State Rep. Douglas McCrory on the $250,000 to be spent on a statue of “Doc” Hurley: “It’s not a lot of money”.
In a strongly worded letter to Niantic, Inc. Tuesday, the maker of Pokémon Go, three Democrat members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce expressed concerns that the game “could exhaust a consumer’s available monthly data.”
The letter’s authors asked Niantic what, specifically, the company is doing to warn consumers of the potentially high data usage, and whether they are working with mobile carriers to reduce the costs of consumers of consumers who go over their data limit.
And from that same swamp, the Washington Post asks, “We need to eat less meat. Should the government step in?”
Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon, sums it up nicely: “Progressivism in two sentences.”
Democrat National Convention orders Vermont Democratic [sic] Party to kick out two male delegates, elected by their fellow citizens, and substitute two women instead. Any two women: the DNC doesn’t care, just so long as they lack manly appendages.
State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC’s credentials committee, according to the Associated Press.
A group of around 100 people, mostly white (there aren’t enough blacks in Maine to get a decent mob together) blocked Portland’s Old Port District last Friday night, to join the “Black Lives Matter” show. The left’s gotta do what the left’s gotta do, I suppose, but I was irked when I learned that three of the 18 people arrested (for joining arms and preventing drivers from proceeding down the only street in the Old Port) were Somali women. Really?!!!
If there’s any group of people who should be grateful, it’s the Somalis: saved from persecution and slaughter, brought here at American taxpayers’ expense, fed, housed and educated, yet they want an acknowledgement that “their lives matter”? Please: go away.
Most of the Somalians I’ve encountered in Portland, and I volunteer with a number of them, are great people. I’ve heard horrific stories from them about watching their families butchered in front of them, terrible years in UN refugee camps, and the amazing process that brought them here, where they are free. I’m sure those people are as ashamed of the actions of their awful cousins as Portlandites are angry. And Portland police are not jackbooted thugs picking on the (tiny) black population, so these women have no complaint, no injustice to protest. If they’re bored on a Friday night, maybe they should stay home and watch videos of Somalian muslim men circumcising young girls – now that’s entertainment.
19 Meadow Drive, 2.1 acres in Rock Ridge Association, has closed at $3.9 million. Excellent land, great location, but I believe there was a squabble between the partners who bought it for $4.350 (bidding war – ask was $4.1) in 2002 that prevented its development. One of those partners was Sound Beach Partners, the Doran Sabbag – Jim Hoffman building team, but I don’t know who the other principals were. The house sat empty and deteriorating for years before it was finally razed, and I’m sure its Rock Ridge neighbors are delighted to see it finally sell.
At $4 million just for the land, someone’s planning a hell of a house here, but the neighborhood can support it.
7 Eggleston Lane, Old Greenwich, $2.395 million. New construction in 2013 – you’ll notice the FEMA ladder to the porch -it’s small – 2,611 sq. ft., but very nice, and Shorelands is a great neighborhood. The owners paid $1.488 for the land, so there couldn’t have been a whole pile of profit taken here, but they sold it and have moved on, which is usually the goal of people who list their home.
Or its equivalent here in Greenwich, Cutler Road, where No. 73 just sold after strict foreclosure for $1.8 million. The owner paid $2.850 for it in 2002, which was foolish, filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and lost the house that same year (in foreclosure battles, bankruptcy filings often come long after financial disaster has hit, and is used as a delaying tactic, for which I don’t blame the owner at all).
Zillow, you’ll see, estimates the value of this property at $3,325,934.00 which, while impressively precise, is totally wrong. And that’s the trouble with using Zillow estimates as a search tool when you’re looking for a house in a new, unfamiliar town: you simply can’t trust it. Use closed sales instead.