Sunday, July 15, 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.

And what did we come up with?

Bruce Dixon got it.  If we'd had more time, there might have been a second one.
As always, the editorial is the last thing written.  By the time we wrote this, we were all exhausted.  It should be better but it is what it is.
Ava and C.I. yet again set standards for reporting.  This is a really good piece and it looks at the way other platforms are progressing or not in the race to reach eyeballs.

Ava and C.I. teamed with Ann for two pieces this edition.  Two published pieces.  They had already agreed they'd cover the Green Party convention.  And they went off and wrote the article.  Only to learn that Roseanne Barr, who lost the Green Party presidential nomination to Jill Stein, was stating that now she was going to run as an independent candidate.  That meant that Ann, Ava and C.I. had to start all over on a new piece.  And that's what they did.  This is really something and probably the strongest piece of the edition.

Mike, Marcia, Betty, Stan, Isaiah, Ty, Jess and me (Jim) went to parts or all of Comic-Con.  Isaiah also did the illustration for our piece.  We really do feel it's become TV-Con.  Even more than that, we're really troubled that the ideal actor to play Superman in a film made by US studios is a British citizen.

We saw the cover of the movie on Flickr and couldn't stop laughing about how much Rand looked like Christopher Walken.

We roundtabled on the Green Party convention to ensure that we'd have two pieces.  We could have had three but Jill Stein's campaign and the Green Party 'forgot' to post her speech.  It should have been posted Saturday as she began delivering it.  Next week, we'll probably do more on that.  (And if the speech is ever posted, we'll also include it in full.)

As they waited for their piece to go up, someone (Rebecca?) wondered if any other feminists were tackling the issues Ann, Ava and C.I. do in "Roseanne: The Green Party's greatest gift in 2012?"  A quick check showed that three major feminist outlets weren't even noting Jill Stein, let alone Roseanne's decision to run as an independent.

Betty had promised we'd be tackling this feature at her site last week.  And we did.

This year will be the first year that every country participating in the Olympics sends at least one woman as part of their team.  That's a historic moment.

Repost from Workers World.

Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it.


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