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(Sun Sentinel)   Strip club owner donates over $20,000 to failing school district. Of course, everybody has a problem with this   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 154
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2011-01-30 10:32:01 PM  
Farking ridiculous. He earned the money legally, I don't see the issue here. Looks like the school would rather go begging for taxpayer money that accept a private, free market donation.

I recall many years ago a hospital in New York accepting a large gift from the heads of one of the New York Mafia families. I would be concerned about that. But everything this guy is doing is within the law.
 
2011-01-30 10:36:00 PM  
Did he pay in all ones?

/TL;DR
 
2011-01-30 10:37:47 PM  
FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: Uh, no you didn't. Your apostrophe is marking a contraction.
quarrel's = quarrel is
Our only major quarrel is with your total lack of morals. You were right the first time.


first- you get credit for this.

James F. Campbell: Why? You used a valid contraction of "is." For example: "The cat's in the cradle."

second

Leskay: Was that a troll?

no, its me being an idiot. never mind me.
 
2011-01-30 10:38:52 PM  
you know, i said earlier this weekend that i needed to learn Spanish... maybe I need a refresher course on English first. ;)
 
2011-01-30 10:39:18 PM  
www.thefancarpet.com

Approves
 
2011-01-30 10:43:40 PM  
Exploitation of women aside, corrupting morals and such aside, I still can't see how anyone could oppose this? What are the options, the money exists. It can go into helping underprivileged kids and schools or it can go into making the strip clubs bigger and better and more powerful. So goddamn stupid.
 
2011-01-30 10:50:17 PM  
Just because he does not live up to someone else's definitions of morals does not mean that he is not a good person at heart. Heck, the fact that he has donated so much money over the years should be proof enough that he actually cares about the community. But, some narrow-minded bigots have decided that his money is somehow "bad" and have refused it. People just need to learn to know when not to ask questions or to just keep their mouth shut. If whoever had found out the source of this donation had not said anything then chances are no one else would have. But, they went and made a public stink about it and now everyone knows, and the end result is that they are throwing away a $20,000 gift!
 
2011-01-30 10:54:01 PM  
The strip club owner knows more about managing a school and its finances than the disgusting teachers union that rapes our kids future for more pay and a gold plated retirement.


dont be stupid stuptd
 
2011-01-30 10:54:19 PM  

bunnylovesbr: No one died to make that money, it was not got through gambling, but through legal work.


Additional information:

School District of Palm Beach County spokesman Nat Harrington said no school can accept donations from businesses that sell goods and services that would be illegal to be possessed or used by a minor. The district's policy includes adult entertainment establishments, tattoo parlors, pain clinics and businesses that "solicit addicts." - Source; see also.

It looks like they may be technically within the letter of the policy, because the donation is not from the business, but from a charitable foundation that the owner of the business set up.

On the gripping hand, 93% of the kids are on the free or reduced-price lunch program. Take the money and run.

karst: So do I. Want some?


Send those right over.
 
2011-01-30 10:55:30 PM  
Clean honest money does not exist.

Build a bridge, get over it, take the money and try to educate the kids to allow them to have better options.
 
2011-01-30 11:16:13 PM  
I guess the general consensus is the end justifies the means. That's just awesome.
 
2011-01-30 11:26:38 PM  
The owner is my friend's dad, so we are getting a kick out of this story.

/friend is a girl
//whenever she visited her dad at work, she'd just run straight to his office without looking at all the boobies and hoohas.
 
2011-01-30 11:27:04 PM  
$20k? That's like four teacher salaries!
 
2011-01-30 11:32:54 PM  
donated to causes such as sending disabled kids to Miami Dolphins games

Chad Henne wasn't *that* bad, dude.

The school district should consider what the decision will teach its students, said Anthony Verdugo, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition.

"It came from someone associated with the exploitation of women - and that demeans half the population," Verdugo said. "If you do that, where do you draw the line? That's not the message to send to kids - that it's OK to exploit women."


Yea, well, Christian dogma exploits women and demeans 100% of the population by assuming we're all born sinners going to hell. So, f*ck off.
 
2011-01-30 11:33:09 PM  
fatalvenom: We don't ski in S. FL, unless it's at a strip-club or on water.

