J-O-B-S Jobs, Bitches! News: The jobs recovery gathered pace as a measure of private-sector hiring surged in December and claims for unemployment benefits fell, suggesting the battered labor market may continue to strengthen in 2012. Read more here.
Parents Beware! News: The death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl from a suspected peanut allergy at school has raised questions about how prepared school officials are to handle sudden reactions in children. First-grader Ammaria Johnson died Monday after breaking out in hives and complaining of shortness of breath at recess. School authorities called paramedics after she was taken to the nurse’s office, said Lt. Jason Elmore, a spokesman for the Chesterfield County Fire Department in suburban Richmond. Read more here.
Shit Is Getting Real In Iraq News: Dozens of Iraqis were killed Thursday in a series of attacks against predominantly Shiite areas in Baghdad and southern Iraq, according to Iraqi health and security officials, as sectarian tensions rose in the aftermath of the U.S. pullout last month. Read more here.
Please Continue To Eat Your Own News: Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential rivals repeatedly attacked him as a candidate of the status quo and a timid, less-than-reliable conservative Thursday as they simultaneously sought to slow his campaign momentum and personally audition for the role of conservative rival-in-chief. Read more here. Happy Friday Obot family! Check out the links and come back to discuss. Here’s your Friday Funny (hat tip lamh34)….