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Shocker. Obama Census Workers Will Ignore Immigrant "Legal Status"

Census 2010- A New Portrait for America

Is anyone surprised by this?
The Obama Administration and Census Bureau will not be asking persons for proof of citizenship for the 2010 census.
They say it would be “too expensive” and would “scuttle any chance that the census could be done on time.” reported:

The Commerce Department and Census Bureau declared Tuesday that an amendment by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to require the 2010 census to ask all persons their citizenship and immigration status would scuttle any chance that the census could be done on time and would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter portrays his amendment as an attempt to keep Louisiana from losing one of its seven congressional districts in the coming reapportionment.The warning came even as the Senate Democratic leadership sought to head off a vote on the Vitter amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. An effort by the leadership to invoke cloture failed Tuesday evening, with the fight over whether to vote on the Vitter amendment, which he co-sponsored with Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, expected to resume today.

Vitter portrays his amendment as a last-ditch effort to protect the political power of Louisiana and other states with relatively small populations of people who are either not citizens or are not legal residents in the United States, and keep Louisiana from losing one of its seven congressional districts in the coming reapportionment.

The decennial census, required by the Constitution to count all “persons,” is used for the purposes of congressional apportionment and legislative redistricting. The result is that places with more people — regardless of their status — get more representation.

Or as Vitter put it in floor debate on his amendment last week, “States that have large populations of illegals would be rewarded for that. Other states, including my home state of Louisiana, would be penalized.”

Vitter said that in addition to Louisiana, the states of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina “would lose out.” He challenged the senators from those states, “if you vote against this amendment, then you are voting against the interests of your state.”

By far the biggest winner under the existing system is California, followed by Texas, New York and Florida.

But opponents of the measure described it as ill-advised, and in its intent, both unconstitutional and discriminatory.

The Census Bureau, and the Commerce Department of which it is a part, said that 425 million of the 600 million census forms already had been printed, and that even adding an addenda sheet with the Vitter question also would require rewriting software code, reprogramming scanners and retraining census workers to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

So, since when did Team Obama worry about spending hundreds of millions of dollars?
They blew over a trillion dollars last year. Hundreds of millions is a drop in the bucket for these democrats.

Of course, this story will be buried by the state-run media.


Rush Limbaugh Slams Media & Race "Hustlers" Al and Jesse (Video)

“I’m not even thinking of caving. I’m not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers.”

Rush Limbaugh
Answering the Smear Machine
October 14, 2009

Via Breitbart

Here is Rush today on the race baiters Sharpton and Jackson:

Now, I’m not trying to elevate this Rams situation beyond its reality because it’s just a subset of this and it’s nothing new. This is just the latest attack. It happens to be more intense than ever, and the leaders of this movement happen to be the august characters of Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Remember both of these two hustlers quickly raced down to North Carolina, and they convicted the Duke lacrosse players. They were convinced the Duke lacrosse players were guilty as charged when the whole thing was a lie. That whole episode was based on a lie and the media believed it. And you remember how outraged everybody was about it. To this day there have been no apologies, there have been no apologies from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or the faculty at Duke or anybody that jumped on that case and presumed, because of a prejudice and bigotry, that those white lacrosse players were guilty as charged. You didn’t even need any evidence, it just fit the template.

You got a poor black dancer struggling to stay afloat being hired by a bunch of rich jocks to come over and perform at a party at midnight. Oh, yeah, makes total sense that they would sexually abuse her. Oh, yeah, we don’t even have to question this. Women don’t lie about these kinds of things. And we all know the result of this. And Sharpton and Jackson haven’t said a word about it, they haven’t been held to account nor has anybody been held to account for spreading that lie. That was also an effort to destroy mainstream conservatism. That is what this Obama administration is about, that is what the Democrat Party is, of course, about. And of course now they all have allies in the media, which has sadly lost any dignity, character, and professionalism that it ever had. We have Al Sharpton, who made his bones rabble-rousing and promoting a hoax, which resulted in a policeman being tried. The whole thing was a hoax, and Al Sharpton’s credibility rises to the top. Al Sharpton belongs in this smear. It is a smear characterized by mischaracterization and lies.

By the way, hymies, I think Jesse Jackson called Jews in New York and called New York Hymietown in a conversation with the Washington Post. These are the paragons of virtue that today’s media rely on for source information, for characterization of other people’s fitness. Sharpton, Jackson the perfect drivers of this bus that runs on the fuel of fabrication, emitting its noxious fumes all over the place with a bouffant of righteous indignation and outrage while they’re at the wheel. This is how Sharpton rose to fame with Tawana Brawley. People know him for what he is now, but that’s not the point. Sharpton got himself a nice ride out of that episode. Sharpton’s credibility was enhanced. He’s now a go-to guy for a corrupt national media. There’s a whole bunch of people that have tickets to ride with Sharpton on his bus and Jesse Jackson, and they’re all of the same character…

When the truth comes out, will it be too late? Yeah, for some things possibly, but the big picture, the pursuit of truth is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, and the truth always wins when it comes out. I know this for a fact. This is all not just about me. It’s about every one of us and what kind of country we’re going to have and the effort to discredit those who speak up for liberty, fairness, capitalism, freedom, those of us who speak up pose the biggest threat to the left in this country today. Individualism, rugged individualism, this is not desired, it’s not wanted. And so anybody who has the ability to speak up and be persuasive about it is going to be targeted for a smear and for destruction.

There’s much more here.

More… Rush also slammed Sheila Jackson Lee for spreading lies on the House floor.

