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Family Research Council vs anti-Family Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Like a lion! Hah!

The American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce is still closely following this blog. I guess the bit I levity in which I indulged with the last post yesterday about their new Federal enforcement agents bit a button or two. :-)

Census Bureau’s American Community Survey’s new Federal compliance agents

Meanwhile, that was quickly followed by another hit some stone-throws away, over at the great Family Research Council, also in D.C. just East of the White House. I mean, it’s the post that they go to straightaway that’s just so cool. I know it’s just a coincidence, but on the other hand, it was like a direct warning from them about the anti-family American Community Survey:

Here’s that post. It was written some years ago. I take it to heart now. Thanks, FRC!

https://ariseletusbegoing.com/2016/04/30/leo-rugiens-cui-resistite-fortes-in-fide/

I’m also tagging this with “Humor” as this made me laugh out loud. I’m having way too much fun as a priest. I know, I know. I’m sure I’ll pay for it soon enough with a knock on the door and cuffs being slapped on hands and feet. Whatever. It is what it is. I refuse to let go of a sense of humor even in dark, dark times.

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Census Bureau’s American Community Survey’s new Federal compliance agents

Legend has it that the new Federal compliance agents of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey – after doing a preliminary drive-by to check out the logistics of the Catholic Rectory where an inhabitant is daring to be a non-respondent (yours truly) – have now gone into hiding in a CHAZ or CHAD safe space until this very day, bewildered, befuddled, baffled at the sheer number of purposed microaggressions on the attack in the front of this Catholic Rectory, even showcased in the front window.

Let’s count the microaggressions by which they are surely offended:

  • This Catholic rectory is happy to proclaim the virtue of patriotism, to uphold that this nation is a democracy for, by and of the people, who live in a Constitutional Republic. Note the American Flag.
  • This Catholic rectory is happy to proclaim that the Rule of Law is to be respected and honored, instead of caving to an unbridled fake democracy of tyrannical feelings of some over against others, over against natural law, over against reason, over against the Constitution. Note the Thin Blue Line Flag.
  • This Catholic rectory is happy to participate according to circumstance in the just defense of the innocent over against unjust horrific ISIS-esque aggression, taking care in whatever way those in need of mercy because of that unjust aggression. Note the Flag of the [Crusader] Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, that is, in an early version of the flag still evident on ceremonial robes today, a flag entirely consonant with the American Flag and the Thin Blue Line Flag.
  • This Catholic rectory is happy to honor Jesus and Mary and Anthony of Padua with statuary that thugs and buffoons would want to destroy, because, I guess, there is such a depiction of peace with that artistry.
  • This Catholic rectory is happy to honor the angels and the birth of the Messiah, Jesus, King of kings, Lord of Lord’s, Prince of the Most Profound Peace, who is Himself the Light of the world, who is Himself the Temple – His own Body – who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Even Federal enforcement officers of the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce will He judge. Yes, even they.

I think I saw somewhere that these guys, all kitted out and badged up, have like six months to recover in their safe-spaces from all such microaggressions before making one last attempt at having someone complete the survey. That will bring us to something like mid-Summer 2021. But I have to wonder if they will ever be brave enough to do a drive-by again, much less stop to knock on the door, what with so very many microaggressions just stubbornly staying right where they are.

Of course, they can throw a vindictive tantrum and fine me up to $5,000.00 and throw me into a Federal Penitentiary, roughing me up, breaking my will (um… not) for up to five years just because I’m a microaggressioning non-respondent… I guess the charge would be “passive resistance” for not filling out their 48 page interrogation…

Of course, they have to find me at home. That’s difficult, as I’m out with the sheep of Jesus’ little flock, as Jesus’ little flock can testify. But if they ever catch me, I’m sure the first words out of their mouths will be: “Ihre Papiere, bitte!” But they probably won’t be so polite as all that:

Deine Papiere, bitte!

The one thing I’ve learned in life is to just never give in, ever. You lose your soul in doing that. If our Lord has anything to say about it, my soul will stay with the Lord Jesus. See John 10:27-30:

  • “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”

Oh, and if anyone feels insulted by the references to Nazi monstrousness above, note that what the American Community Survey is all about goes against “Judeo-Catholic conscience.” Once that starts, it’s over already, a done deal. And it has started.

