Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread Week of May 18, 2008
Posted on 05/18/2008 5:41:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie live thread starting off with his Sunday Herald column
Get ready: Board putting logic on parole
By Howie Carr | Sunday, May 18, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
The Parole Board is open Under New Management - liberal bleeding-heart management.
This is splendid news for stone killers and rapists, bad news for everybody else.
This week we got the first of what will no doubt be a long line of murderers being cut loose: Karter Reed, who wept at his Parole Board hearing in March. Of course Killer Karter wasnt crying at Dartmouth High School back in 1993, when he fatally stabbed a teenager he didnt even know, laughing and jeering as his victim lay dying on the classroom floor. Even Devals Parole Board had to stipulate that.
The Parole Board does acknowledge this tragic senseless loss of a young and innocent victim but . . .
But were liberals, and its our $90,000-a-year job to fling open the prison doors for murderers. For 16 years, these horrid Republicans would never release any of these poor young men whove been turning their lives around, and now its payback time.
The vote to let Killer Karter go was 4-3. It was close only because the Parole Board still includes some holdovers not appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, that great benefactor of rapists. Next year the votes will be 5-2, then 6-1.
Mr. Reed was incarcerated at a very young and susceptible age, the limousine liberals wrote. But not to worry, Killer Karter has rehabilitated himself. Here are some of the prison programs he availed himself of: Alternatives to Violence, Training for Trainers, Training for Facilitators and Welcome Diversity, Anger Management, Toastmasters and, my favorite, Barber School.
Last week, the Herald tried to find out which members voted to unleash this monster on society. We got the swerve. This matter may take awhile to sort out. Im guessing the Parole Board will cut loose several more murderers before we can start printing roll calls.
Deval has now appointed three of the seven Parole Board members. One was a GOP holdover. Another was an ex-cop from Milton, Devals hometown, who worked for the 2006 Patrick campaign doing advance work, which could mean driving. The other one Deval put on - well, Im going to go out on a limb and say that Leticia Munoz is one of the people who voted to release Killer Karter Reed.
You see, shes a . . . psychologist, working, according to the wire story about her appointment last year, mostly with poor, urban clients. As Deval put it, she adds an important perspective to the deliberations of the Parole Board.
The lopsided Democrat majority in the Legislature couldnt be more pleased. Last fall, a bill sailed through the House demanding the appointment of more behavioral scientists like Munoz, as opposed to cops.
The solons have a visceral dislike for the local constabulary, and why shouldnt they? Cops arrest legislators. The previous two House speakers are convicted felons. Tinkering with the makeup of the Parole Board to put more murderers back onto the street. Its just professional courtesy.
This return of revolving-door justice in Massachusetts means yet more anguish for the families of released killers victims. Its always been bad enough, knowing that sooner or later, a letter will arrive telling you that your sons murderer is again coming up for a parole hearing, and will soon be singing the blues about how he just had to cut your loved ones throat because he came from a broken home, or was abused by a priest, or was taunted because of his Caribbean accent.
But at least the survivors could take some solace in knowing that, in the end, the Parole Board would do the right thing and send the shiv-wielding killer back to MCI-Cedar Junction.
No longer. This is a return to Dukakis days. The difference is, the henpecked little wimp from Brookline often commuted the sentences himself, and took the heat. This time around, Gov. Patrick will let his new, improved rubber-stamp Parole Board stonewall the press when the released murderers somehow forget their Anger Management training and begin doing what they do best: killing people.
Whats next, weekend furloughs for murderers?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1094789
Ann Coulter's father, John Vincent Coulter, had recently died and I was hoping the video I referenced to her, Peaceniks unhinged, would bring a little smile to her face. I was worried about Howie Carr's mental state too, because a nasty judge wouldn't let him leave a.m. WRKO for a morning f.m. station.
Oh good and thanks for sharing! I could do that too (find
some still pictures and Howie audio and link them up with
Windows Movie Maker, then upload!) There are some Howie
clips on YouTube from various sources (and on Howie’s
various sites there are clips, like from when he was on
TV talk shows promoting Brothers Bulger)
Maybe there’s a way I could post the interview HC did with
Ch 4 last year, right when it looked like he might jump
to WTKK...if the Ch 4 website still has it up (it’s
poss. I may have audio of it, at least, somewhere). They even had the unedited version, the whole 20 minutes or
so, up there at one point. If I can grab it to say,
Real Video, I can then upload it to youtube
Raw version of the Howie interview (after an ad). At the time
he thought he’d be moving to FM
the interview is on this page:
and click on one of the pix of Howie
Well, allow me to put a positive spin on all this.
