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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:01 PM
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Census Returns Way Down in Republican Parts of Texas
Source: Washington Independent

Census Returns Way Down in Republican Parts of Texas
By David Weigel 3/30/10 2:31 PM

File this under problems that we really should have seen coming: conservatives, egged on by the likes of Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), declining to return census forms and possibly shrinking the political power of states like Texas. The Lone Star States return rate for census forms, so far, is 27 percent. The national average is 34 percent. And the data are worse for Republican areas:

In Texas, some of the counties with the lowest census return rates are among the states most Republican, including Briscoe County in the Panhandle, 8 percent; King County, near Lubbock, 5 percent; Culberson County, near El Paso, 11 percent; and Newton County, in deep East Texas, 18 percent. Most other counties near the bottom of the list are heavily Hispanic counties along the Texas-Mexico border.

The McCain-Palin ticket carried 74.3 percent of the vote in Briscoe, 92.6 percent in King and 65.5 percent in Newton although Obama-Biden won tiny Culberson County.

UPDATE: Some friendly folks on Twitter have called this a false meme, so I checked the new data at the Census site. Here are the return rates, so far, for the five most Republican districts in Texas.

King County (92.% for McCain) 14% return rate, down from 48% in 2000.

Roberts County (92.1% for McCain) 22% return rate, down from 68% in 2000.

Ochiltree County (91.7% for McCain) 39% return rate, down from 71% in 2000.

Glasscock County (90.1% for McCain) 30% return rate, down from 49% in 2000.

Oldham County (88.4% for McCain) 26% return rate, down from 72% in 2000.



Read more: http://washingtonindependent.com/80931/census-returns-w...
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:03 PM
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1. Great...if they would just drop their Social Security cards on the way out...
They can file out of the country in an orderly manner.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:09 AM
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89. Maybe Mexico will take them in.
There might be jobs in the offing that Mexicans won't do...
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:37 PM
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108. Maybe they can't read, we know they can't spell
centus?

sendus?

senseus??
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:04 PM
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2. If Texans want to give back a few representatives in the House
Who am I to complain?
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:10 PM
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7. and the less they participate
the less federal $$ comes their way for schools, hospitals, roads, etc. Idiots.
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vduhr Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:36 PM
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46. That was my first thought...
More for us!
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:30 AM
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82. Bummer for their people who need help. Just desserts for those who don't want
any of that "socialist" help for their problems.
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TrollBuster9090 Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 06:19 PM
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62. Seeing as Tom DeLay had already fudged the Texas districts in favor of Republicans...
...this will probably just even things back out to the way they were before The Hammer messed them up.
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 08:29 PM
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67. They can then bring one of their (non-frivolous)
lawsuits afterwards, claiming federal interference with states rights or some such crap
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #2
104. Yes, accept them at their lack of words. Appoint Bush administrators to make sure
an effort is made to reach those hiding yahoos. That'll keep the count down.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:06 PM
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3. How nice of them to force the government to spend MORE money sending people out to enumerate them in
person. Lovely.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:14 PM
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40. I did census work years ago. It would be more dangerous now going to "those" neighborhoods.
Had a rifle pointed at me at one house. These days a census person might not make it past the front sidewalk...
I'd check off "declined" on their form and move on...
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #3
113. Agreed. But It Will Be Worth It If They Lose Representation.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:06 PM
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4. Heard a report that GOPers like Bachman are telling people not
to participate in the census--too intrusive.

Could it be the GOP like things just as they are. Too many
Hispanics ??? I am sorry to be so cynical. But why would
they tell people not to complete their Census Form???
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:37 PM
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21. Bachmann thinks it will be used to round up the opposition
She actually gave, as an example, the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII. I guess we're gonna put 'em all in those American gulags that Glenn Beck reported we were building. Hmmmm--maybe they shouldn't be giving us ideas . . .
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #21
24. Damn! I forgot to fill out the "How many people in the household oppose President Obama?" question.
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 02:41 PM by beac
:eyes:

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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #24
57. Just check the applicable box for
Tea Party Members
Seditionists
Patriot Militia Members
Christians

. . . and fill out all identifying information completely.
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #21
61. Oh you mean the FEMA KKKamps that were set up under
AmBushCo?
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 09:05 PM
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68. FEMA concentration camps being set up under Obama
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 09:07 PM by pinboy3niner
Beck originally flogged the conspiracy theory in March '09, then reversed himself a month later (after criticism) and debunked it. Southern Poverty Law center has a synopsis on the concentration camp conspiracy theories, which date back to the early 80's--and originated with right-wing militias (imagine my surprise): http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-repo...

