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 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The sleaze come up from the south the dead come down from the north and the north Floridians are basically ok. That is the lingo from so many people I knew.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Murder is legal in Florida. That could be considered a good thing! Or a bad thing depending on your outlook I guess.....

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I lived in Ft. Lauderdale for twenty-five years (I now live in North Carolina). Can't say I ever really liked the place (I moved to it from Long Island, New York in 1985). It's just too crowded, with wealthy enclaves (usually gated) right next to incredibly ugly poor areas, traffic is terrible and getting worse, no one knows how to drive, the cost of living is through the roof (average apartments now run $1200 a month!), and above all else it's too damn hot and humid to put up with. If you like big electric bills because of air conditioning, live in South Florida. You sweat like hell just standing still in the shade in the middle of January. In summer, you melt. Global warming is really killing the place, and what a pleasure it is to live in high anxiety every year that you might get hit with a hurricane. Trust me... you're better dead than without air conditioning in the middle of August. Miami is an over-built monstosity that when "The Big One" hits is going to be one hell of a mess. In thirty years, South Florida may be uninhabitable -- and maybe even under water. All those that love it -- can have it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

That cartoon is funny but it would be even more funnier if after FLORIDA breaks loose from AMERICA it floats down to CUBA and attaches itself there. Then the Cubans won't have to travel far [ha-ha-ha-ha-ha]

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

That cartoon is funny but it would be even more funnier if after FLORIDA breaks loose from AMERICA it floats down to CUBA and attaches itself there. Then the Cubans won't have to travel far [ha-ha-ha-ha-ha]

I guess the humor there escapes me. So, how is that funny, and what exactly is your problem with Cubans?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

The white sandy beaches, the warm water, the sight of so many girls in bikinis, Epcot, and ... nothing else. The preponderance of widespread poverty contrasted with extreme wealth upset me. It will all be under water by 2050, according to the environmentalists.


Richard

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

dan, to quote Dr. Cox from "Scrubs":
Don't answer that question! It's a trick, that's a trick!

Old and recycled, but still a trick.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

I live in Gainesville.

did some graduate work in Tallahassee.


I really liked Tallahassee a lot, and Gainesville has a lot to offer in terms of it proximity to, well, other locations, like Jacksonville or Savannah, GA.

Gainesville has pitifully tiny Regal movie theaters with small screens. If I want to see a proper IMAX it's either drive to Tallahassee or into Jacksonville. It's also $9 for a Saturday matinee.

Gainesville is a pretty town, as is the whole area here in North Florida...due to one thing: humidity has a death grip on this place and it's annoying as hell; as are the mosquitos, giant spiders, toads everywhere, and the roaches. We also just got done with the love bugs, too, which do nothing but swarm and crap up your car windshield and grill.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I live in Gainesville.

did some graduate work in Tallahassee.


I really liked Tallahassee a lot, and Gainesville has a lot to offer in terms of it proximity to, well, other locations, like Jacksonville or Savannah, GA.

Gainesville has pitifully tiny Regal movie theaters with small screens. If I want to see a proper IMAX it's either drive to Tallahassee or into Jacksonville. It's also $9 for a Saturday matinee.

Gainesville is a pretty town, as is the whole area here in North Florida...due to one thing: humidity has a death grip on this place and it's annoying as hell; as are the mosquitos, giant spiders, toads everywhere, and the roaches. We also just got done with the love bugs, too, which do nothing but swarm and crap up your car windshield and grill.


I remember Gainesville...hot as hell in the summer, no breeze, and colder than a witch's tit in the winter. Spring and fall, such as they be, pretty darn lovely. A charming place in spite of the shortcomings you so accurately describe. I liked living in Tallahassee a bit more. North Florida has no corner on humidity, though. I'd say it's even worse in the South end of the state, at least on the coast.

