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Stadium Renamed after Tookie's Execution
http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/arnies-terminated/2005/12/16/1134676432847.html ^

Posted on 12/15/2005 7:18:11 PM PST by Tzimisce

The Arnold Schwarzenegger Football Stadium in Austria's second-largest city Graz is to be renamed as a sign of displeasure with the city's most famous son,.

A majority of members on Graz City Council voted to rename the stadium after the Austrian-born governor of California approved the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, according to newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

The Terminator-turned-governor was born six kilometres outside Graz in the community of Thal.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/arnies-terminated/2005/12/16/1134676432847.html

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: austria; bleedingheartattack; emasculated; europussies; eurotwits; graz; stanleywilliams
More open minded tolerance and acceptance by the left.

See what happens when you defy the tolerance cops?

1 posted on 12/15/2005 7:18:11 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

Has been renamed the "Tookie Williams Stadium."


2 posted on 12/15/2005 7:19:07 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Tzimisce

This out-scrapplefaces scrappleface!


3 posted on 12/15/2005 7:19:22 PM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Tzimisce

Im sure Arnold is just tore up


4 posted on 12/15/2005 7:22:36 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Tzimisce

Will they have Gladiators?


5 posted on 12/15/2005 7:23:57 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: Tzimisce
We need to reward them for their open mind and thoughtful consideration to the down trodden of our society let us round up all the Crips and ship 'em over to their country.
6 posted on 12/15/2005 7:24:10 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Tzimisce

Austrians supporting a murderer? Who'd a thunk it?


7 posted on 12/15/2005 7:24:21 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: Tzimisce

This is a joke, right? Please say yes.


8 posted on 12/15/2005 7:24:37 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Tzimisce; BlackElk; ninenot
Stadium Renamed after Tookie's Execution

This is an example of really bad headline writing.

When you name or re-name something "after", that normally means "to be associated with." For instance, we named our daughter after Grandmother Agnes, means the girl's name is Agnes. Or, after we adopted our cat, we renamed him after Bucky in "Get Fuzzy," means you named the cat "Bucky." Therefore, when the stadium get's renamed after Tookie's Execution, the stadium is now . . . "Tookie's Execution Stadium"
9 posted on 12/15/2005 7:24:39 PM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Tzimisce

Petty, petty, petty.


10 posted on 12/15/2005 7:24:45 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Tzimisce
After murdering tens of millions of people during the 20th Century, why don't they change the name of their country?
11 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:11 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: mylife

There goes Graz. I'm taking it off of my must visit list.


12 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:29 PM PST by billhilly (Demo cammo is yellow and white)
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To: sittnick

Thank you for clearing that up!


13 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:33 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Tzimisce
""It's getting on our nerves that we're again and again being criticized for Schwarzenegger's actions in California,"

They didn't mind all the attention when they were profiting from it. What a bunch of wusses and what 'nerves' is he referring to.

14 posted on 12/15/2005 7:25:40 PM PST by TCats
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To: mylife


Is it a wonder why Arnold lives here.


15 posted on 12/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Tzimisce

I don't mind that Europe doesn't have the death penalty, but do they have to be so preachy about it?


16 posted on 12/15/2005 7:27:58 PM PST by AmishDude (Your corporate slogan could be here! FReepmail me for my confiscatory rates.)
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To: Tzimisce
A couple of jugheads on the Graz City Council in Austria taking on the Governor of California. ROTFL!!! California spends more on school lunches than the sum total of Austria's national budget.

I think Stanley Stadium would be cool. Or maybe the Crips Coliseum.

17 posted on 12/15/2005 7:30:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Tzimisce

I'll bet they renamed it the "Adolf Hitler Memorial Stadium".


18 posted on 12/15/2005 7:30:36 PM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jsher/)
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To: AmishDude
I don't mind that Europe doesn't have the death penalty

I don't mind either, they'd use it on the wrong people.
19 posted on 12/15/2005 7:31:38 PM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Tzimisce

Un-freakin-believable.

Europe has offically jumped the shark.
Naming stadiums for murderers. Beautiful.


20 posted on 12/15/2005 7:33:03 PM PST by saquin
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To: Tzimisce

Crikey. I guess they'll have to find another famous Austrian politician to name their stadium after...

Someone memorable, who has withstood the test of Time.


21 posted on 12/15/2005 7:33:19 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: All

Oh, wait. Are they naming it "after" Tookie, or not?

The original story a few days ago seemed to say that but this little article just says they're renaming it... not what they're renaming it to.


