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(USA Today)   Florida's reopening resulted in 13,000 pounds of trash left on Cocoa Beach. Jeannie and Major Nelson are outraged   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2020-05-10 2:22:44 AM  
Used to be a nice place
I doubt it was the people who live there that trashed the place
 
2020-05-10 3:17:42 AM  
People selfish enough to go to the beach during a pandemic are also selfish enough to trash the place.  No surprise there.
 
2020-05-10 6:00:03 AM  
My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.
 
2020-05-10 6:36:58 AM  
I dreamed of Jeannie if you know what I mean and I think you know what I mean.
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2020-05-10 6:45:03 AM  
"13,000 pounds of trash" is a cruelly accurate way to describe the visitors to Cocoa beach
 
2020-05-10 6:49:09 AM  

offacue: I dreamed of Jeannie if you know what I mean and I think you know what I mean.
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She was a bit before my time, but I was partial to this one when I was small..

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2020-05-10 7:44:35 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.


Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.
 
2020-05-10 7:50:16 AM  
I thought Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee had their own beaches to sit on?
 
2020-05-10 7:56:24 AM  
My wife's aunt used to live in Brevard County. We've been to Cocoa Beach many times over the years. This does not surprise me.
 
2020-05-10 7:56:32 AM  

Fat Joe Ska: ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.


And Miami is not Miami Beach.  Daytona is not Daytona beach....and so on, and so on.

/his point stands
 
2020-05-10 8:03:06 AM  

Fat Joe Ska: ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.


Yeah, I know. It doesn't change anything. They live on the expensive side of Indian River and Banana River -- the actual barrier island.

My mom is from Vero Beach and her mother's family is from Jupiter. The town, not the planet.
 
2020-05-10 8:03:55 AM  
Was it White Trash? 13000 pounds? That's like what, 40 people whose mobility scooters got stuck in the sand?
 
2020-05-10 8:08:11 AM  
How is this different than normal? People litter like crazy in Florida.

But it's never the locals. No sir, always those darned tourists. We don't have any tourists right now because the state has been shut down for six weeks, but somehow they're at fault.

And if it's not the tourists it's people who live in the next county. People cross the county line and suddenly loose all sense of responsibility. Never the real locals.

/that's sarcasm
//"Flo-grown" idiocy is just as real as snowbird idiocy
///if you disagree with that you're probably part of the problem
 
2020-05-10 8:11:14 AM  

wademh: Was it White Trash? 13000 pounds? That's like what, 40 people whose mobility scooters got stuck in the sand?


Yup, they don't pick up the black trash.
 
2020-05-10 8:18:12 AM  

Alphax: offacue: I dreamed of Jeannie if you know what I mean and I think you know what I mean.
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She was a bit before my time, but I was partial to this one when I was small..

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She has a belly button!
 
2020-05-10 8:24:02 AM  

Richard Saunders: Fat Joe Ska: ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.

And Miami is not Miami Beach.  Daytona is not Daytona beach....and so on, and so on.

/his point stands


What about Lake Worth Beach?
 
2020-05-10 8:36:38 AM  

RedHead87: Alphax: offacue: I dreamed of Jeannie if you know what I mean and I think you know what I mean.
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She was a bit before my time, but I was partial to this one when I was small..

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She has a belly button!


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2020-05-10 8:41:00 AM  
Surprise! Plague-rats are also pigs. How unexpected.
 
2020-05-10 8:47:24 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: How is this different than normal? People litter like crazy in Florida.

But it's never the locals. No sir, always those darned tourists. We don't have any tourists right now because the state has been shut down for six weeks, but somehow they're at fault.

And if it's not the tourists it's people who live in the next county. People cross the county line and suddenly loose all sense of responsibility. Never the real locals.

/that's sarcasm
//"Flo-grown" idiocy is just as real as snowbird idiocy
///if you disagree with that you're probably part of the problem


It's those damn Merrit Islanders!
 
