In an attempt to create stricter guidelines for marketing junk food to children, government officials came very close to banning cartoon characters on cereal boxes. In the end, they handed down a reprieve to Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, saving them from the same fate as Joe Camel. I wish instead government officials would protect us from crazy GOP candidates who want to continue taking from the poor and giving to the rich. Talk about your empty calories.
We Americans like to complain about how much we are suffering under this economy, and it is true, many people are suffering. But when you see the news coming out of places like Somalia ... it kind of puts it all into perspective.