12.21.2010

Listen Up Class



The Census Bureau just announced there are 308,745,538 in the United States. (Think they missed anyone?)

Texas will gain four Congressional seats giving us 36 total due to a population increase to  25,145,561. (And the district lines will certainly be redrawn to make sure as many as possible are Republican. See chart showing how Texas keeps gaining seats over the years.)

Go and impress your friends with your new knowledge.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

my only friend died last week...thanks for sticking your finger in that fresh wound

change it to 308,745,537

Anonymous said...

Didn't fill that damn form out....make it 308,745,538 plus a dog. Sorry 'bout the friend.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats are just as notorious for the gerry-mandering of the voting districts as the Republicans are. That is an unfair comment based soley on politics. What is wrong with just going by natural boundaries like county lines. Too simple for the simple-minded congress that we have.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about the new congressional seats is that the redistricting arguments should keep the Texas Legislature out of our hair next year.

Anonymous said...

308,745,539. I didn't get counted. Census taker left a note in the door for me to call her. I did as instructed. She couldn't talk as she was grocery shopping. Never heard back.

Anonymous said...

Aw, don't worry previous posters....I know for a fact they counted us all twice......where there were five there are now supposedly ten.....we tried to tell 'em.........they even came back or called three times to double check, but never got the right number. I'm pretty sure they were all Republicans, too.

Anonymous said...

Skippy doesn't know lunar cycles but the census he understands.

Anonymous said...

1:26 - our house didn't get counted either. They came by but were looking for somebody else - told them where those folks were - they left and never got back to us.

Anonymous said...

Is that the actual number of people, or just the number that collect checks for unemployment and/or government assistance?

Anonymous said...

If the average person counted in the census is five feet tall and you then laid them all end to end the line of people would wrap around the equator nearly twelve times.

More useless knowledge to impress your friends with . . .

DF Alex Trebek

Anonymous said...

"We don't need no stinkin' census." (best Mexican accent).

…dbl fake Blazing Saddles

Anonymous said...

I wish they would break it down by race.

Anonymous said...

good one 2:13!!
Census left on porch and we filled it out and mailed it off. A week later another census taker came to door and DEMANDED we complete another census as they hadn't received the original one....
Take away a few more...

Anonymous said...

They should just count the ones with jobs and or retired.The rest don't count anyway.

Goober said...

I'd be willing to give the four seats back if all the Damn Yankees would just go back to where ever it is they came from. And don't try to sell me it is the Mexican's; over the last 30 years there have been two Damn Yankees croos the Red River for every Mexican that made it across the Rio Grande.