Daily Aggregation: 29 Goals

daily-aggregation-21. EARTH WASN’T DEVASTATED BY AN ASTEROID TODAY! It’s always nice to start with the good news.

2. BIG, BADASS BLIZZARD A menacing winter storm is heading towards the U.S. East Coast. New York City officials say it could be “one of the most powerful blizzards ever recorded.” States of emergency have been declared. Hockey games might be postponed. Canada’s East Coast is preparing for power problems. You can read more from the CBC and BBC, and the Guardian has one of its helpful Liveblogs. In totally unrelated news from last week, the U.S. Senate voted that climate change is real while refusing to agree that it’s caused by humans. Because obviously scientists are wrong.

3. RECORD TEMPERATURES IN ALBERTA Here’s a story about that. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mention climate change.

4. AUSTERITY OUT OF THE AEGEAN? Sounds like the newly elected Greek government is gonna give the middle finger to Europe.

5. SLIPPERY SIDEWALKS All this fun melting and freezing has turned Regina sidewalks into nasty, dangerous things that hurt people. We now open the floor to sarcastic comments about the effectiveness of Regina’s Snowbuster campaign.

6. STRIPPERS: MENACE OR THREAT? Tonight’s City Council meeting should be a hoot. Also, has anyone pointed out that this proposed club used to be JD’s? Nickname: “Just Dirty’s”? And that bare boobs are nothing new to this building?

7. A TRAGIC REGINA FIRE WAS CAUSED BY AN UNATTENDED STOVE The Leader Post has the story, along with a video that will play automatically which is super fucking rude and annoying. I don’t mind commercials on L-P videos, but autoplay is bullshit that shows contempt for readers. Anyway, turn the volume down before you click the link.

8. DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT TILL THEY’RE SHOT Charlie Hebdo is back on firm financial ground after a bloody massacre reminded everyone that free speech is important.

9. WHO WANTS TO BET THIS LEGISLATION IS REALLY ABOUT SPYING ON CANADIAN ACTIVISTS, MEDIA AND HARPER’S POLITICAL ENEMIES? The federal Conservatives are up to something suspicious.

10. THE KING OF A COUNTRY THAT CHOPS OFF WOMEN’S HEADS IS STILL DEAD Didn’t blog on this last week, but just wanted to say: good riddance.

VIDEO: HOW ABOUT THAT ALL STAR GAME? Okay, a hockey score of 17-12 might be just a little ridiculous. Fun to watch though!

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: 29 Goals”

  1. (4) That coalition will be interesting to watch. By the way, it was my understanding that nobody in Greece pays their taxes, so why single out Jews?
    (5) We live on a corner lot and we keep our sidewalks clear of snow, but as the street sidewalk is lower than the street, it is now, thanks to the thaw and to slow drainage, impassable due to water/ice. Snowbusters can only do so much.
    (7) While the number of fires caused by children (playing with matches/lighters or deliberate firebug activity), is down, the number of cooking fires is up. Education is getting through to the kids; the adults, not so much.
    (8) Good article, though sad.
    (10) There can always be a worse successor, if not immediately then down the road.

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