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Having Said That by John DePetro

Monday, May 10, 2010

  • Was anyone really shocked about the recent FBI probe and arrest of the “three Stooges” in North Providence? From the people who brought you white shoes, Montecello’s and Senator John Celona comes the latest Rhode Island embarrassment.  
  • The U.S. Attorney and F.B.I. are now involved with corruption investigations in both Central Falls and North Providence. Two down, 37 more cities and towns in Rhode Island to go!
  •  Good news and bad news for Patrick Kennedy. Good news is he has hired a full-time driver. Bad news is that it is former PC coach Tim Welch.
  •  Ann Coulter had a great column last week where she writes the Obama national security defense plan is “cross your fingers and hope the bomb does not go off.”
  • The market dove 1,000 points the other day due to “human error.” Raise your hand if your first thought was “someone from Rhode Island works on Wall Street?”
  • Who is the worst Rhode Island driver of all-time?
  • A) Bruce Sundlun
  • B) Patrick Kennedy
  • C) Vinny Paz (vote at bottom under comments)
  • Attorney General Lynch “does not recall” if he discussed the board-up situation with the mayor of Central Falls. I would put that under the category of “that is my story and I am sticking to it.”
  •  Some Rhode Island state beaches may try “valet parking” this summer, which should be entertaining to watch at Scarborough.
  •  It is a total drag not having the Warwick Mall open.
  • Congrats to my friend of 28 years Mark Cutler, former leader of the Schemers, who has a new CD out titled “Red.”
  • The crowds at the Business Expo were small and disappointing compared to years past. People were loudly complaining they should make it just one day next year.
  • The top area for growth right now in Rhode Island seems to be corruption investigations.
  • I saw a young, pregnant girl smoking outside a store the other day. I told her it was a “disgusting sight” and she put it out and gave me the “table for one” salute.
  • The latest rumor is the FBI is investigating if the city council in North Providence were trying to get a kick-back on all white shoes sold in Rhode Island.
  • Having said that, it is never dull here in Little Rhody.

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