Long Island prices jump

From Newsday:

Home prices jump 9.8% in Nassau, rise 5.8% in Suffolk

The median home price in Nassau County jumped nearly 10 percent last month compared to a year ago, as limited supply continued to drive prices up.

The median price in Nassau was $525,000 in July, 9.8 percent higher than a year earlier, the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island reported Tuesday.

In Suffolk County, the median price was $365,000, a 5.8 percent annual gain.

Nassau prices are being pushed higher by tight supply, said Kimberly Bancroft, a selling agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Locust Valley.

Bancroft, who primarily works with home buyers shopping in the $2 million to $3 million range, said “lower-priced homes here are seeing bidding wars.” Homes in the $300,000 to $800,000 range are “flying out the door,” she said.

In the higher-end housing market, sellers are being advised to “price very tightly and intelligently,” Bancroft said. “Because there are fewer buyers in that market we have to be very competitive and price well.”

In Suffolk, Deborah Galligan, broker/owner of Marylou Swan Realty Corp. in East Patchogue, said competition has been so fierce that a recent listing for a $450,000 home received four bids over the asking price in two days.

“We haven’t had that since the heyday,” she said.

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91 Responses to Long Island prices jump

  1. Mike says:

    Good Morning New Jersey

  2. Juice Box says:

    FAB – you are defending illegal and immoral actions by the agitators. Thsee anti-white groups need to weed our these provacetauers. They won’t survive as a group if they are all in jail, violence is not the answer.

  3. D-FENS says:

    FBI reportedly has assets embedded within ANTIFA and White Supremacy groups. Some of whom participated in Saturday’s Riot.

    http://truepundit.com/exclusive-fbi-admits-federal-informants-linked-to-deadly-charlottesville-riots-unlikely-to-face-charges/

  4. Nwnj says:

    Progressives don’t respect the law or institutions. They are destroyers by nature. It will be up to doj to check them or it will get much uglier than Saturday if the vigilantes step in.

  5. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @DepressedDarth

    Sure the Empire is evil, but nobody is talking about the extremely violent Rebel Alliance.

  6. D-FENS says:

    https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/analysis/anarchist-extremists-antifa

    Anarchist Extremists: Antifa

    June 12, 2017 Counterterrorism, Domestic

    Anti-fascist groups, or “Antifa,” are a subset of the anarchist movement and focus on issues involving racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other perceived injustices.

    Self-described Antifa groups have been established across the United States and in several major cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. A majority of New Jersey-based anarchist groups are affiliated with the Antifa movement and are opposed to “fascism,” racism, and law enforcement. Antifa groups coordinate regionally and have participated in protests in New York City and Philadelphia. There are three loosely organized chapters in New Jersey, known as the North Jersey Antifa, the South Jersey Antifa, and the HubCity Antifa New Brunswick (Middlesex County).

    Grab them by the puzzy says:
    August 16, 2017 at 8:16 am
    @DepressedDarth

    Sure the Empire is evil, but nobody is talking about the extremely violent Rebel Alliance.

  7. D-FENS says:

    They are not anarchists however, they are communists.

  8. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @tonyschwartz

    Think of Trump as a toddler w/ reactive attachment disorder, and therefore in a permanent virulent tantrum.
    His development ended at age 7.

  9. Fast Eddie says:

    And no one can stop it. Those who oppose, not even a debate. Next will be Gettysburg, then monuments to our forefathers followed by book-burning and anything that will appease the lesser minds of ignorance.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/workers-remove-baltimore-confederate-monuments-overnight-105623389.html

  10. joyce says:

    What prevented you from posting Hudson/Nassau stats until just recently? I have a pretty good memory and can’t recall anything the past few years.

    Yo! says:
    August 16, 2017 at 2:27 am
    9:44 pm – That is an educated guess. July stats for NJ counties aren’t out yet. When they are published, I will share them here. I think Hudson will lead the state again but fall short of Nassau. Sadly, this blog has degenerated and fewer people want to discuss NJ real estate anymore, but I will continue to try to keep the blog on track.

