Monthly Archives: March 2012

Who knew? French films aren’t restricted to M.Hulot and Jerry Lewis

 

So who's watching?

Or so says this article about a movie program held by the Greenwich Alliance Francaise. Cheese was served.

(Thanks, AJ, for reminding me of this guy)

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Pay it backwards

Here - surely someone else needs this money more than I do

In a surprising display of recognition that they’re undeserving, folk taking in less than $13,000 a year hand back 9% of that sum to their government by buying lottery tickets. “I know this was never my money,” said Penelope Snodgrass of Greenwich, Connecticut,”so the least I can do is return some of it. What with food stamps, AFDC, Section 8 Housing and Medicaid, not to mention my welfare check, I started feeling a little guilty.”

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Mark your calendar

Peter Tesei marches in the Frank Farricker Parade (Michael Skakel, right)

Next Friday is the Peter Tesei- sponsored Frank Farricker Day!

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And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth

We'll always have Keystone

EPA retreats on fracking pollution suit. Third time in a row. The science is settled.

The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its claim that an energy company contaminated drinking water in Texas, the third time in recent months that the agency has backtracked on high-profile local allegations linking natural-gas drilling and water pollution.

On Friday, the agency told a federal judge it withdrew an administrative order that alleged Range Resources Corp. had polluted water wells in a rural Texas county west of Fort Worth. Under an agreement filed in U.S. court in Dallas, the EPA will also drop the lawsuit it filed in January 2011 against Range, and Range will end its appeal of the administrative order.

In addition to dropping the case in Texas, the EPA has agreed to substantial retesting of water in Wyoming after its methods were questioned. And in Pennsylvania, it has angered state officials by conducting its own analysis of well water—only to confirm the state’s finding that water once tainted by gas was safe.

Taken together, some experts say, these misfires could hurt the agency’s credibility at a time when federal and state regulators seek ways to ensure that natural-gas drilling is done safely.

A growing number of industry, academic and environmental experts say that while drilling can cause water contamination, that can be avoided by proper use of cement seals and other safety measures.

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Well, we know she’s a professional real estate agent

Terri Buhl sends along this latest piece of dreck from a New Canaan realtor. 

Spring is looking Bright! That’s what she says – to me it looks as though the New Canaan market is lying on its back with its legs sticking up in the air but that’s just me. I’d be curious, just by the way, to see the figures from 2006, when there was actually an active real estate market up in Whitebreadville.

New Canaan Pending and Sold Properties . 1st Quarter

   Year    # SFR Pending    # SFR Sold    TOTAL Contracts
  2008            41         32             73
  2009            15           7             22
  2010            35         26             61
  2011            34         46             70
  2012            24         42             66

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Kari, you ignorant slut

Village Idiot

Sociology professor explains why climate realists can’t think straight.

At the personal level, climate-change information raises fear about the future, a sense of helplessness and guilt. These emotions clash with individual — and often national — identity, sense of self-efficacy and the need for basic security and survival. In small groups, interactions often subvert political conversations and/or submerge the visibility of climate-change issues. At the macro level, or society at large, the co-authors point to an absence of serious discussion of climate change within U.S. Congressional hearings and in media coverage.

What this twat can’t recognize – perhaps she’s in denial – is that climate realists don’t suffer any of the feelings she does: no fear about the future, no helplessness, no guilt. She’s – what’s the term, Walt, “transferring”? Whatever, she’s shifting her hysteria onto us and then claiming we’re deranged. With this kind of thinking, no wonder she’s a professor. That, and her incredible academic accomplishments, like writing

Norgaard, Kari Marie. 1999. “Moon Phases, Menstrual Cycles and Mother Earth: The
Construction of a Special Relationship Between Women and Nature,” Ethics and
the Environment 4(2): 197-209.

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Okay, so I’ve never watched Keith Olbermann

But I’ve heard bad things about him and gather he’s a bit of an asshole. Today Al Gore fired him which I’m sure is my loss, but get this: the guy was being paid $10 million a year and couldn’t be bothered to show up for work half the time.  Ten million per is more money than is earned by many of the people Olbermann and his leftist pals despise, but they at least show up for work. Repeal the Eisenhower tax cuts!

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