Sunday, August 19, 2007


This feature is written by Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude, Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man, Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix, Mike of Mikey Likes It!, Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz, and Wally of The Daily Jot. Unless otherwise noted, we also picked the highlights.

"Radish Hot & Sour Soup in the Kitchen" -- Trina covers a new recipe and notes how candidates' campaign sites can backfire on them.

"Reality sinks in" -- Betty's latest chapter. Betinna's pondering how Thomas Friedman can have multiple wives? We asked Betty if she saw the show Ava and C.I. were reviewing this edition and she said she wished she had so she could have worked that in as well.

"Ruth's Report"-- Ruth read the idiot's e-mails. She didn't know they were being avoided and it really, as she notes, freaked her out. The only concern on C.I.'s ends were that the parents of Dona, Jess, Ava and Jim and Ty's grandparents knew about it to make sure they were okay with them staying with C.I. Ruth told us that she really has no idea what she wrote. (She's in a calmer place this morning.) But she says she's glad she wrote it that way ("probably filled with typos") because it really captures what it's like when you see one threatening e-mail after another.

"Kat's Korner: Cowboy Junkies kick it up another notch" -- Ava and C.I. were at Mike's Friday evening and Saturday morning. They didn't get home until mid-day. Kat wanted help editing her piece (from C.I.) and got it but she notes that it was after Ruth had called and "I'm not frightened the way Ruth was, I'm pissed off. I'm not sure I gave this polish it needed. Please make a point to listen to Cowboy Junkie's at the end of paths taken.

"And the war drags on . . ." -- the most requested pice in the e-mails to this site last week. Ava told us C.I. said Thursday night (after speaking all day and doing the roundtable for the gina & krista round-robin and the column for that), "I don't think I have anything left." News of a war resister, Timothy Richard, gave the piece an opening. Then C.I. noticed the 4,000 mark was one away for total number of foreign (non-Iraqi) forces who had died in the illegal war. "It poured out slowly," Ava told us, "but it did pour out." Make sure you read it.

"THIS JUST IN! US SAYS: 'PETREAUS WILL BETRAY US!'" & "Petreaus wet & wild moment haunts him" -- Wally and Cedric's humorous take on the fact that most Americans do not believe Petreaus will tell the truth to Congress on September 15th.

Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Karl Rove Leaves the Administration" -- Isaiah did two comics last week. This one focused on Karl Rove's departure (August 31st) from the White House.

Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Casual Lunch" -- this one focused on Bully Boy interacting with the French prime minister.

"Crazyville War Hawks, and Naomi Klein (DN!)" -- C.I. asked us to pick this. C.I. noted all week long the plan was to link to it at The Common Ills but there was never time. (Remember that those outside the community who feel their things are not linked to or linked to quick enough.) Mike's explaining how a guy fools himself into thinking the escalation is 'winning' the war.

"The War Hawks always swoop back in" -- Elaine addressing a number of realities (and also noting that as someone who won't be voting in an election, take heed Pollitt, it's really not her job to tell someone to drop out of the race).

"a big name blogger writes me" -- The second most requested piece to this site last week. And little surprise why. Rebecca going over what happened. (She honestly thought an e-mail would arrive after this post explaining what happened. It never did.) As a result of this and the burning of Jess we will all be limiting our replies to people we do not know at our own sites.

"Pass the hat for Tony Snow" & "THIS JUST IN! ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE BULLY BOY ECONOMY!" -- Cedric and Wally examine the latest victim of the Bully Boy economy, Tony Snow. By the way, they're getting two highlights by our decision. We're late in starting this and Jim says 20 minutes top because stuff needs to go up. So we agreed one highlight a piece except for Isaiah who did two comics and except for Cedric and Wally who always link to everyone.

"Scott Horton, Janet Coleman, David Dozer, etc." -- Kat feels this is nothing. But several readers of Kim Aldrich mysteries wrote to this site and asked that this post be noted. Skye wrote, "I thought I was the only one who read those. This post made my day and had me thinking about those long ago years."
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