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    Angry Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don?t use our song

    https://apnews.com/e812ac1deb7e8ed5b652398b1e940e31

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) ? Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group?s hit ?We?re Not Gonna Take It? while ripping off their masks.

    In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt ?moronic,? and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The video had more than 30 million views.

    Snider said the group doesn?t have his ?permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause.?

    The stunt drew quick action from Broward County officials. Target was fined for not enforcing the county?s mask law and citations were mailed to the protesters, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

    Fort Lauderdale resident Chris Nelson told the newspaper that his group, ReOpen South Florida, organized the ?flash mob.? He also posted a YouTube video of it from their vantage point on Tuesday.

    ?In celebration of Burn Your Mask Day we decided to spread some freedom dust over the shoppers and employees of Target!? the YouTube caption said.

    The small group of anti-maskers approached customers inside the store.

    ?We?re Americans, breathe,? a woman yelled. ?It?s all a lie!?

    Another woman screamed that a customer should take the mask off. ?You don?t need it,? she said.

    If a guest complied, the group cheered.

    Federal health officials have said masks could effectively halt the spread of COVID-19 and have begged the public to embrace them. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a committee of U.S. senators on Wednesday that a simple face covering could be more effective than a vaccine in protecting people from the virus.

    Nelson has been involved with previous protests related to the coronavirus pandemic. He staged a protest against beach closures on the Fourth of July. He shouted about restrictions being intrusions on citizens? Fourth Amendment rights during a Broward County news conference. Police asked him to leave, saying he was causing a disturbance. He initially resisted but complied after an officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back.


    Three people were identified on video and the county mailed them $100 citations for failing to wear facial coverings in public spaces to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Broward County spokeswoman Margaret Stapleton told the newspaper.

    ?Any additional participants from the video that are able to be identified will also receive $100 citations in the mail,? she said.

    Interim Assistant Police Chief Frank Sousa said the group was gone when officers arrived. But he told the newspaper the protesters had entered the store with their masks on.

    Danielle Schumann, a Target corporate spokeswoman, said Target requires shoppers to wear masks inside stores. The protesters were asked to leave ?after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers,? she said.

    Nelson told the Sun Sentinel he will continue to use the Twisted Sister song, despite Snider?s criticism.

    ?It?s sad,? Nelson said. ?It?s a great anthem about freedom and overcoming oppression.?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...gs/3485442001/

    A group of people who oppose wearing masks took them off at a Florida Target store, blasting and singing the 1984 hit Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It."

    The small but vocal group approached customers inside the Fort Lauderdale store this week.

    "Take your masks off. We're not doing it. Take off your masks. We're not going to take it anymore," the group shouted, pumping their fists in the air, some wearing "Make America Great Again" gear.

    ?We?re Americans, breathe,? a woman yelled. ?It?s all a lie!?

    Dee Snider, the frontman of the 1980s metal band, tweeted in response to the viral video, scolding the group: "No ... these selfish (expletive) do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause."



    Target started requiring shoppers to wear masks or face coverings at stores nationwide Aug. 1. For shoppers who do not have masks, the retailer said its stores provide disposable masks at entrances.


    The stunt drew quick action from Broward County officials. Target was fined for not enforcing the county?s mask law, and citations were mailed to the protesters, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

    Danielle Schumann, a Target corporate spokeswoman, said the group was asked to leave ?after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers."


    Fort Lauderdale resident Chris Nelson told the Sun Sentinel that his group, ReOpen South Florida, organized the ?flash mob.? He posted a YouTube video of it from their vantage point Tuesday.

    ?In celebration of Burn Your Mask Day we decided to spread some freedom dust over the shoppers and employees of Target!? the YouTube caption said.


    Conflicts at businesses and viral videos of shoppers' tirades have erupted amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised stores not to argue with angry anti-mask customers,

    In early July, Melissa Rein Lively's spiral in an Arizona Target was caught on video for all to see. She recorded herself destroying a mask display ? something she told USA TODAY she regrets. She's in treatment for mental illness.

    The Florida video started going viral Wednesday, the same day CDC Director Robert Redfield told a Senate panel that a vaccine may not be available to the American public until summer or fall 2021 and that masks are "the most important, powerful public health tool we have" ? possibly even more effective than a vaccine.

    Hours later, President Donald Trump criticized and contradicted both comments, repeatedly suggesting Redfield may have misunderstood the questions asked of him under oath.

    Target stores extended their hours at many locations to 10 p.m. and offer "no-contact fulfillment options," including Drive Up curbside pickup and deliveries through Shipt, the company said.

    Contributing: Michael Collins, David Jackson, John Fritze, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

    Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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    So they're rioting. If they come up to me in any form without a mask, I'm going to take that as an assault, and respond in kind. Fucking infantile, selfish idiots can't do anything for the greater good. They are so fucking stupid and uneducated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    So they're rioting. If they come up to me in any form without a mask, I'm going to take that as an assault, and respond in kind. Fucking infantile, selfish idiots can't do anything for the greater good. They are so fucking stupid and uneducated.
    Its basically the Karens gone wild here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    Its basically the Karens gone wild here.
    No, we trivialize their behaviour with this "Karens gone wild" stuff here. If it were any other group doing this you would hear how they are "rioting, looting, acting violent", but when it's a bunch of middle age and older while Republicans threatening people's lives with their selfish behaviour we use cute little labels and move on. We have to stop this, it's part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    No, we trivialize their behaviour with this "Karens gone wild" stuff here. If it were any other group doing this you would hear how they are "rioting, looting, acting violent", but when it's a bunch of middle age and older while Republicans threatening people's lives with their selfish behaviour we use cute little labels and move on. We have to stop this, it's part of the problem.
    True too

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    No, we trivialize their behaviour with this "Karens gone wild" stuff here. If it were any other group doing this you would hear how they are "rioting, looting, acting violent", but when it's a bunch of middle age and older while Republicans threatening people's lives with their selfish behaviour we use cute little labels and move on. We have to stop this, it's part of the problem.
    I even mentioned at one point that this is a right wing Jonestown here especially on the Oleander and bleach threads. These people are using Jim Jones type tactics here but worse it involves more people and the people connected to the president are involved here.

    I swear this is going to be worse than even Jonestown given that people who don't wear masks, drink bleach, and hand sanitizer, Oleander, Hydroxychloroquine or any snake oil being announced by politicians will end up being buried as "Isolated Incidents" in a sea of COVID-19 death investigations

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    Good for Twisted Sister! Meanwhile, Smash Mouth can go fuck themselves.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Good for Twisted Sister! Meanwhile, Smash Mouth can go fuck themselves.
    This, all fucking day. Steve can choke on a dick. Maybe he'll get the 'Rona and lose that singing voice. Can't say this dumbass wasn't warned.

    As with other less than educated citizens, he puts himself at risk, performing for an in person crowd of dipshits and ignoring common goddamn sense.

    Voltaire knew that common sense wasn't so common, almost half a century ago. Americans prove every day that they still haven't figured out what common goddamn sense is.

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