Thursday, September 24, 2009

Census Worker Found Hanged in Kentucky

It's too soon in the investigation to draw any conclusions but in Kentucky today, the decomposed body of a census worker was found hanged from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled across his chest. Investigators aren't saying much but acknowledge it appears to be a homicide. According to an earlier report:
Census employees were told Sparkman's truck was found nearby, and a computer he was using for work was found inside it, she said. He worked part-time for the Census, usually conducting interviews once or twice a month.
I believe this may be his bio. It appears he was a single parent with a special needs child and medical problems of his own.

On a May 29th episode of Bill Bennett’s radio show RNC Chairman Michael Steele said, “Certainly the collection of this information is going to be part of an ongoing political campaign by this administration.”

In June of this this year, Michelle Bachmann told a TV audience:
Take this into consideration. If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. I’m not saying that’s what the Administration is planning to do. But I am saying that private, personal information that was given to the census bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up and put the Japanese in internment camps.
She went on to say that her family would only answer one question on the forms, despite the law requiring all questions be answered.

Then we had the mad mobs of August descending on the town halls on health insurance reform, while Beck plugged his bizarre anti-government conspiracies throughout the summer culminating in the Fox sponsored 912 Hatefest in DC. It's possible none of these things are related, but it surely is a damn odd coincidence.

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Blogger h said...

Where did you see "mad mobs"?

11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Visit a mad mob here;

2:04:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I saw one here in Florida, blocking US1 for nearly half the day, carrying slogans expressing rage at a great many unrelated subjects in a most insane way -- why do you ask?
Setting up another round of trollish buffoonery?

2:30:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"I’m not saying that’s what the Administration is planning to do."

Oh, perish the thought. I mean it's not like they would use any paranoid speculation to suggest that Obama is Hitler or anything.

The laws dealing with Japanese and Chinese immigrants were already so hideous and the support for them so widespread that there would have been no trouble rounding them up whatever. I reluctantly have to agree that getting Japanese Americans out of certain areas probably saved some Japanese American Lives. We simply have forgotten the degree of racism prevalent in California in the first half of the last century and long before Pearl Harbor.

I wonder if Ms. Bachmann thinks there are questions on the census that would identify someone's philosophical political leanings. I mean I'm not telling you she's a paranoid idiot or a liar -- I'm just saying. . .

I also wonder if she knows how much information credit agencies and other private groups know about her, but then we can trust them, can't we?

3:26:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Good hippie that I am, I resisted getting a computer for years on the premise that it would keep me off the govt radar and preserve some privacy. Then I read an article about how some private investigator was able to extrapolate somebody's daily life using just the records that banks and other private industries get to keep. Realized in the electronic age, there's no where to hide, unless you live in a cave or something.

8:21:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"unless you live in a cave"

An increasingly attractive option.

11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Fogg. I'm thinking remote tropical island myself, but yeah, getting out looks more attractive every day.

10:11:00 AM  

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