Friday, April 06, 2012
Shut Up Fool Awards- Good Friday Edition
In addition to the Holy Week activities, we also have the Masters going on in Augusta, GA and the opening of the 2012 major League baseball season. It's a bittersweet one for Astros fans because it's not only the 50th anniversary year of the founding of the club, it's the Astros last season in the National League.
Since it's Friday, that also means it's time for me to let y'all know what fool, fool or group of fools distinguished themselves and earned the TransGriot Shut Up Fool award.
And as always, we had plenty of competition for it. Group awards to the Republican Party, the radfems and Fox Noise, and the Zimmerman legal team for starters. In the mix for it this week are GOP chair Reince Priebus, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Karl Rove, Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Robert Zimmerman, and Piers Morgan.
This week's Shut up Fool award goes to Donald Trump. He's in the middle of a transphobic controversy due to a trans contestant unfairly being booted from the Miss Canada Universe pageant no thanks to a rule he ignorantly instituted in 2001 as owner of the Miss Universe pageant system.
After reversing the initial phobic decision by Canadian pageant officials and allowing Jenna Talackova to compete, he then says in the wake of the press conference she and Gloria Allred held, "I did not know that she had a lawyer and especially Gloria Allred,” Trump said. “In fact, had I known it was Gloria Allred, I probably would not have reversed my decision because, you know, Gloria is easy to beat.”
He also says in reaction to Allred's comment that no one asked him drop his pants to prove his gender that Allred would be in his words she would be impressed with his genitalia.
“I think that Gloria would be very, very, very impressed with [my penis],” Trump told TMZ’s Harvey Levin. “I think she would have a whole brand new image of Donald Trump.”
Maybe we should ask Ivana about that. But the image we do have of you is not very flattering to begin with.
Donald Trump, shut the hell up fool!