1 KOREA SCARY BADNESS ALERT From the Guardian: “China fears that tensions on the Korean peninsula could spiral out of control, President Hu Jintao told Barack Obama last night, according to state media. The telephone call between the two leaders came as South Korea began fresh military exercises – including in an area close to the disputed Yellow Sea border – despite military warnings from the North.” Yikes.
2 BRIDGE DECISION Tonight, Saskatoon councillors will decide the final fate of a crumbling an unsafe or something historic traffic bridge. Probably the most interesting story that’ll happen in Saskatchewan today — I write that seriously and not sarcastically. This is a big, interesting story. About a bridge!
3 DON CHERRY’S PAL WHO ONCE DISPARAGED THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IS COMPARING HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS TO HITLER LIKE, A WEEK AFTER HE WAS ELECTED Don, Don, Don. We all knew Julien Fantino was an ass. What’s wrong with your judgment?
4 JET-QUENCH THAT QUARK-GLUON PLASMA, AW YEA Science be hap’nin right heayuh, bitchez!
5 THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME? Tropical forests could be truly, really, extra-clobbered by global warming. Well, we knew that. But apparently it’s even worse than feared.
6 THE GREAT RAW MILK DEBATE Meeting yesterday, story here. Carle was at the meeting and there will be an article on this in the next prairie dog.
AND HERE’S MORE STUFF THAT HAPPENED Teenage murder and heartbreak in Regina. Is a deal close on extending the stupid, stupid, unsustainable Bush tax cuts? There’s been some tourist-killin’ by a killer shark in the Red Sea. Google’s launching an e-book store. The Canadian Public Health Association says we need a national immunization strategy–butwhat will the Playboy bunnies say? P.E.I. women who have abortions don’t want any record kept of it. Court stuff is happening with California’s mega-bigoted Proposition 8 today. A Canadian man has been sentenced to death in Iranafter being tortured and having his teeth smashed to get a confession. A women’s soccer coach at a Tennessee Christian university says she was forced to resign after telling her team and university officials she and her female partner were having a baby. Wikileaks cables show Hillary Clinton thinks Saudi Arabia is shitty at stopping terrorism fundraising, which confirms my belief that Clinton is not and has never been dumber than celery. Conservative census changes cause more problems. Wikileaks cables show how the U.S. gets the climate deals it wants. And there’s monuments but no money for relatives of Air India victims. Did any of us blog anything Friday about the University of Regina suing CFS? Well, the story’s here. You already know my feelings on this.
COMMENTARY: WOW NERDS ARE NERRRDS I don’t know anything about this stupid “World Of Warcrap” game or the lame-sounding new “Crapaclysm” expansion that launches at midnight, which is about some city-sized, armoured dragon named Deathwing who shatters the world of Azeroth, changing it forever in UNSPEAKABLY COOL WAYS. And, um, I don’t know about wicked new playable races like the Worgen, the SUPEREFFINGAWESOME werewolf-people of Gilneas or the sneaky, fun-to-play goblins of the southern seas who’ve joined the Horde. And I don’t care about the new undersea raid and seahorse mounts and the fact I’ll be able to fly ANYWHERE on my violet proto-drake and, nnrg, ahh, arrrgh, Can! Fight! Nerd-urges! NO LONGER!!! BLAAAAAAAAAGH!
…anyone want to buy me a new computer?