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Donn Roach
Apr 19, 2014
4:23pm

From: Roach: When the Assembly Doesn’t Listen, Rhode Islanders Must Act

in Politics

We crossed 100, but wow...not many care.
 

Jonathan Flynn
Apr 19, 2014
2:47pm

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

This is just ignorance on display. Moreover, Barry should take an English class or pay an editor.
 

joe adamowicz
Apr 19, 2014
1:13pm

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

And by the way, if Hurley can't make at least the NIT next year it's time to show him the door back to the halls of high school in NJ. Three years is more than enough time and so far he has done nothing noteworthy. Losing to Fordham is a disgrace.
 

joe adamowicz
Apr 19, 2014
1:11pm

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

URI is much, much, much closer to Fairfield than UCLA or Michigan. Or Northwestern or Northeastern for that matter. In fact, it's a good thing the Stags were not on the schedule. After losing to lowly Fordham, I'm sure the Stags would be licking their chops for a thrashing of a win.
 

joe adamowicz
Apr 19, 2014
1:01pm

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

"Most of the things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
But when there is no hope at all people with noble purposes know enough to admit defeat and realize mediocrity. We can't all be queens and kings; some of us have to till the land and bake the bread."
-Lo Swon Zen

!5 years = bread baking at its finest.
 

Kendall Svengalis
Apr 19, 2014
12:49pm

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

Great article. Of course, Progressives finally caught on to the fact that socialism doesn't work outside of the realm of Marxist theory, which is why they embraced the socialist welfare state to milk capitalism of the abundance it produces. Even the ChiComs figured that out. But even the socialist welfare state is doomed to failure as the current occupant of the White House is rapidly proving. It is axiomatic that Democrats, Socialists, Progressives and their ilk never tire of new proposals to grow the power of the government in search of their illusive utopia that will only bring misery to those under their control. It's amusing to observe their mindset. It differs little from the mindset of "liberals" and Progressives in the 1930s when thousands, many in the "intellectual" and chattering classes were swept up in the euphoria of the "Great Soviet Experiment." They championed the "workers' paradise," at a time when Stalin had turned the workers' council into mindless cheerleaders for the wishes of "The Boss," and was exterminating the intellectual and peasant classes, as Eugene Lyons detailed in his books "Assignment in Utopia" and "The Red Decade." One of those caught up in the euphoria was Frank Marshall Davis, the Stalinist who served as Barack Obama's political mentor when he was a boy in Hawaii. It's no wonder Obama, and his mindless sycophants, hate business and the free market economy. It was part of the mush fed his empty brain at an impressionable age. Ironically, Obama is so mired in ideology that lacks even the intelligence to realize that a fully functioning free market economy is what is going to finance his expanding welfare state.
 

Kendall Svengalis
Apr 19, 2014
12:48pm

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

Great article. Of course, Progressives finally caught on to the fact that socialism doesn't work outside of the realm of Marxist theory, which is why they embraced the socialist welfare state to milk it of the abundance it produces. Even the ChiComs figured that out. But even the socialist welfare state is doomed to failure as the current occupant of the White House is rapidly proving. It is axiomatic that Democrats, Socialists, Progressives and their ilk never tire of new proposals to grow the power of the government in search of their illusive utopia that will only bring misery to those under their control. It's amusing to observe their mindset. It differs little from the mindset of "liberals" and Progressives in the 1930s when thousands, many in the "intellectual" and chattering classes were swept up in the euphoria of the "Great Soviet Experiment." They championed the "workers' paradise," at a time when Stalin had turned the workers' council into mindless cheerleaders for the wishes of "The Boss," and was exterminating the intellectual and peasant classes, as Eugene Lyons detailed in his books "Assignment in Utopia" and "The Red Decade." One of those caught up in the euphoria was Frank Marshall Davis, the Stalinist who served as Barack Obama's political mentor when he was a boy in Hawaii. It's no wonder Obama, and his mindless sycophants, hate business and the free market economy. It was part of the mush fed his empty brain at an impressionable age. Ironically, Obama is so mired in ideology that lacks even the intelligence to realize that a fully functioning free market economy is what is going to finance his expanding welfare state.
 

