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  • Mexican president apologizes for wife's mansion scandal

    07/18/2016 3:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/16 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president apologized on Monday for a 2014 scandal involving a $7 million mansion bought by his wife from a company that won lucrative contracts with his administration. President Enrique Pena Nieto had reacted crossly at the time to those who criticized the purchase, saying there were "countless versions and falsehoods" surrounding the story. First lady Angelica Rivera also reacted angrily at the time, denying she had done anything wrong. She claimed she was using money she earned during her career as an actress. But she later returned the mansion, which she had been paying for...
  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-15-16 | Tyler Durden
    So far, he’s filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way. Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: “We just go up to them and shoot.” In the following film posted to Fieldwalker’s Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million. The property’s overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest it’s been many years since anyone called it home. It's...
  • Ex-con indicted on 20 charges for D.C., mansion arson and murders, including 10-year-old victim

    02/17/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2016,
    WASHINGTON — An ex-convict who was arrested last May in a case involving the deaths of three family members and their housekeeper inside a northwest Washington mansion was indicted Wednesday on 20 felony charges including murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Larry Flynt wants Hugh Hefner's $200 million Playboy Mansion

    01/22/2016 11:43:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2016
    The Hustler Honeys could soon displace the Playboy Bunnies at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles party palace. [Snip] "Larry (Flynt) and I have talked about it and are preparing a bid," says Harry Mohney, whose DĂ©jĂ  Vu company operates the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club chain, which includes a Manhattan location on W. 51st St. "We feel it is an excellent place for The Hustler Club and Hustler Mansion." According to Mohney, Hustler would move their own staff into the 29-room estate and host "at least" three parties per week for VIP guests. He also says those gatherings would out-Hef the parties...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • U.S. Cities We Could Lose to the Sea (Algore's oceanfront mansion in cartoon)

    10/17/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities, according to Climate Central-led research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The animated timeline on this page maps, year by year, how the total number of locked-in cities could climb to more than 1,500, if pollution continues unchecked through the end of the century. It also lays out an alternative timeline based on extreme carbon cuts, leading to fewer than 700 locked-in cities. You can watch threats unfold nationwide...
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • America's largest home nicknamed 'Versailles' is back from the brink [tr]

    05/07/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The owners of the colossal mansion at the center of the award-winning 2012 documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' are nearing completion on the 90,000-square-foot single-family home after experiencing some recent financial success. Time-share mogul David Siegel, 80, and his 49-year-old wife Jackie started construction on the Orlando, Florida mega-mansion more than a decade ago but had to but the home up for foreclosure after taking a huge hit in the 2008 financial collapse. But after sales rebounded at Siegel's company Westgate in the past few years, the Siegels took the home back off the market and construction workers are back...
  • Landrieu Defends $2.5 Million D.C. Mansion To Louisianans

    10/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    America rising ^ | October 20, 2014
    At an event in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, Mary Landrieu took time out of her stump speech to get something “off my chest” about her $2.5 million D.C. mansion. ... Landrieu lives in a 7,316 square foot D.C. mansion with 5 bathrooms, 4 water heaters, 2 dishwashers, and 82 fire sprinkler heads. Meanwhile, Landrieu does not own any developed property in Louisiana and bunks with her parents on the occasions she visits the state.
  • Mind-Blowing Alfred Fisher Mansion Sells For $1.6M [guess where]

    09/08/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 92 replies
    Curbed ^ | September 4, 2014 | Sarah Cox
    The Alfred Fisher Mansion,the largest residential listing in Detroit, has sold for $1.6 Million in deal that closed in late August. Designed by architect Richard Marr and built in 1926, the mansion contains 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a ballroom, sun room, and a billiards room. There is also an indoor pool. These listing photos don't do the interior justice (there's a strange party situation in the basement) but the grounds are looking lovely. When the mansion first came on the market the ask was a mere $1.2M...."
  • Beautiful mansion is Detroit's biggest sale in at least a decade

    09/11/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    Yahoo Homes ^ | September 10, 2014 | Ilyce R. Glink
    Detroit has recorded its biggest home sale in a long, long time. The historic and still-beautiful Alfred J. Fisher mansion sold to an anonymous all-cash buyer for $1.6 million, more than any Detroit home in recent memory, according to the Detroit Free Press. That might not sound like much, but this is a city where thousands of homes have been razed because they couldn’t be sold for anything. Detroit hasn't seen a sale price like that for at least a decade. The home has 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a ballroom and 2 acres of landscaped grounds in...
  • Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion

