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That she is soooooo clueless 7 16.67%
that 1/5th of americans can't find the US on a map 18 42.86%
So much beauty wasted on so little brain matter 9 21.43%
She's not my wife 7 16.67%
She's not the secretary of state 1 2.38%
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Miss Teen USA

So, you may have seen the Miss Teen USA South Carolina Clip:



She was asked why does she think that 1/5th of americans cannot find the united states on a map!

This makes me reflect....
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It's inconceivable to me that 1/5 of Americans can't find the United States on the map.

We're supposed to be the best and the brightest! Damn, America! What the hell happened?!
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I think we need to label all of our maps. That's the real problem: lack of labels. My maps are labeled:



So, label maps, so we know where the United States, South Africa, the Iraq, and Asian Countries are.
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I wonder if she is one of those girls who've been raised in the pageant circuit since she was a child? Some of those environments can be pretty scary. Education is definately not a priority in these cases...
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Was she home-schooled?
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #6
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for those of you that can't see the video, here is her response:

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i personally believe that us americans are unable to do so cuz some uh people out there in our nation dont have maps, and that i believe that our education such as south africa and the iraq everywhere like such as and i believe that they should our education over here in the us should help the us er should help south africa it should help the iraq and the asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for
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Her fumbling has really deflected the attention away from the actual question, huh. What's worse: her answer or the actual question? It's seeming the answer is worse, at least on interference.

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I would have understand if she screwed up Europe:



This is how I like to learn the world map:
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I think we need to label all of our maps. That's the real problem: lack of labels. My maps are labeled:



So, label maps, so we know where the United States, South Africa, the Iraq, and Asian Countries are.

I thought as a society we were supposed to be getting away from the whole label thing? so that won't work. /random unhelpfulness
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I would have understand if she screwed up Europe:


That is depressing...btw how does it feel to be living in Iraq?
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As we like to say: It's a Bombenstimmung (bombing atmosphere) here, but the air is heavy as lead at times.
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ignorance of geography makes me crazy, so sez this two-time 6th and 7th grade Geography Bee champion.
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Where did that 1/5th come from? Who were they polling - 5 year olds?

I'd buy that 1/5th couldn't find Iraq on a map or something, but the US? Come on ...
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I'd buy that 1/5th couldn't find Iraq on a map or something,
I'd be surprised if 1/5 COULD find Iraq on a map....
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Where did that 1/5th come from? Who were they polling - 5 year olds?

No -- blonde beauty queen contestants! <wink>

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I still understand this trend to get rid of geography from public schools? They just eliminated it from our local jr. high.

I don't get it?
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some 17 - 18 year old
has a bit of stage fright and blows a beauty contest question
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poor thing.

and i do mean that.
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Her answer on the today show after a few more days to prep was better gramatically but just as devoid of intelligence.
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