Jewish date: 29 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath BeMidhbar).
Today’s holidays: Day 44 of the ‘Omer (Judaism), Ascension Day/Feast of the Ascension (Christianity), Feast Day of St. Judy Tenuta (Church of the SubGenius).
Worthy causes of the day: “Support Clean Energy Jobs - Take Action Today @ The Hunger Site”, “End the Pet Primate Trade - The Petition Site” and “Take Action: Tell Obama to stand up to Big Oil!”
Topic 1: “Guess Who 'Enjoys' US-Israeli Tensions”. HonestReporting keeps reporting on anti-Semitic bias from the BBC. I keep passing the reports on to you.
Topic 2: “Boulder man hopes to stop Gulf of Mexico oil spill with meditation”. I cannot make up something like this. People like talking about “mind over matter”, but that only really works to some degree over one’s physiology. There are no nerves linking this man’s brain to the gaping hole spewing petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico.
Topic 3: For today’s religious humor: “Pope Happycat the 1st”: