The state of Connecticut is demanding that the federal government provide it with free diapers to give to low-income mothers. It's a reasonable request since Washington has been sending the states the stuff that fills diapers for years.
EU and Italy
The European Union is demanding that Italy do something about cutting its costs. It's getting so bad, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is only paying three underage girls for sex this week.
College tuitions are up 8.3% this year. The colleges are getting away with it since most high school grads don't know how to add.
Police fired tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters last night. But it didn't work because the tear gas actually smelled better than the demonstrators.
Obama on Leno
President Obama appeared as a guest on the Tonight Show last night. It was a huge hit, all he had to do was appear on stage and the audience didn't stop laughing at him for 30 minutes.
1825: The Erie Canal opens – passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. For 186 years it's remained open and ready for use... waiting for someone who wants to go to Albany or Lake Erie.
1861: The Pony Express officially ceases operations, but it is likely to get a bailout from the Obama administration any day now.
1995: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta. Then they swipe about $500 worth of overpriced snacks from the hotel mini-fridge.