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Embarrassingly Stupid Americans, the Video!
Red State ^ | July 6, 2010 | Jason Mattera

Posted on 07/18/2010 3:21:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

I could’ve also titled this piece “Cringe-Worthy” and “Mind-Numbingly Painful to Watch.” Um, the video you’re about to see is that awful for two reasons: 1) It’s a clear reminder that we’re losing our ethos and heritage as a country and 2) Wow, oh wow, our education system is quite the disaster. So here’s the deal: On the cusp of the Fourth of July, late-night comedian Jay Leno filmed one of his usual “Jaywalking” segments, this time testing the historical knowledge of Americans on… American history… in light of America celebrating her triumph over tyranny.

Alas, the stupidity is all there…

America gained independence from… Greece! Martha Washington sewed the first American Flag! Winston Churchill was the general who led the Revolutionary War! There were 30 original colonies! America came to being in the year… 1922! (That gem, mind you, came from a college professor. Seriously.)

This Leno clip may be funny, but as you’ll see following the video, the answers contained therein really do mirror the dumbing down of the American mind. See for yourself.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: jayleno

1 posted on 07/18/2010 3:21:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime; JenB; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

In another of Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” videos, Jay asked someone which former President had once been a peanut farmer and the interviewee answered “George Washington Carver.”


2 posted on 07/18/2010 3:23:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

These kind of videos are funny, but what we don’t know is how many people did Leno have to go through who knew the right answers before he found the morons for his clip?


3 posted on 07/18/2010 3:25:44 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Clintonfatigued

And 95 percent of these idiots vote, or will vote when they grow up, for the Rats.


4 posted on 07/18/2010 3:26:45 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Clintonfatigued

Would love to see Leno ask Obama the same questions!


5 posted on 07/18/2010 3:27:53 PM PDT by jacob allen
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To: Clintonfatigued
Yes the general public is pretty stupid and most of them are liberals or at least liberal thinkers. I'm willing to bet that if they had a poll of half liberals and half Conservatives and asked those questions the Conservatives would come in with high grades. Why, because I'm a Conservative and I keep up on history and the latest news and what is going on in our country as I suspect most other Conservatives do. The liberals live in a dream world and think all is fine , the government will take care of them so no sense wasting all that time watching new and reading about history and politics, heck, Obama is watching out for them.
6 posted on 07/18/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: jacob allen

He should start with how many states there are.


7 posted on 07/18/2010 3:29:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Idiocracy.


8 posted on 07/18/2010 3:31:33 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sounds like the usual idiots over at Digg and Reddit


9 posted on 07/18/2010 3:33:52 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Non-Sequitur

Exactly. It’s what we don’t see that can often tell much much more.


10 posted on 07/18/2010 3:37:11 PM PDT by xp38
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To: jacob allen

Well, Obama thinks there are 57 states.


11 posted on 07/18/2010 3:41:11 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Heh... My guess is that he had to go through several just to get semi-right answers! I just don’t believe that he had to work at this much to get stupid answers.


12 posted on 07/18/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Clintonfatigued

Actually, it is worse that you think... If the majority of people have no idea about liberty and the Constitution, just where will we be in 20-30 years? Scary, isn’t it?


13 posted on 07/18/2010 3:53:27 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Clintonfatigued

When he asked the grandfather at the end and he knew all the answers it proved to me that schools haven’t been teaching history for a long time. I know we can’t have literacy tests, but you should be able to answer those basic questions before you’re allowed to vote. If they made you answer those types of BASIC questions before a you could vote, “The 0ne” would be back in Chicago organizing riots.


14 posted on 07/18/2010 4:03:22 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why did Washington cross the Delaware?
To get on the other side.

I knew that was coming, I could see it a mile away.


15 posted on 07/18/2010 4:07:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Clintonfatigued

OMG! - these people vote


16 posted on 07/18/2010 4:10:09 PM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Exactly what the progressives want - to keep the masses dummied down & stupid! I think with the next election, we should also come up with a different selection method for our kids’ school books...which keep them out of the liberal hands!


17 posted on 07/18/2010 4:12:57 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Deagle
If the majority of people have no idea about liberty and the Constitution, just where will we be in 20-30 years? Scary, isn’t it?

Don't need to think about 20-30 years from now, we're here, there or whatever way you want to put it ;(

18 posted on 07/18/2010 4:16:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yes, you’re right, I can just imagine a few years down the road... I guess I am a bit short-sighted...


19 posted on 07/18/2010 4:19:05 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

The real story there is - always listen to Grandpa!!


20 posted on 07/18/2010 4:26:53 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, if the rest of the “smart” Americans allow the hard left to dominate, what the hell do you expect?

When the good people sit on their *sses, the bad people takeover. It’s real simple.

Yeah, let’s laugh at the fool’s while we “smart” people are losing our country. That’s just great—makin’ the Romans proud, we are!

If they aren’t being taught this stuff, in school, or not, then they won’t get it by just breathing in and out, will they?

It’s time to go to work, folks.

Practice patriotism. Teach freedom!


21 posted on 07/18/2010 4:33:10 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: Clintonfatigued

Reinforces my belief that only grandpas should be allowed to vote.


22 posted on 07/18/2010 4:35:24 PM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hard to watch, man, hard to watch.

Interesting that what trips off the tongue as common knowledge for the Grandpa is COMPLETELY UNKNOWN to his kids and grandkids.

