Friday Cat Blogging – 12 September 2008

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FRIDAY QUILTBLOGGING….The cats think they’re the center of attention this Friday as usual, but today is actually Friday Quiltblogging. Marian (currently the president of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, by the way, and you should attend their annual convention in Atlanta this year if you enjoy that kind of thing) is a champion quilter, and although you’ve seen bits and snatches of this particular quilt before, today’s photos show it in all its glory. Enjoy!

But this photo shoot was kind of weird. The pictures of Domino were all fine and I had plenty to choose from, but every single picture of Inkblot was out of focus except for the one you see here. Why? Does Inkblot have some magical focus-blocking powers? Did the quilt eventually figure out what I was doing and steal the focus in order to highlight itself? Does my camera not like white fur? Very mysterious.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin on cats.

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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.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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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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