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How to eat seed corn

Fiscal due-diligence is a concept unfamiliar to denizens of Smith Hill
It is now revealed that the first quarter revenue projections for the state have come in an additional $33 million less than expected, running our deficit up to $66 million.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2008

Ben Dover’s big bailout

Our congressional officials owe Rhode Island an apology
Phillipe + Jorge are furious over the $700 billion bailout of the pinstriped pirates of Wall Street, who are laughing as they return to their McMansions.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 09, 2008

A real cool hand

Whether acting, acting up, or sharing his wealth, Newman was the man
Sad news got to P+J about the passing of American legend Paul Newman.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 01, 2008

Let the rabble eat cake

The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 24, 2008

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Pinga! your incumbent

The more turnover at Halitosis Hall, the better, we say
Phillipe + Jorge were thrilled to see the upset victory by baker Michael Pinga over incumbent state Senator “Snarlin’ Steve” Alves in their Democratic primary race.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 17, 2008

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Bakst hits the road

M. Charles, a bright light amongst columnists, will be missed at the Other Paper
We echo the words of BeloJo columnist Bob Kerr when he wrote last week that local readers will miss M. Charles Bakst when he retires after more than 40 years.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 10, 2008



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Gov. Darwin’s excellent misadventure

Palin may rally the right, but she doesn’t make the cut
Welcome to Casa Diablo, Alaska Governess Sarah Palin. Oh, and, wait for it . . . she doesn’t believe in evolution. Jackpot!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2008

Dark days on Fountain Street

With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008

Corrente’s born-again retirement

If at first you don’t get a taxpayer-funded pension, try, try again
Now here’s a shocker: the Providence Retirement Board made a stupid decision. My heavens!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2008

What a break

McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008

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Remembering a Rhode Island icon

Jefferson Thomas was in the vanguard of the Providence underground
There was never anyone remotely like Jeff Thomas.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 30, 2008



Bad schooling

McCain’s education advisor has the whiff of debacle around her
When it comes to top advisors, it’s good to see John “Dubya” McCain keeping up his streak of employing clapped-out old political whores like Phil Gramm and Trent Lott, not to mention a rich lobbyist who represent brutal foreign dictators.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 23, 2008

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Please shut up!

Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008

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Best and the brightest

Departing lawmaker suggests closing Halitosis Hall for a few years
Phillipe + Jorge’s Roman Hruska Award, celebrating mediocrity in the General Assembly, goes to departing state Representative Joseph Scott. 
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2008

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Pillow talk

Digging into the Education Partnership-Achorn connection
Phillipe + Jorge were shocked  to learn via Buddy Cianci’s WPRO radio show that Valerie Forti, head of the financially troubled Education Partnership, is married to Eddie Achorn, editorial page editor of the Urinal.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2008

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Silence of the lambs

Smith Hill takes the budget blues out on the vulnerable
In case you are late to the game, boys and girls, five people control what goes on at the State House, although Governor Carcieri is occasionally allowed to offer his two cents.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2008



Twin killing

Halitosis Hall offered chance to play high-stakes shell game
The General Assembly mulling a flat-broke state and a gambling joint gone bust. Now there’s a Biggest Little match made in heaven.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 18, 2008

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One mean mother

Fox’s theorem: Back renewable energy or get bent
As the old expression goes, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2008

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Twenty years pass, RI stays the same

Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 07, 2008

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I didn’t give at the office

Halitosis Hall gets an ‘F’ for long-range thinking
Hats off to the brave lawmakers at Halitosis Hall!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2008

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RIPTA drones thrown under the bus

It’s high time for a better mass transit system
Beautiful! The people responsible for the longstanding mishandling of RIPTA have earned their brownie points, but little else.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2008


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