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  1. Buck Ofama

    November 26th, 2012

    Anyone notice how the two most liberal states in the union, NY & Cali, have “D” ratings?

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 26th, 2012

    California has a “D”? I would have thought Z-, seeing as how they are hemorrhaging businesses and high net worth individuals.

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  3. Shiite from Shinola

    November 26th, 2012

    I live in an “A” state and can’t find enough work, so I’m moving to a non-surveyed state.

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  4. Bad Brad

    November 26th, 2012

    The Super Majority of Democratic California legislators just viewed this and have promised to do what ever it takes to be number one. We who live in California have all the confidence in the world that they can and will achieve their goal.

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  5. Dr. Tar

    November 26th, 2012

    @Buck Ofama your post inspired me to do a little number crunching. I’m going to paste the work below so folks can double check if they like.

    The NYSlims reported that after the election 37 states have single party governments (one party in control of the legislature and the governorship); 24 are Republican and 13 Democrap (NY also falls in the Dem category but they weren’t sure at the time the article was published. I put it in the Dem catagory now that the results are in).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/us/politics/one-party-control-opens-states-to-partisan-rush.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

    The slims didn’t say which states were which so I used Wikipedia to look at state legislatures and governors to identify who was who. After creating the list I then applied the ratings from this article to each state. I then converted the grades to the 4 point scale equivalent (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, F = 0, see link for the scale) and averaged for each catagory (Dem or Repub).
    http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoKwT9LNQzBoAA5OJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dgpa%2B4%2Bpoint%2Bscale%2Bimage%26n%3D30%26ei%3Dutf-8%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D1&w=720&h=540&imgurl=greatcollegeadvice.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F11%2Fslide15.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fgreatcollegeadvice.com%2Fhow-to-calculate-your-gpa-letter-grades-and-percentages%2F&size=46.7+KB&name=Calculate+Grade+Point+Average+%28GPA%29+with+Percentages+%7C+Great+College+…&p=gpa+4+point+scale+image&oid=380a53b3104aa502a380c1776d9cd560&fr2=&fr=&tt=Calculate%2BGrade%2BPoint%2BAverage%2B%2528GPA%2529%2Bwith%2BPercentages%2B%257C%2BGreat%2BCollege%2B…&b=0&ni=56&no=1&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12m5fgeho&sigb=1350tr5bu&sigi=11te2blan&.crumb=KhkU3RWwlxf

    The average score for Republican controlled states = 3.095 a solid B grade. The Democrap controlled states = 1.47 closer to a D+ than a C-.

    Conclusion, Republican controlled states you pass with a decent grade. Democraps controlled states, that’s not a passing grade – you suck.

    Here’s the data if you want to check it for yourself

    Republican Control / Rating/ 4 point scale
    1.) Alabama B+ 3.3
    2.) Alaska Un rated
    3.) Arizona B- 2.7
    4.) Florida C 2
    5.) Georgia A 4
    6.) Idaho A+ 4
    7.) Indiana B+ 3.3
    8.) Kansas A- 3.7
    9.) Louisiana A 4
    10.) Michigan D+ 1.3
    11.) Mississippi B+ 3.3
    12.) Nebraska (unicameral) A- 3.7
    13.) North Dakota Un rated
    14.) Ohio D+ 1.3
    15.) Oklahoma A+ 4
    16.) Pennsylvania C+ 2.3
    17.) S. Carolina A – 3.7
    18.) S. Dakota Un rated
    19.) Tennessee B 3
    20.) Texas A 4
    21.) Utah A+ 4
    22.) Virginia C 2
    23.) Wisconsin C+ 2.3
    24.) Wyoming Un rated

    Democratic Control/ Rating / 4 point scale
    1.) California D 1
    2.)Colorado B+ 3.3
    3.) Connecticut C 2
    4.) Delaware D+ 1.3
    5.) Hawaii F 0
    6.) Illinois C 2
    7.) Maryland C+ 2.3
    8.) Massachusetts D+ 1.3
    9.) Minnesota B- 2.7
    10.) New York D 1
    11.) Oregon A- 3.7
    12.) Rhode Island F 0
    13.) Vermont F 0
    14.) Washington B- 2.7

    Split
    1.) Arkansas
    2.) Iowa
    3.) Kentucky
    4.) Maine
    5.) Missouri
    6.) Montana
    7.) Nevada
    8.) New Hampshire
    9.) New Jersey
    10.) New Mexico
    11.) North Carolina
    12.) W. Virginia

    I love it when the numbers confirm by preconceptions.

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  6. Dr. Tar

    November 26th, 2012

    That’s confirm “my” preconceptions not “by”, Jeez!

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  7. Genl Ripper

    November 26th, 2012

    Dr Tar – excellent work! Thank You!

    Two states’ results surprised the hell out of me; Florida and Louisiana

    I thought Florida’s would be higher and Louisiana’s would be lower.

    Genl Ripper

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