In a time when people speak of raising awareness and sacrificing everything to stand up for what they believe in, some folks bring their “A” game right from the start. Many use the platform they are given for a variety of things, though many people do not often think of a beauty pageant as such a platform. Most associate it with vapid blondes talking about their wish for world peace or some other politically correct drivel such as when Miss Virginia Emili McPhail was asked what advice she would give to players about whether to stand or to continue to kneel during the national anthem in protest.
The 22-year-old went with the politically correct “safe” answer in the onstage question. McPhail said that the players have every right to kneel, replying that not standing during the anthem “is a right you have, but it’s also not about kneeling. She also said they should be acknowledged not for protesting the anthem, but for protesting police brutality. She is a graduate of Hollins University, where she studied communications.
Fox News reports “Some NFL players have said they take a knee during the playing of the anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice.
The protest has deeply divided the country, with some calling it disrespectful to the American flag and the military. President Trump has repeatedly criticized the NFL and the players over their actions.
After the competition, McPhail was asked by reporters if she was concerned that her answer would alienate those with opposing views.
“You’re entitled to your own opinion, but I stood up for what I believed was right,” McPhail said.”
Miss Michigan, aka Emily Sioma, took a different tactic. Despite not winning, Miss Michigan might be on her way to the most-viewed pageant moment ever for far more important—and even more badass—reasons.
Rather than use her introductory moment to highlight her personal achievements which is the usual custom – you know how it goes, “Hi, here’s all about me…but enough about that! Let’s talk more about ME!” – Emily chose to take the opportunity to remind the world that Flint, Michigan is STILL after FOUR years facing a water crisis.
“From the state with 84 percent of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink,” Sioma said, “I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma.”
And cue that mic drop…
Sioma did not win the Miss America crown. That honor went to Nia Franklin or Miss New York, however, Miss Michigan, well let’s just say she stole the show during the opening interviews and put that image of vapid beauty queen to shame.
After nearly four years of an ongoing water crisis where something as vital as fresh drinking water right here in America, the lead-contaminated water pipes in Flint, Michigan are finally getting replaced. This is after a lawsuit in which the city of Flint and the state of Michigan were forced to agree via court order to fund the project replacing around 18,000 lead water lines by the year 2020. According to the settlement now filed with the courts, the state of Michigan is required to earmark $87 million for the project and to also set aside an additional $10 million for just in case.
Until all the pipes are replaced, the state will still have to deliver bottled water to residents under court settlement and ensure that homes are properly equipped with water filters as well as being properly installed. The people of Flint have dealt with a lot in the past few years.
NBC News reports “Flint’s water crisis began as a cost-cutting measure in 2014, when the city switched its water source from Detroit’s municipal service to water from the Flint River, which it treated itself. Unlike Detroit’s, the Flint system didn’t use chemicals to inhibit materials in the water that accelerate corrosion in lead and iron pipework — potentially exposing the city’s 100,000 residents to lead and other contaminants.”
Adding insult to injury after the city of Flint created the situation leading to residents’ lead exposure, the city warned 8,000 Flint homeowners that they could get slapped with tax liens if they are more than six months behind on their water accounts. Failure to pay a tax lien could eventually result in foreclosure. So basically the city of Flint said we are going to poison you and force you to pay for it. If you don’t? Well, we will just take your house.
And Sioma put all that on Front Street with just a few short words.
According to Elle Magazine – Sioma is from Grass Lake, Michigan and a graduate of the University of Michigan. She did not kneel, nor did she make millions in endorsement campaigns. She showed no disrespect toward any group and yet her message was loud and clear. She used her voice, raising awareness about a vital and important issue affecting people of color in America’s poorest city with an ethnic demographic that is 57% black and only 37% white. A city not even her own, yet believing her platform was one where she could be heard, she chose to speak and the world listened. World…stand up! Pay attention! THIS is what a leader looks like.
“from the state with 84 percent of the u.s. fresh water but none for its residents to drink, i am miss michigan emily sioma” — the new #missamerica2019 pageant did not come to play pic.twitter.com/H05eifix2e
— alex rees (@maybealexislost) September 10, 2018
I love woke Miss America.
— Christina (@tampagirl19655) September 10, 2018
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Washington Post Poll: Majority Of Mexicans Want Illegals Deported
The Washington Post took a poll of roughly 1,200 Mexican citizens and did not get the result they were hoping for. The poll found that a majority say illegal aliens are a burden on their country and favor deporting illegal immigrants who travel through Mexico to reach the US.
Telling. The Washington Post/Reforma survey asked, “What should Mexico do with the migrants from Central America that cross through the country trying to reach the United States? Give them residency in Mexico, give them temporary residency while the United States decides if it will accept them or not, or deport them to their countries of origin?” Then WaPo got a shock they weren’t counting on.
The results were tectonic, to say the least… for leftists and open-borders activists that is. Only 7% of respondents said they would like the illegal immigrants to stay, 33% said they would prefer giving them a temporary place to stay, and an overwhelming 55% said they wanted to see the illegal immigrants deported.
