Six In The Morning: The News Stinks

1 KEEPING IT QUIET The CBC has an investigative report into sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of Canada, which is getting some victims to sign confidentiality agreements.

2 ALSO, WINGS EXTRA Apparently Canada’s really expensive new jet planes won’t be delivered with arctic-ready communications. Also, Canada makes it a priority to spend up to $30 billion on fancy army planes while our environment rots, child poverty soars, students graduate with $25K debt loads and we have no universal daycare and Saskatchewan keeps voting for Conservatives so whatever. Hey, let’s listen to talk radio and make fun of protesters in tents.

3 THIS WEEK IN OTTAWA Legislation might be introduced to give more seats to more-populated provinces. As it stands, a Saskatchewanian’s vote is worth 1.7 times an Ontario resident’s vote.

4 CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS THROW BUCKETS OF MONEY AT THEIR FAVOURITE AWFUL POLITICAL PARTY Well, when one has money, one may use it to grease one’s favourite weasels.

5 CREDIT CARD COMPANIES ARE STRANGLING WIKILEAKS I’m so glad that our financial institutions are out there protecting us from state secrets.

6 AND THERE WAS AWFULNESS IN TURKEY Hundreds are dead and nearly 1,000 buildings collapsed after a major earthquake in Eastern Turkey. Notable sentence: “Turkish seismologist Polat Gulkan told the BBC that building regulations were often ignored in Turkey.”

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAPPY NEWS. MAYBE THIS WILL CHEER US UP The second trailer for the new Harold and Kumar movie has nudity, swearing, Plasticine genitalia, gushing head wounds and drug use by toddlers. Enjoy.

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.

4 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: The News Stinks”

  1. I have a curiosity about party funding. The consensus seems to be rich people tend to be conservatives and thus they pad the parties pockets in order to advance their causes. However I see studies that show intelligent people are most often left leaning. Highly educated people also tend to be left leaning. So from this I draw three preliminary conclusions

    #1 More smarts and more post-secondary tends to mean more $$.

    #2 More smarts means you know donating to political parties is a waste of money so you don’t bother doing it. Instead you donate your money to far more worthy causes.

    #3 More often than not the Liberals are left of the spectrum and thus divide the “lefts” donation income.

  2. What proof is there rich = conservative??

    Most of Canada’s wealth is in Quebec and Ontario, and that is Liberal country if anything else.

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