My name is GrumbleButt. I am a news nut. I’m a cold hard news junkie that has to stay on a steady drip. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I’ve decided that the second step is to just start posting like crazy.
I have been many things in my life. I’ve been a student, a teacher, a soldier and a middle management corporate minion on the business side of the newspaper industry among other things. I have a BS (believe me, the irony is not lost on me) in political behavior. It’s kind of a mash-up between anthropology, sociology and political science. I chose political behavior instead of political science because it never seemed to me there was any science to be applied to politics. There were, however, patterns of behavior. Certainly it doesn’t make me an expert in any of those fields, but it did flip a switch in my head. I’ve never been able to look at the world in the same way. These days I find I am rich in one way many are not, I have time. And when a news nut has time, she spends most of it paying very close attention.
Since I have been paying very close attention, the mainstream media’s obnoxious habit of covering only three stories a day has come to grate on my nerves. There is so much going on in the world, yet all we get is Beyonce’s baby and the latest celebrity scandal. It takes time to find the real stories, and that’s what I have.
So that is what you will find here at GrumbleButt the news nut. I will be sharing the stories I think are not getting the attention they should. I hope to find a way to make the complex problems we are facing that generally make people’s eyes glaze over easier to understand. And for what it’s worth, I’m certain I will be sharing my take on the news and a little opinion too. I will strive to be a reliable place for you to come to find out the facts without hyperbole and spin.
But this isn’t just about me, it’s about you too. I also would like this to be a place where sane people can speak sanely about the world we live in. I’m not as concerned about what you think, as long as you are thinking… THAT is the important thing. That is the thing that many Americans seem to have given up on, finding it much more convenient to wait for the television or talk radio to tell them what they think. If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone on Facebook regurgitating partisan talking points as if it were original thought, I’d be drowning in nickels. Just the simple fact that you find yourself here NOW means you are obviously a thinking, discerning person. 🙂 I hope we can have some fun together, and learn a few things along the way. Thank you for choosing GrumbleButt as your source to stay in-the -know. Be sure to visit GrumbleButt on FaceBook and Twitter for the most important stories of the day.