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2007-11-29 03:24:19 PM  
They should just hook up with each other in the parking lot and then crash in the backyard of a friend's place and hopefully wake up before their friend's wife lets the dog out in the morning which would certainly start eating the vomit surrounding their half naked body.
 
2007-11-29 04:06:06 PM  
It's been over two years..if you can't afford a new place to live by now, in any state, then you're not trying hard enough and should be made into mulch.

There isn't much housing available or not available for a low price?
I ask because if there isn't much available, I wouldn't be surprised. The "refugees" didn't seem like they were in any sort of a hurry to rebuild.
If there is and it isn't affordable, it's as if the builders are saying "keep your low-rent crime-addled selves out of here.

Not sure where I want to take this..
 
2007-11-29 04:42:08 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: It's been over two years..if you can't afford a new place to live by now, in any state, then you're not trying hard enough and should be made into mulch.

These are the same people that didnt work before katrina, why should we expect them to work now?

Welfare was a lifestyle for LO.
 
2007-11-29 04:42:14 PM  
Damn you subby...now I have that horrendous song "Closing Time" in my head.
 
2007-11-29 04:42:34 PM  

Dr.Knockboots


It's been over two years..if you can't afford a new place to live by now, in any state, then you're not trying hard enough and should be made into mulch.


"That would be your accomplice in the wood chipper..."
 
2007-11-29 04:42:51 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: It's been over two years..if you can't afford a new place to live by now, in any state, then you're not trying hard enough and should be made into mulch.

There isn't much housing available or not available for a low price?
I ask because if there isn't much available, I wouldn't be surprised. The "refugees" didn't seem like they were in any sort of a hurry to rebuild.
If there is and it isn't affordable, it's as if the builders are saying "keep your low-rent crime-addled selves out of here.

Not sure where I want to take this..


It's awesome when people generalize about Katrina victims. It's common knowledge that Katrina only hit New Orleans, and didn't do a bit of damage to the coastal regions of Louisiana and Mississippi.
 
2007-11-29 04:44:26 PM  
Everyone remember: If you don't have something nice to say...
 
2007-11-29 04:44:46 PM  
You won't be able to blast them out of those trailers now

didn't they know that going in?..
 
2007-11-29 04:45:20 PM  
Good thing for them that their homes are on wheels.

/Picks up stakes.
//Rolls on down the line.
///Establishes residence at next trailer park.
 
2007-11-29 04:46:53 PM  

chaddsfarkprefect


Everyone remember: If you don't have something nice to say...


Go on Fark and spew nonsense to your heart's content?
 
2007-11-29 04:47:05 PM  
dunamai.com

There are no social or institutional failures in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.
 
2007-11-29 04:47:09 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: It's been over two years..if you can't afford a new place to live by now, in any state, then you're not trying hard enough and should be made into mulch.

There isn't much housing available or not available for a low price?
I ask because if there isn't much available, I wouldn't be surprised. The "refugees" didn't seem like they were in any sort of a hurry to rebuild.
If there is and it isn't affordable, it's as if the builders are saying "keep your low-rent crime-addled selves out of here.

Not sure where I want to take this..


Yes, because everyone who lost all their earthly possesions is 25 years old and ready to launch headfirst into a new career.

Your right though, the old and infirm among the trailer residents should yank those bootstraps tight. It's the American way.
 
2007-11-29 04:47:38 PM  
(Not that I am accusing you of such a thing)
 
2007-11-29 04:47:55 PM  
Shostie
It's awesome when people generalize about Katrina victims. It's common knowledge that Katrina only hit New Orleans, and didn't do a bit of damage to the coastal regions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

RTFA asshat.

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning to close by Friday as many as 13 trailer parks in Louisiana where victims of the 2005 hurricanes are currently living.

The sentiment still applies. Even if it's not specifically aimed at NO.
 
2007-11-29 04:47:56 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: If there is and it isn't affordable, it's as if the builders are saying "keep your low-rent crime-addled selves out of here.

No. It's because of landlords jacking up the price. Contractors will pay any price, and pack a ton of guys into a house. I lived a block away from three such contractor houses before I moved.

The houses turn to crap, and the prices just increase. I saw a house that was $1275 before the storm. When I got back, the same place was $2000. The apartment I was living in at the time was sold after the storm to someone who lived in Israel for 6 months out of the year without being told.
 
2007-11-29 04:48:04 PM  
I would get a job, but I have this gimpy knee..
 
2007-11-29 04:48:04 PM  
czarangelus: There is no social or institutional failures laziness in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.
 
2007-11-29 04:48:41 PM  
chaddsfarkprefect: Everyone remember: If you don't have something nice to say...

..come say it on fark?
 
