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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:56 PM

Something for the lurking Freepers to enjoy



Very Telling. No wonder right wingers have such disdain for education.

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Reply Something for the lurking Freepers to enjoy (Original post)
WhoIsNumberNone Nov 2012 OP
codjh9 Nov 2012 #1
Fantastic Anarchist Nov 2012 #14
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #16
Fantastic Anarchist Nov 2012 #18
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #20
codjh9 Nov 2012 #17
Fantastic Anarchist Nov 2012 #19
SDjack Nov 2012 #2
infidel dog Nov 2012 #3
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #4
CuriousAboutPolls Nov 2012 #5
MyOwnPeace Nov 2012 #6
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #7
Coyotl Nov 2012 #9
synapticwave Nov 2012 #10
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #12
japple Nov 2012 #8
ReRe Nov 2012 #11
Fantastic Anarchist Nov 2012 #13
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #15
graywarrior Nov 2012 #21
cui bono Nov 2012 #22
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #23
Doodler71 Nov 2012 #24

Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:58 PM

1. GAWD that's a great graphic. Very telling. Not surprising at all. However, it's also scary

to me how many college-educated whackjob conservatives there are, in places like say, Dallas (I've lived in the area twice :^p

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Response to codjh9 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

14. Dallas voted Blue ...

By a very large margin. Only Austin voted by a wider margin for Obama. Austin, El Paso, Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio all went blue. It's not Texas that's crazy, it's rural Texas that is.

Edit to add Austin to the list.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:41 PM

16. That's true of many states, even Blue states

have their rural pockets...Texas just has so much more rural territory.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:09 PM

18. Indeed, it does.

I'll take Dallas ... I'm a city boy.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:19 PM

20. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY

My family moved from NYC almost 50 years ago...but I am still a city girl.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:07 PM

17. OK, OK - even having lived something like 45 years of my life in TX, that surprises me, especially

Houston & D/FW. HOWEVER - it's not just rural. When I was last living in D/FW, not that long ago, the suburban counties, such as Collin & several others, voted humongously Republican, like 80-20.

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Response to codjh9 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:12 PM

19. That's Plano mostly ...

Now Frisco (what used to be the boondocks), Wylie, Allen. But, I think the closer suburbs, Richardson, Addison, Carrollton, et al, went blue. Dallas county suburbs, not the Collin County suburbs such as Plano (Heroin capital of the world - rich kids getting smacked out).

I hear ya, but you'd be surprised.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. Help for RWers. If you live in a state that is in the right column of the table, and its

name is printed in RED letters, you may be too ignorant to vote for your own and our Nation's best interests.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. Goddamnit, boy, them pointy-head intellectuals

are just too high and mighty to vote the way their bosses tell 'em to!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. great graphic

really gets it into perspective,doesn't it?

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:58 PM

5. Rick Santorum

"The smart people are never going to be on our side."

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Response to CuriousAboutPolls (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. And that's

why we ran him out of Pennsylvania!!!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. "Most college education" vs. "Least college education" would be a

a better title. "Best" and "Worst" equates intelligence with college attendance. I just feel obligated to bring this up. Some of the stupidest people I ever met were in college; some very sharp people never attended college.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:57 PM

9. Agreed. Plus the worst college in Ma might be better than the best college in another state.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:58 PM

10. thank you

thought the same thing.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

12. A wise point. Thank you.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:55 PM

8. Well, as we say here in Georgia: "thank god for Mississippi!"

We've still got a lot of work to do in this state to raise the consiousness of some of these bible thumpers. Sorry to have offended any DU Mississippians. I love MS and except for the fact that there aren't any bathrooms at the rest stops, it's a beautiful state and TUPELO rocks!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

11. Very Telling Indeed...

What we really need to do is figure out how to get those back-woods rural folks educated.
Anyone who can do that earns a Nobel Peace Prize for sure. I think POB is trying to do that by
urging to get free internet access to the rural areas? Yeah, we need some serious nation-building right here at home. My state is one the worst educated. Local newspaper even had a newspaper article front page below the fold that more or less bragged about it before the election. It turned my stomach.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:27 PM

13. Most of the Worst Educated States ...

... also suck off the Government teat more than they give back.

Talk about "fiscal responsibility."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/states-federal-taxes-spending-charts-maps

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

15. he Freepers will be proud of that. They're anti-intellectual, after all.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:21 PM

21. Must share!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:57 PM

22. So basically we have a bunch of snobs picking our president.

As Santorum would put it.



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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:13 PM

23. This map might help a bit

Map of US 2012 Presidential Election Results versus Location of Top-Ranked US Universities

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:55 AM

24. Some People will hold on

To irrational beliefs regardless of evidence to the contrary. They hold on so desperately that they will create innumerable paradoxes, but will still fail to see facts or let go of those deeply rooted false beliefs. It is one of the reasons why organized religion is able to control their followers.

Sometimes, by showing, not telling, you are able to make in-roads. That is why the "kill them with kindness" sometimes works. Sometimes the show of force works too, though, that is diametrically opposed to most liberal beliefs.

In other words we can just be who we are and some people will see we are not evil and start to let go of their rigid beliefs.

Republicans on the other hand would beat you into submission & that is my rigid belief.

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