Miss Piggy Doesn’t Care Either

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    In 1996, Alicia Machado, aka Miss Venezuela won the Miss Universe pageant. During her reign as Miss Universe she gained weight. Some say it was as much as 60 pounds, she says it was 15. Whichever it was, the Miss Universe folks wanted her fired. Donald Trump, who owned the Miss Universe at that time, tried to encourage Miss Machado to lose weight- to keep her job.

    That was nice of him. After all, she won the Miss Universe crown looking a certain way. There is a reasonable expectation that she carry out her Miss Universe duties looking that same way.

    Telling the world that chubby is beautiful may be a beautiful message. It is just not the message a reigning Miss Universe gets to convey.

    Curiously, Hillary Clinton felt it was important to bring up Alicia Machado earlier this week because she was “fat shamed” by Donald Trump. Let’s not talk about Bimbo Eruptions of twenty years ago! Let’s talk about a Fat Shaming that occurred 20 years ago!

    OK. Let’s do.

    Hillary Clinton has mentioned her femaleness on many occasions as though this happenstance uniquely qualifies her for the POTUS job. (If you are feeling a vague déjà vu, it’s because this tack is similar to the absurd claim made about another democrat, his skin color was offered as a critical element proving his fitness to be President of the United States.)

    Thanks to Mrs. Clinton’s desire to discuss the horrible problem of fat shamed women, we learn that all those years ago, Mr. Trump, among other remarks, called Miss Machado “Miss Piggy”. What does this mean about Donald Trump? Not much, unless we are determined to make something sinister out of this. Some folks are determined to do just that. Trump was insulting! Mean! He’s mean to women!

    Miss Piggy is a voluptuous pig puppet. We’re told calling someone by the name of a voluptuous pig puppet is fat shaming.

    That we are talking about this at all is a shame. Bottom line, Ms Machado stopped looking like Miss Universe, somebody bluntly pointed that out. Actions have consequences. (Speaking of consequences, while engaged to baseball player Bobby Abreu, Alicia slept with TV host Fernando Acasa while appearing on a reality show. Mr. Abreu broke their engagement. Did Mr. Abreu commit some sort of shaming crime against Ms Machado too?)


    All this Miss Piggy sojourn has done is to take our eyes off the ball. We are talking about a woman who was briefly famous twenty years ago rather than issues germane to a presidential election, issues such as how the candidates view national security, the national debt, and whether the US Constitution is worth saving. Instead, we are talking about a former Miss Universe who was traumatized by a Muppet.



    http://www.dailywire.com/news/9588/4-things-you-need-know-about-former-miss-universe-aaron-bandler

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-curious-case-of-alicia-machado/

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/politics/who-is-alicia-machado-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-presidential-debate/index.html
     
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    When your candidate is a disaster, the best strategy is "Hey, look over there!". Hillary's Presidential dry-run as Secretary of State was historically bad and to top it off, she quit.
     
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    No one who uses common sense cares, Peony.

    What is happening is that the American people are telling Trump to stop dissing women.
     
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    And when you have two disastrous candidates the entire thing is based upon distraction, but really now, that’s how our system ran long before these two were vomited up.
     
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    Trump is a bit crass. ------so was President Grant. I believe that Trump will and his loose tongue will RISE to the level of the office should he become President------
     
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    Nope, he won't.
     
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    wanna bet?
     
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    Trump did her a favor and now she with the help of Hillary is dumping on him. I really don't care a wit about her and her beef with Donald. 20 years ago we all had a different way of communicating with one another. Today calling a waitress honey could get you in hot water, 20 years ago it was a term of endearment. If Hillary thinks this is going to work she really is out of touch.
     
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    "Vomited up" has a nice ring to it.
     
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    We should all just go into the voting booths and vomit.
     

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