Editor’s Note: Without seeking my permission, the City of Delray Beach relocated our MAOS Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole (the Delray Erection), moving our erected pole from nearby the menorah to behind the Xmas tree.
I guess it’s the 1950’s and we’re sent to the back of the bus.
When they move your pole, touch your erect pole without your permission, you need to respond in kind. You need to send a clear message … one like this:
We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
Oh wait, wrong movie.
Here’s an email we sent to the City Clerk of Delray Beach.
My name is Chaz Stevens, father of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole. In case you’re not familiar with me (I dunno, you live in a cave), here’s a recent story:
I’d like permission to give a Satanic, yes Satan, invocation at an upcoming City Commission meeting.
Kindly acknowledge receipt of this email.