Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Is Chris Matthews gay?

This TV reader who four years ago admitted he felt tingling up his leg when the Great One spoke is still stirred to orgasmic fervor by the man – so much so that a profound lust seems the only explanation – unless Matthews is just a deranged, senile old liberal, but how could that be?

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” raved about a speech President Obama made to American troops during his surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

“I imagine being a soldier over there — this is what you want to hear,” Matthews said, as if he was wearing military fatigues.

Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England.

“It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there,” Matthews said.


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Whew! Elizabeth Warren finds an ancestor who didn’t come over on the Mayflower. Now she can go back to demanding protection as a minority.

Warren isn't the first white to pretend to be an Indian, but at least this guy stayed silent about it.


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Heartless bitch

That was then

Michelle Obama evicts her own mother from the White House.

The eviction notice came April 30 when the first lady told fellow Democrats at a fundraiser that she shared their values. “My family, we lived in a little bitty apartment on the South Side of Chicago over my aunt’s house [and] my

Hey, she couldn't cover the rent

mom still lives in that house to this day.”

However, the first lady’s mother, Marian Robinson, has lived in the White House since March 2009, when Essence Magazine announced her move from Chicago to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

“She will stay as long as her son-in-law and daughter want her to stay there,” Angela Burt-Murray, the editor of Essence Magazine, said in an April 2009 “Today” show interview.

The first lady’s effort to distance herself from her mother’s White House stay comes as both she and President Barack Obama try to stress their middle-class roots, amid a stalled economy and high unemployment.

The cost of visible first family trips — to Spain, Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard and other locations — has spurred some level of resentment among Americans, whose income has stalled since 2008, even as their costs for gasoline, health care and education have risen.


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Oh for Allah’s sake


So Dick Blumenthal and I were just giving the SEALs some swimming lessons and, as long as I'm over here, I thought I'd address the nation on what a cool dude I am

Obummer has flown to Afghanistan, at our expense, to put on a TV show boasting about his killing Osama. At least Mr. Mission Accomplished limited his victory jaunt to California, a far less expensive place to visit.

With private school over for the season, I assume Michelle and the girls have tagged along for this educational junket too, accompanied by a dozen of the girls’ best friends.


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Another 2007 peak hangover


79 Dingletown

79 Dingletown is still for sale, posing as a new listing but at least offering a new price, $5.695, a significant reduction from its 2009 ask of $7.125 million and  more than a million less than the $6,787,500 the owners paid for it in 2007. They added a bunch of improvements since buying it including a pool, so you get all that for free plus save a million from the 2007 price. Could be an attractive deal.

79 is a typical BSF house by which I mean it’s built with great care and lots of quality but has the standard layout and nothing that makes me covet it. Whether its new price will convince you that you need this house is, of course, up to you. Certainly there are a lot of homes in the $5.5-$7.5 range to choose from, so take your pick and drive your bargain.


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I tell you, the place is buzzin’

Yet another fast sale in Cos Cob: 19 Licata Terrace, asking $1.695, has an accepted offer just 8 days after being listed. While on the subject, I received a very polite phone call from James Licata yesterday (he’s in Florida) taking issue with some of my rude comments about his recent legal difficulties. The story he told was far different from what’s available on Google and in fact, he claims it was he who was the victim of bad people rather than being one himself.

Here’s the fascinating thing: Although I’ve only just started looking into what he told me, everything I’ve seen so far checks out, including this recent Connecticut Appellate Court decision awarding Cindy Licata $500,000 from her “financial advisor” Ray Chodos. That’s not chump change and clearly Chodos was at least engaged in, as the jury found, the negligent misrepresentation of material facts”. That’s a polite way of saying that he lied.

Again, I’ve just begun working on what Mr. Licata told me and I’ll post more later but if its true, it would make a great book: corrupt lawyers, bribed judges and completely crooked bankers engaging in mortgage fraud and outright theft. Real estate slows down from about the end of May and won’t really resume until September so maybe I’ll devote some of that free time to writing this up – it’s got the ingredients for a great tale.


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2 Lauder Way’s a real poser

So I went to see 2 Lauder Way at today’s broker open house and it’s as beautiful as I’d hoped it would be after its renovation. The owners have redone everything – new quarter-sawn oak floors, new kitchen, baths, wiring, etc. It’s basically a brand new house but retains the grace and charm of an old classic (even if it was built in 1967). And the huge (for this neck of the woods) 2+ acre yard has a tennis court and pool with plenty of play space left over. Add in its superb location and what’s not to like?

Well, the price, for one. The sellers paid $4+ and clearly just poured money into the project so I think the assessor’s estimate of $3.9 million is way off base. But how off base? I really can’t tell. My gut tells me this is not going to sell for $8 million, not now and probably not even in a better market but if I had eight million burning a hole in my pocket I’d certainly want to see this house. I’m guessing $6.5, eventually, but that’s just a guess. I wouldn’t be surprised if it sold for more, or less – someone is going to love this house and its location, it’s just a question of how much they’re willing to pay to express that love.


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