    02/21/2014 6:03:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 135 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 18, 2013 | Alecia MacKenzie ,
    Full Title: Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion, Cross-Less Church and Other Surprising Facts About the Mega-Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and the bestselling author of books like Your Best Life Now and I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has been dubbed "the smiling preacher" due to his toothy smile and upbeat attitude. Here are a few facts about Pastor Osteen and his ministry you might not know. 1. Joel Osteen Met Victoria Osteen in a Jewelry Store Pastor Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen met in 1985 when he went to a...
  • Family's $ million medieval-style dream mansion that took three years to build burns to the ground

    01/11/2014 11:16:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'There is nothing left': Family's $4MILLION medieval-style dream mansion that took them three years to build burns to the ground A sprawling $4 million mansion built by an Ohio family has been gutted after a fire broke out on Friday afternoon. Homeowner Maria Decker, who had only added the finishing touches to her family's dream home last year, was on vacation when the fire broke out. Plumes of smoke and flames as high as 30ft could be seen as the fire ripped through the 22-room stone-built mansion.
  • A haunted house in Salt Lake City? McCune Mansion [The OTHER World Series]

    10/31/2013 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies ^ | Aug. 6, 2009 | Steven Symes (Salt Lake City Paranormal)
    Located kitty corner from the LDS Conference Center, McCune Mansion is a structure noticed by many for its breathtaking architectural beauty. Most, however, do not know the name of the building nor anything about its history or the ghostly activities alleged to have occurred inside. ...They donated the property to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who used it as the McCune School of Music and later as the Brigham Young University Salt Lake City Center. Since then it has been used as a dance studio and today as a venue for wedding receptions and other events. Over...
  • Glenn Beck's Discussion of Pastor's 16,000 Sq. - Foot Mansion

    10/29/2013 9:23:49 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    Glenn Beck, Pat & Stu were discussing a story on TheBlaze this morning regarding Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick's new 16,000 square foot mansion he is building in Charlotte, NC. They were surprised by the number of conservatives who voted negatively toward this in a poll questioning whether a pastor should live in such a mansion. Is one a "Progressive" if they see this as objectionable or imprudent?(continued/video)
  • Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's home (/mansion on Zinfandel Lane)

    11/07/2012 5:29:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/07/12
    Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's homeBay City News Service Updated: 11/07/2012 05:04:53 PM PST A Napa man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of burglarizing six residences, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's St. Helena house twice, a Napa County sheriff's captain said. The five burglaries in Napa County and one in Solano County occurred in the past week, Capt. Tracy Stuart said. The suspect, Kevin Michael Hagan, 21, admitted the six burglaries since Halloween, including those at Pelosi's residence on Zinfandel Lane outside St. Helena on Nov. 5 and 6, Stuart said. Deputies...
  • Pelosi's home (mansion) in California burglarized

    11/07/2012 2:22:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/12 | Mike Lillis, Jordy Yager
    Pelosi's home in Calif. burglarizedBy Mike Lillis and Jordy Yager - 11/06/12 03:52 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's California home was burglarized on Monday, according to the U.S. Capitol Police and the Napa County Sheriff's Office.. Napa County officers responded just before 3 p.m. Monday after being contacted by an alarm company monitoring Pelosi's home near St. Helena, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. They found two broken doors – one to the house and one to an adjacent pool house – Capt. Tracey Stuart of the Napa County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday in a phone interview....
  • Inside Mike Tyson's (Hyper-Tacky) Abandoned Mansion...

    07/28/2012 2:47:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 28 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's not in Vegas- try Southington, Ohio:  like the Romans, Iron Mike left his his mark  (of architectural splendor) all over the place~ Is that real zebra hide carpet? More at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________  TheVine   Modern Man   AcidCow   eBaum'sWorld   Americanurbex
  • Report: One-Percenter Barack Obama Considers Purchasing Katharine Hepburn’s Former Connecticut

    01/12/2012 11:34:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/12/12 | Zip
    How does this fit in with the White House’s new Obama moniker, “warrior of the working class?” Old Saybrook, Conn (WTNH) – It was rumored that President Barack Obama has considered purchasing the late Katharine Hepburn’s 8,300-square-foot mansion in the posh Fenwick section of Old Saybrook. Some folks living in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook were not surprised by the recent rumors. Marge Taylor says news President Barack Obama may be looking at Katherine Hepburn’s old house is nothing new. She says his daughters Sasha and Malia have already been seen around the neighborhood because Sasha is friends with...
  • Public's help sought in solving 2008 governor's mansion fire in Texas (Know any anarchists?)

