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the mainstream media "both sides" challenge

so, yesterday, i posted this article on facebook and i threw down the following challenge:

Ok, I don't know why, but I just hit my BS limit.
Listening to the mainstream media, all I hear is how politics in the U.S. has become extreme on both left and right, but I cannot find any examples of left wing politicians who inhabit these sorts of fringes. So I'm issuing A CHALLENGE: Find the left wing crazies.
The rules:
  • Must be a Democrat
  • Must be an elected official or have stood for election (let's say in the last 15 years)
  • Statements must be verifiable, preferably with embedded audio or video.
Go forth. Find the Democratic crazies and bring them to me, so that we might compare them to their GOP colleagues.

yes, it's true, i write normally, with capitals and everything when i'm not here. 

as of this morning, while i've received a handful of witty responses, no one has been able to find me a suitable democrat. 

since it's clearly impossible that the mainstream media is wrong, i'm astonished that it's taking so long for people to prove that they're every bit as extreme as republicans. so i'm challenging readers of the blog as well. the media says that things are equal. bring me the equivalents.  

[world wide wednesdays is coming up a little later. it's kind of a fun one, if i do say so myself.]


as long as you're here, why not read more?


i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:

am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: soft touch

ah winter, how my lips hate you. it's too bad, really, because the rest of me likes winter, down to about -12 or so. but there's no arguing that i get dried out. nuxe rĂªve de miel is my super best friend at this time of year, even more so than otherwise. [i gave bite's agave lip mask a try only to find out i'm allergic to something in it.] but our [still] new apartment is somewhat drier than the old one [electric vs hot water heating], which meant that, for a long stretch, virtually every kind of lipstick was uncomfortable. the horror. [i wrote a post a while back about the formulas that are friendliest to chapped lips.]

faced with this dilemma, i decided to try something not exactly new, but [for me], out of the ordinary: being a gloss girl. now, i don't mind glosses. i buy them from time to time, and i used to buy more until i discovered that i just wasn't using them near enough to justify the continued purchases. my issues with glosses are that they feather…

making faces :: a lip for all seasons [summer edition]

this may seem like an odd time to think about summer, but not to think about coolness. it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea that summer is considered "cool" in colour analysis terms and, in my opinion, reads as the coolest of the cool, because everything in it is touched with the same chilly grey. winter may have the coldest colours, but its palette is so vivid that it distracts the eye. everything in summer is fresh and misty, like the morning sky before the sun breaks through. in my original post on the season, i compared it to monet's paintings of waterlilies at his garden in giverny and, if i do say so, i think that's an apt characterisation.

finding lip colours touched with summer grey and blue is, as you might expect, kind of tricky. the cosmetic world seems obsessed with bringing warmth, which doesn't recognise that some complexions don't support it well. [also, different complexions support different kinds of warmth, but that's another…