Friday, August 26, 2011

Shut Up Fool Awards- March On Washington Anniversary Weekend Edition

Sunday will be the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom that took place on August 28, 1963. 

On that glorious day 250,000 people crowded the Mall to hear Dr. King's famous 'I Have A Dream' speech.

The March on Washington is credited with helping get passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This year it was supposed to have the dedication ceremony happen for the MLK Jr. National Memorial  that opened earlier this week , but no thanks to Hurricane Irene making its way up the eastern seaboard this weekend the ceremony had to be postponed. 

One of the things we don't postpone and happens rain or shine at TransGriot is our weekly exercise in finding the fool or fools that need to be spotlighted and given our TransGriot Shut Up Fool award for exercising monumental stupidity and foolishness.

As always we had many worthy candidates for this week's honor including Mitt Romney, Megyn Kelly, a group award for Fox Noise, Steve Doocy, a group award for the Republican Party, and Gov Rick Scott (R-FL) .

But this week it goes to Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) . Do I really need to spell it out why?

Okay if you insist.

On the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Nine Sit-In in Rock Hill, SC,  Gov. Goodhair tried to compare our civil rights struggle to the GOP fight for lower taxes

Listen, America’s gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we’ve gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation. And Americans regardless of what their cultural or ethnic background is they need to know that they can come to America and you got a chance to have any dream come true because the economic climate is gonna be improved.

And we Texans though George W. Bush was an embarrassment to the Lone Star State.    Unfortunately, unlike George who we could pawn off on Connecticut and say he wasn't born in Texas, we don't have that luxury with Paint Creek, TX born Perry.    

Rick Perry, shut the HELL up fool

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