Déjà Vu All Over Again

UPDATED below with Bonus GOP Gay-Hatin’ Video.

3241127I thought of this when the whole Carrie Prejean thing went down, but did not post it.  CB’s comment jogged my memory.  Behold – a Bigoted Beauty Queen (let’s call then “BBQs”) from the distant past:

Alternet in 2004:

Remember Anita Bryant, the Miss America runner-up turned orange juice tout turned anti-gay campaigner? Though she long ago faded from public view, her legacy survives in Florida.

Bryant, who condemned homosexuality as immoral and “against God’s wishes,” is best known for her 1977 campaign to repeal a Miami ordinance banning anti-gay discrimination. Her organization, Save Our Children, claimed that gays — or “known practicing homosexuals,” in her lingo — were converting children to homosexuality. It was thus no surprise that after Bryant succeeded in her self-described crusade against the bias ordinance, she turned her sights on Florida’s adoption laws.

Unsurprisingly, Anita went from being a professional pain in the ass to being a professional Christian.  I know, I know ….

serious refund gapI wonder if this is the path the newest BBQ will go down? Chicago Bureau tells us that she’s going to do a spot for the NOM nutters:

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA contestant from California who famously declared her opposition to same sex marriage on the pageant stage, will star in a new $1.5 million ad campaign funded by the National Organization for Marriage.

Prejean was roasted by same-sex marriage advocates after she stood up for what she called “opposite marriage” (marriage between a man and a woman) when responding to a question from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton during the pageant. But she’s also become a fresh-faced standard-bearer for the same-sex marriage opponents, who have rallied to her defense.

Maybe Perez Hilton will do this to our little runnerup:

The Hate Crimes Bill is causing another GOP tantrum.


Do you mean Anita Bryant, the divorced purveyor of family values who doesn’t even put her money where her mouth is and adopt one of the 18,000 or so kids in foster care in Florida?

As for Miss California USA, maybe she can marry this Silicon Valley teabagger who thinks all the problems of the world started when women got the right to vote. [Note: Wonder what he thinks of Ayn Rand?]

OK. Let’s take a step back here. Bloggie points us to the true path by actually posting a picture of Miss California. In the swimsuit competition. In a bikini. On a stage. Broadcast nationwide.

Ballgame. Woman getting all preachy on the sanctity of the marriage about a half-hour after showing off her bewbies. Perez Hilton or no, this is the story here — not being wrong, but being a total hypocrite.

But anyway, like I said at the time this whole kerfuffle got rolling: is this the first pageant contestant got pissed at coming up second?

Only if she marries him, divorces him taking him for 1/2 of his candy and then appears on the (Siliconed) Housewives of Silicon Valley.

Oh, just to make it a perfect shitstorm of shit, Chrysler is filing for protection under the Bankruptcy Code tomorrow. Just reported by Bloomberg.

@chicago bureau: I missed another angle – the Talibunny got her start the same way. What is it with beauty queens and hatin’ on teh gayz?

@Prommie: Probably just an 11 to break off the things Fiat doesn’t want (like any responsibility to the UAW). Sociopathic, but to be expected.

@blogenfreude: Especially when it’s the gheyz who are the only men working the pageant scene, at least judging from flipping by that scary child pageant show on cable.

April 29 (Reuters) – About 30 U.S. Marines in southern California on the biggest military base in the United States have been quarantined after one of them was confirmed to have contracted the swine flu virus, the Marine Corps said on Wednesday.

@Prommie: Hey that’s JNOV’s old stomping grounds!

@SanFranLefty: Looks like we are living in interesting times. When do we get the plague of frogs?

By BRIAN DAVIS / The Dallas Morning News

The University Interscholastic League has suspended all athletic activity throughout Texas until May 11 because of the swine flu outbreak.

“The health and safety of our student activity participants is of the utmost importance,” UIL executive director Charles Breithaupt said in a statement.

TJ/ Republican Governor of Utah disinvited from GOP fundraiser because he’s too moderate.

Think about that one for a while.

@Prommie: Well sure, the UIL can do that because it’s not football season. This just affects tennis, track and baseball.

There’s a navy document published in 1920, “Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives During the World War…”. Over 800 pages long, 7 to 9 entries a page, giving names, next of kin, cause of death. A few died in action, a few more in accidents, and page after page of “Influenza”, “Pnueumonia, lobar”, “Pneumonia, broncho”, “Pleurisy, suppurative”.

@chicago bureau: This is what I don’t understand. Woman makes a public spectacle of herself and her Tupperware chest accessories but can still reckon herself to be morally superior to me.

@blogenfreude: As for the gay angle, that I don’t think surprising. Since ‘Beauty Pageants’ are all about public displays of gender conformity I would assume that the women who take part buy into all the stereotypes. Since gay men (women don’t count. Hey! I don’t make the rules) are perceived as transgressing said gender boundaries the women who zzzzzzzzzz…….. You get my drift.

What I love is that we’re all supposed to pretend that pageants are not about provoking boners but are somehow ‘learning experiences’.

About this term “practicing homosexuals.” What is it that you guys need to practice?


OMG, Dodger, believe me, the only thing about it that comes naturally is the sex. All the rest of it has a steep learning curve….


Trust me, most men need plenty of practice, especially right out of the gate.

@blogenfreude: First thing I noticed about her, despite my wife’s criticism that I tend to give the benefit of the doubt in all chestal issues.

blogenfreude: Now wait. Did I read that right? The pageant PAID for the fake rack? Granted, this is the Daily News gossip column we are talking about here. But:

The pageant princess was gifted with a new pair of knockers six weeks before competing in the Miss USA competition, Miss California pageant directors confirmed to “Access Hollywood.” And they should know – they paid for ’em.

Not that I gave pageants a lot of credibility to begin with, but God damn.

OK. Barry tonight has to announce a new rule:

Ex. Order No. OH HONEY NO —

No person within the jurisdiction of the United States (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all overseas territories, holdings, etc.) shall be permitted to get boob work — provided, however, that said work which is paid for out of the personal funds of the person seeking said work (which is actually earned by said person), and which results in a tastefully done rack that does not scream “FAKE!” shall be permitted.

@blogenfreude: Well duh. Those teeth ain’t real either.

Or that hair color.

Hell, I’m guessing at least 1/3 of what she’s showing now isn’t the original “God-given” equipment.

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