February 15, 2006

HOW CAN YOU SMILE WHEN THE AMAZON IS BURNING?:

Republicans happier than rivals (Jennifer Harper, February 15, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Conservative Republicans are among the most joyous, according to a survey released yesterday by the Pew Research Center for the Public and the Press, which found that 47 percent of respondents who were both conservative and Republican said they were "very happy."

The survey was specific. This isn't just ho-hum happy. This is emphatically happy.

The group was eclipsed only by well-heeled Republicans with more than $150,000 in annual incomes -- 52 percent were very happy -- and people who attend church at least once a week, with incomes of more than $50,000 a year. Half of them also said they had a happy mind-set. [...]

The poll suggests there may be something to popular observations of an "angry" Democratic Party; a distinct happiness gap is afoot.


If they'd waited unti pitchers and catchers report the numbers would have been even higher.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 15, 2006 12:16 PM
Comments

Anger correlates to hypertension, ulcers, strokes, etc.

BDS can shorten ones life.

Posted by: Gideon at February 15, 2006 12:43 PM

Doesn't seem that way if you check the conservative blogs.

Posted by: AWW at February 15, 2006 1:20 PM

AWW:

There aren't very many. I think you mean libertarian blogs.

Posted by: oj at February 15, 2006 1:28 PM

Certainly watching Lou blow a gasket over something as minor as Cheney's hunting accident belies that.

OJ, you always act like you're above the filthy rabble and their faux-conservative "Libertarian" blogs. But then you hop into bed with the absolute Kingfish of Libertarian blogs, Little Green Footballs and their Pajamas Media project like a drunk girl on prom night. What gives?

Posted by: Bryan at February 15, 2006 2:06 PM

It's not that Cheney's hunting accident was minor, it's that the consequences are, so far, minor.

If someone runs a red light, but fails to kill anyone, it doesn't mean that it was a minor infraction, it means that the driver was lucky.

If one is going to be shooting with companions, the most basic safety rule is to know who's in your field of fire, whether one is shooting for sport, while policing, or during war.

Posted by: Michael "Cease Fire" Herdegen at February 15, 2006 5:20 PM

Bryan:

It's free money.

Posted by: oj at February 15, 2006 5:26 PM

pitchers and catchers? Next week?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at February 15, 2006 5:42 PM

Happier already...

Posted by: oj at February 15, 2006 5:50 PM

All these recent posts on the consequences of gay sex . . . now pitchers and catchers . . . can another discussion of whom OJ would want to share a jail cell with be far behind . . .

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 15, 2006 6:38 PM

Of course, since one of the rules for Men Whose Prison Bitch You Could Face Being is that they have to be masculine, no soccer players make the list.

Posted by: oj at February 15, 2006 6:58 PM

Touche.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 15, 2006 7:07 PM
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