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2014-04-20 09:31:53 PM  
Won't someone think of the chi-.... oh wait, they did.
 
2014-04-20 09:36:03 PM  
Bill Tirelli sounds like a dullard who can't let other people have fun because he doesn't know how to
 
2014-04-20 09:39:47 PM  
 Florida neighbors upset about new park because: C) Rich People might actually use it rent it and no one else can use it


FTFY
 
2014-04-20 09:41:14 PM  
"so that means you're going to have bands, you're going to have noise and you're going to have a lot of traffic,"

Hi, welcome to America. You must be new here.
 
2014-04-20 09:41:20 PM  
I'll never go back to the suburbs.
 
2014-04-20 09:43:44 PM  
It's not the noise you need to worry about, it's all the assholes parked all over the place.
 
2014-04-20 09:48:42 PM  
Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.
 
2014-04-20 09:48:43 PM  
:clutches pearls: Heavens! Children playing outside!
 
2014-04-20 09:50:44 PM  
Stay of their lawns.
 
2014-04-20 09:59:51 PM  
So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".
 
2014-04-20 10:00:43 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.


Fark 'em, then. Wall it off and pipe in warm gruel and Matlock until they all expire and we can reclaim the land...
 
2014-04-20 10:08:39 PM  
I used to live kind of near a park.  Never noticed it unless they were having a concert.  The band noise was fairly horrible from my apartment, all you could really hear was a dull rhythmic buzz and occasionally some fragments of vocals when the singer got overly excited.

Wasn't that hard to cope with, could just walk over and listen to it clearly, or go do something elsewhere for a few hours.
 
2014-04-20 10:19:58 PM  

Mentalpatient87: TuteTibiImperes: Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.

Fark 'em, then. Wall it off and pipe in warm gruel and Matlock until they all expire and we can reclaim the land...


Then, they'll be piping in warm gruel and Dr. Who re-runs.  The coming generations of elderly will at least be too deaf to complain about noise.
 
2014-04-20 10:23:24 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Florida neighbors upset about new park because: C) Rich People might actually use it rent it and no one else can use it


FTFY


Nope.

"My big concern is losing quality of life, because the park is going to be rented out on occasions -- so that means you're going to have bands, you're going to have noise and you're going to have a lot of traffic," said neighbor Bill Tirelli.

Sounds to me like he'd be just as happy if someone rented it and nobody else DID use it. He really is pissed that there will be people in the park making noise and going there.
 
2014-04-20 10:26:57 PM  
It's Cape Farking Coral.  There IS no quality of life.
 
2014-04-20 10:31:38 PM  
My town hasn't changed since the 1931s, You can't buy liquor on sundays because the liquor stores are closed, but at noon you can buy beer (only after church service) at any gas station. Few years ago they decided the fancy new park in the middle of town town cost to much to upgrade, so they decide to open it up to Beerfest, and Pigfest and every other venture. Of course every old fart in a 10 mile radius complained how it would destroy "the outlook of the city". A city that hasn't been updated since 1931 anyway?

Think the neighbors in this case need to go smoke a bong and get farked, or simply grab a beer and enjoy the festival that go on.
 
2014-04-20 10:32:16 PM  
Best way to describe cape coral

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-20 10:32:55 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".


One day, we'll be the age the baby boomers are now. Call me crazy (and of course at least one of you will), but I'm about 80% sure we'll be just as selfish. And why? Because we worked our butts off for 50 years and don't want to see the younger, lazier generations taking it all away from us because "boo hoo life isn't fair."
 
2014-04-20 10:33:15 PM  

catmander: It's Cape Farking Coral.  There IS no quality of life.


How do you kill that which has no life?

Move to Florida.
 
2014-04-20 10:46:13 PM  

TerminalEchoes: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".

One day, we'll be the age the baby boomers are now. Call me crazy (and of course at least one of you will), but I'm about 80% sure we'll be just as selfish. And why? Because we worked our butts off for 50 years and don't want to see the younger, lazier generations taking it all away from us because "boo hoo life isn't fair."


God, I hope not.( I've known for a long time that the World does not revolve around me, unlike many of my Boomer relatives...)

/ Gen X
 
2014-04-20 10:47:21 PM  

Gyrfalcon: TV's Vinnie: Florida neighbors upset about new park because: C) Rich People might actually use it rent it and no one else can use it


FTFY

Nope.

"My big concern is losing quality of life, because the park is going to be rented out on occasions -- so that means you're going to have bands, you're going to have noise and you're going to have a lot of traffic," said neighbor Bill Tirelli.

Sounds to me like he'd be just as happy if someone rented it and nobody else DID use it. He really is pissed that there will be people in the park making noise and going there.


Eh.

I took it that they were mainly concerned/upset that there would be large events/parties there, not the every day use.  Especially when the church was wanting to add an amphitheater.
 
