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Your Census dollars at work: $100,000 Vegas junket to Treasure Island, baby

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2010 10:43 AM

CBS4-Denver investigative reporter Brian Maass has the scoop: As door-to-door census takers recently finished their data collection, a CBS4 investigation has learned the U.S. Census Bureau sent 140 administrators from Colorado and nine other Rocky Mountain and southwestern states to Las Vegas for several days to discuss “lessons learned” from the 2010 census that could […]

Unemployment at 9.5%; another Obama econ adviser bails; Mrs. Obama hits the beach

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 6, 2010 08:54 AM

The latest jobless numbers are out. Unemployment remains stuck at 9.5 percent — with employers shedding 131,000 jobs in July. Private sector employers added 71,000 (less than the private sector payroll additions in June); 143,000 Census workers were let go. The WSJ reports: The jobless rate, which is calculated using a separate household survey, held […]

A Friendly Note to the Census Bureau

By Doug Powers  •  May 14, 2010 03:29 PM

Dear U.S. Census Bureau, In the weeks before my family received the Census form, we got a couple of different letters from you trumpeting the ultimate arrival of the form, which probably could have been tucked into the first letter to save the taxpayers some postage, but I digress. This little “coming soon” teaser was […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  May 7, 2010 10:49 AM

That’s the jobless rate reported today. Morning Bell calls it “a recovery only Washington could love.” Ed Morrissey: The news was mostly good in most sectors. Manufacturing was up 44K, mining added 7,000 jobs, construction continued its rebound with a +14K, and leisure and hospitality added 45,000 jobs. That’s a good showing and an indication […]

Your Census boondoggle story of the week

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 5, 2010 05:14 PM

Add this one to the mountainous, taxpayer-subsidized pile — from my home state of Colorado, via 9News: The U.S. Census Bureau spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on promotional items used to convince more people to mail back their census forms, but a 9Wants to Know investigation found thousands of the items were dropped off, […]

Left-wing lawyers: Minority criminals have a right to Census boondoggle jobs, too!

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 13, 2010 01:47 PM

“A stand for racial and economic justice.”

More anti-anti-Census nonsense: Bill Press calls for Erick Erickson’s arrest

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 8, 2010 11:20 AM

Lib-talker Bill Press is not only a liar. He’s a silly harridan. And he proves the point I’ve been making since last year about the Left’s criminalization of dissent over the census. First, Press grossly distorts what Erick Erickson of RedState said about the census. Via Human Events: At Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Bill […]

Obama’s politicized, profligate U.S. census

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 7, 2010 09:48 AM

My syndicated column today responds to Karl Rove’s latest Census PSA and spreads the word about what census workers have been e-mailing me about their politicized, profligate jobs. On a related note: D.C. Leader Calls on Illegal Immigrants to Fill Out Census for Taxpayer-Funded Resources. Stoking the “I want mine” culture of entitlement on your […]

Today’s unemployment figures — and more Census workers’ true confessions

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 2, 2010 10:07 AM

I’m continuing with our ongoing series of insider e-mails from Census workers. (Part One is here, Part Two is here). It’s worth keeping these accounts in mind as you read news of the unemployment figures today: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, and the unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau […]

Another Census worker speaks

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 31, 2010 02:02 PM

Looks like this will become a regular series. Yesterday, I published an e-mail from a Census worker outlining the waste and inefficiency at his government job. Another Census employee in Texas writes in to confirm those details and shares his own experience: I wanted to confirm the email regarding the census. I also participated in […]

E-mail of the day: Confessions of a Census worker

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 30, 2010 04:10 PM

If even half of what this anonymous reader who e-mailed about his experience as a Census worker is true, imagine the squandering of tax dollars taking place on a mass scale. Crikey. Hi, Michelle: I would first like to apologize for stealing your tax dollars, but if it wasn’t me, it would be someone else. […]

How the Left fakes the hate: A primer

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 26, 2010 10:40 AM

I’m still on semi-vacation, but the Left never takes a break from falsely accusing the Right of fomenting hatred and violence through political speech. The MSM never takes a break from whitewashing leftist intolerance, death threats, and extremism — and engaging in selective reporting (or rather, non-reporting) of the long history of leftists’ manufacturing of […]

