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Leave RI April 15, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Russell Archambault April 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm
I'm still morning the 1826 brutal death of Little Bett the Elephant, in Chepachet, Rhode Island. WERead More need this legislation so no other elephant or me in particular has to deal with any more of this type of trauma.
Jesus Christ April 16, 2014 at 02:12 am
It is unfortunate that many well meaning animal lovers have been fooled by the HSUSRead More propaganda…showing pitiful dogs and cats and asking for donations. How much does the HSUS donate to the care of dogs and cats? Less than one cent per dollar donated. How can one confirm this? Simply check out the tax filings at the IRS. They have to list how their donations are spent, and it is all there. In terms of local shelters, HSUS helps them…how? By doing an analysis of their functions…and CHARGING them for that! So, it isn’t for free. Check with your local shelter for this information. How does the HSUS help animals? By promoting laws against their keeping, their breeding and their use, whether for pets or for food. Why do we have all these laws against owning more than 2 per 3 pets per household? Why do we have state and local laws mandating the spaying and neutering of all dogs and cats, with extremely high fees for any exemptions? Why do we have national laws promoted to eliminate all exotic pets as invasive species? All these laws have been crafted with the help of the HSUS, to further their agenda of NO ANIMALS. No pets, no poultry, no circuses, no rodeos, no hunting, and no medical research. When you do the math, very few donated dollars end up helping any animals. They sure do help the HSUS folks though, with nice retirement funds and a great assist in lobbying and campaigning for more donated dollars. What is really laughable is that the HSUS supporters always accuse animal owners and users of being GREEDY… guess they are pretty hung up on money issues…because this greed complaint would be more accurate if attributed to the HSUS. The facts are in the IRS tax filings. Thankfully, we are seeing more animal lovers waking up and stopping their support of the HSUS, an organization that is working to remove animals from humans. The HSUS agenda goes against every ideal of freedom of choice that this nation was found upon.
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steven rouleau April 15, 2014 at 09:14 am
OK so, it seems to me that no person on here that commented has contacted their rep to get theRead More purpose of this bill. I am the person who had contacted rep chippendale to draft this bill. A few points: 1 This bill would NOT open a hunting season on otters! This bill would put the authority back in the hands of RIDEM to manage otters if need be. 2 Rhode Island is the only state on the east coast without and otter management plan in place because of this law. 3 River otters are the only native species in the state that RIDEM cannot manage 4 River otters are over abundant in this state. If you walk around most lakes,pond or rivers in RI you will see otter sign everywhere. They are mostly nocturnal, that is why they are not seen when walking through the woods on a daily basis. I will ask, how many other species do you see while walking through the woods? 5 I have had many calls over the years from people with trout ponds that were decimated by otters, ornamental goldfish ponds that otters have ruined, baby pet ducks that have been killed all at once by otters...etc. 6 Those of you who think we should "hunt" representative Chippendale, you are just showing your lack of intelligence by making threatening comments! 7 There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of proposed bills put forth by state reps each year on behalf of constituents. I agree this bill would not end potholes, put people to work, lower taxes etc. But if a constituent feels it is something that needs to be addressed, your rep will do their best to move it forward for you.
steven rouleau April 15, 2014 at 09:49 am
Please feel free to debate me on this subject!
steven rouleau April 16, 2014 at 06:07 am
I guess you DOA people don't want to speak to someone that is sane!
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Rose Marie Huth April 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Last I checked, the economy in RI is the worst in the Country...what is happening to your tax $$,Read More your lottery $$ for education now. What makes you so sure the $$ from pot will be funneled to REALLY improve the state? Have the State Legislators said how this $$ would be used? Or are you just giving them more $$ to squander? For the people who are currently smoking illegally, are you doing so with your small infant children, grandchildren, and other family members present? Have you asked them if they want to be included in your recreational habit? Are they also getting high from your second hand smoke? Parents are supposed to be protecting their children from influences that could harm them...that is why we have safety car seats etc....what would you be doing to them now. Dr.'s tell their pregnant patients not to smoke, drink, eat shell fish, and not to take an aspirin. But, as soon as the child is born you will expose them to a substance that could be harmful to them. Also, I understand that there is a law on the books in RI for parents who get caught DUI with children in the car. No doubt there was a need for that. I believe the legislators helped that law get passed and saw the dangers there. All of a sudden now they see revenue! Clearly the state needs more ideas or a different group to who will have the ideas to change the economic climate in RI without jeopardizing everyone else.
