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Lisztomania 69M
14094 posts
12/17/2018 11:30 am
LEAF'S STRANGE OBSESSION WITH TENNESSEE ( and Iowa)


I copy here Leaf's peculiar blog about the educational deficiencies of Tennesseans. (He will take it down within a day.)

Tennesseans among LEAST EDUCATED in the United States....so, basically they are STUPID

Survey: Tennesseans among least-educated in U.S.
Chuck Campbell, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 12:33 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2017 | Updated 2:22 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2017

Tennesseans are lagging behind most other Americans in the amount and quality of education they get, according to a new survey.

The state ranks as the No. 8 least-educated state in the U.S. according to WalletHub, a financial-oriented website that compiles rankings of U.S. states and cities based on the social and economic well-being of their residents.

The education survey, released today, measured 11 metrics to come up with the rankings – including the percentage of residents with high-school diplomas as well as those with associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The survey also factors in the quality of education based on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of public-school systems as well as their ranking of the top 200 U.S. universities.

The new education plan will bring sweeping changes to Tennessee schools. For districts, especially, there will be increased efforts to document student progress. This overview focuses on four major areas of the new plan. Karen Kraft / The Tennessean

Tennessee is No. 39 overall for the subcategory of “quality of education and attainment gap,” thanks in part to its No. 35 ranking for “average university quality.” But the state only mustered a No. 43 ranking for both the subcategory “education attainment rank” and the survey as a whole.

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Massachusetts finished as the No. 1 most-educated state in the WalletHub survey, followed by No. 2 Maryland and No. 3 Colorado. West Virginia is America’s least-educated state, according to the survey, and Southern states hold 12 of the bottom 15 positions – including No. 49 Mississippi and No. 48 Louisiana.

Virginia was an exception to the low rankings of Southern states, placing No. 7, but the next-best ranking from the region was Georgia at No 35.

We all know what he's trying to do -- in his cowardly, feline, passive-aggressive, nasty way, he is trying to insult Maisie and me, who he knows live in Tennessee. He does the same with BigBlock about the state of Iowa, which he maintains is choked with the odor of pig excrement.

Leaf, your catty attack makes no sense, to begin with. I am not a Tennessee native; I have not been educated at all in this state. (Neither has Maisie.) I had the good sense to receive all my education to age 21 in my home state of Virginia, which you approvingly note is ranked No. 8. After that, I pursued graduate studies in Ohio and Illinois with some study abroad here and there. You, I believe, hail from one of those ruined, rusted, tragic states of the upper Midwest, or so you disclosed some years ago.

So what do you reveal about yourself with such a blog? Two attributes: spite and bigotry. The essence of bigotry is assigning to every member of a group the worst traits of individuals within the group. Since you are not the brightest guy on the site, let me make this analogy: what if someone opined in a blog that African-Americans were stupid, lazy, alcoholic, drug-addicted, & so forth? Not good, huh? And yet that is exactly what you do.

My personal opinion is that you need to apologize all whom you have offended. (HAH!) You are an excrescence, a pimple, a fungus, a carbuncle on this site. We were blessedly relieved of your presence for 3 months a while ago. I figure you were spending a 90-day sentence in the workhouse. I would like to ask you to resume your sabbatical and make it permanent. You are doing your best to wreck the site.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/17/2018 11:35 am

I've got to include Leaf's priceless comment to his own blog:


If you exclude the gun nuts, the racists, the NAZIS, the drunks, the drug addicts, the Elvis impersonators, Marsha Blackburn and serial killers there's a nice lady at register 3 in the Piggly Wiggly.....then there's STUPID.


This is hate-speech, pure and simple.


Maisie2013 67F
19152 posts
12/17/2018 11:42 am

I might add that 100% of my education took place in Maryland, number 2 on his list. I moved to the South in the 1980's for the weather, slower living , and job opportunities


bob77O21__ 76M
8307 posts
12/17/2018 11:54 am

Leaf has MANY strange obsessions...


sparkleflit 71F
4727 posts
12/17/2018 12:04 pm

Then there's your strange obsession with Leaf......


kneedtwoplease 64M
1066 posts
12/17/2018 4:11 pm

"Then there's your strange obsession with Leaf" = more slurry


Rich1937 82M
6413 posts
12/17/2018 4:14 pm

Looks like Lulu and Leaf have a loong distance romance.

