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Advice for Curt; unrest by the sea; Mr. Walton blows out the candles

Out-of-business plan
In case Curt Schilling is reading, here are a couple things you should never do as a businessman: 1) bounce a check to a state government; and 2) fail to meet payroll, especially when you have billed yourself as a jobs creator.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 23, 2012

Schilling strikes out; war on women; the kids are all right

Holding a 38 to our head
You may recall, a couple of years back, that then-Governor Donald "The Don" Carcieri was very gung ho about the state offering Curt Schilling's 38 Studios video game company a whopping $75 million in loan guarantees through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 16, 2012

Night strife; bye-bye, Big East; sexual politics; Fruit of the boom

Economic development?
On weekends busloads of thugs from Massachusetts are making their way to the war zone of Richmond Street and the surrounding neighborhood we used to lovingly call "ProHo."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 09, 2012

Freedom from Common Sense Foundation; dance fever; what’s in a name?

Defining offensive
The controversy over the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attack on a World War I and World War II memorial on city land in Woonsocket — it includes a cross — isn't worth a week's worth of talk radio time. But it does warrant a comment by P&J.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 02, 2012

We voted!; the old ball game; hear them roar

Poll dances
Like all good Vo Dilunduhs, Phillipe and Jorge used our unaffiliated voter status to become "Republicans for a day," cast our ballots in the GOP primary, and then switch back to being independents immediately afterward.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2012

Measuring up; the GOP isn’t making friends; get some soup

You must be this tall . . .
Phillipe and Jorge would suggest that anyone in Vo Dilun's First Congressional District with a stock of empty milk cartons to stand on or telephone books to sit on get in contact with the campaign offices of David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline and Antknee Gemma toot sweet.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 18, 2012

Farewell, Peter and June; see ya, Santorum; talking politics

Tombstone territory
Phillipe and Jorge have lost two wonderful friends and Little Rhody is also short a brace of its best with the recent passing of Peter Lord and June Gibbs.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 11, 2012

Or, East Bay DUI; ill literacy; RIP, Bruce Lang; hail Charlie!

CSI Barrington
No one was ever going to confuse the General Assembly with the Mensa Society, but even long-suffering Vo Dilunduhs would prefer that it not become a haven for penny ante thugs, if only for appearances sake. And yes, we are talking to you, Senators Ruggiero and Ciccone.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 04, 2012


Pauly D gets his closeup; taking it off in Pawtucket; the crisis is over!

Living in the Project
Oh, c'mon, you can't bullshit the bullshitters.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 28, 2012

The best money can buy

Cool, Cool World
Much attention being paid this week to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis's push to open a visitors center and gift shop at the State House, and Phillipe and Jorge are right on board with the idea — passed along to Ralphie Boy by the governor's office.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 21, 2012


Doyle’s a bad sport; a Giant passing; the adventures of Gus & Zippy

Dan, we hardly knew ye
Phillipe and Jorge know that the many friends, business partners, and acquaintances of Dan Doyle are appalled at the facts now emerging about the horrific financial scandal surrounding his Institute for International Sport.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 2012

Vinny’s way with words; a couple of Bruces; kids’ stuff; a miracle in Newport

Love letters from Paz
Quite a few were surprised when it was recently announced that P&J's old pal, legendary Vo Dilun boxing champeen Vinny Paz, is going to play a starring role as a WASPy US Senator in the Stage Door Theater Company's production of A.R. Gurney's play, Love Letters , in Westerly.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 07, 2012

Enviro talkin’; passing gas; snickering in Swansea; hail to the Hall

Phillipe and Jorge still can't figure out why no one in the environmental movement has adapted Robert Parker's 1966 classic hit, "Barefootin'," bangin out a song called 'Treehuggin'," with appropriate lyrics.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 29, 2012


Remembering a great musician and a great man

Farewell, Thom
A huge outpouring of love and respect this week as one of the most gifted musicians to ever come out of Rhode Island, Thom Enright, passed away at the age of 59.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 22, 2012

Breaking down the cost of Brown; birth control mirth; business as usual

Hill hiking
Mayor Angel Taveras and Brown University are locked in a nasty fight over upping the school's payments to the city. And the university's governing board has announced it will hike tuition and fees by 3.5 percent next year.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 15, 2012

Bowing to Amalur; Karl vs. Clint; Mitt the nitwit; local color

State of the art
OK, P&J have found a solution to that nasty little dispute about whether or not to include "Providence Plantations" in Vo Dilun's formal name — State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 08, 2012


Farewell, Governor Garrahy; film follies; Soopah hype; culinary arts in the Bucket

Wotta guy
The flags are at half-mast at Casa Diablo on the passing of the wonderful former Vo Dilun governor, J. Joseph Garrahy.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2012

A modest proposal; farewell, Johnny and Etta; leave Jessica alone!

Share the pain?
If, as suggested by Governor Linc, state agencies are facing the chop in all areas of government, may Phillipe and Jorge offer a solution to at least minimize the bleeding, and perhaps build a little "all for one, one for all" spirit as well?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 25, 2012

Musings from the Boom Boom Room; Loughlin’s next move; Tebow fatigue

The cringe capades
To twist an old St. Patrick's Day joke a bit, "What's one-mile long with an IQ of 50? A Hollywood red carpet walk."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 18, 2012

High rolling at Quonset Point; faux news; Rhody’s reelin’ and rockin’

No free drinks
Boisterous GOP state Representative Joe Trillo has found a new cause to bloviate about: the "world-class casino" he is promoting, not very successfully, for Quonset Point.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2012

The GOP’s pride is showing; Chafee’s new chief; blame Iran!

A degrading scenario
Professional white man Mittens Romney edged out Rick Santorum by only eight votes in Iowa this week, with America's most prominent homophobe falling just short after a busload of his supporters got lost in a corn maze they visited en route to their farmhouse caucus.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 04, 2012

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