  11. joyce says:

    Even 30 year realtor would disagree with that. You are a sorry excuse for a human being.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    August 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    it does not excuse the fact that Unite the Right were walking Nazi flags down a street in America

  12. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    Senator from Hawaii:

    @brianSchatz

    As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment. This is not my President.

  13. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    There have been regular klan rallies in the South pretty for as long as I can remember. In every case, they assemble, don the sheets, shout out ignorant statements on a bullhorn and then return to their trailer parks. They make up a tiny portion of the population and as long as you leave them alone, they will continue to C00r’s away any chance of increasing their numbers or pulling off anything really terribly though prov0king. What made this gathering different? I can only think of one thing. That Trump’s presidency has the left completely unhinged. Instead of ignoring these country bumpkins who throw no sticks and stones, they decided to form an anti-protest. Of course, this is within their rights, and the result of their efforts just empowered the bigots more than they’ve ever been empowered before.

    Don’t get me wrong. What that moron did with his car is incomprehensible and he deserves to get the chair. But there is only one thing that really caused him to act this way. That’s the unhinged refusal to just ignore the annual ignoramus convention. Once again, the left continues to focus on the wrong issues and each time Trump walks away unsc@thed. How’s the Russian meddling thing going?

    I thought the birther movement was pathetic, but nothing quite compares to how Trump’s presidency has completely unnerved the left. The Tweets, the Facebook status updates, the late night talk show monologues. They are all the seem. The world is ending. And then there’s an equally useless commerc1al shown.

  14. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Can I be bought? Sure. That’s what separates me from the masses of asses.

  15. grim says:

    Just because something is a monument, doesn’t mean it’s part of history.

    Tearing down a monument isn’t changing history, it’s acknowledging that maybe we’re commemorating something that shouldn’t be commemorated.

    Someone yesterday posted the Stalin statue on the west coast.

    Tear it down too.

  16. Nwnj says:

    Meh. Tells me what his priorities are. I doubt trump is lamenting his lost endorsement.

  17. grim says:

    But, we need to acknowledge, it’s largely an emotional discussion, and seldom cut and dry.

    Poles are still arguing that the landmarks and monuments constructed by the communists during the soviet occupation should be torn down. Many were, but not all.

    Take for example, the palace of culture and science:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Culture_and_Science

    It’s an amazing building, 8th tallest in Europe. Still, many want it gone, because it represents Stalin and the soviet occupation.

    Is it History?

  18. Nwnj says:

    Turd, far from frying. I think that wrong turn will be pleaded down significantly. I don’t think va will risk that reaching the court room.

  19. Fast Eddie says:

    Just because something is a monument, doesn’t mean it’s part of history.

    It’s part of American history. I totally and adamantly disagree. And besides, the monument is just the beginning of a much bigger push.

  20. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    I really have no horse in the statue game, but I have no issue leaving up statues erected to people who history has not treated so kindly posthumously. Let it be a remembrance of past mistakes so they not be repeated. Heck, let people shoot paintballs at it.

  21. 30 year realtor says:

    Steam, The difference today is that the Nazis, KKK and others of that type feel the POTUS stands with them. This is not interpretation, this is clear fact based upon their statements yesterday. If the POTUS does not make it clear that he does not stand with David Duke and Richard Spencer what are people to believe? The POTUS needs to end any confusion about where he stands!

    Please do not try and argue that he did so on Monday. That argument is weak at best based on Trumps behavior yesterday. The fact that there is even a debate on where the POTUS stands regarding this issue is a disgrace!

  22. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    The POTUS is in a pickle. He needs the ignorant support, so it’s hard for him to knock them.

    I can see it for what it is. Honestly, if he immediately poo poos the event, does it really change anything whatsoever? To knock him for not doing so is really low hanging fruit to be enjoyed only by the unhinged. For the rest of us, it really means nothing.

    I recall Obama making fun of the cops after they behaved properly. I forgot the exact details, but the right went absolutely berserk. The left ate it up. The people that can think realized it’s best if the POTUS shuts his mouth before the investigation is complete.

