The Various Kinds of Massachusetts Millionaires

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]

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