Six In The Morning: No Vanda For You!

Everyone’s favourite Tuesday Schmockel is out of commission today so I’m back again today. Yay? Or BOOOOO? Anyway:

1 BYE-BYE GUN REGISTRY (RANT ALERT) Canada’s long gun registry is officially doomed — and not just doomed: all the information collected will be destroyed. The registry was brought in by the Liberals in 1993 after Marc Lepine shot 28 female engineering students, killing 14, at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. Saskatchewan gun owners who resented having to register their dangerous weapons are probably thrilled. Police answering domestic disturbance calls, who can use the registry to find out if a household has guns before they show up? Probably not so much. And I’ll add: I’ve always listened to criticisms of the gun registry. It wasn’t perfect and implementation seemed heavy-handed and perhaps out of touch with the realities of rural life. Not today: don’t have the patience for it. Gun rights advocates are Tuesday’s Dog Blog Assholes Of The Day.*

2 THE ECONOMY IS LIMPING AND THE LOONIE’S SURGING, WAIT, SINKING Stories about money stuff here and here.

3 ABOVE THE LAW Shockingly, George W. Bush won’t be tried for war crimes in British Columbia. More evidence that torture is okay with Canada.

4 RIGHT ALONGSIDE THE SKELETON OF THE DOG THAT SPAWNED DICK CHENEY Moammar Gadhafi is buried in an undisclosed location.

5 HOORAY FOR EARTHQUAKE BABY! Okay, one scrap of good news before I blow a fuse: a healthy infant has been pulled from the rubble in Turkey, along with her mom and grandmother. In less happy news, the earthquake’s death toll has climbed to above 400.

6 RICK PERRY IS A TOOL Now he wants to effectively cut taxes for the rich. Fortunately for him, lots of American voters who aren’t rich are tools as well. Unfortunately for him he’s probably too full of shit to win the Republican nomination, let alone the next U.S. election. Note that I said “probably”.

WOMBATS: THEY’RE A THING Here’s a cute animal video from The Guardian, dedicated to Planet S editor and wombat fan Chris Kirkland, and to cheer me up because today’s news sucks.

*Also, I like how the Conservatives bring in new, tough-on-crime laws while scrapping gun ownership rules. It’s insane.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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

13 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: No Vanda For You!”

  1. What I like best about the Conservative’s following thru with their agenda is when they follow a Draconian roll-back with the chillingly glib, “Promise made, promise kept”. Like, too bad they can’t set their sights a little higher. Instead of promising and delivering on CWB demolishment or long-gun registry abolishment, child poverty (though I hear they’re working on that thru organized sports tax credit)…tar sands and everyday pollution…drunk driving accidents…cancer, etc. No, rather they make destructive goals and accomplish those.

  2. What I like best about the Conservative’s following thru with their agenda is when they follow a Draconian roll-back with the chillingly glib, “Promise made, promise kept”. Like, too bad they can’t set their sights a little higher. Instead of promising and delivering on CWB demolishment or long-gun registry abolishment, child poverty (though I hear they’re working on that thru organized sports tax credit)…tar sands and everyday pollution…drunk driving accidents…cancer, etc. No, rather they make destructive goals and accomplish those.

    How long till the Prairie Dog Best of Regina radio fave, CBC, is dismantled national treasure by national treasure?

  3. I think the long gun registry is silly because it doesn’t go FAR ENOUGH to be actual gun control, yet still costs a big pile of money.

  4. It’s more the blow back on long gun registration that I find absurd. All this 2nd Amendment-style brouhaha for Canada is just icky. They should’ve had an ammo-registration policy.

  5. It’s also kind of a Canadian paradox that the same people who warn of a police-state, i.e. “they want to take our guns away so they can control us,” are the same people who vote for the government that hails itself as uberly pro-police and ‘tuff on crime’. I guess the Tories just like a fair fight, like in Mayerthorpe?

  6. There is an ammo-registration policy. It’s called the Possession and Acquisition Licence – through which the federal government tracks purchases of all firearms and ammunition. That little black magnetic strip on the back of every PAL isn’t there for show and tell.

  7. It is funny that people on the left (of which I belong), rightly rant against a police state, yet want a society when only the police own firearms. Has anybody read any Emma Goldman or a history of the Spanish Civil War lately? Sheesh.

    Since when is it okay for the Police Chiefs to make any policy? They also support mandatory minimum jail sentences for marijuana possession.

  8. Could Wombats,( not meanining the Women’s Bicycle and Tea Society ). Survive in Sasky?
    That little guy has fur..

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