"Howie" Carr is sort of your "Uncle Earl," as I call the type. The one who sits at the end of your table on Thanksgiving and spouts the latest conservative conspiracies. If you were "bad" you had to sit near him. Gram's
Your Mom would occasionally shout down:
You getting enough wine there, Earl?
What's that about Kissinger, Queen Elizabeth, and "the Golden Triangle?"
this is in distinction to your Aunt Moonbeam or Uncle Ron.
Maybe a bit unfair to "Howie," in that, as far as I know, he knows what chemtrails actually are, but otherwise he is a Faux-Lite for the Boston Sun
. You can pretty much dismiss him as you can any partisan.
Except one it comes to exposing the corruption and crimes of the Kennedy family that particularly Bostonians did not want to face since they were Irish and Catholic, and the crimes of the Bulger Brothers . . . because they were Irish and Catholic.
Or the government agencies that enabled both because many were Irish and/or Catholic. Particularly the Boston FBI.
So now I bring you the Suck. "Howie" did not originate this research, though he claims he was personally threatened by "I'm James Fucking Bulger!": see the old Black Mass
and more recent work from Boston Mail
and Boston Pravda
writers who tried to uncover the Myth of Whitey: "Who Kept Drugs Out of Southie!"
While selling drugs to Southie.
Murdering his way with the blessing of the FBI. After Whitey's peacefully died in his sleep while having his face bashed in by a heavily weighted sock, the FBI still
tries to stonewall the evidences.
Some of them you know.
Some of them still have jobs.
Like the "broken clock" Carr is right today:
“Unusual circumstances” — that’s the excuse the FBI is citing for its stonewalling of the Herald’s request for all its records on the late Whitey Bulger.
Actually, it’s more like “usual circumstances” — the feds again trying to cover up one of the greatest scandals in Bureau history, namely, their corrupt relationship with a cocaine-dealing serial killer who recruited as many as a half-dozen Boston agents to protect his far-flung criminal empire.
But Whitey is dead. All the crooked feds are retired or in prison. The Boston office is purged of its bad apples.
So what’s the problem?
I mean, it’s not like we’re asking for the perjured FISA warrant applications the crooked feds cooked up in 2016-17 to improperly surveil the Trump campaign and presidency on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. See what I mean? To continue. . . .
[More irrelevant partisan ranting "snipped!"--Ed.]
All we want is the Whitey files, all of them. The feds claim they have to “search for and collect” the “voluminous amount of separate and distinct records” after which there is a “need for consultation” blah blah blah.
This is the G-men’s standard M.O. Back in 2006, federal Judge Nancy Gertner threatened to hold then-director Robert Mueller (now in charge of the Russia “investigation”) in contempt. He was stonewalling the production of documents relating to another FBI scandal in Boston — the framing of four innocent men for a murder they did not commit. That case stonewalled by Mueller is a Thread of Suck in and of itself.
Gertner wrote that Mueller’s arrogant refusal to turn over exculpatory evidence was “about FBI agents allegedly hiding the ball, not disclosing critical information.”
Some things never change. Certainly not hypocrisy. But it gets worse for, yes, Mueller.
Here are some of the questions we’d still like answered:
What’s the feds’ best estimate on how many people Whitey killed? His partner Stevie Flemmi admitted last summer to more than 50 murders, but they weren’t always working together. A lot of people would still like to know who murdered their loved ones way back when.
How many FBI agents did Whitey have on the pad? *Crickets* If they were not indicted, because they were smart enough to retire or die, well, no need to name them. "Water under the bridge," as Ted would say. Again, we have Stevie’s testimony last summer about paying off a half dozen or so, but is that the Bureau’s estimate as well? And please don’t tell me there are no documents on that scandal.
How many of Whitey’s crooked G-men are still collecting pensions? We know of some. I’m guessing every last one of them, including Zip Connolly, who is in the middle of a 40-year sentence for a gangland hit in Florida. But if we’re wrong, tell us, and take a bow for stripping these bent cops of their ill-gotten gains.
What’s your best guess on where Whitey’s money is stashed and how much there is? And when Catherine Grieg is released from prison in 2020, are you going to keep her under surveillance?
Who was responsible for all the dirty deeds done to honest cops who crossed Bulger? Which State House hack ordered the transfer of Trooper Billy Johnson from Logan Airport after he stopped Whitey Bulger from taking $100,000 cash out of the country?
Surely the FBI knows the answer to that question.
Or how about the mysterious rider in the state budget His corrupt brother just so happened to be Senate President. that would have required the No. 2 guy in the state police to retire as punishment for bugging Whitey’s garage in the West End?
The Congressional investigators spent months futilely trying to solve that mystery. But the G-men must know, right?
We know how many newsmen Whitey threatened to kill. Do the feds have a list of the politicians? Some of those Whitey most likely threatened have since died, but we’d like to know who they were. And speaking of pols, can we get a complete accounting of who Whitey was paying off, both at City Hall and the State House?
Perhaps his best-known quote is, “Christmas is for cops and kids.” So which cops was Whitey playing Santa to?
Howie Carr: FBI stonewalling means we never learn the full extent of Whitey’s stain
Many of these people are enjoying it with your tax dollars!