Six In The Morning: Explosion, Crime, Bad Ads, Islamists Annnd Al Franken!


2 THAT NDP RADIO AD This thing? Heard about it? The NDP is not getting much love for its radio ad that uses harsh Brad Wall quotes on striking SGEU crop insurance workers. John Gormley, who is “appalled that our tax money goes to pay for this stuff,” doesn’t want ¬†publicly-paid political advertising at all.

3 ISLAMISTS: NOT NICE Religious extremists block aid from parts of Somalia, which is being massacred by drought and famine. Form your own highly judgmental but totally warranted opinions.

4 CRIME IS DOWN BUT WE’RE STILL NUMBER ONE The important statistic is that crime in Regina is down by eight per cent. Another notable statistic is that we’re seventh in crime severity. The much-less important though still interesting statistic is that Regina’s crime rate is the highest in Canada. Conclusion: crime’s going down and we should all feel good about that. Story here.

5 NO WAIT WE’RE NUMBER TWO Regina is tied with Vancouver as the second-fastest-growing city in Canada. Number one? Saskatoon. Good job, Planet S!

6 SPEAKING OF CRIME, THE CONSERVATIVES NEED TO START PAYING ATTENTION TO FACTS You don’t spend tons of public money to “get tough on crime” when crime is declining. This American-style jail-craziness doesn’t belong in Canada. Is it too much to expect our political leaders to be freaking competent and reality-based?

HEY, IT’S AL FRANKEN! I hadn’t heard his name in the news much lately and I missed him. But he had a good moment in the spotlight the other day taking down an anti-gay-rights bigot for twisting facts to support his beliefs. Fun!

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: Explosion, Crime, Bad Ads, Islamists Annnd Al Franken!”

  1. Al Franken is good enough, smart enough, and dog gone it… people like him. Well, except for Republicans.

  2. I’ve probably already complained about this but I’m always super annoyed to open up the LP to find opinion pieces by Gormley. He has his own opinion based radio show, isn’t that enough? My life really doesn’t require a double dose of his particular strain of crazy.

    Also it’s very nice to see Al Franken kicking butt!

  3. Oh Gormley, how I love to hate you.
    You too, L-P and S-P (essentially the same newspaper).
    Anyway, the topic at hand is kind of funny, because the point of the ad was that the Sask Party are Union-Busting Assholes. Can’t refute that! Have to attack the editing of the ad instead!
    Gormley and the fun people who call into his show talk about “how things work in the Real World” and how that is so much different than how things work for people who work for the government and under unions. And this line of attack seems to resonate with people for some reason. Instead of saying, “gee I wish I was in a union”, people say “I hate those unions!”
    Well, not all people. But enough to make me scratch my head.

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