Yep, it's CPAC Weekend, and the 11,000 conservafools estimated to be coming to town will hear from a long list of raw meat to the conservamasses throwing speakers that includes Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the junior senator from Alberta in Ted Cruz.
And they should be providing me plenty of fodder, jaw dropping ignorance, racist, sexist and misogynistic comments and overall stupidity to call out for next week's edition of the Shut Up Fool Awards. .
But let's get this week's Shut Up Fool bidness out of the way.
Honorable Mention number one goes to 2011 SUF Lifetime Achievement Award winner and soon to be retiring (thank God) Rep Michele Bachmann. (Teabagger-MN) She parted her lips while standing at a podium flanked by Rep Steve King (Teabagger-IA) and Rep, Louie Gohmert (Teabagger-TX) to say that Jewish Americans 'sold out' Israel.
Gee, I'm sure the Jewish American community appreciates a Gentile telling them what their thoughts and opinions on Israel should be, especially if they don't line up with conservafool policy and talking points. .
Honorable Mention number two is a group one for the conservafool magazine The American Spectator.
They published a piece slamming the Oscar winning movie 12 Years A Slave for not having happy slaves in it. Seriously? Y'all still mad y'all lost the Civil War, you didn't get to own Black people like your great-great grandparents did.or you can't hang 'uppity' Black people like me from a tree with no consequences. Deal with it.
Honorable mention number three goes to one of our old school Houston fools in Dr. Steven Hotze.
The president of the Conservative Republicans of Texas in a press release supporting embattled Harris County Republocan Party chair Jared Woodfill referred to gays and lesbians as 'sodomites' when he stated in a fundraising letter “Our Founding Fathers would be furious to find out that the Constitution was being interpreted to allow sodomites to marry.”
This long time gaybaiter and brains behind the 1985 anti-gay Straight Slate unsurprisingly doubled down on the bigotry when he ranted about 'activist judges' striking down the unjust Texas same sex marriage ban desecrating our constitution.
I have two words for Steven Hotze. Picnic Lane. Long time Houstonians will recognize it as the name of the street Dr Hotze was arrested for DWI on by HPD vice officers back in December 2000 that was during a sting operation on a Memorial Park cruising strip back in the day.
Honorable mention number four goes to McNally's Pub in Beverly, IL for cutting short the performance of a blues band perfrming there because there were 'too many Blacks' in the audience.
Honorable mention number five goes to Trail Life USA, the anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts that got caught at one of their meetings doing a salute that looked eerily like the one that dates back to a 1930's young men's organization.
The Hitler Youth.
Guess they'll be singing 'The Horst Wessel Song' or Das Panzerleid at their next Trail Life gathering in the original German
This week's SUF winner I'm going north of the border for, and nope, he's not Rob Ford. It's Roy Eappen, a gay member of the (surprise surprise) Conservative Party who is a self described nine time attendee of CPAC and donates his hard earned loonies to GOProud.
He's in DC for CPAC, and said in an interview he thinks it should be okay for people to discriminate against others they don't like.
"You see, I personally believe that you should be able to refuse people service if you don’t want to give them service. In the same way I don’t think gay people should be building cakes for the Westboro Baptist Church, I don’t think I should be forced – people should be forced – I think it’s economically stupid, but you know – I haven’t read the entire bill…
But you know, it’s – how do you tell? “If you’re gay, you can’t sit here?” How will they tell?"
Spoken like a true, white privilege addled gay conservafool. It's people like you who lend credence to what's said in non-white SGL, bi and trans circles and has us looking side-eyed at y'all that the gay rights movement is all about white LGBT people getting their lost white privilege back.
As someone whose parents, grandparents and great grandparents were on the receiving end of that Jim Crow era discrimination, who was born in a segregated hospital in 1962, and started her elementary school years in segregated schools, not no but OH HELL NO is it EVER a good thing for people to be able to discriminate against people they don't like.
And I'm tired of hearing that bull feces come out of the mouths of white conservafools, no matter what side of the 49th parallel they live on. .
Roy Eappen, shut up fool.