And, BOR's syndicator was Westwood One, a CBS subsidiary.
They even got another CBS sub, MarketWatch to talk down Limbaugh as viable advertising, in what appeared to me, to be an overt push to BOR. MarketWatch's biggest sin was not disclosing to being part of the CBS/Westwood One family.
We were hoping Howie would be on air to talk about the MIT
student incident, but here’s the next best thing: a column on the Herald’s site (would prob be in tomorrow’s paper too
rather than just a web-only):
Falling Star one of many brilliant fools at Hub schools
by Howie Carr/Boston Herald
Enough is enough.
I mean, what did Boston do to deserve this plague of punks?
And of course, this latest, utterly preventable chaos at Logan International Airport is now being brushed off as a work of art? Stop me if youve heard this one before.
Just last winter we got the same preposterous alibi from those two spoiled losers who brought the city to a standstill with their Cartoon Network stunt, and please, no second-guessing the cops on whether they overreacted.
All that nice young foreign gentleman with the Rasta haircut and the aversion to bathing had to do was tell the police who responded to the first 911 call in Sullivan Square that it was a joke.
But no, the performance artist wanted some videotape. Of his art.
And now we meet the latest college kid to screw up the lives of people who have to work for a living. Young Star Simpson, 19, MIT sophomore, of Hawaii. Bringing a fake bomb into Logan Airport gives new meaning to the term sophomoric behavior.
Star is lucky, damn lucky, she was not shot dead right there in Terminal C, and kudos to the State Police for pointing out that obvious fact for once rather than beating around the bush.
Explained State Police Major Scott Pare: She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day.
For which she could get a new career: jailbird.
I guarantee you Star was never spanked as a kid. So now she needs a timeout. How does three-to-five sound?
The problem is, those two loser punks from the Cartoon Network - they didnt do any time, even after they came out of the courthouse and gave everybody the proverbial finger.
How much do you want to bet Stars got a trust fund, and that her parents are aging hippie types?
Before today, the brilliant students of MIT were most recently in the news for trying to set fire to the Charles River. In their off hours, these brainiacs drink themselves to death at fraternity parties across the river in Boston.
These MIT students are not to be confused with the BU scholars, who riot in Kenmore Square and set fire to cars after athletic events.
And down the road from BU is Boston College, where wacky college kids can be found handcuffed to light poles outside Mary Anns. And back across the river is Harvard, home of Americas future leaders, who amuse themselves after Saturday football games by peeing in public and then calling Momsy and Pater when some cops have the temerity to lug them.
At some point, somebody has got to make an example of one of these college kids. Funny is putting a Volkswagen bug at the top of the stairs of the Widener Library in Harvard Yard, or wherever the hell they do it.
Whats not funny is arriving at Northeastern and two days later yelling out the window to a bunch of cops that if they want to buy pot, theyve come to the right place. Actually, that was kind of humorous. As one poster on the Heralds Web site put it, UMass-Boston, here we come!
The problem is, the college administrators and the local laws are loath to crack down on the little darlings. They blame it on hijinks and high testosterone, but I think it has more to do with high tuitions.
Even at the second- and third-rate private colleges, full-boat tuitions are up over $40,000. And the nouveau-riche white trash who spawn most of these young dolts just arent reproducing at the same levels as in a pre-birth control era. Thats why schools like Suffolk are recruiting Eurotrash teenagers to destabilize Beacon Hill.
In high school, Star surely learned a lot about self-esteem, but here are a couple of old sayings Ill bet she never heard. Dont do the crime if you cant do the time. And the First Amendment does not give you the right to yell fire in a crowded theater.
Or dont bring what looks like a bomb into Logan Airport, while carrying what appears to be plastic explosives in your hands.
Life is hard, kid, but its harder if youre stupid. Those words as true today as they were when George V. Higgins wrote them. Are you listening, Star? Next time you get a bright idea, just chug-a-lug another beer and take one more hit on the bong. And leave the rest of us alone.
Not that Stars incarceration will stop the lads and lasses from double-parking all weekend up and down Newbury Street and Comm. Ave, or from partying all night long in Allston and Brighton. Just think, its almost time for the Red Sox playoffs. Last one to throw a brick at a police horse is a rotten egg!
I know, theyre all wonderful and smart and the apple of Daddys eye and theyre going to someday be a law clerk for Justice Breyer. But my final question is, if these wacky college kids are so damned intelligent, how come they keep getting their U-Haul trucks stuck under the bridges on Storrow Drive?