31% of american adults are absolutely worthless sacks of shit

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, 31% of American adults do not know that Dick Cheney is our Vice President.

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  1. mark
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    One wonders how much of an overlap there is between this 31% and the 38% that still support Bush.

  2. egpenet
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    In a somewhat related survey, 31% of Americans polled said they sleep soundly every night and wake up refreshed.


  3. dorothy
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    why do the figures on faux news watchers not surprise me?

  4. mike_1630
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    That’s… wow.. that’s really discouraging…

  5. dr. teddy glass
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I think you would be more correct if you said, “At least 31%” are worthless sacks of shit. I’m sure there are quite people out there who know that he’s the VP and still deserve the label.

  6. UBU
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    isn’t bush the vp?

  7. Dirtgrain
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Yah, but over 90 percent know that our Vice President is a Dick.

  8. oliva
    Posted August 16, 2007 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Friday morning on C-SPAN, “National Journal” call-in show: will be discussing Cheney’s old C-SPAN interview re. the folly of invading and occupying Iraq. Should be fascinating (and will probably rebroadcast during the day).

    P.S. on a very separate note: the Farmers’ Market vendors want everybody to remember they’ll be here on Sat., despite Heritage Festival, and hope people won’t forget to come and buy.

  9. egpenet
    Posted August 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I have been heavily editing the writing of graduates of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti High Schools for over six months. This is business copy written by these people to solicit loans from banks for new businesses, promotional literature touting their new businesses, advertising, business letters, etc.

    I think it was very clever to have a bond issue election PRIOR to the relase of the ACT/MEAP test scores.

    Shame! The stuff I am editing cannot be merely edited. Some of it doesn’t even make sense. What do these kids DO in school? They obviously cannot read. They most certainly cannot write a sentence, much less string a paragraph together.

    I happen to think Russell Simmons in a genius. I love what an example he is. (I wish I had his money.) But that’s the draw, I think. Follow his business model and you do NOT have to know how to think, write, or count. That’s how simple and effective his business model is! He’s a freakin’ genius. As are the rappers and hip hop artists who have emulated his plan.

    So, how do we motivate theese kids to express themselves, when they can make millions with the Simmons plan? Answer is: we cannot. So … go with the flow, dog!

  10. egpenet
    Posted August 16, 2007 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Silver (possibly gold) lining) …

    ONE person I have been editing is working on an “urban novel.” She is an intuitive writer. And she also works at her craft. She’s a single mom, young, attractive, business degree from an online college, works a 40+ hour week, plus weekends via a modelling agency … puff, puff! … and she has this intuitive story-telling sense that is simply fabulous. Her novel is called: Crossing The Street. Although it is not unlike a lot of other inner city stories written by Sista’ Soldier and others, it is sooooo much better. It is funny, poingnant, has pace and lots of action.

    So, there’s a sunny side to the story. She’s from Inkster. She has a Catholic Grade School and public High education. And she’s motivated.

    That’s the answwr to the Russell Simmons conundrum. Russell+motivation is the key. If it’s just $$$, no problem. If there’s substance, then it’s Russell+hard work. This little lady has substance. And what she has to offer her readers is substantive entertainment.

  11. egpenet
    Posted August 18, 2007 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I should add that I can’t type worth a shit, and to make matters worse, my keyboard insists on making multiples of many characters.

    I can type fast with two fingers, over 40 words a minute; but not accurately. Just ask the guy at Manpower.

    No excuse for a writer/editor. It’s not too many late night beers at the C.B., I’m simply lazy on these blogs.

  12. egpenet
    Posted August 18, 2007 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    As a follow-up to my off-the-thread commentary and snarky remarks about the area High Schools …

    I noticed at the Heritage Festival that the young people’s area was giving away books.

    I urge the Ypsilanti and Willow Run and Lincoln school districts to do a study of students’ homes. I will personally pledge … even if I have to use a credit card … .25 for every non-religious book the school boards can locate in a representative sampling of 100 student homes per district.

    My bet (which could cost me dearly) is that these households have NO books in their homes. Their children cannot read because no one in the family reads good literature … not that there’s a lot of great new literature around these days … but I have taught the classics and the kids eat that stuff up. Families that keep the TV going and the cell phone games going and the computer games going … whether here or in Pinckney … have created several geberations of upandcoming cerebral idiots who cannot read, write or speak well.

    And that gets us back to the thread … Dick Cheney, who?

    Another aside … I may have told this story before on this blog … a young child once leaned into his dad;s ear, horrified: “Dad! That kid’s name is Dick! Why would anyone name their kid, you know, Dick!?”

    Good question, until you get to know Mr. Cheney … then the reasons crystallizes.

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