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Howie Carr thread Jan. 1-15, 2013
howiecarr.us ^ | 1/1/13 | raccoonradio

Posted on 01/01/2013 4:32:01 PM PST by raccoonradio

Maybe will do the thread once every two weeks, a "fortnight" eh? Howie returns tomorrow, Wed the 2nd.

In Boston WTKK 96.9, where Howie hoped to flee to, will end sometime tomorrow. The format is expected to change to music sometime after Eagan & Braude do a farewell show 7-10 am. So, 10 am? Noon? 3pm? 5 pm? And we don't know the new format...There was an article on a left-leaning blog from the Pacific NW wondering if the failure of WTKK is a sign of the end of conserv talk radio. One comment to it, by "Vin": "WTKK conservative? Well, maybe, if your politics are left of Mao, I suppose. It is no surprise that talk on TKK has failed, the station has made a consistant move from true conservative talk radio to more 'moderate' and 'liberal' talk --- Eagan was as giddy as a teenage schoolgirl who discovers the football quarterback thinks she's 'cute' when Obama was re-elected and Scott Brown lost. Braude, if anything, is the more level-headed out of those two, at least he doesn't think there is some giant right-wing conspiracy to control his uterus and confiscate his ovaries. Meehan? Smerconish? At best you could label both of those guys moderates, and I think that's being generous (did Smerconish mention he interviewed Obama?)"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; talkradio

1 posted on 01/01/2013 4:32:11 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Howie Carr list ping. Happy New Yr...Howie will be 61 in a couple weeks


2 posted on 01/01/2013 4:33:21 PM PST by raccoonradio
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The large majority of those living within a 200 mile radius of WTKK vote Communist.There’s not a single Republican from New England in the Senate....or in the House.Every New England Governor is a filthy Communist whore.And yet some wonder why two conservative talk stations can’t survive in Boston.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 5:14:56 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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yes--and WTKK wasn't all conservative hosts. Mike Barnicle...?

96.9 flipped to "Urban"
RKO rubs it in

4 posted on 01/02/2013 11:45:47 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Howie says no death pool; some celebs passed on (Jack Klugman etc) but they were on prev death pools not current


5 posted on 01/02/2013 12:26:23 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Fri column ping

You say ‘bribe,’ I say ... 
‘everyday occupation’ by Howie Carr

Friday, January 4, 2013

By now many of us figured Sal DiMasi would be kicking up daisies. Stage 4 throat cancer is supposed to be a death sentence. But then, Larry Baione, another old pal of Sal’s, certainly lingered on a long time as his family filed tearful pleas with the judge:

“My father may be no angel but he’ll soon be with them, Your Honor, if youse don’t let him ...”

But instead of shedding his mortal coil, Sal is trying to redefine bribery. Which is of course his prerogative, since that’s what he was convicted of, taking $65,000 in payoffs from a Canadian software company for whom Sal ramrodded through a $15 million contract.

Now comes Sal’s latest filing, by his attorney that you and I are paying for, one Tom Kiley.

As at trial, Kiley is arguing that there is no such thing as bribing a legislator. What you might call a bribe, he says, is in fact “the everyday occupation of the 
nation’s part-time state and local lawmakers.”

Bribery. It’s not a crime anymore. It’s just an “everyday 
occupation.”

Who can argue with him? It does seem to happen just about every day. Stealing probation jobs, committing voter fraud, taking bribes — these are all
indeed “everyday occupations.”

It was just a funny coincidence that his law partner suddenly started getting thousands of dollars a month from the software company Mistah Speakah was going to the mat for. And for those thousands, his fellow lawyer was only asked to perform one service:

Pass the money on to Sal 
DiMasi. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, you 
understand.

Really? Then why did Sal’s law partner, Steve Topazio, flip in about 10 seconds? Ditto, the salesman who put together the bribes, er, supplemental income.

