Six In The Morning: Ireland, Polygamy, Football, NZ Mine

1 WIVES: COLLECT ‘EM ALL! British Columbia’s Supreme Court will look at polygamy starting today. Polygamy is currently illegal and creepy.You know what might make polygamy less freaky? If it was 1.) practiced by people who don’t belong to breakaway religious cults and 2.) if there were cases somewhere in this country of women with multiple husbands.

2 DEATH IS A HIGHWAY There were terrible road accidents this weekend. Nine people are dead. Horrible.

3 WRIGGLE WRIGGLE A Swiss bank tries to squirm its way out of a tax evasion probe by Canadian investigators.

4 IRELAND TAKES THE BAILOUT Yesterday Ireland finally agreed to accept a 90-billion Euro bailout that will come with conditions likely including cuts to public spending, cuts to social benefits and higher taxes for everyone but corporations like Microsoft, large tech-sector employers who have the country by its emerald balls. The financial woes stem from banking collapse caused by reckless loans during an unsustainable housing bubble.

5 NEW ZEALAND MINE DISASTER Relatives of the 29 men trapped by an explosion in a coal mine on Friday have been told to prepare for the worse, though officials say they’re also prepared for the possibility that the miners are alive. More information can be found at the New Zealand Herald’s website. That newspaper also has a twitter feed here. Auckland is currently 19 hours ahead of us, fyi.

6 SOMETHING HAPPENED IN SOME SPORT EVENT IN CALGARY YESTERDAY Riders win! We lurve them! On to Edmonton to slay the eeevil Montreal Alouettes.

WHAT ELSE, WHAT ELSE Here’s the Calgary take on the Stamps soul-crushing footballicular defeat. Famous TV movie-worthy fugitive Laurie “Bambi” Bembenek has died at age 52. A very, very, very important copyright bill is back in in the laps of Canadian members of Parliament. Sask whooping cough cases show the need for vaccination. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Jewish settlements need to cease. Marc Emery is transferred to a U.S. jail in Georgia; he should be in a Canadian jail. Actually he shouldn’t even BE in jail but that’s another squawk. Can Alzheimer’s sufferers consent to sex? Some people who drive nuclear weapons around have been getting drunk on the job, ohhh good. Tiger pee apparently smells like “well-cooked basmati rice,” and I’m sorry, but you totally did want me to tell you that, quit acting like you’re appalled. Don’t feed marijuana to ducks. Did you hear what the Pope said this weekend?

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

4 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Ireland, Polygamy, Football, NZ Mine”

  1. On item 1: also polygamy would be less creepy if the people practicing it weren’t treating their wives as property/slaves. That said though, who the hell are we to say who can’t marry whom.

  2. Unless things have changed dramatically since my last anthropology class, there’s only been one place we know of where they practiced polyandry and that didn’t work out very well for the women either.

  3. Let us know forget that it would be less creepy if it didn’t also involve the marriage of young girls to men without their consent or ability to consent; and running young men out of the community to preserve the male:female ratio. At this point, still creepy. It really is the difference between polygamy and open marriages.

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