Stephen Colbert

Colbert Visits URI — Say Hi To Flynn

(10.2) Dear Mr. Colbert, remember your old show? Remember virtues? Eight years ago you interviewed Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse* about his new book, “On Virtues.” Unfortunately, Rhode Island has since lost its way. This Saturday you will be appearing at the University of Rhode Island for “a conversation” as part of URI Alumni Weekend. …

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Free Scoop AmeriCone Dream Tuesday

While supplies last! To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream ice cream, participating Ben & Jerry’s shops will have a free single scoop give-away from 5pm to 8pm, on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. And the Meeting Street shop is participating! I know cuz I checked. A new AmeriCone Dream SuperPAC Pack 2012 Collectable …

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Roger Williams Biographer To Speak Wednesday

Roger Williams has a new biography, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry. The new book was reviewed last Sunday for the New York Times Book Review by historian Joyce E. Chaplin. She opens with this astonishing statement, Should you find yourself …

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March Or Rally

October 30th is a Saturday. From Stewart, “We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying”. Warns Colbert, “There are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear”. And somewhere Glenn Beck fumes that the smart kids are probably making fun of him again.

If 1,888,000 People Each Sent In One Dollar . . .

. . . then independent candidate for governor, Lincoln Chafee, could stop fundraising and start campaigning. Extrapolating from the 2006 guber campaigns, Chafee estimates that $2,000,000 will be needed to mount a successful run. He’s only got $112,000 so far, well behind Attorney General Lynch and State Treasurer Caprio. Columnist Edward Fitzpatrick interviewed Chafee (at …

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Say It Isn’t So!

Last Friday Scottish-born late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson became an American citizen, thereby removing the final impediment to our happy future together. But alas, he announced last night on his show that he has been tapped for that insidious enemy of American democracy, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner!!! The last of this species should …

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