Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread week of Sept. 23, 2012
Posted on 09/23/2012 4:23:50 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
Sun. column ping. Howie off tomorrow for personal stuff, McPhee in (yikes)
Murderers surgery seems like cruel step
By Howie Carr | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Herald (file)
Im very confused lately by the Eighth Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
My understanding has always been that it bans cruel and unusual punishment. Yet now there is a federal court decision saying that not castrating a convicted wife murderer so he can become what he considers to be a woman is an unnecessary and wanton infliction of pain.
In other words, not mutilating this killer constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
The operation in question has several different names. Sexual reassignment surgery. Vaginoplasty.
Of course Im talking about the case of Michelle Kosilek, formerly known as Robert. Hes been in prison since 1990, when he strangled his wife with wire and left her body in a mall parking lot. Her name was Cheryl McCaul. Mish Kosilek never mentions her, for obvious reasons.
There are conflicting stories about how much anguish Mish has suffered during the years in stir. Her court appearances started 12 years ago, so I guess she was OK with being a guy for a decade. But now, some of the news stories mention that she has attempted suicide twice. Yet in an interview with the Associated Press, Mish said that at several points ... (I) was very close to committing suicide.
So did you attempt suicide, Mish, or were you just very close?
In the AP interview, she said that she and the sisters (by which I think Mish means the others who are now queuing up for their surgeries) have decided that the outrage about the court decision is bigotry related to gender identity disorder.
No, Mish, its bigotry against murderers gaming the system. By the way, the word is that at least one of the sisters has killed not one, but two women. Howd you like to be one of the real sisters at MCI-Framingham if the Department of Correction eventually starts moving these people into the womens prison?
The DOC declines to comment on where Mish and the sisters might be moved if there is a change in their ... status. Currently, Mish is incarcerated at MCI-Norfolk.
Another baffling piece of this story: The sex-change operation was being opposed by the liberal Democrat administration of Gov. Deval Patrick. And the judge who ordered Mishs procedure is Mark Wolf, an appointee of then-President Ronald Reagan.
What precedents does this case set? How about if some jailbird decides he wants to commit suicide? He can claim he is suffering from livingophobia, and not giving him enough cyanide to off himself is ... cruel and unusual punishment.
How about drug addicts? Theyre not allowed drugs in prison. Talk about cruel and unusual.
Heres one more AP soundbite from Mish:
To those who dont understand gender identity disorder, I understand that there is a reluctance to even think about this in a serious vein because to the average person ... this must seem bizarre.
You got that right, Mish.
“Sex reassignment surgery” is quackery, pure, simple, thorough, unmitigated quackery.
The judge who thinks it's ok for this whackjob murderer to get this operation and the tax payers foot the bill should be thrown off the bench.
I’m not so sure I would blame the judge as much as the Patrick administration. It’s a terrible decision, but I doubt that the Patrick administration actually fought the case vigorously. I notice they made no announcement that they would appeal, and the Federal judge involved cited no higher court precedent. I suspect that the judge must act on evidence presented, and if one side argues vigorously and presents quack experts and the other side falls over, the quacks carry the day. Look at the Bellesides fraud debacle.
Sounds like his sex change desire was likely to make it easier fro him to get laid in prison . . .
Saw on Facebook that Andy Williams died... was he in death pool? At 84 of bladder cancer.
Wed column ping
Sign of the crimes
Fighting back against moonbat thieves
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Christopher Evans
OK moonbats, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
I let it slide when some liberals in a Prius stole the Sean Bielat sign in my front yard in the predawn hours on Labor Day, leaving behind a JoJoJo Kennedy sign.
I just took the JoJoJo sign to the dump, got another Bielat sign and forgot about it.
But now you trust-funded, EBT card-carrying, Kool-Aid drinkers have gone too far.
