Daily Archives: August 29, 2010

Newsweek and Bill Maher: America the Ignorant and Stupid

If America is ignorant, as Newsweek is claiming, then maybe this is an indictment of the government run education system that we have had in this nation for too many decades. Instead of blaming stupidity on the American people, maybe they should be pointing their elitist fingers at the liberal teachers union and the massive amount of money that we have thrown their way – and thrown away – for over 50 years. What do we have to show for the outrageous amounts that we have given to the Department of Education? An astronomical drop out rate (about 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school each year) and falling numbers in comparison to other nations (in math scores internationally, only 4 countries have scores lower than ours and 23 nations score better than we do.)

And you know, doesn’t it just seem a little ignorant to call your own readers ignorant? I guess that’s why Newsweek was just sold for $1.

So to return to the beginning, Bill explains his stupid American comments:

The concert was great fun. A little longer than I would have liked but still there’s nothing like being in the same areana with so many like minded, American patriots.

The hightlight though for me was Vicki and her son. What great people! and her son is just a wonderful kid. I wish we had 30million teenagers just like him. Vicki let me pick her brain about blogs and blogging and gave me lots of helpful tips and websites to check out. I’ll be tied up for weeks checking into all her suggestions and advice.

It was wonderful to talk to and spend time with someone who is on the same page about so many things as Vicki and I are.  And I’m sure this is not the last and only time we will get together.

Thank you Vicki for the wonderful weekend!