Sunday, February 16, 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:

Reporters Without Borders earns a truest.
WSWS has had many truests but we believe this is Gabriel Black's first.

As awful as the current War Crimes are, even worse is the lack of attention from the western media and the silence from so-called 'leaders' on the left.
Ava and C.I. wrote two TV pieces this week.  Comcast and Time Warner Cable want to merge.  That would be a disaster.  Ava and C.I. walk you through what happened when The WB and UPN merged to form The CW -- less diversity in the programming and less programming period.
In our continuing series, we turn now to My Little Chickadee.  I (Jim) need to repeat something here.  You can suggest a film, that's fine.  But all of us participating?  We've got our own favorites we're trying to get to.  Some Like It Hot, Death Becomes Her, Dressed To Kill, 9 to 5, The Letter, The Player and LA Confidential were some of the titles we argued and debated over this edition before going with My Little Chickadee.  Here's where e-mails can help: One reason this ended up being the choice was because a number of you have e-mailed to express your dismay over the "lack" of black and white films.  I type "lack" because, while there had only been two before this week, there had only been 12 films covered in the series.  
Ava and C.I. look at The CW's struggling The Tomorrow People versus their hit The Originals.

Why did we ever fight bringing this back?  Elaine and Dona were right, it makes for an easy and quick piece and your e-mails keep noting how much you enjoy it.  E-mail address is 
This was a toughie but Liz Sly won for stating what no other reporter had the guts or wisdom to.
This may be a new feature.  How this came about was we were joking about the (false) rumors that Beyonce was having an affair with Barack.  Rebecca said it was too bad that Rona Barrett didn't have a DC magazine.  From there we created Rhonda Baritone -- a DC crossdresser.

So make sure you see it.
Repost from Great Britain's Socialist Worker.  
Press release from Senator Tom Udall's office.
Statement from the Writers Guild of America, West.

A new crowd sourcing effort.
Repost 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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