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Most millennials, struggling with bills, simply can’t afford vacations, observes Grumpy Editor after noting findings of a recent Deloitte study. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grumpy Editor
Hurricane, a Belgian Malinois that worked as a U.S. Secret Service dog, will be honored next month for his heroism on White House grounds five years ago --- by the British, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Criminal justice system words, including "convict," "felon," "addict" and "offender" won't be heard or seen in print now in San Francisco after the Board of Supervisors locked them up, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Print and broadcast media give heavy coverage to murders these days --- and so does novelist Morgan St. James, notes Grumpy Editor. Author of 17 books, St. James beams one of the perks of being a writer of novels is that “you can kill someone in print and not worry about going to jail.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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The classic 1953 movie, Roman Holiday, which show stars Aubrey Hepburn sitting on Rome’s famous Spanish Steps, would have brought fines to Paramount Pictures if shot today because of a new regulation, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
While most media are focused on climate change in general, a key element is that the planet is becoming more vulnerable to desertification, the permanent degradation of land that was once arable and good for growing crops, Grumpy Editor observes in a National Geographic story. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
A resort fee --- a trick charge hotels have been using in recent years to extract additional money from guests --- are finally facing legal action, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
News writers soon won’t be able to mention “manhole” in Berkeley, California. It will be a banned word, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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 Jul 15, 2019 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