Four In The Afternoon: Grrrargh! Friday Edition

4 in the Afternoon1 THE PALESTINIANS THINK THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN COUNTRY NOW And just because peace negotiations with Israel are never going to go anywhere ever, they’ve done an end run around Israel and the U.S. and gone straight to the United Nations.  How gauche! Also, Gwynne Dyer’s piece in this issue is pretty good and you should read it. Also, here’s my armchair solution: 1.) Give them their damn country 2.) Everybody invest in it and make Palestinian’s lives better so they have a real stake in peace 3.) treat the inevitable terrorism as something criminal, not something that the new country is politically responsible for. Put criminals in jail, not civilians. 4.) The end, world saved for future generations, you’re all welcome.

2 SASKATOON-DUMBOLDT MP BRAD TROST STILL OPPOSES WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO DECIDE TO DO WITH THEIR OWN BODIES. Nothing wrong with opposing abortion (well it’s a little goofy) but working to make it more difficult for women who want one to get one is eeevil. “A part of [Planned Parenthood’s] mission statement is to support abortion, which I view as morally wrong,” says Trost. What a self-righteous tyrant. Anti-abortion is such a lazy, easy moral stand to take, but that’s the so-called pro-life movement for you: they don’t have the compassion or frankly the guts to take political action against poverty or homelessness or any REAL moral outrage, but if it’s something that involves a woman’s lady-bits magical ideas about a fetus (and doesn’t affect them),  they’re all over it. Said it before: everyone who voted for Brad Trost is a dumb, mean poo-poo.

3 THE CONSERVATIVES HINT THEY’LL CUT MONEY FROM THE CBC Well of course they will. They’ll hurt anyone and anything that criticizes them (and CBC news has) because they’re fascists that only a fool or a sociopath (apparently 56 per cent of Saskatchewan voters) would want to elect. In related rants, it’s fucking insane to cut public spending in a weak economy. That’s how you make recessions happen.

4 SOME DUMB APE IN LONDON, ONTARIO LIKES THROWING BANANAS AT BLACK HOCKEY PLAYERS Ought to be worth a paddlin’.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON KITTY! This is how to deal with me when I’m ticking, too.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

9 thoughts on “Four In The Afternoon: Grrrargh! Friday Edition”

  1. It’s not CBC’s fault the Mulroney “gov’t” axed a shiteload of their revenue back in the day. 800 mil? ish. ggole it.

    The Mothership, ( that’s CBC’s Main Broadcast Radio 1 and National News, yep all of ch 22), needs to stay put. HNIC will remain intact, but we buy Don out. It’s about 13cent ish, each tax payer contributes to it now.

    Sesame St. , amoungst a shit load of other great independant shows for kids. (If you don’t WIKI it you may not get what I’m talking about. ) They were broadcast on PBS for quite a while.
    PBS for science was incredible and especially “Connections”. So enjoyed even in repeats watching in my mid 20’s.

    CBC has given me Hockey /Information other than Gormley CTV, Global, and others. Face to Face contact and they look, for a real opinion across Canada for as long as I’ved lived.

    Ahh PBS has survived on public
    donations for 40 + yrs., but recession & un-emloyment has forced their budget wayyy down. Too bad they Ameros should come with 13 cents each too ,don’t ya figgure?

  2. It’s not CBC’s fault the Mulroney “gov’t” axed a shiteload of their revenue back in the day. 800 mil? ish. ggole it.

    The Mothership, ( that’s CBC’s Main Broadcast Radio 1 and National News, yep all of ch 22), needs to stay put. HNIC will remain intact, but we buy Don out. It’s about 13cent ish, each tax payer contributes to it now.

    Sesame St. , amoungst a shit load of other great independant shows for kids. (If you don’t WIKI it you may not get what I’m talking about. ) They were broadcast on PBS for quite a while.
    PBS for science was incredible and especially “Connections”. So enjoyed even in repeats watching in my mid 20’s.

    CBC has given me Hockey /Information other than Gormley CTV, Global, and others. Face to Face contact and they look, for a real opinion across Canada for as long as I’ved lived.

    Ahh PBS has survived on public
    donations for 40 + yrs., but recession & un-emloyment has forced their budget wayyy down.

    Sad.

  3. When the CBC starts using taxpayer money (ie. my fucking money!!!) to fight an access to information request in court on how much their executives make…. I say, “Off with their heads!”

  4. It’s a shame governments can not review spending policies without people denouncing it as some sort of conspiracy. The linked story makes it clear as day the CBC is not being targeted, and to be frank every government, business and household should revue the value of all things they fund. Is that not demonstrating responsibility? The Liberals did the same thing, so I have to ask when obvious NDP supporters criticize such actions how responsible would they be should they achieve power?

  5. Seanbot: I’ll look it up. That sounds obnoxious. Also, it’s my tax money too. And Brian’s, and Ron’s and Nathan’s. Paying taxes does not give one a veto. The “I’m a taxpayer” argument is ugly and beneath you.

  6. Nathan: Thanks for the comment.

    Reviews of spending are part of governing, obviously, and a Stephen Whitworth government would do them too (note: do not ever vote for this government). The Conservatives, however, have a well-documented history of harming programs they don’t value and they’re extremely selective in what spending they DO cut. I doubt we’re going to see military or prison spending go down, are we? It’s more likely they’ll cut millions from cultural funding while spending billions on state-of-the-art jet fighters.

    So no, I definitely don’t trust the Harper government on the CBC. That doesn’t make me an NDP stooge. It shows I have functional intelligence and pay attention.

  7. My apologies Mr. Whitworth. I shouldn’t have used Mr. Conway’s ways of generalizing ones political association.

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