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'Invastion' [sic] of Army recruiters unnerves jittery Austinites
October 17, 2001 3:03 PM   Subscribe

'Invastion' [sic] of Army recruiters unnerves jittery Austinites I guess we're just lucky that none of our fellow residents who (legally or illegally) carry concealed handguns took matters into their own hands!
posted by tippiedog (16 comments total)

 
A federal appeals court ruling yesterday interpreted the second amendment, deciding that the Constitution guarantees individuals the right to have a gun (in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, at least). It's a good thing for the Golden Knights that no one was out celebrating the new law.
posted by bragadocchio at 3:56 PM on October 17, 2001


Austinites are sometimes a jumpy bunch.

But, not without reason.
posted by ColdChef at 4:23 PM on October 17, 2001


Who did they think were invading? What nation could possibly get into the middle of Texas totally undetected and at least not being chased by our Air Force? I think the nation has lost their common sense since 9/11.
posted by geoff. at 4:26 PM on October 17, 2001


bwahahahaahahahhahahahahahahahaha. hah.
posted by Satapher at 4:40 PM on October 17, 2001


geoff: Mexicans?
posted by Doug at 4:43 PM on October 17, 2001


omg, this sniper story is horrible. id never heard of this.
posted by Satapher at 4:50 PM on October 17, 2001


How many other austinites around here? Just wondering....
posted by Espoo2 at 6:00 PM on October 17, 2001


South Austin in the hay-youse!
posted by ColdChef at 6:33 PM on October 17, 2001


Lived there for 5 years but left once I graduated. Hook em!
posted by fooljay at 7:05 PM on October 17, 2001


Who did they think were invading?

Drive south on I-35 out of Dallas and you'll soon have your answer: The UN!

As seen on numerous billboards on our way to Hillsboro.

(Link not from the billboards, sorry)
posted by ethmar at 7:31 PM on October 17, 2001


Better link as far as said billboards are concerned.
posted by ethmar at 7:37 PM on October 17, 2001


woo hoo..
NW Austin in the houuuuuse..
booyah.

I was listening to the student radio station (University of Texas) yesterday (not KUT -- their fund drive is driving me insane!) and they closed some building on campus when they found a white powdery substance on the floor below a drilled hole in some drywall.

uhhh. hmm..
posted by j at 6:51 AM on October 18, 2001


I was listening to the student radio station (University of Texas)

That would be KVRX.

Their slogan? "None of the hits, all of the time!"
posted by ColdChef at 6:56 AM on October 18, 2001


Actually, ColdChef, I used to work at my college radio station (way back when) -- WUVT, 90.5 FM (Virginia Tech).
We didn't play "hits" either. The whole point was to expose people to music that they'd never heard of.

We were so "alternative".

It was fun, though.
posted by j at 8:19 AM on October 18, 2001


I think you're all missing the important question here: What did Alex Jones have to say about it?
posted by willpie at 8:44 AM on October 18, 2001


The whole point was to expose people to music that they'd never heard of.

John Erler on Thursday mornings is the best. It's the Elk Mating Ritual Show. You may also know him from The Alamo Drafthouse's Mister Sinus Theater 3000.

I think you're all missing the important question here: What did Alex Jones have to say about it?

Probably something along the lines of:
"UN Operatives have put anthrax in our Huts's Burgers!"
"Governor Rick Perry is cultivating Godzillas in the state capitol!"
"There are witches in my TOOTHPASTE!"
posted by ColdChef at 9:41 AM on October 18, 2001


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