Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2882 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Like buying books for the $39 million that Bush cut on the federal spending on libraries, litteracy numbers for the US really dont look good. Out of 191 million adults in the US, 44 million cannot read a newspaper or fill out a job application. Another 50 million more cannot read or comprehend above the eighth grade level.
Maybe the money could have been put there instead? Who knows.
AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
George W. Bush may be smart but he isnt a public speaker and that is for sure....also I think these numbers are inaccurate...as people here watch the news and only here the bad things...actually most of them are happy that we are there
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
Guys...don't believe everything you read about how stupid we are over here. Please remember that much is written about the US with a view to making us fit into whatever particular mold the writer and editor has decided we should occupy.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
Yeah and just 2 months ago the polls told us that John Kerry was going to win the election. If 56% of the population thought the war was a mistake than Bush should have gone down in flames as bad as Carter and Mondale.
This is nothing but a poll taken (with the results already determined before the poll was even completed) in order to give the Washington Compost something to write about and bash the President over.