Daily Archives: May 19, 2010
The Greenwich Time has a hard-hitting investigative report on the renaming of a scrap of land along the Mianus from “the DeLuca Property” to ” Dumpling Pond”. Our then-First Selectman John Margenot pulled off this deal and I’ve always wondered how, and why, we paid almost $300,000 for this worthless land. I’m still waiting for an explanation and have no doubt that I will die with my curiosity unsatisfied.
But whatever – the story is about a name change, and the proponents say it should happen because, they say, “the symbolism of naming the property after an act of peaceful protest is a big selling point of the proposal.”
My ancestors engaged in violent actions against the British – that’s why we’re free today, but considering that our official town seal depicts a fat coward fleeing his pursuers, I suppose a “peaceful protest” is the best we can hope for.
If a mere blogger can reveal his lies about being swim team captain at Harvard, and other blogger can bring down Bysiewicz’s campaign, then what, exactly are the real reporters doing?
Because there is no real estate news. Nothing is selling, nothing is going under contract, price cuts are too insignificant to mention and new listings are ridiculously, horribly overpriced. It’s going to be a slow summer – I’m looking into an extended camping trip in Wyoming and Montana.
A reader asked how many illegal immigrants are crossing into Arizona. I doubt that it’s possible to provide an accurate count, but here’s an article on the subject.
Dodd’s dropped his attempt to get rid of the ban and it looks as though it will now be part of the financial “reform” act. Is this as crazy as I think it is? You readers out there who know how Wall Street works – opinion?
Seven out of ten recommended trades were colossal flops. But don’t worry: they made money on their own trades, every day. Betting against you, you sucker.
Illegals are pouring over our border in Arizona and the federal government not only does nothing about it but, via the Obama Administration, derides Arizona for simply doing what the feds refuse to do. Meanwhile, up in Franklin, Vermont, a sleepy town on the Canadian border, the feds tell a dairy farmer to accept $39,500 for his five acres of his land or they will take it from him by force, so they may spend $8 million to “secure” a little-used border crossing abutting his property. The feds do this, obviously, so they may claim they are “doing something” about illegal immigrants yet be spared angry accusations from the usual suspects they are targeting the wrong illegal immigrants
Here’s a food blogger surprised at the controversy she evoked when recommending a potato (or potatoe , if you’re from Indiana) salad recipe calling for eggs. NEVER put eggs in potato salad. End of discussion!
All real estate is local yadayadayada, but it would seem that the government’s bonus plan for stimulating real estate just took sales from the spring selling season. That happens.
By a unanimous Connecticut Supreme Court decision. This should make Fudrucker’s and his fellow Demmerkrats’ convention Friday much more interesting – Bysiewicz was, I believe, considered a shoo-in. Of course, I stand ready to serve, or perhaps the current occupant will stay where he is.