Edited to add link.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #21
70. I read she has backed off of those statements especially when
she realized that no Census could mean the elimination of her district.
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loki341 Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:32 AM
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76. LMAO
Yeah, but it would kick so much more ass if Michelle Bachmann would only convince these nut jobs that the government is gonna use their voter registration info to round 'em up.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #76
77. LOL! Republicans paranoid about registering to vote?
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 01:48 AM by pinboy3niner
My God, you're a genius! That whack job could easily be manipulated into buying a dem voter reg conspiracy. Just be sure to drop some buzzword terms like "concentration camps," "re-education camps," and "internment," then reel her in . . .

Edited to add: From one newbie to another, welcome to DU! :hi:
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #21
83. She really is insane isn't she? Paranoid...but she has gubmint health insurance
so she can probably get help if she wants. But my guess is she won't admit she needs help.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #83
98. She also got farm subsidies
It's only socialism if someone else does it. Right Michele?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/1209/Antisoci...
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:28 AM
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93. Bachmann doesn't think
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #21
111. They are so warped
that they believe their own lies. It's an imaginary world of their own making.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:38 PM
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22. Which is especially ridiculous since this is the least "intrusive" census I can remember.
Only 10 extremely basic questions. The information on it is already widely available and being used by marketing companies everywhere.

If Texas Republicans lose a Rep or two through their own stupidity, I won't be crying any tears. If only it was so easy to get them out of the textbook writing business...
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:46 PM
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25. And Bachmann is in real danger of losing her seat because MN is shrinking.
Her seat is the one that will go if the population drops as we expect.

How delicious.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #25
31. That would be SO AWESOME!!! nt
:woohoo:
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SomeGuyInEagan Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:17 PM
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52. True. I live in MN's 2nd.
The state may lose a district after redistricting based on the census, and if so, it would likely be the MN 5th. It all depends on how the re-districting goes.

The MN 5th right now is a weird duck, a bit of a horseshoe which wraps around the northern Twin Cities suburbs and runs from St. Cloud on the west to the Wisconsin border on the east (a wide district).

*My* guess is that Bachman sees the future. She barely won re-election in '08. If she can hold on until the districts are re-mapped, she can play the pity card, claim to be a winner and sign that big FOX News contract - it's gotta be tearing her up that Palin is making big bucks for spewing the same garbage she has been for years.

Not that I ever believed she - or Palin or Limbaugh or Hannity or Beck - ever actually believed that stuff. I really do think they are simply looking to make a buck.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #52
94. You give her too much credit. Loss of Republican seat would turn Repubs on her.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:56 AM
Response to Reply #52
100. I think you mean the 6th.
The 5th is Minneapolis and surrounding 'burbs.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #25
114. She could become a lobbyist
for Nutjobs of America INC.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #4
33. Self Induced Political Suicide??
I can't say I am an expert on the Census but from what I know it can only hurt them in the long run.
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:10 AM
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90. Too intrusive? As in how many people are in your home? Name, sex, and race of first person.
Hispanic? Name, sex, and race of second person? Hispanic? Etc.

Do you own with mortgage, own free of mortgage, or rent your home?

It didn't even ask for the number of cats, dogs, chickens, monkeys, pot-bellied pigs, and other fur or feather bearing members of the family. Didn't ask for the number of bedrooms and bathrooms or any other invasive questions.

