Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of July 31, 2011
Posted on 07/30/2011 11:40:17 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie Carr live thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Rank behavior: Liveshot (John Kerry) mum about pals disgrace"
By Howie Carr | Sunday, July 31, 2011 |
http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Wade Rowland Sanders used to be this close to Sen. John Forbes Kerry. He and Liveshot were both Vietnam vets, Navy swift boaters, officers and gentlemen. They were awarded Silver Stars for their gallantry. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Sanders accused Republicans of running vicious public distortions of his dear friends war record.
The retired captain would do anything for Lt. John Reporting for Duty Kerry, USN (ret.), and vice versa.
But that was then, and this is now and if you ask Liveshot about Wade Sanders today, the answer is, in effect, Wade who?
Bad enough that Sanders is doing a 37-month federal stretch down at a Club Fed in Texas on a kiddie-porn rap. But news broke last week that the Navy has now stripped war hero Wade of his Silver Star.
Surely Liveshot would like to make a statement?
No, said his D.C. flack. It has nothing to do with Sen. Kerry.
That was their second response. The first one was: We have no more information than whats appeared in the Navy Times.
What appeared in the Navy Times was a short article saying the decision to strip Sanders of his Silver Star had nothing to do with his 2009 child-pornography conviction. The paper quoted the Navy as citing the reason as subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and processing of the award itself.
Sounds like one of the band of brothers dropped a dime.
Let us return now to those halcyon days of 2004, when the unemployment rate was under 5 percent and Kerrys media stooges were denouncing George W. Bushs jobless recovery.
The lapdogs lapped up the quotable perv Sanders, and gave especially wide attention to his description of George Bush and Dick Cheney as chicken hawks a nickname for men who didnt serve in Vietnam but now send other men to war, as they used to thunder before Barack Obama became president.
Ironically, of course, chicken hawk is also slang for child molester. And wouldnt you know it months before the captain began tossing the chicken hawk label around with such abandon, he had begun downloading kiddie porn on his home computer in San Diego.
A lawyer, he claimed he didnt know his sick stash was in violation of federal law. When he began his despicable spree in November 2003, the former Clinton administration official later told the court, he thought he was accessing a comedy video.
Then, Sanders said, he began doing research into the exploitation of children. Stop me if youve heard this one before. It was all part of his overprotective nature towards children.
That defense worked about as well for him as it did a few years back for another high-profile perv former priest and San Francisco radio moonbat Bernie Ward.
Two years ago, Liveshot at least wrote a letter to Sanders sentencing judge, saying he had never observed any proclivity toward chicken-hawking by the man he had known since we were young officers in the Navy.
Now Kerrys crony is known by a number 11677-298. Hes locked up in the Club Fed in La Tuna, just north of El Paso, until March 16, 2012.
Liveshot, Ill bet Capt. Chicken Hawk would appreciate a shout-out of some sort. FYI, visiting hours at La Tuna are at 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Time, Friday through Monday and all Federal Holidays. Its only a three-hour hop on the Flying Squirrel (Kerry private plane).
Read the article!
heh. Maybe kerry is worried there might still be some evidence tying him to this. Close personal friends, after all.
Tuned in to listen to Howie - caught last minute of mcscreamer’s show - some whackjob named samantha clemons was sitting in for mcscreamer - I hope this doesn’t mean screaming mimi is sitting in for Howie.......
Yipppppppppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Howie is on the air! Whew, glad screamin’ mimi would not be sitting in!
yes; I didn’t tune in before 3 but some people on rko’s facebook are complaining about Samantha Clemens...she has done shows on WWZN 1510—a station where some guy named Jeff Santos PAYS to put libtalk on.
>>Samantha covers current events in politics, science, relationships and anything else that affects our lives; featuring interviews, commentary, analysis, occasional pontification and even some spouting off.
Listen to the show on Bostons Progressive Talker AM 1510, www.revolutionBoston.com....She is a contributor on The Jeff Santos Show, the morning drive-time show on revolutionBoston and recently filled in for Tom Finneran with Todd Feinburg on WRKOs morning show.
>>Sam brings a unique perspective to radio broadcasting in the Boston area. She is not a lawyer, former politician, journalist, or lifetime broadcaster. With her business background and her liberal values, she is in love with checks and balances: a vibrant private sector, a strong government, a organized labor, a truly independent media, and an informed and engaged electorate.
....actually it was on Howie Carr Show’s facebook page (and I had to click “Most Recent” to see it as it was kinda hidden.
Can’t seem to post on the WRKO page, otherwise I would. Samantha Clemens, are you KIDDING ME? What is this some kind of sick experiment?
