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News (that) Bites from Around the World

Bloged in Potpourri by Gutter Grunt Saturday June 25, 2016 at about 9:14 pm

 Logophere’s Top 10 under-reported news stories for the week of June 18-24, 2016

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News (that) Bites from Around the World

Bloged in Potpourri by Gutter Grunt Saturday June 18, 2016 at about 11:58 am

 Logophere’s Top 10 under-reported news stories for the week of June 11-17, 2016

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News (that) Bites from Around the World

Bloged in Potpourri by Gutter Grunt Saturday June 11, 2016 at about 11:33 am

 Logophere’s Top 10
under-reported news stories for the week of June 03-10, 2016

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People who know the least about Ali are the people now writing the most about him.

Bloged in America, Media Fails by Gutter Grunt Monday June 6, 2016 at about 1:45 pm
You had to be there to know why this guy was so great


One of these guys was bald as a cue ball,
the other one cried openly at his funeral.

I have been on the road the last three weeks – literally on the road, driving through the broiling southwest. And over the final couple of days I have heard and read dozens of MSM articles about Muhammad Ali’s death, his history, his legacy. Apparently, judging by the content, all of these MSM reports have been written by people too young to have lived through Ali’s rise to fame. IOW they were written by people who don’t know what they were writing about. Let me give two quick examples of what I mean.

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“Jap” is a perfectly good tag for Japanese

Bloged in America, Israeli Firsters by Gutter Grunt Monday May 16, 2016 at about 11:30 am
It’s a freaking abbreviation, dude.

Gormless Republican congressman Peter King may not see eye-to-eye with his fellow prick-pol from the Queens, Donald Trump, but they both float in the same Yisrael-first sewer, IMO. But however much disdain I have for King, I didn’t really get any pleasure in him taking a beating last week when he rattled the cage of the PC police for using the tag “Japs” on Morning Joe.  One American-Chinese PC cop, Christopher Kang, who worked in the Obama administration, referred to “Japs” as “corrosive and divisive . . . clearly unacceptable.” Another Democrat American-Chinese PC cop, Rep. Judy Chu (CA), called “Jap” a “disgusting” word. Sounds like the folks of Chinese descent have a problem with “Jap.” I haven’t seen any grumbles from actual Japs or American-Japs so far.

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80,000 FBI pages on the Sarasota Saudis, and a few loose questions

Bloged in America, Government screw-ups by Gutter Grunt Friday May 13, 2016 at about 11:14 am
If a name like al-Hiijjii doesn’t make
a bunch of Floridians suspicious
post 9/11, nothing will

Shane Harris’  May11 The Daily Beast article about the Saudi al-Hiijjii (seriously) family who fled the US shortly before 9/11 is exceptionally well written and worth the read. But there are some gaps in the story that should have been at least mentioned, if not filled in. I just want to focus on a few of those gaps.

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News (that) Bites from Around the World

Bloged in Potpourri by Gutter Grunt Saturday May 7, 2016 at about 11:56 am

Logophere’s Top 10 under-reported news stories for
the week of May 1-7, 2016

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Dedric Colvin, 8th grader gunned down by Baltimore cops — why the cops got this one right. Maybe.

Bloged in Israelis, America, Good cop/Bad cop by Gutter Grunt Friday May 6, 2016 at about 4:30 pm
GoY’s shoot-only-to-kill technique is not the only option

Late last month a cop in plain clothes, Thomas Smith, gunned down a 14 yo 8th grader named Dedric Colvin adjacent a basketball court near the center of Baltimore. The kid was carrying a basketball in one hand and a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun in the other. Dedrick survived, taking a shot to the leg and to the shoulder.

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News (that) Bites from Around the World

Bloged in Potpourri by Gutter Grunt Saturday April 30, 2016 at about 10:16 am

Logophere’s Top Ten under-reported news stories for
the week of April 24-30, 2016

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Why Hillary’s 5-state blow-out doesn’t mean a thing

Bloged in America, Elections by Gutter Grunt Wednesday April 27, 2016 at about 12:21 pm

And why May 2016 will be the wildest month, politically speaking, since Bobby Kennedy was shot

Somebody is just not getting it.   

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For the moment I am still calling the general election as John Kasich v. Joe Biden.  However, I’m getting a little bit antsy on the Kasich part, what with the way Trump is hoovering up delegates and inching toward the majority threshold needed to secure a first-vote victory in Cleveland.  But I’m still strong on Biden waltzing in out of the wings, grabbing a post-Hillary nomination, and dancing off to the general election, likely with Yisrael-firster Liz Warren on this arm as the VP candidate.

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