Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

24 December, 2006

Profiles in douchebaggery

I've been waiting for an opportunity to profile the douchebaggery that is the Donald, but his run-of-the-mill goings-on - and they are every bit vinegar-and-water, as the Donald v. Rosie brouhaha amply demonstrates - never seem to warrant a profile. I mean, if douchebaggery is your default status, it would take a particularly egregious instance of being a douchebag to cause us to notice, right?

At any rate, we all knew that it would be a matter of time before the Donald stepped up and delivered:
Donald Trump is suing this oceanside town for $10 million after being cited for flying an oversized American flag over his Mar-a-Lago Club.

Attorneys for the club filed a complaint Thursday, saying that flying the flag is a constitutionally protected expression of free speech _ and that the large flag is a proper match for the size of the real-estate mogul's patriotism.

"A smaller flag and pole on Mar-A-Lago's property would be lost given its massive size, look silly instead of make a statement, and most importantly would fail to appropriately express the magnitude of Donald J. Trump's and the Club's members' patriotism," the lawsuit says.

Town officials said Trump violated zoning codes when the lavish club hoisted a 15-by-25-foot flag atop an 80-foot pole on Oct. 3. The citation was for having a flagpole taller than 42 feet, for not obtaining a building permit and for not getting permission from the landmarks board.

Donald Trump is a True American Patriot™, and nothing says "Patriot" like being rich enough to extort cash from the government by self-righteously wrapping one's self in the flag.

So congratulations, Mr. Trump. You're a bigoted, spiteful man who'd gladly sell his mother for the right price; who'd rather have his ego stroked than admit that he had to answer to those who would deign to imagine they were his peers. And you're a giant, flaming asshole.

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