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(Newsday)   It smells in the summer and has rats and roaches but these trailer park residents say they aren't going anywhere   (newsday.com) divider line 121
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2003-01-10 09:33:38 AM
Why the dumbass tag?
These are not people who want to live like this - who would - it's simply the only way they can get by. Some people hear 'trailer park' and start getting all judgemental & holier than tho .... these people are just getting by.
This was most likely posted by some kid who's still nursing off his parents. Wait till real life come along kid - you'll realize what reality is.
 
2003-01-10 10:07:50 AM
Wait till real life come along kid - you'll realize what reality is

Will real-life really make you realize what reality is?
 
2003-01-10 10:14:47 AM
Why the hostility? It's not as if the poster said they actually like it. Granted, the headline is still inaccurate; they're not fighting to stay.
 
2003-01-10 10:56:33 AM
Bump, you make a good point but hey loosin up a little this is fark and it's Friday. Come on let's all gather round in peacful unity and point and laugh at the trailor park trash that have to move because of trash.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HAAAA ha ha ha... What a dump! Haaa ha ha ha

See it's fun.
 
2003-01-10 11:35:12 AM
Thirdrail you're right - sorry

I guess I just saw the dumbass tag and read it as a knock on people who are down on their luck.

[/digs stick out of ass]
 
2003-01-10 11:40:24 AM
I'm just grumpy cause I can't get past the 3rd pyramid, 14th level of Mummy Maze. Damned scorpion...
 
2003-01-10 12:09:40 PM
They parked the trailers in Manhattan?

I love New York, but Manhattan stinks in the summer.

At least Chicago had the good sense to burn itself down so we could put in alleys to handle the trash.
 
2003-01-10 12:12:08 PM
Sing along with me....

She's uh trailer park woman,
she's uh mobile home princess...
she's the queen of manufactured housing!\
 
2003-01-10 12:12:32 PM
The sewage thread continues! Methane- fart jokes - teehee.
 
2003-01-10 12:13:32 PM
Got a match for all that methane?
 
2003-01-10 12:15:37 PM
Official Scorecard

2 pee links
1 toilet link
1 landfill with methane
 
2003-01-10 12:15:45 PM
I'm too dumb/old/lazy to post a picture of the Simpson's `Cleetus' character. Can someone else do it?
 
2003-01-10 12:16:31 PM
01-10-03 09:33:38 AM Bump I felt that way too, until I read the article, that the purchaser gave everyone 6 months free rent, up to $8,000 relocation money, and assistance to find a new place. That's a lot of help. For someone not to take advantage of it paints a real dumbass picture, I'm afraid.
 
2003-01-10 12:16:53 PM
Trailer trash joke in 5....4....3....2....1
 
2003-01-10 12:17:59 PM
"If we don't get that loan, then we're (sunk)," she said. "I don't know what I'll do with all my stuff."

I know.... wait for it.... THROW IT IN THE LANDFILL!!!

bwah hah haha ha!

c'mon, now you had to like that one!
 
2003-01-10 12:18:57 PM
How did this place avoid twisters for all those years?
 
2003-01-10 12:18:58 PM
These people live the way they WANT to live.

These people can be educated, but they must want it.
They can find better jobs once educated, but they must want it.
They don't have to live in a trailer.

These people choose to live life they have, by contributing very little to society and wanting things the easy way.

Trash by any other name, is still trash.
 
2003-01-10 12:19:16 PM
I think I smell a new Fox reality series.....
 
2003-01-10 12:19:37 PM
They are waiting for the tornados to come through for "Spring Cleaning"
 
2003-01-10 12:20:19 PM
i think [sad] would be more appropriate than [dumbass] in this case...
 
2003-01-10 12:20:29 PM
I fail to see the humor in this, or the reason for the "dumbass" tag. After reading this, I genuinely felt like shiat, and started feeling thankful for what little I do have. Ok, maybe that's a bit sappy, but come on. These are people who were seemingly at one time, hard working individuals who were just barely skimming above poverty level, living in crappy conditions because it was all they could afford, and now they are being forced out. This sucks.
 
2003-01-10 12:21:19 PM
Ain't we got squatter's rights or sumpin'?
 
2003-01-10 12:21:51 PM
Mascaro also pledged $8,000 in relocation assistance to each of 14 families whose trailers were threatened by methane -- the primary component in natural gas.

Why can't she use the money the comapny offered for relocation for a downpayment on the apartment?
 
2003-01-10 12:22:19 PM
so maybe the "dumbass" tag is inappropriate.. How 'bout IRONIC??? Have to move out of a trailer park because it's TOO trashy..... Still funny!

Hilarity WILL ensue, dammit!!! Now!
 
2003-01-10 12:22:27 PM
Cletus done been squattin' right on that piece of land fer a right smart while.
 
2003-01-10 12:23:44 PM
Welcome to another episode of People Really Live This Way!

/The Senate
 
2003-01-10 12:23:52 PM
With all that methane burping out of the ground I guess they don't need the propane to BBQ. They just throw a flaming stick for the dog, avoid the fire ball & presto! Canine El Fresco!
 
