Six In The Morning: Unstuck, Unhinged

1 CAPITAL POINTE CONDO PROJECT IS NO LONGER STALLED Ah HA! So it WAS stalled! I knew it! I knew the fact that The Plains was still standing three months after its forecast demolition meant something was screwy.

2 GRANDSTANDING, CYNICAL TORY BILL DESIGNED TO APPEAL TO RACISTS IS PERHAPS NOT ENTIRELY WITHOUT MERIT Well, really, First Nations chief and councillor salaries should be public knowledge. Story is here. I wouldn’t mind reading some analysis on this by someone who really knows what they’re talking about. Anyone have a link to share?

3 IT’S “THE HARPER GOVERNMENT”, NOT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Conservatives think they’re bigger than the country. From the CBC:

“It’s not the Harper government, it’s not Stephen Harper’s government, it’s the government of all Canadians,” Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc told CBC News. “This is unprecedented. You’d expect this kind of directive to be issued by the information ministry of North Korea.”

Leblanc is quite correct. Here’s another report on this, from the Toronto Star.

4 AS A SIDE NOTE, PERHAPS ONE SHOULDN’T EMIGRATE TO A WONDERFUL, TOLERANT COUNTRY IF ONE IS ANTI-GAY  The Conservatives have been caught using government office supplies for party politics, tsk tsk.

5 JACK LAYTON NEEDS HIP SURGERY He just realized this now?

6 MIDDLE EAST MAYHEM Protesters gassed in Libya, protesters shot in Yemen, protesters offered accommodation in Egypt.

LET’S HAVE SOMETHING FUNNY TO CHEER US UP Oh Luke, you’re the worst rebel scout ever.

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 “Six In The Morning: Unstuck, Unhinged”

  1. J. Layton must think it sucks getting old. Poor guy. This will be his last campaign as leader. Hopefully Paul Dewer or the Quebec guy replaces him. No outside “fringe” candidate need apply, please, unless you want to spend the next decade as an NDPer with 3 seats to your name.

  2. “The Harper Government”. Yep, trying to worm their way into your brains that Harper = Prime Minister, Conservative = Government, Harper = Government, so when you go to vote, your little pea-sized brain has no choice; “well gee, they’re the government, I am voting for the government.” This has been going on for a while…. they oh-so-subtly used the “action plan” logo as the logo for both the “action plan” itself and their party, for example. Harper IS Canada. And I love Canada, therefore I must love Harper! Yes! I realize this now! That creepy guy who looks like a pedophile in the Prime Minister’s office is actually My Best Buddy. How could I have had it so wrong for so long.
    This will backfire on them as more and more people grow to HATE the government and wish to see it destroyed. The weakness of totalitarianism is that it puts a face on the bulls-eye of the target.

  3. Luke might not be the best scout ever, but that Wampa wasn’t so bad-ass once Luke woke up and get his light-sabre, was it? I wonder how long it lasted in that Hoth winter with only one arm.

    /star wars geek

  4. I find the glee with which you point out that you “knew” the Capital Pointe project was “stalled” a bit disconcerting. Well goody for you then…
    Brings to mind for me a famous quote by Teddy Roosevelt: “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

  5. If the Plains development was a government project, everybody would be rolling their eyes at government waste and mismanagement; this is private sector incompetence so it’s okay.

  6. Perplexed: any “glee” is just because I’m pleased with myself for being correctly suspicious of the delay. It’s been bugging me. I accept that this is obnoxious and I am a smug jerk. Capital Pointe seems like a decent project and I want it to work out. I’m not sure it’s quite up to “mighty dream” standards but they don’t all have to be.

  7. I agree, people are quoting glorious statements that are all out of proportion with the actual subject nowadays.

    Mmmm, the gravitas of Teddy Roosevelt…a little bit over-the-top for a little project at a little intersection in a relatively unknown little prairie city. Not exactly a Bull Moose project in the scheme of things.

  8. Anyone checking the Regina skyscraperpage blog knew long ago that Capital Pointe was having problems. And it’s Theodore, never Teddy; that was for yellow journalists who didn’t know him.

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