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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...
  • Sparks fly over use of 'Negro' by Census (Quanell X alert)

    01/14/2010 8:49:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 73 replies · 1,713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2010, 10:05PM | MIKE TOLSON
    ...For recent generations, the word is at best archaic and at worst is seen as racist, a holdover from Jim Crow days. What may make sense to demographers does not wash to many who grew up associating it with segregation. ...Houston Counts, a city-sponsored committee which is partnering with the bureau to promote a complete count, met last week with an angry coalition of people opposed to the word, ultimately deciding not to defend the bureau's use of “Negro” and agreeing to participate in a town hall meeting on the subject tonight. The upshot of it might be nothing more...
  • The Census boondoggle: $340 million ad campaign

    01/04/2010 11:10:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 4, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Otherwise known as the tax-subsidized National Democrat Future Voter Outreach Drive: Anyone who doesn’t know there is a Census this year will know after Monday. The government’s unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz of the 2010 Census launches Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour in New York City’s Times Square. A 46-foot trailer, to be unveiled on NBC’s Today show, and 12 smaller cargo vans with 14-foot trailers will crisscross more than 150,000 miles nationwide through April to promote the benefits of responding to the 10-question Census. They will stop at more than 800 events...
  • Texas to Gain Four US House Seats Under Reapportionment, Analysis Shows

    12/23/2009 10:16:54 AM PST · by BP2 · 69 replies · 3,194+ views
    National Journal ^ | Dec. 23 | Richard E. Cohen
    With the Census Bureau's release today of its annual population estimates for the 50 states, the final projections of next year's decennial census reveal further details of the likely winners and losers. Here are some highlights based on the analysis by Polidata, a demographic and political research firm. • Of the 11 House seats that would switch among the states as a result of the projections, Texas would gain four. The remaining seats would be distributed one each to seven states -- four in the West (Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Washington) and three in the South (Florida, Georgia and...
  • Question: What do you think of this Census poster? (some call it blasphemous)

    12/16/2009 1:36:54 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies · 1,831+ views
    American Papist ^ | December 16, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    This census poster is generating a lot of controversy - some are calling it blasphemous: Someone against the poster (all quotes via USA Today): The Rev. Miguel Rivera, chairman of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, says invoking the name of Jesus to promote the 2010 Census is "blasphemous" and "violates the concept of separation of church and state." Using the name of Jesus for "a political and secular intention, it is definitely an assault against our Christian faith," Rivera says. Someone in favor of the poster: Government did not pay or play a role in creating...
  • Is ACORN still going to do the Census?

    12/03/2009 6:32:08 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 14 replies · 690+ views
    December 3, 2009 | Gypsy286
    Just wanted to give a heads-up that my son (who put his resume on awhile back) got a phone call yesterday from an ACORN rep asking if he was interested in becoming a 2010 census-taker - that training was to begin next week and pay would be $10/hour. He/we live in Pittsburgh, PA.<> So did ZERO REALLY remove ACORN from doing the census or is it more smoker and mirrors?
  • What Happens When a PI Dumpster Dives Behind a San Diego ACORN Office?

    11/26/2009 1:53:33 PM PST · by BAW · 36 replies · 2,788+ views ^ | Nov 25, 2009 | Doug Giles
    He strikes the flippin’ mother lode! At least that’s what happened to private investigator Derrick Roach at the National City (San Diego) ACORN office. Yep, Roach scored big-time on the cockroaches of ACORN when he staked out their San Diego workplace. According to seńor Roach via, after the release of the San Diego ACORN sting videos—which my daughter Hannah, James O’Keefe, and Andrew Breitbart dropped on the Nation’s head—and following Governor Schwarzenegger’s call for a probe into this batty zoo, Roach took it upon himself to get busy and see if he could ferret out more funky filth from...
  • US Census Connection with SEIU Still Intact After ACORN Termination