  23. grim says:

    We need more statues like Dzok in Krakow.

    Monument erected in 2001 to memorialize a dog who stayed at an intersection for a full year, waiting for his owner to return for him. His owner, after having him stay while he conducted some business, died of a heart attack. The dog refused to leave the intersection, even returning there to wait for his owner after he was removed. The dog became part of local legend, and a statue was erected to memorialize him after he passed away.

    This is the kind of thing we can all get behind.

  24. grim says:

    And less naming train stations after politicians.

  25. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Does anyone think the Nazis and the KKK are really gaining any traction in this country?

  26. abeiz says:

    I drove past the Palac Kultury just the other week and chuckled as I remember visiting it years ago.

    Currently, it stands out like a sore thumb against the metal/glass backdrop of the Marriot, KPMG and other consultancy buildings.

    Was pleasantly surprised to see Polska make good use of the piles and piles of EU money coming its way each year.

  27. D-FENS says:

    @DineshDSouza
    Retweeted Chuck Woolery
    This suggests the whole rally may have been staged to feed the mainstream media’s big lie that racism & fascism are on the right

    @chuckwoolery
    #JasonKessler the white #supremacist leader in #Charlottesville is a #Obama supporter and a occupy wall street protester? Did you get that?

    30 year realtor says:
    August 16, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Steam, The difference today is that the Nazis, KKK and others of that type feel the POTUS stands with them. This is not interpretation, this is clear fact based upon their statements yesterday. If the POTUS does not make it clear that he does not stand with David Duke and Richard Spencer what are people to believe? The POTUS needs to end any confusion about where he stands!

    Please do not try and argue that he did so on Monday. That argument is weak at best based on Trumps behavior yesterday. The fact that there is even a debate on where the POTUS stands regarding this issue is a disgrace!

  28. Bystander says:

    I think the mentally ill, fueled by opiate addictions are gaining lots of ground in this country.

  29. joyce says:

    I’ll give the requisite disclaimers:
    Trump is a buffoon, shouldn’t be president, etc.

    Listen to the leading questions, trying to twist his words, hoping for a slip up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5Mp2Ge3Wg

    Sounds like a great group of objective reporters searching for truth.

  30. Nwnj says:

    Eddie, exactly this is the latest battleground in the age of
    Relativism. Anyone care to live in a progressive dystopia? Not me, I will resist.

  31. D-FENS says:

    Anyone who thinks Trump stands with racists is nuts… the whole thing is made up. He couldn’t have been any clearer. It’s easy to find dozens of quotes and videos of him saying it throughout the years…plus look at his cabinet. Heck look at his family. Look at what actions he’s taken. Wake the fcuk up and stop watching cable news. They hate his guts.

    This is about money. Donald Trump is about to blow up international trade deals that are one sided and exploit this country. Trillions of dollars are at stake. These are the sounds of a smear campaign. I don’t believe it for a second. Don’t be brainwashed by groupthink.

  32. D-FENS says:

    It was a goddam infrastructure press conference for crying out loud.

  33. D-FENS says:

    I’ll say it again. NAFTA re-negotiations start today. Global corporations who’ve done tax inversions and don’t pay US taxes will have little influence and motivation to lobby Washington anymore. They are freaking out.

  34. D-FENS says:

    AFLCIO President who left yesterday endorsed Clinton over Bernie Sanders even though she supported TPP. Why? It does nothing but hurt his members. Corruption and Lobbyists…

  35. D-FENS says:

    “mainstream republicans” Ugh

    Mainstream Republicans who backed NAFTA, like Sen. John McCain of Arizona, say the agreement “significantly benefited the American people” and the upcoming remake shouldn’t impose “new barriers that could harm our ability to trade with our closest neighbors.”

  36. D-FENS says:

    Am I the only one sick of being lied to?

  37. D-FENS says:

    Ooooh look…a shiny racist…look over here.

