Weather report: not much escape anywhere from the COLD

Watching NBA games on TV from places like Phoenix and LA has got me thinking about where I might take a winter getaway vacation. As it stands, it looks like I am not going anywhere until the latter part of February at the earliest, and it’s not just because I have no money and have…

Welcome to 2018; I spent the last day of 2017 in airports

Hi. Usually I would have more to say around this time of the week, but I am still recovering from my Christmas holidays. I am still recuperating from New Year’s Eve, when I spent a difficult day trying to travel back to Saskatchewan from Kelowna. First, my plane was delayed an hour leaving the Kelowna…

Trump triumphs on tax reform, and other News from Nowhere

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus (!) (?) and welcome to News from Nowhere for this weekend, marking the conclusion of yet another amazing week of President Donald Trump dominating the headlines. I mean, really, what more must this guy do to be the top newsmaker of the year? The media won’t even give him…

Political roundup in Saskatchewan, now that the federal by-election is over

(Photo credit: myself.) On Tuesday, I tuned in to some of the coverage of that Alabama Senate election night, and just like I said before, I got all jealous again about all these reporters covering American politics and all its craziness. But then I remembered that I covered Battlefords-Lloydminster federal by-election results the night before…

Tonight, we find out who will be the next Senator from Alabama

Forgive me for my lack of enthusiasm. I have just finished covering a federal by-election, and this has been basically my heaviest month of political coverage ever, and I have had enough of politics, period. So what is the big story tonight? Why, what else: special election coverage in the state of Alabama of the…

This weekend’s roundup of News from Nowhere is wholly inaccurate!

Welcome to another News from Nowhere. Boy, does the whole media business have egg on its face this week. This business looks like it’s entirely out to get Donald Trump, in any way possible — even if their stories aren’t true! For instance: CNN reported Friday that Trump and his son Don Jr, had been…

Bad News Roundup for this Thursday

I am at home, charging up my iPad in anticipation of important news I have to cover tonight (the Prime Minister is in the city for a Liberal campaign event, fresh off his China tour), so in the meantime here is a very brief Bad News Roundup. Lessee, what bad things are going on in…

Bad news from Southern California: Ventura County on fire

This is positively scary. It seems a massive wildfire hit Ventura County today in Southern California, prompting evacuations and a lot of losses to fire. An upsetting situation to be sure. I had tuned in the live coverage online earlier today and it looks like it will take a long time for this to get…

Michael Flynn fallout, and more News from Nowhere

Here is another News from Nowhere for this Saturday morning, as we continue to examine the latest Russia fallout with Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. What is more, reports are that he is cooperating with this whole Robert Mueller Russia collusion investigation, and this is considered very bad news for the…

Another bloodbath in Bristol: ESPN cans 150 people

The dream is dead. It’s absolutely dead. This week, ESPN had yet another bloodbath, sending 150 more people to the firing squad. These are production and behind the scenes people, mainly, the real unsung heroes who don’t get recognized on the street but who nevertheless get your favorite programs on the air. But I understand…

Matt Lauer latest to fall to sexual misconduct allegations

So I woke up today and found out Matt Lauer was fired as host of the Today Show over sexual misconduct allegations. Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve…

Miss Universe Pageant goes tonight. In Las Vegas!

Yes, indeed, folks, Steve Harvey has been allowed back to host the Miss Universe Pageant, which is once again back in their favorite city Las Vegas. Just a reminder to myself to tune in, a reminder I will definitely need as I am interested in the Grey Cup game going on, today, too. ———————————– Update:…

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA (thank goodness)!

Hey, folks, something to cheer about, finally! It is Thanksgiving in the USA! Hopefully, now we will finally get a brief respite from these never ending stories about crazy President Trump and American politics, or about sexual harassment scandals (I guess Charlie Rose was the latest to get whacked) and related nonsense. I understand even…

Lots of deaths to report: David Cassidy, Charles Manson etc. etc.

What a last few days for deaths of well-known people. Here is a brief rundown: First, notorious mass murderer Charles Manson. Dead. AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young. Dead. Della Reese from Touched by an Angel. Dead. And just today, David Cassidy of Partridge Family fame. Even though this was widely expected, I feel the same way…

Tweet tweet tweet! Spent the weekend working; occasionally watched important sporting events (CFL, NASCAR, etc.)

I have no life at the moment and therefore I have no time to post, so instead here are Retweets of important happenings from the weekend, starting with the ‘Riders… That's a wrap on 2017, #RiderNation. Congratulations to the @TorontoArgos on an incredible game.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/FE1IwNZDdV — Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) November 19, 2017 And then NASCAR……

Al Franken learns the hard way: don’t mess with Leeann Tweeden

To be honest, I’m really trying to move on from the sexual harassment hysteria that has gripped the US media lately, but it’s hard. There are just too many stories. What started with Hollywood has now found its way to US politics. First, there is all this Roy Moore news that threatens to sink his…

Thor: Ragnarok now up to $650 million worldwide!

In all my excitement over the World Cup qualifying results, I forgot to let you know what happened at the movie box office this weekend. Well, here it is. Thor: Ragnarok has won the domestic box office two weeks in a row and has now crossed the $650 million mark worldwide!

Italy is eliminated from the World Cup! Unbelievable!!!

It seems like the qualifying for the World Cup 2018 is going to end up being more exciting than the Cup! Unbelievable result today in qualifying action: FT | It's over. Sweden are going to the World Cup. #ItalySweden pic.twitter.com/i2zXlo6ngl — Italy (@azzurri) November 13, 2017 It's actually happened. Italy, for the first time since…

Roundup of the latest political coverage by yours truly

So, folks, I thought I would share some political news stories that I have covered over the past little while. You know, I sometimes forget that I cover politics for a living; last night I tuned in to the Virginia and New Jersey election coverage (both smashing victories for Democrats) and was going “gee, I…

It’s a sad day in sports. RIP Roy Halladay.

It’s a terrible day for all Toronto Blue Jays fans. For that matter, it’s also a terrible day for Philadelphia Phillies fans, and fans of all of baseball. Legendary pitcher Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash off the coast of Florida today at age 40. To give you an idea of how big…

National anthem update: Vin Scully swears off the NFL

Welcome to yet another “National Anthem Update” on this latest NFL Sunday. As it turns out, people are still mad about all this kneeling before the anthem going on. The latest to voice his disgust: the beloved legendary retired LA Dodgers baseball announcer Vin Scully. Scully declared he will never watch an NFL game again…

Last word on the Astros’ World Series, and more NFL woes

The 2017 World Series is over and it turned out to be a great one, going the full seven games. Actually, when you think of it, it was great for only one team: the Houston Astros. It seemed like all the great moments broke in their favour when it really counted, during those close game…

Hollywood flops again! Suburbicon crashes to $2.8 mil weekend!

It has not been a stellar fall, or for that matter year, for Hollywood at the box office. Come to think of it, it’s been a bad year for them in every way imaginable, not just at the box office, but what happened to Suburbicon this weekend kind of is the exclamation point to all…

Paul Manafort among the Mueller indictments today

Like I said, it was not a fun day to be President. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates indicted, George Papadopoulos pleads guilty as the first charges come in the Russia investigation. Pres. Donald Trump had better not fire special counsel Robert Mueller now, or he’ll be in a big heap of trouble.