Friday, September 19, 2014
Shut Up Fool Awards-Scotland's Staying Put Edition
While we were sleeping last night, across The Pond Scotland was counting votes for a referendum that if it had passed, resulted in Scotland leaving the United Kingdom and becoming an independent nation.
The votes have been counted, and by a 55%-45% margin Scottish voters decided to stay in the UK for now.
But the nervous pols in London along with financiers in Edinburgh and London are breathing a sigh of relief.
But there is no relief from our usual Friday activity of calling out our favorite fool, fools, or group of fools, and lately, business has been booming.
So let's get started.
Honorable mention number one goes to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). He's trying to do everything partisanly possible and failing to keep a withdrawn Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor on the ballot so that endangered conservafool Senator Pat Roberts (definitely no relation) can hold on to his seat.
With the Dem in the race, Roberts narrowly wins. Without him, he loses to surging independent candidate Greg Orman and screws the GOP's changes of taking the Senate.
After telling the Kansas Supreme Court they needed to make a decision yesterday on thi case so ballots could be printed to send to the troops, when the decision, didn't go his way, suddenly that deadline wasn't so rigid.
He also demanded that the Kansas Democratic Party replace the withdrawn Dem senate candidate. You know what the Kansas Dems are going to tell hs teabagginbg behind.
Honorable mention number two goes to the US Congress, for going into recess for the next seven weeks to campaign as we have serious issues facing this country to deal with.
This week's winner is a group award for the NFL, who had another player get busted on domestic violence issues along with the still inconsistent levels of punishment meted out to other accused or convicted of domestic violence charges as the calls for NFL: commissioner Roger Goodell's resignation grow louder and sponsors start to drop out.
NFL, shut up fools