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House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon

The representative received notice of the decision on Wednesday.

The Rhode Island House GOP Caucus has confirmed that members voted Tuesday to expel Rep. Dan Gordon.

House Minority Leader Brian Newberry sent a letter to Gordon on Wednesday letting him know the decision, the Providence Journal reports.

The letter reportedly tells Gordon that "As a practical matter, this means you no longer have access to the House Minority Office and staff."

An explicit reason for the decision has not yet been given. Earlier this month, Newberry sent Gordon a warning letter after he reportedly made derogatory comments about fellow Republicans.

Gordon stirred up controversy earlier this year after making comments on a Tiverton-Little Compton Patch article about the newly formed at .

On the article, Gordon commented: "And this is why if I have anything to say about it, Tiverton will lose school funding to local charter schools. It doesn't matter if gay or straight, if sexual meet-up groups are being promoted in our schools rather than improving test scores, that school is failing. Is it really more important for our children to get 'sexed-up', than learning advanced math?"

stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 08:38 PM
It says that the people were duped by a crafted liar who tried to ruin the name and reputation of a good man. As a friend of Dan's how do you feel about his performance today on WPRO. Also Joe as someone who has been in construction for some time now, have you ever heard of Dan's company working on any projects around the state. Lastly Joe it was you and Crazy Richard who got confused about what name to use and it was and is you who posts with multiple names(jethro).
stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Joe, Jethro, Notorious, Biker Hd, Watchman,Crazy Richard, crime boss are just a few of the name that Joe and Dan have exchanged some of their friendly banter under.
stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 09:00 PM
I doubt the people will be voting for that dope again Joe. They probably wont vote for you either since you do nothing but run your mouth on here and have not done a thing for the town since being elected.
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 09:02 PM
This is the level of stupidity we deal with every day on the patch. They don't even now how a contractor makes money. I know several contractors who don't own any equipment other than a computer and a fax machine. Educate yourselves before you speak .
Robert E September 08, 2011 at 09:10 PM
Al Carvine, Sherri Alves, Kevin McGrath, and Dan Gordon are the ones I know of.
stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Really Joe, please name those contractors. Surely you must have heard of Dan and some of his projects since you have spent most of your life(except a few months) in the construction trade.
Robert E September 08, 2011 at 09:26 PM
Joe you need to educate yourself come up with your own comments insted or stealing them from other websites and posting them as your own you are nothing but a theif. Educate yourself and look up the defination of shill because you have no idea what it means and use it in the wrong context all the time. You are a shill for the TCC.
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 09:42 PM
Farrar Associates . Newport.
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Frank Preate general contractor.
DSilva September 08, 2011 at 09:45 PM
Joe, Are you saying you continue to support Mr. Gordon because he is not a Democrat? And does your comment mean that by extension you think all Democrats are bad?
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 09:48 PM
They manage the jobs ,all the work is subbed out to the appropriate contractor. Each sub contractor has a specialty. The general pays the bills and inspects the work. He answers to the owner, and draws the required permits.
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 09:53 PM
"Joe is worth than a thief by far' I THINK IT'S NAP TIME RASTBRI
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Jimmy, I never once said I saw or had knowledge of this company. I did say many small companies have closed their doors do to the crash in the housing market. Thanks to the progressive liberal politicians who killed the market, but that"s another story. He closed the doors and took a job as a State Rep. Probably making more than some contractors are right now. I hear the same people who post all the time making the same noise . The majority of the people are to busy working to give a good chit
DSilva September 08, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Listen to Mr. Gordon on WPRO here: http://www.630wpro.com/Article.asp?id=2281144&spid=38785
DSilva September 08, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Amen to that Jimmy. Unfortunately, we have many officials "that we will just have to live with," as painful as those bi-weekly meeting may be, until 2012. Let's just hope the people remember what "change" got them in the last election.
stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 10:25 PM
They all started out in the business and many people have heard of them and they have employees
stoney larue September 08, 2011 at 10:30 PM
Joe what happened to your list. Just more whackiness from thneTCC mouth piece
Robert E September 08, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Plagiarist Joe there you go misusing the word shill again. You sound like a broken record. Mabe you can steal a new word from someone else why don't you see what you can copy from the internet.
Joe Sousa. September 08, 2011 at 10:41 PM
There’ll be a hot time in the city of Cranston next week when Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Treasurer Gina Raimondo sit down with members of one of the state’s largest unions to talk about the pension problem. The two leaders have agreed to take questions from retirees and current workers at a forum that the Service Employees International Union Local 580 will host on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Cranston Portuguese Club on Second Avenue. The union held another pension forum in May that only Raimondo attended.
Robert E September 08, 2011 at 10:48 PM
