Trust me – I used to be a realtor
Reader Bob A reports that as of Monday, New Country VW (the foundation of Malcolm Pray’s fortune) will be shutting down permanently. For people like Bob who were assured that, if they bought a VW here in Greenwich, they could have it serviced here, this comes as a bitter surprise. Clearly, Bob wasn’t paying attention when Animal House ran in local theaters.
Sack of Rome
The latest theft, from Instapundit.
LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Consumer Financial Protection Pulls an IRS, ‘Loses’ Documentation.
According to a report issued by the Inspector General for the Board of Governors and subsequently released by the House Financial Services Committee on Oversight and Investigations, the CFPB not only failed to secure funding approval, but the report also concludes that the entire project of renovating the CFPB headquarters in Washington, D.C., has “no sound basis” at all. With updated costs calculated, the project is expected to total $215 million dollars, amounting to $120 million dollars in excessive spending.
CFPB did not even follow its own guidelines for obtaining approval for the renovation, and incredibly, the Inspector General was unable to locate any documentation on the actual decision to renovate the bureau’s headquarters, whatsoever.
It’s just a criminal conspiracy with the power to tax.
Mind you, this is the newly created “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” that’s just stolen this money. One way to interpret this is that those in power see the coming deluge and are grabbing everything they can before they’re swept away. The less hopeful, but more realistic view is that our overlords, having seen the lawlessness of the government from the top down, are convinced that they can loot what they like, without repercussion. I say “more likely” because it’s arrogance I sense, not panic.
The Sikorsky touch
Interior decorator Cindy Sikorsky Rinfret’s house at 304 Taconic Road is being featured on cable TV. That might help it get its current price of $7.875 million, but I have my doubts. There are a number of problems with this property, beginning with the acres of swampland one must traverse to get up to it, but primarily because it’s all Cindy, all the time – too much of a good thing, perhaps, or for those of us who still don’t get the Rinfret style, an acquired taste.
10,000 sq. ft. of Rinfret has proved a turn-off to buyers since 2009, when this was first listed at $15,950,000 (come on) and so far, the magic price has yet to appear. I’m not sure that its problem has been a lack of exposure to the buying public, but if it makes her feel better, she should definitely go for it.
(The former co-occupant of this house, Peter Rinfret, is more than just a bit of a cad, if you’re curious).
UPDATE: A cad? Sheesh, the love child mentioned in the link above was barely out of the womb before Mr. Peter was suing the mother for custody.
Registered sex offender and Satanist, Adam Daniels
Black Mass scheduled for Oklahoma City civic center. The devil-worshipping group sponsoring this blasphemous “mass” supplies a comforting reassurance:
The Black Mass being performed at the Okc Civic Center has been toned downed [sic] as to allow it to be performed in a public government building. The authenticity and purpose of the Black Mass will remain in tact while allowing for slight changes so that a public viewing can occur without breaking Oklahoma’s laws based on nudity, public urination, and other sex acts.
Can you imagine these people daring to schedule a burning of the koran? Or civic authorities allowing it? Neither can I. I’m not a Catholic, and the pervert behind this group, one Adam Daniels, is a registered sex offender of no importance, * but it’s still offensive that a city would permit a public building to be used for this purpose.
* It’s interesting to note that the previous link goes to 2010 story reporting that Daniels has been thrown out of the satan club and a scheduled black mass cancelled, but he’s back in 2014, with his name on the permit application.
Obama, for the second time in as many days, calls for “economic patriotism” which of course means, whatever is on his agenda.
White House Dossier:
The suggestion that one’s policies are patriotic contains the clear implication that others’ are not. It’s repugnant when people say such things in private conversation. For a president to make such a presumption is startling, and bears watching.
Obama is already pitting Americans against each other by class, with his caricatures of conservative ideology. Now if you oppose him, you are not just a shill for the rich, you are un-American.
What does is entitle you to do if your opponents are not just wrong, but unpatriotic? We’ll find out.
Burger King comes out: a “Gay” whopper. Smart move, attempting to attract less than 2% of the population while alienating, what 25%? (The rest of us probably don’t care). This is what happens when you hire an advertising firm peopled by gays and urban sophisticates.
I’ll be down there passing out lollipops, but I understand how busy our dear leader is
“No announced plans to visit the children in immigrant camps”, White House spokesman Josh Earnest (that has to be a stage name) says. “He knows what he’s done for our future, now he needs to focus on fund raising for the present.”
Earnest seemed to hint that the possibility of a surprise appearance at the detention facilities is possible.
Obama “wouldn’t rule it out until the day of,” the press secretary said.
Which in real speak means, “we’re waiting on the polls to decide.”
The Dating Game
Why necrophilia is so fascinating.
Well okay, maybe to Walt, but otherwise ….
GPD SWAT team
I saw my first of the new GPD minivans this morning, and boy is it cute!
The K-9 corp has been updated to a friendlier, softer image, too.
“A Gentlemen’s Disagreement” Yale, 2014
Irish novelist knocked out, teeth smashed in Elm City.
Acclaimed Irish author Colum McCann was badly injured after being attacked while trying to break up a domestic dispute just outside the gates of Yale.
McCann told the Times he was in New Haven to attend a conference on empathy at Yale University