Friday, April 10, 2009

Betty Brown, Asshat of the Day

On Tuesday, Texas State Representative Betty Brown, using what little brain she has, when, during House testimony on voter identification legislation, she asked that Asian-Americans change their names because they are too hard to pronounce.

Yes. You heard right.

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese—I understand it’s a rather difficult language—do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told Ramey Ko, representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans, “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”

Brown, Asshat of the Day--though it's early yet and there might be multiple winners, has refused calls for her to apologize, saying that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”

Hm, she wants people of a different ethnic background to change their names so she won't have to struggle with pronunciation?

Yeah, that's racist.


Dan said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You know how I feel about shit like this. The sad part is that there are probably tons of rednecks in Texas who are all nodding in agreement.

On a seperate note, girl, you have some of the oddest word verifications that come up. Todays is "momen".

Bob said...

"Momen" as in "I needs me some 'mo men'.
Is that so wrong?

frogponder said...

When the old, moldy ancestors came over from the old country (1800s)the family name was Dreizigacker. It was translated into English as Thirtyacre.
In WWI my grandfather was the driver for a colonel who was also a first generation American. Both men grew up speaking German and English.

They were driving along in France when all of a sudden German bombs came raining down on them. The colonel lapsed into the tongue he learned at his mother's knee,
"Gott in Himmel, Dreizigacker!! Snell! Snell!"

Beth said...

Does she have any idea how ridiculous and ugly-American she sounds? Sorry, rhetorical question.

Wonder Man said...

She should showered in Trash

Berry Blog said...

that would be Jose Brown, Ling Ling Brown, Mushabe Brown.....Amwar Brown....