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Howie Carr live thread 7/18/07 ^ | 7/18/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 07/18/2007 9:44:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio

howie carr live thread ( forwarding to correct site again)

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; talkradio; wrko

1 posted on 07/18/2007 9:44:49 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..

howie carr live thread

2 posted on 07/18/2007 9:45:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
On the 38th anniversary of Mary Jo’s homicide - yeah, I’ll be tuning in!

Great column today, Cap'n!

3 posted on 07/18/2007 9:47:32 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: islander-11

which reminds me:

from July 1994 (when he was on WHDH I believe) Howie
interviews the Chappaquiddick diver. (I may convert to mp3)

A sordid tale Teddy would like us to forget
By Howie Carr

Boston Herald Columnist
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ted Kennedy pulled an all-nighter last night - how ironic is that? There must be something about Ted Kennedy and all-nighters on July 18, because it was 38 years ago tonight that he pulled another one.

At Chappaquiddick.

Will Teddy’s Senate office issue a statement today about the anniversary of his 1969 drive off the bridge? They used to. But you know the Kennedy bumkissers would prefer to ignore this day which will live in his infamy. Nothing to see here, folks, move along. After all, Teddy’s got so many big issues on his plate, even after the defeat of his latest illegal-alien amnesty bill.

There’s Iraq, of course, which is what the planned all-nighter was about. And Teddy’s been trying to get some new “hate crimes” legislation passed. Ted’s very concerned about crime. Just don’t bring up any of the ones he committed.

You know what the Kennedy coatholders will say. It was so long ago. Hasn’t he suffered enough? How much does one family... blah blah blah.

But somebody’s got to mention it. I mean, right now the liberals are trying to run Louisiana Republican David Vitter out of the Senate because he had a few, ahem, indiscretions.

So in the interest of recalling a sordid chapter of American history that the Beautiful People would like to consign forever to oblivion, let’s go straight to Teddy’s speech a week after Mary Jo Kopechne was killed when he drove his mother’s 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont off a bridge.

“This morning I entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident.”

And lost his driver’s license - not that it stopped him from driving, of course. A couple of weeks later he would be stopped in Waltham, for driving without a license.

“On the weekend of July 18, I was on Martha’s Vineyard island participating with my nephew, Joe Kennedy - as for 30 years my family has participated - in the annual Edgartown Sailing Regatta.”

You know Joe Kennedy - it would be another four summers before he crippled a young woman, Pam Kelley, in a Jeep accident on the other island, of Nantucket.

“There is no truth, no truth whatever to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior. Nor was I driving under the influence of liquor.”

Riiiiiiight. Just ask Sen. Chris Dodd.

Then the Delmont went into the drink, as it were.

“My conduct and conversations during the next several hours, to the extent that I can remember them, make no sense to me at all.”

Actually, for Ted Kennedy, they make perfect sense.

“I was overcome, I’m frank to say, by a jumble of emotions - grief, fear, doubt, exhaustion, panic, confusion and shock.”

Sounds like a bad ice cube to me, but you can trust Sen. Kennedy - he’s not like the others.

“In the morning, with my mind somewhat more lucid.”

Did someone say hangover?

“These events, the publicity, innuendo and whispers which have surrounded them and my admission of guilt this morning raises the question in my mind of whether my standing has been so impaired that I should resign my seat in the United States Senate.”

Another dream denied.

“For me this will be a difficult decision to make.”

Sort of like, Chivas on the rocks or Chivas straight.

Mary Jo died 38 years ago tonight. And yet we the people of Massachusetts re-elected him, in 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000 and 2006.

And isn’t that the real lesson of Chappaquiddick? In a democracy, you get the government you deserve, dammit.

4 posted on 07/18/2007 9:56:18 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Howie’s int.(about Chappaquiddick) in mp3 form (July 1994/WHDH AM 850)

uploading now (1 pm); give it a moment

5 posted on 07/18/2007 9:59:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Let us see, Pina, DA, got a Judgeship, Mary Jo’s parents got paid off, who else was on the gravy train?

6 posted on 07/18/2007 10:18:43 AM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: raccoonradio
I heard Kennedy's staff have standing orders to keep any correspondence, email, etc. mentioning Mary Jo away from him!
7 posted on 07/18/2007 10:34:23 AM PDT by maryz
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Well of course, Mary...avoidance of reality is a Ted Kennedy specialty!!!

8 posted on 07/18/2007 12:21:14 PM PDT by TheBethsterNH ( Northern Massachusetts, formerly known as New Hampshire.)
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To: raccoonradio

RR, Howie’s column needs its own thread on FR.
With a nice ‘hittable’ title

Everyone should observe and ponder on the anniversary of the Dyke Bridge tragedy.

And get a link to radio-feeds today ;)

9 posted on 07/18/2007 12:37:37 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee)
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10 posted on 07/18/2007 12:48:28 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

actually someone already posted awhile back

11 posted on 07/18/2007 12:49:37 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

OK, That’s what he’s talking about in referring to the FreeRepublic posts just now.

12 posted on 07/18/2007 1:01:14 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s Howie effin’ Caaaaaahhh

13 posted on 07/18/2007 1:02:55 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: libertarian27
oh boy we’re gonna play Truth Or Consequences
14 posted on 07/18/2007 1:15:58 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: libertarian27; All
According to and a source/"mole" at WRKO, Howie wants out of there as soon as possible.
Since Howie Carr's return to the airwaves last week, many have assumed he would continue at WRKO until his contract ends in September. Since yesterday, however, we've been hearing from insiders who believe Howie may not be visiting Guest Street much longer. From one tippety- tiptoed tipster:

"Howie seems prepared for an immediate departure, he wants out now! The spin about him staying put seems a ploy to keep a lid on the sales department, to prevent a mass exodus and maintain Howie's current client list.

"But account execs aren't stupid. It's part of the job to get a feel for situations like these. Several are ready to leave, while others are considering a move. Morale is at an all-time low and frustration with management is high. This whole thing has very quickly become a house of cards. One key move, and boom, there's nothing left!"
The big question: what will free him from his remaining WRKO shows? Posted by Brian Maloney at 07:54 AM | Commen

15 posted on 07/19/2007 12:24:51 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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