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5 days ago  
Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/103391​0​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


I get what you are saying, but.....
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


This is Fark.  We have no sympathy for this kind.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


That's the point. These are states that systematically oppress and deliberately depress their citizens. The state and local governments serve the wealthy and shiat on the poor, especially minorities. So it should be no shock that they refuse to take care of or protect their citizens during a pandemic.

It's not the residents of trailer parks who are bad necessarily, it's the owners and people who make them necessary that are the problem.
 
5 days ago  
The residents voted for this
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

LarryDan43: The residents voted for this


Not HI or GA (both went blue and both have 2 Dem Senators), but you're otherwise right.
 
5 days ago  
You know who knows more than the nation's highest infectious disease doctor? A former president who gets his body painted orange twice a week.

That's really unfair, he does it at least every morning.
 
5 days ago  
TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism


Shiatty predatory capitalism that they will steadfastly defend at the ballot box, mind you, because socialism or something.

=Smidge=
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


LOL, you must be new here...
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


Back when banks paid me to harass delinquent mortgagors on the weekends, I noticed that over half the work orders were for mobile homes, a quarter specifically in parks.  Housing is getting more expensive, because builders are too lazy for the most part to adhere to modern building codes.  So instead, a lot of mobile homes are being built and sent to New Mexico, and they are pretty much standard housing outside of city limits (and inside the more impoverished towns).
 
5 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents

That's the point. These are states that systematically oppress and deliberately depress their citizens. The state and local governments serve the wealthy and shiat on the poor, especially minorities. So it should be no shock that they refuse to take care of or protect their citizens during a pandemic.

It's not the residents of trailer parks who are bad necessarily, it's the owners and people who make them necessary that are the problem.


Except, those that are oppressed keep voting for their oppressors.

(Not all obviously, and gerrymandering is very real, but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason)
 
5 days ago  

hammettman: TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.


Floribama is probably #1
 
5 days ago  
Yeah, you Humans are well acquainted with trailer homes.

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5 days ago  

LarryDan43: The residents voted for this


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5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


And they vote Republican because someday they are going to be rich and when that day comes, they don't want to be taxed unfairly.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


.....and apparently COBRA's Weather Dominator.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


Agree.  I'm shocked I haven't needed to move in to one yet,. I think a fairer correlation would be goatees and sleeveless shirts. Moved from DC to Kentucky and I think it's a law. Along with some sort of sick reverse emissions.
 
5 days ago  
Huh.

Was just reading the states and it seems the largest group being hesitant is not trailer park dwellers.

The might be the loudest, but not the most numerous, if we are equating trailer parks with being white trash.

Matter of fact.

"While as of late July 2021, White adults accounted for the largest share (57%) of unvaccinated adults, Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine, leaving them at increased risk, particularly as the variant spreads"

We got dipshiats in every color of the rainbow not getting vaxxed.

Just hate them all equally.

Saucy sauce:https://www.kff.org/coronavirus​-covid-​19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19​-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/
 
5 days ago  

HerptheDerp: but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason


No slur or negative stereotype is conjured out of nothing.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


OK, how about the Waffle House COVID Index?
 
5 days ago  

tricycleracer: hammettman: TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.

Floribama is probably #1


I used to live in Reno Nevada. While living there I found out sun valley is one of the biggest trailer parks on earth.

Strange where those things end up.
 
5 days ago  

thiefofdreams: Huh.

Was just reading the states and it seems the largest group being hesitant is not trailer park dwellers.

The might be the loudest, but not the most numerous, if we are equating trailer parks with being white trash.

Matter of fact.

"While as of late July 2021, White adults accounted for the largest share (57%) of unvaccinated adults, Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine, leaving them at increased risk, particularly as the variant spreads"

We got dipshiats in every color of the rainbow not getting vaxxed.

Just hate them all equally.

Saucy sauce:https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-​covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-co​vid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/


I, for one, am SHOCKED that The Root might not be accurately depicting white people.
 
5 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: It's not the residents of trailer parks who are bad necessarily,


I'm sure there are good residents of trailer parks. I'm sure some voted for Biden, but odds are that they voted for trump and they are refusing vaccines and masks at a higher rate than others.  They may be victims, but they are also guilty of not doing enough to help themselves.
 
5 days ago  

Magnanimous_J: HerptheDerp: but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason

No slur or negative stereotype is conjured out of nothing.


