Elaine says it's not that important because we've got a kid and she needs to be exposed to the usual, run-of-the-mill illnesses to build up immunity and to understand what colds and flus are like when she gets older. Elaine's probably right.
But I still want to get a flu shot. I don't want to be sick this winter.
Right now, it is fall and a teacher's strike is going on in Chicago and Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "No, I can't!" works that into his latest comic.
Okay, let's move over to Afghanistan. This is from Alex Lantier (WSWS):
In the latest atrocity carried out by US-led occupation forces in Afghanistan, an air strike killed nine young women shortly before dawn Sunday morning in Laghman province’s Alingar district, near the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The women, aged 18 to 25, were reportedly gathering firewood in a mountainous area NATO forces claimed was being used by insurgents as a base for attacks on Kabul. Laghman provincial officials said that seven more women and girls had also been wounded in the attack, including some as young as 10 years old.
Mourning villagers carried the dead women to the provincial capital, Mihtarlam, in protest. They showed the corpses wrapped in blankets to journalists and lay them down outside the Laghman governor’s residence, demanding an investigation of the massacre and the trial of those responsible.
That's on Barack and no one else. Why he's continued this pointless war and killed people? I have no idea. I'm not an apologist for War Hawks. He's a creep who's killing people. And that includes Americans.
Christopher K. Raible and Bradley W. Atwell, AP reports, just died in Afghanistan. The two men were Marines.
The number of dead rises and rises and people just say, 'Oh, isn't Barack cute? Isn't he just the sweetest?'
He doesn't deserve re-election. But I didn't support Bush so why would I support our latest war criminal. People better be prepared because one day our country will have to pay for all the War Criminals it's excused and allowed. And it won't be pretty when we're expected to pay for our leaders crimes. When it's our leaders and our government on trial in some tribunal, it won't be pretty. I hope I am long dead by the time that day of reckoning arrives.
At Third, the following worked on Sunday's edition:
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,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And this is the new content we came up with:
This is about Iraq.
And this is Valerie Plame on the White House attacking a member of the miltiary.
Jim breaks down the edition.
The BBC did an in depth investigation of the persecution of Iraq's gay community but everyone pretended not to notice the report.
Ava and C.I. work so much harder than the rest of us. They did again this week with another major critique. They're covering TV, radio and more. They've got The NewsHour, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Think, Washington Week, Morning Joe and much more.
Why does the Cabinet member still hold a job?
Ava and C.I. came up with the opening and probably other parts as well. They weren't interested in this piece and just helped with it to get the edition over with.
Film and Broadway legend Lauren Bacall turned 87 yesterday.
And I hate it! I can't stand the new look. I want the old look back so I can figure out by day what aired.
Jim follows up on topics with Ava and C.I.
Jill Stein, the real candidate for president.
I doubt Mumia will ever be released in my lifetime. He'll remain a political prisoner until his death. No one in the government appears to care.
And this is the Green Party's vice presidential candidate.
And a look at the week's best.
So that's that. I'm streaming Revenge on Netflix. I may write about that this week. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"