Monday, April 13, 2009

This village in texas isnt missing their idiot......

Lawmaker defends comment on Asians
Call for voters to simplify their names not racially motivated, Terrell Republican says.

AUSTIN — 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.
The exchange occurred late Tuesday as the House Elections Committee heard testimony from Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans.
Ko 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.
Easier for voting?
Brown suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible.
“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 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?”
Democratic Chairman Boyd Richie said Republicans are trying to suppress votes with a partisan identification bill and said Brown “is adding insult to injury with her disrespectful comments.”
Brown spokesman Jordan Berry said Brown was not making a racially motivated comment but was trying to resolve an identification problem.
Berry said Democrats are trying to blow Brown’s comments out of proportion because polls show most voters support requiring identification for voting. Berry said the Democrats are using racial rhetoric to inflame partisan feelings against the bill.
“They want this to just be about race,” Berry said.
wouldnt it just be easier to teach texans to read. ok, i stole that line but it doesnt make it less funny. A texas republican making racially insulting statements....say it aint so. what a douche she is (i guess you could just look at the picture and see that). and really, how hard is it to say the asain guys name. its ko. i think they should all take the name betty brown.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Meet an asshole

Friends described a Richard Poplawski far different from the 22-year-old man accused of gunning down three police officers today -- a partier sometimes, a guy in search of an understanding of politics, even a walking comedian.
He was also convinced that the government wanted to take away his guns and his freedom.

"I've known this kid my entire life and he was a good kid. He never had bad intentions. He never spoke about harming anybody," said Edward Perkovic, a lifelong friend who had known Mr. Poplawski since the two paired up at a daycare.
Mr. Poplawski attended Immaculate Conception elementary school and moved on to North Catholic High School. A spokesman for the high school today said that he was expelled, but declined to state a reason.
Mr. Perkovic said his friend stopped attending classes so he could take get his General Educational Development certificate then join the Marine Corps.
Records indicate that Mr. Poplawski was dishonorably discharged from the corps during basic training. Friends said he wanted out so he could rejoin his girlfriend.
When that relationship failed, Mr. Poplawski moved for two years to Florida where he worked as a glazier, helping to asemble and replace windows. He returned here in 2006 or 2007.
Mr. Poplawski collaborated with Mr. Perkovic on an Internet show that featured clips --- sometimes from local news broadcasts, other times video from around the town --- where they discussed politics.
Mr. Poplawski lived with his mother and grandmother in Stanton Heights. Friends said his parents had split years ago and that his father "was totally out of the picture."
wow, i cant stay away from this asshole. lets get this straight...
1. he was afraid that obama would take away his guns
2. so he shot three cops
i guess in his twisted little mind this makes sense. well heres the scoop. he exactly the kind of guy that should have his guns taken away. he had an ak47. why should anyone in this country be allowed to own an automatic weapon? now i know you fuckin nra guys are going to scream that its your god given right. well guess what...its not. the smart men who wrote the constitution never envisioned automatic weapons. they didnt want a government taking away their hunting rifles so please save your posts (i could write your posts and i could do it better).
this asswipe shouldnt be given a trial. he should be taken out in the woods and someone should put a 22 round in the back of his skull. no burial either...just let the animals take care of him.
and why is there always somone who says he was a good kid. heres a he wasnt. he was expelled from high school, dishonorably discharged from the marine corp (they clearly saw he was nuts), fired from his job, living at home with his mom......need any more?
i guess the bottom line is that you cant stop these ticking timebombs from going off, just make sure they arent on your porch when they do.
if they have trouble finding someone to stick the needle in his arm call me, i got the time.
i hope he has a special place in hell with charlton heston.