Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread March 16-31, 2013
Posted on 03/16/2013 8:10:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Thread for second half of March 2013 for the Howie Carr Show. So, anything happen while Howie was in Florida? Any new Popes? (Word has it Francis I has banned Bernie Law from the Church he'd been assigned to) Any alternative Boston newspapers go out of business? ($17.5 million of Clear Channel money couldn't save Mindich) Howie back on this Monday. I think.
Halitosis Hall tomorrow, with kneeslapper jokes like:
"What do you call a wandering priest? A roamin' Catholic!"
John Kerry: "Who said I don't have the matzoh balls to be here?"
Bill Weld, singing: (to Billy Bulger) "You're going to be a millionaire, there is, no, doubt. Cause I had YER BROTHER fill these numbers out."
And from heaven, Dapper O'Neil recalls, "Why would I want to go to a place where you couldn't get up to take a crap for three hours?"
For old times sake, the Dap with The Irish Belly Dancer
I would think not—and from what the Herald said the other day don’t expect the GOP Senate candidates there (not invited tho who knows)
Warren was there last yr, and some jokes were made about Tim Murray’s accident
>>The only Republican to speak, Brown also earned the distinction of being the only official to crack wise about incarcerated former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, joking that “Sal is a lot like John Kerry’s yacht. He’s spending a lot of time in Rhode Island lately.” For her part, Warren fired back at Brown, telling the audience that she heard her opponent’s famed barn jacket cost $600. “Wow, here’s a guy who could use a consumer advocate,” Warren said.
Fauxcahantas should fill everyone in on the price of her HOMES! What a hypocrite.
More of a sham than a rock
by Howie Carr
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Behind in polls, Lynchs St. Pats Day must be far from happy
Youre Congressman Steve Lynch of Southie, its St. Patricks Day and you cant believe youre losing to Ed Markey.
You didnt expect Mumbles to endorse you hes got his own election this year to worry about. But what the hell is going on when you keep losing one union endorsement after another?
Dont they know youre an ironworker?
I mean, it was one thing when every moonbat in the state got behind a fake Indian from Oklahoma. Shes one of them, running for Ted Kennedys seat. But now the same carpetbaggers have coalesced behind Eddie Markey, a double Eagle for Gods sake, and youre getting kicked down the stairs like youre Marisa DeFranco or somebody.
Youre Steve Lynch, youre 57, and you can remember when it was a good thing in Massachusetts politics to be a white Irish Catholic from Boston.
Now its the mark of the beast.
Youre Steve Lynch and you may actually be the last normal Democrat to ever run statewide, at least as a non-incumbent. Look at the recent record Steve Murphy, Guy Glodis, Tom Reilly.
No wonder your old pal Steven Tolman of the AFL-CIO took a walk. You were never expecting the SEIU or the MTA or AFSCME all the lefty unions that talk about Fast Eddie being for working families, when what they really mean is non-working non-families.
Sure, Ed Markey is Irish Catholic, too, but theres a big difference. He does what hes told. You, Steve Lynch, voted against Obamacare. You were just trying to protect your unions, the trades, the ones with the so-called Cadillac health plans, but these moonbats require complete fealty to Dear Leader.
Plus, if Eddie Markey goes to the U.S. Senate, Cambridge wont have the embarrassment of having him as their congressman. They can elect somebody who fits in better, some heiress from Ohio who just blew in with her partner two or three years ago.
Youre Steve Lynch, and all the activists are snickering, whats with the hair? Its, like, slicked back. You look like an ironworker. Moonbats dont vote for people who work with their hands. They have enough of a problem voting for people who work, period.
How things have changed. This mornings breakfast used to be run by the most powerful politician in the state, the brother of the states leading gangster. Talk about clout. This morning the emcee is a Boston city councilor, a district city councilor at that, a guy known throughout City Hall as Landslide Linehan because he only won re-election over a candidate from Chinatown by 200 votes.
You stood up to the Bulgers in 1996 when the Corrupt Midget tried to hand his state Senate seat down to his lackluster son. Sure, Whitey was in the wind by then, but they were still the Bulgers, undefeated and untied. And you kicked their butts, ended their dreams of a dynasty.
And now youre losing to Ed Markey?
Youre Steve Lynch, and the Legislature gave you everything you wanted in your new gerrymandered district. But the problem is, all those towns south of Boston where so many of your old Southie neighbors have fled they dont bother voting in Democrat primaries anymore.
