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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Attempting to fight the scourge of homeless people, city officials weld shut the doors to public bathrooms, disconnect power to public outlets. But much like the Velociraptor, the homeless always find a way   (tampabay.com) divider line 142
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2012-06-13 07:51:47 PM
"If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.
 
2012-06-13 07:56:20 PM

FormlessOne: "If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.


I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).
 
2012-06-13 08:07:06 PM
How Yuppie Christian of them. "Oh, my word! The poors sprayed feces on the urinal again! Guess nobody gets to go pee pee! Bocephus, weld those doors shut and leave a few gatorade bottle lying around."

Look, I understand the problem. It's probably been exacerbated by the high unemployment rate and people want to be someplace warm when they need to sleep in the gutter or the bushes.

Just bus them over to the Scientology part of town. They sure do seem to like steaming piles of feces.
 
2012-06-13 08:34:32 PM
There are dedicated people in Washington that Always take care of these things.
 
2012-06-13 08:39:37 PM
WHY WON'T THEY JUST DIE?

scottydoesntknow: FormlessOne: "If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.

I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).


Not particularly

/they will give you food and medical coverage so you can enjoy the whole outdoor living experience more, though
 
2012-06-13 08:58:36 PM

NewportBarGuy: How Yuppie Christian


Not necessarily. It's Clearwater.
 
2012-06-13 09:00:02 PM

scottydoesntknow: I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).


Are you standing in front of a naked Paris Hilton?
 
2012-06-13 09:13:27 PM

This About That: NewportBarGuy: How Yuppie Christian

Not necessarily. It's Clearwater.


This
 
2012-06-13 09:19:59 PM
www.pee-nutwear.com
 
2012-06-13 09:23:09 PM

This About That: NewportBarGuy: How Yuppie Christian

Not necessarily. It's Clearwater.


NBG had my first thought. Good catch.
 
2012-06-13 09:38:25 PM
Pinellas county keeps trying to export its homeless problem. They're even giving out bus tickets.

Link
 
2012-06-13 09:39:58 PM

tricycleracer: Pinellas county keeps trying to export its homeless problem. They're even giving out bus tickets.

Link


For a long time, that was the local solution as well.
 
2012-06-13 09:41:33 PM
I bring my dog to that park.

That's crazy.
 
2012-06-13 09:41:44 PM
Oh. Well, that's good. We all know that people intentionally become homeless for the free toilets and so they don't have to pay to charge their cell phones. Now they'll get jobs and homes and be productive members of society!
 
2012-06-13 09:42:53 PM
A lot of the success of shopping malls has to do with the availability of clean, accessible restrooms. Malls with dirty restrooms or insufficient restrooms drive away paying customers and tilt the balance towards poor and criminal elements.

The same holds for cities. Cities with numerous, clean public restrooms are pleasant to live in. People want to be there and they spend their money there. Cities with few public restrooms are more dangerous and have more poor people, on average, than cities with many public restrooms.

Another benefit of public restrooms is that the poor actually have a place to clean themselves; a huge boon to the nouveaux poor who more than likely need a place to clean up before hitting the streets to look for employment.

This is a terrible decision. The opposite should be done. More restrooms and more full-time employees to keep the facilities maintained. Heck, hire some of the poor to maintain the things.
 
2012-06-13 09:44:27 PM
cdn.onelargeprawn.co.za
 
2012-06-13 09:47:22 PM
Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship them to Cuba, or perhaps sell them for medical research?
 
2012-06-13 09:51:41 PM
Find a job for them. Plenty of field work available now that the Messicans are gone.
 
2012-06-13 09:52:34 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: A lot of the success of shopping malls has to do with the availability of clean, accessible restrooms. Malls with dirty restrooms or insufficient restrooms drive away paying customers and tilt the balance towards poor and criminal elements.

The same holds for cities. Cities with numerous, clean public restrooms are pleasant to live in. People want to be there and they spend their money there. Cities with few public restrooms are more dangerous and have more poor people, on average, than cities with many public restrooms.

Another benefit of public restrooms is that the poor actually have a place to clean themselves; a huge boon to the nouveaux poor who more than likely need a place to clean up before hitting the streets to look for employment.

This is a terrible decision. The opposite should be done. More restrooms and more full-time employees to keep the facilities maintained. Heck, hire some of the poor to maintain the things.


did you work for the gingrich campaign?
 