From plagiarism.org: (Joe this is how you cite sources) "What is Plagiarism? Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense: According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means •to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own •to use (another's production) without crediting the source •to commit literary theft •to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward. But can words and ideas really be stolen? According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property, and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file). All of the following are considered plagiarism: •turning in someone else's work as your own •copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit •failing to put a quotation in quotation marks •giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation •changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit"
Rebecca Elwell September 08, 2011 at 11:55 PM
Thanks for posting this link- definitely worth listening to.
Robert Johnson September 09, 2011 at 02:35 AM
Hi Matt, Did you remove the posts where Joe Sousa names general contractors he knows who work from home with just a fax machine and a computer? I am especially interested in the one where he says "ok pot head JG Edwards Portsmouth". Or did Joe take that down in a move similar to how Dan Gordon operates. Insult, threaten, then remove.
Robert Johnson September 09, 2011 at 02:51 AM
Dan Gordon on Matt Allen WPRO 1/31/2011 Re: Fingerprint for cashing checks. Dan tells Matt, this is verbatim "I, myself, am in the construction business, I am self-employed, I haved walked in there with a sizable amount of money via a check before to cash it to make payroll, or what have you, and have been asked for my fingerprints where I have promptly turned on my heels and walked out of the door and returned to the person who issued me the check and told them I cannot accept the check for that particular reason." Go to www.vetbiz.gov, click on Search for a Veteran Owned Business, type in Alliance Building Contractors. There is a business somewhere, right? There has to be.
Robert Johnson September 09, 2011 at 03:00 AM
So we know that Dan Gordon joined the Marines right out of high school. He served for exaclty 4 years, 1987-1991. That info is from the RI Legislature bio. Then, in 2006, he established Alliance Building Contractors. That info is from CT SOS office website business filings. Does anyone from TCC, PCC or Little Compton Taxpayers Association know what Dan did in the years in between? Could someone from these groups post the questionnaire that is given to candidates so they can make an educated, informed decision that will actually benefit the towns that they supposedly serve. They do question all the candidates, right?
Robert E September 09, 2011 at 07:07 AM
Robert Johnson here is Joe’s list you need to save his posts because he posts and deletes just like Dan Joe Sousa. commented on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "JG Edwards for one." Joe Sousa. commented on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "OK stoned out JG Edwards Portsmouth" Joe Sousa. commented on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "Farrar Associates . Newport." Joe Sousa. commented on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "Frank Preate general contractor." Joe Sousa. commented on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "They manage the jobs ,all the work is subbed out to the appropriate contractor. Each sub contractor has a specialty. The general pays the bills and inspects the work. He answers to the owner, and draws the required permits."
Robert E September 09, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Joe This state has a million residents and the Teabaggers can only get 200 people to show up to attend a rally in North Kingstown, pitiful. The illegal aliens get more people then that to show up to the State House for a rally.
Robert E September 09, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Joe Sousa.deleted his comment on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "The shill can't stand it when average citizens learn about the fraud that was perpetrated on them by the people we trusted with our Government, and finances. I C FAT Informed Citizens For an Affordable Tiverton" Whats the matter Joe realize this comment refered to Dan Gordon so you had to delete it?
David September 09, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Joe what legislation regarding pensions did Gordy put forth and then jump up and down to the media to present? NOTHING. TCC = no results
Robert Johnson September 12, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Joe Sousa regarding Dan Gordon Joe Sousa. 6:06pm on Thursday, September 8, 2011 Jimmy, I never once said I saw or had knowledge of this company. I did say many small companies have closed their doors do to the crash in the housing market. Thanks to the progressive liberal politicians who killed the market, but that"s another story. He closed the doors and took a job as a State Rep. Probably making more than some contractors are right now. I hear the same people who post all the time making the same noise . The majority of the people are to busy working to give a good chit From Rep. Brian Newberry's Facebook: Dan Gordon: I couldn't agree more. In my line of work, commercial construction, I deal with a wide variety of issues involving law and legislation. Examples: Building codes, worker's comp., contract law, unemployment insurance, bonding, liability insur...ance, E-Verify, background checks for employees on Federal projects, and many more. Shall I be subject to imposition by an unelected body because of my duality as a self-employed person that espouses rugged individualism, and a duly-elected law maker? That in itself promotes corruption by political appointees. April 13 at 8:05pm Which is it Joe, knowledge of his company or no knowledge? You wrote Dan Gordon "closed the doors and took a job as a State Rep.", when did that happen?
DSilva September 12, 2011 at 07:58 PM
Really I just can't understand anyone defending this guy if you have actually met him. Despite what Joe or anyone else sees as good intentions, he is just not a proper representative. Every time I have seen him he is condescending and cool and just doesn't have a grasp on the issues. Fine if Joe and others want to go have a beer with the guy, but we must not defend those who have no business representing the people even if they are part of our "party."

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