Matthew hits Haiti; now threatens Florida. Plus more News from Nowhere

Welcome to another News from Nowhere and this one will have to be brief. And no, it is not because I am fleeing a hurricane. 

I am assigned to cover an awards ceremony tonight — missing out on a lot of the other news going on. Such as Matthew.

This Category 4 hurricane slammed into Haiti this morning and caused a lot of flooding. Now it is threatening Florida where watches have now been issued for the east coast of the state near Miami. 

I was watching the Miami TV news stations online today and they were doing the usual freaking out that they do whenever a hurricane is threatening. There is also real worry for other parts of the USA by later this week, so I plan to keep on following this story as it unfolds. 

In other news, I am going to be missing the Tim Kaine-Mike Pence vice-presidential debate tonight

That is too bad because it should surely be a bloodbath as Pence tries to undo the damage Donald Trump did with his lousy performance in last week’s presidential debate, followed by his rantings and ramblings about Alicia Machado, his taxes, and all that. Trump needs to cool off.

Another thing I will be missing: the Toronto Blue Jays-Baltimore Orioles baseball wild-card game. Which is just as well, because watching it would only raise my blood pressure. 

I’m also going to be missing another contest involving a Toronto professional sports team, with far less at stake: tonight’s Maple Leafs-Ottawa Senators pre-season NHL game, from Saskatoon.

The one thing I missed this morning was Julian Assange’s big WikiLeaks announcement, which is just as well because it turned out to be nothing. But there could still be more revelations to come.

The other story from earlier this week was the robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris. That’s right, Kim was robbed in a big heist in which she was tied up and the robbers made off with $11 millions in jewellery. A lot of people can’t believe it and think this was yet another one of those Kardashian publicity stunts. Anyway, here is a link to the Us story on what we know so far.

That will have to be all for the moment.