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Let’s pour cold water on 2024 Olympic flame

Who do they think they’re kidding?   Does Boston 2024 really believe that they can still sell the state this billion-dollar boondoggle?   “The taxpayers,” flim-flam frontman Steve Pagliuca was pitching yesterday, cross his heart and hope to die, “won’t be responsible for any venue costs or any operating costs!”   No deficits! Yeah, that’s the ticket. We’ll turn a profit too, yeah, a profit! Black ink! We’ll make… how’s $210 million sound?   “I am very confident,” he gushed, “this is a conservative number!”   Keep your arms out Steve – it’ll make it harder for them to throw the net over you. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, […]

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This booking photograph, obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston, shows Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger.  Bulger, the FBI's most-wanted man and a feared underworld figure linked to 19 murders, was captured Wednesday in Santa Monica, California after one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history. (AP Photo/WBUR 90.9)  MANDATORY CREDIT: WBUR 90.9

Whitey knows how to duck the cops

They’re just not making fugitive murderers like Whitey Bulger anymore.   How long did those two killers who escaped Dannemora last – 21 days?   Three pitiful weeks. Whitey took it on the lam at the end of 1994, and the cops didn’t catch him until June 2011 – over 16 years later, a continent away from South Boston.   Of course, Whitey had an edge on the late Richard Matt and David Sweat. The Boston FBI didn’t get around to interviewing Bulger’s older girlfriend until he’d been gone for 18 months. God forbid the G-men should actually do some sleuthin’ to find out that his alias was Thomas Baxter […]

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SCOTUS not dumb, just deaf and blind on Obamacare

Dr. Jonathan Gruber could not be reached for comment.   You would think he would have wanted to go on my radio show, take a victory lap. Not only are the American people stupid, as the MIT economist so famously bragged, but so is the U.S. Supreme Court.   Actually, the Supremes aren’t not dumb. They didn’t care. They disregarded what was in Obamacare and rewrote the law to their liking – Obama’s liking. We’re in banana republic territory now. Like badges, we don’t need no stinkin’ laws!   As Justice Scalia said in his dissent, “Words no longer have a meaning if an Exchange that is (ital.) not (end […]

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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits as survivors and victim's family members address the court before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston.  Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

Hiding behind religion doesn’t help terrorist

How many more times does Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have to confess to the Obama administration that he’s a Muslim terrorist before they’ll finally admit the obvious?   “I would like to begin,” the welfare-collecting, drug-dealing, foreign-born savage began yesterday, “in the name of Allah, the exalted and glorious, the most gracious, the most merciful….”   If it walks like a terrorist, and talks like a terrorist… And yet, an hour or so later, there was the U.S. attorney, Carmen Ortiz, once again asking the people, who are you going to believe, her or your lying ears?   “He couched his comments in line with Allah and Allah’s views, which give it […]

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(Quincy, MA, 06/22/15) The Zulu Niner or Z9 plate that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Registry of Motor Vehicles is making available through an upcoming auction is seen at an RMV office in Quincy on Monday, June 22, 2015. Staff photo by Christopher Evans

For insider hacks, 
a numbers game

  My license plate is 9823, which is great, but I’d like to improve myself. I mean, one of the swells who went to same prep school as me comes from a family that owns number 23.   Big difference between 23 and 9823. My four-digit plate is tasteful. His two-digit is very tasteful.   Of course, 23 used to be the lieutenant governor, and his family probably came over on the Mayflower, but not everybody can be in the Social Register, I guess.   Low-digit license plates are like a dog whistle for hacks. When you get right down to it, only insiders care about having a tasteful three […]

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 file photo Pope Francis tries to keep himself warm as he attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis released his much-anticipated encyclical 'Laudato Si' (Praise Be), on the environment Thursday, declaring an urgent need for the political and spiritual conversion of global leaders and individuals to dedicate themselves to curbing climate change and ending policies and personal habits that destroy creation. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file )

Encyclical a lot of papal hot air

Watch your back, Pope Francis – you have no idea what conniving charlatans thou art lying down with when you go full green.   Your new flock will not settle for being junior partners. Unlike the African missions or the Home for Little Wanderers, they won’t be satisfied with the take from a mere second collection.  An inconvenient truth is that greedy greens grab all the gelt. Remember the Shrine of Solyndra.   These sticky-fingered moonbats even have their own pontiff, Pope Albert I, patron saint of masseuses.   The climate-change grifters are preaching an updated version of that old time religion. It’s still fire and brimstone – a London […]

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