Six In The Morning: Renters Ain’t Decent Folk Like Us Is

6-in-the-morning1 RENTERS HAVE NO CHARACTER  Who will protect us against the scourge of deadbeats who pay monthly rents to respectable landlords? Sounds like we can rely on Regina’s  usual NIMBY xenophobe mob civic-minded neighbourhood activists: “Reginans are watching, and are stepping into the spotlight in defence of their neighbourhoods,” says the L-P article*. Sounds good to me  because people who rent are definitely NOT “Reginans” who live in “neighbourhoods”. Everyone knows that if you don’t own property in this town, you’re not really a citizen of Regina.

*Which also features a cartoonishly bad photo of Ward 2 councillor Bob Hawkins.

2 RALLY FOR A WRONGED BRIDE The transgender woman refused service at a Saskatoon bridal salon gets some much-deserved support. This reminds me a little of the case of a gay couple in Seattle who were refused service at a florist. And I just so happen to have a link to a thoughtful piece on that right here.

3 INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS ARE MAKING THE ARCTIC OCEAN MORE ACIDIC, WHICH WILL HAVE GIGANTIC YET UNKNOWN AFFECTS ON MARINE LIFE It’s terrifying and you should read all about it.

4 SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS DON’T TRUST THE SYSTEM Well, maybe the system isn’t trustworthy.

THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT The first census produced without mandatory long form results will debut this week. On the bright side, the inherentl fucked-upedness of this census has taught statisticians new tricks. On the downside, businesses and public planners will have access to fewer facts because the idiot Harper government screwed up the census.

6 YOUR MONDAY NO-FUN DAY SYRIA UPDATE Israel bombed targets in Syria, which, um, sounds bad. Also, remember how Syria is using chemical weapons against rebels? Well maybe it isn’t.

SOMEHOW THIS EXCELLENT THINGY WAS NEVER POSTED TO DOG BLOG The oversight is corrected!

“And his dick falls off!” BWAH HA HA

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

3 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Renters Ain’t Decent Folk Like Us Is”

  1. “Her concerns include neighbours losing sightlines”
    Martha! This newfangled apartment building has robbed us of our sightlines of Southern Saskatchewan’s breathtaking natural beauty! No, wait…the sky’s still there.

  2. No. 1 story: I don’t know why they’re being so vague and capricious: Say what it is! Your street being turned into a parking lot for Ford F-350s & Hummers that fire up all hours of the night and leave no place for you or your visitors to park. Lakeview, Hillsdale, Whitmore, I’ve seen it happening in all our more staid neighbourhoods as of late. I live beside it. And across from it. I’d be lying if I said I encourage it. Some of these, esp in Whitmore, are rooming houses for students that just don;t ever get shovelled in the winter.

  3. In the thick of a housing crisis, City Hall… enhances the crisis by forcing homeowners to leave their homes or evict their roommates. Brilliant tragic comedy. I didn’t know the mayor was Shakespeare.

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