no longer walking amongst us.
An inspirational human rights warrior and leader is gone, and it's now left to the historians and academics to debate his legacy.
So let's start some debates of our own since this is Friday, and determine what fool, fools or group of fools deserve this week's Shut Up Fool award. Have a bumper crop of them to sort out, and will also be determining who earned the 2013 Shut Up Fool of the Year award on New Year's Eve.
So let's get to it.
Honorable Mention number one goes to Lady Gaga, who can't tell the difference between the winter and summer Olympics and their competitors.
She congratulated British diver Tom Daley for coming out, then launched into a justified tirade about Sochi, the anti-LGBT laws and her position we should be boycotting the Games. But the problem with that whole rant is that Daley, who won a bronze in diving last year in London, competes in the SUMMER Olympics, of which the next summer games aren't happening until 2016 in Rio.
And last time I checked, a diving venue wasn't part of the facilities built for the Sochi Games, even though it's on the Black Sea.
Honorable Mention number two goes to Bryan Fisher, who parted his lips to say that Muslim prayer rooms on Christian campuses are 'idolatrous temples.
Can somebody get him a 64 oz cup of STHU? Better yet, bring a 3 liter sized bottle of it..
Honorable Mention number three goes to cookie chomping conservakneegrow Erik Rush, who made a strong bid for weekly honors with a double dip of idiocy by first stating that anyone who criticized him belonged in jail. Then he got seditious with it by saying that President Obama needed to be removed from office by 'any means necessary.'
Our shining Black prince is spinning in his grave upon hearing his famous words co-opted by a clueless conservanitwit like you whose 15 minutes were up months ago.
Honorable Mention number four requires a trip to the Lone Star State. Y'all knew I had to have at least one Texas conservafool to bash before I was done, and naw, it's not the usual Lone Star suspects.
It's Hempstead, TX Middle School principal Amy Lacey, who showed her 'proven conservative leadership' skills by banning the speaking of Spanish at the school to 'prevent disruptions.'
Que? Our as we'd Ebonically say in the 'hood? Why you trippin'?
Waller County, deal with the fact you're less white than you used to be, Texas since 2009 has beena majority-minority population state, and with Houston's exurbs creeping to your doorstep, only a matter of time before you have Spanish speaking citizens running thangs in Waller County and on the Hempstead ISD board.
This week's Shut Up Fool Winner is John Scarpa, the defense attorney for Rasheen Everett, the 32 year old waste of DNA convicted last month for killing Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar
Everett should probably sue his fool for legal malpractice. First mistake was during the trial in which he put Everett's ex-girlfriend on the stand to testify, and during the cross examination the devastating info came out that Everett and his ex broke up because he tried to strangle her.
Then in the sentencing hearing yesterday, Scarpa made the ridiculous and transphobic argument that the life of a Latina transwoman isn't as valuable as the the rest of cisgender society.
"Shouldn’t that [sentence] be reserved for people who are guilty of
killing certain classes of individuals?" Scarpa reportedly asked, adding, "Who is the victim in this case? Is the victim a person in the higher end of the community?"
Naw motherfracker, the victim is Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar, who is no longer here to defend herself from the attempted character assassination of her you tried to do to get your client a reduced sentence.
It,s also morally bankrupt lawyers like you pimping that transpeople are less than human TERF bullshit that results in us reading long lists of deceased transfeminine names every November 20.
Fortunately Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter didn't like that transphobic argument any more than I did. "This court believes every human life in sacred," he said. "It’s not
easy living as a transgender, and I commend the family for supporting
Everett got sentenced to 29 years to life for being convicted of killing Amanda Gonzalez Andujar, and John Scarpa is sentenced in the Court of TransGriot Public Opinion to this week's Shut Up Fool Award for being a transphobic douchebag.
Take it away Mr. T.