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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Matt, Ginger, Ken and Barbie

It's pathetic how everything in the world these days is filtered through the horrid culture war.  But such is the world we live in. Even Ken and Barbie are apparently not immune from the squabbles.

I guess that Representative Matt Gaetz's wife Ginger is unhappy with the new Barbie movie. 

Ginger Gaetz is unhappy with the lack of feminine empowerment, the failure to mention faith and family and my favorite, "disappointedly low t from Ken."

Uh, Ginger, I hate to be the one to mention this but Ken has no t, in fact he lacks genitalia completely. 

Without equipment t is going to be a real stretch. Even with the little blue pills.

He is actually constructed of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. 

I hate to say it but testosterone and pvc have never been an ideal match.

I don't want to be a complete buzzkill but I don't see Barbie getting a lot of late night action. 

That is not to say that Ken and Barbie are incapable of some wonderful long hugs and warm embraces but barring some serious reconstruction work at Mattel, I am afraid everything else is off limits.

Honestly, for the longest time I thought Ken had something going with Midge's boyfriend and then husband Allan Sherwood. 

Barbie got wind of the fling and that was that. Of course, Barbie has had to deal with her own sordid past. 

I guess we all go through our phases.

Actually there was a gay Ken doll released in 1993, they called him Earring Magic Ken

Ken only lasted six months, a resident of Florida, he was forced to undergo gay conversion therapy.  

Supposedly he is now completely cured of his past perversions, happily married to a woman, active in the church and ministry and coaching little league.

I love a happy ending.


It's rather funny that Matt Gaetz's wife is talking about faith and morality when you look at his own record.

Like the investigations into his sex trafficking. From Wikipedia:

In January 2020, the U.S. Secret Service reportedly received a tip that, in April 2018, Gaetz had accompanied Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg to a government office where Greenberg was producing fake IDs.[234] Greenberg was indicted in August 2020 on an array of charges, including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl in 2017 and creating fake IDs to facilitate sex trafficking.[235][236] The investigation of Greenberg led federal officials to look into some of Gaetz's related activities.[234] In late 2020, the Justice Department opened its investigation of Gaetz for allegedly sex trafficking the same 17-year-old girl in 2017 and whether he had violated federal sex trafficking laws by paying her to travel with him across state lines.[235][237][238] As part of his plea bargain, Greenberg cooperated with the investigation of Gaetz and others.[239][240]

On March 30, 2021, Axios reported that Gaetz was "seriously considering not seeking re-election and possibly leaving Congress early for a job at Newsmax".[241] The same day, The New York Times reported the Justice Department's investigation of Gaetz.[235] According to CNN, a person briefed on the matter said investigators also examined whether Gaetz used campaign money in his relationships with young women for travel and expenses and whether cash and drugs were involved.[242] By April 2, the Justice Department was examining whether Gaetz asked women to recruit others for sex.[243][244]

According to the 2021 reports, federal investigators were looking into Gaetz's September 2018 trip to the Bahamas.[236] Gaetz was reportedly joined by marijuana entrepreneur and hand surgeon Jason Pirozzolo, who allegedly paid trip accommodations, traveling expenses, and escort services. Investigators were reportedly exploring whether the escorts were sexually trafficked for Gaetz and whether Gaetz accepted paid escorts in exchange for political access or legislative favors for Pirozzolo, who at the time chaired the board of the Medical Marijuana Physicians Association. Gaetz made two speeches for the organization while in Congress, and Pirozzolo gave two separate donations of $1,000 to Gaetz's campaign arm "Friends of Matt Gaetz", in March 2016 and May 2017.[245] A spokeswoman for Gaetz denied the new allegations.[246] A woman on the Bahamas trip—a Capitol Hill intern who did not work in Gaetz's office but who was dating Gaetz—reportedly agreed in May 2021 to cooperate with investigators, who believe she has information about Gaetz's financial transactions on the trip.[247][248]

Investigators believe that Greenberg met women through a website for sex and introduced them to Gaetz, who also had sex with them.[235] Evidence including mobile payment receipts reportedly suggesting Gaetz had illegally exchanged money for sex, such as May 2018 Venmo transaction records showing Gaetz sending $900 (with a memo referring to a woman) to Greenberg, who then relayed the money (with the memos "tuition" and "school") to three women, one of whom was 18.[249] Joseph Ellicott, an associate of both Gaetz and Greenberg, pleaded guilty in January 2022 to two charges related to this investigation and is also cooperating with authorities.[250]

Gaetz had argued in a November 2020 Fox News appearance that Trump "should pardon Michael Flynn [and] everyone from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic".[251][252] In late 2020, Greenberg apparently attempted to secure a pardon from the Trump administration via a confession letter (first reported by The Daily Beast in April 2021), writing that he and Gaetz had had sex with a 17-year-old girl they believed was 19, and that payments had been made on behalf of Gaetz to her and other women in exchange for sex.[253] Greenberg attempted to bribe Roger Stone with a $250,000 Bitcoin payment to secure a presidential pardon, texting Stone, "They know [Gaetz] paid me to pay the girls and that he and I both had sex with the girl who was underage."[253] By the end of the Trump administration, Greenberg was under indictment, investigators had been questioning some Gaetz associates, and federal agents had seized the phone of one of Gaetz's former girlfriends.[254] Gaetz's phone was also seized, and he changed his phone number in late December.[236]On April 1, 2021, CNN reported that Gaetz had shown pictures of naked women to colleagues on the House floor. Gaetz had allegedly claimed to have slept with the women in the photos.[274] The next day, his communications director, Luke Ball, and his legislative director, Devin Murphy, resigned. Both had begun working for Gaetz when he joined Congress in 2017.[275][276][277]

On April 6, 2021, The New York Times reported that in the last weeks of the Trump administration, Gaetz privately requested a blanket presidential pardon for himself and others, which was reportedly denied because it would set a bad precedent.[252] The next day, Trump publicly denied that Gaetz had asked him for a pardon.[278] On April 8, it was revealed that Trump had reportedly wanted to defend Gaetz but was told to stand down due to the seriousness of the allegations.[125]

On April 8, 2021, Gaetz's congressional office released a statement purportedly from his female employees vouching for his character, stating they "uniformly reject these allegations as false". Gaetz's new communications director, Joel Valdez, told Forbes that "all of the office's eight female staffers signed it", but the version of the statement that was released did not have anyone's signature or identify any specific employee.[279] That evening, Representative Adam Kinzinger tweeted that Gaetz should resign, becoming the first congressional Republican to make such a call.[280][281]

On April 9, 2021, the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into allegations that Gaetz "may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift".[282] The committee deferred its investigation at the request of the Justice Department, but resumed it in June 2023.[283][284]

Hell of a role model, that Matt Gaetz.

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