...legislation that would tax manufactured housing dealers to help counties pay to dispose of mobile homes.
Why? They didn't abandon anything...
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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.
posted on 01/05/2004 4:49:36 PM PST
"They looked a lot better as beer cans"....Jimmy Buffett
posted on 01/05/2004 4:51:46 PM PST
(If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
I think I know the guy who has all 40,000 on his four acre property.
Why would anyone join a HOA? [/sarcasm]
OH MY GOD the Mobil Homeless of America
posted on 01/05/2004 4:55:10 PM PST
(1 infected cow a panic makes)
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."
posted on 01/05/2004 5:00:54 PM PST
posted on 01/05/2004 5:03:56 PM PST
("Where are you going?" "I'm going to pick a fight" -- Braveheart)
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.)
posted on 01/05/2004 5:10:40 PM PST
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.
Do what they do in NYC with the used up subway cars - - Dump them in the ocean to make nice reefs for the fishes
posted on 01/05/2004 5:23:56 PM PST
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James Carville knows what to do in a trailer park, perhaps he knows what to do with them after they're abandoned.
posted on 01/05/2004 5:39:05 PM PST
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.
posted on 01/05/2004 6:16:52 PM PST
(Some companies should be happy with four sigma)
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
posted on 01/05/2004 7:20:08 PM PST
1000 matchbooks, problem solved.
posted on 01/05/2004 7:42:23 PM PST
(The Clintons are the democRATS crack cocaine)
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....
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"
posted on 01/06/2004 12:25:05 AM PST
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