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  • Cohen: Kind words for Hillary Clinton show Sarah Palin’s smarts

    03/25/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 26, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Hillary Clinton is probably the last person Sarah Palin wants to see in the Oval Office. Which makes Palin’s near-endorsement of Clinton a bit of a head-scratcher. But Palin, despite the smears back in 2008, is a lot smarter than the left-leaning press has ever been willing to admit. “I would like to see women run for the higher office. I think America certainly is ready for more female candidates at that upper echelon,” Palin told Mario Lopez on “Extra” when he asked about a Clinton run. And the stunned speculation about why Palin would say anything nice about Clinton...
  • Battenfeld: Wild West shoots down Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

    01/03/2014 8:00:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 3, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    As a Tea Party troublemaker and liberal lightning rod, former Florida Congressman Col. Allen West is used to fending off attacks from Democratic critics. But he admits getting nervous when he thinks about a certain Massachusetts Democrat running the White House. “I’m more ... concerned about Elizabeth Warren than I am about Hillary Clinton,” West said in an interview on Boston Herald Radio.
  • UPDATED: Tierney brother-in-law lashes out at congressman after sentencing

    06/29/2012 12:13:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 6/29/12 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM (MA)— Moments after learning he’ll spend the next three years in prison, Daniel Eremian unloaded on his brother-in-law, Congressman John Tierney, calling the Salem Democrat “the biggest liar in the world.” “He knew everything that was going on,” said Eremian, 62, the former owner of Brodie’s Pub in Peabody who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. “He sat in the boxes with bookies at Fenway Park.” He called Tierney’s claims to the contrary “hogwash.” Tierney, through his spokeswoman, Kathryn Prael, denied Eremian’s claims in a statement earlier tonight. “Today, clearly bitter at having lost his case and harboring old...
  • Comments from a Reader At The Boston Herald (concatenated)

    06/06/2011 7:57:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Well here's some reading, from your commander in chief....... 1. Promising to "publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days... before the President signs it," then breaking that promise over and over again. 2. Despite promising to keep lobbyists out of his administration, Obama has broken his word again and again (making 17 exceptions to this promise in his first two weeks). 3. Obama promised to eliminate income taxation for seniors making less than $50,000 a year. He has broken this promise despite numerous opportunities to keep it, including the economic stimulus package and his administration's first budget...
  • Sarah Palin rolling over Mitt Romney

    06/01/2011 10:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Her strategy of not revealing the stops on her “one nation” tour? Crazy brilliant. Who needs a campaign kickoff when you can get a week’s worth of attention hiding on a bus. Romney, meanwhile, will be lucky to get a few hours of the spotlight with the more traditional “I’m running for president” speech today. The former Massachusetts governor has been running for years, anyway, so it’s barely even news. The only news will be how much Palin disrupts Romney’s event by coming to New Hampshire at the same time. Palin seems to understand what other candidates don’t right now....
  • Obama to local/metro papers: How ya like me now, chumps?

    05/18/2011 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 5/18/11 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s time for the MSM to put its drool buckets in permanent storage. In the past month, we’ve had: – The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty. – The San Francisco Chronicle punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cell phone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser. And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: The White House Press Office...
  • Critics: Obama’s media snub ‘troubling’

    05/18/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jessica Heslam
    The White House is engaging in a “troubling” pattern of heavy-handed dealings with the press, media critics said after yesterday’s news that the Boston Herald was frozen out of full access to a presidential visit to its home city. “It’s always troubling when you have the administration deciding what’s fair in the media or what is unfair because that clearly does create a situation where they are trying to select the coverage that they’re going to receive,” said Boston University College of Communication dean Tom Fiedler, who covered the White House as a reporter for the Miami Herald.
  • Speaking of Censorship…

    05/18/2011 10:53:43 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-18-11 | The Rat
    WHITE HOUSE SHUTS OUT BOSTON HERALD OVER ROMNEY OP-ED The Obama White House refused to give the Boston Herald full access to the president’s Boston fund-raiser today, because it objects to the newspaper’s “unfair” front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed. “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said. Imagine for a moment, that George Bush had excluded a reporter from the New York Times access to a presidential event based on the “unfair” placement of an...
  • White House alleged to have punished unfavorable press, again

    05/18/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-18-11 | Steven Nelson
    The White House Press Office received another dose of bad press Wednesday as the Boston Herald lashed out at the office after being denied full access to a third consecutive visit by President Obama to Boston. The Herald, the smaller and right-leaning counterpart to the Boston Globe, lashed out at the press office, printing correspondence that indicated that the paper’s front-page placement of an op-ed by Mitt Romney was the reason for its exclusion. Matt Lehrich of the White House Press Office wrote to the Herald, “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the...
  • White House shuts out Herald scribe (Too hot for der Leader?)

