It should go without saying that this old news article making the rounds again involves a Republican in Texas with a home perm. So you know it’ll be crazy, racist nonsense presented as rational, patriotic thought. Because people on the internet are talking about this once more, let’s revisit!
Betty Brown (or as she’s known in the phonebook which she still uses: Brown, Betty) was a Republican State Congressperson from our embarrassing fat cousin to the South, Texas. During 2009 House testimony on voter registration, which I can’t believe we still need to fight over IN AMERICA, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans said sometimes it’s hard for Asian people to vote because they often have a legal name and then an Americanized name.
So Brown, Betty pipes up and says, “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?”
Please pause to read this CNN Travel article entitled, “31 ways to call someone an idiot in Chinese.”
Betty lost in the next election (maybe because she didn’t change her name?) and listed her occupation as a Homemaker/Rancher. Texas’ District 4 is currently represented by Stuart Spitzer who says shit like, “I am against abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research. I support and will defend traditional East Texas values.”
In addition to complicated languages, the folks running District 4 seems to be confused about which laws are state and federal. Maybe it would BEHOOVE us just change them to make it easier for people like Betty and Stu to comprehend complicated things like the names of their constituents, or the Constitution of the United States of America. Why learn new information when you can just switch it to stuff that’s easier for dummies to understand? Makes sense to me!
Okay, we’ll stop being political and go back to reality television now.