AWKWARD: Obama bungles basic U.S. geography

President Obama made one his many late-night TV appearances yesterday when he visited the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about a myriad of topics, including the NSA, the latest Al Qaeda threat, and Trayvon Martin. The most interesting topic, however, turned out to be an answer President Obama gave about infrastructure, in which he blundered some pretty basic U.S. geography.

“No one is picking up on this,” Glenn said on radio this morning about the President’s ‘oops’ moment. “Play the geography lesson.”

LENO: You mentioned infrastructure. Why is that a partisan issue? I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, it’s not safe. How does that become Republican or Democrat? How do you not just fix the bridge?

OBAMA: I don’t know. As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together. Let’s find a financing mechanism and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports. You know, the Panama Canal is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that will be finished in 2015. If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.

Just an FYI, Mr. President: according to Google Maps, Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida are all located on the east coast along the Atlantic Ocean.

“They’re already going someplace else because none of those cities are on the Gulf,” Pat said. “Every city he names is on the Atlantic side.”

So far the majority of the media has been silent on the gaffe, though you can easily imagine the outrage that would have ensued if, say, President Bush had confused his geography.

“That's pretty bad,” Pat said. “Again, if that was Bush, he'd be excoriated.”

“I think that most people, unless you are living right there, most people – I would have thought to myself, I don't think those are on the Gulf. [And then] you would have thought, I must be wrong.”

“No,” Pat said emphatically, “because you know that Charleston's in South Carolina, you know Savannah's in Georgia. The toughest one is Jacksonville. That could be on the Gulf. Then the cursory check of Google Maps would you tell you, no, it’s on the Atlantic side. Pretty amazing and nobody says anything.”

But, then again, if you use the President’s logic that we must “deepen” our ports, maybe his geography isn’t so off after all.

“Can I tell you something,” Glenn asked. “You have to deepen those ports, so they go underneath like some underground river – underneath Georgia and Florida.”

“They connect underneath? Is that what he's saying,” Pat questioned.

“[President Obama is] just smarter than us, as usual,” Stu joked.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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