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Howie Carr thread week of Feb. 17, 2008
howiecarr.com ^ | 2/17/08 | raccoonradio

Posted on 02/17/2008 5:53:44 AM PST by raccoonradio

Howie Carr thread; Howie is on vacation all week I believe (not sure who's filling in) but if there are columns (as there was in today's Herald) I'll post 'em. Talk about the show, etc.


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1 posted on 02/17/2008 5:53:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Howie Carr column ping. Note: Yesterday’s Globe did not mention the cross dressing at all.’

When Judge Roberta goes a-courting
By Howie Carr | Sunday, February 17, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com

When is the next opening on the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court?

You see, I have the perfect candidate in mind for Gov. Deval Patrick - an extinguished, er distinguished jurist who would fit perfectly in the squalid, perverted hackerama that is the Massachusetts judiciary.

I refer, of course, to outgoing federal bankruptcy judge Robert “Roberta” Somma. Talk about your impeccable credentials for a Mass. state judgeship: He is now a convicted drunken driver, and an alleged cross-dresser. He was arrested last week in Manchester, N.H., after staggering out of the Breezeway, “New Hampshire’s favorite gay bar,” in a black cocktail dress, fishnet stockings and high heels. Did I mention he was appointed to the bench by President Bush?

Judge Roberta then drove his Mercedes E320 sedan onto Elm Street, the city’s main drag, in drag, and proceeded to “rear-end,” as the Manchester Union Leader drolly put it, a pickup truck. It was 11:29 p.m.

When it comes to getting the nod from Deval, who could possibly top that looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places resume? Other than Carl Stanley McGee, of course.

You had to know the judge was going to come to a very bad end when it was first reported in the Union Leader that, according to the police report, he “had a difficult time locating his license in his purse.”

His purse?

After a very thoughtful discussion of Somma’s predicament on my radio show, complete with Tiny Tim’s immortal recording of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” I attempted to get the judge’s side of the story Friday. First I called the courthouse, where his “judicial assistant,” Peggy, picked up the phone.

“I know he won’t be calling YOU back!” she sneered.

So I called his house in Newbury, where he lives, or lived, with his wife, Wendy, who was almost as rude to a Manchester reporter as Peggy was to me. But I wanted to ask him a question that had been raised by a Manchester reader. Alas, there was no answer, but I decided to leave a message on his voice mail anyway.

Judge, I asked, wasn’t that a fashion faux pas, wearing that slinky little Audrey Hepburn cocktail number during Valentine’s Week, when every debutramp knows that red is de rigueur, with white, not black fishnets?

I didn’t get into any of the more sordid rumors - that he had adjourned, shall we say, to a basement room known as “the Woodshed,” or that on the back of his Mercedes is a bumper sticker: “My other robe is a Vera Wang.” I wouldn’t think of inquiring if his purse is a real designer brand or a knockoff.

I could make sport of him for blowing a .12 on the Breathalyzer. No wonder he almost fell down as he tried to get out of the car. Of course he failed the field sobriety test. Have you ever tried the “walk and turn” portion while wearing four-inch Prada heels?

When the first story appeared, minus the highly amusing details, I wondered what Judge Roberta was doing in Manchester on a weeknight. Now an unnamed city official tells the local paper, “He told police his wife was out of town . . . so he decided to come up to Manchester where no one would know him.”

And where the case couldn’t be fixed. Like Carl Stanley McGee, the $115,000-a-year Deval aide now charged with molesting a young boy in a Florida steam room, Judge Roberta forgot that there is still a large country out there where this sort of behavior is frowned upon, at least in public. That country is called America.

Oh well, it’s over now for the judge, at least until Deval can arrange a soft landing on the state bench, where he so obviously belongs. He got a bad ice cube, is all. There comes a night when the best gets tight, as Rudyard Kipling put it. It’s easy to straighten things out. Just have your “spouse” donate $1,000 to Barack Obama and you’re appointed the next day. That’s how things work around here now.

And if a judgeship doesn’t pan out, Somma might consider television. Judge Maria Lopez’ syndicated show just got canceled this week. Remember the old courtroom series “Divorce Court”? I think Judge Roberta would be perfect to preside over the revamped, vamped-up modern Massachusetts version: “Gay Divorce Court.”

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1074045


2 posted on 02/17/2008 5:54:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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ping for the Mon & Tue shows. Substitute host.


3 posted on 02/18/2008 4:59:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Tue ping; Avi again?>


4 posted on 02/19/2008 12:01:39 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

This Ken guy is a freakin’ clown


5 posted on 02/19/2008 1:55:01 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: rockabyebaby

I think he called up Michelle McPhee (WTKK) a bit later!