How ironic that this document was filed Wednesday, on the legislative swearing-in day when all the former House speakers — the ones who aren’t doing time, that is — gather in the House chambers. This year’s lineup included Felon Finneran, Bob Quinn and David Bartley. Good Time Charlie Flaherty was MIA; good career move. And Tom McGee was too busy assuming room temperature.

McGee, in retrospect, got lucky. Remember his whip talking on an FBI wire about how he’d had to deliver 50 large to McGee, and the bum “left me holding the bag with the Speaker.” Losing the next election for Speaker gave McGee time to let the G-men forget … and the statute of limitations expire.

Not that he had anything to worry about. Because, as the lawyers we’re paying for to defend the indefensible wrote: “Mass. Law authorizes salary supplementation for Mass. Legislators.”

Yes, it does. So how much does Sal make at Buttner making 
license plates?

Article:
here

6 posted on 01/03/2013 11:12:09 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Fri column ping

You say ‘bribe,’ I say ... 
‘everyday occupation’ by Howie Carr

Friday, January 4, 2013

By now many of us figured Sal DiMasi would be kicking up daisies. Stage 4 throat cancer is supposed to be a death sentence. But then, Larry Baione, another old pal of Sal’s, certainly lingered on a long time as his family filed tearful pleas with the judge:

“My father may be no angel but he’ll soon be with them, Your Honor, if youse don’t let him ...”

But instead of shedding his mortal coil, Sal is trying to redefine bribery. Which is of course his prerogative, since that’s what he was convicted of, taking $65,000 in payoffs from a Canadian software company for whom Sal ramrodded through a $15 million contract.

Now comes Sal’s latest filing, by his attorney that you and I are paying for, one Tom Kiley.

As at trial, Kiley is arguing that there is no such thing as bribing a legislator. What you might call a bribe, he says, is in fact “the everyday occupation of the 
nation’s part-time state and local lawmakers.”

Bribery. It’s not a crime anymore. It’s just an “everyday 
occupation.”

Who can argue with him? It does seem to happen just about every day. Stealing probation jobs, committing voter fraud, taking bribes — these are all
indeed “everyday occupations.”

It was just a funny coincidence that his law partner suddenly started getting thousands of dollars a month from the software company Mistah Speakah was going to the mat for. And for those thousands, his fellow lawyer was only asked to perform one service:

Pass the money on to Sal 
DiMasi. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, you 
understand.

Really? Then why did Sal’s law partner, Steve Topazio, flip in about 10 seconds? Ditto, the salesman who put together the bribes, er, supplemental income.

How ironic that this document was filed Wednesday, on the legislative swearing-in day when all the former House speakers — the ones who aren’t doing time, that is — gather in the House chambers. This year’s lineup included Felon Finneran, Bob Quinn and David Bartley. Good Time Charlie Flaherty was MIA; good career move. And Tom McGee was too busy assuming room temperature.

McGee, in retrospect, got lucky. Remember his whip talking on an FBI wire about how he’d had to deliver 50 large to McGee, and the bum “left me holding the bag with the Speaker.” Losing the next election for Speaker gave McGee time to let the G-men forget … and the statute of limitations expire.

Not that he had anything to worry about. Because, as the lawyers we’re paying for to defend the indefensible wrote: “Mass. Law authorizes salary supplementation for Mass. Legislators.”

Yes, it does. So how much does Sal make at Buttner making 
license plates?

Article:
here

7 posted on 01/03/2013 11:13:10 PM PST by raccoonradio
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LMAO - RKO running promos - “96.9 reasons to listen to WRKO” - priceless and brilliant!


8 posted on 01/04/2013 5:33:02 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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Sal DiMasi is a >>>
“Roving good will ambassador”
“A hardy perennial”
“Won’t be coming down for breakfast”


9 posted on 01/04/2013 5:40:59 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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Sun. column ping

You can’t ‘scrub’ up EBT mess with a dirty rag
by Howie Carr
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Another day, another 19,000 anecdotes.

