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What do we do with the Astrodome?
KHOU ^ | 03/21/2013 | Doug Miller

Posted on 03/22/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

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To: Grams A
That would be great but Houston is not exactly the place to go to find Conservatives.

No worries ... if they didn't leave on their own if a Republic is formed, then we'd kick 'em out.

61 posted on 03/22/2013 2:47:49 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Maybe DHS can claim it as a future concentration camp for us bitter clingers.

Hell, you know they've probably thought of it already.

62 posted on 03/22/2013 2:48:46 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sell it Chiny and they can put a facory in there, along with dorms and a village . .


63 posted on 03/22/2013 2:55:22 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: nascarnation

>> “Even though we taxpayers owed more on it in bonds than it cost to build originally” <<

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A small part of why the financial gurus are correct in saying that we are more than 200 trillion in debt, not ‘just’ 17 trillion.


64 posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I am afraid I am seeing this from different eyes than all of you.

I am a life long Astros fan, and many childhood to adult memories were played out in that lonely looking place now. This was the first indoor stadium and absolute state of the art back in the day, and it saddens me to see the old stadium as it is. It was amazing in the time, not to have to worry about a rainout. Also seeing the greats there in the '60's - 90's will not be forgotten

I still have great memories of the first lighted scoreboard and the snorting bull and light show.

And I will tell you one damn thing.... It was a heck of a lot easier to get to the ballpark, park, and get in, than that pinball stadium we have downtown now. Lastly, I hope Bud Selig burns in hell for sending us to the AL.

65 posted on 03/22/2013 3:01:47 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Grams A
That would be great but Houston is not exactly the place to go to find Conservatives.

Yeah, but I bet there are at least twice as many conservatives live in Pasadena, Deer Park, Pearland, Friendswood, Sugarland, Katy, Woodlands, etc. than were you do.

66 posted on 03/22/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Call this bunch:
http://www.controlled-demolition.com/


67 posted on 03/22/2013 3:16:28 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Grams A
>" I’m surprised the Mussies don’t buy it and do the refurbishing."

The muzzies usually burn it down for the insurance money first.

68 posted on 03/22/2013 3:21:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Someone call Mickey Gilley.

Now THAT would be a Texas sized bar!


69 posted on 03/22/2013 3:23:54 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

FEMA prison? 8)


70 posted on 03/22/2013 3:25:20 PM PDT by WCH
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To: texanyankee

B-I-N-G-O


71 posted on 03/22/2013 3:39:48 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I can remember a comment in the baseball book “ball four,” by Jim Bouton. It was a quote by one of the Astro ball players when someone asked him what he thought about playing in the brand new “8th wonder of the world.” The player said, “it’s not much, but we call it home.”


72 posted on 03/22/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My mom worked for a little local paper in one of the suburbs when I was in high skrool.

Dad and I got press passes to some of the tractor pulls in the late ‘70s and saw Bigfoot 1 before they figured out what to do with Monster Trucks.

Bob Chandler had barely gotten the truck back from the body shop in time to make it to the Astrodome after it was torn up making the movie “Take This Job and Shove It.” He was still mad as a hornet about how much they tore his truck up.

Soon a whole industry was formed from what happened in the movie and what got him so mad.


73 posted on 03/22/2013 3:43:07 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: hillarys cankles

Was it really as cold as they said it was watching Giants night games in Candlestick?


74 posted on 03/22/2013 3:57:16 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 21twelve

“I imagine they could sell those seats and other junk off as “memorabilia”. When the old outdoor stadium for the Vikings was torn up they sold the stuff. Folks bought sections of seats to put in their game rooms and basement TV rooms, etc.”

That was *exactly* what I was thinking!

Contractors are looking for another lucrative gov’t contract. Let the fans have at the pieces and you’ll probably get back at least a hunk of the money.


75 posted on 03/22/2013 4:24:11 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

It may be the last place you can go and have that kind of a baseball experience. Ebbetts Field is a parking lot. Forbes Field? Who knows? Tiger Stadium? Gone. Fenway Park deserves to live if for no other reason than it is the last place like it anywhere.


76 posted on 03/22/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of fools; there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: TexasCajun
But I do remember going to see Elvis at the Rodeo.

I was there too

77 posted on 03/22/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I never saw a game there, but I saw a few concerts there.

And what about the Astroworld Six-Flags park across the street? That's been gone for a long time now. :-(

-PJ

78 posted on 03/22/2013 4:52:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: nascarnation

What is it about Democrats that when they smile they look like they’re in pain?


79 posted on 03/22/2013 5:18:05 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: nascarnation

Isn't that the "House John Kerry Built" ?

Fenway is the house that "Manny Ortez" built.

80 posted on 03/22/2013 5:46:58 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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