Every one is entitled to his own opinion. Facts are unalterable.


RubiSleepinBuuty 64F
1311 posts
12/17/2018 8:37 pm

Well , I am a native Tennessean, born and raised and educated here and never lived in any other state. However, I don't consider answering to Leaf's ranting worth my time. It's nothing but a plea for attention from an old man who has nothing better to do.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/17/2018 9:23 pm

    Quoting  :

I figured I would flush out a couple of lefties who would defend the indefensible.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/17/2018 9:24 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Then there's your strange obsession with Leaf......
Then there's your obsession with defending Leaf.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/17/2018 9:29 pm

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    Leaf has MANY strange obsessions...
I figured I wouldn't get into his sexual perversions in this blog.


hiramhankwilliam 95M
4108 posts
12/17/2018 10:46 pm

leaf has his illusions or delusions about his alter egos.

he and or jc has created a roster of identities Stephen king would envy.

his go to word is a mans peen, tells volumes about his issues.

having said all that, I am still not sure all this isn't a charade by some demented soul seeking attention and stirring the shyt syndrome .

but that can apply to many here

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
12/18/2018 2:16 am

Litz , YOU are every bit as guilty of diminishing people to the status of a gnat as Leaf can be. This blog is proof positive.

IF Leaf is of such little consequence to you, why do you waste your breathe on him? It won't cure him; it won't dissuade him. I learned that long ago as he continued to hog the blogs despite pleas to the contrary. He set a sickening precedent.

You're losing ground in this effort, IMO, despite your standard, right wing 'agrees'. (I see you still use the feature to pump you up.) It's not becoming to you. It's an artificial "go-to" and an open invitation to align with only narrow-minded, favorable/agreeable sides.

This blog site is a disaster due to divide, and you're a contributor. Your anger is run amok. Get a grip.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
12/18/2018 2:17 am

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    I figured I would flush out a couple of lefties who would defend the indefensible.
Your obvious motivation ……...


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
12/18/2018 2:18 am

Holiday HUGS!


MySeek2day 75F
5039 posts
12/18/2018 6:16 am

There are some people who feel superior by putting others down. This site reminds me of two "gangster groups" eagerly awaiting the occasion to challenge each other and start a fight. The one cannot live without the other. LOL

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, what you do are in harmony. - M. Gandhi


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/18/2018 6:54 am

    Quoting MySeek2day:
    There are some people who feel superior by putting others down. This site reminds me of two "gangster groups" eagerly awaiting the occasion to challenge each other and start a fight. The one cannot live without the other. LOL
I lived very happily when Leaf was not present for 3 months or so. He is something above and beyond normal partisanship … and he's mean as a snake.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/18/2018 7:04 am

    Quoting RubiSleepinBuuty:
    Well , I am a native Tennessean, born and raised and educated here and never lived in any other state. However, I don't consider answering to Leaf's ranting worth my time. It's nothing but a plea for attention from an old man who has nothing better to do.
I was pleased with the primary education my kids got in Tennessee. Tennessee is like anywhere else in this regard: school districts in well-to-do areas almost always provide an excellent education, those which are in poor districts, perhaps with large minority/Hispanic populations, are apt to become "failing" schools.

I think your assessment of Leaf is right, but since he lies about me and demeans me all the time, I think I am justified in firing back once in a while.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/18/2018 7:24 am

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    leaf has his illusions or delusions about his alter egos.

    he and or jc has created a roster of identities Stephen king would envy.

    his go to word is a mans peen, tells volumes about his issues.

    having said all that, I am still not sure all this isn't a charade by some demented soul seeking attention and stirring the shyt syndrome .

    but that can apply to many here
" I am still not sure all this isn't a charade by some demented soul seeking attention and stirring the shyt syndrome ."

