Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Yeah, you read that right.

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Trump was nominated for his efforts to broker peace between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. He was nominated by Norwegian member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace…

Russian vaccine shows promise, prestigious scientific journal says

The coronavirus vaccine dubbed Sputnik 5 by Russian President Vladimir Putin shows promise. Originally greeted with wide skepticism when Putin announced it in August, the vaccine showed a strong immune response in recent tests. The British scientific journal The Lancet reports that the vaccine appears to be both effective and safe. The safety issue is…

Seattle cop was paid a whopping $414,000 in 2019

By Larry Johnson A Seattle Police Department patrol officer was paid more than $414,000 in 2019. That’s more than the U.S. President, who makes $400,000 even, and more than many surgeons and CEOs. Obviously, it’s a ton of money. In fact, on several occasions, Police Officer Ron Willis was paid for more than 24 hours…

FDA approves a cheaper, faster COVID-19 test on saliva; $10 cost to patients

By Larry Johnson The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, simpler, cheaper test for COVID-19. Not only does this prove that some federal employees are at work while President Donald Trump golfs and tweets, it’s welcome news on its own. The new test, known as SalivaDirect, could replace the highly-invasive nasal swab…

Baseball broadcaster Brennaman is felled by his own big, homophobic mouth

By Larry Johnson Thom Brennaman says he’s sorry. Whether that means he’s SORRY sorry, or just sorry he got caught making a homophobic slur on a hot mike, I don’t know. But that’s what happened to Brennaman last night. The Cincinnati Reds have suspended the broadcaster after he uttered a gay slur heard by viewers…

Note to Trump: Mexico is in North America. You should know that.

By Larry Johnson Note to Donald Trump: Mexico is in North America. You should know that. You’re president. You profess to know so much, so often, so you should know elementary geography. But Wednesday, you once again showed how ignorant you are of the world in which you have a prominent, powerful position. At almost…

Trump tries the birtherism hoax again, this time against Harris instead of Obama

By Larry Johnson Donald Trump is trying his phony birtherism baloney again. Last time it was Barack Obama who origins our racist president questioned. This time it’s Kamala Harris, the presumptive vice-presidential nominee. You may not remember it, but Trump was obsessed with Obama’s birthplace. Eventually, the blasphemy that Obama wasn’t a native-born American (and…

Seattle Seahawks cut rookie for trying to sneak a woman into team’s hotel

By Larry Johnson The Seattle Seahawks have cut an unheralded rookie for trying to sneak a woman into his hotel room. That action by Kemah Siverand, formerly of Oklahoma State University, was in violation of the NFL team’s COVID-19 rules. According to the Seattle Times and other media, including the NFL Network, Siverand was captured…

Breaking news: Putin says Russia has “registered” COVID-19 vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says the country has developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19. If true, the vaccine would be the world’s first. Putin made the announcement on Russian state TV. We’ll see. Putin says the vaccine was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. CNN, which reported the news this morning, said Putin announced that…

Sophia, Bulgaria, will never make my list of favorite European cities

Of the European capitals I’ve visited, and that’s pretty much all of them, I like Sophia by far the least. It’s big, ugly, dirty and nervous. It may have to do with the fact that I’ve spent too much time alone here in winter negotiating pickpockets and hookers and unshoveled streets and sidewalks, but I find the…