    05/18/2011 8:54:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 05/18/11 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
  • Obama off the deep end

    05/18/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    What are you afraid of, Mr. President? I know it must be tough dragging yourself to these glitzy fund-raisers and mingling with rich people who shower you with money and affection. Who needs an unfriendly reporter shouting an unscripted question at you, or checking to see whether any of the guests are getting government contracts? We all know Obama has an aversion to tough questions. During the campaign, he would refuse to engage with most local media, and reporters who camped out at the rope line got a stern talking-to from a campaign staffer. But using the White House press...
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • White House shuts out Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 6:59:08 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
  • Teachers' anti-war message draws fire

    06/15/2010 4:34:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies · 1,006+ views
    Cape Cod Online ^ | 6/15/10 | Cynthia McCormick
    SOUTH YARMOUTH — Some students are calling for the firing of two Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School teachers who held an anti-war sign during a school assembly Friday. History teacher Marybeth Verani and English teacher Adeline Koscher made their silent protest during the part of the assembly in which school officials recognized graduating seniors who are entering the military. "They not only imposed their political will, they imposed it at the wrong time," said D-Y junior Andrew Bowles Jr., who organized an after-school protest yesterday that drew about 30 students. Parents and other community members have flooded the high school principal's...
  • Now it’s Obama’s disaster

    05/27/2010 11:43:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,226+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    And on the 38th day he spoke. At long last President Barack Obama held a full-dress news conference - his first in 10 months - and finally answered questions about the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It was his mission to reassure residents of the Gulf region particularly that “from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort . . . that BP is operating at our direction.”
  • ‘Humbled’ Brown arrives for swearing-in

    02/04/2010 1:55:17 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,588+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/04/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    A triumphant Scott Brown arrived to a rock star’s welcome outside the Russell Senate Office Building today to begin the whirlwind swearing-in process. “Hold on. Let me get my certification papers,” said the U.S. Senator-elect as he pulled up in a Cadillac Escalade. He had to leave his trusty old GMC Canyon pickup at home for the flight to the Capitol. “I’m happy to be here,” he told the press swarming around his vehicle. Brown then pulled his certification papers out of the back. When asked what his top priority would be after being sworn in today at 5 p.m.,...
  • Liberals Tune Out Mass. Message (The Blind Leading The Dummies Alert)

    01/26/2010 12:10:47 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/26/2010 | Michael Graham
    My favorite e-mail after Scott Brown’s stunning Senate victory: “Can You Hear Us NOW?” Answer from Team Obama: “We Know - You Love Us!” There’s a point where blind arrogance becomes comic, and we passed the punch line long ago. Check out this headline from the Boston Globe-Democrat: “The Message: Loud But Not So Clear.” Not clear to whom? Bad policies and even worse politics drove this blue state to replace Ted Kennedy with a fiscally-conservative Republican. It wasn’t exactly a subtle message. And yet it’s still lost on folks like Globie Renee Loth, still defending the liberal status quo....
  • Iconic Picture Of The Decade: What An Amazing Victory! (Vanity)

    01/19/2010 11:21:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 2,182+ views
  • Scott Took A Chance When No One Else Would (The Chauncey Gardiner Of MA Politics Alert)

    01/20/2010 1:42:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 867+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/20/2010 | Peter Gelzinis
    Scott Brown: From zero to hero in three weeks. Only in America. Only in angry suburban America. They say victory has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan. When Scott Brown captured Ted Kennedy’s seat last night, one of the “fathers” applauding the loudest was my Herald colleague, Howie Carr. But one thing brother Howie couldn’t say was, “I told you so.” Because nobody saw this coming, least of all Scott Brown. Neither did the national GOP, which really didn?t start ponying up any money to Brown until that Rasmussen poll showed him within a striking distance of nine...
  • Want Payback? Vote For Scott Brown! (Howie Carr: Go Scott, Go!)