    09/29/2009 11:51:49 AM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies · 909+ views ^ | 9/29/2009 | Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
    The U.S. Census Bureau delegated work to outside groups for the federal 2010 census. Following the release of undercover videos showing ACORN workers helping a fake pimp and prostitute illegally secure housing, the Census Bureau terminated its partnership with ACORN. The House and Senate voted to block federal funding for ACORN and ACORN-related affiliates, including SEIU. While the Census Bureau terminated its partnership with ACORN, it left its close connection with SEIU intact. Given SEIU’s co-location with ACORN in Chicago and SEIU’s intimate financial relationship with ACORN, we should take action to protect the public from the corruption of the...
  • Kirk calls on U.S. Census to sever ties to SEIU

    09/28/2009 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 43 replies · 1,677+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 28, 2009 | ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter
    On the heals of a congressional vote to de-fund ACORN, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is calling on the U.S. Census to sever all ties to Illinois' largest union, the Service Employees International Union, because that union, Kirk says, is too close to ACORN.
  • Census Drops ACORN as Agency Partner for Counting Effort

    09/23/2009 9:09:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 625+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/23/09 | Carol Morello
    The new head of the Census Bureau said he decided to drop ACORN as an agency partner because the bureau's link to the community organization was hurting efforts to get Americans to participate in the count. Robert M. Groves, who was confirmed in July, said in a news conference Wednesday that census officials in the Chicago office had reported difficulties enlisting other community groups because of the controversy over ACORN. The bureau is trying to hook up with 100,000 local groups, some as small as neighborhood block associations, to help spread the message that it's safe and vital to fill...
  • MN: GOP Colleagues Ask Rep. Bachmann to End Census Boycott [but Bachmann refuses]

    07/05/2009 9:13:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 2,379+ views
    Three Republicans on the House panel that oversees the Census Bureau have asked fellow GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota to end her plans to boycott next year’s count. Reps. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and John Mica of Florida issued a statement saying every elected representative has a “responsibility” to encourage participation in the 2010 Census. “Boycotting the constitutionally mandated census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country,” they stated. . . . . . McHenry, Westmoreland and Mica – no fans of Acorn – pointed out an “unfortunate irony”...
  • Team Obama Announces It Will Use Community Organizations Like ACORN For Census Count

    04/03/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1,285+ views
    FRIDAY, APRIL 03, 2009 Team Obama Announces It Will Use Community Organizations Like ACORN For Census Count Change! Team Obama confirmed today that they will use community organizations like ACORN for the census count. ACORN will help count the illegal immigrants, or as Speaker Pelosi calls them, the "American patriots." CNS News reported, via Mere Rhetoric: The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is counted in the 2010 Census. The Census is used to apportion the...
  • Census shows Mass. at a loss

    01/03/2005 3:37:46 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 46 replies · 2,974+ views
    Globe ^ | December 26, 2004 | Stephanie Ebbert
    It was the year everyone wanted to be in the Bay State, with a crush of delegates flooding Boston for the Democratic National Convention and the curse-toppling Red Sox drawing fans from around the country. ADVERTISEMENT But Massachusetts, when it comes to population, is still a loser. In 2004, the state gained the ignominious title of the only state to lose residents, US Census data show. Despite continued growth in immigration to the Bay State, Massachusetts lost 3,852 people in the last year, a slight drop that economists attribute to a stagnant job market and view as a dangerous signal....
  • Census: Nevada, Arizona Tops in Growth

    12/21/2004 10:36:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 515+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/04 | Genaro C. Armas - AP
    WASHINGTON - New Mexico, Idaho, Utah and other states blessed with wide-open spaces are seeing steady population growth as increasingly cramped Americans look for ways to spread out. Overall, the U.S. population grew by almost 3 million people over the last year to just under 294 million, the Census Bureau (news - web sites) reported in annual population estimates being released Wednesday. The top 10 list of fastest-growing states was dominated by those in the West and South, with Nevada leading the way for the 18th consecutive year. While favorable weather and jobs continue to be primary lures, people also...