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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 06:46 PM
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24. people who vacation in hurricane areas during the hurricane season are the lower middle class
Edited on Sun Aug-19-07 06:46 PM by pitohui
these are people w. little spare income and if their vacation is lost, then it's lost and who knows when they can afford another

i'm not surprised some few of those folks are less well educated nor am i surprised that some of those folks choose to cross their fingers and hope for the best

these days many usa citizens go years without a vacation and the super-cheap resort all inclusives entice people who might otherwise seldom or never get one

i'm mixed about it, i don't think we should be encouraging people to visit new orleans in august-september (prime hurricane time) but the yucatan is at risk august-november and that's a big hunk of time for people in that region of mexico not to be earning

articles like this rely on knee-jerk hate in a situation that is nowhere near as clearcut as they would have you believe

if we were all rich, no one would work at an all inclusive in cancun and no one would vacation at the beach in hurricane time...but we're not
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  -The local news here in NC just showed US tourists checking in hotels in Cancun JanMichael  Aug-19-07 05:46 PM   #0 
  - thank god -as I saw the vast majority in lines at the airport trying to get out.  rodeodance   Aug-19-07 05:47 PM   #1 
  - They just showed it on NBC Nightly News, too  ElizabethDC   Aug-19-07 05:48 PM   #2 
  - Does she come from a place that doesn't have tv?  bear425   Aug-19-07 05:49 PM   #3 
     - I saw the same NBC report. And the same dumb woman.  Mutineer   Aug-19-07 05:52 PM   #4 
        - I wish Mexico didn't have to offer those clowns ANY of their  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 05:54 PM   #7 
        - I do and I could tell these people.  mmonk   Aug-19-07 06:46 PM   #25 
  - What does this have to do with 'politically correct'?  Bluebear   Aug-19-07 05:54 PM   #5 
  - When Katrina hit, I made some nasty comments about  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 05:56 PM   #9 
     - Well that's not "politically incorrect".  Bluebear   Aug-19-07 06:00 PM   #10 
     - no it's just plain factually incorrect and stupid, see my post below i'm from new orleans EOM  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:18 PM   #14 
     - that's because there were no flights out and those folks didn't have cars  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:18 PM   #13 
        - I was watching the news too.  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 06:31 PM   #17 
        - i wasn't watching the news, i was living it  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:38 PM   #22 
        - That was uncalled for. n/t  cat_girl25   Aug-20-07 09:08 PM   #39 
  - As god said to noah in that old bill cosby bit  tularetom   Aug-19-07 05:54 PM   #6 
  - LOL... First time I read your post, I thought you wrote "Terrorists".  Labors of Hercules   Aug-19-07 05:56 PM   #8 
  - I hope these morans pay in advance.  Lastlaughin08   Aug-19-07 06:11 PM   #11 
  - These People  lse7581011   Aug-19-07 06:15 PM   #12 
  - Insanely dumb  supernova   Aug-19-07 06:22 PM   #15 
  - so they find 3 fuckwits to interview and everyone in cancun is an idiot?  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:26 PM   #16 
     - THIS thread is about the people who are ARRIVING  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 06:32 PM   #19 
     - this thread is about trying to put a sideways slam on katrina victims  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:39 PM   #23 
        - What?  supernova   Aug-19-07 06:47 PM   #26 
        - Thank you  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 06:49 PM   #27 
        - Absolutely  supernova   Aug-19-07 06:53 PM   #31 
        - this poster has a history of being anti-katrina victims  pitohui   Aug-20-07 08:49 PM   #34 
        - What Are You Reading?  lse7581011   Aug-19-07 06:53 PM   #30 
           - you get a grip, you don't have a idea of what you put your foot into  pitohui   Aug-20-07 08:56 PM   #37 
     - BUT!  lse7581011   Aug-19-07 06:50 PM   #28 
  - That is insane.  geomon666   Aug-19-07 06:32 PM   #18 
  - Major hurricanes can smash reinforced concrete.  BadgerLaw2010   Aug-19-07 06:53 PM   #32 
  - I don't know. Depending on the timng, if I were going on vacation ...  TahitiNut   Aug-19-07 06:32 PM   #20 
  - I don't think these people are looking at this as a humanitarian  JanMichael   Aug-19-07 06:34 PM   #21 
  - people who vacation in hurricane areas during the hurricane season are the lower middle class  pitohui   Aug-19-07 06:46 PM   #24 
     - Well ... that's me. I worked more than 15 years before I took a "real" vacation.  TahitiNut   Aug-19-07 06:52 PM   #29 
     - What I find interesting in all these 'evil american tourist' tirades is the lack airline blame...  ruiner4u   Aug-19-07 07:01 PM   #33 
        - absolutely my husband was flown into new orleans on saturday for katrina  pitohui   Aug-20-07 08:53 PM   #35 
  - Shame on the greedy hoteliers for not just padlocking the place until the storm's gone  SoCalDem   Aug-20-07 08:54 PM   #36 
  - Isn't it because they can't leave?  cat_girl25   Aug-20-07 09:03 PM   #38 
 

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