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EPA Admin: Americans No Smarter Than Fifth Graders
Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/29/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by Twotone

When asked to craft a headline about her tenure at the EPA, chief administrator Lisa Jackson questioned the American public’s ability to read at a fifth-grade level in an interview with the Guardian:

“In accordance with the law, we moved forward with sensible, cost effective steps at the federal level on climate, using the Clean Air Act.” And I would have a second sentence — see, I can’t write headlines! But it would be something like, ”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above fifth-grade level! — “does not obviate the need for federal legislation to address this incredibly important challenge for this and future generations.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda21; coal; epa
The left loves to think we're all idiots. Of course, they've created an education system that does everything BUT educate...
1 posted on 06/29/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
The left loves to think we're all idiots.

Probably based upon those they associate with at their "party" meetings.

Most of the libs I've met would have a hard time competing with First Grade dropouts.

2 posted on 06/29/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Well thanks for that. That makes 99%+ smarter than the EPA then doesn’t it? Elitist dorks!


3 posted on 06/29/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by rktman
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To: Twotone
“In accordance with the law, we moved forward with sensible, cost effective steps at the federal level on climate, using the Clean Air Act.”

This is the activist method, that of taking a precedent act and using it to push regulations that totally exceed what the original intent of the enabling act. It is the same for the Endangered Species Act, Navigable Waters Act, Disabled Access and numerous other "well meaning" laws.

It is not the first implementation, it is the Nth implementation and all subsequent.

4 posted on 06/29/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Twotone

I wasn’t aware the EPA even knew how to read.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Twotone

Jackson is the first person of African American descent to serve as EPA Administrator

She (Jackson) attended Tulane University with a scholarship from Shell Oil Company

Jackson had not grown up as an outdoors person, but became interested in environmental matters following the national and international coverage of the Love Canal Disaster.

she has made it a priority to focus on vulnerable groups – including children, the elderly, and low-income communities – that are particularly susceptible to environmental and health threats

On December 8, 2009, Jackson said in a written statement that the finding, which declares carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases a threat to public health

Speaking at Power Shift 2011, Jackson promised that she was more energized than ever to keep America on a path towards a more green and environmentally sustainable future


6 posted on 06/29/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The left is full of ignorant, immoral and illegal fools. They only way the EPA continues it’s destructive existence is because of the ignorance on the left. If it weren’t for the stupid welfare state voting to keep there entitlement to our slavery in check they would be no more.

Folks who work for a living don’t normally put up with the insanity that is so destructive to their lives and livelihoods.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 9:44:51 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Twotone

I’m down to prayer and/or secession to rid us of this talentless, elitist scum that is infesting EVERY LEVEL of our government and associated institutions.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 9:45:40 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: All

I’d take on this ignorant, affirmative action parasite on ANY intellectual subject, with half my neurons tied behind my back.

Anytime.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Twotone
It is ironic that so many in this administration come from academia, but complain we are too stupid to understand how they are trying to help us. A talented educator is capable of teaching to all levels. A truly talented teacher can flex to another level at the flip of a switch.

My father was like that. He taught astronomy because he loved it. He could teach anybody that wanted to learn, college student down to kindergarten. When the university had invited the public in he could converse with a high school dropout just as easily as a guy with a PhD.

10 posted on 06/29/2012 9:49:35 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Twotone
The EPA and other envirowanks sit around imagining unicorns and utopia - not unlike grade schoolers - and call the rest of us "5th graders" for not buying into their sugar-plum fairy tales.

But, I would rather have the intelligence of a 5th grader than the immaturity of a kindergartener.
11 posted on 06/29/2012 9:49:47 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: All

“You’re the stupidest smart person I’ve ever met!” - Del Spooner (Will Smith) - I, robot


12 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Twotone
Idiot Lisa misused the word "obviate." To "obviate the need" is a redundancy. Fifth grade must have been her highest grade.
13 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:51 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Twotone

The elite eco-snobs running the EPA are like teenage kids with shotguns. They have so much they want to accomplish yet have no idea about the responsibilities they have to the public.

Moreover, they cannot fathom that government, especially one supposedly based on limited and enumerated powers (now maybe moot thanks to Justice Roberts), has limits. There is a limit to where it can reach and grasp for control and power.

F.A. Hayek showed in his 1974 Nobel Lecture, “The Pretence of Knowledge” that no committee of experts can know enough to regulate and control a vast society and economy. Such efforts always have inefficiencies and failures. The key may lie in simply having government set standards and making it public where they think people, corporations and institutions (like the Defense Department) fail to meet those standards.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Twotone
EPA Admin: Americans No Smarter Than Fifth Graders

I agree completely.

