Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sad, but Funny


tnc said...

Sad, but true.

wootmama said...

I didn't write this piece, but it is the best post I have read in a long time. I am sharing it with my readers, I'm passing it along to you. It is pure mind candy. One commenter wrote:

If this were an essay on economics, it would be the best essay on economics I’ve read in a year or more.

If this were an essay on social structures, it would be the best essay on social structures I’ve read on a year or more.

If this were an essay on conservative versus reformer mindsets, it would be the best essay on *that* that I’ve read in a year or more.

In fact, it was all three of those things, and I’m frankly stunned at how excellently you’ve made so many points in such a short space.


Daniel Stark said...

People are more interested in trivial facts, it's a sad fact of life.

Roland Dodds said...

What I find so hilarious about the Obama victory and the liberal left, is that I now hear from lots of snooty types that America made the “wise” and “intelligent” decision by selecting Obama. This may be the case, but four years ago these same people were going on and on about how stupid and dim Americans were for picking Bush. If I am to believe these liberal talking points about American people being a stupid lot repeated over and over for the last four years ago, what does that say about the same electorate that picked their chosen one?

tnc said...

More than 2,500 randomly selected
Americans took ISI’s basic 33-question test on civic literacy and more than 1,700 people
failed, with the average score 49 percent, or an “F.”

Elected officials scored even lower
than the general public with an average score of 44 percent and only 0.8 percent (or 21) of
all surveyed earned an “A.”

jams o donnell said...

Ach I can't get sound.Pity...

Roland Dodds said...

TNC: I took that civics test, and this is what I picked up.

“You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %”


I got this wrong:

"International trade and specialization most often lead to which of the following?"

The answer was: 'an increase in a nation’s productivity'. Which makes sense once I thought about it.