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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsavich View Post
    Off topic, but would the continental congress be considered a past government of our current nation? I guess I always though of that period as a transitional authority, and that the history of the (current) U.S. didn't start until after the revolution and the United States was recognized abroad. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
    United States history started on 10 November 1775.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    That's not what my statement said. I was making a joke about the map. But if you want to play the MSNBC/Fox gaffe lets not forget about Mark Foley being a democrat and another. You do know the guy's name is Niger Innis the double G being a mistake albeit an understandable one. Calling Iraq, Iran is more than a gaffe. The point being I was making a joke about Maps and you turned it racial
    Calling Iraq, Iran ??????

    You are joking, right?

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    You do know the guy's name is Niger Innis the double G being a mistake albeit an understandable one. Calling Iraq, Iran is more than a gaffe.
    MSNBC makes a 1 letter mistake = understandable gaffe, no problem.
    Fox makes a 1 letter mistake = OMG so dumbz!
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    MSNBC makes a 1 letter mistake = understandable gaffe, no problem.
    Fox makes a 1 letter mistake = OMG so dumbz!
    One denotes a typo. The other denotes a lack of geographical knowledge. Its easy to screw up the guys name. Now Iran and Iraq the ending letter is spread apart on the keyboard. Not knowing the difference on a map is pretty bad. It takes actual effort to mislabel a map

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    One denotes a typo. The other denotes a lack of geographical knowledge. Its easy to screw up the guys name. Now Iran and Iraq the ending letter is spread apart on the keyboard. Not knowing the difference on a map is pretty bad. It takes actual effort to mislabel a map
    Why?

    If you screw up someone's name like that, I could say it "denotes a lack of racial sensitivity" and that it "takes actual effort to mislabel a name to the severity of a racial slur".

    Both are typos, yet to suit our silly purposes we grant such likely simple errors immense amounts of power. How often have you done something similar with regard to Iran or Iraq or any other object or word with similar spellings? I bet it was often enough.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Here's Oklahoma's ACT scores...nearly the lowest in the Nation


    ACT National and State Scores for 2009: Average ACT Scores by State
    Hey genius, districts don't make kids take the ACT or SAT. It's optional, so is the re-take. So all your drop-outs and non-college bounds in the inner city aren't taking the test. If they did, it would be a debacle.

    My sister teaches at an inner city school. It's a ****ing zoo.

    Your assertion that all the dumb kids live in Red States like Oklahoma is flat wrong. The fact is that the wealthier the school district, the better the scores. So, find out which school districts have the highest # of free and reduced lunches and that will pretty much clue you in on their academic pedigree. The political affiliation of the majority of the citizens of the state has nothing to do with it.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    United States history started on 10 November 1775.
    I think many would disagree that the birth of the Marine Corps was the day that history started for the United States.
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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Most Americans I meet think that Ben Franklin was a President of the US. We are so well educated!

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    they didn't call Iraq Iran, they stuck EGYPT in there

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    Re: 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Even fewer seem to know who the first Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico was. Its a sad state of affairs I tell you.
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    Being not only a native Californian, but a former resident of "Baghdad By The Bay", I of course know who His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Norton I is.
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