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In case you missed the major Volkswagen news: The Beetle model reached the end of the long-traveled road which goes back to pre-World War II days when German dictator Adolf Hitler sought a “people’s car,” notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grumpy Editor
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A Galllup Poll finds extreme pride in the country is at an 18-year low, with 45 percent of adults saying they are “extremely proud” to be Americans with 70 percent mentioning they were proud, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Something affecting just about everyone seeking to travel somewhere but not getting much play in most media are fake businesses that post listings on Google Maps and lead users astray, noted Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Some 58 percent of people avoid the news because it has a negative effect on their mood or because they feel powerless to change events, noted Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
After 33 years in the military, Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will be the first woman to command an Army infantry division, observed Grumpy Editor. She takes command of California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division at the end of next week. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
D-Day events in the past week reminded Grumpy Editor of the excellent, well documented writing by David Eisenhower, the grandson and namesake of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower with “Eisenhower at War 1943-1945,” originally published December, 1986. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in France being observed on June 6, press action — or more precisely inaction at that time — on activity leading up to the event that led to liberation of Europe would never happen today, declares Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
A great sight few newspaper readers/TV viewers saw: A vintage World War II aircraft flying over New York's Statue of Liberty the other day on the way to D-Day ceremonies next month, observes Grumpy Editor Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
This may come as surprise to many: Although English is the primary language in the U.S., it is not the official language at the federal level, reminds Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
It seems whenever there are criminal acts by former soldiers, sailors and Marines, the person is identified in headlines and text as a veteran. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
With 535 members of Congress --- 100 in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives --- one member gets heavy coverage just about every day, observes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Folks at Merriam-Webster remind that the "English language never sleeps and neither does the dictionary,” notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Money magazine, which debuted in 1972, publishes its final print edition with the June/July issue, notes Grumpy Editor. That is sad news to many readers, especially those who renewed subscriptions in recent days. Money, with almost 2 million circulation, lures... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Over the years, one word --- percent --- triggers much confusion, and continues to do so, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Robocalls affect any person who possesses a telephone. Yet, most media somehow ignore the big and growing problem that irks millions of Americans, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor agrees with the growing movement for print and broadcast media to refrain naming mass shooters because it fuels celebrity-style coverage that encourages more violence. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
One way to shake up print readers or TV listeners is to spotlight things that are bad for their health, finds Grumpy Editor. During the past week it was tea and eggs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
More than 1,400 towns and cities across the nation have lost newspapers over the past 15 years, sadly notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Heading into spring, California soon will be concerned (an annual ritual) about its water supply, especially with the influx of millions of new residents since the last reservoir was constructed in 1979, observed Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
U.S.-NORTH KOREA TALKS PROVIDE LITTLE ACTION --- AGAIN Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Little has been said about it nationally, but home buyers in California, already facing some of the highest prices in the nation, will be paying a bit extra next year when the Golden State makes solar mandatory for new houses, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Imagine this: A major broadcast network grabs an exclusive in reporting (on the web) that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, notes Grumpy Editor. But in the two following days, the news does not yet go airborne. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
A study, not covered by most U.S. media, finds millennials prefer golden oldies in music --- from the 1960s to 1990s --- rather than the relatively bland, homogenous pop of today, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Work productivity takes a big slide today following the Super Bowl and one study estimates companies will lose $484 million as a result, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Los Angeles officials, always with grabbing more taxes on their minds, have come up a nifty (they think) idea: charge motorists more to drive, noted Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Grumpy Editor