I wanted to put in HUMAN for race :evilgrin:, but decided I didn't need the hassel.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #90
101. Yeah, but you didn't mention the really sinister questions.
Age, and phone number. Bachmann knows that they need to know your age, before they call you to tell you to report to the properly, age segregated concentration camp.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #4
99. She doesn't want anyone to know how old she is.
They thought they were dealing with a six year old child. She doesn't want them to know that she's a mentally-handicapped old bat.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:08 PM
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5. .
:woohoo:
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:10 PM
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6. Remove sidearm from holster. Release safety. Shoot self in foot.
Repeat as necessary.

:eyes:
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #6
12. Exactly
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #12
50. LOL!!!!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #12
75. OMG, that's PERFECT!!! The only thing missing is plumber's crack.
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 11:40 PM by kestrel91316
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:35 AM
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87. Classic!
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Carnage251 Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #12
102. LOL
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:11 PM
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8. Good. Texas was supposed to get another Congresscritter or 2. Now they won't. Yes!!
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:14 PM
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9. Well, the 2000 rates are for final rates ....
So you're wrong to compare 14% vs. 48%, 22% vs. 68%, etc.

Still, Texas (along with Mississippi) has the current worst return rate thus far on the entire map. Good for them. They're stupid. But I'm sure the Republicans will convince them to send those forms back in so their districts can get some good gubmint money. I'm not counting them out yet.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:22 PM
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10. no count - no money. way to cut them noses off
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 02:22 PM by tomm2thumbs

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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:23 PM
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11. good--that means more $$$ for those of us who have sent it in
keep up the good work, morons.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:27 PM
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13. lol
:rofl:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:28 PM
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14. MORANS!!!
:rofl:
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:31 PM
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15. And will they also oppose the use of statistical techniques to correct "undersampling?"
I mean, if there aren't any more returns, they must be correct in reflecting the true population without correction, right? That's what the RW always says about cities and undercounting the homeless.....
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:32 PM
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16. Great! I suggest all republicans in majority republican districts join the boycott.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:33 PM
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17. This gives me an idea!
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #17
44. that was great man
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:05 PM
Response to Reply #17
51. Oh lordy...and the freepers are gonna take that as gospel.
Only sorry that post got so few recs.

Pop over over there, guys, and enjoy it.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:34 PM
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18. ........
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:34 PM
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19. the irony is that they're doing this because they resent the government coming to their door
and asking them personal questions like, "are you still alive?"

so by not filling out the form, they guarantee that a government employee will show up at their doorstep!

do they really think the census bureau will not follow up?

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:37 PM
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20. My sig line says it all
Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 02:38 PM by DainBramaged
88 of the DUMBEST counties voted for McCain, these must be some of them.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:39 PM
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23. Won't that effect their funding, their schools, whatever?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:48 PM
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26. Blue states are gonna make out like bandits with redistricting.
If only 25% of Texans fill out the census, they stand to lose 75% of their Congressional reps. Sweet.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:48 PM
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27. Now if only those high republican areas receive less funding.
But not likely to be the case. More likely to be doled out based on the state's budget as a whole.
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:51 PM
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28. I think we should buy a big ad and ENCOURAGE
this protest! This will show the libruls and the pointy heads what real Murcans do!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:51 PM
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29. I'm actually quite concerned for the Census Workers who will
be ringing the non-compliant ones' doorbells. There could be some ugly confrontations.
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Optimistic Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:52 PM
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30. They are Brilliant (Best News in American History)
I love the fact that because of this reasoning that Texas will only have 1 Congressional seat while the Progressive states will have over 375 seats, Say hello to a 3/4 majority of the House to be controlled by the Democratic Party
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:54 PM
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32. wonderful....so all the illegally maneuvering delay did twice after the
last census to redistrict more republican areas is going to go to waste. I love I really truly love. And it's all bachmann's fault she started the ball rolling.
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:55 PM
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34. Excellent
I guess they don't understand the phrase "cutting off your nose to spite your face". Fine with me. Some good blue districts can use the fed $$ and the less 'puke Texans in Congress the better.

Stupidity thy name is GOP
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:57 PM
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35. Buying the propaganda, moving against their own best interest
AGAIN!

