Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Ten Question Census

We received our 2010 census two days ago.

Indeed, non-invasive questions:
How many living in household?
Phone number (used only to clarify unreadable responses)
Type of housing (own, rent, stay for free)?

Info for each person living in the aforementioned household:

  • Name
  • Sex (as in, Male or Female)
  • DOB
  • Age as of April 1, 2010
  • Hispanic or Latino?
  • Race
  • Does the person sometimes live or stay somewhere else (such as a college student)?

Yup. The GOP needs to be very afraid of knowing how many men and women are living together, how old they are and what their racial make-up is. Deadly information. Fatal. It's all over now...

9 comments:

Dr. Jay SW March 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

What's funny is that hardcore right wing areas where people buy into the anti-census snake oil could end up losing representation due to low census counts...heh heh...

Poietes March 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

Omigawd! We are all doomed. How old? Sex? Is nothing sacred? Poor, poor, Michele Bachmann. The apocalypse is definitely well nigh.

Seeing Eye Chick March 18, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

The Jews made sure that Liberals were sent Census paperwork that didn't include questions about religion, gun ownership, or party affiliation.

Or maybe it was the Bavarian Illuminati. I always get those two mixed up.

Shady Lady March 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM  

"The Jews made sure that Liberals were sent Census paperwork that didn't include questions about religion, gun ownership, or party affiliation."

I must have missed that memo...

NV March 19, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

In fairness, the census form itself is fine. I know we need to be counted and understand the implications for federal programs, et al. No argument there.

However, the American Community Survey ... can be shoved up their backsides sideways. Even the people who loaned me money to buy a home, and recently, a car, don't have THAT much information on me. It stopped short of asking when I last had sex or what the weight of my last bowel movement was. Only way it could have gotten any more person in my opinion. (And i'm a MODERATE-LIBERAL!)

If you've not seen one of these forms, make it a point to go look.

skyewriter March 19, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

Dr. Jay: Yes, I think the anti-census may end up biting themselves in the tush.

Poietes: Indeed, the end-times are upon us. All we need do is draw conclusions from all of the earth quakes, floods, and famine (cuz the worlds doesn't experience those ever).

SEC: No, no, it was *aliens* who are using Jupiter as a staging base for their invasion!

Shady: So nice to see you! I think SEC was being a bit tongue-in-cheek.

NV: Hi and welcome. I will check out that other form you mentioned. For those interested, I found a link for it on the census website:
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/ACS-1(info)(2010)%20Stateside%20English_web.pdf

Aliceson March 21, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

I filled out ours the other day and not once did I stop and think I was being interrogated or felt offended by them asking how many people live in my house or their sexes and races. Too much fuss over nothing as usual.

Although I did think that the letter we received a week before the census form telling us that we would be receiving the census form in the mail was a tad on the wasteful side.

I hope you're enjoying some of this nice Midwest Spring weather!

skyewriter March 21, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

Hi Aliceson!
I stop by your blog frequently but fly by due to schedule (teaching *seven* classes).

Loved, loved, loved the pics of your grandparents' anniversary party! Looked like a great time.

Hope the girls are better!

Seeing Eye Chick March 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

Okay so now that Health Care Reform has passed, you have to see Urantian Sojourn's mock posters on bagger antics.

Funny stuff. Just as paranoid as the census crap too.

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