Goerge Will documents again how conservatives (read Republicans) are happier than liberals.
Will is using a study by the Pew Research Center which is by no means a conservative think tank to make his point.
A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that conservatives are happier than liberals -- in all income groups. While 34 percent of all Americans call themselves "very happy,'' only 28 percent of liberal Democrats (and 31 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats) do, compared to 47 percent of conservative Republicans. This finding is niftily self-reinforcing: It depresses liberals.
Basically poor conservatives are happier than poor liberals, rich conservatives are happier than rich liberals (note, George Soros is a screaming maniac). Conservative religious people are happier than liberal religious people etc.
The study really comes down to people that think that they can control and/or change their own circumstances in life are much happier.
This study repeats what many other studies have shown. So all my liberal readers, consider lightening up a little bit and become a conservative for the sake of your own happiness and ours.
I suppose my liberal readers will say conservatives are too stupid to be unhappy. Good luck with that line of argement. Remember when I think it was the New York Times published an article that conservatives were poor stupid people, they were innundated with faxes and emails from conservatives with their Ph.D.s and their tax statments showing both their brains and their earning power.
Walk. Life is a walk of a certain amount of time. For some it is a long walk, while for others it may be a walk of a few years. For some, it may be over before it even gets started.
Do you walk alone? If so, you have turned your back on the One who would have been glad to have walked with you. Now I don't really think anyone walks alone; they just walk with that "other fellow." Those are the people that never read a few lines.
Let me give you those few lines, and I will try to tell you what I think the words mean.
If you recall a team from South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Minnesota recently went on a trip to New Orleans to perform some Hurricane Katrina relief work and to care for some of the people effected by the storm and the flooding. Well the team is back and people are starting to put together different items to help communicate our trip to others.
Laurie Jorgenson put together a compilation of photos that tells some of the story pretty well. You can find those photos here....
We left the parking lot of South Suburban on a very chilly Saturday morning. We drove in three different vans. At our lunch stop in Mount Pleasant, Iowa Ken discovered that his alternator was going out. The Wal-Mart oil change center called a local repair shop owner and he opened up the shop and changed the alternator at a very reasonable price. This was one of many “coincidences” that we saw God’s hand on us. We got past St. Louis and stopped for the night. The cold front that had come through Minnesota extended down and it was in the low 30’s.
You have of course heard about Scott Ritter. You know the guy that was so mad about how the weapons inspections had been cut short before the Iraq war. But have you heard about Bill Tierney? Bill was a weapons inspector right along with Scott Ritter in fact they are pretty close friends. Bill also traslated the secret SADDAM tapes that talk all about Saddam's WMD program and the methods they used to keep the UN from finding them.
Bill Tierney, translator for the Saddam tapes - Feb 20, 2006
What do the Saddam tapes contain?
SADDAM UNPLUGGED--THE SECRET TAPES: The so-called MSM has largely ignored the Saddam tapes, but that shouldn't stop you from learning more about their significance. Click here.
LOS ANGELES - Herbalife International thrived under founder Mark Hughes. Handsome, young and buoyed by his rags-to-riches story, Hughes built a billion-dollar business over two decades by inspiring legions of people around the world to buy and sell his nutritional supplements and other health products. But his death in 2000 from a drug and alcohol overdose sent the company reeling.
Sales lagged in the U.S., Herbalife's biggest market, as the company tried to manage without Hughes through a shuffle of top management that ultimately opted to sell the company.
Five years later, Herbalife is in the throes of a dramatic turnaround that has seen it post record sales, double its stock price and gear up to conquer what could be its largest market yet — China.
A website that encourages young people to post personal information about themselves and has been linked to a series of rapes and other crimes by sexual predators is wholly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which also owns the Fox News Channel.
"I lost a loved one nearly a year ago. When will I stop hurting?"
The question was simple but difficult to answer. She was challenging me. I wanted to help her, but I knew that only she could answer that question.
Whenever someone writes to tell me about a death, I always talk about the difficult months ahead. I refer to it as a "Year of Firsts." The first holiday, birthday, anniversary, summer picnic or other personal event without that loved one.
Then there are those little things you never really paid attention to before, but now find a gaping hole right in the middle of your day. Like the time they woke up each morning, how they had their coffee, the sound the door made around dinner time when they arrived home and the way they said "hello." But there was something about this message today that made me stop and really think about what I needed to say. Oddly, I decided that the pain she was feeling was a good thing, but I wasn't sure she wanted to know that. Here is exactly what I wrote to her:
When will you stop hurting? That is a measure of the love you shared and how does one measure love? By remembering them long after they are gone. "Memories" are the shadows of a life well lived that remain long after the light of their being has gone out. May you never forget. "Pain" is the echo of remembering those special moments when all the world belonged to the both of you. The day will come when the pain of remembering turns into understanding the privilege of ever having them in your life at all. Remembering will be a joy. Although the pain is great at times you are reminded still, how very much you loved and were loved.
May the rest of your life be a reflection of that love and when your time comes may your passing cast long shadows for all who loved you, too.
"I believe in you!" Bob Perks
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