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2013-02-18 02:16:46 PM  
What a spitter may look like.

download.gannett.edgesuite.net
 
2013-02-18 03:09:52 PM  
I wonder if there's a person relieved that they will finally be able to spit again.
 
2013-02-18 03:13:58 PM  
Just in time for when the All Drug Resistant TB hits the US.
 
2013-02-18 03:14:02 PM  
I used to have a picture that was taken in a church in Mexico of one of the signs that were posted all around the room. It read: Por Favor, no escupir en el suelo

/always made me wonder why you'd need to post that in a church
//What Would Jesus Chew?
 
2013-02-18 03:17:33 PM  
I guess they don't have a large Chinese population in that town. Chinese men spit anywhere. Ugh.
 
2013-02-18 03:18:19 PM  
It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.
 
2013-02-18 03:19:28 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.


This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.
 
2013-02-18 03:26:48 PM  
Getting harder and harder to find someone that swallows.
 
2013-02-18 03:29:40 PM  

farm machine: Getting harder and harder to find someone that swallows.


You should visit San Juan Capistrano
 
2013-02-18 03:30:51 PM  
Spit happens.
 
2013-02-18 03:36:16 PM  
Somebody better alert these law breakers

ww3.hdnux.com
 
2013-02-18 03:36:52 PM  

KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.


It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.
 
2013-02-18 03:46:32 PM  

blatz514: What a spitter may look like.

[download.gannett.edgesuite.net image 360x480]


images.wikia.com
 
2013-02-18 04:01:25 PM  

redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.


Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.
 
2013-02-18 04:02:58 PM  
Ah yes, beautiful Lakeland. The cultural epicenter of the I-4 corridor.
 
2013-02-18 04:24:56 PM  
I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.
 
2013-02-18 04:38:56 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.

Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.


So people are farking idiots? Spitting AT someone is extremely rude. Spitting on the ground when no one around is harmless.
 
2013-02-18 05:01:02 PM  

ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.


I have sinus issues causing me to be almost constantly getting rid of mucus both by blowing my nose and yes I have to hork the occasional loogie.  The alternative is I keep it in and most likely throw up in the near future as it sets off my gag reflex or I sneeze and it flies out anyway.  This is not something I am happy to do, and I try to do it discretely.  So yes, removing this ordinance would benefit me if I lived there.  It was probably enacted to stop people from spitting tobacco in the first place, a habit that has severely declined since then.
 
2013-02-18 05:02:53 PM  
If I'm not mistaken spitting is a great way so spread TB
 
2013-02-18 05:08:33 PM  

ProdigalSigh: ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.

I have sinus issues causing me to be almost constantly getting rid of mucus both by blowing my nose and yes I have to hork the occasional loogie.  The alternative is I keep it in and most likely throw up in the near future as it sets off my gag reflex or I sneeze and it flies out anyway.  This is not something I am happy to do, and I try to do it discretely.  So yes, removing this ordinance would benefit me if I lived there.  It was probably enacted to stop people from spitting tobacco in the first place, a habit that has severely declined since then.


Or you could, you know, excuse yourself from company and then hork/snork and spit into a tissue, like well-mannered people do.

Seriously - you don't piss on the sidewalk or in the wastebasket because you have a bladder infection.  Don't spit in public because you have a sinus infection.
 
2013-02-18 05:20:26 PM  

ProdigalSigh: ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.

I have sinus issues causing me to be almost constantly getting rid of mucus both by blowing my nose and yes I have to hork the occasional loogie.  The alternative is I keep it in and most likely throw up in the near future as it sets off my gag reflex or I sneeze and it flies out anyway.  This is not something I am happy to do, and I try to do it discretely.  So yes, removing this ordinance would benefit me if I lived there.  It was probably enacted to stop people from spitting tobacco in the first place, a habit that has severely declined since then.


Bullshiat, you can carry around a kleenex to do that into.  Just because you have an issue doesn't mean everyone should have to see your nasty phlegm spewing out of you. By your logic I guess people with irritable bowel should be able to drop a deuce on the sidewalk too.
 
