Speaking of Pocohantas Warren , today’s Howie column
White and wrong: On the reservation with Elizabeth Warren
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
We all know about undocumented workers. Now we have Elizabeth Warren, the undocumented Indian.
Funny thing, I think Ted Williams was one-fourth Mexican. He was white. Johnny Bench is one-eighth Indian. I always think of him as white. And then theres Pochantas Warren, the blue-eyed, one-32nd Cherokee (or so were told) who went from the Southwest Conference to the Ivy League over the course of a decade in which she was claiming to be a minority professor.
But once shed parlayed the racial-spoils racket all the way to a tenured position at Harvard Law, she decided to ... pass, as they used to say in the old South. Once shed reached the pinnacle of her trade, she ditched the fake-Indian routine. Maybe White Eyes Warren saw the smoke signals and figured out that someone was going to call her out on her ancestry. She was right.
Still, alls well that ends well. She has her $1.7 million wigwam in Cambridge. Greedy Wall Street lawyers slurp top-shelf firewater at her $1,000-a-head Manhattan fundraisers. Maybe someday shell even smokum peace pipe with Tim Geithner.
But the greatest thing about this latest outbreak of Politically Correct hypocrisy is it shows just how morally and intellectually bankrupt affirmative action is.
The race card like so many others, Barack Obama never leaves home without it. And a couple of weeks ago, he was reading off the Teleprompter that he (unlike, presumably, Mitt Romney) wasnt born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Excuse me? What would you call a free pass to Columbia and then Harvard Law? For a guy who thinks there are 57 states and that they speak Austrian in Austria? Who pronounces corpsman corpseman? Who became editor of the Harvard Law Review without ever having written a single article for the publication?
Who can forget Elizabeth Warrens rise from poverty. That hasnt been mentioned much since we found out that by 1965, her family had three cars, one of which was Grannys white MG, a car that was, the Globe sadly informed us, beat up.
And you say Pocahontas Warren hasnt got a right to sing the blues?
Then there was Grannys $168,000 gig working for Travelers Insurance when they were trying to fend off lawsuits from victims of asbestos poisoning. Kind of like Deval Patrick being on the board of subprime monster Ameriquest, or Baracks dealings with convicted racketeer Tony Rezko.
All of them, theyre better than you, because youre an oppressor. Theyre the oppressed they went to Harvard Law.
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Therese Murray taking us all for an EBT cab ride
By Howie Carr | Friday, May 4, 2012 |
So were not going to have a real crackdown on EBT card fraud after all. We cant, because it would just be too darned cruel. Some layabout might even, gulp, die.
It was clear that last weeks 122-33 House vote to tighten the EBT rules was just a charade to give taxpayers the illusion of doing something while the Democrats continued coddling their constituents in the non-working classes.
And then last weekend on NECN, Senate President Therese Murray gave us what appears to be the welfare-industrial complexs official new rationale why the welfare crowd must continue to be allowed to use their EBT cards for free cash:
We know that people do need cash for emergencies. If you have to get to the hospital and you dont have a car, you need transportation, (you) need to pay for transportation, so theres gotta be some balance.
In other words, they wont use that free cash for drugs and booze and bail money. Its to pay for ambulances, or maybe cabs.
Maybe Therese Murray is dumb enough to believe it, but probably not. More likely, she thinks the taxpayers are so dog-tired from working two and three jobs to support the welfare classes that well buy these ridiculous lies.
Does anyone seriously think your average welfare leech is going to pay his own money for a cab even five bucks when he can get a free ride if he calls 911 and then produces a MassHealth card?
How can you tell when youre watching an old movie on TV? A taxi pulls up at an emergency room. It hasnt happened in, what, 20 years? Maybe 30?
Even Murray, a caricature of the welfare-industrial complex, concedes the endemic corruption in the leisure classes. In her cable-TV appearance, she brought up the fellow selling heroin with an EBT card and MassHealth and is an illegal alien.
Just another anecdote, right Gov. Patrick?
In a semi-related development, the cops in Lawrence went into the Italian-American Social Club the other night with a warrant and discovered that the club was simulcasting satellite-TV cockfights from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
With all due respect to the embattled Senate president, Id bet her that more EBT cash is being spent betting on satellite Dominican cockfights than on cab rides to the hospital.
Another tidbit from the Lawrence story: One of the New Americans found in the club was wanted on an Immigration & Customs Enforcement detainer. Madame President, you wanna go double or nothing that this illegal had (at least) one of your beloved EBT cards on his person?
Another day, another anecdote.