Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of July 29,2012
Posted on 07/29/2012 3:37:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Side Effects May Include Kennedyism"
Sunday column ping
Side effects may include Kennedyism
By Howie Carr | Sunday, July 29, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Donald Traill
Hey Kennedys, its time you got back to your roots. Start drinking heavily.
Forget these prescription meds, especially Ambien.
Now it turns out Kerry Kennedy did not suffer any complex partial seizure when she hit the truck in upstate New York. She was on Ambien, as she first admitted, before lawyering up.
Remember how she was found slumped over the wheel of her Lexus after rear-ending a truck, unable to walk, talk or see straight.
The official charge was DWK Driving While Kennedy.
Now we read a quote from Caroline Kennedy that the family has reached its lowest point ever. And I blame this latest nadir in Kennedy Babylon on Ambien.
Remember when Patches Fredo Kennedy was still a congressman. Like his cousin Kerry, he Ambiened up, staggered out to last call at some Capitol Hill watering hole, and then started driving to what he apparently thought was a 3 a.m. vote in the House.
Before Kerry trotted out the now-discredited seizure alibi, she confessed that maybe she had mixed up her meds. See, she meant to take a thyroid pill, which is large and blue and you take it in the morning, but confused it with an Ambien, which is tiny and orange and you take it at night.
But she did have a particularly Kennedy-esque excuse for her seizure. Once she bungee-jumped out of a dorm window at Brown University ... and landed on her head on the pavement.
My theory is, these Kennedys dont look very carefully at the labels on their prescription pill bottles. They grab the first one they see in the medicine cabinet and then read the warnings on the side of the bottle.
If it says Alcohol intensifies effects or Use care operating heavy machinery, then they know theyve got a winner.
And now the Kennedys are at each others throats over control of the Hyannisport compound, which they converted into a nonprofit to save $50,000 or so a year in property taxes. Which supposedly is why Taylor Swift wasnt allowed to spend the weekend recently in the main house.
God only knows what might have happened to the poor kid if she had stayed overnight in that house of horrors. Think Marilyn Monroe, Mary Jo Kopechne, Pam Kelley, the blue-dot woman in Palm Beach, Michael Kennedys babysitter ...
And now Patches and his older brother, Ted Jr., are angry at Miss Vicki. Shes fighting back by recounting stories about how she rescued the Swimmer from a life of third-rate romances, low-rent rendezvouses and bad ice cubes.
The late senator credited Vicki with helping him overcome the fear of getting close to someone again.
Surely this will come as news to the hospitality-industry worker that Teddy and Chris Dodd made into a waitress sandwich at La Brasserie, pre-Vicki.
Lose the Ambien, Kennedys. Get back to your familys traditional drug of choice. Chivas Regal.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1061149318
Howie’s on fire with this one!
Many, Howie, you really do hate Kennedies. Unto the fourth generation.
But who can blame him? It’s fun and profitable.
Hey, rr — do you have any idea who was in for Michele McPhee today (Monday). My sister doesn’t usually listen, but tuned in today; she thinks the first name was “Jim”, and she’s only curious because his voice creeped her out! I don’t listen to RKO between Todd and Howie, but I told her I’d ask here.
No idea—on vacation in Virginia. Sometimes she has Jeff Kuhner on , or Garrett Quinn...no idea to be honest
Of course, there's always the chance someone on the thread will know!
Yes—it may have been Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times who has filled in for Michele, Howie, and even Michael Savage. When he talks he enunciates like this: it almost sounds like he puts a k at the end: “We are goingk to start runningk a good campaign”—it’s just kind of how he says certain words
what he sounds like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ibaEJyHVCc
She thinks it might have been Kuhner -- she's heard him on Todd but recalls he sounds different (to her -- and she doesn't like him as much) when he actually hosts!
Sounds German...or Yiddish (Kuhner)
I think you’re right!
Croatian I think—actually from Montreal
>>Kuhner was born in Montreal, Canada to Croatian immigrant parents. After teaching US history from 1998 to 2000 at McGill University in Montreal, Kuhner worked from 2000 through 2003 as an assistant national editor at the Washington Times. After leaving the Washington Times, he worked for the Republican policy group the Ripon Society as communications director and editor of the Ripon Forum. He was the editor of the US Internet news magazine Insight on the News from October 2005 until its closing in May 2008.
From January 2008 to November 2009 he was media editor for the Washington Times. As media editor he helped with the partnership between the Washington Times and Talk Radio Network. The partnership resulted in the nationally syndicated radio show “America’s Morning News”. Kuhner began his weekly column at The Washington Times in June 2008.
