Daily Archives: January 4, 2011

Details, please?

Woman sentenced to two years and then deportation for tearing cop’s scrotum. The incident occurred in her house. How’d she get to his private parts? Inquiring minds want to know.

Love this quote from the lady’s defence lawyer:

“This morning she decided to take a plea and get it over with,” Millet said. “That’s it in a nutshell.”

Nut shell indeed.

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Too rich: Sen. Schumer: those in Congress who oppose ObamaCare should forgo federal insurance

What a load. In fact, and as posted here before (I’ll have to look it up), some smartass slipped a provision into the Obama bill mandating that all Congressmen and their staff drop the federal insurance plan and enroll in ObamaCare – the top Demmerkrats responded by saying, “fuck you, we don’t need no stinkin’ law”. So Chuck, why don’t you set a good example and obey your own law?

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Pelosi: $10,000 per night Hawaii vacation, courtesy of us

Let alone her carbon footprint by flying there via private jet. As Glenn Reynolds says, “I’ll believe global warming is a crisis when they people who say it is start acting as though it were.”

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Stone it!

Vulture tagged by Israeli scientists wanders into Saudi Arabia where it is arrested as spy for Mossad.

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Gerry Rafferty is dead

Too bad – he died at 63, probably of alcoholism. Wrote some great songs, damn it. No John Lennon, but still, part of the music scene way back then.

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Super hero stalks streets of Seattle

Drop that six pack, boy, and run away- I'll take it (them) from here

 Okay, he’s a nutcake, but it’s pretty cool. I’m thinking that maybe retired GPD Lieutenant Tommy Keegan might want to try the same thing here -he’s got to be pretty bored by now.

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Here’s a rip off

Bend over, boyfriend

 For real estate agents, that is, so you need not care. Our own association charged us something like $450 to purchase a piece of dumb technology to access and open key boxes. A crazy price, because the damn device couldn’t cost more than ten bucks to manufacture, and probably a tenth that amount.

As of February 15th, those $450 devices will no longer work, and now we will be charged $11 per month for the newest, latest thing. Big whoop: our $450 is in the dumpster and now we must pay $132 per year for something that accomplishes  exactly the same task. What’s amazing about this is that, in theory, the Greenwich Association of Realtors is supposed to be on the side of us agents, and we pay it $1,000 or so each year to represent us. I shudder to think what they’d do if they had opposing interests.

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That was then, this is now

Standing on the side of the road, enjoying a Slurpee

 Today, it would be “insane” to vote against increasing the debt limit. In 2006, then-Senator Obama was against it. Hmm – what’s changed?

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30 years in prison, completely innocent

That’s a long time. To give Texas its due, they hang onto DNA evidence, which  was used to finally exonerate this guy and pays wrongfully imprisoned convicts $80,000 for each year behind bars. Some states award $25,000 total, period. The man could have gotten out six years ago, had he agreed to admitting remorse and entering a sex offender program, but he insisted on his innocence, and so stayed put. Moral: don’t trust eyewitness testimony – it’s the least reliable evidence of all.

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Progress

Via InstaPundit:

JONAH GOLDBERG: Keep Your Laws Off My Body. “I’m something of a product of my times. In the 1980s and 1990s I heard a lot of putatively honest liberals insist that the one zone of life that was absolutely sacrosanct was our own bodies. The state simply had no business getting involved in ‘our bodies.’ Admittedly, this was mostly the rhetoric of abortion. . . . Flash forward to today and pretty much the entire edifice of liberalism insists that our bodies — what we put into them, how we maintain them — are fair game not just for Congress but for bureaucrats.”

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Year-end sales

17 St. Claire, Old Greenwich

 

I Suppose this is a building lot, 0.33 acre, south of the Village. Asked $1.995, assessed at $1.159, sold for $1.425. Whatever.

46 Oval, in Riverside, sold for $1.296 in 2004, was assessed at $978,000, and sold for $1.150 million.

20 Hidden Brook

20 Hidden Brook, also in Riverside, sold new in 2006 for $3 million, was resold via short sale last July by Fudrucker for $2.180 and resold last week by Cathy Farricker for $2.500 million. That makes 17 sales in 2010 for our tiny firm – not bad.

New listings this week: Nothing to get excited about, in my opinion. A few houses that, in a normal market, would be considered fairly priced, but why pay retail when banks are unloading at wholesale prices?

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Political Correctness run amuck

This is disgusting: Owen Honors is dismissed from command of the Enterprise. The man risked his life thousands of times flying for his country, rose to the rank of captain of our best aircraft carrier and is dismissed because the New York Times is offended by a humorous video shot five years ago. Pinch and his crowd will be pleased, but I’m appalled.

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ABA warns potential law students

Don’t go to law school! In 1978, I’d have borrowed the money to go to Yale but when I was wait-listed there, I eschewed lesser schools but did attend UConn , because there was no tuition for state residents. That was a bargain for me and the state, given the taxes I’ve paid since, but these days, that same education would land me something like $75,000 in debt – bad deal.

I used to tell my kids that everyone should have a law degree, just for self defence, but that was based on it being free. Today, I don’t think even a college degree is worth its cost and law school? Forget it. This may be the most promising development in modern history, if we stop generating lawyers.

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An ecouraging trend?

Heard from two different lenders yesterday after months and months of silence. Suddenly, they’d like to talk about short sales. In fact, I think we’re close to wrapping up an incredible steal. Were they waiting for the new year to take a hit on their books? Probably, but regardless, I hope this signifies a break in the log jam.

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Chinatown restaurants?

 I was thinking of going down to Chinatown with Katie, but i can’t find a single Chinese restaurant review that doesn’t suck – I can deal with surly servers and less than pristine quarters, but I want great food. Any suggestions?

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