Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread week of Oct. 12, 2008
Posted on 10/12/2008 7:15:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie live thread starting with his Sunday Herald column
would have posted last night but was up watching Sox (...lose) on TV, etc.
Mumbles makes for some good in-tain-ment
By Howie Carr | Sunday, October 12, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Welcome to Mumbles Magical Mystery Tour. Forget the stock-market crash and the election - today youre traveling with Hizzoner, the mayor of the city of Boston.
As always, all dialogue guaranteed verbatim. Check it out for yourself at bostonherald.com. This is 100 percent real. Nobody could make this stuff up.
We begin with Mumbles reading, sort of, of a mayoral proclamation. Remember, the mayor is from Hyde Paaaakh, and he pronounces some words . . . differently. For instance, debut. Some swell from Ward 5 might say day-bue. Mumbles knows better. Debut is pronounced de-beaut.
Lets go straight to the audio.
And so, uh . . . Whereas New Kids on the Block has in-tained millions around the w-globe . . . Whereas in 2008, New Kids on the Block has roonited and released their first album in 14 years, The Block, which d-de-beaut-ed at No. 1 on the Mill- Millboard top a hundred pop album charts.
See, anybody can de-butte at number one on Billboard. In the music industry what really counts is Millboard.
At his next stop, the mayor is giving out some scholarships:
You represent the diversitive of the people of our city, yet you all share a common commitment to education.
You know the old PC saying, Celebrate diversitive.
Norm Levanthal is a very rich guy whos having a sea walk dedicated to him. Mumbles, who would appear at the opening of an envelope, and often does, was of course present, if incoherent.
When others sees problems Norman sees possibilities. When others sees, said we cant, Norman said we must. . . . Normans great work has touched many commas - corners of our vibrant city.
Not to mention, many semi-colons and exclamation points.
Nothing like a playground opening, right Mumbles?
The sidewalks around this park has just been approved by the private industry council - ah, ah, private industry commission, Im sorry . . . The private, ummm, the public improvement commission has improved them.
Lets cut by the Fenway Health Center - This is about the steak economic stimulus package.
Sirloin or tenderloin, ribeye or Porterhouse?
And finally, the mayor appears at the 4th annual book bag giveaway and resource fair.
Its so important you take that time out of your busy schedule to read each child in our city for 20 minutes.
Remember: Read each child in the city. Personally, Id rather read Mumbles memoirs. What a yarn thatll be . . . a bestseller for sure. I predict it de-beauts at number one, at least on the Millboard charts.
Monday show ping. Red Sox are on WEEI today so Howie’s
show won’t be interrupted (WCRN prob carrying Sox; 4 pm
start for playoff game). The debate’s on Wed night and
the Sox are off (barring a rainout or something) so
WRKO will have expanded debate coverage. As before,
Howie joins Todd Feinburg from 7-8 pm (Wed.) on WRKO.
MONDAY OCTOBER 13
Col.David Hunt is in for Howie
CHUMP LINE!!! Call 617-779-3469 and leave Howie, Sandy or Happy a message about the show or the goings on of the day and we may play it back on the air!
Max Robins TV Guru and Vice President of The Paley Center (formerly The Museum of Television and Radio) will be with us to answer all of those nagging questions about your favorite show on the boob tube...
Tue show ping. Howie is wondering why the mainstream
media, like CNN, is ignoring the Tim Mahoney story
“TV Newsers Who Fawned Over Foley Sex Scandal Ignore Mahoney”
Howie column ping. Howie’s Wed show will be extended
to 8 pm (w/ Todd Feinburg) for a debate preview.
Hey Sarah Palin, bring some Sun-unu to New England
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Welcome to New England, Sarah Palin.
Two words for you before todays events in New Hampshire: John Sununu.
I know, your campaign manager says you and Gramps McCain are within striking distance, but I dont buy it and neither do you, even if you cant admit it. I was in North Carolina this weekend - ad-wise on TV it was all Barack, all the time, even during the Pats game Sunday night.
Nationally, you were outspent on radio last week by a 5-to-1 margin. Thats brutal.
You do a nice job, governor, of keeping the illusion alive, but sometimes it slips out, like with Rush Limbaugh yesterday, when you said, Ive got nothing to lose here, Rush.
So the GOPs real plan now is, hang onto 41 Senate seats to minimize the damage the Democrats can do over the next few years. Sununu in the Senate is crucial. Jeanne Shaheen is an empty pantsuit. When Chuckie Schumer tells her to jump, her only question will be, How high?
