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    LOL. This was a good read.

    Source: Toronto Star

    How to spot a baby conservative
    KID POLITICS | Whiny children, claims a new study, tend to grow up rigid and traditional. Future liberals, on the other hand ...
    Mar. 19, 2006. 10:45 AM
    KURT KLEINER
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    Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative. At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids from the Berkeley area that social scientists have been tracking for the last 20 years. The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals.

    The study from the Journal of Research Into Personality isn't going to make the UC Berkeley professor who published it any friends on the right. Similar conclusions a few years ago from another academic saw him excoriated on right-wing blogs, and even led to a Congressional investigation into his research funding.

    But the new results are worth a look. In the 1960s Jack Block and his wife and fellow professor Jeanne Block (now deceased) began tracking more than 100 nursery school kids as part of a general study of personality. The kids' personalities were rated at the time by teachers and assistants who had known them for months. There's no reason to think political bias skewed the ratings — the investigators were not looking at political orientation back then. Even if they had been, it's unlikely that 3- and 4-year-olds would have had much idea about their political leanings.

    A few decades later, Block followed up with more surveys, looking again at personality, and this time at politics, too. The whiny kids tended to grow up conservative, and turned into rigid young adults who hewed closely to traditional gender roles and were uncomfortable with ambiguity.

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    In Berkely.... If you were a conservative in that hotbed of liberalism.... you'd whine too!

    As would a Lib in the Bible Belt.

    Besides, in Berkely.... maybe they really were out to get the Conservatives.[B]
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    I hear a lot of whiney liberal adults complaining about G.W.B. ... hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    How to spot a baby conservative (Hint: It is the whiny one)
    Yikes! Most of the babies I've seen lately have been whiny...I fear that bodes ill for the future.
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    Another un-biased study from The Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.
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    LOL

    This study from Berkley, The den of the DNC (Democratic National Communist Party). Yeah, I'm ready to believe anything that comes outa that place....

    NOT...

    Chuck
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    I'm sure it was as completely "unbiased" as any government-funded, Berkley-led, social experiment can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoovs
    I'm sure it was as completely "unbiased" as any government-funded, Berkley-led, social experiment can be.
    Still whining?
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    Looks like the kids saw the mistakes their liberal parents made and decided to try and avoid repeating those mistakes. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup
    Still whining?
    LOL
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    This thread is proof! Look at all the betchin'. LOL
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    Hey I'm with you guys, I'm a Bleeding Heart Liberal. The only thing I can say is WE also complain alot. If we acted on most of the things we complain about we wouldn't be in such a mess right now. I mean yes Conservatives cry and complain when things don't their way but we do our fair share of whining to.

    100% complaining and whining.

    35% Democrats
    35% Republican

    30% who never vote or even have a stance on any particular issue yet still have time to whine/complain!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigBadWolf
    Hey I'm with you guys, I'm a Bleeding Heart Liberal. The only thing I can say is WE also complain alot. If we acted on most of the things we complain about we wouldn't be in such a mess right now. I mean yes Conservatives cry and complain when things don't their way but we do our fair share of whining to.
    Have to agree, prior to this post the 12 post were split 50/50, 6 for whining conservatives, 6 for whining liberals.
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    The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals.
    So those who went with the flow, didn't question, strive for justice, or interact well with society turned into liberals. I'd prefer not to have my child become a sheep.

    Source: Toronto Star
    Pfft, Canada, enough said. If there was ever to be a war between Canada and France it would likely be over who would surrender first.
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    If the Libs and the Conservs both whine.... at least they have the right to.
    What I hate is when people who don't even vote or care about the issues have the nerve to complain.

    If ya didn't vote for or against x, don't complain about x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duanedude1
    If the Libs and the Conservs both whine.... at least they have the right to.
    What I hate is when people who don't even vote or care about the issues have the nerve to complain.

    If ya didn't vote for or against x, don't complain about x.
    PRESACTLY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clulup
    Still whining?
    One man's facts are another man's whine.
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    Conservatives are a happier group

    "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."

    CONSERVATIVES ARE HAPPIER

    "The Jost article claims that conservatives are angry and fearful and it builds on a literature that claims that conservatives are unhappy. I find this strange, given the decades of superb data showing the opposite. In the NORC General Social Survey (a standard social science database, second only to the U.S. Census in use by U.S. sociologists), the GSS asks the standard survey question about happiness in general. In the 1998-2002 GSS, extreme conservatives are much more likely to report being "very happy" than extreme liberals--47.1% to 31.6%. Earlier years show a similar pattern.

    This conservative happiness carries over into most other aspects of life as well. Conservatives usually report being happier in their jobs than liberals. In the 2002 GSS, for example 65.2% of extreme conservatives report being "very satisfied" with their jobs in general, while only 50% of extreme liberals report being very satisfied. When the question is broadened to satisfaction with job or housework, a similar pattern obtains. In the 1998-2002 GSS, 61.0% of extreme conservatives reported being very satisfied, compared to 53.6% of extreme liberals.

    As to finances, in the 1998-2002 GSS 34% of extreme conservatives report being satisfied with their finances compared to 26.4% of extreme liberals. More extreme liberals (34.5%) than extreme conservatives (25.8%) report being "not at all satisfied" with their finances.

    Conservatives usually tend to report less marital unhappiness than liberals. In the 1998-2002 GSS, 5.1% of those who report being "slightly liberal" say that they are "not too happy" in their marriages, compared to 0.9% of those who are "slightly conservative." Ordinary liberals (3.7%) and extreme liberals (8.9%) also differ from ordinary conservatives (2.4%) and extreme conservatives (4.1%) in the levels of reported marital unhappiness. Indeed, in the 1998 GSS, 18.2% of extreme liberals reported that their marriages were "not too happy," while only 1.6% of extreme conservatives reported marital unhappiness.

    Earlier General Social Surveys found that conservatives were more satisfied with their health, their friendships, their family life, and the city or place they live--all in all, a remarkably consistent picture.

    Another claim in the Jost paper is that conservativism is driven by anger and fear. Again, their claims conflict with some of the highest quality data available. In the 1996 GSS, questions were asked about anger and fearfulness. Extreme conservatives were much less likely to report being mad at someone every day in the last week--7.3% to 24.2% for extreme liberals. Extreme conservatives were also less likely to report being fearful in the last week--32.5% to 56.3% for extreme liberals. In other words, a staggering one-quarter of extreme liberals report being mad at someone EVERY DAY and most extreme liberals report being fearful at least once a week.

    I am surprised that the Jost group was not aware of the very strong and remarkably consistent data that conservatives report being happier than liberals about their lives in general, their jobs, their finances, their health, their friendships, their family life, and where they live. Nor does the Jost group deal with the less extensive data suggesting that conservatives are less fearful and less angry than liberals. I will have to look into more of the studies that Jost cites to see why these fairly obvious patterns are missed. I wonder whether Jost relied too much on studies that either used unrepresentative samples (such as undergraduates) or used biased questions or indices -- asking about issues on which conservatives tend to be unhappy but not about issues on which liberals tend to be unhappy. In either event, the Jost group seems to have missed decades of very high quality survey data that undercut their thesis."

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    Liberals = Owned.
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    Just ran across this link while perusing Slate:
    Signs that Your Youngster May Be a Conservative
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