Rosie’s Top Six For January 101st, 2013 Features Bad Country Music, Oil In Your Drinking Water, Sulu, And A Tribute To Margaret Thatcher, Who Has Been In Hell For 48 Hours And Already Ordered The Closure Of 24 Blast Furnaces

6-in-the-morning1 YEAH, BUT THE OIL INDUSTRY DOES SO MUCH FOR SASKATCHEWAN that having some oil in our drinking water … what’s a few drops between friends, eh? Signed, Joe Oliver.

2 RCMP DROP THE BALL, AGAIN Let’s be honest: a police force whose members think sexually harassing women is standard operating procedure isn’t exactly the group of investigators that would do a good job in investigating an alleged rape. And if someone like Rehteah Parsons gets caught in that, well, so what? A few tours of the Musical Rider should make everybody feel better. That’s why people such as author/onetime Liberal Party of Canada strategist Warren Kinsella now have more faith in the investigative powers of Anonymous than of the RCMP.

3 COMPARED TO THIS, ‘EBONY & IVORY’ IS LANGSTON HUGHES My vision of Hell would be to be trapped in a pickup truck for hours on end listening to nothing but a country music radio station. And I know most country music fans are dim enough to think that Brad Paisley’s ‘Accidental Racist’ song is a good idea. A short note to Brad Paisley: if you don’t want to be a laughingstock, remember these three things: The Confederacy was based on the assumption that white men could own black men as slaves, the Confederacy lost the Civil War, and the world is a better place for it except in the minds of a relatively few white supremacists. What’s so difficult about that? I don’t see any Germans claiming the swastika is a cultural icon …

4 OKAY, MARTIN O’NEIL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE ANSWER, BUT THIS … Then again there’s a certain soccer coach in England who’s a fan of the late Il Duce. That should make Remembrance Day a little awkward.

5 BOOK THE RECORDING STUDIO, SHE’S GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER HIT RECORD Taylor Swift isn’t dating Sidney Crosby, but if they did here’s what the breakup song would sound like.

6 THIS IS WHY WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE NICE THINGS You know how people say that building a fancy new stadium is going to drive a whole bunch of money into the city? Well, here’s what Marlins Park in Miami looks like a year after it opened — with a supposed attendance of 13,000. And to think the city and county have another 35 years to pay for it.

YOUR MUSICAL MONET OF ZEN Somebody told me that The Wolf’s morning man/John Gormley-in-training Michael Ball railed on a couple of days ago about the disgrace of Margaret Thatcher not getting a state funeral. If she was so beloved, Ballsy, then why has this song made rocketed into the British Top 10 pop music chart the week she died? From the movie The Wizard of Oz, here’s Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead …

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.

7 thoughts on “Rosie’s Top Six For January 101st, 2013 Features Bad Country Music, Oil In Your Drinking Water, Sulu, And A Tribute To Margaret Thatcher, Who Has Been In Hell For 48 Hours And Already Ordered The Closure Of 24 Blast Furnaces”

  1. As stated in the Deadspin article, the Marlins are a joke because a) Miami is not a baseball city but they still built there b) they traded away all their newly signed players c) they intended to inflate the value with the park and then sell.

    None of these apply to the Riders. You can criticize this decision from other angles, but none of the points apply to Sask – we are a football city/province, trading big money players away and replacing them with cheaper ones is not an option because all CFL players are cheap, and there are no investors clamoring to buy the Riders from the current ownership for big $.

  2. I just don’t get why everyone is so excited about this stadium. Don’t they have anything better to do?

  3. Will they play Ding Dong The Witch is Dead song when Queen Liz II passes away?
    Portraying M. Thatcher as a witch? Surely the arguement is she is the good witch of the west!

    6) I have to agree with Bronymous on this about the new Miami Baseball Stadium.
    Trying to compare Baseball to Football is like Apples to Oranges. If SK tried to build a new National Baseball Franchise Stadium with taxpayer $, then there would be a legit uproar.
    The new football stadium is something to look forward to. Many SK fans strongly support the R/R for over 100 years. They aren’t going away unlike what is happening in Miami which is their issue down there, doesn’t apply to here.

    TF JR, Sure, we always have something better to do like complain about why spring isn’t here, potholes, ruts, icy highways! We are excited about a new stadium because we are tired of going to see a rider game in an aged patched up excuse of an eyesore stadium. You must be accustomed to that? I’m not. Time for something newer and better. If isn’t done now, then it will drag on for another 2 decades and some people will still be against it. Too bad.

  4. “And A Tribute To Margaret Thatcher, Who Has Been In Hell For 48 Hours And Already Ordered The Closure Of 24 Blast Furnaces” — what, were they inefficient?, coal-fired maybe?, someone wasting money down there with the temperature set needlessly high?, she demands to know who’s expected to pay for all this because it won’t happen on her penny? Truly unprecedented events must be unfolding.

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