Sunday, January 06, 2013

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?

Wayne Anderson gets it this week.

Hagel's the wrong choice.  That is the theme for this edition.  Barack is supposedly set to nominate Hagel for Secretary of Defense tomorrow.  We cover the many ways in which Hagel is wrong. 
Ava and C.I. tackle last month's recess by the broadcast networks.
Hagel's not enviro-friendly.

Appointees don't always follow orders.  Colin Powell didn't.
A year and nine months in a draft military doesn't really prepare you to lead today's diverse and all volunteer US military.

Phyllis Bennis wants to 'talk' Hagel but forgets to address homophobia.

A petition's gone up opposing Hagel.

We grab C.I.'s Monday snapshot (and add some photos) to have an Iraq feature this week.
Look, Senator Murray addressing serious issues involving the military.  Maybe she should be named Secretary of Defense?  She'd certainly be qualified (not just 'more qualified than Hagel,' qualified period.)

Repost from  Great Britain's Socialist Worker.
Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it.  


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