Stock market has tanked again on Coronavirus fears

Today the stock market tanked 1100 points over fears of the Coronavirus impacting the economy. This has been going on all week. Obviously, the markets didn’t take too well to President Donald Trump’s big “things are fine because we are keeping people out” press conference about it the other day — or the news about…

A lot on the line in South Carolina debate in Charleston

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ massive win in Nevada over the weekend, the remaining Democratic contenders now face each other tonight in a CBS News debate in South Carolina. It promises to be yet another bloodbath as everyone is now petrified that Bernie will get the nomination. This prospect is especially freaking out Democrats…

Harvey Weinstein goes to jail, and more News from Nowhere

Welcome to a jam -packed edition of News from Nowhere on a news packed Monday. The big story today was that after several days of dramatic deliberations, the verdict in the Harvey Weinstein case in New York. Guilty of two of the five sexual assault counts, one of which had a sentencing range of 5…

Hugely anticipated Wilder-Fury 2 fight is happening!

This is it. Tonight in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet again in a rematch of their previous heavyweight championship title fight. This is considered the most anticipated title fight in a long, long time, mainly because the last one was so good. Of course, I will be missing out on all the…

Nevada caucuses just the latest Democratic test

Today the Nevada caucuses go on the Democratic side. The good news is that the caucuses happen in the afternoon, which is great for me because we might get results before I have to head off to a talent show that I’m judging later tonight. Hopefully, Nevada will be far less of a gong show…

Yes, indeed, America, this man Donald Trump is still your President

After an epic State of the Union address last night — one in which cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Medal of Freedom, and in which House speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up copies of the SOTU speech after it was delivered — today President Donald Trump gets his revenge. He gets to tear up both…

Iowa caucuses are happening now!

This is it! The caucusing has begun all over the state of Iowa as we get under way with the first official test of the 2020 election campaign. Early indications are that it could be a very tight race and a potentially long night between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, with Pete Buttigieg in the…

Toronto Star’s entertainment section is looking sad, sad, sad

The newspaper industry in Canada continues its decline. For that, look no further than the Toronto Star. Word is they have now essentially torpedoed their entertainment section, which is too bad because I thought for years this was their best section of the paper (along with the sports). But retired Rob Salem confirmed on Facebook…

For better or worse, Brexit Day has arrived

The day that looked for a while like it might never come has finally arrived — the United Kingdom officially quits the European Union at 11 p.m. British time today. It is at one and the same time a momentous and monotonous occasion. I have major mixed feelings about the whole thing. On the one…

It’s been just tough all around with the death of Kobe Bryant

The death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, of Los Angeles Lakers fame, has dominated coverage today. I spent the day tuning in to the coverage online of the helicopter crash, (which interrupted the Pro Bowl telecast), and now I have reached the point where I can’t watch any more of the depressing coverage. It’s just…

News from Nowhere gets ready for trial! Trump, Weinstein, etc.

Welcome to what I hope will be a short News from Nowhere as I am still busy watching NFL playoff games. The big news is about a couple of trials about to happen down in the ‘States. The first is the big IMPEACHMENT trial of Pres. Donald Trump, due to begin in the U.S. Senate….

Thank God for the UFC! McGregor-Cerrone goes tonight

Well, folks, we are still technically in football season, but with college football now officially done (with LSU winning it all on Monday) and with the two NFL conference titles games happening Sunday, we are starting to run out of decent football games to watch. The Saturday TV schedule is already full-tilt into its usual…

Honeymoon is over in Vegas: Golden Knights have fired Gerard Gallant!

Today the Vegas Golden Knights fired head coach Gerard Gallant, on the heels of bad losses to lousy teams like LA, Columbus, and last night to Buffalo. Fans in Vegas are stunned. They are even more stunned that he was replaced by Peter DeBoer, formerly of the hated Sharks. People are actually mad down there…

Assassination in the Middle East!! What now?

So much for the “new Roaring 20s” being better than this last miserable decade we just experienced. Instead, are you all ready for “World War 3”? That’s the term that trended on Twitter yesterday, along with the name “Franz Ferdinand“, after the killing by the Americans of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike. The…

Good riddance to the lousy 2010s! Here’s hoping the ‘20s will be better.

(This photo really does say it all about the 2010s, doesn’t it?!) By the time you read this the 2010s might already be over. Good riddance! What a lousy decade this was, with all this uptight politically-correct nonsense taking over our popular culture and social media! Authoritarianism really was on the loose everywhere, with “cancel…

What are you watching? Miss America is up against the Democratic debates on TV

Thank goodness impeachment is over. Now we can get on with other things, like the PBS Newshour – Politico Democratic presidential debate featuring what’s left of the Democratic field. Although, I should note, many names were left out tonight, such as Tulsi Gabbard, Cory Booker, and newbie candidate Michael Bloomberg. Despite his exclusion, I notice…

Impeached!

Donald Trump becomes the third US president in history to be impeached and now faces trial in Senate https://t.co/LzoX7IsqRi — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 19, 2019 Democrats approve the second article of impeachment against @realDonaldTrump on "obstruction of Congress". — John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) December 19, 2019 In the spring, @SpeakerPelosi said impeachment would have…

This is it: impeachment happening today in the House

The House of Representatives is debating the two articles of impeachment against Pres. Donald Trump right now. The vote is later on today, likely around the same time Trump stages a rally in Battle Creek. For updates from CNN click here. For updates from the Washington Post see here. For Fox News click here. “It…

In advance of impeachment, Trump pens an angry letter to the Democrats

Well, folks, this is it. Tomorrow is the big impeachment vote on Pres. Donald Trump. In advance of that, Trump sent a letter to the Democrats’ leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which CNN and everyone else is describing as “unhinged”. Meanwhile, I notice a lot of Republicans out there are saying they actually agree with Trump….

Big week ahead in impeachment of Trump, with House set to vote

Now that last week’s excitement out of the UK is out of the way we can now fully focus on the fate of Pres. Donald Trump. The big House vote on impeachment will likely happen this week, possibly Wednesday but maybe even Thursday. Should the articles pass, it then heads to the Senate for the…

Media layoffs claim latest victims at Yahoo! Sports

I don’t like reading these stories about layoffs in the media industry, they are thoroughly depressing to read and make me want to throw up my hands in frustration at the entire state of the business. The latest bloodbath was at Verizon, which whacked jobs across the board but particularly decimated Yahoo Sports Canada. Something…

Forecast is a Conservative majority in the UK, SNP sweep in Scotland

It’s been interesting watching the Twitter mob react to the exit polls in the UK that show a majority for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives. They all want to cry in their beer, it seems. Current swing looks like Cons +3 percent, Labour down 12 percent! A lot of pro-Leave Labour seats in the North…