Sunday, November 24, 2013

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another more 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.

In some ways, this is our gay edition.  And had we planned better, we would have done that for the whole edition.

But  what did we come up with?

Glen Ford gets another truest. 
This is a first timer, he's never had a truest before and may never have on again.  But Barack, you earned it.  And if you still stood by this statement you made as a senator, we'd be applauding you today.

Iraq?  The country's awash and violence and unrest.  And Nouri wants a third term as prime minister.  After all the garbage he's caused already?

Ava and C.I. wrote a section of this in a larger piece on sitcom characters.  I liked their part on Ellen.  And I (Jim) asked them, "Anyway you could keep that part and reflect on TV's portrayals of gays and lesbians?"  They came back with an epic.  And I told them that their very long piece needed . . . to be expanded.  You thought I was going to say "cut," didn't you?  They could do that.  They went and wrote more.  This is the epic piece for this site of all time.  It's a great piece.  I wish I could have come up with a better headline for it.
While they headed off to write, I talked about how much I disliked what we'd done for the edition.  Dona, who used to watch New Kids On The Block (the cartoon series) on The Disney Channel when she was a little girl,  tossed out Jordan Knight. The hit making career is over.  Jordan is a joke and he's too old.  The only way he would have success right now is on the dance charts.  For that to happen, he'd need the support of his gay fans -- the ones he's spent his entire solo career running off.

As we finished the previous article (with Ava and C.I.'s help), Ty said we could do one more gay themed article.  He noted the e-mails and so we came up with this.

Otherwise, it's a JFK issue.  Not planned that way.  Other stories didn't pan out.
This is just a collection piece.
This is noting US Ambassador to Iraq Chris Hill.
This wasn't planned.  We had a good piece calling.  But one crucial fact we couldn't pin down.  We thought Hillary would have it at her site, her personal site.  We went there and found this.

Press release from Senator Murray's office. 
Press release from Senator Levin's office. 
Press release from Senator Murray's office. 
Repost from Great Britain's Socialist Worker.

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

That's what we've got to share this week.


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