That's the woman trying to throw Alec Baldwin in prison. She needs to get a life.
Don't e-mail me that she's a lesbian. She's not my sister. Just because we're both lesbians doesn't mean I have to agree with her. (And Isaiah's done some very funny comics about her and her wife for the community newsletters.)
She's trying to make a name for herself off of Alec Baldwin.
Not much to write about tonight so let me note new content at The Third Estate Sunday Review:
- Truest statement of the week
- A note to our readers
- They keep hiring the Iraq War cheerleads all these...
- TV: It's not LA CONFIDENTIAL being turned into a w...
- Books (Kat, Ava and C.I.)
- Kat's reviews Robert Sellers' HOLLYWOOD HELLRAISERS.
- BLOGGER/BLOGSPOT can't stop censoring
- Tweet of the week
- Flashback of the week
- Comedy video of the week
- This edition's playlist
Be sure to check out the book discussion with Kat, Ava and C.I. And last week, I spoke with them for "Books (Marcia, Ava and C.I.)."
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
In May 2004, Mattis ordered the 3 a.m. bombing of what his intelligence section had reported was a suspected enemy safe house near the Syrian border, but was later reported to be a wedding party and allegedly resulted in the deaths of 42 civilians, including 11 women and 14 children. Mattis said it had taken him 30 seconds to decide whether to bomb the location. Describing the wedding as implausible, he said, "How many people go to the middle of the desert to hold a wedding 80 miles (130 km) from the nearest civilization? These were more than two dozen military-age males. Let's not be naive." The occurrence of a wedding was disputed by military officials, but the Associated Press obtained video footage showing a wedding party and a video the next day showed musical instruments and party decoration among the remains. When asked by the press about footage on Arabic television of a child's body being lowered into a grave, he replied: "I have not seen the pictures but bad things happen in wars. I don't have to apologize for the conduct of my men."
The Iraqi novelist Mortada Gzar told me that Iraqis are more likely to describe the U.S. presence as an occupation today than they were during the formal occupation of 2003-11. “It will not sound neutral if I don’t use the term ‘occupier’ in my social media, unlike 10 years ago,” explains Gzar. I didn’t initially understand that, having reported from Iraq back then, when it was indisputably a country under foreign occupation. But Amal al-Jubouri, an Iraqi poet, reminded me that I didn’t see Iraq through Iraqi eyes.
“Many Iraqi writers who were inside Iraq did not dare to name the American invasion as an occupation,” al-Jubouri says. The word was dangerous. “That may lead those who dared to utter it to a tragic fate through the unknown informers of the new Iraqi political process and the occupiers who reacted immediately by arresting and torturing Iraqis if they received any such reports.” The Western press, she continues, “called it ‘the insurgency’ instead of ‘resistance.’ ” I certainly did.
Recycled? He's taking the premise of his bad and poor selling 2021 book and applied it to this essay.