2014-04-20 10:53:07 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: TerminalEchoes: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".

One day, we'll be the age the baby boomers are now. Call me crazy (and of course at least one of you will), but I'm about 80% sure we'll be just as selfish. And why? Because we worked our butts off for 50 years and don't want to see the younger, lazier generations taking it all away from us because "boo hoo life isn't fair."

God, I hope not.( I've known for a long time that the World does not revolve around me, unlike many of my Boomer relatives...)

/ Gen X


I'm already 50 and so far I'm not selfish or upset that anyone coming after me will have the things I worked for. Of course, I have nothing so that might be part of it; but those of us on the leading edge of Gen X at least are much less selfish and greedy than the trailing edge of Boomers that preceeded us.
 
2014-04-20 10:53:37 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-20 10:56:33 PM  
At first I thought people were upset because a church built it, but then I live in Northern California.
 
2014-04-20 11:09:38 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Florida neighbors upset about new park because: C) Rich People might actually use it rent it and no one else can use it


FTFY


Knows that pain...


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-20 11:12:28 PM  

catmander: It's Cape Farking Coral.  There IS no quality of life.


Oh come on, it's not that bad. You make it sound like it's the dystopic hellscape that most people call "Lehigh Acres".
 
2014-04-20 11:14:37 PM  
Places should never change. They should be the same way until the end of time.
 
2014-04-20 11:15:03 PM  
It's a legit concern, but to be fair, I don't think they realize the real problem.

Where I live, we've a very, -very- nice park we're very proud of in our little, small town. It's got a carousel, ferris wheel, motorized rides, man-made lake, stadium, track, mini-golf, train ride, concession stands, etc. Perfect for the kids, free to any.

And what happens? All the poor, trashy people from the city come down and flood every weekend and wreck it with their litter, crime, and basically ghetto/white trash/low rent nonsense.
 
2014-04-20 11:39:08 PM  
Forbidden Doughnut:

God, I hope not.( I've known for a long time that the World does not revolve around me, unlike many of my Boomer relatives...)

/ Gen X


Me too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X#Characteristics_and_defini ti on

"Compared with previous generations, Generation X represents a more apparently heterogeneous generation, openly acknowledging and embracing social diversity in terms of such characteristics as race, class, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity, and sexual orientation.[29]

Unlike their parents who challenged leaders with an intent to replace them, Gen Xers are less likely to idolize leaders and are more inclined to work toward long-term institutional and systematic change through economic, media and consumer actions.[32]"
 
2014-04-21 12:30:03 AM  
Sounds a lot like Pinky's Point Park in Hamilton County, TN.  This littered, mostly abandoned park, that was basically a shiathole, forgotten by most county residents.

A nonprofit wanted to build hiking and mountain biking trails in the park, and an ultimate Frisbee group, wanted to put in a course, and the county initially agreed.  The nonprofit even held a clean up day at the park and picked up litter.  They had a group of volunteers to start the actual construction. Even had the trails flagged through the woods.  A local bike shop was ready to donate funds to help cover the costs.  (In fact this whole project was either covered by donated funds or volunteer work, costing the county absolutely zero!)  Even had restaurants to donate food to feed the volunteers.

That was UNTIL a few people that live long Nelson Spur Road objected, including the then head of the Hamilton County Republican Party.  Then it was...


ragegenerator.com


That was years ago.  Absolutely nothing has been done since.  So, the park is still a largely unused over grown shiat hole.
 
2014-04-21 12:30:33 AM  
Well lets not forget the crackheads and drunks hanging out there till all hours. Also the homeless people, although they aren't such an issue in parks, way too much room for them down town where they can scare the hell out of the tourists.
 
2014-04-21 12:34:01 AM  

ladyfortuna: Forbidden Doughnut:

God, I hope not.( I've known for a long time that the World does not revolve around me, unlike many of my Boomer relatives...)

/ Gen X

Me too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X#Characteristics_and_defini ti on

"Compared with previous generations, Generation X represents a more apparently heterogeneous generation, openly acknowledging and embracing social diversity in terms of such characteristics as race, class, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity, and sexual orientation.[29]

Unlike their parents who challenged leaders with an intent to replace them, Gen Xers are less likely to idolize leaders and are more inclined to work toward long-term institutional and systematic change through economic, media and consumer actions.[32]"


Hah hah, you quoted wikipedia.  They were also rebels in their youth.  They came back from the war, and missed the freedom, so they became bikers. They were the hippies who wanted to change the world. They listened to The Who rocking out about not getting fooled again.  This has been going on since the middle ages.

The next generation will be just as idealistic as the ones before were, they aren't really special in that they think that they're different.  A few percent will keep their idealism at age 80, sure.  But they'll still get laughed at by the kids who think they're boring idiots.
 
