Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jerk Store – Texas Legislator Wants Asians to Dumb Down Names, Because Wang is too Hard to Pronounce

Folks, we here at the Jerk Store are aware that America is a melting pot.  We wouldn’t be what we are today if thousands upon thousands of brave souls risked everything to come to this country, breaking their backs to make it what it is today.  Truth is, almost all of us are descendents of people who started their journey someplace else.

Apparently Texas State Rep. Betty Brown doesn’t think about things like that when discussing people that aren’t from Texas.  Nope, she wants everybody who’s different, with darn hard names, to get with the rest of us who speak American.  Here is what she said during a hearing on voter identification and the problems Asians were having getting their paperwork straight at the polls:

“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 (Organization of Chinese Americans representative Ramey) Ko: “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?”

You see, what she’s saying is, names like Chang, Lin, Meng, and Chin are just too hard to figure out!  Come on, foreigners mucking things up for the rest of us who speak American!  Get with the program!  Yes, the Jerk Store is being sarcastic and this lady is an idiot!  

What’s worse is that she won’t apologize and her spokesperson says that “Democrats ‘want this to just be about race.”

No, this has nothing to do with race.  It does have everything to do with her being some insulated, insensitive white woman who thinks everybody should be just like her, because otherwise, life is just too hard.  (Damn, I made it about race.)

That’s why she’s the Jerk Store special buy for the day!  Snap her up all day because she’s a Jerk Store fresh buy!

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