2012-06-13 09:53:20 PM
Funny how solutions to fighting the homeless problem never include putting an end to homelessness
 
2012-06-13 09:54:30 PM
Hitler wouldn't have put up with this. He'd have found a solution.
 
2012-06-13 09:54:40 PM

cretinbob:


Hey, that should be in the swedish "sit to pee" thread! Lol
 
2012-06-13 09:57:52 PM
I was homeless and will most likely be homeless again so I'm getting a kick. Guess what?, When you take away the ability to earn a living, for the majority of people, then close all the doors on Sundays because there's no business because there's no job's and there's no consumers so every things closed on Sundays including the shelter? Well don't complain when someone craps on your lawn.
 
2012-06-13 09:58:42 PM
Homeless people suck. But you usually have to give them a few bucks or some crack to get them motivated first. Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.
 
2012-06-13 09:58:48 PM
We can just eat those invasive animals
 
2012-06-13 09:59:00 PM

krafty420: Funny how solutions to fighting the homeless problem never include putting an end to homelessness


Sure they do, shuh. You just make it illegal.
 
2012-06-13 09:59:02 PM
People were using a hose, for water, you say? That's it, the terrorists have won.
 
2012-06-13 09:59:58 PM

Atomic Spunk: Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.


Ain't THAT the truth.
 
2012-06-13 10:00:29 PM
How did that quote go?
The law, in all its equal majestry, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges at night...
 
2012-06-13 10:00:47 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: A lot of the success of shopping malls has to do with the availability of clean, accessible restrooms. Malls with dirty restrooms or insufficient restrooms drive away paying customers and tilt the balance towards poor and criminal elements.

The same holds for cities. Cities with numerous, clean public restrooms are pleasant to live in. People want to be there and they spend their money there. Cities with few public restrooms are more dangerous and have more poor people, on average, than cities with many public restrooms.

Another benefit of public restrooms is that the poor actually have a place to clean themselves; a huge boon to the nouveaux poor who more than likely need a place to clean up before hitting the streets to look for employment.

This is a terrible decision. The opposite should be done. More restrooms and more full-time employees to keep the facilities maintained. Heck, hire some of the poor to maintain the things.


Listen, I've had it with these lucky duckies living in the luxury of getting to bathe in the sink and sleep outside in the mosquitoes. They don't deserve that kind of luxury.
 
2012-06-13 10:02:12 PM
When I was a kid, the closest thing to a park in Columbia, SC was the capitol building itself. My mom liked spending time there, although there was no public restrooms available. Your only choice was to find a restaurant and there were fastfood locations to choose from, as oppose to pass through a fine dining eatery. Bojangle's was the first choice for many as well as a busy place for eating. The manager didn't like people stopping by for a bathroom break so he put combination locks on the restroom doors. It lasted for awhile before the city forced him to remove the locks. I understand restrooms cost money, however if cities put any thought into keeping folks visiting they need to cover potty needs for folks.

Even Animaniacs covered this when they did the 'pocket fisherman' gag. Little fisherman fits in your pocket and comes with his own porta potty because he has to eat.
 
2012-06-13 10:08:57 PM
The homeless. One of America's greatest legacies.
 
2012-06-13 10:12:53 PM

Atomic Spunk: Homeless people suck. But you usually have to give them a few bucks or some crack to get them motivated first. Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.

WTF
Here is a pic of Michel Jordan dancing with a umbrella
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-13 10:13:19 PM
If you start saying stuff like"the homeless deserve help" someone will nail your ass to a tree.

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45 "He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
 
2012-06-13 10:14:03 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: WHY WON'T THEY JUST DIE?

scottydoesntknow: FormlessOne: "If we just keep dehumanizing them, they will go away!" This sounds like a friggin' South Park episode.

I hear Califooooornia is good to the homeless (good to the homeless).

Not particularly

/they will give you food and medical coverage so you can enjoy the whole outdoor living experience more, though


And puppies.
 
2012-06-13 10:16:49 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: A lot of the success of shopping malls has to do with the availability of clean, accessible restrooms. Malls with dirty restrooms or insufficient restrooms drive away paying customers and tilt the balance towards poor and criminal elements.

The same holds for cities. Cities with numerous, clean public restrooms are pleasant to live in. People want to be there and they spend their money there. Cities with few public restrooms are more dangerous and have more poor people, on average, than cities with many public restrooms.