2003-01-10 12:23:55 PM
Offered $8,000, and 6 months free rent ($1,680.00), and they still won't leave? I'm sorry, but if they saved their rent money, they could certainly find a place to go with just under 10K to spend.
 
2003-01-10 12:24:22 PM
Another sing-along...

Some folk 'ul nev'r lose a toe,
but then again some folk 'ul,
like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel!
 
2003-01-10 12:26:09 PM
Great, she'll have enough for the security deposit, first and last months' rent, maybe a little more.

What happens when she has to pay the rent every month? Do you have any idea how much housing in NY costs?
 
2003-01-10 12:26:51 PM
Maybe the wheels dun rotted off'n them trailers soz they can't be hauled away. (sorry, it's rare when a Canuck can laugh at another Yanks lifestyle)
 
2003-01-10 12:28:17 PM
Well, that one woman wouldn't need a loan for $2,400 if she had taken advantage of the $8,000 that was offered to her as relocation assistance. I think she was just too lazy to want to move and figured the new owners wouldn't have the heart to kick her out. Sorry!
 
2003-01-10 12:28:24 PM
need a "double dumbass" tag
 
2003-01-10 12:28:55 PM
i understand the harsh realities of life, but i think Mascaro is being pretty fair here. six months no rent should have given sufficient time to store a bit of cash to move with, PLUS he's giving $8000. i can't find fault with anyone but the tenents.
 
2003-01-10 12:29:23 PM
 
2003-01-10 12:29:49 PM
Screw the smell, I bet you can get some killer meth for cheap there.
 
2003-01-10 12:30:21 PM
Farkingfreak and MacG have the same thought as me, but I suspect they are doing this to hold out for a better deal, hence the reason it's being reported on.
 
2003-01-10 12:30:47 PM
There is a huge landfill on I-45 south of Dallas. I pass by it when I am headed to Houston. It has been steadily growing over the years. It is now so large, they have inserted pipes into the ground and have several flames burning all the time to keep the methane under control. From what info the article provides, if they wait much longer, these folks won't have to move. One well placed spark will relocate them a pretty good distance anyway.
 
2003-01-10 12:30:48 PM
I felt that way too, until I read the article, that the purchaser gave everyone 6 months free rent, up to $8,000 relocation money, and assistance to find a new place. That's a lot of help. For someone not to take advantage of it paints a real dumbass picture, I'm afraid.

WORD. I don't have a whole lot of sympathy - these people had 6 months to save money and make other plans. They just took the money they made over that time and blew it, and are now left with nothing. Stupidity will get you nowhere.
 
2003-01-10 12:32:02 PM
"Trailer Sweet Trailer"
 
2003-01-10 12:35:19 PM



Yes it was at a trailer park.
Yes it was in my hometown.
Pity the trailer dwelling carp worshipers
 
2003-01-10 12:36:06 PM
Those who feel sorry for these people, open your eyes. They are living where and how they choose, they were given ample opportunity to leave and did not use what was offered them. This is on par behavior of a class of people content to live in such conditions. Losers, the dregs of proper society, who lack the initiative to musker up the ambition to move out of an absolute dump when given to means to do so.
 
Mac
2003-01-10 12:39:03 PM
Mmmmmmm bar b cued rat!

Those were the days!
 
2003-01-10 12:39:21 PM
dr tad, bwahahahahah! ....yes....
 
2003-01-10 12:39:24 PM
Recidivist,

You asked for a match?
How about my ass and your face?

I apologize in advance for that I just couldn't resist using that stupid joke. It's out of my system now and I will never feel the urge to use it again.

Sorry, I hope you have a sense of humor.
 
2003-01-10 12:39:38 PM
You know how sometimes, when someone is angry with their computer, they will hit it? Well, I realize this isn't directly related to the thread at hand, but wouldn't it be great if someone invented a computer that hit back?

//resumes medication
 
2003-01-10 12:40:08 PM
So, is the stink from urine? If not, the streak of 3 urine/toilet posts in a row is broken.
 
2003-01-10 12:40:47 PM
"I want to get out. I will get out. But give me a little bit more time" he said as he kicked back in his rusty fold out chair, several support straps apparently ripped apart from years of use. "I'm in the middle of my first beer," he continued, sipping his Milwaukee's Best, feet kicking several emptied and crushed cans under the trailer. "My um, pinkie...NO, toe, yeah that's it, hurts a bit, I reckon and can't look for no job right now. All in good time, all in good time."
 
2003-01-10 12:41:31 PM
"Those who feel sorry for these people, open your eyes. They are living where and how they choose, they were given ample opportunity to leave and did not use what was offered them. This is on par behavior of a class of people content to live in such conditions. Losers, the dregs of proper society, who lack the initiative to musker up the ambition to move out of an absolute dump when given to means to do so."

i absolutely disagree. it's nice that you were born into a life where everything worked out as wonderfully as it did, but sometimes good people get bad breaks. to blame all of the poor for being poor is ignorant. not everyone wants to live that way.

that said, i still believe these people are being given ample opportunity at this point to get out.
 
2003-01-10 12:41:32 PM
its all fun and games till your braggin bout your double wide while your barefooted wife is spittin out her chaw of tobacco.
 
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