Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Counting One Hypocrite

Disclaimer: don’t say I didn’t warn you!  Have your barf bags ready and an empty trash can handy in case of overflow!!  This blogger will not be responsible for drenched keyboards!!!


michele-bachmann As you may recall, over the summer Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) urged Americans to protest the ACORN-Census conspiracy by refusing to comply with the decennial census.

But now it's becoming clear that if her constituents heed her advice, she might end up losing her seat in Congress.

Why? Because the results of the census determines how many seats each state has in Congress. Heading into each census there are always states "on the bubble" of either losing or gaining an extra seat, and as it turns out, in 2010 Minnesota is one such state:

State demographer Tom Gillaspy has been warning for months that the next census could result in the loss of one congressional seat in Minnesota.

The irony was not lost on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

It's ironic that a Minnesota member of Congress, Republican Michele Bachmann, went so far last summer to declare her intention to only partially complete her census forms, and to suggest reasons for others not to comply with the census law. If Minnesota loses a congressional seat, Bachmann's populous Sixth District could be carved into pieces. She likely would have to battle another incumbent to hang on to her seat. We've noticed that her anticensus rhetoric has lately ceased. We hope she got wise: Census compliance is not only in Minnesota's best interest, but also her own.

Of course, if Minnesota does lose a seat, Bachmann will undoubtedly decry the government conspiracy against counting people who refuse to be counted…

Inserted from <Daily Kos>

My message here is for Republicans and teabaggers everywhere, especially those in her district.  Michelle Bachmann is a very wise woman.  Follow her advise.  The census is a Nazi, Socialist, Communist, ACORN, African conspiracy to deprive you of your freedom.  Do not fill out your census form, especially if the census worker does not present you with a birth certificate proving that he/she is a real American!

The rest of you know better.


the walking man said...

Dumb and Dumber.

Lisa G. said...

You forgot the Muslim part. Dammit, I always have to remind Otis of it too. Can't you people get it straight? It's Nazi, Socialist, Communist, Muslim, African conspiracy. Get it right!

I would laugh my ass off for a year if batshit crazy Michele lost her seat to re-districting. I'd be sorry to see her go, only for the comedic value that she provides. Every time that woman opens her mouth, crazier shit falls out of it than the time before. It's like she's trying to up the crazy quotient.

TomCat said...

Amen and aman, Mark!

Lisa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, mea ultima culpa. I confess I left 'Muslim' out of the holy hatred invectibe. Please don't Bobbitt me. Please don't loose the dreaded Bunny on me, and please no MOM voice. :'-(

Lisa G. said...

TC - I only use the Mom Voice when dealing with foreign countries now. My children are are apparently immune unless I threaten to use bodily harm. Being that they are both taller than me (at 5'2" that is not a big accomplishment), I choose to use the husband or eternal weeding of the garden as my punishment. :)

Jerilyn Swiger LMT said...

They both scare me.

TomCat said...

Phew!! I'm too far away to weed your garden, Lisa.

Jeri, they're both too pathetic to scare me, but they sure make me nauseous.