    02/20/2011 1:27:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/17/11
    Public's help sought in solving governor's mansion fire in TexasFebruary 17, 2011 | By the CNN Wire Staff Public safety officials in Texas Thursday released a video of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail at the governor's mansion in 2008, hoping it and a suspect sketch will lead to his identification. The Department of Public Safety and its Texas Rangers division are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson. "We're quite confident someone knows who this suspect is," Steven McCraw, director of public safety, said...
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • 'Godfather' House on Sale in Staten Island

    12/03/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 26 replies ^ | December 3, 2010 | Alec Foege
    Movie fans already know the "Godfather" house, located in the New York City borough of Staten Island, inside and out. It's where Don Corleone lived. But few ever imagined that they themselves could live in mafia high style. has the scoop. It takes a lot to get us interested in Staten Island property -- at least until that subway becomes a reality -- but when a house hits the market with its own English pub in the basement, and that's the second most interesting thing about it, we definitely take notice. The "Post" 's Jennifer Gould Keil reported today...
  • Democrats' houses of corruption

    09/27/2010 3:23:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Like millions of Americans, Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell has had trouble covering her mortgage and other bills over the years. Her opponents consider this a scandal. But there's a bigger disgrace: all the sanctimonious Democrats who've exploited their political incumbency to pay for manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi. Vice President Joe Biden has a house in Delaware's ritziest Chateau Country neighborhood worth at least $2.5 million. He secured the estate with the help of a corporate executive who worked for Biden's top campaign donor, credit-card giant MBNA. In 1996, Biden sold his previous...
  • Developer of Mosque Near Ground Zero to Eat Iftar Dinner at Gracie Mansion (protests tonight)

    08/24/2010 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    DNA info ^ | 8/24/10 | Jill Colvin and Olivia Scheck
    Developer of Mosque Near Ground Zero to Eat Iftar Dinner at Gracie MansionMayor Michael Bloomberg's holding a dinner to celebrate Ramadan, and Park51's developer is expected to attend. By Jill Colvin and Olivia Scheck DNAinfo Reporter/Producer Updated August 24, 2010 5:51pm MANHATTAN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg will break bread Tuesday with "Ground Zero Mosque" developer Sharif el-Gamal. El-Gamal and Daisy Khan, another figurehead of the controversial community center, are to attend the mayor's Iftar dinner, the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, Tuesday at 8 p.m., a spokesman for the mayor confirmed. Bloomberg is scheduled to speak before the...
  • Clintons dealing for $11M Westchester mansion

    07/10/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 07/10/2010 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Looks like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are moving on up -- to a deluxe mansion away from prying eyes. Sources told The Post the Clintons are planning to trade their almost-modest suburban Chappaqua home for a sprawling $10.9 million estate in the bucolic Westchester town of Bedford Hills, complete with 20 acres of gorgeous land surrounded by New York's elite. The massive compound -- sweetly named Clover Hill Farm -- comes with high fences, two guesthouses and a mansion fit for Bubba's millionaire lifestyle. The home -- found only after a long cruise down a private road -- is...
  • Al Gore Goes To the Big House

    05/10/2010 7:02:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies · 403+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    At the end of last month the Los Angeles Times reported on yet another display of Al Gore telegraphing how not sorry he must be in failing to steal the 2000 presidential election. Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal. The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Clearly the cooler weather and...
  • Source of Gore’s prosperity ignored by federal authorities (Does Algore have too much loot?)

    05/05/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 948+ views
    GJ Sentinal ^ | 5/02/10 | Gary Harmon
    Source of Gore’s prosperity ignored by federal authoritiesBy Gary Harmon Sunday, May 2, 2010 Former Vice President Al Gore, now a global carbon-credit trader, and his wife, Tipper, have acquired spiffy new West Coast digs. The Gores spent nearly $9 million for a house in the Montecito, Calif., area. The new place sits on 1.5 acres of property overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is tastefully appointed with a swimming pool, spa and fountains. Built in the Italian style, the Plaza Gore sports five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and six fireplaces. — News item. “Now, what we’re doing, I want to be...
  • Has Al Gore given up on global warming? (UPDATED)

