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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape – 10-12-2022 – Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien, commentary


The world has become so stupid these days with everyone offended about everything. I mean, a mouse farts and its offensive to “climate activists”. You cheer on a female soccer player at a high school game and yell “that a girl” and the parent of a trans student takes offense and complains. We are offended over writers, thinkers, free speech activists. We are offended about hot cereal boxes and maple syrup bottles. We are offended by T- shirts, opinions and politics. We get offended if someone looks at us in a world where people are clamoring to be seen. We are offended by art. We are offended by faith. We are offended by criticism, rules and authority. We are offended by “American Exceptionalism”, patriotism, and traditions. I could go on and on and on. How pathetic.

You know, we aren’t really offended by these things. We’re not. RATIONAL people know this. (I’m sure THAT statement just offended someone!). Truth is, everything has been weaponized. Folks need “safe spaces”, “comfort animals” and coloring books. Naps at work, a crap ton of “positive reinforcement” and “participation trophies”.

It’s literally like millions of people need their hand held daily to get through the day which is confusing because these same people want to be taken seriously and tell me what my politics should be and how to think about the world, Meanwhile, they’re working out of their parent’s basement, smoking weed, and not paying a dime of rent. Ok, maybe a gross over generalization, but you get the point I’m making. It’s an interesting time for sure. While we are offended by all these things and so much more, we are NOT offended by sin, violence, Satan, sexual Indoctrination of toddlers, Christian bashing, the murder of babies, political corruption, cancel culture (is it true KELLY RIPA is really bashing REGIS?) etc., etc., etc.

Look, I’ve said this a million times…but I’ll say it again today. I’m super open minded. I was a registered Democrat my whole life until this woke insanity just went too far. I don’t have to be right and I’m open to ideas. I love to talk about issues that affect us all and sit back and listen to differing opinions. I care a lot about justice and equality. I am a proud Army Vet and American who loves this country, its founding fathers and the people who gave us the freedoms we now enjoy today.

Problem is, If you’re not in lock step with the minority, you’re demonized or cancelled. This is dangerous. All I can say is, if you don’t have balls, “grow a set”. Vote, respectfully disagree, and hold your ground. Election Day is coming.

2  words, friends, “Made in America”.
That’s so great. Thanks Joe.

Till next week my friends,




You think you’ve been bombarded by political ads for the race to replace Jim Langevin in RI’s 2nd congressional district? To quote Bachman Turner Overdrive, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” A Boston  Globe/Suffolk University poll give Republican Allan Fung an 8-point lead over Democratic candidate Seth Magaziner. That’s the first poll to give Fung the lead outside the margin of error. A Roger Williams University/ WPRI poll out last week had Fung leading by 6 points which was within that poll’s margin of error. With now less than 30 days before the general election, expect BOTH sides to ramp up spending as the national GOP sees the opportunity of flipping a congressional seat that’s been blue since 1991. At the same time, Magaziner must do all he can to gets democrats to “come home” and build a base among indy  voters. The pool of undecideds  isn’t very deep with the Globe’s poll saying 13% and the WPRI poll just 9%.



A presidential run for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is officially off the table. The BLACK ADAM star telling CBS SUNDAY MORNING that being a dad comes first. Johnson telling Tracy Smith “I love our country and everyone in it. Also love being a daddy. That’s the most important thing to me. So THAT’S what the Rock is cooking!



Looks like fewer houses will be giving out those coveted full size candy bars this Halloween. The cost of Halloween candy is expected to soar by 34% compared to a year ago. And while prices are increasing, some candies are shrinking! Hershey reduced 18-ounce packs of dark chocolate Kisses by about 2 ounces but, of course, the price didn’t go down. Mars candy prices have been raised the least so load up on Three Musketeers, Milky Way, Snickers, Twix and Skittles.



Why would ANYONE think I’ll suddenly go to Taco Bell for breakfast because Pete Davidson says I should or buy a sub from Jersey Mike’s because Danny DeVito tells me too?


Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.

Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.

Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.

“Ron and Jen’s Great Escape” podcast, a more lighthearted look at the events happening around us, can be found on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes premiering each Wednesday and listen to Ron and Jen’s Great Escape call in radio show Friday afternoons 2 til 4 on 101.1 FM, 1540 WADK and streaming everywhere on WADK.COM.

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