2014-04-21 12:44:22 AM  
Ha I used to work inspections on Florida planned subdivisions, like a decade ago. They'd always put up some silly fake playground in the middle of an intersection, before the houses were even built, to give an illusion of family-friendliness.

Then dipshiats bought crappy houses in the middle of nowhere and now are the people I have to watch out for from road rage.

Because, suckers.
 
2014-04-21 12:45:55 AM  
I'm talking about you, Pasco County.
 
2014-04-21 02:10:49 AM  
People in Florida complain about losing their quality of life when a playground is opened close to where they live while the people in Chicago just complain about losing their life.
 
2014-04-21 03:25:28 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Mentalpatient87: TuteTibiImperes: Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.

Fark 'em, then. Wall it off and pipe in warm gruel and Matlock until they all expire and we can reclaim the land...

Then, they'll be piping in warm gruel and Dr. Who re-runs.  The coming generations of elderly will at least be too deaf to complain about noise.


You shut the hell up about Doctor Who. Plus, after the Matolock olds are dead we'll have to deal with the Murder, She Wrote olds. Then the Touched By an Angel olds. Then the Doctor Who olds. But that won't be for another forty or fifty years, so we're all good.
 
2014-04-21 08:22:30 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Eh.

I took it that they were mainly concerned/upset that there would be large events/parties there, not the every day use. Especially when the church was wanting to add an amphitheater.


Tell 'em to swap out those 70 year old single pane pointed and puttied windows and put in some nice sound blocking triple panes.

I'll bet they can hardly hear a thing over Murder She Wrote after that.
 
2014-04-21 09:36:07 AM  
Classic Floridian curmudgeons, complaining about the loss to their quality of life whenever children are brought near.
They want to be left in peace and quiet to gripe about how their out-of-state grandchildren never visit.
 
2014-04-21 10:06:58 AM  
Snrk! Stayin' in Dunedin, I am
 
2014-04-21 11:43:08 AM  

TerminalEchoes: "so that means you're going to have bands, you're going to have noise and you're going to have a lot of traffic,"

Hi, welcome to America. You must be new here.


No, I'm gonna side with the homeowner on this one. As you say, it is America; homeowners should and do have the right to speak up about issues that affect the quality of life around their homes.* Big organizations, corporate or otherwise, have no automatic right to trample citizen ri--

Oh. Never mind, you're right.


*HOAs excluded of course because HOAs.
 
2014-04-21 12:16:59 PM  
cdn01.dailycaller.com
 
2014-04-21 12:45:14 PM  
My house is surrounded by about 10 acres of cornfield behind me and to my left. I would be pissed if they turned half of that into a park. I fenced my yard so that I can run naked and free. With a park in such proximity I'd be worried that somebody may be confused by my dangly bits.
 
2014-04-21 12:50:47 PM  

TerminalEchoes: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".

One day, we'll be the age the baby boomers are now. Call me crazy (and of course at least one of you will), but I'm about 80% sure we'll be just as selfish. And why? Because we worked our butts off for 50 years and don't want to see the younger, lazier generations taking it all away from us because "boo hoo life isn't fair."


Which doesn't invalidate making fun of that sort of attitude.

But in keeping with intergenerational spite: I do think the Boomers are particularly arseholeish. They sold out their values ling ago yet continue to lionize themselves for having once expressed them. They replaced representative democracy with de-facto oligarchy. They trashed their children's financial future for personal gain while simultaneously demanding that their kids (and grandkids) be prepared to support them in old age. And the kids they've raised are no picture of perfect parenting either; far from it.

You notice that Tom Brokaw went with the neutral descriptive "Boom!" for the title of his book on the Boomers. Whereas he went with "The Greatest Generation" for their parents, he knew that for the Boomer book "The Worst Generation," while accurate and pairing nicely with the first book, wouldn't have over well with the true "me-me-me" generation.

/howzzat for intergenerational rant
//grumpgrumpgrump
///slashies in threes
 
2014-04-21 01:10:07 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Forbidden Doughnut: TerminalEchoes: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: So...a bunch of Baby Boomers being selfish at the expense of everyone around them?

Must be a day ending in "y".

One day, we'll be the age the baby boomers are now. Call me crazy (and of course at least one of you will), but I'm about 80% sure we'll be just as selfish. And why? Because we worked our butts off for 50 years and don't want to see the younger, lazier generations taking it all away from us because "boo hoo life isn't fair."

God, I hope not.( I've known for a long time that the World does not revolve around me, unlike many of my Boomer relatives...)

/ Gen X

I'm already 50 and so far I'm not selfish or upset that anyone coming after me will have the things I worked for. Of course, I have nothing so that might be part of it; but those of us on the leading edge of Gen X at least are much less selfish and greedy than the trailing edge of Boomers that preceeded us.


