Six In The Morning: Deactivate America

6-in-the-morning1 IS THIS THING ON? No it’s not. The U.S.  government is still most definitely off. Which means that reports on the economy aren’t being issued, garbage is piling up, air and water quality isn’t being monitored and monuments are closed.  Actually, just go to the BBC’s comprehensive overview of what is and isn’t fucked.  Apparently some Republicans are worried this could hurt their insane little tea party. Little late for that. At least the Republican House leader says he doesn’t plan to let his wingnut caucus default on the country’s debt.

2 COLD AND SNOW Temperatures are dropping and snow-management plans are being discussed.

3 ROB FORD WON’T ANSWER THE QUESTION Is he concerned that his friend and driver was arrested this week on drug charges? Who knows, he won’t answer the question. What a human disaster. UPDATE 3:46 P.M.: Actually, Ford did answer questions about Alessandro Lisi earlier this week. I mean, I don’t know if I’d say he answered them well, but he did answer ’em. Sorry to have missed this earlier. Bad Steve.



6 THERE’S A WICKED AWESOME BULL SNAKE FOR SALE ON KIJIJI Someone buy her for me, please. Actually, I probably have enough snakes. Still. What a beauty.

THE SIMMMMMPSONNNS The annual Treehouse of Horror episode is on this weekend, and the epic opening is online. It’s directed by Guillermo del Toro! He should make a damn Cthulu movie already.

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.

5 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Deactivate America”

  1. Is it just me or do the people serving time for marijuana related offenses spend more time behind bars than the rapists and sex offenders of the world… Our justice system is pathetic. Well, ahem, “justice” if you can call it that… No rehabilitation, just lock em all up and forget they exist… and let the perverts run free after a slap on the wrist.

  2. 1) American politics are way too polarized. If the ultra hardcore left/right wingers are allowed to hold a country hostage, then time to weed them out.
    3) At least Toronto City Hall isn’t facing a shutdown.
    5) Good find.

    Was the hyped death of a major Simpsons character related to this Halloween episode? Nah?

  3. mb: I’d like you to introduce me to one of these ultra hardcore left wingers you mention. Personally, I doubt very much that such a thing exists in that country.

  4. Hey Mr Dechane.

    Democrats in Good Ol’USA have their share of headaches with ultra liberals as Republicans do with their more outspoken Tea Party group of misfits. Only the Republicans have more of them.
    All I’m stating is all political parties in the USA or every other country have hardcore members whom are more troublesome than they are worth.
    It would be great to filter out the troublemakers and stick with moderates and perhaps more can be done.

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