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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Congrats to Torrie Wilson, headed to the WWE Hall of Fame

On an otherwise sad day, something to cheer up about. I wanted to put up a picture of my favorite WWE diva Torrie Wilson upon news she is being inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame. This photo was from the WWE RAW 25th Anniversary when the fans were absolutely gushing, absolutely floored, about how hot…

Where were you 25 years ago today?

I was in my driveway in Estevan, getting set for a long weekend commute back to Saskatoon, when I turned on the car radio to CK 620 and heard the breaking news that John Candy had passed away. For Canadians, and for myself, it was definitely one of those “where were you?” types of moments….

We go from “big snow” head-first into “big deep freeze”!

Howdy, folks, how are you enjoying “Polar Vortex 2019?” Especially all of you in Chicago? By the way, the abominable freezing cold gripping a good chunk of the Midwest USA is actually considered “normal” for this time of year in frozen-tundra Saskatchewan. Which, by the way, is frozen solid today. (And you folks down there…

Old Man Winter is burying North America under a heap of snow!

Happy Winter 🥶, folks. It seems as if the cold and the white stuff is socking North America today. I understand Toronto is getting upwards of 15 cm of it, in fact the latest report from Pearson airport is 23 cm — reminding people of the good old days when Mayor Mel Lastman had to…

Masses take to the streets in Venezuela; Maduro struggles to hold on

I have been following what’s been happening in Venezuela with the recent coverage of all the protests in the streets, with the opposition leader Juan Guaido declaring himself President and the considerable international recognition that has followed (including Pres. Trump). Meanwhile, Pres. Nicolas Maduro continues to attempt to hold on to power, as he ordered US…

Now, the last word on Rod Pedersen leaving as Voice of the Riders

All chaos broke loose in Saskatchewan during my time in Las Vegas last week. Just a day after coach/GM Chris Jones quit the Saskatchewan Roughriders to go to the Cleveland Browns, it was Rod Pedersen who resigned from Riders flagship 620 CKRM, leaving as the play-by-play “Voice of the Riders” on radio and also leaving…

Kevin Spacey has his day in court

I just found this Kevin Spacey court coverage today to be fascinating, because it reminds me of all the times I would sit in our local provincial court house as a reporter, watching the parade of accused people get hauled up before the judge. What happened here was exactly the same, EXCEPT this is big…

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is on in the Bahamas!

Exciting stuff for poker fans as day one of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is under way at The Atlantis in the Bahamas. Today is the first day for the PokerStars Players Championship, where established pros go up against online qualifiers. One of those online qualifiers is Travis Nesbitt, an online pro from Saskatchewan, who won…

Bad News Roundup: Mean Gene, Super Dave, Team Canada

It has been a big day for bad news. First, legendary wrestling announcer/interviewer “Mean Gene” Okerlund, Dead. Next, comedian Bob Einstein, better known as Super Dave Osborne. Dead. Finally, Canada lost at the World Junior quarters to Finland 2-1 in OT tonight in Vancouver. That result eliminates the Canadian juniors, and that means all Canadian…

Now a few words about DAZN and all its inroads into Canada

I was going to talk about this last week, but since DAZN aired the Canelo Alvarez fight last night (in which he beat up on Rocky Fielding at MSG), I think it’s still timely to talk about the inroads this European company has made into Canada lately, with all the sports rights they are picking…

Big winter storm whacking North Carolina and Virginia!

How do you like winter storm season? If you are travelling, you probably don’t like it very much. Here is a Weather Channel story on their self-titled “Winter Storm Diego” which is mainly whacking North Carolina and Virginia. Other states are impacted as well with snow, heavy rains and floods. From my vantage point here…

The news is that former Pres. George H.W. Bush is dead at 94

The news broke last night that George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States has died at age 94. The story from Fox News here. Also, this from the New York Times on his final days. Also, here’s a piece about Bush’s time at the CIA, which I found interesting. New York Stock Exchange…

Who cares about Trump! Fires burning out of control around Malibu

I do not want to see any more news coverage of crazy Donald Trump today. Instead, I want to see real news coverage about these horrible fires raging around Malibu and environs! This is terrible! I was transfixed watching the live coverage from LA this afternoon about these wildfires. The entire city of Malibu is…

Bad News Roundup: Thousand Oaks shootings tops the list

Well, folks, today was a bad “News” day for a lot of reasons. The top bad news of the day: the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California overnight that left 12 people dead. The second piece of bad news: the angry mob attacks outside the home of Tucker Carlson. Third piece of…