Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of Nov. 6, 2011
Posted on 11/06/2011 4:41:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
By Howie Carr | Sunday, November 6, 2011 |
http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
In Southie theyre saying, give Mikey a bullet.
Mikey being Mike Flaherty, also known as Baby Flats. And the bullet is a single vote in the at-large Boston City Council election Tuesday, even though you can vote for as many as four candidates.
In Southie theyre saying, you gotta help out Mike Flaherty. Mikeys for Southie.
Please. You want to talk about guys who were for Southie? Jimmy Kelly was for Southie.
Mike Flaherty is for Mike Flaherty, period.
Ever been to Ireland? They have this group of people, the tinkers, theyre kinda like Irish gypsies. The tinkers set up a camp in your neighborhood, pretty soon your bicycle goes missing. Then a prize pig. The garda show up to ask questions, but the tinkers know nothing.
Not for nothing do they call the Flahertys the tinkers of Southie.
Mike Flaherty did not return a call seeking a comment for this column.
Baby Flats ran for mayor two years ago, saying he had done all he could on the City Council. Now hes running again, so he can take on Mumbles one more time in 2013.
Its not exactly a secret that Mumbles holds a grudge. Thats why Sam Yoon, the other city councilor who ran for mayor, didnt just move out of the city after he lost, he moved out of the state. Good career move, Sam.
Baby Flats, though, said he was going to work for a law firm as a rainmaker, as if Mumbles would do a favor for anybody who used Baby Flats as his mouthpiece.
So now he needs that $87,500 council salary, plus the health insurance, the aides and the parking space at City Hall, so he can get ready for the 2013 mayors fight. Its always about Flaherty.
Take the family, please. Remember how Baby Flats tried to get his wife on the police department at, what, age 40? Then there was his father, Flats Senior. He was a state rep until he decided to become a real-estate mogul in the Lower End. Lucky for him he had his cousin at the BRA, in addition to that second job the cousin had at the State House. A double-dipping Flaherty until he got stabbed to death down in Florida.
After the voters got sick of him, Flats Senior was starving to death as a lawyer until the Republicans took care of him with a judgeship at the Boston Municipal Court. Then theres Baby Flats sister, Peggy. Mitt Romney appointed her the clerk of the South Boston District Court after the death of her 94-year-old boss, who also happened to be named Flaherty (no relation, believe it or not).
Then there was the cousin who grabbed the bag of cash that fell off the armored car on the Broadway bridge, and later went to work for the T but Im out of space.
The Flahertys they are to Southie what the Connollys are to West Roxbury, another dynasty of Kmart Kennedys.
Remember Tuesday Flahertys for Flaherty.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1378747
Howie says no death pool today. Too much news going on
He will prob do his “one minute make your case” deal at 6 pm
(elections tomorrow, mayoral etc.)
Dr Murray verdict at 4 ET
Re-districting—Herald says Keating to poss. face off against Lynch?
Murray guilty of invol manslaughter.
Lynch will probably win over Keating.
Sorry, Cain, youre no longer able
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, November 9, 2011 |
http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Herman, I was rooting for you. I was hoping you could tough it out in Tombstone territory.
But you couldnt pull it off. Im sticking a fork in you, Herman, youre done.
I knew you were jammed up when you began using the third person, as in thats the person Herman Cain is. Then you said it five more times.
Then you said you were running for the children.
Then you said, Ive seen situations where women attempt to sexually harass men.
And finally, at the very end of the press conference, when you ominously warned, There will probably be others.
Yikes. Wasnt it enough to say earlier, This is not a surprise. It was expected.
Maybe it was. Maybe there will be more. But why admit it?
I know, sexual harassment is the one crime youre guilty of until proven innocent. Granted, its often cheaper to settle excuse me, agree, to use Hermans word than it is to fight out harassment charges in court.
And no ones forgotten all the Democrat sex scandals Chappaquiddick, Juanita Broaddrick, Al Gore the lummox, the sex-crazed poodle, as the masseuse called him. Anthony Weiner, Barney Frank, Gerry Studds. The list of sleazy Democrats is endless.
Look, I like Herman Cain. How un-PC that its been reported that he will take a drink under extreme social pressure in the morning. And that he stuck those snooty bureaucrats with the tab for two $400 bottles of wine that story was in the Washington Examiner just yesterday. Its great to see somebody up there on the debate stage with a sense of humor.
