Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread 5/18/07
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.
Howie Carr ping, column to follow
Mumbles wants a bigger bite, and thats a mouthful
By Howie Carr
Boston Herald Columnist
Friday, May 18, 2007
Mumbles Menino only wants one thing: The cheeseburger tax.
Its 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 whos 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 its 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.
Thats right, Woostick too. Are you surprised that he mispronounces the name of the states 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. Hes 65 years old, making $175,000, which sets him up for a pension of $140,000 a year, for life. Itll 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.
Its 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 its Boston trying to really capital city we trying to grabble all the money.
Grabbling all the money - thats a terrible charge to make against someone, isnt 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 wouldnt even notice it, he mumbled on. I just abut if you pay you know ahhh filet mignon itll be 50 cents so its 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 shouldnt Boston grabble, too? Of course, its 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. Dont you understand - Sixteen percent of the state jobs are jeneered right here.
Its 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 theres 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 wont 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 arent supper and dinner usually the same meal? And considering that hes been mayor for 14 years now, shouldnt 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 youre in London but you in Boston Massachusetts. Ah were lucky its rainin out cause you have no place else to go but sit here all day. You cant go on whale watch, cant go golfin, cant walk the ahhhhh, the Freedom Trail.
Hows that for a sales pitch? I think youre on a roll here, mayor - a home roll.
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.
Or do the other "Peon" bergs get kissed in this scam too?
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!
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...
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 MumblesMenino.us and of course on
Howie’s show just after 6 pm.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
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Who is tougher on immigration?
Who is tougher on immigration?
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.”
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.
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.
there was, with Norm Crosby sitting in...
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.