Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:30 PM
lonestarnot (73,504 posts)
Did anyone see the biggest house in America ostentatious fuckwads on the TV box just
a few minutes ago? In observing the smiling doting audience I nearly puked. I would have had to have been restrained. I watched the train wreck for about two minutes. I didn't get many of the details but for the expressed value once the house was finished $100M. Has two elevators and a shoe store. WTF. Where do these people come from?
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Did anyone see the biggest house in America ostentatious fuckwads on the TV box just (Original post)
|Drunken Irishman||Jan 2013||#2|
|liberal N proud||Jan 2013||#3|
|Glimmer of Hope||Jan 2013||#11|
|FedUpWithIt All||Jan 2013||#15|
Response to lonestarnot (Original post)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:33 PM
liberal N proud (48,937 posts)
3. These are the people who have all our money and are called job creators
They are the poor tax payers who will have to pay a little more now.
Response to leveymg (Reply #5)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:58 PM
lonestarnot (73,504 posts)
7. Yeah the goofy dude was proud of the fact his wife could open a shoe store out of her closet. The
only thing she could come up with was a charity store she opened to get rid of her junk and someone might get lucky and get a prada jacket for half price or some such crap.
Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #11)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:17 PM
FedUpWithIt All (4,438 posts)
15. Me too. Stunning cluelessness on the part of the wife
And the husband was a whining, self centered asshole.
The Queen of Versailles
I felt bad for the kids and the hired help
Response to FedUpWithIt All (Reply #15)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:36 PM
dixiegrrrrl (40,892 posts)
16. Just finished the documentary...did not know whether to laff, cry or throw up.
For those who do not know, this veddy veddy veddy rich guy marries a a beauty queen, they live in a an enormous house, he makes a HUGE pile of money selling time shares..in fact, is THE time share king.
Did I mention they live in Fla????
So, not content with 20 bedrooms, 13 baths, he decides he will build the biggest house in the country, 90,000 sq. feet, modeled on Versailles. With 10 kitchens.
The house is barely roughed in, no interior walls, when the 2008 crash hits, causing them to scramble to save the business, save money, save the "new" house.
His idea of saving money is to bitch about people leaving the lights on in the house they live in, and firing all but a couple of their staff of 19.
HER idea of saving money is to buy meals for them, including the 8 kids, at McDonalds.....using a limousine service.
Cause she cannot cook.
BUT.....you might want to catch this doc. because it is rated the best doc of 2012,
AND, according to Ezra Klein review:
"Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein described the documentary as "perhaps the single best film on the Great Recession", writing that one scene, in which Siegel recounts a series of transactions that allowed him to purchase at fraction of its original value a loan on which he owes money, "might stand as the single most complete vignette on the mechanics of the financial crisis and the subsequent slow recovery."
Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:44 PM
sammytko (2,480 posts)
19. I watched this on Netflix - the husband was creepy - ogling the new young miss america contestants
pushing his wife away when she wanted to get near. Her implants looked painful.
Their house was so messy. All that junk from wal-mart. No organization at all - what good is that money if you are going to live like a hoarder.