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2020-12-04 1:13:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Private_Citizen: Considering the damage those farks have caused, I would have picked "Sabatoge".

That was honestly my first thought upon reading the headline.


I thought that corporations were going to get the right to demand No sleep til Brooklyn out of their employees.
 
2020-12-04 1:13:33 PM  
wait... waitwaitwait. beastie boys thread?

oh, hells to the yes!

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Youtube qORYO0atB6g
 
2020-12-04 1:13:37 PM  

Alphax: The Beastie Boys wrote that song to make fun of immature party animals.. not because they were immature party animals.


Pure revisionist history on their part and I'm surprised that so many people buy it. That entire album was filled with the same sort of material. Chasing girls, doing drugs getting drunk, being rambunctious, etc. Almost every single song was focused on the same sort of stuff that was in that song, and so was some of their pre-rap stuff.

They grew up. That + a backlash against a song that got bigger than them, ala Radiohead and "Creep," and they began to peddle the "parody" story.

The song is 100% in keeping with the tone of that entire ALBUM, from Brass Monkey to Girls, Rhymin & Stealin, Paul Revere, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, and others.

They turned their back on that image, and that's cool. Like I said, they grew up. But I've never bought their revisionist history about the song for a moment.
 
2020-12-04 1:13:40 PM  
So the "right to party" is contained within the First's guarantee of association (and, though she doesn't say it outright and instead cites OTHER cases which DO say it, expression); but since the Constitution doesn't explicitly say "privacy", that right doesn't exist.

Man, conservatives are weird.
 
2020-12-04 1:14:01 PM  

Johnny Bananapeel: Private_Citizen: Considering the damage those farks have caused, I would have picked "Sabatoge".

They're crafty.


Crimin' and Stealin'
 
2020-12-04 1:14:19 PM  

OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.


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2020-12-04 1:14:26 PM  

Shaggy_C: The Beastie Boys once rapped 'the rhymes are spread just like a pox.'

Clearly, they are pro-pandemic.


Be careful - you know they can't, they won't, and they don't stop.

WAIT - they have the sure shot, so they're pro-COVID vaccine as well?
 
2020-12-04 1:15:46 PM  

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2020-12-04 1:17:05 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: ArkPanda: Don't forget their affirmation of the Second Amendment in songs like "Paul Revere".

Somebody recently tried to accuse AdRock of being a misogynist b/c of that  song. I was like "Kathleen Farking Hannah married him. I'm pretty sure he's cool."


It's almost like people change and mature in 20 years.
 
2020-12-04 1:18:59 PM  
If you are advocating for doing anything but getting the virus under control at this point I'm assuming you're either a drooling, pants on head, shiat flinging, window licking, moron too stupid to be American.

Or an active foreign agent attempting to harm America and kill Americans and need to be treated as such.

Wearing a mask is not a violation of your freedoms, you are not acquiescing control from a big state government. You are trying to fight a disease that is trying to kill if not you, your loved ones. And any attempts to divert from that are just spiked biatch fit temper tantrums.
 
2020-12-04 1:19:14 PM  

Fart_Machine: This seems more appropriate.

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Who could ask for more?
 
2020-12-04 1:20:06 PM  
Ah, the Party of Personal Responsibility
 
2020-12-04 1:21:53 PM  
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We should definitely panic and militarize the border over even the possibility of diseased brown people, but 14.6 million actual cases is no reason for me to be inconvenienced at all.
 
2020-12-04 1:22:16 PM  

hotrod2001: Well if I knew it was going to be that kind of party...
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ok, now I'ma have to oblig.

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2020-12-04 1:23:55 PM  
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2020-12-04 1:24:56 PM  

shoegaze99: Or you can just be responsible farking adults and do an inconvenient thing for a little while so we can get a farking pandemic that has killed 260 farking thousand Americans and counting under control, you farking ignorant, seflish pieces of shiat.

Or you can just farking do that.


It's not an "inconvenient thing".  It is one's Civic Duty.

Therein lies the problem.  The idea of one's Civic Duty has been trampled by the rabid, mouth breathing loons.
 
2020-12-04 1:26:36 PM  
So my takeaway here is that Ben Shapiro And his pals may get Covid and suffer horribly because of this stunt and honestly I am kind of okay with that.
 
2020-12-04 1:28:29 PM  

Alphax: The Beastie Boys wrote that song to make fun of immature party animals.. not because they were immature party animals.


Yeeeeeah. Maybe if you saw a show from their tour when they were supporting that album you might think differently.

Disclosure:  I did not see them, but my wife did when they were opening for RUN-DMC.  She said the Beasties were so drunk they could barely perform.  And if there's one thing that Mrs. Blahbbs can spot, it's men who are too drunk to perform.
 
