Thursday, April 23, 2009

Writing simply to be writing something


Something that happened this past weekend has been on my mind. Perez Hilton sandbagged Miss California something terribly. I felt that she answered his question, with a lifetime of pressure (she didn't just start wanting to be in pageants ... I have a beauty queen, and can imagine how badly she wants to be a 'Miss Something or the other') she stood fast. With the climate changing, but in NO WAY a majority, she took a brave public stance.

What gave her grace, is that she stayed true to her beliefs. Now what of that crap quasi-celebrity punk move? If you saw me walking around with boxing gloves on, asking if you think boxing should be banned or not, what kind of answer are you going to give?

That is what A BLOGGER, not anyone who has shown the ability to be an arbiter of taste and talent, did. Ask a question that he had a predetermined answer to, in order to further an agenda.

And his agenda was to create something to advance his 'career'.


Or whiny. Or even worse. After the contest, Hilton felt good with calling her out of her name. Why? Because she gave you an HONEST ANSWER?

Hey, I don't agree with her, not at all. But if you are going to ask someone a question, then when they answer it, don't try to demean their answer. What got to me, is that this is the kind of thing that launches a career, or provides the motivation to over come a percieved obstacle.

Something like that has launch many a medicore politicans career. Compare the redoubtable Ms. Prejean to that of the Gov. Sarah Palin. Gonna go out on a limb, and say I think that Miss California is more intellectually capable and inquisitive than everyone's favourite lip-stick wearing pit bull.

BUT, we know she shares some of Gov. Palin's social beliefs. What else does she share with her regarding social policy, and why shouldn't a run for public office in her home state, be the springboard to national politics? It isn't out of the question, and she has the looks for sure.


I keep seeing political candidates appearing like the cat in the book, 'The Dead Zone', or 'The Manchurian Candidate'. Someone who malleable and leads us into war (wait, didn't that already happen? where have I been for the past 9 or so years!), and agitates the social structure.

Me and AKA had a chat about politics when we went to the library (so I could properly footnote 'my' report) yesterday. The choices we have for mayor between Dave Bing and Ken Cockerel, leaves much to be desired. Read the article that Beth and Ken mentioned ... still don't see a lot for the Auto Industry to be what it has been for many years, a way for the average man to earn a good living. Not only that, I hope (read: already disappointed in) that President Obama will be proven to have been a good president by history. He not only seems to be anti-worker, he spoke too darn fast on Gitmo, I wonder about his fitness as a military leader, and pass me the syrup, cause I could swear I see waffles in his statement regarding CIA operatives and their tactics (though as for that, I understand why, I think!).

That is one of the things that made cobbling this stuff together a challenge. I didn't want him for President ... sure the person I wanted could have made the same decisions, but I doubt it.


Which is odd, because I am closer to feeling good than I am anything else. I bought a pair of Ferragamo's at the Salvation Army store in Royal Oak. They look pretty nice! Couldn't afford them, as it took the last bit of money from my pocket. But I got a super cool pair of shoes!! Ferragamo's y'all!!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think that shoes can show a lot about our character. Mine are simple and without laces, easy on and easy off. Glad you found a pair you like :o)

Beth said...

Hm, I like slipons, without a back to them. I wonder what that says about me?

a corgi said...

I'm glad I read your entry tonight Mark, I was going to write about Miss California. I think Perez Hilton is a scum for degrading her for her honest answer and opinion. I guess that just shows that if you go against the majority and have a brain that actually can put together a coherent thought in a kind sympathetic way, you are going to be labeled a "b" and your name is going to be dragged through the mud. You probably guessed I agree with her stand, and here is what is interesting, she's Miss this past election we had Prop 8 on the ballot defining what marriage was and 52% of the voters voted to keep marriage between a man/ she wasn't speaking out of turn, the majority that voted, voted that way as she spoke. She made God smile with her answer and I would rather have him smile at me than be politically correct these days....

don't get me started on Mr. Obama; he wasn't my pick either......but oh well.......they got their king......

glad you found a good pair of shoes!! I'm not up with style, but they sound cool!

enjoy the weekend!


Coffee Maker said...

Asking a question about same sex marriage at a Miss America pageant is out of place and bad form, just like Perez Hilton would do

Anonymous said...

IMHO: I think where she went astray was the "Not in my country!" part.

Miss America ostensibly represents all Americans. Dividing the country into "her" part and the queer part was kind of arrogant and unnecessarily divisive.

Indigo said...

No idea what the reference was too, I usually don't follow the Miss America Pageants. In any case the fact you let out a rant when you're feeling pretty good these days says something. You have learned to art of writing your frustrations out on the page and not allowing them to cloud the spirit. (Hugs)Indigo

Senorita said...

Perez Hilton is such a douche and a queen.

First of all, I don't think questions regarding gay marriage should even be asked at a BEAUTY PAGEANT... It's just not the place for it, and what.... now we're going to be judging contestants on their political beliefs ?

I think that politics should be left out of it.

Miss CA stood her ground, and I respect her for that whether I agree with her stance or not.

But because she didn't answer to Perez's liking her called her names on TV.

And no one did anything about it, because we are a liberal society.