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Posted: 12/31/2005 8:40:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:41:15 AM EDT by effinNewGuy]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:41:59 AM EDT
Hey Virginia is in the top 10 Due to good colleges like Virginia Tech
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:42:28 AM EDT

probably because 9 out of 10 illegal immigrants tested "no habla"
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:47:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:50:33 AM EDT by flatfender]
Don't you know that 87.35% of statistics are made up on the spot.

Sounds like that fake bullshit the libs/dems/DU put out about the lowest IQ states voted for Bush.

Here

Much like the democrap presidents had the highest IQs

Snopes
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:47:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:47:18 AM EDT by Greenhorn]
I see that the liberal utopia ranked #46.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:47:17 AM EDT
California's near the bottom. Perhaps they need more socialism?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:51:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
California's near the bottom. Perhaps they need more socialism?



Illegal aliens.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:55:16 AM EDT
w00t we're #6!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:56:34 AM EDT
1. Vermont
2. Connecticut
3. Massachusetts
4. New Jersey
5. Maine
6. Minnesota
7. Virginia
8. Wisconsin
9. Montana
10. New York

11. Pennsylvania
12. Nebraska
13. Kansas
14. Iowa
15. New Hampshire
16. Rhode Island
17. Wyoming
18. South Dakota
19. Maryland
20. North Dakota

21. Missouri
22. North Carolina
23. Colorado
24. Texas
25. Delaware
26. Indiana
27. Michigan
28. Idaho
29. South Carolina
30. Washington

31. Ohio
32. Illinois
33. Utah
34. West Virginia
35. Kentucky
36. Florida
37. Arkansas
38. Oregon
39. Oklahoma
40. Georgia

41. Tennessee
42. Hawaii
43. Alabama
44. Alaska
45. Louisiana
46. California
47. Nevada
48. New Mexico
49. Mississippi
50. Arizona

I buy Nebraska being high up there, but I don't believe Texas should be that low...it's got to be the illegals down bringing the average down.



HH
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:56:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:58:33 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:58:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
No real surprises--



coming from site staff, not at all
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:59:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
probably because 9 out of 10 illegal immigrants tested "no habla"



Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:59:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:10:41 AM EDT
WV number 34!Damn I must have been out of the state that day
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:11:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
No real surprises--



coming from site staff, not at all



Huh?

Site staff didn't compile that list, if that's what you are trying to say.





I think he's calling you an AZ bashing Butt Monkey, but I'm not sure. Let's see if he comes back and clears this up for us.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:12:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 9:12:59 AM EDT by MillerSHO]
Vermont #1 and they have the best gun laws in the country.


Hmmm.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:18:40 AM EDT
States were graded on 21 factors, including student achievement and attendance, positive outcomes, strong student-teacher relationships.....

What the hell is a "positive outcome"? I love these quatifiable criteria. Sounds subjective without definition.

"Strong student-teacher relationships"? Is that the criteria where a teacher screws her students?

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:19:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:20:53 AM EDT

States were graded on 21 factors, including student achievement and attendance, positive outcomes, strong student-teacher relationships and school district efficiency. Other factors are the number of high school graduates, reading, writing and math proficiency, percent of school-age kids in public schools, high school drop out rates, student-teacher ratios and class size.


I see at least 3 problems with the ranking system in a quick glance:

#1--Define "positive outcomes"?

#2--"Percentage of School Age kids in Public Schools"--does that take into account better private and home schooled kids?

#3--"Student Achievement"--is that when Little Sally writes a paper on "My Two Moms" and has it published in the student newspaper?

Awful lot of subjective criteria in there.

And, finally--"Strong Student-Teacher Relationships"--does that mean the states where there are higher numbers of teachers banging students get ranked above other states?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:21:44 AM EDT
Vermont has smaller class sizes because its one of the least populated states in the country, it only stands to reason that that is the case.

As for being the "smartest".....I have my doubts on that. Met plenty of knitwits there in 49 years.

It certainly has more communists than most other states save Massachusetts and Kommifornia.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:24:13 AM EDT
I would reeply with something witty ,but apparently we are tooo stupid for that..
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:26:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
No real surprises--



coming from site staff, not at all





Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:27:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
No real surprises--



coming from site staff, not at all



Huh?

Site staff didn't compile that list, if that's what you are trying to say.





I think he's calling you an AZ bashing Butt Monkey, but I'm not sure. Let's see if he comes back and clears this up for us.



Haven't you heard? --I live my life thinking of ways to bash AZ. It consumes my every thought during every waking moment of my life. Anyone who has thoughts or ideas on ways I can further bash AZ are encouraged to pass them on to me.

I guess I can only (seriously) say this must be one of those "if the shoe fits" kind of things, but I'll await his reply.



Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:27:25 AM EDT
We have a saying here.... "Thank God for Mississippi!"

"Thank God for Alaska, Louisiana, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Mississippi & Arizona!" is a mouthful. Besides, if we're only #43 I don't know if we can handle it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:27:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jakezor:
w00t we're #6!



Yeah, we are... that was all me.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:28:54 AM EDT
I can't believe Floriduh ranks that high. Can't even push a pin through a hole (like a round peg into a round hole).
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:31:33 AM EDT

"The Smartest State Award recognizes those states that are committed to students and teachers, emphasize excellence in the classroom and ensure that public elementary and secondary schools are efficiently-run," said Scott Morgan, president of Morgan Quitno Press.


Translation:
"The Smartest State Award recognizes those states that most enthusiastically suck the dicks of the teacher's union and liberal special-interest groups."

North Dakota is #20, even though students here routinely score high on all standardized tests? Please.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:32:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Edit: No real surprises except Wisconsin and Tennessee--I would have thought their positions would be reversed. <shrug>




I'm not surpised you're surprised.

