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(KPBS San Diego)   Steampunk group forcibly ejected from mall from being too well dressed, nerds   (kpbs.org) divider line 55
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2014-02-20 11:45:21 AM
12 votes:
The mall's "no costume" rule is intended to keep gangs off the premises, and it was used correctly in this case. While your standard street gang might cause intimidation and fights, a roving gaggle of these Steampunk hoi polloi might spark calamitous kerfuffles, dithyrambic discombobulations, and all manner of opprobrious truculence and tintamarre, and since your average beat cop won't be able to spell any of those things in a report, they're likely to get away with it. It's always better to shut down these nefarious vintage slubberdegullions before they can set forth their vitiated intendments, because once they get going in full earnest, they can be a real pain in the thesaurus.
2014-02-20 10:18:44 AM
11 votes:
What were they going to buy at the mall anyway? Is there a shop for welder goggles and pocket watches?

/steampunk people are like the goths of the 21st century, except that the goths had the common courtesy to loathe themselves
2014-02-20 10:38:24 AM
10 votes:
Mall was probably worried they would glue cogs to everything.
2014-02-20 09:44:24 AM
10 votes:

Tom_Slick: People still go to malls?


Well, steampunk cosplayers are trying to live in the past.

/stupid move by the Blarts
2014-02-20 09:39:59 AM
8 votes:
The mall has a strict and clearly posted No Time Travelers rule.

uncomfortablehug.com

If you choose to dress in time traveler "colors," then don't expect security to be able to tell the difference between you and someone who actually just showed up from the Victorian Era.
2014-02-20 10:50:29 AM
7 votes:
How Steampunkers see themselves:
www.andysowards.com

What the rest of the world sees:
i.somethingawful.com
2014-02-20 11:05:04 AM
5 votes:

TNel: blatz514: [www.uncoached.com image 620x827]

goggles = steampunk?


www.thestranger.com

The goggles, they do nothing!
2014-02-20 10:56:59 AM
5 votes:
Goggles.

Goggles everywhere.
2014-02-20 11:18:21 AM
3 votes:
By and large, most Steampunk followers are bi and LARGE.
2014-02-20 11:10:38 AM
3 votes:

Weatherkiss: Columbus is more queer than a $2 bill.


You...don't work at Taco Bell, by any chance?
2014-02-20 10:53:37 AM
3 votes:

TerminalEchoes: Cheron: TerminalEchoes: So malls (private property) have the right to refuse service to anyone they wish as long as it's not a protected class (steam punk). Meanwhile, wedding cake makers (private property) are forced by the courts to give service to another non-protected class (two gay people).

Interesting.

1/10  You get one point for brevity

Just because I'm not afraid to call out bullshiat hypocrisy doesn't make me a troll, son.


So you're going with moron then?

That's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it works!
2014-02-20 10:51:47 AM
3 votes:
static.tvtropes.org

What's the mall have against science?
2014-02-20 10:49:09 AM
3 votes:

Fissile: Look at pictures of people from the late 19th century.  Fat people were not common.  Fail.


Right, because if there's anything Steampunk is known for, it's excruciating historical accuracy.
2014-02-20 05:07:54 PM
2 votes:
From a glance at that pic, there denial had nothing to do with their clothes.  I do believe there is a weight limit for escalators which may have had some influence on this occurrence.
2014-02-20 03:03:23 PM
2 votes:

Nix Nightbird: stuff...



Hey look!  An honest  goth god "I was gothing before gothing was cool" statement.  What we have here folks is a Gothic Hipster...sensitive but badass in his Doc Martens combat boots.

Aren't you a little old to be so butthurt about what you believe to be or not to be a goth?  I mean I was an alt kid (skater I guess?) and all, but...let it go man...
2014-02-20 12:32:03 PM
2 votes:

trappedspirit: On the way to or from different events I have shopped at the grocery store, eaten in numerous restaurants, and otherwise interacted normally with people.

You cannot wear steamedpunk costumes and interact normally with anyone.


Sure you can.  When dealing with a Goth, I made a habit of not acting shocked, outraged or even curious about their lifestyle.  You could see the disappointment in their eyes.  Treating them as one of the "mundanes" is actually kind of cruel, when you get down to it, but, when you're out attention whoring, you have to realize you don't have an absolute right to receive that attention.