Farking chicks in the back room?

Been doing it since I turned 18. My cack hasn't rotted-off yet; god-bless me.
How long have you not known about it?

Bro; some powder, cash, and a half-way decent smile will get you anything you want a strip-club. We don't ski in S. FL, unless it's at a strip-club or on water.

Farking chicks in the back room?

Been doing it since I turned 18. My cack hasn't rotted-off yet; god-bless me.

How long have you not known about it?

Bro; some powder, cash, and a half-way decent smile will get you anything you want a strip-club.


Anything I want?! Wow! And from what others are saying, they're great places to make dear friends, too.

Cooool. Now I know where I can go learn to be a real winner!

Anyway, it's stupid that the school can't take the money, but I've never heard of one anywhere that'd be allowed to. This outcome is hardly surprising. Even if people aren't actually upset about the donation, everyone's afraid of the ones that could be.
 
2011-01-31 12:08:16 AM  
Last I checked, girls with educations don't generally grow up to be strippers, so people should be glad this dude is giving money to educate kids.
 
2011-01-31 12:13:42 AM  

WienerButt: The owner is my friend's dad, so we are getting a kick out of this story.

/friend is a girl
//whenever she visited her dad at work, she'd just run straight to his office without looking at all the boobies and hoohas.


WTF is a "hooha"?

I never heard that term until I was in my 40s. I was talking to a co-worker about a HOOKAH bar that was causing some controversy in my local town. (Should smoking be allowed in a Hookah Bar,etc...?)

He thought I was talking about a "hooha" bar whatever the fark that is.

He apparently wasn't in favor of "hooha" bars. Hookah bars were apparently fine though.
 
2011-01-31 12:16:45 AM  

Happy Hours: WienerButt: The owner is my friend's dad, so we are getting a kick out of this story.

/friend is a girl
//whenever she visited her dad at work, she'd just run straight to his office without looking at all the boobies and hoohas.

WTF is a "hooha"?

I never heard that term until I was in my 40s. I was talking to a co-worker about a HOOKAH bar that was causing some controversy in my local town. (Should smoking be allowed in a Hookah Bar,etc...?)

He thought I was talking about a "hooha" bar whatever the fark that is.

He apparently wasn't in favor of "hooha" bars. Hookah bars were apparently fine though.


I swear I've read this same post before
 
2011-01-31 12:18:51 AM  

CodeHero: FTFA: "It came from someone associated with the exploitation of women - and that demeans half the population," Verdugo said. "If you do that, where do you draw the line? That's not the message to send to kids - that it's OK to exploit women."


Is it really exploitation when these women voluntarily sign up to be dancers? I'm going with no.

Also, I highly doubt the kids are going to be asking where their new books and computers came from.


Ahem.

This isn't 1860. We don't believe in "tainted money" any longer. We DO, supposedly, believe in higher education for our children, so hopefully the girls don't have to grow up to be strippers.

If you believe stripping exploits women, then the better choice is to use the money the strippers' employer so kindly provided to educate girls on how to make other life choices so they can obtain employment in careers that don't, as you say, "exploit" women.

Interesting footnote: The Prostitute's Guild of Paris made a quiet donation to the builders of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, when they were lacking funds to put in the stained glass windows. The only thing the bishop refused to do was put their images in the windows. But he did take the money.
 
2011-01-31 12:24:17 AM  

rynthetyn: Last I checked, girls with educations don't generally grow up to be strippers, so people should be glad this dude is giving money to educate kids.


You don't know many strippers don't you?

I think you'd be surprised. Then again, Orlando doesn't allow nudity (they wear pasties) so maybe the girls I know don't consider themselves "real strippers" ...
 
2011-01-31 12:25:39 AM  
I'll be more than happy to take his dirty, dirty money.
 
2011-01-31 12:35:28 AM  

zilong: I don't get strip clubs. You get all worked up and then what?


Go home and use a dream catcher
 
2011-01-31 12:41:23 AM  

abb3w:
Additional information:

School District of Palm Beach County spokesman Nat Harrington said no school can accept donations from businesses that sell goods and services that would be illegal to be possessed or used by a minor. The district's policy includes adult entertainment establishments, tattoo parlors, pain clinics and businesses that "solicit addicts." -

It looks like they may be technically within the letter of the policy, because the donation is not from the business, but from a charitable foundation that the owner of the business set up.