2020-05-10 9:06:54 AM  
When people throw something away, what does "away" mean?  It all comes down to "I don't care where it goes.  I just don't want to look at it anymore."

This is true from the scraps in your kitchen, to the byproducts used to make the stuff in your kitchen, and all the way up the chain to spent military nuclear reactors.  We cart those off to the southwest USA and bury them.

"Can't see it anymore, so we're good!"
 
2020-05-10 9:13:24 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: How is this different than normal? People litter like crazy in Florida.

But it's never the locals. No sir, always those darned tourists. We don't have any tourists right now because the state has been shut down for six weeks, but somehow they're at fault.

And if it's not the tourists it's people who live in the next county. People cross the county line and suddenly loose all sense of responsibility. Never the real locals.

/that's sarcasm
//"Flo-grown" idiocy is just as real as snowbird idiocy
///if you disagree with that you're probably part of the problem


Yes, we do have tourists right now. Some of them never left, others started showing up 2-3 weeks ago. Just because mouseville is closed does not mean the aholes aren't driving down because they 'deserve' a vacation.
/When Florida shut down, people still kept coming. 'Closed to short term vacation rentals' the state said. BS said the vacation folks and rental property owners. The problem is too many entitled assholes do not understand the words 'NO, you can't'
 
2020-05-10 9:31:42 AM  
But think of all that bootie.

/sweet
//sweet
///bootie
 
2020-05-10 9:51:14 AM  
This should definitely be turned into a Barbara Eden thread

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2020-05-10 9:56:16 AM  

EbonyCat: This should definitely be turned into a Barbara Eden thread

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You almost poked my eye out by posting that picture. You'll be hearing from my attorney after I get finished fapping.
 
2020-05-10 10:00:35 AM  

cretinbob: Used to be a nice place
I doubt it was the people who live there that trashed the place


It isn't OOS tourists.
 
2020-05-10 10:08:10 AM  

EbonyCat: This should definitely be turned into a Barbara Eden thread

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Yeah. Sure.

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2020-05-10 10:20:00 AM  
I live in Merritt Island. A bridge away from Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. When the theme parks closed down we were swarmed with Orlando tourists that had nothing else to do on their vacations. As the tourists traffic dried up, the Orlando natives started swarming our shores. Normally, A1A/528 on the approach to the beaches might have a couple dozen families kayaking and fishing on a weekend day. This is over about a 1.5 miles span, BTW. Recently, while the beaches were closed, cars were parked a few feet apart over the whole span. Driving by at the end of the day there were piles or trash everywhere. Granted, there are no trash cans along the river shore, but like camping, pack out what you pack in. With the public beach areas back open, we will not go near them on a weekend. We have our own "secret" local fishing spots that will remain secret and local beach-side friends in residential areas where we don't have to compete with tourist traffic. Not sure what my point is, other than please respect our home like it was yours. When we go back to our "New Normal" we still want it to be the beautiful place we chose to live in.
 
2020-05-10 10:20:23 AM  

Mikeyworld: EbonyCat: This should definitely be turned into a Barbara Eden thread

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Yeah. Sure.

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When 88 years old you reach, look as good you will not.
 
2020-05-10 10:22:59 AM  
I dream of PPE Jeannie.
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2020-05-10 10:28:39 AM  

Fat Joe Ska: ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.


In much the same way Tom's River is not Jersey Shore.
 
2020-05-10 10:34:30 AM  

HugeMistake: "13,000 pounds of trash" is a cruelly accurate way to describe the visitors to Cocoa beach


That's like 40 people
 
2020-05-10 10:42:02 AM  
13,000 Pounds of Trash is the name of my MAGA quintet.
 
2020-05-10 11:02:00 AM  
I just remember hearing from a relative how many cigarette butts were on the beach they saw there.

/ is that the closest beach to Disney?
 