6 posted on 02/20/2008 12:06:05 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Avi said Bob Hendlun on Wed, then Avi again Thu & Fri


7 posted on 02/20/2008 12:06:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Howie column ping

Yeah, they sound the same, but I’ve been telling you that
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com

How desperate is Hillary Clinton when she’s accusing Barack Obama of lifting material from Deval Patrick?

First of all, Deval is working for him - you can’t steal something from somebody who’s working for you. Second of all, if Barack ever does get caught lifting material from somebody else who’s not on the team, he can always dust off the ultimate excuse:

It wasn’t plagiarism, it was an homage.

That’s what those wacky Jerry Lewis-loving French film directors always used to say when somebody caught them lifting scenes, shot by shot, from a crappy Grade B Monogram film noir.

This is a very gray area, but I don’t think Obama is even close to the line. I mean, when I first heard Sunday that the Clintons were peddling this “plagiarism” story, I thought they must be kidding. On my radio show, we’ve been running back-to-back audio cuts for weeks now of Barack and Deval - one yelling “Yes, we can!” and the other one leading the chant, “Together, we can!”

Plus I could have sworn I wrote two columns right after Hillary won this state 56-41, basically saying that Massachusetts Democrats heard all the same lines from Barack that they’d heard from Deval in 2006, and that they weren’t buying another pig in a poke.

I guess nobody read those columns of mine, which is a lot more depressing than being plagiarized, I can tell you that.

Remember a guy on the old Boston School Committee named Joe Casper? Back in 1985, he was rooting through the garbage on Court Street (that’s the kind of guy he was, OK?). In the trash he discovered a speech that his colleague Rita Walsh-Tomasini was going to deliver to some high school group.

Knowing that he was scheduled to speak at the same event first, Casper grabbed the speech out of the wastebasket. A day or two later, he delivered her speech, word for word, as Rita sat on the stage in the traditional stunned disbelief. When it was her turn, Rita got up and said she’d decided not to deliver a full address, but just to congratulate everyone. Needless to say, she got a bigger hand from the crowd than Casper.

But Casper, always the jokester, was unrepentant.

“It was God’s will,” he said of the speech’s appearance in the trash can. “I never said I wrote it.”

Maybe it wasn’t plagiarism, but it was definitely stealing.

The difference with Barack and Deval is that Deval gave the lines to him, willingly, or at least didn’t care if he used them. It’s very simple. If Barack wins, Deval wins.

Look, I’ve coined a lot of nicknames for people, but the fact is, some of the best ones were spoon-fed to me. A guy from Milton told me the other night how much he liked my nickname for Sen. Brian Joyce - Multiple-Choice Joyce.

That is a good nickname, and I’m glad to take full credit for it. But the fact is that it was given to me by one of Joyce’s political foes during the 2001 congressional race. The real author has told me he doesn’t want me ever to reveal him as the “source,” as it were. Ditto, the guy who pinned the nickname “Muffy” on Kerry Healey.

Sometimes people don’t claim credit for other people’s work because there’s even more cachet in citing an authority. Like Billy Bulger with James Michael Curley’s line about the Ancient & Honorables: “Invincible in peace, invisible in war.”

It’s a guaranteed winner of a quote whenever you deliver it, but crediting it to Curley makes you appear almost erudite.

This has been going on forever. It’s just that very few politicians have ever thought to whine about it until now. But Hillary is drowning, and drowning women are desperate. Just ask Ted Kennedy.

I read that last line on the Internet yesterday, I think. Or maybe I added the part about Ted Kennedy. Whatever, it’s in the paper now. Consider it God’s will.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1074743


8 posted on 02/20/2008 12:12:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

This one is another masterpiece. Howie is the first writer since early Hunter S. Thompson who can make me literally laugh out loud as I read. That’s a gift.

Regards,
LH


9 posted on 02/20/2008 12:26:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: raccoonradio
Consider it God’s will.

LOL! I may give this line a workout myself!

10 posted on 02/20/2008 6:12:33 AM PST by maryz
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To: raccoonradio

Howie nails it again.........


11 posted on 02/20/2008 11:31:18 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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Wed show ping; Bob Hendlund hosts today


12 posted on 02/20/2008 12:06:51 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

What happened to Avi? I can’t stand Hedlund! :(


13 posted on 02/20/2008 12:44:05 PM PST by maryz
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To: maryz

Whatsamatta, youze got no love for tha sennutah?


