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…

Good grief, folks. Trump is now looking to close the Mexican border.

This, my friends, is what you get whenever Pres. Donald Trump is “winning”. Fresh off the heels of his Mueller report “victory”, which debunked the Russia collusion claims and which humiliated all his political opponents and the mainstream media in the process, now Trump wants to close the border with Mexico. (!) (?) Yes, we…

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…

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…

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…

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…

7.0 Earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska!

Scary times in Anchorage today, looks like there’s lots of damage from today’s 7.0 earthquake. The tsunami warnings have been cancelled, but lots of power outages still reported. Tweet from Sarah Palin: 🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact – house is not… I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to…

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…

A day of pipe bomb near-mayhem in the USA

I don’t call the place the Upset States for nothing. Pipe bombs sent today to Ex-Pres. Obama, the Clintons, George Soros, CNN, etc. There is just too much hate in the ‘States these days. Lock the perpetrator up! America right now. Playing out live on @CNN pic.twitter.com/aCRGG4xoW2 — Don Lemon (@donlemon) October 24, 2018 Needless…

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…

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…

NFL season opens tonight in Philly! Eventually.

After a hectic last several days, including a Labour Day in which I was definitely “on assignment”, I have tonight and these next three days off! So, that said, the NFL season opens tonight with Atlanta Falcons at the Philadelphia Eagles, and I plan to tune in to that when it eventually stops raining. I…

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…

Now, more than a few words on the media’s latest gang-up on Trump

Today I want to say a few words about President Donald Trump and the media. As you know the relationship has not been good, with Trump calling them out for “fake news” and for being the “enemy of the people”. This week, about 300+ newspapers ran a coordinated series of editorials in opposition to Trump…

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, has died today.

The news today is that Aretha Franklin has died, on the exact same date that Elvis Presley died 41 years before. Also, I understand Fox News is in trouble for mixing up Aretha Franklin with Patti LaBelle.

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…

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…