Sunday, September 29, 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.

We thank them all. What did we come up with?

We went with Seymour Hersh . . .
For both truests.  In fact, we almost did three Truests.  If we had, he would have gotten all three.  May everyone listen to what he's saying.  Especially cheap whores like Ani Di Franco.
This was the last piece we wrote.  C.I. and I (Jim) led on this. 
Ava and C.I. wrote two TV pieces this week.  This one focuses on NBC's problems which include homophobia, sexism and promoting police torture.  This is a strong piece.

One of three short pieces this edition.  Dona always cries for them.  Noting that they break up the look of the site and that they are a nice balance for longer articles.  She's right.  We had three this edition.  Two looked at the White House ad for ObamaCare -- posted on the White House website.  This one pointed out that all the people featured are Anglo White.

Another short feature.  We've been doing Tweet of the Week for some time now.  Last week, it was noted that someone was copying us.  We're flattered.

I respond to Joel Wing.  The idiot Joel Wing.  By the way, our e-mail address is and my name is Jim if you're writing me.

Our last short feature.  This is also on the ObamaCare cartoon which feels the need to emphasize a man's cock and balls.  Can we get a TV-MA rating on this?

Ava and C.I. wrote two articles.  They were cheating and watching NBC on satellite -- to get the show the East Coast got because they were ready to start writing.  On the NBC feed, after SNL went off, this show came on.  Did it come on elsewhere?  Ava and C.I. couldn't even find a promotion of this Arcade Five TV special on the Arcade Five website.  But they watched it -- in a continual state of disbelief and felt someone had to report on it.

A friend of ours from college got screwed over by "Trash" (as Ava calls the woman).  This is important to us because it's our friend.  It's also important to us because we think the relationship was verbally abusive and could easily have crossed into physical abuse (and, honestly, we don't believe  Trash pushed our friend down the stairs -- breaking his finger -- by accident so we think it was already abusive).  Our friend's a guy.  Throughout, he was wondering what he was doing wrong.  We think this speaks to abusive relationships everywhere. 
Dona weighs in here on what Ty weighed in above.  Ava and Jess have already gone so I'll wrap up this feature on abusive Trash next week.  I was supposed to go this week but wanted to instead focus on Joel Wing.

Elaine's rightly pointed out ("So has C.I.," Jess just added) that the war on Syria is not gone.  It's still a dream of Barack and John's so we need to be paying attention to this.  Parker and Flounders have some strong points.

As does Mumia in our second repost from Workers World.

Mike and the gang wrote this.  We thank them for it.

And as Nanci Griffith's singing "We are leaving the harbor . . .," we wrap up a note.  The previous two weeks were heavy editions and people weren't in the mood.  Actually, that was true of 2 Sundays ago.  Last week was easier in many ways but Ava, Jess and C.I. were partying and not wanting to participate in 'a note.'  I barely got C.I. to participate in the feature that so unhinged Joel Wing.  :D

But we've got a note this week.  Next week, we plan to grab comics.  Had hoped to get to them this week but there wasn't time.


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