Daily Aggregation: Many News Things For You To Click On

daily-aggregation-21 COULD SOMEONE PLEASE DRAG AWAY THESE WILD HORSES? They’re breaking things in northern Saskatchewan. They tried to eat a guy’s truck!

2 DENMARK PLOTS TO MURDER ANOTHER CUTE GIRAFFE How much giraffe blood will it take to slake the Danes’ evil thirst? When will the madness end?

3 THE HUMANE SOCIETY WANTS A NEW BUILDING We’re having a boom! Someone build ’em one!

4 A THING TO READ ABOUT THE FSIN ATTEMPT TO BUY TWO SASK CASINOS Here’s a column from Greg Fingas criticizes the Sask. Party.

5 “ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS GET MONEY FROM TERRORISTS”: FLAHERTY One of the many reasons no one with any sense votes Conservative is the Harper government’s tendency to use the tools of governance to attack their opponents. Another political party has money? Kill the per-vote subsidy. Constantly getting in trouble for election violations? Re-write election laws. Environmental groups making some good points about the problems with pipelines? Surprise! They’re all getting audited. The justification? They’re taking money from terrorists. Sheesh.

6 SPEAKING OF THE CON’S ORWELLIAN FAIR ELECTIONS ACT Mulcair’s NDP, which has by far been the best party in the House Of Commons over the past few years, pushes back. By the way, The Globe and Mail actually has a subscriber-only article with the headline “Trudeau or Harper for best PM? Polls depend on how you ask”. Seriously, fuck the Globe. It’s for Bay Street, not regular people.

7 MARGARET WENTE SAYS PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN KILLED HIMSELF She seems to think addiction is a choice. No, it is not, which is why we have sympathy for the Rob Fords. You know what might be a choice? Writing like an asshole who’s oblivious to her own good luck and privilege. Once again, fuck The Globe and Mail. There’s no excuse for them to ever publish garbage.


9 BAD WEATHER IN THE U.S.A. Storms! Snow! Eek!

10 TEEMU WAS HURT AT THE OLYMPICS! Nooooooooooooooo! Oh wait, it sounds like he’ll be okay. Thank goodness. Teemu is my favourite.

11 THURSDAY MORNING MEDAL COUNT 10 Medals, good for second place in the weighted medal rankings. Germany leads with six gold medals to our four, but #3 Norway has the most total medals with 13. We’re actually tied for fourth in the total medal count.

THIS VIDEO WINS THE INTERNET A sportscaster destroys homophobes and it’s fantastic.


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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.

8 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: Many News Things For You To Click On”

  1. There is a perfectly good city property on the corner of 11th ave & Halifax st ; that the CoR could donate to RHS. Lots of space / no need to build new.

  2. On the other hand, in trying to appeal to a demographic it only wants for its subscription dollars, and possible white picket fence street cred, a lot of Globe writing that doesn’t pertain to business comes off as corny and affected, so it should stay a business paper.

  3. What does that “rancher” mean by “many will be shot” ? Doesn’t anyone up there know how to build a fence?

  4. Ron: next time you take a drive in the country, look and see how few fences there are around large stretches of farm/ranch land. Fencing is expensive and requires constant maintenance, which is one reason for the feedlot in cattle operations. Bison and elk ranchers must have fences, but there hasn’t been a wholly bison/elk-proof fence invented yet. Deer and antelope fly over or under fences with aplomb, and determined cattle and horses can lean on fenceposts until they sag or break.

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