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Book: Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture (Howie Carr)
Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/13 | Howie Carr

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:38:41 AM PST by raccoonradio

Can Whitey Bulger blame his own raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome rather than a tabby cat for his 2011 capture?

That’s the suggestion in a bombshell new biography, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss,” by veteran Boston reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

When Whitey and moll Catherine Greig had been living in Santa Monica, Calif., as “Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gasko,” Greig became close to Icelandic model Anna Bjornsdottir, bonding over the care of a stray cat. Whitey often joined them outside their apartment building.

But, Lehr and O’Neill write, Bjornsdottir and Whitey never spoke again after she “unabashedly” expressed admiration for the first black president.

“He practically exploded … disgusted that she could admire a black man as president ... Nothing was the same after. Whitey gave Anna the cold shoulder, would not even respond when she said hello to him. Anna Bjornsdottir, meanwhile, would not forget the old man’s sudden rage — or his angry, cold glare.”

In June 2011, watching a story on CNN, Bjornsdottir recognized the fugitive as her rabid racist neighbor. He was captured days later.

The book will be published next week by Crown.

Lehr and O’Neill say Whitey also spewed his racist views to Josh Bond, a young Boston University grad living next door. At one point, Bond asked Bulger to stop using the n-word so much, and Whitey replied:

“I’m old school. I don’t think the races should mix.”

So, in addition to everything else he is — is Whitey Bulger a Bitter Clinger?

Among other revelations in the book:

• Stevie Flemmi told the feds under oath that in 1981 Whitey said he was going to talk to his brother, then-Senate President William Bulger, about the “pressure” of state police investigations. Billy Bulger, under oath, denied involvement in an anonymous 1981 budget rider that would have forced the retirement of Lt. Col. Jack O’Donovan, vetoed by Gov. 
Edward J. King. Flemmi told the feds Billy “was not forthright when answering questions.”

• Whitey penned his memoirs in 2008 after watching a “60 Minutes” interview of hit man Johnny Martorano. Whitey’s opening line: “I have been driven to this by the lies of JM, and seeing his insane interview on ‘60 Minutes’ was the last straw.” Martorano said yesterday, “Why didn’t he just change the channel?”

• Until she went to serve her eight-year sentence in Minnesota, Greig stayed in touch with her octogenarian boyfriend. Lehr and O’Neill say messages were passed through a Bulger niece who sent her photos “with something personal from Whitey written on the back, such as ‘Those were the best years of my life.’ ”

• Despite endless references to their Irish heritage — and their digs at the English and the Yankees who once dominated the state — Whitey and Billy are one-quarter English through their 
paternal grandmother.

• Throughout his prison years, Whitey corresponded with the Rev. Robert Drinan, then dean of BC Law and later the first Catholic priest elected to Congress. While he was alive, Drinan never mentioned his connection to the mob boss.

• Whitey, locked up in Alcatraz when his kid brother was first elected in 1960, wrote a congratulatory note, saying politics “pays a good salary” and provides a “pension.” Whitey was more prophetic than he knew. Billy, at $200G a year, is the richer for it.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: biography; blackpresident; bookreview; mafia; obama; whiteybulger

1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:38:50 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping

Trivia: When Shaquille O’Neill came to Boston to play for the Celtics, he dubbed himself with the nickname “Blackie Bulger”. After some people including perhaps relatives of the victims said it was not such a good idea, he backtracked.

Lehr and O’Neill wrote Black Mass which was recently re-issued with a slightly changed subtitle to highlight Whitey. Howie has written Brothers Bulger, Hitman, and Hard Knocks (the latter a fiction novel though characters clearly inspired by many in the Boston mob scene). Howie’s new book is called Rifleman, probably centering on Steve Flemmi—it will be out in a few months. Howie said on air he is putting it out now (lots of pictures too) with a publisher who can get it out quickly rather than going to another where it would come out long after the Whitey trial.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 6:42:39 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

So they found a guy that hates 0bama because he’s black.

The implication is that all who oppose 0bama do so because he’s black.

Yes, I get it.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio

“Blackie Bulger”. I thought that said Blackie Burger.

