Trump throws US intelligence community under the bus at Helsinki summit!

Well, this lousy summit meeting Pres. Donald Trump had with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was a big success, all right — for Putin. President Trump declines to side with US intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Instead, Trump repeatedly asked about the Democratic National Committee's email server and Hillary Clinton's…

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Before tuning in all this poker nonsense from Las Vegas I took a look at the announcement by Pres. Donald Trump that he was nominating federal appeals court Judge Brett Cavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. And the tension has clearly boiled over down there in the “Upset States”, with all the “upset” people out…

Roseanne gets herself cancelled from ABC with her racist tirade on Twitter

Well, that was quick. Roseanne has been yanked off the air from ABC after she self-destructed with her lunatic racist tirade on Twitter. Her talent agency just dropped her, too. This was actually the top story on both CNN and Fox News today — ahead of President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again, on-again Korea summit, ahead…

Now, the Bad News Roundup for the middle of May

I don’t have much to say in this edition of the Bad News Roundup. The summit in Korea is falling apart, peace prospects in Israel are also falling apart, and Hawaii is still under threat of volcanic eruption. Plus, the First Lady of the USA has been in the hospital! Other than that, things are…

Pres. Donald Trump does the Trump thing again; torches Iran nuclear deal

I don’t know why presidential-watchers still insist that President Donald Trump is unpredictable. He isn’t! This latest decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions is soooooooo Trump. Any major policy that came in during the Obama administration will always be first in line to get the chop from Trump. This ought…

Volcano blows on the big island!

Today, I am taking a break from watching live streams of tornadoes 🌪 in Kansas and Oklahoma. Instead, I am watching live streams of a volcanic eruption in Hawaii. 🌋 How would you like to wake up to lava in your back yard? That’s what is happening there today.

May is here, and guess what that means. Tornado season.

Hi folks. Happy May Day and happy tornado season, because that is exactly what it is. I have been spending tonight tuned in to tornado coverage online from Kansas, in between tuning in the baseball and basketball games. It looks like there could be more of the same tomorrow down there. Better them than us,…

What is going on in Toronto?! Van attack leaves multiple people dead

What a horrible day of news, again. This time, a van was driven onto a sidewalk in Toronto and killed 10 pedestrians, with 15 more injured at the latest report. Despite early speculation of terrorism, public safety minister Ralph Goodale was saying a few moment ago this does not appear to be connected to national…

News from Nowhere for April 22

I really don’t have a lot to say today so here are some links to the big stories happening lately: North Korea suspending nuke tests, shootings at Waffle House, the Barbara Bush funeral, and James Comey. I guess Coachella has been on as well. That’s all I’m writing about for now.

A bad last few days for deaths: Art Bell, Harry Anderson and now Barbara Bush

RIP to all of them. BREAKING: Longtime radio host Art Bell has died at his Pahrump home, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office saidhttps://t.co/qJSSPZxfDI pic.twitter.com/nGxCeHKrVN — Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) April 14, 2018 'Night Court' star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home https://t.co/RxW9pBfCyr pic.twitter.com/l6E764KIn9 — CP24 (@CP24) April 17, 2018 Remembering Barbara Bush. 1925-2018https://t.co/IUtKfdKn1n pic.twitter.com/onRhWcCFoY…

The big Bill Cosby retrial is upon us, the jury has been selected

The big celebrity trial of the moment is now here as the jury has been selected for the retrial of Bill Cosby for felony sexual assault. The jury selection took place over the past three days, with a host of potential jurors grilled over what they knew about this case. Jury selection was not without…

Where were you 50 years ago today?

A sad anniversary in news: on this date in 1968 was the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago today in Memphis. #MLK50 pic.twitter.com/NVHtXfJwKp — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 4, 2018

Latest on Ottawa shooting: PM to speak soon

I am now at home watching all the news about the situation in Ottawa. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is slated to speak to the country in a few minutes. Sadly, the reservist standing guard at the National War Memorial today was killed. The shooter was also killed, and sergeant-at-arms is being hailed as a hero…

Scary situation in Ottawa with the shootings on Parliament Hill

Terrifying day here in Canada as that awful shooting situation unfolded on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, with Parliament itself in lockdown. I am just getting caught up on the latest news myself, so for the latest here is the CBC, CTV, and Global. Also I have posted below footage captured inside Parliament by the Globe…

Umbrellas are the word as Occupy Central grips Hong Kong

The pro-democracy movement is alive and well in Hong Kong as students have been demonstrating the last two days, amid tear gassings and the like. I notice even the media got caught up in the tear gassings. (Gee, I wonder where we’ve seen this sort of activity before.) All this is, of course, prompted by…

Scotland decides “No Thanks”, to which I say, “Thank God!”

My British dual citizenship has been saved! Scotland voted no to independence in the referendum, and with that result Alex Salmond has resigned as Scottish First Minister. My reaction is to simply breathe a sigh of relief. Worrying about the future of my British passport was something I did not need.

Today is Scotland’s day of decision

Polls close in a few hours in the Scottish independence referendum and I will be surely tuning in to the results. Once polls close at 10pm in Scotland, the BBC plans live coverage here. ITV coverage is here. And Sky News is here. See you later.

John Oliver’s riff on Scotland independence is funny stuff

For those wanting a lighter side of the weighty issue of Scottish independence, check out John Oliver’s take on it on YouTube. My coworker sent it my way the other day and Oliver pretty much nails it when it comes to explaining why the Scots have this deep-seeded disgust for the English. Have a good…

No doubt about it, this Scottish referendum has me freaking out

My column on the Scottish independence referendum is now up. It ought to leave no doubt as to where I stand in all of this. My whole dual citizenship with the UK is at stake here. And if Scottish voters think breaking up the UK will be an easy process without repercussions, think again. I…

Rob Ford in hospital: tumour rumours all over the Internet

What is next?! I was all set to finally talk about David Soknacki and what his withdrawal yesterday meant to the Toronto mayor’s race, and about the latest poll giving John Tory a 12-point lead, but now comes this latest news — terrible news, if true — about Mayor Rob Ford being admitted to hospital…

Latest on Ferguson situation

I was following the Ferguson situation pretty intently on the news and on the live streams yesterday night as it approached the second night of the curfew that had been imposed. What an ugly scene down there, with all the tear gas and mayhem, and it all started because a cop decided to be out…

Things really deteriorating in Ferguson, Mo as we speak

I’m done watching the NFL game and I am tuned in now to live streams from newscasts in St. Louis, with reports of looting, shots fired, Molotov cocktails and tear gas down in Ferguson, Missouri. What a crisis down there — all triggered by Michael Brown’s shooting death. I’ll probably have more to say about…

Another high-flying News from Nowhere

Welcome to another News from Nowhere, and this week it is going to be brief because this is summer and I’d rather spend the rest of tonight, and this week for that matter, listening to baseball games. Anyway, the big news this past week has been all about airplane crashes and about airlines not flying…