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Paris Hilton is surely pleased as well. Afterall, she was first to suggest painting The White House pink back in August, when she released a "campaign attack ad" targeting rivals John McCain and Barack Obama. (Yep, Paris is running for president. Kind of.)
The White House was lit pink Tuesday night to commemorate breast cancer awareness. Explained First Lady Laura Bush at the lighting ceremony, "In recognition of the mothers, daughters, sisters and wives who struggle with this disease, we're lighting the White House in pink, which is the color of the cause. May our lights tonight shine as beacons around the world, a signal of the United States' commitment to saving lives from breast cancer."
Now that's hot.
Crazy Sexy Cancer is more than a film, it's an attitude! It's about rising to the challenge of life, and no matter what, refusing to give up who you are at your core. This story is as funny as it is frightening, as joyous as it is outrageous. Ultimately, Crazy Sexy Cancer is a thought provoking film about, friendship, love and growing up.
What's so SEXY about cancer? Nothing! It's about the women (and men) who have it; we're still whole, empowered, vibrant people - with or without the disease!
Much ado has been made about America's healthcare system lately- the good, the bad and the ugly of it. Crazy Sexy Cancer gives us a chance to see what it is like to be sick in America through the eyes of patients. And, better yet, through the eyes of smart, vibrant, bad ass young women (Kris and her girlfriends with cancer) who we can really relate to. Watch the trailer here.
Kris Carr, you are one hell of a fabulista! Oh, and on a fashion note, thanks for recommending the Fuck Cancer hat. It's definately a DO.
Still pressed for a Halloween costume? Why not be a U.S. Senator? Download and wear the Sen. Larry Craig paper bag mask, and you are sure to be the scariest at any Holloween party.
With more than 217,440 individuals diagnosed with breast cancer each year, it is extremely important that we continue to raise money and awareness. So call a couple of friends and participate in some National Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities together. And while you're at it, you might as well remind your congressional representatives to support efforts to find a cure.
Viva La Cure!
Nothing says power chick quite like the prominent display of these silver-plated handcuffs encrusted with Swarovsky crystal on your desk. They're just a paperweight, but if they were real, you wouldn't hesitate to use them on a worthy opponent. Political frienemy, don't sleep.
So if your senator or congressperson takes the wrong position on an issue, or worse, actually decides to vote like they don't have a lick of sense, the usual course of action is to write them a nice letter and politely voice your opinion about their performance. About.com offers some tips to make your letter more effective:
1. Be courteous and respectful without "gushing."
2. Clearly and simply state the purpose of your letter. If it's about a certain bill, identify it correctly. If you need help in finding the number of a bill, use the Thomas Legislative Information System.
3. Say who you are. Anonymous letters go nowhere. Even in email, include your correct name, address, phone number and email address. If you don't include at least your name and address, you will not get a response.
4. State any professional credentials or personal experience you may have, especially those pertaining to the subject of your letter.
5. Keep your letter short -- one page is best.
6. Use specific examples or evidence to support your position.
7. State what it is you want done or recommend a course of action.
8. Thank the member for taking the time to read your letter.
Yeah, you could do all that... but we say that when your so-called public servant screws up, it's a whole lot faster and more to the point to just send them this:
Nothing says "don't make me send you back to your district for good" like a Hallmark card (or a card from whimsypress.com).
Now, of course, we're kidding. Write the nice letter.