2013-02-18 05:35:08 PM  
Maybe they can market special tourist trips from Singapore? Come to our town and spit all you want. No caning!
 
2013-02-18 05:35:26 PM  

ProdigalSigh: I have sinus issues causing me to be almost constantly getting rid of mucus both by blowing my nose and yes I have to hork the occasional loogie. The alternative is I keep it in and most likely throw up in the near future as it sets off my gag reflex or I sneeze and it flies out anyway. This is not something I am happy to do, and I try to do it discretely. So yes, removing this ordinance would benefit me if I lived there. It was probably enacted to stop people from spitting tobacco in the first place, a habit that has severely declined since then.


files.coloribus.com
 
2013-02-18 05:44:58 PM  
He does not look like a spitter
He looks he enjoys swallowing
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As for the woman in the mugshot thingy

She looks like she will do the deed
But, she makes sure that that no sticky icky comes close to her face

i877.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-18 05:51:19 PM  

Marcintosh: If I'm not mistaken spitting is a great way so spread TB


It's not so great. The TB bacillus is small and needs to be inhaled, so coughing is the better way. Spitting is a good indicator someone has the disease, though.
 
2013-02-18 05:53:44 PM  

redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.

Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.

So people are farking idiots? Spitting AT someone is extremely rude. Spitting on the ground when no one around is harmless.


As I said, the insult response is triggered when people see spitting. People get offended by things they see on Fark that can't do them the slightest bit of harm.
 
2013-02-18 06:04:08 PM  
Today's commissioner addresses the city to make spitting in public places legal brought to you by Lakeland

I know those words, but that headline makes no sense.
 
2013-02-18 06:08:36 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Bullshiat, you can carry around a kleenex to do that into. Just because you have an issue doesn't mean everyone should have to see your nasty phlegm spewing out of you. By your logic I guess people with irritable bowel should be able to drop a deuce on the sidewalk too.


I carry a handkerchief, (Vick's kleenex got too expensive and can't handle the load) and I try to hork into it as much as possible.  I'm not trying to justify spitting in general, just that sometimes you can't find a trashcan and your head feels like it's going to explode if you don't cough up something.  I often find myself coughing and the mucus leaves my tonsils and winds up in my mouth, I want to get rid of it.  On the sidewalk/street/most non-descript target as I am walking to/from work.  It sucks, but I shouldn't be arrested for clearing my throat.
 
2013-02-18 06:22:07 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.

Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.

So people are farking idiots? Spitting AT someone is extremely rude. Spitting on the ground when no one around is harmless.

As I said, the insult response is triggered when people see spitting. People get offended by things they see on Fark that can't do them the slightest bit of harm.


Like I said, people are farking idiots?
 
2013-02-18 06:54:01 PM  

ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.


I'm a runner. Sometimes when I run, especially in colder weather, I need to spit a lot. In fact, I ran earlier today and I probably spat 5-10 times over the course of my run.

I avoid spitting when I'm near another person because I don't want to gross anyone out but seriously, talk to anyone who runs. We pretty much all spit. And worse: a lot of people hork their nose when they run (I don't, thank FSM).
 
2013-02-18 07:29:06 PM  
I'm a tobacco chewer.  I agree that spitting on the sidewalks is a no-no and I do not do it.  But making it illegal to spit on the grass is retarded.

The law doesn't have to go away, it just has to be modified to not look like a window licker wrote it.  Maybe take a lesson from the rules of golf.

Spitting on anything manmade= NO
Spitting on nature= YES
 
2013-02-18 08:54:08 PM  

rocketpants: Ah yes, beautiful Lakeland. The cultural epicenter of the I-4 corridor.


As a Lakeland Farker I'm happy that I might soon be able to legally spit on this town.
 
2013-02-18 09:27:59 PM  
Wanna' be grossed out?   Work with a bunch of Cambodian women who regularly do a "farmer's blow" into a water fountain.
 
2013-02-19 01:24:18 AM  

redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.

Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.

So people are farking idiots? Spitting AT someone is extremely rude. Spitting on the ground when no one around is harmless.

