Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of July 25, 2010
Posted on 07/24/2010 9:19:52 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Herald column
Sun column ping
Liveshot swift-boated again!
By Howie Carr | Sunday, July 25, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Forget Isabel - Liveshot Kerry should rename his $7 million sloop The Botched Joke.
You remember that was how he tried to explain away his nasty little dig at the military, back in 2006, saying that if kids dont study hard, theyll end up in Iraq. He said it was a botched joke. So I wonder how Liveshot is trying to explain this latest botched joke to his ancient gold-digging bride in her $9.2 million mansion on Brant Point in Nantucket.
Lovey, theyre swift-boating me again!
This is the most amusing story of the summer, by far. Great work, Inside Track. You can tell how devastating it is by the way the Globe is giving it a good leaving-alone, with wire copy. Yes, the Globe, the same dying broadsheet that railed for days about how two small-fry pols named Christy Mihos and Jack E. Robinson were trying to avoid paying their, uh, fair share of taxes on boats that were basically dinghies, at least compared to the Botched Joke.
Of course the difference was Mihos and Robinson were Republicans. Liveshot is one of the Beautiful People. Nothing to see here folks, move along. Filthy-rich Democrats refusing to pay their taxes isnt news. Just ask Charlie Rangel, or Tim Geithner, or Tom Daschle.
Do as I say, not as I do. Taxes for thee but not for me. Just like when the Kennedys were allowed to file Roses will for probate in low-tax Florida, even though she hadnt left Massachusetts for the last 12 years of her life.
John Kerry was for higher taxes before he was against them.
If he doesnt like the name Botched Joke, perhaps Liveshot could take a hint from an old Beach Boys song and call it the Sloop Tax Free. Or go further back in musical history and lift the title of an old Louie Prima tune - the S.S. Just a Gigolo. Or the S.S. Manny Ortiz, or the S.S. Flip Flop.
Or maybe the S.S. Do You Know Who I Am?
Now Kerrys flack says: Why of course the senior senator would be willing to pay the $500,000 or so he owes the commonwealth. Correction: Kerry wont pay, his second wifes first husbands trust fund will pay.
All that Vietnam-era nautical training has taught him how to take evasive action . . . tax evasion.
A 76-foot boat - do you suppose Liveshot has a crew for it? Im sure hes not forgetting to pay their taxes, FICA, Medicare, etc.
Think how many of those Guatemalan illegals he wants to remain in the country on welfare could live in luxury on the Botched Joke. Auntie Zeituni would love a spin in the harbor.
Some people seemed surprised that Liveshot would have the boat built outside the country, I mean considering his daily professions of concern for the plight of jobless working-class Americans. But remember, until he started running for president, he was the proud owner of an imported Ducati motorcycle. By the time he went on with Jay Leno, hed switched to a Harley. Wisconsin is a swing state, after all.
Liveshot, for once in your vain, shameless life, do the right thing. After all, its not like you actually earned the money. And its for the children.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1270026
Louis Prima, the orig Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
amend: actually song goes back to late 20s; Satchmo did it in ‘31...but this version def. inspired the David Lee Roth cover many decades later!
He dodged more in taxes than a lot of people make in 10 years.
I would name Kerry’s yacht Flipper.
In New Orleans for a few days. Former WRKO talker John “Ozone” Osterlind is on after Hannity here (WRNO-FM 99.5) and he said Barney Frank put up a big stink about getting a $1 discount for the Fire Island ferry..? He also mentioned the whole Kerry-tax situation
Howie talked about both of these things on his show on Tuesday. Howie was so happy to discuss these things!
may check out bits on podcasts!
Wed column ping
After a taxing week, Liveshot pays up
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Sen. John Liveshot Kerry was so angry last night he threw somebody elses tax bill over the White House wall.
The real JFK had PT 109, and now all John Forbes Kerry is left with is PT 1099.
Even Christy Mihos and Jack E. Robinson held out longer against the DOR than Liveshot did, and that reminds the senior senator of what he likes least about the 21st century: The Globe cant protect him anymore.
Why, did you see those riff-raff reporters Monday in Weymouth, chasing him into the SUV, asking him those impertinent questions about his tax evasion?
Dont those ruffians know who John Kerry almost was? Why, if Diebold hadnt stolen all those votes in Ohio in 2004, itd be Liveshots picture hanging in the lobby of the Yale Club on 44th Street in New York City, right alongside Clintons and Bushs.
Would that it were, would that it were...
