I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, March 04, 2010

SO? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUMurKinTVE

13 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

i think you're not going to answer the questions.

billy pilgrim said...

oh yeah, i don't think tex is going to answer the questions either.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I can't speak for Tex, but the only thing they're getting out of me is my name rank and serial number.

Nan said...

Moronic. The guy is trying to make it sound like we're all going to be hit with answering the long form, which isn't going to happen. Plus he's dead wrong on what the Constitution does and does not say in terms of the census in general. It requires that a census be done at least once every ten years, and then authorizes Congress to determine what gets asked, which is why the questions keep changing. The 2010 census is short form only (10 questions; the shortest form ever) and the only truly personal thing it asks is your name.

It just floors me that we live in a society that's so irrational that people will tell the whole wide world their entire life story on Facebook, but are afraid to tell the government if they own or rent their primary residence.

Shrinky said...

I think I am glad I live on a self governing island of 70,000 people, whose politicians are "stand alone" and unaffiliated candidates to any major, self-serving parties! These guys publish their mobile and home land line phone numbers up for their voters to access them, and come over for a cup of tea to discuss what's bothering you.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

nan:they usually send you a thing in the mail with about 10 questions and those are pretty basic..I love when I ask people what they think..hah
shrinky:damn I wanna live where you live.

texlahoma said...

I think Billy knows me pretty well.
I might answer the mail questionnaire, if it's very basic like you say but that's it. I'll tell them to get lost if they come to my door. If they give me any crap I'll call the local cops and tell them that there is someone impersonating a census worker at my door, then the census worker can answer a few questions.

Nit Wit said...

I might answer the little one in the mail but I won't garentee that I will get the answers right. The old melon is a little soft since I got sick.

The main use of all that information is so one parties can figure out how to get rid of the other parties congressional districts based on population shifts.
They say it's used to figure out where they need to send the money from Washington.
I never get any of it so maybe I should lie on the form.

Ted Amadeus said...

Fortunately, I've never had to deal with one of them:
They always sent me a form, which I do as with any nosy ass-fucking survey...Feed them a bullshit story!

sageweb said...

I think that guy is overreacting or scared they might find out something about him...which means he must be doing something wrong...Paranoia.
THe census people in our area are only asking about people in the household, ages and race.
I think these are good questions, this data decides where money goes for schools, and libraries..and other public things...that republicans dont think poor people deserve.

Patsy said...

Thought this might interest you...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7026322.ece

Intense Guy said...

I might not answer any of the questions - I certainly am not going to answer them when they come to the door.

I read somewhere you only "had" to answer a few of the questions no matter how many they ask. I have to go find that article.

Kulkuri said...

It's amazing how many people know nothing about the census. I don't know where they get their information from, probably the bloviating talking heads on the Never-Right side of the aisle. I worked on the last census and it was a pain in the ass because of people like that. I hope that all the people that don't want to fill out the census form live in districts that lean towards the Republic Party and those districts get eliminated because there aren't enough people according to the census.