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Thread: This Weekend??
Feb 16, 2012, 08:49 PM #21Senior Member
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- Aug 2010
- New Jersey
Feb 16, 2012, 09:21 PM #23
1. Respect goes both ways. When I see "local bro's" acting like kooks, I get offended. Many of you on this board seem to think that people should respect you, though you owe them nothing in return and reserve to right to be an a-hole if visitors do not bow down and kiss your feet. Unfortunately, that is not how it works, and I don't give two sh!ts where you live (You drop in on me, I'll probably drop in you INTENTIONALLY).
2. Beach towns exist because of tourists. If taxes are going up, then your city government is failing to run a good tourist town. People have this false perception that "we don't need the tourists, man, it's so awesome and quiet in the winter". I like quiet too, but you need tourists to show up, and that's just the way it is. Do you know what they call other towns that are "quiet with nobody around"? Detroit.
3. Ha! Call me Benny and watch me go piss in your gas tank.
4. Many of us have chosen to live elsewhere because we have priorities. Because you have chosen to live off the tourist teet doesn't say anything about me, but it says a lot about you. I respect your decision, and I am also perfectly happy with my own.
5. Government handouts? Where did that enter the discussion. Oh crap, I must have forgotten that all city folk live on welfare...how silly of me.
These discussions help me remember why I stopped posting here for so long.
Feb 16, 2012, 09:55 PM #24Senior Member
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The town I live in doesn't rely on tourist dollars. We don't have your tourist stores. Only the beach brings in money thru badges which helps pay for cleaning up the tourist garbage. My town could easily survive without tourist dollars and so could many other towns. The huge majority of business owners in other coastal towns are from North Jersey, Philly, or New York. Therefore, all the tourist profits are going to non-locals anyway. Also, all the landlords who own property in beach towns are from other areas and they primarily rent to illegals which causes rent prices to be extremely high (because 20 people can share rent which costs 2500/month where a small family that is here legally can afford it). So basically, many non-locals are hurting beach towns in more ways than you think. The out of towners rent to youngs kids who destroy the town in the summer and illegals in the winter. The landlords don't live here. So they don't give a crap about the town or it's condition. COs should be enforced thoroughly and landlords hit with huge fines. IF they can't rent their properties legally, then they need to sell it.
As you say, much of this is bad local govt but some people should just have some morals/ethics.
Also, I wasn't limiting just city people to benefits from the government. I shouldn't have even mentioned it. It's just that the lineups are crowded all days of the week. Doesn't anyone work anymore. That's all I meant.
You kind of proved my stereotype of a benny by the piss in the gas tank comment. Talk to you later, benny.
Feb 16, 2012, 11:46 PM #27
2. That you actually believe I would piss in your gas tank...makes me feel VERY good that I don't live in New Jersey!
3. I understand that you don't like tourist slobs, but equating visiting surfers with them is extremely narrow-minded and does little to bridge the gap between two groups of people who should probably get along just fine.
4. If I actually saw you in the water, we'd probably have ZERO issues whatsoever, so there's not point in having a dumb internet fight.
*Intended as humorous sarcasm.
Feb 17, 2012, 12:22 AM #28Senior Member
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- May 2008
Feb 17, 2012, 01:09 AM #29
A Kayaker fighting with a Sup'er - now thats funny.
Feb 17, 2012, 01:11 AM #30
Wait - a guy is motoring out on a jet propelled electric surfboard to kill em both.