Houston Says: Make the Call on Suspicious Activities, Or Just Things You Think Are Suspicious

The city of Houston has put up a new Web page called

"Make the Call."

Our federal, state and local governments are working hard to keep us safe, but we all play a role in securing our public spaces. You are the first line of defense in protecting our fellow citizens, public spaces as well as our economy and the country.

We encourage you to be aware of suspicious behavior and improvised explosive devices. If you See Something, Say Something.

Oh, we've seen some things.

Not IEDs (yet), but suspicious behavior? Plenty. And we don't even mean the fact that there are actual Muslims living within the city limits, probably plotting.

3. The Texans They're acting suspiciously like a competent football team. However, past intelligence clearly indicates a rigid pattern of inspiring optimism in their fanatical and unquestioning followers, only to crush them when reality and gravity set in. (Why these followers persist in such a cult is best left to the psy-ops experts.) Wade Phillips as a savior? We're damn suspicious.

2. This guy in the convenience-store line Twice now, we've seen this dude take pennies from the "take a penny, leave a penny" tray, and the other day he got two pennies in change. Did he leave them? Hell no. He pocketed them. Suspicious.

1. HPD traffic cops No revenue from red-light cameras? Surely the city wouldn't try to make that up by getting all hard-ass with speeding tickets and penny-ante shit, right? We're suspicious.

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