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Howie Carr thread week of Dec. 18, 2011
howiecarr.com ^ | 12/18/11 | raccoonradio

Posted on 12/18/2011 3:10:27 AM PST by raccoonradio

Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Congress sees the light over bulb ban"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; lightbulbs; talkradio

1 posted on 12/18/2011 3:10:35 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Sunday column ping

Congress sees the light over bulb ban
By Howie Carr | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
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The forces of science and rationalism won a big victory in Congress this week over superstition and religious intolerance, but somehow I doubt the American Civil Liberties Union is celebrating.

Here’s the headline: “Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban.”

That’s right. The ban on 100-watt incandescent Thomas Edison light bulbs, which was supposed to begin Jan. 1, was put off. Congress has denied the green fundamentalists any funds to impose their eco-sharia law on the rest of us infidels who have figured out that global warming is a scam, or should I say false religion.

Is that blasphemy, what I just said? Am I a denier? It’s certainly lese majeste, because the ruling classes, Republican and Democrat alike, have embraced this strange cult.

You can see the fanatical true believers engaged in their bizarre rituals, sorting out their trash and depositing each type at a different altar in the suburban landfills — a different one for cardboard and newsprint and green glass bottles and clear glass bottles and plastic bottles and tin cans and aluminum cans. ...

Like all new cults, the Greens have zero tolerance for the older religions. Just because they believe in global warming, it must be true, and therefore anyone who opposes them is an infidel who must be shunned.

They have their own Book of Revelation — the movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Alas, the inconvenient truth is that the date of the apocalypse keeps getting moved back. Temperatures aren’t rising, they’re falling, thus the now-famous memo from alleged scientists (actually high priests) about “hiding the decline” in global temperature.

Archbishop Barack Obama, who in 2008 predicted that his nomination would be the day the sea levels stopped rising, now admits he can’t control the weather.

Well, even St. Augustine was plagued by doubts.

What’s ironic about the Church of Green is that these are the same people who want government out of their bedroom, or their uteruses, now want government in your light socket, or your toilet.

As late as the 1960s, Roman Catholics were forbidden to eat meat on Fridays. It was a mortal sin — an express ticket to hell — to enjoy a cheeseburger or a pepperoni pizza. Yet, no Catholic pol would have ever dreamed of filing legislation to ban everyone from eating meat on Friday.

But the shock troops of this new religion have no such qualms.

First they came for your toilets that flushed, next they came for incandescent light bulbs.

Whatever happened to the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Or the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.”

Stopping the light bulb ban, at least temporarily, was a small victory for us nonbelievers. At least we have something to be thankful for this Christmas, or, as the Greens describe this season, “the winter solstice.”
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1389309


2 posted on 12/18/2011 3:11:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Gee, Howie is getting better all the time

If I didn't know better, I would think I was reading Steyn.

Listen to him (from here in VT) almost daily.

He is a bit of a RINO and is supporting Mittens as he has bought into the Newt can't get elected, BS, but other than that, he is great.

3 posted on 12/18/2011 3:32:08 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Howie has tried to get Steyn to fill in for him but Steyn has some kind of exclusive deal with Rush.


4 posted on 12/18/2011 3:41:27 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.

AGW is unfalsifiable: All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.


5 posted on 12/18/2011 3:57:21 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Ineligible dog abuser, bad governor, Romney:
“I bet you $10,000 that Howie Carr supports me
no matter about RomneyCARE,
no matter my love for global warming,
no matter my continuous lying,
living in Nazi mansions or my Sanctuary estates,
or even my impositions of whatever I want.
It’s good to be King with a docile lackey
on the radio for us,
smearing our opposition without a second thought.”

6 posted on 12/18/2011 4:25:47 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: raccoonradio

Scott Brown’s re-election theme: If you want to ban light bulbs vote for Elizabeth Warren.

Or just show “consumer advocate” Elizabeth Warren, promising to outlaw the light bulb.


7 posted on 12/18/2011 7:26:09 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Howie isn't so much a RINO as a statist, he just prefers statism that favors himself. I think trying to imbue Howie with any philosophy deeper than weakly informed and immediate self interest is a mistake.
8 posted on 12/18/2011 7:29:52 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: raccoonradio

Wonderful - thanks for the ping:

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Archbishop Barack Obama, who in 2008 predicted that his nomination would be the day the sea levels stopped rising, now admits he can’t control the weather.

Well, even St. Augustine was plagued by doubts.

What’s ironic about the Church of Green is that these are the same people who want government out of their bedroom, or their uteruses, now want government in your light socket, or your toilet.

As late as the 1960s, Roman Catholics were forbidden to eat meat on Fridays. It was a mortal sin — an express ticket to hell — to enjoy a cheeseburger or a pepperoni pizza. Yet, no Catholic pol would have ever dreamed of filing legislation to ban everyone from eating meat on Friday.

But the shock troops of this new religion have no such qualms.

First they came for your toilets that flushed, next they came for incandescent light bulbs.

