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(PBS)   Study after study shows that conservatives are happier than liberals. Why do you suppose this is?   (pbs.org ) divider line 178
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2011-12-11 12:19:05 AM  
Sure, conservatives are totally happy.

Until someone decides they want to change the one-dimensional jelly-jar world they want us all to live in with them.
 
2011-12-11 12:20:10 AM  

make me some tea: Ignorance is bliss?


Other then THIS the difference between the two groups is only 1/2 a point...not a real big deal statistically. Plus your comparing apples and oranges when you compare out of work/underpaid people (OWS protesters) and a conservative think-tank that is, ironically, a non-profit origination who main goal is to promote capitalism. Your findings would be more believable if you just polled a random sampling of "main street America" who identify themselves as either conservatives or liberal.
 
2011-12-11 12:20:42 AM  

edmo: make me some tea: Ignorance is bliss?

Liberals are cursed (new window)


Written by an evolutionary psychologist, so as much based in science as his field. Meaning not at all.
 
2011-12-11 12:24:50 AM  

jjorsett: make me some tea: Ignorance is bliss?

Being constantly in the wrong is depressing?


it's pudding day
 
2011-12-11 12:52:52 AM  

make me some tea: Ignorance is bliss?


Done in one.
 
2011-12-11 01:09:01 AM  
If everything I believed in was a demonstrated failure then I wouldn't be happy either.

I'd like to live in a world where what liberals believe is realistic but then again I'd also like to live in a world with some kind of just higher power that really does try to look out for us and there was a happier place to look forward to when I die.
 
2011-12-11 01:39:00 AM  

CheetahOlivetti: No brain, no headache.


Tell that to Bachmann.
 
2011-12-11 01:44:01 AM  
because they like reading websites that reinforce their opinions rather than troll them into reactionary indignance cathartically in chorus?
 
2011-12-11 01:49:00 AM  

randomjsa: If everything I believed in was a demonstrated failure then I wouldn't be happy either.


Well everything you believe in IS a demonstrated failure, so this explains your need to cry about everything that hurts your butt.
 
2011-12-11 01:49:14 AM  

dennysgod: Other then THIS the difference between the two groups is only 1/2 a point...not a real big deal statistically. Plus your comparing apples and oranges when you compare out of work/underpaid people (OWS protesters) and a conservative think-tank that is, ironically, a non-profit origination who main goal is to promote capitalism. Your findings would be more believable if you just polled a random sampling of "main street America" who identify themselves as either conservatives or liberal.


The video was comparing AEI employees with OWS protesters, and yes that is apples and oranges but it makes for a simplistic report, but the study they are citing is indeed scientific.
 
2011-12-11 02:26:45 AM  
Dumb people want to fit in and conform, please their betters and fight against the "other". The equation to satisfy drones is a simple one.
 
2011-12-11 02:51:27 AM  
This is fundamentally why conservatives are "happier":

www.performanceboats.com
 
2011-12-11 03:12:10 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: Dumb people want to fit in and conform, please their betters and fight against the "other". The equation to satisfy drones is a simple one.


Are you referring to the circle jerk in the thread?
 
2011-12-11 04:33:01 AM  
It's also been found there is a strong positive correlation between IQ and the amount of alcohol someone drinks. I'll bet there is a common reason for these phenomena. What could it be?
 
2011-12-11 05:05:46 AM  
That's bullshiat. Conservatives will never know the joys of weed. THAT is true joy.
 
2011-12-11 05:16:27 AM  

SamFlagg: Phil Moskowitz: Dumb people want to fit in and conform, please their betters and fight against the "other". The equation to satisfy drones is a simple one.

Are you referring to the circle jerk in the thread?


Yeah, wait wait! Which side is the dumb conformists peer pressure drones? I can't tell anymore.
I hate you all, and I'm pretty farking happy about it. Also I love you all and it makes me sad.
I'm so confused.
 
2011-12-11 06:32:58 AM  
conservatives don't wear panties, and therefore can't get them in a bunch every time it turns out that the world is a tough place for most people...
 
2011-12-11 07:10:02 AM  

proteus_b: conservatives don't wear panties, and therefore can't get them in a bunch every time it turns out that the world is a tough place for most people...


Yeah, if there's anything we've learned about conservatives, it's that they don't get their panties in a bunch about anything, ever.

Jesus Christ, buddy. You gotta stop by the planet more often or risk losing touch.
 
