Buffalo Bill Gates Buys Lake Irma, May Have Started Holy War Against Cloistered Monks. Do I Love It? Ayup. — 6 Comments

  1. The catholic church owns far too much property as it is. Why do a bunch of men living together in robes need hundreds of acres of land? Well, it would at least keep them at a good distance from altar boys.

    $9 million home? What happened to the vows of poverty?

  2. I don’t recall any mention of monks riding with Buffalo Bill or Annie Oakley. I also doubt that Buffalo Bill built the 15,000 sq. ft. residence and all the other buildings on the property. Sounds like a great corporate retreat for the MS techies. And who better to own Bill’s former property than another Bill?

  3. BTW I don’t think you could have written a better post to drive traffic to your blog – lots of links, name dropping, and references to religion and holy wars. If this one doesn’t rack up the numbers, I don’t know what will.

    Catch Her in the Wry…also wrote this…Hair today, gone tomorrow

  4. Catch Her in the Wry: Right you are about the residence for Buff Bill. It’s what you might expect – a real rustic cabin.

    I think it means Bill is really going to retire and I’ll wager no MSFT people will see the inside of the place. Wonder if they are allowed to use Google Earth?

    Are you calling me a traffic whore? (if so, you are right.) I’ll get back to you on the results.

  5. No matter who bought the Irma Lake property it would have been kept private anyway. Let’s face it, its been private for many years now so what’s the difference. I hope Mr. Gates enjoys the ranch and preserves it for future owners. Why is it people bad mouth wealthy folks? In my opinion its nothing more than pure Jealousy. If you had his money you would do the same thing.