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WTKK-FM suspends Severin for derogatory comments about Mexicans
Boston Globe (still publishing for now) ^ | 04/30/09 | David Abel

Posted on 04/30/2009 1:41:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio

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1 posted on 04/30/2009 1:41:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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I love Mexicans, specifically the ones here legally. Damn hard working lot. Now, as for the Fence-Jumping sort...
2 posted on 04/30/2009 1:43:40 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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To: raccoonradio

Bah, who needs that pesky 1st Amendment, right?

Wonder what he said? I listen to Jay alot, but wasn’t listening today. He goes off about criminal aliens all the time.


3 posted on 04/30/2009 1:44:45 PM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: raccoonradio

Nobody is saying what these allegedly wicked words were.


4 posted on 04/30/2009 1:45:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
I love Mexicans, specifically the ones here legally. Damn hard working lot.

Hard working? You'd work harder too if you could cross their border, and come up here and take someone else's job and immediately earn 20 times more money.

Ya want to see how hard they really work? Go down to Mexico, and have a look around.

5 posted on 04/30/2009 1:48:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: raccoonradio
sharpie Pictures, Images and Photos

Was it the joke about Sharpies?

6 posted on 04/30/2009 1:49:20 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Thane_Banquo

Its important to make that distinction. Conservatives who don’t aren’t doing us any favors.


7 posted on 04/30/2009 1:49:38 PM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: dragnet2

Selection bias. The ones who come here legally are coming here specifically because they are the kinds of people who work hard and are industrious. That isn’t rewarded in their backward banana-socialist homeland.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 1:50:41 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Damn hard working lot, and risk takers too. Exactly what America needs.

They are also naturally Conservative: Distrust Government, believe in family first, Church goers, antiabortion, anti-gay marriage.

9 posted on 04/30/2009 1:52:50 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Zeddicus

First amendment prevents the govt (specifically the Fed govt) from abridging your right to free speech. Doesn’t say your boss can’t tell you what you can and cannot say while at work.


10 posted on 04/30/2009 1:53:34 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Zeddicus

Not sure if he’s on today (I have Howie on in the background, myself, and only found out through a post on the radio-info.com board). The comment may have been earlier in the week.

Recently Jeff Katz filled in for Howie. He has done fill-ins for Jerry Doyle and was on WRKO years ago; when he got to RKO he said he had been fired in Calif. for joking about illegals
(he said Taco Bell should give out prizes to people for running over illegals, IIRC)


11 posted on 04/30/2009 1:53:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I never heard of him, but then I’m not in Boston much. Thank God!


12 posted on 04/30/2009 1:53:59 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: raccoonradio

Nothing wrong with Mexicans imho, but I hate illegal immigrants of ALL stripes.


13 posted on 04/30/2009 1:55:07 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
I love Mexicans, specifically the ones here legally AND LEARN OUR LANGUAGE!
14 posted on 04/30/2009 1:55:14 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Zeddicus

“Wonder what he said? I listen to Jay alot, but wasn’t listening today. He goes off about criminal aliens all the time.”

Jay Severin, the fiery radio talk show host on Boston’s WTKK-FM, was suspended today after calling Mexican immigrants “criminaliens” and emergency rooms “condos for Mexicans.”


15 posted on 04/30/2009 1:55:36 PM PDT by KarenMarie
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To: Thane_Banquo
The ones who come here legally are coming here specifically because they are the kinds of people who bla bla bla..

Look, you know as well as I, for every legal one that comes here legitimately, there are 300 illegals.

Why come here legally, wait years, when you can just walk in and get hired by the greedy employers, that love low wage labor?

You think employers would rather hire a legal, or hire an illegal, for a fraction of the money? Get real.

16 posted on 04/30/2009 1:56:29 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: brytlea

>>Doesn’t say your boss can’t tell you what you can and cannot say while at work.

The example I like to give is, What if you got hired as a WalMart greeter and told every customer who came in, “Welcome to WalMart. F-— you.” Your boss walks over to you and says to stop it. You say you won’t and keep doing it.

You are fired. My first amendment rights (!!!!) :)


17 posted on 04/30/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Mikey_1962

Vote for Democrats, throw their used toilet paper on the floor and have sex with their daughters.


18 posted on 04/30/2009 1:57:37 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: raccoonradio

Yup. People get confused about exactly who the Constitution is talking about.


19 posted on 04/30/2009 1:57:57 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: raccoonradio
Mexicans, people who were born to clean

Maybe it had something to do with this?

20 posted on 04/30/2009 1:58:02 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: raccoonradio

Gotta be careful here some of the so called Republicans JUST Love them being in this Country illegally!


21 posted on 04/30/2009 1:59:02 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: raccoonradio
What if you got hired as a WalMart greeter and told every customer who came in, “Welcome to WalMart. F-— you.”

It would be nice if they would say anyhting at all. Most of the time they just look at you with a vacant stare.

