Jewish date: 20 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Wayyeshev).
Today’s holiday: Saint Day of Ambrose (Roman Catholicism).
Worthy cause of the day: “Support a Smarter Energy Grid - The Petition Site”. I would also like to note that I donated platelets yesterday. The American Red Cross always can use blood and blood components, so please donate if you can. Remember: donating blood is an easy way to save human lives without having to risk getting shot or run into a burning building. Be a hero and give blood.
Topic 1: The Jewish holiday of Ḥanukkah starts this Friday night, and the Orthodox Union has a long list of resources on it.
Topic 2: “Swedish Meatballs”: This Dry Bones cartoon deals with appeasing Islamic terrorists. This is a bad idea because appeasement only encourages further extortion. E.g., “protection” rackets only work because people are willing to pay “protection” money. This situation is worse since Sweden is trying to appease Muslims with Israeli territory, i.e., something that does belong to them.
Topic 3: More religious humor: “Mecca Cat”:
Note that the cat is bowing down on a mat, forehead to the floor.