Pam April 13, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Really? Who buys alcohol on the "black market"? Legal pot seems to be working fine alreadyRead More in Colorado. Legalizing all drugs would ensure crappy heroin isn't Killing off dozens of people and the taxes from drugs would go toward getting people off drugs for good. Putting people in jail for drugs, the US solution to the drug problem, obviously has not worked one whit. I an tired of paying for our bloated justice system and I'm ready to try something new. We couldn't do any worse than we 're doing.
Vinnie B. April 13, 2014 at 08:55 pm
@ Rose Let me get this straight, so because RI is corrupt and poor with managing money, theRead More marijuana would be the problem?
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Cheap Guy April 11, 2014 at 09:49 pm
The opposite would be nice, If kids had to accompany their parents (or even their grand-parents toRead More their work-place) once each year. Kids could learn what the real world is like.
skeeter April 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Peter A. Filippi III April 12, 2014 at 09:12 am
As a conservative Republican, I strongly believe in free enterprise such as school vouchers thatRead More would eliminate many concerns such as this but would also address the need to enhance academic standards and lower costs etc…
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Cheap Guy April 10, 2014 at 02:28 pm
I have a Rainbow plate on my car. I enjoy the insults from the pea-party loons and otherRead More conservative rubes (why do righties HATE rainbows ?) ...LOL Best 99 cent investment EVER
CB11 April 10, 2014 at 02:48 pm
... the usual dribble from the self-proclaimed "TOLERANT" ... I bet I have more gay andRead More racially mixed relatives in my family than you'd ever allow in yours! That being said, please take your infantile bashing and bullying to another blog! It's not wanted here.... I have a feeling that, as much as you like to believe it, it's not the rainbow plate on your car that causes the insults but the person driving it.
Cheap Guy April 10, 2014 at 03:22 pm
CB11 1. When did I claim to be "TOLERANT' ? 2. There are NO gay or racially mixed folks in myRead More family. not that is any of your business 3. Just the mention of my rainbow plate draws insults like yours (infantile...bashing...bullying.. LOL)
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jim halsband April 7, 2014 at 11:26 am
Jack, thank you for presenting your righteous indignation which both mirrors and buttresses my own.Read More I offer solution based ideas backed with real technology that will not only directly address and solve plastic waste problems but with it comes jobs, but no one has put forth the requisite means to advance the proposed solution to the sustainable reality that it is. The machinery that I am referring to converts waste plastic bag, styrofoam and plastic buckets into oil, which can be used directly as home heating fuel or diesel fuel, and the actual recovery cost per gallon is about 30 cents. Imagine, home heating oil for 30 cents per gallon while creating jobs and a burgeoning ancillary industry, i.e. technicians, engineering methods to harvest fallow plastics, etc. BUT, in RI with unemployment at obscene levels, those with the means to advance my project to reality have no interest in anything other than self interests and idle rich self indulgences, or so it appears after 3 years of pushing this rock up a steep slippery incline! Let's just arrest people for using bags, I just do not see the benefit. And yes, the sponsor of this bill mentioned in this article is a member of ALEC as are a dozen more of our elected officials. Maybe we should ban conflict of interest politicians.
Jack Baillargeron April 7, 2014 at 11:38 am
The tech exist, Jim and this State who needs businesses to move here should consider getting intoRead More that type of business since we obviously have the Port capability to do a massive project of that size. I also support desalinization as an option to water problems cause by never doing Big River project. This State spends so much time on socialization and feel good crappola it boggles the mind. Jobs that pay better than low wage tourism jobs is the answer and this stuff is nothing more than voter scams to get re-elected in my opinion.
Dark star April 8, 2014 at 07:39 am
Jim Halisband, you win the Patch award (aka a "Patchie") for the category "The MostRead More Affected by Conspiracy Theories". You narrowly edged out the NK high school teacher worried about wifi killing kids. Well done sir.
Rep. Langevin is presented with the Distinguished Service Congressional Award at the Star of Education awards ceremony and spring meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.
Bob April 4, 2014 at 01:10 pm
" longtime supporter of job and skills training programs" seems to be really working outRead More for Rhode Isand ...another fraud in a suit in Washington
Bob April 4, 2014 at 01:12 pm
This swinging clown forgot one vital ingredient....you need a freakin job to buy a house.....typicalRead More state house idiot !!!
mrfixit April 2, 2014 at 08:31 pm
If I remember correctly didn't the sewer usage fee go up from 65.00 a quarter to 101.00. I'm sureRead More this is a tax. it has the same account number as the real estate taxes
James Flanagan April 3, 2014 at 09:57 pm
This is called spin...aka propaganda...let's make Fung look good....the schools are awful, the roadsRead More are worse and the police department is crooked.