2020-12-04 1:28:38 PM  
I just want to say Ill Communication is the best Beastie Boys album of all time.

Of all time.
 
2020-12-04 1:29:21 PM  
Kinda apropos for these times, n'est-ce pas?


"All the wife beaters and all the tax cheaters
Sitting in the White House pulling their peters"

Beastie Boys - Car Thief (HQ)
Youtube K3WBWy1Rf94
 
2020-12-04 1:29:40 PM  
I don't even find masks that inconvenient.. they're sure helping me with fall allergies this year.  I'm wearing them at home to keep my nose from getting quite as stuffy.
 
2020-12-04 1:31:03 PM  

emtwo: OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.

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I knew I would be late to the party, but I added text!
 
2020-12-04 1:31:42 PM  
OK, fine.  Why don't you and your 10 friends and the 1 girl that is desperate enough to hang out with "libertarians" go off and have a party and talk about how righteous you are and get sick and hopefully die.  Go for it.
 
2020-12-04 1:32:18 PM  
35 years ago: Arrested Development Teens Write Riduculous Party Anthem for other Arrested Development Post Adolescents. Parents Everywhere Chortle, Reassuring Themselves that "One Day", they'll Grow Up.

2020 GOP: The Right To Party is Legit, Enshrined in the Constitution.
 
2020-12-04 1:32:52 PM  
Grab 'em by the

Cooky Puss
Youtube a5ohFISLu6U
 
2020-12-04 1:33:31 PM  

tintar: wait... waitwaitwait. beastie boys thread?

oh, hells to the yes!

[YouTube video: Beastie Boys - Intergalactic]


https://youtu.be/3RvhVXb_1z8
 
2020-12-04 1:34:45 PM  
Another typo. It's fart for your right to patty.  Like Rudy did.  Of course the biased liberal MSM never showed him being given his rightful hamberder but believe me it happened.
 
2020-12-04 1:35:26 PM  
Parties are fine. I love parties, but when partying will lead to the spread of a deadly disease...

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2020-12-04 1:35:40 PM  
Party For Your Right To Fight
Youtube YDQTZ36lCDA
 
2020-12-04 1:36:35 PM  

special20: They want to Lemon Party if you asked me.


It's not a Lemon Party without ol' Dick!

Mashed potatoes are optional...
 
2020-12-04 1:37:06 PM  
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Youtube 9b9-S5EB0mw
 
2020-12-04 1:37:24 PM  

OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.


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2020-12-04 1:38:17 PM  

Private_Citizen: Considering the damage those farks have caused, I would have picked "Sabatoge".


I'm still trying to catch up with "Cooky Puss"
 
2020-12-04 1:38:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I can only imagine how frightening parties are at The Federalist.


Oh, hey, listen....

There was this one time where it got so wild and crazy that one guy actually loosened his tie!
 
2020-12-04 1:39:03 PM  
"squirrels"
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2020-12-04 1:39:28 PM  
If we had separate medical facilities for anti-maskers, and if those were staffed by anti-mask medical professionals, and if we could get them all to wear maga hats all the time so we know who they are, then I would whole heartedly support their right to party.

Unfortunately it doesn't matter how satisfying the irony is, the reality is that when these people get sick they will use up medical resources the same as someone who took every precaution and was forced to work. They will use up supplies, get medical professionals sick, soak up unemployment benefits that have been strained by the GOP's addiction to brinksmanship negotiations, and biatch about not being allowed to cough on cancer patients the whole damn time.

At this point not wearing a mask (or having it under your nose or under your chin) is a clear cut sign of a predilection for risky behavior (does not apply to people at work who have to wear masks all day and are 6 feet away from people and just need a little relief). More and more the spread is moving from those who were forced to put themselves in danger (expendable workers and their communities), to those who choose to put themselves in danger for political reasons. So you have the riskiest people being risky with each other as the virus is spreading through. Combined with the now casual and routine breaking of quarantine by those who have tested positive as well as the widespread and active avoidance of getting tested AND the climbing positivity rate, you have to assume that anyone not wearing a mask is not just an idiot taking unnecessary risks for everyone around them, but is an active threat that is knowingly or unknowingly contagious.

Six feet is the best we can do with our civilization and the presumption that the person standing 6 feet away from you COULD be positive but likely isn't. Six feet is not nearly enough for these plague rats.
 
2020-12-04 1:40:01 PM  

Blahbbs: Alphax: The Beastie Boys wrote that song to make fun of immature party animals.. not because they were immature party animals.

Yeeeeeah. Maybe if you saw a show from their tour when they were supporting that album you might think differently.