22 posted on 12/15/2005 7:35:05 PM PST by saquin
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To: sittnick

They'll have the death penalty once they have to speak arabic.


23 posted on 12/15/2005 7:35:08 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: Tzimisce

That's okay. They can rename room that tookie breathed his last as "The Terminator Tank".

Hasta la vista, baby.


24 posted on 12/15/2005 7:35:40 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("We've run out of ballots." -- Iraqi election official)
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To: Tzimisce
The Europeans having nothing to teach me about tolerance. So they lionize a multiple murderer? They can go to hell.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

25 posted on 12/15/2005 7:36:18 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: All

OK, I get it now. The story a few days ago was quoting one lefty Austrian politician as saying they would name it for Tookie. This article is just saying that a majority of the city council voted to rename it and take off Arnie's name. Nothing about renaming it for Tookie.


26 posted on 12/15/2005 7:37:08 PM PST by saquin
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To: Tzimisce

They named it after Arnie to help the area, no doubt, and exploit his fame. They'll quickly choke on the association with a multiple murderer gang founder and change it to something else in a year or two. It's symbolism over sense.


27 posted on 12/15/2005 7:38:07 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Tzimisce

There is a good chance he will end up with better stuff than a soccer field name after him in this country. The country he came to, not the one he left.


28 posted on 12/15/2005 7:43:01 PM PST by BallyBill (U.S. Armed Forces.. In It ..To Win It!!)
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To: atomicpossum; Tzimisce
When I think of the Europeans criticizing the US, I think of the infamous words of our Uncle P.J.

Back in London, I was having dinner in the Groucho Club -- this week's in-spot for what's left of Britain's lit gritz and nouveau rock riche -- when one person started in on the Stars And Stripes. Eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about "your country's never been invaded." (This fellow had been two during the Blitz, you see.) "You don't know the horror, the suffering. You think war is..."

I snapped. "A John Wayne movie," I said. That's what you were going to say, wasn't it? We think war is a John Wayne movie. We think life is a John Wayne movie -- with good guys and bad guys, as simple as that. Well, you know something, Mister Limey Poofter? You're right. And let me tell you who those bad guys are. They're us. WE BE BAD.

We're the baddest-@ss sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars. We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap D'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go.

"You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-d!cked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can't hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, f#ck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I'd rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all you Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and sh!t them out before lunch."

Of course, the guy should have punched me. But this was Europe. He just smiled his shabby, superior European smile.

29 posted on 12/15/2005 7:44:25 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: msnimje

Gladiaters,happy Romans?


30 posted on 12/15/2005 7:44:56 PM PST by JOHANNES801
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To: sittnick; NYTexan; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; farlander; Amityschild; pollyannaish; DTogo; digger48; ...
This out-scrapplefaces scrappleface!

Life is weirder than satire?

31 posted on 12/15/2005 7:47:17 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (I didn't go.)
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To: Tzimisce
Never mind that this sentence was handed down in 1981, that a jury decided Tookie's fate, and that a prosecutor asked the jury for it, and that a judge agreed, and that numerous appeals court over the years agreed that the sentence was just. No...they removed his name because he refused to interfere with a lawful decision made by the people of California long before Arnold even thought about being governor. They are mad that he didn't go against the will of the people. A$$holes. I'm sure Arnold's extremely torn up about these a$$clown's decision to remove his name from some pi$$ant stadium in Backwater, Austria.
32 posted on 12/15/2005 7:50:33 PM PST by Space Wrangler
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To: Tzimisce
I'm wondering why the Austrians and other anti-death penalty countries don't put their money where their mouth is and offer to unconditionally take in and provide for all the people we plant to execute and so save these poor murderers' lives.

I guess they aren't as opposed to the death penalty as they'd like the rest of the world to believe.

33 posted on 12/15/2005 7:50:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Tzimisce

And the slaughter of six million Jews didn't rate a name change?

They disgust me.

Let European culture be extinguished by Muslim extremists. It isn't worth saving.


34 posted on 12/15/2005 7:53:22 PM PST by ExDemSince92 (/* You are not expected to understand this */)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How about the Stanley Cup?


35 posted on 12/15/2005 7:53:57 PM PST by seton89
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To: mylife

Yep. He's gonna terminate them


36 posted on 12/15/2005 7:54:20 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: Kimmers

Now, now. Remember the last time an Austrian ex-con got to run anything? That Adolf whatsisname went to Germany and made something of himself....and he had his little 'social club', too.


37 posted on 12/15/2005 7:55:17 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Brilliant

"Has been renamed the "Tookie Williams Stadium."