    01/18/2010 9:31:11 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 935+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/19/2010 | Howie Carr
    Go Scott go. This election is payback, for everyone in Massachusetts who has to work for a living, who isn’t on the dole, or a trust fund. It’s for everyone who hates getting dozens of robo-calls from clueless pols pushing “Marsha” Coakley and from union thugs living large off your union dues. Vote for Brown if you’re tired of the 25 percent increase in the sales tax, and the brand new 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol, on top of the 37 percent excise tax. Send the hacks a message. Vote for Brown if they ignored you when you voted...
  • Nothing Madisonian In This Martha (Martha Coakley The Massachussetts Hindenburg Alert)

    01/17/2010 11:09:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies · 1,642+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/18/2010 | Michael Graham
    No matter what happens at the ballot box tomorrow, one thing is certain: Martha Coakley is a loser. Even if Bill Clinton and Barack Obama can somehow rescue her candidacy, Coakley will never recover from the self-inflicted damage of the worst political campaign in recent history. Win or lose, she will forever be Martha the Blind - the woman who couldn’t see terrorists in Afghanistan, or a staffer giving a beatdown to a reporter right before her eyes. She’s Sen. Spellcheck, forced to pull one ad because her campaign misspelled Massachusetts, then another because it superimposed Scott Brown’s image in...
  • Heat Of The Race Shows Martha's True Character (Why Scott Brown Can Sleep Well Tonight Alert)

    01/17/2010 10:55:20 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 1,263+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/18/2010 | Joe Fitzgerald
    If the old saw is true, that a clear conscience is the softest pillow, Scott Brown ought to sleep well tonight, content he took the high road in his bid to succeed Ted Kennedy. He proved you don’t have to go to every fight you’re invited to, no matter how much you’re provoked by a desperate opponent willing to win by any means necessary. If Martha Coakley was accurately portrayed by her campaign, shame on her; if the portrayal that emerged was the handiwork of her handlers, shame on them. When Raymond Berry coached the Patriots [team stats] he was...
  • Scott Brown claims $1.3 million in late Senate donations

    01/12/2010 9:16:55 AM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies · 783+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 1/12/2009 | AP
    BOSTON — Republican Scott Brown says he raised $1.3 million in a 24-hour appeal for his U.S. Senate campaign. The proceeds came in from across the country through a fundraising tool known as a "moneybomb." Brown claimed 16,800 people gave an average of $78 to his campaign. He is claiming momentum in his race against Democrat Martha Coakley for the Senate seat held by the late Edward Kennedy. Coakley was traveling to Washington Tuesday for her own last-minute fundraiser. Independent Joseph L. Kennedy — no relation to the senator — is also a candidate in the Jan. 19 election.
  • Boston Paper Endorses Republican Brown!!!

    01/11/2010 2:50:53 PM PST · by ToughLove · 13 replies · 1,077+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/11/2010 | Boston Herald
    BREAKING NEWS - Boston Herald endorses Scott Brown for US Senate
  • Just In: Boston Herald Endorses: Scott Brown for U.S. Senate

    01/11/2010 3:01:02 PM PST · by Dayvester · 8 replies · 1,680+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 1/11/2010 | By Boston Herald Editorial Staff
    Massachusetts voters have to ask themselves a serious question before they head to the polls next week: Are they content with the current state of affairs in Washington? Are they content with a sweeping health care bill, now being negotiated behind closed doors by principals from only one political party? (So much for a new era of bipartisanship promised by our president.)...
  • Herald: Scott Brown for U.S. Senate

    01/11/2010 2:32:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies · 1,743+ views
    Massachusetts voters have to ask themselves a serious question before they head to the polls next week: Are they content with the current state of affairs in Washington? Are they content with a sweeping health care bill, now being negotiated behind closed doors by principals from only one political party? (So much for a new era of bipartisanship promised by our president.)
  • Boston Herald caves in to loony "transgender" political correctness

    08/17/2009 3:59:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies · 824+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 8/17/2009 | n/a
    You can sort of see why newspapers aren't taken as seriously as they used to be. The Boston Herald, like the Boston Globe, can't quite seem to bridge the gap between political correctness and reality. The whole thing is too weird to contemplate. A man who is in prison for murdering his wife dresses as a woman and is suing to make the state to pay for various sex-change treatments. The case is before a limousine liberal federal judge, Mark Wolf, who seems to be accidently doing the right thing. (Wolf is the same judge who ruled that David Parker...
  • 'Boston Herald' Drops Distribution Deal for Gun Shopper

    07/25/2009 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Flavius · 25 replies · 676+ views
    ap ^ | 7/24/09 | ap
    CHICAGO The Boston Herald is dropping its distribution deal with Uncle Henry's Swap or Sell It Guide due to complaints the classified publication helps spread guns in the inner city. "Our relationship has been severed," Herald spokeswoman Gwen Gage said. "There's concern that firearms for sale in the book end up on the streets of Boston, and we didn't want any part of that."
  • Unprofessionalism at the Boston Herald: White Men Attacked

