Sunday, August 26, 2007


This piece 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 and all highlights selected by us unless otherwise noted.

"NYT Slimes the peace movement (Cedric & Wally)," "New York Times lies again!," "THIS JUST IN! NEW YORK TIMES LIES ABOUT PEACE MOVEMENT!," "Other Items," "Iraq snapshot," "Sunsara Taylor, Cat Radio Cafe," "white house ignores congress again" and "Wally, Cedric; David Bacon; Walter C. Uhler" -- C.I., Wally, Cedric, Rebecca, Elaine and Mike calling out The New York Times' smear of the peace movement beginning Tuesday evening. In real time. No waiting until late Friday here. Wally and Cedric want it noted that C.I. did not just listen to their original post (which never posted). In the original post, they were going to town on Barack Obama for attacking the peace movement. Wally read that to C.I. who said, "I don't think that happened." C.I. called a friend with the Obama campaign and it DID NOT happen. Wally and Cedric rewrote their post ("with help from C.I.," Cedric notes and Wally agrees) and then immediately posted it. So Wally, Cedric and C.I. on the job and on the ball in real time while other 'critics' floundered badly.

"on the relative term 'fair'" -- Rebecca explaining more on the above.

"robert parry, a.a.r." -- Rebecca addresses the realities of the 'left' Air America Radio.

"Black Bean Dip in the Kitchen" -- Trina notes the importance of snacks at gatherings and addresses the Kucinich campaign.

"Questions" -- Betty's latest chapter where Betinna gets a strange phone call.

"Music, Ron Jacobs" -- Yes, Kat says, she will write the review. In the gina & krista round-robin she riffed on a new CD and Mike encouraged her to do a review of it. She planned to do so on Saturday. She didn't. We (including Ruth) all ended up working on one feature (the main one for this edition) and there wasn't time. But that will be her next review.

"Grace Paley and other items" -- Kat, Betty and Rebecca's pick for Elaine's finest from last week. (Rebecca notes that she would have picked it "even if it didn't say so many kind things about me!")

"Vanishing 'coalition'" -- Mike talks the strained relationship between the British and US government over Iraq, music, The Nation and more.

"Professor Bully Boy" and "THIS JUST IN! BULLY BOY GIVES ANOTHER HISTORY LESSON!" -- This will probably a running theme for Cedric and Wally since the Bully Boy has taken to delivering history lessons.

"THIS JUST IN! DNC TO FLORIDA :'DROP DEAD!'" & "DNC tries to screw over Florida voters" -- Every now and then, events dictate that Wally and Cedric don't do a humorous post. This was one of those times. Wally resides in Florida, Cedric is African-American. So the two of them are furious with the DNC for threatening to disenfranchise all voters. (African-Americans were disenfranchised in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.)

Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Bully Boy Meets Jenna's Fiance" -- Isaiah's comic where Bully Boy tries to figure out why anyone would want to marry into his family?

"2nd governor of a southern province assassinated" -- Kayla asked that this be noted and pointed out that the set up was there "for community members last week so the second assassination didn't mean 'Let's explain from square one'." Good point.
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