donkey boy
Apr 19, 2014
12:06pm

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

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Canines
 

Rod Carri
Apr 19, 2014
11:59am

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

Like URI is in t5he same league with Central CT or Fairfield.
You are a total moron.
The more you post, the more you show that you know shit.
You take the only URI item out of a huge article, to satisfy your
twisted hard-on for URI.
SICK! SICK! SICK!
Go tell us how Florida and "my boys, really know their stuff", was going to beat UConn?
Hey UConn men's and women's NATIONAL CHAMPS! Storrs, the basketball capital of USA!
 

Sammy Arizona
Apr 19, 2014
11:49am

From: State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps

in Politics

Don't forget the pro-war draft-dodging Republican Chicken-Hawk David "Diaper" Vittter, who is a recently re-elected sitting US Senator. He got caught patronizing prostitutes, while wearing diapers. But the thing that Right-Wing rubes can't seem to comprehend is that while individual Democrats do sometimes behave badly, they rarely do so while also running on "family values" and pushing for legislation that punishes other people for their private lives. It's the HYPOCRISY that makes them look like fools
 

Sammy Arizona
Apr 19, 2014
11:32am

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

"Progressives HATE Entrepreneurs LOL" this is nothing but a bold-faced lie
Silicon Valley tech companies are filled with , young progressives, the entrepreneurs who run them are mostly liberals. And generate Trillions of dollars every year. Folks like the liberal Bill Gates and many more

Why do Conservatives HATE Silicon Valley ?? and especially San Francisco ?
 

JOJO MONKEY
Apr 19, 2014
10:19am

From: State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps

in Politics

A Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps???...how bout a bill that targets corrupt legislators,aren't they more dangerous than Prostitutes and Pimps? They have certainly caused more harm to the hard working,tax paying middle class of this state than any hooker or pimp has! Why don't you people take a good look in the mirror.
 

Nancy Thomas
Apr 19, 2014
10:15am

From: Providence Mayoral Candidates’ Top Priorities

in News

GoLocal - wouldn't it be great to do a story on 10 Providence residents' top priorities in selecting a new Mayor? Cross section, young and old, business, home owners, renters, students, meds & eds, etc...you could even choose by neighborhoods - East Side, West Side, downtown, etc.
 

JOJO MONKEY
Apr 19, 2014
10:09am

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

Democrats are killing the middle class!
 

joe adamowicz
Apr 19, 2014
10:05am

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

"All you can be is the best you can be. You don't have to meet anyone's unrealistic expectations."
 

JOJO MONKEY
Apr 19, 2014
10:05am

From: Providence Mayoral Candidates’ Top Priorities

in News

Unless your receiving entitlements..living,working,owning property,parking,or running a small business in Providence is a daily gut wrenching siege. Just the tax burden alone is a nightmare! Thank you Democrats for killing the hopes and dreams of the middle class...thank you for taking our money to pay for your votes as you roll out the red carpet for moochers and looters and pull the rug out from under the rest of us! If Providence elects another Democrat Mayor (especially a progressive one) you may as well start packing because Providence will become an absolutely unsustainable place to live. Can you say Detroit anyone?
 

Odd Job
Apr 19, 2014
9:25am

From: Mattiello Receives Vote of Confidence from RI Business Leaders

in News

ha ha whiny unionists don't like him. That's a good thing.
someday we'll end collective bargaining for these thieves and the state will rise from the ashes.
 