One time in Chicago, I got a burger at a restaurant called BostonBlackies and it was nicknamed the Blackie Burger.

http://www.bostonblackies.com/


4 posted on 02/11/2013 6:47:08 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: MrB

There are so many other reasons to hate Obama for, of course! (Meanwhile what party did/does ML King, Ed Brooke, Condi Rice etc belong to? Not the Dems. Which party was associated the KKK and had Bobby Byrd as a member? Not the GOP. The party that freed the slaves and fought for civil rights: Republicans.)


5 posted on 02/11/2013 6:47:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Democrats...like his brother, racist to the core.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 6:50:16 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: raccoonradio

There is not much answer for the left when you ask them if they seriously think that you’d support 0bama’s Marxist “fundamental change” of the country if only he were white.

Leftists have no shame, and very little logic capability, so they wouldn’t even address this argument.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 6:51:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio
Whitey Bulger a Bitter Clinger?


8 posted on 02/11/2013 6:54:52 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MrB
It's worse than that.

Love 0bama because he's black - Not Racist.
Dislike 0bama because of his politics - Racist.

However, this time it really was Whitey's fault :-).

9 posted on 02/11/2013 6:55:56 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: raccoonradio

“I’m old school. I don’t think the races should mix.”

I bet the other inmates on his cellblock can appreciate the irony.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 6:57:30 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: raccoonradio
When Shaquille O’Neill came to Boston to play for the Celtics, he dubbed himself with the nickname “Blackie Bulger”. ... Lehr and O’Neill wrote Black Mass

Wait, what?

(quick trip to google)

Ah ok, Gerard O'Neill. I was starting to think "Black Mass" was another one of Shaquille's back-up nicknames.

11 posted on 02/11/2013 6:58:36 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset
MA racial/ethinic politics always fascinate, do they not?

Especially consider the great Irish/Italian Family Feud, which apparently continues unabated despite 5 generations of intense intermarriage. Whitey? His annointed role, to work with the (then)Irish Catholic FBI to rub out the Italian Mob, of course. In this three-way ass-kicking contest, no one seemed to notice the Cali Cartel!

Both sides in the all-Catholic feud have managed to overlook the fact that a coalition of African/Americans, wealthy Liberals, many Jewish, and huge numbers of legal and illegal Hispanics have left them in the dust, and as the easy election of Princess Fauxcahontas might illustrate, are the people who actually run the state, with the cheap Catholic crooks cut out of the real action, probably still running numbers!

The Bulgers, like any smart family in civil disputes, had a man in each camp. Now, about Mennino.....

12 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:25 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: raccoonradio
Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture

You know the clowns at MSNBC have some slight variant of this headline going through their heads just about 24/7.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:52 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: raccoonradio
“I’m old school. I don’t think the races should mix.”

We saw Sammy Davis, Jr. You got to see this show. What a performer! He does impersonations. It was like the real people! Unbelievable. You could see how a white girl could fall for him. Not me. But you could see how some girls could. Like that Swedish girl. So you condone that stuff. Take it easy. I don't want to be kissing Nat King Cole over here.

14 posted on 02/11/2013 7:09:07 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jiggyboy

right should have qualified the first name of the writer! Black Mass, ha!

Original title:
Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob

Current title, re-issued last yr
Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil’s Deal


15 posted on 02/11/2013 7:21:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
from SportsOfBoston.com:

>>New Shaq Nickname: Blackie Bulger? By KC Downey in CELTICS, FEATURED, NOW! ⋅ October 18, 2010 at 11:45pm ⋅

According to the Boston Herald, Shaquille O’Neal has recently started calling himself “Blackie Bulger: The Godfather of Sudbury” after hearing about notorious mobster Whitey Bulger, who is allegedly still on the run across the world. He has since decided against continuing to go by Blackie Bulger, out of respect for Whitey’s victims’ families.

>>“I’m not sure how those families would look at that,’’ he said. “That’s why I’m not going to call myself that anymore. I don’t want them to think the wrong thing.’’ Shaq remains interested in Boston culture, and like it or not, Bulger and organized crime are all apart of the history of the Hub. He has maintained an interest in organized crime, and recently purchased “Street Soldier: My life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Irish Mob’’ by former Bulger thug Edward MacKenzie Jr.

