The blast of Arctic air that has made the last few days miserable for my friends in much of the country has finally made it to my Lone Star neck of the woods.
When I attended the Justice Coalition town hall last night, while we didn't have the high winds that were exacerbating the cold in other parts of the county, the lack of cloud cover ensured that I and 'errbody' else in H-town was going to have a very chilly night and a cold for Houston Friday.
The high temp for today is only predicted to be 41 degrees with a 50% chance of liquid snow (AKA rain) for later tonight. While you peeps in Chicago and elsewhere are sneering "Is that all?", that's enough to get me and everyone else here in H-town reaching for our cold weather gear.
It's time for our usual Friday business of calling out the fool, fools or group of fools that exhibited Shut Up Fool award worthy stupidity, arrogance or hypocrisy.
So let's get to it.
Honorable mention number one is a group award for the Congressional Republican Majority who are already trying to pass their reactionary agenda, trying to claim credit for the improving economy when they had absolutely nothing to do with it, and blame President Obama for the massacre in Paris.
Honorable mention number two is a group award for Russia for continuing the Scott Lively instigated anti-LGBT campaign they have enthusiastically been implementing by issuing a decree that bans people with disorders of sexual preference from driving
It relies heavily on the ICD-10, the current edition of the World Health Organization’s manual for classifying
illnesses formally known as the International Statistical
Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Insurers also use the ICD for coding purposes.
Laws like this demonizing and othering a group is how genocide begins.
Because the Russians did this, it adds more urgency for the international trans community effort underway to have transsexuality removed as a disorder when the ICD-11 comes out sometime this year.
Honorable mention number three goes to Gina Miller, who wrote a column on the Leela Alcorn situation in which she stated that it shows the 'tragic folly of the transgender delusion'.
Your column shows the tragic folly of calling you a Christian.
Honorable mention number four is Richard Dawkins, who in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror massacre in Paris went on an anti-Islam Twitter rant blaming it on the entire religion.
There's another religion that has its fair share of extremists, and many of them look just like you Mr. Dawkins. It' s called Christianity.
Honorable mention number five is a group award for FOX Noise for doing their usual race baiting, Islamophobic hatin' and Obama bashing in relation to the Paris terror attacks, and pimp gun ownership at the same time.
This week's Shut Up Fool winner I'm going old school for this one in Phyllis Schafly.
She rolled up out of her conservacrypt to post some crap on WingNutDaily stating that campus sex assault is on the rise because too many women go to college.
WTF? Where are the TERF's protesting this enemy to women when you need them? Never mind the fact her hypocritical ass has BA and JD degrees from St. Louis' Washington University and an MA from Radcliffe College.
What that tells me is that Title IX is doing its job., and that's to be celebrated, not condemned. If you and your conservative friends don't like the fact that women are getting 'edjumacated', too damned bad.
Phyllis Schafly, shut up fool!