Joyce Bryant
Apr 19, 2014
8:57am

From: Mattiello Receives Vote of Confidence from RI Business Leaders

in News

Dear Lewis you sound like you may not originally be from Rhode Island. Voters in this state don't know how to vote the thieves out. They usually wait for the FBI or the State Police to raid the politico's office. Of course the voters in this state have also been known to vote the felons back in. That's Rhode Island politics.
 

mark malachi
Apr 19, 2014
8:35am

From: Correctional Officers Union Endorses Caprio for Treasurer

in Politics

Did RIBCO forget the 2009 and 2010 pension changes that dramatically affected their members?
 

Mike Rollins
Apr 19, 2014
8:32am

From: Is Pell’s Campaign Dead?

in News

Even Patrick "Patches" Kennedy, an intellectual lightweight, was intelligent enough to not attempt to start at the top. Alleged "carpetbagger," or not, Pell could be a very serious contender for state representative, or state senator. Whoever advised Pell to overshoot, by running for Governor, did him a serious disservice.
 

mark malachi
Apr 19, 2014
8:27am

From: Arthur Schaper: Grand Theft Auto Cicilline

in Politics

The pension liability spiraled out of control during Cicilline's administration because the ARC was miscalculated, so the 90% payment into the pension fund by the City was inadequate.
The City employees continued their 8-9% of salary payments though,which Cicilline did not always immediately transfer to the Fund.
Further,Cicilline increased the bonded indebitness of the City to an unprecidented level.

During his tenure,the quality of life in the City decreased dramatically,partially because Prov.became a hub for heroin and cocaine dealing.

Finally,Cicilline's lack of character remains a permanent taint on the Mayor's office during his administration.

Go to youtube.Type :congressman cicilline dr fadul in the search line and watch the 2 videos,one in Spanish,one w/English translation.
 

David Beagle
Apr 19, 2014
8:17am

From: Providence Mayoral Candidates’ Top Priorities

in News

ONE candidate mentioned taxes, and it wasn't a democrat.
 

Art West
Apr 19, 2014
8:01am

From: Hinckley: Why Progressives Hate Entrepreneurs + Business Owners

in Politics

Thank you Barry. There are many of us who greatly appreciate your columns that explain these basic issues of American enterprise and American freedoms so simply, clearly and elegantly.

Yet, there are also many people who have been brainwashed for so long that they have little idea what you're talking about. I hope your writings can, perhaps in time, spark a love of freedom in these readers as well.
 

joe adamowicz
Apr 19, 2014
7:53am

From: John Rooke - Thinking Out Loud

in Sports

"URI’s loss of assistant coach Preston Murphy to Boston College – when it becomes official – shouldn’t really be a surprise. Disappointing, yes. I know he was recently promoted to “Associate Head Coach,” but that’s just a title. BC can offer more in the way of…wait for it…money. And prestige, with the ACC. Let’s not forget that. The Atlantic-10 is a good league, but this is also about building a resume. Loyalty will only take you so far…"

Good point, John. Money and prestige for sure. URI is really a perennial stepping stone program. I mean why would any top player want to come to Kingston to play in a less-tan-big-time-league? It's not like we're talking about Ohio State or Kentucky here. Hurley
will no doubt join the cycle of coaches who get the boot without reaching the unrealistic goal of dancing. This is a new age of college basketball and programs like URI, Fairfield, Valpo and Central Connecticut have to be realistic about expectations.
 

Gordon Powell
Apr 19, 2014
1:27am

From: Carol Anne Costa: Contradictory Conservatism, the New Politics

in Politics

I'm sorry the story is broken down once again in an us versus them slug out. Debate is always good. But never do I see comments now that they degenerate down to the Right versus the Left. But even that's OK but you guys get so venomous.. It's very discouraging. How can you begrudge someone their views when you have views of your own?

Being too steadfast in your opinion causes you to stagnate. You never move, you never learn. I am smart, but rarely entirely right. How can I be? I see only from my window.. Where I may see the horse's but from my window, you see his beautiful face from yours..

I bet if most of you met, without the chasm, you'd actually like each other.. I have friendly differences with my friends.. and really, we are all connected, all here to make a difference.. which we can with spreading the hate the is very much destroying us..
 

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