Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread April 2014
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:32:30 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie thread Apr 2014
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Howie said recently he thought Biden would beat Jeb. I think he’s right.
Is Howie leaving WRKO this fall & moving to Florida ? thought I heard something like this recently.
One must tread lightly with African-Americans, and also with "Latinos." We would not wish to appear racially insensitive and politically incorrect. Wonder how many Dominicans are ...gasp ...illegals.
PS: make sure you all read "Rat Bastards." It's Johnny "Red" Shea's book about his life as Whitey Bulger's protegé. He's a hell of a guy.
did ya no Michele (one L, right?) McPhee (really kinda homely
https://www.google.com/search?q=michele+mcphee&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=GO07U-rVJMnLsASbyoCgCg&sqi=2&ved=0CKsBEIke&biw=1280&bih=594 )(she too w/ sister who sells sex toys or sumthin like that)
said friday that she was part of the Brian Ross (of NBC) special investigation squad and it was of the highest caliber?
Why does Carr let this bird sub in unless its that Sandi woman (kissy-face w/ McPhee and loathsome O-voter Col. Hunt) - well I answered my own q. Someone had it on a Carrshow thread that Sandi practically runs the station as mega-producer.
Not exactly homely, but her face does complement her voice and her tediousness.
He hopes to; his contract with RKO expires in the fall and last wk he went to Florida “looking for employment”. Once he is totally free of being emp. by RKO he’d like to set up a regional network—namely the stations he has now and then he can go to RKO about them carrying HIS network/Howie Carr show, too.
WRKO is the only all talk station in Boston itself. It’s poss. he could do the show from Fla. (his “southern command”?)
most or all of the time. No details yet.
Eloquent as a box of rocks
Howie Carr Boston Herald 4/4/14
As far as I know, the State House has never had a Mensa chapter. If a hack has an IQ of 100, hes likely known to his colleagues as the Per-fessor. Overall, the solons collective intellect lights up the world like a three-watt bulb.
But even by the below-average standards of Beacon Hill, there have been a lot of bone-headed remarks made lately. We start with the attorney general, who was named Marsha Coakley by Patches Kennedy. Now Marsha appears to be channeling Patches brilliant rhetoric.
On April Fools Day, she was asked about the Jared Remy case, and this was her reply:
It was a circumstance where from my experience in looking at the thousands of cases that we see every day not all of the things that happened in that case happen, but the kinds of things that happened in that case many of us have seen happen time and time again.
Note the Patches-like repetition of a single word: happen. Its a happening thing, if youre Patches Kennedy.
This sound cut was picked up by a tracker, one of those rascally Republicans who will be following Marsha around from now until the election.
Marsha is a font of stupid sound bites. Recall, Technically, it is not illegal to be illegal in Masssachusetts.
Its going to be a long summer for Marsha, and a lot of laughs for her trackers.
Next, come on down Rep. Benjamin Swan, D-Springfield. This is the guy who refers to MCI-Cedar Junction as Walpool.
One thing about Rep. Swan the race card, he never leaves home without it. And he was waving it around Wednesday night during the minimum-wage debate.
If we had been around when abolition of slavery was being debated, there would be those who told us that to eliminate slavery in America would lead to unemployment.
Whatever you say, Ben
Next we bring on Gov. Deval Patrick. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man shall lead. Deval is the one-eyed man at the State House. His IQ is close to room temperature. After graduating from Harvard Law, it took him only three tries to pass the bar exam.
As Deval and his buddy Obama well know, there is no trouble so great that you cant blame it on someone else, if not George W. Bush then the people of Massachusetts.
Defending the indefensible, last week Deval told a bunch of DCF social workers what the real problem is.
Not the incompetent Olga Roche, not foster parents with criminal records, not missing kids.
Frankly, the State House News Service quoted Deval as telling the staffers of DCF, (its) a public that doesnt understand the complexities of the population you serve, who look for simple answers; who look for short and quick answers, who look for a kind of a once-over-easy, put-it-back-in-the-box because its ugly and unattractive and complicated and difficult. ...
Translation: Its the Heralds fault. It always is, isnt it?
Surefire hack hall of famer
Howie Carr, Boston Herald 4/6/14
John Buonomo should be inducted immediately into the Hack Hall of Fame.
Forget the usual five-year waiting period, this is a payroll Charlie of impeccable credentials. In sports, they call particularly versatile athletes triple threats. In the hackerama, theyre known as triple-dippers, for the number of ways theyre ripping off the taxpayers.
Buonomo was that rarest of hack phenoms, a quadruple-dipper: County salary of approximately $110,000 a year. Somerville city pension beginning at age 48 that eventually got as high as $40,000 a year.
Ripping off his campaign account to the tune of $172,000.
