Sunday, June 03, 2012

A note to our readers

Hey --
Another Sunday.

First up, we thank all who participated this edition 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),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
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.

We thank them all. What did we come up with?

Steve Guttenberg.  He said it all, didn't he?
Jake Tapper also offered words of wisdom last week.

Barack's had a ton of excuses and now it's really too late to do any work.  He's the student with a fifty page research paper due tomorrow morning and he hasn't even visited the library.
Ava and C.I., as always, offer something strong and hard hitting.  This week they're taking on American Masters.  I (Jim) pulled something out of this because it popped up in a place where, after you read it, all you did was go back and read that section again.  It was a show stopper, in fact.  The good news is that we cover that in the roundtable and that my removing it destroyed the flow so they had to rewrite and drop a section?  How is that last part good news?  Having dropped a topic from their piece, they then did a second piece picking up the topic.

The illustration alone makes this worth it.  Thank Kat and Ty.  We were toying with no Iraq piece.  Kat had said Iraq should be a topic for the roundtable and that with the editorial already set for the economy, Iraq would end up ignored.  I blew that off.  And then Kat was right.  We were about to just say, "Oh well," when Kat and Ty were laughing about an image (used here) that reader Janie e-mailed with a funny e-mail.  She thought that we could use the screen snap for an article about things that stink (the image is Colin Farrell flashing his pits for the camera).  Dona came up with the title we used and we quickly wrote this piece.

Ava and C.I.  This is the topic that fell out of their TV article.  So they took another go at it in this one.  I love this one and I bet you will as well.

A roundtable again.  We're told it's been over three months. If so, our apologies.

With Ava and C.I. going off to work on their second piece, I was informed I needed to come up with something on my own for this edition.

A press release from Senator Patty Murray's office.

A repost from Workers World.
Mike and the gang wrote this.  And we thank them for it.

That's what we got and for a change, we're actually publishing Sunday morning!  Can you believe it?


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