to or greater than 21.5% ABV [43 proof]. Beer, wine, mixed alcoholic beverages, and "low proof" alcohol are sold by the aforementioned contract liquor agencies as well as by businesses [bars, restaurants, convenience stores, and gasoline/convenience store retailers] which have been issued an annual permit to sell. Privileges [such as sale for carryout only or for consumption on the premises] and hours during which sales are allowed are dependent on the terms of the permit.)
Oregon (Beer and wine can be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores; other spirits must be sold in liquor stores operated and managed by state-appointed liquor agents who act as independent contractors under the supervision of the OLCC.)
Pennsylvania (All liquor stores [wine and spirits] are run by the state. Recently, there have been state-run retail outlets in the form of automated kiosks, opened inside some supermarkets; currently, 19 supermarkets have this.[7] Malt beverages are sold in case lots by distributors and in smaller quantities by on-premise establishments.)
Utah (all beverages over 3.2% ABW [4.0% ABV] are sold in state-run stores, Utah code 5(a)(i))[8]
Vermont (Liquor stores are state-contracted and licensed)
Virginia (Beer and wine ≤14% ABV sold at supermarkets and convenience stores; all liquor stores are run by the state)
West Virginia (Does not operate retail outlets; maintains a monopoly over wholesaling of distilled spirits only.)
Wyoming (Does not operate retail outlets)
 
2013-01-26 07:48:08 AM

publikenemy: 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
.


Haha I never heard that before and I'm using that phrase now
 
2013-01-26 07:49:51 AM

Girion47: 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.


I concur, fat people with little clothes is way worse.
 
2013-01-26 07:53:26 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.


Pegged means getting it up the butt from a female with a strap-on, which homosexual males would find just as or less appealing as you boning a man with a Fleshlight gripped between his thighs.
 
2013-01-26 07:57:29 AM
Of course this is a good law. Those idiot black kids look like even more of retards than they already are when they wear their pants like that. They should get fined for looking like idiots in public.
 
2013-01-26 07:59:34 AM

robohobo: Bungles: robohobo: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I thought the world had invented a thing called taxes? Why does the state need to be selling anything itself in order to collect those?

But... what if they get the taxes AND the profits?

How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.

And with a surveillance camera every two feet, would that revolution be televised?


No only televised, but also an incredibly polite society.

Including chavs?


Chavs we blame on imported American television. And Burberry.

/poor old Burberry. Their ancient high end brand got totally destroyed by becoming popular with just the wrong people. Much like Cristal.
 
2013-01-26 08:00:00 AM
Bungles: How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.

Just wait until you hear how insurance is micromanaged and regulated on a state by state basis in the USA. 50 differences without a distinctions, 50 regulatory fiefdoms, 50 oasis of non-competition. Result? US Insurance (car, life, home, etc) rates are ridiculously higher in the USA. Compare with: "nanny state" UK, where you can buy car insurance at tesco along with a few bottles of tesco value whiskey.
 
2013-01-26 08:00:20 AM

Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign


Every state is different in their laws. My home state of Michigan you can buy liquor and beer at grocery stores. Some of the more restrictive states are due to how they deal with licenses on selling alcohol, I believe.

As for the why and "big up , liberty", well you have to remember that our country was founded by people with very diverse ways of thinking. Liberty, no taxes, and religious freedom was also coupled with slavery, tariffs, and religious fanaticism.

We've got all types in the U S of A.
 
2013-01-26 08:07:05 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: Bungles: How bizarre. There's be a revolution in the UK if the state tried to monopolise a market like that, and we're comparatively the libbiest libs who ever lived.

Just wait until you hear how insurance is micromanaged and regulated on a state by state basis in the USA. 50 differences without a distinctions, 50 regulatory fiefdoms, 50 oasis of non-competition. Result? US Insurance (car, life, home, etc) rates are ridiculously higher in the USA. Compare with: "nanny state" UK, where you can buy car insurance at tesco along with a few bottles of tesco value whiskey.


I'm aware that UK private medical insurance is something like a 1/4th of the price compared to the typical equivalent US deal (and that's not even mentioning the whole tied-to-employment weirdness they have), and yes, you can casually pick it up in Tesco for the price of a good wine (and also buy the wine).

Imagine that, low prices when they have to compete with a generally well-regarded free-at-point-of-use service! It's as if competition is a good thing!
 
2013-01-26 08:12:01 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Rufus Lee King: Uchiha_Cycliste: I sometimes wear a ball cap sideways when I need the bill aimed towards the sun to ensure my eyes remain shaded... is that ok?

Why, sure.

As long as you remember to turn it inside-out for maximum rebellious effect.

Just kiddin'. Interesting profile, BTW. More power to ya, I guess.

thanks! I think, I really do need to update it, my teabagger rant is from back in the day when they were rapidly gaining power and seemed like they could really pose a threat. Granted, they have sure been hurtful with regards to how much obstruction we've seen since Obama was elected. But I need to either update it and add some nuance (and fix all the spelling and grammar mistakes) or replace it with a more general and all encompassing GOP rant , since they have become the party of super-hero villainy. It was one hell of a drunken rant though =D. Also it has links to where the PAlin/taco thing started, I'm ever so proud of that meme.