Dumb ASSES!!!!
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:04 PM
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36. Isn't it the law to have to return census forms?
N/T
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:07 PM
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37. GOOD NEWS - THat means Texas is shrinking!!!
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:07 PM
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38. YES!
Social Darwinism at its finest!
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:09 PM
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39. This falls into the category of "Remove gun from holster, aim and shoot foot."
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anachro1 Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:21 PM
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41. I LOVE IT!
All those ignorant white folk won't be counted.

That means MORE MONEY for us!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:27 PM
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42. Google results for "communist revolution census."
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:35 PM
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45. LOL!
You're going to raise quite a ruckus on certain websites. Nice job!
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:34 PM
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43. Good. So not will those areas lose funding but all the $100 fines will help stimulate govt coffers.
$500 fines for lying, too. :thumbsup:
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vduhr Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:42 PM
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47. I thought they wanted to uphold the Constitution.
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #47
54. The conservative Constitution is like the conservative Jesus.
It is worshiped as an icon, without ever being read or understood.
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:45 PM
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48. Question -
At what point will the Census no longer accept Census forms? I know that the date of the Census is April 1. But what if they get the form back on April 15, or May 31, etc.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 03:54 PM
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49. Do it, Do it, Do it...DON'T send in those forms Texas...
and all you other wing-nut states.

DON'T send in those forms!

hahahahaha
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:24 PM
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53. Proof of years of inbreeding.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:36 PM
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55. Good Lord, they really are that stupid
The census has occurred every 10 years since 1790. It's not some conspiracy of the Obama administration to target conservatives.

Now let's hope that the idiots who keep re-electing Michelle Bachmann do the same.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 04:48 PM
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56. It will only hurt the Repubs...
Less population in Republican areas means less representation for them. Kind of shot themselves in the foot with all the Census paranoia.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 05:35 PM
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58. The Feds shouldn't even bother going door to door....
When someone doesn't fill it out, thye should just set up funding and Representation accordingly.
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:46 PM
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112. Sadly, the Government Is Constitutionally Obligated To Make Every Effort To Get This Info.
We can only hope that when the Census volunteers go door-to-door, they Repubs see it through and refuse to answer.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 05:40 PM
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59. Good! n/t
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TrollBuster9090 Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 06:13 PM
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60. Awww...and after Tom DeLay did all that work to rig the Congressional districts???
Looks like Tom DeLay did all that work of stealing and gerrymandering the Texas Congressional districts in 2003 for NOTHING! What's the point of corrupting the DOJ and re-distributing the Texas Congressional Districts in between Census reports when your nutcase supporters are just going to refuse to fill out the 2010 Census because they're afraid of the New World Order. You can't very well fill out a Census form when you're hiding in your basement underneath a pile of guns waiting to hear the sound of United Nations helicopters coming to steal your precious bodily fluids.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 07:24 PM
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63. Man, ya gotta love Palin. She does the heavy lifting for the Democratic Party!
What a doll!
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 07:29 PM
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64. What a bunch of morans
Stupid fucks. It's pretty sweet though!
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 07:37 PM
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65. I find it very silly that people wouldn't fill-out the census.
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 07:53 PM
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66. Name, birthdate, address
If the wingers don't think this information isn't already out there and readily available, they're nuts. If the government wants to "come after you" for a round up or whatever it is they're afraid of, they don't need the census to find you.
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 02:36 PM
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116. Haven't they ever heard of Google?
Haven't any of them ever Googled someones name and looked at all the entries that pop up? This is just amazing. Too bad all Repugs aren't this stupid, a lot of the world's problems would be solved.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 09:13 PM
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69. No census - No Money!
Not that complicated!
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 10:19 PM
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71. These people are dumber than even I thought they were....is there a
functioning brain among them?


