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2017-06-30 04:09:09 AM  
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2017-06-30 04:39:08 AM  
Well done subby. Surely a HOTY nominee.
 
2017-06-30 05:36:15 AM  
2020 should be a lot simpler with everybody moving to Germany and New Zealand.
 
2017-06-30 05:46:01 AM  
With Trump doing the appointing, I'm afraid black people are going to have to get used to counting as 3/5s again. Sorry folks.
 
2017-06-30 06:25:30 AM  
I'm not even a person.
 
2017-06-30 06:32:04 AM  
I can't wait for the amazing revelation that Wyoming and Kansas now have 279 million people and the corresponding share of the Congressional Delegation while somehow California and New York have a lower population than the audience of Sean Spicer's new Lee Greenwood Tribute Band playing for 4am slot at the Whisky-A-Go-Go
 
2017-06-30 06:32:53 AM  
Trump's nominee for Census Bureau Director:
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2017-06-30 06:39:21 AM  
So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.
 
2017-06-30 06:51:14 AM  
I worked for the 2010 Census and, given the caliber of people that get hired as enumerators, no one should have any faith whatsoever in the count. There are a nearly endless quantity of weird stories from the folks knocking on doors, though.

Also, the average American is a giant pain in the ass.
 
2017-06-30 06:51:38 AM  

Kittypie070: I'm not even a person.


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2017-06-30 06:52:45 AM  

crazydave023: This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.


Such a sweet kid.
 
2017-06-30 06:54:07 AM  
So, the head of the Census Bureau thought now was a good time to retire?
 
2017-06-30 06:54:38 AM  
Well, that was a depressing read. All around, just another indicator this nation is completely farked.
 
2017-06-30 07:06:22 AM  

born_yesterday: crazydave023: This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.

Such a sweet kid.


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2017-06-30 07:11:22 AM  
This is just another stop on the road to third world nationhood.
Next week he'll be covering himself in gaudy medals and calling himself "President for life"
 
2017-06-30 07:11:38 AM  
What do you bet that Trump has no CLUE what the Census Bureau does...?
 
2017-06-30 07:23:59 AM  

JulieAzel626: So, the head of the Census Bureau thought now was a good time to retire?


It is, he sees the Trump train coming and is getting the hell out of it's way.
 
2017-06-30 07:27:12 AM  
So, in the context of the recent election, we should boldly charge straight ahead into doing the census online, because what can possibly go wrong?
 
2017-06-30 07:27:25 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: What do you bet that Trump has no CLUE what the Census Bureau does...?


"People ask me, lots of people are asking 'What's going on with the Census'. Let me tell you, I've got the best Census. My Doctor, he says "Trump, your Census are off the charts, they're so good. I can't even believe it". 5 Census and mine are I think the best census of any president ever."

Trump, Probably.

/I apologise I haven't spent much time imitating Trumps Grundlespeech...
 
2017-06-30 07:34:48 AM  
Careful of walking up to, "the wrong house" in Lansing Michigan.
 
2017-06-30 07:35:01 AM  
Scorch the rural parts of America and buy our food from China, it's the only way to save our society.
 
2017-06-30 07:36:07 AM  

Scanty Em: So, in the context of the recent election, we should boldly charge straight ahead into doing the census online, because what can possibly go wrong?


Weird... a lot of Nikitas and Anastasias these days....
 
2017-06-30 07:37:23 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I can't wait for the amazing revelation that Wyoming and Kansas now have 279 million people and the corresponding share of the Congressional Delegation while somehow California and New York have a lower population than the audience of Sean Spicer's new Lee Greenwood Tribute Band playing for 4am slot at the Whisky-A-Go-Go


CSB I played at the Whisky (1978)  It was only during a quick sound check for my buddy's band but I was there and I played /CSB
 
2017-06-30 07:37:29 AM  

Boo_Guy: JulieAzel626: So, the head of the Census Bureau thought now was a good time to retire?

It is, he sees the Trump train coming and is getting the hell out of it's way.


By Trump train do you mean toxic transport train.

Watching Morning Joe and Joe and Mika explain what happened and some behind the scenes things, and it's worse than imagined.
 
2017-06-30 07:37:43 AM  

NathanAllen: Scorch the rural parts of America and buy our food from China, it's the only way to save our society.


Never thought I'd be rooting for the Yellowstone supervolcano, but, as they said, "fark their feelings".
 
2017-06-30 07:38:46 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: What do you bet that Trump has no CLUE what the Census Bureau does...?


I bet you are right. But I'd bet that Putin does.
 
2017-06-30 07:46:17 AM  

JulieAzel626: toxic transport train


...band name....
 
2017-06-30 07:49:07 AM  

JulieAzel626: Boo_Guy: JulieAzel626: So, the head of the Census Bureau thought now was a good time to retire?

It is, he sees the Trump train coming and is getting the hell out of it's way.

By Trump train do you mean toxic transport train.

Watching Morning Joe and Joe and Mika explain what happened and some behind the scenes things, and it's worse than imagined.