First, by throwing open the prison gates to murderers, rapists, and various other thugs, less tax dollars are spent on their "room and board". The result is (presumably) savings to taxpayers.
Second, guess where most of these killers, rapists and thugs end up after they are released? That's right - - the same Democrat neighborhoods they came from; the same Democrat neighborhoods that elected Deval and the rest of the liberals responsible for returning to them the killers, rapists, and thugs!
Sounds like a karmic "win win" to me.
Monday show ping
It it is Monday it must be Max Robins. Vice-President of the Paley Center in New York and our resident television guru.....
Tue. show ping
On the day after a cancer survivor pitches a no-hitter for
the Red Sox, word comes as to Ted Kennedy’s condition—
as you prob have heard by now, the diagnosis is a brain
tumor. Howie didn’t talk too much about EMK yesterday but not sure if that will be the case today.
Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor.
Doctors for the Massachusetts Democrat said today that preliminary biopsy results showed a malignant glioma in the left parietal-lobe. It was detected after Kennedy, 76, was airlifted to Boston on Saturday after having a seizure at his Cape Cod home.
The usual course of treatment includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy, but Kennedys treatment will be decided after more tests.
The cheese has been cut—loose. See Howie’s poll.
Carmen DiNunzio aka the Cheeseman has been let out of jail by the clerk magistrate pending his trial on bribery charges. Did the clerk magistrate do the right thing?
Also Howie has let it be known, no tasteless jokes—the
“splash” and the Wizards of Uhs has been retired until
from http://www.SaveWRKO.com by Brian Maloney:
There is no way in hell that Republicans or conservatives (those are two distinct groups these days) want Ted Kennedy to pass away.
Not only is there nothing to be gained politically from his passing, it would actually represent a SETBACK for the GOP.
That’s because Kennedy is strongly disliked in much of the country and that has led to countless fundraising letters invoking his name that have generated untold millions for the cause.
Worse, Ted would be replaced with another Democrat, one probably extremely undeserving of the promotion.
I’d rather keep Kennedy there for another 20 years than see a truly scary individual like Bill Delahunt turn the US Senate into a Hugo Chavez fan club.
Do you really think Howie Carr and Jay Severin want to lose a favorite target?
So to those of you who are already busy using Ted’s illness to attack conservatives, forget it.
NOTE: right now, Howie is talking about how Deval Patrick would not be able to pick Kennedy’s replacement, thanks to a law intended to block Mitt Romney several years back.
Howie did bring up “what if the Dem-controlled MA legislature brought back the old law” (Gov being able to appoint successor) “and Deval appoints HIMSELF?”
Hmm—someone posted an article on FR, How To Escape A
Sinking Car. And also: “Edgartown hikes Chappy ferry rates”.
The list is endless.
I gotta give Howie major props, in that he has cut off any jerk out there who wants to make the expected stupid comments about Teddy today.
A caller just noted that the moonbats would be having a party if it was Dick Cheney who’d gotten the same diagnosis. I’d like to think that we’re FAR above such gutter tripe. Looking at some of the threads here today, however, I’m not so sure.
Since he brought up knocking stuff off the front news burner, he should be focusing on the crap that Congress will try to get through in the absence of news coverage.
how long will it be before he gets a slot for Wolf on RKO????
I was saying to a friend last weekend, after the news first broke, that the MA legislature is probably in a real quandary about what to do -- repeal the "Romney/Kerry law" now that there's a Dem gov? But, as far as I can tell, there's a lot of antagonism between Deval and legislature! What to do, what to do!!???
Howie's starting to sound like Kennedy: "...my share of mistakes...."
I wonder if somebody will come up with a pilot project to see if Chivas has negative effects on tumors?
Wed show ping
Howie said yesterday he wouldn’t have a column in today’s
paper—there would be no room for it (maybe tomorrow?) and
maybe he’s continuing the be-nice deal. But the Herald
had room for that fraud Mike Barnicle.
In another thread I recalled how one candidate was so sure
that Kerry was gonna win in ‘04 that his people let it be known that the following Sat., there would be a press conference to announce his candidacy for Kerry’s seat. I
thought it was Steve Lynch.