Wed. column ping
Keeping up with Granny aint easy ...
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
How does Granny Warren do it? I mean, do you know how much time it must take, saving capitalism and simultaneously providing the intellectual foundations of Occupy Wall Street, which wanted to destroy capitalism?
Talk about keeping balls in the air. Shes both an Indian and Okie to her toes.
She makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for doing practically nothing at filthy-rich Harvard University, which has an endowment of $32 billion and she wishes that we could run our society as efficiently as dirt-poor China.
China invests 9 percent of its GDP in infrastructure? she says in her latest campaign ad. America? Were at just 2.4 percent. We can do better.
No word yet on how she feels about other Chinese innovations, like mandating one baby per woman, or abortions of female fetuses, or the policy of charging the families of executed criminals for the bullets that killed them, or the opening of one coal-fired power plant a week, or is it a day ...
She steals recipes from The New York Times [NYT] and Better Homes and Gardens.
She travels from the beaches of Cape Cod to the ocean-swept shores of western Massachusetts, which no one knew existed until she began talking about the advantages that its coastline provides to the 413 area code.
In spite of her incredible accomplishments, Lieawatha has also found time to tend to her personal life this year. Shes married, you know, to Bruce Mann, another brilliant Harvard Law professor.
Here he is on Fathers Day, relaxing with what Scott Brown supporters call a brew.
Only one problem: Professor Mann apparently cant figure out how to get the bottle cap off the longneck bottle. Lets hope the butler came by with, what do the little people call it, a church key.
Look at the other picture. The fake Indian poses with the very ethical congressman who had no idea that his wife was moving $7 million in gangster gelt through her bank accounts, not to mention buying a $500,000 helicopter for her mobbed-up brothers.
Wait, theres more. If youd like to see a Fourth of July photo of Granny Warren with Rep. Tony Henriquez (D-Dorchester), who pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend, go to howiecarr.us.
Now Granny is ready for her close-up in Charlotte. Shes speaking at the Democratic convention, on the same night the NFL kicks off its new season with a game between the Giants and Dallas.
So on TV it will be a ratings battle between the Cowboys and the (fake) Indian.
We all know how that movie always turns out.
WRKO is pleased to announce that today the station exercised the option on Howie Carr’s contract, keeping Howie on WRKO for the foreseeable future.
Fri column ping
With Meninos help, Mitt Romney can fil-A Barack
By Howie Carr | Friday, August 3, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by AP
Forget Eric Fehrnstrom and the rest of the Mitt Romney brain trust the guy whos done the most for the GOP candidate this week is none other than Mumbles Menino.
If the mayor can brainstorm up a few more Chick-fil-As, this election will be over by Labor Day.
Menino invented Chick-fil-A, you know. Maybe Mike Huckabee came up with the idea of a National Day of Appreciation, but the media needed a bloated cartoonish clod to put it across. And when it comes to clowns, the mayor arrives straight out of Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey.
He came up with such a bad idea that it went around the country in less than 48 hours, from Chicago to San Francisco to even the Fox News Channel, where Shep Smith sneeringly called the Chick-fil-A turnouts National Intolerance Day.
So let me get this straight, Shep. Some tongue-tied hack wants to persecute a businessman for his religious beliefs, and so Americans rally around the victim of the persecution to support his First Amendment rights, and theyre the ones guilty of ... intolerance?
I would say that when it comes to current Republican strategists, Shep is what Menino would call a man of great, great statue.
And when I say that, I am splinkin from the heart.
Its amazing how Chick-fil-A galvanized taxpayers. Mumbles and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got in a snit about Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy expressing exactly the same position on gay marriage their hero, Barack Obama, espoused a mere three months ago.
Mitts been trying to make issues of, say, the skyrockin costs of fuel, but somehow it didnt resonate like fried chicken. Even though, if eaten to excess fried foods and peach shakes may cause health problems, perhaps even prostrate cancer, to use the mayors words.
You know what he says: Wes are all Democrats. And Boston is a tight-knit, or as he calls it, tight-night community.
But his trashing of the First Amendment made all of youse who arent Democrats an equally tight-night community.
People who believe in freedom of speech suddenly realized that, as the mayor once put it, We cant just sit in our hands.
So they journeyed by the hundreds of thousands to their local Chick-fil-A, to archieve our common goals. Mumbles, your help this week has been worth more to Mitt than all of Sheldon Adelsons millions. The GOP ought to invite you to make a speech in Tampa. And from past experience I know how youll begin your oration.
Im great to be here, the mayor will say. But I will not be a candidation.
For all these cuts and more, go to Howies website, Mumblesmenino.us.