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education selection 2004

Daily Mirror response to critics in America - IMPORTANT!

Time for the gloves to come off. We have more fucking dumb people in this country than our share should be at random. These dumb people are not only incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same time (thus they practice all day) but they cannot tell a lie from the truth, a fake from the real thing, health from illness or dumb from smart. They are an anchor to human progress and need to be purged from ALL voter lists. We need an open social discussion about dumb people and how to get rid of them.
THE DAILY MIRROR
Monday 8 November 2004 03:30pm

ARE BUSH SUPPORTERS DUMB? THE RESULTS ARE IN... Nov 8 2004

The huge reaction to our brilliant US election front page has been overwhelming.

George Bush supporters have bombarded us with emails stating that, contrary to our front page headline they are NOT dumb. But we can now reveal that in a survey comparing intelligence levels between the various US states a certain pattern emerged...
 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm...

AND
Here's the average IQ by state according to the Ravens APM. This comparison is drawn by an individual whom does not vote for 2 reasons: 1. The majority votes does not ensure a presidency.
2. The elector does not by law have to vote for majority only 2 of the 50 states have laws forcing this. As a result, I do not bitch either way. It seems pointless to vote for something that only amounts to a suggestion in the end. It is interesting when the slower half of the country moves the
more intelligent half. Draw your own conclusions about education vs. votes

AVG IQ AVG Income '04 Electoral

(1) Connecticut..................113 $26,979 Kerry
(2) Massachusetts................111 $24,059 Kerry
(3) New Jersey...................111 $26,457 Kerry
(4) New York.....................109 $23,534 Kerry
(5) Rhode Island.................107 $20,299 Kerry
(6) Hawaii.......................106 $21,218 Kerry
(7) Maryland.....................105 $22,974 Kerry
(8) New Hampshire................105 $22,934 Kerry
(9) Illinois.....................104 $21,608 Kerry
(10) Delaware....................103 $21,451 Kerry
(11) Minnesota...................102 $20,049 Kerry
(12) Vermont.....................102 $18,834 Kerry
(13) Washington..................102 $20,398 Kerry
(14) California..................101 $21,278 Kerry
(15) Pennsylvania................101 $20,253 Kerry
(16) Maine.......................100 $18,226 Kerry
(17) Wisconsin...................100 $18,727 Kerry
(18) Virginia....................100 $20,629 Bush
(19) Iowa.........................99 $18,287 Bush
(20) Oregon.......................99 $18,202 Kerry
(21) Colorado.....................99 $20,124 Bush
(22) Michigan.....................99 $19,508 Kerry
(23) Nevada.......................99 $20,266 Bush
(24) Ohio.........................99 $18,624 Bush
(25) Alaska.......................98 $21,603 Bush
(26) Florida......................98 $19,397 Bush
(27) Missouri.....................98 $18,835 Bush
(28) Kansas.......................96 $19,376 Bush
(29) Nebraska.....................95 $19,084 Bush
(30) Arizona......................94 $17,119 Bush
(31) Indiana......................94 $18,043 Bush
(32) Tennessee....................94 $17,341 Bush
(33) North Carolina...............93 $17,667 Bush
(34) West Virginia................93 $15,065 Bush
(35) Arkansas.....................92 $15,439 Bush
(36) Georgia......................92 $18,130 Bush
(37) Kentucky.....................92 $16,534 Bush
(38) New Mexico...................92 $15,353 Bush
(39) North Dakota.................92 $16,854 Bush
(40) Texas........................92 $17,892 Bush
(41) Alabama......................90 $16,220 Bush
(42) Louisiana....................90 $15,712 Bush
(43) Montana......................90 $16,062 Bush
(44) Oklahoma.....................90 $16,198 Bush
(45) South Dakota.................90 $16,558 Bush
(46) South Carolina...............89 $15,989 Bush
(47) Wyoming......................89 $17,423 Bush
(48) Idaho........................87 $16,067 Bush
(49) Utah.........................87 $15,325 Bush
(50) Mississippi..................85 $14,088 Bush

Bush..... IQ: 91
Kerry.... IQ: 128

* Retarded is considered 75-85.
Well, it's something that we've all suspected. 10.Nov.2004 08:03

PHH

There it is. This is a battle of dumb vs. smart.

Old Hoaxes Never Die 10.Nov.2004 11:10

Dr. E

AFAK, the IQ numbers listed here have been widely debunked as hoax. In fact, IQ testing in general is more a parlor game than real science.

Income is actually a pretty decent indicator of which way a state will go. Average (mean) Income is pretty meaningless though, so you need to use Median Income as your indicator. What you will find is that in 38 of the 50 states and D.C. a Median Income above the national average correlates to Blue, and a Median Income below the national average correlates to Red.

This trend is expressed very pronouncedly when you look at the poorest states in the country - West Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, etc. - which are consistently Red.