Good morning friends, foes, family and fans, it’s a beautiful day here in Regina, no, seriously, it is, just look at that photo. How could anyone say that’s not gorgeous? It’s a highly tolerable -1°C right now on track for a sloppy, slippery and soggy 2°C later. If you’re walking, maybe be a little extra cautious crossing streets and if you’re driving, please don’t hit anyone. The sun sets tonight at 8:08 p.m. after a 14 hour, 22 minute run that started at 5:45 a.m. She’s back at it tomorrow at 5:43 a.m. but that’s a tale for another day and I won’t be the one telling it because after this I’m vanishing into production on Thursday’s edition of Prairie Dog. Well, after one more mid-afternoon blog post that is. Hey, here’s some news.
1. EUROBANKERS BEFORE FASCISTS, I GUESS France’s presidential reality show is down to its two finalists: the tax-cutting, regulation-loosening business-boostering “but he’s a centrist!” finance dude, and Madame Mussolini. On May 7, will find out whether neoliberal Eurostooge Emmanuel Macron or anti-immigrant Trump fan Marine Le Pen will be president. Wheeeeeeeee.
2. SASKATOON MARCHES FOR SCIENCE I liked Mark Bigland-Pritchard’s call for scientifically literate journalists, which seems like an opportunity to remind everyone they can support our scientifically literate stories (such as this one) by subscribing to Prairie Dog. The more support we get, the more we can do. Simple as that. As for the big Washington march: here’s a wrap-up, here’s a short essay on science’s politics problem and here’s another story because I like things that come in threes, especially when the third thing is Bill Nye.
3. WELL GUESS WHAT, TAKING FUNERALS AWAY FROM POOR PEOPLE IS CRUMMY An antipoverty advocate attempts to explain an issue of basic morality to a province that doesn’t always grasp the difference between right and wrong.
4. FREE LAND The Saskatchewan government fought hard to keep its payment from CP for land secret, and, well, I guess now we know why.
5. UNHAPPY DAY Happy Days star Erin Moran has passed away at 56. :(
FAREWELL TO HUGH The hilarious goofballs at How It Should’ve Ended made a surprisingly touching short about Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine (good movie, bye the way). If you’re seen Logan, check this out. If you haven’t, well, go see it, and THEN watch this.