Why the long face, Sen. Kerry?
You know very well what Mama T served him for dinner last night - hot tongue and cold shoulder - especially when he started asking her questions like Lovey, have you seen the checkbook?
Hell be down at the bank first thing this morning: Can I get me a cashiers check for a half-million dollars here?
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.
Or as John Kerry would put it, Taxes are what everybody but me pays for civilized society.
Benjamin Franklin said, In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
That, and rich liberal Democrats trying to cheat on their taxes.
The irony, of course, is that even beyond the taxes, John Kerry had plenty of reasons for berthing the Botched Joke - I mean, the Isabel - in Rhode Island.
At least for the maritime industry, Rhode Island has embraced trickle-down economics. As a friend of mine who knows a lot about boats says, Rhode Islands no-tax policy has encouraged the development of a marine industry that earnestly caters to yachts and commercial vessels, centered around the Town of Middleton on the western shore of Narragansett Bay... sail makers, caterers (sailors have to eat) marine mechanics, radio-servicing companies and the like....
Mass. has a few good yacht marinas, like McDougalls down in Hyannis, but these businesses are few and far between... Were I Kerry, I would never be able to find the quantity or quality of marine professionals in Massachusetts that are available in Rhode Island. This is pure Reaganomics - a great economy that is a direct result of a sound and easy taxing policy.
Imagine Kerry coming clean and explaining that indisputable truth - that Rhode Islands maritime industry has forged ahead of Massachusetts because theyve rejected his - and his partys - crackpot confiscatory tax policies, at least for one industry.
The only industry Massachusetts has built up in the last few decades is the hackerama. We dont subsidize boat builders, we subsidize sloth, welfare and illegal aliens. Whatever you subsidize you get more of, and boy have we had an explosion of sloth, welfare and illegal aliens.
So now everyone is laughing at Liveshot again, and theres one explanation. Its all Bushs fault.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1270703
Good Lord, charley manning can’t even read a newspaper - GET RID OF THIS FOOL.
Howie just gave a FR ping.
Fri column ping
Its time we honored overachieving hacks
By Howie Carr | Friday, July 30, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
So Sen. Stanley Rosenberg had to fly down to Louisville to accept an award, because it wasnt just an award, it was a lifetime achievement award.
This is a joke, right - a lifetime achievement award for a Massachusetts solon? Surely they meant to give Stanley a lifer achievement award, because thats what he is, a legislative lifer.
See, when John Olver was a state rep, Stanley was his aide. Then Olver got elected to the Senate and Stanley became the rep from Amherst. Then Olver got elected to Congress from the First District and Rosenberg moved up to the Senate.
Now hes 61 and he lists his profession as, you guessed it, legislator. A legislator with a lifer, er lifetime achievement award.
This august honor was presented down in Louisville at the convention of the National Conference of State Legislatures, which also gave out an equally prestigious honor to a Washington state Democrat - the William M. Bulger Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award.
You cant make this stuff up. I just wish I knew if the Corrupt Midget Award comes with a $200,000-a-year pension.
Another big moment at this weeks convention: Sen. Dick Moore of Uxbridge becoming the president of the organization that presents the William M. Bulger Excellence, etc. etc. Who better to run the organization - the Alfred-Hitchcock lookalike did 16 years in the House, then briefly left the womb of the State House, then returned to the General Court.
Another lifer, in other words.
But this Rosenberg award gives me an idea for some real Lifetime Achievement awards.
The Paul Kujawski-Brian Dempsey Lifetime Achievement Award for Malt Beverage Consumption.
The Michael Rodrigues Shopping at Tax-Free New Hampshire Liquor Stores Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2010 award has already been claimed by former Congressman Marty Meehan, busted earlier this month leaving N.H. Liquor Store No. 50 in Nashua. (I know, Marty was never a state rep, but he has the soul of one.)
The Chris Asselin Lifetime Achievement Chutzpah Award for first being indicted for corruption, and then in his farewell speech mentioning his wife, who had also been charged, and now, after serving his federal sentence, running for re-election to his old seat in the district he looted.
Only one caveat on these lifetime achievement awards: They ought to have a five-year waiting period, just like the Baseball Hall of Fame, only for Massachusetts solons, it would be until the statute of limitations expires on their, uh, public service.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1271127
the William M. Bulger Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award.
“You cant make this stuff up. I just wish I knew if the Corrupt Midget Award comes with a $200,000-a-year pension.”
Heh heh ... only in Massachusetts...well and WV.