Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

Tesei achives life-time ambition, denies Fudrucker new term on the P&Z

Peter Tesei

  We’ve known this was coming. The pale, weak-chinned First Selectman has been obsessed with his former political opponent at least since they ran against each other for First Selectman and probably all the way back to First Grade, when little Frankie pointed out to fellow classmates that Petie had wee wee running out his sorts.

Literally – Tesei has been consumed about Fudrucker these past years, saying preposterous things and making outrageous untrue allegations. Guess his selectman duties don’t take up all that much time. One good thing that will come out of all this is that I am now free to fire at will at the smarmy bastard, and boy do I look forward to that. This will be my last civil posting on the man.


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First of all, the horse was a mare – nothing queer about ol’ Marian

Lawyer for man accused of molesting horse says it’s no big deal

“If this was a guy and a sheep in Litchfield, and I’ve had a few of those cases, this would not have gotten nearly the media attention it has,” said Ralph Crozier, who represents 63-year-old Marian Wegiel.

Attorney Crozier is obviously enjoying a far more interesting practice than I ever did.


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Apple comes to Grand Central

Apple plans its biggest store ever for Grand Central Station. Until now, my favorite spot in Grand Central was the Oyster Bar, primarily because of nostalgia. When I was a very young boy, my dad would treat me to special trips into the city. To see the dinosaurs perhaps, or the original Abercrombie & Fitch when it was still about mounted animal heads and gun rooms. On the way back to Riverside we would always stop for a bowl of oyster stew. Funny – in those days, late 50’s, early 60’s, a trip to the city involved, if you were going with my father (born 1905) wearing a suit, even though it was Saturday. I remember my first was a blue and white seersucker, surely from Brooks Brothers, but I’m not positive on that detail.

A lot of things have changed since then, and Abercrombie’s and my father are long gone, but I often try to grab a stew when I’m in the station, just to remember and to thank my father. And now I’ll have an Apple store to visit, one floor up. That’s a combination that probably merits a special trip. And maybe I’ll continue on to see the dinosaurs.


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Jack, we hardly knew ye

Time Inc, chief Jack Griffin fired after five months on the job. Oops.


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Profiles in Courage

Wisconsin Demmerkrats, scared of the mean ol’ Republican Governor who wants to debate revoking the state’s circa 1959 collective bargaining act, flee the Capitol and hide underneath this lovely lassie’s kilt.


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Here’s a seller who’s going to be disappointed

26 Mohawk Lane

Erected between 2006 and 2007, this house finally sold for $7.5 million in 2008, and was returned to the market last year at a price of 7 something, I believe. It’s marked down to $6.3 today but I don’t think that’s going to do the trick – not after 54 Maplewood,  Rock Maple [thank you, readers] further down Stanwich, closer to town, with the pool this one lacks and otherwise pretty comparable, sold last week for $4.3. Hmm: better location, better or at least comparable house, better amenities, $2 million less. Can you guess where this is going?


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Global Warming doom sayers

 Last year on this blog I collected a bunch of warnings post – 1997′ s Coyote protocol, all predicting the tipping our climate past the reversal point by 2006, at latest. Since that year came and went without the world doing what these experts knew was best, they’ve revised their absolute certain knowledge and now concede we have a little more time, but by golly, not much! It astonishes me that otherwise intelligent people act like Charlie Brown when Lucy offers her football, yet again. What part about sucker don’t you get?

2006: 10 years or it’s all too late

2007: It’s already too late!

2008: 100 months, and we really,really mean it this time!

Prince Charles, 2009: less than 100 months. Ooh, the clock is ticking! 88 months now, Prince Charlie!

James Hansen, 2009. every single coal powered plant in the world must be shut down by 2029 or we’re doomed. Dr. Hansen, employed at taxpayers’ expense at NAASA, also advocates the jailing of all power plant executives and the use of the Global Warming “crisis” to redistribute our wealth to the Third World, but those are different issues.


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