Howie just mentioned it (and said it would have taken
place at the IBEW hall); yup, was Steve Lynch. As I said in
the other post, the press conference was...cancelled...
Howie mentioned today that even the Globe has noticed MA is losing population (wonder how big a congressional delegation we'll have after the next census). Heard today on Fox 25, they're debating where to add tolls -- Zakim Bridge is one possibility (note: not whether -- where!). The famed MA health insurance initiative has won national notice! Here's the WSJ piece Howie mentioned: The New Big Dig.
I'd resort to that old quip, "Last one out, please turn out the lights," but given MA's historical sluggishness paying its bills and its dim financial future, I guess the utility companies will take care of that!
Thu column (a day later than usual) & show ping
Pike commuters dont need equity, just reparations
By Howie Carr | Thursday, May 22, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Memo to the Turnpike Authoritys Toll Equity Working Group:
Those of us who commute on the Pike dont want toll equity, we want reparations. How many times do you tax-fattened hyenas have to hear this - the tolls were supposed to come down after the original bonds were paid off, sometime around 1985.
Guess what? The sun never set on the sun-setted tolls. The hacks decided to earmark the toll money, for themselves.
At the State House, they are just itching to pull the trigger on more toll hikes, and more toll booths, and what comes in their wake, which is more toll-takers. Why else would they keep floating these ridiculous trial balloons, only to shoot them down, sort of, later in the day?
In case you didnt hear the most recent non-denial denial, its not that tolls on I-93 are off the table. Theyre off the table at this point.
So Monday the Pike releases its 37 options for dealing with the so-called toll equity issue - the fact that some drivers are paying billions for other drivers who pay nothing. As for some of these 37 suggestions - you hacks were kidding, right?
This is on page one, under the chapter heading MassPike Commuters Believe That Not All Commmuters (sic) Are Paying Their Fair Share of Tolls.
So Option 3 concerns the West Newton exits, Exit 16, where the toll booths were taken down by then-Gov. Bill Weld during the 1996 Senate race. Its one of the very few breaks the MetroWest crowd gets - you cut through Newton on Route 16 and you can save the $1.25 youd otherwise pay at the Weston tolls.
The Turnpikes suggested solution: Reinstate Int. 16 toll.
So to deal with the problem of MetroWest commuters getting hammered, the solution would be to make them pay even more.
Next, we have another thorny issue (at least to the Pikes payroll Charlies): On the western part of the Turnpike, commuters pay nothing for CA/T (the Big Dig).
Theres a reason for that, of course. People in the 413 area code dont use the Big Dig. Studies have been done showing that only 8 percent of the MetroWest commuters use those leaky, God-forsaken tunnels on a regular basis, so you can imagine what the number is in the Golden West. Maybe .08 percent. Again, the equity solution - beggar more of the drivers who arent even using the rotten road thats eating up all the money.
Heres another bulletin from the Toll Equity Working Group: Many People Have Observed that MHS (Mass. Highway System) Tolls are Being Diverted Off of the Turnpike.
And here is their solution to this plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face information: Explain CA/T funding that MassPike only paid 12 percent of total CA/T cost.
Only 12 percent! That might be a good argument, if the Big Dig only cost, say, a hundred bucks. But it cost $16 billion - so far. So 12 percent is $2 billion.
No, the 37 options arent really getting the toll equity job done. Last I checked, equity more or less means equality. So heres the deal, either you take them ALL down or you build them for everybody. Of course, the hacks could just increase the gas tax, but that would leave all those toll collectors with no jobs. That aint gonna happen.
Which is why I demand reparations. If you stipulate all the boilerplate in the 37 options, it becomes clear that everyone who drives the Pike has been robbed over the past two decades or so, since the original bonds were paid off. Were not talking about something that happened hundreds of years ago to our ancestors. I just got robbed of $1.25 a couple of hours ago, in Allston. Put it on my tab.
Toll Equity indeed. Repeat after me, Mass Pike commuters: No justice, no peace!
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1095642
It’s only a matter of time (or state budget, I guess) before they figure out how to charge tolls for pedestrians — think of all the hack jobs that could generate! ;-)
He crossed the line at passing stuff out at the dinner...so yes, he should be out.
Welcome to Burlington, HC!
