When I was channel surfing a few nights ago I briefly flipped it onto the Miss America pageant that was being broadcast on ABC before moving on to watch something else. What I missed was a little pageant history because Miss New York, Nina Davaluri was crowned later as the first ever Miss America of Indian descent.
The irony was that the 24 year old Davaluri was crowned 30 years after another Miss New York contestant named Vanessa Lynn Williams became the first African-American Miss America.
Yep, the same Vanessa L. Williams who became a chart topping singing superstar of the Broadway stage and the big and small screens. She took the same route as Davaluri and won the Miss Syracuse pageant before taking the Miss New York and Miss America crowns. .
Just as the haters couldn't stand the thought of Vanessa Williams wearing that crown, the reaction from the bigots to Davaluri's groundbreaking win was also swift and foaming at the mouth racist..
Frack all those nekulturny knuckle draggers. They can stay mad that Miss America no longer is the sole province of white women.
So with that out of the way, now let's get to our normal Friday business in which I sort through all the clutter and decide with your help who will earn this week's Shut Up Fool Award. Since Computer Prime is back I can do SUF honorable mentions again.
Let's get started, shall we?
Honorable mention number one is every fool who posted racist crap on Twitter (and elsewhere) about Miss America 2014 Nina Davaluri
Honorable mention number two is a group award for the Republican Party who continue their march toward a crushing 2014 election defeat by voting for the 42nd time to kill Obamacare, cut $40 million from the SNAP program and keep pushing toward a government shutdown if they don't get their way on cutting social program spending.
Honorable mention number three is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who claimed that Russia doesn't discriminate against gay people. Yeah, right.
Honorable mention number four is Texas Lt Gov David Dewhurst, who parted his lips to say in a Houston GOP candidate debate that Democrats only control five insignificant committees in the Texas Lege. One of those 'insignificant' committees deals with veterans issues, a constituency the GOP claims they love at election time but their actions say otherwise.
You're doing a fine job on that GOP outreach Deputy Tex Fuhrer, keep it up.
Honorable mention number five is Jaden Smith, for tweeting that dumb azz comment to his over 4.5 million Twitter followers that America’s education system brainwashes students and tweeted that “If
Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More
If your ass were in public school and not homeschooled you would have had the intelligence to not say something as monumentally stupid as that.. Maybe Will and Jada should send your 15 year old behind to public school for a few years to straighten your behind out.
Honorable mention number six is to the unknown Smith student who is trying to form a hetero only sorority on campus because she feels marginalized. Really? Welcome to my world Miss Thang.
And BTW, did you actually visit Smith College and TBLG friendly Northampton, MA before you committed to attend school there? Smith is w women's college with queer women on campus. If you had a problem with being around lesbians and want to date men, then you probably needed to go to a co-ed school.
This week's winner is Rep Phil Gingrey (R-GA), who complained that he's facing the 'hardship' of being trapped in Congress and having to live on $172,000 a year. He also voted to cut the SNAP program.
Actually, your salary is $174,000 a year, and you're a millionaire. I'd be happy to take your place and do a much better job representing the people of the USA for that amount of cash flow than you ever will.
Rep Phil Gingrey, Shut up Fool!