Stu's 3rd to Last Page: Stu vs Census

By Stu Burguiere

Before I begin, it’s important to note that I am NOT the Census-skeptic on the show. You’ve probably heard me get into arguments with Glenn and Pat about the Census, which invariably end in me being asked why I hate the Constitution so much. While I’m no fan of dealing with the government, the Census, as currently constituted, just doesn’t bother me that much, for a couple of reasons:



1) I already gave the government almost all the information they ask for (and a lot more) on tons of other forms and paperwork.

2)The Census itself is one of the few constitutional things the government does these days.

3)The argument that they can’t ask for anything but the number of people in your house just doesn’t work for me. They’ve been asking the race question since 1790, when a lot of the Founders were still alive, and a guy named George Washington was President. If it was against the vision of the Founders, they probably wouldn’t have been asking it.

But, my willingness to play with the government didn’t end so well.

First, I never received a Census in the mail. Only a letter telling me that I might be fined if I didn’t fill out the form I didn’t receive.

Of course, they’re not really fining a quarter of the population (the 2000 return rate of the Census was only 67%) but I still wanted to cross it off my list so that Census workers wouldn’t be coming to my door every two days.

So, I called and spent 20 minutes (which felt like eternity) talking to a woman who could not understand anything I was saying. I answered all 10 of the Census questions, thanked them and hung up. I felt a swell of pride that

I had done my constitutional duty… or maybe more of a general happiness that I was done dealing with the Census for a decade.

Of course, it can’t be that simple. Shortly after, there was a knock on my door…it was a Census worker. To reiterate, I don’t have any real problem with the Census, or Census workers. But, I was completely annoyed by her telling me that I didn’t fill out the Census, and that I had to fill it out, and that I should do it right now, and that it was my responsibility…etc.

When I told her that I already filled it out over the phone, she said "You can’t fill it out over the phone."

The rest of the conversation went something like this.

Me:"Yes, you can. I did."

Her:"No. I was told that you can’t do it over the phone."

Me:"I got the information from your website."

Her:"Look, it will only take 10 minutes. Can I just come in?"

Me:"No. I’m in the middle of something—which is why I called weeks ago and filled it out over the phone."

Her:"You can’t fill it out over the phone."

Me:"Yes, you can. And, yes, I did."

Her:"Well, fine. I’m just going to keep coming back, so whatever."

I really did start the conversation by being nice, but by the end I was infuriated, especially after I was defending the Census on the air for the past six months. So, I went back to the computer to see if I was crazy…nope. The Census website states:

What if I don’t receive the form?

There are still 2010 Census forms being mailed out, so it is likely that you will receive one in the mail. If you do, please fill it out and mail it back right away. If you want to make sure you are counted, you can pick up a Be Counted form at one of our Questionnaire Assistance Centers. To find the center nearest you, please visit the Take 10 Map. If you have not received a 2010 Census form by April 12, call 1-866-872-6868 and we will either take your information over the phone or send you a form by mail. Rest assured that we are going to make sure you are counted in the 2010 Census. Beginning in May, we will be sending hundreds of thousands of census takers to every neighborhood in the country to count each housing unit that has not returned a census form.

How is it possible that I know more about the Census process than the Census worker? Could I have just filled the form out again? I guess, but then I would have filled it out twice, which might lead to inaccurate results. And what happens if you give the Census false information?

From the Census website:

What if I provide false information?

According to Title 13, Chapter 7, Subtitle 2, anyone who willfully gives an answer that is false could be fined up to $500.

What’s the lesson here?

1)Never defend the government.

2)The fact that something is listed in the Constitution doesn’t mean government can do it competently.

3)Census workers aren’t scared by two killer pugs.

 



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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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