Friday, September 28, 2012

Romney's Taxes

Hey... isn't today the deadline for Romney to pay $1,000,000 to the hackers that got his tax returns during a break-in at Price Waterhouse Coopers? Keeping my fingers crossed that the guys who've claimed that they did this aren't full of shit. 

Breathlessly - Frenchy

Monday, September 24, 2012

Probe launched into Polish priest who gets young children to lick whipped cream off his knee in creepy school initiation

Ewww!!! This is too creepy for even my blog. Do you really need more evidence that you need to keep your kids away from priests??? Cover your keyboards!

Lifestyles of the Rich & Tasteless (Cont.)

Today we take you on a tour of the Beverly Park residence of one Adrienne Maloof. She is apparently on a TV show called Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and got her dough the old fashioned way; Daddy gave it to her. In addition to this very nice home Daddy should have given her enough money to hire a decorator other than someone who designs porno theaters in Dubai. Take a look:

Actually a fine looking home. Considering it was built only 12 years ago it has some really nice features.
A nice pool and a lovely French "jardin" make it look quite nice. Now let's peek inside.

The family dining room is a little peculiar. Not crazy about the "valence-style" window treatments and what is that in the corner? A spittoon?

There's something to be said about the  huge silk floral arrangement under that gold(en) mirror. Yikes!

The formal dining room is so cold and impersonal. Except of course for the cheap paper lanterns over the fake Italianate dining table and the (also fake) Louis XIII chairs. Don't even get me started on that awful mural. I do like the drapes although cords and tassels would be a better choice than just thumbtacking them to the wall.

Ahh... the foyer. Does this woman know nothing about scale? More fake furniture, fake statues, cheap repro paintings. Ugh!

This time, the family room. The leather backed sofas and gaudy side table are just a nightmare.

One of the bedrooms. Note how the headboard is tied to the repro chinese screen. And what the hell is the bed doing in the middle of the room?

The second floor loggia. I do like this.. alot!

I guess this is the dressing area off of the bedroom above. So beautifully appointed. More fake plants and underscaled cheap repro furniture.

Another photo of the bedroom above. Just awful!

Tacky still-wet paintings, fake ormalou furniture and cheap golden candles. Nice chandelier though.

It looks like the way to the ladies lounge at the Rialto theater in Peoria.

Such a large kitchen that is probably never used except to make cappuccino and flax seed enemas.

The piece de resistance! The parlor. Note the enormous carved rockng chair, the ugly fake Aubuisson carpet and the shockingly tasteless red silk armchairs.

Another view (if you can stand it) of the parlor. It really baffles me how someone could spend so much money on a place and not have a professional decorator give them some help with it.

The Master Bath. The Viennese "poofs" and the Madonna della Chiese painting are enough to note here.

This is either the Master Bedroom or the bedroom showroom at Murray's Fabulous Fakes. What a fright!

Please note here the owner's extensive collection of Judith Lieber bags and portraits of her dear family so proudly displayed.

I like the Library but if you're going to have glam photos taken of your home, tell the maid not to leave her dust rags around.
 So once again I beg you rich folks out there. If you are going to buy a home and spend $26 million on it (that's what this place is listed for), please, for God's sake hire a professional decorator or one day you may have this big noisy queen dishing your place too.

No more Mr. Nice Guy

Sen. Snott Brown, R-Douchebag, in his desperation has decided to shed the nice-guy-next-door drag and show the world just what an asshole he is. From Daily Kos:

The Scott Brown that showed up at Thursday's Massachusetts Senate debate, "condescending, snide, repetitive, off topic, rote, eager to get personal," and "dark, hyperkinetic," is apparently the Scott Brown that is going to stick around through the rest of this election season. Elizabeth Warren is surging in the polls, and Brown's desperation is showing.
Brown is shedding his Mr. Nice Guy image and going on the attack. Warren is trying to make the race a referendum on a potential Republican Senate and less about personality—a contest she’d have difficulty winning against the likable, everyman Brown. [...]
[A]fter months of warm ads showcasing the senator as a down-to-earth family man and consensus-seeking moderate, Brown debuted a more combative strategy during the debate. The senator’s invective toward Warren only accelerated over the weekend during numerous campaign stops. [...]
Brown batted away questions about whether his comments signaled he was set to embark on a more negative campaign, but did allow, “The true Elizabeth Warren is coming out and will continue to come out.”
Brown apparently thinks the "true Elizabeth Warren" is in the personal issue he just can't get over, her heritage. This is where the truly nasty Brown emerges, in his latest ad.
Brown won't run on or answer to the actual issues of this campaign. He's running a campaign heavy on resentment of gender, class, and background, the kind of campaign that Richard Trumka warned voters against falling for. Last week's debate made it abundantly clear that Brown doesn't have a defense against his votes to protect millionaires and Big Oil. All he can do is to try to change the subject.

In doing so, in becoming attack Brown, he loses the main thing he has going for him with non-Republicans, his nice-guy, non-partisan, above the fray image. Instead of exposing Warren, Brown is exposing his own true self. And his true self is an asshole.