This is the last week and last Friday for 2013, which means that this Shut Up Fool Award will be the last one I select for 2013
And I'm sad to say it has been a bumper crop year for folks exhibiting mind numbing stupidity, gleeful hypocrisy, and WTF moments that make your head spin.
And with me about to go into my fifth anniversary year of doing the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards, the fast approaching mid term election in November is guaranteed to produce more fools worthy of claiming our award.
And thanks to all you TransGriot readers who never fail to send me suggestions, nominations and links to SUF worthy candidates through the year.
And to celebrate the fifth anniversary year of the Shut Up Fool Awards, because you asked for it, starting next month I will do a TransGriot Shut Up Fool of The Month
So let's move on to handling our weekly SUF business for the last time in 2013.
Honorable mention number one is a group award for all the GOP grinches who moved to cut extended unemployment beneifts for people on December 28.
Hope you peeps who had that happen to you remember that on November 4, 2014.
Honorable mention number two is 2011 Shut Up Fool Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Sarah Palin who was also the 2010 Shut Up Fool of the Year. She parted her lips to admit that she hadn't read the GQ article with A&E Duck Dynasty patriarch and fauxbilly Phil Robertson's controversial comments before becoming the head cheerleader for the Conservafool Noise Machine on this issue.
Why should we be surprised about that?
Honorable mention number three goes to Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) Homboy had this to say about marriage equality deliciously and unexpectedly breaking out in his state. "I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is
attempting to override the will of the people of Utah. I am working with
my legal counsel and the acting Attorney General to determine the best
course to defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah."
Governor Herbert, guess you don't have any problem with 'activist judges' when they are conservafool ruling to roll back or suppress human rights, huh?
Good luck getting that stay past Justice Sonia Sotomayor..
Honorable mention number four is a joint one for Suge Knight and TMZ. Knight parted his lips to ignorantly say he's offended when people call him African-American because he's not African, but has no problem with the word n**ga. Fool, you may not have been born on the second largest continent on the planet, but your DNA damn sure screams it and connects you through the blood of our ancestos to that continent.
Have several seats and a tall tropical punch flavored glass of STHU. TMZ then followed up on Knight's jacked up comment with a racist poll asking the question, 'Refer to Black people as' African American or N***a? Guess what's leading as of this writing?
Honorable mention number five goes to Conrad Barrett. The 27 year old Lone Star fool bragged last month about knocking out a 79 year old African-American man to a stranger he met at a restaurant. He asked the stranger and the woman he was with if they'd heard of the Knockout Game, then pulled out cell phone video of the incident and show it to them. .
He was stunned to find himself in handcuffs a few moments later The stranger he showed it to was an off-duty cop who excused himself, found an on duty one who busted the idiot.
Barrett is being charged with a hate crime because in further searching
Barrett's phone, police found video of him using racial slurs as well as
another in which he asks, "That plan is to see if I were to hit a black
person, would this be nationally televised?"
Honorable mention number six goes to soon to be former teacher Gil Voigt. He's on his way to hopefully being terminated after telling a Black student who expressed his desire to be POTUS in his Fairfield, OH classroom that "we don't need another Black president.".
Well, we can guess which way Mr Voigt voted in the last presidential election based on that jacked up statement.
We've had 43 white male presidents in this country and the last one was a disaster. We not only need another Black president, but a female one, a Latino/a one, an Asian one, a trans one, an SGL one...
What we don't need is another incompetent white male POTUS or a bigoted white male teacher in the classroom.
The last Shut Up Fool weekly award winner for 2013 is former PR executive Justine Sacco. It's former PR executive because the global head of communications for the Barry Diller-led firm IAC — was on a 12-hour flight from London to Cape Town.
She tweeted before boarding BA Flight 43 this racist comment.
Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013
While 12 hours is a long time to be cooped up on an airplane, it's plenty of time to marshal the forces of the Internet to call your behind out about racist crap. Before she landed in Cape Town and cleared customs, Black Twitter was on her azz with the #HasJustineLandedYet hashtag. Another person registered the justinesacco.com domain name and redirected it to Aid For Africa, her boss chimed in and then this happened.
She apologized, but the damage was done. White Women's tears start flowing n 5...4...3...2...1...
That's okay, Daddy is a billionaire and will have a nice cushy job waiting for you at Fox Noise when you return to the States.
In the meantime, Justine Sacco, shut up (unemployed) fool