Radical activist propaganda's success is aided and abetted by the MEDIA focalized broadcasts. How silly and perverse, and destructive, to give credibility to Anti-American American leftists and race mongers ploying a counterfeit cause for Tookie Williams. As long as we have no stadiums in America named after Tookie, it's okay. I am sorry for Arnold S. and he deserves better recognition. Did Austria read his 5-page statement supporting his decision against clemency?

Irrational bias is always cross-eyed and myopic.


38 posted on 12/15/2005 8:02:59 PM PST by purpleland (Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Tzimisce
Wha'd they rename it as? 'Big, Dumb, Violent Inner-City Savage' Stadium?

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Eurotrash. It tolls for thee.


39 posted on 12/15/2005 8:05:13 PM PST by Viking2002 (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: Tzimisce

Well, there you go...no more Lederhosen or Lodenjackets for me!


40 posted on 12/15/2005 8:05:55 PM PST by Prost1 (I get my news at Free Republic!)
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To: Lawgvr1955

When I think of the Europeans criticizing the US, I think of the infamous words of our Uncle P.J.
Back in London, I was having dinner in the Groucho Club -- this week's in-spot for what's left of Britain's lit gritz and nouveau rock riche -- when one person started in on the Stars And Stripes. Eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about "your country's never been invaded." (This fellow had been two during the Blitz, you see.) "You don't know the horror, the suffering. You think war is..."

I snapped. "A John Wayne movie," I said. That's what you were going to say, wasn't it? We think war is a John Wayne movie. We think life is a John Wayne movie -- with good guys and bad guys, as simple as that. Well, you know something, Mister Limey Poofter? You're right. And let me tell you who those bad guys are. They're us. WE BE BAD.

We're the baddest-@ss sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars. We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap D'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go.

"You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-d!cked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can't hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, f#ck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I'd rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all you Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and sh!t them out before lunch."

Of course, the guy should have punched me. But this was Europe. He just smiled his shabby, superior European smile.

***PERFECT! PERFECTLY PERFECT! Thanks for this post.


41 posted on 12/15/2005 8:11:28 PM PST by purpleland (Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: ExDemSince92
And the slaughter of six million Jews didn't rate a name change?

They disgust me.

Let European culture be extinguished by Muslim extremists. It isn't worth saving.

*Socialist Europe is in a state of fast-fall dis-evolution. The U.S. Media has not informed us to what extent the Muslim plague infects Euro-socialist nations. Only yesterday* did I realise that the Muslim/Islamic plague staggers Sweden too. *An indepth study: http://www.emz.berlin.de/projekte/pdf/muslims_in_scheden.pdf
42 posted on 12/15/2005 8:29:45 PM PST by purpleland (Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There's no greater virgin, than a reformed whore.


43 posted on 12/15/2005 8:43:19 PM PST by rock58seg (It's time for Islam to actually become a religion of peace or a religion of the past.)
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To: purpleland

I'm part Austrian. Glad grandma moved here. Appeasement, capitulation, misplaced compassion...did they not learn anything from Chamberlain and Hitler. Anyone know what they'll call the stadium. Can we send a complaint to Graz...maybe a website or local paper?


44 posted on 12/15/2005 8:44:03 PM PST by stratocaster (some people see dark clouds...others see silver linings)
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To: TCats

"It's getting on our nerves that we're again and again being criticized for Schwarzenegger's actions in California,"

These guys have been using Schwarzenegger's name to get attention for years - that's why they named the stadium after him in the first place.

They can complain about the "unwanted" attention, but they are the ones jumping up and down screaming Schwarzenegger's name.


45 posted on 12/15/2005 10:19:11 PM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

"Crikey. I guess they'll have to find another famous Austrian politician to name their stadium after...
Someone memorable, who has withstood the test of Time."
****

For some reason only one name is coming to mind.


46 posted on 12/15/2005 10:22:28 PM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: JeffersonRepublic.com

> For some reason only one name is coming to mind.

The von Trapp Family Stadium???!!! That would serve 'em right... ;-)


47 posted on 12/15/2005 10:26:18 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: sittnick

It's not at all funny though.


48 posted on 12/15/2005 11:30:28 PM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Can't Find The Vein Stadium


49 posted on 12/15/2005 11:32:18 PM PST by beyond the sea (Murtha: Redeployment - What .......Surrender? // “Victory is not a strategy”)
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To: sittnick

English will never be a lost language while Sittnick and Mrs. Elk draw breath. Tookie's Execution Stadium does have a certain ring to it.


50 posted on 12/16/2005 10:12:04 AM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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