Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of pioneering trans man Alexander John Goodrum
. It's hard to believe that ten years has passed since I heard that shocking news of his passing mere days before his October 3 birthday. He is still missed by all of us who had the pleasure of getting to know him and we trans folks should not ever forget his major contributions to our community and to the advancement of human rights in the LGBT community.
It's also Friday, so let's move on to our usual TransGriot business of calling out the ignorance and stupidity rampant in our society.
I'll get right to our weekly Shut Up Fool Award business.
Honorable mention number one this week was 2012 Shut Up Fool of the Year contender Mitt Romney
. That award will be revealed on New Year's Eve
Honorable mention number two goes to Ann Coulter
. Had to pull her out of retirement for her jacked up racist commentary this week
Honorable mention number three goes to Rep.
Looney Louie Gohmert
(R-TX), who opened his mouth and embarrassed the state and his constituents by claiming President Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East was “a massive
beginning of a new Ottoman Empire that [he] can take great credit for.”
Louie, you can take 'great credit' for being a continuing embarrassement to the state of Texas and our once proud tradition of sending leaders to Washington DC who were statesmen and stateswomen and not buffoons.
I'm just sayin'.
This week's Shut Up Fool winner is Rep. Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin (R-MO)
. When he's not campaigning with Phyllis Schafly in order to get the 'women's vote' in his campaign for Missouri's senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), advocating to kill student loans, Medicare, et cetera, this knuckle dragging MCP (male chauvinist pig) asserts that Sen McCaskill was 'unladylike' and aggressive' in their first senate debate.
Yeah, right. You really need to quit while you're behind, Todd. You've already demonstrated just how misogynistic you are and written legislation to prove it.
And as one of my FB friends Alyssa said, "No reason to be ladylike if the man next to you is no gentleman."
Rep. Todd Akin, Shut Up, Fool!.
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