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...legislation that would tax manufactured housing dealers to help counties pay to dispose of mobile homes.

Why? They didn't abandon anything...

1 posted on 01/05/2004 4:47:00 PM PST by Libloather
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2 posted on 01/05/2004 4:47:44 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: Libloather
They sound like good tornado decoys to me. Just put them all in an uninhabited area in tornado country, and they'll attract every twister around.
3 posted on 01/05/2004 4:49:36 PM PST by michaelt
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To: Libloather
"They looked a lot better as beer cans"....Jimmy Buffett
4 posted on 01/05/2004 4:51:46 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Libloather
I think I know the guy who has all 40,000 on his four acre property.

Why would anyone join a HOA? [/sarcasm]
5 posted on 01/05/2004 4:53:33 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Libloather
OH MY GOD the Mobil Homeless of America
6 posted on 01/05/2004 4:55:10 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude (1 infected cow a panic makes)
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To: Libloather
We were driving up to Duluth, MN over the holidays and passed 3 doublewides on I-35 near Cloquet, and I said to my wife, "I didn't know Hillary was Duluth Dukes fan."
7 posted on 01/05/2004 5:00:54 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Libloather
God Hates Mobile Homes
8 posted on 01/05/2004 5:03:56 PM PST by Warhammer ("Where are you going?" "I'm going to pick a fight" -- Braveheart)
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To: Libloather
If there's 40,000 in NC then there's 140,000 in SC!

If you take that out through the SE then there's 680,000!!
(Does not include Texas which has that number alone.)
9 posted on 01/05/2004 5:10:40 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Libloather
John Roberts doesn't want to part with the single-wide in front of his home on N.C. 87, even though it has been empty for three years. Roberts said he keeps it just in case a family member wants to live in it.

He also fears that if he removes it, he might have a hard time getting a permit to put a home there in the future.

"I think we need to hold on to that spot," said Roberts, 43.

This pretty much sums it up. A lot of these "abandoned mobile homes" are not abandoned at all, because they still have value to someone. My family has one that we have made into a really nice hunting camp. I know other people who live in them.

A lot of this is simply snobbery on the part of elites who look down on anyone who has different values and priorities, or who doesn't want to play their status games.

11 posted on 01/05/2004 5:16:17 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Libloather
Do what they do in NYC with the used up subway cars - - Dump them in the ocean to make nice reefs for the fishes
13 posted on 01/05/2004 5:23:56 PM PST by qam1 (@Generation X Ping list - Freep me to be added and see my home page for details)
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To: Libloather
James Carville knows what to do in a trailer park, perhaps he knows what to do with them after they're abandoned.
15 posted on 01/05/2004 5:26:07 PM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: PistolPaknMama
Ping!
17 posted on 01/05/2004 5:39:05 PM PST by basil
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To: Libloather
Maybe it is a sign of better economic times.

The Kin folk are trading up for new double wides and can't find anyone to take the old single wides.

19 posted on 01/05/2004 6:16:52 PM PST by HP8753 (Some companies should be happy with four sigma)
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Lovin thinks many of the homes that get counted are actually occupied. "Homes that some people would call uninhabitable, people are living in there," he said. "That's just the sad state of rural North Carolina."

I bet that's true.

I can't count how many times I've seen a shack that I thought was long abandoned only to learn later that people were living there

20 posted on 01/05/2004 7:20:08 PM PST by WackyKat
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To: Libloather
1000 matchbooks, problem solved.
21 posted on 01/05/2004 7:42:23 PM PST by kylaka (The Clintons are the democRATS crack cocaine)
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To: Libloather
Man, I remember when I was doin' a sailor's girl (she was hot but trailer-trashy) many years ago who lived in a trailer. He was out to sea, but I kept hearin' car doors slam, and I knew the only way out was thru the window over the bed....
23 posted on 01/06/2004 12:13:05 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree
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To: Libloather
To paraphrase, "And the sign said, white trash, need not apply, so I put in some teeth....and I said, imagine that, me working for yoooooooo"
25 posted on 01/06/2004 12:25:05 AM PST by I_dmc
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