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powerfuldragon
12-14-2007, 11:47 AM
did anyone else see it? i didn't but my dad swears he saw someone holding a medium-small sign that said 'Impeach Bill White' ...

wtf?
anyone see it?
anyone know the character who did it?

The1ApplePie
12-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Yeah, AJ jumped into the stands next to it

powerfuldragon
12-14-2007, 11:51 AM
Yeah, AJ jumped into the stands next to it

whoa. how the hell'd i miss it... probably celebrating or something.

Errant Hothy
12-14-2007, 11:54 AM
Yeah, AJ jumped into the stands next to it

I saw it as well, and it confuzzeled the heck out of me.

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 11:55 AM
did anyone else see it? i didn't but my dad swears he saw someone holding a medium-small sign that said 'Impeach Bill White' ...

wtf?
anyone see it?
anyone know the character who did it?

If you go to NFL.com and scroll through the game photos, the one where Andre is in the stands you can see it there. I thought it was strange as well.

Andrew6
12-14-2007, 11:55 AM
I saw it too, Whose Bill White?

Texans Pride
12-14-2007, 11:55 AM
I saw it too...Who the heck is Bill White?

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 11:56 AM
I saw it too...Who the heck is Bill White?

Mayor of Houston.

nunusguy
12-14-2007, 11:57 AM
I saw it too...Who the heck is Bill White?

If you are serious - he's Houstons current mayor.
OK. Looks like he's in Denver.

Mr. White
12-14-2007, 11:58 AM
Must have been a union guy holding the sign.

Andrew6
12-14-2007, 11:58 AM
Houston has a Mayor? I just figured that when Bush Snr. left the presidency he just took over as president of Texas

Mr. White
12-14-2007, 12:01 PM
Pretty random sign. I can't figure for the life of me why someone would be holding it up during an NFL game.

I guess that's just me, though. I try to stay apolitical nowadays in general.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 12:06 PM
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2007/09000d5d8051629c_gallery_600.jpg




http://www.nfl.com/photo/photo-gallery;jsessionid=20A0B17FD51368BBFEDF4944DE6B08C F?chronicleId=09000d5d8051053f

Mr. White
12-14-2007, 12:07 PM
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2007/09000d5d8051629c_gallery_600.jpg




http://www.nfl.com/photo/photo-gallery;jsessionid=20A0B17FD51368BBFEDF4944DE6B08C F?chronicleId=09000d5d8051053f

Looks like Larry the Cable Guy has beef with Bill White.

powerfuldragon
12-14-2007, 12:10 PM
Looks like Larry the Cable Guy has beef with Bill White.
i lol'd at the creepy looking guy next to the sign... you can only see half his face, but he looks like he really wanted andre to jump where he was.

Andrew6
12-14-2007, 12:23 PM
If it weren't for Bill sitting next to me I'd of swore it was him.

BullPenPhotos
12-14-2007, 01:00 PM
http://www.texansbullpen.com/07photogallery/Season/2007-12-13-Broncos-Texans/4thQuarter/DSC_0848.JPG

TheIronDuke
12-14-2007, 01:13 PM
Why was there some dude at the game last night with a stupid "Impeach Bill White" sign? What is that? A picture that Texan_Bill posted at the Broncos board made me remember it.

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/getty/2007/09000d5d8051629c_gallery_600.jpg

Yankee_In_TX
12-14-2007, 01:13 PM
You have to think - is that REALLY how you want to be remebered? As THAT guy? Battle red, prime time, Andre jumping into your section, and you have THAT sign? Really?

scourge
12-14-2007, 01:16 PM
seeing that on a nationally televised game was pretty lame...

Yankee_In_TX
12-14-2007, 01:18 PM
I agree. See the other threads on this.

Hervoyel
12-14-2007, 01:18 PM
Unless you're like me and don't think much of Bill White. Then it was ok.

ATX
12-14-2007, 01:18 PM
Most people watching were probably like who the hell is Bill White.

Mr. White
12-14-2007, 01:19 PM
The really funny thing about it is that it has a Coca-Cola logo at the bottom of the sign.

Just really random. I think more people are just puzzled by the sign than anything.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 01:21 PM
If it weren't for Bill sitting next to me I'd of swore it was him.

Remember whenever you ran up to the restroom?? There ya go......

Yankee_In_TX
12-14-2007, 01:24 PM
The really funny thing about it is that it has a Coca-Cola logo at the bottom of the sign.

Just really random. I think more people are just puzzled by the sign than anything.

They give out poster board in Reliant to make signs. The poster board is sponsored, lol.

TheIronDuke
12-14-2007, 01:27 PM
I agree. See the other threads on this.

Oh, I didn't know this was posted before. My bad.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 01:28 PM
They give out poster board in Reliant to make signs. The poster board is sponsored, lol.

