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Stone Cold Steve Austin coins the phrase “Austin 3:16″
[June 23rd, 1996]

It’s an iconic moment that I believe most wrestling fans who’ve followed the sport for over a year are familiar with. For those who aren’t, or who maybe haven’t seen the moment in its entirety, here it is.

Steve Austin is a former WCW superstar, where he was a forerunner for the WCW World Tag Team Championships before his team with Brian Pillman was split by management. After a singles run where he was the WCW World Television Champion, Austin was unceremoniously fired via fax by Eric Bischoff. This led to some colorful tirades in ECW before Austin arrived in the WWF as The Ringmaster, managed by The Million Dollar Man.

But Steve wasn’t the Million Dollar Champion that DiBiase had hoped for. In fact, he was much more than that. Austin was a ruthless, true grit wrestler who was tough as nails, and anything but flashy. In the 1996 King Of The Ring tournament, Austin put away opponent after opponent before facing off against Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It was a Cinderella story for Roberts, who’d overcome addiction and found faith to help regain strength and the drive to continue forth as a wrestler. That heartfelt story was cut short at the KOTR pay per view, when Stone Cold Steve Austin gained a victory over Jake with a Stone Cold Stunner. As Jake was getting helped to the back, Austin was interviewed by “Handsome” Dok Hendrix, and it was there that one of the most infamous phrases of all-time was uttered.

You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere! Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16… Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass! 

It’s been said by Austin and many members of management that the line was a throwaway line, not intended to gain the status that it did. However, the following night on Raw, signs began popping up that simply said “Austin 3:16″. Within months, the phrase was everywhere, including t-shirts, foam hands, various merchandise, and was even the title of one of Stone Cold’s video releases. “Austin 3:16″ is a phrase that defined an era, as Austin quickly rose as one of the top wrestlers in the WWF, making the best of winning the King Of The Ring tournament.

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Teen Titans Dream Cast

Finn Wittrock as Nightwing

Jake T Austin as Beast Boy

Liz Gilles as Raven

Sinqua Walls as Cyborg

I honestly couldn’t think of anyone for Starfire, I’m hoping they’ll get a fresh face for that character anyways, you guys can leave comments on who you think should play her or who else you will be apart of the Titans. I am hoping for Donna Troy, Garth, maybe Speedy and Bumblebee.

Dream Cast Part 2

A Victory in Austin, but the Texas Legislative Session Isn’t Over Yet

Moments ago, a majority of the more than than 20 pieces of anti-LGBT legislation before the Texas Legislature failed to be considered by the House as time ran out at the stroke of midnight Thursday. 

Most importantly, the House failed to hear HB4105, which is now dead for the session. HB4105 was Rep. Cecil Bell’s last-ditch effort to shamefully try to stop marriage equality in Texas as the Supreme Court considers a case that could lead to nationwide marriage equality.

HB4105 attempted to prohibit state or local employees from recognizing, granting, or enforcing a same-sex marriage license or any funds being used for an activity to license or support these marriages but with the clock running out at midnight it can no longer be considered by the House of Representatives. 

Yesterday, the House passed SB206/HB2433 after Rep. Sanford pulled his discriminatory amendment, which would have added anti-LGBT language regarding adoption to an important child welfare bill. HRC worked with child welfare organizations and distributed a letter from them opposing this harmful amendment. This amendment could still come up in the future and we will monitor any desperate attempts by Rep. Sanford to pass his hateful bill. 

We congratulate and thank our partner organizations in Texas, which worked for months to oppose these bills. We are proud to continue to work alongside Texas Freedom Network, ACLU of Texas, and Equality Texas in coalition this legislative session. The session is not over yet and our work will continue until every single piece of discriminatory legislation is finally dead in Texas. 

Since the beginning of the legislative session in Austin, HRC supporters in Texas have generated over 40,000 emails or phone calls to state lawmakers. HRC also worked to mobilize corporate supporters of equality. 

While we celebrate this victory tonight, the Texas legislative session is not over yet and later this morning we will be back in the Capitol working to defeat any last minute attempts to legislate hate in Texas.

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This week for Austin While Black History Month, we’re exploring Victory Grill, a juke joint established in 1945 to provide a safe space for Black citizens, soldiers, and performers to gather.

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SANDRA BLAND: a candlelight vigil
The date was July 23, 2015. Hundreds of friends from all over gathered at Austin, TX prominent Victory Grill and silently walked to the Capitol in remembranc...

The date was July 23, 2015. Hundreds of friends from all over gathered at Austin, TX prominent Victory Grill and silently walked to the Capitol in remembrance of Sandra Bland.

Immediately as we began our journey, you could feel a powerful spirit amongst all of us…one of love, empowerment, and solidarity. All shades of people, all ages joining each other for a greater purpose; building community for a better future. “Getting justice for Sandra Bland, and everyone else”

shot and edited by: Cammrynn Stith

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roxyiam159  asked:

Hey Jeff! I might be a bit late but i just wanted to stop by and say congratulations on winning in Mario Sports Mix Hockey against PBG :D I was rooting for you throughout the series and just in general for you to win at a sports game ^-^/)

We can never let Austin forget this victory. This great victory for the people.