Daily Aggregation: Being Superman

daily-aggregation-21. PUNISH THE SLUTS New Brunswick’s Morgentaler clinic is closing because the provincial government won’t fund it. Problem with that is, it leaves New Brunswick women with precisely two hospitals that provide the service. And they’ll only perform an abortion if TWO doctors agree it’s “medically necessary”. Where the fuck the province gets off pushing  anti-scientific religious flimflam on women who are capable of making their own health decisions is unknown.

2. PUNISH THE CBC Conservative funding cuts and the loss of Hockey Night In Canada have forced CBC to cut 657 jobs over two years. I imagine this will put downward pressure on journalist wages across the country, which corporate media outlets will like. You know, some people think a world-class democracy would find a way to strengthen its public broadcaster rather than nickle-and-dime it to death.

3. BRAZEAU BUSTED The suspended senator was arrested after fighting with a woman and a man at her residence. He was charged with assault, making threats, breaching conditions and cocaine possession.

4. CAR TROUBLE The United Nations approves sending peacekeepers to the murder, torture and rape-plagued Central African Republic.

5. SASKTEL REVENUE IS DOWN Read all about it.

6. JACKASS POSTS KIJIJI AD, BUSY PEOPLE FORCED TO WASTE VALUABLE BRAIN-TIME ON IT The home for rent ad says no n*****s, no f*****s and no furries. How do furries get on that list? Weirdness.

7. STEPHEN COLBERT WILL REPLACE DAVID LETTERMAN Uhhhhhhh… does this mean the end of his conservative pundit character? I don’t know if I want to see the greatest satirist in television history reduced to a celebrity interviewer.

8. PITTSBURGH SCHOOL STABBER UPDATE He’s apparently being charged as an adult? Sigh. Sounds like a tragic mental health situation rather than a criminal case to me.

9. THE WAR ON SRIRACHA CONTINUES Irwindale, California wants to shut down a Sriracha plant just because its stinky fumes are making residents sick. Pfft. The sweet scent of spicy pepper processing couldn’t possibly bother anyone reasonable. We must fight for Sriracha! Who’s with me?

VIDEO: BEING SUPERMAN This GoPro promotion is pretty good! Metropolis is looking a little run down, 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: Being Superman”

  1. I’m sure the PD will post this sudden news soon. Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty passed away at 64. Regardless of political affiliation, he was truly a good everyday man.


    1) No opinion.
    2) A further weakened CBC only means it should be weaned off of taxpayer funds and join the private world. Make a deal with Rogers to buy it with guaranteed conditions that it’s essential core services are maintained for as long as Rogers exists as a company.
    3) We know Brazeau will face jail time soon.
    5) Sasktel has so much infrastructure and competition to deal with.
    6) I lived in Swift Current for a time. People like that do exist.
    7) I think Colbert will be a good fit. He’s due for a change.
    8) He stabbed over 20 people. 4 critical! He doesn’t deserve any special treatment.
    9) I’m with you!
    That’s a good superman video.

  2. (2) The CBC had decades to make itself a truly national public broadcaster and cultural resource. It opted to become Toronto-centric and dismissive, if not downright contemptuous, of the rest of Canada. It gets very little sympathy from me.
    (4) Are you competing with “The Economist” for cutesy-poo headlines?
    (7) Only time will tell.
    (8) I’m with MB. Being tried as an adult doesn’t cancel the possibility of being found not criminally responsible due to mental infirmity. On the other hand, the possibility of a kid’s being tried as an adult might, just might, get some parents to seek professional help before something terrible happens.

    It’s heart-breaking when someone retires, only to die suddenly, or lose his/her spouse unexpectedly, and be unable to enjoy that retirement. Condolences to Mr. Flaherty’s family and friends.

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