Anecdote — that’s Gov. Deval Patrick’s favorite word to describe any scandal involving EBT cards and his constituents. It doesn’t matter how solid the information is, how many law-enforcement agencies are involved in the takedown, he always shrugs off the latest rip-off of the taxpayers.

Anecdote.

And now he’s looking at another 19,000 of them — that 4 percent of the welfare community that the Department of Transitional Assistance (a name that grows ever more preposterous) could not locate.

Those 19,000 MIA’s collect — based on an average of $400 a month — $91 million a year. That’s the estimate of Rep. Shauna O’Connell (R-Taunton). But the governor Friday went into his best pooh-pooh mode.

“That may not be indicative of a problem,” he said with a straight face. “We’ll know when we do the scrubbing.”

Scrubbing? More like a sponge bath would be my guess. This is a program that needs a good cold shower. But the governor, himself a former welfare recipient, recommends … nothing, basically. Call it professional courtesy.

Let’s not forget how the “scrubbing” began. Granny Warren’s daughter filed a lawsuit claiming the DTA hadn’t been proactive enough in registering the state’s assorted loafers and layabouts to vote for her carpetbagging fake-Indian mom. Then — bingo, the hacks located $274,000 for mailings, complete with post-paid envelopes for the gimme girls and guys to send back their voter registrations.

Have you ever gotten a post-paid envelope from the commonwealth? No, I didn’t think so. They’re not for taxpayers, just for the non-working classes to take part in a Democratic voter-registration drive.

The Patrick administration has known about these appalling EBT numbers for months now. They were only released after this newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request. Which is the same way it was revealed that Lt. Gov. Tim Murray was doing 108 mph when he mysteriously crashed his state vehicle in November 2011.

So much for transparency at the State House.

It takes months for a law-abiding citizen to get a gun permit in this state. But if you sign up for welfare with a fake name or address, no problemo. Nobody ever checks up, apparently.

When Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor of New York in 1993, he insisted that all welfare recipients show up in person to renew their applications. A quarter of the “recipients” never appeared. It’s hard to respond to a letter if you don’t really exist.

I know, that’s just an “anecdote.” So here’s one more. Years ago when the transit cops in New York and New Jersey started busting fare-jumpers, they made an astounding discovery. A quarter — there’s that number again — of those arrested were carrying welfare cards from both New York and New Jersey. In other words, they were collecting in two states.

And now the Mass. welfare rolls will get a “scrubbing” — wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Here’s what really matters to Deval and his gang of plunderers. On Thursday, as soon as the successor to the outgoing watchdog of the Governor’s Council, Mary-Ellen Manning, was sworn in, the governor nominated Mary Beth Heffernan for a judgeship.

Yes, that Mary Beth Heffernan, probably the worst public-safety secretary in state history. Too incompetent to properly broom Tim Murray’s auto accident or Annie Dookhan or the Sheila Burgess bad-driving fiasco, so they give her early retirement on the bench for $130,000 a year.

Taking care of dodgy old hacks, that’s what Deval et al. are about, not cleaning up the disaster that is the welfare state.

By the way, I still haven’t heard back from Deval on my generous offer to provide him with one hour per month on my radio talk show to explain how wonderful he and his administration are.

Governor, the offer stands.

Suggested first topic: scrubbing.

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(Note: Deval had been doing monthly appearances on 96.9 with Jim and Margery--the station changed format yet again last night with "Classic Rock The Really Rocks, the Bone", but is expected to unveil its permanent format, "rhythmic adult contemporary" on Monday...Jim and Margery will do a guest appearance on WGBH-FM 89.7 10-noon on Tue. If they land there maybe they can get Deval to appear monthly--if not there's always Emily Rooney on that station, etc.

