Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

Every time I forget Newsweek still exists, the last few people remaining there remind me

Newsweek senior writer Alexander Nazaryan Tweets out this sophisticated, objective report on Ted Cruz.


The man and his once-weekly are irrelevant to any discussion of politics, of course, but I’m curious: was this Nyzayan character also the model for Pajama Boy? I think he was, yes.


Alexander Nyzaran, sans cocoa cup and footsies

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Still in the holiday doldrums, but here’s another price cut to report

851 Lake Avenue

851 Lake Avenue

851 Lake Avenue, which started off last February at $5.5 million, has cut its price again and is now asking $4.5. It sits on one of those weird 4-acre lots up there that are very, very skinny and very, very long, but the house itself is rather grand and really, how far, actually, do you need to be from your neighbors? If this were Riverside, you’d feel as though you were living in the Little House on the Prairie.

In fact, speaking of Riverside (and Old Greenwich), it’s astonishing how much farther your money travels north of the Merritt. Of course, so will you, but ….

Public open house this coming Sunday, January 10, if you’re curious.


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Portland to Portland

Daughter Kate is returning to her home base of Portland, OR  (whence she’ll soon be departing for a two-month gig in Hawaii – I want her job) and Sarah’s along for the drive, along with Kate’s dog, Osso the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Lots of pictures; here are two:

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The girls are wearing the hats



Indigenous spelling



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I suppose if Shore Road in Old Greenwich can command $5 million, Field Point Road in Belle Haven can get $8.6

465 Field Point Road

465 Field Point Road

Which in fact it has: 465 Field Point Road. New construction by Bill Gardner, who builds a fine house.


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When the media toes the corporate line

I don't see anything - you see anything? Muslims celebrate New Years Eve in Cologne

I don’t see anything – you see anything?
Muslims celebrate New Years Eve in Cologne

Reporters and editors world wide seem to be going out of their way to join their fellow liberals in hiding the truth about our new arrivals, the Muslims. The mayor of Cologne, Germany, for instance, in response to the massive sexual assault by Muslims on New Year’s Eve in her own city, warns women to dress properly and be more careful. This was awkward for the western press to report, however, because until independent sources brought the incident to light, they’d never mentioned it.

First, the mayor:  “Despite her words of warning towards women in the city they could prepare for more violence against them, she refuted the suggestion there was any link between the attacks and migrants, contradicting her own chief of police.”

News of the attacks was suppressed for days, with just short reports of isolated incidents in Cologne city centre making it to local outlets on New Year’s Day.

The Kolnifsche Rundschaudescribed the scene at the railways station as “largely peaceful” and made no effort to describe those who attacked the young women, one of which told press she had “fingers on every orifice” after she was stripped near naked.

Only after nearly 100 victims of assault and abuse came forwards to police, and stories of attacks started circulating on social media did the truth of the situation start to slowly emerge, forcing local police to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon.

In the United Kingdom, despite [BBC] having their own offices in Cologne, their report published this afternoon sticks to the facts as published by Cologne local media days ago — and fails to mention migrants until the 18th paragraph.

In similar style, German BBC equivalent Deutsche Welle only mentioned the description of the attackers in the tenth paragraph of their reporting on Cologne published today.

These “journalists’ are all eligible for the New York Time’s Duranty Award (Mr. Duranty was the Times Moscow Chief who toured the Soviet Union in the 30s and reported that there was no famine, no slaughter going on, even though at the time, Stalin was busy killing 20 million or so of his subjects. The Times still keeps the Pulitzer Prize it received for its coverage, despite what it now admits was “some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper”. That’s a low hurdle, of course. Wikipedia says of the man, “For many Duranty’s name has become synonymous with thinly veiled propaganda masquerading as news, in this case in support of Soviet communism.”. These days, the main stream media doesn’t just repeat communist propaganda as news, it reports only the progressive agenda, on all subjects.

So maybe we should have a new award, the Duranty Enhanced Medal, and bestow it collectively.


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Well how could she? There IS no difference


They play the same tape and they’re both obsolete

Hillary Clinton can’t explain the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. To be fair, the chairman of her own party, Debbie Wasserman, couldn’t either. And to be fairer still, no one can.

Purple, lavender, or puce? Slightly different shades, that’s all.


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