19 Dec South Florida Times, Elgin Jones: Tall Cotton.
Just when we thought community activist Chaz Stevens, who publishes the “My Acts of Sedition” blog, was taking a break, he showed up walking in the tall cotton of the international spotlight. Stevens, of Deerfield Beach, is being featured on television and in news programs for putting his “Festivus” pole on display in the lobby of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. The pole was created in an episode of Seinfeld years ago. It has since become a favorite of self-avowed atheists to express their displeasure with governmental entities’ embrace of religion. Last year, Stevens put his pole up in Deerfield Beach next to the city’s Nativity scene, which resulted in city officials ending their displays. Stevens’ pole is adorned with empty Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans. You would think at least he would have used Budweiser but, oh, well. . .