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Monday, December 18, 2017

Christ child welcomed back to Rhode Island State house

 The people won a rare victory over Governor Queena Raimondo and the Progressive Left on Smith street. A new tree has been delivered with team Raimondo once again reversing their decision and folding like a cheap tent.

 A new Christmas Tree delivered in time for the birth of Christ. Thank you to everyone with their support on the petition. Listen to the John DePetro Radio show. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The War on Christmas: Petition to replace dead Christmas Tree at Rhode Island Statehouse

Providence Journal

 The Rhode Island Progressive Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo has decided to leave the dead Statehouse tree up as yet another insult to the people of the most Catholic state in the country. If it were any other religion, Governor Raimondo would drop everything and jump into action to rectify what is embarrassing to all who celebrate Christmas. If the Christmas tree were from another country( an illegal tree) or if the tree was from a wealthy donor, the Governor would put her top staff assigned to care for it. 

NY Post

Would you put out stale food to serve to your guests on a holiday? Would you serve children sour milk? By displaying a dead Christmas Tree, Raimondo is showing her contempt to all who celebrate Christmas with a "wink" to her supporters on the Left. The Governor who jets around the country raising $3 million dollars for her campaign cannot even provide the people of the state with a decent tree at Christmas. 

Raimondo, the progressive warrior of the ALT-Left, has had a contentious relationship with the Catholic church since her campaign for Governor. In September of 2014, Raimondo held a rally inside Planned Parenthood where she vowed to make Rhode Island the most "abortion friendly" state in the union. Her actions were condemned by the Bishop and a plaque honoring her was removed from the wall at her Catholic high school La Salle academy. When she was elected, she snubbed inviting the Bishop to the inauguration by sending an email invite the day before. Last month, in an attempt to make a political statement, the Governor unveiled a blue Statehouse Christmas tree to send a message that Rhode Island was a "blue state."The tree has died more than a week before Christmas day, and Raimondo seems ready to throw it by the curb outside the Statehouse on Smith Hill. By disrespecting Christmas, Raimondo is not much different than former Governor Chafee who refused to call it a "Christmas Tree" and insisted it was just a "holiday tree."

 Raimondo is one of the leaders of the Progressive Left who mock religion and go out of their way to insult American traditions. The Raimondo crowd is composed of Ivy league, East Side elitist and atheist who are ashamed of the American flag, don't respect the military and embrace the Progressive agenda. Sign this petition to send a message it is unacceptable to have a dead Christmas tree in the Rhode Island Statehouse. Click on link below to sign the petition...


Raimondo War on Christmas 2017: How the Gina-RINCH stole Christmas and killed our tree

There is no joy in "Who do you know-ville." Like the ghost of Christmas past, Governor Raimondo has killed the Statehouse Christmas tree and will not replace it.

 It was bad enough Governor "Queena" Raimondo made our Christmas tree to resemble the Big Blue Bug, but now they have killed the Christmas tree with no plans to replace it. If only the tree had made a donation to her campaign it may still be alive. The UHIP crisis has now touched our Christmas tree.

 Sign the petition on change.org https://www.change.org/p/rhode-island-governor-gina-raimondo-governor-gina-raimondo-replace-the-dead-rhode-island-statehouse-christmas-tree and send a message to the Governor.

 Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for the latest.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Was Chafee used as a bargaining chip at the Old Canteen Lunch?


 Questions remain as to whether former Governor Linc Chafee will challenge Governor Gina Raimondo in a Democrat primary next September. The latest rumor is that Chafee was "set-up" in a high profile lunch at the Old Canteen on Federal Hill with House Speaker Nick Mattiello. Chafee,the naive nitwit, gladly jumped at a lunch invitation from the Speaker, and the lunch was quickly leaked to the media. Chafee was so proud to feel relevant with his lunch( "I had the veal"), he proceeded to do a series of interviews where he regaled his "power lunch" like a high school boy bragging he had lost his virginity. Who had something to gain by news of the lunch leaking to the media? We have since learned the Speaker called Chafee, and Mattiello selected the "very public" location. 