Whatever happened to the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Or the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.”


9 posted on 12/18/2011 6:11:51 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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Howie hasn’t mentioned yet if anyone won the death pool with Kim Jong Il...would think they could do one soon if someone did. I’ll send an email...got the feeling nobody had him but who knows. “Stay tuned”...


10 posted on 12/19/2011 12:26:30 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Chris Hitchens would have been a more likely death pool selection.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 12:28:51 PM PST by AU72
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Wed. column ping (indeed Kim Jong Il was not in death pool)

A visit from the Feds
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
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Photo by Stuart Cahill

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

And all through the Big House,

Not a creature was stirring,

Not even a rat.

Whitey sits in his cell, scratching his Depends,

Wondering is this what the nuns meant by the wages of sin?

Once they called me Top Echelon Informant,

But now I’m 82, the docs tell me I’m sickly and gaunt.

The longer I’m in stir, the more it seems a tomb,

Not nearly as much fun as the good old Dog Room.

I used to say Christmas was for cops and for kids,

But all these years later, I find myself on the skids.

If only Catherine had stayed away from that tabby cat,

He brought the cops on me faster than any old rat.

Of course it could be worse, I could be old Zip, the G-man

we called “Neighbor,

Last time I checked he was in Starke, doing 40 years hard labor.

The guy who screwed my brother, his name is Mitt,

And I can’t get at him, I’m stuck here doing this bit.

And then there’s Flemmi, in solitary in Otisville,

Stevie’s chance of parole: absolutely nil.

God, how I wish I was yet on the lam,

But sometimes I think nobody even still gives a damn.

I miss all the women — Jackie, Catherine, Teresa and Dottie —

But out of them all, Sal Mineo had the best body.

All gone now — Buddy Roache, Billy O, Hank Garrity, too,

You’re all dead, and yes Willie McDonough, this even means you.

The Pen Tavern is padlocked, Triple O’s is no more,

And never again will the Choctaw Kid walk through my door.

It was ’55 when Rico slapped the cuffs on me,

I think I’ll rhyme this line with Pat Nee.

Crossing the bridge, tip your hat to Tommy King,

So what if they’ve dug up his body, it still has a nice ring.

Weeks was too weak, I should have given Rakes a shake,

As for O’Neil, what a big bloated fake.

The Dog House is shuttered, Angiulo sleeps with the fishes,

I’d be dead, too, if Zannino’d gotten his wishes.

Now the dawn sky is brightening, the sun’s rising o’er the bay,

And I have just one question: Are you sure Jimmy Cagney

done it this way?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1390053


12 posted on 12/21/2011 7:39:51 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
I was going to reply earlier about the "poem" [sic] that Howie has apparently never heard of scansion -- or he really does have a tin ear!

Re today's show featuring Mitt -- someone should tell Howie he sounds utterly unconvincing reading from a script. I've noticed it before when he reads ads, but he doesn't pretend he's not reading the ads. Today, with Mitt, he sounded like a good little grammar school boy reading "with expression," as the teachers used to encourage. I wonder if Mitt provided the script. Mitt sounded as if he was reading from his own.

Call screening apparently screened out all but the most disgustingly fawning Mitt-bots -- maybe they were provided with scripts, too.

All in all, a disgusting performance on all sides!

13 posted on 12/21/2011 2:42:38 PM PST by maryz
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To: raccoonradio; All

Herald:
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray has ordered state police to release the black box data from his pre-dawn crash last month in Sterling.

Developing ...


14 posted on 12/22/2011 12:40:41 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Fri column ping. Part of this showed up yesterday as a Web Exclusive.

Mitt Romney hits pay dirt with Uncle Omar stand
By Howie Carr | Friday, December 23, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists

Mitt Romney needs a lot more of the headlines like the one he got in the Drudge Report yesterday:

“Romney: I’d Deport Obama’s Uncle.”

It made me feel pretty good, too, since I’m the one who asked Willard the question on my radio show Wednesday afternoon. Think of it as my Christmas present to you, Mitt.

This is the kind of red meat GOP primary voters want. Forget those 59-point economic plans and your 42-year marriage to Ann. Everywhere Americans go, they see illegals lounging on the corners, crowding the emergency rooms, using EBT cards at supermarkets, demanding translators in the district courts, dominating the local newspapers’ police blotters (driving without a license, driving without an inspection sticker, etc.).

The old song was right. Everything free in America. At least for illegal aliens.

The fact that the president of the United States has not one, but two relatives who came into the country illegally tells you absolutely everything you need to know about Barack Obama. You don’t need to ever bring up his birth certificate issue as long as you keep Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Omar out there front and center.

It’s a no-brainer. I was just surprised Mitt didn’t know who I was talking about at first when I mentioned “Uncle Omar.” I understand that he wouldn’t read Barack’s narcissistic memoirs, but hey, Uncle Omar’s been in the Boston papers for months now.

