Sunday, October 05, 2014

A note to our readers

Hey --

Yet another Sunday.

First, 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?

Our worst edition ever!

Ava and C.I. fans, don't worry, they delivered.

We tried to.

I (Jim) think we have a powerful roundtalbe.

It's going to be in pieces in the community newsletters.

We spent forever on it and then forever typing it.

Then concerns were raised, for example, that X had finally addressed Iraq -- did so poorly, but still -- and we were about to call him out because he savaged Hillary and said nothing about Barack -- even though Hillary is not president and left the administration at the start of 2013.

My feeling was savage the bastard.

I wasn't alone.

But some felt we should give it another week.


At which point, I pulled the Gaza piece because maybe we should wait a week there too?

Yeah, loud voices, lots of arguing and Ava and C.I. pulled their piece on Gotham -- that they hated -- and went off to write a new piece on a stronger topic.

I'm not in the mood to applaud a lot of people, most of whom can't call out Barack -- Jerry Scahill, we mean crap like you.  So there's one truest.
I like our editorial.  It captures the anger some of us feel.

Ava and C.I. have been calling it "The Good Wig" for about 9 days now.  So when they pulled Gotham to write something stronger, I had a pretty good idea they'd be taking on The Good Wife.  This is our best piece this edition.  But it would be a good piece any edition.
With Gaza and the roundtable pulled, we quickly settled on lists.  As Madonna once said ("Vogue"), Bette Davis, we love you.

We actually argued -- in a constructive manner -- more over this list than over the actress list.
Marcia brought this to the edition.
At least we listened to some good -- and varied -- music.

Repost of Socialist Worker.

A look at the week's best.


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

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