Sunday, January 27, 2013

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.

Have you been waiting for the note?

Betty's middle son wanted to see Django Unchained to make up his own mind on whether it was racist or not.  Betty had no interest in the film.   C.I. said she'd take him and they'd make an evening out of it.  Which they did.  Click here and scroll to the end for C.I.'s review of Django.

Now she's back and she'd done her entry at The Common Ills so we're quickly doing our note.  What did we come up with?

Only one this week but a good one.  As C.I. noted at The Common Ills, Mohammed Tawfeeq and CNN were the only western outlets who reported on the protests -- reported, not spun for Nouri.

There will be no tears shed.  None at all.  They've brought this on themselves. 
Ava and C.I. cover the Senate Foreign Relations hearing, the media coverage and a bit more in this piece.  They weren't done with it when it went up.  But they knew it had to go up.
Lynne Stewart needs to be released from prison immediately.  It's a shame Law and Disorder Radio didn't call for that last week and won't call for it this week. 
This was supposed to be a wide ranging roundtable with lots of different topics.  Instead, I (Jim) started with Tina and finished with Iraq.  Betty came up with the title which is a good one.  No, it's a great one.
A semi-regular feature.

Apparently, C.I.'s the only one covering Iraq with a memory.  Everyone else has forgotten Nouri's remarks from February 2011.
C.I. and Elaine insisted this be posted.  We weren't opposed to it but they said this is the sort of writing the web needs more of, where someone reflects on a photo.
Repost from Senator Patty Murray's office. 
Amnesty International press release.

Repost from Workers World. 
Repost from the Feminist Majority. 
Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it.

That's it, see you next week.


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