Yearly Archives: 2009

Grand Old Party? No, Just Grandstanding!

From the Los Angeles Times:

Reporting from Columbia, S.C. — Would a governor in a state with the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation really say no to President Obama’s stimulus money?

That is the question reverberating through South Carolina, where Republican Mark Sanford — a popular second-term governor and noted fiscal conservative — says he may reject some of the $2.8 billion in federal funds headed to his state.

Some observers suspect that the governor, who is regularly mentioned as a presidential contender in 2012, is just grandstanding. It’s hard for them to imagine a lawmaker leaving millions of dollars on the table in a state with a 9.5% unemployment rate — one that has cut hundreds of millions from its budget in recent months, and will cut millions more in the next fiscal year.


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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!

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Happy Birthday, Barbie! Part 3: The Ladies of the Senate

Well, kids, this was going to be a 2-part series, but now it seems that it will be in 4 parts. Today, I thought we would take a look at the Rethuglican women in the Senate. They were all nice enough to allow us a peek into their office. We begin with Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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Happy Birthday Barbie, Part 2: First Lady Edition

Continuing with our celebration of Barbie’s 50th birthday. Yesterday, we looked at someone who wants to make a big splash in Washington, D.C., so today I thought we would look at some Barbies who really did make a splash, whether good or muddy. I thought we would do this chronologically. Therefore, we begin with the Lady MacBeth wife of George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Iselin mother of the bad seed Chimpy George W. Bush. We all remember how gracious she was when Hurricane Katrina hit.


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Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Hey kids, didja know that the Barbie doll just celebrated her 50th birthday? From ABC News:

Barbie may be turning 50 this year, but middle-aged, she is not. Of course, she’s kept busy during the years, with 108 careers & and counting. She’s been an Olympic athlete, a Marine Corps sergeant, a dentist, an aerobics instructor, an astronaut and a rock star. This week, Barbie will have her first show during New York Fashion Week and her 50th birthday will be officially celebrated March 9, 2009.

I thought we would add to the celebration with our very own array of Barbie dolls. We’ve seen some previously here at the Raisin. Remember Botox Barbie (scroll down to see all of her accessories and for Lying Racist Barbie!)? Why even Senator David Vitter couldn’t escape China Barbie’s charms! How about Caribou Barbie and all of her Barbie brood (scroll down past Cheerleader Elisabeth Hasselbeck Barbie)? Why, we even took a look in the window of the Caribou Barbie Boutique (hate for you kids to work so hard, but scroll down just one more time)!

And speaking of Caribou Barbie, you might be interested to hear that they have repackaged her to see if she will sell better! Take a look…

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The Party of Personal Responsibility…except when it comes to accepting responsibility

From Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher:

NEW YORK (Commentary) In the months after the November election, and then gaining even more attention as Barack Obama became president, are charges that the media helped elect him by attacking, of mocking, Sarah Palin. Numerous pundits and conservative activists have alleged that she had given John McCain a big boost in the polls when first named and that she would have help drive him to victory if not for the later treatment by Katie and Tina and Charlie Gibson and all the rest.

But this is not true.


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More Tsuris From Burris

From The Washington Post:

CHICAGO — Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.), appointed late last year to replace President Obama in the U.S. Senate, has informed Illinois lawmakers that he did not tell them the complete story about his contacts with close associates of Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) before he got the job.

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