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Thursday, October 19, 2017

New sex bombshell: Tanzi now claims Reed, WhiteHouse, Langevin or Cicilline sexual harassed her?

who was it?

The " sex for legislation" scandal at the Rhode Island State House now extends to Washington. Speaking to Boston TV station WHDH, Rep. Tanzi now claims Rhode Island federally-elected officials also sexually harassed her. Was it Senator Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Langevin or Congressman Cicilline? Tanzi claims she was called " a pretty little thing they wanted to keep around," among other comments.

beyond proud

So far, Tanzi has refused to name the person who offered her "legislation for sex," and she has refused to speak with state police. Now, she tosses a bomb at the R.I. delegation. More more details, listen to the John DePetro show.

Update: Tanzi now has changed her story saying it was not the RI delegation and it was not sexual harassment.

Rep Tanzi

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Can Speaker Mattiello survive the latest scandal?

Speaker with 3rd vice chair of the party

 While Rep. Tanzi decided to go public with her allegations over "sex for legislation," many questions remained concerning the atmosphere on Smith Hill. Should Tanzi reveal who was the person in position of power who told her how to get her " bills to move forward?" When did this happen?  Who was Speaker at the time? Was there any "insane amounts of drinking" involved? Why does she think people "would not believe her" or take her seriously? Has she heard of other women being treated this way? Is she inferring that some women go along with it? Has she seen examples where others got their "bills moved forward" by providing sexual favors?

hand shakes and hugs

Nicky, the Ghost and Joe Bev

 Queena seems intent on not letting the Speaker slip away this time. The Tanzi allegations are more along the lines of extortion and bribery of a public official. The sexual nature of it makes it into sexual harassment, but it seems far more complicated when you are discussing legislation. It was bad enough when the Speaker stole the election from Frias, but things seem to have reached a boiling point.

in jail

the right hand man with free tuition

 Looks like another strike against the Mattiello crime family. Several members are in prison or getting out of prison. Rigged elections, stealing college tuition, and now "sex for legislation." What a legacy! Amazon must be beating down the doors of the state trying to get in. Listen to the John DePetro Show to get the latest.

there is a story here

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tanzi bombshell: The Rhode Island "Sex House" where "bills go further for sexual favors"


 Representative Teresa Tanzi drops a bomb on the "Den of Thieves"at the State House by telling the Projo the only way to get bills to move forward in the House is through "sexual favors." Tanzi has yet to name names but told the Projo it was " someone who had a higher-ranking position." This allegation from Rep. Tanzi certainly raises questions why certain bills die in committee and other bills rocket to the floor. If these allegations are true, does Tanzi have an obligation to name those in power and have them removed from the House? Who were those in "high-ranking positions who were willing to move her bills forward in exchange for sexual favors?"Will Tanzi name the Reps. who were forced to trade sex for legislation? Is it both men and women? 

did she tell Gina?

Keep in mind when the investigation of Ray Gallison began, the initial report was it involved allegations of prostitutes being brought into the State House. For years, there have been rumors of both Reps. and state Senators hitting on interns, lobbyist and other young men and women working on Smith Hill.  Dozens of former male pages told stories of married male reps, making advances on them and offering them jobs and cash. Don't forget the famous "ass-print"after sex on the desk found in the office of Gordon Fox after a Sunday movie filming at the State House. State Police were called in but charges never brought, nor was a line-up ever arranged for the "ass-print."

 Maybe this is part of the culture of " insane amounts of drinking" described by Rep Walsh. Drinking and demands of sexual favors at the Rhode Island "Sex House." Where is the first female Governor in all this? Is Queena aware this is going on and if not, why not? For more details, listen to the John DePetro Radio show.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The " Block" buster report on voting dropped on Rhode Island


When in doubt call in the Feds. Ken Block drops a bombshell on the state, exposing blatant disregard for Federal elections guidelines for registering people to vote. Across the country, in order to vote you need to show proof of ID and provide a social security number. In Rhode Island, people are able to register to vote without following the basic guidelines. Ken Block released information obtained from the Secretary of State office, which resulted in Block being attacked for releasing the information to the public.

 In classic Rhode Island form, Secretary Nellie Gorbea used the opportunity to raise money. Huh? " We are under attack. Block is releasing public records he received from our office. Please send a donation today." 

make a contribution

Things should get interesting when the Justice Department begins a full investigation on "early voting" in Central Falls. Why would Rhode Island chose to not follow Federal election voting procedures? Who are the people voting with no drivers license or social security number? Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Pawsox road show begins

so long

 Get ready for the best dog and pony show the state as seen since the push to bring West Warwick a casino. Major money is at stake at the Pawsox owners and their supporters begin a series of " public meetings" to get Smith Hill fully on-board the Pawtucket stadium train. Watch for a "pep-rally" style show filled with hats, shirts, and loud supporters. It would seem that the new Pawsox stadium is a done deal, with the lone exception of pretending the public actually has a voice. Watch for the unions to be out in full force with the prospect of building a public stadium with " no bid" contracts and money no object. 

The only minor detail is to make an argument that gives the state reps and senators cover for when election season rolls around. The new stadium will be an " I know a guy" dream with inside deals that would make Ed Diprete blush. Who is against the public financing the deal? Who cares? Since when does the Smith hill crowd care about anything that is a bad deal for the citizens who pay the bills. 

 If you are in the state senate and plan to vote no, plan on getting a primary next September. Get ready for the glitz and glamour. Senate is labor, Gina gets the donations, but what does the Speaker get?  Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for all the inside dirt, weekdays from 1:PM-5:PM. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Is Mattiello at war with Kilmartin?


A rare war of words and insults breaks out between Speaker Nick Mattiello and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. The Speaker takes a shot at " Mr Florida" by suggesting he recuse himself from the pension investigation. Sources say Mattiello does not like the way the A.G. is handling the Frank Montanaro college tuition situation, and took an opportunity to throw Kilmartin under the bus. Pawtucket sources say Kilmartin, a former Pawtucket cop, does not like the way the Speaker is treating the Pawsox and the people of Pawtucket over the proposed new Pawsox stadium. The infighting among the state Democrat leaders is the political story of 2017 with no end in sight. Listen to the John DePetro show for more details.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Is Gina Raimondo the worst Governor in the history of Rhode Island?

God save the Queena. Although she has raised close to $2.7 million, Governor Gina " Queena" Raimondo remains hated in the state of Rhode Island as she prepares to run for a second term in 2018. Once touted as a smart, aggressive, talented, rising star, Raimondo seems to be unable to achieve more than a 45% approval rating among the people of the state. 

ready to serve

Raimondo talked a big game upon being elected the first female governor with just 40% of the vote in 2014, but she  has struggled to reach out and gain the trust and support of Independent voters. Team Raimondo seem to be all about photo-ops and catch phrases. Queena even changed her twitter handle to "Gov", as if that might appeal to the middle class. She held a quick press conference during the budget show-down, then sat on the sidelines like a spectator at a U6 soccer game.

do you see....

 At her core, Raimondo has failed to convince people that publicity for her is somehow good for them. Even her strongest supporters admit there are "no cranes in the sky", and Massachusetts Governor Baker is the rising star governor in New England. Governor Chafee was a fool who quickly became a joke around the country, but Raimondo was suppose to be different. Gina was suppose to take charge and get it done. 

There is little doubt Queena needs a three-way race to have a shot in November 2018, otherwise she get crushed in a two person race. Listen to the John DePetro Show weekdays from 1:00-5:00 PM on AM 1540.