14 posted on 02/20/2008 1:06:17 PM PST by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your money)
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To: Disturbin

I think he’s an idiot — not to be judgmental . . . ;-)


15 posted on 02/20/2008 1:09:43 PM PST by maryz
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To: maryz
I think he’s an idiot

I agree, however, I'll take Hedlund over the felon and that screamin' banshee wendy murphy and that other fool ellen o'brien and while I'm at it maryellen burns....AND that other clown, gonzo, WHERE do they get these people?

16 posted on 02/20/2008 1:39:31 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: rockabyebaby

Hedlund bothers me the most (well, maybe except for Ellen O’Brien), probably because he’s supposed to be a Republican. Of course, I’ve been a registered Unenrolled (as we say in MA) for a few years now, when the MA Republican party just crossed the line (I think it was when they were planning to insert a pro-abortion plank in the state platform).


17 posted on 02/20/2008 2:14:07 PM PST by maryz
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To: maryz; rockabyebaby
Senatah, um, Bob Hedlum, um..here fillin’ in for, uh, Howie. While, Howie is, ah, um, on vacation.

Great suffering Saints, this man does not belong on the radio. I do like Avi and would love to hear the Colonel.

My radio usually went quite after Savage finished his broadcast but I discovered an FM station that plays jazz from 10:00 PM till late at night. Its so nice to have jazz in the house after dinner and work are done. Come to find out its the location public broadcasting station!
I once heard Howie mention he likes to tune into the jazz station at night and I guess this must be what he was talking about.
18 posted on 02/20/2008 3:07:34 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

Yeah Hedlund is a couple brewskies short of a 6 pack, but, he’s a lot better than the felon, the screamin’ banshee et al, I too would like to hear the colonel or Avi......I listen to Jerry Doyle at 10pm after SAVAGE!


19 posted on 02/20/2008 3:14:05 PM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: maryz

Avi said he’d be on again, as far as he knows, Thu & Fri


20 posted on 02/21/2008 1:16:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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show ping. Since Sandy’s back, Avi has been entrusted with
doing a ChumpLine.


21 posted on 02/21/2008 12:13:53 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

There is a God! ;-)


22 posted on 02/21/2008 12:50:01 PM PST by maryz
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Fri column ping

From crossbow crusader to our hack du jour
By Howie Carr | Friday, February 22, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com

The hack du jour is former state Sen. Cheryl Jacques, which rhymes with “Fakes.”

Some people mispronounce her name as Jacks, which rhymes with “Hacks,” which would also be appropriate, considering where she is landing - at the Division of Industrial Accidents, as an administrative judge, for approximately $107,000 a year.

Not bad, but didn’t I read once in the Globe that she was a “tenacious lawyer?” A hundred grand and change ain’t much for a “tenacious lawyer.” That’s what you’d pay for a standard issue failed hack, which at age 45 is what Rhymes-with-Fakes has become.

The job needed a woman, and the woman most certainly needed the job.

Did I mention she was a lesbian, or did you just assume it, knowing that Gov. Deval Patrick appointed her? Hey, it had been almost a week since his last lesbian judge, the woman in Amherst whose galpal gave a grand to Barack Obama on Jan. 21, one day before her appointment to the probate and family court bench.

Cheryl of course has her own live-in galpal who used to work for her at the State House during which time her pay increased 92 percent.

I took a look at Jacques’ resume, and strangely she neglected to include what I always recall as the pinnacle of her career, those glory years on the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Board. Do those years count toward the pension?

Also no mention on her C.V. of any tenacious lawyering, but she does include her career as “public speaker - write and speak nationally on issues of diversity, civil rights and politics.”

Mostly, diversity.

In the state Senate, she authored “the landmark 1995 Gun Control Act.” Yes, that was quite a landmark. A watershed, so to speak. Now, nobody gets killed in Massachusetts with an illegal firearm. Everyone can still remember where they were when they heard that the landmark Gun Control Act of 1995 had been passed. They’ll be putting up a statue of her any day in Dorchester, probably in Brockton, too.

Funny, she didn’t mention her jihad against the state’s beauty parlors. Or her crusade against crossbows, to end the senseless slaughter on our commonwealth’s highways.

How many more must die, Mr. Speaker (or President, as the case may be). How many more?

And indeed, none has, since Jacques stepped up to call a halt to the epidemic of crossbow violence. Who says government can’t make a difference?

She tried to run for Congress in 2001, but there weren’t enough gals of her persuasion in Jamaica Plain to make up for Steve Lynch’s boyos in South Boston. Then she quit the Senate to become the head of some “diversity” organization in D.C., but she couldn’t pull off a benchmark, let alone a landmark or a watershed. Soon she was unemployed - excuse me, she was “adjunct professor of law” at Suffolk University.

