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Post subject: An Alarmingly Large Population of Morons
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:15 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm Posts: 878 Location: Erie, PA
Our choice for elected officials truly does reflect the will and intelligence of the people. I was listening to a radio show this morning where the host called people and asked some pretty simple questions. Almost without exception, nobody could answer any of them. Here are a couple notable examples for a mix of about 10 different responders.
Q. Name two of the Founding Fathers. A. Lincoln and Kennedy
Q. What is the square root of 100? A. Um...500?
Q. Name two Amendments to the Constitution. A. Prohibition (only one person could name even one, and this is it).
Q. On which currency will Barrack Obama's face be placed? A. The "hay" penny (she meant the "wheat" penny, which has not been minted in 40 years).
Q. In general terms, what is the Stock Market? A. Lousy.
Q. Has any progress been made in Iraq in the last two years? A. No.
Q. What is the minimum wage - within a dollar? A. About $3 per hour (Fed minimum wage is $6.55, but many states increase it - Alaska is $7.15, California is $8.00)
Q. Who is Joe Biden? A. Nobody knew (he is a senator from NJ and VP-elect)
Q. Name a country that borders Iraq? A. Israel (that was the closest, but some think Egypt, China...)
One person thought that Hillary Clinton was the current vice president. Another did not know how many stripes are on the U.S. flag.
So, why should we worry about dead people voting, when apparently most of the living voters are utterly too stupid to make an informed decision? Thank-you to the news media and to school teachers for creating an entire generation of morons. If that sounds elitist, then too bad... it's the truth.
Do you folks in other countries have similar experiences?