"...we're gonna be fine..."--Deval

10 posted on 01/06/2013 1:41:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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(Deval did appear with Howie once, on April Fools’ day
as it turns out)


11 posted on 01/06/2013 1:45:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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The plural of “Anecdote” is “data”. Or in a court of law, “Evidence”.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 5:23:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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The plural of “Anecdote” is “data”. Or in a court of law, “Evidence”.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 5:23:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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hey Howie and Sandy, Rob Parker fired

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8825796/rob-parker-contract-not-renewed-espn

>>ESPN will not renew its contract with commentator Rob Parker, who was suspended last month following remarks he made on “First Take” in which he questioned Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness.”

“Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG III comments, we decided not to renew his deal,” an ESPN spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 12:49:34 PM PST by raccoonradio
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It’s certainly a sign of civic hygiene when an odious creature like Mr. Parker is deprived of his podium. When will we be rid of Sissy Matthews, one wonders.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 2:32:06 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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Wed column ping.

http://bostonherald.com/print/1062181831

Howie Carr: Another case of poor judgment
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
DTI
This is exactly why we need to elect our judges in the commonwealth: so that the anonymous black-robed layabouts who scuttled Judge Shannon Frison’s promotion to the Superior Court should be forced to step out of the shadows and stop whispering their base canards.

Let them answer to the electorate as to why they can’t be bothered filling in for a Marine major during her occasional military duties with the Reserves. Did they really sink her because she doesn’t “reciprocate” and cover for them, as if her service to the United States is somehow comparable to these judges’ desire to, say, grab an early tee time, or take a slide to the Pheasant Lane Mall for some tax-free shopping.

These judges are supposed to tell us what laws to obey, and yet they don’t mind flouting the federal statutes prohibiting discrimination against members of the military.

Can you imagine that at least one hack judge took time out of his, ahem, busy day, to call up Councilor Marilyn Petitto Devaney and gripe about having to pick up the slack when BMC District Court Judge Frison gets called to duty.

Here’s what Frison told the Governor’s Council last month when she was nominated: “My service is a personal choice based upon my commitment to defend the United States.”

Oh, how that must have frosted the Beautiful People to read that. How dare she! She’s not a “team player,” the jurist(s) told Devaney. What team are these greedy, bloated judges on, the al-Qaeda team?

Shame on Gov. Deval Patrick too, for letting himself get pushed around by these bust-out lawyers who scraped together enough cash from their failed practices to grease the palms of the right pols so they could get early retirement at $130,000 a year.

I’ll bet they told Devaney and the other councilors and Deval’s coat holders how “overworked” they are. Save that Vaseline for the Globe, boyos. Do you realize that a state judge gets 30 “working” days’ vacation? That’s six weeks.

They also can claim 20 sick days — four more weeks off. Five “educational” days and five “personal” days — an additional two weeks off. Plus 15 federal state and county holidays — three more weeks.

That’s a total of 15 weeks a year off. But they couldn’t chip in and help out a fellow judge when she’s called up.

My bet is that now that the story is out, Frison will be right back on the Superior Court list. As for the hack judges who tried to croak her, they should be reassigned to the boondocks … maybe to the Halls of Montezuma, or the shores of Tripoli. Wonder what the case loads are out there.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 7:09:08 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Wed column ping, see above


17 posted on 01/09/2013 7:10:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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WARNING...WARNING....WARNING.....MCSCREAMER IN FOR HOWIE ON FRIDAY
18 posted on 01/10/2013 3:15:05 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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Fri column ping

New year, new court dates

by Howie Carr

Friday, January 11, 2013

And 2013 was shaping up as such an ethical year for the Legislature.

It was Jan. 5, and not a single solon had been arrested yet. But then, at 12:20 a.m. last Saturday, the hacks’ luck ran out, outside a barroom. That was where Lawrence police busted a solon emeritus who retired due to ill health — the voters got sick of him.

That would be Jose Santiago.

Of course, the voters themselves were a little sick — touched in the head you might say — because they replaced Santiago with Willie Lantigua, who is now mayor of the benighted city on the Merrimack, with at least two grand juries in hot pursuit of Hizzoner.

