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08/25/18
Stupid or uneducated?
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 11:30 am

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A man I know opined that Americans are stupid. I agree with him… a little.  After all we do freely associate with the British.  We do let hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals into this country illegally.  I say “let” but I really mean don’t prosecute and deport. We sit and watch mindless blather on television like the real housewives of Asswipe Arkansas.  American households watch almost eight hours a day. That’s down from almost nine hours a day in 2010.

 I think there is a big difference between stupid and ill educated or uneducated.  Stupid is the inability to or unwillingness to learn.  This guy mentioned geography as an example stating that we (Americans) are s##t at geography.  I agreed and added history as well.  However I do have a couple of excuses for our lack of geographical knowledge.  Notice, I said excuses, not reasons. My main excuse is that there have been hundreds of city and country name changes since I was born.  How am I supposed to keep up?  I miss The Gold Coast.  Who names a country Ghana?  Only 35% of Americans have travelled outside the US.  We only take .2 trips a year per person.  That ranks us out of the top 10 in the world.  This article shows the top 10. https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/these-countries-have-the-most-well-traveled-citizens How about US geography? Once upon a time I could recite all 48 oops 50 states and their capitals – alphabetically! I doubt I could do 25 of them today.  I mean, really. How often does  Bismarck come up in conversation? Or North Dakota for that matter.


Another excuse is that the travel inside the US is very diverse and it’s a lot cheaper and easier than traveling abroad.  So why learn geography? Seriously, wasn’t Constantinople so much cooler than Istanbul? 

 As I said earlier these are excuses.  The main reason is our broken, no, corrupt education system. From kindergarten through post graduate.  We are too busy explaining why Stuart has two daddies and teaching kids about the 63 genders  This link is a joke but there articles on the internet that seriously contend there are over 50!  Facebook says 53 is the magic number.

https://aminoapps.com/c/virtual-space/page/blog/here-are-63-genders-of-the-hundreds-of-genders/J1Id_uPD0bGDNakkXVJa4YoNL2ZNlN and how the US was created to punish minorities. And how Socialism is so much better than capitalism and how it is racist to ask for chocolate ice cream.

History is another matter.  I blame our arrogance and once again our education system. Our arrogance in that many people in this country feel that history started with them or maybe their parents at most.   The education system has rewritten history time and again. 

If you have any doubt about the state of college education in the USA simply go on YouTube, look for “campus reform”.  Here are a couple of examples. https://youtu.be/ZFOPovIy3GM 

Do you think you could pass this 1912 8th grade final exam?  I tried.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/1912-eighth-grade-exam_n_3744163.html 

I failed.

Jack went to a urologist and told the doctor that he was having a problem. “Well doctor, I am having trouble gaining and keeping an erection, but I never had any trouble before I got very sick a while ago.”

After a complete exam the doctor determined that the muscles around the base of his manhood were damaged from a prior viral infection and there was little or nothing he could do for him. However, he knew of an experimental treatment that might be applicable, if Jack were willing to take the risk. The treatment consisted of implanting muscle tissue from an elephant’s trunk to replace the damaged tissue. Jack thought about it for a while. He was a young man, and the thought of going through life without ever experiencing sex again was just too much for him to bear.

So, with the assurance that there would be no cruelty or adverse effect on the elephant, Jack decided to go for it. A few weeks after the operation, Jack was given the green light to use his newly renovated equipment. As a result, he planned a romantic evening with his young wife and took her to one of the nicest restaurants in the city. However, in the middle of dinner he felt a stirring between his legs that continued to the point of being extremely painful. To release the pressure, Jack unzipped his fly and immediately his equipment sprung from his pants, rose to the top of the table, grabbed a roll, then returned to his pants. His wife was stunned at first, but then with a sly smile on her face said, “Jack, that was incredible. Can you do that again?” Jack, with his eyes watering, replied, “I think I can, but I’m not sure I can fit another roll up my ass.” 

source: http://www.jokes4us.com/medicaljokes/urologistjoke.html

 

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