SLEEPLESS in SEATTLE

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by TEXnSEATTLE, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Orangeyman

    Orangeyman 25+ Posts

    Looks like a group shot of Starbucks’ employees.
     
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  2. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    They lectured Pence, so it's all good.
     
  3. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    and from College Station....

     
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  4. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    but, it's RAP!!!

    which turns me away, instantly....
     
  5. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    VERY perceptive, grasshopper.....
     
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  6. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    This proves Aggyness is color blind.
     
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  7. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    Nobody hates supporting aggy more than I, but don't let the sheep barn door hit you in the ***!
     
  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I don't totally agree. I've only seen one of the sequels, and it was pretty lame - have no interest in seeing the other two. I don't think the prequels were total crap. I think the actor who played Anakin Skywalker was a weanie and too much of a pretty boy. I'm not sure if that was the intent of the character or if it was the actor himself, but I was expecting the guy who becomes Darth Vader to be tougher and a little more of a badass. I also think the Padme character was lame, even if she was hot. Again, I was expecting more for Princess Leia's mother. However, I think the plot was pretty good (especially Revenge of the Sith), and I think the rest of the cast was quite good.
     
  9. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

     
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  10. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

  11. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Come on Portland, you can do better

    How has Austin avoided this stuff?

     
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  13. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    I would quit if I was a policeman in Portland. Portland deserves chaos at this point. Let everyone there see what happens when you let communist revolutionaries run the streets.
     
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  14. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Death penalty
     
  15. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Death penalty
     
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  16. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

  17. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    He was a white supremacist, so that is all they had.
     
  19. Orangeyman

    Orangeyman 25+ Posts

    That is a great question. Unfortunately, if the enemy has it way, police will be relegated to dealing with the folks only using foam cuffs, therapeutic hugs, and de-escalating violence with kind words.
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Ive always said Houston over the decades was saved, for the most part, from large scale riots and the like because its just too damn hot to riot. Maybe that's true for Austin too?
     
  21. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    It’s not as crowded either. Who drives their car 15 miles to riot somewhere?
     
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  22. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    wonder if it were counted as another COVID death?
     
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  23. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    we have been in the 60's and low 70's this Summer....is that "perfect" rioting weather?
     
  24. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    The difference isn't the crowdedness or the heat. It's the politics. When they trash Portland, not only will the mayor tell the police not to do anything, but the governor will largely leave the situation alone. If they trash Houston or Austin, the police will eventually stop them. (Those cities are liberal, but they're not hard-left radical the way cities like Portland is.) Even if they don't, Texas has a Republican governor who would be much quicker to call in the national guard.
     
  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I'm sticking with the heat
    Same reason the TDCJ was prone to schedule executions at the Huntsville Unit for midday July or August.
     
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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Since its Houston and before your time, I am guessing you dont know the history of the late 1950s and 60s there? During a period of civil rights strife and conflict all over the country, especially in the South, Houston had none of it. I think there was one sit-in at one diner by some students from TSU and that was about it. No dogs, no Natl Guard, no conflicts on buses, no white northerners were hung. It's kind of an interesting story on how that was accomplished. But the short version is that Jim Crow laws were quietly rescinded, without much fanfare or media attention. In fact, the media, especially the Post, even played a key roll in all of it behind the scenes. Plus, of course, there was the heat and humidity. Oh, and the mosquitoes too.
     
  27. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    HPD did not put up with any crap back in the day. Sigh.
     
  28. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Joe,

    There was a march in Houston. When they crossed Bagby headed to the police station, Herman Short had officers with rifles standing on the 45 overpass and a barricade with guns and dogs on the bridge over Buffalo Bayou. Basically a line in the sand.

    Crowd dispersed.

    Of course, back then the community had great leaders of principal and honor like MacK Hannah, Johnny Randle, and ethical leaders not out to line there pockets
     
  29. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Now it is hard to believe there were ever politicians like that.
     
  30. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    They weren't politicians; they were community leaders. Never confuse the two, because they can never be the same person.
     
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