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September 02, 2007

I For One Say, Let the Rich People Have Their Shit

Fluff piece about the biggest house in all of Connecticut being built in West Hartford (you sure as shit wouldn't see that thing being planted north of Burnside), an almost 51,000 square foot extravaganza that will force Bill Gates to add a guest room.

It seems absurd to note, but the AP writer does feel compelled to bring up "moral issues", and quotes some nobody sociologist about whether it's right to consume so conspicuously.

"Do you actually need to have that amount of space to live a good life?" said Susan A. Eisenhandler, a sociology professor at the University of Connecticut. "There are homeless people. There are impoverished people. There are serious social concerns, and we're not addressing that."

No. We're not. Not only are we not "addressing" them, we don't care about them. We're not even thinking about them, and the writer certainly gave it a shot.

Buried in there was this little gem though:

The average U.S. home measures about 2,500 square feet up from 1,995 square feet in 1988

Average home size is 500 more square feet, since 1988? How the hell did that happen? Wasn't Reagan messing something up?

So anyway, shocker, wealthy people spend their money on things they want... blah blah blah. Like I don't.

Oh, wait. I forgot. I'm wealthy too.

Incidentally, (ok yes it's a complete non sequitor but I already wrote about this here) I didn't think Geraldo could embarrass himself anymore than he already has. I was wrong (again!). In a Boston Globe "lifestyles" article, the moustache says if he saw Michelle Malkin on the street in NYC, he'd spit on her.

Classy. Tough.

All that hate's gonna burn you up kid.


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