Vermont Lawmaker Tries To Give State A Latin Motto, Morons Go On Anti-Latino Rampage

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You know, I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to Facebook comment idiocy. I was wrong. Oh, man, was I wrong.

A Vermont television station seeking feedback on a lawmaker’s proposal to give the state an official Latin motto (Stella quarta decima fulgeat) turned into a three-ring circus when Facebook users came out in droves to spew vitriol at those damn Romans who moved to America in the 4th Century BC and still won’t learn English.

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Ready? Strap in because it’s about to get all weird and racist up in here.


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Seriously. You can’t make this stuff. And normally I’m not a fan of the roundups where people say stupid stuff online. But this … this is just too perfect to ignore.

Joe Benning, the man behind the proposed legislation, was understandably shocked by the backlash.

I anticipated suffering the backroom internal joking from my colleagues in the legislature.  What I did not anticipate was the vitriolic verbal assault from those who don’t know the difference between the Classics and illegal immigrants from South America.

Uh, yeah, Joe. There’d be a real problem if you did anticipate the citizens you govern would stoop so low. At the very least it would be a bad move to say so publicly.

Read a book once in awhile, you guys. It won’t kill ya.

[H/T: If You Only News via Gawker]

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