Moonbat vs. moonbat is not considered much of a choice in, say, Walpole.
So a huge number of the voters you were counting on are probably going to either stay home or take a Republican ballot to vote for Mike Sullivan or Dan Winslow. Youre stuck with who? Ed King Democrats? If theyre not dead, theyre in Florida, or New Hampshire.
Youre Steve Lynch, and you wish it were 1980 again, or at least 1996. Everything seemed so much simpler then.
and if you missed it Vatican is denying Law has been booted out of his basilica but hey it could still happen. Let’s hope Pope Francis is a new broom that sweeps clean.
I worked in Southie for 22 years. The only thing I liked about the place was Jack Harts sister Mo, hot.
Pretend all you want, O Catholic Voters, that Truman is President and that one can be a true-blue American and vote Democrat. It is simply no longer so.
The Democrat Party is no longer a patriotic alternative. It is anti-Christian, especially anti-Catholic, and definitely anti-white working class, except on election day. It wants the white Catholic "working people blue collar" vote, that's all. They certainly do not want to be caught dead with a white working class Catholic. Diversity does NOT include the Irish, the Italians, the Poles, the French Canadians, the Portuguese, or any other groups in the old New England Catholic worker mélange.
The pro-queer, anti-American Democrat majority is Black, Illegally in the country, Female, LGBT, and no matter the demographic, the younger and dumber the better. So, working class Catholics, you are not quite needed ... except for the women.
Painting a picture of truly lost art
BY Howie Carr
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I hate to be a gloomy Gus, but what if theres nobody left alive who knows where the missing $500 million worth of stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paintings, etc., are stashed?
It doesnt matter who robbed the museum. The only thing that matters is where the paintings are.
Thats what I couldnt figure out about the Monday press conference. It was the 23rd anniversary, and obviously the feds didnt want it turning in to one of the latter-day Whitey-on-the-lam press conferences on his birthday namely, an excuse for the media to beat up the FBI again for its inability to find him.
So the G-men said they knew who the robbers are. And everybody said, thats great, but where are the paintings? I mean, the statute of limitations on the robbery has expired. Maybe they could prosecute whoevers holding them on charges of being in possession of stolen property, but how likely is that?
If you want, the feds will give you a grant of immunity to get the pictures back trust me on that one.
So theres no downside to turning them over and collecting $5 million. So why wouldnt you turn them in? At this late date, theres only one reason not to turn them into $5 million. And thats because nobody knows.
Suppose the guys who did the biggest heist in history were going to prison, for a good long time. You know, for some dumb stunt like trying to rob an armored car while in possession of three grenades, each one of which was worth 30 years on and after the armed-robbery charges. If you didnt try to cut an immediate deal (which most people would have), youd want the paintings, your bargaining chips, in safe hands for later negotiation. Maybe you have them delivered to your uncle. Especially if he was a wiseguy, too, and you couldnt trust anybody in your immediate family for reasons I wont get into.
So (lets call him) Uncle Bob has the paintings and hes getting ready to open negotiations. But then, before he can get his nephew and the nephews pal out, he takes a heart attack. Drops dead. Now, nobody knows where the paintings are.
These things can happen, you know. This month there was a story out of Bellport, Long Island. A couple bought a run-down bungalow for short money. In the garage, they found a lot of paintings and drawings. Turned out theyd been done by the former owner, whod died. His name was Arthur Pinajian. He must have been pretty good the art appraisers valued the trash in Pinajians garage at $30 million.
Listen, like everybody else I hope the paintings are back in the museum ASAP. But I just have a feeling we might be looking at a Pinajian ending a long way down the road.
Or maybe the feds will get lucky and get another tip from Iceland.
They are in a garage in Quincy.
Books success will be Rigged
Free pass for Liz because shes a Dem
Friday, March 22, 2013
So U.S. Sen. Granny Warren has now hired a big-time literary agent to peddle her memoirs, and the working title is Rigged.
Rigged? Surely some mistake wouldnt Hammered be a much more appropriate title?
Or even better, Faked.
Somewhere, Scott Brown is shaking his head. Because he knows that the same nastiness and cheap shots that he endured after his million-dollar payday for Against All Odds will not be leveled against the author of Hammered, er, I mean, Faked.
The reason is very simple. The fake Indian is a Democrat. Scott Brown is a Republican.
