This edition of our illustrious awards is dedicated to Houston mayor-elect Annise Parker. On January 1 she'll take the oath of office to become only the second woman elected and first Rice University alum to run my hometown.
Congrats madame Mayor-elect, it's been a pleasure to watch your rise to the highest elected office in Houston. You are definitely the best candidate for the job, I have the utmost confidence along with your fellow Houstonians in your ability to do so and may you get the full six years to prove it to your detractors.
Moving from the best to the worst, it's now time to shift gears and see what fool or fools won our award for this week.
Thanks to Renee at Womanist Musings, I've found him.
Keeping with the Texas theme for this one, it's conservaactor Chuck Norris. He has a ranch just north of Houston in the town of New Waverly, TX and is (ugh) thinking about running for public office as a Repugnican.
The conservafool went there in terms of his opposition to the health care legislation now percolating in the senate by mixing the image of the Virgin Mary and doing a little slut shaming at the same time.
Lastly, as we near the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind if their parents had been as progressive as Washington's wise men and women! Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?
Bottom line Chuckie, you and your Republican friends not only can afford to go to the doctor, you don't have to be concerned about the costs.
Many of your fellow Americans don't have that security.
But then again, since when did Republicans care about anyone living inside this country's borders except wealthy white males?
Chuck Norris, shut up fool!