Friday Cat Blogging – 8 June 2012

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This has been a tough blogging week for me. The news has been slow, I’m still feeling inexplicably jetlagged, and I’m annoyed by my inability to come to grips with all the latest news about drone strikes and what I think about them. So catblogging is more than normally welcome today. On the left, we see the shadow silhouette of Domino as she perches herself on the table in front of a window. On the right, Inkblot is obviously still trying to recover from the trauma of spending two weeks in a kennel. He seems to be coming along pretty well, no?

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. I promise that next week will be better.

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You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

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