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(Politico)   Census Bureau has no idea who this Trump guy is but can't wait to meet Biden   (politico.com) divider line
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2021-01-17 2:27:22 AM  
Which is the responsible choice.
 
2021-01-17 4:38:06 AM  
Cue Trump going "Curses, foiled again" a'la Snidely Whiplash.
 
2021-01-17 4:46:51 AM  
Bureaucracy can be used for good as well as evil.
 
2021-01-17 4:50:59 AM  
A census should be the boring nerdy thing ever, ask everyone about their everything, politics has no place in it.  Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people and political issue.
 
2021-01-17 4:56:41 AM  
Stuff like this is going to make the Obama roar seem like a mosquito buzz, isn't it? If we think they were loud then just wait.

Good on the census people. You done good.
 
2021-01-17 5:14:21 AM  

Langdon_777: A census should be the boring nerdy thing ever, ask everyone about their everything, politics has no place in it.  Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people and political issue.


Oh my spelling errors in this post, suggest I am at that stage of being drunker than I think I am.  You know what I meant, if you do not then, .... ..... .... fine:

A census should be the most boring nerdy thing ever! Ask everyone about their everything and promise them that it will be private. Politics has no place in this. Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people, and a few other lifestyle questions, something that was/is a threat to the stability of the USoA.

He was wrong about the influence of the census (the person who put that idea in his head should be killed quietly behind the shed) and he disgraced a thing that numbers people have relied on for decades, in order to get a true picture of WTF is going on.  We all can see why the most useless "president" in US history (maybe the World's history) wants to fundge some figures.
 
2021-01-17 5:15:53 AM  
Deep state strikes again... Muthafarkas!

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2021-01-17 5:36:26 AM  

Langdon_777: A census should be the boring nerdy thing ever, ask everyone about their everything, politics has no place in it.  Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people and political issue.


I find myself surprised that Trump didn't manage to get his census-mangling done.  He aimed to exclude the undocumented from day one: a relatively straightforward administrative change, initially with the backing of GOP majorities in House, Senate and SCOTUS.

He was and is amazinglyineffective.
 
2021-01-17 6:30:10 AM  

Langdon_777: A census should be the boring nerdy thing ever, ask everyone about their everything, politics has no place in it.  Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people and political issue.


Because to Republicans and to white power otherf*ckers it is. And it's why a lot of folks supported Donnie, to get a twisted census that won't mean significant changes until 2030.

Which is about the time that white folks are likely to fall to 50% or lower. Already, the trends are setting, and the number of Reps is directly affected, as well as Drawing up Congressional districts.

It should be a boring exercise, unless you've heavily invested in racists who fear getting "replaced." Then, it's a matter of survival as a party. Because it would mandate some changes to navigate the new political realities.

Of course, because of the investment into the Crazy Train, the party may fragment. Which makes these measures moot.
 
2021-01-17 7:05:12 AM  
Never forget though that conservatives on the supreme court were itching to have them declared "not a person". We have a demonstrativly evil supreme court right now and the last thing we can do is allow politicians to be elected who will throw them legislation to diminish human rights or inflict penalties for not falling into their powerbrokers club cause right now that's what they are waiting for.
 
2021-01-17 8:27:36 AM  
"Outgoing President Donald Trump's plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census totals used to apportion congressional seats is officially dead."

Halle - f***ing - luia....this might be the most plainly unconstitutional thing he's done. And it's a fundamental undermining of those states with these populations.
 
2021-01-17 8:34:02 AM  

Catlenfell: Bureaucracy can be used for good as well as evil.


I love that for the past few months, the various Executive departments have heard loud orders telling them to do things that are often contrary to the purpose of their department, and the response of the Federal bureaucracy has basically been to slow-walk it. "Yes, sir, we'll get right on that. Just as soon as we can."

The people in charge of a bureau might be the worst kind of ideologue, but the day-to-day worker in the trenches has seen where their department helps, and that's important. So, yeah, they're just going to use various delaying tactics to contain the damage as best as possible. After Wednesday at noon, there's not going to be repercussions.
 
2021-01-17 8:42:24 AM  
Because citizens of other countries should help determine our elections. Makes perfect sense.
 
2021-01-17 8:50:58 AM  
Is the hahahah!ha guy away being apportioned?
 
2021-01-17 9:03:15 AM  
Add this to the list of complete and utter failures for Donny Bone Spurs.
 
2021-01-17 9:06:25 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: Langdon_777: A census should be the boring nerdy thing ever, ask everyone about their everything, politics has no place in it.  Yet the worse "president" in US history managed to make just counting people and political issue.

I find myself surprised that Trump didn't manage to get his census-mangling done.  He aimed to exclude the undocumented from day one: a relatively straightforward administrative change, initially with the backing of GOP majorities in House, Senate and SCOTUS.

He was and is amazinglyineffective.


This guess it was the left wing that was going to get tired of all the winning.

Suck a farking loser. And the GOP were just as bad, as they could have rid themselves of this moron a year ago and chose not to.

Exceptions: kids in cages, withdrawing from treaties, deregulation and the like were not "wins," but farking crimes.

When this administration / permacampaign / wholesale grift warehouse / pedophile safe haven / nepotism depot / fast food fart emporium attempted to color within the lines, it failed at every turn.
 
2021-01-17 9:07:27 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Because citizens of other countries should help determine our elections. Makes perfect sense.


It is the job of the census to give an accurate count of the number of people living in the United States. It is not the job of the census to enact immigration reform or to make sure that the homeless don't die on Steam events in January. The census is meant to be a tool in order to give a snapshot for legislators to know where to direct Government funding to help the most people.

Any other interpretation from that really is a willful misunderstanding on your part.
 
2021-01-17 9:16:06 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Because citizens of other countries should help determine our elections. Makes perfect sense.


Your feelings on the subject mean fark-all against the Constitution and the Enumeration Clause.

"shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons "

That's Persons. Not citizens. All Free Persons in the country.
 
2021-01-17 9:59:01 AM  
I love when I explain some undocumented people pay taxes.  Seeing someone's brain misfire in real time is hilarious.

Even though it's a small portion that pay taxes the rest do contribute to the local economy in many ways.
 
2021-01-17 10:19:27 AM  

rummonkey: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Because citizens of other countries should help determine our elections. Makes perfect sense.

It is the job of the census to give an accurate count of the number of people living in the United States. It is not the job of the census to enact immigration reform or to make sure that the homeless don't die on Steam events in January. The census is meant to be a tool in order to give a snapshot for legislators to know where to direct Government funding to help the most people.

Any other interpretation from that really is a willful misunderstanding on your part.


Is this correct? Counting citizens of other countries in the census could be what gives the Democrats control of the House? Seems dumb.

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It's just incentive to encourage illegal immigration- which, surprise, Democrats have been exploiting.
 
2021-01-17 12:21:08 PM  
They are Biden their time.
 
2021-01-17 12:52:10 PM  
As a Geographer, all I can say is: THANK GOD
 
2021-01-17 4:44:47 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Because citizens of other countries should help determine our elections. Makes perfect sense.


Yes, because they are represented in Congress and state legislatures and county commissions and city councils. They don't get to vote but they are still represented and their lives affected by them and they still pay a multitude of taxes. Thus, they count.
 
2021-01-17 11:30:32 PM  
Do Over.
 
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