Friday, March 18, 2011

Shut Up Fool! Awards-Women's Final Four First Weekend Edition

March Madness is breaking out all over the country.

Our annual orgy of college basketball in the States stared yesterday and won't wind down until the champions are crowned in Houston and Indianapolis during the first week of April.

But this year, I'm making the commitment to focus my March Madness attention and love on the ladies for a change.   Hey, they deserve it, and if we don't appreciate women's sports, who will?

And if you think I'm selling woof tickets on that, here's my women's NCAA tournament bracket to prove it.

Speaking of March Madness, that's a nice segue into our weekly exercise in determining what fool or fools exhibited championship level ignorance this week and earned our Shut Up Fool! Award.

There were some worthy candidates this week such as Rep Virginia Foxx (R-NC) , Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA) , Faux Noise, and former Haley Barbour press secretary Dan Turner 

This week's winner is Florida state representative Kathleen Passidomo.   She made this offensive comment  about the passage of what's been called the 'saggin' pants bill'  in Florida  

"There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed up like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students."

Give you one guess what party Passsidomo is a member of..   Yep, the same one that worships the elephant.and all things corporate and ignorant in the name of conservatism.

Victim blame much, Kathleen?   Bottom line is that clothing doesn't matter to a rapist.  You could be covered up from head to toe, but if a rapist singles you out for attack, he will.   That ignorant stereotype needs to go the way of the dinosaur.

Rep Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples), shut up fool!

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