    05/30/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 27 replies · 1,140+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/30/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Margery Eagan of the Boston Herald has done it again. She's unleashed her deathless prose filled with soaring rhetoric and high concepts all revealing her infinite sagacity. OK, that was just sarcasm. In truth, Eagan has given us another example of the sort of low-end, guttural, sputterings that we have become so used to seeing drip like sour milk from her pen. Her latest Boston Herald piece is a prime example of the unprofessionalism that pervades her work. In a posting titled "Men in throes of Supreme panic," Eagan gets into her best name calling mode against all those eeeevil...
  • Janeane Garofalo gig sparks protest in Somerville

    05/08/2009 11:00:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies · 1,698+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/08/09 | Tenley Woodman
    Hey, Janeane Garofalo, how do you like your tea? It’s been a few weeks since the outspoken comedian and actress (“24”) called tea party tax protesters racists, but she is still in hot water with some Bay Staters. A group of steamed citizens led by conservative radio talk host Ken Pittman of New Bedford’s WBSM-AM plan to protest outside her gig tonight at the Somerville Theatre. “She has exposed herself as a bigot,” Pittman said. About 20 to 40 people are expected to show up, he said. Garofalo sparked controversy when she criticized the protesters while on MSNBC’s “Countdown with...
  • Howie Carr thread week of April 19, 2009

    04/18/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 941+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 04/19/09 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Herald column. Note that I believe he is on vacation from the radio show this week (Sandy said Avi Nelson will be in on Wed & Fri; not sure who else--maybe Jeff Katz again?) If there are any other columns (not sure) I'll post...
  • Rush Limbaugh: GOP At A Loss

    03/05/2009 8:38:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 1,057+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 03/05/09 | Jessica Heslam
    Tells Herald party has no leader Conservative talk titan Rush Limbaugh told the Herald that while he’s “the most prominent national figure actually tying Barack Obama to his policies,” the Republican Party doesn’t actually have a “leader” to take on the new administration. “The Republican Party and the conservative movement are two different things. I have nothing to do with the party,” Limbaugh said yesterday in an e-mail. “Clearly, the GOP has no ‘leader’ right now, and they won’t until a viable presidential candidate surfaces. I have no idea who that will be.” The right-wing radio host has emerged as...
  • Unbearable Mama Grizzly clawing way to Oval Office(Severe Palin Derangement Syndrome Alert)

    01/10/2009 10:31:15 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 45 replies · 3,157+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, January 11, 2009 | Margery Eagan
    Like a Nixonian Nanook of the North, Sarah Palin emerged from her igloo this week whining, griping, giving me an excuse to trash her again and you an excuse to call me unspeakable names in the comment section beneath this story online.
  • Boston Herald Endorses McCain: "A certain leader for uncertain times"

    10/01/2008 12:26:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 9 replies · 676+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10-1-08 | Editorial Staff
    Another sobering start to an exceedingly sobering week - but one which points to the need for a political leader who is steady in the face of crisis, mature in judgment and able to reach across the aisle to break the gridlock that has for too long gripped Washington. That man is Sen. John McCain and at this critical moment in history, this paper is pleased to endorse his candidacy for president of the United States. McCain won a lot of hearts and minds around here in 2000, and we can’t help but wonder how history might have been different...
  • McCain for president: A certain leader for uncertain times (Herald Endorses McCain for President!)

    09/30/2008 4:18:03 PM PDT · by dubie · 10 replies · 524+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 9-30-2008 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Another sobering start to an exceedingly sobering week - but one which points to the need for a political leader who is steady in the face of crisis, mature in judgment and able to reach across the aisle to break the gridlock that has for too long gripped Washington. That man is Sen. John McCain and at this critical moment in history, this paper is pleased to endorse his candidacy for president of the United States. McCain won a lot of hearts and minds around here in 2000, and we can’t help but wonder how history might have been different...
  • WTKK deal may make Carr $7m man: Ratings bonuses would boost pay

    08/29/2007 12:26:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 1,337+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/29/07 | Jessica Heslam
    WTKK (96.9 FM) made rival radio host and Herald columnist Howie Carr an offer he couldn’t refuse - a five-year deal that could earn him a whopping $7 million and make him one of the highest-paid local talk jocks in the nation, the Herald has learned. As WTKK’s new morning-drive man, Carr would earn a base salary of $450,000 the first year; $500,000 the second year; $550,000 the third year; $600,000 the fourth year; and $650,000 the fifth year, according to WTKK’s offer of employment. But the real money kicks in if Carr hits his performance bonuses. At the Greater...
  • Revisiting ‘fairness’ issue