The funny thing is that non-Xer's often see the following type of statement as self-martyrdom:

The world we grew up in contained enough disappointment and disillusionment that most of us grew up to be realistic and empathetic. We watched Boomers fark it all up and were too young, first, and then too small a group to do much about it.

Of course, there's another thing that Boomers hate about Xers: we're not really a "group." Boomers tried so hard to define us, driven partly by a desire to put us into marketable boxes and partly by an egotistical need to give every generation a name (unconsciously reminding everyone of them). But unlike them, we were genuine individuals. Thus their settling on the frustrated and dismissive "Generation X."

I really hope that when they all die off the whole named-generation thing goes with them. When Gertrude Stein wrote about "The Lost Generation" it was commentary, not self-aggrandizement.
 
2014-04-21 01:11:25 PM  

Terrible Old Man: It's a legit concern, but to be fair, I don't think they realize the real problem.

Where I live, we've a very, -very- nice park we're very proud of in our little, small town. It's got a carousel, ferris wheel, motorized rides, man-made lake, stadium, track, mini-golf, train ride, concession stands, etc. Perfect for the kids, free to any.

And what happens? All the poor, trashy people from the city come down and flood every weekend and wreck it with their litter, crime, and basically ghetto/white trash/low rent nonsense.


Have you considered a monorail?
 
2014-04-21 01:12:48 PM  

JeffreyScott: Sounds a lot like Pinky's Point Park in Hamilton County, TN.  This littered, mostly abandoned park, that was basically a shiathole, forgotten by most county residents.

A nonprofit wanted to build hiking and mountain biking trails in the park, and an ultimate Frisbee group, wanted to put in a course, and the county initially agreed.  The nonprofit even held a clean up day at the park and picked up litter.  They had a group of volunteers to start the actual construction. Even had the trails flagged through the woods.  A local bike shop was ready to donate funds to help cover the costs.  (In fact this whole project was either covered by donated funds or volunteer work, costing the county absolutely zero!)  Even had restaurants to donate food to feed the volunteers.

That was UNTIL a few people that live long Nelson Spur Road objected, including the then head of the Hamilton County Republican Party.  Then it was...



That was years ago.  Absolutely nothing has been done since.  So, the park is still a largely unused over grown shiat hole.


Best use of that image I've seen in a while.
 
2014-04-21 01:16:18 PM  

maram500: Ker_Thwap: Mentalpatient87: TuteTibiImperes: Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.

Fark 'em, then. Wall it off and pipe in warm gruel and Matlock until they all expire and we can reclaim the land...

Then, they'll be piping in warm gruel and Dr. Who re-runs.  The coming generations of elderly will at least be too deaf to complain about noise.

You shut the hell up about Doctor Who. Plus, after the Matolock olds are dead we'll have to deal with the Murder, She Wrote olds. Then the Touched By an Angel olds. Then the Doctor Who olds. But that won't be for another forty or fifty years, so we're all good.


I just want the Ghost Whisperer reruns. I can't wait to be a dirty old man watching young Jennifer Love Hewitt décolleté.
 
2014-04-21 06:25:44 PM  

brimed03: maram500: Ker_Thwap: Mentalpatient87: TuteTibiImperes: Cape Coral is filled with crotchety old retired people who have nothing better to do than biatch and complain about everything.  They fight tooth and nail against any kind of industry moving into the city, anything that encourages more young families to move in, and generally try to make life difficult for anyone who isn't content to sit quietly and wait to die.

Fark 'em, then. Wall it off and pipe in warm gruel and Matlock until they all expire and we can reclaim the land...

Then, they'll be piping in warm gruel and Dr. Who re-runs.  The coming generations of elderly will at least be too deaf to complain about noise.

You shut the hell up about Doctor Who. Plus, after the Matolock olds are dead we'll have to deal with the Murder, She Wrote olds. Then the Touched By an Angel olds. Then the Doctor Who olds. But that won't be for another forty or fifty years, so we're all good.

I just want the Ghost Whisperer reruns. I can't wait to be a dirty old man watching young Jennifer Love Hewitt décolleté.


Thought: 70 years from now, you'll have My Little Pony olds.
 
2014-04-21 10:26:25 PM  

brimed03: Terrible Old Man: It's a legit concern, but to be fair, I don't think they realize the real problem.

Where I live, we've a very, -very- nice park we're very proud of in our little, small town. It's got a carousel, ferris wheel, motorized rides, man-made lake, stadium, track, mini-golf, train ride, concession stands, etc. Perfect for the kids, free to any.

And what happens? All the poor, trashy people from the city come down and flood every weekend and wreck it with their litter, crime, and basically ghetto/white trash/low rent nonsense.

Have you considered a monorail?


Don't really think we need one. Got everything else.

http://www.newphilaoh.com/html/tuscora_park/
 
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