What she doesn't realize is that the government has been doing more than simply counting for a while now. That image over there is a page from the 1880 US Census. They not only wanted to know how many people lived at each address, they wanted to know their ages, their race, where they were born and where their parents were born, could they read, and had they attended school in the last year. It's hard to really see that well but having looked at these kind of records I can tell you what's being asked.
But the money quote from the "interview" above has to be "Do they really need to know, like you said, the date and time that we leave mental stability?"
To which I can only say two things: First. You left mental stability a long, long time ago, honey. You and your little friend there haven't been in that state for quite some time. Second. What the holy shit are you babbling about? Where is that on the census. I want to see a copy of the question using that phrase. What the hell?
This intrigued me so much I undertook a grueling internet search that took me
I know. I was surprised, too.
There is a question that deals with are you a US citizen. You can actually answer "no". There is no question about mental stability. There is a question about marital status. I could see how she might get those confused since clearly someone would have to have questionable mental stability to want to marry either Beck or Bachmann. Want to know what is going to asked in the community survey? Go here. Wondering what the short form looks like? Go here.
Will the good people of Minnesota please rise up and retire this embarrassment? Please. I beg of you. She makes you all look stupid.