Skip to comments.(Not) Howie Carr list for the week of June 30-July 8, 2012
Posted on 06/30/2012 8:23:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie Carr ping list for the week. Howie is on vacation from the show for all of this upcoming week. If he does any columns I'll reproduce them here. (Not sure who will fill in on show--Avi Nelson? Garret Quinn? Jeff Kuhner? Joe Battenfeld? Col. Hunt? Michele McPhee?)
In the meantime below is a Globe article re-produced by the Tisei campaign: a second Eremian brother has stepped forward in the John Tierney/Patrice Tierney situation.
Howie ping list for the week. He’s taking a vacation week from the radio show; if there are columns I’ll put them in this thread. In the meantime a Globe article reproduced by the Tisei campaign: a second Eremian brother steps forward
June 30, 2012
By Michael Levenson
Another brotherinlaw of Representative John F. Tierney, this one a fugitive from justice living in Antigua, said Friday that the congressman was fully aware of the familys illegal gambling operation, a charge Tierney strongly denied.
Robert Eremians assertion, in a telephone interview from the Caribbean island where he has been living since about 2002, came a day after his brother, Daniel, said outside a Massachusetts courthouse that Tierney knew everything about the offshore betting business.
I will verify everything that my brother said, which will show John Tierney is lying, Robert Eremian said.
Tierneys wife, Patrice, is the sister of the Eremian brothers, whom federal prosecutors allege ran a massive gambling ring from Antigua. Patrice Tierney was the first of the siblings to go to jail in the case last year, admitting willful blindness to the enterprise, but agreeing to plead guilty to tax fraud for her role in handling Robert Eremians bills and taxes in the United States.
On Thursday, Daniel Eremian was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the gambling operation. Moments afterward, he called Tierney a liar who knew everything.
On Friday, Robert Eremian, who allegedly ran the gambling business from his home and has been charged with 442 counts of racketeering, illegal gambling, and money laundering, echoed another charge his brother had made: that Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty to save her husbands position in Congress.
He threw my sister under the bus for his political career, Robert Eremian said in a brief interview. He made her plead guilty because he was afraid of an Ethics Committee investigation, and he knew he couldnt lie in front of the
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I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.....................NOT
Sun column ping
Old fashioned piece-nik
By Howie Carr | Sunday, July 1, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
I wonder what Whitey Bulger misses most about his old life on the lam in Santa Monica his gal pal, that nice young man to whom he presented a beard trimmer, or ... his arsenal.
My bet is on the weapons. To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling, a gun moll is only a gun moll, but a good pistol is a piece.
The feds included photos of Whiteys weapons cache in their document dump two weeks ago, but they didnt explain the ins and outs of his collection. So I went to a gun-loving friend of mine, Larry the Loner, and asked him to analyze Whiteys arsenal.
First of all, Bulger owned hardly anything modern, not much of the lightweight polymer stuff you see nowadays. Whitey was mostly into old-fashioned gangster gats wheel guns (revolvers, many .38s and .357s, which dont jam, always a plus on a hit).
Perhaps Whiteys most intriguing gun is what appears to be a Ruger 22/45, equipped with a silencer. A silencer! Most of his other weapons are powerful, good for shooting through the door at cops trying to get into Unit 303.
The .22 with the silencer, though, is designed for sneaking up behind somebody and silently capping him in the head. Assassinations, in other words. The Israeli Mossad has been known to use such weapons. I asked one of Whiteys former associates his theory about the silencer-equipped .22.
In his situation as a fugitive most of the guns would be for defense, the wiseguy said. But you always need something for offense, too.
Check out the AR-15 pistol, basically a chopped-down semi-automatic M-16. Each clip holds 30 rounds of high-powered copper-jacketed rifle ammunition.
Larry the Loners verdict: Good for bank jobs, small massacres and going out in a hail of bullets if youre also planning on taking out a few guys along with you.
An added attraction of the AR-15 pistol: It can be controlled with one hand. In other words, perfect for a movie shootout. Top o the world, Ma! Top o the world!
Other interesting pieces: two short Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns with pistol grips underrated, said Larry. At least six Springfield Armory 1911-type .45s, which retail for more than $1,000 each. These may have had nostalgic value for the octogenarian serial killer. It was the standard U.S. Army handgun when Whitey served in the Air Force in the early 1950s, when he wasnt in the stockade on rape charges.
