Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

Fly away, little bird!

 

Last one to St. Pete's is a doody head

We’re Number One! Connecticut the worst (most expensive) state to retire in. But we won’t miss those estate taxes, what with all our casino money flooding in.

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From my email archives

Andrew Pighill (NYT, Suzanne DChillo)

Unearthed from July, heretofore unread, a link to this NYT article on Greenwich resident Andrew Pighill (well of course he’s English – what would you think, with a name like that?). He builds dry stone walls, teaches amateurs how to do it and sounds like a fascinating guy. I’ve done some of this myself and while I wouldn’t claim to be a craftsman, my terraced walls built in the mid-90s are still holding up – more than I can say for myself.

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Eric Holder lied to Congress?

I only lie when necessary; Unfortunately, that seems to be all the time, but I'm otherwise honest.

Sure seems like it. It is a crime for anyone to do that – see, eg, Roger “Steroids” Clemens – but the Attorney General is especially not supposed to do that. He’s been lying to everyone since he crawled into office, of course,but this time there are emails that will nail him. He’s due back before Congress this Thursday to try again to explain what he knew and when he knew it – I don’t think even Obumpkin can save him now but then again, never doubt the power of the presidency.

By the way, this gun running operation, “Fast and Furious”, is the scandal that the lunatic Left had so much fun poo poohing last year and denouncing those who said Holder knew all about it long before he swore to Congress he didn’t. Why, people like us were as deluded as those who deny global warming!

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There’s always money for prime waterfront

545 Indian Field Road, right on the water in Mead point, has gone to contract, asking price $12.999 million. One of the finest houses in town, in my opinion. Old, beautiful and just what Greenwich once was. 243 DOM which, given this price, is excellent.

Everything else reported today, and there isn’t much, was priced below a million. Feast or famine.

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Winthrop Drive transformed

I saw a crane towering overhead on Winthrop so I drove in and saw quite a building boom. That modular a reader wonder about last week is being erected here – it’s huge – plus there’s a stick-built home almost framed and what looks to be dumpster fodder up the street at 44, ready to go. Assuming these are going to be mid-to high $3 houses, they, as well as recent sales the past few years on this street, will have changed this from a great neighborhood of modest homes to well, something else. Still going to be a nice street but it won’t be affordable. So it goes.

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Oh, Lordie

British couple arrested, jailed with drug dealers and then deported after TSA discovers a Twitter claiming they’re going to dig up Marilyn Monroe. What’s scarier, that the TSA is monitoring everyone’s Twitters (I don’t use it for just that reason, though obviously they are also monitoring email and blogs) or that the TSA goons are absolutely humorless? They must be liberals.

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Are we there yet?

Columbia University grads accepting their due

Some think so – we’ve become a Nation of Moochers.

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