/ 63 and a "Different strokes for different folks" type
// These people should not have been kicked out of the mall
/// But, since they were, they now feel validated
//// "What does not ignore them, makes them stronger"
2014-02-20 12:18:06 PM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: IMO, Steampunk is a joke!


If you're going to get all "Retro Fiction", then go with the early 1930's style, a la "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow".


[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x353]


It's a lot more sophisticated than gluing gears onto a top hat.



I disagree. Go 1970s bacofoil, spandex and feathered hair.
fandomania.com
Space disco 4 life.
2014-02-20 10:56:33 AM
2 votes:
Woohoo, now I have an excuse to put up pics of hot steampunk chicks! (and there are alot)!

i.imgur.com

thechive.files.wordpress.com

thechive.files.wordpress.com

www.myconfinedspace.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

thechive.files.wordpress.com

theburgandyboudoir.files.wordpress.com

www.noupe.com
2014-02-20 10:47:40 AM
2 votes:

Weatherkiss: scottydoesntknow: Steampunk is not a protected class.
[i.stack.imgur.com image 420x560]

Ray guns do a good job at protecting people.


We definitely need more hot chicks in steampunk outfits...

img.wonderhowto.com
2014-02-20 11:44:18 PM
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: A mix of eclectic artists, musicians, and intellectuals


Ah, I always love it when someone describes their clique in such an elitist manner.  "We were artists and intellectuals, you know."  Pro-tip: Never use "artist", when you are staring into the mirror, the proper term is "artiste".  It give gives you that certain sense of gravitas, it shouts, "My art is fresh and important, smashing the bourgeois facade of our crumbling society!"  Oh yes, and the intellectuals!  Excuse me, is there some kind of certificate that one receives, stating that one has attained intellectual status, or is it a dorm room circle jerk, where one dope tell another, "Based on what you've said, you're an intellectual, and based my realizing you're an intellectual, that must mean I am one, too."
2014-02-20 05:59:01 PM
1 votes:
Can we get back on topic?  Sheesh!

img.fark.net
2014-02-20 04:03:13 PM
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Sigh. Let me explain something to you...

Those people in the whiteface with ridiculous harlequin makeup and clothes they bought at a specialty shop?  They're not goths.  They're something else. They may call themselves "goth" and you may think they're goth, but they're not. They're vampires, most likely. Baby goths, if you must. They're mostly just emos who stole the word "goth", though.... blah blah blah

i.eatliver.com

2014-02-20 03:49:38 PM
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Sigh. Let me explain something to you...


LOL you do know they made a Southpark episode just for people like you right?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1312845/

I'm different.
2014-02-20 03:16:58 PM
1 votes:

zimbomba63: When dealing with a Goth, I made a habit of not acting shocked, outraged or even curious about their lifestyle.  You could see the disappointment in their eyes.


Oh, my goth, Becky... Look at her corset.
It is so narrow. [scoff] She looks like,
one of those vamp guy's girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? *scoff*
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a Victorian prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her waist, is just so tiny.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like,
in there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... pale!

