“To the other posters - Look, of course getting hit with a bleach balloon is an assault and definitely does "not show the love" as one poster put it.
Please follow the link to the LA time’s article in the article above and see that there is absolutely no proof that there was bleach in the balloon. Police were looking for bleach stained clothes, odor, etc. and they found none.
Also, please realize that @Lucian and @Taylor are friends and organize hateful protests on campus all the time. The last one was that they tried to get a sorority kicked off campus for having a "fiesta-themed" party because they claimed that white people having a fiesta is racist! And I guess Latino’s having a luau would be racist to Hawaiian people as well... How ridiculous!
These are people who routinely attempt to use their minority status to intimidate, bully and abuse others on UT campus. If you don’t believe me just look at their Facebook profiles which are both public.”
“You weren't hit, your car was hit! Alleging that there was bleach in the water balloons without proof is an obvious ploy to stir up trouble for your political purposes. Water balloons fly all the time in west campus, and trying to make it out to be a racially-charged attack is just wrong.
And to the other posters - Of course, being hit with a bleach-filled balloon is not cool. Or not "showing the love" as one poster put it.
I'm claiming that not only were the balloons not filled with bleach (and there is absolutely no proof that they were) they were not thrown for racial reasons at all. College kids in west campus are perpetually drunk and bored!
What happened was that some stupid college kid threw a water balloon at someone's car and it just happened to hit someone of a different race. Now there are people trying to put him in jail for years because of it. And further, they are trying to use this as some kind of reason to keep our admissions office take in less qualified students for racist reasons. Who is the attacker and who is the victim in this case?
And to be fair - Taylor and Lucien are both friends and involved in very threatening, hateful and racist protest groups on campus. This is just another ploy in their ridiculous protests. The last one was trying to get a sorority kicked off campus for having a "fiesta-themed" party...”
Taylor Raquel Carr on Oct 12, 2012 at 03:28:21
“Since you seem to know everything, was that the only time I was hit with the BLEACH balloons? No it wasn't. We were hit twice. Once walking on foot and the other in our car. both times I smelled the liquid substance and it was bleach. Interesting that your so sure it wasn't bleach and you weren't even there.
Secondly, to my knowledge every person that has filed a repot about being hit with bleach balloons have been people of color. Correct me if I'm wrong but with all the white people in west campus that they could have hit with the bleach balloons, I think thats a pretty good indicator of these attacks being racially motivated.
Lastly, its absurd to claim I am apart of any hateful or racist protests. Its always funny people fighting racism are accused of being racist. lol How hateful and racist of us to try to remove a sorority for having parties where people were wearing shirts that said "border patrol" and "illegal immigrants" and calling it "Feista themed". How hateful and racist of us to try to create an environment on and around campus where people's racial backgrounds are not mocked in offensive manners. smh.”
“Dude seriously? I live in Austin and spent 8 years at UT. No one here thinks water ballooning someone is a hate crime! Are you kidding me?! Simmer down.
And repeatedly telling your readers what they "must" understand is not a very good way of convincing them of your vague argument... A lot of demagoguery for someone with no credibility or experience.”
Ezra Black on Oct 10, 2012 at 22:24:01
Hitting someone with bleach filled balloons is surely not a sign of love.”
PTAOfficerforObama on Oct 10, 2012 at 20:24:07
“BLEACH filled balloons not water balloons.”
alieninthecaribbean on Oct 10, 2012 at 19:44:55
“They were balloons filled with bleach, not water. Ever had bleach in your eyes or on your skin and clothes?”
mktparticipant on Oct 10, 2012 at 19:14:14
“Dud (e intentionally left out), seriously, no one in college should be throwing water balloons. How did you and the water ballooners even get admitted to an institution of higher learning? UT Austin needs to do a better job of screening applicants. So who needs to simmer down?”
scubasteve on Oct 10, 2012 at 18:15:13
“Dude seriously? You don't think dousing people with bleach is serious assault? You have serious issues.”
gfroniewski on Oct 10, 2012 at 17:54:10
Lucian Villasenor on Oct 10, 2012 at 17:34:15
“I am a UT student, considering only students of color are attacked with bleach filled water balloons, its a hate crime.”
“"What will the goal be for the next fiscal year 450,000 immigrants? 500,000? One Million?"
Ummm, how about all 11 million...
After voting for Obama in '08, his lax immigration policies and his challenge of the Arizona law were making me seriously consider a republican in 2012. This, however, is a step in the right direction.”
thatavkguy on Oct 12, 2010 at 14:26:50
“He taught Meg Whitman to play both sides. He talks friendly to illegal immigrants, and panders for their vote, but behind closed doors, and with the "hope" many do not notice, he's deportation happy. This guy says one thing and does something else, like using the private campaign funds in his election. I was pissed to see what he did to SB1070, but at least he's doing this. I just wonder how many Latinos will notice that he's a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Sep 7, 2010 at 16:43:52
“One question for those who think that the Emmy’s lack black actors/actresses: Are you equally bent out of shape about the lack of white athletes in the NBA?
Personally, I think that a private institution such as the NBA or the Emmy's has a right to reward its participants based on merit as it sees fit. Is it possible that white actors simply outperform their black counterparts? This is obviously the case in the NBA where black athletes outperform their white counterparts.
As a white man, I enjoy the NBA because of the quality of the talent on the court regardless of color. Would it be that hard for Regina King or any of the other disgruntled posters to admit that they enjoy the talent of the predominantly white actors on network TV, or at least recognize that the rest of the country does?”
Quote: "It is nearly impossible for a working-class person from most places in Latin America to get an immigrant visa now. "
We have immigration quotas that are supposed to level the playing field so that immigrants from one country do not take all of our open spots. Latin America has clearly abused our current system and, in my opinion, it should be nearly impossible for them to immigrate here for many years. There are other regions around the world in much worse shape than Mexico and they deserve a chance to become Americans.
Quote: "And it *is* impossible for someone who's here in the US without papers to regularize their status."
Um, someone who's tresspassing in the U.S. illegally can easily "regularize" their status - 1. Turn themself in. 2. Go to jail. 3. Get deported. We are talking about criminals for goodness sake!”
“All these protests are backfiring on illegal aliens. The fact is, the illegal aliens lose support every time someone apathetic or undecided on the issue sees a large group of mexicans and mexican-americans waving foreign flags in U.S. cities and calling reasonable people racists. The complete lack of logic in protesting a law which "makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally" is insane. I'm very liberal on most issues and have voted dem my whole life, but when I see the protests and media coverage of this issue I feel like I'm taking crazy pills! Well said Phil.”
EndRacismNow on May 17, 2010 at 14:40:24
“'makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally'
Lol. It's hilarious that we have to pass laws to make a crime, a crime! Only in America.”