Six In The Morning

6 in the Morning1 AMERICANS GET HEALTH CARE Watered-down, private sector-delivered health care. Much, much better than what they had though. (Guardian)

2 U.S. REPUBLICANS SUDDENLY CARE ABOUT POPULAR OPINION The  Repubes are whining that health care shouldn’t have passed because the majority of Americans have been frightened and brainwashed by corporate-funded propoganda oppose it. Salon’s Glenn Greenwald details their hypocrisy.

3 HOW BIG IS SASK’S CIVIL SERVICE? As cuts loom in Wednesday’s budget, here’s a piece on the size of government from the 1960s to the present.  (Leader-Post)

4 HARPER’S ERRORS The Toronto Star has a good recap of the PM’s recent bumbles and fumbles.

5 CAR THEFTS ARE UP, WAAAY UP, IN REGINA Oh, those cuddly, lovable young offenders and their cute shenanigans. (CBC)

600 GOALS That’s how many Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu “the Finnish Flash” Selanne has scored in his 16-year NHL career after knocking one in against the Colorado Avalanche. Seventeen other NHLers have scored 600. (TSN)

But Steve, who cares, you ask. Well, I care and I’m writing this post. Selanne started his red light-lighting NHL career in Winnipeg, my ancestral hometown, and I saw one or two of those pucks go into the net back in the day in now-bulldozed Winnipeg Arena (remember when they were allowed to name stadiums after things other than corporations?). I fact, I saw career goals numbers 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 go in as Selanne set the all-time rookie goals record in a February, 1992 two-game rampage. He set that record against the Quebec Nordiques, so it’s fitting he scored number 600 against the same franchise–even if it’s in Colorado now.

Here’s a happy trip back in time, ripped from Youtube. Take it away, Curt Keilback!

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.

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  1. Regarding the article on US Health Care, this particularly terrifying excerpt stuck out for me:

    ‘ Thousands of protesters gathered outside Congress at the weekend, shouting “kill the bill”. Some directed racist and other derogatory remarks at African-American members of Congress, including John Lewis, one of the veterans of the 1960s civil rights movement. One congressman was spat on.

    Another protester shouted “faggot” at Democratic congressman Barney Frank, who later told the Politico website: “It’s like the Salem witch trials, and healthcare is the witches. There is mass hysteria.” ‘

    Terrifying. Absolutely terrifying.

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