Really??? I didn't know that!
********************************************
What happens if you take the poster board sponsored by Coke and then write that "coke sucks!"????

Mr. White
12-14-2007, 01:38 PM
Really??? I didn't know that!
********************************************
What happens if you take the poster board sponsored by Coke and then write that "coke sucks!"????

Watch out for Columbians.

DiapHer
12-14-2007, 02:26 PM
Most people watching were probably like who the hell is Bill White.


I would be one of those people:cool:

chicagotexan2
12-14-2007, 02:27 PM
Unless you're like me and don't think much of Bill White. Then it was ok.

I don't like White either, but that's about as annoying as going to a concert and hearing some rockstar spout off about politics. Shut the ******* and sing. Put the stupid sign away and cheer (or Boo). Weaknut!!

YellerLotYeller
12-14-2007, 02:58 PM
Didnt see til I got home and watched the replay....I was like wth is that all about?

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 03:02 PM
Watch out for Columbians.

LMAO!! I just saw that.

Andrew6
12-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Remember whenever you ran up to the restroom?? There ya go......

hmmmm, now I know and knowing is half the battle.

TxDavid
12-14-2007, 04:47 PM
Maybe next time he can hold up a sign that says "Stop the Wave"

Texan_Bill
12-14-2007, 04:48 PM
Maybe next time he can hold up a sign that says "Stop the Wave"

Now that would be sweet!!!

TEXANS84
12-14-2007, 04:48 PM
Maybe next time he can hold up a sign that says "Stop the Wave"

Thank god, please do.

"Wave = overrated"

Vinny
12-14-2007, 04:49 PM
No wave for you!

Double Barrel
12-14-2007, 05:08 PM
Maybe it was "Impeach Bill White" because we were supposed to be celebrating red? idonno:

Hervoyel
12-14-2007, 05:51 PM
I don't like White either, but that's about as annoying as going to a concert and hearing some rockstar spout off about politics. Shut the ******* and sing. Put the stupid sign away and cheer (or Boo). Weaknut!!


People are going to do what they want to do. Nothing we can do about that. Free speech happens all the time whether we want to hear it or not.

ATX
12-14-2007, 05:58 PM
I don't like White either, but that's about as annoying as going to a concert and hearing some rockstar spout off about politics. Shut the ******* and sing. Put the stupid sign away and cheer (or Boo). Weaknut!!

The same ones who are spouting about politics are more than likely singing the same things in their songs. So does it surprise you when they talk about them? I mean really......

michaelm
12-14-2007, 06:39 PM
No wave for you!

Lemme guess, Vinny... Wave Nazi?

YellerLotYeller
12-14-2007, 07:33 PM
Who the hell is Bill White??


Signed,

The Rest of The Country

TheIronDuke
12-14-2007, 09:53 PM
Can a mayor even be impeached?

Hagar
12-14-2007, 11:20 PM
I know this is the wrong forum for this, but what has Bill White done that's pissed so many people off?

Please no dissertations, just a quick answer.

sakebomb
12-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Houston has a Mayor? I just figured that when Bush Snr. left the presidency he just took over as president of Texas

LOL. :cool:

sakebomb
12-15-2007, 09:08 AM
Did the people down in that section not realize it was battle red? Unreal. Find a red shirt and wear it people. It really isn't that hard.

SheTexan
12-15-2007, 09:57 AM
Did the people down in that section not realize it was battle red? Unreal. Find a red shirt and wear it people. It really isn't that hard.

That's the SEZ for ya!!:) J/K!! I proudly stand in the Bullpen and I can vouch for the fact that some people have NO common sense when it comes to football games. In the middle of the first quarter a lady and gent came in and SAT in two seats in front of me. She in green, he wore brown. They were loaded up with hot dogs, nacho's, beer, etc. They quietly sat there, munched on their doggies, chatted with each other, got up and left at the beginning of the forth quarter. Damn expensive night out on the town, IMHO!! TO each his own, I guess, BUT, a boat load of money spent just to have din-din at Reliant!!:fridge:

axman40
12-15-2007, 10:30 AM
That's the SEZ for ya!!:) J/K!! I proudly stand in the Bullpen and I can vouch for the fact that some people have NO common sense when it comes to football games. In the middle of the first quarter a lady and gent came in and SAT in two seats in front of me. She in green, he wore brown. They were loaded up with hot dogs, nacho's, beer, etc. They quietly sat there, munched on their doggies, chatted with each other, got up and left at the beginning of the forth quarter. Damn expensive night out on the town, IMHO!! TO each his own, I guess, BUT, a boat load of money spent just to have din-din at Reliant!!:fridge:
Reliant Stadium is a 1 star restaurant but a 5 star place to watch football!
:texflag:

Buffi2
12-15-2007, 10:39 AM
Did the people down in that section not realize it was battle red? Unreal. Find a red shirt and wear it people. It really isn't that hard.

