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(Huffington Post)   Republican New Hampshire state legislator: "Kindergarten is leading to higher crime rates". Well, that, and obviously the lack of boxing classes in school"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 59
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2012-06-27 02:11:57 PM  
Kingsbury, one of the more conservative legislators in the Tea Party-controlled House, said that his analysis was of local crime rates in communities that offered kindergarten versus those that do not offer the educational program.

His research van:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-27 02:27:45 PM  
FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.
 
2012-06-27 02:36:13 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.


Because old people tend to vote Republican. Shocked, I am.
 
2012-06-27 02:41:05 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.

Because old people tend to vote Republican. Shocked, I am.


Heh! I'm old and I don't vote Republican. :-D
 
2012-06-27 02:51:04 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.

Because old people tend to vote Republican. Shocked, I am.

Heh! I'm old and I don't vote Republican. :-D


Preach it, Sister

/old does NOT equal stupid
//at least not all the time
 
2012-06-27 02:52:17 PM  
It sounds like soimeone's ready for the Old Legislators Home.
 
2012-06-27 02:54:43 PM  
Why isn't this man in a looney bin?
 
2012-06-27 02:56:56 PM  

strathcona: Why isn't this man in a looney bin?


He is

/the Republican Party
 
2012-06-27 02:57:49 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: strathcona: Why isn't this man in a looney bin?

He is

/the Republican Party


*snert*
 
2012-06-27 03:04:48 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He is

/the Republican Party


+1 internets for you!
 
2012-06-27 03:10:57 PM  
Well certainly thats an exxageration, nobody would be stupid enough to say that.
*clicks link*

Wow. Just wow.
 
2012-06-27 03:11:38 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: strathcona: Why isn't this man in a looney bin?

He is

/the Republican Party


Well played.
 
2012-06-27 03:26:42 PM  
checkraise.com
 
2012-06-27 03:54:08 PM  
I think correlation just took causation out back and beat it to death with a rusty shovel.
 
2012-06-27 03:56:14 PM  
Those kids just need to get off his lawn, that's all.
 
2012-06-27 04:11:37 PM  
He says it was the conclusion of 16 years of research.

I'd like to see that research. I'm curious what statistics he compiled, where he got them, and whether it was a true double-blind. I wonder what his control group was.
 
2012-06-27 04:49:08 PM  

unlikely: He says it was the conclusion of 16 years of research.

I'd like to see that research. I'm curious what statistics he compiled, where he got them, and whether it was a true double-blind. I wonder what his control group was.


I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that the party that thinks science is a liberal plot probably isn't using sound statistical analysis.
 
2012-06-27 04:50:39 PM  
You could solve this with vouchers.
 
2012-06-27 04:52:18 PM  
Crime rates have been decreasing. However, the incarceration rate is increasing. He should apply his statistical analysis to that little contradiction.

/kindergarten leads to imprisoning people for petty drug crimes
//also meth
 
2012-06-27 04:53:02 PM  
I agree with the legislator. Kindergarten is a tightly knit group of people living in a creative commons, based on sharing and supporting each other for moral and ethical reasons rather than profit. Those people are learning from that creative commons at an astounding rate. That certainly does set them up for a life ill-suited to recent legislation about intellectual property, corporate law, and civil rights.
 
2012-06-27 04:53:34 PM  
If you want kids to get beat up in school, then just let them play dodgeball.

/broke two noses and an ankle in middle school
//had my left hand broken by those evil red rubber balls
 
2012-06-27 04:56:27 PM  
www.chocolatemintsinajar.com

Criminal Handbook
 
Ehh
2012-06-27 04:56:39 PM  
I don't remember being taught how to break into cars, deal speed, and shoot people when I was in kindergarten. I had to wait until junior high for that.
 
2012-06-27 04:59:18 PM  
That wasn't even the craziest line from the guy in the article. Further down he makes the claim that giving statehood to DC would raise crime by 25% in New Hampshire. Obviously the street games of Concord, Keene, and Manchester are waiting for the invention of the 51st state to start off their sprees.
 
2012-06-27 05:05:26 PM  
Kingsbury, 86

fark you.
 
2012-06-27 05:07:30 PM  
I am still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. And yet, all the retards on the right I talk to are still very proud of the 2010 elections.
 
2012-06-27 05:10:37 PM  
Ha ha! What a farking moron.
I'd hate to even be associated with this guy.
 
2012-06-27 05:15:54 PM  
How the hell do people this farking stupid learn to walk, let alone get elected to public office? I mean, I know the average American is an idiot, and the average teabagger is a farking idiot, but really?
 
2012-06-27 05:19:03 PM  

coeyagi: I am still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. And yet, all the retards on the right I talk to are still very proud of the 2010 elections.


You live in New Hampshire?
 
2012-06-27 05:19:14 PM  

Diogenes: It sounds like someone's ready for the Old Legislators Home.


Or this:

www.bostoncoasters.com
 
2012-06-27 05:20:00 PM  
The most frustrating part of the article is how the Republican running for governor, when asked about this idiocy, danced around the issue and wouldn't admit the obvious, that this is just farking retarded.
 
2012-06-27 05:20:36 PM  

tnpir: How the hell do people this farking stupid learn to walk, let alone get elected to public office? I mean, I know the average American is an idiot, and the average teabagger is a farking idiot, but really?


