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Carr writes about annoying rich people

Yeah, so? We're talking about Kathy Carr, wife of Man of the People Carr, who penned a hate letter to Wellesley parents. Why Wellesley? Oh, that's where the Carrs live. What? You expected they lived in Dorchester or Chelsea? The Swellesley Report notes the absence of any reader comments on the online version of the column; there apparently were a ton, but they were so negative GateHouse took them down and told people to write a letter to the editor on paper. Presumably with a quill pen.

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Is Howie's spouse echoing his anti-global warming position by using the phrase "dead of winter" during one of the warmest winters in recent ? And I'm not talking about today (Saturday 03/16); if you check the little almanac in the print edition of the Boston Globe, next to the weather map, you'll see that each month of the year so far has been warmer than normal. (The Chicopee Herald prints an almanac too, but it's not as detailed.) The past few times I've been out and about after dark, I haven't bothered with a sweater and gloves, just a Scot Brown-lookalike winter coat.

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They used them as human shields, so Whitey and his boys wouldn't pick them off.

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They used them as human shields, so Whitey and his boys wouldn't pick them off.

Can we hear the story behind this comment?

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...hand in hand with your child as you walk to your car doesn't exactly fit my definition of using your children as a human shield. it sounds more like just normal parenting.

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Note tone of her "where are THEIR parents letter".

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So coming out against illegal underage drinking is "controversial"? And a "hate letter"? And comments (at least the ones I tracked down) were all "negative"? Adam, add some bran to your diet. I'm sure you have plenty of reasons to hate Howie, this isn't close to being one of them.

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I had to check the link to make sure you sent us to the right page. How was that in any form a hate letter? It seems like a perfectly reasonable letter. The only problem I see is that she assumes everyone is drunk, even though kids can be loud and annoying without any drinks.

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I'm actually sorta happy to read that Wellesley kids still do the same stuff I did growing up in that town (which is the best town in this state and will ALWAYS be where I am from no matter where I live now.) It's funny- but via Facebook I have been in contact with the people I grew up with and more and more of them are moving back to Wellesley. Not just a rich man's bedroom community any longer. Wellesley is getting roots and that makes my heart warm. I hope to move back there one day too- though Wellesley is getting a bit too thickly settled- almost urban- and it now has many places that serve booze and have bars. When I was growing up there- other than "The Berkley" and the Wellesley Inn (now torn down) there were no places that served booze- now there are like 8 places you can get a drink.

Good to hear the kids in Wellesley still cut it up once in a while- but no generation will ever beat out the antics and shear ferocious partying that went on among Wellesley High kids in the mid and late 70's. The stuff they pulled is legendary. Nowadays they would get jail sentences for the stuff they pulled (like kidnapping Needham kids and tying them to Needham High's flagpole naked before classes in the morning the week before the Thanksgiving day game - which is the oldest public school football rivalry in the nation.) I went to Wellesley high in the late 80's and we were still talking about the stories from the 70's.

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You are glad kids are drinking? You remain proud of your own behaviors while under the influence?
Kids who begin drinking before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to end up as an addict/alcoholic. You?
Sounds like you still have not matured? Hope you don't procreate!

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Ease up Francis.

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Look at this elitist!

Drinking is good for the economy and corporations. God knows, we looooove corporations (they get the Carr's so wet). No one cares about teenagers.

PS They're called beer goggles BTW!

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There's nothing anywhere in this article that mentions the socioeconomic status of the kids, yet you make that conclusion. Years ago when I worked on Walnut St. in Wellesley, they guy that came in at night to clean up our office lived in Wellesley. Just sayin'.

This isn't a story about rich kids, it's a story about drunk teenagers, something that happens everywhere, from Everett and Lowell to Wellesley and Dover. Ms. Carr doesn't like it, and I'm sure you don't like it either.

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In which she's identified as living on Benvenue Street. As an exercise, go to Google Maps and look up that street. Note where it is in town, and the presence of the country day school. Now look at Street View. I'm rather doubting her neighborhood is much troubled by nocturnal drinkers from Barton Road.

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...between annoying rich people and annoying poor people - or annoying blacks, gays, Hispanics, or even Jews. ;-) They're annoying because they're annoying, not because they're, well, whatever.

Again, she wrote a letter about drunk kids, which happens everywhere. I spend more time than I'd care to picking up the beer cans along the 1/2 mile leading to our street. In fact, it's probably about that time to pick up the winter deitrus.

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