Sunday, August 05, 2007

A Note to Our Readers

Hey --

The editorial, the note and truest statement went up late. Why? Computer issues? (That's a nice word for it.)

Here's who worked on this edition:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Dona, Jess, Ty, Ava and Jim,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
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

Here's what you've got.

Truest statement of the week -- Heidi Boghosian is our pick. Since this went up, e-mails have come in saying the PDF usually works on their computer but it doesn't on this. The page never finishes loading. If that's the case, it may be due to the page size. (Or maybe the computer problem is not your problem -- a little joke on our end, not aimed at readers.) Remember the report is available in book form for $3 and proceeds cover paper and if anything's left over go to the National Lawyers Guild.

Editorial: Are you angry yet? -- We published this and then had the idea of adding the Rolling Stones' song to it. ("Out of Time") We think it works better with the song. We're angry. And that includes because one segment of the peace movement isn't just useless, it's apparently trying to be useless.

TV: Plotz, Plots, Fizz, Fizz . . . -- "It's plop" Blair e-mailed. No, "plotz" as in "I'm plotzing." (It's Yiddish.) Ava and C.I. take a look at the two of the more useless members of the Water Cooler Set.

The Woody Allen Canon --The long piece this edition. Is there something wrong factually? Let us know. Forget typos. The piece is too long. That means, yes, that spellcheck won't work. It also means that going into it is a very slow process. (The further down we scroll in the edit post option, the slower it goes.) We do have an illustration we're hoping to add if it ever loads on Flickr.

Aidan Delgado's The Sutras Of Abu Ghraib -- An excerpt and a heads up that there will be a bood discussion next week. We had hoped to have it this week but half-way into the Allen piece, we realized there would not be enough time.

No End In Sight when the peace movement gets behind crap -- are certain elements of the peace movement really that stupid or are they not really for peace? That's a question we're seriously asking. The same person defending the trashing of war resisters (and IVAW) is back again sending C.I. a mass e-mailing in praise of a War Hawk movie. So is the woman STUPID or she is really not interested in peace? Since she's held regional leadership, that's an issue that should concern everyone.

The New Plantation -- noting the new edition of Ms. by spotlighting the story on slavery.

John Conyers Is No MLK (Betty, Cedric & Ty) -- Betty, Cedric and Ty wanted this topic as part of a roundtable and we'd planned on one this edition but there was no time. So instead, they wrote their own feature. We support them and stand with them.

Ah, that's why The Nation sucks so -- A "celebrity" runs the magazine. Next week we'll return to this topic. Why next week? This feature went differently in print. It requires an illustration which would not load. Dona noted it was now 10:00 am on the East Coast and said we had to get some stuff up. So we rewrote this since we couldn't use the illustration. (It really needed the illustration.) Unless we get a better idea for this, next week we'll just run the take we did on this that ran in today's print edition.

Green Party facts -- a look at the Green Party.

Highlights -- Mike, Kat, Betty, Wally, Cedric, Elaine and Rebecca wrote this and we thank them for it.

We thank Dallas for links and we thank everyone who helped out.

We do not think the online interference. And we're putting it nicely.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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