PM Theresa May tearfully throws in the towel

Theresa May is out the door of 10 Downing Street as British Prime Minister. Good. Maybe the next one will figure this Brexit mess out and maybe spare the country from a Corbyn takeover. Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader…

Missouri hard hit by last night’s tornadoes

It sounds like Jefferson City, Missouri’s state capital, really got hit hard by last night’s tornado outbreak in the central USA. Three people were killed and there is colossal damage. Posted here, some Tweets about the whole situation. Sad times there — hopefully the St. Louis Blues do something in the Stanley Cup finals to…

For Theresa May, it sure looks like the end is near

Here is a look at the front pages of the British newspapers heading into Thursday morning (which Drudge put up on their home page just now). These more or less tell you all you need to know about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s fate after the cabinet staged a revolt today, with Andrea Leadsom quitting…

India election results, happening now

(Update: Modi’s government is winning,) Just a reminder to myself that today, May 23 in India (but still May 22 here in North America), is when election results start to roll in from their national election. I definitely want to tune in to that. Already, a ton of exit polls have been out, predicting the…

Interesting article on Savannah Guthrie’s commencement address

Today, I thought I would share this link to the commencement address given over the weekend at George Washington University by Today Show host Savannah Guthrie. The reason I provide it is because you may not know that she is another one of these lawyers turned reporters, which resonates with me personally since I basically…

Oklahoma’s day of the tornadoes — one right after another!

Everyone predicted it, so hopefully everyone treated these forecasts of PDS (particularly dangerous situation) tornadoes seriously and gotten the H out of the way. Multiple tornadoes have already touched down and the threat is STILL not over! I have spent the day tuning in Oklahoma TV news coverage, with storm chasers showing these tornadoes touching…

Big twister threat down in Tornado Alley into Monday!!

It’s obviously a serious situation when the evening news decides to lead off their broadcasts with, no, not Trump again, but tornado alley coverage. Yes, apparently there is a major tornado threat down in Oklahoma, Kansas and North Texas on Monday. A multi-day siege of severe weather continues into early this week, including a threat…

Court TV is back in session! Today is their first day back on the air.

I have been tuning in the “new” and revived Court TV, which is back on the air starting today after over a decade off the air. The channel, which is streaming online and which will be broadcasting over the air in several U.S. markets, features plenty of on-air reporters with law degrees, including Vinnie Politan…

Come on, all of you CFL guys. Get a deal done, now!

Today is the day talks resumed between the Canadian Football League’s owners and players union, after the players voted 97 percent in favor of a strike last week! The fact that we are even talking about a potential CFL strike is unbelievable. I know the players probably could use a few more benefits than what…

The full Mueller report is finally out for all to see

Yes, the Mueller report is finally made public, at long last. Not as much “winning” here for the current President today. Needless to say, everyone is making the report sound really bad, pointing to the stuff about clashes between Trump and his White House staff. If this is all these prosecutors have on Pres. Donald…

Breaking news today: Notre Dame in Paris is up in flames

This is terribly, terribly sad. A grim time for everyone in France. The moment #NotreDame’s spire fell pic.twitter.com/XUcr6Iob0b — Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019 DETAILS: The Notre Dame Cathedral construction began in 1160 and ended in the 14th century. The fire began in the structure of the monument that dates back to the 13th…

Good grief, folks. Trump is now looking to close the Mexican border.

This, my friends, is what you get whenever Pres. Donald Trump is “winning”. Fresh off the heels of his Mueller report “victory”, which debunked the Russia collusion claims and which humiliated all his political opponents and the mainstream media in the process, now Trump wants to close the border with Mexico. (!) (?) Yes, we…

Football fans are angry: Saskatchewan is fumbling away the NFL ball!

What a travesty. Just two days ago John Gormley broke the news on his show that the big NFL pre-season game, the one that was going to be in Regina between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders, was headed straight for the trashcan. Since then, Saskatchewan football fans have been hopping mad. Local Raiders…

You think the news in your town is bad? Try Las Vegas!

I like to tune in the newscasts from other places, especially from the USA, just to see how they cover the news there. Wow, a lot of news from down there is jaw-droppingly bad. Just look at my favorite winter getaway locale Las Vegas. Today, they led the news with reports of a police member-involved…

Happy 50th Anniversary to Herbie the Love Bug!

As I am reminded watching NASCAR today, this past week marks the 50th anniversary of the wide release of Disney’s The Love Bug — rated “G”. (Gee, nothing is rated “G” anymore.) That’s right, folks, Herbie is 50 years old. Happy birthday, Herbie! (This post, no doubt, should be of big interest to my brother…

Sad times, again. Violence against Muslims in New Zealand; 49 killed.

I’m tired of all the violence in the world. Why can’t people just get along? Update on the Christchurch shootings:– 49 people killed– A man in his late twenties has been charged with murder– “This can only be described as a terror attack,” said NZ PM Jacinda Ardern– Trump sent his “warmest sympathy” following the…

Crazy case in Vegas: a lawyer lands in jail!

I was rummaging around Las Vegas news sites looking for coverage of NCAA conference basketball tournaments going on in that town, when I came across this crazy story of a local lawyer who landed in jail. No joke, folks, a criminal defence lawyer named Alexis Plunkett was arrested six days ago on charges of witness…

Canada is refusing to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8! This is bull***t!!

Get ready for possibly the most outraged post in the history of this blog. No doubt you have heard by now about the terrible Ethiopian Airlines crash involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, killing everyone on board including numerous Canadians. The exact same make of aircraft was involved in a Lion Air crash last…

Happy Daylight Savings Time, for most of you anyway!

Well, North America switched to Daylight Savings Time today, touching off a host of complaining on Twitter from people about having to change their clocks. Folks out West in particular seem to want to switch to permanent Daylight Savings Time all year. This is fine, until you realize such a move will surely mean you…

The Nineties are over, man! Blockbuster Video is barely hanging on.

This has been a week of sad Nineties nostalgia. We’ve been remembering John Candy, who died in the Nineties. We’ve been remembering Luke Perry, who died this week, and whose show Beverly Hills 90210 aired in the Nineties. And we’ve just got hit by the bad news about Alex Trebek, whose show Jeopardy! aired throughout…

A bad week gets worse. Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

We didn’t need this, too, this week. Fresh off this week’s news that Luke Perry has died comes word that another TV icon, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, has cancer. And not just any cancer, either. Stage four pancreatic cancer. This is not good, at all. Trebek made the announcement himself, presumably to prevent the tabloid…