Monthly Archives: March 2016

Well at least they’re working – not many government workers do

Makkah Cleaner

No no no, my friend! There is nothing in this can except garbage. Garbage, and perhaps my vest, but I am casting that away, I swear on the blessed head of Allah!

At least 50 ISIS supporters working at Brussels airport.

Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff.

In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed.

The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks.

The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last week said they had worked as cleaners at the airport.

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When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

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I make this announcement with a heavy heart,knowing the wreckage it will impose on the fine citizens of North Carolina, but our state employee union contracts insists: protection for perverts! I’ll deal with that budget thing next week, if I can’t come up with a high-speed rail project to announce, or something

Or, in Governor Dannel Malloy’s case, announce a travel ban to North Carolina for all state employees to “protect them” from that state’s refusal to let men use women’s bathrooms.

Just 2 days ago, the current $200 million budget deficit was papered over with debt and illusory layoffs of state employees, and the legislature and Malloy said they were turning their attention to the next disaster, the looming $900 million deficit that’s coming in July.

The governors and legislators congratulated themselves earlier Wednesday on a bipartisan $220 million fix for the current budget shortfall. Then they confronted the $900 million deficit — necessitating “hundreds of millions of dollars” in savings from state layoffs — in the spending package that’s effective July 1.

While Tuesday budget cuts were painful, those for the next fiscal year will be “four times” as bad, Senate President Martin Looney said.

Looney and Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said the new budget would not include tax increases.

“There are always going to be individuals who think that’s a solution,” Sharkey said. “I don’t.”

(I’ve booked marked this pledge of no new taxes so we’ll have it handy for easy reference when the first new taxes arrive)

Anyway, back to the lead story. Faced with all that, our government fool did not turn his attention to the next budget, he busied himself with an issue that (a) doesn’t exist and (b) no one in the state, with the exception of four he/she/its in Danbury Prison and the most liberal of Malloy’s base, cares about.

HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday ordered a ban on state employee travel to North Carolina, citing that southern state’s recent attempt to overturn rights to public accommodations for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.

“When we see discrimination and injustice, we have to act. This law is not just wrong, it poses a public safety risk to Connecticut residents traveling through North Carolina. That’s why I have signed an executive order banning state-funded travel to the state. This law endangers the welfare not just of North Carolina’s citizens, but of all people visiting that state,”

Barring men in skirts from little girl’s bathrooms endangers whose welfare, exactly? Is Dannel worried that a Connecticut pederast with loving on his mind might lose his grip on his lower self if deprived of the opportunity?

The beclowning of our state continues.

 

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All this is clearly intentional and heading for a goal, but I can’t see why even De Blasio wants to do it

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Return to Fun City 1970

Continuing his campaign to return New York to the broken, dispirited city it was in the 1970s, De Blasio has ordered city workers to stop scrubbing off graffiti  So we have bums urinating and drinking in pubic with impunity, squeegee men back on the corners, and soaring crime.

De Blasio can’t really want to destroy the city, can he? And if not, why is he doing this? What is the desired end? That’s not a rhetorical question; I really don’t see where he’s going with this.

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Really nothing to report today

3 E. POINT

3 East Point Lane, looking just a bit crammed in

Nothing new, except rentals, and nothing sold. There was a price reduction down in Old Greenwich at 3 East Point Lane, and it’s now down to $3.5 million, which is a chunk from its original list price of $4.3 million, and exactly the precept was purchased for,new, in 2006.

The listing says the house is “FEMA compliant”, which helps, but that means it lacks a basement and there are just 3,900 square feet above ground; small for this price. More discouraging that listing describes its automobile storage situation as “a small, 2-car garage” – in English, that means you can get exactly one of your two Suburbans in it, assuming that one is a convertible.

East Point Lane itself floods during hurricanes, so you’ll be staying put or boating some of the time, and, just being picky, I wonder about that aforementioned garage: it looks to be several feet lower than the main house.

But it is a nice house, so someone will like it.

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Pending sales reported

11 Stallion Trail

11 Stallion Trails

11 Stallion Trail asking $2.950 million, reported a contingent contract back on December 28th, has moved ahead to pending. That’s an unusually long time between a contract and the satisfaction of all contingencies, but still, it got done.

The owner paid $2.5 million for this in 1987, started off this time at $4.849 a year ago, and ended up here (or lower, depending on its final negotiated price). I don’t imagine capital gains will be an issue.

15 Taylor Drive

15 Taylor Drive

And Cos Cob continues to buzz, with 15 Taylor Drive, listed at $1.595, also pending. It’s listing claims it’s just “minutes from shopping”, but that does the location a disservice: hop the fence, stroll across the asphalt and you’ve got drugs, fish and booze, all practically at your doorstep.

That said, Taylor Dive manages to be a quiet, very decent street despite the presence of the CVS mall, and this particular house is a good one, built in 2009. The asked-for price might be a tad high, but assuming a bit of a negotiated discount, I get it.

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Why do vegetarians die sooner than carnivores?

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Thomas Hobbes on the lives of vegetarians: “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”

For the same reason husbands predecease their wives: because they want to. And also, it turns out, because their diet is deadly.

 

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Like every other socialist, he believes that passing a law will make it so

Stockholm blizzard

Ah, summer in Stockholm “Men vi passerade en lag!”

Swedish MP wants to make summertime permanent.

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