2011-12-11 07:33:53 AM  
make me some tea 2011-12-10 02:58:09 PM
voltOhm: Because liberals believe the world is out of resources, that the world is gonna die, that we're going to run out of water and we'll have to start eating each other. They don't trust humanity to take care of itself and they believe we are on our own in the universe with no higher power watching out for us. No wonder they are hopeless. They are at the mercy of their superstitions.

Conservatives know none of these things are true, and we have a basic faith in humanity and God. Life is good as long as you work to make it so.

Thus proving my point.


Done in one.

Corked off in four.
 
2011-12-11 08:46:43 AM  
Conservatives have congressional authorization to fap to any image of Bo Derek.
 
2011-12-11 08:47:56 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: Jesus Christ, buddy. You gotta stop by the planet more often or risk losing touch.


i try to make an argument for not wearing panties and you are worried about details like verisimillitude?
 
2011-12-11 09:07:34 AM  

whidbey: Primum: [zojojojo.files.wordpress.com image 600x409]

Hmmm, maybe it's because we liberals know that "conservatives*" are the direct cause of so much suffering and horror in the world?

*conservatives in any country-- typified by greediness, selfishness, short-sightedness, xenophobia/tribal hate, jingoism, etc etc.

Hitler-- conservative
Stalin-- conservative
Bush-- conservative
Obama-- conservative

Yeah Obama's a real monster like the other 3. Maybe you should go punch a pillow or something, dude.


if bush belongs obama belongs. and i would say that neither of them belongs. i mean, they are both clearly evil, but it just aint the same scale.
 
2011-12-11 11:16:49 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Because "conservative" literally means that your position is to defend the current policy/tradition/whatever, and that would be a really odd position to take if you weren't more or less fine with said current conditions?

Whereas "liberal" is generally incorrectly conflated with "radical", meaning that you favor policies that are new in some way, which would likewise be an odd position to take if you were content with how things are going?

Just saying, I think there's some measure of the cause and effect being backward in the very question the analysis is asking, here. They just assume causation goes one way in explaining the correlation, which is sloppy science at best.

//Conservative, right-leaning socialist, if anyone hasn't picked up on that from my bad habit of regularly posting around here.
//Going to forego the usual gripe about the actual meaning of "liberal" versus the colloquial usage and grudgingly accept that I knew what TFA meant when they used the word.


Nice post, now go back to the bar.
 
2011-12-11 11:41:36 AM  

Seabon: They compared liberal protesters to conservative think tank employees? I would guess one group is gainfully employed and the other is not. After which, they only got a difference of .5 on a 1-4 scale?

Methinks the methodology could use some work.


This.

Had they sampled University professors on one hand and unemployed tea-partiers at Freedom rallies the results would be almost mirror-image skewed.

/Except there would have been more hateful invective rather than mournful longing on the "sad" end and a possible uptick in brandished weapons.
 
2011-12-11 01:07:04 PM  
"I have found you can find happiness in slavery"
 
2011-12-11 01:54:21 PM  

Ned Stark: whidbey: Primum: [zojojojo.files.wordpress.com image 600x409]

Hmmm, maybe it's because we liberals know that "conservatives*" are the direct cause of so much suffering and horror in the world?

*conservatives in any country-- typified by greediness, selfishness, short-sightedness, xenophobia/tribal hate, jingoism, etc etc.

Hitler-- conservative
Stalin-- conservative
Bush-- conservative
Obama-- conservative

Yeah Obama's a real monster like the other 3. Maybe you should go punch a pillow or something, dude.

if bush belongs obama belongs. and i would say that neither of them belongs. i mean, they are both clearly evil, but it just aint the same scale.


Obama is "evil" to you?
 
2011-12-11 08:58:43 PM  

whidbey: Ned Stark: whidbey: Primum: [zojojojo.files.wordpress.com image 600x409]

Hmmm, maybe it's because we liberals know that "conservatives*" are the direct cause of so much suffering and horror in the world?

*conservatives in any country-- typified by greediness, selfishness, short-sightedness, xenophobia/tribal hate, jingoism, etc etc.

Hitler-- conservative
Stalin-- conservative
Bush-- conservative
Obama-- conservative

Yeah Obama's a real monster like the other 3. Maybe you should go punch a pillow or something, dude.

if bush belongs obama belongs. and i would say that neither of them belongs. i mean, they are both clearly evil, but it just aint the same scale.

Obama is "evil" to you?


a really passionless bureaucratic flavor of it, but yes.
 
2011-12-11 10:49:55 PM  

make me some tea: Ignorance is bliss?


Came for this; delighted to see it was the first thing posted.
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