How the heck hard is it to just say "Hi!"--it's their freakin' job!

22 posted on 04/30/2009 1:59:57 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: exit82

Ha! Yeah.


23 posted on 04/30/2009 2:01:28 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Nobody is saying what these allegedly wicked words were.

That's how a show trial typically works.

24 posted on 04/30/2009 2:02:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: raccoonradio

I don’t believe the provision in the 1964 Civil Rights act should have included “national origin”. If I want to make fun of Mexicans or Russians or any other idiotic country, I should have the damn right to.


25 posted on 04/30/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT by TheThinker (America doesn't have a president. It has a usurper.)
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To: raccoonradio

Such comments add nothing to the debate (it doesn’t even work as satire) and his employer is right to repremand him over such a remark.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 2:04:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: raccoonradio
WTKK's site still leads off with a Severin contest.

27 posted on 04/30/2009 2:05:07 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: HiTech RedNeck

He referred to those coming across the border illegally as “crminaliens”, and said hospital emergency rooms have become “condos for Mexicans.”


28 posted on 04/30/2009 2:05:44 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: savedbygrace; HiTech RedNeck

“crminaliens” should have been “criminaliens”


29 posted on 04/30/2009 2:06:29 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: savedbygrace; All

More from the Herald

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view.bg?articleid=1169247&pos=breaking

Conservative WTKK radio host Jay Severin was suspended indefinitely today for making offensive remarks about illegal aliens and the swine flu, sources tell the Herald.

Severin was shocked to learn about the suspension, the sources said, as the station had been using those same remarks in on-air promos.

Heidi Raphael, a spokeswoman for station owner Greater Media, confirmed Severin’s suspension saying the station would have no further comment.

“We’re going to sit down with the station soon,” said Severin’s agent and attorney, George Tobia. “I am confident that everything will be resolved and Jay will be back on the air doing great radio soon.”

The Spanish-language daily newspaper El Diario la Prensa in New York City, reported earlier this week that Severin was using the flu to attack Mexicans and immigrants.

“For Severin, Mexicans are ‘criminaliens’ and primitives who export venereal diseases to the United States,” the paper reported. “The shock jock referred to the strain of flu as ‘swine-aka-Janet Napolitano flu.’ ”

“That’s not the end of Severin’s anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, don’t speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, ‘I don’t mean to hype the story,’ ” the paper said.

Severin, the afternoon-drive host on WTKK-FM (96.9), declined comment.


30 posted on 04/30/2009 2:06:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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A short time later, he was talking to a nurse who complained about the healthcare given to immigrants. She said she was just glad she didn't work in the emergency room.

"Yeah, well, that's become essentially condos for Mexicans," he said in audio posted on the WTKK website.

LOL

31 posted on 04/30/2009 2:07:54 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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“That’s not the end of Severin’s anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, don’t speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, ‘I don’t mean to hype the story,’ ” the paper said.

This largely does apply to the illegales.

32 posted on 04/30/2009 2:10:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: TheThinker

Chicano? Hispanic? Latino?

How about Chispanitino, that should cover it.


33 posted on 04/30/2009 2:10:11 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Ok,
I’m not trying to be mean, just trying to learn.
I go to Chicago once in a freat while.
I go to Uno”s original store and get great pizza.
You are a Giordanos patron, why?
Never been there, ya think it is better than Uno”s?


34 posted on 04/30/2009 2:10:28 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: dragnet2
Why come here legally, wait years, when you can just walk in and get hired by the greedy employers, that love low wage labor?

You think employers would rather hire a legal, or hire an illegal, for a fraction of the money? Get real.

I also work for a company where I am sure we have illegals working.

They have real SSI numbers and pass our background checks, but you just know.

The point is: we pay them exactly the same wage.

We cannot get Americans to pass the pre-employment drug test.

Our failure rate is 85% for new applicants; unless they are Hispanic.

The Hispanic pre-employment drug test failure rate is 0.00%

This is my real world experience. Yours may be different.

35 posted on 04/30/2009 2:11:15 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: dragnet2
Look, you know as well as I, for every legal one that comes here legitimately, there are 300 illegals.

Granted, but the actions of the 300 illegals shouldn't bring condemnation on the few who actually obey the law.

Why come here legally, wait years, when you can just walk in and get hired by the greedy employers, that love low wage labor?

I agree that this is the issue at hand. I never denied illegal immigrationw as a problem. In fact, I was clear in my original comment that I have no use for illegals. I think they should all be shipped back, and repeat offenders should be prosecuted.

You think employers would rather hire a legal, or hire an illegal, for a fraction of the money? Get real.

Again, I never denied this at all. But then again, if it was that simple, only illegals would have jobs. My point is, the people who have enough decency and self-respect to come here legally should not be treated the same as fence jumpers. In my experience, legal U.S. immigrants are some of the most anti-illegal-immigration people I have ever met, for the simple reason that they did everything the right and got jumped in line by the tunnel rats.