But as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. Why did Herman take all those questions? The first rule of being in a hole is: Stop digging.
Near the end, Cain asked the voters to step back and look at the fact that there are no facts.
So then why did you accuse Gov. Rick Perry of sandbagging you last week? Did you have any facts?
And he claimed that Monday on TV was when he saw Ms. Allred and her client for the very first time. I dont even know who this woman is.
That was going out on a limb, when the Chicago Sun-Times was running a story that a month ago at a Tea Party event, Bialek was seen sneaking backstage to meet her harasser.
It looked sort of flirtatious, a radio talk-show host said. I mean, they were hugging.
I was ready to defend him as a ladys man, to use that old-fashioned term. One of my listeners said he was just engaged in a little Southern hospitality.
Goodbye, Herman. Well miss you when youre gone. I know, you said it aint gonna happen. But you also said, There will probably be others. One or two more will be all it takes.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1379506
As soon as Cain started off saying he had not acted inappropriately with anyone all I could do was envision clinton wagging his finger and saying he did not have sexual relations with that women......AND when Cain said he was running for the children, images of Pelosi were dancing in my head. AND as Howie pointed out Cain warned there could be more - if this was a democrat, republicans would be calling for his head on a platter and they would be standing by the women making the accusations. Now that the tables are turned, the women are liars and Cain is a saint. Funny what happens when the tables are turned. The hypocrisy is stunning.
Howie nails it again.
Right. Then you admitted to supporting Romney. I remember.
Really? Please show me the post where I said I support Romney.
You made the charge, prove it.
You obviously support Romney.
You keep making the charge but have no proof. I’m done playing your silly little game, you obviously have nothing better to do than stalk someone on the internet. Get a life.
Life's hard, when you live by the standard that you set for others, eh?
Denials mean you're guilty. That's your take, right? Live with it....or denounce it.
Fri column ping
Time to stop telling tall tales, Tiny
By Howie Carr | Friday, November 11, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Are you trying to hide something here, Tiny Tim?
Why are you stonewalling on releasing the black box from your wrecked car?
Youve already passed the Breathalyzer thats what you told us. Its not like there was a camera in the car. Besides, you werent wearing pajamas or anything like that when you hit that patch of black ice.
And yet, heres the lieutenant governor running a Nixon-esque cover-up, without even a modified limited hangout.
The Pillsbury Dough Boy should be asked the same question Herman Cain got earlier this week:
Are you willing to take a lie detector test?
Hey, everybody eventually gets into an auto accident. OK, so not everybody totals his car at 5:30 a.m. and then claims he was driving 17 miles from Worcester up to Route 2 to buy a cup of coffee and a Herald, all the while inspecting the damage from the recent noreaster in the dark.
Embarrassing, but it could be worse. Ask Rick Perry.
And yet, the governor of Texas picked himself right up off the floor and went on David Lettermans show last night to read the Top Ten list. And you cant even bring yourself to release the black box?
Of course, Tiny Tim blames it on his dear pals at the state police. It is or was their car, and their policies and procedures are not to release such information, and Tim of course would never interfere, wink wink, nudge nudge.
Tim, you can surely understand the peoples interest in what really happened out there on your Dunkin Donuts run to Sterling. State House pols have a way of getting into trouble behind the wheel. Wednesday night, for example, former state Rep. Doug Peterson of Marblehead was popped for an OUI after the traditional couple drinks.
What made Milwaukee famous has made a loser out of him.
Sooner or later, well find out what happened that frigid October morning. In January, House Speaker Bobby DeLeo refused to turn over the photo of the three felonious ex-speakers taken in the House chambers.
I just bided my time, and a few months later, the three of them showed up at a funeral in Lowell and a Sun photographer snapped all of them, line-up style.
Same thingll happen here. Somebodyll drop a dime.
Which is why when at least two other governors were involved in wrecks, they came clean. One was former Maine Gov. John Baldacci, the other was ex-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
Tiny Tim, come clean. What could you possibly be afraid of?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1380053
While Howie slept?
Who knows if Deval would run for prez or not. I can only be reminded of the bumper sticker showing a guy laughing his ass off (also seen in the image saying “You want it WHEN???”) with the caption “Dukakis for WHAT?!?!?”
Wed. column ping
Time to take out the trash
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Stuart Cahill
Your turn, Mumbles.