 Behind the scenes, sources say Raimondo had a decision to make: either make some deals with Mattiello, or Chafee would be encouraged to jump into a primary. Raimondo has very low approval ratings, with very high negatives, and cannot afford to get dragged into a messy primary with anyone, let alone Chafee. The Raimondo campaign has also seen polling data that shows she loses in a head to head match up with a Republican challenger, since Gina cannot get anywhere near 50%. The best case scenario would be she would lose 54% to 46%, and that is best case scenario. If Raimondo were to attack Chafee, her negatives would go up. Even with Raimondo favored to survive a Democrat primary against Chafee, she would be forced to attack a Republican opponent and her negatives would climb even higher. 


What if a deal was offered to the Raimondo campaign with an opportunity to avoid a Chafee primary, and gain a third party candidate to enter the race that would weaken the Republican candidate? Would Raimondo be willing to make such a deal? Without a primary, Raimondo does not raise her negatives. With a third party attacking the Republican candidate, Raimondo could run a positive campaign and stay above the fray in the debates. What if Raimondo had an opportunity to win next November with just 42-44%? Does she make a deal? If Governor Gina Raimondo loses in November 2018 her political future is not over, but it is derailed. If she can win next November, her plan to run for President remains intact. Remember, everything in politics is a deal, and the key is the art of the deal. For the real story on campaign 2018, listen to the John DePetro Radio show.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Twas the night before Christmas in Rhode Island 2017


Twas the night before Christmas in the Ocean state,

 but no food for the poor since UHIP was late.

 Although Santa was known as a jolly old soul,

 he hated the thought of the Rhode Island sleigh tolls.

The state house was busy this Christmas Eve, 

 "sex for legislation" is their pet peeve.

The Governor was making last minute fundraising calls,

  dreaming of $5 million as her campaign cash haul;

The governor had wishes for Santa this year,

 another term as Governor with a grin ear to ear;

 A new bike for Smiley or maybe even two, 

could Santa bring Assumpico a higher IQ?

The speaker was worried as he checked his list twice, 

" no Pawsox stadium unless they pay me my price!" 

Mattiello mused, " I hope Santa don't think I am a thug,

 and I'll make sure of that with a handshake and hug." 

The state senate was crowded still busy down the hall, 

dreaming of "no show" jobs for their families and all.

  Rep Tanzi announced that she felt sick, 

" an elf grabbed my ass when I visited Saint Nick!"

  Christmas Eve on Smith hill where the parties run late,

  with money to be made in the "I know a guy" state;

where power is seen in a low numbered plate,

and pensions are granted if you get thru the gate.

Montanaro was giddy and ready to collect,

with one wish for Santa of "leave to protect;"

Carnevale wants a new shirt and maybe some hair,

 but remember his words " there is no story here."

Gorbea was excited and seem to be gloating, 

she asked Santa for ballots and illegal voting;

Nellie was ready, to deck the halls,

  "emergency voting"  in Pawtucket and Central Falls.

The progressives hated Christmas they hated it all, 

they hated Santa and trump and his talk of his wall.

 State police were apologetic and filled with dread,

 they shot a reindeer thought to be stealing a sled.

" sorry, no room."

Linc Chafee was angry for all to see,

 yelling "it's still not Christmas, it's a holiday tree!" 

Chafee wanted a car, one that was electric, 

and Gump asked Santa if the state could go metric.

 It was Christmas in Providence with plenty of need,

 so they robbed the giving meters to buy monkey weed;

Olneyville was ready for a big Christmas ball,

 dreaming of green cards, EBT cards, licenses for all; 

 Mayor Elorza was worried about old saint Nick, 

charging "time and a half" with North Pole union tricks;

 Kennedy plaza was packed on Christmas Eve day, 

with panhandlers and junkies causing delay;

The homeless were ready for holiday cheer, at the

 "Superman" building they pissed and drank beer.

