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Florida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch

After the Big WinAfter the Big Win: Florida Lottery winner opens nude dude ranch

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — You've heard of nude beaches, but how about a nude dude ranch?

A multi-million-dollar lottery winner in Florida is riling some by opening up his own. Tim Clements hit a $3.3 million jackpot in 2004, and wanted to return to the farm life he grew up in.

Clements, 50, became fed up with strangers asking him for money in Ormond Beach, Florida, so he bought a secluded ranch on the other side of the state.

He and David Jennings, co-owner of the ranch, say the farm is secluded enough to be in the buff.  They named it the "CJ Dude Ranch", taking the first letter of each man's surname.

"I just named it for us two dudes," he said to the St. Petersburg Times.

But they have two big problems — local zoning laws and a nudity ban in Hernando County.  Clements and Jennings opened up a bed-and-breakfast on the ranch and made it "clothing optional".

When their neighbors learned of the set-up, they complained to local authorities, citing a legislation enacted in 2002 that bans nudity in public.

The business is now under investigation and could be shut down.

"God blessed me with a gift," Clements said.  "All I wanted to do was have a place to play and I was so far hidden, I didn't even think about it."

"I just thought I was creating a cute little 10-acre dude ranch."

Clements says they'll try to get the necessary paperwork, but if they can't get approval he'll close the CJ Ranch again to all but friends.

Though their Web site says clothing is optional, there is a caveat:  Everyone "must wear pants and boots to ride the horses."

Thanks to jackpotismine for the tip.

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Posted: April 19, 2009, 8:27 am - IP Logged

What is it about lottery winners and nudity?

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    Posted: April 19, 2009, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    I think I'd pass on the nudist ranch.My body is so ugly that I change clothes in the dark so I don't have to see it.Crazy

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      Posted: April 19, 2009, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

      I think I'd pass on the nudist ranch.My body is so ugly that I change clothes in the dark so I don't have to see it.Crazy

       

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        Posted: April 19, 2009, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

        lol...hmmmmmmm

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          Posted: April 19, 2009, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          Well if you're going to open up a business, especially once that allows nudity, you should probably check out the zoning laws and all that. You can't just say: "I just thought I was creating a cute little 10-acre dude ranch." (which by the way allows nudity and expect that to fly.

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            Posted: April 19, 2009, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

            I'd go nude.  One time I spent the night at my girlfriend's house and she has alot of land.  Both of us ran naked in her backyard and it felt so good to be free. 

             

            It sounds stupid and foolish but it just a special feeling going nude outside.

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              Posted: April 19, 2009, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

              I'd go nude.  One time I spent the night at my girlfriend's house and she has alot of land.  Both of us ran naked in her backyard and it felt so good to be free. 

               

              It sounds stupid and foolish but it just a special feeling going nude outside.

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                Posted: April 20, 2009, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                I'd go nude.  One time I spent the night at my girlfriend's house and she has alot of land.  Both of us ran naked in her backyard and it felt so good to be free. 

                 

                It sounds stupid and foolish but it just a special feeling going nude outside.

                I Agree!Ahh... to be young again lol!


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                  Posted: April 20, 2009, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I love it!Green laugh

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                    Please repent and stop using this blasphemous and frivolously modified Sacred Heart of Jesus image!  Jesus, who is 100% God and 100% Human Male simultaneously, speaks only truthfully and performs works that are only for betterment; he never winked so as to make fun or lite of human beings.

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                      Please repent and stop using this blasphemous and frivolously modified Sacred Heart of Jesus image!  Jesus, who is 100% God and 100% Human Male simultaneously, speaks only truthfully and performs works that are only for betterment; he never winked so as to make fun or lite of human beings.

                      Relax, where do you think we got a sense of humor in the first place? He obviously give more to some than others though. Big Grin

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                        I think god has a sense of humor,  look at me,,,you ever seen a 6'7" Korean

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                          All that money brings out the freak!  LOL

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                            Please repent and stop using this blasphemous and frivolously modified Sacred Heart of Jesus image!  Jesus, who is 100% God and 100% Human Male simultaneously, speaks only truthfully and performs works that are only for betterment; he never winked so as to make fun or lite of human beings.

                            That image is not Jesus or God...that is just a figment of someone's imagination.  For it to be Jesus, the man first of all would have to have curly hair like that of a lamb or sheep.  Last I checked, the Bible said nothing about Jesus getting a relaxer on his hair to straighten it out.  So I wouldn't even trip out over this image since it isn't the One and Only Savior Jesus Christ.

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