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3/09/2017 9:25 am  #1

2018 Goals.....

Step 1 - Move to Rhode Island

Step 2 - Run for Rhode Island state rep

Step 3 - Win

Step 4 - Booze!

Legislator shocked by ‘insane amount’ of booze at state capitol

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new state lawmaker said she’s surprised by the “insane amount of drinking” that goes on in the State House.

Providence Democratic Rep. Moira Walsh told WPRO-AM on Tuesday that lawmakers have “file cabinets full of booze.” She described how they recently took shots on the floor of the House of Representatives to celebrate Dominican Republic Independence Day.

Walsh took office in January after ousting a longtime incumbent in last year’s Democratic primary and is known for being blunt. She was fired from her job as a waitress in January after her employer said her liberal political views hurt the restaurant’s reputation.

“It is the drinking that blows my mind,” she told talk show host Matt Allen. “You cannot operate a motor vehicle when you’ve had two beers, but you can make laws that affect people’s lives forever when you’re half in the bag? That’s outrageous.”

Legislative leaders late Tuesday sought to dismiss her claims of rampant drinking, with Democratic House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi telling the Providence Journal he has never seen anyone intoxicated on the floor or impaired while voting.

But it’s not uncommon for Rhode Island legislators to have toasts of alcohol during celebratory occasions. One of the biggest is next week ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. Nor are Rhode Island lawmakers alone in drinking on the job, though some other states have sought to curb the practice.

In Massachusetts, late-night antics ultimately forced a rules change essentially banning the House of Representatives from meeting past midnight. A Missouri lawmaker last year proposed legislation banning smoking and alcohol in the Statehouse. And a pattern of drunken-driving arrests of California lawmakers led the legislature to provide them free after-hours transportation, though the free rides were ended in 2015 in an attempt to restore public trust.

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3/09/2017 9:44 am  #2

Re: 2018 Goals.....

Sounds like a PLAN ! 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

3/09/2017 3:01 pm  #3

Re: 2018 Goals.....

Excellent plan, Lager.

I'm thinking a nice bowl of Rhode Island clam Chowder and some Newport Storm Spring Irish Red Ale.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

3/09/2017 4:53 pm  #4

Re: 2018 Goals.....

Too bad they don't let guns in the house chamber . . . That would make it the closest thing to Utopia.


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