You must have missed her when she filled in for Tom 2 wks ago. She’s the ultimate moonbat. It was like “Tom Appreciation Week”. LOL!
I heard her then too, I think I commented at the time that at least Tom has some common sense!
When Jen Brien showed up that Thurs, callers were yelling at her, thinking she was Samantha. She & Todd had to keep explaining that she wasn’t Samantha! Poor Jen!
Ch 5 has hired Michele McPhee; does this mean she’s leaving RKO? Or will she do both?
If she’s off RKO that would be nice, my only fear is who in God’s name would they put in her place? We went from that awful manning to the even worse mcphee. Do you think they were test driving clemens? I only caught a minute or two and she’s definetly a liberal whackjob.
Yes I was wondering that this morning, if she’s gone and I don’t know if she is, who would replace her...Brien? Avi Nelson (if only “temporarily”)? Clemens? There’s even the distinct possibility—and I don’t think they’d offer him as much as he’d like, and he is controversial—that perhaps
they could have Jay Severin, cut loose from WTKK, on!
Could be a longshot but who knows.
In the 90s Gene Burns did a national show out of NY (WOR) for awhile; he got into a contract dispute then left abruptly.
During all that, Jay Severin was plugged in as a fill in
to this national show, which WRKO carried (8 pm I think).
Eventually the slot went to a guy named Gil Gross. Jay turned up later (for 3 months, someone reminded me)
on WRKO in the 10 pm-mid. slot (like from his barn in
Sag Harbor, Long Island!) I remember him saying before he left that that “I need time to do MSNBC, writing etc, time to walk my dogs on the beach...”
In Sept. of 1999 he turned up at WTKK and soon began blasting AM talk radio as “fart radio”.
http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Barack Obama, its time your Auntie Zeituni moved into the White House with her family.
See, I believed you this week when you said, Everyones gonna have to chip in. Its only fair.
Thats what you said before you got onto Air Force One (as opposed to one of those evil corporate jets) to fly to Chicago for the first of your two birthday parties.
Ive said it before, Ill say it again, we cant balance the budget on the backs of the very people who have borne the biggest brunt of the recession.
No, the brunt must be borne by those who dont pay their fair share. The rich that 1 percent of the population that makes 20 percent of the income and yet pays a mere 40.4 percent of the nations income taxes.
Weve already asked too much of Auntie Zeituni, the illegal alien turned political refugee who lives on welfare in public housing (and did even before she was dealt the political refugee everything-free-in-America card).
Auntie Zeituni wouldnt say anything, but you know shed love to move uptown, to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Charity begins at home. And so does cutting the deficit. As youve said before, rich people like yourself are clamoring to give back.
But how exactly have you been giving back, Barack? Like all liberal politicians, you throw around quarters like they were manhole covers. And while youre doing your best Scrooge McDuck impression, all the while your beloved Auntie Zeituni, with her Section 8, SSI, Mass Health, EBT card, Safelink etc. etc. etc., must be adding at least $50,000 a year to the federal deficit.
So move her into the White House. You pick up the tab. Shes your aunt, not mine.
I read just this week in the American Thinker that youve been denouncing the fact that those greedy evil Americans who actually work for a living get itemized deductions.
Yet this tax year, the Web site reported, you Obamas claimed $373,289 in itemized deductions. Had you merely used the standard deduction of $11,400, you could have jacked up your taxable income by $361,889. You could have paid excuse me, invested another $126,661 in income taxes. Money that would be used ... for the children. You and the rest of the moonbats keep saying we need a balanced approach to solving the deficit problem. I agree we need balance everybody who thunders about raising other peoples taxes should balance their rhetoric by paying more themselves, voluntarily.
Barack, do the right thing by Auntie Zeituni. Then we can start talking about helping your half-brother George. You remember George hes the guy who lives in a cardboard box in Nairobi.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1356502
remember the raid at Berg sportswear? Link via someone’s post on Howie Carr Show facebook page (and btw I understand Michele McPhee is doing TV only starting next month—Ch 5.
This means RKO will have to do another host search and it’s less likely you’d hear Michele filling in for Howie. Apparently a caller asked her on air and she said she’s doing TV only)
Berg Sportswear under investigation for illegal use of logos, money laundering, tax evasion
Federal agents watch as filing cabinets are loaded into a moving truck at Berg Sportswear in Corinna in January 2011. Buy Photo
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 04, 2011, at 3:33 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 05, 2011, at 5:38 a.m.
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BANGOR, Maine Federal officials are investigating a Corinna business that does custom screen printing and embroidery for allegedly using the logos of professional sports teams, distilleries and a motorcycle manufacturer without permission on T-shirts, hats, caps and other merchandise.
