Sunday, May 01, 2011

A note to our readers

Hey --
Another Sunday. We thank all who participated this week which includes Dallas and the following:

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),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

What did we come up with?

Okay, I've got to do this quickly because we were done an hour and half ago. What happened? C.I. was going to work on The Common Ills, we were doing a Kill Bill marathon when a friend of C.I.'s at NBC News called to say that in a few minutes the news would be reporting that Osama bin Laden was dead. We had to stop the marathon, put the food on hold and wait and wait and wait.

And then?

Once it was announced, Ava said to C.I., "Maybe we need to write this up? Want to do it in place of 'And the war drags on . . .'?" And I (Jim) jumped in saying, "It's not Iraq! It's not Iraq! If you write it, it's a Third piece!" And that's what it became and just went up. And I need to do this note quickly so C.I. can go off and finally get started on an entry over at The Common Ills.

So what do we have?

Economics. Important subject we usually let Trina grab on her own. She brought this statement to the group and we easily agreed it was the best.
This should have been labeled two. It's not. My bad (I do the headlines.) This is Justin Raimondo explaining how ethics can be situational for some people.
And this is Hillary Is 44 explaining that there were two MSM outlets who did get it right about the documentation.

This is an important editorial. We ended up pulling from notes C.I. and Ava had on an Antiwar Radio broadcast, pulling from their observations of that broadcast. That was originally going to be its own article. We need a strong editorial and we raided.

This is the piece that Ava and C.I. wrote about tonight's announcement (which just ended -- Barack's portion) about 15 minutes ago. You should have heard them cursing while they worked on this. "We need a screen snap!" "My computer's frozen!" "Do we have text of the speech he's giving? Can we call someone?" "I'm uploading the image right now!" They were pissed. They didn't want to write the piece and, as they pointed out, "______ we were going to watch both Kill Bills and we were going to relax and have a night for once where 'And the war drags on . . .' didn't go up after midnight." They did a great job.

This was their planned piece. They examined two sitcoms: 30 Rock and Better With You.

We all worked on this. Our long promised and long postponed piece. We really were finally going to do this last Sunday but, as Ruth pointed out at her site, C.I. said no because she was hearing the White House was going to make some sort of announcement. So we put it on hold again.

Ann, Ava and C.I. wrote this and we thank them for it. They'll be doing five more pieces on this topic.

A reprint from Workers World.

Mike and the gang wrote that and we thank them for it. They're not ignoring Kat's review that went up today, it hadn't posted when they wrote this.

And that's what we have. I planned for us to do a feature on movies that you can't find on DVD and noted we'd try to include any readers' wishes we get -- our e-mail address is We got a number of e-mails. We just didn't have time for the feature. It will run next week.


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