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The Census: A Geraldo Rivera Tutorial

In Harvard Math on 31/03/2010 at 19:07

Unless you’ve been in GITMO you probably know that a census in progress. Strike that. Obama probably wants to count the terrorists, too.

Liberals and progressives – my, these people give them themselves such sweet names – expand government. In a nutshell that is what they are about – bigger government. Their goals have little to do with sheltering the homeless or seeing that everyone has affordable health care. Have a look at the congressional health insurance package if you don’t believe it.

Everything liberals do is about power.

The 2010 Census is like no other in our history, not necessarily for its intrusiveness (the form is actually shorter this year), but for its intended use. Of course the information, the government wants you to know, is (wink, wink) strictly confidential.

The originally mandated purpose for the census was to apportion the number of congressional representatives for each state and to assess taxes directly for each state. Which nowadays amounts to federal money allocated back to the states largely for government assistance. This, for the uneducated in government-speak, is so Latino groups can sue us for bilingual ballots.

There is no Constitutional requirement for citizens to respond to the census questionnaire, however congress has, as one might guess, passed a law requiring it. That law is printed somewhere in English and Spanish.

To accomplish this task the U.S. Census Bureau has hired bilingual community organizing groups like the former ACORN to collect the information. ACORN is no longer viable but there are plenty of other lefto organizations out there to take their place.

In the top left-hand column of the form there is a light blue box. The box includes several paragraphs of instruction and the first question: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? There. Wasn’t that easy? That question alone fulfills the mandate set forth in Article I, Section 2, clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

But, of course, there is more. The form requires by law that you divulge your ethnic origin, name, telephone number, and … well, you can get a rough idea at this website.

This year, for the first time in our history to my knowledge, the government will count Illegal residents of the United States in the national census. That means congressional seats will be apportioned strictly by population, not citizenry.

This is for Geraldo Rivera and other good friends to our Latino neighbors who think this is a good idea:

The way one determines how many non-resident aliens are within the confines of the United States is with a safe and sane immigration policy on our borders and ports of entry. Past administrations knew this, which is why, when the WOPs (those With Out Papers) arrived at Ellis Island, we, out of the goodness of our hearts, allowed them into the country. We knew whom we were letting into the country.

Here is the upside. Almost nobody thinks this census is a good idea this year. Liberals don’t like government intrusion because someone might discover that, while they are registered Democrat, their true allegiance is to the Muslim Brotherhood or the American Communist Party. These associations are not illegal but for some reason they don’t want anyone to know. Illegals don’t like it because, well, they are illegal. Conservatives hate it because, well, duh!

Anyway, if conservatives don’t respond to the census, not to worry, the government will simply count Hispanic heads to make up for it.

So should one fill out the form, that is, beyond the little blue box that asks how many are in your household? Aha! I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Use your own judgment. But there are valid reasons to fill it out in spite of all the tomfoolery, so don’t trash it before you have weighed all the information.

I will, however, leave you with this:

When Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” he wasn’t suggesting that citizens take up arms and march on Washington; he was talking about this very thing. Peaceful civil protest against corrupt government.


Nutso Code Pinkers Try to Cuff and Arrest Carl Rove

In The Haters on 30/03/2010 at 22:44

Republican strategist Karl Rove

A mob of Code Pink activists stormed the stage and tried to put former Bush Deputy Chief of Staff and top adviser Karl Rove in handcuffs at a Beverly Hills book signing last night, eventually driving him from the stage.

The local CBS news affiliate sniped, “Karl Rove book tour starts off with a bang.” The video can be seen here.

A brief word of advice for Mr. Rove and Ann Coulter. Hire some very aggressive bodyguards and turn them loose on these scumbags. When will enough be enough?

Leftist media and universities are now openly setting the stage for attacks on freedom of any speech but their own and it has gone too far. It is one thing for a group of inbred French-Canadians to go off on Coulter; it is quite another when they get away with it repeatedly at home.

These thugs should be arrested but, since that apparently isn’t going to happen, public speakers like Rove and Coulter should take matters into their own hands. Yes, we believe in non-violent protest, but we are not freaking Gandhi.

When freedom of speech violates another’s freedom of speech it is no longer speech, it is criminal behavior. This is a very good time for conservative rights group to start filing civil rights suits against universities and other organizations that don’t assure and enforce the safety of their public speakers. Coulter met the Canadian university that suborned the actions of its mobbing students with just that.

Now Rove should take on Code Pink.


In Reaganology, The Wrong Right Turn on 30/03/2010 at 05:54

Normally I read the Huffington Post with a magnifying glass in one hand and a pair of tweezers in the other, so I can pick out a speck of truth whenever I happen across it. But this time they got their story straight. Well, almost.

In the wake of Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller breaking the story of GOP fundraisers splurging in a West Hollywood lesbian and bondage bar, Huff-Post’s Sam Stein reports that calls for GOP chair Michael Steele’s resignation are intensifying. Not so much for the Voyeur Bar splurge, as the simple fact that Steele doesn’t seem to be plugged in to the general mood of the electorate.

I agree. Not that I think Steele is alone among Republicans. Almost none of them get it. But who, I ask you, would think that it was a good idea to solicit funds from donors who think of a good time as a night out at a dyke bar? Huh? Message to Mike! Brother, what, are you nuts?

The Huffer goes on to point out that Steele was not present at the party. He only signed off on the expenses!

I am dubious of the GOP’s ability to run this country, and a recent generic poll suggests that many Americans agree. Bumbling moves like the aforementioned are a case in point. Right now Republicans are held in no higher esteem than Democrats. Where, pray tell, is the party of Ronald Reagan? The party of family values and smaller government?

Well, obviously, some of them are at the lesbo bar.

More importantly, what happened to the vision? Reagan didn’t call for a Low Rent Rendezvous; he called the GOP to a Rendezvous with Destiny.

Look, maybe Steele didn’t review the expenditures list closely enough before he approved it. I don’t think – think being the operative verb here – that Michael Steele is dishonest or kinky weird, but this incident leads to a bigger question.

When are you people going to get the message?

This is classic GOP behavior. During the Clinton impeachment proceedings, in the late 1990s, half dozen Republican lawmakers were outted for their own adulterous affairs; since that time there have been a slew of corruption scandals and improprieties by GOP senators and congressmen.

Sleaze is the Democrats’ forte. They do it better than anyone on the planet and, even when they get caught, no one is surprised. Why? Because they’re sleazy people. They cheat, they lie, and they tell you everyone is doing it.

And all too often they are right.

If Steele and the Republicans want to win and retain power in the U.S. Congress and Senate they need to get their freaking act together. People expect more from you guys, and you continue to let us down.