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Howie Carr thread Feb 2014
howiecarr.com ^ | 2/1/14 | raccoonradio

Posted on 02/01/2014 8:51:04 AM PST by raccoonradio

Howie thread for the month starting with his 2/1/14 column


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; talkradio

1 posted on 02/01/2014 8:51:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...
Before Howie's column here's an article about an elderly driver slamming his car into a building. Remember when Howie would talk about "q-tip" drivers?

An elderly man crashed into a South Boston realty building after police say he lost control of his car this morning

That's car, not Carr, crashing into bldg

Hey, Tanks for the Memories

Howie Carr, Boston Herald 2/1/14

For once, I agree with Mike Dukakis.

They shouldn’t name South Station after Pee Wee.

How about attaching the 65-inch-tall former governor’s name to something more appropriate, like the Allston tollbooths?

Now they name stadiums and arenas after companies. So how does this sound — “The M. Stanley Dukakis Department of Revenue”?

The Duke is of course correct that when you have something named after you, it’s a sure sign that you’re rounding third, reaching the checkout counter, fill in whatever cliche you want.

As one of my favorite fictional private detectives, Travis McGee, once said: “Becoming a legend in your own time usually means you don’t have much time left.”

But that’s only the most obvious reason to avoid having something named after you. Consider the local statesmen around here and the structures they have named after them.

There’s the Barbara Walters’ Boyfriend Courthouse. There’s a bridge in South Boston named after a politician who Whitey Bulger used to pay $100 a week to, or so said Stevie Flemmi in his DEA-6 confession.

Isn’t there a school in Cambridge named after a distinguished solon whose son was once accused of selling cocaine out of her car, and who was more recently charged with being a pimp in Brockton? Ted Williams, the man not the tunnel, allegedly beat his wife.

It’s practically public policy in the commonwealth: If you’re indicted, you’re invited ... to have something named after you.

Howard Stern once asked New Jersey to name a rest stop after him on the Turnpike. His request was granted. Now that’s a proposal everyone could get behind: The Mr. Kitty Dukakis Rest Area.

Many times a building commemorates a historical event, and the person who figured in that memorable moment. For instance, just last week an epochal first occurred at the State House. For the first time in more than 200 years, a solon was led into the building in handcuffs, rather than out of it.

There is only one possible way to pay tribute to that unforgettable occasion: the Carlos Henriquez Holding Pen.

Another problem with the South Station idea, just technical, but worth mentioning nonetheless. The late House Speaker George Keverian used to say of the Duke: “If they ever name a street after him, it’ll have to be one way.”

Are we ready to have all the trains at South Station running one way?

I think we need, in one of the Duke’s favorite phrases, a nationwide search. For a national model, one that will be a public-private partnership ...

Surely the Pentagon has a new model tank somewhere in the pipeline.

The Dukakis F-88 — voice-activated, it does whatever Billy Bulger tells it to do. The only problem is, once you start it, it only heads one way — right over the nearest cliff.

2 posted on 02/01/2014 8:55:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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>>Bystanders told the Herald the elderly driver reversed out of a Rite Aid parking lot, swerving and sideswiping a minivan in that parking lot before flying across two lanes of traffic on East Broadway while still in reverse. The witnesses said the elderly driver then hit a car in the Stop and Shop parking lot and went over a guardrail on the side of the realty company before slamming into the building.

Mistook gas for brake? Or maybe he just forgot after you reverse your car to get out a space you have to shift back into drive etc


3 posted on 02/01/2014 8:58:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Sun column ping

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_sen_liz_warren_replays_same_sad_song


4 posted on 02/02/2014 6:48:05 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Today’s column

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/house_has_priors

yesterday’s
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_don_t_worry_no_lead_is_safe_in_marsha_s_hands


5 posted on 02/06/2014 6:21:49 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Fri column ping

A Bitter Pill for Deval Patrick

Howie Carr, Boston Herald 2/7/14

Meet Nick Creighton, 25, of Rockland, and please, try not to hold that tattoo on his neck against him. If you could see the dice tattoo on his right wrist, I’m sure you’d realize we’re dealing with a future captain of industry.

Mr. Creighton is here this morning to dispel a myth — that all drug dealers and junkies use their EBT cards to buy and sell their wares.

Nick Creighton begs to differ. He is accused of using his MassHealth card to buy hundreds and hundreds of oxycodone pills.

A jailbird, Creighton was allegedly getting returns on our investment that law-abiding citizens can only dream of.

After lugging him last week outside a CVS, Weymouth police did the math. With his forged prescriptions from the South Shore Med­ical Center and his MassHealth card, they figured Creighton had obtained 224 30-milligram oxycodone pills.

