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  • Reapportionment Bites Obama and the Democrats, Hard (2012 redistricting)

    12/21/2010 9:15:13 AM PST · by heiss · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The new Congressional reapportionment numbers are out. States gaining Congressional seats: Arizona (1), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1). States losing Congressional seats: Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1). You’ll notice John McCain won six of the eight states gaining seats. You’ll notice Barack Obama won eight of the ten states losing seats.
  • Reapportionment and the Electoral College

    12/21/2010 12:51:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 95 replies · 2+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 21, 2010 | Sean Trende
    The U.S. Census Bureau today announced its long-awaited final population and reapportionment numbers. The official population of the U.S. as of April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538, up from 281,421,906 in 2000. The Northeast grew 3.2 percent, the Midwest grew 3.9 percent, the South grew 14.3 percent and the West grew by 13.8 percent. Overall, it was the slowest growth in the country since the 1930s. The apportionment winners were: Texas (4 seats), Florida (2 seats), Arizona (1 seat), Georgia (1 seat), Nevada (1 seat), South Carolina (1 seat), Utah (1 seat), Washington (1 seat). The losers were: New York (2...
  • Texas gains four seats as U.S. population up 9.7%

    12/21/2010 9:24:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 4+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 11:56 a.m. EST | By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Texas will add four seats in the House of Representatives as the Census Department revealed Tuesday that the U.S. population grew at the slowest pace since the Great Depression. The population as of April 2010 was 308.7 million, up 9.7% over the last decade. The South and the West led the way in growth, with the West now more populous than the Midwest for the first time. Michigan actually lost population, down 0.6% as the automotive industry struggled. The population shift will affect 12 out of the 435 seats apportioned in the House. Florida gets two more...
  • Redistricting chat

    11/04/2010 7:57:42 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 177 replies
    I don't know if others find this as interesting as I do but let's see. On another thread there was some discussion about whether PA-12 (Critz, Murtha's successor) would be eliminated in 2012. If the estimates at are any good, let's suggest some mapping strategies for any number of states. I'm guessing there won't be enough interest to break this into state-by-state threads.
  • Census 2010-- Numbers, Illusions, and Politics

    07/08/2010 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 4 replies
    MSMB ^ | June 15, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    I am sure (or at least, I hope) you heard by now that Obama is fudging his unemployment numbers so that it appears as though he has control of the unemployment rate. In other words, he is attempting to manufacture artificial success. He is doing this by adding hundreds of thousands of government gigs (I call them gigs, because gigs are temporary jobs that last until a single service is complete). On his campaign organizing website, Obama boasts that the “…Numbers Show Fifth Straight Month of Growth.” This is being passed off as success in Obama’s favor. But what is...
  • Census 2010-- Numbers, Illusions, and Politics

    06/15/2010 3:53:40 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 12 replies · 304+ views
    MSMB ^ | June 15, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    I am sure (or at least, I hope) you heard by now that Obama is fudging his unemployment numbers so that it appears as though he has control of the unemployment rate. In other words, he is attempting to manufacture artificial success. He is doing this by adding hundreds of thousands of government gigs (I call them gigs, because gigs are temporary jobs that last until a single service is complete). On his campaign organizing website, Obama boasts that the “…Numbers Show Fifth Straight Month of Growth.” This is being passed off as success in Obama’s favor. But what is...
  • Census Bureau Corruption:

    06/02/2010 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | June 2, 2010 | Glenn Beck and Company
    Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe joined the program today to talk about their latest undercover investigation on the Census. How much money is being wasted per day through corruption, fraud and incompetence? Census Cost Fraud

    05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 443+ views
    SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members." SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year. SNIPPET: "The...
  • Hispanics of special interest to census workers

    05/01/2010 2:47:53 PM PDT · by usalady · 2 replies · 231+ views ^ | May 1, 2010 | Martha
    The U.S. Census Bureau will be sending 600,000 enumerators house to house to interview those who did not return their Census Forms.
  • It’s official: Obama is black

    04/03/2010 6:40:21 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 229 replies · 6,689+ views ^ | April 3, 2010 | Staff
    He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama gave only one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American. The White House confirmed Friday that Obama did not check multiple boxes on his U.S. Census form, or choose the option that allows him to elaborate on his racial heritage. He ticked the box that says "Black, African Am., or Negro."
  • Obama Marks 'Census Day' By Filling Out Form : Unclear What President Identified As His Race

    04/02/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 949+ views
    ap ^ | April 1, 2010
    The White House didn't immediately respond to questions about how Obama had identified his race. Obama is the child of a white mother and a black father; the form offers options for white, black and "some other race."
  • Deadline USA: It's why many Texans haven't returned their Census forms (counting as of Apr 1)

