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Pictres: Obama Campaign Can't Do Third-Grade Math
Pundit Press ^ | 12/24/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 12/24/2011 6:35:46 AM PST by therightliveswithus

And these are the people who are trying to "fix" the American economy?

The Obama Campaign has launched a coordinated effort urging people to save money... or something.  On their official Wisconsin, California, and Indiana twitter feeds, the President's campaign is slamming Republicans for their supposed "fuzzy math."  Unfortunately for Obama, he is employing idiots.

Because every:

Single:

Tweet:

Cannot multiply forty times twelve. By the way, forty times twelve equals four hundred eighty dollars, by my estimation.

By the way, if I had forty dollars to burn, I would buy the Obama Campaign a calculator. What would you spend it on?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; idiots; obama; pictres
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1 posted on 12/24/2011 6:35:51 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

-——By the way, if I had forty dollars to burn, I would buy the Obama Campaign a calculator. What would you spend it on?——

A spell checker ?

Pictres. ?


2 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:06 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: therightliveswithus

-——By the way, if I had forty dollars to burn, I would buy the Obama Campaign a calculator. What would you spend it on?——

A spell checker ?

Pictres. ?


3 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:14 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: therightliveswithus
By the way, if I had forty dollars to burn, I would buy the Obama Campaign a calculator.

$40 for a calculator?

You can get a decent on that at least multiplies at the dollar stores for around $2 to $5.
4 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:14 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: therightliveswithus
math? please... it's ARITHMETIC!!! and they can't do that either
5 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:48 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

You’re absolutely right. And this is why kids have so much trouble with MATH in upper grades, because they don’t teach them ARITHMETIC in the lower grades!


6 posted on 12/24/2011 6:45:22 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: therightliveswithus

Forty bucks a month does equal a thousand bucks in some of the 57 states.


7 posted on 12/24/2011 6:45:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: therightliveswithus

Well, 2012 is a leap year. And $2,080 is approximately $1,000, to an order of magnitude. The maximum income subject to Social Security tax is $110,100, two-percent of which is $2,202. (Owww, my head hurts) or a little more than forty bucks a week. Median family income in the U.S. in 2010 was $48,753, assuming all of it was subject to Social Security withholding gives $975 (approximately $1,000) or about $18.75 week.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 6:45:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: therightliveswithus

I would add that to all the money I’ve been saving by diligently checking my tire pressure and making sure my thermostat is not set at 72 degrees all day and not taking vacations to Las Vegas and I would pack up the wife and kids in the Volt and visit all 57 states before my unemployment runs out.


9 posted on 12/24/2011 6:47:40 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TomGuy
You can get a decent on that at least multiplies at the dollar stores for around $2 to $5.

You got suckered.

Everything is one dollar at dollar stores.

10 posted on 12/24/2011 6:48:34 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: therightliveswithus

One must forgive the oversight of brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart, Progressive geniuses. They’re always thinking. They have minds the size of the universe and their thinking abilities go beyond human limitations.

It’s those bible-thumping, gun-loving, Constitution-loving, Christian morons in flyover country who have a problem with arithmetic.

/s/


11 posted on 12/24/2011 6:48:56 AM PST by ripley
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To: therightliveswithus

I thought it was 40 bucks a week anyway. (that would be about a grand).


12 posted on 12/24/2011 6:51:15 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: FrdmLvr
yup, a house with no solid foundation is bound to fall...
13 posted on 12/24/2011 6:54:38 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: humblegunner

I get mine free in the mail.


14 posted on 12/24/2011 6:54:46 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: therightliveswithus

Maybe they meant 40 bucks and a mule.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 6:55:34 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: therightliveswithus
That must be net of taxes.

Cheers!

...oh, and Merry Christmas.

16 posted on 12/24/2011 6:56:35 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: humblegunner
Everything is one dollar at dollar stores.

At Dollar Tree. But not at Family Dollar, nor at Dollar General.
17 posted on 12/24/2011 6:58:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: humblegunner

“Everything is one dollar at dollar stores.”

Never been in a dollar store, have you?


18 posted on 12/24/2011 6:58:26 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
Never been in a dollar store, have you?

You got fooled by someplace CLAIMING to be a dollar store, didn't you?

19 posted on 12/24/2011 6:59:41 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I thought it was 40 bucks a week anyway. (that would be about a grand).



There are 52 weeks in a year.

52 x 40 = 2080.
20 posted on 12/24/2011 7:01:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: humblegunner
You got fooled by someplace CLAIMING to be a dollar store, didn't you?

