1 STEPHEN HARPER SAYS CANADIANS ARE ESSENTIALLY CONSERVATIVE Mmm-hmm. Colour me dubious.
2 SOMETHING ABOUT THE CRTC AND INTERNET BILLING There’s a public hearing and I’m sure it’s important.
3 PHONE HACKING: MORE THAN ANYONE HAS TIME TO READ But it sure looks interesting. Well, maybe just read this because it’s important, this because it’s appalling, this thing about Rupert Murdoch’s British Sky Broadcasting bid and this because it’s kind of funny.
4 THE U.S. DEBT CEILING CRISIS CONTINUES Read the latest here. Long story short: Republicans are ruthless, self-interested dinks willing to hold the global economy hostage to get their way, which is basically cut everything but stuff that benefits the wealthy and screw the poor, some of whom kinda deserve it because they keep voting Republican. Hey, here’s a must read thing about how out of touch Americans are about their own self-interest.
5 CITY COUNCILLOR ATTENDANCE ISSUES Couture has a column. I say councillors are absurdly underpaid. Thirty-four grand a year for a City councillor? That’s nuts for the amount of work involved, and it’s probably bad for democracy because a lot of good people couldn’t afford to do the job for that kind of money (then again, almost everyone in media is badly paid and we still show up for work…)
6 THE WORLD’S FIRST DOUBLE-LEG TRANSPLANT Wow.
HAVE A VIDEO Okay, fine. I’ll probably see this movie when it comes out. Tintin rules.