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Old 10-07-2020, 10:36 PM
 
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....and who cares just as long as the job gets done correctly. Don't get in the way of progress. They seem to be doing a great job cleaning up their town. I enjoy watching their on-air personalities too. Happy sorts.
I have not seen the show, but I can assure you they haven't put much of a dent on Laurel.
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Old 10-07-2020, 10:37 PM
 
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How do you know that? Most of the actual work done in these homes is not shown on TV, so we viewers really don't know the racial make-up of the people doing the work.
If like the Jxn metro, most framing and all roofing is done by our friends from south of the boarder.
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I have not seen the show, but I can assure you they haven't put much of a dent on Laurel.
You're clueless on this topic. If nothing else there had been a huge uptick in tourism.
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:31 PM
 
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Having spent 30 days in Laurel MS after Hurricane Katrina, working for the feds doing debris removal, nothing suprises me.

Never heard the "n" word so much.
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Old 10-09-2020, 05:26 AM
 
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Having spent 30 days in Laurel MS after Hurricane Katrina, working for the feds doing debris removal, nothing suprises me.

Never heard the "n" word so much.
White folks saying it or black folks?
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:01 AM
 
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White, typically older. I worked at a debris pit near Collins. An old man who had volunteered his property for the site was a regular user of the term. I knew better than say anything to him. Pretty shocking though.

Every day when I drove to the site I had the weirdest feelings, remembering the freedom riders. I actually rarely saw people of color in Laurel or Collins.

I do remember a great catfish truck on Fridays in Hot Coffee. Man, that was great food.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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I've seen African-Americans on Home Town. The presence of African-Americans goes both ways. Perhaps many local African-Americans aren't interested in having them work on their projects? Too many things going on here to try to say that there is something wrong going on.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:23 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Having spent 30 days in Laurel MS after Hurricane Katrina, working for the feds doing debris removal, nothing suprises me.

Never heard the "n" word so much.
2005.
That was a long time ago. Erin and Ben (the hosts) were 19 years old in 2005, and had just left high school.
The old people you heard using the term are mostly dead.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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California in the same sentence as Canada! Boy oh boy, does California have so much in common with Canada when it comes to left wing ideology and cost of living, though California's weather is similar to Australia and not so much Canada.

Interestingly, the Anglo Canadian accent is also said to be most similar to the California accent out of any American accent. Not all Canadians say aboat the hoos.

I saw Home Town being played on a TV in a model home in Oklahoma. I actually thought the architecture in Laurel looked kind of like Oklahoma, almost Midwestern. My only impression of Mississippi was a two month summer internship around Biloxi and Slidell, the architecture there on the Gulf looked a lot more Southern, with the Acadian architecture, mansard roofs, roofs made of metal, and even some Spanish colonial houses thrown in.
This is bogus. There are a lot of conservatives in Canada, and Canada is more conservative (classical liberal) about some things than the good ole U.S. of A. No estate tax, for example. Canada also has a variety of accents. The stereotypical Canadian accent is most similar to the Upper Midwestern accent. Understand, eh?
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:03 PM
 
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Has anyone ever driven thru Laurel on the interstate? Some of the most depressing, impoverished scenery I've ever seen. Literally, third world level poverty on display for all to see.

Laurel is a hole.
You ain't kidding!
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