DAILY GRINDER: Miss Pennsylvania USA Creates Drama Over Transgender Issue
Miss Pennsylvania USA resigned her position on Monday, saying she could “no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy,” according to a post on her Facebook page. She also alleged Sunday’s Miss USA competition (yep, it was Sunday; who knew?) was fixed! The organization says no. They claim Miss Pennsylvania USA, who is otherwise known as Sheena Monnin, actually quit because “she did not agree with the organization’s recent decision to admit transgender contestants.” And to say it is one thing, but the organization then released an email Monnin sent them in which she claimed the pageant “removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it. This goes against ever (sic) moral fiber of my being.” Yeah, Miss USA pageant drama!
Oh, and the time it takes for her to become a Fox News folk hero (liberals are of course jealous of her looks and hate that she’s conservative) over/under is at 36 hours. We’d normally take under, but Scott Walker’s win in Wisconsin last night is quite the curveball: Before Sean Hannity can get to liberals hating attractive women, he’s got to shotgun cans of public union employee tears for, likely, his full hour tonight.
UPDATE: Another curveball. Another Fox News hero, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA contest, has threatened to sue Monnin for making false accusations against the pageant.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese has spent $11.6 million on legal fees over the last two years, according to a recent report—and yes, the vast majority of it was on sex abuse cases. Keep the donations coming.
Philadelphia’s permission to use red light cameras expires on June 30. The program is supposed to extend and perhaps move throughout the state, but state Rep. Rick Geist is trying to kill the idea. He says the cameras, which are run by private companies, make it easy to entrap drivers.
Here is a video of Philadelphia Police officers beating up 18-year-old Marcus Washington in Kensington during an arrest.
The Seth and The City party for Seth Williams invite was sent out to his deputies and chiefs, in which they were told they were allowed to not just attend, but donate to the cause of Seth Williams as District Attorney.
Steve Smith, the Northeast Pennsylvania white supremacist elected to the Luzerne County GOP committee with one write-in vote (his), is being threatened with an ouster from the committee. He says, “That’s against the Constitution” and “free speech.” Smith, a member of skinhead group Keystone United, has ties to Philadelphia skinheads through that group.
The legislation put together by Councilmen Mark Squilla and Jim Kenney which would protect long-term owners of a home in a gentrified community from the AVI is moving forward.
A measure “requiring electric filing of campaign finance reports” looks like it’s going to pass the Pennsylvania State House. Currently, political candidates aren’t required to submit electronic campaign finance reports and when citizens, reporters or rivals ask for those reports, they can be submitted by paper and mail it the day it’s due.