Becca April 9, 2014 at 06:17 am
NO tax increase, lol they are revaluing the property therefore the value goes up TAXES go UP! MaybeRead More some of you are getting fooled I am NOT!
Mike V. March 25, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Hey Miller, go F-Yourself!, If these bills were common sense, then why did so many people thereRead More OPPOSE them?
James W Thomas March 25, 2014 at 09:53 pm
Come down to Tennessee and say that you'll be wearing your ass for a hat!!
Tom Nichols March 26, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Turn this idiot out of office!Make him resign.If this were a republican there would be no end to theRead More criticism!
New Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
george goncalo March 26, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Speaker of a house of idiots. Wow, what an honor.
Einstein March 26, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Wonderfull! I Wonder hope long it will be before he and his Stooges will be arrested. He wasRead More hand-picked by Gordon Fox... That, in itself, speaks volumes.
Lotta Krapp March 26, 2014 at 09:19 pm
: Leo Skenyon, has had a long career as an administrator in the state court system. His lastRead More reported salary: $109,204.81" Wasn't Skenyon the "Administrator" who somehow couldn't account for MILLIONS at the Traffic Tribunal.... What a joke!!!! Yup, Mattiello is going to broker "change"... ROFLMAO
Jack Baillargeron March 26, 2014 at 11:56 am
Still waiting for one these nuts to give an example of all these so called (assault weapons) whichRead More really are not. Just scary looking rifle to the uninformed like him and the anti gun crowd. Being used in this State for criminal acts. Not to mention their belief ( from watch television shows) that a single bullet stops a criminal who just broke in to you house to kill you and your family. Naturally you know the criminal will not follow his insane and utterly stupid laws that accomplish nothing but penalizing Honest law abiding citizens. Why is it when so nut commits a crime using a gun these politicians and anti gun nuts go after the on segment of the population that had nothing to do with the crime. 87 Million Owners of arms in this Country in possession of estimates over 330 million arms and that's who you blame. How about enforce the current laws of which there are estimated to be over 20,000 when you include regulation (State Local an federal) and local ordinances in the is Country. What do they not under stand about the RI Constitution which clearly states in Article 1 Section 22. "The right of the people to own and bear arms SHALL not be infringed". No our Constitution does not say anything else about it, no militia, no regulate, no restriction on magazines etc. Those are all Infringements.
Tom Keefe March 26, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Sounds like an apology the classroom bully would write: "Hit me first!"
Rusty March 26, 2014 at 02:16 pm
I see Diversity training in his future ..haha
Gordon Fox. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
Fed Up March 24, 2014 at 06:26 pm
Last election I was in the Providence Place Mall. After leaving instead of taking 195 back toRead More Tiverton I decided to take a detour through the East Side. There were dozens and dozens of yard signs in the Freeman Plat section of Providence where his district was. I would love to knock on all those doors of those huge homes and ask all those limousine liberals who had his reelection signs in their yards And ask "What do you think of him now?"
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Patch Censorship at its Best.
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 07:17 pm
What people don't realize is that Gordon Fox isn't gone, just like Joe Montalbano isn't gone. TheyRead More just go Underground (or is that in a Sewer?)
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Chris12 March 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
SMD - Well stated. VOTE THEM ALL OUT in November
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Wow! I heard of Cock Fights, Dog Fights but I never saw a Weasel Fight. Interesting. I think theRead More Fox thing is much ado about nothing... This investigation, aside from garnering press coverage, will go nowhere fast. I'm amazed that everyone is surprised to find that Fox is a Crook. No wonder these Idiots keep getting re-elected. RI'ers are 'Stupid' beyond belief. The last time around a Plastic Bag Salesman and a Lawn Mower Repairman, but the 'Big Fish' clearly got away with Murder. A Judge and a Lobbyist? Give me a break.
Larry Gotch March 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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FYI March 24, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Just write letters to the president telling him to surprise audit/visit everyone in our state house.Read More I bet they would all love it!!