And now Lantigua has been sued by Attorney General Marsha Coakley for not filing a 2011 campaign finance report. Marsha Coakley, the woman who famously said, “Technically it is not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts,” has 
finally found something that is illegal.

A former state rep, Santiago was charged with violating a restraining order. Yesterday, his old pal Willie fired him from his $15-an-hour laborer’s job with the city. But he’s used to getting fired — 
after the voters fired him, Jose tried to get his old job back with the Methuen police. They fired him, too.

Funny thing about those firings and state reps. They get canned almost as often as they get arrested.

Technically, Santiago wasn’t the first rep to go down in flames in 2013. That distinction belongs to Rep. Stat Smith of 
Everett, a guy so crooked he needs a corkscrew to get into his pants in the morning. Stat resigned from the General Court on Jan. 1. It was part of the plea deal.

His website says: “Stat Smith is the consummate Everett State Representative.”

Yes, he is. And now he’s copping to voter fraud — misdemeanors, inexplicably. He’s supposed to get four months in durance vile.

Next week, it’ll be Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester) due back in Cambridge District Court for discovery motions. He had a problem with his ex-girlfriend last summer. Now he’s charged with three counts of 
assault and battery, one count of witness intimidation and one count of larceny under $250. They dropped the kidnapping charges.

Yeah, 2013 is shaping up as another banner year for CSI State House. Kinda like 2012, which started with ex-Rep. Mark Carron getting arrested a fourth time for drunken driving. A police spokesman said: “They had to bang on the window several times to wake the driver.”

What a crew. These reps are all looking for the same thing. Reasonable doubt at a reasonable price. And the Probation Department indictments haven’t even been unsealed yet.

article

19 posted on 01/11/2013 6:20:59 AM PST by raccoonradio
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interesting

http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/215864/Antitrust+Competition/The+Human+Factor+In+Noncompete+Disputes+Howie+Carr+Is+Still+Upset+Over+5+Years+After+His+Lawsuit+With+WRKO

The Human Factor in Noncompete Disputes: Howie Carr Is Still
Upset Over 5 Years After His Lawsuit With WRKO
by Brian Bialis

I am a fan of talk radio, so I was sad when I heard that Boston’s WTKK-FM 96.9 had decided to switch from a talk-radio format to a station featuring “rhythm and dance music from today, along with throwbacks from the ‘80s and ‘90s.” Now I listen to WRKO-AM 680, the only talk station left in Boston.

One of the big names on WRKO is conservative Howie Carr, who also writes a column for the Boston Herald. Carr was involved in a lawsuit with WRKO in 2007 when he announced his intention to accept an offer from WTKK and move his program to that station. He lost that lawsuit because of a right-of-first-refusal in his contract with WRKO, as Michael Rosen explained here and here. He’s been with WRKO ever since.

But apparently Carr has just been waiting to make a jump to FM. About two weeks ago, he wrote a column in the Herald lamenting his loss in the lawsuit, writing “I’m still damn sorry I didn’t make good my escape from the AM band” and “WTKK wouldn’t be turning off the lights next week if I could have just gotten over there back in 2007.” He also wrote that “WTKK [has] one of the best signals in the city, on FM, and WRKO’s signal is — well, please, don’t get me started on that. My head will explode. Again.” Carr concludes by announcing that, “[i]n two years, I’ll be on FM, one way or another.”

Carr’s attitude towards WRKO highlights the human factor in noncompete disputes. Employers should be careful what they wish for when they make employees sign noncompetes. If an employee is unhappy with his job, but feels stuck in that job because of a noncompete he signed with his employer, then what the employer gets is an unhappy, often less productive, employee. Employers should balance their interests in protecting their businesses with those of having a content and productive workforce when deciding whether to have employees sign noncompetes and how onerous those noncompetes should be.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 1:26:19 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Sun column ping

article

Liz Warren cut by own 
‘jagged edge’

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Not so many moons ago, a fake Indian named Elizabeth Warren went on the warpath, trying to rile up the “middle class.”