Berg Sportswear Inc. and its owners are believed to be involved in trafficking in counterfeit goods, money laundering and tax evasion, according to court documents.
Owners Robert and Hedda Berg, both of Corinna, have not been charged in U.S. District Court. No charges have been filed against the firm.
Berg Sportswear continues to operate.
Reached Wednesday, the Bergs declined to comment on the investigation. On Thursday, the couples attorney, Charles Gilbert of Bangor, issued a statement on their behalf and that of the business.
In January 2011, based on what we now know to be wildly inaccurate allegations by disgruntled former employees, several government agencies conducted a search of our property in Corinna, the statement said. What they found is a story more accurately told in what agents did not seize.
What federal investigators did not take, according to the statement, was what constitutes the bulk of the companys business: hundreds of thousands of items printed and embroidered with moose and deer; payroll and tax records showing that the business employs more than 20 local residents and pays tens of thousands of dollars in taxes, including property taxes paid to the town; print screens with the names, logos or mascots of hundreds of schools and towns in northern New England; and print screens for humorous and politically incorrect T-shirts and other items.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Casey declined Tuesday to comment on the investigation and whether the Bergs or their company would be charged or when charges might be filed. It is the practice of the U.S. Attorneys Office not to comment on cases until they have been resolved.
The federal statute of limitations is five years for felonies, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
The couples business, located at 852 Dexter Road, and residence, located at 160 Stetson Road, were searched in January by federal authorities. The search warrants, the inventory of the items seized and related documents were unsealed last month. They had been sealed since Jan. 10 when the application for the warrants was filed.
Specifically, [the] investigation to date has revealed that Berg Sportswear conducts the large scale manufacture, sale, and distribution of counterfeit merchandise bearing the marks of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, the New York Yankees, Jack Daniels, John Deere, Johnny Walker, Harley Davidson and Orange County Choppers, the 33-page affidavit requesting the search warrants stated. [The] investigation to date also reveals that Robert Berg collects cash payment for some of the counterfeit merchandise and directs his personnel to falsely report the income on the Berg Sportswear books.
Investigators seized business records, computers and dozens of boxes of merchandise from the business and residence, according to a custody receipt for seized property and evidence filed in federal court in Bangor. In addition to those items, more than $38,000 in U.S. currency and $740 in Canadian cash was found and seized in safes in the garage of the couples home.
The affidavit recites that one of the participating agencies in the raid was the Maine [Drug Enforcement Agency], yet there was nothing in the affidavit which remotely suggested the presence of anything of interest to drug agents, said the statement issued on behalf of the Bergs and their company, and the totally false rumor that this search had something to do with drugs has been especially hurtful to our business.
Similarly, despite rumors to the contrary, there were no illegal aliens or other undocumented workers at the job site, or employed by us, the statement said. Rather, what the agents found was a legitimate business trying to carry on and support its community and its employees in difficult economic times.
Gilbert said Thursday that most copyright infringement issues are handled through civil actions that usually begin with attorneys for firms sending out cease and desist letters telling companies or individuals suspected of using logos and mascots without permission to stop using them or face a lawsuit.
John Deere is the only company that has sent Berg Sportswear such a letter, according to the firms statement. It took exception to the Corinna companys line of hats embroidered with the words John Moose and John Beer. Berg Sportswear said in the statement that established law permits us to parody established logos as long as we are clearly a parody.
The companys website Thursday did not feature items with logos from the teams or businesses Berg Sportswear is suspected of using without paying licensing fees. The website does include items featuring the University of Maine logo and image of the Black Bear, which represents the schools sports teams.
Berg is licensed to use UMaine logos and images, according to Joe Carr, spokesman for UMaine.
(NOTE LAST NAME!!—rr)
Yikes! Howie is always hawking this guys products and he makes “special” T-shirts for whatever cause Howie is pushing - didn’t he do the bumper stickers for “don’t blame me I voted for Muffy”? I hope this is all just a misunderstanding!
hope it is just a misunderstanding, too
Berg’s site http://www.bergsportswear.com
(There’s a link to Howie related products too. Some of the shirts have been discontinued like “Scott Brown For President” though some, like “Daisycutter University”, have been around for years even if the subject isn’t quite in the news anymore.)
“Michele McPhee is doing TV only starting next monthCh 5”
Big loss for ‘RKO......NOT!
Suhweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Now the only problem is what horror show are they going to replace her with - DiMasi, Wilkerson, Superfly, perv in a prius, sooooo many criminals to choose from, so little time! How about that live wire Bill Kelley, Marsha Marsha, ooooooo Patches is available!
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