Skipper, the Armed Doll that Grows Breasts

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From The Journal of Improbable Research:

A doll called Skipper, designed to be a “sister” to the more famous Barbie doll, was a moving anatomy lesson to some of the children and adults who played with it. The doll’s most salient feature: when you lift Skipper’s arm, Skipper grows taller, and grows breasts. This video shows that process:

Skipper gets a scholarly analysis — as does her less developmentally-gifted sister — in the study “CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Girl-Doll: Barbie as Puberty Manual,” Catherine Driscoll, Counterpoints, vol. 245, Seven Going on Seventeen: Tween Studies in the Culture of Girlhood (2005), pp. 224-241. Here’s the beginning of that treatise:

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GOP at odds over Trump’s absurd wiretapping lie

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From Tommy Christopher:

On the heels of Donald Trump’s completely fabricated allegation that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower during the presidential campaign, the White House has doubled down by demanding a congressional investigation of that lie.

The White House has also tellingly — for the second week in a row — made only one administration official, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, available for a single appearance on a Sunday show.

On ABC’s This Week, Sanders made it clear that Trump’s lie was based on nothing more than discredited right-wing media reports:

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KY Repug Senators Aid and Abet Child Abuse

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

That headline is a gross understatement, by the way. Repug senators in the Kentucky general assembly just announced to the world that parents who abuse their children should be allowed to take their children out of school to hide that abuse.

Not. Even. Kidding.

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Further Adventures of Trumpy

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From Green Eagle:

Well, let’s see what President Trump has gotten up to in the last two days. He has:

Blamed Obama for the leaks coming out of his own staff.

Blamed the generals for the failure of a raid in Yemen, which he cooked up over dinner with Bannon and his son in law.

Implied that the recent wave of bomb threats and vandalism directed at Jewish targets were actually done by the Jews themselves, to make his Aryan supremacist supporters look bad.

And then he delivered a speech. A speech filled with lies and hollow promises; a speech whose only virtue was that Trump did not dissolve into a vicious, abusive tantrum against someone who disagreed with him.

And the response?

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Attendance Sparse At Saturday’s Pro-Trump ‘Rallies’

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From Michael John Scott at MadMikesAmerica:

Trump supporters, referred to, often accurately as “deplorables” by Hillary Clinton, gather at a campaign rally. The enthusiasm for “support” rallies was not as passionate.

Backers of President Donald Trump were scheduled to hold rallies across the country Saturday, but few actually turned up.

The “Spirit of America” rallies are being organized by a group called the Main Street Patriots, which is made up of some of the same people that founded the Tea Party movement eight years ago to voice concerns about the way the federal government operates.

Debbie Dooley, a leader of the group and co-founder of the Tea Party, told Time magazine the rallies planned for Saturday are meant to be a positive response to recent negative events held by Trump’s political rivals. The sparse attendance is likely to ignite as Twitter Storm from The Donald himself, as he struggles to call out the “fake” media for lying about attendance.

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Trump Goes Off The Deep End On Twitter Again

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

About 6:30 am on Saturday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter again — and this time he’s not making any sense at all. I don’t know if he thinks this kind of crazy tweet will divert attention from his own problems, or whether he just gone completely insane. Here are the four tweets he fired off:

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Violence, Insult, Boycott, Russia, Russia, Wiretap, Russia

I Like It Like That

Bits and pieces from Wikipedia:

Tony Pabon and Manny Rodriguez originally wrote “I Like It Like That” in 1967. Part of the recording used many of the musician’s kids chanting “Ahh Bibi!” which seemed to add to the excitement of the song.

In 1996, roughly three decades after the song’s original release, Burger King used the song in a commercial promoting their “Have it your way” slogan.

In 2016, the song was used in a commercial for Brookside chocolates, emphasizing its slogan “For All Your Sides”.