I like goth punk and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And no flesh tones in her face
You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that gut was stuffed
Deep in the stays she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And get your daguerreotype
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that leather you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna listen to the Cure?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's a star, rawr,
Got it goin' like Cugnot's steam car
I'm tired of broadsheets
Sayin' pastels are the thing
Take the average black outfit, put her in that,
And I'll come back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the corset? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Then pass out from lack of air!
Bring that goth back!
2014-02-20 02:47:10 PM
1 votes:
Mall cops are some of the worst "security" officers I've ever encountered.  Speaking from the viewpoint of a security officer/investigator, they do things that (and are seeming allowed to do things) that I would have fired people for.  I was dating a girl that worked at a store in the mall and would often come and talk to her if I was in town and she had an empty store.  Without fail, when the mall cop would walk by, he would come over and ask her if I was bothering her.  She always would reply, "no, he is fine, ect ect He is my boyfriend."  The officer would leave,usually grumbling under his breath.  About a week before Christmas, I came in to drop her off some lunch.  I walked to her store, brown bag in hand, exchanged a pleasantry, and felt a hand on my shoulder.  I turned around, and guess what, it was the same guy.  He starts yelling at me, "I am going to arrest you for loitering, if you do not leave immediately!" To which I replied, "You need to take your hand off of me, right now." His eyes grew wide and face reddened. He cued his mic, and requested backup.
  A little back ground in security law for the readers.  Most security forces are put into two or three categories, based upon job guidelines.  Now this varies by the state, but usually they are broken down into watchmen, which are strictly observe and report, armed security, and unarmed security.  Watchmen, which was the category that this particular idiot fell under, are by no means actually supposed to address anyone at any time, they are not even allowed defensive weapons. They are used to gather descriptions of offenders and report this to a law enforcement agency.  They have no powers of arrest.
        His "backup" arrived, three other mall officers one of which had a stun gun in his hand.  They were all out of breath, probably running from the far corner of the mall where the food court was.  They all exchanged a brief mishmash of radio codes, company lingo, and other words describing the situation.  Their conversation was as if someone had tossed a military radio protocol book, a police radio protocol book, and some internal security document into a blender and tried to assemble a sentence. The one with the stun gun held my particular attention, as I did not want to "ride the lightning" and possibly wet myself in front of my at the time girlfriend.  I yelled at them, "Next person that touches me, better have a license to do so!" and prepared for a fight, not exactly sure how this would all play out.  They looked very confused at my statement, but continued to close on me. I pointed my back down the isle, training taking over, so that I wouldn't have to fight them all at once.   At this time, I took out my cel phone and said "that's it, Im calling the cops and filing a complaint." That slowed them in their tracks and the first one said, "you really dont want to do that, you'll go to jail." Now I was really confused. What would I go to jail for? Do these guys know anything about their jobs? I saw one of the guards fumbling for a set of handcuffs from his belt.  The training part of my mind is screaming at me that I have to take down "sparky" first to have a chance at getting past the rest.  At this time, another uniformed officer walked into the front of the store. The two watchmen at the back, followed him as he pushed past them.  I recognized him as an actual police officer of the town we were in, and luckily, he recognized me from some shooting events we had been in together.  I smiled.  He spun around and ordered the watchmen to back up, and for the one to put down the stun gun.  They all snapped to, but continued to leer at me.  The cop called me by name, and came closer with a very puzzled look on his face.  He said under his breath, "what the fark is going on here?" I gestured to at the time girlfriend and explained my situation.  He looked even more confused.  He turned around and questioned the watchmen.  I saw him gesture a few times in my direction and they departed.  He came back, hand extended and as I shook his hand he simply shook his head.  With a laugh he said, "so, I guess you are going to want to file a complaint?" I nodded.

I filed a formal complaint later that day, and within a few days I received a letter from a law firm stating that I was banned from mall property unless I retracted my complaint. I gave the letter to our company lawyer reminding them that since I was also a process server, that they could not legally bar me from the property while I was acting on the court's behalf.  A return letter was never received, and I returned a few weeks later, mostly out of spite, to hand deliver a document that would have usually been mailed.  One of the watchmen did see me, and scuttled away talking on his radio.  I went back to talk to my then girlfriend and one of her coworkers said that they were very nervously asking her what she knew about what I did for a living, and my relationship was to the police.

I wonder, how many times has this situation played out before, only instead of someone like me, it was some goofy kid doing goofy things.  Had that letter that was sent to me been enough to keep some terrified kid quiet?  Is this mall service company just too big to care about their day to day workers' behavior?
2014-02-20 02:28:25 PM
1 votes:

zimbomba63: trappedspirit: On the way to or from different events I have shopped at the grocery store, eaten in numerous restaurants, and otherwise interacted normally with people.

You cannot wear steamedpunk costumes and interact normally with anyone.

Sure you can.  When dealing with a Goth, I made a habit of not acting shocked, outraged or even curious about their lifestyle.  You could see the disappointment in their eyes.  Treating them as one of the "mundanes" is actually kind of cruel, when you get down to it, but, when you're out attention whoring, you have to realize you don't have an absolute right to receive that attention.


Sigh. Let me explain something to you...