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Local Radio Hosts Confronted On Set By Blogger After Smearing Rush (Video)
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MORE HATE, MORE SMEARS– Huffington Post “Klans” Rush Limbaugh
House Dem Wants Limbaugh Banned From NFL (Video)

Obama Advisor Admitted Senior Health Care Will Be Rationed Under Dem’s Plan… "It’s Too Expensive" (Video)

Today’s Death Panel News–
Verum Serum posted this video of top Obama economic advisor Robert Reich speaking with students in Berkeley in 2007.
Reich admitted that the elderly will receive rationed health care under the democrat’s plan because… “It’s too expensive.”

The American Thinker added:

Robert Reich advocated in detail the cutting off of funds to elder patients and the lower funding of medical research, fully accepting that more people would die. Newsbusters quotes him:

“We’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.”

85,000 Civilians Were Killed During Iraq War By Acts of Terror… Not One Million

85,000 Iraqis died in the war from 2004 to 2008.
Not one million as Ron Paul claimed.
Not 600,000 as the discredited Lancet Study revealed.

Foreign Policy Blog Sept. 2008

The Iraqi government reported today that 85,000 Iraqis were killed between 2004 and 2008. This was the government’s first official tally released since the war began in 2003.
The AP reported:

At least 85,000 Iraqis lost their lives from 2004-2008 in violence, the government said in its first comprehensive tally released since the war began.

The report by the Human Rights Ministry said 85,694 people were killed in the four-year period and 147,195 were wounded. It counted Iraqi civilians, military and police but did not cover U.S. military deaths, insurgents, or foreigners, including contractors or U.S. forces. And it did not include the first months of the war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The Associated Press reported in April that the government had recorded 87,215 Iraqi deaths from 2005 to February 2009, a toll very similar to the latest release. It was based on government statistics obtained by the AP and covered violence ranging from catastrophic bombings to execution-style slayings.

Until the AP report, the government’s toll of Iraqi deaths had been one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war. It has been hotly disputed because of the high political stakes in a war opposed by many countries and by a large portion of the American public. Critics on each side accuse the other of manipulating the toll to sway public opinion.

It Has Begun… Libs Ban US Flag From Apartment Complex — It’s Offensive

Oregon liberals have banned the US flag from an apartment complex.

They say “someone might get offended.”
KATU reported:

At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments – but residents have been told they can’t fly any flags at all.

Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of his motorcycle. He has a son in the military heading back to Iraq, and the flag – he said – is his way of showing support.

“This flag stands for all those people,” said Clausen, an Oaks Apartment resident. “It stands for the people that can no longer stand – who died in wars. That’s why I fly this flag.”

But to Oaks Apartment management, Clausen said, the American flag symbolizes problems.

He was told to remove the red, white and blue from both of his rides, or face eviction.

“It floored me,” he said. “I can’t believe she was saying what she was saying.”

Even long-time residents like Sharron White, who has flown a flag on her car for eight years, has been told to take it down.

White said management told her that “someone might get offended.”

A Traditional Life Lived has more on the flag ban.

More Americans Want to Win War in Afghanistan… Except Democrats

There’s a surge going on… Just not in Afghanistan.

Support for the War in Afghanistan surged this past month.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:

As President Obama mulls the military’s request for a big troop build-up in Afghanistan, Americans have swung in favor of such a move, according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll.

The survey of 927 adults found that a plurality of 48% favors sending more troops and resources to Afghanistan. That’s a sharp reversal from September, when Americans opposed the idea, 55%-35%.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forc es in Afghanistan, has reportedly asked for another 40,000 troops to help control rising violence.

But Obama is in no rush to make a decision, holding a series of high-level meetings with military and political advisers on his next move.

And the upsurge in overall support for more troops in the IBD/TIPP Poll may not sway Obama.

That’s because the turnaround comes from a surge in support from Republicans — up 27 points just in October to 72%. A month ago, GOP respondents had leaned against sending more troops, 47%-45%.

Independents narrowly support beefing up America’s commitment to Afghanistan, 45%-42%.

But Democrats say no more blood and treasure by 57%-32%. Many congressional leaders have signaled their reluctance to send reinforcements.

UPDATE: Ron Paul wants to lose too.

House Dem Leader & "Firm Believer of 1st Amendment" Wants Limbaugh Banned From NFL (Video)

Liberals continue to attack and smear conservative Rush Limbaugh.

Dem leader Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who confirms that she is “a firm believer in the First Amendment,” wants Limbaugh banned from NFL.
It’s just not right that smeared conservatives can buy things.
Here’s the video, via NewsBusters:

The Hill reported:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday urged the National Football League (NFL) not to let conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh buy the St. Louis Rams.

Limbaugh, a former employee of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, has said he is interested in buying the winless team. But Jackson Lee, citing Limbaugh’s controversial remarks about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2003, said the right-leaning radio host is “divisive.”

Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said she agrees with the NFL Players Association, which has expressed major concerns about Limbaugh’s bid.

While stressing that she is a firm believer in the First Amendment and acknowledging the matter is not a government issue, Jackson Lee said in a floor speech, “I know he is not the kind of owner the NFL needs.” She called on the NFL to “do the right thing” and “have some integrity” by rebuffing Limbaugh.

More… Ace of Spades has more on the origin of the bogus racist Limbaugh quotes.

MSNBC and CNN Slander Rush Limbaugh With Bogus Slavery Quote — Rush Answers
Origins of Racist Rush Smears Revealed
Chris Matthews Fantasizes About Rush Limbaugh’s Death By Explosion (Video)
Rush Limbaugh Threatens Legal Action Against State-Run Media’s Racist Slander
Local Radio Hosts Confronted On Set By Blogger After Smearing Rush (Video)
Smear Merchants, Communists & Liars Winning- NFL May Oppose Limbaugh’s Bid
MORE HATE, MORE SMEARS– Huffington Post “Klans” Rush Limbaugh