Id just gotten a new Scott Brown yard sign, which was planted next to the Bielat sign. Early Sunday morning, before dawn, I left to drive to Logan airport for a flight to North Carolina. Family business. When I landed in Raleigh, I got a call from my wife the mailroom manager, as I fondly call her.
Notice anything different in the front yard when you left? she asked, and I immediately knew we had once again been the victims of a senseless street crime.
This time, theyd rubbed our noses in it. The moonbats not only kidnapped both Republican signs, but they replaced them with a Granny Warren sign AND two Barack Obama signs.
The Barack signs they left in my yard were white-on-blue, with Obama and Bidens names. You dont see these every day, not even in Brookline or Cambridge.
The mailroom manager was livid. She called the cops the moonbat mob had been on a veritable crime wave that night, hitting at least three other houses in our neighborhood.
Then she called Scott Brown headquarters and ordered a 4-foot-by-8-foot mega sign. Then she put up a spotlight to illuminate it, not to mention any sticky-fingered new crew of diversity celebrators. And if any of you Occupy alumni do get lugged, please dont try telling the cops that you thought there was a battery-charging station for your Volt in my driveway.
What I dont understand is why the moonbats feel entitled to behave in such a boorish manner. Does the First Amendment only protect Democrat yard signs?
Its the old double standard. They rip down my signs and defend it by saying dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Its civil disobedience, speaking truth to power. But if I rip down their signs, its a hate crime.
Meanwhile, the mailroom manager called a friend of hers, one of the largest property owners in Boston. He agreed to let the Brown campaign put up the giant signs all over his various properties. Scotts people moved fast. If youre in Brighton or Brookline, youve probably already seen one or two.
As for the giant new sign in my yard, Id like to say something to any moonbats itching to try to snatch it. In the words of a speaker at the recent Republican convention, Go ahead, make my day.
With a friend from Ohio yesterday driving around Cape Ann. Just off the “other Cape” in many North Shore towns, I saw lots of Brown, Tisei, and some Romney towns. But in Gloucester and Rockport it was Obama/Warren/Tierney to the max. What the hell? I thought Brown was helping fishermen etc (fishing towns). Once I crossed the Annisquam river it was back to GOP heaven.
With a friend from Ohio yesterday driving around Cape Ann. Just off the “other Cape” in many North Shore towns, I saw lots of Brown, Tisei, and some Romney signs. But in Gloucester and Rockport it was Obama/Warren/Tierney to the max. What the hell? I thought Brown was helping fishermen etc (fishing towns). Once I crossed the Annisquam river it was back to GOP heaven.
The scientifically conducted Kenny Bunk VFW* poll shows that 100.3% of transgendered individuals vote "Democrat." Two sexes: Two votes. Two section 8s, Two EBT cards. It's only fair.
*Data gathered from Males, Over 65, wearing a woolen shirt, stained khakis, steel-caps, who went to wrong precinct in 2010 before returning to VFW bar for directions but by time it got sorted out was too late to vote, but profess to be "Conservatives" and shout back at Rush Limbaugh.
The thoroughness, attention to detail and utter elegance or your methodology shall forever stand as a monument to intellect of man in pursuit of the spark of scientific inspiration. If you do not get a Nobel Prize for this stunning achievement in the Advance of Science, then the prestige of the Nobel Prize itself is just that much more diminished!
I join millions of other scientists in saluting you!!!!
BTW, for $25.00 payable by check or money order, you can join The Association of Self-Congratulating Scientists. I await your check.
the stained khakis are always a give-away... :)
And BTW, if I ever see a gathering of the tribe saluting us voters with Fauchahanta signs, I’ll make sure to pull over and chop and whoop to my heart’s content.
Why are Indians ‘offended’ by the Atlanta chop and not ‘offended’ by a white lady checking the box and taking away another’s chance at advancement?
Further, I hope someone’s tracking down Warren’s private law clients and getting them to sue her for misrepresentation.
