Six In The Morning: Conservatives!!!

6-in-the-morning1 DEVASTATION IN OKLAHOMA A tornado wrecked a suburb of Oklahoma City yesterday, leaving 24 people dead. Photos here. Especially horrible: an elementary school was leveled.

2 WHAT A WEEKEND As of this morning, two Conservative senators and the PMO’S former chief of staff are holidaying in scenic and sunny resignationland. The Senators, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin, have both been subject to probes into shenaniganical expense claims while Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top man has stepped down because he wrote a $90,000 cheque to Mike Duffy to bail him out of trouble.  Turns out a former legal adviser to the PM brokered the deal between Wright and Duffy. CTV reports that in exchange for the $90K and, apparently, a promise that a Senate investigation would go easy on him, Duffy would promise to repay the expenses. CTV also reports that Harper is “very upset” about this mushrooming scandal. I guess that’s why he’s fled the country.

3 AND THEN THERE’S THIS “Dozens of people appointed to plum patronage jobs have been donating to the Conservative party, despite government rules that forbid it.” Yikes.

4 AND THEN THERE’S ROB FORD The Toronto Mayor, who may have been filmed smoking crack cocaine, made his first public appearance since Friday when he dismissed the accusations without denying them. New York magazine has a list of Rob Ford controversies–which includes DUIs, driving while reading, accusations of unwanted touching, belligerent public drunkenness and offering to get oxycontin for constituents,  and other nonsense The Star has its own list. This whole story is incredible. Ford seems completely out of control. Forget about staying on as mayor–I can’t see how this guy’s going to still be alive in two years.


6 SO WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT BC ELECTION, ANYWAY? Ill-timed boners for policy, possibly.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? I HADN’T. IT’S FUNNY! WATCH IT! Patton Oswalt as the Penguin verses a somewhat, erm, dim Batman.

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 “Six In The Morning: Conservatives!!!”

  1. 1) Another Bad Tornado Season comes to the US.
    2) People will be too distracted with Summer to remember Duffy and other Conservative Headaches.
    3) You’d think they’d clamp down on the rules?
    4) I wonder how can Ford get out of this? Or is it true the Toronto Star is out to get him?
    5) Really is a no-brainer…leave the teen alone.
    6) Have the NDP in power? Bad idea. Keeping NDP out of power. Good idea.
    Funny bat man!

  2. The recent ass-kicking proves what the average person thinks of the NDP not what the chronic internet whiner thinks. You are next Mulcair!

  3. Kristy Clark(e) lost her seat, that’s pretty sad. As for the NDP, yes, if the electorate becomes increasingly old, crabby, and wickedly paranoid that NDP is lurking in their cabbage patch trying to spend their money, despite a fiscal record that’s equally if not more disciplined than any Conservative Govt has been recently, while voters with cell phones and no landlines under 30 refuse to vote then they will continue to get their ass kicked, despite the awful alternative, ie Rob “Crack Bin” Ford, Clark(e) “I Lost My Own Seat” Kristy, Stephen “No One Can Stand Working For Me” Harper.

  4. I think its amusing that younger voters feel the NDP is “their party”. What kept the NDP in power for the most part in Sask. over the years, was senior citizens living in rural areas and farms. This was mainly because of Tommy Douglas and the CCF party which were an advocate for the farmer. When the Liberal party becomes strong again, younger voters will once again flock back to them. I live in an area of Regina that has voted NDP for many years and the average age has to be somewhere in the 70 – 90 yrs. range. Yep, old NDPers off the farm.

  5. 5) The shoe has, actually, been on the other foot. Statutory rape laws have been used, not often but occasionally, by parents who wanted to put an end to what they considered an inappropriate relationship between a young daughter and an older boy. While I can sympathize with parents who are deeply troubled by and concerned for their child, and feel desperate and without an alternative, I have a hard time justifying the use of criminal law to substitute for parental authority and responsibility. That just seems too much like the thin edge of the wedge.

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