February 28, 2011

Study: Conservative Candidates Are Better Looking
— Ace

This was in the news last week.

The lefty sociologists who concluded this still have to spin for their freaking buddies.

“One possible explanation is that people who are seen or consider themselves beautiful tend to be more anti-egalitarian and rightwing,” Niclas Berggren, one of the three co-authors of the study, told AFP Wednesday.

[snip]

Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

The right meanwhile, “has been more conscious of the importance of looks,” he said, pointing to the examples of Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin in the United States.

How does a study about looks provide any clue to the left's supposed use of a "more rational approach"? Seems to me this is as unscientific and emotional as you can get -- evidence supports a conclusion against your buddies, your cohort, so you immediately make stuff up with no evidence behind it to say "but my friends are better in a ll other ways."

"Science." I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Bookworm offers a just-as-scientific explanation:

I’d like to offer a different theory, one that is equally unsupported by fact, but that makes a great deal more sense. My theory is that unattractive people are often angry, unhappy people. They feel as if the world has treated them unfairly. They resent other people for having better looks and, with those better looks, having better luck in life. (As the same article points out, attractive people tend to be more successful.)

Another possibility is that, as Wisconsin has made blindingly clear, that one party is the Party of Government and the other party is the party of those not in government.

Those in the Party of Government prosper by networking with bureaucrats and essentially winning a secret poll of insiders with a vested interest in seeing the Party of Government prosper-- that is, the Party of Government chooses its nominees based less on public acclaim and more in insider-agreements, with unions and bureaucrats, which are never made public. The Party of Government therefore avoids genuine democratic primaries in favor of primaries substantially pre-determined or fixed by secret agreements and arrangements.

The Party of Outsiders, on the other hand, is forced to make a more traditional, transparent, and, ultimately, populist appeal, and looks are in such a traditional appeal more important. Because, unlike the case as with the Party of Government, the unions and bureaucracies haven't made decisions based on information and promises withheld from the government, but must make their appeal more transparently -- this is who I am, this is what I stand for, and, unavoidably, this is what I look like.

Or forget that. I think this dink was right -- this study showing left-wingers are ugly must prove, somehow, they are also rational. Because we all know that being unlovely and unloved promotes rationality and centeredness.

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1 Mike Huckabee. There's refudiation for ya. 2 cheeseburgers shy of three bills again.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:40 AM (yQWNf)

2 Actually Fuckabee is a left leaning creature so refudiation is refudiated.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:42 AM (yQWNf)

3 Double Posters Do It Twice!

Posted by: Radagast the Fool at February 28, 2011 11:42 AM (pK3Sd)

4 Cancer.  Herpes.  Volcanos.  Ace duplicate posting.

Some things in the universe are constant and immutable.

Posted by: AGENT:ADDITIONAL BLONDE at February 28, 2011 11:42 AM (PMGbu)

5 I could just sit here and refudiate myself all day. Or I could come up with some good Burma Shave material.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:43 AM (yQWNf)

6 What would a week be without a double post?

Posted by: PoconoJoe at February 28, 2011 11:43 AM (iU7pf)

7 Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

Anybody who says the left uses any kind of a rational approach is friggin insane and you shouldn't believe anything else they say.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2011 11:43 AM (M9Ie6)

8

The right meanwhile, “has been more conscious of the importance of looks hygiene,” he said, pointing to the examples of Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin in the United States.

I mean, c'mon. This isn't hard.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 28, 2011 11:44 AM (pLTLS)

9 I could just sit here and refudiate myself all day.

You'll go blind if you keep that up, mister.

Posted by: AGENT:ADDITIONAL BLONDE at February 28, 2011 11:45 AM (PMGbu)

10 You'll go blind if you keep that up, mister. Posted by: AGENT:ADDITIONAL BLONDE at February 28, 2011 04:45 PM (PMGbu) --------------------------------------------------------- I can't see with all of this hair on my palms. Typing is hard too.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:46 AM (yQWNf)

11 I think it has something to do with the Dems are now old and the Republicans are attracting younger candidates. Younger tends to translate to better looking among many humans. eh, I also think it has to do with how many Republicans wear glasses that makes them look younger/cool/sexier as well.

