Kat's "Kat's Korner: Doris Day, Rob Crow and what's left unsaid" and Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Non-apology" went up. Isaiah's comic's below.
And if you're not getting how difficult Barack has made things for Democrats, Barney Frank announced he would not run for re-election. Frank has won 16 elections to Congress. Now he doesn't want to run for re-election and you know that's because of the polling that shows Dems are not going to be able to retake the House. If they could retake it and he could chair the Finance Committee, he'd be running for re-election.
Fringe. Remember I'm a week behind (due to Fox's streaming policy). So it looks like Peter really is on a third world. He's now helping the geek with the glasses catch Olivia in that universe. He's also trying to figure out how he gets back home.
In this reality, Olivia and her sister went to live with Nina after their mother died. Why? That hasn't been established. But there was a kid "Ugene" who was see through and killing people to get their pigment. Turned out Walter's company had taken him from the hospital when he was an infant with the plans of weaponizing his genes (to turn militaries invisible). Now that Olivia needs info, she and glasses (I like the guy and the character, I just can't remember his name) went to Nina who told them about that but insisted it was all done without Walter or her knowledge.
Later, after the guy was killed, Olivia was talking to Nina about how he never stood a chance and that's when Nina starts talking about taking in Olivia and her sister. And how she didn't think she could do do it but her heart opened up and created a space or whatever.
It was obvious Nina was full of s**t when she said those lines.
Olivia on this universe pops pain pills due to headaches and has trouble sleeping. Glasses hasn't slept since he started working with Fringe Divisions (start of this season). Olivia bumps into him at a coffee house after getting a prescription filled at 3 in the morning. No offense, but who is she? Judy Garland? What pharmacy's taking orders from people -- not doctors -- at three in the morning? (Maybe this is common. I don't take any medication and it seems weird to me that a pharmacy would do that.)
Anyway, end of the episode. She says she's going to meet up with glasses at the coffee shop "maybe" at 3. He says to her that "maybe" he'll be there. There smiling at each other like such love sick fools you expect the entire Fringe Division to shout at them to go get a room.
That doesn't happen.
But later, he goes to the coffee shop and waits.
And Olivia gets ready for the coffee shop. She plays with her hair (apparently deciding whether or not to wear a pony tail) and is about to leave and not noticing the green gas coming in from beneath her front door. Suddenly, she smells it and falls to the floor.
Two men enter and give her a shot in the neck with this really big needle gun.
And guess who's there. Nina.
And we're told that Olivia will have a nasty headache tomorrow but won't remember any of it.
Like I said, Nina was full of s**t. On this universe, she's evil.
Okay, along with Dallas, the following worked on the latest edition of Third yesterday:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And this is what we came up with:
This was Alexander Cockburn.
Ava and C.I. break down the edition.
I like this editorial. But I always like it when we write pieces in response to readers' requests.
Ava and C.I. reflect on Lady Gaga's special.
We take on POLITICO.
The latest pick in the ten most important books of the last 10 years.
Ava and C.I. on Family Guy.
Workers World repost.
Great Britian's Socialist Worker repost.
And a look at the best in the community from last week.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"