I saw something where NH has a lot of representatives for the state house. Given that there aren't that many people, it pretty much means any crank who can be bothered to campaign can find a way in.
 
2012-06-27 05:25:24 PM  
It's like he walked into his grandkid's stats lecture at the end of the sentence "remember, class, correlation does not imply causation; for example, here in New Hampshire the presence of kindergarten is positively correlated with prison population, so you might say that kindergartens increase the crime rate" and then left before "of course, you'd be terribly wrong.
 
2012-06-27 05:30:18 PM  
Actually, the biggest indicator of crime rates is usually demographics.

Crime is overwhelmingly committed by 18-24 year old males. So birth statistics play a good indicator in predicting crime trends. If there is a baby boom this year. Then 20 years from now there is going to be a sharp spike in crime.
 
2012-06-27 05:34:05 PM  

The Third Man: That wasn't even the craziest line from the guy in the article. Further down he makes the claim that giving statehood to DC would raise crime by 25% in New Hampshire. Obviously the street games of Concord, Keene, and Manchester are waiting for the invention of the 51st state to start off their sprees.


Yeah, I don't get the FARK out of this one. I thought maybe it was me, since the East is not my forte' when it comes to geography. Went and looked and they are only slightly closer to each other than Bangor, Maine and Yuma, Az are...
 
2012-06-27 05:36:14 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.

Because old people tend to vote Republican. Shocked, I am.

Heh! I'm old and I don't vote Republican. :-D


Your a women, you vote doesnt count anyway.
 
2012-06-27 05:41:40 PM  
Aw crap, my state is being stupid again...
 
2012-06-27 05:45:29 PM  

wamser: Aw crap, my state is being stupid again...


Having moved to Boston from Austin, the best was I can describe it it that NH is the Texas of New England.
 
2012-06-27 05:54:55 PM  

unlikely: He says it was the conclusion of 16 years of research.

I'd like to see that research. I'm curious what statistics he compiled, where he got them, and whether it was a true double-blind. I wonder what his control group was.


In NH, not all school districts offer Kindergarten. My guess is that the larger, poorer school districts generally can't afford to offer it. Those larger, poorer school districts will also be the areas that have higher crime. So he's just a moron who doesn't understand statistics.
 
2012-06-27 05:59:55 PM  
Then you know what we need? Kindergarten Cops!

*Rimshot*
 
2012-06-27 06:09:51 PM  

theorellior: wamser: Aw crap, my state is being stupid again...

Having moved to Boston from Austin, the best was I can describe it it that NH is the Texas of New England.


That...sounds about right, and I've lived here my whole life.

/moving to boston soon, finally.
 
2012-06-27 06:18:11 PM  
What higher crime rates?
 
2012-06-27 06:23:20 PM  

The Third Man: That wasn't even the craziest line from the guy in the article. Further down he makes the claim that giving statehood to DC would raise crime by 25% in New Hampshire. Obviously the street games of Concord, Keene, and Manchester are waiting for the invention of the 51st state to start off their sprees.


And from the first link in TFA: "In addition to kindergarten, Kingsbury also linked the rise of crime to the decline of gun ownership and to fact that boxing is no longer taught in school or offered as a sport."

He thinks crime is increasing because not enough people own guns.

I'm so confused.
 
2012-06-27 06:36:19 PM  

The Third Man: That wasn't even the craziest line from the guy in the article. Further down he makes the claim that giving statehood to DC would raise crime by 25% in New Hampshire. Obviously the street games of Concord, Keene, and Manchester are waiting for the invention of the 51st state to start off their sprees.


They don't want to make DC a state because it's full of black people who vote for the Democrats.
 
2012-06-27 06:43:56 PM  

meat0918: What higher crime rates?



It's New Hampshire.....which means that the higher rate occurred because an extra bottle of maple syrup was stolen from George's General Store.
 
2012-06-27 07:35:23 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.


Damned 18 year-olds legislating from the bench!!
 
2012-06-27 08:47:49 PM  

Angry Buddha: Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.

Damned 18 year-olds legislating from the bench!!


18 year olds? Hell, I'm more worried about those 59-year old whippersnappers on the bench. Damned punk kids.
 
2012-06-27 09:35:37 PM  
Dafuq did just read? and wtf is that guy on?
 
2012-06-27 09:52:16 PM  

grimlock1972: Dafuq did just read? and wtf is that guy on?


He's 86. A dash of senility, a dab of dementia, add in a whole lot of batshiat craziness and you've got this guy.
 
2012-06-27 10:16:58 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Angry Buddha: Bathia_Mapes: FTA...Kingsbury, 86, has a history of supporting ideas that differ from his fellow legislators. In January, he partnered with two allies of birther queen Orly Taitz to push a bill partially ending the direct election of U.S. senators. Kingsbury said that he believed that all U.S. Senate candidates should first be picked by the state legislature and then put up for popular vote.

Kingsbury, a vocal United Nations opponent, has also sponsored a bill raising the minimum age to be a judge in New Hampshire from 18 to 60. He told The Huffington Post that he believes that judges should have more "life experience" before taking office.

Damned 18 year-olds legislating from the bench!!

18 year olds? Hell, I'm more worried about those 59-year old whippersnappers on the bench. Damned punk kids.


Mom? Can I have a beer?
 
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