WHEN ALL THE GOOD IS GONE...EVERYTHING DIES.
Several weeks ago, Media Headlines everywhere announced that: “The Miss America competition scrapped the swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants based on their looks."
"We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition. We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance," Gretchen Carlson, former Miss America and chair of the organization's board of trustees, broke the news on Good Morning America today.
The contest is also "revamping" the evening gown portion of the event, Carlson added. "We're no longer judging women when they come out in their chosen attire, their eveningwear. Whatever they choose to do, it's going to be what comes out of their mouth that we're interested in when they talk about their social impact initiatives," she said.
The changes are official starting with the next Miss America competition on September 9 in Atlantic City, NJ.”
And now...my thoughts:
Gretchen Carlson, the 1989 Miss America winner from Minnesota, was never my choice for MISS AMERICA. Her talent was weak, she was never pretty (she resembles a Pekinese), didn’t have a pinup-body in swimsuit and, when she walked around the stage in high heels, she looked/acted like a cowgirl wearing cheap boots and trying to rope a calf. BUT, in spite of her total lack of WOW...I had to admire her guts.
Last year, all-ready-wealthy Gretchen was awarded more than 20 million....after winning a sexual-harassment lawsuit against her FOX AND FRIENDS boss. Now, she's crowned herself as the spokesperson for "all victims" of unwanted male attention-- including rape, touching, fondling, suggestive comments/looks, and all the endless reasons female victims are, officially ,"victimized".
Having considered herself a victim-- to the tune of millions—Gretchen will now be the official ME-TOO Promoter. These days, playing the role of “victim” is extremely popular and, in many cases, quite lucrative. In my opinion, most of these so-called victims are liars, opportunists, pretend-crybabies, and most are looking for fame and fortune.
I'm glad I have my memories from the long-ago past. Every day, more and more liberals are re-writing history and destroying what many of us refer to as our classic/traditional memories—like The Miss America Pageant.
In a few months, when Gretchen and her pink-pussie-hat-brigade eliminate both the evening gown and swimsuit competition….the Miss America “Competition” will be nothing more than a parade of look-alikes….act-alikes….and talentless wannabes.
The heavily-scripted performance will be racially-balanced, politically-correct, universally-acceptable…and miserably boring. Most of us won’t be anywhere near the TV on September 9, 2018, for this so-called: NEW Miss America Competition.
Watching something struggle to breath, gasp for air, while knowing Death is imminent....well....Dying is just too painful to watch.