Of course not. Sometimes they are invented out of ignorance and bigotry.
 
5 days ago  

HerptheDerp: AdmirableSnackbar: phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents

That's the point. These are states that systematically oppress and deliberately depress their citizens. The state and local governments serve the wealthy and shiat on the poor, especially minorities. So it should be no shock that they refuse to take care of or protect their citizens during a pandemic.

It's not the residents of trailer parks who are bad necessarily, it's the owners and people who make them necessary that are the problem.

Except, those that are oppressed keep voting for their oppressors.

(Not all obviously, and gerrymandering is very real, but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason)


I'm OK making fun of them for voting for their economic oppressors. I'm OK with making fun of them for doing that while living in squalor.

I'm not OK with making fun of people living in squalor for their living in squalor, as the headline does.
 
5 days ago  

Graffito: AdmirableSnackbar: It's not the residents of trailer parks who are bad necessarily,

I'm sure there are good residents of trailer parks. I'm sure some voted for Biden, but odds are that they voted for trump and they are refusing vaccines and masks at a higher rate than others.  They may be victims, but they are also guilty of not doing enough to help themselves.


How could they possibly trust the government when they refuse to do anything about what the queers are doing to the soil?
 
5 days ago  
Apropos: my mom used to work at a military hospital. To get a (crude) baseline estimate of their patients' intelligence, they used the tooth-to-tattoo ratio.

// with the prevalence of tattoos - especially among military folk - it's not so useful anymore
 
5 days ago  
Farkers hate low income housing I guess.
 
5 days ago  

thiefofdreams: tricycleracer: hammettman: TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.

Floribama is probably #1

I used to live in Reno Nevada. While living there I found out sun valley is one of the biggest trailer parks on earth.

Strange where those things end up.


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5 days ago  
These states are committing literal genocide. Systemic racism is causing African Americans to become infected, get hospitalized and die at higher rates than any other ethic group. https://www.washingtonpost.com​/health/​2021/06/27/why-black-americans-arent-b​eing-vaccinated/

Where are these people concentrated? Mostly in GOP controlled states, of course. https://www.researchgate.net/​figure/Pe​rcentage-of-black-or-African-American-​adults-aged-18-years-and-older-United-​States_fig2_7414532
 
5 days ago  

fstr21: phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents

Agree.  I'm shocked I haven't needed to move in to one yet,. I think a fairer correlation would be goatees and sleeveless shirts. Moved from DC to Kentucky and I think it's a law. Along with some sort of sick reverse emissions.


Under $300,000 and for sale in my zip code: a 1970s trailer on .2 acre. Trailer needs to be removed and replaced as it would not pass a purchase inspection for a bank loan.

$165,000.

That's it. There's your choice.
 
5 days ago  

tricycleracer: hammettman: TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.

Floribama is probably #1


there seem to be fewer trailer parks in Florida these days than previous decades

Still the same kind of people you'd expect to be living in them.  Just more of them are homeless
 
5 days ago  

Vlad_the_Inaner: tricycleracer: hammettman: TFA says "these states" and then doesn't list the states.  WTF, I need a list fix.

Floribama is probably #1

there seem to be fewer trailer parks in Florida these days than previous decades

Still the same kind of people you'd expect to be living in them.  Just more of them are homeless


Trailers are no longer a cheap place to put yourself.
 
5 days ago  

Magnanimous_J: HerptheDerp: but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason

No slur or negative stereotype is conjured out of nothing.


What about sideways vaginas?
 
5 days ago  
I would love to see a multiple regression analysis on this across the states using % Republican, % Caucasian
standardized test scores, Fox News viewership, Christian identity, ratio of federal revenue to expenditures, obesity rates, gun ownership, etc. as independent variables to see which is the best predictor of contracting COVID.  Visually, I imagine it would be one big glob of overlapping circles on a Venn diagram, leaving an exposed crescent of the first wave victims, children, and collateral damage from anti-vaxer/maskers through all waves.
 
5 days ago  

Smidge204: phaseolus: And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism

Shiatty predatory capitalism that they will steadfastly defend at the ballot box, mind you, because socialism or something.

=Smidge=


Well that's a community that needs a hell of a lot of organizing, then.
 
5 days ago  
I lost my virginity to a girl from a trailer park.