  38. Fast Eddie says:

    If you’re a moderate democrat, are you going to vote for a party that is becoming increasingly wacked and more hysterical by the day? Look at posters such as puzzy moana who suffer from a form of sociopathic autism. Is that what you endorse? In 2018 and 2020, you progressive m0rons won’t know if the red covering your body is your own blood or from being hit by a tidal wave of core values. The left is nothing more than a bunch of malformed dropouts.

  39. Fabius Maximus says:

    “you are defending illegal and immoral actions by the agitators”

    No I am not. You break the law you go to jail. But you can’t use the actions of one side to excuse the actions of the other.
    I hate fox hunting. I think those that would burn down a kennel with dogs in it reprehensible. Those people don’t speak for me. But that act does not diminish my objections to the hunt. That action does not give the hunters carte blanche to continue on without protest and without being called out for their actions.

  40. joyce says:

    Fabius,
    I swear to god you are just terrible with analogies.

  41. joyce says:

    Political or otherwise.
    I remember laughing at your analogies when the topic of net neutrality came up.

  42. Fabius Maximus says:

    Joyce,

    They have the right for their for free speech, they have the right to march. I have the right to shout them down and march against them as well.

    Wheres the problem in that?

  43. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Fab…not my point.

    My point is that it’s best to ignore ignoramus’. Where the right used to make sh1t up to use against Obama. The left is acting like it’s the end of the world over things they cared little about before Trump the Hun was elected.

  44. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Counter protest all you want. Watch it backfire over and over again.

  45. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Remember the ban on Ivanka shoes?

  46. Fabius Maximus says:

    Stu the difference here is Alt-Right and United the Right. This is more than Good ole boys with the hoods and crosses. This is chinos and polo shirts and a an effort to legitimize and go mainstream. They have their new image, their leaders, their members, their supporters in the Administration. They also have T their idol, who by not disowning them, is implicitly supporting them. If you don’t stop them at this point, this will grow and this will be your third party.
    T won’t disown them, he can’t. These people love him and worship him and its not in his DNA to go against that.

  47. joyce says:

    “They have the right for their for free speech, they have the right to march. I have the right to shout them down and march against them as well.

    Wheres the problem in that?”

    No problem. But of course, as always, that’s not what you said.
    “it does not excuse the fact that Unite the Right were walking Nazi flags down a street in America”

    Furthermore, Juice Box’s comment was about agitators. Agitators that exist in both the groups of marchers/counter-protesters. You’re clearly unwilling to entertain the idea that any non-KKK agitators exist.

    You said “But you can’t use the actions of one side to excuse the actions of the other.”

    Exactly. Repeat that a few times in your head and see if anything clicks.

  48. Fabius Maximus says:

    Well said Mitt Romney

    “One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi,”. “The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.”

  49. joyce says:

    ” by not disowning them, is implicitly supporting them.”

    I love this line.

    Fabius,
    How many events, groups, individuals, concepts (actual or theoretical) have you yet to explicitly and public disown?

    The only one I can think of is you’re against burning down kennels full of dogs. How big of you.

  50. Fabius Maximus says:

    So Gary, what are you offering the moderate dems as an alternative?

  51. joyce says:

    The primary, and perhaps only, thing we should care about is who started the violence (and who used violence not in self-defense, if any).

    Fabius Maximus says:
    August 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    Well said Mitt Romney

    “One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi,”. “The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.”

  52. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Alt-right…United Right. I’ll believe it when I meet a few. Third party? Only in the minds of the unhinged.

  53. Fabius Maximus says:

    Joyce,

    Give me a group and I’ll give you an answer. POTUS is being asked to denounce the far right and he can’t.

  54. joyce says:

    No no no. If grim is silent on something here, he “condones” and “owns it” in your words. Therefore, you need to proactive denounce that with which you disagree. Go ahead, take your time.

  55. Fabius Maximus says:

    Stu,

    I look at the likes of Marianne LePen in France and come to a different conclusion.

  56. Comrade Nom Deplorable, surfacing for air says:

    ” Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:
    August 16, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Does anyone think the Nazis and the KKK are really gaining any traction in this country?”

