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Howie Carr thread week of Dec. 14, 2008 ^ | 12/14/08 | raccoonradio

Posted on 12/14/2008 6:04:27 AM PST by raccoonradio

Howie thread starting off with his Sunday Herald column

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; howiecarr; manchesternh; stixaddison; talkradio; wrko

1 posted on 12/14/2008 6:04:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Cop-killer deserves death penalty
By Howie Carr | Sunday, December 14, 2008 | | Columnists

How much do you want to bet that convicted cop-killer Michael “Stix” Addison starts crying buckets in court tomorrow? The bailiffs in Manchester, N.H., better have plenty of tissues ready when his limousine-liberal defense lawyers start playing the violins again for the stone-cold killer from Dorchester.

It’s all part of a now-familiar script for monsters such as Stix, as he struggles to dodge what he so richly deserves: a lethal injection for murdering Manchester police officer Michael Briggs in cold blood in October 2006.

Tomorrow the jury will hear closing arguments about what sentence Stix should receive. Stix, who has been a burden on taxpayers since his alcoholic 15-year-old mother gave birth to him, has a battery of “public defenders” who have spent the last few weeks begging the Hillsborough County jury for “compassion, mercy and understanding” - you know, just what he didn’t show officer Briggs, or anyone else he ever ran into.

For the benefit of the jury, Stix has been on at least one crying jag since this appalling presentencing charade began. So far the jurors have been informed that:

Stix was an aspiring rapper. (Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.)

He was trying to turn his life around. (Although whenever he’d be offered a job, usually he’d never return to the job site.)

He told a public agency that he had ADD - attention deficit disorder - which might have set him up to collect Social Security. When the agency offered to test him for this alleged disability, he . . . never returned.

He dearly loved his mother, who died of cocaine abuse in February 2007, even though he was once convicted of assaulting her after screaming, “You can’t beat me, dog bitch!”

He was a “mischievous youth,” according to his cousin, a “youth advocate” who got the future cop-killer a job as a “peer leader.”

Stix’s parents, neither of whom was named Addison, had three children together “though they never married,” as the Union Leader delicately put it. Gee, I wonder why they never got hitched.

One of his cousins committed suicide, one died of AIDS and two friends were shot and killed. And this makes him different from anybody else . . . how?

He had “difficulty with impulse control.” Whoever would have imagined that?

Of course the prosecution has been presenting its witnesses too, the other victims of this poor misguided youth who fell through the cracks of the Reagan-Bush years etc. , etc.

One witness testified how one day in 1996, at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, Stix came up and said, “A Cape Verdean’s gonna get shot today,” then put a loaded gun in his face and pulled the trigger. (The gun didn’t go off). Then there was the guy at the Mexican restaurant who talked about the bullet flying over his head. Another witness testified about finding a bullet in a futon in his apartment in Manchester after Stix, in the apartment next door, had “difficulty with impulse control” and opened fire.

My prediction is the jury gives him the death penalty, but that his sleazy lawyers find some bleeding-heart judge to stop the execution. Now that’ll be something to cry about.

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2 posted on 12/14/2008 6:05:07 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Great article, Cap’n.

At least this POS is on trial in New Hampshire, where the remote possibility of him having a final date on the gurney still exists. In the fine Commonwealth of Mass., we’d be funding a team of social workers to help him overcome his “challenges...”

3 posted on 12/14/2008 6:10:32 AM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
The misfortuned 'ute. A victim of racism no doubt, the 'man' and capitalist exploitation of surplus labor unliberated by Marxist social science.
4 posted on 12/14/2008 7:56:52 AM PST by Leisler ("Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Democrat forever. " Lenin)
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To: islander-11

Our Commie Gov Lynch will commute if the jury decides to top him.

5 posted on 12/14/2008 1:58:04 PM PST by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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The Monday ping. I’ve heard of a horse throwing a shoe,
but a journalist? (two, even)

1st Hour
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3rd Hour
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6 posted on 12/15/2008 11:24:05 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Wed column ping
Jim Aloisi’s greased the wheels for another turn
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | | Columnists

Jim Aloisi - how can we miss him when he won’t go away? This hack’s hack keeps turning up, like a bad penny.

And now the familiar smell is once again in the air, and on your shoe. This poster boy for unbridled Big Dig greed is the front-runner to become Deval Patrick’s next transportation secretary.

This Freddie Salvucci coatholder from the South End by way of Eastie has become a millionaire in private law practice off the backs of the tollpayers. That’s why he was passed over for the transportation job two years ago.

Aloisi was recently quoted as saying, “I’ve always been a strong supporter of the governor.”

Up to a point, Jimbo. Granted, he has given Deval some dough, but he also contributed $500 to each of Deval’s 2006 primary opponents, Tom Reilly and Chris Gabrieli. Plus he ponied up $500 each for Republicans Mitt Romney and Kerry Healey.

I suppose Aloisi has sold Deval a bill of goods. Number one, that he could control the Legislature, and number two, that he could bring the Globe back onto the Big Dig reservation, because he is so simpatico with some of its top editors.

On the Globe, I guess Deval didn’t get the memo. The bow-tied bumkissers are losing a million bucks a week. Stick a fork in ’em - they’re done.

On the Legislature, Aloisi has spent decades doling out tens of thousands of dollars to the most reprehensible hacks on Beacon Hill. Maybe you can buy a rep for a C-note, or a tolltaker’s job, if you’re talking about increasing the tolls by a quarter, the way Aloisi and his idiot boss Allan McKinnon used to do 20 years ago. But when you’re proposing to jack up the tunnel tolls from $3.50 to $7.50, the price goes up. Waaaaay up.

