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Barbie Tarot cards

high priestess barbie

Traditionally dressed in blue with the moon under her feet, she represents wisdom, intuition and purity of knowledge.

Here she is packaged with the moon behind her, holding strings of pure white pearls and wearing a priestess’ circlet.

devil barbie

Licentiousness, lack of self-discipline and being a prisoner to one’s own desires are all faults of the Devil, though the positive aspect of all this are lost inhibitions, passion and the understanding that comes with experience.

Here is Barbie as Catwoman, gleefully waving her whip and celebrating her physical and erotic power. Does that disguise liberate her or entrap her?

thx Jezebel

hillary clinton is nurse ratched?

Mrs Clinton also hopes that she might have scored some points on their other substantive disagreement of the debate, over health care. Her plan would require every American to have insurance, with fines for people who do not take out cover.
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heh heh

Smiling a tight little smile, in a toneless voice, Louise Fletcher forces Jack Nicholson to take his tranquilizing medication. With the same smooth, bland expression, she will later order his lobotomy.

Louise Fletcher’s Nurse Ratched in the movie version of Ken Kesey’s ”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is always calm, always vaguely patronizing, her hair turned under in a perfect Page Boy, a style long out of date. The hair was ”a symbol,” says Louise Fletcher, ”that life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right.” … It is Louise Fletcher’s achievement that her Nurse Ratched is so close to being a human being that she is totally oblivious of the fact that she is a monster.
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but that’s silly stuff, who needs health insurance when we’ve got global pandemonium? via Boing Boing Feb 23, 2008 and the Guardian on Feb 22, 2004:

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world. The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents. ‘Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,’ concludes the Pentagon analysis. ‘Once again, warfare would define human life.’ The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists…. An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is ‘plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately’, they conclude. As early as next year widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions.

UPDATE: via the BBC on Feb 24, 2008:

UK scientists working in Antarctica have found some of the clearest evidence yet of instabilities in the ice of part of West Antarctica. If the trend continues, they say, it could lead to a significant rise in global sea level.

justice barbie
The traditional image for Justice is a blindfolded woman holding the scales, balancing fairness and virtue against a lack of consideration and rigidity. The Amazon superheroine must balance her disguise as an ordinary woman with her use of the Lasso of Truth and indestructible bracelets to bring criminals to justice and help the downtrodden.

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