Gigantic Census Form Invades Detroit

Monday, March 15, 2010
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Detroit is financially broke, its school system is flat-out busted, but it has a makeshift 20-foot version of ….. the federal census form. This retarded thing sits near my office, and the purpose of it is to propagandize the local citizens into cheerleading for the census. In Detroit, that means being creatively fraudulent so that you can show that you have 1 million + people (when you have less than 800,000) so that you can get your fair share of US Government welfare funds. The welfare mentality is the lifeline of this city. Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme. In 2000, they were counting dead homeless people in the morgues and bottles ‘neath the bridges as “Detroit citizens.” Perhaps we can count the oversized “fist” on Jefferson Avenue as a person, too?

It seems that these disgusting displays of infantile propaganda are making “a tour” of Amerikka. You can’t make this stuff up.

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10 Responses to Gigantic Census Form Invades Detroit

  1. Shannon says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Yes, and now there is a new law banning the use of strong-scented perfumes, deodorant at workplaces in the city of Detroit:

    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/detroit-to-city-workers-leave-smelly-perfumes-deodorants-and-candles-at-home-1147983/?pg=2

    Now it’s really going to “stink!”

  2. John Venlet says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Too bad the powers that be are not displaying the census totem pole along with their giant census form. I noted the census totem pole this recent census post.

  3. Iluvatar says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    You raise 2 really good points, the first of which is worth publishing in (much) greater depth. 1) Unfortunately, the welfare mentality is not limited to Detroit. I feel it is (much) more pervasive: “We have a society that is so interested in stuff (materialism), and has suffered 80+ years of social engineering so badly that hearing that social security is unconstitutional absolutely befuddles them.” Even well educated, fairly informed, middle class folks have expectations that government is about doing for them. 2) I hope that all of us do the following when the 2010 census arrives. Fill out your name and put a number on the form and send it back – no more than that. Overwhelm the system with “incomplete” forms so that they give up trying to issue out $1,000 penalties for not putting all the other information in. The constitution (which article?) has that the only purpose for the census is to establish seat counts in the HoR. That’s it. Nothing more. They need a number. That should be all that they get. 3) Ummmmm… not sure I get the oversized fist thing, guess you have to be there. I am so sorry things are so bad in Detroit. It sounds like the fabric of society is tearing there first. This Greatest Depression is going to hurt so many people…

  4. Michael says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I agree with your sentiment Karen, but I would expect that the census “monument” is funded by federal tax dollars as opposed to state tax dollars.

    I love the “It’s in Our Hands” motto. More collectivist drivel.

  5. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    That ‘fist sculpture’ above is reminiscent of a commie icon sans scythe, but I just learned that it memorializes none other than Joe Louis, Detroit’s
    heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. You will no doubt see many more fists in the air and on the streets of Detroit as the economy worsens.
    Moving on to the census, I learned yesterday the 1st piece of paper in the mail tells us the real form is arriving two days later–the cost– a mere $300,000,000 to send..and that is just for starters. Filled mine out today and sent it in, but really did resent the question about housing…do I rent or own, is it paid off or do I have a mortgage? I feel that is no one’s damn business even thought it’s paid off.
    So like George Washington, I cannot tell a lie, so I put what is to me the truth…that I am renting, for after all this govt owns our homes. You think not?..just try not paying your property taxes and see who lays claim to it, so in reality I didn’t lie. If you want to see a real eye opener on how to handle this piece of census crap, watch this video-

    The Census is Getting Personal here at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6yVMzcF4kE

    The irony of this census is the sheer amount of cash thrown at this hugh waste in the very same week that Uncle Sam apologizes that folks will not be getting their tax return checks anytime soon for they need the money for other stuff..like a census maybe!

  6. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 16th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    From one Ryan Pope on the site, My Two Census, he describes the training program for the census takers..it is fairly hilarious.

    “Other funny moments were the result of reading the training materials verbatim. The best was when we were instructed to identify a vacant mobile home space as a residence if we observed any evidence of “permanent grass or permanent dirt.” Who the hell knows what “permanent dirt” is? Naturally when one of the folks in the front row asked this question, our trainer didn’t have an answer.

    However I think my favorite part of the entire training were the acronyms. The US Census Bureau has an acronym for fricking everything. As we got further and further into the training, the number of acronyms grew, and so we started to see sentences like this one, "Remember, during QC canvassing, after performing DBQ on all HU’s and OLQ’s in your AA, DV will begin ASAP. If it does not, immediately contact your CL at HQ." Laughing to myself I imagined using these acronyms on poor unsuspecting residents: "Look, I need to determine if this is an HU or an OLQ for my AA to complete QC for my CL at HQ, so give me the information ASAP you SOB!”

  7. Informed10 says:

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    In response to Iluvatar, who apparently cant read… The constitution states that the census may ask for the population of the household, and any other questions congress approves. 

    The 2010 Census asks for the name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing tenure of everyone in the household. Whats so bad about that?  They use that information to allocate funds for schools, hospitals, fire stations etc. And to determine the state of the economy TO FURTHER HELP YOU. Why not just cooperate. When you refuse to answer any further questions, we will not fine you, we will spend more money by asking all your neighbors about you. So Just Do It. 
    -Census Office Emplyee

  8. Iluvatar says:

    June 25th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    @Informed10:

    Mebbe, the problem is that I can?

    Please, refer to the discussion thread I had w/ Mike List here:

    http://karendecoster.com/touch-the-hem-of-his-glorious-garment.html

    Mebbe the criticisms there help develop my point. Keep in mind the intention of our forefathers was to just get a count – that was it.

    And this is exactly what I hate about the constitution. Since it is not a clearly written document, the (albeit trite and very weak) effort that is done next is to attempt to plead the intent – as if we all had the same crytal ball, and as if the intent was some sort of uniform consensus – which it was not.

    Finally, I never have any buy-in to Big Gov’s wanting to help me – nope sorry.

    I don’t want your help, I just want you to leave me alone – simple man style here & stop redistributing my wealth to someone else w/o my consent!

    And Oh btw all they got was 1 name and a number – that was it! It is all they need to apportion seats in the House.

    Job done…

  9. Iluvatar says:

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Oh dear, I was just re-checking my spelling: it is crystal ball not crytal (must be out of practice), when I read the 2nd paragraph from Informed more closely.

    I can’t possibly reply to all that was exposed in the 2nd para – and that’s if I was being nice! It would take 3 pages, at least!

    Guys, please be nice to him, or better yet, just walk away…

  10. clark says:

    June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Some things (and minds) are too far gone to recover, even in three pages.

    “TO FURTHER HELP YOU. Why not just cooperate.”

    The siren song of the bully thugs, just before they plunge the knife in your back.

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