Six In The Morning: Wet, Socialist, Stoned, Stubborn And Dead

1 BLAME IT ON THE RAIN Southern Saskatchewan is in rough shape after record rainfall. It’s a mess.

2 NDP CONVENTION WRAPS UP Read all about it.

3 HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY? Prairie dog’s favourite immigration minister evar says the Prime Minister might kill the Senate altogether if he doesn’t get the reforms he wants.

4 APPEAL BOARD SAYS NOVA SCOTIA MUST PAY FOR POT And it’s a reasonable command given what the Province pays out for prescription drugs.

5 DEAD JACKASS One of the TV show’s and movie’s stars was killed in a flying, exploding Porshe incident. R.I.P.

6 SYRIA NEEDS A NEW GOVERNMENT THAT’S LESS MURDERRY The country’s president really puts the “ass” in “Assad”. I’m really looking forward to his inevitable trial for crimes against humanity. Assuming he isn’t murdered himself at some point.

BONUS! SMAUG HAS BEEN CUMBERBATCHED! A British actor I’ve never heard of has been confirmed as the voice of the dragon in Peter Jackson’s upcoming two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. This is good because I thought Jackson might wimp out and do Smaug without dialogue, which would suck. This is also good news for people who like their dragons to talk like sexxxah boys.¬†Anyway. Clips! Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch discussing his BBC Sherlock Holmes role.

And here’s old Smaug, from the 1977 Rankin/Bass cartoon.

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: Wet, Socialist, Stoned, Stubborn And Dead”

  1. Maybe the Senate does need to go. It is neither a check nor a balance in our democratic system. In terms of democracy, it is rather useless. The committees they hold are pretty good sometimes, as they have ended up recommending things that wouldn’t necessary go over in the Commons…. but those things rarely go anywhere because of the Commons.
    You want to talk “government waste”, you start at the Senate. But if you remove the illusion that the Senate balances things out, then you might as well introduce Proportional Representation, or Run-Off Elections instead of First-Past-the-Post, or Mixed-Member-Proportional, so that the Commons itself is actually more representative of what people voted for. Ah hell, let’s do that anyway, regardless of the Senate.

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