Friday Cat Blogging – 6 February 2009

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FRIDAY CATBLOGGING….This has been sort of a crummy week on a whole bunch of levels, so I’m glad it’s over. Unfortunately, one result of this crumminess has been a lack of energy to take new catblogging pictures to mark the end of the week. Luckily, we have many, many file photos of our adorable furballs here at Catblogging Headquarters, so here’s a couple from last year. However, I promise some brand new photos next Friday to go along with the rollout of our brand new site here at MoJo. In the meantime, have a nice weekend, everyone.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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