Rosie’s Top Six Features A Harper Confidante Supporting Child Porn, Dennis Rodman As A Diplomat, And A Remote Control Papacy

Six!1 WHISTLING PAST THE GRIDIRON GRAVEYARD? It’s interesting to read Rob Vanstone’s column about how the CFL has recovered from its constant operating fiascoes of yesteryear. But with the Toronto Blue Jays stocking up for a deep playoff run this year and the possibility that the Argos may not be allowed to play at the Rogers Centre in the near future, this may be merely the calm before the CFL’s next storm.

2 MAYBE THIS IS THE REAL REASON WHY VIC TOEWS WITHDREW THE INTERNET SURVEILLANCE BILL Tom Flanagan, fashion consultant to the Toronto IKEA monkey and a senior member of Stephen Harper’s brain trust, expressed support for watching child pornography during a public forum at the University of Lethbridge, and says he has been long on the list of the Man Boy Love Association. There seems to be an incredible amount of media self-censorship when it comes to Harper’s people saying and doing strange and stupid things, which makes this Winnipeg Free Press article very timely.

3 POPE BY REMOTE CONTROL American blogger Andrew Sullivan notes that when Pope Benedict leaves office, he’ll share the same secretary with the incoming Pope. Which means, probably, that Benedict will be still running the Roman Catholic Church … he just won’t be the public face of it.

4 YEAH, THIS WILL END WELL Dennis Rodman was, arguably, the most mentally unstable person to ever play in the NBA. He’s now leading a diplomatic delegation to North Korea. If William Gibson or Mel Brooks – or William Gibson and Mel Brooks together – thought this up, they’d be laughed out of the office.

5 EVEN THE JABONIES NOTICE In the last two elections, Linda McMahon, aka Mrs. Vince McMahon, spent big, big bucks to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. She lost. Now, it turns out that even wrestling fans have had enough of the Tea Party’s antics.

6 RICK MERCER RULES, BUT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW THAT It’ll be kind of hard to beat The Stupidest Thing Ever Said video …

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN The Jam, with That’s Entertainment.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.