I can write the reviews of Grannys book right now, as theyll run in the Globe (assuming the broadsheet hasnt followed the Phoenix into well-deserved oblivion by the time the tome comes out in 18 months or so).
Awe-inspiring ... must-read ... fascinating ... a classic for the ages ... a Mother Jones Pick of the Year. ...
Certain accolades are reserved exclusively for the Beautiful People Pulitzer Prizes, Profiles in Courage Awards and, of course, good book reviews.
Actually, Scott Brown didnt get the proper savaging that most of the Morrissey Boulevard moonbats would have liked to have given him. The problem was, Browns $1 million advance was less than Gov. Deval Patricks $1.35 million.
Anyway, a month or so after both memoirs came out, Scotts sales of 15,534 were described in Politico as disappointing. Deval sales were approximately 6,000 a best-seller!
But Devals grab for the gelt gave Scott cover. A Globe columnist, writing her own stuff for once, sadly noted that with Deval pulling another major Coke-Texaco type corporate heist, Its hard to tag (Brown) as uniquely opportunistic.
Still, slam him the moonbats did. Somebody on DU.com said Browns book was worse than Mein Kampf. I think they were kidding, but maybe Ill tweet that to the Globe and see whether theyll run with it. Somebody in Plymouth questioned whether Brown might have fabricated the (sexual-molestation) story.
Not identifying the molester a permanent unsightly stain on his moral character.
But pretending to be an Indian to steal affirmative-action slots at two Ivy League law schools nothing to see folks, move along. And I guarantee you the genteel rumpswabs who review Grannys tome will not bring it up. If you cant say something good about a fake Indian ...
Its always been this way. Newt Gingrich in 1995 gets a $4.5 million advance from Rupert Murdoch he had to give it back. Five years later, Hillary Clinton grabs $8 million no problemo.
The Globe review noted Browns book wasnt quite as good as Profiles in Courage or Dreams of My Father. How could it be? Those books were written er, ghostwritten by Democrats.
One things for sure. It doesnt matter how many copies it sells, Rigged will be a best-seller. Itll be rigged.
Silence in House speaks volumes
Saturday, March 23, 2013
by Howie Carr
Call him Rep. Weiner, this unnamed solon whose name you already know, and if you dont, you can find it easily enough in the Daily Mail of London.
His extinguished colleagues in the Mass. General Court have lowered the Cone of Silence over Rep. Weiners latest alleged unspeakable actions. If the Boston Mafia had observed its own code of omerta this rigorously, theyd still be running organized crime around here.
Its all about Rule 16, which seems to boil down to this: Dummy up, lest somebody someday drop a dime on you when you get a bad ice cube, or feel an insatiable urge to stuff some FBI cash in your bra, or steal enough absentee ballots to vote every illegal alien in your slum apartment house.
Loose lips sink ships, and maybe you, if the guy you rat out decides to trade you up to the feds.
So you can understand how deeply concerned both the House speaker and the chairman of the House Ethics Committee are about the integrity of the process, especially the speaker, considering the last three speakers are convicted felons.
The Ethics chairman is Rep. Marty Walsh, the real Marty Walsh, not the alias that then-Sen. Jim Marzilli gave the cops when he was arrested for flashing old ladies in Lowell.
Marty, who is also an official of a union, said all proceedings are confidential, and that he would have no comment, including to confirm or deny, on any Anthony Weiner-like hijinks that may or may not have been referred to his very ethical Ethics Committee.
Rep. Weiner is the third rep to run into trouble this year, if you include the solon emeritus in Lawrence who violated a restraining order. Hes the fourth if you throw in the judges son who was worked over by a lobbyist in Dartmouth. Ironically, Rep. Weiners eccentricity, shall we say, surfaced on the radar screen a day after a Herald reporter was ejected from a House ethics training session.
It seemed like such an innocuous gathering. A few people reciting the State Houses 10 Commandments: I am the Speaker, thou shalt have no gods before me; thou shalt not get caught stealing; thou shalt not covet thy chairmans bagman. But no, we werent allowed in. Because the House is such an august body. They call the U.S. Senate the worlds most exclusive club. The Mass. House may be the worlds least exclusive club.
Say what you will about the Boston City Council, when Chuck Turner went down for the count, they ejected him from City Hall. OK, so it cost them $100,000 because they didnt wait until Chuck was sentenced. At least for once they tried to do the right thing.
Future clearer than a Menino quote
by Howie Carr
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Run, Mumbles, run.
