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Lauding Linc; Pining for Jersey Shore ; the new First Couple; fighting for students' rights
P+J aren’t sure how many Vo Dilunduhs caught Matt Bai’s story on Linc Chafee in last week’s New York Times , but BeloJo political columnist Edward Fitzpatrick certainly did and, in his Tuesday column, he decided to do a little follow-up with the other gubernatorial candidates.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 21, 2010

The obituary mambo

Passings near and far; Huzzah for Harley; Farewell, World Cup
As some of you may know, on a biweekly basis your superior correspondents chat with former mayor and current local talk radio titan, Vincent A. "The Bud-I" Cianci.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 14, 2010

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The moron minority

A bad choice of words; World Cup trivia; Excess in the US; new pool rules
One may excuse idiot bimbo Sarah Palin's violent "lock and load" analogies, because she's the abstinence professor who was so persuasive within her own household that her daughter got knocked up by some hirsute dogsledder whose fake vows of marriage were so transparent as to be ludicrous.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 07, 2010

Grilling sessions

The senator is a supreme putz; General discontent; in praise of Byrd
P+J have just finished watching the second day of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 30, 2010

Blowin’ up good!

Going ballistic on the fireworks bill; Baccari is at it again; more electioneering
Pretty shrewd. In a state that suffered through a horrific nightclub fire in 2003 that killed 100 people, the General Assembly pushed through legislation that some thought would permit people to buy the type of fireworks (called “gerbs,” which means they must resemble disgraced former Governor Ed “Gerber Baby” DiPrete) that led to the disaster inside the Station.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 24, 2010

Knowing no shame

The disgraceful General Assembly; hail, do-gooders; and a plea for ProHo
The recent rush to adjourn the 2010 General Assembly session on the arbitrary date of June 10 was an affront to the Rhode Island citizenry and a low mark for the state’s politicians.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 16, 2010



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Pointing fingers in the Gulf

The disaster was waiting to happen; kudos for Grover; and gangsta talk
Now that we have enlisted the aid of James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Betty White, and the Olneyville New York System Oil, Olestra, and Anal Leakage Institute to help plug the BP underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s take a look at what is really behind this debacle.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 09, 2010

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Messi situations

A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 02, 2010

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Hire us now, Ms. Gist!

Will tap dance for free!
Wow! Bow-wow! How do we get a job to write a speech for state education commissioner Deborah Gist for a cool $10,000?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 26, 2010

Road hogs

Fear and loathing in Myrtle Beach. Plus, media overkill and jockularity
Phillipe and Jorge have just returned from a research trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 19, 2010

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Further thoughts on all things Stooge

Great minds working overtime. Plus, honoring ink-stained wretches, and fond farewells
Your superior correspondents were tempted to invoke the old cliché, “Great minds think alike.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 12, 2010



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She blowed up good

Kempe goes ballistic. Plus, global greed, and jockeying for electoral position
File this one under either: “Too much coffee this morning, dear?” or “I told you not to hit the ‘Send’ button!”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 05, 2010

When traders equal traitors

Turncoats on Wall Street. Plus, ecori, celebrating Susan, and Rock ’n’ Roll
It is about time someone pointed out that the vile crooks of Wall Street aren’t just greedy, thieving bastards. They are, in fact, traitors to this country and its citizens.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 28, 2010

Election attracting urine stains

Drama queens and vampire squids
For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 21, 2010

Friartown, redux

PC players foul out. Plus, helping Johnny Mac, a Supreme shift, and ‘Monbo Time’
Phillipe and Jorge have always had a problem with Providence College basketball’s advertising campaign, which refers to the area as “Friartown” in a delusional suggestion that the squad has support throughout the local community.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 14, 2010

The ‘new Providence’?

Angel rising. Plus, the IRS blues, after the flood, drilling Obama, and Tiger talk
WRNI political reporter and Casa Diablo regular Scott MacKay was the first pundit to make the observation to your superior correspondents in the summer of 2002 that we were “about to witness either the last election of the ‘old Providence’ or the first election of the ‘new Providence.’ ”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 08, 2010



It’s the rain and snow, stupid

Plus, hard times for the Blackstone
For those morons who say after a blizzard, “How’s that for global warming!” may we point out that one of the harbingers of climate change is the severity of storms that we experience.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 31, 2010

Judicial ups and downs

Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 24, 2010

Ghouls on parade

Profiting from the dead; more on ‘Buttercup’; and the latest in Pawtucket
The tale of local businessman Joseph A. Caramadre, who paid the terminally ill a fraction of the face value for the right to buy variable annuities in their names — annuities that paid out in full, plus interest, upon their deaths — is enough to make your skin crawl.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 17, 2010

Caught in Providence

Trouble in the capital city; Flo’s goes national; separated at birth; and more
Our partner in radio crime, Buddy "Vincent A" Cianci, has been creaming his jeans on the air recently.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 10, 2010

The faded Follies

The thrill is gone at the ProJo shindig; there’s something about Cumberland; and more
As regular readers of the Cool, Cool World well know, one of the social highlights of the year at Casa Diablo is the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 03, 2010


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