Can you smell the bacon? Stimulus boondoggles abound

Tom Barlow

The government is handing out stimulus money and you know what that means...Pork barrel spending on projects that never made it to the full funding stage before (you'd think for good reason!).

We've been following the ridiculous lists of projects pitched to state governments -- from bouncy houses that needed funding to increase teamwork education to endless studies to figure out what to do -- and we had hoped that only the truly necessary and virtuous projects would get through. Alas, government spending doesn't always work that way, and we've put together a list of funded project that sound a bit dubious to us.