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ACS Census Bureau creepy sex-survey deadline past. I’m so dead.

The unique identifier codes for yours truly were cut out of the graphic above as I wouldn’t want anyone too-good-willed responding on my behalf just so as to get me out of trouble. Don’t do that.

The upshot of this deadline threat – December 23, the day before Christmas Eve (received just a few days before that) – is that I missed out on the percentage of non-respondents who are graced with having no follow-up visits. I’m already scheduled for a visit from Federal enforcement officers (they have IDs and Badges, the works) and the only way to be “removed from our schedule for a visit” is to fill out the 48 page questionnaire making for a lifelong intimate autobiography, you know, at a time when all respondents have their autobiographies hacked by SolarWinds and others. How swampy is that? What a gift to – who? – Russia? China?

In calling this a “sex survey” in the title of this post, I am referring to the fact that like 5% of the survey is about sexual inversion, perversion, same-sex marriages or partners, or some sort of weird combination of those possibly with any numbers of trans-whatevers in all that filthy disgusting mix. I’m guessing that the Census Bureau’s rejoicing about Sodom and Gomorrah regards providing a sizeable percentage of $675,000,000,000.00 billion U.S. dollars of tax-payer monies to government programs promoting, protecting, encouraging, teaching all that is perverted, inverted, trans-whatever, and smashing down those who disagree with up to $5,000.00 in fines and up to five years in a Federal Penitentiary.

Note the syntax of the interrogator interviewer coming to one’s home to complete the survey in person. They will complete the survey – regardless of any answer or not of any respondent – by way of their own “imputation” (their wording) of the answer they ideologically provide. They don’t say they will “assist” but that they themselves will complete the survey. This is a long standing stated modus operandi. If you don’t do it, they will fill it out the way they want to and sign your name to it.

About the statement that such Federal agents “will come to your home”, there is a comment on a Federal Trade Commission’s article asking whether such Federal enforcement officers have the right to enter someone’s home and set up shop. That query was met with an official FTC answer that danced around the question without answering it. In other words, yes. Enforcement officers may decide to enter one’s home. The (in)famous protestation of “I do not consent” isn’t going to stop that. Setting up shop to complete the lengthy interrogation is effectively – to use a technical term – a “search”, as what they are looking for also has to do with numbers of rooms, everything there is to know about one’s bathroom, and so on. They are in one’s home for so long that they will, of course, disgustingly, want to use the bathroom. I don’t want contact with all their disgusting bodily fluids, especially considering that a sizable percentage of the interrogation is all about allocating billions of dollars in tax-payer government programs to shore up all that is same-sex marriage/partnering and all that is trans-whatever. Federal enforcement officers smashing down Constitutional rights so as to force cooperation against one’s conscience that is rightly formed by all that is Judeo-Catholic means that the enforcement officers are tender snowflake violent bullies, right? Just a question.

Still, I do not consent to any home invasion as this rectory has a dedicated chapel established with the permission of the Most Reverend Bishop, meaning that the Most Blessed Sacrament resides in a Tabernacle. That’s not a public chapel. I not going to risk desecration of the Blessed Sacrament with enforcement officers poking around anything and everything.

  • “Oh, Father George, you exaggerate. That’s not going to happen. You’re a conspiracy theorist!”

But here’s the deal. They have already proved their malice. After the normal national Census, the Census Bureau berated me as a liar because I’m a Catholic Priest living in a Catholic Rectory, insisting that I lied on the Census because I said that I live alone. They – three different agents from the Atlanta regional Census Bureau, insisted that because I’m a Catholic Priest living in a Catholic Rectory I must be keeping women and children here, with such an accusation giving them the go-ahead in their own minds to lie (with “imputation” as they call it) on the forms having my name on them. Their malice rises to the level of a religious hate crime as they threaten with up to $5,000.00 in fines and up to five years in prison so as to force me to agree with them. Such violent actions are purposed to instill terror against a particular group or sector of society (in this case all Catholic priests), fulling the entire definition of terrorism. My own health is such that I wouldn’t last days in Federal Penitentiary, much less five years. I’m so dead.