I wonder if they'd be cool then to give back all the school funding that comes from the lottery and the children's health care money that comes from tobacco tax since kids aren't allowed to gamble or smoke.

I noticed that the pompous asshat didn't offer to replace any of the money he wanted given back.
 
2011-01-31 12:44:00 AM  

Nocens: what_now: Two things:

1) I've been to one of his establishments.

2) Of COURSE the pastor has a problem with this. They're going after the same marks.


Oh look, another religion bigot who can't read.


Je5tEr: GoSurfing: Je5tEr: Sigh.

Call the waaambulance. At least they are purchasing a service provided in the good ol' US of A. They could have just gone out and bought a bunch of shiatty goods made in China instead, and then you'd get NO money back. How about that?

You missed the farking point. The charitable one is getting chastised when its the people going to the joint that should have people yelling at them about why they spend their money on strippers and not help their own community.


Strippers aren't part of the community?
 
2011-01-31 12:46:20 AM  

SquiggelyGrounders: zilong: I don't get strip clubs. You get all worked up and then what?

Go home and use a dream catcher

your wife.

FTFY
 
2011-01-31 12:50:55 AM  

DigitalCoffee: abb3w:
Additional information:

School District of Palm Beach County spokesman Nat Harrington said no school can accept donations from businesses that sell goods and services that would be illegal to be possessed or used by a minor. The district's policy includes adult entertainment establishments, tattoo parlors, pain clinics and businesses that "solicit addicts." -

It looks like they may be technically within the letter of the policy, because the donation is not from the business, but from a charitable foundation that the owner of the business set up.


I wonder if they'd be cool then to give back all the school funding that comes from the lottery and the children's health care money that comes from tobacco tax since kids aren't allowed to gamble or smoke.

I noticed that the pompous asshat didn't offer to replace any of the money he wanted given back.


Or pretty much any supermarket, drug store, bar, restaurant, etc... that sell porn, alcohol, or tobacco
 
mhd
2011-01-31 12:56:13 AM  

zilong: I don't get strip clubs. You get all worked up and then what?


Which is probably one reason why you don't see a lot of strip clubs if brothels are legal, e.g. in most European countries.

/Well, and because Euro/Pound coins are a bit less convenient than dollar bills
 
2011-01-31 01:18:57 AM  

Tobin_Lam: I guess the general consensus is the end justifies the means. That's just awesome.


No, that's not the consensus. The consensus is that he is providing money to help school kids, despite owning a business that is just for adults.

Tell me more of your ends justifies the means belitteling what he's doing.
 
2011-01-31 01:20:17 AM  

ArkAngel: I love how the only person without a real problem with this is the pastor


And notice how the pastor hasn't ponied up any money of his own to counter the offer.

Just why DO we need pastors these days anyway? What good are they?
 
2011-01-31 01:21:58 AM  

LegacyDL: If you look at in an objective sense the strip club owner is the one who is facing a potential loss here. I mean if he keeps a lot of these girls in school then it reduces their chances of ending up on the pole (of course that all depends on the economy and whatnot).

Yet people have a problem with this?


Was wondering how long it would take for someone to make this excellent point. Not to say there wouldn't be strippers if we had the best education system. Of course there would still be the girls looking for easy money. But consider their options if they dont get an education. Does McDonalds or Walmart hire people without, at least, a GED? Even if they do, stripping pays way more for less effort.

Other options to stripping that pay well: the illegal drug industry and prostitution. Stripping at least is legal and has the system working for it rather than against.

And good for everyone who sees strippers as the exploiters and men as the exploited. But men are exploited in the same sense that every customer is exploited. The business, or stripper in this particular case, has something a customer wants. The stripper is consensually in the establishment and willfully provides a service while the customer is consensually in the establishment and willfully pays for the service. If there is no complaint from either side, then there is nothing wrong.

Does the good justify the bad? This assumes there is a bad. The way it looks here is that everybody wins, the strippers, the owner, the school, the kids, the parents, the patrons. The only ones who lose are the proponents of the bat-shiat-asinine idea of absolute morality. The outcry against this strikes me as a bit of judgmental better-than-you snobbery mixed with a shiat-ton of nanny-state indignation with a hint of jealousy.