I implore you, Sarah, talk up Sununu. Until two weeks ago, when the market collapsed, I thought he was pulling away. But this environment is brutal. Pat Caddell, the pollster, is right - Barack Obama is the luckiest pol ever. His pals at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac poison the economy with bad paper, yet they reap the benefits of the crashed 401(k)s.
Sununu tried to do something about Freddie and Fannie. Who knew? Sununu. But now hes behind in the polls. Tell everybody in New Hampshire not to get down, and be sure to get to the polls Nov. 4.
Give Sununu a big hug. And by the way, why not bring First Dude in one stop early, at Laconia. Youre going to be at Weirs Lake, for goodness sake. Have Todd ride in on a Harley - a hog.
Tomorrow youre in Maine, in the 2nd Congressional District. We know how that works - if you win northern Maine, you can grab an electoral vote. Probably wont matter, but never say never, right?
Sen. Susan Collins is another Republican who might be the 41st vote to stop Barack Obama from realizing his dream of, as he puts it, spreading the wealth around. Shes ahead in the polls, but this year you never can tell.
Sarah, you probably dont know much about Bangor, but its not that different from Alaska. A few years back, a woman got shot in her backyard by a hunter while she was hanging laundry. The hunter said he mistook her for a white-tailed deer because she was wearing white gloves. The nimrod was acquitted.
Two words for Bangor, Sarah: moose recipes.
Give em hell, Sarah!
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1125628
I think McCain is going to win.
I hope so — and I wish Howie wouldn’t be such a downer on his prospects; it’s counterproductive, just discouraging people! It’s not as if he couldn’t have gotten a great column out of Deval and his hypothetical “cuts”!
Sox pull out an amazing win last night...btw, RIP Edie
Adams, widow of Ernie Kovacs. True story: She was on
Howie’s show once and someone called in and asked what it was like being married to such a great pitcher. Then they
realized that the caller thought she was married to
Friday column ping
Hey Deval, time to spread the wealth
By Howie Carr | Friday, October 17, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Heres a suggestion for Gov. Deval Patrick: Ante up.
Stop taking your state paycheck.
And return the Cadillac too. Get its heating fixed, and then bring back the Crown Vic.
Why not set a good example for your minions in state government, Deval? Dont just talk the talk, walk the walk.
Hey, Mitt Romney didnt take a dime in pay for four years. Ditto, his lieutenant governor, Muffy Healey. And Deval, dont you dare cry poor-mouth - you just got a $1.35 million book advance from Random House, you got $2 million in severance from Coca-Cola and God knows how much from Texaco, not to mention whatever stock options they handed out.
And then of course there was your part-time gig on the board of Long Beach Pawnshop Inc., d/b/a Ameriquest, that subprime-mortgage company that you have admitted paid you more than $100,000 a year.
Your wife is a partner in a major downtown Boston law firm. You own a huge spread in the Berkshires - 10 rooms plus five bathrooms, connected to a carriage house with three more rooms and two bathrooms.
I know what youre thinking, Deval: Its not fair youre being asked to give up your paycheck.
Its not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that theyve got a chance for success, too . . . When you spread the wealth around, its good for everybody.
Re-read that last paragraph, Deval. Its a quote, and Ill bet you can figure out who said it first. Thats right, it was your pal, Barack Obama. Those were his words to Joe the Plumber in Ohio last weekend. Surely youre not going to tell us that youre not for spreading the wealth around.
Its good for everybody.
Repeated calls were made yesterday to Gov. Patricks spokesman, asking whether Deval was going to set a good example by foregoing his $140,535-a-year salary, at least for the time being. Those calls were not returned, at least to me.
Earlier this week, Deval said of the states cutbacks, There is real cause for concern, but not panic.
Earth to Deval: nobody out here is panicked, at least not about shuttered museums and longer lines at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. I dont even think the hacks are that panicked, because they know theyre not going anywhere.
Not one layoff in the judicial branch - that tells those of us in the Dreaded Private Sector all we need to know. The people in state government who work may be concerned, but theyre always the last hired and the first fired.
Deval, are you a straight-talker, or are you one of those do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do phony-baloney fakers?
Do the right thing, Governor. Give the money back. Spread the wealth around, its good for everybody. Just ask Barack Obama.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1126051
Here was Howie’s column in the Thu paper. I didn’t see the paper till late and didn’t realize it was in there! So,
Tardy Joe the Plumber fixes leaking ship
By Howie Carr | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Where was Joe the Plumber six weeks ago when John McCain really needed him?
Finally, McCain had someone to play off of, the guy from Toledo who figured out that his taxes are going up under Barack Obama. Joe the Plumber ran into Obama and confronted him the other day, and Obama brushed him off by saying that he just wants to spread the wealth around.
