|10.31.14 at 9:34 am ET|
Friday was a big day on the Dennis & Callahan show. Not only was it Halloween, but it was also Kirk Minihane’s 40th birthday and the show’s last day being simulcast on NESN. You can check out some photos from the celebration below, and you can listen to audio from the show on the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
|10.31.14 at 8:42 am ET|
— A Maine nurse who returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa was asked by the Maine government to follow the 21-day quarantine policy and stay inside her house. However, Kaci Hickox has refused to obey the quarantine request and took an hour-long bike ride with her boyfriend.
This came after Governor Paul LePage and his government tried to negotiate with Hickox’s lawyers.
Said Callahan: “I hear a lot of people defending her, ‘She has a right.’ Do you think they would like to sit down and have lunch with her? Do you think they would like to cuddle with her on the couch? No, of course not.”
The hosts then ran a clip of Hickox talking about how she did not believe in the quarantine because she didn’t have any symptoms of the virus.
“Just stay in your house and watch TV,” an annoyed Callahan said. “She’s self-serving.”
Replied Minihane: “She’s probably never seen ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘House of Cards.’ Just watch four seasons.”
Said Callahan: “Here’s how we can get her to stay inside: ‘Hey, you’re all over the TV, honey. Stay inside and watch yourself, I know that’s your favorite TV show.’ Honest to God, just stay home, that’s all.”
— Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker told an emotional story about a New Bedford fisherman and his sons during a televised debate earlier this week. Although Baker cried while telling the tale, some in the New Bedford community have said they can’t figure out who the candidate is talking about.
Baker told the media that he might have gotten some of the details of the story wrong, but the “essence” of it is right.
“That sounds like every politician,” Callahan said. “Does that not sound like Joe Biden talking about that diner?”
Baker’s campaign manager said the candidate may have been mistaken, and that the fisherman wasn’t in fact from New Bedford and that his sons didn’t have athletic scholarships like Baker said.
“What part of the story is accurate?” said Dennis.
Asked Minihane: “Was he sweaty? Are we debating the sweat?”
|10.30.14 at 8:07 am ET|
— During Monday’s debate between Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, Baker relayed a story about an encounter with a local fisherman while on the campaign trail. Baker began to cry when telling the story — recalling a time when the fisherman told him he prevented his sons from using their athletic football scholarships, instead insisting they become fishermen.
The question has now been raised whether or not the story actually happened.
“I think Baker made it up completely,” Minihane said.
“I don’t,” Callahan replied. “I think there is some truth to it. Some guy who’s kid was a football player — wasn’t two kids or two brothers, they weren’t spectacular, there wasn’t any Division 1 scholarships — but there was a kid that wanted to go to college and play football and the father told Baker that he said, ‘No, you’re going to be a fisherman.’ That part I believe. The rest he exaggerates and makes up.”
Added Dennis: “I don’t think Charlie is dumb enough to fabricate something out of whole cloth that did not have some grain of truth in it. I think perhaps what Gerry was saying is true, he met a fisherman and said I made my kids do this and I didn’t want to do this and whether the fisherman exaggerated or embellished or whether Charlie did, I don’t think Charlie is a stupid guy at all. He’s a very smart guy.”
— While speaking to a crowd on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a protester challenged New Jersey governor Chris Christie, criticizing his administration’s handling of the rebuilding of homes and businesses. Christie told the man to, “Sit down and shut up.”
He continued to challenge the man: “I’ve been here when the cameras aren’t here, buddy, and done the work. … Turn around, get your fifteen minutes of fame, and then, maybe, take your jacket off, roll up your sleeves, and do something for the people of this state.”
Callahan isn’t too fond of Christie.
“You’re supposed to be there without cameras, you fraud,” said Callahan. “I want that fat load to run just so I can watch him get taken apart, piece by piece and that is a lot of pieces.”
|10.29.14 at 9:00 am ET|
— A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of lying to federal investigators. Despite the defense saying that he was high when other friends in Tsarnaev’s UMass-Dartmouth dorm removed potential evidence from the case, Robel Phillipos was convicted on two counts of lying.
Phillipos could spend up to 16 years in a federal prison. The sentencing will take place in January 2015.
The hosts were surprised the deliberations took as long as six days.
Said Callahan: “One juror who just couldn’t get enough of the free lunches. Maybe the coffee was good. Didn’t want to give it up.”
Asked Dennis: “What took so long?”
A clip of Michael Dukakis voicing support for Phillipos was played, in which the former governor said, “Justice will be done.”
“He was right,” Minihane said.
Replied Callahan: “Justice was done. And you lose again, Duke. What a loser. He testifies as a character witness with this burnout.”
The hosts also didn’t agree with a Boston Globe editorial that said although Phillipos was in the wrong, he should receive a lighter sentence because he had no previous criminal record and didn’t intentionally try to deceive the investigation.
“That’s unbelievable,” Callahan said. “They’re begging for mercy for this maggot who did impede the investigation.”
“Isn’t that amazing?” Minihane asked.
“You know two words that are missing [from the editorial]? Sean Collier,” Callahan said. “Sean Collier, if this little burnout had cooperated, Sean Collier could be alive today.”
— The final debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was held Tuesday night. There were serious questions asked to the two, but there others that were lighter in nature.
One question in particular asked if the candidates would rather win the lottery or the election.
“That’s just the dumbest question I’ve ever heard,” Callahan said. “What candidates would go, ‘I’d rather win the lottery’?”
The moderators also asked Baker and Coakley what their signature dish would be if they were in the kitchen cooking. Baker, who apparently isn’t much of a chef, said he is better at making coffee and cleaning.
“If Charlie Baker were to be honest, he’d say, ‘God, that’s a stupid question,’ ” Callahan said.
Asked Minihane: “Can’t you just say something? Just say baked ziti and move on.”
“What is your signature dish?” Dennis asked Minihane.
“I actually make a damn tasty baked ziti,” replied Minihane.
|10.28.14 at 11:28 pm ET|
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