The 10 smartest states in the U.S. - are ALL BLUE states

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    Feb 28, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    Which makes perfect sense.

    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/smallbusiness/1102/gallery.smartest_states/index.html

    Given the Republican economic record in recent decades - you've got to be pretty dumb to vote Repub.
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    Feb 28, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Gotta wonder if you are on the Party Payroll Rick...

    ...ya sure do devote a lot of time for propagandizing here lol...
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    Feb 28, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidGotta wonder if you are on the Party Payroll Rick...

    ...ya sure do devote a lot of time for propagandizing here lol...




    I proudly support the Democratic party - based on the superiority of their economic policies as proved by the fair and impartial historical record.

    You on the other hand post, comments that full of pure right-wing talking points - while dishonestly claiming to be an "Independent" (LOL!).
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    Feb 28, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNewsflash to RickRick (and the liberal media):

    Having attended college does not make one "smart." icon_wink.gif





    Newsflash to Southbeach (and the right-wing media):

    Having attended college DOES make one more well-educated and well-informed.
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    Feb 28, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    Rick, if you're so God damn smart---why are you living in Arizona? Must mean you're not very smart?
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    Feb 28, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    deanaane saidRick, if you're so God damn smart---why are you living in Arizona? Must mean you're not very smart?



    Not that it's any of your business - but I'm here helping out my parents who live here.
    My father is in poor health.
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    Mar 01, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    The conservative states also dominate as the poorest states and the states with the highest obesity.

    If that's their idea of freedom... more power to them.
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    Mar 01, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    alphatrigger saidGotta wonder if you are on the Party Payroll Rick...

    ...ya sure do devote a lot of time for propagandizing here lol...




    I proudly support the Democratic party - based on the superiority of their economic policies as proved by the fair and impartial historical record.

    You on the other hand post, comments that full of pure right-wing talking points - while dishonestly claiming to be an "Independent" (LOL!).


    And I support the best candidate regardless of his or her party.

    Some are Libertarian, some Republican, and once in a blue moon... a Democrat.

    I support candidates who are for more individual liberty, for lowered tax and spending, and for the free market, and for non-interventionism in foreign affairs.

    If I had to be labeled, that would make me a paleo-conservative with libertarian leanings.
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    Mar 01, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidWhich makes perfect sense.

    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/smallbusiness/1102/gallery.smartest_states/index.html

    Given the Republican economic record in recent decades - you've got to be pretty dumb to vote Repub.


    These states are not 100% Blue nor 100% Democratic. None are. Your Dem > Rep theory is heavily polluted with the confounding variable that a Blue state is not by definition 100% Blue, just 51% or more Blue.

    In other words if you were to claim the color white, I would be noting the flaw in the absolute value of it and make is a shade of gray. I'm not disagreeing with you, but disagreeing with absolute connotations.
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    Mar 01, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    rickrick91 saidWhich makes perfect sense.

    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/smallbusiness/1102/gallery.smartest_states/index.html

    Given the Republican economic record in recent decades - you've got to be pretty dumb to vote Repub.


    These states are not 100% Blue nor 100% Democratic. None are. Your Dem > Rep theory is heavily polluted with the confounding variable that a Blue state is not by definition 100% Blue, just 51% or more Blue.

    In other words if you were to claim the color white I would be noting the flaw in the absolute value of it and make is a shade of gray.




    Every single one of the top ten smartest states WENT TO OBAMA in 2008 and were BLUE states.
    How states vote in presidential elections is how we determine what color a state is.
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    Mar 01, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    lol, SB speaking of smart - figure out that 5.8% thingy yet? icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 01, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said

    Having attended college does not make one "smart." icon_wink.gif

    Actually we agree on this one. (rare though)
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    Mar 01, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNewsflash to RickRick (and the liberal media):

    Having attended college does not make one "smart." icon_wink.gif





    perhaps for you , sb....


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    Mar 01, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rickrick91 saidEvery single one of the top ten smartest states WENT TO OBAMA in 2008 and were BLUE states.



    RickRick,

    EDUCATION DOES NOT EQUAL "BEING SMART!"

    Thank you.



    It does mean that you're well informed, and people who are well informed make smarter choices - like WHO TO VOTE FOR.
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    Mar 01, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    rickrick91 said
    alphatrigger saidGotta wonder if you are on the Party Payroll Rick...

    ...ya sure do devote a lot of time for propagandizing here lol...




    I proudly support the Democratic party - based on the superiority of their economic policies as proved by the fair and impartial historical record.

    You on the other hand post, comments that full of pure right-wing talking points - while dishonestly claiming to be an "Independent" (LOL!).


    And I support the best candidate regardless of his or her party.

    Some are Libertarian, some Republican, and once in a blue moon... a Democrat.

    I support candidates who are for more individual liberty, for lowered tax and spending, and for the free market, and for non-interventionism in foreign affairs.






    Boy, have your Republicans got you fooled.
    They don't represent individual liberty. If they did, they'd be in favor of equal rights for gay people, for instance.

    So far, your Republicans are all talk and no action on lowering taxes and cutting spending.

    "Non intervention in foreign affairs," like, do you mean, like IRAQ, for heaven's sake ???????????
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    Mar 01, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rickrick91 said
    It does mean that you're well informed, and people who are well informed make smarter choices - like WHO TO VOTE FOR.


    Or, perhaps it means that they just sat in a classroom longer?




    Better to sit in a classroom learning fact-based reality than to sit on your ass in front of the television being brainwashed with right-wing BS by Fox.
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    Mar 02, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Or left wing BS from MSNBC.

    As for the new class of GOP Congressmen… I think they are addressing the spending issues as best as they can.

    Unfortunately, the social conservatives/religious right still has disproportionate influence as a constituency.
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    Mar 02, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    Some of these comments are just plain silly. Going to college gives a person a big leg-up on someone who does not. There are so many stats that back this up - avg. annual income, etc.
    What is also obvious, is that some people can hold Phd's, yet not have an ounce of common sense. This is a very small % of the population and no collorary can be drawn from these folks and extrapolated onto the general population.
    Finally, ask youself where the big innovations in our country originate?
    If you are honest with yourselves you will say the Blue States.