 Senator Whitehouse was worried with Christmas to be,

 perhaps his last December in the swamp in DC?

Could Sheldons time in the Senate be just a mere sub, 

would he end up working at Baileys beach club?

 The Pawsox wrote Santa "we needed cash on our tree, 

to build a stadium in Pawtucket where Apex use to be."

 Benny's closed shop and decided to screw,

 leaving the state with millions around $72. 

 National grid has been naughty but still want their pay,

 but people in Rhody say "no effing way."

Pat Morgan was happy that Christmas had come,

 while she dreams of a win over Cranston Mayor Fung.

 Mayor Fung had a question with a twinkle in his eye, 

" where in Providence are those cranes in the sky?" 

May this joyous season bring you peace,

 knowing Gordon Fox is on work release.

And when you hear those Christmas bells,

 just smile thinking of Gallison in his prison cell.

What will happen in 2018 we just don't know, 

Merry Christmas to all from the John DePetro show.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Exclusive: Is Governor Raimondo using state workers as babysitters?

 Calling DCYF. While Governor Raimondo is once again out of town grabbing millions for her campaign war chest, it would seem the task of taking her son out for his birthday is assigned to an aide and state trooper at taxpayer expense. Raimondo once again proves there is NOTHING more important to her than traveling around the country to grab money for her campaign. Perhaps Raimondo does not care about the problems at DCYF since her own children are being raised by state workers? Many Liberal Progressives feel the role of raising children should be done by the government with less involvement by parents. Many Progressive Democrats believe state government should be given more control over children on education, the dangers of religion, and selecting gender identity. 


This unfortunate episode calls to mind former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift who used aides to baby-sit and also used the Governors helicopter for personal travel. New Jersey Governor Christie used his state helicopter to attend his sons little league games, all at taxpayer expense. Queena once again reminds the voters that the rules apply to everyone else but her. 

 Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for Campaign 2018.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Is Trillo a traitor? Say it aint so Joe

those were the days

 Christmas arrives early for Governor Gina Raimondo as former Republican and former chairman of the Trump Rhode Island campaign, Joe Trillo, jumps Independent to give Raimondo the three way race she desperately wanted and needed for reelection. Raimondo polling could not get her over 44%, so "Queena" was sure to lose in a head to head match up against a Republican candidate. 

clues: no mention of word "Republican"

Sources say team Raimondo was celebrating at the news that Trillo could become an "attack dog" who could also pull 6% to 8% of the vote and help Raimondo gain four more years as Governor. Supporters who gathered for a Trillo "time" Monday night in East Greenwich  said Joe Trillo made no mention he may jump ship on President Trump and the Republican party. Many were stunned at the news since Trillo seemed to have a good shot at winning the GOP primary.  Republican party insiders scream this reeks of a deal cut between Trillo and Governor Raimondo, although no deal can be confirmed at this time. Raimondo Chief of Staff Brett Smiley is no stranger to cutting deals, as evident when he cut a deal with Jorge Elorza to become his chief of staff in exchange for pulling out of the mayoral race and supporting Elorza.

thanks Joe

 Trillo mentioned the need to attract "Democrats and Independent voters" in order to win, yet Donald Trump,Mayor Fung and Charlie Baker have been successful winning as Republicans, while attracting many Democrat and Independent votes. As early as last week, Trillo supporters were hinting President Trump might come to Rhode Island to campaign for Joe Trillo, however there is zero chance of that happening now. It is difficult to criticize Joe Trillo, who had been such a leader against waste, fraud, and corruption and was so often the voice of reason on Smith Hill. Donald Trump faced tremendous opposition in winning the Republican primary, yet he remained with the party and won the Presidency.

will Gump run?

 It is incredibly disappointing to say the least to watch Joe Trillo leave the GOP and increase the chances of Raimondo winning next November. Trillo leaves behind many disappointed Republican and Trump supporters who will see a "vote for Trillo is a vote for Gina."

