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Some crazy Texan thinks Asian names are hard

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OK, I'll admit it. I think that hearing the name "Wang" is pretty hilarious. Unfortunately, Texas state Rep. Betty Brown (R-Terrell) actually thinks people with silly Asian names need to drop their thousands of years of family history and convert to more American-type names like Smith or Jones. All to make it easier for them to vote, apparently.

According to chron.com:

"...the House Elections Committee heard testimony from Ramey Ko [who] told the committee that people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent often have problems voting and other forms of identification because they may have a legal transliterated name and then a common English name that is used on their driver’s license on school registrations."

Instead of changing the system or hiring workers with a little less wax in their ears and more brains in their heads, Brown suggested that Asian people just change their names, saying:

"...do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?...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?"

It's all a bit silly really. I mean, look at that photo of Betty. Just by looking at her I can tell she's a senile geriatric with a clown fetish. Hell, she's also a woman! I mean who lets a woman out of the kitchen, much less lets her get all dressed up and have a "job." Yeah, I really wish it was the '40s again too, Betty.

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