Six In The Morning: Afternoon Delight

6-in-the-morning1 THESE GUYS SUCK The majority of Canadians think the Conservatives did a “somewhat poor” or “very poor” job last year. On the bright side for the party, they have a LGBT caucus now. It’s a fabulous blue tent. I imagine bouncers inspect everyone’s fingernails for disease-transmitting dirt before letting them in. Okay, okay. That’s old news, I know. And I know there are Conservatives who aren’t homophobic (also not straight). But the Tories WILL go down in history as the worst party on LGBT rights when it mattered in Canada and that shouldn’t be forgotten. Though John Baird’s public support for gay rights is appreciated.

2 ALSO, THE BOY SCOUTS WILL ALLOW OPENLY GAY YOUTH STARTING IN JANUARY So overdue. And it’s disgraceful — and embarrassing — that gay scout leaders are still discriminated against.

3 PFFFT, IT’LL BE FIIIIINE Regina residents near Regina’s amazing exploding refinery are, anecdotally, comfortable living in their neighbourhood. Also, why is a refinery anywhere near this city? Isn’t this insane?

4 RUSSIA TERRORISM UPDATE Sadness, anger, fear.

5 MARCH OF THE DRONES Six U.S. states will be test sites. Hopefully they won’t be testing the kind of drones that kill people, because those suck.

6 LAWSUIT UPDATE The Canadian government and the RCMP are no longer being sued for that famously horrible 2008 Greyhound bus murder. Also, I totally missed this but a couple of weeks ago Daniel Dale dropped his lawsuit against Rob Ford. Huh. Not sure he should’ve but it’s certainly his right.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT Yeah, yeah. It’s the afternoon, not the morning. I’ll be a better blogger in 2014. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a hoot, by the way. Not brilliant, but pleasing. Jorge’s review was spot-on. Hope they do another one in a few years.


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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 this was all a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Afternoon Delight”

  1. At long last, Whitworth’s Six in the Morning is back – hooray! So much depressing news in the world – from the bombings in Russia, to the climate change-induced weird weather systems destroying people and their property, to various and continued hurtful actions by the horrid governments in Canada and Saskatchewan. Frankly, it was a breathe of fresh air to enjoy the new Ron Burgandy movie over Xmas. I agree with Jorge’s review, and with your assessment that it was a hoot. For those who give it thumbs down – keep it mind it likely wasn’t meant to win any Oscars – so smile, laugh and enjoy without over-judging for a change. (On a related note, I thought this weekend’s Saturday Night Live episode with Rudd as host was a hoot, too, especially when his Anchorman 2 co-stars shared the stage.) As for your comment about being a better blogger in 2014, keep in mind there are some of us who love you (and rely on you) just the way you are.
    ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNCjMaXJqzs )

  2. Awww, thanks! But don’t worry about me changing. By “better” I just meant “will write Six In The Mornings” while it’s still morning.

  3. #3 Now a crude-by-rail explosion in North Dakota! Ha! We’ve change in a greedy, stupid, “it’s all good” sort of way here, and across our abnormal petro-state nation. We just want to “prosper” no matter the cost or consequences. Our mayor is the ‘Rainmayor’ and we’re all seeing the future through oil-streaked, smudge-coloured glasses. Giant fireballs in our horizon is the new abnormal.

    We need collective therapy; many people who go from living break-even or worse to wildly prosperous (at least in their heads, thanks to ego-boosting, vote-buying rhetoric from political parties and puppy-dog press), say through a lottery win, end up with mental problems and inability to properly cope.

    All this sickening crap about whitewashing every single economic development as “good” and “essential” despite human and urban and environmental fallout IS a mental illness.

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