Now even New York City has routed its squalid downtown Obamaville, after a ruling yesterday afternoon by a moonbat ACLU-type state judge. That leaves Boston as the last holdout among major U.S. cities. What the hell are you waiting for, Mayor?
I dont want to have an incident like they had in Oakland, Mumbles said coyly yesterday, leaving everyone to wonder whether he was referring to the murder, or the rapes, or the muggings?
As for Dewey Square, it smells like the worlds worst petting zoo. We spent all that dough on South Station, and theyve trashed it. We spent all that dough on the Greenway, and theyve trashed it.
Elizabeth Warren is by her own admission the mother of this hippie Occu-tantrum. The professors got some splainin to do.
Theres a difference between free speech and free camping, as someone in San Francisco noted last weekend. How long would Mumbles have tolerated this rabble if it had been the Tea Party bivouacking in its own waste, accompanied by a cadre of crack dealers? And getting city services on the arm, on top of every other insult to law-abiding, taxpaying citizens. The Tea Party has to get permits for its rallies on the Common, but not these bums.
By the way, Im not kidding about the stench. Now we know what revolution smells like. It smells bad. Some guy in New York wrote last week he used to wonder what medieval cities smelled like. After a walk by Zuccotti Park, the guy said he was pretty sure he had an answer to his question.
Mumbles, you were down in D.C. yesterday, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was supposed to be there, too, but he canceled at the last minute to deal with his Occupods. Too bad you didnt get to chat with him.
Maybe youre just waiting for the next incident, so you have some pretext for tossing these vermin out on their dirty ears. Perhaps the little pukes will have another rampage through the Back Bay like they did Saturday night, running down Boylston Street, screaming.
They stormed into Burger King and, according to press reports, intimidated some of the customers. Because, of course, a lot of the 1 percent likes to dine out at Burger King on Saturday nights before they go out night-clubbing. You can always spot the 1 percenters in line theyre wearing top hats and tails as they order their Whoppers.
I hope you are just waiting for the right moment, Mumbles. Because to let this anarchy continue is intolerable, a word both Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter used at their press conferences this week.
If necessary, bring back the Tactical Patrol Force, the TPF. Hey hey ho ho, Occupy Boston has to go!
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1381292
I.E, The ideal Democrat candidate is an impressively large and strong cinnamnon-skin-toned African American, who can play the well-dressed, loyal, family retainer role for wealthy liberals. Deval is a warm, smiling, non-threatening Mr. Bojangles to the liberal Shirley Temples. You know, that warm and re-assuring, not-too-black dude on the box of the bland pre-cooked, and for all I know predigested, rice products?
Deval Patrick can be made up to play that role very well indeed. The trust funders feel good about voting for him because (a) it is unlikely that he will be stealing the stereo from their BMW, and (b) he proves that they are not racially biased in any way.
The fact that Deval and the even more remarkably Uncle-Ben-(gay) look-alike who lives in the WH are both incredibly idiotic people has absolutely nothing to do with it. They will do, just as you always thought Uncle Ben would, (a)what ever Massa say, and (b) be your magic friend who can take your troubles away.
Deval for President? Sure. In fact, it could be inevitable! Pass the rice.
Thu column ping
Hey Menino, why do the Occupiers get to skate by?
By Howie Carr | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Why do squatters have more rights in the city of Boston than skaters?
Im no great fan of skateboarders theyre just another wing of the Time Out Generation as far as I tell. But a few neck-tattooed stoners in Copley Square dont represent the threat to public order (not to mention everyones nostrils) that the rabble in Dewey Square do.
Those Occupy vagrants arent a movement, theyre a crime wave.
But as far as City Hall is concerned, there is nothing lower than a skateboarder. Except maybe a skateboarder smoking a cigarette.
Mayor Mumbles own personal city councilor, Rob Mini Me Consalvo, is leading the charge against the alleged scourge of the Back Bay.
They should not be skating on statues or historical monuments, he said. We should not tolerate it.
Hows that for a double standard? The skateboarders should call the ACLU, or maybe the National Lawyers Guild, if theyre not too busy getting temporary restraining orders against a so-far imaginary eviction from Dewey Square.
Now we hear that the city spent $4,300 to install anti-skateboarding traps in the sidewalk, and now theyre all gone. Less than five grand thats probably two shifts of detail cops at Dewey Square.
