A little backstory: I'm pretty terrible to my mother when it comes to my opinions. Pretty much the converstaions always boil down to me saying "I'm right. Here's why. You're wrong. Here's why. I'm smart 'cuz I get it. Your stupid, 'cuz you don't. People like me solve problems. People like you are the problem. Next point..."
These always make me feel really, really good about myself. Which is a very, very bad thing, by the way. Usually, I'll feel sorry about it afterward. But then, I do strongly believe that conservative voters like her are to blame for a lot of this nation's problems. After all, you can't get conservative politicians into office without conservative votes.
As I always say: We, the People = You, the Person
Anyway, taking a break from blogging about State Park Closures (see previous two posts) and looking for work, I got an e-mail from Mother Dearest pointing me to a Pew Research Center Quiz administering a test of my "news IQ." Basically, it checks to see how much we know about what's going on in our country. The forwarded e-mail goes:
We have been warned: "The greatest threat to democracy is ignorance"...........Thomas JeffersonSo I popped on over to test my knowledge on stuff like "Who's the Senate Majority Leader" and "How many chicks are on the Supreme Court" and "If a train leaves Denver at 4:30 AM travelling at 70 mph and another train makes up a dumb question about it..."
Do you follow the news? Try answering these questions and see where you rank in the nation. Very interesting.
Test your knowledge with 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did.