Posted by: some dude 4 Palin at February 28, 2011 11:46 AM (RSfE/)

12 Double Post FTL!

Posted by: Whatever at February 28, 2011 11:46 AM (L5sNt)

13

Yeah, I'm too sexy for this blog...so sexy it hurts.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at February 28, 2011 11:47 AM (pr+up)

14 I can't see with all of this hair on my palms.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 04:46 PM (yQWNf)

Wait.  You have eyes on your hands?  Isn't that kind of creepy?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 11:47 AM (8y9MW)

15 h, I also think it has to do with how many Republicans wear glasses that makes them look younger/cool/sexier as well. Posted by: some dude 4 Palin at February 28, 2011 04:46 PM (RSfE/) ------------------------------------------------------------ The Mrs. Beasley glasses do something for me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:48 AM (yQWNf)

16 And we have better hair!!!

Posted by: John edwards, Adulterer at February 28, 2011 11:48 AM (ca3l2)

17 Henry Waxman hardest hit.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (pr+up)

18 I think Bookworm is mostly right. But it's not just unattractiveness, but also weirdness which create this sense that the world isn't fair. Part of why you see so much conformity in academia - professors and impressionable students - is principally because you're dealing with people who derive much of their self-esteem from being thought of as smart by others. It becomes self-reinforcing. It's also why so many conservatives get called idiots by the left - e.g. Bush, Palin - because regardless of the quality of mind they possess, they've never been invested or cared about being thought of as smart and that ambivalence comes across as being everything which tormented these lefties when they were growing up.

Posted by: Abe Froman at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (uZJOg)

19 If they weren't ugly they wouldn't play drums at protests and would take showers. Oh I totally agree with this study. All the lefty fucks who were vocal about it in all my college classes were either skinny or fat whiney bitches whose soft hands would feel like a woman's, or clueless chicks who smelled and spent more time trying tonot be what a traditional woman was supposed to be than putting on fucking makeup or working out.

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (SwsAI)

20 The only good people on the left are Hollywood knitwits. And they hardly count. Just looks and pretty much nothing else.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (pLTLS)

21 And we have better hair!!! Posted by: John edwards, Adulterer at February 28, 2011 04:48 PM (ca3l2) ----------------------------------------------------------- So silky and smooth. It almost never got caught in my teeth!

Posted by: Reille Hunter at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (yQWNf)

22 Conservative women are like beautiful butterflies: I stick 'em and add 'em to my collection.

Posted by: Will Folks at February 28, 2011 11:49 AM (EpapN)

23

Or maybe ugly people become bitter from their life of rejection and become involved with left wing politics in a feeble and transparent attempt to childishly level the playing field and punish their better looking and more successful people.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 11:50 AM (A0VTZ)

24 Politics is show business for ugly people.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 11:52 AM (yQWNf)

25 you conservatives won't be so pretty once our union thugs and police union-thugs break your faces.

Posted by: joeindc44 at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (QxSug)

26 It could be that being butt ugly leads to feelings of victimization which would lead one to the side of the aisle that caters to that.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (MMC8r)

27 Walking around all day with a furled brow will fuck your face up! 

Posted by: Alan Grayson at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (pr+up)

28 "They feel as if the world has treated them unfairly." So libs as a group tend to be under-endowed? Moronettes,, any anecdotal evidence of this?

Posted by: USA at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (YZISw)

29 Hollywood hardest hit.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (7Nlqi)

30 It's just the ugliness from within coming to the surface.

Posted by: PoconoJoe at February 28, 2011 11:53 AM (iU7pf)

31

Or maybe ugly people become bitter from their life of rejection and become involved with left wing politics in a feeble and transparent attempt to childishly level the playing field and punish their better looking and more successful people.

This.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 28, 2011 11:54 AM (b6qrg)

32

Democrats are ugly on the inside.

Posted by: Jeffrey Dahmer at February 28, 2011 11:54 AM (pK3Sd)

33 I've been reading the comments and laughing.  It really is hard to find any logic in a faulty premise.  But, I guess, it can be fun sometimes.

Posted by: Soona at February 28, 2011 11:54 AM (efdtN)

34 I have never before pondered whether my far right viewpoint was the result of my manly good looks.  There may be something to this.

Posted by: toby928 at February 28, 2011 11:55 AM (GTbGH)

35 I actually tend to believe that it's liberalism that causes the ugliness.  To be a liberal you have to believe that life isn't fair, that "they" are out to get you, and a whole host of other quite distressing things.

That much stress can wear on one's figure in a number of ways.

However, conservatives basically believe that the whole world is F'd, and the only things we can control are our own actions, so we're a lot more relaxed about it all.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 11:55 AM (8y9MW)

36 Wait, what?

Posted by: Rosa DeLauro at February 28, 2011 11:56 AM (yQWNf)

37 When you're to lazy to work for your money I'm guessing you're also to lazy to work on your appearance.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 28, 2011 11:56 AM (tf9Ne)

38
I like the research that pop up once in awhile showing how smart liberals are.
Ugly but smart.
Now somebody get me a pig on a stick.

Posted by: Richard Trumka at February 28, 2011 11:56 AM (8/QZP)

39 Leftism = the union of the ugly, the underconfident, and the pseudo-intellectual against the people who look like the people who weren't friendly to them in high school. An alarmingly large segment of most people's political orientation is rooted in what your parents believed and who dissed you in your formative years.

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 11:57 AM (RD7QR)

40 This is straight up 2081.
It is not enough that your income be redistributed,
If you take advantage of any attribute that you possess that sets you apart,
you are an irrational "anti-egalitarian"
They would so have a handicapper general.

When I was watching enemy at the gates. Danilov had the epiphany about communism, that no matter what you did, some people would always possess what others wanted, in this case the love of a woman.

The fools errand; to try and make equal the inherently unique.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 11:57 AM (0q2P7)

41 Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2011 04:53 PM (7Nlqi)

Hollywood was hit hard enough last night.  I knew it was going to be a train-wreck (and don't watch the awards shows anyway), but I'm really surprised at how negative the coverage of the Oscars has been today.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 11:57 AM (8y9MW)

42

I actually tend to believe that it's liberalism that causes the ugliness

No, Jerry Nadler really is freakin oooooogly!

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 11:57 AM (A0VTZ)

43 Now somebody get me a pig on a stick.

Posted by: Richard Trumka at February 28, 2011 04:56 PM (8/QZP)


You are what you eat, Trumka.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2011 11:58 AM (MMC8r)

44

PAM BONDI!

Posted by: Pam Bondi fan club at February 28, 2011 11:58 AM (pr+up)

45 We need a similar poll about conservative female commentators.  But first let me get to mah bunk (of course, we'll need LOTS of pictures).

Posted by: RightWingProf at February 28, 2011 11:58 AM (UOcNk)

46 Is there no play in your beautiful conservative world for a reactionary hunchback?

Posted by: quasimodo at February 28, 2011 11:58 AM (GTbGH)

47 Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 04:57 PM (0q2P7)

The next time I hear a liberal quote "All men are Created Equal" (or even Obama's censured "All men are Equal"), I intend to ask: "Equal how, exactly?"

I really hope their heads don't explode as I explain to them that their definition of "equal" isn't really possible.  It would be so hard to clean out of the carpet.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 11:59 AM (8y9MW)

48 Well, our side has Thaddeus McCotter...

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2011 12:00 PM (MMC8r)

49 But wait a minute.  I'm pretty!

Posted by: John Edwards at February 28, 2011 12:00 PM (QKKT0)

50 Posted by: quasimodo at February 28, 2011 04:58 PM (GTbGH)

Sure there is.  Since they're talking about averages, your ugliness will just be made up for by more hawt conservatives.  I like this plan.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:01 PM (8y9MW)

51

Huh, whaddya know.  Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover...