FYI March 24, 2014 at 04:37 pm
PS I bet that would solve ALL our toll problems!! It IS illegal to toll the Sakonnet RiverRead More Bridge!!!
george goncalo March 24, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Will Foxy's husband get a pension when Foxy goes to the federal slammer? Is Rhode Island trying toRead More keep up with Massachusetts for the number of house leaders who have resigned because of corruption? Tolls on the bridges are illegal and so are all the activities of R.I. legislators!
Gordon Fox. File photo.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:32 pm
^^ you Otto...out of the gene pool. You're an oxygen thief.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Fox is the states version of the Poopflinger in chief. A first rate liar and a third rate buncoRead More artist cheating and thieving for personal gain. They both need to go on apology tours. Fox for contributing for the trashing of the state and the poopflinger for trashing the country.
CB11 March 25, 2014 at 08:09 am
He was targeted because he's CORRUPT. Being gay probably protected him FROM being investigated. TheRead More fact that he stepped down so quickly tells me they found something for him to be very worried about.
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Becca March 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
He is just another one... Don't vote him in November!
Gene Chevrette March 23, 2014 at 11:45 am
OK Mattiello take the job but with the understanding that it is a 4 year term only, and then yourRead More out of the speakers position. This way the speaker does not have a stranglehold on all the power. Hopefully the reps will vote for an honest leader who has the citizens of RI in mind every time he makes a decision, rather than the normal agenda that has been there for years. Something has to give. This is the time for change. I'm not too enthusiastic about the outcome of this, after all it is, corrupt RI politics as usual
mrfixit March 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
boy these politicians are like sharks when the see blood the attack
Becca March 22, 2014 at 09:41 pm
He has his own issues with the colonel & the police dept!
Fed Up March 23, 2014 at 06:43 am
Frank Macedo are you afraid of what was in those documents the FBI took? Your name perhaps?
Jim L March 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
if He doesn't rsign every rep gets ticketed overnite, for parking in a state lot while notRead More helpingthe state h
William F Horan March 22, 2014 at 11:53 am
The RI General Assembly could be associated with mob like RICO behaviors & a companion lateRead More August Ocean Drive low tide odor! Yes, is it finally time to change out the players on this dysfunctional ball team at the next vote. Yes, this concentration of evil must be removed.
Gene Chevrette March 22, 2014 at 04:54 pm
The vultures are already out, and the body is not even cold! Is there is no humanity in ourRead More legislature. Very sad state of affairs for the citizens of RI.
Thedore Barra March 23, 2014 at 07:22 am
yea hes gonna move the money right into his pocket the toll will be tripled so he can take it forRead More vacations
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Al Smith March 22, 2014 at 09:54 am
I think the bill is too restrictive. The police within strict guidelines should be able to use thisRead More tool in their work. Example: Plate observed in known drug area, and is found stopped on the side of a street in another neighborhood "talking" (most likely dealing) to someone.
my world March 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
yea pretty soon we will have mandated asshole implants. to see when we farted so they can mail us aRead More ticket for a smog violation!! but remember its all in the name of law enforcement,
my world March 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm
To proud resident; VICTIMS stolen car that's a hoot. I pay insurance for that reason no one is 100%Read More legit not even you ! not cops judges or lawyers bankers priests teachers building inspectors no one !
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Tom Badger March 21, 2014 at 02:42 pm
I think the 3rd coast is the Gulf Coast . To warm and humid in the summers for me pal . Oh I stayRead More here in RI because I have elderly in my family and I'm a senior citizen myself lol . I have my reason's Chris believe me while I cruise around here with a clothes pin on my nose when that skank Nancy Pelosi visits her DemoCRAP relatives in Pawtucket a few times per year lol . Luckily I live a good distance from that cesspool of a sanctuary city pal .
Chris Christensen March 21, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Corpus Christi, TX Tom. I got what you are saying. Have a good weekend.
Tom Badger March 21, 2014 at 06:12 pm
That is a good place Chris . Cheers from Coventry in Central Rhode/Rhouges Island .
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PMarandola March 20, 2014 at 06:20 am
Great more bene's for the ones that don't deserve it or have earned it! And I am not speaking ofRead More the elderly I support them a 100%! It's the one's that are on SSI SSD for no reason!
nicole fine March 20, 2014 at 07:29 am
How many public housing residences are there in Cranston?
