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(NPR)   Members of Congress now have the vocabulary of 10th-graders, down a grade from five years ago, and before that Daniel Patrick Moynihan kept throwing off the curve   (npr.org ) divider line 16
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2012-05-21 10:34:51 AM  
6 votes:
This gives to me such anger. Writing and the excellent vocabulary are the keys to being the excellent leader. It is the skill we all must have to be the civil. servants and for this reason the outrage is here for me. You are welcome.
2012-05-21 10:42:48 AM  
3 votes:
I wonder how long it'll take their speech to degrade to middle-school texting levels?

i flbustrd bil 2day, lol
2012-05-21 03:20:39 PM  
2 votes:

buckler: WalMartian: Can you imagine what the Declaration of Independence would sound like if written today?

"Every now and then, you just gotta break it off with your former homies, and now's one of those times. We're talking about the King here, who's done hella nasty to us, and we ain't really in the mood to take it anymore. So screw him, we got our own place now, so y'all just leave us the hell alone. Out."


"A sh**load of time ago, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and a bunch of other guys founded America on the belief that government should just stay the hell out of my life because we're a Christian nation, dammit!

Now, after a big ol' asswhipping we gave the South, we demand that they apologize for black people. But, right here, we dedicate a memorial to the asswhipping, because a good Christian always forgives.

But, we can't just plop a cross and call it good. We must stay the course. The rest of the world is too pussy or backwards to remember what we did, and we must remind them of it constantly! We can not falter in our pursuit of delivering another asswhipping. Only then can we remember that we are Americans, and cannot be destroyed over something as trivial as black people. Thank you, and may God bless America."

~Abraham Lincoln
2012-05-21 03:02:49 PM  
2 votes:

WalMartian: Can you imagine what the Declaration of Independence would sound like if written today?

"Every now and then, you just gotta break it off with your former homies, and now's one of those times. We're talking about the King here, who's done hella nasty to us, and we ain't really in the mood to take it anymore. So screw him, we got our own place now, so y'all just leave us the hell alone. Out."

2012-05-21 11:21:38 AM  
2 votes:
So, way over the heads of most of their constituents.
2012-05-21 03:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
thatsmycongress.com

"He was executed for WWB"

and the classic

"My, my fear is that ah, the whole island (Guam) will become so overly populated that it would tip over, and ah, capsize."
2012-05-21 02:27:58 PM  
1 vote:

meow said the dog: This gives to me such anger. Writing and the excellent vocabulary are the keys to being the excellent leader. It is the skill we all must have to be the civil. servants and for this reason the outrage is here for me. You are welcome.


/i do agrees. Certainly, it is to me such a horrible and bad thingy that we have not become the proud and intelligent leader that we would and had promised to be like we did when we was getting voted in.
2012-05-21 02:24:32 PM  
1 vote:
I'm less concerned with the 10th-grade vocubulary exhibited by Congress, than I am with their apparent 3rd-grade knowledge of science.
2012-05-21 02:19:55 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-05-21 02:19:38 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-05-21 02:10:20 PM  
1 vote:
Oh look, another clustering of stupid around Southern Republican-leaning states with heavy Teatard representation.

/Must be that damn liberal number line again
2012-05-21 01:21:20 PM  
1 vote:
10th grade?

Elitists. Primary them all out! The only letters a congressman needs to know are "U" "S" and "A!"
2012-05-21 12:33:53 PM  
1 vote:
Bottom 10, #6: Rep. Sean Duffy. Little known fact: likes to be called "Duff Daddy."
2012-05-21 11:36:14 AM  
1 vote:
It is interesting that Republicans actually used to be higher than democrats.... and then all of a sudden they tanked.

Gee, what movement in recent years has taken over parts of the Republican party.... it's on the tip of my tongue ......

/granted, democrats are going downward as well.
2012-05-21 10:56:38 AM  
1 vote:

meow said the dog: This gives to me such anger. Writing and the excellent vocabulary are the keys to being the excellent leader. It is the skill we all must have to be the civil. servants and for this reason the outrage is here for me. You are welcome.


Think, what was said by you is right. Its striven to us to be our ancestral likeness, our for fathers, which used bigger word and grammar in its proper form's. It is worrying to I that our education is bad; We must question thing's that seem wrong and it is to be justified in this for job creation.

In conclusion, lower taxes is all.
2012-05-21 10:52:43 AM  
1 vote:
I don't think it's too much to ask that our leaders be the most intelligent among us. I want a president that can understand nuance, culture and critically approach issues. When people like me have a higher intellect than Congress, we are well and truly farked
 
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