Friday, November 23, 2012

Shut Up Fool Awards-Avoiding The Malls Edition

Thanksgiving 2012 is over and before we had a chance to let our holiday meals digest the Festival of Conspicuous Consumption was beginning.

While other peeps in H-town were watching the Uptown Houston Lighting Festival, others were camped out waiting for the after Turkey Day sales to commence.

When I worked for Macy's I endured my fair share of after Thanksgiving sales and watched people nearly get trampled in pursuit of bargains.

I'm not liking this latest trend retail stores are cranking up of opening either late on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight.   It's rare people in the retail biz get holidays off, so at least let them have Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy with their families 

But no, it's profits over people, so the employees had to tear themselves from their Thanksgiving holiday tables and head to work. 

Speaking of work, time to segue this into our usual Friday exercise of finding our fool, fools or group of fools who will earn the coveted TransGriot Shut Up Fool! Award for this week.  

I take time every week like I have since January 2009 to shine a bright spotlight on the ignorance and rank stupidity in our world, so let's get started carving up some jive turkeys who deserve it.

Let's get right to it.  I'm carving up a pair of turkeys for this week's Shut Up Fool Award in Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  

They have been the point fools in the racist smear campaign aimed at UN Ambassador Susan L. Rice in the failed GOP and Right Wing Noise machine attempt to scapegoat her for the Benghazi consulate attack.

The racist and sexist attacks on her caused outrage among Democratic female legislators and CBC legislators such as Rep Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) 

Never mind the fact that the Republicans cut the State Department's budget funding for security, and the UN Ambassador doesn't have responsibility for embassy and consular security.

The conservafools and the not so dynamic duo are trying to smear her in the attenpt in their vanillacentric privileged minds to keep her from getting the Secretary of State nomination.   They wish to force President Obama to name Sen Joh Kerry (D-MA) for the job and cause a special election to be held in Massachusetts that would open the door to the defeated Scott Brown to run for the Senate again.

They have trashed her intelligence, and played into a long pattern of attacking top African-Americans in the Obama administration going back to Van Jones.

All together now gang. Sens McCain and Graham, shut up fools!

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