Thursday, March 30, 2023

Indictments and Disney

Today was a gorgeous day, despite being cold (yes, cold) and really windy.  It was almost 80 yesterday, I think we're being brushed by the storm that hit California.  Anyway, the sun was out, the sky was blue.

There was also this.  This is from the front page of the Washington Post.  The indictment is still sealed, he's not being fingerprinted yet.  Maybe, just maybe, they'll get him on something.

Have you been following the DeathSantis vs. Disney skirmish in Florida?  Disney has a special taxing district called Reedy Creek; they pay for all of their roads, utilities, all the infrastructure.  They also pay a lot in taxes.  DeSantis got mad at them for their disapproval of his "don't say gay" bill.  So, he appointed a new board to take over Reedy Creek.  It was suggested that the new board might also take an interest in the content of Disney movies, since they are so woke.  Anyway, the outgoing board has essentially made rules that emasculate the new board's power to do anything.  The new rules are in effect for awhile.

 This obeys the Rule Against Perpetuities, which Cornell Law school has defined thusly, "A common law property rule that states that no interest in land is good unless it must vest, if at all, not later than twenty-one years after some life in being at the creation of the interest.  Because the meaning of this rule is virtually impossible to decipher, many states have modified it, and some have abolished it altogether."

The twitter lawyers  have said few people understand the clause, but Disney has chosen to include it in the covenants.  It'll be in court, but for now Disney 1, DeSantis 0.

That's it!  That's all I've got.


  1. cleverest thing to have happened today!! And the orange wad getting indicted on 30 counts- I will not hold my breath but this is stunning!

  2. Yay Disney! Now gotta go get caught up on the news about the Orange Menace that I missed today.

  3. I did read about that Disney maneuver. Delicious! I am mystified about why the board members of that district thought they would have any input into the content of Disney movies. As a former Florida reporter I can tell you that's not what the Reedy Creek Improvement District ever did. The movies, I believe, are all produced out of California.

  4. Good for Disney, and the grand jury in New York. I suspect the youngest living descendant of King Charles III, would be Lillibet, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If she were to live until her namesake's age, the board will be waiting nearly 120 years for the clause to cease to take affect.

  5. Sure hope something comes of the indictment. I worry there's not enuf strength in the case. Fingers crossed. I just keep wondering what happened to the sane world I grew up in.

  6. DeSantis fucked around with the Mouse and found out.

    The fascists in the House are calling for violence and going after Bragg. what they don't get is that Bragg didn't indict Trump, a panel of average Americans did. or maybe they do understand but don't give a shit. probably that. they want to see this country go up in flames. some of our elected officials want to see the country go up in flames.