My race is “American”

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 9, 2010 10:47 AM

Mark Krikorian is fighting back against Census form race politics and urging you to do the same: Fully one-quarter of the space on this year’s form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government’s business (despite the New York Times’ assurances to the contrary on […]

Your Census boondoggle story of the day: Fortune cookies

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2010 12:45 PM

Photo via Seattle Times I’ve got another story to add to my Census taxpayer waste files. In addition to the gold-plated Super Bowl ads and cross-country caravans, billion-dollar kiddie propaganda, and multiculti p.r., you can now add government-sponsored Census fortune cookies to the pile. Really. Via the Seattle Times (h/t My Two Census): Next time […]

Indoctrination Watch: Student contest for “best census cheer”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2010 12:28 PM

Photoshop: Leo Alberti The Census educrats are urging your schools to turn your kids into government cheerleaders — literally. Johnny may not be able to add, but he’ll be able to root loudly for his right to federal funding based on the most inflated head-count numbers possible. Yay! *** Jimme Bise tweets: “Two! Four! Six! […]

The Super-Sized Census Boondoggle

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2010 10:19 AM

My column looks at the bloated Census p.r. and education budget. GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson is asking questions. As well he should. History shows that the more the Census spends on advertising, the lower the response rate is. Best watchdog site for all the latest Census shenanigans: My Two Census. *** The Super-Sized Census Boondoggle […]

More Census propagandizing in the schools: $13 billion kiddie campaign

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 4, 2010 11:49 PM

I’ve noted the Obama administration’s use of children as Census p.r. staff before. (See Meet Obama’s newest Census collectors: Your kids!, Aug. 27, 2009). Brace for even more aggressive tactics in the classroom — like this effort in Florida (hat tip – reader Susanne): Ariel Civelek was just a baby in the last U.S. Census, […]

The Census boondoggle: $340 million ad campaign

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 4, 2010 01:45 PM

Otherwise known as the tax-subsidized National Democrat Future Voter Outreach Drive: Anyone who doesn’t know there is a Census this year will know after Monday. The government’s unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz of the 2010 Census launches Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour in New York City’s Times Square. […]

NBC’s “Law and Order” putting conservative media on trial?

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 9, 2009 01:22 PM

Reader Alex e-mails: “During the finale of ‘The Biggest Loser’ last night, NBC aired a promo spot for an episode of Law and Order where a conservative talk show host is put on trial for murder based on creating a ‘climate of hate.’ I know you’ve covered this aspect of the census worker story…” Indeed. […]

More on Sparkman: “Fed” was written Ashley Todd-style

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 24, 2009 11:45 PM

Anatomy of a smear.

When will the Left retract the Kentucky census worker case smear?

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 24, 2009 02:16 PM

“We believe it was an intentional act on his part to take his own life.”

An important update on the Kentucky census worker case: Insurance scheme probed

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 13, 2009 12:48 PM

Do you remember when the Left convicted prominent conservatives, myself included, in the death of the Kentucky census worker in September? I do. Here’s a reminder. Andrew Sullivan pointed his finger at “Southern populist terrorism, whipped up by the GOP and its Fox and talk radio cohorts” in a post titled “No Suicide,” which decried […]

Crime, Census, and censorship

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 9, 2009 11:28 AM

Crime, Census, and censorship by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 There are serious problems with the administration of the U.S. Census. Americans have good reason to be wary of the stranger’s knock on the door. Unfortunately, anything critics say about the federal census can and will be used against them in the court of […]

I killed the Kentucky Census worker — along with every conservative in America

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 25, 2009 10:38 AM

Something horrible happened to Bill Sparkman, who worked part-time as a Census worker in rural southeastern Kentucky. He was found dead. Tied to a tree. Preliminary tests show he died of asphyxiation. But the “cause of Sparkman’s death is under investigation, and authorities have not ruled out suicide, an accident or homicide, said Kentucky state […]

ACORN Watch: Census Bureau cuts ties; Update: Census letter added

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 11, 2009 06:26 PM

“We no longer have confidence that our national partnership agreement is being effectively managed through your offices.”

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