Sunday, March 13, 2011

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another long Sunday.

We thank all who participated this week 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),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
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 we came up with?

  • Helen Thomas. You can't keep a good woman down.

  • Ted Koppel. See above. (Joking.)

  • Next weekend is the eight anniversary of the start of the illegal war. Will you stand or cave? Thank you to Isaiah for the use of his comics.

  • Ava and C.I.'s long masterpiece. Eight years into the illegal war and NPR is still shutting out the voices of peace. Eight years into the illegal war and their current correspondent in Baghdad (Mike Shuster) can't find any news to report. Yet last week you were once again asked to save NPR . . . from itself. Again.

  • This was a fun article to write and resulted from several e-mails asking for a music piece. It's long. And we may be the first to report that the CD and download (Amazon and iTunes) of 1968's The Papas and the Mamas is not the full album. A track is left off. As noted in the article, C.I. and I (Jim) got into a disagreement over this and I was the idiot who shouldn't have questioned.

  • A certain laughable website ended up the target of our latest parody. If we'd wanted to be mean -- as opposed to funny -- we could have noted what it's many critics do, that it's an apologist for the Israeli government.

  • Reprint from Workers World.

  • Dona explains that we're late and what's been going on there. (Yes, I'm happy we're going to have a baby.)

  • 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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