I always hated those damn love bugs.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

Yeah, that's what I thought.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I loved living in Gainesville, though that was in part because of how my own life was generally looking up most of the time I lived there. I did feel more comfortable in just a couple years there, though, than I was able to get here in Tallahassee after living here for a longer period. It's been only in the last few years since I arrived (I came here from Gainesville in 2002) that I've become happier.

I will note Gainesville was a bit less expensive for me to live in, as well as easier to get around in. But YMMV, of course...

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I'm a Gator, so I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Florida, and Gainesville in particular. Most of my life I have lived in low humid areas, so when I arrived in Florida, walking into the humidity in August felt like walking through a brick wall. The UF campus is a really beautiful campus, and I always thought it was great that the campus actually had live alligators. I also have some favorite restaurants and bars I used to frequent when living there. I haven't been back that way since graduating, but I would like to go back some day.

I also spent some time in Orlando (mostly to hit theme parks) and Tampa, which I also enjoyed.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Spence   (Member)

I've lived in south Florida since 1973. I find it getting increasingly crowded, expensive and unfortunately higher crime. I fancy moving to an area like the Space Coast or further north, to St. Augustine, as when I stopped in there on vacation, found it very interesting on account of it's history (the nation's oldest city), and a less hectic pace of life would appeal to me, besides more affordable housing.
But there is a good deal of activities to enjoy in this state. Endless miles of nice beaches. I like the Gulf Coast, particularly find Sarasota nice. South Florida does offer much in the way of activities and night life. The panhandle area (Pensacola, Fort Walton, Destin) are quite nice too. Overall, this large state has a nice mix of city and rural living, and points in between.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

I SO agree. The rich and Big Business get away with murder in the loopholes they get to not pay their fair share.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

I SO agree. The rich and Big Business get away with murder in the loopholes they get to not pay their fair share.


Dan's point was specifically about Cubans, NOT Big Business, if you re-read the comment and response:

That cartoon is funny but it would be even more funnier if after FLORIDA breaks loose from AMERICA it floats down to CUBA and attaches itself there. Then the Cubans won't have to travel far [ha-ha-ha-ha-ha]

I guess the humor there escapes me. So, how is that funny, and what exactly is your problem with Cubans?

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.


I guess dan has a thing about Cubans (as well as English grammar).

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.

I SO agree. The rich and Big Business get away with murder in the loopholes they get to not pay their fair share.


Dan's point was specifically about Cubans, NOT Big Business, if you re-read the comment and response:

That cartoon is funny but it would be even more funnier if after FLORIDA breaks loose from AMERICA it floats down to CUBA and attaches itself there. Then the Cubans won't have to travel far [ha-ha-ha-ha-ha]

I guess the humor there escapes me. So, how is that funny, and what exactly is your problem with Cubans?

TO-DANA-No problem at all I love paying taxes to a stinking government while millions don't every year.


I guess dan has a thing about Cubans (as well as English grammar).


Those non tax paying Cuban's* picks the oranges and strawberry's everyone enjoys from their grocery store shelf's. For below minimum wage and without health benefits. * Being sarcastic plenty of Cuban's pay taxes.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Why are people sensitive about nothing, my remark was simply humorous about the fact that many CUBANS came over from Cuba and settle in Florida. So the joke was if FLORIDA broke loose from AMERICA and landed next to CUBA ,The Cubans good or bad wouldn't have far to go. PERIOD, no insult. My remark about taxes is just a common thought about the people who pay taxes and those who don't. They come from everywhere in this world, Be responsible that's all. If your not then you should paid the price.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Why are people sensitive about nothing, my remark was simply humorous about the fact that many CUBANS came over from Cuba and settle in Florida. So the joke was if FLORIDA broke loose from AMERICA and landed next to CUBA ,The Cubans good or bad wouldn't have far to go. PERIOD, no insult. My remark about taxes is just a common thought about the people who pay taxes and those who don't. They come from everywhere in this world, Be responsible that's all. If your not then you should paid the price.

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