HC list ping. First, Ann Coulter will be heard on Howie’s show 4 pm Tue hour for the foreseeable future. Now, remember Howie’s T shirt maker?
Owner of Corinna business charged in marijuana-growing scheme released on bail
by Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News
>>BANGOR, Maine The owner of a Corinna business raided by federal investigators in January 2011 and accused of playing a role in a large marijuana-growing operation in Washington County was released Wednesday after posting $250,000 secured bail.
Robert Berg, 49, of Dexter was arrested Sunday along with co-defendants Malcolm French, 50, of Enfield; Rodney Russell, 48, of South Thomaston; and Kendall Chase, 55, of Bradford. All four men along with Haynes Timberland Inc., a Maine corporation, were indicted on federal drug and other charges arising from the Sept. 22, 2009, seizure of nearly 3,000 marijuana plants.
Each pleaded not guilty to the charges lodged against them late Monday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk, according to a previous report. All but Berg were released on bail.
Bergs release was held up while firearms were removed from his home and deeds of trust to property he owns could be posted as bail.
...Russell, French and Chase are charged with conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 marijuana plants. French, Russell, Berg and Chase are charged with manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants. French, Russell and Haynes Timberland Inc. are charged with managing and controlling property used to manufacture marijuana. French, Russell and Berg also are charged with harboring illegal aliens. In addition, Berg is charged with assisting individuals conspiring to manufacture marijuana evade apprehension.
Berg is the owner of Berg Sportswear, the Corinna business that does custom screenprinting and embroidery that was raided by federal investigators in January 2011. Documents made public in July 2011 indicated that investigators were looking for evidence that Berg was using logos for major sports teams illegally.
Investigators in January 2011 seized business records, computers and dozens of boxes of merchandise from the business and residence, according to a custody receipt for seized property and evidence filed in federal court in Bangor. In addition to those items, more than $38,000 in U.S. currency and $740 in Canadian cash was found and seized in safes in the garage of Bergs home.
How that evidence is related to the charges on which Berg was indicted was not clear Wednesday.
When the marijuana operation was discovered in 2009 in Washington County, MDEA officials categorized the size, scope and detail of the operation as quite surprising. They said the plants many of them 8 feet tall and highly cultivated were of extremely high quality.
(Tommy Chong) “WOW MAN!!!”
T shirts put out by Berg include Pinnochio-hontas, Mailroom Manager rules, WOMG!Storm Center/Biff Buffington, etc.
From bergsportswear.com site:
>>From Howie Carr, 2001. This is the very 1st shirt done for The Howie Carr Show. The shirt was done to squelch the persistence of a very close friend, Malcolm French, who insisted that Howie need something to go along with the topic of the popular ?Daisy Cutter? bomb that everybody wanted to drop on Iraq.
The design was decided in a 10 minute phone call between me and the art dept on a Thursday morning (I was on the road on a separate selling trip). By that afternoon the shirts were printed and sent (NEXT DAY AIR) to Howie Carr’s radio station. I just sent a note stating that ?I heard the Daisy Cutter was a popular subject, here’s some free shirts have some fun!? Friday Howie opened the box and was thrilled! He started mentioning it on his show that afternoon and the rest is history. We received calls from all over the country. Not only were the calls to buy shirts, but the calls also thanked Berg Sportswear many times over, for showing support for the troops and having the courage to do so in spite of the controversies surrounding war.
>>Five people and a Maine corporation have been indicted on federal charges in connection with a massive marijuana operation that was uncovered in Washington County in September 2009. It took more than 60 state and federal law enforcement officers almost a week that fall to harvest nearly 3,000 high-quality marijuana plants worth an estimated $9 million from a remote area in Township 37 near the town of Wesley and about 10 miles off Route 9.
>>The massive pot plantation was found after a tip was left on the Maine State Police Troop J website. When police flew a plane over the operation, people on the ground set fire to several buildings being used as dormitories before the suspected growers fled.