Them thar Five-and-Dime stores of 50 years ago were tricky places, too. They had stuff that cost more than a dime.
21 posted on 12/24/2011 7:04:18 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

When the penny tax came off the dime it was open season!


22 posted on 12/24/2011 7:05:57 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: TomGuy

You spoiled my fun. I was seeing how long that would take (parody on Obots).


23 posted on 12/24/2011 7:06:52 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: therightliveswithus

Many of Obama’s administration staff look like High School students.


24 posted on 12/24/2011 7:09:44 AM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I thought it was 40 bucks a week anyway. (that would be about a grand).

What's 40 x 52 again....?

25 posted on 12/24/2011 7:12:36 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: therightliveswithus

My math has always been terrible, but I do know that my CD’s are paying .10% , I know that is 10% of a penny on each dollar I have scrimped to save.

I do not know why I am saving it as inflation is eating my savings even as we speak. I also know that there is inflation even as my Government tells me there is not.

I know I am being lied to and I know that 43% of the people in this country are comfortable with those lies because thay are still backing the Lying SOB in the white House.

But then again: That 43% is not paying any taxes.so why shouldn’t they back their benefactor.


26 posted on 12/24/2011 7:13:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: raybbr

I was parodying Obots’ math (thats my story and I’m sticking to it!!!)


27 posted on 12/24/2011 7:13:58 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: therightliveswithus

The Obummer calculators are actually set to 2008 campaign dollars in gold, because that is where their heads are in 2012 .

Gold in dollars in 2008 = $846
Gold in dollars in 2011 = $1700 peak

%= 200

2.00 x 40 x 12 = $960


28 posted on 12/24/2011 7:15:43 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Obummer- the only U.S. president in history elected to a 4 year campaign.)
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To: therightliveswithus

“I done gradeated the third grade and learnt cipherin” - Jethro Bodine


29 posted on 12/24/2011 7:16:01 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Obama math: 2.4 trillion receipts-3.7 trillion expenditures=Balanced Budget


30 posted on 12/24/2011 7:26:26 AM PST by taterjay
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To: Chode
Tell me about it! I teach 5th grade and these kids don't even know their ADDITION fact families, let alone their multiplication facts!!!!! I have already told my principal that I expect to retain several of my kids. I gave a long division test on Thurs. (1 digit divisor only!) and I got maybe 5 A's or A+’s, a couple C's and D's and the rest were F's!!! We've been on this since THANKSGIVING! I give a 1 min. timed test (multiplication) at the beginning of each math lesson and they're COUNTING ON THEIR FINGERS! The scores are abysmal. I send notes/letters home pleading with parents to get their kids flashcards and DRILL every night, most kids still don't have them. I've even taken a couple of class hours having them make flashcards so they can at least work with them in school during the day, but it's just not enough without working at home. I'm SO ready to be done with it!
31 posted on 12/24/2011 7:32:31 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Chode
Tell me about it! I teach 5th grade and these kids don't even know their ADDITION fact families, let alone their multiplication facts!!!!! I have already told my principal that I expect to retain several of my kids. I gave a long division test on Thurs. (1 digit divisor only!) and I got maybe 5 A's or A+’s, a couple C's and D's and the rest were F's!!! We've been on this since THANKSGIVING! I give a 1 min. timed test (multiplication) at the beginning of each math lesson and they're COUNTING ON THEIR FINGERS! The scores are abysmal. I send notes/letters home pleading with parents to get their kids flashcards and DRILL every night, most kids still don't have them. I've even taken a couple of class hours having them make flashcards so they can at least work with them in school during the day, but it's just not enough without working at home. I'm SO ready to be done with it!
32 posted on 12/24/2011 7:36:14 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

There is a learning disability, called dyscalculia. It’s a number form of dyslexia, where numbers have no meaning. The kids with dyscalculia, must touch each item that they are counting. They can count just fine, but the counting doesn’t compute in their brains unless they touch the item as they say the number. if you watch them play games with dice, you’ll notice that they sometimes cannot even recognize the dots as five or six. They’ll know the ones or two and threes, but they start to stumble with higher numbers without counting them.

These are the kids who are counting on their fingers. You have to go back and teach them the concept. Use dots to represent numbers instead of numberals. Use an abacus. Some of these kids will never learn to do simple math in their heads and will never keep a check book balanced. It seem to be more and more common and yet teachers seldom recognize it.


