Friday Cat Blogging, [nearly] Empty Plate edition
ok, so i still need to learn to focus... and i couldn't get any of them interested in posing in front of an entirely empty plate...
But why post photos of a [nearly] empty catfood bowl in the first place?
Because I think Julia WIlliams' idea of an "Empty Plates" demonstration is a good one. We've already written to President Obama [you did do that, didn't you?] and asked him to issue his own Executive Order 7034 re-creating the WPA out of TARP funds for us.
Now it's time to escalate.
You should definitely read Davidson's first-hand account of being there in the midst of that, and also GeneO's cautionary message, but ultimately, bodies [preferably no dead ones] in the street are going to be needed if we're going to get our message out.
Julia has suggested Dec 12 as the date to do this, which seems like as good a day as any. Set up a demonstration in your own hometown, even if it's only a couple of you handing out leaflets [in front of your Congresscritter's office perhaps], urging your neighbors to write to President Obama asking for a WPA 2.0.
Oh, and be civil. Or not.