Those people in the whiteface with ridiculous harlequin makeup and clothes they bought at a specialty shop?  They're not goths.  They're something else. They may call themselves "goth" and you may think they're goth, but they're not. They're vampires, most likely. Baby goths, if you must. They're mostly just emos who stole the word "goth", though.

I was part of the group that would eventually be called goth in the 70s/80s. I wasn't an attention whore, and in fact, the whole point of my style was that I wanted people to  leave me alone, but that I also wanted to display my artistic side. Of course, the look was not this garish stupid look you see today. We wore dark clothes, but they were invariably poached from second-hand or thrift shop and then altered by us. We took a little punk, a little classic horror, and a lot of 1920s silent film style and wrapped it in a modern look. There was no whiteface. The eye makeup was more subtle, designed to emphasize the eyes in the same way it did for film stars like Clara Bow, Rudy Valentino, Charles Chaplin, or Louise Brooks. The horror influence was subtle-- We didn't pretend to be vampires or cover ourselves in Halloween trinkets or symbols.

Our clothes were not made for us by some mall shop or online goth shop. We did it all ourselves, recycling cool outfits from previous decades and altering them a bit to fit modern needs and aesthetics.

A few of us had odd hair-- Big hair, mohawks, multi-colored hair, etc.-- but that was the punk influence (we were, after all, originally called "postpunk" or simply "alternatives"). We also loved our combat boots like any good punk would.

And despite you thinking we might have been seeking attention, we were actually intensely PRIVATE people. We had a tight-knit, small group in those days. When outsiders asked us questions or made observations about our appearance, we were often insulted because part of the intention of dressing in an artistic, alternative way was to steer people away, not to invite questions.

And because we were a branch of punk, we weren't afraid to drive our Doc Martins up your ass if you tried to rag on us for our taste in art, music, or clothing. These modern "goths" are wimps compared to what goth was originally; A mix of eclectic artists, musicians, and intellectuals who DID NOT WANT the preppies, jocks, burnouts, nerds, or other cliques to infiltrate our group or bother us.

You think a goth looks like this:
img.fark.net

th09.deviantart.net


When actually, we looked a lot more like this:
24.media.tumblr.com
25.media.tumblr.com
(This girl's more early 90s, but still hanging on to the ideals)


25.media.tumblr.com
(of course, we all tried to individualize our look, too, but it wasn't far off from this)

The vampire look (begun, by most accounts, by The Damned) was picked up by the posers who started to infiltrate our subculture in the late 80s, and by the early 1990s  goth was dead. The subculture can't exist if the members are not mainly artists and intellectuals. That was who we were; We were the artsy-fartsy branch of punk. When the dumbasses started dressing like The Crow and following us around, they watered down the group with idiocy and made our previous pursuits and conversations impossible. Not to mention we were all entering the world as adults, spreading out, losing touch, and finding ourselves.

On the west coast and down in Florida the new batch of kids who saw what we had done and took it to the ridiculous Hot Topic extremes kept calling themselves "goth", but they weren't. I guess they are now, because they're what people associate with the word, leaving us-- the original goths (who didn't call ourselves that, anyway; That was the media's fault) having to call ourselves "postpunk" or "old school goth" to make it clear we were nothing like the twit goth cosplayers you see today.

The irony is that we were all rather camera-shy, so there aren't many photos of actual goths hanging out. We all covered our faces or scattered when someone pointed a camera at us. I'm not kidding! So all people see today to reference this era of gothic punk are the celebrities, and they took things a bit further than we did because they WERE trying to drum up attention. That was their job, after all.

Straight punks, on the other hand, loved having their picture taken, and they were usually quick to have their middle finger out and a rude look on their face when it happened. They are closer to what we were than the modern "goths" are, for sure, but they were also more extreme than we were. They were the extroverts of the alternative scene, while we were the introverts. We were happy with small groups; They liked big, loud events. We were happy with each other; They wanted everyone to see them and respect their lifestyle choices. We were out of the public eye; They were in your face.

Just like greasers from the 1950s, original goths were the product of a specific era. They existed because of that era, not because of the clothes. You can dress someone like Danny from Grease,  but he's not an actual member of that subculture, and never can be. That time is done.
2014-02-20 02:18:06 PM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: My steampunk hat would have given the fat mall cops an aneurysm.

