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PHILLIPE AND JORGE
The 'ProJo' loses a strong voice; a medical emergency; take a stand
There is a common misconception that Phillipe and Jorge aren't enamored of The Other Paper, especially its editorial stances. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Inside 'the system'; government at its worst; Dylanology
Politics as usual in the Biggest Little.
Untrue confessions; gun control at URI; Wolpaw's 'Best Judgment'
We recently heard about the booking of Worcester Bishop Robert McManus for a DUI and hit-and-run on the night of May 4 in Narragansett, where the good Bish has a vacation home in Bonnet Shores.
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World
The ProJo's mounting woes; bus riders unite; making musical memories
Another step toward equality; Big @#!%-ing Papi; musical musings
There is little mystery where your superior correspondents stand on marriage equality. We are for it, as we have been for full equality and rights for Vo Dilanduhs of all sexual orientations for the entire 33 years of this column.
Congrats to Marcel and Karen; reading with Sheldon; farewell, Jonathan
Though he spent a stint as executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation under Governor Lincoln "Missing Linc" Almond, Marcel Valois — the newly named head ramrod of the beleaguered EDC — is hardly a household name in The Biggest Little. (Unless, of course, you live in a household with a lot of people named Marcel or Valois.)
Forbes reams Raimondo; raging with Riley; chewing out Brown
Forbes magazine recently torched Vo Dilun Treasurer Gina Raimondo with a blog post titled, "Rhode Island Public Pension 'Reform' Looks More Like Wall Street Feeding Frenzy."
161 to go
Phillipe was on suicide watch when news broke that the New England Patriots had allowed Wes Welker to sign with the Denver Broncos. And when the Red Sox opened the season April 1 against the damn Yankees in New York, P. had his gun to his head once again.
Sprague Theobald, the local filmmaker and author you may remember as a co-host of Channel 10's old 'PM Magtazine' (also a jumping-off point for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira), has produced a wonderful documentary which just premiered in New York City: 'The Other Side of the Ice.'
In one of the most appalling abuses of power P&J have seen at Halitosis Hall, Speaker of the House Gordon "38 Studios" Fox recently cashiered Representative Patrick O'Neill from his position on the House Judiciary Committee because he had the gall to push through the committee — on a unanimous vote, mind you — a badly needed ethics reform bill.
Show us your hands
"What's that you're holding behind your back?"
Thanks, Dr. Koop
You may have noticed the passing of former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who turned in his famous braided Salvation Army captain's uniform on February 25, at age 96.
Stolen jokes of the week
While Phillipe and Jorge are bona fide yucks-a-minute geniuses, we must occasionally draw on other sources for the boffo humor our readers deserve.
Ronzo gets the boot
News broke late Thursday that talk radio station WPRO had laid off Ron St. Pierre, a Rhode Island Radio Hall of Famer who was serving as producer and de facto co-host of Buddy Cianci's show.
Pontiff’s pension ploy
Phillipe and Jorge have conducted an extensive investigation into Pope Benny Andajets' decision to resign from his exalted post, and we've discovered that the first Catholic pontiff to bail since the 1400s has done so for one reason and one reason only: he has a pisser pension deal he wants to cash in on.
Thirty-five years after the Blizzard of '78, the memories are remarkably fresh.
Why we still read the urinal
Two excellent pieces in this week's BeloJo reminded Phillipe and Jorge why we continue to be devoted readers of Our Little Towne's organ of record.
Does it get any more ironic than accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio on national Gun Appreciation Day?
That was The Week that was
Phillipe and Jorge don't normally like to lift items directly from other publications, but we need to repeat a few bits from The Week , which is one of our go-to pubs — essentially a better version of the Utne Reader .
Corporate Elvis merger
When meat packer (no jokes, please) Hormel recently acquired Skippy peanut butter, Phillipe and Jorge could only think of one person: Elvis!
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