He also had a two-shot .22 High Standard Derringer with an ivory grip, so small he could have hidden it in the palm of his hand. And a tiny .22 caliber revolver made by North American Arms, which Whitey stashed in a hollowed-out book next to the USMC tome, Jarhead.
Whitey also owned a lot of snap caps. Those are fake bullets designed to soften the hammer fall of guns that are fired without ammo dry-fired, as they say. This way he could keep the equalizer in his hand and occasionally pull the trigger without blowing yet another hole in the apartment wall.
But he didnt just own guns. He had knives, but not the high-quality brands like Cold Steel and Spyderco and Ka-Bar. He bought his daggers off the shelf. But Whitey did own one rather exotic dirk a push knife. Its basically a set of brass knuckles with a blade attached. Good only for punching the knife through a victims sternum to his heart, or through his skull.
Not recommended for peeling carrots, noted Larry the Loner.
Added Whiteys wiseguy associate: He always had at least one of those. He loved knives, used to buy them in those knife stores in Times Square. Knife people are nuts, you know. Theyre so crazy they cant get gun permits, thats why they get into knives.
Oh, and one final accessory an old-style pineapple hand grenade. Only it was one of those fake ones that are sold at novelty stores and are really cigarette lighters or are mounted on a plaque with the caption, Complaint Dept. In Case of Problem Customer, Pull Pin.
That Whitey, what a card.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1061142640
Howie’s off all week...wonder who’s filling in? Could it be McPhee, the primary fill in host?
Earlier during her normal shift WRKO was running some kind of ABC documentary. So I tune in at 3:06: “Hello Boston and New England, this is Michele McPhee”
Maybe someone else will fill in for Howie on other days this week. Maybe a best of on Wed. Anyway, CLICK!
Maybe the Obama-voting Colonel. CLICK!
Maybe Avi. CLICK!!!1!
Altho I did enjoy hearing Avi once just completely eviscerate moonbat Josh from VT
Elizabeth Warren Registered ‘High Cheekbones’ Aunt as White
4:38 PM, Jul 2, 2012 By MICHAEL WARREN
The death certificate of Elizabeth Warren’s aunt Bess “Bea” Veneck, who famously told the Massachusetts Democrat that her grandfather’s “high cheekbones” belied Warren’s Cherokee heritage, identifies Veneck as “white” and not “Native American.” Warren officially informed the state of Oklahoma of Veneck’s death in 1999. William Jacobson reports:
So Aunt Bea was Indian, sharing the same ancestry as Warren, according to Warren, and that ancestry was such an important part of who Aunt Bea was that she told the story about the high cheekbones at least a thousand times.
Yet when Aunt Bea died, she was not identified as American Indian by the person who informed the State of Oklahoma about the death. That informant was none other than Warren, and she identified Aunt Bea as White, even though the Certificate of Death listed American Indian as the first of several alternatives.
Thanks—yeah made ch 25 news last night. Warren campaign insists she’s still an Indian. ping (see above, all)...
McScreamer on again today
word has it Andy Griffith dead; if in death pool not till next wk
Tierney press conf at 2—naw I don’t think he’ll drop out but he’s to answer questions about the Eremian affair
Someone did win death pool with name of Andy Griffith...will be done next wk when Howie returns
Wed column ping
John Tierney was shocked? Now thats a shocker!
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Ted Fitzgerald
When it comes to his racketeering brothers-in-law, U.S. Rep. Johnny Pockets Tierney has decided to go with the same defense Claude Rains used in Casablanca.
Im shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
At which point in the film a croupier hands Captain Renault a stack of cash and says, Your winnings, sir. That didnt happen yesterday at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, but it might as well have, for all of Pockets believability.
He brushed off those statements last week from his jailbird in-laws that hes the biggest liar in the world. And the reports of his knowledge of their multimillion-dollar gambling ring are mere misperceptions that are misperceiving the voters of the 6th Congressional District, whove sent more than one Democratic crook to Congress.
Im telling the truth, Tierney kept saying. They know me to be an honest person who tells the truth. ... Im an honest person and Im telling the truth.
The truth is, his wife grabbed $223,000 from her brothers. Oh, and shes done federal time, and one brother just began his three-year bit while the other one remains on the lam from a 442-count indictment. Plus, Mrs. Tierney invoked spousal privilege when asked about her husband.
The solon very believably said he merely assumed that all the do-re-mi being funneled through their bank accounts was nothing more than gifts of gratitude from her bookie brothers. The press conference was held at the Hawthorne Hotel the purchase of which once led to the misdemeanor federal conviction of a former Democratic congressman, Mike Harrington, as well as a $100,000 fine.
