Happy Birthday, Barbie: 4th and Final(?) Edition

Well, kids, in parts 1, 2, and 3, we’ve covered wannabes and motherhood, a few first ladies, and Rethuglican women in the Senate. Since we’ve paid homage to those in the Senate, I would be remiss to ignore the Ladies of the House. Let’s start with my fave, Michele Bachmann. From The Minnesota Independent:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s ranting has the blog world buzzing yet again this week. Late last week, in an appearance with KTLK’s Chris Baker, the Minnesota Republican said, “We’re running out of rich people in this country.” She said she thinks Obama will lower the “rich” threshold to couples making $65,000 a year.

Oh, Michele, you are indeed a Barbie doll!


The Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen went through her comments line by line and found some false, albeit interesting, ideas held by Minnesota’s most conservative member of Congress:

* ACORN is “under federal indictment for voter fraud,” but the stimulus bill nevertheless gives ACORN “$5 billion.” (In reality, ACORN is not under federal indictment and isn’t mentioned in the stimulus bill at all.)

* many members of Congress have “a real aversion to capitalism.”

* the stimulus bill includes a measure to create a “rationing board” for health care, and after the bill becomes law, “your doctor will no longer be able to make your healthcare decisions with you.”

* the recovery package is part of a Democratic conspiracy to “direct” funding away from Republican districts, so Democratic districts can “suck up” all federal funds. Bachmann doesn’t think this will work because, as she put it, “We’re running out of rich people in this country.”

* the “Community-Organizer-in-Chief” is also orchestrating a conspiracy involving the Census Bureau, which the president will use to redraw congressional lines to keep Democrats in power for up to “40 years.” When the host said he was confused, noting that congressional district lines are drawn at the state level, Bachmann said Obama’s non-existent plan is an “anti-constitutional move.”

(Video at link above)

Let’s move on to some other Rethuglican women in the House:
Left to right: Virginia Foxx R-NC, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R-FL, Candice Miller R-MI, Heather Wilson R-NM, Shelley Moore Capito R-WV, showing the diversity and inclusion of the Rethuglican party is the African-American member named…excuse me, I’m still looking for her name…. 😳 Oh my, is my face red! She’s not a Rethuglican member of the House! There are no African-American Rethuglican members of the House or Senate, male or female. She’s just the maid they hired to serve refreshments at their little tea party. So sorry. Anyway, all the way at the right is Marsha Blackburn R-TN.

You know Marsha Blackburn, dont’cha? From WHNT News:

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a campaign finance complaint against U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

Blackburn, a Republican from Brentwood who represents the 7th District, disclosed last spring more than $440,000 in unreported donations and expenditures for her campaign finance account. Blackburn has had more than 90 campaign finance reporting errors pointed out by the FEC since she first ran for Congress in 2002.

The spate of problems led a national advocacy group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and a Germantown resident to ask the FEC to investigate Blackburn for misreporting her finances.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the FEC voted 4-0 to dismiss the complaint in December but didn’t file the paperwork until last week.

With those out of the way, I thought I would add a personal note. My niece collects Barbie dolls, so when a holiday or her birthday rolls around, I go to all the stores looking for a Barbie she doesn’t already have. As a result, I have my own favorite Barbies, and the ones I like the most are the designer Barbies and the ones that depict old TV shows and movies. I thought I would show you one, so you will know what I am talking about. One of the most elaborate movie Barbies is the Scarlett O’Hara Barbie from Gone With the Wind. Of course, you need a real Southern Belle for that one, and I found one!

Original dolls:
Michele Bachmann


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46 responses to “Happy Birthday, Barbie: 4th and Final(?) Edition

  1. Friend of the court

    oh, nonnie!!! Can’t you just hear Cap’n Mc telling Miss Lindsey that he, Frankly doesn’t give a flying *uck. Great work! Three cheers and a fire cracker, for you.

  2. that’s exactly what i was imagining, fotc! along with lindseypoo having the vapors, and capt u picking lindseypoo up and carrying him up the majestic stairway. hmmm, i might have to do a whole diary on this…..

  3. Friend of the court

    You should definately, think about it tomarrow…..
    Who would be Ashley?

  4. joe mcliebercain, of course!

  5. Friend of the court

    perfect. Now, if they would all just go with the wind. 🙂

  6. they can all go blow each other. 😉

  7. Next time you portray Madame Bachmann, you should give her a tinfoil hat.

  8. i think glasses would be more appropriate than a tinfoil hat. she has no true beliefs; she just reads from the talking points that she gets from rush limbaugh. he makes shit up, and she repeats it.

  9. jeb

    Anyone who would give their children these Barbie’s should be arrested for child abuse. They’re just scary.

  10. but, jeb, they’re collectors’ items!

