quote:Tell me that you don't somehow think you are smarter, more intelligent than the great American people who live in Kentucky? If so, you are not only an elitist jerk (we agree on this) but you are also a self-centered prick. What a stupid thing to say.
I would like to know how the fine people from Kentucky got so stupid and you got so smart? Was it magic? Afterall the state line is just south of you. Is there a magic IQ line somewhere down there? I think I'm going to be sick.
Not smarter or more intelligent.
Just less ignorant.
And by the way, if you are NYCBoy posing as a different poster, that is very, very much against the forum guidelines.
quote:LESS IGNORANT? Sorry I forgot my place. You guys have it all figured out. Truly legends in your own mind. Make sure your contact information is correct so those poor ignorant Kentucky natives can seek guidance and mental leadership from you guys.
Nobody said we "have it all figured out".
But racism isn't exactly rare in the South, is it, Kentucky included?
And it's a very red state.
And, it recently ranked 47th in the nation in percentage of residents with a Bachelor's degree.
Lots of room for improvement in education, both formal and social, don't you think?
quote:I know they will be excited about being just like you.
Do you have a bachelor's degree?
quote:So, just so I will understand what you are saying, you can offend an entire state and make offensive and low brow comments, but if I have an alter-ID (which I don't) THAT is against the forum guidelines?
But how did I offend an entire state just by telling the truth?
quote:What has racism have to do with this discussion? And it is a RED state? Stay on task here.
Er, within one of your initial rants, you seemed outraged that I characterized the red states in the south, including Kentucky, as somewhat more ignorant. I brought up southern racism as well as education levels as examples of measures of ignorance.
quote:Let me guess, you're a Liberal! You could have fooled me. Red state. Get a life, man! With that comment comes the idea that you want Nancy Pelosi wielding a big stick that will have an effect on all of us? What a doofus. I'm embarrassed for San Francisco that she is the best they have. Well, you have your wish, the loons are back. Watch this cluster phuck take shape.
I'm sorry, did you have anything substantive to say in response to the actual facts I listed in support of my statement?
Something you might want to know about EvC is that talking a lot of smack and ranting without any substance (which is all you have done so far) impresses no one.
In fact, it will get you some unwanted moderator attention.
quote:Bachelor's degree? I would have to back up two degrees to get there.
Oh, that's great. What field is your PhD in?
Do you work in academia or industry?
quote:With a Bachelors degree, you can get coffee for people at McDonalds. Don't tell me that you only have a Bachelors and you think you're a brainiac? Please.
I never said I was a brainiac.
For someone with a PhD, you sure don't debate very well.
The point I was making, which you haven't addressed, is that the population of many of the southern states, Kentucky included, have very few people with college educations living there.
By definition, that is a population that is more ignorant that a population with high levels of post-high school education.
Remember, the Kentuckian's post that SuperNintendoChalmers responded to basically said, "If you are going to say anything bad about the military, you should just get out of America!".
That's a stupid, ignorant statement, and we hear it and similar a lot from religious fundamentalists here at EvC. Many religious fundamentalists reside in the southern United States.
The government of Kentucky has been working to improve education levels in the state and has been doing much better in recent years.
quote:Try to control your superiority complex Schraf, because you're not superior. And the oldest trick in the book for those with your complex is to pick on a certain people or area of the country where you actually feel you can look down at them. Kentucky does not have to look up to see anybody else, especially you.
Well, it does have to look "up" to see nearly the rest of the country in number of people with post-high school degrees.
There are lots of great things about Kentucky, but it's simply not the seat of intellectual prowess in America.
That doesn't mean there aren't a lot of intelligent people in Kentucky.
It does, however, mean that there are a lot of uneducated people in Kentucky.
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