The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

 The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

  • Ann Coulter doesn’t like inconsiderate liberals in East Hampton: “It does not occur to them that someone has to manufacture the tiles and steel and glass and solar panels that go into those ‘eco-friendly’ mansions… Liberals are already comfortably ensconced in their beachfront estates.” But who else is ensconced? Ms. Coulter has a $1.7 million waterfront estate in Palm Beach. [The Atlantic/Andrew Sullivan]
  • First came Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Now Park Slope’s ongoing quest for namebrand hipster coolness scores another victory: Ryan Schreiber, the godly editor of uber-music Web site Pitchfork Media, is moving in. [New York D.I.]
  • Not only is green home-construction hip–and a primo way of making sure the world doesn’t prematurely end in a fiery inferno and whatnot–but it’s a good move for folks who like tax breaks. [Forbes]
  • Tragedy strikes REBNY’s plans for a global Manhattan real-estate Web portal! This is a sad day for New Yorkers who were hoping to further fuel their firey Internet real-estate addiction. [Real Deal]

    - Max Abelson

  • Comments

    1. Whalg says:

      “Coulter has an estate in Palm Beach a block from the beach, with a current market value of $1.7 million.”
      It is not an estate it is a house, surrounded by other houses. 

      “Even right-wingers who know that “global warming” is a crock do not seem to grasp what the tree-huggers are demanding. Liberals want mass starvation and human devastation.Forget the lunacy of people claiming to tell us the precise temperature of planet Earth in 1918 based on tree rings. Or the fact that in the ’70s liberals were issuing similarly dire warnings about “global cooling.”Simply consider what noted climatologists Al Gore and Melissa Etheridge are demanding that we do to combat their nutty conjectures about “global warming.” They want us to starve the productive sector of fossil fuel and allow the world’s factories to grind to a halt. This means an end to material growth and a cataclysmic reduction in wealth.There are more reputable scientists defending astrology than defending “global warming,” but liberals simply announce that the debate has been resolved in their favor and demand that we shut down all production.They think they can live in a world of only Malibu and East Hampton — with no Trentons or Detroits. It does not occur to them that someone has to manufacture the tiles and steel and glass and solar panels that go into those “eco-friendly” mansions, and someone has to truck it all to their beachfront properties, and someone else has to transport all the workers there to build it. (And then someone has to drive the fleets of trucks delivering the pachysandra and bottled water every day.)Liberals are already comfortably ensconced in their beachfront estates, which they expect to be unaffected by their negative growth prescriptions for the rest of us.There was more energy consumed in the manufacture, construction and maintenance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Malibu home than is needed to light the entire city of Albuquerque, where there are surely several men who can actually act. But he has solar panels to warm his house six degrees on chilly Malibu nights.Liberals haven’t the foggiest idea how the industrial world works. They act as if America could reduce its vast energy consumption by using fluorescent bulbs and driving hybrid cars rather than SUVs. They have no idea how light miraculously appears when they flick a switch or what allows them to go to the bathroom indoors in winter — luxuries Americans are not likely to abandon because Leo DiCaprio had solar panels trucked into his Malibu estate.”