Thursday, April 09, 2009

And can't you make your food taste normal, too?

Texas Republicans are a continuing source of delight:
A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans to deal with.”

The comments caused the Texas Democratic Party on Wednesday to demand an apology from state Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell. But a spokesman for Brown said her comments were only an attempt to overcome problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes. […] “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.
This after all from the state whose governor famously declared, "If the English language was good enough for Jesus Christ, then it's good enough for the schoolchildren of Texas."


  1. Hrm, front page consisting of torture discussion, virginity obsessiveness, mocking idiotic Texans, and an Onion piece mocking the pope??

    Is it possible I have finally rediscovered THE Anderson??

    In your response, prove it by answering something only the REAL Anderson would know: What's the current state of sex toy laws in Mississippi?!?!

  2. Effectively declared unconstitutional by the Fifth Circuit's striking the similar Texas statute. Reliable Consultants v. Earle, 517 F.3d 738 (5th Cir. 2008), en banc reh'g denied, Aug. 1, 2008. No cert petition that I'm aware of, so the split b/t circuits 5 & 11 continues.

    ... Yeah, here I am again, more or less. Good to hear from you!

  3. Ha! It is you :)

    Glad to have your brainwaves back polluting the internets! I'll be keeping up.