Here’s the deal: Since the American Community Survey, a subsidiary of the U.S. Census Bureau, asks the same questions about numbers of people living in whatever residence, and since I now know of their malice that rises to the level of a religious hate crime if not terrorism, and since I know that they themselves supply answers “by imputation” to fit their own agenda, I cannot be a respondent to the American Community Survey. To do so would be to agree with their malice against the Catholic Church already expressed after the Census. I am not going to give them a chance to butt-**** America, using me as their fresh meat to do so. Can they throw me as fresh meat into a Federal Penitentiary for five years for being a non-respondent? Sure. Might I die in prison from mistreatment? Sure, including being gay-raped repeatedly. Such a nightmare is joy for them. I’m referring to the percentage of the Survey given over to all that is homosexual and transgender. I will not comply. I’m not going to be part of the American Community Survey. I would rather be a non-respondent and then go to heaven for eternity than to go ahead and be a respondent only to gain, perhaps, a few more minutes on this earth and then go to hell.

Taxation without representation to the tune of $675,000,000,000.00 billion dollars? Yep. Another Constitutional case to bring forth besides their hate crimes beside their going against the free exercise of religion.

They don’t give a day and time for the “visit”, but I’m guessing it will be some time after January 6, 2021, you know, to take account for a slowdown in USPS hardcopy deliveries, you know, what with all the delays because of Christmas pileups and COVID. January 6 will be an interesting day in America, what with their hoped-for ratification of Electoral College votes, a day when the swamp, they think, will be given the green light to prosecute citizens in good standing and do up a Sodom and Gomorrah on the whole country.

The Director signs off, writing “Sincerely.” I don’t buy it. See Ezekiel 23.

  • “Father George, you’re exaggerating. You’re not so important as you think. You’re nothing, NOTHING!

Yes, well, I agree with that! LOL!

Here’s the deal: I know they haven’t thrown anyone in prison for a long time for being a non-respondent though they do hand out hefty fines. But this year there is a large percentage of people who are not responding, no doubt due to the emphasis on same-sex marriage and trans-whatever. A large amount of non-respondents statistically invalidates the entire effort. Therefore, they have to take up someone whose case might become known, whose prosecution will become known. My little blog is totally insignificant, ever so tiny, just like this smallest of all parishes in these USA. But I have a lot of friends who do have a voice. If I’m the example that is to be so mistreated, to the end for them that other non-respondents will fall into line, answering and losing more rights as they do so, then so be it. Again, I want to go to heaven, not hell. I would rather fall on my knees in all freedom before Christ Jesus than to be forced to my knees and be an ideological sex-slave of the Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau is, of course, relying on the SCOTUS to continue smacking down cases brought against the Census and the American Community Survey, as they have done many times in the past, but those cases were all based on privacy rights. My own case would be based on the unalienable God-given right to free exercise of religion. Thank you, Justice Amy Coney Barrett. :-)

Oh. I forgot. Black Lives Matter, which has allegedly been burning down Catholic Churches right around the world, now has representation on the proposed Judiciary Committee of the Kamala-Joe ticket, and she’s said that the SCOTUS must be expanded so as to political. Yep. No more Constitutional Republic. No more rule of law. Sorry Amy. You’re likely to be a political prisoner of the mucky swamp as well.

BTW: Wasn’t the latest spending bill allocating 10 million dollars to Pakistan to do up transgender studies? I bet that’s about analyzing LGBTQ+ issues issuing from the American Community Survey of the Census Bureau. Think about it. LGBTQ+ in Pakistan.

Having said all that, I will be happy to greet any Federal agents of the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce with all their – oh so scary – IDs and Badges. But I won’t talk to them. If I recall, there is Someone else who did not respond to idiot questions. That would be Jesus before Pontius Pilate. Jesus is the Living Truth. Pilate wasn’t interested in any truth whatsoever.

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Homosexualists at Census Bureau’s ACS admit lying to get gay funding

What’s that? “The Census Bureau handles item[sic] of nonresponse by imputation, that is, by assigning values for the missing items.” Oh my! I wonder if that means that they will assign values that will upend demographics for a region to the end that a region will not get part of the $675,000,000,000.00 billion dollars in available government grants, but another one, say one headed by a Dem governor will get those funds, something which sways elections. Get it?

