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Menino’s feathers are showing
Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 27, 2012 | Howie Carr

Posted on 07/27/2012 1:44:22 AM PDT by ninonitti

Mumbles chickened out.

This whole Chick-fil-A fiasco turned into, as he would say, an Alcatraz around his neck. Amazing, this guy who goes to Mass every Sunday — does he know he’s supportin’, to use his terminology, a group that is probably more opposed to gay marriage than Dan Cathy?

And if Boston College gets invited to the Chick-fil-A bowl, will you allow the Eagles’ plane to take off from Logan airport?

Usually, Mumbles takes his cues in PC idiocy from Mayor Bloomberg. This time, he was driving the lead clown car. And you know the old saying: Monkey see, monkey do.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago instantly jumped on the bandwagon. He took time out from cozying up to well-known gay-marriage supporter Louis Farrakhan to denounce Dan Cathy. Amazing how similar Chicago and Boston have become — both cities celebrate diversity by hating Chick-fil-A and looking the other way at Muslim homophobia.

Oh yeah, and one other thing Boston and Chicago have in common.

Rotten baseball teams.

The problem here for Mumbles is, this was a glimpse into the way he runs Boston — “my city,” he calls it when he’s splinkin’, as he says, in private. Usually, though, the stories about his heavy-handed tactics don’t make it out of the business sections. After all, it’s hard to feel sorry for a real-estate developer.

Mumbles has become a punchline — he calls Home Depot “Home Deep-co” and blasts AT&T because they don’t do “diddly-dunk.” This is a guy who sounds like he could use an “aconomic lesson,” as he once said. But this week the whole country sees that he can play plenty rough — like a mayor in a ’50s black-and-white movie.

Mumbles’ muscle is the ISD — Inspectional Services. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the beat-down of a businessman. Remember Halftime Pizza on Causeway Street during the Democratic convention of 2004? The owner put up a “GO BUSH” sign and got hit with multiple citations.

Even by Mumbles’ standards, he was particularly tongue-tied yesterday. Asked if he’d gone overboard he replied:

“No I don’t I (three seconds of totally unintelligible gibberish) as mayah of the city of Boston, I have an opinion, I’m expressin’ my opinion.”

Or, as he put it later, “I made an opinion.”

“A Menino-ism,” he called his temper tantrum.

This week the mask slipped. Mumbles is not just a dolt, he’s a vindictive, power-mad tyrant. And the fact that everyone has seen it first-hand — that must really fry his nose, as Mumbles is wont to say.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; mumblesmenino
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:44:38 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

That’s insulting to imbeciles!

2 posted on 07/27/2012 2:50:16 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Ha! You made my morning!

3 posted on 07/27/2012 2:56:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: ninonitti
driving the lead clown car...


4 posted on 07/27/2012 3:27:56 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: ninonitti
The biggest mistake Mayor Mumbles and Ramen Noodle-brain over in Chicago did was to shoot their mouths off. When they publicly announced they were going to single out and go after Chik-Fil-A, they made it an official policy of the city, opening up a can of liability worms. Their mouth diarrhea may have had some initial appeal to their leftist base, but reality is rearing it's head and the retreat begins.

5 posted on 07/27/2012 4:19:15 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: ninonitti
Howie describes the situation perfectly. A couple days ago the maya realized he stepped into a pile of chicken poop so the next day tried to remove it with his other shoe. Last night he was seen trying to wipe it off with his hand. Can't wait until he wakes up this morning to see what he does.
6 posted on 07/27/2012 4:37:00 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: Rocky

I’m nominating the “clown car” line as the best line of the day. Howie rarely disappoints when Mumbles is the subject of the column.

7 posted on 07/27/2012 4:59:00 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: lapsus calami

So why didn’t Menino just dig in his heels and say “Come and get me, coppers!”?

He’d have the Boston Globe & the Kennedy klan behind him, at least.

Anyway, see you at Chick Fil-A next Wednesday the 1st!


8 posted on 07/27/2012 5:19:59 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: ninonitti

Boston voters wake up, this grease-ball is nothing but a thug

9 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:38 AM PDT by M. Espinola
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To: ninonitti

You don’t have to go the zoo to see the monkeys in Boston, New York City, and Chicago. Just go and see the mayors of those respective towns.

10 posted on 07/27/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: ninonitti

Look at all the free publicity that CFA is getting. Talk about unintended consequences.

11 posted on 07/27/2012 7:36:40 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ninonitti

“This whole Chick-fil-A fiasco turned into, as he would say, an Alcatraz around his neck.”

Ironically, “alcatraz” is the Spanish word for “albatross” (the island where the famous prison is located had been named by the Spanish for the sea bird), so Menino can claim to have been showcasing multiculturalism when he made his gaffe.

It should be noted that, in Spanish, “Menino’s feathers are showing” could be translated as “se le salen las plumas a Menino,” which is slang for “Menino’s gayness is showing.” So that headline is pretty funny regarding a mayor whose support for same-sex “marriage” trumps his regard for the Constitution.

12 posted on 07/27/2012 8:06:24 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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