April 12 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Good Friday arrest of the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. while talking part in The Birmingham Campaign
During the eight days he was incarcerated the 'Letter From Birmingham City Jail' was written and I'll post the entire letter on its 50th anniversary date Tuesday.
It's also Friday, and you longtime TransGriot readers know what that means. It's time to select this week's TransGriot Shut Up Fool winner and shine the spotlight on this week's bumper crop of fool, fools, or group of fools.
Our first honorable mention this week is to whoever came up with this year's predominately white, trans-free GL lineup for the Out 50 less than 48 hours after the multiethnic and diverse inaugural Trans 100 list was published.
Honorable mention number two goes to UFC fighter Matt Mitrione, whose transphobic bigotry eruption aimed at Fallon Fox earned him a well deserved suspension
Honorable mention number three goes to Sen. Rand Paul (Teabagger-KY) who desecrated the Howard University campus this week in the name of his party's African-American outreach efforts and tried to peddle the same GOP bull feces. He forgot he was on a HBCU and we know our hisotry and the history with your party obviously better than you do.
This week's winner is Montana State Rep Dave Hagstrom (R-Billings) who wrote a letter to his tenants that wasn't an April Fool's Day joke that mocked single mothers, hungry kids and tell his tenants to 'die sooner'.
And oh yeah, he a Republican who works for the Affordable Housing Department in Billings, MT. Compassionate conservatism at its finest once again.
Hagstrom was also one of three Montana Republicans who voted against a bill (that thankfully passed anyway) to assist returning veterans with affordable housing.
Here's hoping you get 'tossed out of office sooner' so you have plenty of time to read those Ayn Rand books your party loves so much.
State Rep Dave Hagstrom, Shut up Fool!