Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of Dec. 14, 2008
Posted on 12/14/2008 6:04:27 AM PST by raccoonradio
Howie thread starting off with his Sunday Herald column
Cop-killer deserves death penalty
By Howie Carr | Sunday, December 14, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | 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.
Its 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 didnt 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 youve heard this one before.)
He was trying to turn his life around. (Although whenever hed be offered a job, usually hed 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 cant 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.
Stixs 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 Verdeans gonna get shot today, then put a loaded gun in his face and pulled the trigger. (The gun didnt 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 thatll be something to cry about.
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...”
Our Commie Gov Lynch will commute if the jury decides to top him.
The Monday ping. I’ve heard of a horse throwing a shoe,
but a journalist? (two, even)
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Wed column ping
Jim Aloisis greased the wheels for another turn
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Jim Aloisi - how can we miss him when he wont go away? This hacks 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 Patricks 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. Thats why he was passed over for the transportation job two years ago.
Aloisi was recently quoted as saying, Ive 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 Devals 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 didnt get the memo. The bow-tied bumkissers are losing a million bucks a week. Stick a fork in em - theyre 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 tolltakers job, if youre 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 youre 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. Aloisis standard is, If youre indicted, Im invited. Last April Aloisi gave $100 to bra-stuffing ex-Sen. Dianne Wilkerson. Hes 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. Hes 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 didnt know which river the Tobin-Mystic bridge crosses. Hes taken care of the last three Senate presidents and Mayor Mumbles Menino, as well as ex-Sens. Jarrett Barrios and Brian Lees.
When Aloisis appointed, House Transportation Chairman Joe Wagner will say all the right things. Its the least Wags can do, considering the $2,100 hes grabbed from Aloisi.
Hey, Deval, is this the change we can believe in? Recycling despicable Dukakis-era hacks - yes we can!
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1139524
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!)
LOL! Not sure of your point here — you mean Lynn and Peabody could teach Illinois a few things? :)
Thu show ping. Breaking: DiMasi’s money man indicted
>>House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasis 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.
House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasis former accountant and campaign treasurer Richard Vitale
When does he get a show on WRKO?
LOL, any day now........... : )
Fri column ping and show ping
Congress proves its recession-proof
By Howie Carr | Friday, December 19, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Will you be getting a pay raise next year? No, I didnt 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! Heres your bonus for tanking the economy - another $4,700, on top of the $169,300 you were already making.
Ho-ho-ho, and Im not referring to Barneys former live-in heartthrob, Hot Bottom.
Isnt 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 Detroits Big 3 CEOs, demanding they take a dollar a year. Yet somehow its 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 theres 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. Olvers 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 theyre 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. Im sure there would have been even fewer if the solons had thought it was a serious proposal, which of course it wasnt.
They think theyre entitled, of course. After all, they could be making a lot more in the Dreaded Private Sector, right? Actually, well have to take their word for that, because so few of them have ever actually had a real job in the DPS. Barney Frank? Youre kidding, right? Fast Eddie Markey? Stop, youre killing me.
The nearest thing we have to a mogul among our delegation is Sen. John Liveshot Kerry, and Im 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.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1140019