Tag: Festivus pole
A man holds a sign as community members walk around Vander Veer Park during a march following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 26, 2022, in Davenport, Iowa. Democrats and their aligned groups raised more than $80 million in the week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. The flood of cash offers one of the first tangible signs of how the ruling may energize voters. (Nikos Frazier/Quad City Times via AP)

Jim RosicaDecember 5, 2017
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An “educational display of the astronomy causing the winter solstice” is the first holiday display to gain approval this year for the Florida Capitol rotunda. A “triptych poster,” sponsored by the First Coast Freethought Society of Jacksonville, is approved for display Dec. 15-22. Nina Ashley, spokeswoman for the Department of Management Services, the state’s real […]

Jim RosicaNovember 22, 2016
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A South Florida activist and former blogger has again filed to erect a “Festivus” pole in the state Capitol this year as a holiday display. But this year’s pole has a politically charged twist, according to Chaz Stevens‘ application to the state. “The all black, six-foot-tall Festivus-inspired pole will contain the names of all unarmed black men killed by […]

Associated PressDecember 17, 2015
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A group of Republican Oklahoma lawmakers say they’re angered about a plan to put up a gay pride-themed, 6-foot-tall pole in the Sooner State Capitol rotunda to celebrate the fictional holiday Festivus from the popular 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” South Florida blogger Chaz Stevens was approved to display the pole, similar to one in the Florida […]

Jac VerSteegJuly 13, 2015
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Expect to see the Confederate flag back in the Florida Capitol as an unwanted Christmas present. How? Consider this item from the Broward/Palm Beach New Times. Writer Chris Joseph details plans by Chaz Stevens, described as “a Deerfield Beach activist and blogger,” to erect an elaborate Festivus pole this Christmas in the Capitol Rotunda. Stevens […]


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