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Sidewalks Stimulus Plan Warren RI 2015
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00am 7/7/2015 at 7:00am
Sidewalks Stimulus Plan Warren RI 2015

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...

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Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Ithaca anymore

Mailbox - United We Stand - Rhode Island
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:00am 7/6/2015 at 7:00am
Mailbox - United We Stand - Rhode Island

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.

Mailbox - United We Stand w fence - Rhode Island

 
 
 

Wut? Former RI Senator and Governor Linc Chafee for President?

Linc Chafee for President Home Page
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:48am 4/9/2015 at 11:48am
Linc Chafee for President Home Page

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...

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Former RI House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Gordon Fox
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:15pm 3/3/2015 at 6:15pm
Gordon Fox

My formerly home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is keeing up its long history of corrupt politicians.

In March 2014, we reported how Gordon Fox, the RI House Speaker and most powerful politician in Rhode Island was

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Absolutely classic Rhode Island story

http://wpri.com/2014/10/07/cianci-has-cash-lead-over-elorza-in-race-for-providence-mayor/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm 10/12/2014 at 2:00pm
http://wpri.com/2014/10/07/cianci-has-cash-lead-over-elorza-in-race-for-providence-mayor/

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...

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The new normal? Beheading threats empty RI elementary schools

http://www.turnto10.com/story/26733625/threat-against-elementary-schools-sent-to-johnston?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10668702
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:17am 10/9/2014 at 11:17am
http://www.turnto10.com/story/26733625/threat-against-elementary-schools-sent-to-johnston?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10668702

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...

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Buddy Cianci leading in poll for Providence Mayor

Providence Mayor Poll September 2014
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:03pm 9/26/2014 at 5:03pm
Providence Mayor Poll September 2014

Oh man.

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].

Remember, I said it:

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Buddy Cianci running for Mayor of Providence again, and he can win

Bumper Sticker - Providence - Buddy Cianci
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:02am 9/9/2014 at 10:02am
Bumper Sticker - Providence - Buddy Cianci

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:

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Sounds like a plan

Bumper Stickers - Riverside RI - Re Elect No One
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:00am 8/9/2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Stickers - Riverside RI - Re Elect No One

From Tony at Redneck Republic in my former home State of Rhode Island and [do you know the rest of the State’s name?]:

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.

Bumper Stickers - Riverside RI - Gods Guns Guts

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Rhode Island State Senator when challenged on gun control legislation: “Go F*** Yourself”

http://youtu.be/Zo98fDcFbtc
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:43am 3/25/2014 at 9:43am
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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...

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Rhode Island House Speaker resigning after fed and state police raid

http://youtu.be/nnyXMANF9Rs
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5:54pm 3/22/2014 at 5:54pm
http://youtu.be/nnyXMANF9Rs

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.

Projo reports:

On the day after state and...

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Small RI town seeks recall of town council over obstruction of concealed carry permits

Exeter RI Town Hall Concealed Carry
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:22am 10/18/2013 at 7:22am
Exeter RI Town Hall Concealed Carry

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...

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2015 financial time bomb in state healthcare exchanges

HealthSourceRI
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:03am 10/11/2013 at 11:03am
HealthSourceRI

One thing you have to remember about Obamacare is that much of the financial pain, such as steep penalties, is back ended so that by the time people wake up to reality, the law has been operating for years and it’s too late.

Here’s yet another example, the subsidies for state exchanges...

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No longer of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00pm 6/28/2013 at 10:00pm

My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations has provided much material for Legal Insurrection over the years, including the dispute as to the name itself.

Splitting the year between Ithaca and Rhode Island provided me with the distinction of having Patrick Kennedy and Maurice Hinchey as Congressmen for several years.

I’m...

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Rhode Island’s Union-Democrat Kryptonite kills Superman Bldg

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:59pm 4/8/2013 at 4:59pm

As we have pointed out until we were Blue in the face, the toxic combination of union and Democratic control of almost every aspect of Rhode Island has created an economic death spiral in which Rhode Island has the highest unemployment in the nation and is losing population.

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RI Senate approves Father-Daughter dances, ACLU still opposes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5:23pm 4/4/2013 at 5:23pm

Father-daughter dances, currently banned in Cranston, Rhode Island after the ACLU  and a single mother threatened to sue under the state anti-discrimination law, are one step closer to reinstatement.

The Rhode Island Senate has approved language amending the law to allow single-sex events if comparable events are provided for the other sex,...

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“Humans versus Zombies” Nerf gun game may have caused lockdown of U. Rhode Island

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 3:39pm 4/4/2013 at 3:39pm

There was a lock down of the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston today after reports of a possible gunman on campus.

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