Æsop

Posted by: sop at February 28, 2011 12:01 PM (GBXon)

52 Does getting hit with the ugly stick also make you a liberal?

Posted by: Penfold at February 28, 2011 12:01 PM (1PeEC)

53 The next time I hear a liberal quote "All men are Created Equal" (or even Obama's censured "All men are Equal"), I intend to ask: "Equal how, exactly?" Equal in the eyes of God and the law, and that's it. The Founders expected people to use their gifts, no matter how small or great, WITHOUT the help of government. You are promised the chance to pursue happiness, not happiness itself.

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 12:01 PM (RD7QR)

54 It would be so hard to clean out of the carpet.

Your assuming it is full of something. I have yet to see that conclusively demonstrated.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 12:02 PM (0q2P7)

55 Posted by: Penfold at February 28, 2011 05:01 PM (1PeEC)

Unfortunately... no.
Or, in my own case, perhaps that's fortunate.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:02 PM (8y9MW)

56 Liberals are ugly because they're unwholesome.

Posted by: Speller at February 28, 2011 12:02 PM (J74Py)

57

Well, our side has Thaddeus McCotter...

There is a moronette who has a crush on him.  I can't remember who though.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:02 PM (A0VTZ)

58 Obama-style power didn't do so much for Gollum's looks, either.

Posted by: t-bird at February 28, 2011 12:03 PM (FcR7P)

59 That settles it; Dianne Feinstein is really a man.

Posted by: Marcus at February 28, 2011 12:03 PM (CHrmZ)

60

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 05:01 PM (RD7QR)

YOU know that.  I know that.  I tend to think they don't know that.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 05:02 PM (0q2P7)

Even if its only full of blood and excrement, that's full of something.  And, having two large, inside dogs, I assure you, cleaning excrement out of the carpet is no fun.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:03 PM (8y9MW)

61

And from my equally scientific study of one (though not scientific at all) conservative men also have larger than normal junks.

Its science.

Posted by: JollyRoger at February 28, 2011 12:04 PM (NCw5u)

62 56 Liberals are ugly because they're unwholesome. Posted by: Speller at February 28, 2011 05:02 PM (J74Py) It's startling how much the elements of jealousy and envy play into the leftist mindset. It's not about rationality, it's about excuses for revenge.

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 12:04 PM (RD7QR)

63 Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

Posted by: Tim Pawlenty at February 28, 2011 12:04 PM (GTbGH)

64 Huh?

Posted by: Rosie Odonnell, Mike Moore, Racheal Madow, Helen Thomas at February 28, 2011 12:05 PM (SwsAI)

65 Confidence makes people look more attractive. I have seen people who really outwardly are not that attractive but they have a presence about them which makes them attractive.

Posted by: gesc at February 28, 2011 12:05 PM (JbQfG)

66

George Will really is a good looking man isn't he?

I believe Cosmo Kramer pointed this out.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:05 PM (A0VTZ)

67 Liberals are ugly because they frown alot and create wrinkles.  Trust me, its scientific.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at February 28, 2011 12:06 PM (xdHzq)

68 Confidence makes people look more attractive.

So does liquor.

Posted by: the wolf trap at February 28, 2011 12:06 PM (GTbGH)

69 Any of you morons in the Southeast getting slammed with rain/wind storms? Getting hairy in central NC. I'm patiently waiting for the power to go out or a big branch to fall somewhere inconvenient (like on my head).

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2011 12:07 PM (xMT+4)

70 This reminds me of one of Rush's schticks where he told an audience in Saremento, CA no ugly people would be allowed in some upscale restaurants.

Posted by: Soona at February 28, 2011 12:07 PM (efdtN)

71 68 Confidence makes people look more attractive. So does liquor. Posted by: the wolf trap at February 28, 2011 05:06 PM (GTbGH) The difference comes the morning after.

