Four In The Afternoon: This Before Beer

4 in the Afternoon1 THEY’RE CALLING IT “FRANKENSTORM” Sure, why not. Gosh there’s sure a lot of volatile weather these days. This storm could cause $1 billion damage when it hits the East Coast. You know what I think? I think when astronauts went to the moon in the 1960s they DID SOMETHING. It’s not like erratic weather is a predictable consequence of climate change.

2 TWO-THIRDS OF SASK RESPONDENTS SAY HOME OWNERSHIP IS FOR EVERYONE! Two-thirds of respondents are clueless. Not everyone is in technology and trades, or has a unionized public sector job or cushy political appointment (good on you who do but don’t assume everyone has your good fortune). It’s tough to save when you’ve got a low wage, student loan and skyrocketing rent. Not everyone can do it, and suggestions that everyone can are specious bordering on delusional. By the way, the StarPhoenix┬áhas a story on this too, if you want to read more.

3 PRIVATE LIQUOR STORES? The Saskatchewan Government Employee’s Union dunnit likit. Trivia: this issue makes prairie dog writers argue with each other like no other — though we all agree the SLGA does a shitty job with booze selection.

4 THE NHL CANCELLED NOVEMBER Just think, in a month they’ll be able to cancel Christmas!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON KITTY! And by “kitty” I mean Slow Loris. Via premier internet boobfest The Chive.

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 “Four In The Afternoon: This Before Beer”

  1. The stores should be privatized, even the ones that exist now.

    Aren’t their “social consequences” from running a 19 hour a day casino… SGEU?

    Plus all of the VLTs, that are arm’s length run in ??? how many bars/lounges in SK.& the bar workers are min wage(mostly),+ tips.
    The casino workers get gov’t/or contract security,/bouncers.

    Min wage for a new worker at a SLGA outlet for p/t shifts $18 +change /hr + bennies.

  2. 1) Frankenstorm? Must be in conjunction with Halloween and Climate Changes.
    2) Housing demand is high…so the answer is already obvious.
    3) There is public support for some privatization. Privatizing Liquor Stores is a popular choice. Neither SLGA nor SGEU really get it? Do they? I’ll give Brad Wall some credit to balancing the SGEU crowd semi-happy with demands for no privatization and the privatization crowd semi-happy with using new private liquor stores. Only in Saskatchewan, right?
    4)Who cares!
    Cute Slow Loris.

  3. Despite their appearance, slow lorises are prosimians, a suborder of primates (the other being simians) and are therefore our distant relatives. Note the nails rather than claws; they also have a poisonous bite, unlike most mammals, and when bought and sold as pets, often have their teeth cut or removed.

    Yes, they’re cute, but as an endangered species, they are cutest in their native habitat.

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