Way back in September, we reported on wing-nut Michelle Bachmann telling people to not participate in the census, saying that she didn’t trust ACORN with her personal information (never mind that ACORN has never collected census data), and that the government was trying to gather information about people’s mental health.
But now, the largest newspaper in Bachmann’s state of Minnesota is warning people that if they don’t participate in the census, the state stands to lose a seat in Congress to another state. The main purpose of the census is to determine how many representatives each state receives in the House, and other states like Texas and California are growing faster than Minnesota.
And irony of ironies, if they do lose a seat, the district that is most likely to be dissolved and merged into the other districts is … wait for it … the Sixth District, currently represented by Bachmann. In order to stay in Congress, she would have to run in another district, against an incumbent.
Curiously, Bachmann has not said anything against the census lately.
I love this. Well reported.
My karma ran over your dogma!
We are seeing and are going to see a lot more violence from Iraq vets who now live in a world of fear. Mass shootings, etc. The damage from the Iraq invasion is far from over. We are still seeing it from Vietnam.