Six In The Morning: “If You Want Justice, You’ve Come To The Wrong Place”

6-in-the-morning1 JOB PROGRAM HAS NO JOBS, NO PROGRAM Last spring, the Stephen Harper government poured a few mill into advertising a job program that didn’t exist. It still doesn’t exist.

2 WHY IS STEPHEN HARPER BANNING USERS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA FROM GROWING THEIR OWN POT, ANYWAY? They’re supposed to destroy it with kitty litter. And now here are two good reasons people should be allowed to grow their own medical marijuana: in the first place, it’s going to be more affordable for people on limited budgets, which a lot of very sick people are (because they often can’t work, right?) and second, when you grow your own, you can grow stuff that works for you. Not all pot is the same. This is just such an ignorant, clueless and frankly immoral policy. The Harper government is so terrible.

3 A 14-YEAR OLD HONOUR KILLING Final arguments have begun in the extradition hearings for the mother and uncle of Jaswinder Sidhu, who was allegedly murdered because she married someone other than the man her family wanted.  Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha face trial in India if extradited.

4 SPEAKING OF CULTURAL MISOGYNY Have you been following this story at York university? Some devout little shit said he couldn’t do a class project with women because it’s against his religion, and, um, he actually had some support from the school.

5 SPEAKING OF CULTURAL BIGOTRY Nigeria is a very homophobic place. For the sake of simplicity, I blame America.

6 EGYPT VOTES ON A NEW CONSTITUTION Story here. This will replace the Muslim Brotherhood’s Shariah-based constitution, which is barely more than a year old and gave the military an opening to launch a coup.

BONUS: MEANWHILE IN SASKATCHEWAN The investigation into the Christmas Eve afternoon refinery explosion that shook the downtown Shopper’s Drug Mart I was in at the time begins; more flu vaccine has arrived and here’s the details and Murray Mandryk has an interesting column on shifting Saskatchewan election dates.

LOOK, IT’S THE GAME OF THRONES SEASON FOUR TRAILER If you haven’t read the books or aren’t up-to-date with the show, you might want to make a point of not noticing which popular characters are conspicuously absent and presumed brutally murdered.

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.

3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: “If You Want Justice, You’ve Come To The Wrong Place””

  1. Mandryk’s column:
    There is a part where he equates fewer elections with the idea of being “more democratic”, which is kind of funny…. but with our parliamentary system, I think I actually agree with him on the point of “hey, if there’s a non-confidence vote, force some combination of the parties at the table to try to cobble together a coalition before allowing government to call another election.” I would actually support going to a system which has some manner of proportional representation, and abolishing the non-confidence vote entirely. Can’t pass a budget? Go back to the drafting board until you come up with something that will pass.

  2. (4) Two things struck me about this story. First, the professor heard the male student out, then told him that his request just wasn’t on; the student complied with the class requirement, and everything would have been copacetic if the obviously underemployed and underbrained senior management hadn’t gotten involved. Second, I thought that at least superficially, the useful idiots at York were playing right into the hands of the PQ and its discriminatory charter, which is under debate this week in the Quebec National Assembly.

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