Six In The Morning: Move To Saudi Arabia, You Women-Hating Freaks

6-in-the-morning1 IT’S WASTE WATER PLANT PETITION PRONOUNCEMENT DAY At one o’clock this afternoon the City Of Regina will either declare that we’ll have a civic referendum on the plan to have private companies build and manage our new waste water treatment plant, or it will declare that the petition, which pulled in 5,000 more signatures than was necessary, is invalid. The Leader-Post has a story here, and Global has a really short story with a big factual error here (Regina Water Watch isn’t opposed to a new–NOT expanded, like the Global story incorrectly says– waste water plant. They’re opposed to Regina’s waste water treatment being privatized).

2 EVERYONE KNOWS WOMEN WHO SAY THEY’VE BEEN RAPED ARE LYING Oh great, some so-called men’s rights activists are putting up ignorant, offensive, borderline hate-crime posters in Saskatoon. What a pack of dangerous and delusional egomaniacs who need to get help. People who are genuinely concerned about the well-being of the privileged gender should read this. Or, alternately, fuck off. Seriously.

3 THE BATOCHE CHURCH BELL COMES HOME Nice! Also, Batoche is lovely. You should all go there for a visit.

4 SWIFT SAFETY CHANGES AFTER LAC-MEGANTIC It’s a start.

5 I WOULD’VE WRITTEN SOMETHING ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY BUT THEN TEXAS AND DETROIT HAPPENED The Rob Ford Crackstarter money is going to a good cause. Actually, four good organizations.

6 TODAY IN AMERICA More on Detroit’s bankruptcy and Texas Republicans’ attack on women’s rights and freedoms.

SPEAKING OF TEXAS, “RICK PERRY YOU ARE A SCHMUCK”

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

5 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Move To Saudi Arabia, You Women-Hating Freaks”

  1. It is hard to interpret the CoR’s behaviour with respect to this petition as anything other than overt antagonism. From the 11th hour attempt to move the goalposts, to the rejection of signatures based on incomplete dates (which completely rejects the intention of the citizens involved), to the reported verification of signatories by attempting to phone them, every action of the city has served to undermine the petition. I can empathize with the city’s disagreement with the content of the petition, but to act on that disagreement by attacking one of the fundamental mechanisms of our democracy is beyond the pale.

  2. I’ve done the math based on the report: if the city had accepted the signatures with yearless dates, the number of signatures to remain on the petition after the initial counting phase would be 22,906. Assuming the same 95% confidence bounds on the number of valid signatures based on the second phase (84.4%-90.4% valid), there were between 19,332 and 20,707 valid signatures, which is sufficient.

  3. I was phoned to verify if I had signed; this is standard practice. What baffles me is the use of a statistical formula to determine how many signatures are bogus, instead of the time-honoured methods of counting, phone-checking, and accessing city residential records.

  4. That’s just painful your rant for number 2. Why the hell should women in Saudi Arabia put up with more shit heads that are anti-women? Isn’t that perpetuating ignorance and crass stupidity? Hey if there is jerks (polite) that are against women violently or otherwise they shouldn’t be sent anywhere. If they are not going to come to peace with women they can be relegated to dealing in raw nuclear waste or sewage in the ocean than be sent anywhere that has women.

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