The middle class was getting hammered, she kept saying. Psst, pass the word to the person behind you in the line at the cheese shop — the middle class is getting hammered.

How did Granny Warren know this? Because she grew up on what she termed “the jagged edge of the middle class.” Her definition of “jagged edge” was only having three cars in the family driveway in 1965, including her own personal white MG sports car.

Now, however, the fake Indian is in the U.S. Senate, and guess what — she can no longer define what the middle class is. Won’t even take a stab at it.

We know this because Ch. 25’s Sharman Sacchetti, the reporter who plays Capt. Ahab to Warren’s Moby Dick, cornered her last week and started asking her about the middle class. The supposedly “legendary” high school debater melted yet again into a pool of non sequiturs, non-answers and nonsense.

Sacchetti’s questions always drive the fake Indian nuts because they aren’t of the “gotcha” variety. They’re totally legit, as in: “What numbers are we talking about in terms of income levels?”

“It’s not a numbers issue,” the Indian emeritus said. “I know you would expect a very wonky answer from me about the percentiles… .”

No, actually we’d expect a clumsy evasion, such as:

“When we strengthen education we make it possible for kids to go to college, then we strengthen America’s middle class, and that doesn’t mean a dollar figure.”

Will Your Honor please direct the witness to answer the question?

But of course she won’t. Because she knows taxes are going up on everybody who works. And the fake Indian is not going to allow herself to get saddled with a definition that can be thrown back against her later, as in, “Senator, I thought you said taxes were only going up on millionaires and billionaires.”

As Obama’s low-information voters have discovered over the last week, they are apparently now millionaires and billionaires, because their paychecks have shrunk, thanks to the Obama increases in the Social Security payroll tax.

Of course, this has happened before. Obama ran in 2008 promising no increase in taxes on anyone making under $250,000. What he forgot to add was, “unless you smoke cigarettes.”

There’s an old saying. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Or is that too complex a concept for Obama’s constituents to grasp?

It was a busy week for Granny Warren and her supporters. Some of her Kool-Aid drinking moonbats got into her biography on Wikipedia and erased all the evidence about her fake Indian heritage — her grandparents’ phony “elopement,” the plagiarized recipes, the fact that one of her ancestors actually shot an Indian, the “high cheekbones” argument, etc. etc. etc.

By week’s end, a watered-down version of the fake-Indian scandal was back on line, but odds are it won’t be there for long. Being a moonbat means you never have to worry about telling the truth. Just ask anybody from the jagged edge of the middle class.

Actually, the term “middle class” has become somewhat obsolete in the layabout Obama regime. There are only two classes now: the working and the nonworking classes. There are shades of gray at the margins — retired people can still be working class, as are the truly disabled. But by and large it’s very easy to tell which class you’re in.

If your first paycheck of 2013 was smaller than your last of 2012, you’re working class. If your first welfare check of 2013 was the same as your last of 2012, you’re nonworking class — a Democrat, in other words.

Meanwhile, Sharman wasn’t giving up.

“The middle class,” she said, “is by definition a group of people in a certain income level.”

“No,” said the fake Indian, in an response amazing even for her. Then how do you define tax rates, if not by income? Sharman tried the old, “What if you make a million bucks a year?” question, but Granny still wasn’t biting.

“How about somebody who’s taught school for 10 years and takes off a year to go back to school and only has an income of $4,000?”

You’re about as likely to run into such a person as you are to run into a unicorn, or a 1/32nd Native-American professor at Harvard Law.

“It’s a whole lot of characteristics that define the middle class,” Granny said. Let the record show, she refused to list one of them.

“It sounds a little like a dodge,” Sharman Sacchetti said.

Actually it sounds a lot like a dodge. But you get what you vote for. As the old TV show used to say, “You asked for it!”

21 posted on 01/13/2013 3:39:19 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Sun column ping

article

Liz Warren cut by own 
‘jagged edge’

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Not so many moons ago, a fake Indian named Elizabeth Warren went on the warpath, trying to rile up the “middle class.”