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K-Stick March 18, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Rhode Island really needs to stop looking for the quick fix and get serious about change. Start byRead More looking at the name of the state: Rhode ISLAND. We are currently wedged in between two of the highest taxed states in the Union. If we create an economic island in between these two states, an island with less regulatory-red-tape, with more aggressive STATE-WIDE tax incentives (not just the ones that drive 52-year old businesses out of state), people will come to Rhode Island for things like gas, cigarettes, clothing, tourism. Take advantage of the things we have that make business more competitive: I-95 corridor, rail, short and global shipping...Then, incentivize schools to not just encourage students to go to college, but to learn a trade, and invest in domestic manufacturing. Why should we subsidize URI to make students who will enter the RI (9.2% unemployment) Job market? They're just going to leave RI to find work...subsidize building a manufacturing base here in little Rhodey. All this BS about a quick fix is going to keep the status quo...oh, and you know what else will keep the status quo? Re-electing our state leaders who have been driving us into the ground. And if you think it's everyone else's fault and your local rep is working for you? Guess again, they are part of the culture that is driving us deeper and deeper into the hole.
Steven r March 19, 2014 at 06:43 am
I guess the existing companies do not count
Moses Calouro March 19, 2014 at 08:50 am
The EDC/RI Commerce Corp (Famous for backing 38 Studios) should have a plan in the can for boostingRead More business in RI. They have come up with some great ones like Mass Exodus which brought competition for our company straight to providence with free competitor advertising and state business. The state needs to back existing RI businesses and not allow competitors to move in next door, steal employees, and obtain large competitive advantages by not paying taxes.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:05 pm
'Music Registry'... Another Money Grab by the Morons in the General Assembly. JOBS, Boys andRead More Girls... JOBS.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Innovative Health Care Delivery? Try signing on through HealthsourceRI... It's a JOKE. As for theRead More new HC Authority... Some Lemming Relatives and Friends must need jobs. Real JOBS Boys and Girls... Not those created for your Friends.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Constitutional Convention Questions? Held for Further Study and Buried in Paiva-Weed and Fox's BackRead More Yards.
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Bob March 15, 2014 at 08:26 am
it figures...McNamara and Miller...two of the biggest ass clowns to occupy the stateRead More house......really got their finger on the pulse of Rhode Island....reasons #3001 and 3002 why we suck as a state
Joe The Plumber March 15, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Why Bob, this is another great way to create jobs in Rhode Island. Along with the wonderful benefitsRead More of legalizing marijuana this legislation will propel Rhode Island to the top of the economic centers in the US.......Really?!? Or, maybe he has a cousin in the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) who will benefit from this.... Rhody, ya gotta luv it.
my world March 15, 2014 at 09:20 pm
I agree this guy is an ass clown!
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C Wayne Craft March 16, 2014 at 09:32 am
I don't believe that we should use this technology to circumvent our obligations as elected, orRead More appointed officials. In this case when someone spends thousands of dollars to get elected, and commit to attending there respective meetings, they should at the very least,be available to the public.
Politics Sheriff of NK March 16, 2014 at 01:21 pm
They need software that allows the public to watch, archive the meeting for future public access,Read More and for the members of the public to speak as if at a real meeting. Then it should be tried on a limited basis and evaluated from there.
Gerryann Ashworth March 16, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Tom Nichols March 13, 2014 at 10:58 am
Bob,whoever you are I'll vote for you!These elected officials are like Phd's.Publish or perish.TheyRead More come up with this claptrap just to keep their names in the spotlight.What RI needs is a little diversity in the GA,which I might say the Dems are always pushing in society but not in Government.Let's go RI.Spread out the ideas and maybe you will give RI a boost.
Bob March 13, 2014 at 11:24 am
Thanks Tom... I appreciate the comments...sadly voters just don't get it
Chris12 March 13, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Bob - everyone has a breaking point...even liberal Democrats
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Don Thela March 13, 2014 at 06:43 pm
24 million for just ADMINISTRATION! Think it would be easier to just buy policies on the open marketRead More for those without insurance? I knew when Obummer first touted this idea it was a losing proposition. Anything you can think of the feds took over and did better than the states?
Leave RI March 14, 2014 at 09:05 am
That Opoopflinger care has caused more issues to the whole country than the pension issues caused inRead More this state. Gumpy couldn't handle the pressure of managing any of it. It's like having 20 dollar car insurance. When it's time to fix your car you pay the first 10,000 thousand dollars and only then will the insurance kick in.
Don Thela March 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Did anyone read the latest change to Obummercare? You can opt out in writing by telling them youRead More don't like any plans available, PROOF is "optional" lmfao well i guess thats an easy out huh? Why would anyone pay?
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