Not that Hizzoner needs any encouragement from me or anyone else. All signs indicate that hes made up his mind to seek a sixth, or seventh, or whatever term.
(Click on the Herald page here for some of Mayor Thomas Menino's greatest audio hits.)
Exhibit A: Hes finally moving out of the Parkman House. If he were planning to lame-duck it, why return to North Dedham, er Readville? He must go back to being a man of the people, not Liveshot Kerrys high-hat neighbor in Ward 5.
Exhibit B: Hes running the little fundraisers again, the $25-a-head times with city employees. How much simpler it is to raise $500 a pop from everyone in the extended families of the bar owners, the developers and the city contractors you know, the ones who didnt plow the streets this winter.
The mayor has already got more than enough dough on hand to crush Whats-his-name, but he needs these small contributions to show that hes not a tool of the big-money interests, although of course he is, not that any mayor is ever anything but.
These are hopeful signs to all of us who understand how much the mayor means to the city, and we have the sound cuts to prove it. The golden age of Boston pro sports is ending no more jumbletrons or potta-potties lining victory parade routes for the Red Sock.
But Mumbles still roots for the citys ionic teams. Sure, Wes Wexler may be gone, but theres that tight end, Grabowski. I mean, Gonk. Hes as valuable to the Pats as KJ and Hondo are to the Celts. And by the way, wasnt it terrible what that guy said Friday about the wife of Vince Wilcott, er, Wilfork.
Hizzoner is 70 now, but just cause you got a few gray hairs doesnt mean youre over the hell.
As ever, he looks to the future, to a city mooing forward. Some problems remain, rats for instance, but the mayor is working on ways to radicate the problem.
In the meantime, Young people are fudding, not fleeing the city.
Ya hear that, Councilor Connolly. Just like in the days when Martha Luther King Jr. moved here to go to BU, theyre still fudding the city. Because the Menino administration is trying to bridge the grap.
No gender gap for Hizzoner We must unlock the potential of all our woman.
Mumbles knows what is expected of him he must develop stregic plans to bing business to the city. And he is. Just look at New Balance ca-spanding in Brighton.
All these months on the disabled list have given the mayor time to ruminate. Sometimes we forget what a philosopher he is.
We know this country didnt become great by excludin folks and leavin each other on their om.
Om om om Actually, leaving people on their om hasnt worked out that badly for some, but Buddhists remain a very small percentage of the Boston electorate.
Will we move forward together or will we go back to the tricks, trickle-down philosophy that Mitt Romney believes in?
A resounding no to that tricky trickle-down trick thing. So what, Mayor, is job one?
Our first tasker task is improvin public education in our city.
Stop me if youve heard this before. And knock on wood youll be hearing it for four more years.
>>Some state reps continue to cash in on a lucrative perk their constituents dont get hefty per diem reimbursements that pay them thousands of dollars simply for commuting to the State House in an unchecked honor system.
Leading the list in 2011 is state Rep. John Binienda (D-Worcester), who put in for 241 days and was reimbursed $8,676. Others include state Rep. Ted Speliotis (D-Danvers), whose 237 days garnered $4,266, and former state Rep. Martha Walz, who claimed 220 days for $2,200. State Reps. John Fresolo, (D-Worcester), Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley) and Paul Donato (D-Medford) all claimed 218 days...Fresolo claimed the most days for any rank-and-file member without a leadership post. He did not return phone calls yesterday.
Fresolo has other issues to deal with
Carr: Lt. gov really picks cream of the crop
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 By: Howie Carr
All roads seem to lead to Lt. Gov. Tim Crash Murray especially the winding and crooked ones.
Now it turns out that the hack who allegedly went postal on a state rep in Dartmouth a couple of weeks ago gave $200 to Tiny Tim five days before he applied for the state job he desperately wanted.
Hack-on-hack crime try not to let this destroy your faith in the integrity of state government.
Its no surprise that the payroll patriot, one David J. Oliveira, felt entitled to a no-heavy-lifting state job that pays as much as $115,000 a year. But assistant commissioner of the agriculture department?
I mean, Oliveira has had impeccable hack credentials. Worked for Ted Kennedy and he was a former member of the board of the Steamship Authority in the Bristol bayou, that makes you a made man.
And yet he allegedly flipped out over losing the job of assistant aggie commissioner? I understand they play for small stakes in Bristol County, but this is ridiculous.
