Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread, week of June 1, 2008
Posted on 06/01/2008 1:13:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie Carr thread. btw on Thu., some of Howie's stations like WRKO will have to cut out at 5:30 pm since Thu. night Sox game has been moved up to 6 pm (pre-game show at 5:30...WCRN doesn't carry pre-game though). The Sox (happy 500th HR, Manny!) are moving their game up an hour so it'll be over before Celtics game starts at 9.
Sunday Herald column ping. btw if Howie, Sandy, or
Happy are reading this, you gotta get the sound off of
the 3 YouTube videos of the Hillary supporters at the
DNC rules & bylaws! GREAT sound!
Robbin hacks steal from you, give to selves
By Howie Carr | Sunday, June 1, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Its only natural that Sen. Marian Walsh would want to jack up state pensions by maybe $6 billion: She may end up collecting as many as three kisses in the mail. She could end up a triple-dipper.
I kid you not. At the State House, they used to call the West Roxbury hackette Maid Marian, after Robin Hoods girlfriend. Now she seems to have morphed into Robin Hood himself, although shes a little confused on the plot line. Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor, but with her budget buster, Sen. Walsh is brazenly stealing from the poor, the taxpayers, to give to the rich, namely, the public employees.
This bill started out as a multi-billion kiss payoff for the state hacks, by jacking up their COLAs (cost-of-living adjustments). The reverse-Robin Hood then added the municipal retirees to the frenzy.
So about those possible three pensions. First of all, shell be 54 next month. From 1979-85, she was an assistant district attorney, but when she left she took a refund of her contributions. In 1988, though, she got elected to the House, and then in 1992 to the Senate.
The solons have a very sweet pension rule for themselves. If theyre in office one day in a calendar year, they get a years credit on their pensions. Nice work if you can get it. So after 19 years, Marians got her 20 years in. Thats pension No. 1.
Marians problem in the Senate is the fact that there can be only one queen bee, and that is the president, Terry Murray. Which brings us to the judgeship. Marian was one of Gov. Deval Patricks early supporters, which seems to entitle her to a $130,000-a-year no-heavy-lifting state judgeship.
A couple of months ago, she was on the runway, ready for takeoff to the bench. Her would-be Senate successors were scurrying around, pulling nomination papers.
But something happened, and she withdrew her name. But I predict that sooner or later shell be back before the JNC, cup in hand. So lets say Sen. Walsh eventually takes the judgeship and puts in 10 years. That would be pension No. 2 - 80 percent of what will by then be at least $150,000.
Finally, her elderly husband, Paul V. Buckley. In an amazing coincidence, this husband of a politician was handed a judgeship. Yep, another nationwide search. Alas, Buck got his black-robed, early-retirement package at age 64, too late in life to vest his 10 years for a judicial pension. He had to retire two years ago, at age 70.
Judge Buckley had enough time in for a regular pension - 15 or so years as a Bristol County prosecutor, plus six as a judge. But before he could take his pension, Buck was once again the beneficiary of a . . . nationwide search.
Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Buck to the Industrial Accidents Board, where at age 72 he now makes $113,050 a year. When Buck finally does cash out, he can designate his much-younger spouse to collect survivors benefits.
Paging Marian Walsh . . .
This is what happens in a one-party state. The hacks are utterly brazen. One of their mouthpieces last week brushed off the potential $6 billion price tag of this new pension grab, saying, Its $10 a damn month, thats all it is.
Funny, when theyre looking to stick their hand into our pockets, its only a sawbuck theyre stealing. When people with real jobs ask that the income-tax rate be cut back to 5 percent and say that its only three bucks a week, the payroll patriots explode in outrage and tell us they cant afford to part with the three bucks - our three bucks, by the way, not theirs.
This is Mafia economics. Whats theirs is theirs, and whats ours is theirs.
Nobody would have any great objection to giving a little more to retirees who are collecting the average $22,000-a-year state pension. But it would have to be capped, so as to prevent the Billy Bulgers, the David Bartleys and, yes, the Marian Walshes from yet more raids on the public purse.
The problem is, the big-time hacks would sue, claiming theyre discriminated against. Theyve done it before, theyd do it again.
Dont blame me, I voted for Muffy.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1097824
Did anyone have Harvey Korman in the dead pool?
For Howie, Sandy, or Happy: links to the three youtube videos
of women at the DNC’s rules and bylaws meeting
NY woman who got thrown out. “I used to be a second class
citizen. Now I’m nothing.”
