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libertarian b/c of y!a Said,
April 7th, 2011 @3:04 pm  

Public Education doesn’t teach history anymore.

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Tom Said,
April 7th, 2011 @4:31 pm  

Red States do know which party is serious about fighting ism. That’s why they are Red States.

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Sonny Said,
April 7th, 2011 @4:34 pm  

It is caused by being misinformed by people that have a personal agenda. Evangelist and politicians come to mind.

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Mark P Said,
April 7th, 2011 @4:56 pm  

If we have red and blue, then we better include purple, because that’s where most of us are. The winner-takes-all system leaves us with a false and oversimplified understanding of political leanings. Plus or minus 5 percent is a huge margine. 1 in 20 voters, let’s just consider that…

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arcticchick Said,
April 7th, 2011 @5:39 pm  

Well, short bus, since we let the liberals take over our schools, I’m not surprised. We have let them turn our schools into politically correct “feel-gooderies” and don’t focus on teaching the basics anymore.

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karlkalisnikov Said,
April 7th, 2011 @6:01 pm  

That is interesting, at least they’re producing the bulk of the nation’s engineers with their math abilities– all this while blue states are teaching art, diversity, light and love.

Interestingly enough, there is a guy on Y!A who claims to have been a retired educator and he didn’t even know that Clinton fired all 93 US ATTORNEYS upon taking office…..and this was a grown man in charge of teaching children…no wonder they don’t learn anything anymore.

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Che' Ghandi Said,
April 7th, 2011 @6:13 pm  

It’s very simple – they don’t teach history in those red state jesus voucher schools, they teach fairy tales and revisionist myths.

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mbush40 Said,
April 7th, 2011 @7:08 pm  

Liberal History teachers.

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Sgt 524 Said,
April 7th, 2011 @7:17 pm  

I doubt that the blue staters would be able to come to any conclusion from history. They too would repeat the past.

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kittenbrower Said,
April 7th, 2011 @7:21 pm  

It is just how the averages fall. The red states might put more emphasis on science and math where the blue states put more emphasis on literature and history.

Georgia never looks good against the nation, not everyone out of that state is bad.
Just our Representative in the state congress who thinks the sun revolves around the earth.

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hichefheidi Said,
April 7th, 2011 @8:05 pm  

history is subjective, and cons like to operate in absolutes. I am not surprised, given how many on this forum are easily tricked into forgetting history, or making laws to remove certain history (english only laws, etc..)

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aiminhigh24u2 Said,
April 7th, 2011 @8:37 pm  

Actually, we remember like elephants as opposed to making a**es out of ourselves …..

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cvq3842 Said,
April 7th, 2011 @9:06 pm  

Many “red states” have high black and/or hispanic populations, so it’s quite possible that every “blue stater” making this kind of comment is perpetuating bigoted stereotypes, knowingly or not.

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Michael E Said,
April 7th, 2011 @9:34 pm  

The blue states tend to be in favor of socialism…..I guess those chapters are missing in the blue state history books…

I’d like to see a link to the raw data to these stats. Are we talking U.S. history or world history? Political history, cultural history, military history, economic history….?

Considering the “blue” states were really carried by a few metropolitan areas, were the red counties within those states counted as “blue” or “red”? What about the blue counties in red states?

http://mwhodges.home.att.net/usmap-large.gif

Edit to Gary below: Nah. Blue means “Yankee” to us in the South. They’re still blue. I’ll take Red over Blue any day. How about we don the Gray again?

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gary b Said,
April 7th, 2011 @10:20 pm  

This red,blue thing is twisted around…The color blu signifies “true blue”,loyalty,truth,you know what us cons believe in.The red signifies Communism,the devil,etc..everything the libs believe in!! Let’s change this color scheme around

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Whootziedude Said,
April 7th, 2011 @10:23 pm  

If your info is correct, (I don’t see a source), it is the first time I have ever seen you post anything that is factually based in YA. It’s also the first time you ever said anything less than disparaging about Red Staters. You think the two go hand-in-hand? :)

I have no theory as to why math and English vs. history. I have usually heard the mathematical mind struggles with the inexact science of English. I happen to excel in Math and History.

As far as “developmental skills”, a little clarification is needed. I work with people who have developmental disabilities, which can mean a host of things. Are you admitting that Blue Staters are developmentally delayed? (again :) )

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Truth B. Told Said,
April 7th, 2011 @10:59 pm  

Since you are so concerned with red stated blue states, have you ever looked at an actual map? Practically the entire thing is red. If it weren’t for the big cities, there would be even more red states.

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