In a press release issued Monday, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced that Malcolm French, 50, of Enfield; Rodney Russell, 48, of South Thomaston; Kendall Chase, 55, of Bradford; Robert Berg, 49, of Dexter; and Haynes Timberland Inc., a Maine corporation, had been indicted on federal drug and other charges arising from the Sept. 22, 2009, seizure of 2,943 marijuana plants.
All four men were arrested Sunday...
French, Russell and Chase are charged with conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 marijuana plants. French, Russell, Berg and Chase are charged with manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants. French, Russell and Haynes Timberland Inc. are charged with managing and controlling property used to manufacture marijuana. French, Russell and Berg also are charged with harboring illegal aliens. In addition, Berg is charged with assisting individuals conspiring to manufacture marijuana evade apprehension.
Berg appears to be the owner of Berg Sportswear, the Corinna business that does custom screen printing and embroidery that was raided by federal investigators in January 2011. Documents made public in July indicated that investigators were looking for evidence that Berg was using logos for major sports teams illegally.
Uh-oh... looks like Bob Berg is in big trouble? Is his T-shirt biz out of business?
Dr. said, "...why if brains was dynamite that Elmer couldn't blow his nose."
However, as I hunger for peer recognition, your kind note was much appreciated. The $25 is on the way as soon as sugarin' is over. Bout April be OK?
Please drag your nets around once in a while to show normal wear and tear. Also, hook up an old GM 61 to use when in earshot of shore. Them 2500-Hp two-stage Turbo MTU's is a dead giveaway to revenuers.
His site is still up but he is indeed in big trouble
Crime does pay for some solons
By Howie Carr | Friday, September 28, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Photo by Ted Fitzgerald
Who says crime doesnt pay?
Certainly not ex-Sen. Jim Marzilli, D-Arlington, the perv in the Prius, the lewd and lascivious limousine liberal.
Heres a moonbats moonbat, bagged for accosting four women in Lowell while sitting on a park bench somebody cue the opening bars of Aqualung and now at age 54, the solon emeritus begins collecting a $14,000-a-year state pension.
Not to mention a lump-sum check in November for about $56,000 to make up for when the commonwealth wasnt sending him his monthly kiss in the mail.
It was 2008. He was the chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. Thats right, tourism come to the Bay State and someone will flash you. So he drives to Lowell for an open house.
Thats open house, senator, not open raincoat.
He parked himself on the park bench give me the Aqualung again and began making obscene comments to immigrant women walking by. He asked a disabled old lady if she was wearing underwear. He informed a younger woman her butt is so perfect.
Somewhere Sal DiMasi is thinking to himself, If only Id told the Cognos software salesman that he had a perfect butt. ...
I spoke to a guy yesterday who witnessed the police chase that ensued. He was leaving the nearby parking garage and saw someone who looked like a madman being chased by four Lowell cops.
As he ran by the car I asked him, Did you steal something? the guy said. And he just laughed at me and kept running.
A few moments later the cops wrestled him to the ground. They asked him his name and he said, Marty Walsh. Thats a rep from Dorchester.
Its all very confusing. I thought the Republicans were supposed to be waging the War on Women. And after he drove to Lowell that day, did this sicko put in for his daily expense, the per diem?
Or would that be, the perv diem?
Marzilli never returned to the State House. His lawyer said he was checking into McLean Hospital. This was shortly before he was spotted in Germany at Oktoberfest.
He ended up pleading guilty to sufficient facts and the case was continued without a finding. Even though he did a short bit at Billerica, the wannabe Weiner doesnt have to register as a sex offender.
Now he wants to jack his pension up to $26,000 under the since-repealed termination allowance. If he wins, and dont bet against it, hell be looking for another lump-sum payment of $48,000, plus the $2,200 a month.
His lawyer, by the way, said hes a superb ... barbecue master.
Maybe he can open a hot dog stand.