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Howie Carr live thread 5/18/07 ^ | 5/18/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 05/18/2007 7:49:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio

yep a bit early for Howie live thread but I'll post his column from today's Herald as part of it. might as well put it in same thread.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; mealstax; talkradio; wrko

1 posted on 05/18/2007 7:49:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; danno3150; ...

Howie Carr ping, column to follow

2 posted on 05/18/2007 7:49:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Mumbles wants a bigger bite, and that’s a mouthful
By Howie Carr
Boston Herald Columnist
Friday, May 18, 2007

[Thank Wu!]

Mumbles Menino only wants one thing: The cheeseburger tax.

It’s been a tough week for Hizzoner - more shootings, a high-profile stabbing, a disappointing special election in which his creaking machine could generate only 53 percent of the vote in a conservative council district against a moonbat who’s only been registered in Boston for four years.

But Mumbles could put all that behind him if only the Legislature would give him the cheeseburger tax - the right to jack up the meals tax by 1 or 2 percent.

And it’s not only an option for Boston, either. Am I right, mayor?

“Not just Boston,” he recently said in Dorchester, and by the way, all dialogue is transcribed verbatim. “Milton, Woostick, Cambridge - every one of these ma-municipalities Massachusetts.”

That’s right, Woostick too. Are you surprised that he mispronounces the name of the state’s second-largest city? Hey, Mumbles sometimes calls Boston “Boss,” or “Poston,” or “Bosh-thin.”

Whatever you call it, though, the city has been very, very good to Mumbles. He’s 65 years old, making $175,000, which sets him up for a pension of $140,000 a year, for life. It’ll take a lot of cheeseburger taxes to pay for that kiss in the mail, which is why Mumbles, with help from Deval Patrick, is championing the cheeseburger bill.

“It’s not just a Boston bill,” the mayor repeated in Dorchester. “I wanna make everybody perfectly clear.”

And you do, Mumbles.

“Ya know, people think about Boston ya know some people outside they well it’s Boston trying to really capital city we trying to grabble all the money.”

Grabbling all the money - that’s a terrible charge to make against someone, isn’t it? But why should the Legislature have the right to set a tax on cheeseburgers in Boston. This is a question of home rule, or, as Mumbles terms it, “home roll.”

“You wouldn’t even notice it,” he mumbled on. “I just abut if you pay you know ahhh filet mignon it’ll be 50 cents so it’s not gonna croak. And most people ya know and ahh what it really does ahh, we, ya know New York has this.”

And if New York gets to grabble the money, then why shouldn’t Boston grabble, too? Of course, it’s not like the mayor is bitter, you understand - “I tell people all the time how fortune Boston is.” He just wants a “blund” of revenues, you know, “renue diversification.” Don’t you understand - “Sixteen percent of the state jobs are jeneered right here.”

It’s about “opportune,” er, opportunity.

“Implaca - implication for this well be, mean, being on humanity are staggered, staggering and potential ec -economic growth is tremendous.” Got that? This is the visionary CEO of a great city. But there’s another Menino, too, the urban mechanic, as he used to call himself. Back to Dorchester. [continue]

“One of my goals of Dorchester Avenue, just get rid of the traffic so won’t take ya one have supper on one end and ah dinner on the other end so it takes you so long to get through there.”

But aren’t supper and dinner usually the same meal? And considering that he’s been mayor for 14 years now, shouldn’t he have realized there was a bit of a congestion problem on Dot Ave before now?

Still, though, how many tourists ever see Dot Ave? One of the jobs of a mayor is to welcome visitors to Our Fair City. Let us now join the mayor as he pitches the attractions of the Hub to a gathering of conventioneers.

“Let me just say, welcome to Boston, may think you’re in London but you in Boston Massachusetts. Ah were lucky it’s rainin out cause you have no place else to go but sit here all day. You can’t go on whale watch, can’t go golfin, can’t walk the ahhhhh, the Freedom Trail.”

How’s that for a sales pitch? I think you’re on a roll here, mayor - a home roll.