Adjunct means, for the time being. It also means, close to minimum wage.

How ironic it must have been, for Cheryl to be starving to death while her brother Steve, for whom she procured a hack job at the Turnpike, was making $96,485 a year as a payroll patriot. Now, though, the injustice has been rectified. At least for the six years of her term, she’s making a bit more than Steve at the public trough where all Jacques end up.

But the one smart thing she did do was get on the Deval Patrick bandwagon early on. It was the fashionable move among her crowd. And now she moves into the steamroom that is the Deval Patrick administration.

My only question is, now that Cheryl’s been taken care of, how long does cross-dressing drunk-driving Judge Robert Somma have to wait for his telephone call? He’s at least as qualified as Rhymes-with-Fakes.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1075194


23 posted on 02/22/2008 12:13:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The only thing this state is good for is to give the rest of the country a good laugh — sometimes it hurts to laugh if you live here! :(


24 posted on 02/22/2008 6:39:19 AM PST by maryz
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Fri show ping; Avi again, Howie back Monday


25 posted on 02/22/2008 9:43:46 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

new page on WRKO site: THE HOWIE CARR DEATH POOL

http://wrko.com/Howie-Carr-Death-Pool-2008/1641558


26 posted on 02/22/2008 9:45:21 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: maryz
And now she moves into the steamroom that is the Deval Patrick administration.

Ain't that the truth........

27 posted on 02/22/2008 10:50:46 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: raccoonradio

Suhweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet,love it!


28 posted on 02/22/2008 10:51:02 AM PST by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: rockabyebaby

He certainly knows how to turn a phrase... lol


29 posted on 02/22/2008 11:22:23 AM PST by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: rockabyebaby; All

yeah...Jacques, if I remember right, got elected to the state Legislature promising she wouldn’t kowtow to the ways of
Billy Bulger. Then the Corrupt Midget got her in his corner (rewards for going along? punishment for not doing so?) and
she wound up wearing “the Bulger brand on her backside”
as Howie would put it. (She was a classmate of a friend
of mine over —they went to Suffolk U.)

Speaking of Howie, no Howie today to play the role of
the panic-strucken TV reporters, what with this snow
(Gov released employees, but on a staggered basis). Get
ready for a looooooooooong commute. Any way, if Howie were
here: “For GOD’S SAKE get out to the store now! We may never have bread or milk again! It’s so bad out there I just
saw a polar bear skiing down Beacon Hill! Oh, help!
Hellllllllllp!” :)


30 posted on 02/22/2008 11:42:12 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Ariel Sharon is still alive?


31 posted on 02/22/2008 1:37:11 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: raccoonradio

No Nancy Reagan as one of the choices in that Death Pool? Nancy would be my pick.


32 posted on 02/22/2008 3:31:01 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Longtime WRKO host Moe Lauzier is another victim of the
Entercom cost-cutting; his blog says today was his last
show in his 25 year career at the station. He has done
weekend mornings and some fill ins (incl. for Howie, IIRC)
and when we had a blizzard awhile back, they put him on for
a few days at 7 pm to talk with people about how they are
coping with it, etc. I bought his book download online.

Maybe they’ll replace him, knowing ‘RKO, with a show about
how 25-30 pounds are stuck to your colon’s walls like
spackle or paste.

http://moeissuesoftheday.blogspot.com


33 posted on 02/23/2008 9:10:03 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: All

Longtime WRKO host Moe Lauzier is another victim of the
Entercom cost-cutting; his blog says today was his last
show in his 25 year career at the station. He has done
weekend mornings and some fill ins (incl. for Howie, IIRC)
and when we had a blizzard awhile back, they put him on for
a few days at 7 pm to talk with people about how they are
coping with it, etc. I bought his book download online.

Maybe they’ll replace him, knowing ‘RKO, with a show about
how 25-30 pounds are stuck to your colon’s walls like
spackle or paste.

http://moeissuesoftheday.blogspot.com


34 posted on 02/23/2008 9:10:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Some comments on this...one says they’ll miss his 7 am
talks with soldiers, and another compares him to the late,
low-key Norm Nathan:

http://www.savewrko.com/archives/2008/02/wrkos_moe_lauzi.php#comments


35 posted on 02/23/2008 9:15:08 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I truly hope that Moe is able to successfully continue being a radio talk show host for somebody else, if Moe so chooses to try to continue being a radio talk show host somewhere.


36 posted on 02/24/2008 12:28:57 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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