This will be long, so please bear with me.
Worthy cause of the day: Donate to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If your local synagogue or other house of worship is not collecting funds, there are a number of places on-line that are, many of which are listed at Network for Good :: Hurricane Relief Efforts and Preparedness. Also, HurricaneHousing.org allows you to donate free housing to those who need it.
Political gripe: “Palestinians angered by Israel-Pakistan talks” displays an attitude among the Stateless Arabs so repulsive and antithetical to the least possibility of peace-making that it makes me wonder why the entire planet has not deliberately marooned these people on an uninhabited island and left them to fend for themselves so that no one else would ever have to deal with them again.
Political activism: My brother Barry, in a fit of annoyance, decided to E-mail our de-facto president about how displeased he was and CCed the entire senate as well. Here are the E-mails he used:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Ones other than these apparently bounced. He also notes that the de-facto president can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
and the de-facto vice president can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go forth and send your complaints to these people. If they do not pay attention to what people say, they have no business being in office.
Finally, today’s weird thing is “It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts”. (I cannot make something like this up!) Enjoy, and Shabbath shalom.