Sunday, March 16, 2014

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:

Ann gets one.
Felicity Arbuthnot gets another truest. 
This is our Iraq editorial and it's basically just cribbing from C.I. We thank her.
Ava and C.I. wrote this to address an e-mail.  I wasn't sure what they were going to do but I did ask them to include the e-mail in their TV piece.  This is a strong response that I'm sure will please many.

"Short pieces!" Dona always screams.  This one's short but not to sweet.

This was the piece I wanted Ava and C.I. to write last week but they refused.  (See last week's "A note to our readers.")  I was afraid it wouldn't be timely if they waited a Sunday.  I was wrong.  Never underestimate The New York Times' ability to miss the point -- especially when it comes to women.

Past due on another one of these.
We did this quickly.  Ava and C.I. had another piece they wanted done and we went with this.  The last thing we wrote.  As a result, we're too tired for anything else, we're ignoring a good story.  I've told C.I. she can address it at her site if she thinks it won't still be timely by next Sunday.
What we listened to during this writing session.

Ava and C.I.'s "hands clean" piece is long.  And was hell to write, they'll tell you.  That's why they refused to do it last week when they were exhausted.  When they went off to write it this week, they suggested I do a Jim's World.  Which I did.  And took the hint.
As we were winding down, we saw this and knew we had to write something.  We still had the Gap piece, the editorial and the piece Ava and C.I. were advocating for (it's on The Drone War).  But we had to make time for this.

When they finished writing the "hands clean" piece, they realized it was too long and began editing.  We grabbed this section to make its own piece.

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

Repost from Workers World.

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


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

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