The middle class was getting hammered, she kept saying. Psst, pass the word to the person behind you in the line at the cheese shop — the middle class is getting hammered.

How did Granny Warren know this? Because she grew up on what she termed “the jagged edge of the middle class.” Her definition of “jagged edge” was only having three cars in the family driveway in 1965, including her own personal white MG sports car.

Now, however, the fake Indian is in the U.S. Senate, and guess what — she can no longer define what the middle class is. Won’t even take a stab at it.

We know this because Ch. 25’s Sharman Sacchetti, the reporter who plays Capt. Ahab to Warren’s Moby Dick, cornered her last week and started asking her about the middle class. The supposedly “legendary” high school debater melted yet again into a pool of non sequiturs, non-answers and nonsense.

Sacchetti’s questions always drive the fake Indian nuts because they aren’t of the “gotcha” variety. They’re totally legit, as in: “What numbers are we talking about in terms of income levels?”

“It’s not a numbers issue,” the Indian emeritus said. “I know you would expect a very wonky answer from me about the percentiles… .”

No, actually we’d expect a clumsy evasion, such as:

“When we strengthen education we make it possible for kids to go to college, then we strengthen America’s middle class, and that doesn’t mean a dollar figure.”

Will Your Honor please direct the witness to answer the question?

But of course she won’t. Because she knows taxes are going up on everybody who works. And the fake Indian is not going to allow herself to get saddled with a definition that can be thrown back against her later, as in, “Senator, I thought you said taxes were only going up on millionaires and billionaires.”

As Obama’s low-information voters have discovered over the last week, they are apparently now millionaires and billionaires, because their paychecks have shrunk, thanks to the Obama increases in the Social Security payroll tax.

Of course, this has happened before. Obama ran in 2008 promising no increase in taxes on anyone making under $250,000. What he forgot to add was, “unless you smoke cigarettes.”

There’s an old saying. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Or is that too complex a concept for Obama’s constituents to grasp?

It was a busy week for Granny Warren and her supporters. Some of her Kool-Aid drinking moonbats got into her biography on Wikipedia and erased all the evidence about her fake Indian heritage — her grandparents’ phony “elopement,” the plagiarized recipes, the fact that one of her ancestors actually shot an Indian, the “high cheekbones” argument, etc. etc. etc.

By week’s end, a watered-down version of the fake-Indian scandal was back on line, but odds are it won’t be there for long. Being a moonbat means you never have to worry about telling the truth. Just ask anybody from the jagged edge of the middle class.

Actually, the term “middle class” has become somewhat obsolete in the layabout Obama regime. There are only two classes now: the working and the nonworking classes. There are shades of gray at the margins — retired people can still be working class, as are the truly disabled. But by and large it’s very easy to tell which class you’re in.

If your first paycheck of 2013 was smaller than your last of 2012, you’re working class. If your first welfare check of 2013 was the same as your last of 2012, you’re nonworking class — a Democrat, in other words.

Meanwhile, Sharman wasn’t giving up.

“The middle class,” she said, “is by definition a group of people in a certain income level.”

“No,” said the fake Indian, in an response amazing even for her. Then how do you define tax rates, if not by income? Sharman tried the old, “What if you make a million bucks a year?” question, but Granny still wasn’t biting.

“How about somebody who’s taught school for 10 years and takes off a year to go back to school and only has an income of $4,000?”

You’re about as likely to run into such a person as you are to run into a unicorn, or a 1/32nd Native-American professor at Harvard Law.

“It’s a whole lot of characteristics that define the middle class,” Granny said. Let the record show, she refused to list one of them.

“It sounds a little like a dodge,” Sharman Sacchetti said.

Actually it sounds a lot like a dodge. But you get what you vote for. As the old TV show used to say, “You asked for it!”

22 posted on 01/13/2013 3:40:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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