I am More Smarter Than You
Someone passed me an op ed from the Spew More Lies (NY Times) that was talking about Toyota deciding to build a plant in Ontario Canada instead of Alabama because the education level of Alabamians. The author goes on about socialized health care (damn socialist), but I want to take a look at a few facts about the education levels.
Let me say I’m tired of hearing the dumb redneck jokes. I’m not the most educated man in Alabama, but I’m not surrounded by idiots. I’m pretty sure that Alabama (Huntsville in particular) created the launch vehicle responsible for putting a man on the moon. What has Ontario ever created?
Let’s take a look at the percentages. Alabamians with a bachelor’s degree %12.18. Alabamians with graduate degrees %6.85. It’s probably higher in Huntsville than the rest of the states average, but still pretty respectable for the fine state of Alabama (as of 2000). Now Ontario. Canucks with a bachelor’s degree %10.08. Canucks with a graduate degree %5.33 (as of 2001 for Ontario). I’m just a dumb southern boy, but this seems lower than Alabama’s averages. Another point is that Toyota has a plant here already. They’re building the V8 and the V6 engines about 6 miles away from where I live. Now the president of Toronto-based Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association of Toyota said something along the lines of the educational level in the Southern United States was so low that trainers for Japanese plants in Alabama had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech equipment. This doesn’t make much sense to me since they were the ones that hired these people and there is extensive testing and training before you’re even offered a job. I know because I went through it. You sort of have to read in order to take the test, then again I guess you could just click through the test and get lucky and pass, but with over 500 questions, I doubt it. Basically from what I see is that Alabamians seem to be more educated than the people on the snowy side of the border (By the way, please step back from our border. It looks like you’re preparing to invade, and you know we’re not above a preemptive strike.). So go suck a salmon Canada and take your social health care with you. We might say nucular around here, but we’ve put more people in space than you, ya dumb Canucks