    04/01/2010 12:06:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 64 replies · 2,204+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 01, 2010 | Tom McIlroy
    Today is national Census Day, the official date used as a marking point for the biennial national population count. ...Texas has been lagging behind the rest of the country. But our Texas on the Potomac readers say there's a very good reason why they hadn't return them before today: The form states that the Census count takes place on April 1. Question 1 on the Census form asks: "How many people are living in this house on April 1st?" ..."The form has been widely publicized as being a legal requirement and at our house, we're not about to sign and...
  • Fearful Tenants Say Count Me Out Of Census

    PIERSON -- The population in Pierson is estimated at 2,600, but even the mayor believes it could be higher than that. Migrant workers, not all of them here legally, make up a big part of the fern capital of the world. Few know just how many live in anonymity. Census forms have arrived in the mail, but not everyone is filling them out. "No, I have not filled it out,” said Alejandrina Hernandez. “Because it is in English." The language barrier is only one reason. Even though census officials say all information given to that agency will be used by...
  • Just got my census!

    03/17/2010 2:26:14 AM PDT · by djf · 60 replies · 2,004+ views
    And, boy, was I excited! So I looked at it close. On the front it said: United States (then the symbol of a circle around an R meaning Copyright) CENSUS 2010 So I thought no biggie, nobody can actually copyright the phrase "United States" Then I checked for a stamp I was convinced there would be no stamp, because official business of the United States can get mailed with no stamp, it's called the franking privilege. Lo and behold! It's marked Postage and fees paid, permit NO. G-58 So who the hell copyrighted "United States"? And why do they have...
  • Ron Paul: ‘No’ on Census Support

    03/10/2010 11:57:08 AM PST · by speciallybland · 38 replies · 1,499+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/08/2010 | Jean Spencer
    Rep. Ron Paul was the single “no” vote on a resolution last week to support participation in the 2010 Census. In a weekly column on his Web site, the Texas Republican said the census “has grown far beyond what the framers of our Constitution intended.” He said the government has no business collecting personal information such as ethnicity, income and religious affiliation and categorizing people into groups. “From a constitutional perspective, of course, the answer to each of these questions is: ‘None of your business,’” Paul said. “But the bigger question is — why government is so intent on compiling...
  • Barack Obama opponents urge census boycott......

    03/08/2010 1:15:09 PM PST · by TaraP · 181 replies · 1,399+ views
    Conservative opponents of the Obama administration are urging supporters to resist the upcoming US census, saying it asks too many questions and reflects increasing government intrusion into private matters. The census, held every 10 years since 1790, is becoming a focal point for the growing anti-government movement in the US. The government will endeavour to count every person living in the US, regardless of legal, immigration or citizenship status. The count, which helps determine political representation and the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in government funds, is mandated by the constitution. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a virulently conservative, anti-Obama...
  • U.S. Census 2010 Update

    03/02/2010 4:28:09 PM PST · by Sopater · 29 replies · 1,846+ views
      HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION   J. Michael Smith, Esq. President Michael P. Farris, Esq. Chairman U.S. Census 2010 Update February 26, 2010 Americans from coast to coast will start receiving the U.S. Census mailings for the next census in March of 2010. You may have questions about your rights in regards to the upcoming questionnaires. How can you protect the integrity and confidentiality of your homeschool while responding to the U.S. Census? In this report, we attempt to provide answers to frequently asked questions about the census. What are the U.S. Census Questions? According to the U.S. Census...
  • (Houston) Mayor, faith leaders urge census participation (Shelia Jackson Lee alert)

    03/02/2010 10:39:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 01, 2010 | Mike Snyder
    "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when you number them." -- Exodus 30:12. No one talked about plagues or ransoms during a news conference today at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown.... These local leaders gathered to promote "Census Sabbath" (PDF) March 5-7. They encouraged pastors, rabbis, priests and other spiritual leaders to dedicate sermons and other messages to the value of returning 2010 Census forms that will arrive in mailboxes...
  • Census Bureau to spend 3000 dollars on Fortune Cookies

    02/26/2010 11:00:28 AM PST · by csd · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 26, 2010 | CSD
    Ok, now this is getting ridiculous. First of all the United States Census Bureau has budgeted 340 million dollars to advertise the 2010 census. Guess who’s going to cover this 340 million dollar ads bill. You guessed it, we are. Then the bureau blows 2.5 million dollars of US taxpayers’ to air a census commercial during the Super Bowl. Now they are planning on wasting another $3000.00 of their $340 million ads budget on fortune cookies. Yes that’s right, fortune cookies.
  • [Texas:]Census 2010: Keeping tracks of Colonias proves difficult

    02/03/2010 8:35:45 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies · 552+ views
    KGNS News ^ | Feb 1, 2010
    During the 2000 census, a combination of challenges affected how accurately the colonias were counted. Language barriers and lack of physical infrastructure were just some of the problems. "In my congressional district we lost 55 million dollars mainly federal and state money because we didn't count everybody." The Census Director and Congressman Henry Cuellar met in Washington three weeks ago to discuss the importance of outreach efforts along the border. The Census Director has an important message for the people in this Colonia and is not to be afraid when they come knocking at your door. "This is a safe...