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Rhode Island needed this

Rhode Island needed this

We really needed this.

No, we really needed this.  We don’t have a lot going for us right now.

It’s a small state. Everyone knows someone or at least knows someone who knows someone.

Here was my reaction at the time:


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She “correctly” answered a controversial question about normalizing transgendered behavior. Do you think she was chosen for her physical features and grace, or because it was politically expedient?

Well, regardless, she made quite a first impression. She is a beautiful woman.

Congratulations, Professor. One of the contestants I coached got in the top 16, so I’m happy.

I still wanted my girl from South Dakota to at LEAST get in the top 16. Bummed.

LukeHandCool | June 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Wow, she’s gorgeous. The runner up is, too.

But, I’m guessing Miss California must have tripped and fallen flat on her face. For Brian Wilson sang not of a desire to import girls into the golden state, but rather in the envious voice of boys from the other 49-56 states.

Please give us a heads up before the Miss Universe pageant. I can’t believe I missed this one.

    Believe it or not, Miss Maryland was my second choice. Both were remarkable. I especially appreciated them in the evening gown competition. That form of dress really does emphasize feminine beauty.

This and $2 will get you a cup of coffee in the Ocean State.

At least this news is not negative…

    Aridog in reply to GrumpyOne. | June 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Captive audience though I was, I have to agree … a nice not negative break from the current political fare. Good on them all.

Oh my God. I can’t tell you what it was like growing up watching Miss America and Miss USA and hoping beyond all hope that Miss Rhode Island might get in the top 10. My sister and I watched them every year, laying on the floor of my grandparents living room in Warwick, and every year we were soooo disappointed. It never happened. As we got older and came to believe Rhode Island would never win, the snarky “mean girls” in us kicked in we’d wager on how Italian Cranston or Italian Johnston or Italian North Providence they’d be. Trust me, there’s a difference.

We won! I’m thrilled.

Well, last evening I made the strategic mistake of letting the better half get the remote first. Hey, fair is fair, she gets to pick the shows now and then, right? So we watched the Miss USA Trumpoganza … with her betting me I’d want my last 2 hours back before it was over, and giggling in untoward glee.

Miss Rhode Island, among the finalists, deserved to win and color me shocked when she did win. My dearest 5’2″ Mz Judi was rooting for her because she was lovely, cogent, and NOT 8 feet tall. Little shorty happy dance ensued. 🙂

My footnote would be this: All of the finalists gave absolutely politically correct answers to the questions asked … the most egregious being that of Miss Citizen of the World, aka Miss Maryland. Lovely woman, stunning really, but a rather odd perspective for the USA.

Why couldn’t THIS have been Miss Rhode Island’s politically correct answer:

“America is a free country. If someone wants to change their gender, they are free to do so. Likewise, if someone wants to purchase a pageant franchise and either admit or not admit trans-gendered contestants, they are free to do so as well.”

Also, what the HECK was that answer from Miss Ohio about how the movies portray women? She chose “Pretty Woman” from 1990 (which was release around the time she was born!) REALLY? Julia Roberts played a PROSTITUTE in that movie! And she chose it as an example of a movie that portrays women in a flattering light? As long as her mind was entertaining Julia Roberts movies, why not pick “Erin Brockavich?” Air head.

It’s hard to find beauty and brains in the same woman. That’s what I think makes Sarah Palin so extraordinary.

    Squires in reply to parteagirl. | June 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    It may have to do with Julia Roberts’s role in Pretty Woman being that of a romanticized fictional character fulfilling the life/career goal of so many women (becoming a princess/trophy wife), while Erin Brockavich is merely a romanticized real-life sleaze-bag?

    Meh, regardless, they’re all wearing too much cake-up. Between the fake personae and the cosmetic-obscured visages they’ve basically invented a poor man’s simulacrum of Japanese Noh theatre.

I hope Miss Liberty wins in Wisconsin tomorrow and then goes on to win the November POTUS elction. Beauty against bete noir – big government.

She’s fantabulous!

don't tread 2012 | June 5, 2012 at 7:30 am

I happened to ‘look in’ while my wife and daughter were watching…this was right after they chose the final 10…after seeing each of the ten I proudly announced that Miss Rhode Island was ‘hawt’ and was my odds-on favorite…