Sunday, August 19, 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 a truest this week.
As did Jill Stein.
The last thing we wrote and we wrote it tonight. This was a very long edition and I (Jim) am rushing this note because C.I.'s still got to post at The Common Ills.  
Ava and C.I. are not of the Water Cooler Set. They actually have brains.  Proof?  Has anyone else but them noted that NBC is planning to air a sitcom mocking people who are grieving loved ones who have died on . . . September 11th.  I was so thrilled that they had this in the article because usually they tell whomever they're talking (NBC suits in this case) what the problem is.  Which is good friendship but doesn't lead to a lot of exclusives.  So I was saying, "Way to go! Way to save it for the story!"  That wasn't their intent.  They actually intended to share it with the suits but (Ava) "they were just so condescending about how everyone else loves this show and we thought, well you're on your own."  Repeating, right now NBC's plan is for the official debut of Go On to be Tuesday, September 11th.  Go On is a sitcom starring Matthew Perry as a snarky asshole trapped in a grief group.  Talk about a lack of respect and sensitivity on the part of NBC.  You read it here first.  Give it up for Ava and C.I.

I've been asking for something like this for a long time and Ava and C.I. usually say "no" or say "do it without us."  What changed?  Ms. magazine and Women's Media Center refusing to cover the two all women tickets for president this year.  If Gloria's going to do damage to other women, Ava and C.I. are ready to write the article.  Which they did with Ann, Elaine, Betty, Ruth and Marcia.

It really amazes me not just who was silent about this attack on veterans but also who wrote about the protests -- yeah Courage to Resist, I'm talking about you -- and managed to 'miss' what happened in Obama Campaign Headquarters.  Courage to Whore is more like, Jeff Patterson.

A comic feature.  The Andrew Sullivan came at the last minute.  Ava and C.I. had just finished their TV piece and they worked with Ty, Wally, Marcia and Jess on the Randy Andy.  We all agreed that was the funniest one and should open it.

We urge you to see Jane Fonda's new movie.  It's really something.

Ava and C.I. wrote this.  When it became clear that this was probably a go two Sundays ago, Ava and C.I. began working the phones, speaking to various feminists, grassroots and leadership, to see what should be covered, what points should be hit on.  This feature is the result of that and they say "Thank you for all the input."

Happy Endings at a bargain price.  Don't miss it.

Jill Stein's campaign.

WW repost on the 'recovery.'

2 WW reposts this week because we do believe this is an important issue.

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


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