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2019-04-01 6:51 AM

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Hey Mike, why is your city Council officials discriminating based on religion? :-).


2019-04-01 8:20 AM
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This makes me sad. The airport system here is in dire need of updated, decent food choices at both terminals.

It also makes me sad to see hate based politics creeping into my city. The 'Latino brother in law' system of politics that has pervaded every aspect of running SA, is grudgingly accepted as how things get done (sort of and slowly) down here. Sure, it's slow and usually things get accomplished a half measure at a time. But we just hold our arms out at our sides and proclaim, "that's just how it is here." Now we get hate based politics driven by Roberto Trevino. My understanding is that he schemed it all up because he's polling pretty tight in an upcoming race. His thinking was that he could get the LGBTQ community rallying behind him with enough votes to put him over the top. I think the opposite will happen.

I left hate based local politics behind when I moved from Houston 20 years ago. SJL, one of the absolute masters of the craft, cut her teeth using this slimy tactic in Houston City Council votes. It served no purpose and brings political stale mate to local government. I hope this thing gets brought to another vote and Trevino gets his grommet handed to him in the process.
2019-04-01 6:34 PM
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Buffalo too.

2019-04-01 6:41 PM
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Wait, what?  No Buffalo sauce??  That's not chicken!!!! 

2019-06-07 12:17 PM
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Looks like this goes all the way up to the mayors office. There's a run off election tomorrow and we shall see if it affected his campaign. The mayor has reportedly said that CF does not represent the values of SA and later backpedalled saying something about not being able to buy waffle fries on Sunday if the store was put in the airport. He's about as slimy as the last several mayors, with the exception of Ivy Taylor. His competition is likely as slimy, but I hope he loses anyway.
2019-06-07 1:04 PM
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The Blues lead the bruins 3-2 in their 7 game Stanley Cup Final series.  That's all I really know about the world right now.  i don't even have room in my brain for anything else.

Sorry to hijack your thread......but the Blues are on the verge of their first title in franchise history.  And I don't know if you know this, but they lead the series 3-2. 

I don't know if I mentioned the 3-2 series lead, but the Blues have that in their match against the Bruins.



2019-06-07 2:36 PM
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The Blues lead the bruins 3-2 in their 7 game Stanley Cup Final series.  That's all I really know about the world right now.  i don't even have room in my brain for anything else.

Sorry to hijack your thread......but the Blues are on the verge of their first title in franchise history.  And I don't know if you know this, but they lead the series 3-2. 

I don't know if I mentioned the 3-2 series lead, but the Blues have that in their match against the Bruins.




Most of Montreal is taking for the Blues. Boston/Montreal rivalry is fierce.

Perron is the one we are watching. Of course being a local boy they talk about him.....they should have called a penalty....but that's ok, the Bruins lost.

2019-06-07 2:56 PM
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What are these blues and bruins of which you speak? Who is Stanley and why does he have a cup?
2019-06-07 4:27 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

The Blues lead the bruins 3-2 in their 7 game Stanley Cup Final series.  That's all I really know about the world right now.  i don't even have room in my brain for anything else.

Sorry to hijack your thread......but the Blues are on the verge of their first title in franchise history.  And I don't know if you know this, but they lead the series 3-2. 

I don't know if I mentioned the 3-2 series lead, but the Blues have that in their match against the Bruins.

Most of Montreal is taking for the Blues. Boston/Montreal rivalry is fierce. Perron is the one we are watching. Of course being a local boy they talk about him.....they should have called a penalty....but that's ok, the Bruins lost.

I kinda figured that. 

It's funny, but Perron is not loved here.  I can certainly understand how he is a favorite son up there, but there is history here with him....and, as I'm sure you know, he's bounced around quite a bit and not really considered a "team guy"....at least that's always been the knock on him.  Right now, I don't care.....it's been a long wait here.

