Saturday, January 21, 2017


A huge percent of the American population is stupid – and proud of it.   These were the uninformed voters that elected a narcissistic con man to the Presidency.  

In one of Jay Leno’s skits he asked people on the streets in California basic Civics questions – here are some of the responses:

Name the three branches of government.   Most couldn’t answer.

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?   No one knew.

Who did the U.S. fight in the American Revolution?   A man hesitated and then answered France.

It the President and Vice-President die who becomes President?   When told it was Speaker of the House a woman insisted that, No - It was the Secretary of State.

When asked who runs the Judicial Branch of government, people could not answer.

One person could not name the Vice-President of the United States. 

Another guessed that the American Flag had thirty stars.

A number of people were asked, who said ‘Give me liberty or give me death.”    Most did not know and one man answered Bonaparte.

This is a disgraceful display of our inadequate educational system.    But beyond that is demonstrates the feckless nature of a majority of Americans.   They don’t know, they don’t care to know, and they are proud of their ignorance.   These make up the majority of the Tea Party Republicans and the majority of the Trump voters.

Let’s look at the darling of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin.   When asked the ‘got-ya’ question about Paul Revere’s ride – here was her answer.


You can’t fix stupid; but we could better educate our young people.    In the meantime, we must loudly confront ignorance wherever it exists; especially the lies and half-truths that are spun in the Republican bubble and that have fueled the election of Donald Trump.

the Ol’Buzzle   


  1. It is a sad state of affairs. Who is buried (interred) in Grant's Tomb is one of my all time favorites.
    Palin has to be one of the biggest idiots to come on to the political scene in decades.

  2. People are proud of their ignorance too. It shows they're not part of the hated "elites."

  3. So sad when people don't even know about their own government or history.

  4. Ask them whats going on with the Kardashians and I bet they know that answer inside out.

  5. Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died on one of them. Which one?

  6. I questioned a "fact" a friend posted on Facebook and even showed her the actual truth. Her response: "That's not how I choose to interpret it."

  7. correct...they are proud of being ignorant and laugh at people who read or know anything more than 3rd grade education..sigh*


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."