A good friend of Jack Nicholson, Shaq saw one of Jack’s best films, “The Departed,” and since that time, he has been interested in learning more.

>>Analysis Sure, Shaq dropped the nickname out of respect for victims’ families, but I think more out of respect for anyone that may be offended by the nickname: whether it be racially sensitive people, African Americans, people with good taste, etc. Shaq is a smart man, and knows better than to mess up his good standing with the Boston people before he takes the court for a regular season game.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 7:24:46 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“Anna Bjornsdottir” ?

Was this the same girl that was in “More American Grafitti”?


17 posted on 02/11/2013 7:36:13 AM PST by Radagast the Fool
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To: raccoonradio
I always get a laugh when I hear people spout about mixing "races." It is my sad duty to inform those people that the "races" have been mixed for many thousands of years. In short, there is no such thing as race.

My pasty-faced, blond, blue-eyed, thoroughly Caucasian-looking step-daughter had a DNA analysis taken recently. She found out she (and obviously my wife) had a black ancestor who lived in England and intermarried with the home people. There have been black people in England since Roman times, and many obviously interbred/intermarried with the English. My wife was shocked, but it didn't surprise me much. So whenever I hear certain people prate about their "pure" bloodlines, I smirk and then wish I could give that person a DNA analysis.

18 posted on 02/11/2013 8:12:30 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Yes and the “first black President” (never mind the claim about Clinton) had a mother whose race was the same as mine:
Caucasian (he admitted to being a “mutt”)

Agreed about the mixing over the years.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 8:23:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: jiggyboy

Yeah, that was confusing. Whattya expect, though, it’s written by a journalist in newspaperspeak.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 9:13:31 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: driftless2

It’s not that there is no such thing as race. There are measurable genetic differences between, say, a “white” and a “black” person. It’s just that race is not so specif-c ordefinable a category as we pretend, and certainly there’s no such thing as racial purity. I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean, really. But you fall over backwards in the other direction when you deny race altogether.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 9:18:36 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: raccoonradio
What Whitey's failed to realize is that Osama Obama’s white half is *at least* as filthy and worthless as his black half.I,personally,think of Osama as more of a product of white American than of black Africa.Both his white grandfather and mother were worthless Communist whores who had an enormous influence on him.Saul Alinsky—(posthumous) mentor.Billy Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn—living mentors.
22 posted on 02/11/2013 9:50:40 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: raccoonradio

That's her on the right.

Yer welcome.

23 posted on 02/11/2013 11:15:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tublecane

What race is, is simply adaptation by humans to different climates and food sources. That’s it. Of course there’s mental and physical differences between ethnic groups. No denying that. But when many people think of race, they think of separate species of humans. There is no separate species.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 2:54:44 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Kenny Bunk
Both sides in the all-Catholic feud have managed to overlook the fact that a coalition of African/Americans, wealthy Liberals, many Jewish, and huge numbers of legal and illegal Hispanics have left them in the dust, and as the easy election of Princess Fauxcahontas might illustrate, are the people who actually run the state, with the cheap Catholic crooks cut out of the real action, probably still running numbers!

It's not like the old days. A lot of those wealthy Massachusetts liberals nowadays are BC grads, mostly Irish and Catholic.

25 posted on 02/11/2013 3:09:52 PM PST by x
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To: x
BC grads, mostly Irish and Catholic.

Don't forget
"I sent my son to Holy Cross,
He come back a total loss.

Many perfervid Catholic College "Intellectual" Pio Nono Christian Democrat/Socialists(Like Chrissie Wet Leg) and The Catholic Worker Movement could have used a short term in a Papal dungeon. These people crave acceptance by the Left.

If only I could explain that the Left heartily detests Catholics and are only using the Chrisssie Wetlegs in their "White Working Class Outreach Program." See any Bill O'Reilly show. PS. They also hate the "White Working Class".... especially the Catholic Branch.

26 posted on 02/15/2013 6:45:38 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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