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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape – 6-1-2022 – Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien, commentary

GOD didn’t pull the trigger… Satan did

Every time there’s a tragedy in this country many, many people want to point the finger at a political party, our culture, our laws….  and in that mix, predictably, God is blamed by someone at some point along the way. “If only GOD had intervened” – “God could have done something!” –  “If God existed, he would have, should have STOPPED IT FROM HAPPENING”. My first thought, every time I read those things is “the people saying these things don’t know who God is”. Next thought is – “you should be blaming Satan”. 

I can’t explain with certainty why it happened. I only know evil roams around like a lion. I can’t explain why bad things happen to good people except that I trust God to work all things out for our good. I don’t know why people must suffer and grieve with such acute pain that takes our breath away, but I know through it all God is standing beside us and sees US and is a just God. I am very defensive of God, because of what he’s done in my life. I think sometimes I have a little Peter in me as I’m ready to grab my sword and slice off an ear. 

God didn’t pull that trigger. Satan did. Remember, this earth is fallen, and belongs to Satan. God tells us to go to battle each day in this world and put on our armor. He knew this all was coming. 

Please, get to know the Lord before you castigate him. I believe if he showed up today he would be crucified again.  Because many people , as they did back then, don’t want to know him. Satan is in everything and everywhere. He did this. Not my lord and savior. Jesus is the answer. Not the problem.


More woke madness

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, job titles within the San Francisco Unified School District will no longer use the word “chief” because of concerns expressed by Native Americans. Officials there haven’t decided what moniker to use instead. News bulletin to the district… the word “chief” is commonly used in ALL KINDS OF JOBS to simply indicate leadership and authority. According to Webster’s dictionary, the origin of the word goes back to Middle English, Old French and Latin. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a knee jerk reaction.

I’m from the government, and I’m here to help

A poll of a thousand folks in the UK (which could easily translate across the pond) found that 50% said they believe in ghosts and just 20% say they have faith in government. 38% believe government has things under constant surveillance. 23% say they believe in astrology and 12% believe in magic. 18% say they’ve had contact with a ghost. Perhaps a few pints were tipped during this poll.

What’s with the milk?

I’m not a racing fan but I’ve always wondered why the winner of the Indy 500 slams down milk to celebrate. Google to the rescue. The tradition started in 1933 with Louis Meyer, who drank it after his second win because his mom told him “Buttermilk” was the best thing to drink on a hot day.” In 1946 the tradition took a decade long break. Drivers have since axed the buttermilk and opted more for whole milk, 2% and even chocolate. Buttermilk on a hot day? I’ll pass, thank you.

Shortage De Jour

From TP to frozen pizza, we’ve had a shortage conga line for the last 2 years plus thanks to COVID. As movie theatres are once again putting fannies in the seats with summer blockbusters, now we could be facing a popcorn shortage thanks to supply chain snags. No word on that hideous ersatz butter.


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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