    05/04/2010 5:34:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 1st, 2010 | Roger L Simon
    Al Gore’s purchase of a near nine million dollar Montecito mansion with an almost comical carbon footprint (nine bathrooms!) probably means that he has given up on the global warming movement and decided to become a Hollywood producer (not that he ever made much of a distinction between two). Montecito is where the creme of the Hollywood creme go when Beverly Hills gets too crowded and nouveau riche. Among others, Michael Douglas, Kevin Costner, Christopher Lloyd, Dennis Franz and Oprah have homes there – and they don’t even have Nobel Prizes. (Douglas and Costner do have Oscars though.) No word...
  • Stunning Pictures of Al Gore's New $9 Million Mansion Media Totally Ignored

    05/04/2010 4:25:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies · 5,357+ views
    Stunning Pictures of Al Gore's New $9 Million Mansion Media Totally Ignored By Noel Sheppard Created 05/03/2010 - 23:45 Nobel Laureate Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California, recently, and with the exception of the Los Angeles Times and Fox News, America's media couldn't care less. You think it might be because the Gore-loving press wouldn't want people to consider the possibility that all of his global warming hysteria was really about lining his wallet and not saving the planet? Formulate a response to that question as you look at what all that...
  • A Look Inside the World's Most Expensive Home for Sale: "The Manor" - Video 4/23/10

    04/24/2010 6:31:34 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,198+ views
    CNBC via Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the most expensive home in the world up for sale in California. "The Manor," is the home of the late movie producer Aaron Spelling. His widow has put the house up for sale at $150 Million. According to Forbes Magazine, only five homes in the world are for sale above $100 Million. The Southern California home has 56,500 square feet, which does not count another 17,000 square feet of unfinished attic space. The house has at least 7 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a "Screening Room," a Grand Staircase patterned after "Gone with the Wind," a...
  • Crack Shack or Mansion? (can you guess which it is?. Canadian real estate)

    04/15/2010 6:58:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 949+ views ^ | April, 2010 | crackshack
    The original Crack Shack or Mansion game. The game features real Vancouver real estate listings, as of April 10th, 2010. Can you tell the difference between a crack shack and a Vancouver, BC mansion, listed for one or two million dollars? Find out!
  • Rezko mansion sells for $2.8 million bid to bank (pal of Hussein)

    08/17/2009 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 613+ views
    <p>The Wilmette mansion of former Rod Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko sold today for the opening bid of $2.8 million to the same bank that put the house up for auction.</p> <p>Bank of America, which foreclosed $5.9 million on the property last May, was the only bidder.</p>
  • Marino Adds Furniture, Football to Home Offer (now only $13.5M)

    06/09/2009 2:35:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 1,889+ views
    Online WSJ ^ | 6-5-09
    Unable to find a buyer for his Weston, Fla., home, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has a new game plan: He’s throwing in $1.5 million worth of designer furniture—and a signed football, too. The former Miami Dolphin first listed the house—about 25 miles west of Fort Lauderdale—three years ago and twice cut the price. Now, Mr. Marino, 47 years old, and his wife, Claire, are asking $13.5 million for the 15,000-square-foot Tuscan home on four acres. They built it in 1998 and among other things put in a new master suite and marble showers. The home has 10 bedrooms,...
  • Spelling Manor on the Market—for $150M

    03/27/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT · by americanophile · 39 replies · 1,349+ views
    E! Online ^ | March 27, 2009 | Gine Serpe
    Recession be damned, there's apparently no time like the present to drop $150 million on a new home. Candy Spelling, wife of the late TV-producing dynamo Aaron Spelling and, for the past few years, the sole occupant of one of the largest single-family homes in the country, has put her staggering Los Angeles estate up for sale for the not so low, low nine-figure sum. As befits a property of its considerable size (it sits on 4.6 acres) and grandeur (neighbors in the swanky Holmby Hills area include the Los Angeles Country Club and the Playboy Mansion), the price tag...
  • Post office bought S.C. mansion so postmaster could transfer

    03/07/2009 6:39:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 1,259+ views
    The ^ | Mar 7, 2009 | Adam Beam
    Posted on Sat, Mar. 07, 2009 Post office bought S.C. mansion so postmaster could transfer By ADAM BEAM The U.S. Postal Service is helping a former Lexington postmaster sell his $1.1 million home on Lake Wateree. Ronald Hopson was transferred from Lexington to Carollton, Texas, last year — just before the Postal Service instituted a hiring and promotion freeze. As part of the Postal Service’s employee relocation program, a relocation company paid Hopson for the appraised value of his home, which sits on five acres on Lake Wateree near Winnsboro in Fairfield County. That company, Cartus, will then sell...
  • Dick Fuld: Protecting the Assets That Remain!

