Thursday, February 19, 2009

Are you smarter than a 5th Grader? Wright County Edition Part II

H/T to Eric on this one!

While this is a slow to evolve series, it's somewhat popular.

Here comes Part II.

Yesterday I commented on a post over at WCR, a post designed to take a shot at Democrats.

Eric Z checked the math in Drew's story, his post fails 1st grade math, let alone 5th grade.

Dude buys a dying horse for $100.
Sells 500 raffle tickets at $2. $1000.
Refunds $2 for the dead horse.
Profit $998.

Let's do the math...

-$100 for the horse
+$1000 for the raffle
-$2 in refunds.

Looks like a "profit" of $898.

Bluewoman points out that the raffle tickets would have cost about $60 and wonders whether dude got a license to raffle...

After 8 years of the Bush economy, it's no wonder the math is so challenging.

Congresswoman Bachmann can't look 20 to 25 year olds in the face because of the amount of the bailout and the burden that will be placed on them in the future. Yet, she supported the wasted spending in Iraq.

If math is hard for conservatives when it's only in hundreds and thousands, imagine the horror of dealing with billions and trillions...

Oh I love math...

1 comment:

eric zaetsch said...

And if Albert Lord has his hand in the thing, whatever the profit, it goes to Albert - who has needs beyond most of us, his own private golf course, that kind of thing, and he had the cash cow for it. Young college grads entering an uncertain job market should just love Albert Lord.

Just another GOP nice guy.