Texans, honestly, you cannot be as dumb as your state representative Betty Brown (R-Tarrell) thinks that you are. You can’t. (However, you might be if you let this woman get re-elected to office.) In a hearing about voting difficulties and a potential law requiring ID to be shown at polling places, Brown addressed a representative of the Chinese-American community. Check out what this insufficiently oxygenated bint said to the man. Remember, we’re talking about people who are coming into a polling place to vote.
Emphasis mine. “Your citizens?” Lady, these are your citizens! And you don’t have to learn Chinese to read the transliteration of a Chinese name that would appear on a document (like voter rolls) that is in English. No Chinese-American is registering to vote as 李锣 instead of Li Gong (just as an example). And if Li Gong is so damned confounding for a poll worker, maybe it behooves Texas to hire actually literate people to work at their damn polling places!
But that wasn’t enough.
This woman has clearly blown out her brains with all the Aqua Net she’s using to hold her football helmet hairdo in place. Chinese-Americans who are voting in Texas are Americans, you stupid cow. If they weren’t Americans, they wouldn’t be voting to begin with.
Now of course, she’s fallen all over herself to apologize and say that she misspoke and that she’s trying to make things better for Chinese-Americans and that it’s the big bad Democrats who are trying to make this a race issue.
Uh-huh. Because it was Democrats who stated, for the record, in an open hearing in the Texas State House that citizens naturalized from China or of Chinese descent aren’t Americans, Betty. Blame them, they’re the ones who said it behooved a minority to throw away their personal identities for the ease of other people.
Here, Betty. Have a nice, steaming cup of shut the fuck up. Recuse yourself from voting on this issue and take your racist self back to the hole you crawled from.
I’d seen an article on that a day or so ago, but couldn’t bring myself to post about it. First, I’m starting to feel sorry for our Texas Dopers who are regularly dragged through the mud because of some yahoo, second, because it was too close to April Fool’s day to be sure it wasn’t a joke, and third, because her picture on Think Progress kind of reminds me of Madeline from Burn notice.
I’m an ex-Texan, which is why I made it a point to note that Texans cannot be as dumb as this woman wants to suggest. I know and love many Texans. I feel badly for the ones I know and love that the dipshits around them keep electing fools.
But I’m afraid you and I might have to come to fisticuffs for your wildly insulting association of this woman and the awesome Madeline from BN. Not on, Rhythmdvl, not on!
Is that a transliteration of Betty Brown? (And for the record, I’m a she-type person.)
“Hello, I’m an elected offical and you’re a registered voter. So I’d like to take a minute to insult you, your family, and your culture as well as those of a number of other people who represent a sizable portion of the voters in my district.”
Well, if nothing else, I’ll guess we’ll get to see what what happens to somebody who’s too dumb to be a politician.
The problem is, Texas is basically a one party state. If you don’t have an (R) after your name, and your opponent does, then don’t plan on winning any race that’s bigger than citywide. Most of the people I vote for don’t have an (R) after their names, and sometimes I wonder why I BOTHER voting at all.
Texas is the Saudi Arabia of America, its the bastion and home of the *wahabbist *capitalist sect, where the ®icky ®etardo party has burrowed deep and hard, where money talks and everything else listens. But the grip is weakening. Take heart, Lynn. Change will come to Texas, as Shirley it must. And the pillars of Heaven will shake, rattle, and roll!
I never realized Peggy Hill was based on a real-life person.
Tune in next week, when Betty Brown proposes legislation requiring all Texas municipalities to adopt three-character alphanumeric codes instead of names, because “names like Corpus Christi are way complicated for us real Americans”.
I’ve only watched a few episodes of King of the Hill, but yeah, the characters are based on aggregates of real life people. Not all of us are like that, though. For instance, I hate football, and all sports, really. This causes a severe conflict when I want to go out to eat, because many of the places that have wonderful food also tend to have several large, loud TVs, which are all tuned in to The Game.
Oh come on, be tolerant here. I know y’all are so smart and stuff, but it’s not easy for *everyone *to keep in mind at all times that one can be American AND not a WASP. It’s like that square/rectangle deal, which is so, like, confusing, y’know ?