    08/04/2007 1:54:52 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 212+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/04/07 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Miffed that not enough people tuned in to Al Franken’s “Air America” liberal talk radio venture to keep it out of bankruptcy protection, and further miffed that conservative talk radio hosts mobilized listeners against the failed immigration bill, some Democrats are trying to put the defunct “fairness doctrine” into federal law. A Republican member of the House, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, has a better idea. He’s introduced legislation to forbid the Federal Communications Commission from doing such a stupid thing. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin wrote Pence that the commission has no such intention anyway, but it never hurts to...
  • Mitt’s Main Dish at Debate Frenzy

    05/04/2007 7:53:35 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 109 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 5/04/07 | Dave Wedge
    Flanked by nine other 2008 GOP presidential hopefuls, former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney was pinned down last night on several hot-button issues - including questions about his shifting views on abortion - in a free-for-all debate in which he became a main target. Romney was forced to answer hard questions as to why he supported abortion when he ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002 but has since shifted to a hard anti-abortion stance. “I’ve always been personally pro-life,” Romney said, adding that as governor, he vowed to “protect a woman’s right to choose. I changed my mind. I said...
  • Of sleazeballs and reprobates

    03/10/2007 11:15:41 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 532+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/11/07 | Howie Carr
    The state-rep crime wave continues unabated. Now the noose begins to tighten around . . . well, fill in the blank. And I do mean blank - as in, zero, cipher, nonentity. We’ll get to the latest roundup of reprobates in a moment, but first let us consider this week’s Public Enemy No. 1, a repeat offender from Freetown named Mark Howland. How bad is this ex-rep? Howland’s so bad he may get a weekday shift as a talk-show host on WRKO. That’s how my station hires. We don’t ask to see your resume, just your wanted poster. Don’t bother...
  • Whew! Joe flies under radar with Larry-come-lately

    02/11/2007 7:43:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/07 | Howie Carr
    The hack du jour is Larry Trapasso, a Worcester election commissioner and former $77,000-a-year executive assistant to State Auditor Joe DeNucci. Translation: He was DeNucci’s back-up driver and go-to guy in Worcester. Here are the headlines of some of the stories last week in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about Trapasso: “Bribery investigation . . . Corruption flap flares unabated . . . Probation orders at heart of probe.” Trapasso was on DeNucci’s payroll for nine years, but this time the 67-year-old auditor managed to stay ahead of the corruption curve, firing Trapasso May 17. In a brief interview Friday,...
  • Count them in: Tally of illegals may save Mass. a congressman

    01/19/2007 12:59:37 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 741+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Joe Dwinell and D. Craig MacCormack
    Bay State officials seeking to save a coveted congressional seat are turning for help to residents who can’t even vote: illegal immigrants. A census of the often-maligned underground residents - who face constant calls for their deportation - could be critical to reaching a population total that could preserve the seat. “We need to chase them,” Secretary of State William Galvin said yesterday, stressing the need for an “all local” hunt for everyone living here. Crucial to the census success: Convincing the estimated 150,000 to 200,000 illegal immigrants that they will simply be counted, not arrested. “This is for real....
  • Kerry’s ‘joke’ foils pols’ plans (MA politics)

    11/04/2006 10:30:13 PM PST · by xtinct · 44 replies · 2,033+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-5-06 | Howie Carr
    The Massachusetts congressional delegation would like to ask Sen. John Kerry a question: How can we miss you when you won’t go away? You see, there’s a whole other story involved in Gigolo John’s political suicide in Pasadena last week. For weeks, the persistent rumor had been that once the elections were over, Liveshot would announce that 1) he was officially running for president in 2008, and 2) he would not seek re-election to the Senate. Nobody cared about 1) because a 2008 run would have obviously been his next “botched joke,” but 2) would have set off a stampede...
  • Howie Carr: Brace Yourself for Duke Redux

    11/02/2006 11:55:52 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1,137+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/03/06 | Howie Carr
    Mike Dukakis was a good governor. And if you don’t believe me, just ask Deval Patrick. Here’s the exchange from the final televised debate Wednesday night. Kerry Healey: “I’d like to ask you, do you think Dukakis was a good governor, and why?” Deval: “I think that Mike Dukakis was a good governor in many ways, and we had challenges then.” We sure did, Deval, and the biggest challenge of all, at least to us taxpayers, was named M. Stanley Dukakis. Sure, Deval’s lead in the polls is most likely insurmountable, and tossing a bouquet to the henpecked wimp Mike...
  • Foley mess just another Gay State-linked scandal

