“Daily” Aggregation: The Blue Jackets Suck

daily-aggregation-21 SUNRISE VS. SUNSET 5:57 and 7:59 — which means for the first time in 2016 we’ve got more than 14 hours of daylight. That’s all right, huh?

2 LOOKS LIKE A HOT WEEK CBC has decreed it to be so. In less cheerful climate news, the planet is burning alive.

3 ROUGH ROADS FOR WORKSITE SASKATCHEWAN Apparently the trades — viewed by some conservatives as the only legitimate career choice for people who aren’t lawyers, doctors or otherwise properly white-collared — are in trouble. Well, now that we’ve cleverly re-elected a hypercharged Saskatchewan Party majority government, I’m sure we’ll be back in boom times soon.

4 WHO’S TO BLAME? “Steve, the NDP ran a tone-deaf campaign. They got what they earned. If you’re bitter about the result, don’t blame Brad Wall.” Yes, the NDP ran a unsatisfying election campaign and the party’s now-former leader immolated himself in a ridiculous, shouty debate. So what? Hey! Maybe the Sask. Party can blame the NDP’s campaign for the looming downturn! Or there’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Brad Wall could blame him for anything that goes wrong here! Or hey! The Sask Party could blame the old film industry for being a greedy, grant-sucking, unsustainable mess.  I’m not sure what responsibility our virtually non-existent film industry bears for our economy’s imminent face-plant but bashing the creative sector probably plays well in Swift Current and that’s what matters.

5 ON THE RECORD One of the women who got put on trial for accusing Jian Ghomeshi of assault wants her name known. A heroic decision.

6 ALSO, PEOPLE SURE ARE MEAN TO MONICA LEWINSKI Story here. Annoying. Lewinski’s got nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not like she’s some racist red state xenophobe. That would be something to be afraid of.

7 COULD THE CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD COME BACK? Who knows, but the L-P’s Bruce Johnstone wrote a decent column about the possibility. If nothing else, Johnstone’s column is a good reminder that the Harper Conservatives arguably broke a promise they’d made to farmers to consult them before WCB privatization. I write “arguably” because I personally think that government was a bunch of liars who bamboozled Saskatchewan’s unfortunate farmers.

8 QUEEN CITY IMPROVEMENT BUREAU Paul Dechene and Aidan Morgan have a weekly show on CJTR! They interview everyday Regina VIPs and talk about zoning bylaws and superhero movies. This week: roller derby, parking lots, Zog the time travelling caveman and loneliness in the sub-basement.

9 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS In the lead-up to the April 30 NHL draft lottery — a.k.a. the only thing a Columbus Blue Jacket fan can look forward to at this point in the season — I’m running the NHL Draft Lottery Simulator every day. Will my lame, godforesaken team get the first overall pick so they can draft U.S. phenom Austin Matthews and maybe make the playoffs next year? Not today. Today they got leapfrogged by three teams with better records, and will drop to the 7th overall spot. That’s my team!

NHL Lottery Simulator-April 18

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.

One thought on ““Daily” Aggregation: The Blue Jackets Suck”

  1. 1) Longer Days ahead.
    2) Blame Trudeau and his Sunny Days.
    3) I’m sure the AB NDP want a return to boom times too if they are to survive the 2019 election.
    4) Very little changed in the election results from 2011 to 2016.
    Most of the SK voters can’t relate to the NDP. Cam Broten is a good guy, but he clearly didn’t have the people’s confidence in him compared to Wall. Plus he has such a young family with a 4th baby on the way. No way he should be sacrificing his time with his young kids.
    & NDP lost today in Manitoba. Hello Tory Blue. Only AB NDP are left.
    5) Agreed.
    6) Why do people keep bringing up what Monica Lewinsky did with screwing a former president. Past is in the past.
    7) Bring back a problematic single desk CWB? Let’s see. The courts didn’t side with CWB Pro single desk supporters to keep it. Trudeau’s Lib Fed Gov’t already said in Parliament back in Feb., it’s now too late to reverse the sale of the CWB to restore it back to the Single Desk. There’s no political appetite to create another version of it. It’s gone.
    Only a small vocal minority wants to keep bringing it back. Dual Marketing is the ideal choice.
    Time to move on.
    8) Woohoo…they have own weekly radio show. Invite either John Gormley or Main Street for an open radio session.

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