ALL RIGHT, WHITWORTH, WHATEVER Jets fan Stephen Whitworth wants the world to be briefed about every development in the Phoenix Coyotes saga. Dunno what this means, except that the NHL wants to continue to spend money on keeping a hockey team in a market that doesn’t want hockey and using taxpayers’ money to do it. (Winnipeg Free Press)
YOUR OSAMA BIN LADEN DEATH ROUNDUP: He’s gone from President Obama to President Badass. And as for Bin Laden, let me quote Mark Twain: I never want to wish a man dead, but I have read several obituaries (The Telegraph) with great satisfaction. First of all, the compound: Amongst other things, Osama’s boys grew pot plants, drank tons of Coke and Pepsi, and chanted ‘Death To America’ a lot: sounds like a Canadian university student newspaper office in 1970 (Daily Mail). The timeline that led to the attack is here (The Guardian).
Keith Olberman, as usual, has about the best comment on here (Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog!) and Chaz at his blog has a few good points too. Apparently his father was a Navy SEAL. (Deus Ex Malcontents). So does Oliver Willis.
And a Guardian columnist wonders who the next bad guy will be for the U.S. of A.
AT LEAST THE NEW DEPUTY LEADER OF THE FEDERAL NDP HAS SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH SARAH PALIN Thomas Mulclair says there’s no photos of bin Ladin’s corpse (Globe and Mail). He also says it wasn’t JFK who was shot in Dallas that day in 1963: it was Bing Crosby.
AND SO IT BEGINS Not content with reducing the effectiveness of the long-form census, the new Conservative government now plans to get rid of the census altogether. (St. Catherines Standard).
YEAH, WELL, KIDS IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES DON’T VOTE. NOT LIKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS IN THE ENTERPRISE CLUB Bob Pringle issues his report and it’s not a good one. (Leader-Post)
MY EARS WISHED SHE’D STAY DIVORCED Shania Twain (‘Nashville’s most expensive lap dancer,’ as Steve Earle once called her) tells Oprah that she almost lost her voice in the depression following her divorce from her musical producer/Svengali Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange. (Daily Mail.) I don’t want to wish depression on anyone, and what happened was tragic from a relationship point of view, but there’s still part of me that thinks … if only it meant more airplay for Neko Case …
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN Yesterday was May 4th, Star Wars Day. In its honor, may we present …. HARDWARE WARS! Part 1 …
And Part 2