Friday, March 21, 2014

Shut Up Fool Awards-Playing NCAA Basketball Edition

March Madness is upon us, with the men's NCAA tournament kicking off with action Tuesday  and the women set to tip off their action tomorrow.  

And as per TransGriot tradition, I have my 2014 men's and women's NCAA tournament brackets up on the blog to see how accurate I was in picking the teams that will end up in Arlington and Nashville being crowned NCAA champions. 

Well, it's Friday, and you know what we do here on Fridays.   We get to find out who exhibited championship level hypocrisy, discover who made it to the Sweet Sixteen of stupidity, the Elite Eight of ignorance, and the Final Four of fools

And until the NCAA tournaments conclude, I'll do it in an NCAA tournament format 

Final Four Fool number one is a group award for all the Illinois GOP primary voters who made Suzanne Atanus their nominee to run against Democratic incumbent congresswoman Rep. Jan Schakowsky.  

In case you needed a reminder of how off the rails Atanus is: 

"I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first," Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.
"God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions," she said. "Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it's in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God."
The Stupid Party strikes again.   The Schakowsky campaign team has got to be doing the happy dance that Atanus is the GOP nominee. 

Final Four Fool Number two I have to come back to the home state for in Cari Christman

During a WFAA-TV interview the Greg Abbott ally and head of the newly formed Red State Women PAC did the obligatory slam of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Sen Wendy Davis in response to a question about the Lone Star equal pay legislation that Gov. Goodhair (Rick Perry) vetoed and the Texas GOP opposes. 

Then Christman put her pumps in her mouth and said with the cameras rolling that women were 'too busy' for equal pay legislation.

Keep running that Clayton Williams 2.0 campaign, Greg.   

Final Four Fool number three is RuPaul Andre Charles, who once again let his transphobia fly on RuPaul's Drag Race.  I've already vented about that one.

Final Four Fool number four is South Dakota state senator Phil Jensen.   Jensen let his bigotry fly and stated that businesses should be able to deny services to anyone they wish on the basis of their religious beliefs and introduced a bill that would have allowed you to do that.

There y'all go again wanting those 'special rights' for white male Christofascists. 

Senate Bill 128, which was characterized by South Dakota TBLG advocates and even some Republicans as “a mean, nasty, hateful, vindictive bill” fortunately died in committee  

And Phi, that magical 'free market will shut down bigoted store owners' argument that you and other conservaidiots keep using to push these bigot bills has already been proven false.  Do the words 'Jim Crow segregation' ring a bell?   

Israel PurimOur SUF winners this week we travel all the way to Israel for.  

To be precise we go to the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Zion to give out a group Shut Up Fool award to the 17 Israeli students at Harel High School who thought it would be great fun on Purim to dress up as Klan terrorists complete with the robes and pointed hoods.  

But they didn't stop there.   Three of those students also were in blackface. 

What, the costume store was out of Nazi SS uniforms?    

Why am I not surprised?   Some of the stomach turning tactics the Israelis have used in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank against the Palestinians remind me at times of apartheid and Jim Crow segregation.

You need to expeditiously print the word DUNCE across those pointed hoods in English and Hebrew because if your parents, grandparents or relatives in the US haven't told you, the Klan, like the Nazis and the Aryan Nation,  hate you Jewish peeps too.   Two of the people memorialized at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL are Jews Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner

Harel HS students, shut up fools 

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