Another benefit of public restrooms is that the poor actually have a place to clean themselves; a huge boon to the nouveaux poor who more than likely need a place to clean up before hitting the streets to look for employment.

This is a terrible decision. The opposite should be done. More restrooms and more full-time employees to keep the facilities maintained. Heck, hire some of the poor to maintain the things.


What part of Clearwater did you not understand?
 
2012-06-13 10:17:59 PM

krafty420: Funny how solutions to fighting the homeless problem never include putting an end to homelessness


Pretty much all solutions today involve trying to make it someone else's problem.
 
2012-06-13 10:22:15 PM

krafty420: Funny how solutions to fighting the homeless problem never include putting an end to homelessness


thats SOCALISMS! or maybe being a good christian....nah, it's SOCALISMS!
 
2012-06-13 10:22:27 PM
This is the place where they were arresting high school kids for having the audacity to give food away for free to the homeless.

(Food Not Bombs, incidentally, was giving away so much food because they shut down every single bloody soup kitchen.)

I love Florida.
 
2012-06-13 10:29:29 PM
Perhaps they could study the hobo coded symbols to find a way to divert them
 
2012-06-13 10:30:52 PM

ModernLuddite: (Food Not Bombs, incidentally, was giving away so much food because they shut down every single bloody soup kitchen.)


Might be why they got shut down.

/just sayin'
 
2012-06-13 10:36:07 PM
A homeless guy lives hoping he won't be noticed.

A bum lives by getting up in your face in the street asking for money.

/I've been homeless. Never been a bum.
 
2012-06-13 10:36:33 PM
URAPNIS
Atomic Spunk: Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.

Ain't THAT the truth tooth.


FTFY

/can't handle the tooth
 
2012-06-13 10:38:25 PM
If only Jesus had given a sermon on such matters.
 
2012-06-13 10:38:55 PM

Fano: Perhaps they could study the hobo coded symbols to find a way to divert them


Mass hobo grave in cellar?
 
2012-06-13 10:39:22 PM

studebaker hoch: A homeless guy lives hoping he won't be noticed.

A bum lives by getting up in your face in the street asking for money.

/I've been homeless. Never been a bum.


THIS^

/been there
 
2012-06-13 10:40:10 PM
You know you're poor when you save a single kleenex to wipe yourself with after you poop a large Hershey's kiss of a poop in the middle of a dirt road on the railroad tracks. 5th largest city in the country too.

I am blessed but I cannot believe how many of us are a few weeks from hell. Illness, loss of employment, crime, act of Nature...jeebus, hug your loved ones tonight.
 
2012-06-13 10:44:47 PM

Atomic Spunk: Homeless people suck. But you usually have to give them a few bucks or some crack to get them motivated first. Take it from me - you haven't really lived until you've had a blowjob from a woman with no teeth.


Do you really, as a man, feel no disgrace in saying things about people, on the Internet, that you would never have the balls to say to their faces? Because I am pretty sure that youer soft, white, middle-class, sheltered ass would NEVER have the guts to walk up to a homelss person and say that. I'm not saying you're wrong - I'm just saying you are a punk, and less than a man.
 
2012-06-13 10:48:59 PM

ghare: If you start saying stuff like"the homeless deserve help" someone will nail your ass to a tree.

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45 "He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.


My kiddy bible studies seem to remember a tithing system the Jews had in the Old Testament - ie, a set portion of each field of crop had to be set aside an-harvested, for the poor people to come and harvest themselves. Ie, organised welfare was stipulated in the Bible.
 
2012-06-13 10:49:57 PM
Anything that harms bums is a good thing.

Solution to the bum problem

1. require a license to conduct an outdoor business within 50 feet of an intersection or highway ramp
2. have cops arrest all the begging bums because none of them will have the license
3. make sure the cops take the bum to a police annex at the edge of town in some godforssaken industrial wasteland, at least a couple of miles from the nearest busstop or public phone
4. make sure that while the bum is being "processed" his cell phone is discharged or otherwise has technical difficulties of a permanent nature
5. after a few long walks back to his bum hideout the bum will eventually realize he isn't wanted and find another town to leech off of

I loved visitng Minnesota because it was a high of 13 all week, no mosquitos or bums
 
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