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Daily Archives: 04/09/2008

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National Popular Vote signed into law in Illinois. What about RI?

After passing in the Vermont Senate and the Maine Senate last week, more NPV news out of Illinois, where Gov. Rod Blagojevich just signed the plan to elect the president by national popular vote into law. A bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rod

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Update on affordable housing funding

Rhode Island will receive $10.4 million dollars in federal funding from HUD programs to help with affordable housing….and yet, I still don’t qualify under HUD standards, so what about the rest of us?

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Lobstermen speculate that mosquito pesticide is killing business

Lobstermen speculate that mosquito pesticide is killing business…I’d rather be triple-E free. Move to Maine if you want to be lobster fishermen.

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Oh, jeez

DC’s Metro just pulled this ad: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Ux_96iTq8] “Avoid the unholy traffic.  Take Metro.”

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And the bad news

Evidence that all those lies are working: PROVIDENCE — Over the past two decades, the gap between the richest and poorest families increased more in Rhode Island than in any other state except Connecticut, according to a national study that is being released this morning.

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More evidence that RI is kinda nice

Some time soon I’m going to write about the gross pessimism that pervades our state — perpetuated by the Projo at talk radio, and frequently predicated on lies. And the ways in which said pessimism might serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy, keep people miserable, encourage

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EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Dear Rolling Stone, Here is a list of things I don’t ever want to think about ever: 1. Mick Jagger getting off 2. Keith Richards getting off 3. Jack White getting off 4. Ryan Seacrest getting off And as much as I am generally annoyed

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used book sale

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding one of their bi-annual book sales, and it’s going on right now through Saturday. I just took a quick look around and there is some pretty good stuff — hardcover and paperbacks as well as A.V. items. It would

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house committee lukewarm on marijuana dispensaries

Legislators and advocates seeking to expand the medical marijuana law to include the creation of marijuana dispensaries, or Compassion Centers, found “little support for this legislation at this time” after yesterday’s hearing before the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. Democrat Thomas C. Slater, speaking

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Get vid of yuh Roe Dyelin accent? No suh.

Don’t spvill yuh kawfee oa nuthin but the Juhnal sez that: While it might be a badge of honor for some, others with a wicked strong accent might want to get rid of it. Whether considered an impediment to clear business interaction or a source