Hayull, I gave the two Halliburton shirts to the folks next to me and told them to put them on right then and there. Also had some folks visiting at the tailgate from Seattle and I had them go buy a red shirt at the Texan store.

Staying on the subject of mayors, I don't think you can impeach them. You can force them to resign, but they have to do something very very bad.

aj.
12-15-2007, 10:56 AM
I watched the replay of the game last night and the shots of the south end zone during FGs and extra points looked pretty red to me. Most of the stadium did. There's always some people who don't get the memo but I tend to not worry about what other people wear. What I find more disturbing are all the empty seats in the stadium (as in no-shows) for a prime time game. And it might shock some people but the north endzone is not immune from that disease. Lots of emptys in the 300 and 500 north endzone. Why is that? I think there was a lot of turnover in the ownership of those seats from the 'sun' days but certainly that can't be the reason.

I know this is the wrong forum for this, but what has Bill White done that's pissed so many people off?

Please no dissertations, just a quick answer.

The only things I've heard in the news recently was his thing with Clear Channel Communications (billboard removal) and the dispute with the City employees union. The guy holding the sign could very well have been a city employee/union member.

Dread-Head
12-15-2007, 10:59 AM
Mayor of Houston.

Hmmm. Let me see:

1. During Hurricane Rita (when he thought the storm was headed for us) he went on TV and told EVERYONE with any form of transportation to evacuate the city as quickly as possible and caused THE BIGGEST TRAFFIC JAM IN AMERICAN HISTORY! Nevermind the fact that Houston is 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and that the "Great Hurricane of 1900" which completely obliterated GALVESTON didn't really touch us. He set 4 million people into a panic and had Houston looking like the bloody fall of Saigon.

2. The safe and clear program. By which stalled cars are towed off Houston freeways. I'll admit on the surface it looks like a good idea. But it devides the city into a few zones and assigns a big tow truck company to cover each zone. If you're an independent tow truck driver...OH WELL! ABCDE..FU!

3. Sanctuary City. The mayor in a round about way wants our police to IGNORE ILLEGAL ALIENS like the two jerks who were shot by a Pasadena homeowner for breaking into his neighbor's house. Like the drunken idiots whom we see on the news every other day who plow into other peoples cars killing them. Like the plethora of drug dealers and coyotes who are elevating crime stats daily.*


4. Copper Theft Proposal. Mayor White in his infinite wisdom has decided that the BEST way to combat the epidemic of copper thefts that have plagued us as a city would be the reduce the number...OF SCRAP METAL DEALERS! If there were only 40 scrap metal dealers in Houston instead of 150 there would be less crime. IN OTHER WORDS, put 110 business operators AND THEIR EMPLOYEES out of work making the 40 who you allow to stay in business to become richer. How is putting people out of work going to reduce crime?

Bill White is trying to screw small businessmen AGAIN and trying to let those who hire illegal aliens to have a readymade workforce. If someone wants to impeach that Charlie Brown looking muff-hugga I won't lose any sleep about it. Screw it. Impeach him!

*This is NOT to imply that all illegal aliens are dangerous criminals, but to point out that while turning a blind eye to them breaking an "unjust" law we become responsible for crimes that wouldn't have occured had the person in question been deported when pulled over by the cops...for ANYTHING!
:cool:

Dread-Head
12-15-2007, 11:12 AM
I don't like White either, but that's about as annoying as going to a concert and hearing some rockstar spout off about politics. Shut the ******* and sing. Put the stupid sign away and cheer (or Boo). Weaknut!!

Unless it's a concert by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen or U2. Most of their material is political so when those guys go on political tangents during a show you kind of expect it.

Joe Texan
12-15-2007, 11:51 AM
Right time and right place for the sign holder,

You did not see any I love homo signs at the front of the bull pen during the girls game now did ya.

Double Barrel
12-15-2007, 02:26 PM
I watched the replay of the game last night and the shots of the south end zone during FGs and extra points looked pretty red to me. Most of the stadium did. There's always some people who don't get the memo but I tend to not worry about what other people wear. What I find more disturbing are all the empty seats in the stadium (as in no-shows) for a prime time game. And it might shock some people but the north endzone is not immune from that disease. Lots of emptys in the 300 and 500 north endzone. Why is that? I think there was a lot of turnover in the ownership of those seats from the 'sun' days but certainly that can't be the reason.

QFT. I noticed the rows of empty seats and found it disturbing, as well. Houston football fans are front-running bandwagonners for the most part, save about 30,000 or so hardcore Texans fanatics.

