Saturday, March 7, 2009

Can You Ear Me Now?

New Dora doll silhouette outrages moms that don't want their girls to grow up wishing they had long legs, negative torso, and an abnormally large head (photo credit - Nickelodeon and NY Daily News).
Employment Rate up to 8.1%, the highest it has been in 25 years... as was the 7.6% in January. The breakdown: 681,000 in December; 655,000 in January; and now 651,000in February.
We have been in a recession since December 2007 and have lost 4.4 million jobs (almost half that number in the past 3 months)
Details of Chris Brown and Rihanna domestic abuse released, finally. What a poor display of social responsibility from the both of them, especially her.
Hillary Clinton in Turkey
8 Dead in Pakistan bombing
"I am proud that we passed a recovery plan free of earmarks..."
- Barack Obama (as if the Republicans don't do it too)
Pork and Beans Breakdown
8,000 Earmarks for $8 Billion:

$1.6 M for pig odor research in Iowa (findings will be used to end the cause of bellybutton odor)
$143K for Las Vegas Natural History Museum (special "Life of the Neon Light" wing will be dedicated to the Demcratic Party)
$238K for the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii
1.7 M for Honey Bee Factory in Texas
$1 M for Cricket control in Utah (Plans to end the desire of stepping on grass to make the chirping stop)
$925K towards Sustainable Energy in Las Vegas
*Argued that it's only a tiny fraction of the overall bill (less than 1%), Senators are smiling about the earmarks that they had passed in it - Joe Lieberman claimed that not all of his earmarks that were passed were authorized, but most of them are "good ones," and he is willing to defend them
*Congressional Democrats are getting 60% of the earmarks (favors are owed for the President's agenda to be implemented)
*Earmarks = Jobs

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