Daily Aggregation: Happy 4/20!

daily-aggregation-21. HOORAY HOORAY FOR MARIJUANA DAY The Liberals say they’ll present legalization legislation in 2017. Can’t wait to see how the Opposition Conservatives will handle it seeing how half the party is repressed anti-legalization cowards and the other half is libertarian potheads. Also, Beatty wrote a feature on legalization and you should read it.

2. BACK TO WORK The provincial legislature is back in session May 17.

3. NOT IN MY BACKYARD Some residents of the allegedly progressive Cathedral neighbourhood oppose a proposed apartment.

4. BURN BABY BURN Saskatchewan is facing a ferocious wildfire season, cough #globalwarming cough.

5. “PEOPLE DON’T LIKE ME! THEY REALLY, REALLY DON’T LIKE ME!” After a provincial election with record numbers of declined ballots, wildly unpopular human being Greg Selinger is Manitoba’s ex-premier and the NDP’s ex-leader. He was so hated that Manitobans held their noses and elected a weird, Halloween-hating ghoul to be their new PC premier. On the bright side, Wab Kinew is now a member of a provincial legislature! On the hilarious side, at least a few anti-poverty activists think conservatives will do a better job of looking after the poor than the NDP.

6. PEOPLE SURE GET BUTTHURT WHEN SOMEONE POINTS OUT SEXISM Conservative MP Michelle Rempel has a great column on sexism in the National Post. As always, comments are awful.

7. CLOSE BUT NO TROPHY Oh well. Cheers to the Regina Pats for a great season.

8. HAVE YOU VOTED IN BEST OF FOOD? You have a little more than 24 hours to share your opinions on Regina’s best restaurants and such, and become eligible for $500 in awesome food-based prizes. Don’t wanna? Don’t blame ME when McDonald’s wins Best Steakhouse.

9. SEMI-DAILY DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS:

NHL Lottery Simulator-April 20Montreal (5% chance at the first pick), Ottawa (2.5%) and Buffalo (6%) all leapfrog  my poor, hopeless Blue Jackets, who fall to 7th overall. The NHL Draft Lottery is April 30. You can play at home here.

ANYTHING ELSE? Umm, there’s a pretty funny Honest Trailer up for Superman Returns. Bryan Singer, it’s your fault Zack Snyder has a job.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

8 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: Happy 4/20!”

  1. Well, not everyone who lives in a “progressive” neighbourhood will be “progressive”, nor do I necessarily believe that supporting the condo and development and construction industry under the guise of “being progressive” is “progressive”… Yes, wonderful “density” on my block now: Ugly 20-ft-wide houses, all with rental suites, trucks galore, most of whom dump their “Mickey Ds” onto the road after they’re done… Then there’s the rock and roll and country rock and necking going on… Seriously tho, what’s so progressive about a building for wealthy boomers?

  2. (1) We live in interesting times.
    (2) It’ll be interesting to see the next budget.
    (3) It’s always interesting to see the response of some Cathedral residents to change (the Safeway reno, Connaught School, and, earlier, years ago, the 13th Ave Coffeehouse). Housing is housing; classism shouldn’t enter into it.
    (4) Interesting, but you forgot to add in the stupidity of people who set fires ostensibly for good reason (grass and weed clearing, heating stones for a sweat lodge), and don’t monitor them carefully, or understand that we have high winds in this province much of the time.
    (5)The former premier of Manitoba should have listened to the 5 caucus members who challenged his leadership several years ago, and who were turfed out for their honesty. He wasn’t interested, and he shoulda been!
    (6) I shared that article on my FB page. Everyone should read it, if just for the interesting twist on whose problem sexism really is.
    (7) Not interesting.
    (8) Meh.
    (9) Meh.

  3. 4) Grampa`s at it again. He said the spring of `61 was a lot drier than this year already and they didn’t call it global warming then. He also remembers the dirty thirties as a young child and said it didn’t rain for what seemed like years. Guess he has a point, what can you say to him.

  4. “Housing is Housing” … Right, let’s build a 20,000 sq ft mansion for 4 on the site then, with a 3-hold golf course, and call opponents of it “non-progressives”. My progress is corporate-defined.

    4) Oh gawd, please give us a break with the sask-centric view of the planet. Read a book. Turn off Faux News.

  5. Except, TFJ, that isn’t the kind of building being proposed, as you well know. City Council sent the project back for further work to deal with issues of height, parking, and area congestion — not because of the possibility that the residents of said mixed-use building might not “fit in”. Classism, as I said.

  6. Ahhh, me no get – that area of Cathedral isn’t exactly the upper end of Angus Crescent, affluence-wise. Classism? Isn’t it more an issue of heritage optics and architectual harmony? Or, is that something only classist and moneyed people have tyme to worry about?

    I don’t really care one way or the other, developer get what developer want. I do use Elphinstone a lot and that’s gonna be pure hell for like 2 years.

  7. Oh, and as always, I object to the appropriation of the concepts of density and progress to justify unlimited re-development.

  8. You don’t have to be rich to be classist: just being a mochaccino Marxist will do. As to appropriation, “heritage optics and architectural harmony” are and have been as subject to misuse for other purposes as any other concept.

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