15 posted on 06/29/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Twotone

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”;

1 Corinthians 3:19


16 posted on 06/29/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Twotone

Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Proverbs 26:12


17 posted on 06/29/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Twotone

Hey Jacksonidiot, I’ll meet you any time, any place to see just what technical knowledge you have.

I already know. It’s equal to that of the Obamadork.

Let me know, Cretiness...you stupid idiotic liberal.

High school algebra is beyond you.

And I cannot further describe your stupidity without N use of four letter words...where N is a large number.

Oh, “number”...look it up, cretin.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Twotone

No organization that considers carbon dioxide a pollutant can call anyone an idiot with any credibility.


19 posted on 06/29/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT by microgood
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To: Twotone

If we look at what the Leftists have accomplished over the years in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, and here in the U.S. we can see the results of their brilliance /s.

Liberalism is a clique of intellectual inbreds. As a clique they stew in the juices of their own limited perspectives making a show of their nothingness, impressing the ignorant, and drawing reverence from those whom see only their comaraderie. They are idiots reveling in adulation of idiots.

We can’t teach them to grow beyond that of their limits, but be thankful they are the minority.

It’s up to the adults to be the majority that we are, and this November kick their self righteous idiocy the “H” out of our governance, and then to keep them out.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Twotone
Explains the clown in the White House speeches. "HOPE AND CHANGE" and Americans bend over and say "GIMMIE FOUR MORE JUST LIKE THE LAST FOUR ONLY WITH MORE DESTRUCTIVE ACTION."
21 posted on 06/29/2012 10:20:16 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kcvl
Jackson is the first person of African American descent to serve as EPA Administrator

And yet, she is neither AFRICAN, nor AMERICAN.

22 posted on 06/29/2012 10:28:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Twotone
”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above fifth-grade level! — “does not obviate the need for federal legislation to address this incredibly important challenge for this and future generations.”

This from an administrator, who is glib and masterful with words, but is a science moron --- Head of the EPA!

Doesn't know the difference between computer models and the demonstrable real world.
Probably can't be bothered to read the current Federal Rules of Evidence, which, incidentally is definitely written above the fifth grade level.
Isn't aware of the difference between politically driven drivel, and real science.

The fact that she is right, the electorate is retarded too; that's why the fond hope always is that elected lawmakers are all above the IQ level of 70 --- a task the electorate is unequiped to accept, does not eliminate the need for administrators to be somewhat better equiped to discuss science based rules.

And the beat goes on...

23 posted on 06/29/2012 10:35:29 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Twotone
”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above fifth-grade level! — “does not obviate the need for federal legislation to address this incredibly important challenge for this and future generations.”

This from an administrator, who is glib and masterful with words, but is a science moron --- Head of the EPA!

Doesn't know the difference between computer models and the demonstrable real world.
Probably can't be bothered to read the current Federal Rules of Evidence, which, incidentally is definitely written above the fifth grade level.
Isn't aware of the difference between politically driven drivel, and real science.

The fact that she is right, the electorate is retarded too; that's why the fond hope always is that elected lawmakers are all above the IQ level of 70 --- a task the electorate is unequiped to accept, does not eliminate the need for administrators to be somewhat better equiped to discuss science based rules.

And the beat goes on...

24 posted on 06/29/2012 10:41:33 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Pollster1
Body language. Ginsberg leans away from everybody.
25 posted on 06/29/2012 11:09:16 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: theBuckwheat
F.A. Hayek showed in his 1974 Nobel Lecture, “The Pretence of Knowledge” that no committee of experts can know enough to regulate and control a vast society and economy. Such efforts always have inefficiencies and failures.

This was a theme being developed for a century by the Austrian-school economists.

Hayek took the lead in generalizing it to the whole of society, and determining individual freedom as the signal enabling characteristic of the most prosperous and peaceful nations; indeed, a defining characteristic of modern civilization.

He summed up this aspect of his life's work in his final monograph, The Fatal Conceit.

Of course, the United States, considered as a nation and a polity, have by now lost much of this. It remains to be seen (by you the reader, as it happens) whether prosperity and peace can be recovered here,and chaos and pestilence averted. And if not soon on these shores, where, and when?

26 posted on 06/29/2012 11:09:16 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Twotone

I agree. If you don’t believe it, look who they elect to political office.


27 posted on 06/29/2012 11:18:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: Twotone

Maybe she’s ready to go on Foxworthy’s show...(and maybe not!) Sanctimonious ****.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 11:25:30 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

It really doen’t matter what you think Lisa. But I would like to make one suggestion to you. Start packing your bags. Come November we are gonna boot Obama’s rear end out of office and all the rest of his anti american appointed democrat trash, with him.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 11:36:13 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Twotone

Thanks for nothing
30 posted on 06/29/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Twotone

FOAD lisa.

LLS


31 posted on 06/29/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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