    01/23/2009 9:07:10 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 893+ views
    City File ^ | 01/23/09
    Dick Fuld: Protecting the Assets That Remain! A tipster just alerted us to a bit of stunning Dick Fuld news: The disgraced ex-CEO of Lehman Brothers transferred ownership of his $13.75 million Jupiter Island mansion to his wife, Kathy, on November 10th. Could Fuld be worried about the flurry of lawsuits from incensed shareholders and creditors? Possibly! According to Martin County, Florida property records, the home was previously owned by the couple jointly. Until, that is, Fuld transferred it to his wife for the princely sum of $100 on November 10, less than two months after the firm went...
  • A tour of Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion

    10/28/2008 10:40:37 PM PDT · by igoramus08 · 29 replies · 1,323+ views ^ | October 28, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Fox News producer Jesse Watters takes you on a tour of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion — including Greek columns, endless garages, golf course, and more… God damn America! Here’s your wealth-spreading, redistributive change in action: Video at site
  • (Convicted Detroit mayor Kwame) Kilpatrick D-MI may get extended stay in Manoogian Mansion

    09/06/2008 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 172+ views
    MLive ^ | 9/06/08
    Kilpatrick may get extended stay in Manoogian9/6/2008, 9:11 p.m. EDT The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his family may remain in the official mayoral residence after he leaves office later this month. A spokesman for Detroit City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. told The Detroit News on Friday that the Kilpatricks may be able to stay in the Manoogian Mansion for a while. Cockrel is set to become mayor Sept. 19. Kilpatrick resigned on Thursday as part of a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and pleaded no contest to...
  • 50 Cent's mansion goes up in smoke (Ex-girlfriend points finger at 50 Cent)

    05/30/2008 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 165+ views
    50 Cent's mansion goes up in smokeLast Updated: 30 May 2008 10:24 PM A "suspicious" fire has burned down a multimillion-dollar home owned by rapper 50 Cent. Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the blaze which injured six people. A lawyer for the Grammy-nominated rapper's former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, said the woman lived in the Long Island house with two of her children. A fire service spokesman said all six people were taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation. Earlier this year, Tompkins filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent, whose real...
  • Church builds mansion for Obama's former pastor

    03/29/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies · 1,481+ views
    Southtown (Chicago) ^ | March 29, 2008 | Kristen Schorsch
    Church builds mansion for Obama's former pastor March 29, 2008 By Kristen Schorsch, Staff writer The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's four-bedroom home in Tinley Park will feature an elevator, a large family room with a fireplace and bar, a butler's pantry, a rubberized exercise room, a circular driveway, a four-car garage, a spare room for a future theater or swimming pool and a master bedroom with a whirlpool and custom shower as well as a fireplace and under-counter fridge, building plans show. He would add to the mix of townhomes and multimillion dollar single-family homes that make up Odyssey Club, which...
  • Cottage Grove mansion rescued by refugees(only in America)

    01/06/2008 11:13:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 171+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-6-08 | bob shaw
    When he was 11, True Thao was running with the chickens and pigs in his village in Laos. He had never seen a telephone or a flush toilet. He didn't speak English. He had never heard of Minnesota. He certainly didn't know that Cedarhurst Mansion, a 26-room jewel of history, was quietly rotting half a world away in a place called Cottage Grove. But in a bizarre only-in-America story, True Thao and his family became the refugees that rescued the mansion.
  • Ethel Kennedy Cuts Virginia Estate's Price (By HALF!!!)

    07/15/2007 5:43:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies · 2,947+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2007 | CHRISTINA S.N. LEWIS
    Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, has again cut the asking price on her McLean, Va., estate, this time to $12.5 million, from $25 million when it went up for sale in 2003. John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, bought the 12-bedroom mansion in 1953 shortly after he joined the U.S. Senate. In 1957 the future president sold the home to his brother, who raised his 11 children there. Set on more than five acres, the 19th-century mansion has 18 rooms, 10˝ baths and 12 fireplaces. The property also includes a pool, pool house, tennis court and...
  • Edwards: Jesus Would Be 'Appalled' at U.S.

