Thursday, September 19, 2013

Miss South Carolina embarrasses her state with too much reality

South Carolina residents were outraged after the woman who represented them in Sunday’s Miss America pageant suggested that 20 percent of them live in a trailer.

“I’m from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that’s how we roll,” said Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, from Mount Pleasant.

The show began with the traditional parade of states, in which each contestant briefly introduces herself and her state, usually in an attention-grabbing manner, The State first reported.

But regardless of whether a beauty contest is the appropriate venue to broach such a statistic, Miss South Carolina wasn’t far off: In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded 17.9 percent of the state’s residents living in mobile homes, making it No. 1 in the country.



Anonymous said...

Yes, for most of the US population they live in a 3rd World country. Only by its Continental size is the USA powerful in any sense! And of course the populace is brainwashed to believe they live in the best/greatest country in the World. A serious study that was even made in the US couldn't put the USA any higher that the 17th most happy and contented nation in the World! (The highest of course being in Northern Europe).

Anonymous said...

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it..." George Orwell