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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 03:39 AM
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How many DU ers hail from the smallest state with the longest name. . .

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. . .?
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Quahog Donating Member (704 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 11:26 AM
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1. Not for nuthin but...
... I do! But you would have guessed that from my moniker, I'll bet!

I don't live on a plantation, I live in Coventry.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 04:46 PM
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2. Coventry,
Edited on Thu Apr-22-04 05:10 PM by stellanoir
I can't believe someone finally replied, but sorry to say that you are indeed located in what was once considered part of Providence Plantations but don't fear. . .we were never slave owners. . .we just exported them. So no big deal. I'm also a resident of Providence Plantations as I live on the mainland. But my sleepy seaside berg was part of Massachusetts until 1840. Funny state eh? We had Buddy and now we have the son of a Mob Lawyer, a gay lawyer, of both Italian and Jewish ancestry, who seems relatively cool. Tres bizarre. Well at least there's two of us.

Love your handle!
Cheers!
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Quahog Donating Member (704 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 10:30 AM
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12. Well if I live on a plantation...
... I wanna hear some banjo pickin'! Where the hell is my mint julep?!?!?
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 12:25 PM
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13. coming straight up. . .
along with some gospel, blues, and crawfish!!!
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Jackhammer Jesus Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 05:47 PM
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3. Providence Plantations? Naw...
I live in the Rhode Island part of the state.

Acquidneck Island, that is.
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Jim Warren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-04 12:17 AM
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4. 02840
Present.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-04 07:48 PM
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5. so now we are three. . .?
I live 6 miles as the crow flies from Newport, but it funnily takes 45 minutes to drive there. I'll truthfully be amazed if we get many more folks to post. But with the politics of this state, we've got a great deal to discuss. Have fun fellow R.I. ers.
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Jim Warren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-04 10:29 PM
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6. 6 miles?
South County, Sakonnet or......... other?
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:45 AM
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7. 'land haunted. . .
by wild geese". . .Sakonnet.
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Jim Warren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:10 PM
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8. Land haunted
by old spirits as well.

The ghost of Metacom (King Philip) and the Pokanocket, crossing Montaup (Mt. Hope) Bay in canoe to Sakonnet to wade the flats off the point on a low tide looking for clams.

Beautiful Metacom, seated on the throne carved from living rock of the mountain king(Bristol), looking east at sunrise over Montaup, satchem of the Pokanocket, elite warrior class of the greater Mohegan Nations, and who other clans of the nation sent select young warriors to train in the disciples of spirit and samurai-like physical arts.

Around at night the past never went anywhere, these spirits still waiting at places called Weekapaug, Quonochontaug, Satchuest, Sakonnet.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:27 PM
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9. Strangely enough. . .
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 06:29 PM by stellanoir
and if legend is true. . .the Sakonnet tribe was at the time of the colonists, a matriarchy ruled by Awashonks who was presumably a bit of a pacifist. She signed a peace treaty with Benjamin Church at Treaty Rock Farm shortly before King Phillip's War erupted and her tribe sorrowfully succumbed to white man's disease.

By the way, Sakonnet is the native word for "haunt of the Wild Goose" and to this day, they linger lengthily and extensively here in various assorted fields.

As I have said for years. . ."goose parties make me very, very happy."

So glad we're talking local politics!

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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:17 PM
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52. My favorite bike ride
plus I'm a member of the Stone House Club.

Bill
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cushla_machree Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:06 PM
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10. present
Born and raised!
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 08:39 AM
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11. now. . .
we are a whopping five!!!

At which number do you folks think we should arrive in order to arrange some sort of gathering or picnic or something. . .?

Could be a hoot!!!

I went to the DU gathering in Cambridge in early April and met some really interesting people. Any suggestions. . .?
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-04 09:34 PM
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14. I'm in Marlborough MA - just up the road on 495
Last fall I caught the A.N.S.W.E.R. bus to the DC protest in Providence. I flew out of Providence a couple weeks ago. Took no more time to get there from here than Boston.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-04 10:17 PM
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15. okay. . .
Edited on Sun May-02-04 10:21 PM by stellanoir
you can be an honorary resident. Green is a cinch next to Logan, and you're virtually at the mid-point.

Welcome!

So I guess we're now at. . .5&1/2. . .? That's half way between major airports. . .not 1/2 a person. Please take no offense.