This admittedly purposed lying is also admitted elsewhere, with the Bureau stating plainly that so many truthful answers will nevertheless be changed that no hacker guy will ever be able to associate answers with any particular person. In other words, no matter what you respond or don’t, your answers will be changed, and of course those imputed answers will be in favor whatever political agendas promoted by the Census Bureau, having little to do with taxpayers’ will in the matter.

This is all an exercise in taxation without representation against the consciences of citizens, using citizens as instruments of social change against the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Specifically:

The Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, a certain Steven D. Dillingham has authored a newly revamped American Community Survey that promotes everything homosexualist and transgender. Since Stevie has promised to do up a bit of imputation for any non-response to questions on gay and trans lifestyles to get what he wants, and has promised to change any other answers anyway so as to protect respondents[Pfft], do you think that Stevie baby is going to change those answers to get the demographics he wants for the programs he wants? I bet a good chunk of tax-payer monies will go to homosexualist and transgender causes, like government paid sex changes, like free home enlargement for same-sex adoptions, like an attack on religion by way of funding hate groups.

Welcome to the American Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which is not American, not a Union, not a Council (Soviet), not anything Social, and certainly not any kind of Republic, but rather a dictatorship. I’ve been in a lot of Marxist-Communist-Socialist countries, all of them oppressive of citizens, all of them dictatorships, with government workers kicking citizens in the face. Always.

But don’t think this is about anything homosexual or transgender. These power grabbers couldn’t care less. This is about destroying consciences, about making for ease of transition to making the population slaves (oh yes, regardless of color). The first to go to the camps are those who cling to conscience, to their very souls before God.

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Anti-Jewish American Community Survey – Priest says: “I will not comply.”

Have our U.S. Jewish or U.S.-Israeli Dual-Citizenship friends been cancelled by the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce? I’m guessing that the anti-Israeli “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement is strong in the ACS, Census Bureau and the Dept of Commerce. After all, (1) Arab League countries are included, such as with Lebanon and Egypt under “White” and, in contrast, (2) I’m guessing that everyone knows about what happened recently in Charlottesville against the Jews:

“I’m here for killing Jews” says the militant white supremacist in Charlottesville.

Do our Jewish friends identify the same as White Germans? Really? You’re going to make them say that?

Do our Jewish friends identity as the “White” Arab League countries named?

Oh! My bad. I get it. Jews are relegated to writing in something with the last line: “Some other race – Print race or origin. What that means, though, is that they are not good enough to be White, you know, like the Lebanese on the northern border or the Egyptians on the southern border, or the Hitlerians still round about, say, in Suitland, MD. What that says is that Israel has no right to exist and must be annihilated from the face of the earth. Yep.

About that last line in the form – “Some other race – Print race or origin” – I would be tempted to write in “God’s ‘chosen people'” (Isaiah 43:30), you know, just to give everyone at the anti-Semitic ACS, Census Bureau, Commerce Department a heart attack. In case they claim to be Christian, I cite Jesus:

  • “Salvation is from the Jews” – Jesus (John 4:22).

Those who are marginalized, put beyond the peripheries, thrown into last place, will be first. Remember, as Saint Paul says:

  • “They are Israelites; theirs the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; theirs the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, is the Messiah. God who is over all be blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 9:4-5)

UPSHOT: This is yet another reason among so very many why I absolutely will not, as a Catholic Priest, respond to the American Community Survey, even though if not doing so may well earn me Congressionally sanctioned penalties of up to $5,000.00 in fines and up to five years in a Federal Penitentiary. What a bunch of Neo-Nazis, right? Just a question. When you’re looking for genocidal criminals, sometimes you have to know that they may well come to knock on your door when they surmise that you are not complying.

Of course, I still bait them, advertise where I am. It’s not that I’m hiding. Here’s a picture from the slightly revised back of Sassy the Subaru, being more explicit about my dad’s foray’s into service for God and neighbor, always retaining my version of the Israeli flag:

Come and take me! While they pout about all this clarity over against their lack of capacity to be social justice warriors – so easy to see through their anti-American identity politics – making them frustrated and boorish and, I’m quite sure, violent bullies… meanwhile, must I really continue to point out why I can’t comply with such hateful madness in future posts?

