Four In The Afternoon: A Random Bunch Of Stuff Edition

A few things breaking, a few more things that I left out this a.m. and that’s it from this desk today. Copy to edit and (hopefully) City Council meetings to attend. You’re going too, right? Good.

1 CANADA IS AN ASBESTOS-PIMPING DICK NATION And we know it. And we won’t change our behaviour. Because we’re dicks.

2 DRUNKEN, STABBY MEN The idiots were amok on Saturday night, apparently. Remind me to take a cab instead of walking next time I’m anywhere near Dewdney late at night on the weekend. (Library Voices were pretty good, by the way, but it feels like they’re saving their full thunder for the new album release.)

3 POSTAL WORKERS SAY THEY’RE BEING BULLIED INTO A FULL WALKOUT WHILE A STRIKE LOOMS AT AIR CANADA Posties here, planes here.

4 THIS IS PROGRESS! TINY, GRUDGING, NO-OTHER-CHOICE-BUT-SURRENDER PROGRESS! At its weekend convention, the federal Conservatives changed the language on a party marriage resolution from “A Conservative Government will support legislation defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman” to “the Conservative Party supports legislation defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” This means the government won’t go after same-sex marriage–not that they could, anyway. I’m not going to give the Cons any credit for finally dragging their attitudes into the 1990s on the gay marriage issue when all they’re doing here is giving themselves a technicality they can use to avoid embarrassing themselves. They’re still the party of anti-gay bigots. Nonetheless, this is a slightly encouraging development.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

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