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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:02 PM
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16. native but...
now "enjoying" life in one of the reddest of the "Red States"

God, I miss home.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:43 PM
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17. local discussion. . .
Blue Cross anyone. . .Baptista resigned. . .Phew. . .health care is a total mess. . .activism anyone. . .?
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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:15 PM
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51. There's a weekly Saturday vigil...
against torture, tyranny, and terrorism. In Providence, Noon, South Main St, across from the courthouse. I just got a weekend job, so I don't go as much as I did.


Bill
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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-04 04:29 PM
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18. Parents are RI natives
I lived in RI from summer 92 to 97 in the North Kingstown area.

Seeing as my other residence is Virginia, it's pretty clear why I prefer RI.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:08 PM
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19. hi

Sorry to drop in on this thread, but I need a bit of advice from natives.

I'm doing the Campaign Underground entry for Rhode Island and so far I've put in four major media outlets- the Journal, Ch 6, Ch 10, and Ch 12. There's a list of some smaller others at http://www.dcpoliticalreport.com/RI - and I'm not sure they're important enough to list. Please tell me if I'm missing some relatively important paper(s), or ones to delete, or whatever else I might have gotten wrong.

I'm not in Rhode Island often anymore but its full of nostalgia for me, which has much to do with people I knew and College Hill- I got into Brown but didn't go despite wanting to, and didn't like the place I did go to then. But the taste has always remained. Oh, not to to slight Bristol/Mount Hope or Aquidneck any, or those scarlet summer sunsets that are so amazing anywhere close to the shoreline. You've got a great little piece of the country there.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:29 PM
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20. The Providence Phoenix is the only alternative
newpaper that is distributed state wide. Check out Phillipe and Jorge's column. They're really great social satirists who are aging white hetero hippies who masquerade as hispanic gay guys. They're hysterical.

The other mainstream paper is "The Newport Daily News," but it's not really noteworthy.

If you need any more info, I'd be happy to supply it.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:11 PM
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21. Thank you

very much. :-)

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Chico Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:48 PM
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22. Yup I live in RI
Edited on Tue May-25-04 05:54 PM by shpongled
I was active in the RIForDean campaign.. in fact I built the RIForDean.org website - http://www.rifordean.org (that is soon to expire).

I used to post RIForDean events here on DU but there did not seem to be many member from the state!

I'm in Cumberland, and I work in Johnston.

Nice to meet you all.

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Vernunft II Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 01:37 AM
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23. Do I count ?
Im not even a US citizen but my wife was born and raised in Providence and her parents still live there (02814). We just returned from a lengthy visit (5 weeks) there as a matter of fact.
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 03:54 PM
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24. I lived in Providence in the 70s
I was pretending to be a Brown student. For a couple years, Brown even went along with the gag.

I still like the vibe of Providence. When I was the bass player for Cul de Sac, we recorded a CD at a studio called Sound Station Seven, off Atwells Ave. I dunno how the rest of the band felt, but to me it was like coming home, I had a wonderful time. (And it only cost me $5000.)
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 02:56 PM
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25. I get your TV stations
and fly out of TF Green.

Sadly, however, I live in Mass. Do I count as half a member? :)
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WyLoochka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-04 08:28 PM
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26. Born in Pawtucket
Memorial Hospital. Still have many relatives there, mostly in Cumberland and Lincoln. Never actually lived in RI. My Dad's family goes way way way back. Have done some genealogy. RI history is fascinating.

I try to get back there at least once a year. People out here in the desert ask me "you're going to RI again - what for?" I tell 'em "for a well kept secret."

I lurve Rhode Island. And I'm damn proud that it's a bastion for Democrats!!! Carry on all...
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tre1971 Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-04 06:17 PM
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27. From Smithfield
but live in Seattle now. Miss some aspects of RI.

We need to unite across country to defeat Bush !!

Spread the word
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 08:38 PM
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28. Hi tre1971!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 03:23 PM
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29. Grew up in Smithfield myself!
gone now for about 20 years (yikes! its been a looong time since high school).

Nice to see not only RI'ers, but Smithfield residents too.

Go Sentinels!
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 11:16 AM
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30. Grew up in Cumberland,
trotted about the state a bit through college, work and family moves but now I'm living in Hudson, MA. Rest of the family still lives in W. Warwick.

