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Old 07-29-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Austinís Equity Office wants to change name of the city

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Yep, the city was named after a racist. Gotta change it.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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An equity officer? Geez.


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Old 07-29-2018, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Austinís Equity Office wants to change name of the city

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And to be fair. The last 2 street name changes were opposed by a majority that lived along those routes. The city did it anyway.


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Old 07-29-2018, 11:06 AM   #4
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That sounds like a pretty Austin thing to do.


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Old 07-29-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
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Give an inch and they take a mile
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:44 PM   #6
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Ain't they heard? DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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Won't happen! (hope I don't eat those words).
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:15 PM   #8
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit. As part of playground equipment in our city, ( Corsicana)we had a colllection of zoo animals for kids to crawl over and play on. One of them was huge gorilla that turned out to be a bit too heavy, so they added a zoo cage around it. Kids loved the gorilla, so the cage gave them even a better platform to play on. Been there for years and was a favorite of the kiddos. No problems but Fast forward to a few months ago when all of a sudden, the popular gorilla disappeared overnight. Turns out, the Mayor had it removed because he had received a complaint that it was racist. Caused quite an uproar in our little city that the Mayor took action on such a crazy complaint. Just goes to show how ridiculous all this has become.

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Old 07-29-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit. As part of playground equipment in our city, ( Corsicana)we had a colllection of zoo animals for kids to crawl over and play on. One of them was huge gorilla that turned out to be a bit too heavy, so they added a zoo cage around it. Kids loved the gorilla, so the cage gave them even a better platform to play on. Been there for years and was a favorite of the kiddos. No problems but Fast forward to a few months ago when all of a sudden, the popular gorilla disappeared overnight. Turns out, the Mayor had it removed because he had received a complaint that it was racist. Caused quite an uproar in our little city that the Mayor took action on such a crazy complaint. Just goes to show how ridiculous all this has become.
Yessir...I remember seeing this on the Book of Faces. Totally ridiculous for sure.
I would really like to meet the idiot that turned in the complaint and just ask them exactly WHAT about the playground props offended him/her??? Good grief.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:35 AM   #10
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If I am not mistaken I had read the Gorilla has been returned to the playground couple days later..leaving the mayor looking like a @ss for doing such a thing.
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If I am not mistaken I had read the Gorilla has been returned to the playground couple days later..leaving the mayor looking like a @ss for doing such a thing.
After local Candlelight vigils at the empty cage, and citizen protests and National news coverage, our red faced, idiot, Mayor did return Dobby, the beloved gorilla to the play ground. His solution was even dumber. They removed the cage and when it was put back in the playground, they hired an artist to paint it gray like concrete. Since it was originally removed for being "racially insensitive" I was very tempted, as a silver senior citizen, to protest that it was now insensitive to any one over 65. Lol!
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:50 PM   #12
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