Monday, February 9, 2015

REALLY? How Dumb ARE Americans?



I know all the states, their capitals and their major industries. I was required to know that in grammar school. (Does anybody remember grammar school?)

I also know the Bahamas are not a state. Oh, and they are East of Miami.

What kind of numb skulls are we raising?

13 comments:

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I see this all the time. Ask people to just NAME all 50 states and they can't do it. That's when I like to shame them by saying them in alphabetical order in under 60 seconds :oD

Fredd said...

Don't give up hope just yet, Joe. My daughter attends public school, and last year in 6th grade she was required to know all the states, their capitals and their biggest industries/crops /exports.

Not all is lost, Joe.

Joe said...

GEC: I'm not sure I could do that any more.

Fredd: I'm impressed! Many kids were supposed to learn them, but if they didn't, there was no significant penalty, so they didn't.

Often children are promoted whether they know the material or not. That's why so many in the video could not name the states, even by their pictures.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Joe,

Before the Public Schools went completely PC, revisionist and liberal, they actually taught us something. There was a song I learned in the 6th grade called "Fifty Nifty United States," and there was a section where we sang the states in alphabetical order. I loved being able to do that and for the rest of my life have recited that list hundreds of times. Which means I can fill the names on a map very quickly!

Joe said...

GEC: I never learned the song, but my mother used to make me recite the states regularly, even after we had finished with them in school.

Myths And Lies said...
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Joe said...

M&L: Not even close to on topic.

Sleezy Green said...

If your talking about Republican American's, the answer is, Pretty Damn Dumb

Joe said...

SG: "...your..."

I'm thinking you meant "you're" but are just too dumb to know the difference.

To educate you a little: "your" means something that belongs to someone. "Is that your bike?"

"You're" is the proper contraction of "you are," which is what I think you meant.

Feel better educated now?

Rusty Shackelford said...



Joe,it seems Boston Piggy (SG)snuck in here.She only has the same three people commenting in her echo chamber,so she has been branching out.

Anonymous said...

Obama can name all 57 Arab states

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Joe,
This is off-topic, but I couldn't find a way to email it to you. This is a perfect example as to why he is the "boy president."
http://blessings.buzz/2015/02/13/video-is-obamas-selfie-promotion-beneath-the-office/

I can't imagine any other president behaving in such a childish way.

Joe said...

GEC: That is so coincidental! That is my post for tomorrow, except that as I write this it already is tomorrow, so it's my post for today. My brain hurts.