Or totally nuts, anyway. New “must-have” is private jet service to bring family along on junior’s college tour.
Licensed pilot Patricia Reed, the director of flight support for Magellan Jets, heads the five-strong team that coordinates the campus tours. She arranged 18 such trips in 2014 and is working on a fresh set of itineraries as the college-tour season picks up this spring.
“It’s always a very exciting time for families, but also quite stressful,” says Reed. “We try to personalize the experience as much as possible and make it extra special.”
“Special” includes so-called “ramp service” at the airport (where a Lincoln Town Car will meet the jet on the tarmac and take the group directly to the college) plus fancy onboard catering, whether it’s a steak from Smith & Wollensky or summer rolls from Nobu.
The swankier aircraft, such as the Challenger 604, might have a flight attendant, but some families prefer to bring their own staff to serve food. “It depends entirely on the individual,” says Reed, adding that, on smaller jets, the first officer might be the one pouring the coffee or Champagne.
I’ll grant you that these trust fund swells may end up with enough money to preserve their massive wealth for another generation, but pampered babies have always been delectable fare for the sharks in the world, and the world is nothing but shark-infested waters.
Today is Jackie Robison Day, honored by all MLB teams to mark his breaking the color line in baseball. It’s also a day, says this columnist, to remember when the then-liberal NY Post fired him as a columnist for being “too Republican”.
On November 4, 1960—Election Day—Post Editor James Wechsler informed Robinson that he and Dorothy Schiff had decided not to resume his column. (Robinson had taken a leave of absence to serve on Richard Nixon’s campaign team in September 1960.) Wechsler, a Kennedy supporter, apparently felt that Robinson’s pro-Nixon sentiments had led to unfair reporting during the presidential campaign[.]
Jackie’s retort, published at his new home in the New York Amsterdam News in January 1962, is filled with some classic Robinsonian acid:
No one will ever convince me that the Post acted in an honest manner. I believe the simple truth is that they became somewhat alarmed when they realized that I really meant to write what I believed. There is a peculiar parallel between some of our great Northern “liberals” and some of our outstanding Southern liberals.
Some of the people in both classes share the deep-seated convictions that only their convictions can possibly be the right ones. They both inevitably say the same thing: “We know the Negro and what is best for him.”
Maybe – maybe – race relations have changed since then; the liberal’s disdain for and patronizing attitude towards blacks has not.
Joe Barbieri has sold 70 Lower Cross Road, 10 fantastic acres, for $2.725 million. I wrote about in 2013, when it was priced at $4.250 and again just this past December, when I said,
“New agent – Joe Barbieri – and new price, but don’t buy it from Joe, who’s earned so much money this year that he confesses he has literally no idea what to do with it, and buy it through me, instead. Joe still gets his half.”
Did anyone listen? No, they did not.
An Evans, Ga., mom faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she told her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor that she threw a drunken, naked Twister party for her teen daughter and her friends. The sponsor responded to the randy mom’s plea for help by narcing her out to the sheriff’s department.
Rachel Lenhardt, 35, allegedly told her sponsor that her 16-year-old daughter texted her asking if she could bring friends over to party. Lenhardt agreed, and provided alcohol and weed for the group of teens, the Augusta Chronicle reports.
Lenhardt’s alleged story to her sober buddy only gets wilder from there. According to Augusta Crime: She initially joined in the teens’ naked game of Twister, but ended up [having sexual congress with] an 18-year-old in the bathroom. Later, because she was still “horny,” she brought out some sex toys and began using them on herself in the living room. The whole naked party eventually moved to the hot tub.
The night ended for Lenhardt around 3:30 a.m., when she woke up in her bed to find her daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend having sex with her. According to an Evans County sheriff’s report quoted by the Huffington Post,
“Mrs. Lehnardt told [the sponsor] she and her daughter had spoken and that her daughter ‘felt guilty because the 16-year-old was 10 inches long and huge, and if she had just been able to take it, he wouldn’t have needed to rape her mother.'”
The sponsor said Lenhardt had previously shown her daughter porn photos she’d taken with her current boyfriend, and confessed to being a “sexual deviant” and “porn addict.”
The horny mom, arrested based on the sponsor’s story, won’t face any sex-related charges because 16 is Georgia’s age of consent. She’s currently free on a $3,200 bond, according to the Chronicle.
314 North Maple, $1.455 million.Nice old house, seeming untouched since 1925, decent land, but it swayed like a broken-backed camel, and wetlands posed a problem. My own clients balked; someone else didn’t.