The 2013 Major League Baseball season is about to kick off this weekend, and for my hometown baseball team it's a season that will usher in many changes.
The Astros will start the season with a new owner, new uniforms, a new logo and playing ball for the first time in their 51 year history as an American League franchise.
They have been placed in the American League's West Division and will start their season off Sunday against the 2010 and 2011 American League champions and instate I-45 rival the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
So let's segue into what y'all really surfed over here for, to find out what fool, fools or group of fools earned this week's Shut Up Fool award nods.
And in honor of the 2013 Major League Baseball season about to jump off, I'm going to do it baseball style this week.
Strike one goes to all the Whyte Womym Gone Wyld who posted their special brand of trans hate on SistersTalk radio site concerning MichFest and who attempted to hijack the #GirlsLikeUs Twitter hashtag.
Strike Two goes to Rep. Don Young (R-AK) who used an anti-Latino racial slur during a local radio interview. Yep, that GOP outreach is really working for y'all isn't it?
Strike Three goes to Gov Rick Perry (R-TX) for referring to gay activists as intolerant during a Faith and family rally in Austin in support of keeping DOMA on the books. Um dude, you've been in that chair since 2001 It';s past time for your butt to go next year.
Second Out of the inning goes to the homophobes and transphobes in the Texas A&M Student Senate for continuing their quest to kill the LGBT Center on campus. Hate is NOT an Aggie value, but I guess y'all forgot that.
Third Out of the inning goes to the Towson University leadership for not cracking sown on the White Students Union, their SPLC-certified hate group on campus who announced plans to do nighttime patrols on campus. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
This week's Shut Up Fool winner is Robert Zimmerman, the brother of Goerge Zimmerman, who is awaiting the June 10 start of hios trial for killing Trayvon Martin. He went on a racist Twitter rant calling Black teens 'killers'.
Um Robert, do the names Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ring a bell? (Columbine HS shooters) Kip Kinkel? Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden? These are the killer white teens involved in notorious high school shootings.
Robert Zimmerman, shut the hell up fool!