1 THE U.S. TAUGHT MILITARY OFFICERS THAT ISLAM IS AN ENEMY RELIGION AND MECCA MIGHT HAVE TO BE NUKED This kind of nonsense is not helpful. I can’t comment beyond that because I didn’t have time to read this article — I just skimmed it.

2 MORE JOBS FOR CANADA YAYYY Our country added 58,200 jobs in April, which is probably good news since Stephen Harper laid half our government off this spring and there’s a lot of people looking for work. Then again, I don’t know if these are real jobs that pay people enough to live on or crummy low-wage gigs with no security and minimal benefits because I didn’t read the piece,I just skimmed it.

3 A RIOT IS NOT HALLOWEEN, YOU GUYS The Conservatives want to send mask-wearing rioters to jail for up to 10 years. I imagine countries like Egypt that’ve had issues with protestors are closely studying this idea but I don’t actually know because I didn’t read this story — I just skimmed it.

4 HE’S REALLY SORRY The U.S. Vice-President apologized to President Barack Obama for forcing his hand on the only-controversial-to-assholes issue of same-sex marriage. I don’t know if Joe Biden also apologized to Obama for the piles of money raised for Obama’s re-election campaign since Wednesday because I did not read this article; I just skimmed it.

5 HE’S KINDA SORRY? Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean clarifies remarks he made apparently comparing hockey players to dead 9-11 firefighters. I dunno exactly, I didn’t watch the whole video. I just skimmed the first 30 seconds. Also, it is HILARIOUS to see Don Cherry, a repeat trouble-mouth, stand quietly beside someone else who’s in hot water for saying something controversial for a change.

6 THESE CONSERVATIVES AREN’T BLOWHARDS A “network of ultra-conservative groups” is scheming to derail solar and wind power. I don’t know if the term “conservative” is quite the right word for these deranged extremists but then again I didn’t read this whole article, I just skimmed it.

BONUS: HEY, DAKOTA’S IN THE LEADER-POST! Regina-born cartoonist Dakota McFadzean is interviewed in today’s Leader-Post. Dakota, who used to write a comic for the L-P, will be familiar to prairie dog readers for his illustration work, particularly on covers, and for his comic (which runs every issue). I’m sure that essential fact is mentioned in the Leader-Post interview but I don’t know for sure because I haven’t had time to read this interview yet — I just skimmed it.