One-Third of DC Population is Illiterate

From Breitbart:

WASHINGTON (AP) – About one-third of the people living in the national’s [sic] capital are functionally illiterate, compared with about one-fifth nationally, according to a report on the District of Columbia.

Adults are considered functionally illiterate if they have trouble doing such things as comprehending bus schedules, reading maps and filling out job applications.

These people should not be hard to pick out, they are addressed as “Congressman”, “Congresswoman”, or “Senator”. The balance are those who work for one of the aforementioned people. Since they have not held real jobs they do not know how to fill out an application and their limo drivers are literate enough to get them around. Thus, they do not know how to read bus schedules or maps.

The population of illiterate people in DC jumped dramatically over the weekend when the anti war crowd showed up. Fortunately, the large numbers of Eagles kept the statistics from hitting the stratosphere by infusing a bunch of fully literate people into the general population.



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3 Responses to “One-Third of DC Population is Illiterate”

  1. ann c thomas says:

    i am so disgusted with the gop for not having the balls to stop groveling to the dems on these useless and baseless investegations. excuse wording and spelling. i am 73 years old and have a few ailments and also not to swift on pc. have been a supporter of the republician party for 50 years. keep up the good work big dog.

  2. michael says:

    It’s easy to use an article like this to make fun of Congress (and Congress usually deserves it), but a 1/3 illiteracy rate in the Capital City, and 1/5 nationwide, is a national shame.

  3. Big Dog says:

    Ms. Thomas,
    Thanks for commenting here. Don’t worry any about spelling and wording, at 73 you get to set the rules. I congratulate you on the courage to use a computer and the Internet when most of your contemporaries avoid both like the plague.

    Thanks for visiting and I hope you will stop by frequently.

    BD