Six In The Morning

1 RIGHT ON CALGARY Canada has its first Muslim mayor. After a close race, Naheed Nenshi is now the mayor of Calgary, says the Globe and Mail. I’m now just imagining him and Glen Murray, North America’s first openly gay mayor, bumping into each other and high fiveing.

2 WE’LL TRY ASKING CRAIGSLIST NICELY As reported by the CBC, Saskatchewan’s justice minister is asking Internet classifieds site Craigslist to take down any ads that offer sex for money. Craigslist has already done this down in the United States. Ontario is undertaking similar action.

3 ELECTED SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS MIGHT BECOME A RARER BREED So says this New York Times assessment and over forty years of history.

4 TWO YEARS IS A LONG TIME FOR SOME As reported by NPR, France is being rocked by strikes after the government suggested raising retirement age from 60 to 62.

5 THIS WEEK IN ROBOTS Some folks down in Japan are saying they have the first robot pop star, according to techyum. We’re one step closer to Bieber vs. Mechabieber.

6 4CHAN JUSTICE = REAL-LIFE JUSTICE The lady who tossed a cat in the garbage is getting fined after pleading guilty, says the Guardian U.K. Internet vigilantism works, folks.

BONUS Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party is going to save American politics; Slate looks at a legendary Disney animation flop; and your Daily Puppy is Lucy the Lhasa Apso.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning”

  1. Re: #1, Calgarians are more cosmopolitan and pragmatic than they are given credit for. They clearly had had enough of the Bronconnier-McIver bickerfest, and, left with a choice of 2, opted for the candidate they perceived as being more familiar with City Hall and its workings. Now they’ll be watching to see if the new guy can get City Council to play well together and with others. His religion had as much to do with his achievement of elected office as JFK’s did (i.e.nothing); the voters went for freshness and promise.

  2. maclean’s was right, municipal elections could use political parties – specifically, the rent is too damn high party

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