|Accused teacher in child porn.|
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
|State of the state|
Who is in charge?
Are there any adults on Smith Hill?
Botched attempt at " settlement".
Only in Rhode Island. The people who could not organize a "2-car funeral " have bungled yet another attempt at bringing the public up to speed on the " pension " settlement. Pensions. Governor Chafee was in Texas as the last minute meetings to save the settlement fell apart, although unlikely Gump could have saved anything. Pension reform was passed in 2011, so why bother to revisit it? Good question. Union pressure seems to have come up short, but still a long way to go until court in September. Raimondo was the leader in 2011, but she seems to now be running a " Cicilline" style campaign running far, far left of center. Will the unions cave? Why should they when there are still many cards to play here before the game truly begins. The state is floundering and now the leaders are consumed with pension talk as opposed to jobs and the economy. Smith Hill continues to be a circus with Chafee in the ring. Listen to John DePetro weekdays on WPRO radio.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Violence and shootings take over the city.
Boston gangs hang in Providence?
Guns and drugs rule the city.
Providence has become the Wild West with shootings and violence on the rise. City violence.Why are Boston gang members hanging out in a Providence nightclubs? The clubs in the city continue to be 18+, and some clubs open until 3:am. Clubs in Boston are still legal 21, and close at 2:AM, while clubs in the suburbs close at 1:AM. Police have their hands full as the city tries to control the nightlife without spinning out of control. Guns and drugs continue to be the major problem with gangs becoming more of an increasing problem. How will it impact the run for Governor by Angel Taveras? Remains to be seen but the police need more resources to control the violence.
|Seems like yesterday|
Cranston Mayor under fire in " ticket blitz".
When does the campaign start?
Where is the " mystery woman"?
Can Fung make it around the " Block"?
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung announced a run for Governor, then all hell broke loose. Since the problems with his Cranston police force have been made public, Fung has gone underground and hardly seems like an active candidate for Governor. The Fung campaign has become statements by campaign manager Pat Sweeney, in an effort to remain alive. Ken Block seems to be making the most of the Fung/Police scandal by just being visible and available to the media . Although Sweeney is competent and able, Fung is still unknown and needs to be the one out in front of the media. If Mayor Fung is unable to control his police force, is it possible he is really ready to run the state? A major problem Fung has is the state police investigation itself. He has no control over how long it goes, or where it goes. There is no reason to think the investigation will end anytime soon, which makes it difficult to run for any office( let alone governor). Ken Block is an opportunist, who has made a series of smart calculated decisions. He has obviously learned a tremendous amount from his failed 2010 run, and has hit the ground running this time around. Block still has a long way to go to win the GOP primary against Fung, but he has positioned himself as a very savy opponent. Follow DePetro.com for the latest on campaign 2014.
|Not funny now|
|Where are we?|
Can Pell " bride" the gap with voters?
Video and announcement but yet to say anything of substance.
" I am married to Michelle Kwan".
Has never lived a full year in the state.
Clay Pell has made it official and jumped into the race to be the next Governor of Rhode Island Kwan Pell. Can he win the primary ? Pell has money, name, celebrity wife, and now the backing of the unions. Pell will now be allowed to run a "positive" campaign( my family put you through college) while his union supporters will tear into Gina Raimondo. The Pell entry into the race is a potential death blow to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. Angel has had challenges in raising money and now the " Pell bridge" just got steeper. The Pell plan will be for Clay Pell to be " above the fray" while his supporters attempt to run Raimondo into the ground. So far, Pell has been as vague as a candidate can be without presenting one single plan of action. Pell maybe the first one " up" on TV , with a series of " feel good" slick commercials. This move could force Team Gina to go " up " earlier then planned with Angel forced to sit on the outside looking in. Can Pell win the Primary? It depends. The state is still hemorrhaging from " Trust Chafee" , and voters are likely to be more cautious on voting in another legacy name. Can Michelle Kwan help? She does not hurt, and people love celebrity. Follow DePetro.com for the latest.
|So far, no plan.|
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Future Governor riding around state with GPS?
Maybe just be the Governor of Thayer street?
Will Pell let illegals drive with no license?
Somebody better explain to King Clay there is actually an election before he can be named King of the state. Important questions for King Clay:
- ever been to the midland mall?
-give Governor Gump a grade?
-have you ever been to Oakland beach?
Name 2 waiters at Twin Oakes?
Name 3 Providence strip clubs?
First of many for the carpet bagger.