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