Friday Cat Blogging – 17 December 2010

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It’s been a dispiriting week for me, the weekend promises to be pretty disagreeable too, and next week I might have jury duty. Blecch. But at least we have cats! As you recall, a couple of weeks ago I wanted to do a “Cats From Your Window” feature, but only Inkblot cooperated. This week I’ve finally completed the pair with this picture of Domino through our front window. So now the set is complete. On the right, Inkblot majestically ponders the fate of the universe and the likelihood of dinner coming anytime soon.

And courtesy of my sister, we finally have an answer to all the dog lovers constantly pointing to stories of dogs saving people from burning buildings and asking with a sneer, “Can a cat do that?” Well, yes: Pepper the cat, a resident of Devon, saved his owner’s house by opening a window after it caught fire and alerting the neighbors. So there. The story, complete with pictures of the amazing feline, is here.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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