Just stopped in to the RI forum to see what was going on. :hi:
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Scorpious_Maximus Donating Member (578 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 12:29 AM
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31. Smithfield online

New here.

I'm digging it.


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Chico Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 06:11 PM
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33. Whaddup
Cumberland here.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 06:46 AM
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32. anyone looking for something to do on aug 8th
There's an annual rythm & blues festival at the Sakonnet Vineyards in L.Compton. It's a really nice event held in a beautiful setting. "En Train," the fantastic band from the Vineyard will do a set in the afternoon. Costs about 15 bucks and is great fun.
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mike from ri Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-03-04 12:15 PM
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34. i'm from ri
looking for a fellow spanish-speaker form ri/mass to travel to n.m., and rent a car to do pro-kerry work w/ act in the final days leading up the election on nov 2.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-03-04 01:23 PM
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35. does anyone think that there are now enough of us
to have a DU get together. . . ?

I'm thinking of the most unpretentious locale in RI. . .the infamous Hot Club in Prov. It's a total dive bar but has a fantastic juke box and is on the water. Maybe next Friday night around 5:30, maybe meet at the end of the deck. Check in if anyone's up for it.

Open to any other suggestions.

We can all rant up a storm.
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m_welby Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 02:30 PM
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36. another native here
life long "rho dilander", now living out in the wilds of hopkinton.
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Proud liberal Kat Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-04 02:53 PM
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37. Here I am born and raised
Rhode Island born and bred and someday I'll be Rhode Island dead 8-)

Coventry here.
Kathy
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Jehanatu Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 02:57 PM
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38. Hello Little Rhody!
I live in Little Rhody too. It's one of the smallest and one of the best states. Who here wants to disagree with me about that?
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 08:39 AM
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39. THEEEEE smallest
and certainly the one of the more quirky. . .Best. . .ahhhh. . .er. . .. . . . . .?. . . . . .heck yeah !

Welcome to DU !!!
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 12:15 PM
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45. Yes!
It's one of the smallest and one of the best states. Who here wants to disagree with me about that?
=======
I like that R.I. attitude!
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Babsrocks Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 10:48 PM
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40. Narragansett
Hiya,
Greetings from sunny (but cold) Narragansett.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 11:56 AM
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41. DU event in Boston (or Cambridge)
on November 27th at 2pm.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Location still to be determined.

I went to one of these events last April and had an absolute blast. Since we haven't gotten it together to have one here as yet, consider hopping in your car and cruising up 95. . .Come on it's really not that far . . . R.I. won't fall apart in your absence I swear.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-05 05:32 PM
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42. Born in Newport
Could really go for some steamers right about now! Rhode Island has the best looking women, that's for damn sure.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 11:05 AM
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43. yup
we run around all the time with big hair and no clothes !!!
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 12:14 PM
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44. cool
we run around all the time with big hair and no clothes !!!
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I guess I've been away too long :).......
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 01:54 PM
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46. truly
come back and we'll maul you.

This has to be the oldest damned thread on all the state boards.

And I've completely lost track of the head count.

Oh well. Must be my big hair or something.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 02:49 PM
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47. I agree
Oh well. Must be my big hair or something.
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It must be your big hair or something.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 07:07 PM
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48. yeah it's totally
interferring with the synapses of my dendrites and ganglia.

Quite the bother. . .phew
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-05 07:22 PM
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49. I'll meet you this summer
How about the Narragansett Cafe? It's a dive, but its fun.
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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:12 PM
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50. I live in Providence, but was born far away...
in Warwick.

