Six In The Morning: Oh, What A Night

1 OKAY, OKAY, WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONG Chinese foreign ministry officials have changed their tune on the Syrian crisis, now calling for an intervention to cease the violence. The reasoning behind the  controversial Chinese and Russian veto earlier this month has been retreated on, as death tolls continue to rise and reports of ground attacks on Baba Amr emerge this morning.

2 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT Romney took Arizona and Michigan in Republican primaries last night. Mitt should feel a little sheepish after the narrow win in his home state of Michigan, having lost voter support  by failing to support the State’s auto-industry bailout. President Obama seized the opportunity to bolster blue-collar support by making Romney look like a complete jackass at a United Auto Workers conference yesterday.

3 DOVER SCANDAL It’s tough not to question the timing of a report released yesterday – in the heat of the electoral race – which concludes that human remains, some traced to the 9/11 attacks, had been inappropriately disposed of by the Dover Air Force mortuary. Given the shock value, it’s no surprise FOX News is all over this. But check out their logo – at least we’re getting the real deal here.

4 WELL, AT LEAST SOMEBODY FINDS THE FUN IN ELECTORAL FRAUD The Robocalls scandal blew up in yesterday’s question period, where Conservative representatives made an exemplary performance in how to completely deflect pertinent questions and make light of an Elections Canada investigation into the what is being called “a systematic voter-suppression campaign”. Like a lot of Canadians, NDP Pat Martin is pissed. On the other hand, free and fair elections appear to be less important to their Conservative counterparts as MP Pierre Poilievre (the same MP responsible for the controversial ‘tar baby’ comment) cracks jokes about the mess.

5 OH, NOTHING LIKE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE The labour movement in the UK has adopted a new tactic: do it, or we’ll mess up the Olympics.

6 GAS UP The DOW industrial average closed over the 1300 mark for the first time in four years yesterday. Even though this was paired with drop in crude prices, some Canadian cities like Montreal saw a massive jump in gas prices, up fourteen cents to $1.44/L yesterday.

6 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Oh, What A Night”

  1. Hey make jokes about it, slough it off, *it’s what people like to see these days…shows you’re ‘easy-going’ and cool under pressure.

    *Meaning Conservative supporters in rightwing hate radio, and mollycoddle weaklings who like to chase unicorns.

  2. #6 – I think you meant 13,000 not 1300. Now, can someone tell me why this means anything?

  3. Talbot Fresh- Maybe it’s not so much making light of it, as a complete disregard for the DEmocratic process.

  4. 13,000 bien sur! Apparently a more theoretical than practical milestone in economic revovery. Buck forty-four a litre though. Goodness.

  5. From Gasbuddy.com today.

    Lowest / Hoghest listed

    B.C.
    111.9 Nelson
    149.9 Richhmond

    AB.
    103.9 Rocky Mtn.House
    121.9 Ft. McMurray

    Man.
    109.9 Swan River
    125.9 Snow Lake

    Que.
    125.4 Gatineau
    144.9 St.- Laurent

    NFLD.
    134.9 St.John’s
    145.5 Labrador City

    California * 1 US gallon = 3.75L

    3.79 Burbank
    5.89 Los Angeles

    Yay!!

  6. Gas prices + math = fun and confusion.

    Colorado
    2.89 Loveland
    3.69 Basalt

    .72 cents/L in Colorado
    .78 in Utah
    1.21 Ft.Mac
    1.47 Los Angeles

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