Yet this story comes to us from Massachusetts, one of the most liberal places in the entire country.
 
2013-01-26 08:12:17 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.


I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.
 
2013-01-26 08:12:52 AM

robohobo: [0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x811] [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 447x525]


Why even wear pants at that point? It's just stupid
 
2013-01-26 08:15:12 AM

Jumpin Jbot: Every state is different in their laws. My home state of Michigan you can buy liquor and beer at grocery stores. Some of the more restrictive states are due to how they deal with licenses on selling alcohol, I believe.


This.  The rules are all over the place in the states.  In NH it's beer & wine anywhere, but liquor is in state-run NH Liquor Stores.  In Mass., you actually CAN sell beer & wine in any location, so long as you only own 5 places that do so (which means most of the chain stores don't have it, or the smaller chain that has 3 out of its 7 locations do).  At least it's not farking Pennsylvania - beer is only sold in "beverage outlets" completely separate from everything else.
 
2013-01-26 08:15:43 AM

ransack.: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.


Sorry, I should have mentioned that Kroger is the largest grocery retailer in America, since you're foreign.
 
2013-01-26 08:18:48 AM

ransack.: ransack.: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.

Sorry, I should have mentioned that Kroger is the largest grocery retailer in America, since you're foreign.


I think you meant to message Bungles... I'm in CA, we got it all =D
 
2013-01-26 08:21:53 AM

ransack.: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.


Given the enormous size and power of the booze industry, it surprises me that they haven't forced this to be all straightened out and harmonised years ago. I can't see any advantage to those companies that customers have to jump through random hoops.

I remember 20 or so years ago drink sold in the UK had to be in a "separate" area in supermarkets (ie usually one of those cosy faux winecellars, leading off from the main supermarket). Everyone thought that was insanely inconvenient, and it only added an extra 15 seconds onto your shop.

Luckily it was all done away with, with the only remain regulation is that non-supermarkets and grocery stores that sell alcohol (like gas stations), can't do so after 11pm, to stop gatherings of drunks outside in suburban areas. They can still go to the 24 hour supermarket though.
 
2013-01-26 08:23:27 AM

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

.
Massachusetts is a Constitution Free Zone, just like D.C..


You beat me to it...
 
2013-01-26 08:24:42 AM
I like it when I can see a woman's panties sticking out of the back of her pants a little.

I hope they don't make that illegal.
 
2013-01-26 08:24:46 AM

Girion47: 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.


That's called a dunlap, just so you know.

/cuz their gut done lapped over their belt
 
2013-01-26 08:25:56 AM

JudgeMuttonChops: /oblig
// for shame, Fark


"Two whaaat?"
 
2013-01-26 08:26:30 AM

Bungles: ransack.: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.

Given the enormous size and power of the booze industry, it surprises me that they haven't forced this to be all straightened out and harmonised years ago. I can't see any advantage to those companies that customers have to jump through random hoops.


It's the government that controls all this. When have they ever been helpful?
 
2013-01-26 09:12:10 AM

robohobo: Bungles: ransack.: Uchiha_Cycliste: Bungles: enry: BronyMedic: 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!

Cops around here get some extra kinds of leeway. A few years ago we had a ballot question to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. It was under the radar and looked like it was going to pass until the staties and sheriffs came out against the measure. It died a horrible death.

Wait, you can't sell wine and beer in grocery stores? I thought the US was all "big up, liberty". I'd put "being able to buy a normal, legal product easily" above "can carry a gun and pretend to be a cowboy" on the liberty stakes.

/foreign

Well you see, sometimes the state decides it wants to bend you over so you can take it up the ass monetarily and forces you to buy alcohol in state run liquor stores. Grocery stores can't sell that stuff because the state wants the money instead.

I work at a Kroger in Indiana that sells beer, wine, and liquor, with the best prices in town. We can't sell cold beer though, only liquor stores can do that. We can't sell cold wine either, which can be sold at gas stations and liquor stores, but not grocery stores. Gas stations can sell cold wine but only warm beer, and no liquor. It's all very nonsensical and arbitrary.

Given the enormous size and power of the booze industry, it surprises me that they haven't forced this to be all straightened out and harmonised years ago. I can't see any advantage to those companies that customers have to jump through random hoops.


It's the government that controls all this. When have they ever been helpful?


The military? Outside the US, hospitals, emergency response, roads, the police, etc etc...
 
2013-01-26 09:29:03 AM

JudgeMuttonChops: [www.bluegraysky.com image 429x458]
/oblig
// for shame, Fark




Came for this.
 
2013-01-26 09:38:03 AM
From giant afros with picks stuck in them, to caps somehow attached to the side of the head, to the pants around the ankles. I will never understand black fashion trends.
 
2013-01-26 09:42:15 AM

Old enough to know better: 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?


They don't need to, because obviously it still pisses people off.
 
2013-01-26 09:51:13 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.


But Massachusetts is a liberal city. Only conservatives can be racist. Fark tells me so.
 
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