Sunday, May 12, 2013

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another Sunday.  And look how early we got done.  Can you believe it?  Everything up by 7:00 am PST (10:00 EST).

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?

Marcia and C.I. nominated this one by Margaret Kimberley and we all agreed it was truest worthy.

Mike and Stan nominated this one which also received universal backing.

Our Iraq editorial. Last piece we wrote.  It was much longer.  Edited down because, as Dona pointed out, we didn't have short pieces.

This is one of Ava and C.I.'s two media articles this week.  Again, Dona made an editorial suggestion.  She made it before they wrote. (Yes, they trust Dona enough to mention topics ahead of time.)  There was Benghazi that Jonathan S. Landay got wrong, there was Iraq as well. Dona suggested two pieces, noting that in the same piece, one was going to fall into second place.  This is the piece that focuses on how Landay falsely claimed to be an expert on hearing he attended.  Ava and C.I. were there too, tough for Landay.

Landay outright lied about Iraq.  In doing so, he made himself an idiot and reflected poorly on his outlet.  Were I (Jim) in charge of McClatchy, Landay would be learning  that he was grounded from media appearances.

A science feature.  NASA did a space walk.Saturday.

Dona talks to Ruth, Wally, Kat, Ava and C.I. about the Benghazi hearing the group attended and how so much was discussed that didn't get covered by the media.
I thought I was getting the chance to talk about a variety of topics with Ava and C.I.  Wrong.  They played me to prove a point.  In other words, gas bags like Landay need to learn how to say that they don't know everything instead of b.s.-ing and lying on the airwaves. 

Senators Patty Murray and Kelly Ayotte have worked together on a new bill to combat military sexual assault.

A 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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