[www.headnhome.com image 850x755]


Omg it has BULLETZ! I think they would have wet themselves.
2014-02-20 02:12:41 PM
1 votes:
So, a "culture" based upon a notion of what life would be if we never evolved past steam as a primary power source.  Sounds fun.  I man, they ain't showing up in face masks and swords.  I think white people should be allowed to dress funny, too.
2014-02-20 12:26:26 PM
1 votes:
This happened in San Diego county, home of the largest comic convention on the west coast. That said, the people there also have the biggest stick up their asses when anything goes on that's not sanctioned by an authority of some sort (i.e. makes them money). These people came to the mall dressed better than most of the inbreds who showed up in stretch pants, flip flops and other moron uniforms, yet they get kicked out while Billy Bob and his 4th time pregnant sow who both look as if they just stepped out of the pages of "Trailer Park Monthly" roam free.

Sad sh*t.
2014-02-20 12:21:55 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2014-02-20 12:17:01 PM
1 votes:

James!: I'd imagine the $15 an hour rent a cop is much more willing to harass a guy wearing a top hat and propeller tie than a guy in a biker jacket.


Same reason PETA never bothered to throw red paint on us for wearing head to toe leather.
2014-02-20 12:05:22 PM
1 votes:
On the way to or from different events I have shopped at the grocery store, eaten in numerous restaurants, and otherwise interacted normally with people.

You cannot wear steamedpunk costumes and interact normally with anyone.
2014-02-20 11:57:47 AM
1 votes:

James!: Need_MindBleach: Ok, so the mall security decided they didn't like a bunch of costumed weirdo adults riding their carousel and kicked them out. That's all fine and dandy, it's their right.

But they CALLED THE FARKNG COPS? Because there were costumed weirdos there? What the fark is wrong with people? The cops should have given the mall a farking ticket for calling them there over absolutely nothing.

They were armed with ray guns.


The article specifically states that they left their ray guns at home so as not to frighten mall-goers.
2014-02-20 11:55:09 AM
1 votes:
The door at the mall clearly states "NO VICTORIAN ERA GARB ALLOWED."

They knew they were going to cause trouble from the minute they walked in.
2014-02-20 11:50:52 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if anyone questioned mall security's "Law Enforcement" costumes...
2014-02-20 11:40:37 AM
1 votes:
The article was clear, well written, apparently factual and devoid of hyperbole.  What the HELL is going on here?
2014-02-20 11:21:04 AM
1 votes:
are we really a society that says that someone who is a bit different or weird is not welcome in public establishments?

Why yes, they are saying that. I guess you weren't paying attention all this time. That little microcosm you experience at the convention? Yeah. This is what happens when you wander away from it. People don't like the strange or the unusual roaming freely. They prefer to keep it roped off in the circus sideshow area.

 Should we not be judged by our actions and not by the length of our skirts or the wearing of a top hat? If we were not harming anyone, should the mall have kicked us out?


Look on the bright side, at least you weren't arrested or beaten.

/schadenfreude....I haz it
//yeah yeah I'm a bad trans person and I should feel bad
///slashies!!


We now return you to your regularly scheduled cheesecake pinup fest.
Skr
2014-02-20 11:20:01 AM
1 votes:

TNel: blatz514: [www.uncoached.com image 620x827]

goggles = steampunk?


the goggles are perfect for team spunk

/pardon the dyslexia
2014-02-20 11:19:47 AM
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: There is no mention of the use of force in the article, subby.


www.3dm3.com

If only this were possible.
2014-02-20 11:18:31 AM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: TerminalEchoes: TheLopper: What? People are dressing differently than I want them to? To the outrage mobile!

I didn't even know what steam punk was until I read this article. I think it looks pretty damn cool. Better than what hipsters wear, at least.

That's kind of shooting fish in a barrel, since ANYTHING looks better than a Hipster.

/Yes, even Juggalos.


Just wait till liking ICP becomes retro and ironic.
2014-02-20 11:17:21 AM
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: TheLopper: What? People are dressing differently than I want them to? To the outrage mobile!

I didn't even know what steam punk was until I read this article. I think it looks pretty damn cool. Better than what hipsters wear, at least.


