Prime Minister

MPs want Wilson-Raybould to talk about Kinder Morgan at a second House hearing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still refusing to waive cabinet confidentiality to allow former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to discuss the government’s handling of ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’ beyond the narrow case of the Montreal based engineering giant, SNC Lavalin. At

US Senate

Megyn Kelly is being encouraged to challenge Schumer in 2022

Television news journalist and a former headline anchor at Fox News and NBC’s Today Show, Megyn Kelly, is rumored to be considering a run for United States Senate in 2022 — against the Senate’s Democrat Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. The

Norb's Corner

Bad manners, contempt for authority, and disrespect for elders

BY NORBERT RUG The children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders …. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, and gobble up dainties at the table….* I am astounded by the

Today's Take

A modest proposal from ‘Emperor’ Cuomo…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — A proposal from Emperor Cuomo would make grassroots activists who spend more than $500 annually register as lobbyists. The threshold is currently $5,000. He hopes to squelch a recurrence of


The Upside features utterly likable performances

BY NORBERT RUG When Philip Lacasse, a quadriplegic billionaire, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a reckless paragliding adventure, played by Bryan Cranston employs an ex-convict Dell Scott, played by Kevin Hart as his caregiver, they both start


Beautiful Boy tells an emotionally complicated tale of addiction

BY NORBERT RUG Beautiful Boy is centered on the two books “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” written by David Sheff and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines” by Nic Sheff. The movie stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet,

Norb's Corner

Childhood memories at the local swimming hole

BY NORBERT RUG When I was growing up I was fortunate enough to have a few ponds near where I lived. One was behind a transformer station. This is the spot where I would go to catch pollywogs and leopard

Prime Minister

Scheer wants BMO and Treasury official questioned in SNC-Lavalin probe

Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, wants former Treasury Board President Scott Brison and several executives at the Bank of Montreal’s investment banking division included in widely expected Senate investigations into SNC-Lavalin and the removal of

North Tonawanda

Joe Marranca announces NT school board bid

Today, Joe Marranca announced he will run for North Tonawanda School Board. Mr. Marranca was a student in the North Tonawanda School District his entire life and now he wants to give back to the community he loves. He is


With Liberals in crisis mode, NDP wants Wilson-Raybould as Leader

Political staffers at the New Democratic Party (NDP) are telling Toronto-area political operatives that the opposition party is willing to install Jody Wilson-Raybould as its Leader.  Toronto area politicians have been engaging in private discussions with Jagmeet Singh, the current NDP Leader, to secure

Today's Take

Peace and legislation…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Mueller winds down, and the House heats up, and our President wants peace and legislation (so do I). It appears instead we are headed for war and investigation. My burning,


Corruption scandal prompts calls on Trudeau to resign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become embroiled in scandalous allegations of public misconduct that threaten his ability to retain power over Canada’s Liberal Party government ahead of elections scheduled for later this year. Trudeau is alleged to have pressured former


For homestyle breakfast, try Toast and Roast Cafe

BY NORBERT RUG Outbound: Toast and Roast Cafe: 4823 Saunders Settlement Rd, Niagara Falls, New York In my quest to try and hit as many eateries in Niagara County as I can, Donna (my wife), Ed (my buddy) and I

Norb's Corner

Remember growing up in the 50s and 60s?

BY NORBERT RUG If you grew up during the 50s or 60s, then you are familiar with how laissez-faire things used to be. We didn’t have very many “low calorie” foods, ate what we wanted, and we were afforded much


WBEN should add Weppner to morning programming

Kathy Weppner, the former Republican nominee for Congress, has launched a podcast about current events and local politics. Weppner once hosted the weekend talkshow Kathy from Williamsville on WBEN, the local conservative talk radio station. Station managers would be wise to add

2020 Presidential Election

Yes, Byron Brown should run for President

Mayor Byron Brown, the accomplished four-term Mayor of New York’s second largest City, is being urged by his most inner circle of advisors to enter the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process later this year. Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Mayor’s longtime

Niagara Falls

Cuomo, Dyster want Toronto commuter trains to serve New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s administration, at the urging of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, is planning to lobby Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the coming weeks. The two men want badly to extend Toronto’s commuter train service to Niagara Falls, NY,

Today's Take

Buddy Holly, ice jams, Trump…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: 60 years later, Buddy Holly’s classmates remember the day the music died. The ice jams cometh. The big excavators attack. The battle to stop flooding rages in West Seneca. The State


Every season brings its own pleasures

BY NORBERT RUG Every winter, my father would shovel our back yard forming a walled dish. He would then attach our rubber hose to the laundry tubs in the basement, take the nozzle to the back yard and carefully flood