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2020-12-04 12:00:57 PM  
74 votes:
Considering the damage those farks have caused, I would have picked "Sabatoge".
 
2020-12-04 12:00:53 PM  
64 votes:
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.
 
2020-12-04 12:56:45 PM  
52 votes:
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2020-12-04 11:56:13 AM  
44 votes:
I can only imagine how frightening parties are at The Federalist.
 
2020-12-04 12:21:06 PM  
36 votes:
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"FARK YOU!!!!"

 
2020-12-04 12:51:29 PM  
35 votes:
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.
 
2020-12-04 12:56:04 PM  
31 votes:

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 12:58:30 PM  
27 votes:

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


But it's Republicans listening.

Remember Paul Ryan loves Rage Against the Machine but doesn't comprehend the lyrics.
 
2020-12-04 12:54:09 PM  
21 votes:
This seems more appropriate.

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2020-12-04 12:55:59 PM  
20 votes:
Hey Republicans
Whatever happened to abstinence?
Why do you push abstinence from sex for everyone else but you're incapable of self restraint from drinking in bars and shopping?
 
2020-12-04 12:05:18 PM  
20 votes:

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


That was honestly my first thought upon reading the headline.
 
2020-12-04 12:56:52 PM  
17 votes:
The Beastie Boys wrote that song to make fun of immature party animals.. not because they were immature party animals.
 
2020-12-04 1:00:15 PM  
14 votes:

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I'd also include a sign that said, "THIS WAS DECIDED OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, F*CKHEADS."

But that's just me.

/sips tea
 
2020-12-04 1:00:36 PM  
13 votes:
However black people supposed to follow anything a cop asks them no matter how unconstitutional it is or be shot.

Hmm wonder what the difference is.
 
2020-12-04 1:28:29 PM  
12 votes:

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 1:02:51 PM  
12 votes:
Well if I knew it was going to be that kind of party...
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2020-12-04 1:02:17 PM  
12 votes:

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.
 
2020-12-04 12:34:21 PM  
11 votes:
They can party maskless.  Stack the bodies up like cordwood.  Go right ahead.  The more dead Trumpers the better.
 
2020-12-04 1:07:19 PM  
10 votes:

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

But it's Republicans listening.

Remember Paul Ryan loves Rage Against the Machine but doesn't comprehend the lyrics.


Ronald Reagan using "Born in the USA" springs to mind as well.
 
2020-12-04 12:58:53 PM  
10 votes:

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,
 
2020-12-04 12:32:01 PM  
10 votes:
The right to party does not come from the Constitution. It is an inherent right of all.
 
2020-12-04 1:00:40 PM  
8 votes:
Fight For Your Right to party during a pandemic = License to Ill
 
2020-12-04 12:58:28 PM  
8 votes:
Time To Get Ill
Youtube TQFWc4syEgM
 
2020-12-04 1:21:53 PM  
7 votes:
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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 1:14:19 PM  
7 votes:

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 1:13:37 PM  
7 votes:

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 12:51:55 PM  
7 votes:

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.


Same
 
2020-12-04 12:11:05 PM  
7 votes:
Don't forget their affirmation of the Second Amendment in songs like "Paul Revere".
 
2020-12-04 1:44:53 PM  
6 votes:
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 1:13:33 PM  
6 votes:
wait... waitwaitwait. beastie boys thread?

oh, hells to the yes!

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Youtube qORYO0atB6g
 
2020-12-04 12:58:47 PM  
6 votes:

Jake Havechek: They can party maskless.  Stack the bodies up like cordwood.  Go right ahead.  The more dead Trumpers the better.


That actually sounds like it could be Beastie Boys lyrics.
 
2020-12-04 1:35:40 PM  
5 votes:
Party For Your Right To Fight
Youtube YDQTZ36lCDA
 
2020-12-04 12:56:09 PM  
5 votes:

Jake Havechek: They can party maskless.  Stack the bodies up like cordwood.  Go right ahead.  The more dead Trumpers the better.


By now you know it doesn't farking work like that, and the more of them who get infected the more we are ALL at risk, since they're also out at the same stores and are delivering our food and working in our government offices and are in our classrooms and on and on and on.

They don't like on some isolated island where we never see them, they live next door to us. The more of them who are infected, the more the rest of us are at risk, especially since they're more likely to be reckless and selfish in their actions.
 
2020-12-04 1:37:24 PM  
4 votes:

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 1:20:06 PM  
4 votes:
Ah, the Party of Personal Responsibility
 
2020-12-04 1:04:45 PM  
4 votes:
Star Trek Beyond (2016) - Sabotage Scene (8/10) | Movieclips
Youtube 5PaUTnk9k9Y
 
2020-12-04 1:04:03 PM  
4 votes:
Hey Republicans
Your world is an ashtray
We burn and coil like cigarettes
The more your cry your ashes turn to mud
The nature of the leeches
The virgins feeling cheated
You've only spent a second of your life
My world is uneffected
.....
When [Trump's] God everyone
DIES!
The Reflecting God
Youtube Nl1EVw6pBgI
 
2020-12-04 1:03:08 PM  
4 votes:
As with everything else conservative, they are fighting for what they believe the constitution says, not what the actual constitution says. Soo to them, it's entirely possible that the beasty boys album is the constitution.
 
2020-12-04 1:01:20 PM  
4 votes:

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.


They're both wholly-owned Astroturf subsidiaries of the same GOP oligarchs, so they're really not that different.
 