Robbing untold thousands in his nightly raccoon-like depredations on the Xerox machines in the Registry of Deeds office downstairs from his own office in the East Cambridge courthouse.
In a career tragically cut short by state police infrared surveillance cameras, Buonomo posted Gehrig-like numbers. And consider the all-star lineup he had to break into back in the glory days of Somerville the Piros, the McKennas, the Howes, not to mention Larry Bretta and Mike McLaughlin (better known these days by his Bureau of Prisons number 94973-038).
As Billy Bulger (of all people!) used to say of Somerville, Why not just put up a fence around the whole city and give everybody inside 3-to-5?
Alas, Buonomos snout was finally pried out of the trough this week by the Supreme Judicial Court when they severed his last link to the public dole, a $40,000 annual pension from the city of Somerville. In the ultimate rebuke, the SJC also ordered Buonomo to repay the All-American Citys retirement board $150,000.
Oh, how sharper than a serpents tooth it is, to lose that monthly kiss in the mail.
Until I read the SJC decision, I never realized that Buonomo had been collecting the Somerville pension since 2000, when he was 48 years old. As a hacks hack, Buonomo was always hanging around, either at City Hall or at the courthouse in East Cambridge. That was where he worked for, among others, Mike McLaughlin, then a Middlesex county commissioner, now an inmate at the federal pen in Lewisburg until April 23, 2016.
Middlesex County its just a name on the map now, but once it was a way of life. They had a county road department but no county roads. A county employee once went out on disability after claiming he fell out of his swivel chair at the courthouse.
John Buonomo was the, ahem, executive administrator of Middlesex County. Just as McLaughlin filed for his grossly inflated pension with the city of Chelsea retirement board, Buonomo filed for his with the city of Somerville rather than the state. Payroll patriots figure its easier to cut a deal with the city boards than the State Retirement Board. The state treasurer now controls what were the retirement funds of Middlesex County, which as a corrupt organization and racketeering enterprise was abolished more than 20 years ago.
Its a major decision for a hack, where hes going to file. Its like Roger Clemens deciding whether he wanted to be wearing a Red Sox or a Yankees cap on his bust in Cooperstown. McLaughlin and Buonomo both put up a lot of big numbers for the Middlesex Hack Sox, but on Mikeys statue in the Hack Hall of Fame hell be wearing a C, and Buonomos cap says S.
Even in Somerville, the hack community was somewhat taken aback by who Buonomo decided to rip off. See, when Buonomo was an alderman, the mayor was Gene Brune. Buonomo was elected county register of probate, and Brune became the register of deeds. They just moved their base of operations two miles south, from Highland Ave. to East Cambridge.
And then, of all the people Buonomo could have stolen from, he picks his old hack associate from what we used to call the All-American City. Is there no honor ?
Now his jobs gone, his pensions gone, even his three hots and a cot at the Billerica House of Correction are gone. At the age of 62, John Buonomo may finally have to go out and get a real job. You do understand he never worked a day in his life.
As your former neighbor and constituent, John, I can tell you, you havent missed a thing.
(surveillance video: here )
BOSTON Former gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos Monday avoided a trial on charges of assaulting his ex-wife, Andrea Mihos, but must undergo a series of conditions including a mental health evaluation to eventually have the charges dismissed.
Under a pre-trial probation agreement between the parties, Mihos cannot have any contact with his former wife except through electronic mail or their attorneys.
Both Mihos and Andrea Mihos appeared in court Monday for the brief hearing, but were not seen having any communications.
The disposition also orders Mihos “not abuse Ms. Andrea Mihos,” “complete a mental health evaluation and any treatment deemed necessary” and he is “prohibited from publicly commenting on the facts or resolution of this case unless Ms. Andrea Mihos and/or attorney publicly comment on the same.”
If Mihos abides by the conditions of the disposition ordered by Judge W. James O’Neill, the charges will be dropped Jan. 5, 2015.
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Fill ins...sounds like Sandy & Chris tomorrow (Tue), Michele again Wed. , Avi Thur. Howie back next Mon.
Fill ins...sounds like Sandy & Chris tomorrow (Tue), Michele again Wed. , Avi Thur. Howie back next Mon.
This is the first time I've heard Sandy (what's her last name?) sub for Howie. She's doing a great job! Why the heck does Howie need McScreamer??
Howie's in Palm Beach yet again? He should just move down there full time, and do his radio show from there...
What the hell is going on with Avi Nelson? “Nancy” Shack is substituting? Are they trying to save money? There has to be a logical explanation for this.
There is something very, very odd going on. Where Avi is, nobody knows. I hope he is not ill.
A caller compared Howie to Chris Matthews when he interviewed Scott Brown. “ I thought I was listening to Chris Matthews interviewing Hilary. You do look like Chris Matthews”.
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