Sunday, May 18, 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?

We'll do the note on Monday, everyone's tired.

Now it's Monday.  And why the wait?  It was a long edition.  Since Friday, C.I. had three deaths to deal with.  Ava and Jess' baby had pink eye -- and then Ava, C.I. and Jess had pink eye.  And Dona was under the weather . . .

Me (Jim)?  No problem here.

Glen Ford got another truest.
Mike and C.I. advocated for Norman Solomon to get another truest.
We're experimenting with feature lengths -- in part as a result of the condition of everyone this edition.  I'm surprised this was so popular -- the numbers are off the wall.  Credit to Elaine who suggested this for the editorial.

Ava and C.I.  This is tracking well on page views.  They saw this as 'a bomb' and were okay with that because they like to lower expectations.  I don't think it's a bomb.  I think it's a well written piece.
Yes, the White House took the picture and yes they actually posted it.  What were they thinking?
The enabling of Nouri al-Maliki by the US government is disgusting.  We tried to come at it from a different angle.
What we listened to.
Dona moderates a roundtable. 
We spent forever trying to find one piece of information we thought of value to share.  We went with this.
Press release from Senator Patty Murray's office.

From Great Britian's Socialist Worker.
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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