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Monday, January 22, 2007

It's just another manic Monday.

Hey folks, yup is Monday and I'm going crazy. We are having auditors in next week and the things that my boss waits to do at the last minute just drives me nuts! It's gets so bad about 2 weeks before that I'm taking work home with me. I vow each time to never do it again, but you know you're NEVER suppose to say NEVER... I'm not vowing that this time cause I know what will happen.

Saw this posted on Yahoo Friday that Donald Trump is being fined for flying an American Flag. This is what was posted:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Officials in the ritzy coastal town of Palm Beach have voted to fine Donald Trump $1,250 a day for flying a large American flag atop an 80-foot flagpole at his lavish club in violation of town codes.

Code enforcement officials have accused the 60-year-old real-estate mogul of violating zoning guidelines with a flagpole taller than 42 feet, for not obtaining a building permit, and for not getting permission from the landmarks board.

Trump has refused to take down the flag. He has also filed a $25 million lawsuit against the town arguing, in part, that officials are selectively enforcing ordinances and that flying the American flag at his Mar-A-Lago club is a constitutionally protected expression of free speech.

"The town council of Palm Beach should be ashamed of itself," Trump said Thursday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "They're fining me for putting up the American flag. This is probably a first in United States history."

Trump's club hoisted the 15-by-25-foot flag atop the 80-foot pole at the sprawling waterfront site on Oct 3. The town had given him until Nov. 27 to remove the flag or apply for approvals. "I think Mr. Trump, the property owner, picked this fight. I think he's been provocative," said Martin Fried, a member of the town's Code Enforcement Board. Officials voted Thursday to fine Trump. Trump said he wouldn't pay any fines and would keep the flag flying. "

It's all up in the court," he said. "It'll be a long time, unfortunately."

What do you think? Feel free to leave your thoughts on this.

As I don't have very much time this morning for post I'm going to give you some humor...



THE YOUNG MINISTER

As a young minister, I was asked by a funeral director to hold a graveside service for a homeless man, with no family or friends. The funeral was to be held at a cemetery way back in the country, and this man would be the first to be laid to rest there.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost; and being a typical man did not stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late.

I saw the back hoe and the crew, who was eating lunch, but the hearse was nowhere in sight. I apologized to the workers for my tardiness, and stepped to the side of the open grave, where I saw the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long, but this was the proper thing to do.

The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I poured out my heart and soul. As I preached the workers began to say "Amen", "Praise the Lord", "Glory", and such. I preached, and I preached, like I'd never preached before: from Genesis all the way to Revelation -- I wasn't going to let this homeless man go out without someone taking notice of the service!
I closed the lengthy service with a prayer and walked to my car.

As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of the workers saying to another, "I ain't never seen anything like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for more than 20 years."
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Comments on ""

 

Blogger Bond said ... (1/22/2007 9:18 AM) : 

When we were down with mom and dad or the holiday's we took a drive up to palm beach and passed this aforementioned club and saw the flag...still flying on December 23rd...

 

Blogger Maryfly said ... (1/22/2007 9:20 AM) : 

maybe if the Palm Beach peeps got the pole out of there tushy they wouldn't have a problem...

that poor minister! ROFL!!

 

Blogger Angell said ... (1/22/2007 12:36 PM) : 

I don't see what the problem is. I think that officials just knew it was Trump and figured that it was a way to make some easy money right?

ROTFLMOO - love the joke Dix. :D

 

Blogger Meribah said ... (1/22/2007 1:48 PM) : 

Boy, don't those town officials have anything better to do than gripe about a flag? Anyway, they should have known they were gonna get heck for it. Some peeps are just masochists I think. LOL
Cute joke, by the way!

 

Blogger Vanessa said ... (1/22/2007 2:41 PM) : 

Cute joke. I think I was here before, but I got sidetracked onto another blog. Thank you for visiting my site (Dance By The Light Of The Moon)
Vanessa

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (1/22/2007 6:01 PM) : 

Since I live in West Palm Beach, I will try to swing by for a photo, the flag is in good taste for a 13 acre estate..........

 

Blogger Travis said ... (1/22/2007 8:30 PM) : 

Here is the unpopular opinion.

If the flagpole is taller than authorizied by zoning laws, then take it down and put up a pole that meets zoning laws.

I'm all for flying the flag - who isn't? But for cripes sake people! It's not complicated to follow the rules.

I asked at my apartment whether I could fly a flag on my balcony. They told me the size and where to place it. I followed the instructions and have had no issues.

Sheesh.

**climbs down off soapbox**

 

Blogger Coco said ... (1/22/2007 11:41 PM) : 

Some people feel the need to compensate for certain shortcomings by having cars and houses and ... flags, I guess ... that are bigger than everybody else's. Is it ok if I feel sorry for him? Apparently he has a major issue with size ...

 

Blogger Coco said ... (1/22/2007 11:43 PM) : 

Um ... felt the urge to return and point out the relationship between the size of his flagpole and ... well, you get the idea, I'm sure.

 

Blogger Turnbaby said ... (1/23/2007 6:47 AM) : 

I guess I need to know more facts but my guess is Trump just did what he wanted and didn't worry about the details and someone on the board is pissed about that. Tempest in a teapot if you ask me. And it chaps me that he is using patriotism and the flag as a reason he shouldn't comply (if he has not in fact complied).

 

Blogger Merle said ... (1/23/2007 7:17 AM) : 

Hi Dixiechick ~~ That's for your visit. Glad you enjoyed the jokes etc. I love yur joke, a really funny
one, that I may copy and post later on. Do you have Woolworth's Supermarkets? We have huge department stores that trade as
"Bid W", not the old shops they used to have. Take care, Dixie, Love, Merle.

 

Blogger SGT DUB said ... (1/23/2007 7:46 AM) : 

Has Trump ever did anything small scale?
Great joke, I loved it.

 

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