Bobby DeLeo might be the best speaker in modern history. If this casino/slots thing plays out the way it appears it is going to play out, well, Bobby can go to his grave as the patron saint of East Boston, Winthrop, and Revere.
State House News Service laid out the scenario last week. The parliamentary procedures described by SHNS basically said a compromise could be reached where the tracks don’t get slots but get a piece of the casino revenue to bolster their purses. As we all know the state and the tracks are partners in the racing business. That’s how it works. So, an increase in the tracks’ handle means more money for the state.
And best of all there will not be slots at the tracks ruining too many lives in Winthrop, East Boston, and Revere. Don’t get me wrong. There will still be machines in those towns, just like always, but not at the tracks.
This is win win for Bobby D.
He can tell Joe O’Donnell he tried. He gives new life to the place where his father worked for many many years, as do hundreds of his constituents.
Every speaker and senate president should do some big things for their district during the short time they have they gavel. Essex Community College in Lynn and U. Mass Boston are where they are mostly because of who the speaker was when they were built. Bobby will hit a grand slam if he saves the track and makes sure there isn’t a legal slot machine within 50 miles of Suffolk County.
I would prefer an improved track without casinos in the state. Easier said then done.
The racing industry uses the slogan “Go Baby, Go”. I say “Go Bobby Go”.
I heard Howie Carr again say on the radio that the legal battle he had with with Entercom Radio and WTKK was “corrupt”. The only meaning we can take from this is that Howie is accusing Suffolk Superior Court Judge Allan van Gestel of corruption. Judge van Gestel ruled against Howie. Is Howie saying he took money or some other gratuity for ruling the way he did?
Speaking of Howie, shouldn’t his friend Scott Brown be dubbed the new “Live Shot”. He’s worse then Kerry ever was.
Speaking of Howie II, Deval should go on his show every chance he gets. Live in studio. And don’t let Howie get rid of you by saying “we are up against the break”. Deval, when he does that just tell him you have plenty of time and can stay past the news.
Kill Howie with facts and rationality. Deval came across as the sane one last week and Howie played the part of the intellect lacking yet populist demagogue.
Keep going back Deval. Howie doesn’t like it. You easily show his weak defenses. Sure he’s good with the one liners.
Anyone can be by themselves and shoot free throws. But let’s see Howie play in a game. Guard the lane, set a pick, or just make an inbounds pass.
Keep going back Deval. He has no game.
The Inside Track gurls have another Naked City expose today. You know the one I mean. Where they don’t mention names but giver the details. I wonder, what makes a story go to the Naked City and not regular gossip. I read each item and didn’t understand why these local celebrities get the courtesy of not having their names printed. Is this one of those Half Man George Regan things? The gurls find the dirt, tell the celebrity, the celebrity calls Half Man and gives him a retainer. The gurls print the story but thanks to Half Man they don’t name him. Job well done George.
I’m just wondering, that’s all.
How about the Globe editorial page being good soldiers and writing yesterday that a Red Sox Yankee game is what is needed after the long winter? The propaganda continues. The World Series ring wearers in New York sent down the edict and the Globies did what they had to do.
From yesterday’s Globe
Springtime: A rivalry blooms anew
The start of the annual battle with the New York Yankees for baseball supremacy is the real rite of spring — the blooming of a rivalry that helps define the region. (Boston Globe, 4/3/10)
(they removed this line from the editorial – probably because it insults every single New Englander – but it still appears on-line in the headline portion.)
Hey Globies, sometimes it ‘s best is you don’t say anything at all. You hands are far from clean on anything Red Sox.