    If they didn’t before, they do now.

  57. Comrade Nom Deplorable, surfacing for air says:

    do s/b are

    I am so frigging tired.

  58. Comrade Nom Deplorable, surfacing for air says:

    We need another Greensboro. It’s happening in slow motion so no one notices. The 60’s and early 70’s were worse but no one remembers them. We need a really good bloodletting to get the point across. Think Gangs of New York.

  59. Comrade Nom Deplorable, surfacing for air says:
  60. Bagholder says:

    ‘Turd, far from frying. I think that wrong turn will be pleaded down significantly.’

    ‘Wrong turn? Dear god.

  61. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    I hear he was a big fan of Tow Mater!

  62. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s the bottom line. I’m not a trump fan, but it’s wrong what they are trying to do to him.

    I’m embarrassed for our media that they decided to divide the country to sell headlines. These people should be ashamed of themselves for preying on the public’s differences and playing them against each other. Just despicable behavior.

    Was there a reason to highlight to the public that white supremacists were having a protest? Why was this done? The people who came out with this idea to put this story out there should be held responsible for the deaths and chaos that ensued. They are responsible for bringing two groups together that hate each other to produce fireworks so they can sell stories. Pathetic.

    Human nature makes me sick. Amazing what people will do for money.

    D-FENS says:
    August 16, 2017 at 10:58 am
    It was a goddam infrastructure press conference for crying out loud.

  63. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @SenJohnMcCain

    There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so

  64. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    I can’t get over how many times the left have flipflopped on McCain. Hero to Zero to Hero to Zero and over and over again.

  65. grim says:

    Insular Groups = Hate Groups

    Left, Right, Religion, Anarchic, etc etc etc.

  66. joyce says:

    EAST BRUNSWICK – A pizza shop that was badly damaged by a blaze two years ago is again under fire — this time the heat is coming from a to-go box.

    On Friday, a post started circulating on Facebook claiming that a uniformed East Brunswick police officer went into Mancini Pizza sometime last week and, while waiting for her food, saw an employee allegedly write “Pig” on a pizza box.

    The pizza shop owner, however, said the entire incident was a misunderstanding and is upset that people would write his business off based on a social media post.

    “It’s coming from random people who are writing these allegations and it’s not true,” Frankie Mancini said. “We aren’t those type of people. We love cops. We wave them in.”

    Mancini said he has friends and family who are police officers and that several members of law enforcement frequent his pizza shop and have good relationships with his employees.

    As of Saturday afternoon, at least 86 people had shared the post on Facebook, which also instructs people to boycott the pizzeria.

    “Last week a uniformed East Brunswick Officer went into Mancini Pizza to pick up lunch. This pizzeria is located at the corner of Rt 18 and Tices Ln. While the officer was waiting for the food to be prepared, an employee wrote “Pig” on the pizza box and displayed it to customers inside the pizzeria as entertainment,” according to the post circulating the social media website. “The officer called the employee out for this behavior which prompted the owner to become involved.”

    The post continued: “The owner defended his employee by stating the word written on the pizza box was “pizza”, not “pig”. Obviously this defense made no sense. Unfortunately, the owner would not reproduce or give the officer this box (because it said pig!!).”

    It’s unclear where the original post started, but as of around 1:15 p.m. Saturday, the East Brunswick Police Benevolent Association posted a statement on its Facebook account in support of the unnamed officer.

    “While waiting for her food to be prepared, an incident occurred where an employee used a pizza box to transcribe a derogatory comment directed toward the officer,” the statement read. “After confronting the employee, the officer left without reimbursement or the food she purchased. The East Brunswick PBA fully supports the officer involved and is troubled over this unprovoked and unsettling incident.”

    The original post also stated that the “East Brunswick PBA is asking for a boycott of Mancini Pizza” and that the PBA will purportedly be returning any donation from the shop.

    The post referred to the Facebook campaign as a “social media blitz” and instructed Facebook users to “pass this along and more importantly, stay out of Mancini Pizza.”

