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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

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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

Girl power at Halitosis Hall

Paiva Weed to reach lofty height in old boys' club
Phillipe + Jorge have always been strong supporters of state Senator Teresa Paiva Weed, the presumptive (God, do we hate that word) new Senate president.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2008

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Obama ’08: Dawn of a new era

Few socks tossed at TV during liberal klatch in Edgewood
Since 1984, every year in which there is a presidential election, the Murphy/Deans of Edgewood in Cranston, have held a small get-together for friends and family.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 05, 2008



P+J say vote this way

Obama and Reed lead the Casa Diablo ticket
P+J have been suggesting — rightly in many cases — that you Pinga! your incumbent, who helped get the state into the deplorable and nationally notorious financial mess it is in.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2008

‘Jock-ular’ election coverage

How Mike Ditka almost became the Republican heir-apparent
Yes, today the Providence Phoenix is celebrating its 30th anniversary, including the 10-year run of the NewPaper, and P+J are so proud to have been here the whole time.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2008

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


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