Douche of the Week – Casa Monica Hotel

Updated: October 30, 2011

By RU Rob

Before I start my rant on the Casa Monica Hotel, and for the benefit of the entire nation, I would like to present an open letter.

Dear Homeowners Associations, Employers, and everyone else that this may pertain to,

I am going to give you some brief, sound advice; never….ever, try to come between a veteran and their flag. It could be a large one in his yard, one in his window, or just a small lapel pin on his jacket or hat. The size or the materials it is made of really doesn’t matter, as long as it has the stars, stripes, and the red, white, and blue of our country. The immediate shit-storm of negativity you will create will knock you off your feet and you will be consumed by the 4 million veterans and untold numbers of supporters spewing the same hatred for you as they do the enemy. Now, I fully understand that currently only .45% of our nation’s population has served in the Global War on Terrorism (shameless plug for an absolutely freaking awesome shirt), but do you really want to reap the consequences of that .45% as they rise up collectively to bitch-slap your stupid-ass in the face?

Please realize that trying to take a flag from a veteran is like trying to keep the rock away from Lindsay Lohan, it just isn’t going to happen and we are going to do whatever necessary to ensure that others are well aware of your asinine decisions. Each veteran has given some part of their individual lives to protect that flag and what it represents, whether fighting in foreign lands in times of war; standing guard in times of peace or being a member of our reserve forces ready to serve both our individual communities and nation. We do it, not for ourselves but for the betterment of our nation, and that flag in which you are trying to deprive us of is the symbol of our unity and resolve.

If you are still having problems with the message I am trying to convey, let me go ahead dumb it down for you….”Don’t fuck with our flag!”

Thank You,

Now, back to our regularly scheduled Douche of the Week: Casa Monica Hotel

The Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida recently fired Army veteran Sean May for, get this, wearing an American flag lapel pin. In a statement, the parent company for the hotel, Kessler Enterprise, says “Our employee handbook clearly states, ‘No other buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind are permitted to be worn other than the name badge.’ It is a standard regulation which ensures equality for all employees.” Kessler goes on to say its “…property reflects great pride in America and great patriotism as well.” Really?!? So forcing a veteran to remove a symbol of his dedication to this country is patriotic? I bet the flag you fly in front of your hotel (should you actually have one) is tattered and faded.

Maybe I am slightly retarded, but I do believe that there is a little difference between an American Flag pin and one that states “pull-my-finger.” Sean May, the now-former front desk supervisor has been a member of the Florida Army National Guard since 2002 and has been twice deployed to Iraq. Here’s an idea, why don’t you just incorporate the American flag into your cutsie little name badge or, better yet, why don’t you just mandate that everyone wear one?

I am all about rules, laws and regulations but there is a fine line…no scratch that, there is a clear delineation between right and wrong in this case, and in my opinion, the Casa Monica Hotel is managed by a bunch of fucktards. Even a member of the County Commissioners, Mark Miner, agrees making the statement that “I want to make it clear that the actions taken by the Casa Monica Hotel and Kessler Enterprises do not represent the patriotism shared by St. Johns County residents and businesses.”

There really isn’t much more to report, so I am going to make this short and sweet. Casa Monica Hotel, you are hereby banished to Douchebagistan. It seems that we have been sending a lot of people there lately and I am sure they are going to need your over-priced accommodations. Just make sure your employees have a name tag and nothing else on their attire, I want everyone to know you are a Douche.




  1. tortex

    November 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

    wanna rent some rooms here? One night only should do it….

  2. Ryan G

    November 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Alright now kiddies, we have a new word of the day. That word is “fucktards.”

    All of my co-workers are glaring at me for laughing so hard this early in the morning. I wonder if I can incorporate that into a conversation today; I am, after all, a Contractor in Washington D.C.

  3. leo Fugate

    November 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I am a disabled vet and I love my country, I think any company that does not allow their employees to show there pride with a flag pin should be banned from anyone usingp their services period. I vote no vet use their services in any state

  4. Walter Howard aka Red Baron

    November 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I enjoyed your article and agree with most of it. But I think you need to ask for the Paul Harvey “rest of the story”. I know several people who have personal knowledge of this business and they provide a very different view and perspective on Mr. May. This flag pin was only part of it and it would appear that this is only the latest of a line of events that have been going on for some time. You cannonize May and demonize Casa Monica…if that is the singular goal to support your article and viewpoint, it is sufficient. I know many vetrans and for the most part, they go the extra mile to work with and respect others and (unlike Mr. May) avoid taking the path of unnecessary conflict and confrontation where possible.

    I will point out one element of your article that I think would have made a dramatic difference in the way this incident played out. Mandating a flag pin or incorpation into the name badge. Had someone not gone the route of deliberate violation of the rules and put some thought into it to make this suggestion to the Casa Monica Hotel, it is highly probable that it would now be a part of the standard dress code and not a violation.

  5. Cecilio Méndez

    November 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Please, make ABSOLUTELY sure that if you send any complaint to Casa Monica, you have my name included in it. If at all possible, make it the first one or placed right at the top. I am a Viet-Nam veteran and have an American flag displayed (24/7/365.25)in my open car port. I am TOTALLY disgusted with this situation and many similar to it that seem to be “sprouting” around the country.

    • Rob

      November 2, 2011 at 5:49 am

      Welcome Home Cecilio! Thank you for your unwaivering patriotism!

  6. Steve

    November 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Right up there with Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Longhorn, Olive Garden) on my list of Do Not Patronize…

  7. Anthony Kipen

    November 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Amen to that, although I now know that amen is not aloud in the American vocabulary outside of the church, so AMEN to that, And may all those Anti-Americans return to where they will honor their flag and their church. The hand writing is on the wall.

  8. Rick

    November 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    You can bet this veteran won’t be staying at this piece of crap hotel! Thanks for keeping us informed. I’d rather be spending my money with people who deserve it AND are true Americans!

  9. SPC Jackwagon

    November 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What’s the population of Douchebagistan, now? And, who do we have in charge of keeping this cancerous slime from getting out?

    • Rob

      November 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Jackwagon (that is my next favorite name to Fucktard)
      Unfortunately the population of Douchbagistan isn’t near what it should be. Once we get them there, we rely on our vast veteran network to ensure that there is ALWAYS someone on watch and to keep a look out for the next douche!

      For example…

      I guess the apartment complex in Oregon who is threatening the 70 yr old Navy Veteran with eviction should he display his flag on Veterans day just did’nt quite receive my Open Letter…exactly how should I get it to them?

  10. Vermont

    November 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if someone sent Casa Monica Hotel a big box of American Flag Pins or maybe some American Flag ties. I think it would be money well spent.

  11. Antonio Aguilar

    November 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Let’s “occupy” the hotel, and turn it into Douchebagistan! I think if veterans started occupying stuff over causes that actually mattered the other occupiers would go away very quickly, and douchebags would start to keep their mouths shut and their stupid ideas to themselves.

  12. CptAmerica

    December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    First off, I’m not really a Cpt or an officer for that fact, just a nickname that’s kind of stuck with me.

    Anyways, everybody needs to go to google and search this Casa Douche Hotel and leave reviews for this place as well as if they have a facebook page. Most people look at this before they stay at places, so it’ll help get the news out!

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