3 posted on 05/18/2007 7:52:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

To anyone not familiar with Boston and her mayor...I assure you that the quotes that Howie has included in his column are real.Every day Mayor Menino,when he speaks,makes W sound like William F Buckley by comparison.

4 posted on 05/18/2007 7:58:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: raccoonradio
Might as well post the link to Howie's Official Mumbles Menino Website (a Hire the Handicapped audio archive) for the listening pleasure of our grater pubic audimensch, er, people who want a laugh.
5 posted on 05/18/2007 8:04:46 AM PDT by David_G_Burnet
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To: raccoonradio
Is Boston the only city that's going to get the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS from this sidewalk cafe mugging?

Or do the other "Peon" bergs get kissed in this scam too?

6 posted on 05/18/2007 8:06:05 AM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Oh man, this is sooooo classic HOWIE, you can’t make this crap up! Boooootiful, boooootiful, good job HOWIE, um, well, good job mumbles, without you this laugh fest would not be possible!

7 posted on 05/18/2007 8:21:34 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter!)
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To: raccoonradio

The Menino segments on Howie’s program just ‘Slay Me’
What a great article....
I’ve been away for most of the week with limited internet access, missing Howie Carr was painful...I turned into but an empty shell of a human being...

8 posted on 05/18/2007 8:30:03 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The thing is, Menino has a huge tongue and it gets in the way when he speaks—plus he often will skip over a word...and has unique pronunciation. Among other things. Of course
da plur’l o’ YOU izz YOUSE.

“This’z a great city, America”
“This is a great city in America”

Those who want to hear Da Mayah speak can of course hear
the soundbites at and of course on
Howie’s show just after 6 pm.

9 posted on 05/18/2007 8:51:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio


1st Hour

2nd Hour

3rd Hour
CHUMP LINE! Call 617-779-3469 and leave Howie, Sandy or Happy a message about today’s stories or anything else buzzing around your bonnet and we may play it back on the air!.

Comic legend Norm Crosby will join us in studio. Norm is in town for a special performance featuring Don Gavin, Tony V, Brian Kiley and Patty Ross. One performance only at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Saturday, May 19, 2007 8 p.m. Tickets $25 - $45 are on sale now at, or by calling (800) 233-3123. For more information, call the Box Office at (617) 824-8000.

4th Hour

10 posted on 05/18/2007 10:56:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Howie appearing in Seabrook—what a
“radio-active” guy!
Who is tougher on immigration?

11 posted on 05/18/2007 12:10:02 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

poll update
Who is tougher on immigration?

12 posted on 05/18/2007 12:35:24 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Peter King on now.

Each illegal alien family is a $20,000 per year NET DRAIN on the economy.

But don’t worry, Ted Kennedy assures us that “this a crowd that works hard, plays by the rules and pays their taxes.”

13 posted on 05/18/2007 12:47:10 PM PDT by Disturbin (Welcome to society -- morons with keys)
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To: Disturbin

btw tonight’s Sox game rained out so Howie will be on till 7 pm in Boston, Worcester, and Cape Cod! (otherwise it would’ve
been pre-game at 6:30

>>Tonight’s Red Sox-Braves game postponed due to rain
Tonight’s game to be made up as night game of split doubleheader tomorrow; Friday’s tickets good for Saturday’s night game at 7:35 p.m.

14 posted on 05/18/2007 12:57:59 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: libertarian27
The Menino segments on Howie’s program

I thought I heard Howie say yesterday that there'd be a Mumbles segment every day this week at 1800.

Since Tancredo got bumped to the final hour today, I'm not sure about tonight.

15 posted on 05/18/2007 2:09:33 PM PDT by David_G_Burnet
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To: David_G_Burnet

there was, with Norm Crosby sitting in...

16 posted on 05/19/2007 12:43:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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Thanks, I had to run out. The last part I heard was Norm saying something about demented politicians, then Howie introducing Tancredo, LOL.

At least Howie caught a break and the rain preempted the planned Red Sox preemption, unless they went ahead and chopped up his show just for the fun of pissing Howie off.

17 posted on 05/19/2007 1:46:36 AM PDT by David_G_Burnet
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