Howie Carr is Coming to Burlington!Howie Carr will be broadcasting live from the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center on Williston Road 3-7Pm near Tuckaways and Gs Restaurant May 23rd. There is no charge, it's free to come and see! Watch Howie and enjoy a specially priced cheap bastards buffet. Howie will also have copies available of his best selling book on Whitey Bulger. It's his first ever appearance in Burlington.
Bail deal could be Cheesemans last Straw By Howie Carr | Friday, May 23, 2008 |
Youre Carmen DiNunzio, the Cheeseman, the indicted, super-sized reputed underboss of the New England Mafia, and you know what really gets your goat?
Marinara sauce! You bleepin dribble some down your chin onto your beautiful XXXXL blue sweatshirt, and damn - hey, Ma, ask Lois if shes doin another load tonight.
Youre the Cheeseman, and what kind of bail deal is this here, when you can go home to East Boston but not over to Fresh Cheese, on account of the easy access to LCN members, as Judge Magistrate Dein calls all those half-assed wiseguys in the North End.
Hey, Judge Dein, not for nothing, but there aint no Mafia. Thats what they told us to say at the initiation right after they pricked our fingers and burned the Mass cards.
The worst thing about this pinch is all that personal information the feds put in, like how youre unmarried.
Now the papers are calling you a bachelor, which will eventually become confirmed bachelor, and you aint no college boy, but you know what theyre getting at, and it just aint true.
Youre 50 years old - in the old days, that would have made you a Mafia elder statesman. Now, youre the kid.
You know what Peter Limone says about all the geezer gangsters - 80 is the new 70.
Speaking of which, you still havent seen that list of the guys the feds say you aint supposed to be associating with, so what happens if you suddenly hear the dulcet strains of Turkey in the Straw, and you run to the window and see a Mr. Frosty Ice Cream truck outside, and you waddle down the stairs for a triple hot fudge sundae with extra whip cream and jimmies, and it turns out Peter Limone is the driver?
Youre the Cheeseman, and you once read about an old-time gangster named Dutch Schultz, whose real name was Arthur Flegenheimer, and how Dutch always said he regretted not keeping his real name, because it was too long to fit in the tabloid headlines.
Hey, Dutch, it coulda been worse - you could have had a short nickname and weighed 400 pounds.
You think its funny for Ma to read all them joke headlines: Judge Cuts Cheese Loose. Or, Judge Weighs Cheese Decision.
But you gotta tell your sister to stop yelling at them Herald photographers lurking outside the house. Thats just making it worse. Its not like theyre calling your niece the Little Cheese.
Youre a goodfella, not a dumbfella - and youd like to thank all-a-youse at the Globe for not running that headline with the D-word.
Youre the Cheeseman, and they want how much for imported asiago?
And how come the feds were busting your chops there Wednesday, keeping you up there in the probation office for three hours, and finally your mouthpiece, Tony Cardinale, takes you out the front door of the courthouse, where the cameras are waiting for you.
They wanted you to pull a Lindsay Lohan and show off your new ankle bracelet, but dammit, youve got some pride.
Your co-defendant, Anthony DAmore, he had the right idea after they released him - out the back door and see ya later.
Youre the Cheeseman, under house arrest, and - wait, off in the distance, is that music you hear? Could it be Turkey in the Straw?
Hey, Ma, run out and tell Mr. Frosty to park on this side of the street, in front of the house. If I stay on the sidewalk, maybe the ankle-bracelet monitor wont go off.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1095835
I love it when Howie writes this way!
(”Turkey in the Straw”, lol!)
Wow, speculating that the Cheeseman is a confirmed batchelor? Taking over for Whitey in that regard?
Looks like the Jons will be making house calls now that the Cheeseman is on house arrest.
“how long will it be before he gets a slot for Wolf on RKO????”
He’d do best on mid-mornings ... right after the felon, and on opposite the other felon on WPRO.
Surely the Dems wouldn’t be arrogant enough to suggest changing the law again and making it poss. for a (Dem) gov
to appoint a senator? Yup, you guessed it...
Notice it appeared in Gloucester Daily Times. Cape Ann
folk duo Daisy Nell & Capt Stan have a nice little ditty about that paper:
Who’s got the nose for news, boys, gotta put down your
five thin dimes
Talk is cheap, you gotta read it and weep,
You gotta read it in the G.D. Times...