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interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: hal
Date: September 27, 2022 08:02PM
As Hurricane Ian nears, millions in Florida told to evacuate [www.jpost.com]

It's a Reuters story and photo - not sure if it was Reuters that paired them...

I clicked on the link (from within twitter) intending to read the story, but all I did was zoom in to read those I(NSANE!!!) bumper stickers and make up a story about the people that own that car (and a very derogatory story I'm ashamed to say)


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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2022 08:06PM
Where is the Sharpie when these folks really need it?



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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: September 27, 2022 08:31PM
Literal definition of trailor trash.
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Ted King
Date: September 27, 2022 09:06PM
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Lemon
Literal definition of trailor trash.

It's probably just me, but I'm not keen on the term "trailer trash". "Trash" is something we don't want anymore and throw away. I get an association with the notion of "trailer trash" as though they are throw away people. I'm sure that it's often not intended to be taken that way, but that's the association I get when I hear it. The "trailer" part bothers me, too, because trailers imply low income and so "trailer trash" suggests a connection between the "trash" and being lower income.

Like I said, though, I suspect that's just a quirk of mine.



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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 27, 2022 09:22PM
That is actually pretty tame for much of Florida. I can go to any local parking lot in my town, at any given time, and find cars that are similar or worse.



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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 27, 2022 09:25PM
Florida Man
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 27, 2022 09:48PM
I think I saw that as part of footage on either PBS or NBC. The bumper stickers raised my eyebrows, too.
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 28, 2022 08:27AM
I heard this morning that DeSantis said that Now is not the time to be petty. (…given that Florida will be looking for federal dollars)

I guess that time was last week, or maybe in a couple of weeks from now. Who knew that the Florida governor’s office set the schedule for these things?
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 28, 2022 08:35AM
Define petty.
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 28, 2022 11:32AM
Desantis needs those federal dollars to roll in so he can take credit for them.



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"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias

The German word for contraceptive is “Schwangerschaftsverhütungsmittel”. By the time you finished saying that, it’s too late
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 28, 2022 01:14PM
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RgrF
Define petty.

Petty is when democrat presidents don't help republican governors.

But Texas & Florida republicans voting against federal aid for Sandy was totally not petty!
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: kj
Date: September 28, 2022 02:32PM
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Ted King
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Lemon
Literal definition of trailor trash.

It's probably just me, but I'm not keen on the term "trailer trash". "Trash" is something we don't want anymore and throw away. I get an association with the notion of "trailer trash" as though they are throw away people. I'm sure that it's often not intended to be taken that way, but that's the association I get when I hear it. The "trailer" part bothers me, too, because trailers imply low income and so "trailer trash" suggests a connection between the "trash" and being lower income.

Like I said, though, I suspect that's just a quirk of mine.

It's not just your quirk, fwiw. It's the worst kind of judgement. I prefer to see people as misguided, and most are a mix of good and bad. The optimal outcome is that they change, of course. Even humanists believe in people's potential for good winking smiley
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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 28, 2022 06:19PM
It's probably just me, but I'm not keen on the term "trailer trash".


No, it's not just you.






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Re: interesting photo chosen for hurricane story
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 29, 2022 08:25AM
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Lux Interior
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RgrF
Define petty.

Petty is when democrat presidents don't help republican governors.

But Texas & Florida republicans voting against federal aid for Sandy was totally not petty!

When Repubs go low, Dems stay high:

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The federal government sent 300 ambulances with medical teams and was ready to truck in 3.7 million meals and 3.5 million liters of water once the storm passes.

“We’ll be there to help you clean up and rebuild, to help Florida get moving again,” President Joe Biden said Wednesday. “And we’ll be there every step of the way. That’s my absolute commitment to the people of the state of Florida.”

DeSantis, BTW, has asked for 100% federal payment for all cleanup costs for 60 days. I’m surprised he didn’t also ask for reimbursement for the cost of the recent flights to Massachusetts.
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