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The Winds of Change

Keep track of frequently changing gusts of hot air with this handcrafted Donald Trump weathervane.

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Come to the Pink Side

Even the Death Star can’t escape the reach of the all-powerful pink paintbrush: This limited-edition Darth Vader bust was sold at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con, with 10% of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Komen, of course, has been subject to intense public scrutiny over their recent decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast care programs, and many are calling for the departure of founder Nancy Brinker, along with the rest of the board. Might I suggest she consider a career with the Imperial forces?

“Luuuuuke…. I am your CEO.”

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The Art of Looking Presidential

It’s probably not a contender to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, but artist Danielle Macindoe’s oil painting of Rick Santorum in front of a Santorum-splattered American flag offers a unique perspective on the man with the world’s worst Google problem. (Bonus: 50% of the sale price goes to the It Gets Better Project.)

“You’ve got something on your chin, Senator.”

Artist John Travisano presents an Eraserhead-esque caricature of Rick Santorum that’s almost as twisted as his views. Or maybe that bulging cranium is just his ego after winning Iowa?

Artist Paul Van Scott titled this trippy painting Magical Rick Santorum. There’s no clue as to what magical power(s) it possesses — maybe the ability to beat Mitt Romney?

Speaking of Mittens, the same artist has recreated his likeness with a mosaic of vintage political buttons. You can zoom in to see the actual buttons used. Incidentally, Mitt’s mouth is full of Spiro Agnew buttons — which is a lot better than having a mouth full of Santorum.

Say hello to a softer, fuzzier commander-in-chief with this Newt Gingrich felt finger puppet.

Get the matching Ron Paul finger puppet and you can stage your own debate! Unfortunately, the Santorum and Romney finger puppets aren’t available, so you’ll have to find a substitute (I suggest Kanye West and Dave Grohl with Hunter S. Thompson moderating. Now there’s a debate worth watching!)

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Most people just hang a teddy bear mobile over the baby’s crib

Sunday, January 22 is the 39th anniversary of Roe versus Wade, and I’ll be decorating my home with a festive birth control and abortion mobile. What can I say? I’m a traditionalist.

Speaking of contraception, let’s say you’ve got some unused birth control pills lying around. Do you:
a) Throw them in the garbage?
b) Post them on Freecycle?
c) Turn them into jewelry?

You’ll never forget to take your pills when you store them in this decorated Hello Kitty birth control pill case.

Looking for a fool-proof method of contraception? Consider this vintage French birth control device:

I can’t say that I’ve ever thought about hanging a picture of a menstrual extractor on my living room wall (or, um, anywhere). But I’m giving it serious consideration, after finding artist Heather Ault’s stunning posters documenting contraceptive and abortion options from around the world at 4000yearsforchoice.com. Her prints are intriguing, informative, and graphic (in a good way) and you can buy them on Etsy.

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The real reason Iowans love Rick Santorum

Just look in the pig’s rear end to see the crystal clear image of “Our Next President”!” (What is it about Rick Santorum and anal cavities?)

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Sounds of Alaska

If you listen closely, you can hear Sarah Palin tell Andrea Mitchell how to field dress a moose.