Disclosure:  I did not see them, but my wife did when they were opening for RUN-DMC.  She said the Beasties were so drunk they could barely perform.  And if there's one thing that Mrs. Blahbbs can spot, it's men who are too drunk to perform.


I saw them at Lollapalooza in 1994.  They had the best set next to George Clinton's All-Stars but hey it's George Clinton.  But yeah there's no shortage of late 80's footage of them getting loaded, destroying hotel rooms, and taking groupies backstage.  They were in their 20's and living the life.  No use denying it.
 
2020-12-04 1:40:16 PM  

tigerbot hesh: tintar: wait... waitwaitwait. beastie boys thread?

oh, hells to the yes!

[YouTube video: Beastie Boys - Intergalactic]

https://youtu.be/3RvhVXb_1z8


damn-son, that one is entirely new to me and I... I kinda-sorta really like it!

(Narrator: yes, he has been living under a series of rocks, since the mid-90s.)
 
2020-12-04 1:41:25 PM  
Body count's in da house.
 
2020-12-04 1:44:53 PM  
I've finally come up with a term that explains why these guys annoy me so much:  rebellious mediocrity.  "I'm sticking it to the man by having a party in a pandemic!"  "I'm sticking it to the man by not recycling like everyone else!"  "I'm sticking it to the man by driving this big, dumb truck I can barely afford instead of something normal!"

None of this rebellion carries any risk.  The exercise of this "rebellion" confers no benefits on anyone.  It's just a low-risk, low-effort show.  It's a peacock strutting around with no one to see it.
 
2020-12-04 1:45:03 PM  

OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.


You sir, have temporarily restored my faith in the Pol tab.

Now subby, go sit on a banana as punishment.
 
2020-12-04 1:46:53 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I can only imagine how frightening parties are at The Federalist.


Having been to one, they are a blackhole from which time, joy, and any semblance of a good time cannot escape. No one is happy to be there except to show other people that they showed up and network themselves, selling favors and jobs they can't deliver on and asking for same.

If someone looks happy to be there its because they're wearing their "actual human" mask. It has about a 5 minute lifespan before it has to be recharged for 30 minutes so limit your small talk to about that time frame.

If alcohol is being served, pacing is also very important. You will feel the need to consume as much intoxicant as possible as quickly as possible to numb the soul crushing disgust and dread that someone actually gave these people at least a modicum of authority, or in addition or the alternative that whatever these things are passes as human in some circles. The latter in turn may also bring on powerful bouts of ennui further encouraging the consumption of whatever free or even paid booze may be at hand.

DO NOT GET DRUNK. THIS MAY CAUSE ONE TO ACTUALLY TELL THE TRUTH IN THEIR PRESENCE WHICH THEY WILL FIND INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE.

If you feel yourself becoming intoxicated, make a polite exit, and hail an Uber for the nearest bar or tavern. DO NOT GO HOME AND DRINK ALONE. You will end up drunk posting to facebook and things will deteriorate from there. You need people around you at this point. You need to have a break up with heavy load of negative emotions have attached themselves to you like oil to a duck after the Exxon Valdez and just like breaking up with real people, its better to do that in public where you won't make a scene and everyone can at least be initially polite about the whole thing.
 
2020-12-04 1:48:23 PM  
I heartily support republicans dying in droves.
 
2020-12-04 1:48:54 PM  
Egg Man - Beastie Boys
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2020-12-04 1:49:12 PM  
I'm sure Ben also thinks that the song 'Girls' is about Women's Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
2020-12-04 1:50:58 PM  
What College Republicans who attended law school think is clever
 
2020-12-04 1:51:11 PM  

OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.


The Federalist Society hung a thin plexiglass barrier to separate themselves from The Federalist.

How can you nazi the Nazis are tots different?
 
2020-12-04 1:51:25 PM  
Minor correction since apparently this has been at issue. It was a Federalist Society party not a party for the Federalist, and no OptionC, they are not distinctly different entities.  The Federalist Society cant tell the difference between their own rag and Shapiro's nether should you.
 
2020-12-04 1:52:11 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: ViolentEastCoastCity: Fart_Machine: Alphax: The Beastie Boys wrote that song to make fun of immature party animals.. not because they were immature party animals.

At the time they wrote it, yes they were immature party animals,

They were specifically making fun of KISS.

However, if someone asked me if I wanted to time-travel back to that time and party with the Beasties, of course I'm saying hells yes.

Because of the KISS army?


I think just their general over-the-top party image.
 
2020-12-04 1:56:37 PM  

OptionC: The Federalist Society is a group of conservative lawyers that have been recommending judges to the GOP.

The Federalist is a MAGA-loon publication run by Ben Shapiro.

They are very different entities.


Different entities both with the same ideology, and influence working in both directions so... true, but not really all that meaningful.
 
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