You know, like the War of Poverty. That war is over, as you know. Poverty won.
Barack Obama, the next president, couldnt wriggle out of his videotaped remark about spreading the wealth around. Trying to explain away his crackpot scheme, Barack was finally reduced to name-dropping: It is true my friend Warren Buffett can afford to pay more -
Were talking, McCain interrupted, about Joe the Plumber.
It was about time McCain took it to him. Actually, its probably too late, especially after another disastrous day on Wall Street. But at least McCain got in a few licks.
Look, Barack was lecturing, in his usual snotty Harvard Law School manner, nobody likes taxes.
Nobody likes taxes? McCain said. Then lets not raise anybodys taxes.
Yo, Joe the Plumber. This Buds for you!
Then Obama tried for about the millionth time to join him at the hip with George Bush, and McCain finally lowered the boom.
Sen. Obama, he said, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush you should have run four years ago.
McCain sputtered a few times, but he was close to the top of his game. The way you know is, he didnt say my friends until 10.
Obama, trying to run out the clock, smiled condescendingly when McCain brought up ACORN, which he sloughed off as merely a community organization that apparently engaged in some shenanigans. Apparently? His only connection was to represent them in court.
As for Bill Ayers, the trust-fund terrorist, Obama trotted out his usual response. Why, the man is nothing more than a professor of education who committed a few despicable acts 40 years ago.
Too bad McCain didnt get off the obvious comeback - the only difference between Bill Ayers and Tim McVeigh is Ayers failed.
But the best stuff last night came when McCain addressed Joe the Plumber directly, as in, Ill keep your taxes low. And even better, talking about Obamas tax plans: Joe, youre rich.
You may be rich, Joe, but unless something changes fast, youre going to be on your way to the poor house come Nov. 4.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1125896
Howie Friday show ping.
According to today’s Herald blog: “In addition to the names previously mentioned in this blog, a producer for the Howie Carr show was canned.”
The two producers I know of are Nancy “Sandy” Shack and “Happy” (don’t know his real name;
Howie jokes with him about his side job at a gas station)
Yes it will be interesting—I’ll tune in at 3 pm and we’ll
see if he has anything to say on this (or is there a gag
order on him....?) Sandy has been with him for YEARS.
Just got the WRKO Insiders (or whatever) email: Reese is out; they’re running Laura Ingraham in that slot. Nothing about anything else. (I thought Finneran was the one with the disappointing ratings — and I bet he’s a lot more expensive than Reese!)
the felon’s two producers are gone, they moved Reeese’s producer Cooksey to the felon,, and Happy from Howie’s show is apparently gone as well.
yep, we heard Sandy speak so she was not let go. I didn’t
check my email yet, but I’m on Insiders so I will
Hokey Wolfe says:
“In this very difficult economic time, we have had to make some very hard decisions about our programming, and as such, I would like to let you know that we have replaced Reese Hopkins with The Laura Ingraham Show in the WRKO lineup effective immediately. You can hear Laura’s show from 10a to noon Monday through Friday. Laura is an outstanding broadcaster whose show is among the most successful in the nation and I know she’ll be a tremendous addition for us.
“Reese Hopkins did a fabulous job while he was here. Unfortunately, we are living through an unprecedented financial crisis and as I indicated earlier, that has caused us to look at all aspects of our operation and make some tough choices. I wish Reese the very best in all of his future endeavors.
“I’m extremely grateful to all of you for your support and dedication to WRKO and I will continue to do everything possible to provide you, our loyal audience, with the very best talk programming in Boston.
“Thank you very much.
Vice President AM Programming & Operations WEEI 850 AM & WRKO 680 AM”
Yep, I heard Howie also say that he, Sandy and Happy will be going out for dinner tomorrow nite..........
Wolfie sux! Sandy is safe. Too bad about Reece...I liked him.
So when will Jessie Jack-a$$ and the other race-baiting sluts pull out the race card on WRKO???
I brought that up on the radio board; someone said that
“well, Reese probably wouldn’t charge racism” and I said,
“well, maybe someone else will. Maybe the ACLU will—
oh wait, Reese is a conservative. Nothing to see here,
move along!” (i.e., the ACLU wouldn’t bother with a
I heard that too..someone on the boston-radio-interest mailing list said they heard that “Happy” was “looking at a house” (the Herald article said someone who was fired had
“just bought a house”). Whether or not he still has a job;
who knows; maybe they’re taking him out as a token of
appreciation or who knows...
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