Clown and the genius
Clown’s on the left
Hosting 24-hour-telethon from Eiffel Tower to help Jerry’s Kids buy sunscreen and parasols.
Here’s Al on Kristallnach, Nazis, concentration camps and global warming deniers – “all same”:
In 1939, as clouds of war gathered over Europe, many refused to recognize what was about to happen. No one could imagine a Holocaust, even after shattered glass had filled the streets on Kristallnacht. World leaders waffled and waited, hoping that Hitler was not what he seemed, that world war could be avoided. Later, when aerial photographs revealed death camps, many pretended not to see. Even now, many fail to acknowledge that our victory was not only over Nazism but also over dark forces deep within us.
In 1989, clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent. Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass shattering in Berlin.
I wonder if he could hear the screams of people being murdered all the way up there in his Eiffel Tower.
UPDATE: Gore cut short his telethon as the carnage below him exploded. Irony of the moment: his TV special on “the biggest threat to our national security” was entitled “24 Hours of Reality”. Welcome to real reality, you feckless twit.
But we make such fine cheese!
France closes its borders
Should have done it 40 years ago. Today, it’ll work about as well as its closing those same borders in 1940, or its disarming its rightful citizens.
Barry O is “shocked”, by today’s events, by the way.
Reached for comment, Greenwich Democratic leader Bill Gaston a/k/a Dollar Bill responded, “Jews! Jews, and Bushcheney kochbrothers! BushChaneykoch brothers!”. “And homo-queer Teabaggers too, of course”, he added, dabbing spittle off his lips.
Muslims blow up Paris
They were warned in 1973. I read Camp of the Saints back then (in fact, I see from Amazon that I purchased a new copy in 2006), and I understood and believed it. But then, I come from French Huguenot stock, and we know from eviction from France at sword point and torch – the Catholics over there are slower learners.
This should put finis to the warm European welcome for Muslim immigrants.
UPDATE: It occurs to me that France has one of the strictest gun control laws in Europe, even the world, yet that didn’t protect its citizens from the Charlie Hebdo massacre or today’s. When Donald Trump, of all people, pointed out that the Charlie Hebdo Muslims were armed with (strictly forbidden) Kalashnikovs while the people were not, he was called an idiot and a moron (which is rather un PC, non?).
Trump may be both of those, but not on this issue.
12 Heusted Drive- Really? (house slopes south to shed water)
A reader asks, “who wants to pay $1,210.00 per foot for this shack?” (12 Heusted Drive?)”
I wouldn’t (although “shack” is unkind), but it only hit the market yesterday, so we’ll reserve judgement on whether anyone will pay $1.795 million for a 1,483 sq. ft. 1919 ranch in a flood zone, renovated or not.
The property was listed for sale in 2008 for $1.265 and a price war erupted, with these owners “winning” at $1.305. I never understood the appeal, or the enthusiasm generated by this home.
I still don’t.
UPDATE: Kitchen design’s unusual: notice the placement of the refrigerator by the front (?) door, keeping messy food away from the counter/prep space.
The owners of Unit 903 of the condominium project at 70 Riverdale Avenue bought it new from its developer in 2007 at full price, $865,000. They’ve been trying to sell it since 2012, starting at $850,000, dropping to as low as $820 in 2014, and this year, bumping it to $860,000, then slowly reducing it to, today, $845,000.
I’ve never quite understood why a seller would be interested in paying more for a property that its owner had previously indicated could be had for less, but this sort of yo-yoing is not unusual.
I’ve seen it work once, on Flagler, when the owner insisted that her agent increase the price, but that’s once in 14 years. Not a great track record.
6 Lockwood Drive
6 Lockwood Drive, new construction, $3.697 million (asked $4.5, but builders paid $1.350 for the property back in 2013, so there should be plenty of room for profit here). 4,000 above ground, including the 2-car garage, and 2,000 more in the dirt. Looks like a nice house, and the listing states in bold letters, “NOT IN FLOOD ZONE!”. The town tax assessor disagrees, showing an unspecified portion in the AE zone, but perhaps that’s just the long driveway leading to this back lot, while the house itself is perched on dry ground. So long as there’s a generator handy to keep the household comfy for 40 days and 40 nights while waiting for the waters to recede, that should be alright. (Yes, I know, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, and took far longer for Noah to find Mt. Ararat, but we’re engaging in literary license here).
Sandy breakfast – heading out for eggs and milk
That was then
14 Meadow Road, Riverside, $2.195 million, reports a contract. Sold for $1.2 million in 2012, expanded by 220 sq.ft. (2,340, total)
This is now
But I FEEL like a victim!
Bruce Jenner dismissed by other transgenders because he’s not “really” one of them
To be a transgender you have to be a colored, impoverished victim, man. No rich white folk need apply.
If you think Chicago House’s shameless pandering to the trans community for mediocre representation, embodied by a clueless rich white woman who thinks disenfranchised trans women of color should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy, is an insult and a disgrace, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Meet us in the lobby Thursday to tell Chicago House, Caitlyn Jenner, and all her supporters that Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent trans people! Stand up and say: #IAintCait!”
18 Oval Avenue
18 Oval Avenue,$1.499 (reduced from $1.699). Tiny, but cute, and a fine location.
Enemies of the United States
University of Minnesota students reject 9/11 remembrance because it might violate the “safe space” of their friends the Muslims.
At-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi voiced severe criticism of the resolution. He also made sure to emphasize 9/11’s status as a national tragedy in his response.
“The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said Algadi, “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”
Algadi added that holding a moment of recognition over a tragedy committed by non-white perpetrators could increase racist attitudes on campus, asking, “When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”
Speckled Ax coffeeshop, Portland, Maine