I mean, I think all the posts I’ve written on this already should suffice to get some people fired and perhaps jailed for abuse of power over against we the people. Hey! That’s an idea!

Let’s see… who might be able to spearhead litigation or better, a Congressional inquiry, on something like this? Maybe the Simon Wiesenthal Center. After all, they are known for Holocaust research and remembrance, hunting Nazi war criminals, combating anti-Semitism, tolerance education, defending Israel, and its Museum of Tolerance.

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Sex cruising: American Community Survey. Follow the $$$ for LGBTQ+

Continuing my critique of the ACS, the American Community Survey, a 48 page interrogation creating an intimate biographical account of the entirety of a person’s life (under threat of $5,000.00 fine and five years in prison for non-compliance), I only now notice the “important” questions, so long after it was sent to me. The important questions are all about one’s sex life or lack thereof. No, really! Here’s a picture of that:

VOMIT! Yuck. My government made me read that, made so many others read that. You can’t unread it. This is a way to do up social engineering of “social justice warriors” who want to normalize perversion and inversion and psychological illness. This is a way to make upstanding people feel like they are criminals for having a Judeo-Catholic perspective. Once you destroy the conscience of individuals, of a population, you can have absolute control over them. This is all about power, demonic power. The above questions, repeated throughout the 48 pages, are, of course, begging of answers which, to the admission of the ACS of the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, can be changed at will by the government for, you know, national security reasons.

Follow the money. The American Community Survey is all about the allocation and distribution of billions of dollars of government funds collected from taxes, of course, to fund favorite pet projects of – dare I say? – Democrat politicians who are elected by the those to whom they promise government funded programs for all that is LGBTQ+ a thousand alphabets. Yep. And remember, they say that they will change the answers, you know, to protect the individual respondent, you know, for national security. What they mean is that everyone will indicate that they are LGBTQ+ and need monies for programs allocated to them, in the billions of dollars. This priest will not cooperate with this embezzlement of funds of tax payers which ought to be going, in my community, for proper sewers, proper water, basic life necessities. Oh no. They will steal the answers, change them. Sound like any election you know?

The “gender-fluid” or “whatever” individuals will, of course, feel criminally left out of the first four check-boxes of Question 2, and will feel totally disenfranchised by Question 3, but may be happy to proclaim their pedophilia in Question 4 (because the ACS proclaims they can’t be prosecuted for that) by also having checked one of the first four boxes of Question 2, either box of Question 3, and the age of a minor in Question 4.

Now, you might say that for a priest such as yours truly, who lives alone, none of these questions apply to me, so, whatever. But it’s not that way. The ACS promises to change answers to questions, and the U.S. Census Bureau, who are above the American Community Survey, have already maliciously attacked Catholic priests in general by insisting with me that I must be lying on the Census – saying that I live alone – because… because… I am a Catholic priest living in a Catholic rectory, I therefore must be keeping women and children here. Get it? They get to change the answers. Now’s their chance! The power! The glory! Hell for eternity!

Or, how about this? I will not comply.

This is the aggressive world from which our dear Lord Jesus wishes to bring us out of, and right up to heaven. This kind of demonic aggression from governments is to be expected. Whatever. We can remain with Jesus while governments rage in all their perversion, inversion, and illness.

Read Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter one. All of it, right to the end. Don’t have a Bible? No worries, I’ll include that whole of chapter one here:

Romans 1:1-32 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ; to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy. 1 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I give thanks 1 to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is heralded throughout the world. God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in proclaiming the gospel of his Son, that I remember you constantly, always asking in my prayers that somehow by God’s will I may at last find my way clear to come to you. For I long to see you, that I may share with you some spiritual gift so that you may be strengthened, that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by one another’s faith, yours and mine. I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I often planned to come to you, though I was prevented until now, that I might harvest some fruit among you, too, as among the rest of the Gentiles. To Greeks and non-Greeks alike, to the wise and the ignorant, I am under obligation; that is why I am eager to preach the gospel also to you in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek. For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.” The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

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More American Community Survey anti-American anti-Community manipulation

The U.S. Department of Commerce has been hacked by Russia by way of SolarWinds. That means that the subsidiary U.S. Census Bureau has been hacked by Russia by way of SolarWinds. That means that the subsidiary of the Census Bureau called the American Community Survey has been hacked by Russia by way of SolarWinds. That means that all ultrapersonal intimate details of one’s entire life forced out of American citizens in good standing by threat of up to a $5,000.00 fine and up to five years in prison is now held by Russian Intelligence Services. But the ACS already knew that, right? I mean, they have the best of the best of DARPA COMPASS working for them, right? It’s, like, impossible that they wouldn’t have known this since – what? – at least as early as March 2020. Wow. This is gangster land, isn’t it? Those are just some questions. But what do I know? Zippo.

