Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

Keith Koffler asks the important question

Uhh, where’s John Kerry?

Why isn’t Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad today?

The Obama administration loves to talk about how it wants to rely on diplomacy, unlike the knee-jerk start-a-war Bush folks.

SO WHY IS JOHN KERRY SPENDING THE DAY FOCUSED ON PLANKTON AND TUNA FISH?

One fish two fish, red fish blue fish.

The Secretary of State today is hanging out and giving various remarks at the “Our Ocean” Conference at the Department of State. I don’t know what this is but I assume it isn’t an effort to help the fishing industry.

Friday, he was in London attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Thursday he huddled with the prime minister of Australia, who was in Washington for a visit, met with Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, and attended a reception for the Global Equality Fund at the Department of State.

Over the weekend I don’t know what he was doing. His boss was playing golf.

Meanwhile, Iraq is falling apart.

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The poor guy never sleeps

The ungrateful son of a bitch is late, damn it

The ungrateful little son of a bitch is late again, damn him

Dead tired from a four-day-trip of fund raining and golf in California, the leader of the free world barely had time to rest his head on his pillow before flying up to NYC for four separate fundraisers, all in one evening! White House spokesman Jay Carney scoffed at the suggestion that the world’s smartest man might want to stick around to see what he could do about Syria, Ukraine, Iraq or Iran. “The president isn’t interested in foreign affairs,” Carney told FWIW, “so that frees up his schedule tremendously. He’s got all the time in the world.”

You’d think that all these global warmists would take the train down to Washington to hand their money over to the chief in person, but three jets, fifteen armored limousines and massive gridlock is so much for fun, and it shows us who’s boss. Or not – the pathetic clown has to crawl on his knees before the liberal elite – that would be Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein – and beg for their largess.

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Cool!

Aw, Mummy loves you!

Aw, Mummy loves you!

Between this new breed of accommodating teachers and neat things found in abandoned houses, boys today are having all the fun.

12-year-old finds mummified corpse hanging in closet of abandoned house. The kid’s summer is off to a great start.

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Contracts reported

 

10 Palmer Terrace

10 Palmer Terrace

10 Palmer Terrace, Riverside, asking $2.245 million. I thought there was no contest between this one and 15 Palmer, $2.495, and apparently a buyer agreed, but disagreed with me as to their relative virtues. Number 15 is still for sale.

 

189 Valley Rd

189 Valley Rd

189 Valley Road, asking $3.150 million. Great antique, with riverfront, but that river is a long way down.

 

33 Alpine Rd

33 Alpine Rd

33 Alpine Lane, $3.299. Again, a nice house, beautifully renovated, but this has pretty much topped out at what you can do with the existing home. On the other hand, someone seems to have come to the sensible conclusion that a house is for living in, not an investment vehicle.

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Sales report

 

25 Ferncliff Rd

25 Ferncliff Rd

Thanks to the Greenwich Association of Realtor’s new practice, details of these houses are no longer available to the general  public. You want information, you must use the services of- surprise!- a member of the Greenwich Association of Realtors. Frauds and charlatans.

25 Ferncliff Road, asked $1.765 million, sold (20 days) $1.685. Nice house and yard for this price, and it wasn’t at all surprising that it sold so quickly.

80 Mallard

80 Mallard

80 Mallard Drive, asked $1.795, sold for $1.8 million. I’d rather live on Ferncliff than on this busy street, but new construction does attract the buyers. Of course, in ten years the house will no longer be new and Mallard will be just as busy, if not more so, but what can you say?

7 Calhoun Drive

7 Calhoun Drive

7 Calhoun Drive, asked $6.450 million, got $5.150.

 

35 Willow Rd

35 Willow Rd

35 Willow Road, Riverside. Asked $3.895 million, sold for $3.350. Charming, but dated and old. What do you want for $3.350 million?

