Daily Aggregation: Onward To Autumn

daily-aggregation-2Summer was great but now that we’re on the other side of the Labour Day weekend it’s time to get back to overwork (as opposed to just work). Let’s hit it!

1. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DECREE WISH FOR Heather Mallick makes the case that several Harper  policies have damaged Harper’s election chances. Also, if you just plain enjoy good writing, Mallick’s first sentence is a beaut: “Here’s a tip. If you’re running a hard-right government with a tyrannical sense of mission, don’t pass a law mandating US-style fixed-date elections. For you are Father Time’s plaything. It will bat you like a cat toy.” Read it all here.

2. ANOTHER GODDAMN PARKING LOT Regina breaks its own rules. Downtown Regina is already a surface-lot scarred moonscape but hey! Always room to make bad things worse.

3. WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE FOR A PARTY THAT RECRUITS IDIOTS LIKE THESE? We’ve all heard about these imbeciles but did you know there’s also a Conservative candidate who skulks around at night in a camouflage jacket, toting a pair of handcuffs and making citizen arrests? Who owns handcuffs? Do you own handcuffs? I don’t own handcuffs. Maybe the guy just has a super-exciting love life. Or maybe he’s Batman, or, um, a serial killer. So many possibilities!

4 SAY, HOW MANY DEFICITS HAS THE HARPER GOVERNMENT  RUN AND HOW COME NO ONE CAN AGREE ON A NUMBER? It’s complicated. Also, at least six deficits.

5 BIRTH CONTROL CLINIC ATTACKED BY TERRORISTS More evidence that anti-abortion crusaders have a larger agenda, which includes eliminating birth control. (Remember the time Bill Whatcott wanted to outlaw divorce? It’s not his hideous beliefs that are on the fringe of the anti-abortion movement; it’s his willingness to honestly admit them.)

6. MEME BY ME I was bored on the weekend and made these. Click ’em to embiggen.

Jerry Bance memed-3 Ryan Leef memed-1 Tim Dutaud memed-1

 

 

 

 

 

7. CANADA’S LETHAL REFUGEE REPUTATION “Those now putting Canada’s refugee policies under scrutiny will realize that this much else is clear: the Harper government has more than one refugee’s death on its hands.” More here.

8. HOSTAGE SITUATION A Saskatoon man’s parents are being held by Islamic State militants. Great.

TRAILER: THE LOBSTER This looks weird and fun. Can’t wait for it to get here!

https://youtu.be/bemcHBqng4o

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.

3 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: Onward To Autumn”

  1. Why oh why couldn’t we have waited until September 29th to out those candidates? Now they can be replaced.

  2. And the problem with that is…? Would you be saying the same thing if Liberal or NDP or Green Party candidates had been found to be seriously questionable? I would think that fairness to the constituents might be a consideration.

  3. Surprised it took as long as it did to ‘out’ Jerry Bance. I assume Marketplace had his name, and informed the homeowner that he had done the gentlemanly thing by pissing in a cup before dumping it down the drain, rather than fouling the whole sink. I think I’d wanna know if my candidate/plumber was dipping his penis into my drinking thing and expelling his bodily fluids.

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