The Various Kinds of Massachusetts Millionaires

By | Boston Daily |

Thank You, Fox News, For Pointing Out All Kinds of Massachusetts Millionaires. The first type of Massachusetts millionaire is the type who earned it (their bold/italics, not ours). And, well, what do you know? Mitt Romney fits that bid. The other — certainly not less desirable (but just not quite to the level of desirability of the first) — Massachusetts millionaires have no differentiating characteristics other than marrying into their wealth, inheriting their wealth, being named Kerry/Dukakis/Kennedy, and wait … hrrmmm … [Fox]

Elizabeth Warren’s Great-Great-Great Grandmother Was Cherokee. For those keeping tabs, this makes Warren 1/32 Native American. [Herald]

So It’s Screen Free Week … Not That You’re Observing It. Susan Linn talks with Globe columnist Joanna Weiss about the ego boost we’re all guilty of feeling when our inbox fills up, and how a small (but vocal) movement is growing to decrease the time we spend in front of screens, aka, 24/7. [Globe]

Occupy Boston is Back (At Least Temporarily). Today is a national May Day rally for the Occupy Movement, and the BPD expects some protesters in Boston. [Herald]

Tom Brady’s Back Bay Penthouse Hits 200 Days on Market. The $10.5 million pad is in good company with two other ultra-pricey listings: the Ames-Webster Mansion, which has been on the market for 831 days, and the townhouse at 10 Marlborough Street, which has been on the market for 227 days. [Curbed Boston]

Stephen King Takes Rich People To Task. The Northern New Englander lets his thoughts loose on why the very, very wealthy aren’t paying more in taxes: “I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing ‘Disco Inferno’ than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.” [Daily Beast]