  11. sardonyx

    Now now, nonnie, you know perfectly well that Heather Wilson is an ex-Rep. I don’t know that she’s unemployed (though she certainly ought to be unemployable), but she’s out of the House (and I hope it’s for good!).

    Y’know, those Republicanettes just don’t have that Barbie smile. Although if La Bachmann ever decides to take up a career as a novelist (she has fiction down cold), watch out, NYT Bestseller List!

  12. sar,
    i honestly didn’t know that heather is no longer in the house. good riddance! i looked at a list of rethug women in the house to see what names stuck out, and she was on the list. i guess it was an old one. let’s just make believe that she was invited to the tea party, because they needed someone who sounds like a gym teacher.

    i don’t think the nyt has to watch out just yet. michele would have to learn to write, and that will take some time. 😉

  13. nightowl724

    Do you know what these words mean?

    grappig (Dutch)
    drôle (French)
    lustig (German)
    αστείος (Greek)
    divertente (Italian)
    おかしい (Japanese)
    смешно (Russian)
    divertido (Spanish)

    I’ll give you a hint. International Barbies would be funny eight ways to Sunday!

  14. nightowl724

    Listen, I actually have one of those Bimbo Bachmann Barbies, but mine has a defect. It seems to be stuck in trash talk mode!

    nonnie, these Barbies have been so entertaining! Thanks!

  15. Economic Stimulus. H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008 (Roll Call 25). It would provide about $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses. Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term. (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?) The stimulus has no offset and thus increases the federal deficit by the amount of the stimulus because the government must borrow the rebate money. A realistic long-term stimulus can only be achieved by lowering taxes through less government and by reducing regulatory burdens.Marsha Blackburn voted FOR this bill.(Source: The New American – July 21, 2008)

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    She is no conservative.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :

    • Friend of the court

      you got to be makin’ some money before lower taxes sounds much good to you. It automatically lowers your taxes, when you lose your job. The owners can’t hire workers if people can’t afford to buy goods. No sales, no taxes, how is that good? “Regulatory burdens” don’t need to be reduced, they need to be enforced. It might help rebuild confidedce.

      • so true, fotc. i don’t understand why people don’t get that rich people won’t get richer if the poor people can’t afford anything they are selling. to top it off, many of these rich people are artificially rich (see bernie madoff and the new scumbag stanford). ceos are getting ridiculous bonuses for failing businesses. they didn’t earn a damned thing, they stole it. to me, that’s people getting artificially rich. we have to get back to an economy where making things is rewarded instead of outsourced.

    • i doubt we will agree on many things politically, mickey, but welcome to the raisin nonetheless. 😀

  16. They should be called Barfies.

  17. We’re running out of stoopedd people in this country, and the Bimbo Bachmann Barbie is a giant step towards getting those numbers back up where they belong. You’re my hero, Nonnie!

    • saitia,
      i don’t make idle promises. i told you that either bachmann or the evil mrs. cheny would be making an appearance. i wouldn’t lie to you! 😉

  18. I have really enjoyed this series, but the Lindsey Graham as Scarlet O’Hara did it for me.

    And almost got me booted from the library for laughing too loudly.

    • lisa,
      to tell you the truth, when i read that barbie was turning 50, i wanted to do a post about it. the first thing that popped into my mind was lindseypoo as barbie, and who personifies lindseypoo better than scarlett o’hara? that was my punchline, and it was then a matter of how to get there. glad you liked that one, because it’s my favorite. 🙂

      • nightowl724

        As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!

        • can’t you picture poor delicate lindseypoo reciting those lines? of course, the best scene will be the one where mammy is lacing him into his corset. 😆

          and you, lindseypoo, don’t have to worry about being hungry again, unlike the people of south carolina if you keep voting against the stimulus bill!

  19. you know what is worse than bachmann

    the people the actually vote for her.

    • dcAp,
      i don’t know how they are not embarrassed to even admit that they voted for her! she’s such a moron! i would lie if i lived in her district, as i would never admit to living among such stupid people.

  20. Love what you’ve done with MB in particular. She is just nuts!

    • hello paris parfait!
      welcome to the raisin! 😀 i love your name!

      mb is nuts. she’s one of my favorite subjects.

      hope you’ll stop by and comment often, paris!

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    • Tara,

      I sincerely apologize for using your photograph without permission. I found the picture in Google images, and I thought it was in the public domain. I made sure to link to the original image. I meant no harm, and I make absolutely no money from my blog.

      If you insist on my taking the picture down, I will most certainly do so. If you prefer, I will post a link to you wonderful website (I googled your name and found Paris Parfait) directly under the picture.

      Once again, I am very sorry. Let me know what you would like me to do, and I will do as you wish.