So is there any farker here that will seriously defend the side against the donation?
 
2011-01-31 01:22:39 AM  

rynthetyn: Last I checked, girls with educations don't generally grow up to be strippers, so people should be glad this dude is giving money to educate kids.


This. It seems that this guy is doing more to get to the girls in the community early and keep them off the pole than the people who don't want to take his money because he is "exploiting women" are.
 
2011-01-31 01:25:41 AM  

Fano: Tobin_Lam: I guess the general consensus is the end justifies the means. That's just awesome.

No, that's not the consensus. The consensus is that he is providing money to help school kids, despite owning a business that is just for adults.

Tell me more of your ends justifies the means belitteling what he's doing.


How dare someone who runs a legal business decide to give away money!

Also, if anyone has a problem with a strip club owner giving money to schools, then beg your congressmen to quit taxing cigarettes and using the lottery to fund education.
 
2011-01-31 01:28:08 AM  

Kome: donated to causes such as sending disabled kids to Miami Dolphins games

Chad Henne wasn't *that* bad, dude.

The school district should consider what the decision will teach its students, said Anthony Verdugo, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition.

"It came from someone associated with the exploitation of women - and that demeans half the population," Verdugo said. "If you do that, where do you draw the line? That's not the message to send to kids - that it's OK to exploit women."

Yea, well, Christian dogma exploits women and demeans 100% of the population by assuming we're all born sinners going to hell. So, f*ck off.


*applause*
 
2011-01-31 01:33:04 AM  

RatMaster999: SquiggelyGrounders: zilong: I don't get strip clubs. You get all worked up and then what?

Go home and use a dream catcher your wife.

FTFY


How do you know I call my special sock that?
 
2011-01-31 01:37:03 AM  

tbyte: I swear I've read this same post before


Deja Vu is the worst CSNY album ever.
 
2011-01-31 01:39:35 AM  

Worst.Fark handle. ever.: ArkAngel: I love how the only person without a real problem with this is the pastor

And notice how the pastor hasn't ponied up any money of his own to counter the offer.

Just why DO we need pastors these days anyway? What good are they?


Where does it say that he didn't put plenty of his own money in it?
 
2011-01-31 01:41:05 AM  

Happy Hours: tbyte: I swear I've read this same post before

Deja Vu is the worst CSNY album ever.


Are you kidding?

It had Our House, Teach Your Children, and Woodstock.
 
2011-01-31 01:51:59 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Happy Hours: tbyte: I swear I've read this same post before

Deja Vu is the worst CSNY album ever.

Are you kidding?

It had Our House, Teach Your Children, and Woodstock.


Goddammit I can't even make an ironic (and yeah, probably using that word wrong too) post on Fark without someone giving me shiat.

I'm really losing it here...just give me a break.....


I much preferred Crosby and Young solo compared to all the CSN and CSNY crap. Graham Nash and Stepehn Stills? well, they're okay but they can fark off.

Sorry - not really, but I am in a pissy mood.

I'm sure someone out there understands.
 
2011-01-31 02:03:42 AM  

Happy Hours: FirstNationalBastard: Happy Hours: tbyte: I swear I've read this same post before

Deja Vu is the worst CSNY album ever.

Are you kidding?

It had Our House, Teach Your Children, and Woodstock.

Goddammit I can't even make an ironic (and yeah, probably using that word wrong too) post on Fark without someone giving me shiat.

I'm really losing it here...just give me a break.....


I much preferred Crosby and Young solo compared to all the CSN and CSNY crap. Graham Nash and Stepehn Stills? well, they're okay but they can fark off.

Sorry - not really, but I am in a pissy mood.

I'm sure someone out there understands.


On 2nd thought I should probably dig that album out and listen to it again.


How loud am I allowed to go before the cops show up?
 
2011-01-31 02:06:09 AM  

Happy Hours: Happy Hours: FirstNationalBastard: Happy Hours: tbyte: I swear I've read this same post before

Deja Vu is the worst CSNY album ever.

Are you kidding?

It had Our House, Teach Your Children, and Woodstock.