The reason Gov. Rick Perry dropped like a stone in the polls last fall wasn’t so much that he had that brain freeze in the debate, it was that he described Americans who are concerned about the free rides for illegals as “heartless.”

Now Mitt ought to add Auntie Zeituni to his stump speech. I know she’s been granted “asylum” — wink wink nudge nudge. But the fact remains, she admitted last year that she was collecting welfare and living in public housing even when she was an illegal alien.

I used to get so much grief from my moonbat callers for pointing out that illegal aliens collect welfare. The Birkenstock crowd would tell me I was flat-out lying. Then Auntie Zeituni went on Ch. 4 and let out the dirty little secret.

People who live near her in the Southie projects claim she’s got “security” of some sort, although that’s never been confirmed. Out in Framingham, where Uncle Omar lives, the ones who need security are the other drivers — he blew a .14 on the Breathalyzer the night he was lugged last August. Now his lawyers say the machine was defective — stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

As for you, Mitt, you don’t have to thank me. Just come on my show more often.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1390641


15 posted on 12/23/2011 12:45:03 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

http://raccoonradio.freehostia.com/Air/wrkocontest.mp3

WRKO/Howie had a contest to win $68,000. A lucky listener had a 1 in 100 chance
to win. How do you think he did?


16 posted on 12/23/2011 1:34:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

envelope #57...just like Obama’s 57 states in the U.S.


17 posted on 12/23/2011 1:34:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

18 posted on 12/23/2011 1:42:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yeah, I can see that.

It’s getting harder to listen to his show, as he seems to be having an increasingly hard time formulating coherent sentences.


19 posted on 12/23/2011 3:30:34 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: raccoonradio

Wow, that’s a lot of on the arm hair there on his head.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 3:32:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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ha...here’s the video of the moment, put up by WRKO...
the winner kisses both Sandy and Howie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLikFBA_TgY


21 posted on 12/23/2011 10:12:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

thanks, ...good stuff

hey!

Merry Christmas!


22 posted on 12/23/2011 11:37:10 PM PST by bitt ( Obama's knowledge of history is limited to what is written on his teleprompter.)
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Merry Christmas to all! Special Sat. column ping. Howie is off till Jan 2 or so...Avi Nelson and Col. Hunt will fill in
(maybe one doing M-W-F, the other T-Th?). I re-watched the video of Jay Campbell of Quincy winning the $68,000...when they mention he picked envelope #57 he says something like,
“like Heinz 57 (varieties)”. I was thinking the same thing... Howie plays the clip of Obama saying “I’ve now been in fifty...-seven states.” And when you think Heinz,
as in Teresa Heinz Kerry, you think “57 varieties”. Somehow he thought 57 would be a lucky number; it was.

Crash, your phone-y act is up
By Howie Carr | Saturday, December 24, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
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Photo by Patrick Whittemore

Crash Murray just can’t seem to do anything right.

Let’s stipulate that the lieutenant governor’s not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. But couldn’t even Murray have figured out that you release the embarrassing information about yourself on the day before the Christmas break, not on the day before the day before the Christmas break?

The Patrick-Murray administration. Dumb and Dumber.

I’m sure Crash was shocked, shocked to learn that the impending release of his demolished Crown Vic’s black box, after six-plus weeks of having God-only-knows-what done to it in the staties’ parking lot on Route 9, would not be the end of the story.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

Now the Herald is demanding Crash’s cellphone records. In fact, both papers had already filed for them. See, it turns out that Crash and one Mikey McLaughlin, the career hack now in a photo finish with a federal grand jury, had been calling one another dozens upon dozens of times as the local constabulary turned up the heat. That information came from McLaughlin’s phone.

If Crash is spending this much time chewing the fat with Mikey McLaughlin, who else is he talking to? Sadly, the Patrick administration now claims that its phone company (unlike McLaughlin’s) does not provide itemized bills.

This claim is met with a raised eyebrow. After all, just this week it turned out that a judicial nominee with a criminal record was given an application form by the Patrick administration that did not ask him to list his criminal convictions, while another nominee, whose record was clean, was handed an application form that asked her whether or not she’d ever been arrested.

Who was Crash texting (which is against the law) or calling? And what could the subject of his conversations possibly have been? Nationwide searches, perhaps?

Even if, on the off-chance that for once the administration is telling the truth, couldn’t they ask the phone company for the records?

When Crash was elected in 2006, he thought he’d hit the lottery. But somehow things never really quite work out for the Worcester hacks. They’re just not quite ready for prime time. Guy Glodis, Jerry D’Amico, Peter Blute, Karyn Polito ... they do OK for a while, but once they get inside the red zone, they stall out and have to settle for a field goal, or Massport.

Tiny Tim isn’t around as much as he used to be, pre-accident, pre-Mikey McLaughlin. He even missed the menorah lighting at the State House this year, one of the most painless events of the season. And now tonight in his stocking what can he expect except some coal, a few stitches and maybe his 2011 cellphone records.

God bless us, every one.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1390845


23 posted on 12/24/2011 8:56:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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