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HOA Fines FL Congressional Candidate for ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Christmas Light Display

Each day he keeps the display up, he is fined $150

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It’s Christmas meets politics in a beautiful “Let’s go Brandon” light display in Florida. The Christmas lights display is at the home of Martin Hyde, a former professional soccer player and current business owner, and a Republican who is campaigning against the state’s 16th congressional district against current Trump-backed Representative Vern Buchanan.

Each day he keeps the display up, he is fined $150, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Hyde’s display caught the attention of his homeowner’s association which the Tribune reports sent Hyde a “friendly reminder” that signs aren’t permitted and then “dangled the possibility of a $150-a-day fine if he doesn’t comply.”

Each lit letter is nine inches tall, sitting on his second-story balcony of his Sarasota home above an American flag light display and next to an inflatable Santa Claus. “It’s fully in keeping with my personality and my campaign,” said Hyde. “Anybody who doesn’t like it, it’s one street…don’t come.” Hyde said, “did I know it was provocative? Absolutely. Did I expect it to take on this level? No.”

“I’ll take it down when it suits me” says Hyde, who has been endorsed by Trump’s first national security advisor, Michael Flynn. Hyde also hired Roger Stone, a former Trump advisor, as a campaign consultant.

Hyde, who is a Trump supporter, has said he will keep the display up through Christmas regardless of HOA fines posed on him. “They may well fine me $150 a day. It’s not really a terrible concern to me. I will take it down when the holidays are over. I’ll take it down when it suits me.”

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  1. Mike

    December 24, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Love it, keep it going

  2. Robert Wurdack

    December 24, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Amen Martin, A lot of us are with you probably more than are not! 🙂

  3. Sherril

    December 24, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    We Have Free Speech in this Country.. Lets go Brandon!

  4. Bill

    December 24, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    HOAs are a pretend authority that creates certain rules that they can’t enforce. Leave the lights up and for the HOA… GFYS

  5. Larry Davidson

    December 24, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Expensive tea!

  6. Chaz

    December 24, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Sue them. They can’t take away your free speech. I wouldn’t even live insect a derelict neighborhood.

  7. Theodora Torpey

    December 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    What happen to our freedom of speech???
    It was OK when democrats called for presidents Trumps assassination? It was OK showing decapitating him ??
    He and his family wer dehumanized, called names but nothing or no one was penalized or censored ever or fired,..so how does this makes it ok???
    Communist…

  8. Scott

    December 25, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Most HOA fines need to allow 15-30 days to correct a violation, before imposing a fine.

    LETS GO BRANDON

  9. Richard A Kent

    December 25, 2021 at 6:24 am

    REMEMBER WHEN SHUMER, POLOSI CHANTED RESIST RESIST RESIST WHEN TRUMP WAS ELECTED?

    “BACK ATCHA DEMS!!!!!!!!!!!

    WAY TO GO MR HYDE

  10. Andrew E McManus Sr

    December 25, 2021 at 8:35 am

    AWESOME display. I love it

  11. Don Mankow

    December 25, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!

  12. Bad Bill

    December 25, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    So the HOA is giving the first Amendment the “Flying Fickle Finger” as “Laugh – In” used to say. One needs to see what is wrong with Buchanan. Might be a good reason. Actually I prefer Hyde but don’t like political pressure that tries to control our votes.

  13. deborah burow

    December 25, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    do NOT COMPLY!!

  14. Linda

    December 28, 2021 at 8:44 am

    HOA’s have taken too much power here in Florida and many people will not live in HOA.

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Health Industry Distributors’ Association: Supply Chain Delays ‘A Healthcare Issue’

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The Health Industry Distributors’ Association (HIDA) released harrowing data stating “Transportation Delays Are A Healthcare Issue.” HIDA’s December release states, “research estimates that approximately 8,000-12,000 containers of critical medical supplies are delayed an average of up to 37 days throughout the transportation system.”

The statement continues, “The West Coast port with the greatest number of delayed medical containers are the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The most congested East Coast port is the Port of Savannah.”

An infographic is accompanied with the statement which breaks down the crisis further. 17 is the average number of days the shipments are delayed at the Port. There’s an 11 day average delay by rail, and a 9 day average delay by truck.

In those shipping containers, the infographic states 187,000 gowns, 360,000 syringes and 3.5 million surgical gloves are held. The ports with the most medical delayed supplies are Los Angeles/Long Beach, Savannah, New York/New Jersey, Charleston, Seattle, Oakland, Boston, Baltimore and Houston.

Axios reports under a “Why it matters” headline, that “Per their projections, medical supplies arriving at a U.S. port on Christmas Day won’t be delivered to hospitals and other care settings until February 2022.”

As a result, “that could delay critical supplies at a time when health care is already expected to most need them due to surges from Delta and Omicron.”

Additionally, “The supply chain problems can compound, starting with medical supplies languishing in U.S. ports for an average of 17 days, officials said.”

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