1 OUR TROUBLED WORLD Gang rape in India, rape being used as a weapon of war in Syria, and Islamists  and bombs in Mali. Common denominator? Men, men, men. Sometimes I wonder if the world would be a better place if male babies were drowned at birth with a few kept for breeding stock. I’m really glad they’re not, obviously. Some of my best friends are men. But still, I do wonder.

2 LET BAD MOUNTIES HAVE THEIR FUN The Royal Canadian Mounted Police didn’t keep track of officers who’d driven drunk, committed assaults and perpetrated fraud. They do now.  Good job, CBC.

3 WE PASS LAWS THAT WILL CAUSE IRREPARABLE HARM TO THE CANADA’S WATERWAYS, RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER TREATY RIGHTS AND HAVE CONSISTENTLY SHOWN CONTEMPT FOR CANADA’S FIRST NATIONS, AND FOR SOME REASON THEY WON’T TALK TO US! Saskatchewan Conservative MP Rob Clarke cannot for the life of him figure out where Idle No More is coming from but he is pretty sure that there are “misconceptions out there.”

4 CUT! THE! ARTS! WOO! There are different schools of thought on the University of Saskatchewan’s budget deficit which is happening in the middle of Saskatchewan’s boom. How peculiar. It’s almost like the provincial government is waging a comprehensive war against anything that doesn’t involve welding, digging or shoveling.

5 RETURN OF THE FOUNTAIN The City Square plaza is finally getting a fountain. Maybe. Want more on the City budget? Here’s the L-P’s budget coverage is here and CJME’s is here. Dechene’s will be along presently-ish. I don’t want to give too much away but it sounds like there might be graphs. Shhh!

6 ANIMAL PARADE An obese kitty has been adopted while the IKEA monkey may have been beaten and strangled. I assume these allegations are credible and come from interviews with the monkey in question. Surely they’re not just wild smears to discredit the owner of an illegal, exotic animal.

I THINK WE’D ALL RATHER BE ON A F#@KING CRUISE SHIP Let’s hear it for succinct!