To be there in velvet, yeah, to give 'em a smile
It's good to get high and never come down
It's good to be king of your own little town
well it's New Year's Eve and the King tides are upon us, but I have to tell you about another old creepy rich dude who died....another old Texas dude who lived part-time in Montecito....whose daughters sued him for malfeasance....
does Montecito have more creepy billionaires per capita than any other lil city? yes, I think so...how'd that happen? well let's see there's two that come to mind: Ty Warner and Harold Simmons....
Ty faces up to four uears in prison: In pleading guilty, Warner acknowledged that from 1999 through 2007, he underreported his gross income by $24.4 million and owed taxes of $5.6 million. That tax loss is "huge," said attorney Jay Weill, who prosecuted tax cases for 37 years before joining Sideman & Bancroft LLP in San Francisco.
"His lawyer has a tough battle to convince the judge that there should only be probation, given the amount of unreported tax," said Weill. "I wish defense counsel well. But boy, he’s got an uphill battle."
The case is U.S. v. Warner, 13-cr-00731, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).
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Harold Simmons was on the front page of the News-Press with Andy Granatelli, both who died hours apart..like longtime spouses..hey maybe Andy and Harold were secret lovers!!
but seriously, I look at these guys and there's a certain creepiness about them..I don't know what it is but I would not trust my dog around them..oh I know the stories about how they were of humble beginnings and got rich and became philanthropists which is bunch of baloney...it's all for tax write offs!
but this Simmons character bankrolled dumbass Texas Gov Rick Perry and spent tons of money to defeat Obama: Harold Simmons, who has donated more than $18 million to conservative super PACs to beat President Obama, aims to double that amount by November. WSJ's Monica Langley spoke with Jerry Seib about her interview with the press-shy Texas billionaire.
so now you see why it's important for union workers to pool money so they can contribute to campaigns too...but anyway Simmons supported Rick Santorum and "Sipping lemonade iced tea made with lemons grown on his California estate east of Santa Barbara—next door to Oprah Winfrey's place in Montecito—Mr. Simmons said he planned to spend $36 million before the November election."
Mr. Simmons was a key donor for the Swift Boat veterans' attack ads against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, as well as the 2008 campaign ads touting ties between Mr. Obama and Bill Ayers, co-founder of the radical Weather Underground. "If we had run more ads," he said, "we could have killed Obama."
more dirty ads are gonna win an election?? typical clueless conservative billionaire...Obama won and Kerry is Sec of State!!!
and Simmons is the guy using up all the water in Montecito to keep his giant lawns green...
from Patt Morrison: In the rich Santa Barbara suburb of Montecito, the part-time getaway hometown to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, water was then so scarce that the water district regulated its use, and some Montecitans painted their grass green or let their gardens go naturally brown, the way that people patriotically patched their tires and their stockings during World War II.
Not Simmons. He spent only about ten days a month at his 23-acre Montecito estate, but no way was he going along with the local conservation program. After he kept the taps wide open to maintain his gardens on uber-green, the water district finally turned his flow to a trickle.
Undeterred, Simmons applied for a permit to drill his own well and even paid a private company to truck in yet more water. He was fined $25,000 after using enough public water to keep your average family of four supplied for... 28 years.
And this guy is once again using his checkbook to lecture all of us on what constitutes good citizenship?
more about this Texas turd:
so all that money bought what? nothing!! what a fool this dude was...
but now Simmons is dead..and Ty Warner may be in prison soon...and the Symingtons are gone...
done as if by order...you hear that Wendy?? done as if by order!!!