mark
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 11:13 PM
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72. 3 RD GRADE DROPOUTS do9n't they know low counts = less congress seats = loss of
representation = lower voting power = current GOP STRAT ????
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:34 PM
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117. I'd argue that a lot of high school grads don't know it either.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:03 PM
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119. DeLusion is the only possible explanation....:o)
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 11:25 PM
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73. I guess no one lives there. Oh well!
More for me!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 11:34 PM
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74. I just keep coming back to this thread again and again for the sheer joy of it.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:22 AM
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78. Bite off nose to spite face
Sounds like a great idea to me!
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:40 AM
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79. Great, let's reduce their representation if they don't exist!
Less Texas house seats is not a bad thing for America!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 08:11 AM
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80. I wish this wasn't publicized but went under the radar. Their loss.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:16 AM
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81. Good. Fewer Republican districts
I hope these anti-Census idiots know that this is how Congression districts (and state government as well) are apportioned.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:33 AM
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84. GOOD!! Less pukes! n/t
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 10:35 AM by Fire1
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lobodons Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:34 AM
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85. More taxpayer money
So now more tax payer money has to be spent tracking these fuckers down so they can be counted. I am tea'd off at these fucking racist hypocrite teabaggers!!!!!!
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SocialistLez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:35 AM
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86. If they don't want to be counted...
it's their loss. Who cares?

If they lose a representative, it's their own fault. I frankly won't lose a night's worth of sleep because a Republican is no longer in the House. Heck, I might sleep better.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:47 AM
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88. ...
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:10 AM
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91. Maybe they are just procrastinating like me
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 11:11 AM by WatchWhatISay
I just mailed mine back yesterday. Our county is at 47% compared to 68% in 2000. However, we do have an active tea party group here as well as the KKK, which holds demonstrations at least once each year.

Such a beautiful state, but so many ugly, hateful, politically and religiously extremist people.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:36 PM
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118. I just mailed mine yesterday too. Maybe they are all waiting for April Fools' Day?
So as not to jinx themselves or anything (you know, someone moving in or someone, uh, leaving).
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ThomThom Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:28 AM
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92. the census people will be more at risk and they will spend
more time and money searching them out and counting them anyway
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 08:45 AM
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120. You are Right
The census will cost more money and be more risky for workers. Conservatives are supposedly against high government spending, but due to their actions the census will cost more money.
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 08:03 PM
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122. you mean high government spending
unless it's spent killing people in bogus wars or paying off war profiteers? Then they're more than fine about government spending. They just don't want the People's money being spent on people.
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:47 AM
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95. Now they have reason to complain about 'taxation without representation?'

And they might have a leg to stand on if they didn't shoot themselves in the foot.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:50 AM
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96. Shhhhhhh!!!
Edited on Wed Mar-31-10 11:52 AM by jeff47
Don't 'tell 'em until after the census is done. :evilgrin:

It's a tad ironic that Republicans worked so hard to have the census bureau not apply any statistics to correct for under-reporting.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 11:52 AM
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97. They're probably confused by the questions.
It asks about people at the residence as of April 1, 2010.

Since that's not until tomorrow, they may be waiting until then. Or they really are assholes.

I've had mine for a couple of weeks now, and I didn't know if my father was coming to live with us for a while. I delayed filling it out, to be as accurate as possible on the specified date. I found out last night, that he's not, so I filled it out and mailed it in today.

It's really simple. Took about 2 minutes to fill out, and the most intrusive questions were age and phone number.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 12:33 PM
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103. The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways, n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:13 PM
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105. Amazing.
Teh stupid, it burns.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:27 PM
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106. Those fools are so stupid so misguided
that they would cut off their nose to spite their face....is that how that saying goes?

Bad for them, good for the rest of us. :)
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:34 PM
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107. Also need to understand
immigrants have a census boycott as well
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:41 PM
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109. Good!
I didn't know Michele Bachmann was working for us. I'll take all the help we can get.
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:43 PM
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110. Fucking AWESOME. It's About Time This Idiocy Worked Against Itself And Not the Rest Of Us.
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 01:59 PM
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115. This is great
Convince them all to just go away from the public life they profess to abhor, and let the grownups run the country!
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 10:05 AM
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121. They may have been waiting for the April 1st date that is specified
The census asts "who is living or sleeping in the home on April 1, 2010"?

Some folks may not think they can give an accurate and truthful answer to that question until after that date. They could guess who would probably still be alive and be living there, but it might change.
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