Tag Archives: census

  words people used to say with a straight face

Ha Ha It Says ‘Negro’ On The Census Form

Back when America was awesome, black people were called “Negroes.” Sure, the title may have implied that black people were a separate sub-human species, but everyone was cool with that until the ACLU or ACORNS probably filed a lawsuit against it and America and the troops. Time for a comeback! And look, it’s on the 2010 Census form as an option, right next to “black” and “African-American.” Will “Person 1″ be forced to write in, “ALL OF THE ABOVE?” Read more on Ha Ha It Says ‘Negro’ On The Census Form…
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STRANGE CENSUS MARKETING CAMPAIGN STARTS TODAY: Basically what you do is fill out your census form and get rewarded with a coupon for buffalo wings: “On Monday, Census Director Robert Groves starts the nationwide campaign with an event in New York City where he is scheduled to unveil a 46-foot trailer called ‘Mail It Back.’ In all, 13 vehicles are to be present at about 800 events around the country, from small community happenings to the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four.” Hu…zzah… [ABC News] Read more on …
  rumors on the internets

Jim Inhofe Didn’t Even Read ‘Harry Potter,’ But He Still Hates Mudbloods

Ken Layne reviews Infinite Jest, or some other book. [Las Vegas Weekly] Honestly, there’s really no point in reading something you’ve already been paid to vote against. [Think Progess] Convicts need their stimulus checks just as much as the next guy. How else can they afford to have The Club™ surgically installed in their pooper? [RedState] Read more on Jim Inhofe Didn’t Even Read ‘Harry Potter,’ But He Still Hates Mudbloods…
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Bachmann Says ACORN Will Use Census For Internment Camps

Something like that at least; she may have said these things before: “If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.” Ha. We all know that if Michele Bachmann had been in power in the 1940s, she would’ve *loved* the idea of internment camps. [YouTube, Think Progress] Read more on Bachmann Says ACORN Will Use Census For Internment Camps…
 

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Them

Our hardworking buddies at TPM Muckraker have compiled a fun list of the Bush Administration’s top Stalinist memory-hole operations. Here are a few: * After a U.S. government report showed an increase in global terrorism, the White House stopped publishing the yearly global-terrorism report. * When federal labor statistics showed a lot of U.S. factories closing down, the White House stopped publishing the labor statistics. * When U.S. poverty went up, the White House canceled the Census Bureau’s “Survey of Income and Program Participation.” Read more on What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Them…
 

We’re Number 4! We’re Number 4!

Washington is dumber than Seattle, San Francisco and even Raleigh, according to a shocking new study by the U.S. Census Bureau (which is in Washington). But it’s not all bad news: Read more on We’re Number 4! We’re Number 4!…
 

Daily Briefing: Some Say This World of Trouble Is The Only One We Need

Parades, prayer, music mark Katrina anniversary. Bush admits “government at all levels that fell short of its responsibilities.” [WP, NYT] Rumsfeld gives speech calling Iraq war “a series of catastrophes that results in victory,” demands Americans’ unwavering support for more catastrophes. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Some Say This World of Trouble Is The Only One We Need…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Everyone But Security Council Members Flat Broke

CBS News reports, “George Bush spends 58% of US Budget on Whiskey and some Bling for his hommies.” [CBS News] Proving that August has been “racism month” in politics for decades, it was this day in 1957 that Strom Thurmond ended his 24 hour filibuster of the civil rights bill. [This Day In Mythstory] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Everyone But Security Council Members Flat Broke…
 

Daily Briefing: Dude, You’re Getting A Safety Hazard

The cease-fire in Lebanon held for a second day, despite reports of light Hezbollah missile activity, as thousands of displaced Lebanese returned to their homes. [WP] Plenty of analysis — conventional wisdom says Hezbollah is strengthened, Israel is weakened, Lebanon is weakened. [LAT, BBC, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Dude, You’re Getting A Safety Hazard…