February 19th, 2007

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quote of the day

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent. ~ George

Happy birthday, GW!
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Asshat alert!

Trump Sues to Keep Flag Flying

I don't have any particular fascination with The Donald, although in the little skirmish between him and Rosie I had to take his side because Rosie makes me gag.

In any case, the gist is that at this big-ass fancy club of his he put up a huge American flag on an 80-foot pole, when zoning codes say you can't have a flagpole taller than 42 feet. Also he didn't get a permit. So they're fining him something like $1000+ dollars a day. He says there are plenty of other flags in the area that are breaking the zoning codes. Now, you can't justify bad behavior by pointing at other bad behavior, and even in wanky Palm Beach there are rules that have to be followed. But it comes down to this, really:

Lee Hanley, vice chairman of the town's landmarks commission, previously said the 15-by-25-foot flag makes the town look like "we have an Okeechobee car dealer," referring to a strip of auto dealerships along Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

Oh yes. Because when I see a big American flag I always think of a car dealership.