Dr. McKersie won’t be available to answer now
Board of Ed meeting, Greenwich High School auditorium, 7:00 PM (sounds like the fun should kick off around 7:30).
Questions to ask:
1. In addition to the 100-150 students enrolled illegally in our grammar schools, how many are in our middle and high schools?
2. How much are we paying the staffer responsible for enforcing residency requirements and how soon can he be fired?
3. This past June, Dr. McKersie, you stated that no more than one or two students were in our schools who shouldn’t be there, and you resisted the demand that you verify students’ residency, saying such a process would be annoying to parents and would produce no useful information. On what basis did you make that estimate? What data were you relying on?
4. What happens to students who haven’t met the residency verification by the new, extended dateline of October 1st? Will they be barred from entering the schools on that date and if not, why not?
5. How many cases of false residency claims do you expect to turn over to the police for prosecution?
6. What is the status of the legal opinion on the constitutionality of Connecticut’s racial balance law, an opinion that was ordered June 26th. Where is that opinion and why haven’t you released its findings to the public?
7. Will you shave your armpits and don an orange robe when Miss Ramadamadingdong Tamm joins you on the podium November 2nd?
I’ve got pictures of the little bastards sneaking across the Port Chester bridge right here!
Not so long ago – about June, I believe – the official BOE position was that there were perhaps one or two students in our schools who were not residents of Greenwich and thus didn’t belong here. Under pressure from Peter Sherr, then a board member and now a write-in candidate (the Republican powers refused to renominate him because they don’t like being questioned), the BOE agreed to require all students to provide proof of residency. How’s that going?
According to a fellow realtor who was at today’s BOE-Greenwich Realtor meeting, Dr. McKersie stated that 400 students have yet to provide the necessary documentation and that the BOE anticipates that “100-120” children will end up being yanked out of our grammar schools.
If my friend heard those numbers right, that’s a rather incredible admission or, to be kind, discovery. Our western schools are about to conform to Hartford’s strict racial requirements, all without busing a single student.
No mention of the legal opinion the BOE is sitting on that addresses the constitutionality of Connecticut’s racial laws in the first place. The longer the Board remains silent on this, the more I suspect that they don’t like what it says. And since the Board is very much against challenging the state on this issue, what do you suppose its suppression of this document means?
$2,325,956. 27 acres, with frog pond
Six Castles that cost less than a NYC apartment. And far less than many Greenwich homes.
93 Orchard Drive
93 Orchard Drive, from $3.499 million (July) to $3.295 today. Owners bought it in 2008 for $3.225 from its builder, who started it off in late 2006 for $4.495 million.
Five, some interesting, some with interesting prices (all opinions subject to seeing these on tomorrow’s open house tour)
14 Licata Terrace
14 Licata Terrace at $1.139 looks like a pretty good house and price.
6 Interlaken sounds promising. The street can have some Merritt noise, but those, like this one, that back up to the Burning Tree course usually have views that make up for it. One caveat: the listing says, “not a drive by”, which is never a good sign.
Deerpark (2001 photo)
15 Deerpark Meadow Road has had nothing done to it since it sold for $3.535 million in 2001 – in fact, it seems to have deteriorated to the point that its new listing now warns, “sold as is”- yet it’s been priced at $5.995. The 2001 price was reached only after its seller had spent a year inching down from an original price of $5.650 million; perhaps that phenomenon will be repeated here.
35 Old Kings – “color by Joanne”
35 Old Kings Highway, $789,000 – how far wrong can you go at that price?
And 72 Hillcrest Road Park, $2.495 million, could be a decent find. It’s a 1902 house, remodeled in 2011 and sounds great, but it couldn’t sell for this amount in 2011. I think the market’s improved since then, so this could be its time.
Never mind, we’ll just retire to The House of Weltz, in Greenwich
Flogging workshop cancelled after Village Trustees discover scheduled “Relationship Support Group” had more than handholding in mind.