2007-11-29 04:50:05 PM  
The old and infirm aren't the ones in question OneBrightMonkey.
It is the 20-40 somethings that have been living off the government teet since they were born. The same thing their parents did. And their parents' parents'. These are the same people demanding their right to free public housing and have time to protest and go to court, but don't have the time to get a f'ing job.
 
2007-11-29 04:50:17 PM  
tweekster: czarangelus: There is no social or institutional failures laziness in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.

cache.eb.com
 
2007-11-29 04:51:12 PM  
i worked in a trailer plant that made those pieces of shiat. honestly i'm suprised they're still standing.

seriously, u think walmart furniture is cheap?
 
2007-11-29 04:51:34 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: There isn't much housing available or not available for a low price?

I work in a hotel - we had a guy staying from NO a couple days ago whose house got destroyed (from a fire recently, not from katrina), and he was looking for a job in my area. He said that some companies that repair houses had a backlog of a couple years. He was a foreman for a shipbuilder, and since the industry in the city was basically wiped out with the hurricane, he saw the house fire as a good opportunity to take root somewhere else. Sad stuff.
 
2007-11-29 04:52:10 PM  
czarangelus: tweekster: czarangelus: There is no social or institutional failures laziness in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.

yes because having a job at one time in your life is like Auschwitz.
Damn I always knew you were lazy but come on.
 
2007-11-29 04:52:14 PM  
OneBrightMonkey
Yes, because everyone who lost all their earthly possesions is 25 years old and ready to launch headfirst into a new career.

Your right though, the old and infirm among the trailer residents should yank those bootstraps tight. It's the American way.


No, but the ones that are 25 and sitting on their arses collecting a check need to get to farking work.
 
2007-11-29 04:52:36 PM  
So...this is where Fail comes to die, huh? Nothing like a bunch of armchair moralists spewing bullshiat to remind me why I don't vote RepubliRand anymore.
 
2007-11-29 04:53:16 PM  
tweekster: czarangelus: tweekster: czarangelus: There is no social or institutional failures laziness in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.

yes because having a job at one time in your life is like Auschwitz.
Damn I always knew you were lazy but come on.


Seriously. What a dumbass post. That might be a top ten...
 
2007-11-29 04:53:35 PM  
defects: These are the same people demanding their right to free public housing and have time to protest and go to court, but don't have the time to get a f'ing job.

You're one of the "compassionate" conservatives, aren't you?
 
2007-11-29 04:54:06 PM  
I am a person who thinks our country can afford to give a pittance to that small percentage of people that can't make a contribution to society at a level that would allow them to get paid, but to these people I say, GTFO and GBTW, or GTW if you have never had a job before.
 
2007-11-29 04:56:04 PM  
tweekster: yes because having a job at one time in your life is like Auschwitz.
Damn I always knew you were lazy but come on.


Well, since these people are so lazy, and won't work or contribute to society... it would be perfectly appropriate to put them in work camps. It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"
 
2007-11-29 04:56:22 PM  
I ain't tripping.
 
2007-11-29 04:56:59 PM  
czarangelus: tweekster: czarangelus: There is no social or institutional failures laziness in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.

Yes, we know. Valuing hard work equates to Fascism. Oppressing the proletariat and blah blah blah...
 
2007-11-29 04:57:30 PM  
Here in America, if you are born into poverty, it is your own fault.
I ask; why were you too lazy to be born into an affluent home?
 
2007-11-29 04:57:57 PM  
czarangelus: tweekster: yes because having a job at one time in your life is like Auschwitz.
Damn I always knew you were lazy but come on.

Well, since these people are so lazy, and won't work or contribute to society... it would be perfectly appropriate to put them in work camps. It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"


Um no, there is a moderate in between. Stop endlessly supporting people. When you set conditions that do away with the need for employment, why be employed?
 
2007-11-29 04:58:34 PM  
So FEMA is doing this in an effort to move people into a more stable housing situation.

The street?
 
2007-11-29 04:58:43 PM  
Good thing the democrats don't hate black people and took care of all that.
 
2007-11-29 04:59:06 PM  
czarangelus: It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"

it is?
 
2007-11-29 04:59:27 PM  
the old crow: Yes, we know. Valuing hard work equates to Fascism. Oppressing the proletariat and blah blah blah...

Ever read Nickeled and Dimed?

czarangelus: Well, since these people are so lazy, and won't work or contribute to society... it would be perfectly appropriate to put them in work camps. It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"

I think the Nazis called them "work shy"
 
2007-11-29 04:59:36 PM  
Headso: czarangelus: It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"

it is?


Don't argue he is a philosopher he knows these things.
 
