Bachmann to Acorn/Census – Over My Dead Body

Only a few in Congress have my respect like Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. Not one to be afraid of standing up for true core conservative values, she made recent headlines here in the Washington Times with her stated refusal to fill out the upcoming Census. She says that she will fill out the number of people in her family and stop at that. Stating to the Times that the Census questions have become “very intricate, very personal”, she also believes that ACORN will abuse their door-to-door collection efforts. Remember my post on ACORN here? Simply a corrupt, shady, disreputable, radically anti-capitalist organization at best. And to think that the Obamanation had an intimate and long-lasting relationship with them, all the way up until his Senate run here, and here.

Apparently word got out that Bachmann publicly stated her refusal to fill out the entire Census. Thus Shelly Lowe, a spokesman for the U.S. Census sent her a letter. The letter contained among other things, details on U.S. legal code that showed that anyone over 18 years of age that refrained from filling out the entire Census could face fines of up to $5000.00. Really? What are you going to do? God bless her for having the guts to stand up.

Listen the accounts of fraud and corruption that Bachmann highlights in this video on the floor of the House. She also had put up an amendment, the Taxpayer Protection and Anti-Fraud Act, which would have prohibited any organization that has been indicted for violations of state or federal election laws from getting HUD money. Chairman Barney Frank promptly eviscerated the amendment, raising the bar from indictment to conviction to preclude an organization from getting taxpayer dollars here. Yes folks the same Barney Frank that slobbers and stutters all over the MSM and is largely responsible for the wreckage in the housing market by his pushing of easy loans, etc. What does that tell you dear reader? Our country is being run by despotic 3rd World Banana-Republic puppeteers. Bachmann is still running her crusade against ACORN and is pushing a petition here, the “Stop Acorn From Accessing Taxpayer Dollars” petition. Please sign this, again here.


blackandgoldfan said…

My husband and I did the exact same thing during the last census.

It's not that we refused to answer the census, but we feel that anything other than number of people is none of the government's damned business.

Maybe if enough people do that, the message will be sent. And God help any ACORN nut who tells me I HAVE to answer all of it!

Target practice, anyone?

Left Coast Rebel said…

blackandgold – indeed, I understand your sentiment, it's nice to know that at least one person in Congress does too

Red said…

Hold it right there! – You men from the bank?

You Wash's boy?

Yes, sir. Daddy told me to shoot who's ever from the bank.

We ain't from the bank, young fella.

Yes, sir. I'm supposed to shoot folks servin' papers.

We ain't got no papers, neither.

I nicked the census man.

Now, there's a good boy.


Transplanted Lawyer said…

Respectful disagreement here. Census does not equal ACORN. Anti-census paranoia happened in 2000, and then it was the lefties who were exhibiting it because the census was supposedly "racist." It was just as silly coming from lefties then as it is coming from the other side of the spectrum now.

Simplex Vir said…

Barney Frank! The man who said no we can't punish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for improper lending, it is the Republicans fault anyway.

So now he says no lets not punish anyone how has a track record like ACORN.

How does a dirty old fairy get elected so many times in Mass. Are those people breathing laughing gas?

Left Coast Rebel said…

Red – LMAO, very well done…

Transplanted Lawyer – I understand your point but, and it's a big but, I think that the Census under this admin has taken a decisively political turn – intially they wanted to run it out of the White House! Having organizations like ACORN on board is suspicious at best and destructive to the purpose at worst. Something just stinks to high heaven about it. I think that I have a far more substantiated basis in thinking this than the ''racist'' claims of past, I do respect your opinion though!

Chuck said…

"Thus Shelly Lowe, a spokesman for the U.S. Census sent her a letter. The letter contained among other things, details on U.S. legal code that showed that anyone over 18 years of age that refrained from filling out the entire Census could face fines of up to $5000.00."

Wonder if Ms Lowe has looked up what the penalties are for census fraud? With ACORN involved, this knowledge will prove useful.

As far as the 2000 census, there is another difference. In 2000 it was unfounded paranoia, now the right is concerned about the involvement of a group that has a strong and long track record of commiting felonies. The left always has trouble with the whole fact issue.

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said…

LCR and Transplanted lawyer: I think that they were going to , then werent going to and then quietly did move it to Rahm's control in the white house, and ACORN is absolutely running a big part of the census this time.

Red: that is AWESOME

finally Michelle Bachmann…LOVE HER.. have posted on here several times myself. Marsha Blackburn is another woman that I would absolutely vote for as President or anything else.

Red said…

😀 If you don't laugh, you'll stay angry.

Involving ACORN has "agenda" written all over it.

Left Coast Rebel said…

Red, KOOK, Chuck – I think that we know that this administration is using ACORN and other methods with the Census for political advantage, especially knowing their track record, it is very unsettling.

KOOK – send me an an email on a few bullet points on ACORN/Census fraud, etc, I'll give you a plug and put it up here…

Conservative Scalawag said…

All they get is folks living in the home,nothing else…period.

ACORN wants more than that,it will be a "get off my lawn" moment.

Left Coast Rebel said…

conservative Scal – I agree….

goddessdivine said…

I'm liking Bachman the more I see of her. Acorn is a disgrace.

Love the blog. My heart swelled with pride as I read your profile. Anyone who is pro-capitalism and anti-European socialist is good people to me. (Oh, and I'm a native Californian myself….Bay Area). I'm going to add you to my blog roll if that's ok…..

Left Coast Rebel said…

goddess – Thanks for the compliment and I appreciate your support here, hope to see you more!

MickeyWhite said…

Economic Stimulus. H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008 (Roll Call 25). It would provide about $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses. Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term. (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?) The stimulus has no offset and thus increases the federal deficit by the amount of the stimulus because the government must borrow the rebate money. A realistic long-term stimulus can only be achieved by lowering taxes through less government and by reducing regulatory burdens. Marsha Blackburn voted FOR this bill.(Source: The New American – July 21, 2008)

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
She is no conservative.
See her unconstitutional votes at :

Left Coast Rebel said…

Mickey – Let's start a grassroots effort to give her the big fat boot, how can I help?

M Conservative Operative said…

I can't wait for acorn to come a knocking:
I can't remember, I don't recall, what day is it?, are you from the hospital to help me?, can I come live with you since you are a real important rich Federal worker, do you have another pencil? I ate the one you gave me, what time do you get off work so we can hang out, do you eat your boogers too?

Left Coast Rebel said…

M Conserative Op – Awesome, I am urging others to do the same…..

barlerinyc said…

I guess the census is ONE stimulus program that IS shovel ready.

Left Coast Rebel said…

barley – we can hope….

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