    03/05/2007 3:17:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 195 replies · 3,399+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2007 | Staff
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.Edwards, in an interview with the Web site, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country's willingness to go to war "when it's not necessary." "I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs," Edwards told...
  • Why the Gore Story Matters

    02/28/2007 7:20:50 PM PST · by q_an_a · 65 replies · 2,013+ views
    Ecotality -blog ^ | 02.28.07 | Bill Hobbs
    So far, so good. So, where does Gore buy his ‘carbon offsets’? According to The Tennessean newspaper’s report, Gore buys his carbon offsets through Generation Investment Management. a company he co-founded and serves as chairman: snip As co-founder and chairman of the firm Gore presumably draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he “buys” his “carbon offsets” from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn’t buy “carbon offsets” through Generation Investment Management - he buys stocks.
  • Big house a symbol of an American tragedy

    01/28/2007 11:48:56 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 197 replies · 4,206+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 1-28-07 | Beverly Beckham
    It sits on top of a hill, overlooking a busy road -- a big, pink stucco house that dwarfs all the houses around it. It is conspicuous consumption at its worst, or at its best, depending on your point of view. It's not the biggest house around. There are many bigger -- one just a few miles from where I live, not on top of a hill but practically on the offramp of a highway. So many smaller houses have been knocked down to make room for these Goliaths. This is called progress. I don't understand who lives in these...
  • CA: Court rules in favor of Central Coast landowner and his mansion (Up Yurs, Calif. Commission!)

    07/02/2006 10:23:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 751+ views
    A state appeals court has ruled that a landowner can build his dream home on an oceanfront cliff along the Central Coast despite attempts to block the construction because it would be an eyesore for boaters and surfers. The California Coastal Commission sued Dennis Schneider, trying to stop construction of his 10,000 square foot mansion in San Luis Obispo County. In a unanimous opinion Wednesday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said there were no grounds to restrict seaside development. "We believe that it is unreasonable to assume that the Legislature has ever sought to protect the occasional boater's views...
  • {Wyoming Governors' Mansion} Preservation Effort Gets Help from Cheney

    12/31/2004 7:31:02 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 12-31-04 | Wingert, Kevin
    Preservation effort gets help from Cheney By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The second most powerful man in the country believes the Wyoming Historic Governors' Mansion is worth preserving. Wyoming's own Dick Cheney, the vice president of the United States, has donated money to the foundation overseeing the restoration of the historic landmark where 19 different gubernatorial families lived while in office. "To know that the vice president of our country is aware of your project and thinks enough of it that he wants to be part of it and wants to be part of...
  • Hilbert offers to move out of mansion

    11/17/2004 6:22:20 PM PST · by Samwise · 14 replies · 3,680+ views
    Channel 13 ^ | Nov. 16, 2004 | Chris Proffitt
    Carmel, Nov. 16 - It was an intimate and astonishing financial portrait of former Conseco chairman Stephen Hilbert, who told a judge that apart from his $25 million mansion and $5 million in personal property, he's broke. The former Conseco CEO was once the highest paid executive in America at over $100 million a year. Earlier the same judge ruled that Hilbert must repay $72 million to Conseco for interest on unpaid loans. On Tuesday, Hilbert and his wife Tomisue pledged $30 million to go into escrow while he appeals the case. That includes his Carmel mansion and the $5...
  • N.Y.'s Gracie: At heart, a Confederate

    02/02/2004 1:56:59 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 182+ views
    myrtlebeachonline ^ | Jan. 30, 2004 | BOB BESTLER
    So, I wrote a column recently and mentioned what a shock it would be to see the Confederate flag flying at Gracie Mansion in New York City. So, then I got an e-mail from a gentleman in Alabama who reads The Sun News online.So, now I have to adjust my comment and tell you that if you were to see the Confederate flag flying at Gracie Mansion, the New York City mayoral home since 1942, it might not be a shock after all.Ben Thomas of Dadesville, Ala., wrote to tell me about Archibald Gracie Jr., who had moved from New...
  • Kentucky Republicans Eye Governor's Mansion

    12/17/2002 10:43:29 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/02 | AP
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A sex scandal engulfing lame-duck Gov. Paul Patton, and the state Democratic Party's dwindling membership, are offering Kentucky Republicans perhaps their best chance in a generation to retake the governor's office. The last time a Republican was elected governor in Kentucky was in 1967. "The Patton scandal, I think, gives you an argument that Democrats have been in charge all these years. This is what can happen," said Trey Grayson, a 30-year-old lawyer who lives in Park Hills, a suburb of Cincinnati. Candidates in both parties are lining up for a run to succeed Patton, who must...