Six In The Morning: McCartney, Robocalls, Egypt, Russia, Hog-Tied Clowns, Woof

6-in-the-morning1 SHOCKINGLY, PAUL McCARTNEY PUTS ON A GREAT SHOW One of the great songwriters of the last few centuries is a hell of an entertainer. Who could have guessed?

2 THE WASTEWATER PLANT ROBOCALL CAMPAIGN It cost $70,000. The divide between Regina’s right-wing-leaning City Council and a huge chunk of Regina is expensive.

3 OH GOD, EGYPT U.S. President Barack Obama says “blah blah blah relations cannot continue as usual” that Egyptian security forces massacred peaceful demonstrators who supported the deposed Islamist government that quite stupidly re-wrote the constitution to be more Islam-ey. You can’t massacre peaceful demonstrators because it legitimizes violence as a political tactic.Abjectly horrifying and moderately gruesome photos of dead and wounded people here.

4 RUSSIA IS LOSING IT You should read this long piece titled “Eight Horrific and Uplifting Stories About Being Gay in the New Russia” in the New Republic, then reflect on the fact that neo-Nazis aren’t just enemies of gays and lesbians–they’re enemies of civilization. I’m afraid it’s time to move the Sochi Olympics.

5 OLD-TIMEY CATHOLIC REGANITE SUPPORTS RUSSIAN DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DAYS Pat Buchanan phrases it differently but that’s the gist of it.

6 THE BARKING LION A zoo in China’s Henan province has some funny-looking animals. (H/T to Friend Of The Dog Kyall).

HERE’S A WEIRD COMMERCIAL FOR HTC It stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Polito. Apparently HTC can stand for whatever you want it to stand for. Although maybe it shouldn’t.

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: McCartney, Robocalls, Egypt, Russia, Hog-Tied Clowns, Woof”

  1. The City seems to have an honesty deficit, repeating referring to the Robocalls as “automated polling” and the advertising blitz as an “education campaign”.
    Also, someone get Fougere to a Toastmasters meeting. Take some pride in your job, man.

  2. It’s more than just a small mistake, as John Klein says it’s scandalous.

    This is the same city administration that got caught tampering with the petition process and then got caught sending out partisan tweets. Now they have the mayor sending out blatantly false tele-marketing.

    They are also lying about calling it a sewage issue when the true topic is waste water.

    Emmetmatheson: Fougere’s ‘job’ is president of the construction association and he appears to be doing a great job lobbying for their private interests. This whole mayor thing is just something his financial donors bought so they could steer their own interests within city hall.

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