Black Transmen Conference kicked off March 29. The keynote speaker is Minister Louis Mitchell and I know my transbrothers and their guests and supporters are experiencing a wonderful and empowering weekend.
It's Friday, so that means I get to attend to my usual business of selecting the fool, fools or group of fools who have so richly deserved and earned this week's Shut Up Fool Award.
We had many nominees for it this week in terms of the Republican Party, Fox Noise, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) , Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Joe Oliver, Geraldo Rivera, Robert Zimmerman, Tavis Smiley, Dr Cornel West and Michelle Malkin.
Honorable mention goes to Stephanie Eisner, the 'cartoonist' at The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas for her racist take on the Trayvon Martin case.
But our winner this week is Tea Klux Klan favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). He hit a new low when he disrespected former Rep Tammy Duckworth who is running for Congress again after serving in the Obama administration
Walsh told Politico in a recent interview, "What else has she done? Female, wounded veteran
In addition to serving in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Veterans Administration from 2009-2011 Duckworth served our country as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq in
2004, and lost her legs and part of the use of her right arm. She was
awarded the Purple Heart for her combat injuries and is still active as a
Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois National Guard while you were busy being a deadbeat dad and piling up a six figure child support debt.
She's a better American than you will ever be and will make a wonderful congressmember for the Illinois 8th District.
Rep. Joe Walsh, shut up fool!