Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Greenwich tax collector too broke to dress himself

Taxpayer

Taxpayer

Our fellow citizen  Tod Laudonia wants a $2,500 clothing allowance to buy himself sharper threads. This is a family-friendly blog, so I’ll just say that the request should be turned down as inopportune.

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Not a parody, this is really true

 

 

Made your campaign contribution to the Democrats yet?

Made your campaign contribution to the Democrats yet?

Cuomo to exempt Hollywood stars from the new gun control law. Because actors can be trusted, unlike New York State residents, who use drugs, booze and spend six months of the year in rehab.

Learn from the master

Learn from the master

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Lament the late, great state of Colorado

 

So when's recess?

So when’s recess?

Denver: parents of six-year-old “transgender” sue school district for access to girl’s bathroom.

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White House: how are we supposed to know what Homeland Security’s up to?

What does it matter now?

What difference does it make?

Obama claims he “wasn’t aware” that thousands of illegal aliens had been released back onto American soil by his cabinet secretary. Of course, now that she’s done it, what can we do? It’s all the fault of that evil sequester plan I proposed, anyway.

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Gosh, even Bob Woodward’s figured out Obama’s game plan

Mission almost accomplished. "We're working on it."

The disarming Kenyan strikes again

And is disgusted.

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward attacked President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying the commander-in-chief’s decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier because of budget cuts is “a kind of madness.”

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?” Woodward added. “Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”

The Pentagon announced earlier this month the U.S.S. Harry Truman, which was supposed to leave for the Persian Gulf, will remain stateside due to budget concerns.

UPDATE: White House to Woodward: “You will regret doing this.” Nixon’s enemies list, anyone?

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You can sell your house or you can stick a great big price tag on it to impress your friends

 

331 Round Hill

331 Round Hill

331 Round Hill Road first hit the market 722 days ago in 2010, when it was priced at $4.2 million. It sold today for $1.9

 

5 Keofferam rd

5 Keofferam rd

On the other hand, 5 Keofferam Road in Old Greenwich took 200+ days to receive an accepted offer, even though, in my opinion it was fairly priced at $3.395.  So sometime the right price is a necessary but not sufficient condition. The wrong price, however, just kills all possibility of sale.

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Too bad Greenwich Time’s cub reporters aren’t allowed to ask questions

Jonathan DuBoise (middle, effecting the really cool ascot look)

Jonathan DuBoise (middle, affecting the really cool ascot look)

The newly-formed Greenwich Knotted Knickers group, an anti-gun association, held a church meeting last night and said all the usual things.  No news there, but a striking solution to mass murders by gunmen was proposed by an attendee or his  Pathways House companion, and I wish the reporter had demanded that he defend his idea.

Greenwich resident Jonathan DuBois said he attended to see what was happening, and felt discouraged by the slow-moving process.

“It’s very, very discouraging to us that issues of public importance like this can’t be resolved,” said DuBois, 72. “If they passed a tax law, $2 per bullet, maybe something will happen.”

GT doesn’t bother mentioning that Mr. DuBoise is Chairman of the Greenwich Housing Authority, a huge ($18,000 contribution in 2012) supporter of Obama or an employee of the Rockefeller’s Indian Spring Land Development Corporation (which is ironic, because while Indian Spring is preparing to clear-cut its woods from Zaccheus Mead to Riversville Road, DuBoise is hanging out at Greenwich Tree Conservancy cocktail parties, as seen above).

But the question I’d have asked this tree-hugging, chainsaw Democrat is how exactly how he thinks imposing a $2 per cartridge tax would reduce the possibility of another Sandy Hook massacre? Such a tax would affect only target shooters, because only target shooters buy ammunition in large enough quantities to feel the pinch – will ending target practice reduce gun violence? If so, how? It’s a simple question, but DuBoise’s answer would have been fun to hear.

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