Daily Archives: February 25, 2016

“Chickens home roost to come,” says Yoda

Brendan Sharkey

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey: “You look at Greenwich’s Grand List now – the very definition of callipygian, ripe for the grabbing”.

Connecticut’s budget deficit, estimated by the Democrats in charge to be $20 million, is now acknowledged to be $900 million, and climbing. That’s a problem for any government, like Connecticut’s, that doesn’t have a printing press.

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said more structural changes are needed.

“This reflects the reality of an economy where families are working harder for less,” he said. “Savings and efficiency must be the priority, where accountability of state agencies for every taxpayer dollar is the new watchword. This is how the budget challenge we face will be met.”

It’s nice that the Hartford Yahoos now concede that “accountability … for every taxpayer dollar” has not been  an objective of their rule for the past four decades, but I do believe their gallows conversion comes too late.

What’s the solution? The standard one: new taxes on Fairfield County.


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He might actually win this one

Man sues hotel for mistakenly giving him key to wrong bedroom, where he ended up fondling a 9-year-old girl when he awoke the next morning.

He was acquitted of molestation charges but lost his job, and now he wants revenge.

Let’s go to the videotape:


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Not much actual real estate news to report, but here’s a price cut

27 Chieftans

27 Chieftans

27 Chieftans, now down to $2.850 million. Owners paid $3.687 for it in 2004, did some sprucing up and tried for $4.6 in ’06, and have been trying unsuccessfully to unload it for a while now. The Chieftains development on the old Bernard Gimbel estate was a winner back in 1995, but prices have been declining there ever since. Wrong part of town, and the designs are out of favor.


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