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michael vocino
kingston, rhode island
I am a university professor with a dog named "Joe," who lives in Rhode Island.
Interests: POLITICS, politics, film, gay rights, public ethics, and leading a good life....a Dorothy-Day-style good life...
Recent Activity
Hillary Clinton wins first Democratic debate! Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at R-ISLANDER
Finally, with the help of His Holiness, Pope Francis, President Obama and Raul Castro have decided to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. What great news and it took MEN like President Obama and Pope Francis to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
President Obama is best economic president of modern times. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Everyone, or nearly everyone, seems to be coming down hard on President Obama. I don't understand this highly critical attitude of one of the best Presidents in U.S. history. My perspective is also taken by these two authors from www.state-journal.com : Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
100 essayists writing about living and dying. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Burger King promotional campaign "PROUD WHOPPER" celebrates gay pride week in San Francisco and the Right Wing (AFA) is furious. I like the campaign! :-) Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
a good read to understand economic inequality --income inequality--as forced on the USA by Washington politicians, especially the Radical Right Conservative Republicans. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Supreme Ct. Hobby Lobby decision denies women freedom to make their own health care decision and therefore people who think women should make their own healthcare decisions should NEVER SHOP AT HOBBY LOBBY AGAIN....NEVER.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
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HOW CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS CAUSED THE BENGHAZI TRAGEDY. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Rhode Island Congressman, David Cicilline, introduced legislation to protect the basic human rights of the international LGBT community. Bravo! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Actor Robert De Niro makes a documentary about his gay father. Airs on HBO June 9, 2014 Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
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My friends have a Kentucky Derby party every year but not with the likes of the handsome quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
His Holiness is giving gay catholics a reason to have real hope according to news about His Holiness' approach to same-sex marriage. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Critical perspective on a very unsophisticated columnist. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Jewish converts in a small, southern Italian town, San Nicandro Garganico Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at R-ISLANDER
Don't cut social security and medicare, Mr. President. Don't betray us! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at R-ISLANDER
Call the Senate Leadership of Rhode Island and ask them to Vote YES on Senate Bill No. 38 that will grant marriage rights for all Rhode Island Citizens. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed : 401-222-6655 Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at R-ISLANDER
To remain faithful to your Catholic heritage, you should VOTE OBAMA! Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
Mitt Romney lying to Ohioans! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
President Obama wins 3rd Presidential Debate. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
Willie Geist, according to the NYTimes, is being promoted. He will co-host the 9 a.m. hour of the Today show and substitute when necessary for Matt Lauer in the 7-9 a.m. hours. This is great news. Geist is a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and how his many lies bring his character into question. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
Praise for the first night speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at R-ISLANDER
Review of RNC and Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. Also Clint Eastwood's introduction of Romney: senile. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at R-ISLANDER