As I continue to critique the ACS for use by priests, I’ll evaluate certain questions that make it all very impossible, even for seemingly mundane questions, such as:

Question 14.a. Does this person speak a language other than English at home?

Answer: Since most priests live alone it’s a stupid question. If a person lives alone they don’t speak any languages at home, right? It’s like asking whether a celibate priest has stopped beating his wife. Um…

Oh, but wait! I do speak at home. I speak to Shadow-dog and Laudie-dog saying, yes, in English:

  • Goooood daaawg!
  • To Laudie-dog: Good girl!
  • To Shadow-dog: Good boy!
  • To both dogs while entering the rectory: Come on in!
  • Or when I’m leaving the rectory: I gotta go! Let’s go!

As to the part of the question (14.b.) which asks what that other spoken language is, I mean, for a priest, what if I were to write down what Saint Paul speaks about in his letter to the Corinthians, about speaking in tongues?

The problem is that the interrogation only asks for what the one “other” language is. But I often pray in many languages, and out loud, you know, to the other Person who lives with me in a chapel: Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. Let’s see, what are languages that I know well or that I’ve at least studied or stared at until I could see a bit better what was happening? In general categories, let’s see:

English, German (mostly hoch Deutsch), Italian (mostly Roman street Italian, like damose da fa or nam a magna…), French, Spanish, Hebrew (modern, biblical, ultra-ancient), Greek (Biblical and the smattering of the ultra-weirdness of modern Greek), and, I mean, I dunno, similar things like Portuguese or whatever. Surely quite a bit of Latin (ecclesial and some archaic usages), and just bits and pieces of Chinese, ancient Egyptian, Coptic. Quite a bit of Syriac, Aramaic. Bits and pieces of Akkadian, Sumerian. I did study a grammar of Miskito, which is a language spoken by that native tribe on the eastern edges of Honduras, Nicaragua and right down to the border of Venezuela. I put the Hail Mary in that language to music that I played on the guitar way, way back in the day. That grammar was put together by a great Capuchin bishop from Wisconsin.

So, I mean, how do I even begin to answer? No matter what I write down as to whether or not I speak any language at all at home and what any language is the ACS will be able to say that I’m lying. So, why bother?

Anyway, all my little circumstances don’t matter one bit.

What does matter is that millions of peoples’ sworn autobiographies which they thought were totally private are now owned by Russia.

Oh, and I forgot, I did start staring at a Russian grammar as well. It’s a bad sign when you forget how many languages you’ve stared at in your life and can’t quite get a hold of how many of those you speak at home.

What we do know is that those at the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey speak Russian really, really well. ;-)

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ACS American Community Survey impossible questions for a priest

The ACS of the U.S. Census Bureau is still visiting the blog, you know, from Suitland, MD – a real city, look it up in Google maps – and from Fort George G Meade. So, I’ll keep up my critiques. Here we go:

Question 34 LAST WEEK [That’s the ACS capitalization screaming at you, not me.] what time did this person’s trip to work usually begin?

Answer: The problem in answering this is that for a priest there is no “usually”. Once it was something like 4:30 AM. Another like 5:35 AM. Another 5:00 PM. Another like 11:30 AM. Another like getting on toward 7:00 PM. Sometimes it’s after midnight as there are trips to the emergency room anytime day or night. There are emergency last rites calls at any time of the day or night, and not just at the local emergency room, but in many hospitals including out of state. It is what it is. There are trips to the supermarket for Covid-comorbidity stricken people any time during the day or evening. On and on. A priest is to be man of service both religiously and for the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and that service isn’t timed to the minute and with a “usually” known perhaps only to those tender snowflake government desk jockeys who seem to think that can be done (because surely they think that everyone is just like them, right?). If they had a greater solidarity with their fellow man they might make such a question possible to answer for a man of service, right? I mean, do they not stop on the way to or from even their desks to get things for the Covid-morbidity people in their lives, in their neighborhoods, in their towns? No? No service needed from even these elite desk jockeys? Never gets more complicated making times really impossible to fall in a category of “usually”? Pity, that, that we have such a heart-less, soul-less, truly un-American ACS. Americans stick together, but, this?