Listen to the John DePetro Radio show for campaign 2018.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Governor Raimondo sends message to President Trump with "Blue" Rhode Island Christmas Tree

Raimondo send a message to Trump

 "It will be a Blue Christmas because of you." 

 "We will be so Blue, thinking about you."

not green but blue

 How depressed is Democrat Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo over the Trump Presidency this Christmas season? The liberal, progressive Rhode Island Governor has chosen to send a protest message to President Trump that even the Rhode Island State House Christmas Tree is "Blue"this year. Raimondo, who proudly proclaims Rhode Island is a Democrat "Blue state," has chosen to inject politics this year into the decorations of the State House spruce. Governor Raimondo refused to hide her disgust after the election when she chose to boycott the Trump Inauguration back in January. This week Raimondo went out of her way to slam President Trump on any suggestion his policy on hiring American workers helped the state obtain 500 jobs by attracting Infosys. One democrat source explained the blue Christmas tree was a double message that Rhode Island is a "blue state" and Rhode Islanders are "feeling blue" with President Trump. A recent poll found Governor Raimondo with a lower approval rating than President Trump in Rhode Island.

  Could it also be a "Hanukkah tree?' Is this the new progressive way to neutralize Christmas? 

President Trump with John DePetro in Rhode Island

the blue state

Raimondo was a strong Hillary Clinton supporter who had planned to leave Rhode Island last November and go to work in Washington with President Hillary Clinton. Instead, Raimondo finds herself fighting for another four years as Governor with low approval ratings and a dismal job performance, making it unlikely she will win another term in 2018. Sources say progressives were "giddy" at the tree lighting and laughing about sending a message to the White House and saying "it looks like the big blue bug, plus keeps many progressive voters happy."


 This is not the first time Rhode Island has faced controversy surrounding the State House Christmas Tree. Governor Linc Chafee refused to call it a "Christmas Tree," and insisted it was a "holiday tree." Chafee decided not to run for a second term for Governor in 2014 due to a 20% approval rating and instead ran for President where he was polling at 1% leading up to the Democrat primary. Chafee ran his presidential campaign focusing on the metric system. 

 Listen to the John DePetro Radio show now heard weekdays from 11:AM-2:PM on AM 1380 and 95.1 FM, WNRI.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Exclusive: New details coming on the fatal Providence shooting

 Stay tuned. DePetro.com has learned exclusive new details regarding the fatal shooting that took place on the ramp off I-95 outside the Providence Place mall. Sources reveal what was said inside the white truck and what the driver said to the passenger while the chase was on.

 Where was Rhode Island state police Colonel Ann Assumpico the morning the cruiser was stolen and where was she going before the chase?  Assumpico has not been seen since her botched press conference the Saturday after the shooting. 

To learn more, listen to the John DePetro Radio show now weekdays from 11:AM-2:PM on AM 1380 and 95.1 FM,WNRI. Watch the show live on John DePetro Show on Facebook.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Flashback...Projo Bombshell: Raimondo admits thousands of Illegals getting welfare in Rhode Island

And the hits keep coming. Credit the Providence Journal for getting the Raimondo administration on record admitting thousands of illegals are getting welfare benefits in Rhode Island, but exactly how many is unknown. The problems of UHIP make it even worse to determine the exact number since the state has admitted a complete disaster pertaining to the $600 million dollar DHS computer system. How much are the people of the state paying for illegals to get free benefits? Will Mayor Elorza continue to put Providence at risk in losing $240 million in federal aid? Will Queena Raimondo risk losing $3 billion in federal aid by running Rhode Island as a sanctuary state?

 President Trump has made it clear he will not allow the smallest state to dictate terms on illegal immigration and is prepared to make an example out of Raimondo.  Sources claim thousands of illegals could descend on Rhode Island seeking shelter, as other states begin to enforce tougher immigration laws, with as many as 25,000 in the next 18 months. For all the details, listen to the John DePetro Radio Show now heard on AM 1380 and 95.1FM from 11:00-2:00 pm each afternoon.

Queena Raimondo