I think that's exactly right. But I don't think this insight gives him a pass to lie and slander 6-7 times a day. Or call people fat, stupid, bald, kid-killing gun owner, etc.


Maisie2013 67F
19152 posts
12/18/2018 7:37 am

Leaf reminds me of the kindergarten kid who cannot get attention at home, so he acts up in school . Any attention is good to him.
His " facts" are always so far off, he only reads far left web sites, and the really shaky ones at that. Even the networks have better balance.
I find him deliberately mean, and at the same time , a very sad and depressed individual.


jiminycricket1 69M
10720 posts
12/18/2018 10:02 am

You don't get it...... but leaf is much more discerning than you..he has taste buds

It like food.....Mr Ed and the "bald guy".. he can eat it.. and comment on how "bad" it taste
You and maisie.. is food brought to his table.. that reeks of spoilage, botulism, disease... And anybody who taste it is an idiot, gets their just desserts..It more a warning than a comment....
"Others" are just "bad'.... not even a thought about eating it..throw away stuff..no comment necessary.

Now about you and maisie..all the food to you tastes the same..... it's just in one big "STEW pot" and you're the one stewing.......And you just comment and prefer to drink your own "cup of tea".


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/18/2018 11:06 am

    Quoting  :

Buzz off, you miserable drunken old asshole. Go help your wife in the kitchen.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/18/2018 11:08 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    You don't get it...... but leaf is much more discerning than you..he has taste buds

    It like food.....Mr Ed and the "bald guy".. he can eat it.. and comment on how "bad" it taste
    You and maisie.. is food brought to his table.. that reeks of spoilage, botulism, disease... And anybody who taste it is an idiot, gets their just desserts..It more a warning than a comment....
    "Others" are just "bad'.... not even a thought about eating it..throw away stuff..no comment necessary.

    Now about you and maisie..all the food to you tastes the same..... it's just in one big "STEW pot" and you're the one stewing.......And you just comment and prefer to drink your own "cup of tea".
gibberish -- word salad -- hogwash


hiramhankwilliam 95M
4108 posts
12/18/2018 12:48 pm

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    " I am still not sure all this isn't a charade by some demented soul seeking attention and stirring the shyt syndrome ."

    I think that's exactly right. But I don't think this insight gives him a pass to lie and slander 6-7 times a day. Or call people fat, stupid, bald, kid-killing gun owner, etc.
lisz, you are corrct.

his actions reminds me of the chris Matthews orgasm on the nite barry was elected.

he gets off calling names and looking down on folks

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


WellKnownAuthor 76M
442 posts
12/18/2018 2:59 pm

ITS SO NICE TO FIND SUCH BROTHERHOOD, GOOD WILL TOWARD FELLOW MAN AND TRUE FEELINGS CONCERNING OTHERS RUN RAMPID.

SUCH HOLIDAY CHEERS PRESENTED FROM SO DEEP DOWN!

NO WONDER I HAVINT BOTHERED TO POST A BLOG IN ABOUT A WEEK NOW.

SO STAY ACTIVE GANG, WITH NO DAY JOBS TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE.

YES IT IS...


starwomyn 65F
6277 posts
12/18/2018 5:26 pm

I am from California but have resided in West Virginia for several years. There are jokes about both groups. Big FiretrUCKING Deal. Opinions can be like the aZZZZhats who have them.


hermitinthecity 65M
1515 posts
12/19/2018 5:17 am

I keep wondering why anyone even responds to him. If no one reacted he'd go away. It seems provoking him is exactly what he loves, it feeds the narcissist, it's a never ending circle that could end by just ignoring him.

Judgment Day will be interesting - and all paths lead there.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/19/2018 8:43 am

    Quoting  :

This is also my advice to you. You feel intellectually insecure and so you lash out at those you think are smarter than you. You pretend to be old bluff Tex down at the fishin' hole, but actually you have a lot of rage in you and are frequently malicious. You also don't know your ass from your elbows about politics.