Let’s go to the police report. “Creighton pays $3.65 for these fraudulent prescription and then the state is left to pay the balance. These pills have a street value of $30.00 per pill. The above prescriptions cost $7.30 out of pocket. The pills from these two prescriptions alone have a street value of $6,720 cash.”

Just a little “leakage,” right Gov. Patrick?

Creighton was arrested last week in Rockland. Weymouth Detective Mike Brennan wrote, “I located several blue latex gloves and two rubber arm ties. I asked Creighton about the ties and he stated that he was a ‘junkie.’”

An ex-con junkie with a MassHealth card.

Creighton used to live at home with his mom, which we know from a Weymouth police report filed in November 2012.

His mother, Susan Creighton, “contacted the station to report that CVS had contacted her home to say that Nick’s prescription for oxycodone was ready to be picked up. Mrs. Creighton knew that Nick did not have a valid prescription for oxycodone and confronted Nick about the call. Nick told his mother that someone must have used his identification to obtain a fraudulent prescription.”

Don’t you hate it when your own mom rats you out, especially after you got a tattoo for her on your right forearm? On the inside, the tat says “MOM.” On the outside there’s another one — “HATE.”

Of course, Deval would dismiss this as just another “anecdote.” On MSNBC this week, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was castigated by a host for daring to mention fraud and abuse in welfare programs.

“It’s become a right-wing meme,” hissed the moonbat host, Alex Wagner.

This is the woman John Sununu once told to put an Obama bumper sticker on her forehead.

Back to Creighton. He is charged with 18 crimes, including two counts of public assistance fraud. Who do you suppose he voted for president in 2012?

I only have one question left: Does anyone know what happened to Creighton’s EBT card?

6 posted on 02/07/2014 7:42:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Sun column ping

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/family_right_at_home_in_state_s_court_system


7 posted on 02/09/2014 3:40:34 AM PST by raccoonradio
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I know a couple people contacted me after Radio Discussions.com suddenly disappeared wondering where there was a similar Net forum about radio, TV etc. I mentioned RadioInsight, which I had already been a part of. Now after two months Radio Discussions is back

http://www.radiodiscussions.com

I am part of both, as ‘raccoonradio’ (I also have a minor forum of my own...
http://wrkotalk.proboards.com/


8 posted on 02/10/2014 8:40:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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also somebody, not me does

http://www.howiecarrshowfans.com/


9 posted on 02/10/2014 8:42:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Wed column ping

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/the_worst_gov_ever_let_me_count_the_ways


10 posted on 02/12/2014 2:10:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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audio.wrko.com/a/87493051/q-tip-drivers.htm


11 posted on 02/14/2014 3:13:41 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_sure_she_s_terrible_at_her_job_but_other_than_that

Sun column ping


12 posted on 02/16/2014 4:24:14 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Howie in for Mark Levin tonight nationally 6-9 pm, WRKO 7-10 pm.
Sandy yes Sandy will do the 6 pm hour tonight on the Howie Carr Show


13 posted on 02/17/2014 12:09:28 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Column ping

Heard last night on RKO/Mark Levin show, with Howie fill in,
as I was driving over the Bev/Salem bridge:

Howie: “(gives phone number for his own show by mistake).
-— from Boston, you’re next...”

Caller: “Howie you gave the wrong number out just now.”

Howie: (loudly) I DID NOT!

(...he did. Tends to happen...)


14 posted on 02/18/2014 7:34:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_new_batch_eyes_bench_of_course_they_re_qualified

Fri column ping


15 posted on 02/21/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_chris_asselin_stunned_by_being_shunned

column ping


16 posted on 02/23/2014 4:44:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_chris_asselin_stunned_by_being_shunned

column ping


17 posted on 02/23/2014 4:45:08 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/don_t_fool_yourself_deval

Tue column ping


18 posted on 02/25/2014 12:30:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_dta_hack_in_the_weeds_after_arrest

Wed column ping


19 posted on 02/26/2014 3:57:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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WRKO is now broadcasting on the HD2 signal of WEEI-FM 93.7. Yes you'll need an HD radio (portables $45 or so) but if you get one (also in some cars, or tabletop models) you go to 93.7 and hit the button for the HD2. Signal is a fraction of the reg 93.7 signal (out of Peabody). Get it fine here in Beverly.


Also about $50:

HD radio site tho it still says 93.7 HD 2 is Funkytown...

20 posted on 02/27/2014 7:24:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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fri column ping

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/02/carr_witness_list_reads_like_a_scorecard


21 posted on 02/28/2014 6:20:20 AM PST by raccoonradio
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