    The East Brunswick PBA did not return calls or emails seeking further comment. The East Brunswick Police Department did not return multiple calls and emails seeking comment.

    People also began taking to review sites, such as Yelp.com and Google reviews, to leave unfavorable reviews based on the pizza box allegations. On Saturday afternoon, Yelp issued an alert on the Mancini Pizza page and said that the business was being monitored by Yelp’s support team for content related to media reports.

    Mancini said the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding regarding the markings the pizzeria employees use while preparing orders.

    “Every pizza box, or every order, has a number on it and a marking of what the pizza is when it comes out,” he explained. “So, if it’s a plain pie, we put ‘P.’ If it’s a margarita pie we put ‘M.'”

    He said that the police officer, who remains unidentified in the Facebook posts, saw a pizza box containing a plain slice of pizza and garlic twists, which had a ‘P’ written on it for the plain slice and a squiggly symbol to represent the garlic twists.

    “The officer thought that was her order,” Mancini said. “Meanwhile, she ordered a panini, which goes in a single bag. It doesn’t go in a box.”

    Mancini then claimed that the officer “started yelling, saying, ‘What did you write?'”

    He explained that his brother, who was working at the pizza shop, told the officer that the box did not contain her food and showed it to her. Her panini was still in the oven, he said.

    Mancini said the officer agreed, and said “OK” when she was showed the box containing the pizza and garlic twists, but then she became agitated and turned her attention to one of the delivery drivers.

    Mancini said that the officer asked the delivery driver, “What are you staring at?”

    “She carried on with my delivery driver,” Mancini claimed. “Then my brother said, ‘I need you to understand this wasn’t your food.'”

    Mancini said he remembered the officer responding, “I’m having a bad day, just give me my food.”

    In its statement on Facebook, the East Brunswick PBA said that the “officer refutes the claims made by Mancini Pizza regarding the matter and we stand by her account of the event. We consider this to be an affront to the officer involved, the East Brunswick Police Department, and the entire law enforcement community.”

  67. Nwnj says:

    If you want to end right wing racism, the place to start is affirmative action and all other diversity programs viewed as “anti white”. You will mute their message.

  68. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @tonyschwartz

    Trump’s presidency is effectively over.
    Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year.
    More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.

  69. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Trump’s presidency will end in ____ weeks (add 4 weeks every new month).

  70. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    From watching the Charlottesville videos, I’m still confused. Which group with sticks and shields and pepper spray are the good guys and which group are the bad guys?

    It seems like the type of thing where Soros would fund both sides.

  71. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    And shouldn’t we rip down about every statue depicting any US man who achieved greatness prior to 1920 since they were complicit in denying 50% of the US population voting rights?

  72. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Soon we’ll have to denounce anyone with the last name White or Black , . at least anyone white with either last name.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/10/too-politically-correct-board-drops-lynch-from-school-names.html

  73. Bagholder says:

    ‘ they were complicit in denying 50% of the US population voting rights?’

    I could see starting with those who took up arms against the country. Seems an easy starting point. Move them to private land if there’s someone willing to take them.

  74. Bystander says:

    The CEOs are unhinged

  75. leftwing says:

    Just spent six hours getting to white bread and whole milk country. Listened to cnbc most of the way. Ready to bang my head to shreds. Better just to order my third martini……

    As such, after a quick read of today…..
    Stu. +101. All day long. I knew there was reason I hung around here.
    Joyce, marry me. I’m not as big a douche as I appear.
    Punkin…..1:23p. Holy f’ing shite. You go girl. I’m going out and buying a lottery ticket, equally probable outcome to your response.

    Anyway, I’ll drop reports on the take of recent events from where opinion (ahem, votes) matter. Otherwise, nice weekend to all. Cheers.

  76. D-FENS says:

    Should be interesting…

    @va_shiva
    Looking forward to an incredible Saturday at Boston Free Speech Rally. #Shiva4Senate

  77. Fabius Maximus says:

    Joyce, Grim is a separate discussion. If this place descends into the NJ Alt-Right Report then has has a choice to either condone it and shut it down or own it if it continues.

