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Smart people agree...Democrats are good!!!

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posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 02:58 PM
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Alright, I found this a little bit interesting. I noticed something the other night whenever an old clip of the last presidential race ran. If you look at the map of the states on who voted for whom, you should be able to notice the key areas where the Democrats won. Mainly the Democrats won the Northeast. "Now, what is so great about those areas?" one may ask. I remember seeing charts on the "smartest states" and remembered that some of the smartest states were in the Northeast. I was intrigued to say the least. So, as I researched it more, I found a couple of helpful websites.

www.fec.gov...

This website shows the statistics needed for this topic on the most recent election.

www.morganquinto.com...

This website shows the smartest states by rank. It also has the way they find the ranking. It is a twenty-one point ranking system.

Alright. Once you have looked at both pages, create a list of states that Gore won. There should only be twenty states.

Of the twenty states that voted for Gore, nine of the top ten smartest states voted for Gore. There were two states that were only seperated by a couple thousand votes. Those two were Wisconsin and Iowa. But the rest that picked Gore were seperated by many thousands of votes.

Going the opposite way, let's talk about the bottom fifteen states. Of those fifteen states, twelve of them voted for Bush. Three of the other states voted for Gore, one of which with an extremely thin margin. Also, one of the Bush states was won with a very thin margin. Two of those Gore states had nice leads on the Bush vote. The remaining eleven Bush states were won by a nice margin.

"So what does this have to do with anything, OXmanK?" Well, this information can only lead people to believe one thing. Smart people vote Democrat. That is the only thing that can be drawn from these statistics.

So, this fall, don't be an moron. Vote Democrat!

Edited: Changed the title for the new pit rules...


[edit on 7/8/2004 by OXmanK]

[edit on 7/8/2004 by OXmanK]




posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 03:08 PM
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then you can be smart in massachusetts, connecticut, delaware, oklahoma, missouri, then washington d.c.!!!!



YEAAAAARGHH!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 04:06 PM
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Did someone figure out the BB code today? You rock sir.

Dean sincerely apologizes for getting caughtup in the moment and ranting and screaming. Besides, he has to be relatively smart man...he is a doctor after all. A REAL doctor.



posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:15 PM
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But, Fury, do you have anything intelligent to say in the light of this? Or are you only gonna point out Dean's wrestling promo?



posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:37 PM
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How can someone be smart if they are voting for someone that wants to take more of their money?
Maybe you could say Democrats are unselfish, but definitely not intelligent.

Smart people vote for neither Republicans nor Democrats. You can throw in Greens also, man are they a bunch of quacks.



posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:41 PM
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Heres an idea. why not do what washington told us, and get rid of the political parties. he told us not to form them and what do we do? they've #ed up this country! they're the reason this country is going down hill



posted on Mar, 20 2004 @ 03:27 AM
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Originally posted by DClark
How can someone be smart if they are voting for someone that wants to take more of their money?
Maybe you could say Democrats are unselfish, but definitely not intelligent.

Smart people vote for neither Republicans nor Democrats. You can throw in Greens also, man are they a bunch of quacks.




agreed. but where do we really go from there? It seem too ingrained in our society that we should have 2 or 3 political parties.



posted on Mar, 20 2004 @ 03:40 AM
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I have no clue where to go from here. Maybe serious campaign reform...The candidates may only spend 10 million in promoting themselves. That's all they can use. Then, the only way to get their word out is by doing debates and tackling the issues so Joe America can see who is most qualified...I have no opinion...



posted on Mar, 20 2004 @ 07:58 AM
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Wow i am surpized Vermont was second. We have a socialistic school funding system where an average is found and any $1 more raised by down, only 50 cents goes to their actual kids, the rest to the "shark pool." Thanks to that, you need a part time job just to pay property taxes, my sister just moved into a modular and has to pay over $5000 a year!

Vermont also has a nice 6% on sales, 10% of meals and hotel roooms, oh so very nice. That property tax is around 4 dollars in my town. Don't forget the city taxes. Dispite all this, our roads and bridges are crumbling.

This has been a HUGE issue: Vermont's #1 export are THE CHILDREN. THERE ARE NO JOBS HERE, no growth, and raising a family here costs thousands more in taxes.

The regulations and permits needed to to anything anywhere is so restrictive, if any neighbor of a neighbor complains, you can't get your building project done as well as a THOUSAND other things. It's taken over 30 years to get the ok to build another 5th of our circ highway around Burlington!!

People love how nice vermont is, all the run down houses and collapsing barns, all the unused farm land that has been farmed for over 200 years being taken over by weed trees. Don't forget most downtowns are desolate.

There is also the hardcore drugs spreading throughout the more depressed areas that are controled by liberals. These people don't have any "income" to be taxed on so, they get all their needs taken care of, while dealing drugs. Heroine, coc aine, as well as pot, are just sweeping accross the board in our schools, cause the dregs of society have stayed behind, while all the brains have skipped to other states like south carolina.

As for the good schools, a friend of mine had a teacher that would smoke a joint in front of his highschool class regularly! Most new teachers here are THE most liberal idiots you'd ever find. Kids here are so brainwashed it isn't funny.

[Edited on 20-3-2004 by ANMAN]



posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by KrazyIvan
Heres an idea. why not do what washington told us, and get rid of the political parties.


