Friday, May 27, 2011

Shut Up Fool Awards-Memorial Day 2011 Weekend Edition

It's Memorial Day weekend once again in the United States.   Not only is it considered the start of the summer season, (the solstice actually happens on June 21) the Indianapolis 500 is run on that day as well    This year's Indy 500 will be the 100th anniversary version of this classic race.

The major reason we celebrate Memorial Day is to remember all the service men and women who have given their lives in service for our country.  

That's a nice segue into our weekly TransGriot business that we conduct every Friday.   We take a moment to memorialize the fool, fools or group of fools who have made stupidity and ignorance an art form.

Have an honorable mention award this week for Harold Camping.    He obviously didn't get the message to read Matthew 24:36 last week, and now claims his 'end of the word' prediction was off by five months.

This week's nominees are Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Fox Noise, the WWBT's,  Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Gov Rick Perry.(R-TX), the Republican Party.

This week's winner is House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)   In the wake of the tornado that devastated Joplin, MO last week, Cantor decided to play politics with the natural disaster by trying to use it as a barganing chip in budget negotiations.

Cantor said any aid would need to be offset by other spending cuts, "If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental."  The term "pay-fors" means either spending cuts or tax increases, and the Republicans have firmly stated that they would not pass any tax increases this year.   

Funny, didn't say that about the aid for tornado victims in Alabama.   Is it because it has a Republican governor and Republican senator, unlike Missouri, with a Democratic governor and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) facing reelection next year?

And will you say the same thing about aid for the tornado victims in Oklahoma, another state with a Republican governor and Republican senators?

'Compassionate conservatism' at its finest.   I guess what they mean is that they only have compassion for conservatives.

Rep. Eric Cantor, shut the HELL up fool!

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