Daily Archives: December 24, 2015

Here’s a rather telling admission

Greece Migrants

Off to Burlington

Maine, Vermont and Connecticut are losing population, and an expert has the solution:

The result of population loss is a low unemployment rate but stagnant economies because workers are needed to expand the economy, Colgan said. He said international immigration is needed to boost the region’s population.

“If we keep restricting inward migration, it’s going to do real serious damage to New England,” Colgan said. “That’s really the only source of growth that we’re looking at. So the more federal policy clamps down on international migration the more it’s going to hurt the north and in particular New England.”

If no one in the other United States wants to move to these states, and the only people who do are individuals from hell holes so bad that Connecticut looks like an improvement, maybe the fault lies in our liberal stars, the Democrats, who have run New England for decades.

Just saying’.

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Mark Zuckerberg and friends sank $200 million in Newark’s schools and wasted it all. What happened?

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Another New Jersey success story

The article is here, but let me save you the time: unionized teachers, lousy administrators, and politicians.

Yet every liberal politician says the answer to our failed schools is more money. That would be more money for themselves and their best friend, the NEA.

Pity the poor children.

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Class will tell

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Our First Third World Family

EOS sent this along, but I hated to see it buried in the comments on Christmas Eve.

FLASHBACK:  Why George W. Bush Never Left D.C. Until the Day After Christmas.

“[H]ere’s the thing: In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland,” Curl wrote in a 2013 column that was republished Thursday.

After a few years, curiosity finally got to the former Washington Times reporter and he asked a low-level administration official why.

“I still remember what she said,” Curl wrote. “’So all of us can be with our families on Christmas.’”

“Who was ‘us’? Hundreds and hundreds of people, that’s who. Sure, the reporters who covered the president, but also dozens and dozens on his staff, 100 Secret Service agents, maybe more, and all of those city cops required whenever the president’s on the move in D.C.,” Curl added in his column.

However, things seemingly changed when Obama took office.

“[T]his president would never delay his trip to his island getaway. He’s off every year well before Christmas. Hundreds and hundreds head off with him, leaving family behind,” Curl wrote.

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Walt gets his comeuppance at Beemers

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Get down tonight!

Stripper clobbers patron after he tells her to lose weight.

The Gentlemen’s Club stripper had heard enough after he told her, “go to the gym and lose weight” early Sunday morning, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

She lunged off the stage and punched him in the face four times, causing visible injuries from the ring on her fists, the thin-minded strip club patron told police. A bouncer then dragged him out the club and roughed him up as well, according to the police report.

The patron told police he had harassed the stripper about her weight because she was annoying him.

“She kept trying to talk to him and he was tired of it,” the police report read. He also blamed the insults on the alcohol, telling police he was at “an 11 out of 10” level of drunk.

He identified the girl as a white woman, weighing 115-120 pounds with “a muffin top.”

Walt was unavailable for comment.

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I wonder if this has implications for Greenwich? Sort of sounds like our market

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China beached. Kangbashi, the new district of Ordos in Inner Mongolia, once known as Central Park East

The GMLS closed yesterday for Christmas (which, they don’t seem to know, is on Friday, not Wednesday), so I’m casting about for real estate news, and here’s a story:

According to Bloomberg, NYC luxury home prices have been declining since last February.

Manhattan’s luxury-home market is losing its luster.

The median price for the borough’s most-expensive homes fell to $3.59 million in October, down 2.2 percent from a year earlier, according to an index by StreetEasy measuring resales in the top 20 percent of the market. Prices have been dropping every month since February, when they reached their highest point on record, a median of $3.72 million, an analysis of data from the listings website shows.

“There has been a continuous decline for eight months and I’m comfortable calling that a peak,” Alan Lightfeldt, a data scientist at StreetEasy, said in an interview. “The downward trend in that decline hasn’t abated, and we haven’t seen it wavering in any way.”

Here’s the part that reminds me of Greenwich:

Prices for luxury homes are moving in the opposite direction from the broader Manhattan market, where values are still rising and discounts are few. New York’s high-end inventory has ballooned in recent years as developers focused on building large and lavish units in an appeal to wealthy investors, who now appear to be more hesitant to buy. Listings for more moderately priced homes, meanwhile, haven’t been replenished because the high cost of land makes building in that range unprofitable, and owners are reluctant to sell because they can’t afford to trade up.

The result is a pool of listings that’s light on the properties that more people want to buy, Lightfeldt said. In the third quarter, the supply of homes for sale in the top fifth of the the market rose more than in any other segment, jumping 8.9 percent to 4,055 units, according to StreetEasy. For the other four levels combined, listings declined more than 3 percent.

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She’ll be home by Christmas – but you may not recognize her

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Indian Tattoo

Seven-year-old comes home from school’s “multi-cultural day”  covered with Hindu tattoos just in time for Christmas pictures. The tattoos were in henna, not Urdu, but Mother is still upset.

Henna, an indelible ink, lasts 10-days to 3 weeks, so the kid will be fine by Martin Luther King Day – what’s the beef?

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In fact, this has been known for years, which is why the global warmists have disappeared the creatures from their alarmist ads

Polar bear population is not only thriving, it’s flourishing – up 31% in past 11 years. The Onion, naturally is on the case:

“World’s 22,000 polar bears forced to share last remaining iceberg”.

Onion polar bears

 

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It’s been a long time coming

Jesus-Christ-from-Hagia-Sophia.jpgDepictions of Jesus as a white man are part of the white supremacy movement. The Daily News, which printed this article, used a picture of George Bush to prove its point. I choose a mosaic from the Hagia Sophia, circa 450 AD (?) to prove mine.

Who knows what color Jesus was, and who cares? But if mean ol’ George Bush and his conservative Christian minions are using a particular shade to suppress and dominate black people, their reach is far, far longer than I’d imagined.

 

UPDATE: A reader sends along this background information on the Daily News columnist Shaun King, who penned this screed. Turns out he’s a plagiarist, a liar, a crook and, not surprisingly, hugely popular among liberal readers. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that – it’s just interesting.

UPDATE II: Reader Townie reports that Shaun King, “black activist”, is actually white, and his parents confirm it.

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“A white, Eurocentric Jesus may be convenient for millions, but he is a lie designed to maintain the very systems of government and religious oppression that the biblical Jesus actually spoke out against.”

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