Saturday, September 16, 2017

UPDATE: Excitement builds, ITLAPD in Lake Worth. But Editor at Post hints at another downer editorial. City officials respond, “Arrrrghh. Make our day.”


ITLAPD is on the City of Lake Worth’s
Commission agenda next Tuesday.

To see and read this for yourself, use this link and then,

  • Scroll down for “September 19, Regular Meeting”.
  • Then click on “Agenda & Backup”.
  • When download is complete go to page 61.
  • Read entire agenda item 6B, “Proclamation declaring September 19, 2017, as International Talk like a Pirate Day”.
  • Please share with your friends and neighbors!
If ITLAPD upsets you, remember that Modern Health Concepts (MHC; not to confused with THC) is opening a new medical marijuana dispensary later this month. Use this link to learn more, call 877-303-0741, or if you happen to be driving around our vibrant City take a look at 1125 N. Dixie Hwy (MHC is located on the west side of Dixie between a crematorium and an elementary charter school on the east side of Dixie).

Continue reading for the news from yesterday, and learn more about the City of Lake Worth’s ITLAPD event next week.

Two former Lake Worth City commissioners at the urging of The Palm Beach Post editor, still stinging from the medical marijuana debacle last week, fired off angry letters to President Donald Trump today calling on the City of Lake Worth to cancel next week’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day (ITLAPD) festivities (learn more about ITLAPD below). The letter said in part,
Dear Mr. President . . . to have ITLAPD continue is nothing short of malfeasance, misfeasance, badfeasance, evilfeasance, and smellyfeasance . . . save your legacy and eliminate ITLAPD forever from our American shores.
If you didn’t know, ITLAPD is on September 19th every year. Just by coincidence, the next regular City Commission meeting is next Tuesday, September 19th. Protests are planned by anti-ITLAPD groups and the pro-ITLAPD groups are said to be rallying as well.

Stay tuned for more on this
developing situation.

To learn more about ITLAPD please continue reading and Thank You for visiting today.

“The ITLAPD Proclamation”
in our City of Lake Worth is
only four days away!

Just don’t expect EVERYONE (see below) to be in the mood when you say, “Arrrrrr, Ye Bilge Rat!”

The excerpt below is from a hilariously funny and quite clever news article by former Post reporter Willie Howard in September 2012 titled, “ ‘Talk like a pirate day’ in Lake Worth has some up in arms”:

[R]esident Lynda Mahoney said the pirate day proclamation sounded “juvenile, nonsensical — a day that might occur in a kindergarten class.”
     She said the city should not waste time on such foolishness because it has serious problems. [City Manager Michael] Bornstein responded in part with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
     “I’m so sorry you find this fun, silly proclamation anything more than that,” Bornstein wrote in his response to [former commissioner JoAnn] Golden. “I could easily become consumed with a sense of over correctness in almost everything involved in government. However, I refuse to become devoid of all the wonderful human emotions including, most importantly, humor.

A proclamation for ITLAPD went off without a
hitch at the City Commission last year.

Former District 4 Commissioner Ryan Maier
won “Best Pirate Hat”!

The “gadfly”,* Chris McVoy, PhD, later lost his
bid for re-election.

 [FF to 1 minute 15 second mark for ITLAPD proclamation]

To learn more interesting facts about ITLAPD use this link to Wikipedia. Below is a short and informative video; learn more tips how to “Talk Like A Pirate”.

Remember, there will be no merriment and the beatings will continue until morale improves!

*The term “gadfly” when referring to an elected official is pretty harsh. But that’s what the editor at the Post called McVoy in his endorsement for now-District 2 Commissioner Omari Hardy in the elections last March.

1 comment:

Argh said...

Funny how Bornstein has made his critics look stupid. Then he smiles at them too which drives them batsh!t. Day after day all the lemmings following JoAnn have no idea how stupid they all look. Carry on you existential Pirate. Drive all those nitwits to lala land. Argh