Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

More real estate activity reported

Four sales, three accepted offers.

89 Summit

89 Summit

89 Summit, on the tracks, $2.250 million asked, $1.875 got, 21 days on market

31 Butler

31 Butler

31 Butler, Cos Cob, $1.385 start, $1.270 finish, 49 days.

19 Angus

19 Angus

19 Angus. Nice house. $4.995 ask, $4.945 sale, 20 days (it was on last year, briefly, for a price not much higher).

141 Sound Beach

141 Sound Beach

141 Sound Beach Avenue, $1.650 million, sold for full price, 33 days.

Accepted offers include:

40 Coachlamp, $985,000, 6 days.

36 Montgomery, $3.295, 1,000 + days (foreclosure)

40 Coachlamp

40 Coachlamp

313 Stanwich

313 Stanwich

313 Stanwich, $3.4 million ask, 1000+ days. Started at $6.495 million in 2009 and has been dropping ever since. That first price was either criminal stupidity or just plain silly, take your pick.

12 Bryon, Old Greenwich, $1.99% million. Very quick, I forget the number of days.

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A busy weekend

One sale reported, 3 accepted offers.

230 Valley Rd

230 Valley Rd

230 Valley Road started at $685,000, sold after 323 days for $565,000.

10 Rockland

10 Rockland

10 Rockland Place, Pemberwick (I think that’s out west somewhere), accepted offer, asking $539,000, 28 days on market (DOM).

5 West End Ave

5 West End Ave

5 West End Court, Old Greenwich, asking $970,000, 12 DOM. This house is just 1,824 sq. ft. in size and backs up to the railroad but it was beautifully made by one of the Crossman boyz, Bud or George and is a little jewel of a house. For historical perspective, Bud sold it in 1996 for $400,000.

6 Loading Rock

6 Loading Rock

And 6 Loading Rock Road, $2.450 million, also just 12 DOM. Joanne Gorka’s listing; Joanne’s selling up a storm this spring. I’ve always liked this house and I like the neighborhood, with its community beach on the Mianus. Glad to see it sell so quickly. It didn’t last time around (2008) but it was wildly overpriced – $3.695 million – when it started. It eventually sold 526 days later for $2.350 in 2009, which was more appropriate. Looks like newish Riverside construction, even north of the Post Road, has recovered from the crash, and if any house should lead the way, it’s this one.

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Shocker: NYT reporter travels to girl’s funeral to mock grieving town and gets beaten up

Don’t these rednecks know it’s their duty to serve as fodder for north eastern sophisticates’ amusement and smug superiority? Reminds me of those cannibals in New Guinea who ate the anthropologists sent to document their backward lives.

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Democrat race definitions

 

Back to the liberal plantation

Back to the liberal plantation

Former Democrat governor Bill Richardson: Cruz isn’t “hispanic” because he doesn’t agree with the liberal position on amnesty for illegal aliens.  In the world of “progressives”, authentic members of any colored race must be a Democrat to be considered anything but a tool of the white man. Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Dr. Ben Carson, the Rev. Kevin Johnson, and on and on, and on. White liberals call themselves “free thinkers” and indeed anyone can enjoy that freedom, so long as he agrees with them.

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Next thing you know, he’ll start driving his dog around on the roof of his car

(One of the) Gore Mansion - giving new meaning to "green" house

(One of the) Gore Mansion – giving new meaning to “green” house

Bloomberg: How Al Gore got as rich as Romney after leaving office and cashing in. That’s $200 million rich, but is any reward too great for the Nobel Prize winner who invented the Internet and saved the worlds polar bears?

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If it wrecks the life of just one child ….

 

We demand more of what we deserve

We demand more of what we deserve!

Head Start administrators complain of Obama Care’s ruinous expense.

Head Start teachers and administrators told The Daily Caller that their most pressing concern is not budget impacts from sequestration but changes coming from President Barack Obama’s health-care law.

In 2014, the impact of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “is probably going to be a 9 percent [cost] increase, and significantly more the next year,” said Nancy Nordyk, director of the Head Start program in southern Oregon.

Rising healthcare costs will likely force Oregon to reduce some Head Start workers’ hours so they’re not eligible for the medical program, said Nordyk, who spoke to TheDC during a national Head Start conference held just outside D.C. in Maryland.

My headline, of course, is a joke: As countless studies have demonstrated*, Head Start has never improved the skills, academic or life, of a single child since its inception in the mid – 60s. But it does serve, as intended, as an employment service for illiterate inner city “teachers”, so if, say, 20% of those people are retuned to the welfare rolls, they’ll probably be pissed.

Which serves them right: they voted for Obama care figuring someone else would pay for it and now they’re discovering that there is no “someone else”. Ain’t education grand?

* Including Obama’s own task force on the matter.

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Benghazi cover up heats up

What difference does it make now?

What difference does it make now?

The story that won’t die despite the best efforts of administration and its White House scribes reporters in main stream media.

Witness: My jaw hit the floor when I watched [White House] blame You Tube.

Witness: The night of the attack, Hillary and her staff did end run around counter-terrorism bureau.

Discovery: Hillary State Department and White House edited, whitewashed Benghazi emails they supplied to Congressional investigators.

As intelligence officials pieced together the puzzle of events unfolding in Libya, they concluded even before the assaults had ended that al Qaeda-linked terrorists were involved. Senior administration officials, however, sought to obscure the emerging picture and downplay the significance of attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The frantic process that produced the changes to the talking points took place over a 24-hour period just one day before Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, made her now-famous appearances on the Sunday television talk shows. The discussions involved senior officials from the State Department, the National Security Council, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the White House.

Seven months late to the game, CBS News chimes in: Administration knew Banghazi was a terrorist attack “from the get go”.

And in what I fear is a wildly optimistic prediction, there’s this prediction:

Benghazi Blues. “No matter what happens with Darrell Issa’s congressional committee meetings this week, we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Obama Administration, and the cause is Benghazi. It’s impossible to underestimate the blowback that has been gathering steam for the past seven months, now about to erupt with full force. Few reputations will emerge unscathed, Obama’s presidency will be crippled, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy will be destroyed — and perhaps some new heroes will be born.”

My guess is that Joe Biden’s group is responsible for much of this development. He’s admitted that he can’t run if Hillary does, so it makes sense to go after her now.

Meanwhile, the filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who the White House knowingly, falsely, blamed for causing the slaughter, remains in jail. Vladimir Putin would approve.

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