Robert J. Healey Jr. was a fixture at Rod’s Grille in Warren — so much so that words...
You may recall the Silver Spring, Maryland case of parents being charged with “unsubstantiated neglect” for allowing their children, ages 10 and 6, to walk home from a local park. This, along with similar incidents, sparked a debate about “free-range kids,” the role government should take in parenting, and the relative...
Former Providence Mayor Vicent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. has died, The Providence Journal reports.
He was a lovable rogue, but definitely a rogue. He transformed Providence from a washed-out industrial blight to the jewel of New England. He was larger than life, and came to epitomize both the power and excesses of personality.
Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day, no longer is celebrated anywhere in the U.S. except in my formerly home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It is celebrated the second Monday in August, even though Japan didn’t actually formally surrender until September...
There I was, minding my own business on Twitter, when Kurt Schlichter retweeted this tweet and it hit me in the gut:
— American Warrior Int (@AW_Initiative) August 9, 2015
What jumped out at me was not just...
Remember the Miles of New Sidewalks, and Empty Stores I wrote about on July 6, 2010?
It concerned federal Stimulus Plan “shovel ready” construction of miles of sidewalks in Warren, Rhode Island, which were built pretty much just for the sake...
I spent July 4 weekend back in my previous home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Having lived full time in Ithaca (NY) for the past two years, I had forgotten what it’s like in ‘merica.
It felt really good.
Former U.S. Senator and Rhode Island Governor Linc Chafee has announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee.
When Rhode Island reader and blogger Tony emailed me about it, I thought it was a joke. Chafee has a reputation of a buffoonish political character who switches political sides on a whim. On...
My formerly home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is keeing up its long history of corrupt politicians.
You may not fully appreciate this unless you are from my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
As mentioned here before, twice-convicted former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci not only is running for Mayor a third time (as an Independent), he is leading in the polls. Buddy’s first conviction...
After the Oklahoma workplace beheading, I asked if the threat level had shifted From Going Postal to Going ISIS.
Regardless of whether we see more actual beheadings in the U.S., it appears that threats of beheadings may be...
Good times could be just around the corner in the Capital city of my former home State of Rhode Island and [if you don’t know by now how it ends, you obviously haven’t been paying attention].
I saw this bumper sticker over Labor Day weekend in downtown Providence, in my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. My wife had seen one on a different car a couple of days earlier.
Former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci has been covered here before regarding his conviction under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
In his first act as Mayor of Providence, Buddy resigned in 1984 after being convicted of assaulting his wife’s alleged paramour with a fire log and lit cigarette. (Seriously.)
Buddy had a comeback but in 2002 was convicted of running a criminal enterprise, namely, Providence City Hall. Cianci was found not guilty of 26 specific criminal charges. The only charge on which he was convicted was RICO conspiracy.
Buddy has been out of federal prison for several years, and has a very successful radio show. He is still adored by many, regardless of his legal problems. He is a natural retail politician.
Politics is in Buddy’s soul, and he’s running for Mayor again as an Independent:
This is the Tailgate of a Chevy 4X4.
I took the Pic just a few hours ago Riverside Rhode Island.
Started jawin’ with the owner, another riled Redneck with plenty to say bout Government.
Oh, how I miss my formerly home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
A State run by the best and the brightest — and the indicted and the investigated and the Democrats and the Unions.
Just a few days ago the feds and State Police raided the office and home of the...
The most powerful politician in my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is not the Governor.
It’s the Speaker of the House.
And Mr. Speaker, Gordon Fox, is stepping down as Speaker after the feds and state police raided his office and home yesterday.
On the day after state and...
Exeter, Rhode Island, is a town of about 6000 residents.
When the town council proposed handing off issuance of concealed carry permits to the State Attorney General’s office, town residents feared this would be the first step in making it harder to obtain permits. And the town is revolting against the move...