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Old 02-28-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
The day will come when your place will look like the homes across the river from you. People come here and want the place to look like where they came from. I remember what Ozona used to look like. All the homes like yours are gone and 3 story mansions line the waterfront.

This state is going in the shitter.
Well you can look on the dark side if you want. But the neighborhood has been here a long-ass time. I was born here in 1948. And actually when I was 20-ish I thought like you that it would all be gone soon. But so far the only thing gone is Paul's fish-camp with those huge oak trees, replaced with that ugly dry storage marina piece of crap and that horrible outdoor bar. You know, the places you use.

The place probably looked better in the 1830's before anyone came there. My grandmother cleared the land and built the simple houses with the help of a very few neighbors. So we can blame her for the way it looks now instead of it's pristine appearance before she arrived. Change is inevitable and everything is relative.

By the way. I was acquaintance with the lady TS city planner in the 80's through a mutual G/F (spicy topic) when the development was beginning across the river. She asked me what I thought of condos across the river and noted that she was on the fence about it. I told her that if she approved that I would track her down and make sure she never did anything like that again. It was joke and she knew that, but nevertheless she blocked any attempt to put in condos after that. Maybe?... no condo now.

p.s. The dead tree in the middle of my photo is gone now (R.I.P.). We gave it a year to recover, to no avail. In case it isn't obvious, I love trees. Guess that makes me a tree-hugger ;-)

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:28 PM
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Naw dawg we done filled up with californian refugees. The yankees are all y'all's.
Texas will soon be a blue state thanks to Austin, "New San Francisco." I've seen some pretty redneck places in North Central Florida.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:26 PM
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Oh boy, Panhandle is the best kept secret from dem' yanks!. Keep dem' damn yankees in dat' peninsula south Florida fed well forever please!!!!

Spring begins w/ Cobia hunting trip in the morning, regroup and head up the river w/ the redneck yacht club fer' sum' mud bug delight!







Doesn't get any better than this!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Letsgofish View Post
Oh boy, Panhandle is the best kept secret from dem' yanks!. Keep dem' damn yankees in dat' peninsula south Florida fed well forever please!!!!

Spring begins w/ Cobia hunting trip in the morning, regroup and head up the river w/ the redneck yacht club fer' sum' mud bug delight!







Doesn't get any better than this!!!!!!
I wouldn't keep telling people.
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Texas will soon be a blue state thanks to Austin, "New San Francisco." I've seen some pretty redneck places in North Central Florida.
I dunno about that. A few years ago the state legislator redistricted the shit out of Austin to diminish the city's voting influence on the rest of the state. The new districts kind of make a pizza shape and only the very very center of the pizza is represented by the city of Austin and the rest of the districts are extremely red rural areas. Not saying it was ethical but it was certainly effective. I think the influx of hispanics is a bigger influence. If you look at pretty much any voting results the blue parts of the state are the big cities as typical everywhere and then the rio grande river valley.
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
The pool's full.Try Alabama.
What the heck you wanna do that for MM? We have less than 100 miles of coastline so they either need to stay there or move on to Texas (MS and LA are way to close yet for the Yankees).
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Naw dawg we done filled up with californian refugees. The yankees are all y'all's.
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In all seriousness I've traveled to most states for work, and the one thing every state has in common (except california) is that everyone says If you don't like the weather in (Insert state here), wait 15 minutes, it will change.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:00 PM
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I've been to FL a bunch of times, I could spend a month in the Keys diving, fishing and drinking but not to live there.

Now South Carolina looks nice! Does it get too hot in SC?
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I'm starting to get the impression that the last few native Floridians are THT posters, and everyone else living there are NY and NJ transplants.
Well actually the last few native Floridians are actually Native American. The "native Floridian wannabees" are most likely descendants of European settlers. And since Europe is at a higher latitude than New Jersey or New York, they are all northerner transplants.
Welcome to Florida.
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I've been to FL a bunch of times, I could spend a month in the Keys diving, fishing and drinking but not to live there.

Now South Carolina looks nice! Does it get too hot in SC?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

South Carolina is a TERRIBLE place to live.

When you reach "South of the Border" - do NOT exit off of I95.

Keep on going until you reach the Savannah River. Stay around there. I here some of the people may even glow in the dark around there. But nice folk's nevertheless.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:46 PM
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21- Floridians are not well, we’re good
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
Well you can look on the dark side if you want. But the neighborhood has been here a long-ass time. I was born here in 1948. And actually when I was 20-ish I thought like you that it would all be gone soon. But so far the only thing gone is Paul's fish-camp with those huge oak trees, replaced with that ugly dry storage marina piece of crap and that horrible outdoor bar. You know, the places you use.

The place probably looked better in the 1830's before anyone came there. My grandmother cleared the land and built the simple houses with the help of a very few neighbors. So we can blame her for the way it looks now instead of it's pristine appearance before she arrived. Change is inevitable and everything is relative.

By the way. I was acquaintance with the lady TS city planner in the 80's through a mutual G/F (spicy topic) when the development was beginning across the river. She asked me what I thought of condos across the river and noted that she was on the fence about it. I told her that if she approved that I would track her down and make sure she never did anything like that again. It was joke and she knew that, but nevertheless she blocked any attempt to put in condos after that. Maybe?... no condo now.

p.s. The dead tree in the middle of my photo is gone now (R.I.P.). We gave it a year to recover, to no avail. In case it isn't obvious, I love trees. Guess that makes me a tree-hugger ;-)

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"Well you can look on the dark side if you want. But the neighborhood has been here a long-ass time. I was born here in 1948. And actually when I was 20-ish I thought like you that it would all be gone soon. But so far the only thing gone is Paul's fish-camp with those huge oak trees, replaced with that ugly dry storage marina piece of crap and that horrible outdoor bar. You know, the places you use."

I was using it when it was Paul's, then Dukes and now AVM.

Then, Along came a man with Money. Forced with legal battles the Daniels family had to sell Dukes after they lost the river side road access. The road is closed and then the old House that was there next to the Marina got leveled. Now Andys Giant stilt home next to the Marina after the Marina Developer sold out and Hauled ass.

I have had a boat there for over 35 years. Trust me, I liked Dukes much better.

Glad yours is still there and the few around you. Over time it will change and not for the better.
Been here all my life as well and want to cry when I drive down 54. JB Starkey passed away and now look at what his kids are doing to the Ranch.

Follow the Money!

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Originally Posted by DirtyMikeAndTheBoys View Post
In all seriousness I've traveled to most states for work, and the one thing every state has in common (except california) is that everyone says If you don't like the weather in (Insert state here), wait 15 minutes, it will change.
Not true in Oregon. We get three months of warm and dry followed by nine months of cold and wet. We visited my brother and sister in Indiana last summer - I couldn’t believe how fast it could go from broiling sun to torrential downpour...

We have the same issue with transplants bringing their politics/problems with them. Only here it is the southerners (Californians) moving north.
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I have learned this, no place stays the same and is always ruined by people from "away."

Seems I'm disliked no matter where I travel! Maybe it's just me...
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And this news just in.. Saint Augustine is full. Max capacity has been reached. Do not enter.
Can I get put on the waiting list?
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