Bill
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-05-05 07:57 PM
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53. Live in Portsmouth
Edited on Fri Aug-05-05 07:57 PM by hack89
Moved here 5 years ago and love it.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-07-06 10:17 PM
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54. count me in
born and raised in little Rhody, home of clamcakes, and hot weiners!!! now a ex-pat, but RI is my home.
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CarlSheeler4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 12:38 PM
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55. Hey Stella! How do we energize this esteemed group?
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CarlSheeler4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 12:40 PM
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56. I counted about 18.....
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 08:54 PM
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57. Oh you're such a stickler.
You into economics or somethin' ?
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anchor of hope Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-28-06 12:57 AM
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58. Hail from RI
I'm originally from Woonsocket, the community that produced vaudeville great Eileen Farrell and the Singing O'Farrells, baseball greats Napoleon (Nap) Lajoie and Clem Labine, Harvard Labor professor James Medoff, and his cousin Richard Darman.
Woonsocket also elected a John Kennedy to its City Council (1964-68).
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-29-06 09:32 AM
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59. Welcome to DU
and wow I never knew that Woonsocket produced that interesting cross section of talent and notoriety. Cool.
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tarkus Donating Member (780 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-29-06 02:05 PM
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60. 02912, Providence, starting in August
Though my mind has been at Brown for almost three years now.
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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-29-06 07:50 PM
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61. Congratulations.
Brown has a strong liberal component, and some rabid repugs. I grew up 2 blocks from Thayer St, and took every advantage of Brown and it's offerings. I even went to Brown summer high school. I still attend the occasional lecture there, like Sy Hersh last fall. What are you going to study?

Bill
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tarkus Donating Member (780 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-30-06 10:27 AM
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62. Thanks
What I plan to study changes just about every day... if I had an infinite amount of money I swear I would major in half of what they offer, but the most likely majors on my list now are History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, and Physics. Hopefully I will be able to pick one or two of these by the time I have to declare a concentration...

And I am definitely excited about the political activity on campus. Providence, and especially Brown, should provide a nice change from Kentucky. I bet the right- wingers they do have there are pretty good at debating though, given what they are up against.

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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:43 PM
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63. Tiverton
Hoping for a Whitehouse and Fogarty romp come November.
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 03:14 PM
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64. Add one more from the first state to declare independence...
...and the last to sign on to the Constitution, and then only under threat of war and still it was ratified by the narrowest margin of any state (52%).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution

Glad to add the spirit of fierce protection of our freedoms to the DU membership.


zip- 02916

and looking to help Sheldon Whitehouse scrub the Chafee from the senatorial rolls this November.
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 03:16 PM
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65. AND we're the bluest of all blue states!
and we're working to make it bluer still
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DawnneOBTS Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-17-06 03:52 PM
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66. I'm not from RI, but...
this is my first time writing on the Rhode Island page-I visited Rhode Island for the first time ever this summer-my "boyfriend" had a business trip to Newport/Middletown July 31-August 2 and after begging enough (he was there two times before but didn't take me despite lots and lots of pleading) I got to go-these were the days when it was really hot out and the buses were not charging fares, remember? Anyway, you have such a beautiful state, and such nice people. I spent the 1st and 2nd on Easton's Beach and on two separate occasions when I left my things on the beach to go for food, etc., people were nice enough to chase the seagulls away from my things. In New Jersey, where I am from (born and raised), on one occasion, seagulls got away with a whole bag of cheese doodles, a whole box of peanut butter cookies, and a package of chips ahoy while people around just watched. And I just cleaned up the mess they made. Now, is is true that Rhode Island is the bluest state in the country? I remember seeing last fall, I think that RI had the lowest Bush approval rating in the country, which is really why I wanted to see what the smallest state was all about. The 01-20-09 Bush's Last Day bumper stickers I have not seen anywhere else except RI. There was a radio station, the 94.1 rock station-I forget the call letters where they actually went through a "cost of the war, casualties, etc." list at night on the air, and talk wasn't their format. I was amazed-you don't hear that in New Jersey at all, and I don't understand why. It seemed that everyone there was very open about their disgust for BushCo, which made me think I was in some sort of dreamworld or parallel universe, seriously. I finished school for medical technology recently and applied for my RI license (RI is one of 12 states that license MT's) I was so impressed with everything and wouldn't mind if I had to work there at all. Anyway, I hope to keep coming back to this board if it is okay...Dawnne
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 09:08 AM
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67. Glad you had a good experience here.
The radio station is WHJY and despite the fact that it's a clear channel station, some of the jocks really rip on this "misadministration."

A seagull eating cheese doodles is a pretty funny image.

Of course it's okay if you come back to this board but it's sort of a yawn fest at times.
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chumbawamba Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 01:59 AM
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68. Go Rhody Rams!
22-year-old URI senior! I was born in Newport and lived there for 19 years. Now I live in Middletown when I'm not at school. I'm a social science/education major and I want to teach high school social studies at Rogers in Newport.
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