Sunday, September 02, 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?  First, I'm doing the note as I (Jim) usually do.  The note and the roundtable's all I participated in.  This was an Ava and C.I. steered edition to allow people to take time off if they wanted it and also because they said they could do the edition in five hours.  I didn't agree that would happen but they did pull it off.  They had two great ideas for articles that they didn't do because after five hours, that was it.  There plan was for everyone to sleep Saturday night and they'd get together around eight in the morning (our time) and start work.  Which is what they did.

Here's what everyone came up with:

Robin Morgan got a truest.
As did Bill Van Auken.

Kim Rivera had to be our editorial this week.  The clock is currently ticking.  Hopefully, the courts will step in and tell Kenney to back off.

Ava and C.I. reflect on the week in media.  This originally was going to be an in depth piece on The New Normal and on Robin Morgan's talk show.  They kept Morgan but they're not really in the mood to help The New Normal -- not because the industry's walking away from it as Ellen Barken keeps, well, barking but because they just don't see the point in rewarding her hate.  They cover the RNC and many other things instead.

No one wanted this article written more than Ann who now intends to spend a month without radio at her site.  She'll pick a new show to follow daily, she says, but not right away.  This is Ann, Ava and C.I. taking on Talk of the Nation.

Ira's so annoying.  He may have come up in another published piece.  If he didn't, he got cut from it.  The other piece is what led to this short feature.

I moderated.  I wasn't going to do anything this edition and take the whole weekend off; however, I walked in as they were starting and agreed to grab the moderator role when asked.

Jill Stein's first commercial.

We are so sick of these liars.  There are US troops in Iraq.  Get your facts straight or get off the air.

From the Jill Stein campaign.
Repost from WSWS.

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


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