Daily Archives: June 22, 2012
She’s too old to have newborns anyway, but only in San Francisco could a ban from Nordstroms be considered a punishment
46-year old “mother” leaves her eleven-week-old twins in car while she shops at Nordstrom, Judge bars her return. Why not bar her from reproducing?
Latinos at Obama fundraiser have forks, knives confiscated. Obama explains: ”Aw, you know those hot blooded wetbacks; just can’t trust ‘em (except to vote for me).”
129 Dingletown Road, that went immediately to contract when it was first listed a few months back, closed today at $1.494 million, slightly above its asking price of $1.485, so bidding wars are still around for exceptional properties.
And I’d put this house in that category. The 1924 gate keeper’s cottage for an estate once belonged to the grandparents of friends of mine and years later was completely renovated in 1986. Two acres overlooking Frye “Lake”, a three-car garage and very nicely done rooms, especially for a bachelor like the late owner or a couple looking for a weekend getaway spot.
I’d have to get the exact numbers from Pal Nancy but the entire estate, or the 18 acres still remaining, including this house, the house on the street and much of that lake, couldn’t find a buyer in the early 70′s at, I think, $700,000. Great for the grandchildren, who got to stay there until it was sold, but someone in town missed a bargain.
And your birthday presents, newspaper route earnings and tooth fairy leavings. There was a time, before Bill Clinton’s blow job, when the President of the United States protected the dignity of his title. Our community organizer doesn’t care about that – not so long as there’s a panhandling opportunity still unplumbed.
86 Lockwood Road, an 1840 antique (belonging at one time to one of the original Lockwoods) moved from accepted offer to full contract. Asking price was $1.495 but it sits on 0.4 acres (17,424 sq.ft.) in the R-12 zone so it will support a huge house. Sadly, I suspect that is what will happen because this was on the market for just 15 days and usually only builders can move so quickly. Too bad; there are few houses this age left in town.
665 Steamboat Road sold for $2.950 million, it was originally listed 400+ days ago for $4.150.
Dog Walker sends along this cheery tidbit: Connecticut’s running out of cash.
HARTFORD — The state is only weeks away from borrowing money to pay for monthly operating expenses because its cash accounts are depleted to near-record lows.
The legislative Finance Committee on Friday morning adopted revenue estimates that include tapping nearly $50 million in pension plan contributions to balance the budget that starts July 1.
Minority Republicans charged that bloated state spending is the culprit, along with savings predicted in last year’s concession package with public employee unions that have not been realized.
Democrats downplayed the problem but admitted there will be challenges when the General Assembly meets next January for its budget making session.
5 Angus Lane (Calhoun Association) sold today for $1.0675, down from $1.195 and certainly less than its “Zestimate” of $1.241. Beware of computer-generated price opinions, no matter how precise they seem with their to-the-dollar calculations. 1.25 acres in a one-acre zone, I believe it once asked for much more, but I’d have to quit my Mac and drag out my silly Windows machine to access the GAR’s vault and right now, that seems like a lot of trouble.
HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): Blacks Take It On The Chin In New York. “The New York Times is reporting that more than half of all black New Yorkers are now unemployed, and that they remain unemployed for a year on average after losing their jobs. . . . Numerous businesses have reported payroll increases, and important professional industries like law and accounting are beginning to recover. Blacks, however, have been largely left out of this recovery—including college-educated blacks, who in many cases have been forced to settle for jobs well below their qualifications.”
They told me if I voted for John McCain we’d see an economic catastrophe for African-Americans. And they were right!
Some Californian mother, one Laura Rude-Barbato (not just a description, it’s a name!) has ignored her moral imperative to stop polluting the gene pool and sued the makers of Nutella because she wasn’t warned that it contains sugar. The stupid twat has succeeded in forcing the manufacturer to place a spring-loaded two-by-four in each jar that will bang mommy upside the head each time she opens a jar of this stuff and attempts to feed it to her spawn.
Still, the change was sweet vindication for Rude-Barbato, who said a blogger called her an idiot for joining the Nutella case. [Now two bloggers have - Ed]
“Moms are busy, and we don’t have time to stop and read every label,” she said. “There should be truth in advertising.”
There are people who simply shouldn’t be allowed to breed and Miss Laura Rude-Barbato is the perfect poster girl for the cause of Darwinism.
11 Park Avenue, Old Greenwich and asking $2.495 finally reports an accepted offer. Not a bad house but pretty standard spec builder construction that seemed boring to those I showed it to. Here’s what I said after its first year on the market.
This is a perfectly nice house in Old Greenwich, built in 2004 and sold in 2005 for $1.960 million. When the present owners listed it for $2.895 last July, I suggested that its price seemed a tad steep for something that, at least according to its listing, had had nothing done to it since they bought it. I heard back on that but it concerned the sellers’ hurt feelings and nothing about the price. Well the house didn’t sell, it was yanked off the market a few months later and then put back on at $2.795 in January. Today it’s been marked down to $2.695, which is an improvement, but I, at least, think that it can go down a bit further. Of course, if there’s another out-of-town buyer out there, all bets are off, and for the sellers’ sake, I hope there is.