I'm old enough, having been a hockey fan for life, that I vividly remember the Blues' first years when the expansion 6 had their own bracket where the winner faced the winner of the original 6's bracket.....so the Blues ended up playing Montreal in the 68 and 69 Cup series, and Boston in 70.....swept 4-0 in each series.  I was a 10 year old boy watching on Black and White TV.

For what it's worth, if I wasn't such a Blues fan I would be a Canadiens fan......I love the history of your team and was always in awe of guys like Richard, Beliveau,  Lemaire, and Vachon in goal.....and of course Ferguson was a monster enforcer for those teams.  As a kid, they WERE hockey to me and I always enjoy when that organization has success.



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2019-06-07 4:59 PM
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And no matter what.....you just gotta LOVE all the whining in Boston.  LMAO

 

2019-06-11 8:53 AM
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Game 7 tomorrow in Bahstan. Rut roh.


2019-06-11 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by mdg2003 Game 7 tomorrow in Bahstan. Rut roh.

Don't start........I can't sleep and I'm considering a vacation day tomorrow.  We've been 52 years without a Cup here.  Our team is the damn Cubs of hockey.  The Blues even have the longest consecutive season playoff appearance streak in the NHL.....but no Cup....EVER.  I have been a diehard Blues fan since I was 7 years old (and a hockey junkie in general)........that's 1967 if you flunked math.    I don't want to hear "Rut Roh". LOL



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2019-06-12 5:31 AM
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Originally posted by mdg2003 Game 7 tomorrow in Bahstan. Rut roh.

Don't start........I can't sleep and I'm considering a vacation day tomorrow.  We've been 52 years without a Cup here.  Our team is the damn Cubs of hockey.  The Blues even have the longest consecutive season playoff appearance streak in the NHL.....but no Cup....EVER.  I have been a diehard Blues fan since I was 7 years old (and a hockey junkie in general)........that's 1967 if you flunked math.    I don't want to hear "Rut Roh". LOL





1967.....a historic year..... Toronto's last cup win.

We like to remind them of that.




2019-06-12 7:48 AM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by mdg2003 Game 7 tomorrow in Bahstan. Rut roh.

Don't start........I can't sleep and I'm considering a vacation day tomorrow.  We've been 52 years without a Cup here.  Our team is the damn Cubs of hockey.  The Blues even have the longest consecutive season playoff appearance streak in the NHL.....but no Cup....EVER.  I have been a diehard Blues fan since I was 7 years old (and a hockey junkie in general)........that's 1967 if you flunked math.    I don't want to hear "Rut Roh". LOL





1967.....a historic year..... Toronto's last cup win.

We like to remind them of that.







Speaking of Toronto. Hope they can seal the deal tomorrow night against the Dubs.


2019-06-12 9:19 AM
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This city is pretty crazy for hockey....always has been.  For game 7 they have sold out the Enterprise Center where the Blues play  AND  Busch Stadium where the Cards play....in less than 1/2 hour....for folks to watch the game on the jumbotrons. 

If the Blues can pull this off, the party won't end until after the weekend. LOL

2019-06-12 9:20 AM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by mdg2003 Game 7 tomorrow in Bahstan. Rut roh.

Don't start........I can't sleep and I'm considering a vacation day tomorrow.  We've been 52 years without a Cup here.  Our team is the damn Cubs of hockey.  The Blues even have the longest consecutive season playoff appearance streak in the NHL.....but no Cup....EVER.  I have been a diehard Blues fan since I was 7 years old (and a hockey junkie in general)........that's 1967 if you flunked math.    I don't want to hear "Rut Roh". LOL

1967.....a historic year..... Toronto's last cup win. We like to remind them of that.

 

HAHAHA!!  I bet.



2019-06-12 9:51 PM
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Congrats!
2019-06-12 11:26 PM
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Thanks!

I've been a fan since day one and this has been a long time coming.....but I'm happy for my city.  The last couple of years have been tough....nice to see something to celebrate.  I know these people, from the best to the worst, and you won't see riots and stupidity.....just joy (and beer  LOL )!  This is a good night for my town!

Oh yeah......fork Boston.



