We need an educated citizenry that seeks leaders who reflect the values of hard work, patriotism, liberty and freedom. Miss Ohio attempts to make the case we should instead admire the character Julia Roberts played in Pretty Woman. From the article:
On his Bravo show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen - the host of Sunday's competition - asked a selection of the women to answer questions about the United States.
He asked 11 contestants representing Eastern states to name the vice president - but only five could correctly name Joe Biden.
The women from Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Maine fell short, as they giggled at the camera or clutched their hair. Miss Rhode Island, the competition's winner, answered correctly.
Cohen then turned to the Western states to ask, 'In America the Beautiful, what colour are the waves of grain?' Three out of seven correctly guessed 'amber' - with suggestions ranging from 'tan' to grey'.
Failing to reach the right answer along with girls from California, New Mexico and Arizona, Montana asked if she could 'phone a friend.'
Miss Ohio, Audrey Bolte.
Our supposedly best looking, most well-rounded women in America. Who compete for the crown purely for college scholarship money. In their bikinis. Solely to demonstrate their poise.
Look - you can like beauty pageants all you want. I don't care. But when our (allegedly) best and brightest can't tell you who the Vice President is, don't whine to me about how our politicians are so worthless. We get the government we choose. And these people are supposedly some of our finest citizens.
And you wonder why we're in the mess we're in.
Meanwhile, At Least Someone Is A Pioneer.
I like this story. A lot.
A fitness expert decided to gain - and then lose - 72 pounds, in order to better able him to understand the challenges his clients faced in their weight loss efforts. Take two minutes to read his story. The effects it had on his wife and kids were completely unexpected. His story explains why so many of us struggle to get into shape, which our nation desperately needs to do.
Hey Fat Suburban Dad Survivalist - What Are YOU Doing To Be Not So Fat?
I'm glad you asked.
I've started a regimen of walking every morning, and most evenings, in addition to the daily workout at the gym consisting of either weights or more cardio on the treadmill. I'm learning some strategies to cut back on my evening snacking. I'm taking more fruits and veggies for me to munch on at work. So far, it seems to be working. I will keep you posted.