    10/04/2006 1:18:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 949+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/04/06 | Howie Carr
    Ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Hot Stud) was born in Newton and lived there as a child. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Hot Bottom) now lives in Newton. Coincidence? OK, of course it is, but why is it that every single homosexual scandal (and a large percentage of the hetero ones as well) seems to have a direct connection to Massachusetts? Welcome to the Gay State. Now entering Sodom and Begorrah. You want to play Six Degrees of Massachusetts Gay Scandal? Let’s start with Mitt Romney. I kid you not, Mitt Romney has a family connection to the first (as far as we know)...
  • Gall in the family: Mihos kin back Healey, smack Christy (Mass. Gov race)

    10/03/2006 12:51:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/03/06 | Dave Wedge
    In a vicious political backstabbing, Christy Mihos’ own brother and sister have thrown their financial support behind Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, with one sibling saying the convenience store magnate has “embarrassed” the family with “despicable” attacks on his GOP rival. James Mihos, who once ran the Christy’s Market chain with his politician brother, and his wife, Linda, have each given the maximum $500 donation to the Healey campaign. Mihos’ sister, Marlene Mihos-Bucuvalas, made a $100 donation to Healey this weekend. None have donated to Mihos. As if the turncoat political contributions weren’t enough, James Mihos fired off a biting e-mail...
  • Dems better take Hillary off board

    08/28/2006 10:31:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 73 replies · 3,068+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/28/06 | Brett Arends
    When chess buffs get bored, they sometimes fool around with a game called “suicide chess.” The rules are similar, but the goal is to lose all your pieces. If you need an illustration, just watch the Democrats. How else do you explain the fact that so many of them are seriously considering nominating Hillary Clinton for president in 2008? Earlier this month I revealed here that even 45 percent of Democrats, in “purple” New Hampshire, tell focus groups they hate her. Hate. Among their comments: “B-tch . . . political wh-re . . . evil . . . diabolical.” It...
  • Spies reveal new Spin on WBOS parting (legendary lefty Laquidara leaves)

    08/28/2006 10:10:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 215+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/28/06 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Don’t breathe a word of this. Because nobody’s supposed to know. But the real reason Charles Laquidara and WBOS parted ways was because the station believed the Boston radio legend was being too political - and he wouldn’t sit for censorship. Laquidara resigned his gig as host of a daily one-hour music show called “Back Spin” after catching heat from station suits for airing his way-left-of-center views on the prez, the war, etc. Our spies in the studio say that after Laquidara played Neil Young’s new tune “Impeach the President,” he was reprimanded by his boss, who told him something...
  • Staircase death lands Brighton homeowner in trouble

    08/21/2006 2:21:15 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 48 replies · 1,709+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | August 21, 2006 | Jessica Fargen
    A Brighton homeowner is in trouble with the city because an alleged break-in artist fell to his death early yesterday from a set of rickety exterior stairs attached to the man’s two-story house.
  • Sox standout Lowell: Castro killed my kin

    08/02/2006 12:43:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 610+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/02/06 | Jeff Horrigan
    Charging Fidel Castro with the deaths of his relatives, Cuban-American Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell declared last night: “I hope he does die.” “Castro killed members of my family,” Lowell told the Herald before last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway. Some news reports have suggested the Cuban dictator, nearly 80, is gravely ill after undergoing surgery for intestinal bleeding, even as Cuban news media say he is recovering. He has handed power to his brother, Raul Castro. Lowell, 32, recounted the trauma the Castro regime has caused his family. “My dad had to pack up his...
  • Crews used duct tape to hold up slabs (Big Dig meets Red Green)

    07/22/2006 1:07:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 83 replies · 5,153+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/22/06 | Casey Ross
    Big Dig workers were so stumped by ceiling construction in the Ted Williams Tunnel they used duct tape to temporarily secure bolts now coming loose in hundreds of areas on the $14.6 billion project, state inspection records show. The records reveal massive confusion and disagreement over repeated failures of epoxy-bolt fasteners installed in the mid-1990s. Inspections noted that holes were drilled too deep, bolts were too short and epoxy was at times not mixed properly. In some cases, records show, workers scrambled to find a temporary way of keeping bolts from dropping out of the ceiling. “Bolts have falled (sic)...