13 St. Claire Avenue

13 St. Claire Avenue

13 St. Claire Avenue, Old Greenwich, $1.950 million. Original price, $2.475.

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Then act like it

Leonardo Dicaprio “demands action on climate change”

Today, environmental activist Leonardo Dicaprio urged people to sign a new petition encouraging leaders to take action on climate change through a post on the actor’s Facebook page: “The science is in: climate change is real and man-made. The debate is over. Spread the word and demand action.” The petition reads: “We call on you to respond to the unequivocal findings of the IPCC report with ambitious action to stop catastrophic climate change. It is up to you to lead a ‘BIG fix’: B — Big oil and polluters out of politics, I — Invest in cleaner and smarter energy, G — Global, ambitious and binding deal to cut emissions. Global warming is the most significant planetary crisis of our time and it demands courageous leadership. We call on you to meet this historic responsibility.”

Tuesday, June 17, 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio jets to Washington D.C. to speak at a State Department sponsored “Save Our Seas” conference.

And why did Leonardo have to take a jet to Washington – couldn’t he have ridden his wind powered bicycle there? No, silly, because he and 21 of his closest friends are down watching the World Cup in Brazil on a $1 billion yacht owned by a homophobic, anti-Semitic, dictatorial billionaire Saudi friend of his.

So they all fly down to Brazil to entertain themselves on a yacht that’s been driven half-way around the globe to meet them, then Leo flies back to the US to testify on the critical importance of saving the planet and, finished, will fly back to rejoin his friends. I hope he doesn’t miss too many games, poor guy.

All aboard HMS Leo - party time!

All aboard HMS Leo – party time!

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I missed this story last week

Planning and Zoning denies Cos Cob synagogue application. We’ll all meet in court, no doubt.

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Watch for her handlers to start passing them out free at campaign rallies

 

And if you like this, you'll just love MY book. Tell your parents you want two.

And if you like this, you’ll just love MY book. Tell your parents you want two.

Hillary’s tell-nothing book: 1,000,000 printed, $14 million advanced, 60,000 sold. 

It’s been reported that one million copies of Clinton’s book were shipped weeks before the June 10 publication date. “They will be lucky to sell 150,000 total lifetime,” the source writes in the email.

Hillary reportedly received a near-$14 million advance, a sum the publishing house will unlikely make back.

“It’s a bomb but it will be interesting to see how they spin it.”

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She’s either an argument against affirmative action or the Ivies are turning out morons

 

Mmm, mmm good! The First Lady chows down on deep-fried fat cakes at the county fair

Mmm, mmm good! The First Lady chows down on deep-fried fat cakes at the county fair

Michelle Obama confesses that she needed professional help deciding what to feed her children:

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy*, and I didn’t get it right. Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong. I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?”

While it’s probably true that neither Princeton nor Harvard offers a home economics class, an obvious holdover from their sexist, all-male past, there was a time when the rest of us among the great unwashed assumed that the elite schools taught their students how to think for themselves. Obviously not in Michelle’s or her husband’s case. I stand corrected.

*”Feed my kids healthy”?

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In case you awoke too early and are trying to get back to sleep, here’s news:

 

Do they ever score in this game?

Do they ever score in this game?

U.S. beats some other team in a soccer game.

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Term creep

ObamaObama to honor illegal immigrants at a White House ceremony today. Absolutely nothing surprising about that, of course – it’s as predictable as the destruction of damaging e-mails by this lawless administration – but I was struck by the term “common sense reform” as applied to immigration “reform”. I first noticed this when it was applied to new gun laws, now I see it used here. It’s deliberate, and designed to lull citizens into thinking some outrageous violation of law is “just common sense” – you’d be a fool to oppose what every rational citizen approves of, right?

Orwellian.

Mi Familia Vota’s board of directors includes labor leader Eliseo Medina, who said in a 2010 speech that immigration reform will create a long-term progressive “governing coalition.”

“My father was deported and I never saw him again before he died,” honored activist Zaragoza-Gomez said in a statement. “I will keep working with Mi Familia Vota to grow Latino voter participation and push for common sense immigration reform so that one day, other families won’t have to be separated, like I was from my father.”

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