    Its like the Home Owner who comes home to find Jr has thrown a kegger in the house. He didn’t buy the booze , but he’s the one arrested for it.

  78. Fabius Maximus says:

    One good thing to take out of this is the history lessons that are coming out. From one of my feeds.

    “The statue of Robert E Lee was erected in 1924 after being bronzed in Brooklyn. Robert E Lee never lived in Charlottesville. This isn’t removing Civil War history, but removing history of the Klan’s resurgence during the twenties in response to waves of immigrant Irish & Italian Catholics and Jews. And reestablish fear among its Black population.”

  79. Grim says:

    Plenty of these went up during desegregation too, no surprise.

  80. Fabius Maximus says:

    Maybe I was wrong, maybe then don’t love him.

    https://tinyurl.com/y82hgcwo

    The surprising part is not the lead story, but further down. Who brings milk to a peaceful protest?

  81. Fabius Maximus says:

    Getting back to reality. Lets talk about T’s big Infrastructure announcement. He’s getting nothing done legislatively, so his only option is to try and spin up repeals of O’s Executive orders, or write meaningless EO’s himself. #TrueGreatness

    https://jalopnik.com/trump-signs-infrastructure-order-to-burn-money-1797889969

    Rolling back the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, established by Mr. Obama in an executive order in 2015, is the latest effort by the Trump administration to unravel the former president’s climate change agenda. Building trade groups and Republican lawmakers had criticized the rule as costly and overly burdensome.

    But environmental activists, flood plain managers and some conservatives had urged the Trump administration to preserve it, arguing that it protected critical infrastructure and taxpayer dollars.
    If you peel away the people aggrieved in the second paragraph—environmental activists, flood plain managers, and even some conservatives!—you’re left with a basic fact of what Trump’s order does: it effectively burns money. This isn’t an argument.

    Obama’s order, according to the Times, provided federal agencies with three options to flood-proof new infrastructure: use the best climate change science around to dictate how to build stuff; require roads and railways to be built even higher, above the national 100-year flood elevation standard; or build infrastructure to “at least the 500-year flood plain.”

    That’s what Trump rescinded yesterday. That is to say Trump is giving the go-ahead to build new infrastructure that is more prone to floods. Very logical. The best logic around.

  82. joyce says:

    “grim is a separate discussion”
    If you say so (in order to not contradict several of your previous comments), sure.

    And, while not your worst attempt, just stop with the analogies already.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    August 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    Joyce, Grim is a separate discussion. If this place descends into the NJ Alt-Right Report then has has a choice to either condone it and shut it down or own it if it continues.

    Its like the Home Owner who comes home to find Jr has thrown a kegger in the house. He didn’t buy the booze , but he’s the one arrested for it.

  83. D-FENS says:

    Trillions are at stake. The timing of NAFTA renegotiations, Domestic Trump bashing, geopolitical crises are not coincidental.

  84. D-FENS says:

    I’m sure the Chinese are freaking out too. They love exploiting NAFTA as a backdoor into US markets. The current admin is hellbent on ending it.

  85. Pr0udL1beral on Vacation says:

    The best thing tRump has done in this short period is surface all the ugly racists in this country. Like scum, it’s all floating up.

    It may take some time, but clean up, Americans will.

  86. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Not just the Chinese, either. I was at a dinner party a couple weeks ago and a liberal Boston librarian challenged me to show how doing away with NAFTA would immediately create any additional US jobs. I answered, “Simple, port jobs.” Of course she didn’t understand what I was saying until I explained the below situation. She hated that I had a ready answer to that question.

    I’m sure the Chinese are freaking out too. They love exploiting NAFTA as a backdoor into US markets. The current admin is hellbent on ending it.

  87. Lurks McGee says:

    Interesting to see everyone’s opinions

  88. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @ChiefNGB

    I stand with my fellow Joint Chiefs in condemning racism, extremism & hatred.
    Our diversity is our strength. #NationalGuard

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