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Conservatives happier than liberals?

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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Stella_Guru » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:09 pm

Throwing the poor into the street on one hand and fattening corporate welfare on the other is conservative nirvana. Coming soon, "asset testing" for assistance programs which will be considered "loans" to be repaid.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby david cohen » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:16 pm

Actually, Mr. FLK, that was a serious question...why don't conservatives ever smile (conservative bloggers included)? All they do is complain, but you never see them smile...what's deal, bucko?
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Detritus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:02 pm

david cohen wrote:Actually, Mr. FLK, that was a serious question...why don't conservatives ever smile (conservative bloggers included)? All they do is complain, but you never see them smile...what's deal, bucko?

Bad teeth--flouride being a communist plot and all that....
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby david cohen » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:14 pm

I was thinking about all the people I know (pretty much around the world) and I don't think any one particular group of them is any happier (good luck defining that term) than any other. I can say that the wealthiest amongst them certainly isn't the happiest, though he might have the most "fun" because he can afford it. And the least wealthy of my extended circle of friends seems to be very content building his guitars and mandolins- he is always smiling! So I have to surmise that anyone claiming that one political group is happier than another, or to base it on wealth or anything else, is just blowing wind.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby jjoyce » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:27 pm

This explains Meade the Moderate's constant state of near-boiling-point anger. Not only is he a staunch and self-declared moderate, he's constantly trying to avoid being seen as a "beta male."

Y'know it's hard out there for a Meade!

By the way, if an east-side Madison summer street fair (like this weekend's Fete de Marquette) is the ultimate liberal good time (world music, ethnic cuisine, freak flags flyin' everywhere), what's the conservative equivalent? Seriously and without prejudice, what would, say, a Waukesha conservative put up as the ultimate community good time on a Saturday night?
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby bdog » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Jason.

It took me weeks to get that stupid "It's hard out there for a pimp" out of my head.

I do this with little happiness:

"SHANNON IS GONE I HOPE SHE'S... DRIFTING OUT TO SEA...."
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby jman111 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:01 pm

jjoyce wrote:Seriously and without prejudice, what would, say, a Waukesha conservative put up as the ultimate community good time on a Saturday night?

Not sure about a Saturday night, but I'll go with "Trap shooting after church"
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby ArturoBandini » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:17 pm

david cohen wrote:Actually, Mr. FLK, that was a serious question...why don't conservatives ever smile (conservative bloggers included)? All they do is complain, but you never see them smile...what's deal, bucko?
What a silly idea. You're only thinking about those conservatives that don't smile often. It's confirmation bias. For an example of a liberal that almost never smiles, see Chomsky. What's the deal, bucko? I think that it's harder to recall frowny liberal commentators mostly because anyone with TV or internet access has Joe Biden's pearly whites burned into their retinas.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Meade » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:31 pm

david cohen wrote:Actually, Mr. FLK, that was a serious question...

Actually, Mr. TTFO, that was a serious answer.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Image
and his twin
Image
Both seem happy.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Igor » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:17 am

I don't know, but I am pretty happy and consider myself a moderate. Although a better description might be that I "average out" to moderate - views on any individual topic may lie farther out from the middle.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby david cohen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:30 am

So what Meade is really saying is that Conservatives DO smile when they are consorting in the Minneapolis Airport men's room or waterboarding suspected terrorists or (gasp!) outing CIA agents or seeing the poor line up at food pantries. Damn, I agree with a troll!
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby wack wack » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:12 am

Meade wrote:hey, don't shoot the messenger. If you want to shoot something, shoot feral cats.


"Messenger" implies there might be some truth in your statements.

"Storyteller" would be a more accurate description.
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby Bland » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:15 am

wack wack wrote:
Meade wrote:hey, don't shoot the messenger. If you want to shoot something, shoot feral cats.


"Messenger" implies there might be some truth in your statements.

"Storyteller" would be a more accurate description.

I think it's pretty hilarious that Meade's "solution" (shooting feral cats) would have no bearing on the actual problem (cat litter in homes). Or maybe I'm reading too much into his statement, and he's just a fan of killing animals. Which is it, Meade? Stupid or sadistic?
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Re: Conservatives happier than liberals?

Postby jman111 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:37 am

Let's not pretend that these are somehow mutually exclusive.
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