Its too bad the skateboarders dont have some filthy tents they could erect in Copley Square. Then theyd be immune from arrest. Then theyd be treated with respect.
Remember how Mumbles cracked down on Southie residents last winter for protecting their parking spaces with orange cones, broken chairs, etc. after snowstorms? City crews moved in and removed everything even the empty oil drums. Winters coming again, and the riff-raff in Dewey Square is giving ideas to the folks over across the bridge in Ward 6.
Can I use a tent to protect my parking space this winter? a Southie guy named Patrick asked me last night. I mean, we pay the excise taxes for the roads, and we dig out the spaces we should have the same rights as the bums downtown. I figure if I have a tent in my space, nobodyll touch it.
The highlight of yesterdays occupation came shortly after 11 a.m., when the police radio crackled with an alarm about one woman biting another in where else? a tent. Soon the EMTs were hauling the bitee on a stretcher out to an ambulance. The cops were questioning the perp, who suddenly began projectile vomiting toward the cops, who had to be thinking this:
No skateboarder ever puked on my shoes.
And have you ever seen a skateboarder taking a sponge bath in a restroom at South Station?
One of Mumbles City Hall minions was shocked about what the skateboarders did to the pegs in Copley Square.
They were pried out. Kind of like the only way the city is ever going to get rid of the drifters and grifters in Dewey Square.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1381593
Anyone know if Menino is cracking down on hitherto legal (if unconventional) parking throughout the city or just in Southie (and those 75 spaces on Mass. Ave. to be converted to a bike path)?
LOL - sorry - but law binding citizens get the full boot of the law. Southie's out of luck...
sob! now you’ve gotten me really depressed!
(deval is thinkin’ he’s going into Obama’s second term...hey, maybe he can leave earlier and replace Holder!)
Fri column ping
Hes boss of Dread Poets Society
By Howie Carr | Friday, November 18, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
And so farewell, Robert DeLuca, longtime poet laureate of the Mafia and now, apparently, poet laureate of the Witness Protection Program.
The former Rhode Island wiseguy may not have been formally inducted, as it were, into the nations largest crime family. But he and his new family have vanished. His house has been sold. When you call his cell phone, youre told the party is not accepting calls at this time.
Odds are, DeLuca will surface sometime next year at a racketeering trial involving some of his old pals and a sanctuary for weary businessmen in North Providence known as the Cadillac Lounge.
But he leaves behind his not-inconsiderable body of work in the verse racket. While he was locked up in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in the 1990s, Bobby whiled away the time writing poetry. He had two major themes the rats he hated, Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi, and romantic sonnets to his now ex-wife, Kimi.
Not for nothing is Bobby known as the Gangster of Love. Here are the last four lines of a trifle to Kimi entitled Lets Get Fresh:
Then I say to you/ You sure look cute/With nothing on/But your birthday suit.
Then there is DeLucas greatest epic, Whos Minding the Puppies? a reference to the two French poodles, Nikki and Gigi, that Catherine Greig left behind when she took it on the lam with Whitey. It should be in all the anthologies. Its a series of questions (rhetorical) about whos in charge of organized crime now in South Boston.
Whos gonna clean the rifles?/ Whos gonna put out the hits?/ Whos gonna pull the trigger/Now that Stevies hit the pits?
Bobby was always a hard-luck hood. He was forever splitting up thousand-dollar pots with 10 other guys. Last time I talked to him, he was working in downtown Providence at a joint called The Sidebar.
He was last in the news because of his longtime feud with an ancient, toothless hood known as the Saint. Since telling a judge that he takes 40, 50 suppositories a day, The Saint is known as Public Enema No. 1. The Saint was recorded on a wire hiring two rats to kill DeLuca.
He told them, Shoot him in the head and then tell him, This is from the Saint.
It didnt make any sense. Shouldnt you tell the guy whos going to be clipped who put out the contract on him before you actually clip him?
The rumor is, the poet himself may have been wearing a wire for months before he did the Houdini, ironic for a guy who always put the knock on everybody else for being rats. Which reminds us of another of Bobbys Greatest Hits, The Prince of Darkness. It concerns gangster/FBI agent Zip Connolly, who is now doing a 40-year bit in Florida. In the avant-garde tradition, its written in Zips own voice:
Grant me immunity and I wont run and hide/ Ill tell you the truth about the inside.
You cant make this stuff up.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1381886
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