Sunday, December 15, 2013

A note to our readers

Hey --

Yet 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:

Geena Davis and her institute get the spotlight.
Bruce Dixon gets another truest.
This was a feature idea C.I. pitched.  We liked it so much, we made it our editorial.
Ava and C.I. weren't planning on cover Kelly Clarkson's TV special until Ty told them that readers had hoped they'd do a review of it since they usually review holiday specials.  This was a very sloppy special.  
We do two film classics this week.  This is on Christmas in Connecticut which is one of my two favorite Christmas films.  
Ava and C.I. weigh in on three Thursday night sitcoms.  I'm not happy with the headline for this piece but it's all I (Jim) could think of, sorry.  The piece is much better than the headline.  (On Ava and C.I.'s other TV article, I took their last line and turned a phrase in it into the title.)

Short feature!
Have we really not done a mailbag -- billed as "Mailbag" -- in 2013?  We're taking a reader's word on that because we really don't know.  We certainly didn't mean to drop the feature.

We tried to bring in a different voice when we decided to go looking for something on The Drone War.

Desk Set.  Elaine, C.I. and Rebecca consider this their Christmas movie.  Wally and Cedric are big fans as well.  Stan's not very familiar with it and plans to do a review at his site this week.  We did two.  Why?  Christmas.  Next Sunday we'll be the last edition before Christmas.  We plan to cover one more film classic with a Christmas background next week.  (No, it's not It's A Wonderful Life.)  We wanted to knock two out. this weekend.  
A press release from Senator Patty Murray's office. 
A repost from Great Britain's Socialist Worker.

A repost from Workers World.

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

That's what we've got to share this week.


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

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