Why these results? Well, these are Mexican citizens who don’t want to share resources with an invading source. They are getting a severe taste of their own medicine here. WaPo should ponder that a bit.
Stunning poll from @washingtonpost.
• 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country taking jobs that should belong to citizens.
• 55% of Mexicans support deporting migrants who go through Mexico to the United States.
Will Democrats say Mexicans are racist now? pic.twitter.com/yxwufVWAgJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 17, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“Further, the pollsters asked, “With which of these phrases do you agree the most? The migrants strengthen our country with their work and skills or the migrants are a burden on our country because they take jobs and receive benefits that should belong to Mexicans.” Only 20% of respondents felt the migrants strengthened Mexico while a huge 64% said the migrants were a burden.
“The Post admitted, “Those findings defy the perception that Mexico — a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances — is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border. “
“The Post noted that Mexicans have changed course regarding illegal immigration, citing a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center in which 57% of Mexicans felt immigrants chiefly strengthen Mexico.
Odd that this WaPo story on the unpopularity of illegal imm in Mexico posits there's a "perception that Mexico… is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans." Perception among whom? AMLO has been willing to crack down on CA migrants bc it's popular. https://t.co/FH1hwbg0Ho
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) July 17, 2019
“The Post may not have noticed, but last month a new poll by the Mexican newspaper El Universal showed that since October 2018, more Mexicans supported stricter immigration enforcement to keep illegal immigrants from entering Mexico. Last October, the percentage of Mexicans in the same poll who agreed that tougher immigration was necessary was 49%; that percentage rose to 61% in June.
“In April, USA Today reported, “Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a border gate Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States. The National Immigration Institute did not identify the nationalities of the migrants, but they are usually from Central America. A similar confrontation occurred on the same border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala last year.”
“The Washington Post/Reforma poll also did its best to paint a picture of President Trump in a negative light, asking, “Are you aware that Mexico and the United States signed an agreement to combat migration of undocumented people from Central America to Mexico and prevent them from getting to the United States?” that was followed with this question: “Do you believe that this agreement was negotiated by the two countries or that the United States imposed it on Mexico?”’
Wow, talk about doubling down on a losing issue and using media propaganda to take neverending swipes at President Trump… WaPo is nothing more than a leftist rag. This is yet another disappointment for the left adding to their disillusionment with the lack of enthusiasm in America, Mexico and elsewhere for globalism and open borders.
This week, President Trump’s administration moved to tighten restrictions on migrants seeking to enter the US. One of the new immigration mandates requires immigrants to apply for asylum in another country before reaching the US. Which is common sense to anyone who is not a Marxist and less than good news for Mexico.
The United States does not want these invaders and neither does Mexico. Logic dictates stopping them at the Mexican border or better yet finding a way to keep them in their country of origin. It’s laughable that WaPo should be shocked by this outcome.
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NYC To Allow Public School Students To Change Their Gender & Name Without Documentation
New York City is going further and further down the sewer hole these days. Public school students can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education has announced. They have to have permission from their parents to do so but it is usually the parents who encourage this confusion and twisted sickness to begin with. In New York City it no longer matters what your birth certificate says.
“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students — we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.” Pushing perversion in public schools has become mainstream – parents are forewarned.
From The New York Post:
“After submitting a newly created “name and gender change request form,” all school-related documents and data — including report cards, diplomas, and enrollment numbers — will reflect the requested designations.
“With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement celebrating the changes.
“Kids and their families will also be able to self-report names and genders when enrolling in a DOE school.
“The regulations will permanently modify how schools calculate their demographics. Instead of tabulating gender numbers through birth certificates, administrators will now rely on self-reported information.
“The rule is part of a larger set of new DOE initiatives aimed at minimizing gender-specific practices inside city classrooms.
“Schools will now be barred from tailoring any uniforms — including graduation gowns — to gender.
“School dress codes must be … free of gender stereotypes and must be written, enforced, and applied equally to all students regardless of gender,” the DOE said.
“The new dress code rules will help ease “the trauma that can be unintentionally inflicted on girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth, particularly youth of color, by the uneven application and enforcement of dress codes,” Councilman Mark Treyger said in a statement.
“Dividing sex-ed classes by gender has now also been officially prohibited in city schools, according to the DOE.
“These new guidelines additionally specify that puberty education classes must be inclusive and affirming to all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and use gender-inclusive language throughout,” the department said.
“The DOE added that LGBTQ-related subject matters will become mandatory for all city kids so that “multiple forms of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation, are recognized, understood, and regarded as indispensable sources of knowledge for rigorous teaching and learning,” the DOE said.
“New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools,” First Lady Chirlane McCray said in a statement.”
This means that children in public schools in NYC will be forced to learn about gay sex and all that it entails. Sex ed will also ramp up even more much to the chagrin of most parents. This is the deliberate destruction of morality and the family unit – the communists must be delighted with this development.
Doesn’t the national Department of Education have sway over the state chapters? This is sheer insanity and should not be allowed. This is not ‘inclusive’ – it’s deranged.