2020-12-04 1:01:13 PM  
4 votes:

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


Ever watch Eyes Wide Shut?
 
2020-12-04 12:52:12 PM  
4 votes:

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


They're crafty.
 
2020-12-04 1:39:28 PM  
3 votes:
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 1:39:03 PM  
3 votes:
"squirrels"
Youtube fRyyLZ2188g
 
2020-12-04 1:37:06 PM  
3 votes:
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Youtube 9b9-S5EB0mw
 
2020-12-04 1:35:26 PM  
3 votes:
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 1:18:59 PM  
3 votes:
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 1:12:43 PM  
3 votes:

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."
 
2020-12-04 12:57:08 PM  
3 votes:
If this is gonna be that kind of party I'm gonna stick COVID in the mashed potatoes!
 
2020-12-04 12:55:53 PM  
3 votes:
You've gotta fight for the right to live long enough to party safely.

/needs some work
//doesn't quite roll off the tongue
 
2020-12-04 3:28:57 PM  
2 votes:
I was hoping for the one about doing it like this and doing it like that and even doingg it with a wifflleball bat
Hell it's even named after Paul Revere
Beastie Boys-Paul Revere with lyrics
Youtube cCEZfCh7bEs
 
2020-12-04 2:53:47 PM  
2 votes:
"Unconstitutional" has become politically synonymous with "thing I don't like."

I really, really don't like that in a time of war our government can press me into service in the nation's military. It's a gross subjugation and loss of rights that could well get me hurt or killed. Yet I'd never argue that it wasn't constitutional because it is.

Instituting restrictions, closures, and lockdowns in a public health emergency such as this pandemic is exactly like that. It is a situation where a government's power is at its apex, not its nadir, and its powers to move to protect public welfare are historically both potent and broad. We actually have a long and varied legal history in public health buttressing that.
 
2020-12-04 2:48:21 PM  
2 votes:
It would be nice if we could elevate our discourse beyond, "The government can't MAKE ME act like an adult!"

But here we are.
 
2020-12-04 2:47:55 PM  
2 votes:
Unfortunately, their go-to move now is to make everything worse so they can blame Biden for all of Trump's fark-ups. This doesn't just apply to the pandemic, it also includes the tax cuts expiring, debt going up, and other things that Trump really screwed up but which they believe they can make worse just through momentum. Then they can crank up the noise machine and complain about how much worse things are under Biden than they were under Trump and you should really elect more Republicans in 2022.

You know--standard Republican assholery.
 
2020-12-04 1:49:12 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sure Ben also thinks that the song 'Girls' is about Women's Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
2020-12-04 1:40:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 1:28:38 PM  
2 votes:
I just want to say Ill Communication is the best Beastie Boys album of all time.

Of all time.
 
2020-12-04 1:24:56 PM  
2 votes:

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 1:09:45 PM  
2 votes:
They want to Lemon Party if you asked me.
 
2020-12-04 1:06:10 PM  
2 votes:
Umm... The right to happiness is literally the right to be happy.

Places like Canada have the right to Peace, Order, and Good Government, POGG, because our founders realized the USA's right to the Pursuit of Happiness left big huge gaps that meant short term thrills at the expense of the long term interests that good government ensures.

Seriously, if you did some comaprative law, you'd see that much of the common law world decided the USA chose the "right to party woo Franklin loves his ether bongs" over the right to be protected from a plague. We foresaw this flaw and legislated against it in our constitutions.
 
2020-12-04 1:05:04 PM  
2 votes:

Purple_Urkle: Hey Republicans
Whatever happened to abstinence?
Why do you push abstinence from sex for everyone else but you're incapable of self restraint from drinking in bars and shopping?


If I may, just as the abstinence thing is so they may call you a sinner and keep you down and needy once you've been denied the right to an abortion, partying provides implicit agreement to go out and get yourself good and covid'd of your free will so you can't later blame your employer or refuse to work in unsafe conditions.

These stupid 'freedoms' or 'rights' are all about exploiting you.
 
2020-12-04 2:56:32 PM  
1 vote:

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,


I was gonna say. There were stories from their first show in Seattle at Skoochie's (in the shadow of the Space Needle!), some of which they told themselves in their first interview in Spin, that match all but the very best Keith Moon stories.
 
2020-12-04 2:17:27 PM  
1 vote:

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


Welllll...at the time it was released on License To Ill they very much were selfish obnoxious party animals.

They grew out of it fairly quickly though
 
2020-12-04 2:01:40 PM  
1 vote:
At some point, someone (hopefully adult, white male) is going to stand their ground against one of these plague rats and we'll really get a chance to see the conservative justice system stress the fark out.
 
2020-12-04 1:50:58 PM  
1 vote:
What College Republicans who attended law school think is clever
 
2020-12-04 1:48:54 PM  
1 vote:
Egg Man - Beastie Boys
Youtube 5x5NCDYB1Lc
 
2020-12-04 1:46:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:41:25 PM  
1 vote:
Body count's in da house.
 
2020-12-04 1:33:31 PM  
1 vote:

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

oh, hells to the yes!

[YouTube video: Beastie Boys - Intergalactic]


https://youtu.be/3RvhVXb_1z8
 
2020-12-04 1:31:42 PM  
1 vote:
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 1:29:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 1:29:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 1:15:46 PM  
1 vote:

sdd2000: [Fark user image image 467x960]


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2020-12-04 1:14:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:13:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 1:13:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:00:05 PM  
1 vote:
And they threw away Donald's best porno mags.
 
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