It's a primetime game, the team is competitive, and the stadium is sold-out. What does it take for folks to get off their arses and use those tickets?!! Seriously, give them to charity or something, but it's just a waste to see so many go unused. Quite lame, too. JMO

disaacks3
12-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Hmmm. Let me see:

1. During Hurricane Rita (when he thought the storm was headed for us) he went on TV and told EVERYONE with any form of transportation to evacuate the city as quickly as possible and caused THE BIGGEST TRAFFIC JAM IN AMERICAN HISTORY! Nevermind the fact that Houston is 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and that the "Great Hurricane of 1900" which completely obliterated GALVESTON didn't really touch us. He set 4 million people into a panic and had Houston looking like the bloody fall of Saigon.

2. The safe and clear program. By which stalled cars are towed off Houston freeways. I'll admit on the surface it looks like a good idea. But it devides the city into a few zones and assigns a big tow truck company to cover each zone. If you're an independent tow truck driver...OH WELL! ABCDE..FU!

3. Sanctuary City. The mayor in a round about way wants our police to IGNORE ILLEGAL ALIENS like the two jerks who were shot by a Pasadena homeowner for breaking into his neighbor's house. Like the drunken idiots whom we see on the news every other day who plow into other peoples cars killing them. Like the plethora of drug dealers and coyotes who are elevating crime stats daily.*


4. Copper Theft Proposal. Mayor White in his infinite wisdom has decided that the BEST way to combat the epidemic of copper thefts that have plagued us as a city would be the reduce the number...OF SCRAP METAL DEALERS! If there were only 40 scrap metal dealers in Houston instead of 150 there would be less crime. IN OTHER WORDS, put 110 business operators AND THEIR EMPLOYEES out of work making the 40 who you allow to stay in business to become richer. How is putting people out of work going to reduce crime?



1. It's partially the State's burden to help control & divert lanes to evac use. The plan wasn't perfect, but it's better than a parking lot FULL of unused evac buses in "Chocolate City". We also had 16x the number of "potential evacuees" to get out. I'll give him a break on that one.

2. Nail on the head - restriction of trade on roads that DON'T BELONG TO THE CITY. They belong to the State, and that whole ordeal was misguided and VERY questionable legally.

3. Bingo - Though the stats show crime was raised more from Katrina "relocations", every litle bit helps. (See thread in No-Spin Zone on Sanctuary City for further definition)

4. This one I disagree w/ you - I think the "small business" part in this case is a by-product, not an intended result. (no multi-million $ contracts like Safe Clear) The city doesn't have enough officers to regularly check on that many establishments to ensure that they are getting required documentation from their "customers". IMHO - Many of these recyclers are looking the other way like a bad Pawn Shop dealer when they see the same faces keep coming in with this stuff.

TexansLucky13
12-15-2007, 03:01 PM
I thought it was hilarious!

powerfuldragon
12-16-2007, 07:11 PM
i think white's a cool guy. i liked his reaction to it.

rickyb
12-16-2007, 07:46 PM
1. It's partially the State's burden to help control & divert lanes to evac use. The plan wasn't perfect, but it's better than a parking lot FULL of unused evac buses in "Chocolate City". We also had 16x the number of "potential evacuees" to get out. I'll give him a break on that one.

2. Nail on the head - restriction of trade on roads that DON'T BELONG TO THE CITY. They belong to the State, and that whole ordeal was misguided and VERY questionable legally.

3. Bingo - Though the stats show crime was raised more from Katrina "relocations", every litle bit helps. (See thread in No-Spin Zone on Sanctuary City for further definition)

4. This one I disagree w/ you - I think the "small business" part in this case is a by-product, not an intended result. (no multi-million $ contracts like Safe Clear) The city doesn't have enough officers to regularly check on that many establishments to ensure that they are getting required documentation from their "customers". IMHO - Many of these recyclers are looking the other way like a bad Pawn Shop dealer when they see the same faces keep coming in with this stuff.

I no longer live in Houston, but I have read with interest the issue of #4. (I do invest in copper, copper mines, etc. -- so I see "copper" and my eyes/ears perk...)

If I infer from your response that the metal scrap industry in Houston is regulated at the local level (i.e., "inspectors" for fair/legal trade), then this implies law. The solution to enforcing law is not to infringe upon free trade instead of hiring more inspectors.

Hire more inspectors if you are committed to regulating/overseeing scrap metal trade.

Killing businesses is like cutting off the head if you have a headache. Pardon the tired analogy, put it fits perfectly.

JMHO.

We now return to your regularly scheduled programming...

powerfuldragon
12-16-2007, 08:09 PM
we've really gotta find a solution to crackheads. those resourceful bastards can pull off some crazy stuff. like gypsy mcgyvers or something.

powerfuldragon
12-16-2007, 08:10 PM
i recommend we send an official envoy to mythbusters.

Texan_Lee
12-18-2007, 11:42 AM
Just goes to show you, we have all kinds of people in Texas... doesn't mean that guy is FROM Texas, just means he is here now...