- Trumpington Village Hall, near Cambridge, was set to host all-day BDSM workshop on 12 October
- £10 day included sessions on spanking, flogging, ‘erotic hypnosis’ and a 30-minute class on nipples
- Still offered tea, biscuits, sandwiches and crisps throughout
- But now the event has been cancelled by the venue as the application was made under ‘false pretences’
No soup for you!
Celebrities like Charlie Sheen springing for million-dollar armored limos.
The combination of guns, death and the particular vulnerability that a car on a public street presents to stars who are under siege from paparazzi and stalkers hits close to home for many in L.A.’s celebrity culture, where spending lavishly on personal security is a seldom-discussed necessity.
According to Aaron Cohen, director of IMS Security in Hollywood, whose clients have included Katy Perry, Kate Moss and Charlie Sheen, the cost to secure the home of a tabloid-exposed family like that of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can top $1 million a year. So it’s inevitable that celebrities — as well as Hollywood’s high-net-worth agents, studio executives and producers — would extend their security periphery to include the possession that serves as a mobile status-signifier in this car-obsessed city.
Enter the armored vehicle. …
Mercedes, BMW and Bentley quietly manufacture armored versions of their cars. The BMW 7 Series High Security can withstand armor-piercing bullets and is outfitted with run-flat tires and a sealed ventilation system in case of attack by chemical weapons.
Who would begrudge a movie star the right to protect himself and his family? So if Brad “I support the right of Americans to own guns” Pitt wants to buy an armored car to supplement his security, more power to him. But it’s little mini-Bloombergs like Charlie Sheen that are so offensive: Guards, guns and armored cars for me, the hoi polloi get bupkis:
“If anybody from the NRA wants to look those parents in the eye from [Sandy Hook] and tell them that guns are still necessary, then I urge them to, and see how that goes,” Sheen began. “Because we’re not supported to bury our children.”
Why are stars like Charlie Sheen and Barbara Streisand so special? Well, because… well, because they just are!
War on Children
Di Blasio and his teachers unions are trying to whittle away at the charter schools threatening traditional, unionized public schools. That’s bad news for poor children, of course, but Connecticut beat them to it years ago by simply refusing to let them exist.
“It’s poor kids or teachers,” Governor Dan Malloy explains, “and which one do you think holds the votes and the money?”
BOE Race Selection Committee
It’s going on now but I missed the notice, unfortunately: maybe I should start reading the newsletter sent out by the GAR Evil Princess each week, but this is the first thing of substance I ever missed out on, so that’s a bad time allocation.
I’m hoping a colleague will report the gist of the discussion.
Ccommits our nation to keep the Saudis rich and funding terrorism around the globe, while doing his best to shut down our own production. I don’t think he’s part of the world-wide Islamist conspiracy; at least I hope he isn’t, but he’s certainly helping it along.
While Obama promises to stabilize world oil markets, his administration has presided over rapidly declining oil and gas production on federal lands. At the same time, oil and gas production on state and private lands is skyrocketing.
Federal lands produced 31 percent less oil in 2012 than they did in 2011, reports the Energy Information Administration, while oil production on state and private lands increased by 15 percent.
Natural natural gas production on federal lands has also fallen dramatically over the years — falling by 33 percent since 2007. Natural gas production on federal lands now only makes up 15.5 percent of total U.S. production — down from 24.9 percent in 2009
And of course there’s the Keystone pipeline he’s blocked so that Canadian oil can be shipped to the Chinese, who will burn it there.
Coming our way: Chinese CO2
RELATED: Last week the EPA admitted that its shutdown of coal powered energy plants “won’t impact global warming”. This isn’t news to anyone who knows that the Chinese are building one new coal burning plant a day while we’re shutting ours down, but the sheeple cheering on the administration’s war against our economy do not know that: The Jon Stewart comedy show and American Idol don’t cover the topic.