Confirmed: John Kerry is a tool

The other night while the Red Sox were playing the Washington Senators, John Kerry reported for duty in the WEEI broadcast booth to talk a little baseball with the Red Sox announcers.

When the discussion turned to Kerry throwing out the first (dirtball) pitch during a Red Sox/Yankees game in 2004, he repeated the story that he threw a lob because didn’t want to scare the Iraq War veteran who was to catch the ball.

“My pitch was not spectacular. It was funny. We had this young kid who had just come back from Afghanistan, or Iraq? Iraq. And he’s a young military guy. He was truly quaking. I mean, I went up to him beforehand and I was worried, you know, that anything I threw . . . so I sort of threw this thing easy and it went plunk. That’s the worst thing in the world.“

I was at that game on the eve of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.  It was supposed to be a hero’s welcome, but Kerry was greeted by thunderous boos from the home crowd.  It had to shake him.  On the other hand, the young veteran he was throwing to had just returned from a tour in Iraq where I’m sure he saw things a lot scarier  than Kerry’s limp-wristed toss.

The botched joke who is my senator never misses an opportunity to embarrass himself and the citizens of Massachusetts.

Read Howie Carr’s take

Gay donors continue to drop out of DNC fundraiser

Last week, the DOJ filed a brief which defended the Defense of Marriage Act and cited cases of incest and kissing cousins to back up their argument.  It’s not going over so well.

“This is not appropriate time” for the Democratic party to be hitting up gays and lesbians for money, says Richard Socarides, a former Special Assistant to President Clinton, who’s not attending next week’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

And add gay Democratic donor Bruce Bastian, who told the Washington Blade he “will continue to support certain congressmen, congresswomen and senators whom I believe will continue to fight for our rights, but I don’t think blanket donations to the Democratic Party right now are justified, at least not in my book.” He said he found the filing “very offensive.”

At last check, Bombastic Barney is still slated to speak at the event.