Six In The Morning: I Really, Really Hate Mondays Edition

1 COURT RULES TODAY This morning, the Saskatchewan Court Of Appeal will rule on whether marriage commissioners can recuse themselves from marrying same-sex couples on religious grounds. They better get this one right. Will public servants get handed a “my religion sez I don’t have to do that thing I think is icky” pass?

2 WE NEED INFORMATION  Canada’s freedom of information access system kind of sucks, apparently.


4 THE GUY ACCUSED OF SHOOTING GABRIELLE GIFFORDS MIGHT BE UNWELL The New York Times has a fairly in-depth profile of the suspect and it’s not pretty (though it is fascinating). And the NYT’s Paul Krugman says the suspect might  be nuts but that doesn’t excuse the climate of conservative hate rhetoric.

5 THE BLAME PALIN BACKLASH IS ON Or, “hey, that little girl would’ve grown up to be Hitler so it’s good she was murdered“. Also, here’s FAIR on the Fox News record of violent rhetoric.

6 POWER AND PRIVILEGE Apparently if the Kennedy family doesn’t like the way their public-figure members are portrayed in a TV series they can lobby their friends in high places and get the show pulled off a network. Hm hmm.

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.

4 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: I Really, Really Hate Mondays Edition”

  1. CBC has the result – marriage commissioners can’t refuse to marry same-sex couples. Frankly, I’m not surprised, since if the courts gave them free rein to discriminate based on their beliefs all hell would break loose. Can you imagine other civil servants claiming this??

  2. Yep! and what about doctors and pharmacists? Or teachers? Would’ve been a gigantic clusterfuck.

    See my next post for a delightfully smug and inflammatory headline (all of which is justified since people’s civil rights were publicaly dragged through the mud over this)

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