Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Apologies to IB’R

John Prine’s song  is about Lake Marie not Lake Louise. Still, a great song, This man spent something like a decade in jail, not for thievery or anything else, but simply for being a drug addict. Does that make any kind of sense? At $50,ooo a year incarceration fees, they’d have made far more taxing his earnings, all while he was harming no one except himself.

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Do you understand these people?

Generic rapist

I kind of understand the shooter of Gabby Giffords, because he’s obviously nuts, but I’m totally baffled by evil rapists, like this guy. I don’t see any evidence that he’s crazy, yet he attacked at least two teen-aged girls. What sets these people off or, more important, how do we identify and stop them?

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His own private Idaho

This is kind of cool: a private CIA going after Afghanistan’s rulers. Someone should, and it’s obvious that our own government isn’t willing to do the job.

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University of the Pacific – what an awful place

About a year ago I wrote about this horrible school where I’d inadvertently placed my younger daughter at around $40,000 per year. I received a fair amount of hate mail from students at that fine institution but I just received an anonymous phone call from a girl student – a girl!- who expressed her hope that Sarah would be raped and choke on someone’s dick. The young lady added more graphic details but you surely get the picture.

So those are the peers you can choose to expose your child to, should you choose to send him or her to this institution. Sarah’s done with the place, having graduated last spring. UP was recommended by the Greenwich High Guidance Department five years ago; I hope they have removed it from their list of acceptable colleges. Whatever it might once have been, it is no longer.

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If you’re hungry …

Pantry Chicken Pasta

I’ve got a permanent link over on the right to “Pioneer Woman”‘s full website, but I really just read her simple, yet delicious recipes. This one, “Pantry Pasta for Two” looks really good.

UPDATE: Check out this sour cream enchilada.

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From a retired cop (and my friend)

This came in from the comments but I’d be sorry if readers missed it. A friend of mine who served the town very, very well as a police officer but is now retired, offers his view as both a Towny and a cop, on skating on town waters. We should coax him back into service.

It’s been awhile since the Town allowed skating at its three parks (Binney, Bruce & Pinetum) like the “good old days”….. Someone in an earlier post hit the nail on the head; The Town’s afraid of a law suit. Heck…I remember when the GHS Hockey team practiced on The Mianus River. I can remember sitting on Valley Rd (amongst all the illegally parked cars) eating my lunch in the Police car and watching all the kids and their parents skate. I thought it was just a nice scene and could care less that the cars were in no parking zones…..the people were ice skating for Pete’s sake….too bad we can’t do that any more either……….what a world…..

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    Teri Buhl is back in the news

    Well sort of, kind of. BusinessInsider was subpoenaed by the New Canaan Police and ordered to disclose the identity of a commentator, whom the police suspected was Teri. Whoever posted the comment disguised his identity so the subpoena will go nowhere, but check the story for an interesting look at how this process works. We live in an interesting world.

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    So why can’t we skate at Binney Park?

    (John Robben photo, I believe)

    I find it truly sad that the town no longer permits skating in Old Greenwich. The pond is what – three feet deep? Adults can easily save any small child who falls in but, in my six decades here, I don’t believe we ever lost one skater. Measure the ice thickness and, when it’s sufficient, stick up a sign proclaiming that there are no life guards and skaters can proceed at their own risk. It works for California on its beaches (where a surfer was just eaten by a shark, a problem not encountered in Binney Pond), so why not here? Was this Peter Tesei’s brainstorm or some other official’s? Regardless, angry (but civil!) emails to the First Selectman’s office might reverse this bonehead move.

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    This is more like it

    20 Heronvue Road

    This is kind of an odd house, built a couple of years ago, but I liked it. What I didn’t like was its price, which started off at $5.4 million. It’s back on the market now at $4 million, which sounds much better.

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