Goddammit I can't even make an ironic (and yeah, probably using that word wrong too) post on Fark without someone giving me shiat.

I'm really losing it here...just give me a break.....


I much preferred Crosby and Young solo compared to all the CSN and CSNY crap. Graham Nash and Stepehn Stills? well, they're okay but they can fark off.

Sorry - not really, but I am in a pissy mood.

I'm sure someone out there understands.

On 2nd thought I should probably dig that album out and listen to it again.


How loud am I allowed to go before the cops show up?


If you don't go to 11, why bother?
 
2011-01-31 02:18:32 AM  
Rodriguez, who rose from a scrappy shoe-shine boy in New Jersey
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media.weirdworm.com
 
2011-01-31 02:44:16 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you don't go to 11, why bother?


I'm surprised nobody posted the "Welcome to Fark" picture for me.

I'm over it. Well, not really, but I'm done ranting at least.

Turning it up to 11 wouldn't serve any useful purpose. It would only be a matter of minutes before the cops showed up.

I had a crazy thought on the way to the liquor store this afternoon. One of my neighbor's is a cop and his police cruiser was parked like a perfect target for my car and for just one brief moment I imagined me flooring it and slamming into this police car.

And then I thought WTF? Are you farking crazy? You'd never get away with that, plus you'd wreck your own car. Should you even be driving?

And tonight the public sleeps uneasily as these questions have still not been answered.
 
2011-01-31 02:44:35 AM  
Never has money been more tainted.

/hoping against hope that no one has made a "taint" joke in the last 141 posts
 
2011-01-31 04:59:11 AM  
Hey, they guy is giving back to the community, and the Church takes from the community. It's not as if Churches, when some have school supply giveaways, emblazon pencils, spiral notebooks and such with their logo. Why doesn't he, in turn, have the same right? Pure Platinum logos on uniforms, school supplies and such. It's a legitimate entrepreneurial enterprise, monitored much more closely by neighbors and law enforcement than some of those so-called "Churches".

I personally, haven't been to a strip club in years. I dunno, just don't care for it. Some women there are really nice, and others, well, as Joe Bob Briggs said about Jersey strippers "You have to hose the roaches of them every 15 minutes". Yep, Gross. But if I were to open one, it would be named "Second String". The logo is "We're not the best, but your wife or girlfriend won't mind, because we don't charge a lot." My wife laughs every time she hears it. See, and you can have part-time holiday work, for those moms needing a little extra shopping cash; and put it close to a mall, with free shuttle service during the holiday season. Well, the moms can shake it before any big holiday; Easter, Fathers day, July 4th, etc. But maybe not for Mothers day, 'cuz that just doesn't seem right.

I was thinking for a while about having it close to a drop-in day care facility, but that wouldn't be legal. or perhaps a drop-in facility that's not so close, but the strip bar gives a coupon for the first 2 hours free at the daycare, kinda like parking validation.

/Maybe not.
//just Rambling.
///can't sleep.
 
2011-01-31 05:28:32 AM  
So basically they wouldn't be having this problem had someone kept their mouth shut. He donated the money through a charitable group that he set up, not with a check from his club or with $1 bills.

Someone did some digging with the name on the check and THEN figured out they had personal issues with getting money from someone who earned it. They just didn't like HOW he earned it (through fundraisers and car washes oh my).

Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth. They took it a step farther and punched the horse in the teeth too.
 
2011-01-31 06:04:09 AM  
....wow.....imagine a pile of $20K in one dollar notes......that´d be HUGE!!!!!
 
2011-01-31 08:15:13 AM  

Weaver95: when you're drowning, you don't ask to see the resume of the guy throwing you a life preserver.


And when you're bleeding to death, you don't refuse a blood transfusion! Amirite?
 
2011-01-31 09:41:32 AM  
If titties can't support our children's future, we're doomed.

Yay titties.
 
2011-01-31 10:06:27 AM  
Demeaning exploitation? That's not demeaning exploitation, everyone participating is an adult with a choice. Demeaning exploitation is forcing my kids to go door to door to sell crappy chocolates in order to participate in extracurricular activities.
 
2011-01-31 10:20:02 AM  
This Rodriguez fellow deserves his own separate article, complete with HERO tag.
 
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