Thursday, March 27, 2008

A few things...

I'm really liking George Will right now because of two articles. A couple years ago he wrote about how Conservatives are happier than liberals...and by like 13%. And it's been like that ever since this poll has been taken since 1972. It's a really interesting article.

He says: Conservatives' pessimism is conducive to their happiness in three ways. First, they are rarely surprised -- they are right more often than not about the course of events. Second, when they are wrong, they are happy to be so. Third, because pessimistic conservatives put not their faith in princes -- government -- they accept that happiness is a function of fending for oneself. They believe that happiness is an activity -- it is inseparable from the pursuit of happiness.

Today an article came out about how conservatives give MUCH more than libs in time, money, and blood.
The study was actually done by an independent, but he has lots of interesting findings and then says: -- People who reject the idea that "government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality" give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.

Will ends with: In 2000, brows were furrowed in perplexity because Vice President Al Gore's charitable contributions, as a percentage of his income, were below the national average: He gave 0.2 percent of his family income, one-seventh of the average for donating households. But Gore "gave at the office." By using public office to give other peoples' money to government programs, he was being charitable, as liberals increasingly, and conveniently, understand that word.

Interestingly enough, libs are actually wealthier than conservatives. Most think it's the other way around, but it's not. Funny huh? Conservatives have less, but give more and are happier. Honestly, we rock!

I think this is such a funny web site, I found it on Caitlin's blog, but it's Stuff White People Like:

And introducing an additional link to my blog- Justin and Sara Skidmore's blog-

1 comment:

jacob said...

I tried reading Justin and Sara's blog, but I'm not cool enough to be invited. :-(

Be sure to check out Becca's Blog