Question 35 How many minutes did it usually take this person to get from home to work LAST WEEK? [That’s the ACS capitalization, screaming at you, not me.]

Answer: Same thing as above. My “work[place]” – for them, because they are desk jockeys, think that “work” must be a “work[place],” that is, in a fixed geographical location, like a Census Bureau desk. There’s no thought in the ACS for any priest who is a pastor in the… wait for it… pasture. I’m with the flock all the time. Today will be the same. About six hours of travel and more doing things only a priest can do. My parish spreads out in three counties, and, effectively, four, because of certain logistical logistics about which I have spoken with my higher-ups any number of times. Moreover, I have an apostolate in the diocese which carries me elsewhere, even outside the diocese. Moreover, I am still a Missionary of Mercy, and this can carry me far and wide. The problem in answering where work happens to be is that my “work” as shepherd is everywhere that the flock happens to be, you know, wherever that one stray sheep out of a hundred happens to be, where any dying sheep happens to be. So…. “work[place].” I get it. It’s impossible for a priest to answer this. Again, I am liable for not answering up to the tune of $5,000.00 and five years in prison. As president Trump would say, these are real beauties who come up with this kind of sheer self-centered idiocy. Today is one of those days wherein I will be five or six hours on the road to get to where I am going as the priest that I am to do up some priestly work that only a priest can do. Other days, with Masses in multiple counties and Communion calls in multiple counties, that count could be four or five hours minus the Masses and stops. If you include all that I can be running from, say, 2:00 AM to even 8:30 PM (once it was getting on to midnight), at which point I want to just drop from exhaustion instead of timing every minute for desk jockeys who know nothing other than their desks. If they want such an intimate account of everything in my life, they should come along with me for a “day in the life…” I get to choose the day! Other days, it might be like less than 10 minutes on the road, but even that depends. Often I stop to talk with people on the way. Does that count? Or am I not allowed to be a priest? I like being out and about with Jesus’ little flock. There is no “usually.” An average doesn’t account for the truth. And if an interrogator assisting me to fill out the form says to just write down anything because, like, who cares, because they themselves change the answers at will to get what they want, you know, for security reasons, as they themselves say, well then, I would still refuse to lie. Ain’t gonna happen. But instead of letting it go, the ACS threatens, again, to fine me up to $5,000.00 and put me in a Federal Penitentiary for up to five years, you know, for not answering even one question on their 48 page intimate questionnaire. At least they don’t [yet] use polygraphs about “work” and what “work” really is, you know, to prove it, by reciting what goes on in, say, spiritual direction or a Sacramental Confession, you know, on the fly, not at my desk. Happens everywhere. Is that work? You know, in an airport terminal, in a train, on the side of the road? It’s the chaotic life of a shepherd who is with his sheep, caring for them, out in the pasture, and away from the pasture, beyond even those highly touted peripheries.

In other words, the ACS is more interested in taking out a citizen in good standing, a man of service for the community, for those most in need, and stop him specifically from being a Catholic priest, with all their fines and imprisonment, just to check off another box on another form, but meanwhile causing a whole region to suffer for having no pastor for the flock. Do they care? They should have been at the epic funeral we had yesterday… Had they tender snowflake ACS crowd been there to hear the homily about death, I think they would quit the ACS and get a life.

If you think I’m being too harsh about this, know that these guys have already proven their specifically anti-Catholic malice. I’ve written on that recently, and about their opinion of all Catholic priests living in Catholic Rectories. Do I have to repeat it, taunting the ACS at the Census Bureau? I feel like doing up some litigation against these anti-Americans just to cast a light on their fraud, because it is that, isn’t it? Just a question. But a SCOTUS Justice like Amy Coney Barrett might be able to answer that for all of us.

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