November 14, 2008

Racist, homophobic and stupid (or, The Electorate)

There are two stories that are kinda funny from last week in the same way that a mother killing her children is funny. Which is to say, it's not really funny at all. It's more of a 'tilt your head in confusion' moment.

First off, while President-Elect Obama was winning Florida, a measure on the ballot to repeal an old FL law that prohibited Asians from owning property failed. No joke, a majority of voters in Florida voted FOR a black guy for President, then decided to keep Asians from owning homes. And minimalls.

The group’s president, William Gheen, did not respond to e-mail messages seeking comment but Enos Schera, 81, who posted the message, said that he was “1,000 percent” satisfied that the law remained in place.

He is a founder of Citizens of Dade United, a Miami group opposing illegal immigration, and he said he knew the provision’s history but hoped that keeping it on the books would encourage lawmakers to prevent all illegal immigrants from owning property.

“They’re buying up the whole country,” he said.

I guess it's kinda belaboring the point to remind Enos that for someone to buy, someone must sell. Unless we're talking about some branch of the Yakuza that's gone seriously off the reservation by buying residential real estate instead of their more usual activities.

And of course, a whole bunch of Obama supporters and Republicans got together and decided to keep the gays from getting married. IN CALIFORNIA. And Florida. And Arizona.

One step forward and a whole lotta steps back...

Posted by mcblogger at November 14, 2008 11:14 AM

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