A Long Island woman shows off the bruises she got after
security forced her out of the meeting. “I’m just so
disappointed in my party. Those idiot bosses have given
me two winners in forty years.”
A Calif. woman who flew in to defend Hillary’s votes;
feels not only will this toss the election to McCain,
but she’ll VOTE for him! “This is no longer about being a
Democrat, it’s about being an American.” She says when
Obama first got on the scene, looked good, great speaker.
“Then we find out about Wright...Ayers...” etc.
Great audio from these! Operation CHAOS! Get the popcorn!
I don’t think so. We also lost jazz organist Jimmy McCriff
and the composers for the themes from Star Trek (Alexander
Courage) and Andy Griffith (Earle Hagen). Prob not on death pool either.
How about the fire in Peabody the other day (I drove right bay it)? Huge apt building wiped out because someone threw out
a lit cigarette into some mulch (spread to building). I mean,
did we not learn ANYTHING from Smokey Bear?...
should say McGriff, and “BY it”
A shame. The more we forget 9/11, the more "Sportscasting" takes over the Information Highway.
I'm still waiting as the line of cars is long, and the light quick. Up comes one of Barnstables five, yes five, different fire departments. A ladder truck(why?) with four guys, a pumper truck with about four guys, and a large pickup type truck with a couple of guys. Three trucks, ten guys, no fire.
I pull out and pull into McDonalds and watch the show, but first in the best Howie Carr tradition, get something to eat. I watch a assistant deputy to the deputy fire chief pull up in a full size suburban. All eleven of these guys now mill around for forty or so minutes, no fire, and tie up traffic.
It's different on the Cape.
I’ve been listening on WHYN 560 out of Springfield. So far, no Sox. Who the hell do these station managers think they’re pleasing? It ain’t talk radio fans, which I imagine make up 95% of the listenership. BTW, Howie kicks Hannity’s sorry butt.
I can do without Monday's TV raves from whatshisname, and the Death Pool is tepid, but the rest is on target. Howie puts down Lib-callers so badbetter even than Steve Malzberg does in election years.
Hannity is predictable and repetitious, but his WABC "Lib" and "Independant" audience may need that. Friendship with former NYC Mayor Koch may prove to be a big longterm bonus. NYC regulars (Giuliani, Rangel, etc) give perspective not heard elsewhere.
Nobody does a better Bill Clinton impression than Rush, though.
Anyway, I see "creeping sportscasting" as an indicator of dropping vigilanceand we know about THAT!
No telling what might have been in the big gulp.
Because frankly he's been fallin' down on the job lately.
Well, I’ve been told Sandy at least and prob Howie are reading this so hopefully you’ve been heard loud & clear with that request! (Or I can email him)...I don’t know about the insider influence but at least I help spread the word via this ping list.
It’s really up to the tech wizards at ‘RKO to do podcasts.
I think they USED to re-run him at night (1 am?) online
(streamcast, NOT podcast) because they couldn’t stream
Coast to Coast. But I do know several shows are available
for podcast (more national shows) such as Levin and
Dennis Miller, so...why not Howie?
...be aware some Howie audio can be found at the link below.
Usually it’s the chumpline but there are some “topics”
on there, too, like “how do you get away from bums on
the street?” and “tolls”. It’s poss. there may be some
content which aired after 6:30 pm on game nights and
was missed on WRKO (aired on WCRN though). Anyway:
Here, for example (hope this works) is Friday’s chump line.
The Monday ping.
Bo Diddley, RIP.
“You got your radio turned down too low. Turn it up!”
...and listen to Howie Carr.
Pod casting would definitely help to promote his show with listeners that get a truncated version due to sportscast or just plain missing it
He seems to be pod casting less sense his return, though
If you have access to a PC, www.howiecarr.com broadcasts the entire show every day, regardless of where you are or what the over the air hacks are up to. My signal comes in loud and clear here in California, and we also don’t have to listen to some of the inane advertisements that the cracked advertising staff at WRKO finds.
“Got the good time music and the Bo Diddley beat ..... who do ya love?”
Less action on the ping list lately; I will still do a few
pings a week but maybe not necessarily every day. Hopefully
will post his columns. Also I will be away the week of
June 23-27; may try to post from afar if I can get to a
comp. at a Kinko’s or at the cartoon convention I’m
attending or maybe GQuagmire can step in again. This is a
few weeks off, though.
For anyone who does wish to pinch hit, the ping list is at
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