Six In The Morning

6 in the Morning1 U.S. AND RUSSIA CUT NUKES Good. Nice timing, too–distract the the U.S. anti- health care loons with some good old-fashioned socialist disarmament. (Huffington Post)

2 SOUTH KOREAN SHIP TORPEDOED?!? Harrrunk? Ruh-roh. (BBC)

3 TORY MP LUKIWSKI DEMANDS APOLOGY He wants University of Regina profs to apologize for criticizing the Project Heroes propaganda scholarship. Tom Lukiwski’s a well-known expert on apologies. (Leader-Post, CBC)

4 STEPHEN HARPER’S GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN THREE BIGGEST HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICES. Jerks. (Ottawa Citizen)

5 DAVID FRUM FIRED The former Bush speechwriter (he came up with “Axis Of Evil”) has been booted from his job at the radical right-wing think-tank The American Enterprise Institute for the thought-crime of saying Republicans are following the crazies these days. (Globe And Mail)

6 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SPOCK Leonard Nimoy is 79 today. His horoscope? Stay away from unattainable romance. (Toronto Star) Fair enough. But what about hippies? Should he stay away from them? I don’t think so.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

6 thoughts on “Six In The Morning”

  1. Your hearts must be blacker than the devil’s asshole, for making an issue out of Project Hero! Real Truth Talk. I’m ashamed that we share a political affiliation.

  2. Keri: I should clarify: I don’t object to the scholarship part. It’s a compassionate idea. I would like to be 100 per cent in favour of it.

    But face facts here. When it’s called “Project Hero” it’s gone from something noble and compassionate to tawdry, manipulative, pro-war propaganda. And the university is marketing this tawdry, manipulative, pro-war propaganda without batting an eye. That’s why the profs are pissed off. Good for them for taking a stand when they knew they’d face a lot of anger.

    Now, Seanbot 3000: actually my heart is full of love. How about yours? These orphans’ tragedies are being used — and used very effectively — to make the idea of foreign military adventures more acceptable to Canadians. Military advetures that will make more orphans.

    Doesn’t that bother you, Seanbot 3000?

    Here’s a thought for you, oh big-hearted Seanbot 3000: maybe Canada shouldn’t have sent the orphan’s poor parents off to be killed in an ill-considered (and illegal!) war.

    (And for the record, I’m in favour of peacekeeping and the old Afghanistan regime made me want to puke. But what are we accomplishing here? Before we attacked, Afghanistan was under the control of terrible religious bastards. After we swooped in, Afghanistan is run by a terrible corrupt bastards. Either way its people suffer. There must have been better ways to help Afghanistan, if helping was really our goal. We should’ve found those ways.)

  3. Steven you are bestriding the moral high ground, on this issue, like a colossus! My humble heart doffs its hat to yours, sir. I can’t imagine the comfort it will bring to the poor kids, who’ve been oliver twisted, because their parent made the ultimate sacrifice.

    I agree with you about the morality of the Afgani war. But is this issue the hill we really want to die on?

  4. Hey Seanbot 3000, I don’t want to die on any hills! I just think it’s important to defend the profs (who also called for universal post-secondary education) and point out how the gruesome, sleazy propaganda aspect of this.

    Thanks for your comments and the opportunity to elaborate, and thanks for reading dog blog!

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