As I said, the insult response is triggered when people see spitting. People get offended by things they see on Fark that can't do them the slightest bit of harm.

Like I said, people are farking idiots?


Actually, it's rather difficult to offend an idiot.
 
2013-02-19 02:21:02 AM  
Check out all the um... babes who got caught in the prostitution round up at the end of the article.  A lot of cool dudes there too!
 
2013-02-19 03:05:44 AM  

Jument: ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.

I'm a runner. Sometimes when I run, especially in colder weather, I need to spit a lot. In fact, I ran earlier today and I probably spat 5-10 times over the course of my run.

I avoid spitting when I'm near another person because I don't want to gross anyone out but seriously, talk to anyone who runs. We pretty much all spit. And worse: a lot of people hork their nose when they run (I don't, thank FSM).


More bullshiat. Spitting isn't like taking a piss, your body isn't forcing it out of you. You CHOOSE to spit, swallowing your saliva is a perfectly normal option, one that people do thousands of times a day.
 
2013-02-19 11:06:13 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: BarkingUnicorn: redmid17: KatjaMouse: BarkingUnicorn: It should not be an offense for which one can be arrested. A $50 ticket suffices.

This. I don't know why but public spitting just irks me. It's like you have no common decency for yourself or those around you.

It's like people are more offended by spit than much more unsanitary stuff on the sidewalks and streets they willingly step in/on.

Spitting at someone is a grave insult.  When you see someone spit, it triggers the insult response.  It's not just the risk of someone stepping on sputum; people get offended when they see someone spit into wastebaskets or paper cups, too.

So people are farking idiots? Spitting AT someone is extremely rude. Spitting on the ground when no one around is harmless.

As I said, the insult response is triggered when people see spitting. People get offended by things they see on Fark that can't do them the slightest bit of harm.

Like I said, people are farking idiots?

Actually, it's rather difficult to offend an idiot.


Apparently not. If someone associates spitting with an insult, they are farking idiots.
 
2013-02-19 12:40:22 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Jument: ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.

I'm a runner. Sometimes when I run, especially in colder weather, I need to spit a lot. In fact, I ran earlier today and I probably spat 5-10 times over the course of my run.

I avoid spitting when I'm near another person because I don't want to gross anyone out but seriously, talk to anyone who runs. We pretty much all spit. And worse: a lot of people hork their nose when they run (I don't, thank FSM).

More bullshiat. Spitting isn't like taking a piss, your body isn't forcing it out of you. You CHOOSE to spit, swallowing your saliva is a perfectly normal option, one that people do thousands of times a day.


Yes, I choose to spit. I never said that I had to spit but it's more comfortable to spit than to swallow (that's what she said). What's the big deal? Do you plan to lick the pavement or something?

My point was that most runners let fly with various bodily fluids when the run. Cyclists too. It's perfectly natural.
 
2013-02-19 07:07:56 PM  

Jument: ReapTheChaos: Jument: ReapTheChaos: I don't think it warrants arrest, a ticket would suffice. Spitting in public is just gross and there's no legitimate reason to do it under normal circumstances, especially for those nasty farks chewing tobacco.

I'm a runner. Sometimes when I run, especially in colder weather, I need to spit a lot. In fact, I ran earlier today and I probably spat 5-10 times over the course of my run.

I avoid spitting when I'm near another person because I don't want to gross anyone out but seriously, talk to anyone who runs. We pretty much all spit. And worse: a lot of people hork their nose when they run (I don't, thank FSM).

More bullshiat. Spitting isn't like taking a piss, your body isn't forcing it out of you. You CHOOSE to spit, swallowing your saliva is a perfectly normal option, one that people do thousands of times a day.

Yes, I choose to spit. I never said that I had to spit but it's more comfortable to spit than to swallow (that's what she said). What's the big deal? Do you plan to lick the pavement or something?

My point was that most runners let fly with various bodily fluids when the run. Cyclists too. It's perfectly natural.


My guess is that he has never ran any length of time.  Trying to swallow a thick sticky blob of mucus isn't possible a lot of times.  Winter time is the worst.
 
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