Evening Aggregation: Farewell, Twinkie

daily-aggregation-21 U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS VIRGINIA SAME-SEX MARRIAGES Meanwhile, Florida struck down its gay marriage ban for the fifth time since mid-July. The ruling is stayed — no marriages yet — but out of state marriages will now be recognized.

2 OH STEPHEN HARPER He only cares about evil shit when Islamic extremists assholes do it.

3 WHO WILL THINK OF THE DIRT? What’s going on with the chunks of ground being removed from the stadium site? This.

4 HENRY ROLLINS WRITES SOMETHING DANGEROUSLY IGNORANT AND STUPID His idiotic column. An excellent response.

5 NHL TWEAKS DRAFT LOTTERY Here’s a story for us hockey nerds. We’re less than a month out from the start of the NHL season!

6 GLOBAL WARMING SLOWING? MORE LIKE FAKE! It turns out global warming is not happening! Yes, it was a socialist scheme all along, perpetrated by left-wing scientists and enabled by liberal media! The plan was to force advanced, civilized and superior countries like the United States to send money to crummy third-world nations who can’t do anything right. Classic commie wealth redistribution!

And since global warming isn’t real, you don’t have to read this story explaining how the oceans are temporarily absorbing heat, causing warming — which is still going on — to slow.

VIDEO: R.I.P., TWINKIE A big, cute, pretty and tame snake died a while ago. Sad.

 

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.

6 thoughts on “Evening Aggregation: Farewell, Twinkie”

  1. (3) That’s one of the better ideas to come out of this place.
    (4) Although Mr. Rollins stupidly indulged himself and muddied the waters of the discussion, I can understand why he might feel the way he does. One of the saddest things about Robin Williams’s death is that other people, especially young people, might say to themselves “See? If Robin Williams couldn’t get beyond his depression, how can anyone expect me to?”
    Depression brings with it a terrible lack of perspective.

  2. The writer of the Henry Rollins rebuttal seems to have misinterpreted the paragraph that she quoted.
    She said, “and he did so while supporting the harmful stigma that depression and suicide are the results of “mistakes you make.””
    What she quoted was, “No matter what mistakes you make in life, it should be your utmost goal not to traumatize your kids.”
    I don’t think Rollins was saying, in any way at all, that depression and suicide are the results of mistakes you make in life; he was saying that when people have kids, they are still allowed to make mistakes, but should try to be mindful not to do something so terrible that it messes up their kids. I can actually agree with that in some sense, that your overall burden of responsibility goes up when you have kids, but what Rollins really misses is that depression (and addiction) is a Brain Thing that cannot always be overcome by willpower or sensibility, or medication, or anything else. People do some messed up things when they are depressed; but unlike other actions, suicide doesn’t have an “undo” button once you actually accomplish it. It’s a slippery slope to say that people have 0% or 100% responsibility for actions they take while affected by depression, but it IS unfair to place disdain against people who kill themselves.

  3. 1) The US Supreme Court is all over the place with same sex marriage per state.
    2) You could say Harper got it only 1/2 right.
    3) Much better option than sending all that dirt to the dump.
    4) I partially agree with both sides Henry Rollins and Megan Seling’s articles. I view a sense of frustration on both sides. Henry brings up good points about the effects on the loved ones related to the person who took their own life and Megan’s on the misunderstandings of what effects deep depression has on people which leads them to commit suicide. Neither side is really wrong when the term “Depression affects us all!” is used.
    6) I don’t care which side of the debate anyone is on. Climate changes all the time regardless.
    When Mother Earth finally decides to get rid of mankind, then so be it. Mankind has an illusion problem thinking we are masters of the planet.

    Twinkie….Funny name for a big snake. RIP.

  4. 4. I’ve been walking that thin line for a while.. I’m so sad that Robin Williams chose to do that.

    I’ve decided to let shit happen , good or bad. I figgure that I’ve got about 20 yrs left.. ok , bring it on.

    2. Fuck #harp0 Fuck the Cons Vote against their / his ; Fucking Bullshit.

    5. anyone looking for oldish hockey cards? I’ve got a signed Manon Rehume & a Cassie Campbell!!

    6. We can’t avoid history. To be greener sure, its the blind rule of our current forms of “government” , & they are ultimately in charge.
    There are your wishes & then there is their Policy.

    Gov’t handed out 4000 driving tickets last month, how many restaurant tickets did they hand out, last year?
    None of us know, because policy sez that they don’t want to “really harm” the business.. right.

  5. Number 4: if anyone is feeling that way try reading Herman Hesse’s classic Steppenwolf. You never know when you’ll encounter the magic theatre.

  6. #3 – If the city had planned ahead, maybe they could have used some of the dirt to raise the grade on any of the numerous low spots within the city limits, rather than having the dirt go to a private landowner who will no doubt benefit even further from future development of their land when the city expands. But, I guess our present-day culture is all about expansion, expansion, expansion without much regard for fixing some of the existing trouble spots in the city. Kudos to this private landowner who is already benefitting from the city’s lack of planning.

    #6 – I knew those damned socialists were behind this Global Warming bullshit. What’s next?! We’ll pull the mask off the Easter Bunny and discover it’s really NDP leader Thomas Mulcair?! Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of the two of them in the same room together.

    RIP Twinkie! Great name for a snake. I think naming snakes is hard work.

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