Harrington was succeeded by the first Pockets, Nicky Mavroules (D-Golden Banana). Nicky Pockets actually went to the can, in honor of which they hung the former Peabody mayors portrait in Peabody City Hall. Its that kind of district, which is why John Tierney hasnt already been ejected from Congress.
Visiting his in-laws multimillion-dollar gambling palace in Antigua, Tierney didnt notice the big-screen TVs, or the shady-looking guys on phones taking something called action nothing at all suspicious, in other words.
It seems to be a modest house, he recalled yesterday.
So was Ricks American Cafe.
Anyone expecting a Checkers-type speech from Tierney was disappointed. Being a moonbat means never having to say youre sorry. Just ask the fake Indian.
Meanwhile, Robert Eremian continues the family bookmaking tradition in the Caribbean. Has he posted the line yet on his brother-in-laws odds of being re-elected this fall?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1061143335
Clear Channel is to take over WFNX 101.7 on 7/23 or so. Turns out domain http://www.Talk1017.com was reg. on 7/3 to domains by proxy via godaddy and redirects to talk1200.com. Header says Talk101.7 Express Yourself. Could be...? Or maybe just throwing us off. Stay tuned
Poss. formats for 101.7 and/or 1200 incl. Spanish, cons talk, liberal talk, Fox Sports (curr on 98.5 owned by CBS but CBS is to soon launch their own sports network. Clear Channel/Premiere syndicates Fox Sports. Kepp in mind Clr Chnl wants to “clear” (air) shows like Rush in Boston...and nationwide talk shows are finding FM homes.
For awhile Clr Chnl simulcast 1200 on the HD 2 of 107.9 but it was missing recently. Hmm.
Future home for HC?
Fri column ping
Mitt Romney wallowing in big Dem footsteps
By Howie Carr | Friday, July 6, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by AP
Youre Mitt Romney, and youre running ahead of where Ronald Reagan was at this point in the summer of 1980 (he was trailing Jimmy Carter by 9 points). But all of a sudden, youre reading headlines like this one in the Weekly Standard yesterday:
Dukakis, Kerry ... Romney? Is it that bad, or is it just a slow holiday week?
Then you pick up the Wall Street Journal and it gets worse in the lead editorial, as theyre laying into the Boston boys and the Boston coterie and the campaigns insular staff and strategy.
What happened to the Romney rapid response team, which had an ad on the Internet within two hours after Obama said, The private sectors doing just fine?
That was, what, three weeks ago?
And now your organizations being compared to Dukakis 1988 Hindenburg of a campaign?
Youre Mitt Romney, and you need to have a talk with Eric Fehrnstrom.
Like, first of all, Eric, what were you doing on MSNBC in the first place?
There are no Romney voters watching MSNBC, but that was where Fehrn-strom said Obamacares individual mandate is a penalty, not a tax.
Mitt had to go on CBS of all venues to straighten out the mess.
Guys like Fehrnstrom are supposed to be cleaning up the mixed messages left behind by the candidates, like David Axelrod had to do when Obama opined that the private sector is doing fine.
Youre Mitt Romney, and it doesnt seem you should have to be bringing Eric a new pair of shoes every time he steps in a steaming pile of it on live TV.
In March, it was on CNN again, why was he even there? that Eric talked about how Romneys fall campaign would be like an Etch a Sketch do-over.
That was just wiseguy talk, as if Eric thought hed already graduated from campaign flack to cable pundit.
If Charles Krauthammer had come up with that line, everyone would have nodded.
But Eric is still Charlie McCarthy to your Edgar Bergen.
And by the way, the senior strategists dont make any real dough as a pundit unless they actually win a presidential election ... like Karl Rove, for instance.
Rove now works for Rupert Murdoch, who kicked off the whole Whats-wrong-with-Mitt? debate with his tweet Sunday:
Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.
Have any particular pros in mind, Rupert? Anybody who has a column in the Wall Street Journal, say?
Youre Mitt Romney, and you know what they always said about why the Mass. Democrats, from Dukakis to Kerry to Coakley, always get crushed in the nat— ional races because they think its over once they win the primary.
And now theyre saying in effect that youre behaving like ... a Massachusetts Democrat.
Youre Mitt Romney, and its time to ask Eric Fehrnstrom, Who would you rather be compared to in your obituary, Karl Rove ... or John Sasso?
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