So Oliveira is passed over after butting heads with another hack the aide to the solon he assaulted at a basketball camp, state Rep. Chris Markey. What was Oliveira thinking? I called him yesterday, but he didnt return my call. Markeys dad was a judge and the former mayor of New Bedford. Oliveira left young Markey with a collapsed lung, not exactly a good way to win friends and influence people.
And it all leads back to the lame-duck dead-duck lieutenant governor, Tim Crash Murray. Oliveira has been working for the Liberty Square Group, which represents the embattled Crash.
Now it turns out that both Markey and Oliveira went to Murray about the job. We all know Tiny Tim is about as bright as a three-watt bulb, but is it possible he promised one job to two people?
If Crash asked Deval for a favor, hed get it. They have so much in common both needed three tries to pass the bar exam. I wonder too if Murray knows Oliveira, not just from Liberty Square, but also from Dartmouth. Thats where hes been known to summer, renting the house of ex-state Rep. John Quinn, who lost his House seat after an failed bid for sheriff.
After taking in Crash as his tenant, Quinn suddenly became director of graduate public service at UMass-Dartmouth for $103,000 a year. Another nationwide search.
Did I mention that Oliveira also gave $100 to Quinn? Is UMass-Dartmouth hiring?
Mumbles, Don't go breaking my heart
By: Howie Carr
Say it aint so, Mumbles.
Say youre not quitting, please. OK, we noticed how bad you looked on City Hall Plaza with the circus, we heard about the meeting with your doctors Tuesday.
But this decision not to run really fries my nose, as youd say. Its already an Alcatraz around my neck. Who will warn us about suspicious bombs, information you glean from the BPDs intelligent unit?
Lets look at who might be the next mayor. The new front-runner appears to be Suffolk district attorney Dan Conley. Hes from Hyde Park, hes half-Italian, hes run citywide three times, he has something like $850,000 in his campaign war chest. And I repeat, hes Suffolks chief prosecutor.
Were looking at a lame-duck feeding frenzy that will make the California gold rush look like a Girl Scout bake sale. Every developer with a postage-stamp-sized lot downtown will want a permit for a skyscraper. Mumbles will be handing out liquor licenses in Readville as mementos of his five terms, suitable for framing or more likely instant transfer to Brighton or Quincy Market. The last time City Hall went through one of these lame-duck land rushes, Mayor Kevin White was grabbing lots by eminent domain and handing them off to developers.
Then theres the candidate already in the fight, John Connolly. They call him Lumpy in West Roxbury. He has almost 400 large. He wont make waves. He also wont make the runoff.
Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester now fills the seat Jim Brett had when he ran against Menino in 1993. Bretts base wasnt big enough then, and now Walsh has had to annex a Chinese precinct in Quincy across Marina Bay. He already makes close to $250,000, including his second job with the Boston Building Trades. Hes the chairman of the House Ethics Committee, where scandals go to die. What exactly do you like in that CV?
City Councilor Ayana Pressley is black, she topped the ticket in 2011 and shes not from here. Thats the good news. The bad news, she has maybe $20,000 in her campaign account. Good luck with that. Then theres Tito Jackson. Hes got, what, $31,000.
City Council President Steve Murphy, with $100,000, has only ever won a council seat. Rob Consalvo, aka Mini-Me, has more dough but no chance. Felix Arroyo is running for lieutenant governor.
You can describe this field with Mumbles own words a few knuckleheads.
Mumbles, dont leave us!
(2009)>>Flahertys designation of onetime mayoral opponent City Councilor Sam Yoon (who received this papers endorsement in the primary) as his would-be deputy mayor was a creative move. It was certainly politically savvy to tap into Yoons troops of Obama-style grassroots voters.
>>Flaherty has adopted Yoons idea to place an eight-year term limit on the mayoralty, thus tapping into the sense of many that no one should be able to be considered mayor for life. Menino had said in the past that he would serve only two terms. Things have obviously changed. If there is a fifth, will there be a sixth? (Come on, Mr. Mayor, this is Boston, not the Vatican.)
(Menino won 57 to 42 per cent)
Herald poll (early on)
Did Menino make the right decision, not to run again?
Yes, its time for a change
47% (105 votes)
Yes, he has to put his health first
32% (72 votes)
No, the city still needs him
17% (38 votes)
No, the other candidates won’t match up
4% (10 votes)
Total votes: 225