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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:55 PM

F1 craziness Austin!

F1 Craziness! Stories relayed to me today by various people involved or seen. Some rich dude wanted to drop a yacht into town lake! The Prince and Princess of Monaco are here. A Saudi price wanted to rent out congress and 2nd street for his own helicopter trips. The most expensive champagne in the world is being served here in Austin tonight. Motel six on south IH 35 is going for 480.00 a night! Who *ARE* these people? Holeee MOLEEE!

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Reply F1 craziness Austin! (Original post)
Texasgal Nov 2012 OP
DJ13 Nov 2012 #1
Texasgal Nov 2012 #6
man4allcats Nov 2012 #2
TexasTowelie Nov 2012 #3
Paladin Nov 2012 #7
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #8
Javaman Nov 2012 #9
northoftheborder Nov 2012 #4
Texasgal Nov 2012 #5

Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:02 PM

1. Who *ARE* these people?

They are the 1% of the 1%.

They would think Romney was just a butler.



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Response to DJ13 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

6. Apparently

these are European folk. Not Americans!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:02 PM

2. Speaking as a Texan,

I can only say that these people believe Texas is as corrupt as its PR would have people believe, and in fact maybe it is right now, but that's going to change. Eventually we will run these redneck teabaggers out of town and turn this state blue again the way it was meant to be.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:02 PM

3. Yes, that is one of the reasons I stayed away from Austin this weekend.

Along with recuperating from oral surgery.

It must be nice to have money to blow so extravagantly.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:44 AM

7. My Reasons For Staying Away From Austin......


....comprise a steadily-increasing list. And yet all those DU Texas-bashers keep telling me that Austin is the Only Cool Place In The State. They must know something I don't know, I guess.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:22 AM

8. Compared to Tyler or Midland or most anything 50 miles from Austin

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Response to Paladin (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:37 AM

9. Once upon a time...

when I moved to Austin 18 years ago, I came here because it was a sleepy big "small town".

I remember seeing stray dogs wandering on Lavaca while I sipped my coffee at the Ruta Maya on a Sunday mornings.

That above image is so completely alien now it breaks my heart.

My GF and I are now looking to move and find that big "small town" of a liberal variety again.

My predition is this: Austin will put in a bid within 5 years to have a profession sports team located here. It won't be baseball or football, but something else. That will be the last nail in the coffin for me.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. Good Grief. For a stupid auto race. How would one "drop a yacht into Town Lake"?????

Actually, it's Lake Lady Bird, (or Lady Bird Lake) who is turning over in her grave I'm sure. Glad I'm not there any more to see such craziness in Austin.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:29 PM

5. As a native

it's always been "town lake" to me..

Anyway, yeah... to try and drop a Yacht here is crazy!

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