That's kind of shooting fish in a barrel, since ANYTHING looks better than a Hipster.

/Yes, even Juggalos.
2014-02-20 11:17:15 AM
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: scottydoesntknow: TerminalEchoes: Cheron: TerminalEchoes: So malls (private property) have the right to refuse service to anyone they wish as long as it's not a protected class (steam punk). Meanwhile, wedding cake makers (private property) are forced by the courts to give service to another non-protected class (two gay people).

Interesting.

1/10  You get one point for brevity

Just because I'm not afraid to call out bullshiat hypocrisy doesn't make me a troll, son.

So you're going with moron then?

That's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it works!

Ah yes. The Fark way: "If You Can't Control Them, Ridicule [ALL THE THINGS]  Them"

Your parents must be so proud of you.


FTFY
2014-02-20 11:15:46 AM
1 votes:

Nappy Imus: For some reason I want to go look up Steampunk porn now. . .


Success! ;-D
2014-02-20 11:14:37 AM
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: There is no mention of the use of force in the article, subby.


The calling of police can now technically be considered forcibly, since they shoot people for any reason.. even being injured in a car crash and needing help. Seriously, how much more god damned force is there than that?
"You hurt? *BOOM* lol He's not hurting now!!!!"
"WOW nice head-shot! You want to plant the weapon, or me? Or, do we even need to do that anymore"
2014-02-20 11:12:48 AM
1 votes:
Okay, I'm a freaking cosplayer, so I'm well versed in looking like an idiot in a public space and have no problem with people dressing up, but...

...sorry guys, grow up and stop expecting the world to accommodate your hobbies, and stop giving some poor schlub on security a headache of having to deal with you. You can try, but don't freaking whine about being kicked out, because you didn't ask, and they're not obligated to let you attention whore in their space.

No, you're not "freaking the mundanes", you're annoying people, that's all. I've gone to a bunch of places for photos where we didn't have permission, and if the people there have a problem, you suck it up and leave, period. I've also done it and had people there think it's awesome and be great about it, and that's great too. Sometimes you liven up their boring day and they let you get photos posing on the cop motorcycles, or they bend the rules to let you get a better shot, sometimes you're a headache and they ask you to leave. Bend the rules a bit, but realize you're ultimately the one in the wrong and GTFO if they have a problem with it.

Don't expect others to bend over backwards for your arrested development, and this is coming from a guy who occasionally dresses as a cartoon character for fun.
2014-02-20 11:02:43 AM
1 votes:
This is why you should only play dress up in your parent's basement, or at appropriate conventions.
2014-02-20 10:59:56 AM
1 votes:

TheLopper: What? People are dressing differently than I want them to? To the outrage mobile!


I didn't even know what steam punk was until I read this article. I think it looks pretty damn cool. Better than what hipsters wear, at least.
2014-02-20 10:57:43 AM
1 votes:
What? People are dressing differently than I want them to? To the outrage mobile!
2014-02-20 10:55:46 AM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: TerminalEchoes: Cheron: TerminalEchoes: So malls (private property) have the right to refuse service to anyone they wish as long as it's not a protected class (steam punk). Meanwhile, wedding cake makers (private property) are forced by the courts to give service to another non-protected class (two gay people).

Interesting.

1/10  You get one point for brevity

Just because I'm not afraid to call out bullshiat hypocrisy doesn't make me a troll, son.

So you're going with moron then?

That's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it works!


Ah yes. The Fark way: "If You Can't Control Them, Ridicule Them"

Your parents must be so proud of you.
2014-02-20 10:49:39 AM
1 votes:
www.uncoached.com
2014-02-20 10:48:33 AM
1 votes:
When did steampunkers get old??
2014-02-20 10:47:33 AM
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: So malls (private property) have the right to refuse service to anyone they wish as long as it's not a protected class (steam punk). Meanwhile, wedding cake makers (private property) are forced by the courts to give service to another non-protected class (two gay people).

Interesting.


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2014-02-20 10:45:43 AM
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2014-02-20 10:44:22 AM
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scottydoesntknow: Steampunk is not a protected class.

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Ray guns do a good job at protecting people.
2014-02-20 09:41:29 AM
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People still go to malls?
 
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