Party on, hoss.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/19/2018 8:49 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    You don't get it...... but leaf is much more discerning than you..he has taste buds

    It like food.....Mr Ed and the "bald guy".. he can eat it.. and comment on how "bad" it taste
    You and maisie.. is food brought to his table.. that reeks of spoilage, botulism, disease... And anybody who taste it is an idiot, gets their just desserts..It more a warning than a comment....
    "Others" are just "bad'.... not even a thought about eating it..throw away stuff..no comment necessary.

    Now about you and maisie..all the food to you tastes the same..... it's just in one big "STEW pot" and you're the one stewing.......And you just comment and prefer to drink your own "cup of tea".
If I've ever seen a drunkard's blogs, they are yours. No coherence, spelling errors, poor syntax and grammar, circular arguments, self-contradiction and every other prose sin imaginable.

Mind you, I don't say you are actually drunk because I don't know and I don't care from a moral standpoint.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/19/2018 9:01 am

    Quoting hermitinthecity:
    I keep wondering why anyone even responds to him. If no one reacted he'd go away. It seems provoking him is exactly what he loves, it feeds the narcissist, it's a never ending circle that could end by just ignoring him.
Your comment makes sense for anyone but Leaf. If ignored, he keeps grinding away with multiple postings a day, despite getting a dozen reads and no comments.

But his damage is already done -- you've been exposed to his opinions by his click-bait headlines, which are often utterly unrelated to his copy-and-paste. The only way to stop him would be for other liberal bloggers to let him know when he has gone too far. Bu they find him useful. Honorable exception: ET, at times.

I am convinced he hurts the site as a whole. When you open the site and see 5 or 6 of his trashy headlines it's tempting to move right on. And quite a few have, in some cases permanently. Others, like me, blog less.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
12/19/2018 9:47 am

Quoting you, Liszt: "Others, like me, blog less." … That would me as well.


Maisie2013 67F
19152 posts
12/20/2018 7:07 am

Nationwide, 5.4 percent of residents 25 and older have never finished ninth grade, according to the latest five-year estimates.
Ten states exceeded the nationwide level of residents 25 and older who have never finished ninth grade. These include: California (9.7 percent), Texas (8.7 percent), New York (6.5 percent), New Mexico (6.5 percent), Kentucky (6.1 percent), Nevada (5.9 percent), Arizona (5.9 percent), Mississippi (5.6 percent), Rhode Island (5.5 percent), and Louisiana (5.4 percent).

Looks like a mix of political views


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
12/20/2018 7:20 am

    Quoting Maisie2013:
    Nationwide, 5.4 percent of residents 25 and older have never finished ninth grade, according to the latest five-year estimates.
    Ten states exceeded the nationwide level of residents 25 and older who have never finished ninth grade. These include: California (9.7 percent), Texas (8.7 percent), New York (6.5 percent), New Mexico (6.5 percent), Kentucky (6.1 percent), Nevada (5.9 percent), Arizona (5.9 percent), Mississippi (5.6 percent), Rhode Island (5.5 percent), and Louisiana (5.4 percent).

    Looks like a mix of political views
5.4 percent??? That's a drop in the bucket.


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/20/2018 8:40 am

    Quoting  :

Give it up, Tex. You are picking fights where you can't possibly win. I'm sick of your distempered bluster.


jiminycricket1 69M
10720 posts
12/20/2018 5:03 pm

    Quoting Lisztomania:
    Give it up, Tex. You are picking fights where you can't possibly win. I'm sick of your distempered bluster.
Seriously
Tex's staement is one on most appropriate on this blog

I'm not saying being concerned about politics, voting, and being educated on issues is not important..

But....too much is worst than none.
A total political life is no life at all..


Lisztomania 69M
10437 posts
12/21/2018 8:48 am

    Quoting jiminycricket1:
    Seriously
    Tex's staement is one on most appropriate on this blog

    I'm not saying being concerned about politics, voting, and being educated on issues is not important..

    But....too much is worst than none.
    A total political life is no life at all..
No one is arguing in favor of a "total political life." But Tex, like you, writes political opinions with only a half-understanding of the issue at hand. And -- also like you -- he can't resist the nasty ad hominem attacks. Both of you gossip like old women about my marriage. I think that's pathetic.