Sunday, January 17, 2010

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another Sunday. In fact, this is the fifth anniversary. Who would have guessed it could last this long? (Ava and C.I. swear we will not be here five years from now.)

Along with Dallas, the following helped on this edition:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
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),
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And what did we come up with?

Truest statement of the week -- We weren't sure there was one and then we saw this article.

Editorial: The Haiti Distraction -- We did the editorial first. Sort of. The NPR link wasn't a part of it, for example. That was it's own story that we wrote later but could never get that article to work. So, at the last minute, we put in a sentence and link. The illustration is by Betty's kids and the only one of their latest illustrations used this edition. We had plans to use three more but the articles those would go with got scrapped.

TV: Counter-programming -- I (Jim) asked Ava and C.I. for two pieces. They said no. I wanted them to do a piece looking back at the last five years. Their argument against included the fact that this wasn't the 5 year anniversary for them. That comes in two weeks. Maybe we'll get the piece I wanted then. In the meantime, they wrote this which is a piece of reporting that you won't want to miss.

Iraq -- Our Iraq piece.

Race for the Senate -- This is a short piece done mainly because our big articles fell apart. We though polish would help them but each time we tried to make it better, it only got worse.

Pig Ritter and the friends who love him -- Yeah, we weren't going to let that slip by without comment.

Five Year Roundtable -- This is the fifth anniversary. It seemed like we should trip down memory lane. C.I. was against it and I see her point now. But the edition called for a piece like this.

The trade off -- Another short piece but you better grasp that this means no prosecution of Bush for his crimes.

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

And that's what we came up with. We'll see you next week and our e-mail address is

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