1 CURIOSER AND CURIOSER Initially I thought Mary Walsh and the 22 Minutes crew had gone a step too far with their Marg Delahunty swarming of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. But it seems as if not only can Ford not keep his story straight about what happened with the TV show, but he also doesn’t think much of civil servants. (CBC)
2 OH YEAH? OCCUPY THIS! I would bet that the Support Our Troops brigades of the 101st Chairborne will want to begin air strikes on the Oakland City Hall and police headquarters after a former Marine was shot in the head by a flash grenade during the Occupy Oakland demonstrations. Or not. (Tbogg). And The Church of England’s head honcho would rather have the moneychangers inside the temple. (The Independent)
3 COME BACK GRAHAM JAMES, ALL IS FORGIVEN The night previously on NewsTalk 980, Glen Suitor and Drew Remenda filled up a half an hour talking about how sports – especially team sports – builds character. Yeah. It really built a few characters in Neepwa, Manitoba … after a 15 year old hockey player was driven off the Manitoba Junior Hockey League team after a hazing ritual that sounds like something from Deliverance. (Winnipeg Free Press)
4 SOMEWHERE, RICK PERRY IS SAYING THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE ALL Here’s a thought: if you don’t teach science in schools, where is the next generation of scientists going to come from? (Good Politics)
6 IN OTHER NEWS, STEPHEN HARPER TAKES CREDIT FOR THE SUN COMING UP IN THE EAST Canada’s crime rate has fallen to its lowest point in a generation, following a trend that’s been happening since the mid-1970s. Naturally, the Cons government takes credit for this, even though most of the decline came when the justice system was filled with namby-pamby liberals. (Ottawa Citizen)
YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN I should be mentioning that Tom Waits has a new album out (NPR) but thanks to the Dead Star Twilight blog, I found this video by the Brian Jonestown Massacre. I’ll get back to you when I stop drooling.
And in honor of Toronto’s mayor, I’m signing off this blog segment by saying that I’m Stephen FUCKING LaRose.