36 posted on 04/30/2009 2:11:37 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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swine-aka-Janet Napolitano flu

Got a problem widdat?

37 posted on 04/30/2009 2:11:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Joe Boucher
I go to Uno”s original store and get great pizza.
You are a Giordanos patron, why?
Never been there, ya think it is better than Uno”s?


I've been to both. I thought Uno's was very nice, but I've had Giordano's many times and haven't been disappointed. I even bought a couple and froze them in the -80C freezer here in the lab and took them frozen in carry on luggage to Denver so my sister could try them.
38 posted on 04/30/2009 2:13:13 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Mikey_1962

If you know where to get a fake SS card, I’m sure you can pick up some fake piss. There are people who sell it.


39 posted on 04/30/2009 2:13:16 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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If you know where to get a fake SS card, I’m sure you can pick up some fake piss. There are people who sell it.

So Mexicans are more clever and industrious than Americans is your point.

40 posted on 04/30/2009 2:15:36 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: raccoonradio

I really liked Jeff Katz. Much better than Avi Nelson or the Colonel...but never better than Howie!


41 posted on 04/30/2009 2:17:04 PM PDT by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Mikey_1962
So Mexicans are more clever and industrious than Americans is your point.

Evidently.

42 posted on 04/30/2009 2:17:39 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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“They are also naturally Conservative: Distrust Government, believe in family first, Church goers, antiabortion, anti-gay marriage. “

You’re dreaming.

Conservative? WHY do they always vote democrat?

They distrust the “law”, not the government. They march in the streets for more government! And why are half of them on welfare if they’re so hard working?

Family first....why are there all those towns in Mexico with nothing but children and old people because the breeders have left for “El Norte”....then they have more anchor babies here.

Anti abortion? The stats are higher for Latinos than US citizens and abortion is rampant in Mexico.

for Latinas much higher than for whites in U.S, says ...
The abortion rate for Latinas was about three times that of whites, ... Other groups account for 4.8% and Latinos are 12% of the population so the numbers ...
latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2008/09/abortion-rate-f.html

Mexico has found a significant increase in the rate of abortions despite legal restrictions that virtually ban the procedure in most parts of the country. Between 1990 and 2006, the abortion rate in Mexico increased by one-third—from 25 to 33 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age—according to a study released today by El Colegio de Mexico, the Population Council Mexico Office and the Guttmacher Institute. As a result, Mexico’s abortion rate is now higher than the average rate worldwide (29 per 1,000)
http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2008/10/06/index.html

Church goers? Worship of ‘La Muerte’...the death saint?


43 posted on 04/30/2009 2:18:31 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: aruanan

Lou Malnati’s is way better than Giordano’s and Uno’s.


44 posted on 04/30/2009 2:18:42 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (The GOP: The Big Tent with a Fifth Column.)
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A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits Mexico, along with a plague. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured or sick and dying.
The country is totally ruined and the government doesn’t know where to start with asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.

Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil to replace what was lost.

Other Latin American countries are sending supplies to replace what was lost.

The European community is sending food to replace what was lost.

The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans.


45 posted on 04/30/2009 2:19:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (I know you're out there ... I can hear you breathing. Hey what a great audience! I just flew in from)
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To: Mikey_1962
We cannot get Americans to pass the pre-employment drug test. Our failure rate is 85% for new applicants; unless they are Hispanic. They have real SSI numbers and pass our background checks The Hispanic pre-employment drug test failure rate is 0.00%

This is my real world experience. Yours may be different.

Ya want real work pal?

You're not kidding anyone here. I deal with bad guys and illegals for a living.

I could tell ya about thousands of cases that would make your hair fall out.

Here's one:

An illegal was working for employer x for cheap as a machine operator. He drank every day in the alley out back, but employer x would not fire him cause he was cheap.

One day the illegal, standing at his machine, drunk, and proceeds to urinates all over the rubber mat he stands on while running the machine, right in front of all the other illegals, that were laughing.....

What did employer x do?

No disciplinary actions, no termination, nothing.

The illegal eventually wound up suing the employer for a variety of allegations.

Nice huh?

46 posted on 04/30/2009 2:23:18 PM PDT by dragnet2
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So Mexicans are more clever and industrious than Americans is your point.

Evidently.

Either that or they just don't take drugs.

Occam's razor points towards no drug use.

47 posted on 04/30/2009 2:23:26 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Lou Malnati’s is way better than Giordano’s and Uno’s.

Is there a Lou Malnati's on the east side on Lincoln heading up near Touhy?
48 posted on 04/30/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Mikey_1962

** ... naturally Conservative: Distrust Government, believe in family first, ...**

Maybe so, but by the 2nd generation, they are Just as LIBERAL as any wacko American.


49 posted on 04/30/2009 2:32:12 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: aruanan

And I thought I had a pizza problem!


50 posted on 04/30/2009 2:33:26 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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