Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test in New Mexico that proved the first atom bomb design worked.
Several weeks later om August 6 'Little Boy' was dropped on Hiroshima and 'Fat Man' was dropped on Nagasaki three days later Those bombs ended World War II in the Pacific theater.
The also led to a series of nuke tests in the late 40s and 50's as the military sought to learn the effects of The Bomb in various situations until above ground and atmospheric testing was stopped due to the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963.
Now that we've gotten the min-history lesson out of the way, time to do what we do on Fridays and drop the bomb on ignorance. It's time for this week's edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards.
Honorable mention number one is a group award to all the fools waving the Confederate flag when President Obama visited the state on Monday. Thank you for doing us all a favor and letting us and your neighbors know you are ignorant racist bigots.
Honorable mention number two goes to Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R) who demonstrated for the whole world her lack of basic civics and government knowledge when she couldn't even name her own branch of government .
Honorable mention number three is Texas governor (yuck) Greg Abbott (R) who instead of calling out the loons in his party, doubled down on it and deployed the Texas State Guard to 'guard against a military takeover of Texas by the feds' as the Jade Helm military exercise gets underway.
Is it 2018 yet?
Honorable mention number four is the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Tampa, FL, who sent a $1000 collection letter to a single mother with kids to collect tithes and fees they claim she owes in order to remain a member in good standing on church matters..
WTF? I'm so sick of these wannabe Rev. Ike pastors
Honorable mention number five is James David Manning of the ATLAH hate church in New York who is ranting about 'sodomite demons'.
Miss Thang, just come out of the closet, go on a date with Donnie McClurkin, get your freak on and leave us in reality based world the hell alone. You spend more time obsessing about gay sex than any out gay man I have ever known.
Honorable mention number six is Tony Perkins, who hated on the news that in the next six months American transpeople will get to openly serve our country.
Well Tony, it may be news to you, but 15,000 trans people are already serving our country. Why can't patriotic US trans people do the same thing that trans people in 16 nations can do and have done for over a decade in some cases?
This week's Shut Up Fool winner is Airway Heights, WA mayor Patrick Rushing.
He must be a Republican, because the bigot went to that beyond tired conflation of the POTUS and FLOTUS to simians in a post on his Facebook page..
While he gave a (as usual) halfazzed non apology apology, the Airway Heights City Council wasn't impressed and asked for his resignation. He also defiantly said according yo KHQ-TV he wasn't resigning from the mayor's chair because to do so would be an admission :'that he is a racist.'
Well duh, if the pointed hood fits, you're a racist shyt. You need to have several seats at Century Link Field. But you probably won't do that until after your next monthly cross burning.
And FYI for you Patrick, gorillas also can look like this one.