You can tell a lot about someone by his political contributions. Aloisi’s standard is, “If you’re indicted, I’m invited.” Last April Aloisi gave $100 to bra-stuffing ex-Sen. Dianne Wilkerson. He’s chipped in at least a grand to ex-House speaker Felon Finneran. Aloisi has taken care of boozehound Reps. Paul Kujawski and Brian Dempsey, not to mention the current ethically challenged Speaker Sal DiMasi and his majority leader, “Honest” John Rogers. He’s also a heavy contributor to Sen. Brian “Multiple Choice” Joyce and Rep. “Honest” Bob DeLeo. And Aloisi has given to Rep. Tommy Petrolati, the three-watt bulb who once told a grand jury that he didn’t know which river the Tobin-Mystic bridge crosses. He’s taken care of the last three Senate presidents and Mayor Mumbles Menino, as well as ex-Sens. Jarrett Barrios and Brian Lees.

When Aloisi’s appointed, House Transportation Chairman Joe Wagner will say all the right things. It’s the least Wags can do, considering the $2,100 he’s grabbed from Aloisi.

Hey, Deval, is this the change we can believe in? Recycling despicable Dukakis-era hacks - yes we can!
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7 posted on 12/17/2008 1:50:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; maryz
The cheapest thing I ever bought was a State Rep.
8 posted on 12/17/2008 10:05:59 AM PST by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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To: Little Bill
The cheapest thing I ever bought was a State Rep.

Maybe if you're Aliosi, you get what you pay for! Well, I guess the rest of us do too . . . or at least we get what Aloisi pays for . . . :(

Anyway, the Illinois Senate seat thing shows that MA is in the mainstream of state gov't, at least aspiring! (They're all probably taking notes!)

9 posted on 12/17/2008 11:04:18 AM PST by maryz
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Mary, you are being defensive, I spent my formative years in Lynn and Peabody.
10 posted on 12/17/2008 11:19:00 AM PST by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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To: Little Bill

LOL! Not sure of your point here — you mean Lynn and Peabody could teach Illinois a few things? :)

11 posted on 12/17/2008 11:22:52 AM PST by maryz
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Thu show ping. Breaking: DiMasi’s money man indicted

>>House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi’s former accountant and campaign treasurer Richard Vitale has been indicted for lobbying and campaign finance violations connected to controversial ticket scalping legislation, Attorney General Martha Coakley said today. A press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. to outline the charges against Vitale, who reportedly worked behind the scenes on behalf of ticket brokers to help pass a law that relaxed restrictions on ticket resellers. DiMasi has not been implicated in the case.*

>>The Boston Globe has reported that Vitale gave DiMasi a questionable third mortgage on his North End condominium, which the Speaker quickly paid back after the deal was made public.


12 posted on 12/18/2008 11:29:42 AM PST by raccoonradio
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House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi’s former accountant and campaign treasurer Richard Vitale

When does he get a show on WRKO?

13 posted on 12/18/2008 12:40:31 PM PST by GQuagmire ( A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.)
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To: GQuagmire
When does he get a show on WRKO?

LOL, any day now........... : )

14 posted on 12/18/2008 4:03:17 PM PST by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those who matter don't mind, those who mind don't matter.)
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Fri column ping and show ping

Congress proves it’s recession-proof
By Howie Carr | Friday, December 19, 2008 | | Columnists

Will you be getting a pay raise next year? No, I didn’t think so. Well, guess who will be getting a little something extra in their direct deposits in a couple of weeks? The U.S. Congress - all 535 of those sticky-fingered windbags.

Merry Christmas from the taxpayers.

This is not a joke. Thanks for the subprime mortgage crisis, Barney Frank! Here’s your bonus for tanking the economy - another $4,700, on top of the $169,300 you were already making.

Ho-ho-ho, and I’m not referring to Barney’s former live-in heartthrob, Hot Bottom.

Isn’t it odd that this Yuletide pay grab is generating so little press? I spotted it yesterday on The Hill Web site, under the headline, “With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise.” These same statesmen have been railing against Detroit’s Big 3 CEOs, demanding they take a dollar a year. Yet somehow it’s OK for them to chow down for another heaping helping at the public trough.

And our delegation includes a couple of double-dippers - career hacks who are drawing both a congressional paycheck and a monthly kiss in the mail from the State Retirement Board.

Come on down U.S. Rep. Bilk, I mean Bill Delahunt of Quincy. As the ex-Norfolk district attorney, Delahunt has been getting a state pension check since January 1997 - currently $4,801.98 a month. That comes to $57,623.76 a year.

Then there’s Rep. John Olver of Amherst. Before he went to Beacon Hill and had his mind, such as it is, kidnapped by Billy Bulger, he was a professor at UMass. Olver’s been on the state dole since November 1992, and currently collects $2,263.21 a month, which works out to $27,158 per annum.

Nice “work” if you can get it. Every year a handful of congressmen tries to freeze the law that gives them this annual pay hike. The co-sponsors are usually reps from marginal districts. Once they’re safely re-elected a couple of times, they forget about reform. This year, according to The Hill, the pay freeze bill had 34 sponsors in the House - 8 percent of the members. I’m sure there would have been even fewer if the solons had thought it was a serious proposal, which of course it wasn’t.

They think they’re entitled, of course. After all, they could be making a lot more in the Dreaded Private Sector, right? Actually, we’ll have to take their word for that, because so few of them have ever actually had a real job in the DPS. Barney Frank? You’re kidding, right? Fast Eddie Markey? Stop, you’re killing me.

The nearest thing we have to a mogul among our delegation is Sen. John “Liveshot” Kerry, and I’m not referring to his impressive credentials in the gigolo industry, but to his brief stint as a titan in the chocolate-chip cookie industry in Quincy Market.

First the Legislature gets a pay raise, and now Congress. What recession? Ho-ho-ho.
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15 posted on 12/19/2008 12:03:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
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