I'm with you 100% on that one my friend



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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I know this is an old topic...but I'm bringing it back up for Flinx. Plus, I wanted to add a list. I also changed my field of sampling. All it added was one more state and it is a Bush one. I changed it to where I was sampling the states with a plus five or minus five "Smart rating". The numbers are the state's "Smart" ranking.

1: Massachusetts/Gore
2: Vermont/Gore
3: Connecticut/Gore
4: Montana/Bush
5: New Jersey/Gore
6: Maine/Gore
7: Pennsylvania/Gore
8: Wisconsin (tied)/Gore
8: Iowa (tied)/Gore
10: New York/Gore
11: Nebraska/Bush

36: Georgia/Bush
37: Kentucky/Bush
38: Arkansas/Bush
39: Oklahoma/Bush
40: Florida/Bush
41: South Carolina/Bush
42: Tennessee/Bush
43: Hawaii/Gore
44: California/Gore
45: Arizona/Bush
46: Alabama/Bush
47: Louisiana/Bush
48: Mississippi/Bush
49: Nevada/Bush
50: New Mexico/Gore



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by KrazyIvan
Heres an idea. why not do what washington told us, and get rid of the political parties. he told us not to form them and what do we do? they've #ed up this country! they're the reason this country is going down hill




This is an article on what your talking about
www.hpronline.org...

I didn't know that until you told me and felt I had to look it up... Anyway check it out.... And what a good idea he shared....... Too bad nobody listened..
This is definitely not the kind of country he envisioned...



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 09:45 AM
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What I find interesting about the link provided by OXmanK is that an official government website shows quite clearly that Al Gore won the election.

Bush total:
50,456,002
47.87%

Gore total:
50,999,897
48.38%

www.fec.gov...

Good find



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:11 AM
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Public Elementary and Secondary School Revenue per $1,000 Personal Income (Table 55) +
Per Pupil Public Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures (Table 109) +
Percent of Public Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures used for Instruction (Table 133) +
Percent of Population Graduated from High School (Table 172) +
Public High School Graduation Rate (Table 175) +
Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 193) +
Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 201) +
Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 209) +
Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 217) +
Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 225) +
Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 233) +
Percent of 4th Graders Whose Parents Have Strict Rules about Getting Homework Done (Table 282) +
Average Teacher Salary as a Percent of Average Annual Pay of All Workers (Table 346) +
Percent of School-Age Population in Public Schools (Table 416) +
High School Drop Out Rate (Table 185) -
Percent of Public School Teachers Who Reported Being Physically Attacked in the Past 12 Months (Table 261) -
Special Education Pupil-Teacher Ratio (Table 325) -
Percent of Public Elementary and Secondary School Staff Who are School District Administrators (Table 361) -
Estimated Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (Table 371) -
Average Class Size in Public Elementary Schools (Table 394) -
Average Class Size in Public Secondary Schools (Table 395) -


These are the factors to your "Smart State". This arguement is completely rediculous.

You are running by a scale set by children, and using it to define the adults voting record. Good God this place is starting to suck.

OX, love ya man, but this whole topic is retarded.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 11:40 AM
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This is a pretty old topic. The only reason I brought it all the way back up to the top is due to Flinx's inability to find the links I used in other topics.

KJ, the entire thing is not set by the children. There are other factors such as high school drop out/graduation rate. However, I know, it is a little cheap...but I am looking for some older lists. If I can find any from 90-94 would be great. I would update the list for you.

Besides, you know as well as I do that the Northeast is a bastion of education. After all, it comes from the importance placed on education from their founders...alot of them had Calvinist ideals. You know those people...the Calvinists...some of the first people in Europe to promote public education...



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:08 PM
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My point bud, is that regardless of what you find, while it may be interesting, doesn't really show anything. When looking at numbers on the scale you are and considering the difference in education between counties let alone states, you'd be hard pressed to really do anything but put light to bare statistics.

Even if the trend was reasonably constant for the past 20 years you can't discount the scope of education, familial influence, etc. Also, we all know education before college means little in the "intelligence" department.

If you have smart state A where all people are educated and dumb state B. If 60% in A and 40% in B vote democrat, then what does that really say?

Nothing, you still have a good number of retards voting liberal.

Ideals transcend most things. While both sides have noble ideas, they are both hideous in their own right.

I know you are gunnin' with a fight fire with fire, but this is a wet noodle contest and you'd be best suited to just laugh at the guy waving a wet noodle than to join in and be the fools companion.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:43 PM
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I don't trust the "smartest states" listings. Listings like that of the 50 States are always subjective. The states with the largest cities will always have the largest number of college-educated people in it -- because they're the largest cities! Also, large cities also have the part of town known as the "inner city" -- the ghettos where most of the voters are not college-educated and depend on the government for assistance...

What the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election Electoral College map shows me is that the liberal coasts of the U.S. -- the West Coast and the Northeast -- voted for Gore, while the vast middle section of the U.S., which is mostly rural and conservative (Texas does have several large cities though), voted Bush.

I predict that the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Electoral College map will look very similar to its 2000 counterpart. Politics has become very jaded in the U.S. since the Cold War began (especially after the "dot-com" economic collapse, the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election, and Sept. 11, 2001), so it's gotten to the point nowadays that most people vote the way they're expected to. A liberal college professor is 'supposed' to vote Democrat. A minority on welfare is 'supposed' to vote Democrat. A rural ranch owner is 'supposed' to vote Republican. A business owner is 'supposed' to vote Republican, etc. etc. Do people not think for themselves anymore?




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