Stereotypes are not usually created our of thin air.
 
5 days ago  
TFA does not contain the word "trailer". It's only in their headline. Their source is a Business Insider article, whose source is a Washington Post article. Actually The Root also cites the WaPo article, which makes me wonder why the fark they bother citing Business Insider since it's getting all its information from the WaPo article. Anyway, the WaPo article does not mention trailer parks or mobile homes.

The point is that cases and deaths lately have been much higher in red states than blue states. While true, I had to read the WaPo article to get any idea what time period they're talking about, which is a pretty damn important part of their point. The period is from late June to the present.

The trailer park reference is literally nothing but clickbait in The Root's headline.
 
5 days ago  

BMFPitt: I lost my virginity to a girl from a trailer park.

Stereotypes are not usually created our of thin air.


Was there a tornado?
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


You mean free market capitalism, unfettered from communist east coast elite types you commie?
/Hey, got any of that horse paste?  I seem to be developing a cough.
//The welding goggles are to block the Jewish space lasers.
 
5 days ago  
Last month a poll came out showing 91% of democrats responding that they had at least one shot of the vaccine and only 50% of Republicans. There was even a significant difference between Republicans who put allegiance to Trump over the GOP vs. Republicans who put allegiance to the GOP over Trump (How did they find any of those people? Did they specifically poll Lincoln Project staff?). That was 46% to 62%.

Even among GOP supporters, Trump attracts the dumbest of the dumb.
 
5 days ago  
as someone who grew up in a trailer park, fark you and fark your classist bougie finger-pointing, shiatlibmitter. most of trump's supporters are middle-class small biz owners and PMC/labor aristocracy/middle-management types. they're white petit bourgeois motherfarkers who went to college just like you. painting them all as ignorant trashy poors who live in dumps is just a way for you smug libs to palm off responsibility for what your class is doing onto those least in control of anything in this country. point that fat white finger right back at yourself and leave the poors out of it. they have enough problems without being blamed for yours, asshole.
 
5 days ago  

patrick767: TFA does not contain the word "trailer". It's only in their headline. Their source is a Business Insider article, whose source is a Washington Post article. Actually The Root also cites the WaPo article, which makes me wonder why the fark they bother citing Business Insider since it's getting all its information from the WaPo article. Anyway, the WaPo article does not mention trailer parks or mobile homes.

The point is that cases and deaths lately have been much higher in red states than blue states. While true, I had to read the WaPo article to get any idea what time period they're talking about, which is a pretty damn important part of their point. The period is from late June to the present.

The trailer park reference is literally nothing but clickbait in The Root's headline.


Worse, it's racist clickbait.  I could just as easily put up an article on the correlation. "Inner city housing project/crime index". Were I to publish something with that headline I don't doubt the writers at The Root would get the intended message and be quite offended.

I get why they're doing it but it's not helpful.
 
5 days ago  

Smackledorfer: Magnanimous_J: HerptheDerp: but the term "White Trash", wasn't conquered in to existence for no reason

No slur or negative stereotype is conjured out of nothing.

What about sideways vaginas?


Fair point.
 
5 days ago  

lostsatellite: as someone who grew up in a trailer park, fark you and fark your classist bougie finger-pointing, shiatlibmitter. most of trump's supporters are middle-class small biz owners and PMC/labor aristocracy/middle-management types. they're white petit bourgeois motherfarkers who went to college just like you. painting them all as ignorant trashy poors who live in dumps is just a way for you smug libs to palm off responsibility for what your class is doing onto those least in control of anything in this country. point that fat white finger right back at yourself and leave the poors out of it. they have enough problems without being blamed for yours, asshole.


Not subby, but my Facebook feed is littered with high school classmates that are none of those things - they live in trailers in rural areas and are as MAGA red as you can get, and are basically subsistence living, and often on some sort of government support.  Not sure what part of the country you live in, but it rings true for some parts around me.
 
5 days ago  
Whenever I see a link for The Root, I brace myself for yet another dose of unparalleled insightful brilliance.
 
5 days ago  

phaseolus: Don't disrespect trailer parks, people gotta live somewhere. And, increasingly, trailer park residents are victims of shiatty predatory capitalism -- https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033910​731/why-are-investors-buying-up-mobile​-home-parks-and-evicting-residents


That is the "finding out" step of farking around, and for whatever reason they keep voting for it.
 
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