Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

So how many deaths were caused by stoned drivers in Colorado vs. high capacity gun magazines?

No problem man, we just got revolvers on board

No problem man, we just got revolvers on board

The Mountain State has banned “assault rifles,” ammunition magazines and sharp crayons while simultaneously voting to legalize marijuana with no limit or definition on driving high. “If it saves the life of one child” applies, apparently just to activities liberals don’t like; abortion, dope and intoxicated drivers, hey man, it’s cool.

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I guess it’s back to “wetbacks”, then.

 

Democrat voters with undiagnosed immigration issues

Democrat voters with undiagnosed immigration issues

Associated Press joins the rest of mainstream media and college campuses everywhere in banishing the use of the term “illegal alien” to describe aliens who are here illegally.

[M] ost of America’s top college newspapers and major TV networks, including ABC, NBC and CNN, have vowed to stop using the term. Nearly half of Latino voters polled last year in a Fox News Latino survey said that they find the term “illegal immigrant” offensive [cry me a river, preferably the Rio Grande – Ed.] . A coalition of linguists also came together last year to pressure media companies to drop “illegal immigrant,” calling it “neither neutral nor accurate.” And some critics of the term, like journalist Maria Hinojosa, argue that those newsrooms that have continued to classify people as “illegal” lack diversity.

[AP spokesman] Kathleen Carroll also noted in the Tuesday blog post that the AP prefers to label “behavior” rather than “people,” writing that instead of using the term “schizophrenic,” the AP now prefers saying that one is “diagnosed with schizophrenia.”

“And that discussion about labeling people, instead of behavior, led us back to ‘illegal immigrant’ again. We concluded that to be consistent, we needed to change our guidance,” Carroll wrote. “So we have.”

“From now on,” Miss Caroll (should have) said, “we will refer to these stinking, unwashed savages as “citizens with undiagnosed immigration issues. And if that doesn’t shut them up then they can just go sit on a cactus – with hot sauce on it.”

 

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16 Dingletown, $6.150?

16 Dingletown

16 Dingletown

Maybe. Beautiful house  (missing a man’s closet in the master bedroom, though) that was built in 2008 and priced at $8.995 million, a price that had brother Gideon and I betting on what it would finally sell for. I was closest to that price, $5.6 million, but even ol’ pessimist I didn’t predict it would sit for three years – almost four, in fact: closing was December, 2011. I don’t blame the buyers for thinking they got such a good deal then that they can ask a little more now, but my theory of relativity holds that a purchase price, however low, doesn’t represent a discount from the market value, it is the market value. After all, by definition, that’s the price someone was willing and able to pay for it. If so, then we have a 2011 value of $5.6; have 2013 values on Dingletown climbed high enough to justify an additional $550,000? We’ll wait and see, shall we?

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New listing in Riverside, and under $3 million!

Pull up steaks and resight?

Pull up steaks and resight?

Why they moved it around so much I don’t know, unless that neighborhood was built on landfill from the High School.

(From the listing) “RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN OFTEN-SITED PROPERTY ON A PARK-LIKE STREET SECONDS AWAY FROM SCHOOLS AND PARK. “

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Gone before I saw it

 

Rocky Point Club?

Rocky Point Club?

90 Taconic Road, a contemporary priced at $1.7 million, is already under contract just a few days after being listed. It looks like an interesting house that must have appealed to a non-traditionalist who also eschews conventional yards. That’s what makes a market.

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How to fire up gun owners

Democrats want federal law imposing $10,000 fine for gun owners who fail to obtain “gun insurance”.  In Connecticut, passage of the strictest gun control laws in the nation have merely whetted the appetite of the gun confiscators: “We’ll be back” vows the head of some anti-gun organization, and indeed they will. Non-gun owners wonder why their fellow citizens resist so strongly “common sense” restrictions on ownership. This is why – each new law is merely a step toward the ultimate goal of handing over all weapons to the government.

UPDATE: I missed this bit in Connecticut’s new law:  it creates a new “ammunition eligibility certificate” which will effectively ban ordering ammunition from out of state. That’s not seen as a problem for the antis, who envision a requirement that all ammunition be stored at a licensed shooting rage and sold, one at a time, to target shooters, but it’s really a ploy to drive up the cost. The Newtown shooter would not have been deterred by hiving to spend an extra fifty bucks on his bullets – target shooters, who might go through 200 rounds in a day, will be. A box of fifty 45 ACP cartridges at a gun store can cost $75 – that same box on the Internet, bought in quantity is $10. Shooting 100 rounds in an evening at the range will now cost $100, rather than $20 – which is precisely the point of the gun confiscators. This is not “control”, nor is it intended to be.

UPDATE II: Most disgusting, self-serving, duplicitous quote from this entire thing belongs to Republican John McKinney: “Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Fairfield Republican whose district includes Newtown, said Republicans and Democrats have understood they needed to “rise above politics” when they decided to come up with a legislative response to the massacre.”

No one thinks anything passed today will actually prevent another mass shooting and in fact what McKinney is so proud of is nothing but politics. It will be interesting to see how many Republicans withhold their support from every single Republican candidate in the next election. Certainly I will: they’re mere eunuchs in this Democrat controlled state anyway, so why keep them around in the pretense that they’re protecting our interests? Off with their heads.

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I have one of their sights for my now-illegal pistol, and I guess I’ll have to buy more

Another gun parts supplier announces its move from Colorado after passage of its anti-gun legislation. Connecticut manufacturers’ similar decision will doubtless be cheered by both sides of the debate.

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A sale, a contract

2 Marks Rd

2 Marks Rd

2 Marks Road sold for $1.740 million, 475 days after being placed on the market for $2.250 million. They could have sold it for more, sooner, but they and their agent found that offer to be insulting at the time. Funny how that works.

108 Hillcrest is under contract, asking $1.195. Isn’t on a Hillcrest acre, as most in that neighborhood are, but decent house and certainly not a crazy price.

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The NYT: we thought it was about bonnets and parades – it’s something else?

Oh, that - wasn't it replaced by the Puerto Rican Parade?

Oh, that – wasn’t it replaced by the Puerto Rican Parade?

The Times editors admit that they’ve never understood Easter.

Correction: April 1, 2013

An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.

Easy mistake to make for progressives, who don’t know what Christianity is about and leave its mysteries to the despised bitter clingers. Here’s my stab at an explanation for them:  Christianity is a non-Muslim religion, and unlike that one, or other officially recognized cults, holds that “for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Christians believe that this Son, whom they call Jesus, joined us in the muck of daily human existence and is involved in humans’ lives right now, offering them a path to redemption. It’s this latter concept that so baffles progressives because redemption, for them, comes from the government, not some mythical spiritual being (although Obama does combine both, miraculously). They have heard of that “render unto Caesar” bit, but not the rest of it – to them, everything belongs unto Caesar, so what’s this other stuff about?

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Follow up on that milk truck spill

A tearful Becky Hanley, Wm. Raveis Real Estate top dog and my friend, sends along this photo from yesterday’s picnic (she did not say,” Oh my God, and it was organic!” but she’s a great sport, so if you asked her to record that message on your answering machine, she just might):

Boo hoo

Boo hoo

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