Daily Archives: November 26, 2012

Crime down despite record number of criminals in jail

Fox Butterfield, Is That You? 
“Gun-related violence has fallen steadily since 2006 in Virginia despite record firearm sales, according to a university professor’s analysis.”–Associated Press, Nov. 24



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That’s not funny!

I’m serious, damn it!

The second in command at the Greenwich Democrat outhouse has had a news story read to him and he is not amused.

One Bill Gastric writes (in crayon, one presumes) the following screed:

In an exercise of egregious bad taste, (“Online petition calls for Greenwich to secede,” news story, Nov. 20), Greenwich Time lampoons a supposedly “tongue in cheek” attempt to petition Greenwich to secede from the United States. Is it any accident that this petition surfaces after the re-election of the first African-American president of the United States?

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a war in which Greenwich residents fought and died, there is nothing remotely funny about this petition, which closely mimics other secessionist petitions currently circulating in Texas and other regions in the South. But judging by the flippant tone of the piece, GT evidently deems the whole exercise a magnificent joke. To wit, it quotes Fred Camillo, one of our elected state representatives from town, consulting his dog Leo on the advisability of signing the petition, before ultimately rejecting it (“we would not have enough time to raise an army”).

Are your readers supposed to find this amusing?


As James Madison wrote:

“The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated. Let the open enemy to it be regarded as a Pandora with her box opened; and the disguised one, as the Serpent creeping with his deadly wiles into Paradise.”

Liberalism in a nutshell: absolutely humorless, clueless and using the old shibboleth of racism in lieu of argument. Anyone who voted for a single Greenwich Democrat this past election should hang his head in shame for being associated with a fool like Bill. Worse, can you imagine being married to this sort of person? Good God, I’ll pray for her soul, assuming Gastric has actually found someone to share his hairshirt with.

There’s not much to add here – we’ve seen this mush in the comments section for years, but as long as Gastric is quoting James Madison, here are a few more quotes from that same statesman – perhaps Fuddyrucker can explain them to Bill in very simple terms:

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”

“The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right.”

“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”

“We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.”

“What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?”


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Uh oh

A Democrat’s view of Fairfield County

U.S. Census: Bridgeport/Stamford area highest per capita income in United States. Can you hear the sound of knifes being honed in Hartford?


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Who am I to question Pravda?

Did someone say Prada? Goodie!

Obama was reelected by illiterates, while he himself is a communist. Takes one to know one, I suppose.

PRAVDA: Well, any normal individual understands that as true but liberalism is a psychosis . O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like “fast and furious” and there is still no sign of ending it.  He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.  Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.

Reading Putin’s speech without knowing the author, one would think it was written by Reagan or another conservative in America. The speech promotes smaller government and less taxes. It comes as no surprise to those who know Putin as a conservative. Vladimir Putin went on to say:

“…we are reducing taxes on production, investing money in the economy. We are optimizing state expenses.

 The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.

There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.

Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt – are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.

During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself.”

President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities. All the while promoting his agenda.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.


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Not every Old Greenwich home is living up to the assessor’s expectations

That sinking feeling (representative photo – your view may differ)

20 West End Avenue, assessed (70% estimated market value) at $1,000,000, sold after a year on the market for $730,000. The sellers originally priced it at $1.150 which was close enough to that assessed value as to seem reasonable, but this was a back, very narrow lot and its 1912 construction must have seemed daunting to most buyers, notwithstanding its listing description as a “lovely traditional colonial with expensive marsh views”. Go figure.


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Post-Sandy washout?


Reader XXYYZZY points out that 5 Bridle Path Lane in Riverside which sold last August to David Huffinpuffer and his antique wife for $5.599 million, is back on today, asking $6.295. There’s no reason to think that the Sandy storm surge dampened their enthusiasm for building on this site – it’s pretty high above the water- but something has clearly brought about a change in plans. Maybe it’s as simple as David concluding that Riverside waterfront property, even a lot that overlooks Cathy Lee’s wrecked dock, has increased $700,000 in just a couple of months. Or something.

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Two old favorites on tomorrow’s open house tour

So who was the Patriot Bank officer who signed off on loaning $6 million to a thrice-convicted felon? Hint: he’s still in town.

If love means never having to say goodbye then 516 Round Hill Road and 21 Midbrook wood must be cherished indeed because they just won’t sell despite years on the market. 516 Round Hill was admittedly handicapped by its builder Dom Devito’s arrest and subsequent incarceration at La Tuna Federal Medium Security Prison in El Paso, but Patriot Bank ate half of its $6 million mortgage so improvidently paid out when the place was still just a foundation and some framing left sitting in the New England weather, sold it off for $3 million and it’s been finished now for more than a year, still looking for Mr. Goodbuyer. Priced at $8.9 million originally, it’s been reduced to $8.3. Good looking house but its rear lot location and a postage stamp of a back yard built on fill and perched on a 500′ cliff (a slight exaggeration employed for dramatic effect – Ed) seems to be discouraging buyers.

21 Midwood, owned by a hedge fund type who can afford to take the hit has dropped from $16 million in May, 2009 to a mere $13 million today but even that substantial reduction hasn’t moved it or, in consequence, its owner. Maybe in the spring.

In any event, I’ve seen them both so I don’t have to see them again and, given the non-existent market for homes in this price range, I’ll undoubtedly have another chance to tour them if I’m so moved, later on.


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