Khabib and McGregor: suspended!!

It’s official, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has officially suspended the two idiots, ahem, I mean combatants from the main event of UFC 229 because of that WWE-worthy brawl that ensued when Khabib left the ring. What a farce. Maybe Dana White should suspend these two permanently from the UFC, because what went down on…

Khabib vs McGregor is on!! Most anticipated UFC fight ever

This is it! The champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on No. 1 Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title tonight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas! This should be something else, simply because McGregor is involved and he’s a wild man. The pay-per-view is on right now as we speak, but the cheapskates out there who…

My reaction to Crimetown

The W5 piece that aired Saturday called “Crimetown”, about crime in North Battleford, is exactly what I expected. It was sensational, painted a bleak picture of the city and exaggerated the true state of the crime situation. That said, there was one part of the documentary that really got my attention. It was the point…

This Brett Kavanaugh gong show promises to hit new heights Thursday

Thursday is the day when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh in D.C. will hear from Christine Blasey Ford with her accusations of a sexual assault at a high school party years ago. This hearing will get maximum TV coverage, from all the news channels, but I don’t know if I want…

Yikes! A scary tornado situation for Ottawa-Gatineau region!

If you think what has gone on in the Carolinas is scary enough, check out what happened with the weather in eastern Canada today. What is now being estimated as a preliminary EF-2 tornado hit the Ottawa area today, with the city of Gatineau across the border in Quebec very hard hit. This is not…

Topics for future blog posts

I have nothing to say today, I want to relax and enjoy what is left of summer, even though it really looks more like fall around here right now. I just wanted to list off some topics for future blog posts, just so I don’t forget about them: Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings hijacked by sexual…

Prince George, BC gets completely blacked out by the wildfire smoke

Another wildfire update to tell you about; it really is getting ridiculous. I thought I had seen it all when our own atmosphere went completely orange 🍊in midweek. Other places have gone completely dark. Check out Prince George, BC, which was totally blacked out today by this wildfire smoke. I understand it was also a…

Wildfire smoke update: the bad air is back

(Pictured: smoky downtown North Battleford SK.) Well, here we are at midweek and I can tell you, the smoky air is back. All that wildfire smoke from BC (now under a state of emergency) and Alberta has infiltrated Saskatchewan and has smoked us right out. To be quite honest with you, this is getting depressing….

Lots of bad news from Genoa, London, Fredericton etc.

This week’s edition of Bad News Roundup has lots of bad news to tell you about today: Today, a motorway collapsed in Genoa, Italy and the latest report is that it has killed 35 people. Also, a vehicle ran into people in London outside Parliament in what is described as a terrorist attack. People in…

North America is fed up with getting smoked out by wildfires

Today, I am finally getting around to ranting about wildfires. This has been a particularly tough week of suffering for yours truly. All the smoke from fires that have been blazing in BC and Alberta made its way to my area and choked us all out (cough, cough). While this was going on, we were…

Tragedy in Toronto: mass shooting in the Danforth

There have been way too many stories lately about violence in the city of Toronto. Last night, more tragedy: a gunman, now deceased, went on a shooting rampage in the Greektown area of the Danforth where two people were killed and 13 more injured. This news comes right after the city of Toronto had deployed…

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