I bet they know all about Martin Luther King Jr. though. There is NO CONTEXT for learning about civil rights unless you learn about the amazing planned free country that is the USA.

Even if you are black and don’t like the fact that back then, the founders felt they had to leave slavery legal, you should understand the wonders of this country and the men who formed the documents and fought the battles to make it happen. Only then can you understand that freedom for the African Americans was part of the journey of this marvelous experiment.

I believe that our education has failed our children for the past 30 or more years, and that it is nearly useless to supply free institutional education.

We need ONE state to do away with public schools, and the other 49 will follow. Each family should be given a sum to cover the education of each child. I suggest $5-6000/year. This is princely for a homeschooled student, but would also cover tuition in the many low-cost private schools that would crop up. If the parent spends the money on crack, so be it. We need to get parental responsibility squarely on the parent. Period.

And what was up with the white chick who thought we became independent from GREECE??


23 posted on 07/18/2010 4:38:42 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: YankeeReb
I know we can’t have literacy tests, but you should be able to answer those basic questions before you’re allowed to vote.

The logic we are given for not having literacy tests to vote is rather flawed. As long as people who are uneducated, ill-informed and mis-informed continue to vote they will always have representation that does nothing to help them become educated and well-informed. The people they elect are the ones who are best at manipulating the uneducated, ill-informed and mis-informed. Those politicians have no motivation to change that.

24 posted on 07/18/2010 4:38:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do.)
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To: VR-21

Obama’s Idiocracy Acceptance speech (warning — bad language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93BJiYLaj8&feature=related


25 posted on 07/18/2010 4:55:09 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Atom Smasher

***I think with the next election, we should also come up with a different selection method for our kids’ school books...which keep them out of the liberal hands!***

Absolutely. I’ve read that California calls all the shots now, and whatever they want the books to say is what all states get. Also, the textbooks are full of bad editing which means many mistakes.


26 posted on 07/18/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ignorance is strength.


27 posted on 07/18/2010 5:06:25 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, on the positive side I have to say that I could at least understand those being interviewed. That they could communicate so well was surprising.

I’d bet that all of them could give us an update on Ms. Lohan.


28 posted on 07/18/2010 5:58:15 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit carThe bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: Deagle
I guess I am a bit short-sighted...

Nah, just in shame like me how we could have allowed ourselves to get into this position yet saw it coming years ago.

So here we are, the days we thought would never arrive are here, now we must figure out a way to fix it.

Lets roll!

29 posted on 07/18/2010 6:01:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yes...slow we are, but determined... Maybe that is the difference...


30 posted on 07/18/2010 6:06:24 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yes, I’m afraid you may be right... We just keep letting things go by and ignoring the obvious. Maybe it is time to role) as he said... Time to take action - probably, time for everyone to realize the problem, unlikely...

Things will continue to deteriorate until it become obvious. That is the problem, it will be way to late to change anything...


31 posted on 07/18/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Too late to fix it actually...but we can survive maybe...


32 posted on 07/18/2010 6:55:26 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: YankeeReb

We’ve already been though that. The testing was found to cause blacks to not be qualified to vote. I am curious as to what the questions really were on that test.


33 posted on 07/18/2010 7:35:02 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Of all the answers to the questions, this one left me floored:

Jay Leno- “Why did Geroge Washington cross the Delaware?”

Interviewee- “To get to the other side.”

I never actually thought I’d hear that.


34 posted on 07/18/2010 8:12:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: garjog; VR-21

OH my gosh Joe! I didn’t see that coming!


35 posted on 07/18/2010 8:53:27 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Clintonfatigued

Jay Leno- “Why did Geroge Washington cross the Delaware?”
Interviewee- “To get to the other side.”
I never actually thought I’d hear that
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That is like the ‘tale’ of G Washington ‘throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River’ which actually was the Rappahannock”...
Which is actually a TRUE story because we all know

A DOLLAR WENT FURTHER IN THOSE DAYS....


36 posted on 07/18/2010 8:56:49 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: jacob allen
Would love to see Leno ask Obama the same questions!

I'd like to see Leno asked these questions (w/o prepping).

37 posted on 07/18/2010 9:03:17 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Signalman; fish hawk; YankeeReb; ezoeni
Yes, they vote...

How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters
It’s interviews of actual Obama voters...it is sad and fascinating at the same time. You’ll get a kick out of how uninformed they are and all of their wacky ideas (like the people Jay Leno interviews on the street).

38 posted on 07/18/2010 9:12:13 PM PDT by deks
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To: ully2
Well, Obama thinks there are 57 states.

Well, there are...in the Caliphate!

39 posted on 07/19/2010 2:28:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Riodacat
Reinforces my belief that only grandpas should be allowed to vote.

In all seriousness, I would be fine with that policy. It would be far better than the one we have now, where every illiterate jackass who can hitch a hide to the polls can vote. Grandpas tend to know a thing or two.
40 posted on 07/19/2010 3:05:11 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Clintonfatigued

Apathy on display!


41 posted on 07/19/2010 3:11:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: kitkat

Well then, all eyes must be on California. We have to find out who will be there on our (conservative) behalf to make sure these texts contain ALL the material that they should.

...this video deeply saddens me.


42 posted on 07/19/2010 4:13:51 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: fr_freak
Grandpas tend to know a thing or two.

Damn straight..

43 posted on 07/20/2010 8:50:28 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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