The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday will be on Monday, an as per the tradition many groups are preparing to do a day of service to fit the spirit of the holiday.
I usually spend it reading some of his essays and in quiet contemplation. I think about how much human rights progress has been (or has not been) made and what I need to do to push it forward.
Of course I try to do that on a regular basis, but the King Day Weekend just lends itself to that kind of internal introspection.
And speaking of weekends, guess what day it is? Naw, do you see a camel here? It's Friday, and time to name this week's fool, fools or group of fools in our weekly TransGriot exercise we call the Shut Up Fool Awards.
Let's get busy calling them out shall we?
Honorable mention number one is the Academy for its lily white Oscar nominations that did not issue a single nomination to any actor of color and the nekulturny timing of doing so on the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr's 86th birthday.
The outrage over the snubbing cause them to get called out by Black Twitter in the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag that became for several hours the number one trending topic.
Guess when they pass out the goodie bag at the Oscar ceremonies, they'll contain a DVD copy of 'Birth of A Nation'
Honorable mention number two is a group award for the King Children. Martin III and Dexter are fighting Bernice in court over control of their late father's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and his traveling Bible, which was used in the 2013 swearing in of President Barack Obama.
Dr King left no will at the time of his 1968 assassination, and the surviving King siblings have joint custody of the estate. The King traveling Bible is estimated to be worth $5-10 million, while some of Dr. King's papers have gone for as much as $30 million at auction.
Dexter and Marty III want to sell them, while Bernice doesn't.
"There is no justification for selling either of these sacred items," Bernice King wrote in a 2014 statement. "They are priceless and should never be exchanged for money in the marketplace. While I love my brothers dearly, this latest decision by them ... reveals a desperation beyond comprehension."
And just looks ratchet.
Honorable mention number three goes to Gordon Klingenschmitt and Bill Warner, for parting their racist lips on Klingenschmitt's radio program to say that President Obama is 'the face of Islam in America.'
And you two are the face of conservaignorance in America.
Honorable mention number four goes to Jan Morgan. This Arkansas ammosexual and Islamophobe has declared the Gun Cave gun range she owns to be a 'Muslim-free zone', and racistly turned away two brown skinned South Asian descended people who aren't Muslims away from it.
If you two South Asians voted GOP last November, now you see how much the National Conservative White People's Party really loves you and supports your Second Amendment rights.
Honorable mention number five goes to ex-teabagging congressman and deadbeat dad Joe Walsh. He crawled out from under his conservarock to state that he hopes that' CNN and MSNBC pundits are beheaded' by Jihadists for not showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoon that elements of the Muslim community consider an insult to their faith, then tried to claim it was 'satire'..
Yeah right, that what all you white wing idiots say when your mouths get you embroiled in controversy.
Honorable mention number six is David Brooks, who parted his lips and let something stupid fly out of it on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. He state that liberals should stop giving money to charity and to the police..
Honorable mention number seven goes to Kentucky state rep CM Embry (R), who filed a bill that he gave the Orwellian name of the Kentucky Student Privacy Act . If passed, this unconstitutional bill would force trans students to use restrooms and locker room facilities that don't match their presentation.
Don't y'all have more pressing state business to deal with in this short session like the budget instead of worrying about what bathroom a transperson uses?
Honorable mention number eight is New Hope Ministries in Denver, CO. They cancelled a funeral for 33 year old Vanessa Collier as the family was waiting for it to start because they found out the deceased was a lesbian
This week's Shut Up Fool Award goes to Dr. Ben Carson.
He was the runner up for last year's Shut Up Fool of the Year award, and he's getting this 2015 Shut Up Fool Of The Year campaign off to a flying start by comparing the Revolutionary War patriots to the ISIS terrorists.
Then when the WTF backlash started happening, he asserted that he wasn't crazy and resorted to blaming the media for his negative image.
You're a kneegrow Republican, I beg to differ.
And as you and your conservafool friends like to sneer at others, why don't you take some personal responsibility for your failures and the jacked up stuff you've been spouting?
The National Conservative White People's Party does not want your kneegrow (you don't deserve to be called Black) behind at the head of their ticket. Even if by some miracle you got it in 2016, reality based Black folks aren't voting for you.
I guess next you'll be touting Herman Cain's 9-9-9 economic plan.
Dr. Ben Carson, shut up fool!