2020-05-10 12:06:54 PM  
When I worked for the City of Panama City Beach we used to have farm tractors that would go up and down the beach and remove so many dumpsters of trash worth of garbage, you would not believe it.

I think they would also hit the beaches again in the early morning, before the tourist were up, to get anything that would wash ashore, though I do not believe that operation was as big.
 
2020-05-10 12:10:48 PM  
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2020-05-10 12:32:35 PM  
I Dream of Jeannie Ln
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931


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2020-05-10 12:34:37 PM  
Oh and...
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2020-05-10 12:41:02 PM  
Irresponsible people do other irresponsible things while being irresponsible. News at 11.
 
2020-05-10 12:47:54 PM  
People are pigs but I am suspicious

Does that include the weight of the trash put in the trash containers?

Cuz they did not specify
 
2020-05-10 12:55:47 PM  
I bet on a normal day it would be 50,000.
 
2020-05-10 12:58:01 PM  

winedrinkingman: When I worked for the City of Panama City Beach we used to have farm tractors that would go up and down the beach and remove so many dumpsters of trash worth of garbage, you would not believe it.



They could have waited for hurricane Michael. It removed everything.

/are there automated ATM machines on the city of Panama City Beach beach?
 
2020-05-10 1:21:55 PM  

Alphax: offacue: I dreamed of Jeannie if you know what I mean and I think you know what I mean.
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She was a bit before my time, but I was partial to this one when I was small..

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One of the very few animated characters that was less busty than her real life counterpart.
 
2020-05-10 1:59:27 PM  
YES Master
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2020-05-10 2:07:15 PM  

Richard Saunders: Fat Joe Ska: ecmoRandomNumbers: My Aunt Connie's family has been in Cocoa for over 100 years. It's not the native Floridiots, but the tourists and stray frat boys who just hang about who are the human litter all up the coast.

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.

And Miami is not Miami Beach.  Daytona is not Daytona beach....and so on, and so on.

/his point stands


Pompano Beach
Delray Beach
Vero Beach

I can name a few more if you want
His point 1 point is ok,   your points are shiat
 
2020-05-10 2:44:26 PM  

EyeHaveRisen: Richard Saunders: Fat Joe Ska:

Cocoa is not Cocoa Beach.

And Miami is not Miami Beach.  Daytona is not Daytona beach....and so on, and so on.

/his point stands

Pompano Beach
Delray Beach
Vero Beach

I can name a few more if you want


You sound like a real playa.
 
2020-05-10 5:48:46 PM  

nanim: I just remember hearing from a relative how many cigarette butts were on the beach they saw there.

/ is that the closest beach to Disney?


Daytona Beach is, but Cocoa isn't that much farther, and is a better beach.
Canaveral National Seashore is the best though. No one really goes there.
 
2020-05-10 5:54:58 PM  
The only thing I know about Cocoa Beach is how Tom Wolfe spent like ten pages of The Right Stuff talking about how low-rent and dumpy the area was, so this checks out for me.
 
2020-05-10 7:26:53 PM  

Robo Beat: The only thing I know about Cocoa Beach is how Tom Wolfe spent like ten pages of The Right Stuff talking about how low-rent and dumpy the area was, so this checks out for me.


That was before it became a high profile community.
 
2020-05-10 10:32:38 PM  
I've lived in South Florida most of my life, and with the exception of a couple of years in my teens trying to get laid, I've never understood the appeal of laying in the sun baking.

Never made sense to me.
 
2020-05-10 10:57:13 PM  

fatalvenom: I've lived in South Florida most of my life, and with the exception of a couple of years in my teens trying to get laid, I've never understood the appeal of laying in the sun baking.

Never made sense to me.


My mom was a sun worshipper with white Scottish skin in Vero Beach. This week she had 6 squamous cell carcinomas removed from her face and neck. I took her to the dermatologist.

I was born in Arizona with the same awful skin and HATE the sun. I keep my ass inside.
 
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