Showing the flag at Mar-a-Lago as no one else can (or would dare to).
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“Anyone who objects,” Trump declared, “should not, in my opinion, hold a public office of any kind — at least not in this country.”
The dispute ended with Trump agreeing to reduce the height of the flagpole by 10 feet (still 28 feet above than the maximum permitted 42 feet) and agreeing to donate $100,000 to “charities agreed to between parties dealing with the Iraq War Veterans and the local Veterans Hospital.”
Threatening another lawsuit, this one for $100 million, Trump eventually won the town’s approval to turn Mara-a-Lago into a private club. There’s a $100,000 initiation fee (half the $200,000 initiation fee in place before Bernie Madoff’s scheme imploded with a ground zero hit in Palm Beach), plus $9,000 in yearly dues, plus $1,000 per night for a bedroom, not counting food and drinks (for lunch, a turkey burger at Trump Grill is $18, plus an additional $7, $6 and $7, respectively, in you want a small salad, some broccoli and a Bud Light, plus an automatic gratuity of 18 percent — altogether, $44.84).
As a postscript regarding the mystery of the innovative comb-over, Vanity Fair ran close-up photos of Trump’s hair with this comment: “This could be evidence of a rarely-sighted, possibly unprecedented ‘double-comb-over.’ It looks as if a length of hair growing from the part on the left side of Trump’s pate has been combed left-to-right over the crown of his head, while a second length of hair, growing from the back of his head, has been combed back-to-front over the first length of hair. Salon-strength hair products likely play a role in the final construction of this lattice-like structure.”
Lattice hair! There’s probably big money in that too if Trump would license it. It beats a wig.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?