Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Shocker: Malloy fails to fire state workers

He promised to lay off 4,780 now and an equal number in the next few weeks. How’s it going? Well, he found 182 sad sacks to make an example of. That’ll bring the union to its knees.

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The Untouchables: Goldman Sachs and its lying partners

A number of readers provided links today to this article by Matt Tabbai in Rolling Stone but I’ve only just had time to read it. Good lord, I knew these guys were crooks, but Tabbai lays out a damning indictment of the lies they told their clients and the Senate. Billions of dollars stolen and zero enforcement action taken by the same Justice Department that’s going after Roger Clements for lying about his personal use of steroids.

If you think there’s a distorted sense of what’s important here, consider how many Goldman officers are now at work in the Obama administration and how much money Goldman has contributed to Mr. Hope and Change the past few years. Obama will probably replace Ulysses S. Grant as our most incompetent and corrupt president ever, but Grant won a war and he deserves to be rehabilitated. The same cannot be said for the current White House occupant.

(Space intentionally left blank here for insertion of the obligatory “Bush lied, people died etc. chants from my liberal friends. That doesn’t work for me but I know they’ll feel better for venting).

Take the time and read the article and reflect on Raj’s pending sentencing. Is it possible that we have a separate enforcement system for dark-skinned Wall Streeters who lack political clout and equally-wealthy white guys who control Washington? Say it ain’t so.

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That $8,000 tax credit for home buyers cost them $15,000

How? Because they were suckered into buying houses that have subsequently lost (at least) $15,000 in value. $20,000 for early participants.

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Short sale on Bible

195 Bible

Bank approved sale, which cuts down the waiting considerably. Five bedrooms, four baths, an acre of land, it sold for $1.160 million in 2000, asking $1.295 today. That’s probably negotiable. Helpful hint: as with all short sales, you’d be advised to make certain that the Stamford law firm of Burt Hoffman is not involved.

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A decent looking house in Cos Cob

4 Indian Pass

Okay, technically it’s in Greenwich proper, but you don’t believe that, do you? Anyway, this house with a Greenwich address sold for $1.4625 in 2005 and has been reduced today to $1.450. Indian Pass is that little dead end off of Indian Field, so it’s convenient , without the traffic. The house has five bedrooms, five baths and seems to have been updated over the years. I missed its open house  (sometime I’ll post about the impossibility of getting to all of the Thursday open houses in the time alloted, 11-1:300) but it looks nice and the street’s a good one, if you don’t mind the aromas from Pizza Post wafting over now and then. . If you’re in this price range, I’d suggest you take a look – I’ve seen worse.

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Who knew?

Starbucks was the go-to meeting place for Rajamataz conspirators and the FBI alike. And I’ve been thinking that all our Cos Cob store was serving up was overpriced lattes. Still, it is a bitter brew, so perhaps the Raj should have known better.

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Riverside again

2004 prices? One  Highgate Road, down at the end of Indian Head, sold for $3.225 in 2005, tried for $3.895 this past March and has been cut to $3.495 today. I’m not saying that it’s going to fall to its 2005 price and keep going, but the trend is definitely down. Assessment is $2.11

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