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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



Bouquets all around

P+J spread the love; haigiography; hate-mongers in the Biggest Little
While it is difficult to be very jolly during February, P+J are in a generous mood and are willing to salute a few people, rather than dissect them. Yes, we are just wonderful.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 24, 2010

Political pig pile

Kennedy sets off a free-for-all; bad news for Loughlin and Dennigan
For some time now, we at Casa Diablo have been aware of what is either a heinous conspiracy involving the timing of local news revelations or just another unfair law of nature.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 24, 2010

Music to incite the savage beast

‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 10, 2010

Salinger’s eternal cone of silence

The death of a genius; rocking for Nicole; the General Assembly goes transparent
With the death of J.D. Salinger, nearly every obituary featured some quote or reference to his American masterpiece, The Catcher In the Rye , and rightly so. If you don't know the name Holden Caulfield, you don't know ding about literature.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 03, 2010

A wake-up call

Ranting about money and media; musical musings; and notes from the road
Some months back, Judge Richard Posner, a prolific author and longtime leading figure in the laissez-faire-oriented Chicago school of economics published his latest tome, a little bit of conservative heresy titled A Failure of Capitalism .
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 27, 2010



Hail Mary pass?

Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like an anti-abortion ad; Ripping Rush; and more
Phillipe and Jorge noticed an interesting tidbit in the sports section of the New York Times recently.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 20, 2010

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Finally, a GOP gubernatorial contender!

Robitaille gives it a go. Plus, voter unrest, Reid puts his foot in it, and more.
Speaking of the GOP, it appears the party has a candidate — at last! — for the gubernatorial race, provided he doesn't wimp out like Rory Smith did when he realized he was in a no-win, not-ever situation.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 13, 2010

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Regarding Henry

The Steadfast Mr. Shelton. Plus, vetoing The Don and doubting Linc.
Since P&J heard that our friend Henry Shelton had suffered a stroke on December 28, we have joined tens of thousands of other Vo Dilunduhs, in praying for his full and speedy recovery.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 06, 2010

Grumpy World

Happy? Not us! Plus, Pawtucket pride, saluting the navy, and a New Year’s toast.
P&J were strangely drawn to the story by Linda Borg in the Sunday BeloJo on the exceptionally low marks the Biggest Little received in a happiness index conceived by what we suspect are a bunch of elite jickies from across the pond for the journal Science (which is, after all, headquartered in Cambridge, England).
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 30, 2009

Settling for half a loaf

Backing Barack. Plus, the utilities’ power play, and shoveling some snow musings.
I’m sure you will recall that your superior correspondents were early and ardent supporters of our president, Barack Obama.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 22, 2009


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