Yea that's exactly what I mean, there's a giant turdvalanche headed his way and he decided to step down before it could bury him.
 
2017-06-30 07:54:38 AM  

LarryDan43: Careful of walking up to, "the wrong house" in Lansing Michigan.


Whoops, that's Lansing Illinois. But probably applies everywhere.
 
2017-06-30 08:07:28 AM  
"WASHINGTON -- Census analysts are stunned by the results of the 2020 census, which shows that just over 50% of all American citizens are first- or second-generation Russians."
 
2017-06-30 08:12:49 AM  
The 2020 Census will show that 50% of the population of CA and NY is made up of illegal Mexican Muslims, stripping those states of half their representatives.
 
2017-06-30 08:18:19 AM  

crazydave023: This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.


Have you been living under a rock?  Nothing is beyond politics for today's GOP.  Party before country is their farking motto.
 
2017-06-30 08:20:06 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: What do you bet that Trump has no CLUE what the Census Bureau does...?


I bet he sees it as a good chance to count illegals and get rid of them.
 
2017-06-30 08:21:51 AM  
Hmmm, why would the GOP want to focus on the census...? Almost as if it drives certain things....
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2017-06-30 08:24:21 AM  

crazydave023: So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.


Yeah, we're all farked.
 
2017-06-30 08:30:34 AM  

crazydave023: So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.


That would be harder to do than it sounds, as states run their own census efforts, and can use that to challenge the Federal results if necessary.
 
2017-06-30 08:32:10 AM  

Pichu0102: crazydave023: So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.

Yeah, we're all farked.



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"Lesson 3: Beware the one-party state. The parties that remade states and suppressed rivals were not omnipotent from the start. They exploited a historic moment to make political life impossible for their opponents. So support the multi-party system and defend the rules of democratic elections. Vote in local and state elections while you can." -- Timothy Snyder
 
2017-06-30 08:34:32 AM  
Watched the Census on CSPAN decades ago. All the big GOP lawyers were there. There's something extremely political about counting's role in math, even though they don't require a loyalty oath to study algebra or 2nd degree differential equations.

The same lawyers may be defending quite a few White House staff soon, so they need to get the Census locked down now. At least it will be overseen by a former official of the Russian mob/politician money laundering bank in Cyprus, Alfa Bank, so it's in good hands and no corruption should be anticipated.
 
2017-06-30 08:35:40 AM  

crazydave023: So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.


Now you're catching on. So while it's important to flip seats in 2018 and to keep building the coalition against Trump, keep this fact in the back of your mind. What if the Republicans fully corrupt the voting system as they clearly want to? What would you do then? Don't wait until it happens to plan for it.
 
2017-06-30 08:38:20 AM  

Scanty Em: "WASHINGTON -- Census analysts are stunned by the results of the 2020 census, which shows that just over 50% of all American citizens are first- or second-generation Russians."


My friend's mom was a census worker in South Carolina. She said in the rural areas when she identified herself, she had a gun pulled on her multiple times.
 
2017-06-30 08:39:23 AM  
Whoops, replied to the wrong post.
 
2017-06-30 09:27:59 AM  

Sydney Bridges: 2020 should be a lot simpler with everybody moving to Germany and New Zealand.


And dying of preventable health issues.
 
2017-06-30 09:36:39 AM  

odinsposse: crazydave023: So, the GOP will manipulate the census data or defund the census bureau to do whatever it takes to stay in power. They know they can't keep the gerrymandering up at these levels after the 2020 census data comes in. This is the democrats last, best hope  of fixing the gerrymandering issue for the next two decades. I believe in doing the right thing and fully funding the census and making it as thorough and complete as possible. I hope that this can be executed without partisan bickering or conducting shady activities to gain an electoral advantage. This goes beyond politics, this is about data for the good of the nation.

Now you're catching on. So while it's important to flip seats in 2018 and to keep building the coalition against Trump, keep this fact in the back of your mind. What if the Republicans fully corrupt the voting system as they clearly want to? What would you do then? Don't wait until it happens to plan for it.


What makes you think they already haven't? There's no way to verify our votes were actually counted correctly, or at all. If machines tossed random votes for a certain party, and we didn't go through and recheck the print outs, we would never know. Hell, what even happens to the paper print out trails after the election?
Our elections are already a sham. I wouldn't be surprised if the results were calculated well before election day. There's no way we'd find out especially since the winners gain control of the government, and they have no reason besides morals to double check the result or make sure everyone's votes were correctly counted. And if you think the GOP has morals besides fark the poor, give to the rich, well, I don't know what to tell you.
 
2017-06-30 10:03:37 AM  
TFA: Another issue facing the next Census Bureau director is the unresolved controversy over its decision to not add sexual orientation and gender identity as a proposed topic for the American Community Survey, despite requests for that data from multiple federal agencies.



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Well, on a brighter note for the LBGTQ folks...

 
2017-06-30 10:21:52 AM  

Catlenfell: This is just another stop on the road to third world nationhood.


Next week he'll be covering himself in gaudy medals and calling himself "President for life"



 
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