Jewish date: Jewish date: 16 ’Av 5770 (Parashath ‘Eqev).
Today’s holidays: Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time (Roman Catholicism), Feast Day of St. Madonna (Church of the SubGenius), Mid-Sha'ban (Islam).
Worthy causes of the day: “Save BioGems: Take Action: Protect the Redrock Wilderness” and “Shine Sunlight on Election Spending”.
Topic 1: More anti-Semitism: “Gaza, attack on modernity” deals with how the Gaza Strip is going Islamist, the very sort of thing that people pushing for freedom should be fighting against. “Palestinian Corruption and Foreign Aid” deals with where all the aid money going to the “Palestinians” is actually going, and it is not doing anything to better their lives:
“Olympia Food Co-Op Boycotts Israeli Goods, Gaza Mall Doesn't” notes an obvious irony. “Mad Dog Englishmen” rails against the ruling in a recent court case in England; five men caused $275,000 in damages to an arms factory but got off scot-free because the factory was providing arms for the Israel Defense Force; such a ruling is not only anti-Semitic, but also uses “the ends justify the means” reasoning, which can be used to rationalize practically any crime and thus is invalid. “Palestinians oppose ending the occupation” notes an inconsistency in the claims of the “Palestinians”: they hate Israel and want it completely off what they consider their land, to the point of committing acts of terrorism against Israel, but they want Israel to be completely responsible for them. Thus the “Palestinians” cannot ever let the “occupation” ever end, since that would mean that they would have no excuse to claim anything from Israel or to attack Israel. It other words, if they want to keep getting stuff for free, they have to continue being pathetic losers in the game of conquest. (Insult to the terrorists intended.) “Jordan, Dr. Peace and Mr. Apartheid” notes the rotten way “Palestinians” are treated in Jordan, noting the hypocrisy involved.
Topic 2: For today’s religious humor, in which Basement Cat finds something new evil to do: “Wheres”: