Sunday, April 20, 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?

Ned Parker's essay is filled with 'truest' statements.  You should read it in full.
Susan's had truests before but we believe this is her first one for 2014.

Are you?  How long are people going to keep their mouth shut about what's going on in Iraq.  The ridiculous Ralph Nader wrote about Iraq Friday . . . to whine about Bully Boy Bush.  War Crimes are taking place right now.  Try calling those out, Ralph.
Ava and C.I. take on The NewsHour.  This is a strong piece.  Last week's piece -- which noted Mark Shield's sexism -- ended up being their most read piece this year -- it was huge.  I (Jim) didn't tell them that when they told me their topic because I knew they would say, "Oh, we'll write about something else."  They don't 'do' greatest hits, you understand.  This isn't a repeat of last week, they're taking on Shields for different reasons.

Did, as reader Joey pointed out, we make it through March without a single Film Classics of the 20th Century?  Yep, it appears we did.  Ava and C.I. were doing a book piece this week that we thought necessitated we go with Sleepless in Seattle this go round.  
The Most of Nora Ephron is a collection that came out in October of last year and lists for $35.  Ava and C.I. explain it may be worthwhile for those new to Nora's writing; however, it really doesn't honor Nora's work.

We almost did another John Kerry dick joke but went with Sewer instead. 
Be sure to read to the end to find out why we wrote this parody.  This actually delayed our posting by nearly 20 minutes.  The image we planned to use won't work.  It'll upload to Flickr -- twice in fact -- it just won't give us an embed code.  Finally, C.I. said there should be an older image, from 2008, that we used of Brooks before so we grabbed that.

What we listened to as we worked on the edition.

From Senator Gillibrand's office. 
From Workers World.

From Judicial Watch.  They are right-wing.  We debated that for about two seconds.  We all agree this is an important press release. 
This is from Great Britain's Socialist Worker.

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

We'll see you next week.


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

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