32. Illinois


Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:34:31 AM EDT
It looks like all those yankees moving to Atlanta has brought Georgia down.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:34:56 AM EDT
i was excited that AL wasn't last, the fact that we "Bammers" ranked over Kaliforniastan was icing on the cake
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:36:24 AM EDT
I personally draged Minnesota down to #6.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:40:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
No real surprises--

The losers are Arizona, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Alaska, Alabama, Hawaii and Tennessee.

How does YOUR state rank?

1. Vermont
2. Connecticut
3. Massachusetts
4. New Jersey
5. Maine
6. Minnesota
7. Virginia
8. Wisconsin
9. Montana
10. New York

11. Pennsylvania
12. Nebraska
13. Kansas
14. Iowa
15. New Hampshire
16. Rhode Island
17. Wyoming
18. South Dakota
19. Maryland
20. North Dakota

21. Missouri
22. North Carolina
23. Colorado
24. Texas
25. Delaware
26. Indiana
27. Michigan
28. Idaho
29. South Carolina
30. Washington

31. Ohio
32. Illinois
33. Utah
34. West Virginia
35. Kentucky
36. Florida
37. Arkansas
38. Oregon
39. Oklahoma
40. Georgia

41. Tennessee
42. Hawaii
43. Alabama
44. Alaska
45. Louisiana
46. California
47. Nevada
48. New Mexico
49. Mississippi
50. Arizona




Edit: No real surprises except Wisconsin and Tennessee--I would have thought their positions would be reversed. <shrug>




Shut up fib.

Wisconsin: 8, Illinois 32.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:41:22 AM EDT
Wooo, NJ!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:41:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 9:42:53 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:45:05 AM EDT

Reason: I was born in Wisconsin and lived the first twenty-three years of my life there. I speak from experience.


Traitor! :P

Actually I can't really speak much. My goal is to live in Chicago during the week and have a small house in rural Kenosha county with a private range to hang out in on the weekends. I guess I'll have to get a real job for that.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:48:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 9:49:39 AM EDT by MudBug]

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Um, you probably already know what it means, but in case you don't, look up the meaning of "hung upon one's own petard."

Reason: I was born in Wisconsin and lived the first twenty-three years of my life there. I speak from experience.





So then the reason Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 is because you moved out? And the reason IL ranked so low is that you now live there?

I'm just making sure that's what you are saying, because your statement reads that way to me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:53:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I can't believe Floriduh ranks that high. Can't even push a pin through a hole (like a round peg into a round hole).



Think about it this way,even an enfeebled dimocrap senior citizen can push the pin through one punchcard,but lets say in the old time dimocrap tradition you have like 15 of those fuckers stacked one on top the other.Think that would make dimpled,pregnant and hanging chads more likely
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:54:46 AM EDT
Nerbasksas noly nombur twelv? Whassup widdat?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:57:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:08:37 AM EDT
I would like to note that Alaska's population is made up of about 80-90% transplants from other states, most notably MN. CA, OR, WA, and so on. Please stop sending up stupid people.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:15:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I can't believe Floriduh ranks that high. Can't even push a pin through a hole (like a round peg into a round hole).



Hah!!!! You dadburned carpetbagging-comes-from-some-other-place-but- likes-tha-weather foriegner! I'm tired of tellin' ya how to fix that problem! Use a friggin' hammer!


P.S. Florida's ranking due to transplanted foriegners!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:20:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:23:57 AM EDT
Arkansas is number 37?! You mean to tell me that there are 13 states whose schools are WORSE than the one I attended!?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:25:19 AM EDT
We're smack in the middle.... better than I thought we'd do
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:25:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Hey Virginia is in the top 10 Due to good colleges like Virginia Tech



Virginia is number 7.

West Virginia is number 34.

That's just hilarious!!!!

Still, any survey that says New Jersey is smarter than Virginia is horribly wrong. I lived in both places. Virginia is MUCH smarter than New Jersey. And any state that elected that psychopath Howard Dean cannot be eligible for number 1 status.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:27:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slash-5:

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
California's near the bottom. Perhaps they need more socialism?



Illegal aliens.



Well under their socialist utopia they ought to be number 1, unless of course, it doesn't work.....
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:41:25 AM EDT
#12 Aint too shabby. Will I survive??? LOL

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:42:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Kihn:

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I can't believe Floriduh ranks that high. Can't even push a pin through a hole (like a round peg into a round hole).



Hah!!!! You dadburned carpetbagging-comes-from-some-other-place-but- likes-tha-weather foriegner! I'm tired of tellin' ya how to fix that problem! Use a friggin' hammer!


P.S. Florida's ranking due to transplanted foriegners!



I think you're right--they have made your spelling completely FUBAR!



Nahhh!!! That's due to my limited educational opportunities having been raised in AL, MS, OK, PR and FL.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:43:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
Still, any survey that says New Jersey is smarter than Virginia is horribly wrong. I lived in both places. Virginia is MUCH smarter than New Jersey. And any state that elected that psychopath Howard Dean cannot be eligible for number 1 status.



Where were you in NJ however?

Some of the top colleges/businesses are located in NJ.. probably what helps raise the number.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:01:33 AM EDT
It is a shame the 40 tons of illegal alien shit stuffed into a 10 pound bag brought us down. Fucking A.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:09:57 AM EDT
WooHoo! Being from Mississippi, I love it when we're not #1 or #50 on these kinda lists. Being 49 is sort of a small victory. Depending on the year we've claimed many titles:

Highest illiteracy rate
Highest teen pregnancy rate
Poorest state in the Union

Our state capital often makes the top 10 most dangerous cities list (although I'm not sure about this year.)

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