33 posted on 12/24/2011 7:41:51 AM PST by Eva
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To: FrdmLvr
and gone are the days of memorizing multiplication and division tables...

without a calculator they are lost, and even with one they write down whatever it says not knowing it might be off by an order of magnitude because they punched in a number wrong and have no foundation to rely on, they just write it down cause THEY and the calculator are NEVER WRONG!!!

34 posted on 12/24/2011 7:41:51 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: therightliveswithus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY

Skip to 1:15 where Obama says your employer will save about 3000 percent on your health insurance.


35 posted on 12/24/2011 7:49:33 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: C. Edmund Wright
“I done gradeated the third grade and learnt cipherin” - Jethro Bodine

It was the SIXTH grade.

Has reading so much about Obama on FR dumbed you down?

<^)

36 posted on 12/24/2011 7:53:28 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: therightliveswithus

It’s Austrian math.
A Corpseman taught him how to do it, while riding with Obama on the Intercontinental Railroad, going to Hawaii, in Asia.


37 posted on 12/24/2011 7:54:04 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: therightliveswithus

Isn’t $40 a month about a $1000 a year...in foodstamps? Or will $480 a year cost us about a $1000 in additional debt servicing? FUBO!!!


38 posted on 12/24/2011 7:54:21 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: therightliveswithus

Many of those that allegedly need this $40 for two months are the same people fighting over the chance to buy $180 Nike Air Jordan basketball shoes.


39 posted on 12/24/2011 7:56:15 AM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: Chode

Before he was in kindergarten, my son knew multiplication tables up to 15 x 15 and could read. He grew up to get a PhD in mechanical engineering.


40 posted on 12/24/2011 8:01:05 AM PST by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Venturer
My math has always been terrible, but I do know that my CD’s are paying .10%

About 5 years ago, I had some CDs that were getting a low, low 4%.

Earlier this year, I was saying, 'I wish I could get 4% again.'

I have a MM that is getting about 0.85%, but CDs from the same bank are drawing 0.50%.
41 posted on 12/24/2011 8:01:26 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: therightliveswithus

In his home country of Kenya it’s a kings ransom, or, four years average pay of 10-12 dollars per year. Like his step-brother.


42 posted on 12/24/2011 8:10:56 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Chode
and gone are the days of memorizing multiplication and division tables...

That's the major root problem. I grew up listening to sing-song-ey records (45's) that went through the multiplication tables up to 12x12. You can't find anything like that for kids nowadays. And their math workbooks introduce concepts too early without basics, IMHO.

43 posted on 12/24/2011 8:13:18 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: RDasher
outstanding!!! but now he's prolly one of those evil 1%ers...
44 posted on 12/24/2011 8:17:32 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: therightliveswithus

Twenty dollars a week times eight weeks equals a paltry 160.00 dollars. No where near the 1000 the lying blastard is talking out of the lying side of his mouth.


45 posted on 12/24/2011 8:19:21 AM PST by wita
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To: therightliveswithus
Look at this interactive graph and then tell me with a straight face that the American sheeple are NOT buying into the pharaoh's meme...............

President Obama Job Approval
46 posted on 12/24/2011 8:19:33 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: FrdmLvr; Eva

I would love to see how these kids would do with a program called MATH-IT By Elmer W. Brooks.

I was a terrible student, zoned out most of the time because I was so bored. We found MATH-IT when I home schooled the boys. We learned everything together.
Math-It makes arithmetic logical, and captivating for all.


47 posted on 12/24/2011 8:23:54 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: Clock King
sad isn't it...

and people wonder why some dumb chick at McDonalds CRY'S because you give her a twenty and a one when the bill comes to ten and change and she doesn't know why???

48 posted on 12/24/2011 8:28:10 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FrdmLvr

The New, New Math

I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl
took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents
from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the
nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register.
I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two
quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to
explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried... Why do
I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since
the 1960s:

1. Teaching Math In 1960s (when I was in school)

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of
production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of
production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1980s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of
production is $80. Did he make a profit ? Yes or No

4. Teaching Math In 1990s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of
production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline
the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 2000s

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and
inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the
preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit
of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for
class participation after answering the question: How did the birds
and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are
no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok).

6. Teaching Math In 2010

Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la
producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?


49 posted on 12/24/2011 8:29:22 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: therightliveswithus

It adds up if you consider that under the new regime, a year will become 50 months to ensure nobody qualifies for Social Security until they meet the new age requirements.


50 posted on 12/24/2011 8:37:59 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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