In addition to today being the Trans National Holiday, today is also the last day of early voting in Texas. You have until 7 PM CDT/MDT to get your electoral business handled at your choice of ealy voting polling stations, so get to it. If you don't handle it today, then please do so on Tuesday.
As for why I called Halloween the Trans* National Holiday, it's because once upon a time elaborate drag balls were held in New York, Chicago and other locales that offered cash prizes to those persons who pulled off looking convincingly masculine or feminine. It's also the day the CD community circles on their calendars and plans with the efficiency of a military operation to let their femme selves soar.
It's also time for another edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards. It's time to call out the peeps who exhibited scary ignorance, mind boggling arrogance, and spooky levels of stupidity.
So let's get to it.
Honorable mention number one is to all the idiots who have aimed nastiness and rape threats at Shoshana Roberts, the NY woman who had a hidden camera follow her in the Big Apple as she got catcalled.
Honorable mention number two goes to Pat Robertson, who launched a double play of ignorance. First her stuck his nose in Houston human rights 'bidness' and claimed that God will punish Houston for supporting militant homosexuals'. Translation: He's pissed because HERO passed and tio the on the ministers suing to stop it got subpoenaed.
Pat, you can kiss my militant transsexual azz. Your conservagod has a lousy track record when it comes to smiting your perceived enemies anyway.
The second part of that ignorance double play came from him calling gay people 'terrorists'
Honorable mention number three is Mary Forbes, who showed her ignorance and her white sheets when she tweeted this in reaction to the news the Black Panther movie had (finally)been greenlighted by Marvel.
Um Mary,' KKK Man' was already made in 1915, and it's called Birth of A Nation..
And FYI, the Black Panther comic book and T'Challa predated the October 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense by Booby Seale and Huey P. Newton ,but not the 761st Tank Battalion of World War II fame. I
T'Challa was also the first Black superhero comic book character.
Honorable mention number four is 'errbody' who gets busted for appearing in blackface this Halloween. Let me say this once again so there is no doubt where I stand when it pertains to blackface:
"My people and my culture are not costumes for you put on for your or your people's entertainment and amusement. And when we call your azz out about it, you don't get to tell me as the offended POC party what is and isn't offensive or to 'lighten up' about it."
-TransGriot , October 28,2013
Honorable mention number five is Chris Christie, who tried to fan the GOP election year flames over Ebola, quarantined a health care worker against her will returning from the West African hot zone for the virus and got burned for it.
Honorable mention number six are the Southern Baptists, who unveiled in Nashville what their anti-trans hate agenda they agreed on at their Baltimore convention back in June is going to sound and look like in practice.
This week's Shut Up Fool Winner who also gets an Uncle Ruckus Award is Mychal Massie. This cookie- chomping kneegrow claimed in a Wing Nut Daily post that Blacks were better off in slavery and Jim Crow segregation than they are in the second decade of the 21st Century.
Excuse me for a moment while I double over in laughter.
If this post was supposed to convert us to conservatism, it did the opposite. All you did was reinforce mine and the perceptions of many thoughtful people in our ranks that conservatism is the political arm of white supremacy, and you Black conservatives just need to have several seats and a sweet tea flavored glass of STFU.
Mr T, take it away.