Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Obama: at least I never ate bobcat!

Man on trial for killing, eating bobcat. “Tastes like dog meat”

UPDATE: Wonder how Obummer got ahold of that dog meat? Austin cop shoots dog playing frisbee with its owner. “Never mind, wrong address!” Shipped it on ice to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for their barbecue.

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

The blog world is having so much fun with our Indonesian diner

7 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

And so it begins

Thank you, Hussein!

Obama issues first anti-fracking regulations.  “Why use domestic oil and gas when we have our friends the Saudis?” Traitor, enemy of the state or just a fool? I’d say all three.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

They owed no taxes

Vladimir Putin checks for IRS tag

Taking a break from trivial issues, House votes to let dead polar bears enter the United States.

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Hell, they’re entitled to unemployment pay, I want them fired for pretending to work while collecting a wage

Look for, the union label ...

D.C. employees fired for collecting unemployment benefits while on the city payroll.

Comments Off on Hell, they’re entitled to unemployment pay, I want them fired for pretending to work while collecting a wage

Filed under Uncategorized

Obama admits chowing down on Fido, Romney campaign is ready

I want this button.

InstaPundit notes:

And Jim Treacher comments:

If Obama gets another four years, by the end of his second term nobody will care that he ate dogs, because nobody will be able to afford to eat anything else. He’ll solve it the same way he solves everything else: a snappy catchphrase.

“If you like your dachshund, you can eat your dachshund.”

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

New listing in Riverside

104 Cedar Cliff, direct waterfront, is for sale at $8.250 million. If you want the house that comes with the land – I wouldn’t – then this isn’t too bad a price, I suppose. But as waterfront only, I like 5 Bridal at $6 million and the land at the end of Pilot Rock for $6.9 (or thereabouts) more. Of course, neither of those allow you to be a neighbor of Cathy Lee – you can decide whether that’s something to add into the price or take away.

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

To pay off loans, graduates put off marriage, children

Princeton Grad

And buying houses. (h/t, Fly Angler)

13 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Put them all in Las Vegas so we can keep an eye on them

To Protect and to Service

Obama announces merger of Secret Service and GSA

Comments Off on Put them all in Las Vegas so we can keep an eye on them

Filed under Uncategorized

Bank of America to write off $2 billion of bad second mortgages

But your money's not here, it's in Joe's second mortgage on his place in Potterville!

The bank holds $4.7 billion in second mortgages that are behind delinquent first loans. Seconds don’t get seconds in a foreclosure, they get zero, usually. It works like this: If the first mortgage is $1 million, the second is $250,000 and the house has dropped in value to $875,000, a foreclosure sale at that new, lower price pays off as much of the first mortgage as is available and any surplus is paid to the second. No surplus, no payment. Ow.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

The IRS passport confiscation law continues to make its way through Congress

Passed the Senate and the House is expected to enact it: no travel for you if the IRS claims you owe taxes, even if you dispute that claim.The issue is beginning to gain attention from more than just a few blogs – here’s an article in the Atlantic , which is neutral/approving – but where are the civil rights activists, from all political spectrum to contest this law?

9 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Price reported on Tomac Avenue

23 Tomac closed at $2.650 from an original price of $2.795, later dropped to $2.695. I liked this house and thought it was a fair value. Clients I showed it to didn’t like being on Tomac, which I understand, but I thought the price reflected that disadvantage. In any case, this buyer didn’t share that objection.

17 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Shouldn’t there be a Joe Biden award they can pass around the White House each week?

Latest contestant, Lady Michelle, speaking of the Florida shooting: There isn’t a one-shot solution to this”. I think Mr. Zimmerman proved her wrong.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

When I grow up, I want to be a bureaucrat

Working to make a perfect world

Federal “workers” now take home twice the pay of their private sector counterparts. Not to mention junkets to Las Vegas.

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

We’ll see how much Old Greenwich has rebounded

Cut-through courtesy of Peter Berg

33 Highview Avenue has cut its price to $2.950 million after asking $3.550 in 2008 (there have been some rental periods since). Highview is a popular street for residents (and drivers seeking to avoid Village traffic), so maybe this new price will do the trick. It’s small: 2,752 feet, with a large basement, and on a quarter of an acre, which is about normal for this area of OG. I’m not wild about its price but Highview often gets prices higher than I’d expect, so what do I know?

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

New Haven to Springfield high speed rail – the train to nowhere

Ghost train, or the "Malloy Express"

Cos Cobber sends along this link about a fatal accident on the New Haven to Springfield line and notes that there were just 19 passengers aboard during morning rush hour. Connecticut is preparing to spend, before the inevitable cost overruns kick in, $800 million to $1 bn on a high speed rail between these two cities. The state predicts 4,000 people a day will use this train. I don’t think so.

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Makes the demise of my generation’s Mustang look insignificant

Goodbye

32 GB flash drive selling at Amazon for $19.99. My first computer, a Mac II which I paid $2,500 for back in 1988, came with a 40 MB hard drive.

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Don’t let the unwashed review Greenwich houses

Much, much bigger than a cardboard box!

Business Insider’s Linette Lopez, the young lady who’d never heard the word “tombstone” used on Wall Street, is out with a house review which she cribbed from the equally unsophisticated and fatuous Real Estate StalkerMiss Lopez describes the house as “totally sick’, which seems a little harsh, but certainly Greenwich agents weren’t particularly impressed with Citigroup’s Vikram Pandit’s weekend house.

Lopez is astonished that the house “has its own private driveway” and claims, “it’s not every day that a true Wall Street big wig sells their [sic] house.” Well Dickie Fuld hasn’t put his house up for sale, true, but is he a big wig anymore? Not in the eyes of his creditors. You want a Wall Streeter’s house, I suggest you look at Peter DaPuzo’s home at 21 North Street, Same price, better house.

9 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

I like this house, and wonder why it hasn’t sold

2 Stanwich Lane has dropped its price again and now asks $2.095 million after starting at $2.5 million last September. I understand that it’s on the corner of Stanwich and the lane, but it has a good back yard, the house itself is nifty (I might change the interior decorating but that’s up to the individual taste of the next owner) and it’s located within easy distance from the train, downtown Greenwich and schools. The market spoke, and $2.5 million was too high, but at its new price and assuming there’s still some negotiating room there, I think it could be a good buy. Certainly worth looking at if you’re in this price range.

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Are there no poor houses? Is there no Cos Cob?

Go East, young man

Greenwich neighbors stall expanded Lexus service center.

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized