Miss California

Miss California

For pageant lovers the recently concluded Miss USA was a delight. The show’s opening was spunky and fun as they arrived at a winner on the night. What was different about this pageant is that no ‘world peace’ answer would be have been given or even accepted. The questions were current political discussions that you would typically hear on news stations. How did these enter pageants?

In the final answer segment gay judge Perez Hilton asked Miss California Carrie Prejean her personal opinions on gay marriage in America. With an answer that would disgust persons who support gay marriage Miss California went on to say ‘no offense’ but she believes that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. With whatever answer she would have provided in answering the question it would isolate a party to the question. With Miss California giving an unpopular answer in today’s world where more and more persons are being liberal on the matter accepting gay marriage it would have come to her detriment.

Hours later, Perez Hilton on his blog video taped his response referring to Miss Prejean to derogatory names which were disrespectful and crude. With this, it ignited an old discussion of the acceptance of gay marriage in the American society. With persons taking sides it also started a witch hunt to find skeletons in Miss Prejean’s closet.

Being first runner up to the Miss USA title for 2009, this answer skyrocketed Miss California in the media with her making grand appearances on news networks across America. I have been watching this story, I can’t recall her making a CNN appearance but she was definitely on MSNBC and FOX time and time again. This kept the discussion current and developed in a huge fight with the Miss California pageant holders.

Blame

Persons who follow pageants also blame Miss Prejean for answering the way she did. Of course pageant girls are known for their perfect answers and concise responses. The argument against Miss California is that she knew Perez Hilton was gay, the Miss California pageant holder is, a huge part of her state supports gay marriage, and two other judges were openly gay, so why this stance on the matter if you really want to win the crown knowing that you would isolate some persons from yourself.

Reasoning

With questions ranging from the war in Iraq and free health care, this was a telling night. The questions asked of Miss Prejean also had her stop in her tracks. If anyone should analyze her answer she was liberal in the beginning saying we live in a land where we can choose. However, in recent interviews she says at that point, God intervened and said to her what do you really believe? At that point her answer took a 360 degree turn and her reference that a marriage should be between a man and a woman was made.

Should she really be blamed though? I don’t think so. She was asked a question and she gave an honest answer. I believe if she had flip flopped from side to side then she wouldn’t have answered her question. Which brings me to the point can we handle the truth. Sometimes we ask questions and we are not going to like the responses we are given but we need to respect an individual’s opinion on a certain matter and Perez Hilton could not handle the heat.

Days after, revealing images appeared on the internet exposing Miss California to some harsh critics. In entering pageants, contestants cannot pose nude in images and these should be disclosed before you continue. Miss California did state in her contract that she did not pose nude. However, photographer’s images revealed that some parts of her body (breasts) were exposed. But these were taken in and between takes when she was not aware of. This matter was taken to Donald Trump the pageant holder which concluded that she will continue to be Miss California’s representative.

The Bigger Issue

The question of gay marriage is topical and ethical some would say. From an ethics point of view by the right’s perspective, it is a right to marry whoever you want to marry. From a utilitarian’s view if gay marriage will benefit the majority then it should be awarded. However, this political issue just won’t go away. Obama, Clinton, Palin etc. believes that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. Bruce Golding the Prime Minister of Jamaica believes the same. He said in a recent interview that he would not award a gay person to his cabinet. The issue of gay marriage is a touching one because gays are demanding the right to marriage in more places.

This issue will always have two sides and it is time for politicians and civilians to sit down and really think about this issue. It will only hurt if we begin to hate those who oppose a position we stand on. Miss California was punished for exercising her freedom of speech right; I do hope that others will not be hateful because someone does not believe the way you do.

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California Weather

California Weather

For the enjoyable weather that Mother Nature gives to California, this beautiful and popular state welcomed an endless amount of individuals and families travelling to each year. Just as with any other state, the specific time of the year that your important business trip is planned for, or the specific time that you would like to plan to take each of your family members, will greatly determine the type of weather that you will experience while view the various cities in the beautiful state.

If you are caught up in the plans of making a trip to a coastal area of sunny Southern California, then you can expect to be able to take advantage of much warmer temperatures than those that can generally be found in many of the Northern areas that are further away from the coastline. Perhaps one of the most beneficial advantages that individuals and numerous families enjoy about Southern areas that are by the coast, is the fact that when the months of the winter arrive there is not that much of a difference in the temperatures that are generally enjoyed during the months of the summer.

Many of the inland areas offer weather than can be found in southern California to include hot desert areas that are extremely dry. There are several areas that are located to the east of Los Angeles that are densely populated as well as being dry and hot. The inland areas are also known for a much different variation in the difference between the temperatures that are most often felt between the winter months and the summer months.

Death Valley is the popular named area of California that is well known for the extremely hot temperatures that can be found in the area. In fact, the hot temperatures reach such high levels that it is widely known as the hottest place that can be found in the United States.

If your plans will be taking you to the northern or central areas of the state, you can expect to experience more rainfall than what you would experience in the other areas. Of course this is also dependent on the ranges covered in mountains that are in these areas.

One unique factor that a large number of residents and families of the central parts of this state rely a great deal upon is the fact that the weather is so moderate in this specific area that they are actually able to take advantage of having two seasons that can be used for growing a variety of items, instead of just one season like many other areas have. Because of this enjoyed fact, this particular area is considered to be one of the best areas for land that can be found around the country that can be used for farming purposes.

It is true that many individuals enjoy the nice hot weather that is found in this state, but it is also a fact that causes numerous fires every single year. The most prevalent disaster for this state that is caused by nature is fire.