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2019-06-13 9:59 AM
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How it affects the town is the best part. We just moved here when the Spurs got their first title. What a sight. Everyone had Spurs banners flying fro their cars. Silver and Black everywhere. I don't recall any serious incidents whenever they won the title. Prolly an marked increase in DUIs, but that's about it.
2019-06-17 5:28 PM
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Hey marcag.....what the hell is going on up there?  Can the people of Toronto not have a celebration without shooting each other??  Do y'all want to borrow Brett Hull for a week or so?  Those idiots will be so busy laughing, drinking, and having a good time they'll forget they're basketball fans and don't know how to act right.



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2019-06-18 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Hey marcag.....what the hell is going on up there?  Can the people of Toronto not have a celebration without shooting each other??  Do y'all want to borrow Brett Hull for a week or so?  Those idiots will be so busy laughing, drinking, and having a good time they'll forget they're basketball fans and don't know how to act right.




Very disturbing. In many ways

There are two things that come out of it. The fact people couldn't just celebrate and be civilized is not limited to Toronto. I was downtown Montreal the last two times the Canadians won the cup and the night of the game there was vandalism. While sad, it's somewhat predictable. Things are fine for the first few hours after the game, then the trouble makers show up and their only objective is to break things.

But the fact Toronto had gun shots adds is a whole different story. Toronto is perceived to have hand gun issue. I think they just have a different gang problem than other cities.

They have been talking about a crack down. Hopefully they will do something. We all know where the guns come from. I think we need a wall to keep the riffraff out.


2019-06-18 1:46 PM
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Trust me when I tell you that "gang violence" is a monster to try and get a handle on.  They live in the same neighborhoods as really good people do......and rooting out one without offending the other is a very tricky deal.  I've lived it, and had as much failure as I have had success at balancing the two.

Good luck.....truly.

2019-06-18 4:16 PM
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Trust me when I tell you that "gang violence" is a monster to try and get a handle on.  They live in the same neighborhoods as really good people do......and rooting out one without offending the other is a very tricky deal.  I've lived it, and had as much failure as I have had success at balancing the two.

Good luck.....truly.




I am by no means an expert in organized crime but I think we have different organized crime in Montreal than Toronto. I think the Hell's A are more in charge and a little less obvious on a day to day basis. A guy I knew worked for the organized crime division of the RCMP and told me every city is different. One city has the Russian mob, another the Asian mob, we have the Hell's.....
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There won't be much coverage of this down here  after what we got initially......if suspects get named/arrested, or basically anything that becomes known, post it up if you don't mind.  I don't know anything about your problems up there, but I'm curious.  I'm especially curious to see any correlation to our problems. 

Again, I'm sorry this happened in your country (my initial joking is "gallows humor".....sometimes hard to understand for folks who don't deal with that garbage) .....it's all bullchit and never a true reflection of the goodness of people in a neighborhood, state/province, or country. 

People are overwhelmingly good,  believe it.

LB



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2019-06-19 5:23 AM
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There won't be much coverage of this down here  after what we got initially......if suspects get named/arrested, or basically anything that becomes known, post it up if you don't mind.  I don't know anything about your problems up there, but I'm curious.  I'm especially curious to see any correlation to our problems. 

Again, I'm sorry this happened in your country (my initial joking is "gallows humor".....sometimes hard to understand for folks who don't deal with that garbage) .....it's all bullchit and never a true reflection of the goodness of people in a neighborhood, state/province, or country. 

People are overwhelmingly good,  believe it.

LB







https://globalnews.ca/news/5402328/6-men-charged-toronto-shooting-nb...

Investigators said a 19-year-old man became involved in an altercation with another man. Police allege the other man produced a gun, shot the 19-year-old man and continued to shoot even as the man had fallen.

The 19-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The suspect then fled with a group of friends, according to police. Officers who were very close to the area were able to stop the group and seized guns and drugs, police say.




Other articles state some of the guys were also charged with breach of probation. Obviously they skipped choir practice more than once.

Apparently 6 have been arrested which is nice. The police moved quickly.






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