Six In The Morning: Noon Edition


2 BANANA TOSSER ARRESTED. Good. Too bad it sounds like the black dude on the receiving end of the banana might be a bit of a homophobe. And to the commentators who will say the “homophobic slur” (“faggot” I assume) might not have been intended as a homophobic slur: well, normally I’d be willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt but since the hockey player on the receiving end of Simmonds’ snipe, Sean Avery, is a prominent gay rights  advocate, I lean toward thinking the slur was meant in a homophobic way.

3 SPENDING MONEY TO FIGHT POVERTY SAVES MONEY A new report has some old news. And it’ll be ignored by most politicians, as usual. In fact, the Conservatives are investing in the wrong end of the problem: prisons. So, whatever. Actually, I think I better include a block quote to get the attention of the welfare-bashing blockheads out there:

A homeless person in Calgary, for example, can run up $42,000 a year in costs at emergency shelters. Putting that person in a prison or psychiatric hospital would cost about $120,000. But giving that person access to supportive housing and social services would cost between $13,000 and $18,000, the report says.

Please make a note, all you self-described “taxpayers”: smart social policy saves money. Jails cost a fortune (like a half-billion dollar fortune).

4 CRIME KEEPS GOING DOWN IN REGINA Huh. Well, we better get our Conservatives to arrest more people and build more jails then.

5 OF COURSE DICK CHENEY SHOULD BE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED WHEN HE ENTERS ENTERED CANADA He helped start an illegal war and make torture legal. Those are facts. There’s no way he shouldn’t be, have been arrested. Arrest him already.

6 ONE MORE YEAR TO COMPLETE THE CIRCLE Saskatoon’s Circle Drive, that is.

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.

2 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Noon Edition”

  1. reminder that sean avery did this

    and this

    and this

    and this

    and has an awful reputation in the league for things like this

    you do not have the privilege of being offended by mean words when you are the most hated person in the sport

  2. Meh, statistics. Crime isn’t actually going down, people are just not reporting it as much. I guess because they know that the soft on crime judges won’t put the criminals in jail long enough, or they know there’s not enough room to put them in jail. Yeah, that’s it.

    Besides, if the government decided not to build new jails there really wouldn’t be enough room to house the criminals once the new tough on crime bill passes, and more seriously, that would make them flip-floppers.

    It would make them responsive to facts too, and that’s not going to happen. I wonder if they’ll build a brand spanking new prison in Huntsville, Ont.

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