Miss Michigan and Conservative Crazies

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    May 20, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Some conservatives seem to have been pushed over the edge that Miss Michigan Rima Fakih was the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss U.S.A. Instead of celebrating a moment of diversity, they have accused Donald Trump of giving in to affirmative action and called the new Miss U.S.A. of being a terrorist sympathizer. They claim that some her relatives are Hezbollah leaders, when all that can be proven is that she shares the same last name of some of the leaders and that she immigrated to the U.S. in 1993 from a small town in Lebanon. Apparently this is enough evidence to prove she is a terrorist.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2010/05/already_negative_reaction_buil.html


    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100517/NEWS02/705179787

    Crazy Debbie Schusell's blog with her unproven claims:
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/22000/donald-trump-dhimmi-miss-hezbollah-wins-miss-usa-was-contest-rigged-for-muslima-hezbollah-supporter-miss-oklahomas-great-arizona-immigration-answer/

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    May 20, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Republicans/Conservatives: HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE...

    Is it more complicated than that? Do they like anything but themselves, and not hate anything that is different? icon_razz.gif
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    May 20, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    Hmm...she's quite a gal. Well spoken, fun, and very pretty.

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    May 20, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    Rima Fakih is CLEARLY not wearing a Burka. She's JUST as skimpy as all the other women so you KNOW she's at least biculterated, and probably fully integrated into American culture. I'll support her. She's hardly a terrorist or supporter thereof. No female terrorist would ever wear skimpy clothes.

    Besides Osama Bin Ladin's niece posed in some dude magazine lookin hot as hell (also no burka) and she was like, "yeah my cousin sucks." No one assumes she's a terrorist.

    Why the FUCK aren't these conservatives spending their time attacking more legitimately fucked up Muslims like that radical Islam group from New York that threatened death upon the creators of South Park?
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    May 20, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    wow she's so hot!!!!!
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    May 20, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    oh no! she will corrupt our kids! our lives! our nation!!! icon_rolleyes.gif


    I tought Beauty Pageants were about you kno...looks, not one political party*cough*misscalifornia*cough* religious belief, or cultural background :i....I bet they wanted a blonde, blue eyed,tall white girl to win lol (get it???)
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    May 20, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    These are the same bigoted intolerant right-wing hatemongers who didn't want Adam Lambert to win American Idol last year because they thought that America should never have a gay American Idol.
    They only want America to be a representative of white straight religious right-wingers.
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    May 20, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    uhm, she won because she is freakishly beautiful and her lips don't move when she reads a stop sign.
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    May 20, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    It's awesome, and she a gorgeous gal!

    Sadly here lately America has become more blatantly racist and ppl thing that it's patriotism. It's not it's closed minded bigotry.

    Something some Canadian told me a while ago.... in the US you feel the tension bwtn racist in Canada notsomuch. I start to see what he meant now.
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    May 20, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    I tried to find an article that I read a month ago in the New York Times, I believe by Frank Rich, that addressed this issue. Unfortunately I wasn't able to. (If anyone could, I'd appreciate if you could link it here.)

    It basically postulated why a growing majority of conservative right-wingers have become bolder and more vitriolic in their criticism and rejection of Obama and liberal America. Obama represents a growing shift in the racial, gender, and cultural makeup of society and politics in America. That is why issues like immigration, abortion and gay rights elicit such violent invective and emotions from this group that spill over even into other issues like health care. Their reality of a straight, white, Anglo-Saxon, male-dominated America is changing quickly and permanently, and the change is not something they believe in.

    Change is frightening, and I understand the kind of fear it can engender among people who think their version of society is slipping away. Frankly, I have no idea how to counter that. I definitely believe that vision isn't right, but I don't think that ignoring their concerns and forcibly making them accept the new reality is the best way to bridge the divide. How would a marginalized group, ignored and ridiculed by the majority, act? Moreover, like it or not, they are part of the same society and country as is the rest of us, so we have to address everyone's concerns and not just those people we think are right.

    Unfortunately, this divide will remain for a long time to come, and I hope we can find a away soon to attempt to resolve these differences.
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    May 20, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    She's gorgeous and i don't see the issue... is she even a practicing muslim? she seems to have the same body every white girl wants... whats the big deal?
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    May 20, 2010 8:33 AM GMT
    Ricovelas said
    Sadly here lately America has become more blatantly racist and ppl thing that it's patriotism. It's not it's closed minded bigotry.


    Um what? No. Just retarded conservative groups are becoming more blatantly racist. How is that AMERICA becoming racist?
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    May 20, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    Affirmative action my ass,

    Michigan has a very large arabic community, especially in dearborn and other cities and if anything we owe a great deal of our financial stabilities to there business skills.

    I'm proud for her, I'm proud for michigan, I'm proud for this nation.

    to put short, something white can't always winicon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 20, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    Ricovelas said
    Sadly here lately America has become more blatantly racist and ppl thing that it's patriotism. It's not it's closed minded bigotry.


    Um what? No. Just retarded conservative groups are becoming more blatantly racist. How is that AMERICA becoming racist?


    Preach it.
  • dhinkansas

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    May 20, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Feminist groups are pissed because there are still beauty contests.
    This chick is hot. Period.
    But, it's a beauty pageant. The right wing will make noise about it for a week until something else fancies their racism.