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Justice prevails

Suttell's supreme nomination. Plus, no E-Z Pass, and a few big nights out.
Well, it's about time people in power began taking note of who Phillipe and Jorge support, just as we jettisoned Barack Obama into the presidency after endorsing him prior to the Iowa caucus.
By: PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  June 03, 2009

Monkeying around

Going ape at the urinal + WJAR. Plus, a compelling reason to stay healthy
Dire fiscal conditions at most media outlets have led major local players like the Providence Journal and WJAR/Channel 10 to pursue a unique employment strategy. Both organizations are apparently looking into securing the services of trained gibbons to provide much of the support work and eventually the writing and reporting of the news.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 27, 2009

Uncandid camera

Turning a blind eye at the State House. Plus, the Damkoehlers hit the road
There was an excellent piece on State House security cameras in the May 18 issue of the Urinal by the always-reliable Steve Peoples.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 20, 2009

Old fart at play

Richard Walton's birthday bash. Plus, Super Susan, and a farewell to Dom.
Richard Walton, our favorite lefty who we bring in from the bullpen in tight situations, is having his 80th birthday party in Pawtuxet (that's Gaspee Plateau in Cranston, for youse Vo Dilun ignoramuses), right next to the river. For details, contact richard@richardjwalton.org. But let our old boy explain about his event:
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 13, 2009

Ride, Captain, Ride

Sundlun gets off the road. Plus, as A for the Gamm, and corporate lies
The mighty Captain Blowhard was back in the news quite prominently with his stop sign-rolling, curb-jumping antics behind the wheel that led the Jamestown police to suggest that he come out with his driver's license and hands up, following similar assessments by the North Kingstown gendarmes and the URI security force.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 12, 2009

Panic attacks!!!

Overreacting in the USA. Plus, EDC = DOA, OK + RI, and a Rush to judgment
Would everyone please go running out of your house screaming in utter hysteria right now.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 29, 2009



C.J. Chivers's real journalism

Plus, it's time for same-sex marriage, the PPL on the brink, and some unusual tomes
Phillipe and Jorge were absolutely stunned by the astounding and chilling story on the front page of the April 20 Urinal
By: PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 22, 2009

Dumb College Edition

Uber-PC at Beige University. Plus, too many sad farewells
Phillipe and Jorge have words of wisdom for Brown University's idiotic, uber-politically correct faculty members who voted to drop Columbus Day and substitute a "Fall Weekend" at the behest of student group called Native Americans at Brown.
By: PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 15, 2009

Cheap jokes R us

Plus, the Times discovers Jamestown, the Globe in peril, and casino hypocrisy
Phillipe and Jorge's esteemed columnist friends from the Urinal, Bob Kerr and Edward Fitzpatrick, both picked up last week on the new bright orange "P" that is now meant to be the symbol of Providence to the outside world
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 08, 2009

Why local TV news will suck

Plus the return of the Remains, judging the judges, and best wishes for Charlie
For the past few weeks, the phones at Casa Diablo have been ringing off the hook with word of what was about to transpire at Channel 10/WJAR-TV.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 01, 2009

Giles is one tough cookie

Plus economic outrage, the clueless Pope, and listening to 'The Angry Man'
Phillipe and Jorge could not be more pleased to hear that President Barack Obama has nominated Cynthia Giles, the director of Rhode Island's branch of the Conservation Law Founda-tion.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 25, 2009



Fountain Street death watch

Plus losing a real-deal reporter, mercurial gubernatorials, and doing the right thing (or not)
At Casa Diablo we believe all the changes at the Other Paper — layoffs, cutbacks, newsstand and subscription price hikes — not only doom Our Little Towne's daily but are meant to do so.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 18, 2009

Losing a Brown basketball legend

Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009

Search continues for our next chief justice

Maureen is no Diana for the RI Supremes
Ah, the PR campaigns and infighting continue to see who will be chosen as Vo Dilun's newest Supreme Court chief justice.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2009

Sweet Caroline for Senate?

Thoughtful leadership could dispel the stench of celebrity
Just like everyone else, P+J have been following the saga of Caroline Kennedy and the New York senate seat.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2008



One tough lady

Roberta Hawkins
Roberta Hawkins
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2008

Hello, sailor!


Phillipe celebrated the wonderful weather of a week ago by embarking on a cruise aboard the University of Rhode Island's research vessel, Endeavor.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 10, 2008

Men for all seasons

Op-ed gems discovered in the incredible shrinking Other Paper
It looks like the Urinal may not have spell-check or editors anymore, judging from the scant review it appears recent headlines and copy have been given by those writing letters to the editor.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2008

It's not OK with us

Those arrogant US auto execs need a major comeuppance
The utter arrogance of the CEOs of the Big Three auto companies was on full display last week when it was pointed out that they came to Washington with their hats in hand for a bailout by flying in on their individual corporate jets.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 25, 2008

Playing to our strength

Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our economic crisis by playing to our traditional strength: organized crime.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008


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