2007-11-29 04:59:50 PM  
This is great. A thread full of Whitey screwing off on Fark talking about how lazy "those" people are. As if every detail of the circumstances of "those" people were somehow known. I suspect you "hard working," armchair social engineers won't be disappointed when Whitey takes over all the land and houses and make it yet another playground for the "hard working" rich.
 
2007-11-29 05:00:11 PM  
czarangelus: There are no social or institutional failures in America leading to widespread poverty, ignorance, and disenfranchisement.

Should we honestly look to the same society or institution that caused the widespread poverty and ignorance to actually solve it?

/not being snarky
//honest question
 
2007-11-29 05:01:14 PM  
GurneyHalleck: This is great. A thread full of Whitey screwing off on Fark talking about how lazy "those" people are. As if every detail of the circumstances of "those" people were somehow known. I suspect you "hard working," armchair social engineers won't be disappointed when Whitey takes over all the land and houses and make it yet another playground for the "hard working" rich.

Since when did "whitey" become a proper noun?
 
2007-11-29 05:01:49 PM  
Wow. So what this implies is that lazy people, when given Government hand outs, tend to lack any motivation to improve their situation and will continue to suck at the Government teat for as long as it's available.

/shocked
//shocked I say
 
2007-11-29 05:02:12 PM  
www.louisianastatecenter.com
 
2007-11-29 05:02:39 PM  

Headso


czarangelus: It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"

it is?



It certainly is. Why, once those corpulent poor people start working, they begin to sweat lard, and that stuff greases a slope like nobody's business.

The answer here is obviously to put them to work in a very flat work camp - perhaps in Nebraska. With no stairs. For safety.
 
2007-11-29 05:03:15 PM  
Headso: czarangelus: It's a well-greased slope from "poor people are lazy!" to "send them to 'work camps.'"

it is?


Yes, using blood as a lubricant.
 
2007-11-29 05:03:20 PM  
JackassBlack: Wow. So what this implies is that lazy people, when given Government hand outs, tend to lack any motivation to improve their situation and will continue to suck at the Government teat for as long as it's available.

You got a problem with corporate subsidies?
 
2007-11-29 05:03:23 PM  
A little information from the perspective of a New Orleanian:

(1) Rents did spike quite high in the first year after the storm, but have now gone down substantially. They are still higher than pre-storm but probably not much >> than the rate of inflation on average. Location as always is essential: If you are renting Uptown, near the universities, I'd guess you are going to pay a lot more than you did 3 years ago- but not double, unless you are not a good shopper.

(2) FEMA trailer parks have been notorious nests of drugs and crime. They are a danger to the old people and children they are supposed to help. The security guards they hired were often in on the crime. They are worse than the projects.

(3) I want to help poor people, and certainly old people who can't work on their own. I am sick of people in their 20s and 30s who don't work and live off the government, hanging out all day long. And parents who don't see to it that their kids go to school and graduate.

(4) Anyone who tells you they can't find ANY job in New Orleans is full of shiat. The federal government ranks Orleans Parish as the nation's #1 county unit in wage growth. The average wage in New Orleans is 17% above that of the rest of the nation. Even if you have relatively few skills, if you will work hard you can find something in, say, construction. Yet I see people every day who do not work for a living; they have found some way to live off the government since Katrina.
 
2007-11-29 05:03:35 PM  
tweekster: Um no, there is a moderate in between. Stop endlessly supporting people.

Most of the homeless people I see are farking crazy. A civil society would endlessly support them. We do not live in a civil society.

tweekster: When you set conditions that do away with the need for employment, why be employed?

When you do away with the incentives for employment (ie: reliable transportation, assurance of medical care, assurance of stable housing, et c.) why be employed?

Psycoholic_Slag: Should we honestly look to the same society or institution that caused the widespread poverty and ignorance to actually solve it?

Frankly, I think the only thing that will challenge this society and its institutions is violence. I despair of a political solution.
 
2007-11-29 05:03:51 PM  
Give 'em the trailers. Make it the new Hattiesburg.

Seriously, do you really think the trailers are worth much after someone too lazy to find a house has been living there for two years?
 
2007-11-29 05:04:43 PM  
defects: The old and infirm aren't the ones in question OneBrightMonkey.
It is the 20-40 somethings that have been living off the government teet since they were born. The same thing their parents did. And their parents' parents'. These are the same people demanding their right to free public housing and have time to protest and go to court, but don't have the time to get a f'ing job.


THIS.

Seriously, what part of TEMPORARY is hard to understand? And FEMA isn't even kicking them out on the street! Two years later and FEMA is still paying for their housing... that's ridiculous (with obvious expections for those who are old or infirm).

And those "high" housing prices they quoted in TFA would be a dream around here. My last two bedroom apartment was over $1500 a month and it was a 40 year old C+/B- property - which is on the low side of typical for the DC metro area.
 
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