Friday, February 24, 2012

Shut Up Fool Awards- Houston Rodeo Kickoff Weekend Edition

It's that time of year when we Houstonians pull the cowboy hats and boots out of storage and women pull the fashion forward western themed wear out of the closets.   Other folks take some of that vacation time and use it so they can participate in the trail rides that will meet up at Memorial Park tonight and eventually form up for the rodeo parade on Saturday.

Many others will have Reliant Stadium's parking lot as their destination for the World Championship Barbecue cookoff and the carnival that will occupy the lot for the next few weeks or have tickets for one of the concerts that will happen during a now 85 year old tradition that is quintessentially Houston 

It's the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, or as it's known now, Houston Rodeo.  It not only is three  weeks from February 28-March 18 where we get in touch with our western roots, it also raises funds for the college scholarships that the organization has given out to thousands of Texas kids during its 85 year run.        

One of the traditions as I mentioned are the trail rides of varying lengths which African-American and Latino Texans participate in.  The two African-American ones are the Prairie View and Northeastern ones, and the Latino Los Vaqueros one

But the World Championship Bar-B-Que Cookoff is the one I love in which cooking teams compete for prizes.  When I worked at CAL there was a group of guys that competed every year called the Choice Cookers who worked from a pit in the shape of a Boeing 777.  The BBQ was the bomb as well and that event is transpiring this weekend. 
And oh yeah, speaking of roasting things over an open fire, time for me to segue into our usual Friday business of selecting of Shut Up Fool award winner.  

This week's list of fools was long.  There are the usual group nominations for Fox Noise and the Republican Party and the National Enquirer for publishing a pic of Whitney Houston in her casket.  We also have Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Cathy Brennan, Gov Bob McDonnell (R-VA), Gov Scott Walker (R-WI), Lou Dobbs, Willard Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Steve Doocy,  Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA),  Nancy Grace, Frank Lunz, Franklin Graham, Callista Gingrich and Elisabeth Hasselbeck 

Honorable mention goes to Indiana Republifool state Rep. Bob Morris for hating on the Girl Scouts.
The winner this week is birther Gordon Warren Epperly.  

Hot on the heels (pun intended) of birther queen Orly Taitz's failure to get the POTUS kicked off the Georgia ballot,  Epperly filed a lawsuit in Palin Country seeking to keep the president off the ballot for get this, because he is 'mulatto' 
As stated above, for an Individual to be a candidate for the office of president of the United States, the candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a "natural born citizen" of the United States. As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the "mulatto" race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of "Negro" or "mulatto" had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.
Dude, did you miss the Two Minute Obama Hate at your local Tea Klux Klan meeting?
The US Constitution's 14th Amendment not only defines citizenship, but grants civil and political rights born to persons born in the United States or abroad to at least one American parent.  In addition, the 14th Amendment overturned the 1857 Dred Scott decision that held that slaves or their descendants like moi could never be US citizens. 

If legal sanity prevails, that case has as much chance of being successful as the Trans Exterminationalist Twins winning the Miss Universe crown.

Gordon Warren Epperly, shut up fool!

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