THE PRINCE OF PROVIDENCE The Life and Times of Buddy Cianci, America’s Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds. By Mike Stanton.
"Stanton, a Providence Journal reporter who was part of an investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994, seems neither to like nor admire Cianci. His Buddy is, at root, a scoundrel. Worse, we are led to believe that Cianci may have raped a woman at gunpoint in 1966, when he was a law student at Marquette University in Milwaukee. After bringing a criminal complaint, the woman withdrew it. Cianci later paid her $3,000 ”to settle the matter civilly.”
This is part of a larger conversation on gender issues that needs to be had as a society. On a spiritual level, love is something that knows no bounds… Especially gender. So why is it that males in our society are made to feel as though they less for expressing something as eternally awesome love for another human being, or at the very least, why is it that they fear that type of a societal reaction? What prompts that fear, where does it come from and how did it even come to be something that is feared??
It is very clear that younger generations are starting to accept trends that ignore traditional bigotries. (HORAAAAAY!) Maybe it’s still possible to have reflective conversations, in a kind enough way, to reverse the false stigmas that have alienated previous american generations into thinking things like “It’s not acceptable for a man to express his love for another male”.
Aren’t we all tired of being made to feel weird, simply for having the thoughts and feelings that go along with being the incredible, radiant, spiritually-comprised, interstellar beings that we are??
This nonsense is over. We’re free now! If anyone give you a hard time for expressing how you feel or expressing who you are… Give them a hug and tell them that you love them! (Woo-HOOOOO!!!)
Haters, as Taylor Swift knows, are always going to hate, hate, hate, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also sometimes be crafty. Take Deadspin, for instance. The sports and lifestyle site grabbed Swift’s dance-heavy performance from last night’s VMAs and isolated the audio, thus blowing the lid off t
We’re all the same. I live, work, party, dream, dance, fight and love in Providence with some of the greatest musicians I have ever know. Here’s proof that we’re all the same. Now that we all know it… come hang out Taylor! I’m sure we’ll be having an open mic, jam or hootenanny on the West End some time soon. We’re fun people and love collaboration. The table’s always open for a fun-loving do-er and besides… we’re all neighbors now!
Not even kidding. Not even one bit. Shout outs by the way for coming to Hasbro to surprise some lovely children. Anyway, come by! Hit me up! First, Gansette, PBR or High Life’s on us.