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Bloviating Zeppelin: It's Bad To Be A Republican

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Bad To Be A Republican

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find. And a new Pew Research Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economy tanks.

Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.

Why is this?



Blogger Bushwack said...

I'm not sure I am happier now than when I was younger...I know too much now, when I was a kid I was ignorant of the issues that plague our nation.

Oh and YEAH being a Republican is bad, if you were a republican during the GWB years....

Mon May 18, 12:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Robert, I took that personally to mean a Conservative vs a Liberal and, in general, I would tend to agree. Even under Mr Obama, their Ideal Messiah Incarnate, they are discovering much with which to be quite disappointed including his announcement today that he intends to subdue his nomination for SCOTUS replacement. Time WILL tell on this, of course.

And BTW Robert, vote NO on EVERY ONE of those damned propositions tomorrow. . .


Mon May 18, 01:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Carlisleboy said...

OF COURSE Republicians are happer than DemocRats!!
Some of us are going to Heaven and others..........well at least it will be warm..........

Mon May 18, 02:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

Now a RINO is a bad thing to be, but who cares what the left thinks.

Mon May 18, 03:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ron Russell said...

Old women sit around and think about their wrinkles and old men sit around and think about young girls. Not surprising who is the happiest.

Mon May 18, 04:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I started in the darker area of twilight but always in twilight I was. No deep black to lose my way, no blinding white to make me senseless, but Grey between them. I know the warmth of the Light and the deep chill of the Shadow and ever is my place known to me and it is balance.

Low expectations means I am rarely unpleasantly surprised, thus pessimism is not dark, but the hope for being pleasantly surprised. Those who are bright and cheerful and expect no other are crushed when ill befalls them as they are unprepared for it.

Women, who are the better half, always seek to shield and can never be fully successful, there is always wearing of the shield, cracking, warping and as those younger grow old they step from its protection.

Men guard and teach same, so even old our mettle is continuous. The old veteran bests the young thug, because one is prepared and ready, the other used to easy pickings. When we see our sons and daughters pick up wariness and readiness, we are satisfied that they will prosper and only happenstance take them. The Sword of Guarding can also shield in quick defense as it is necessary. The Shield of Protection can be used to bash and press forward, but that takes stamina which women have in abundance.

Skill may slow but is ever at the ready.

Stamina wanes and cannot be brought back.

Men can rest at satisfaction and be wary, women always the burden of the shield is to be carried.

Such is our way of things, and as women live longer they fret when none are left to shield save themselves, the very one they are not used to shielding.

If you must walk alone, use both, and you will find your way with your heart ever ready to keep safe those you care for, to both protect and guard them. Still it is better to find the one that completes a set, as it is hard to walk alone.

Men guard.

Women shield.

Mon May 18, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

women are not as happy when they are older because they can easily become bitter from a lifetime of not forgiving and not letting go of things. We can 'hold on' to things whereas men, 'get over it' quicker.. ;0)

Mon May 18, 06:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

OMG! I should totally not say this BUT: young guys DO NOT have fanatsies about having sex w/older (a lot older) women but young girls DO! Therefore you know WHY old men are grinnin (and if they are smart keeping their mouths SHUT). Sorry, the truth had to be said. Not only that, but old men know EXACTLY which " buttons" to push. It almost isn't fair! There is a reason we are all dirty old men.

"We try to walk away- and they pull us BACK!

I really never was a Republican, but used to consider myself a center right independant until W. just became a big evangelical end times nutjob and ran the US into the ground. I'm not a Dem either. they both suck.

Mon May 18, 07:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: wow, I think you hit it with: men guard and women shield.
Rivka: my experience has been, also, that women "hold on" to things best left loose much, much, MUCH too long, as you so observe.
Tim: never hesitate here. And you're welcome here. You and I may disagree on some fundamental issues but that doesn't mean you can't express your thoughts.


Tue May 19, 05:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

Society puts pressure on women to always be attractive, thus women are occupied with makeup, lipstick, hairstyles, weight, etc. Most men, other than girly men, are not occupied with such things. They shave, slap on some aftershave, run a comb through their hair and voila! They're done! Our society credits men for looking better with age and discredits women for looking their age. Is it any wonder most older men are happier than most older women?

Tue May 19, 09:57:00 AM PDT  

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