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 12:08 PM (RD7QR)

72 Does getting hit with the ugly stick also make you a liberal?

I think their is more to the "happy" angle than you would think on first face. Happy people are attractive, want to be attractive. It has an undeniable effect on how men view women. Liberalism exists based on a strong belief in the utter injustice of free society, and utter personal dislike of political opponents. That goes a long way to make someone a perpetual grump, and physically unattractive.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 12:08 PM (0q2P7)

73 Then how do you explain me and Barbara Streisand?

Posted by: Joy Behar at February 28, 2011 12:08 PM (FcR7P)

74 Ugly people identify with protected groups, i.e. ugly girls become feminists because, well, it gives them something to do and a way to focus and rationalize their anger. Ugly men become libtards because they are jealous of "the man" and want to bring him down.

Posted by: dagny at February 28, 2011 12:09 PM (xTBWh)

75 I'm nothing much to look at, but I'm clean and my clothing fits.  I guess the last two prevent me from being a liberal.

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 28, 2011 12:09 PM (ZtwUX)

76

Any of you morons in the Southeast getting slammed with rain/wind storms

Sunny and 70 here in Charleston.  Think it's supposed to get cloudy tomorrow.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:09 PM (A0VTZ)

77 Steve Forbes ran for president in 1996. Smart guy; potentially a good president. I remember my sister saying, "I like Steve Forbes, but he's so damned ugly." And his campaign died and we ended up with Bob Dole.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 28, 2011 12:10 PM (uFokq)

78 >>>It's startling how much the elements of jealousy and envy play into the leftist mindset. It's not about rationality, it's about excuses for revenge. I think 90% of politics are, seriously, born of adolescent and juvenile anger at the in-group. The left saw the unfairness of the in-group's exclusionary tactics and decided to simply create, in their adulthood, a parallel but opposite in-group. Basically just reversing the old rules of the in-group to create a Bizarro Out-Group In-Group. I really believe that the right, as a whole, was not super-good-looking and rich and popular (that is a small percent of the population, and could not possibly comprise the majority of any political party), but just as much the out-group as the left was, but we sort of got the fuck over it and just decided "life is unfair" and that we'd just make our own way without being haunted forever at not being popular in high school. I really do. This is what I think I believe. It's all Breakfast Club. No, I wasn't popular, or a jock, or rick, or knee-deep in gesheish. Most people here probably weren't either. (For women, substitute gentlemen suitors for gesheish.) But I got over it. I am not sitting here forever dwelling on the unfairness of life and dreaming up new ways to execute a Losers' Vengeance dressed up as "politics."

Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 12:10 PM (nj1bB)

79 the moral of the story: We can either grow up or we can lose our country to the Left.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 28, 2011 12:11 PM (uFokq)

80 Ugly men become libtards because they are jealous of "the man" and want to bring him down. Posted by: dagny at February 28, 2011 05:09 PM (xTBWh) The same goes for beta males, ugly or not. Leftism is the way the underdog eventually comes to lord it over the alpha male.

Posted by: joncelli at February 28, 2011 12:11 PM (RD7QR)

81 Oh, here's my equally unsupported theory:

People who respect themselves, people who have confidence in themselves, tend to be conservative and also tend to take better care of themselves, thus they wind up looking more attractive.

People who don't respect themselves tend to vote liberal. Without mommy or daddy to look after them, they will spend the whole day on the couch eating buckets of haagen-dazs and forgetting to wipe themselves, becoming less and less attractive.

Put that in your water-pipe and smoke it, hippies.

Posted by: JSchuler at February 28, 2011 12:11 PM (yKEQc)

82 The problem is that as liberal women age, their relentless disapproval of everything in creation causes them to succumb to Leftist Jaw. Sharp, deep lines descend from both corners of the mouth, producing the "Uncanny Valley" effect of a ventriloquist's dummy.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at February 28, 2011 12:12 PM (qndXR)

83

The right meanwhile, “has been more conscious of the importance of looks,” he said, pointing to the examples of Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin in the United States.

Yeah, remember all those righties swooning over JFK, RFK, Clinton, etc etc?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2011 12:12 PM (hiFDo)

84 We've been in and out of tornado warnings/watches all day. 69 degrees, but I wouldn't go outside on a bet.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2011 12:12 PM (xMT+4)

85 The AV Club Rulz!

Posted by: toby928 at February 28, 2011 12:12 PM (GTbGH)

86

Conservative women generally like to look good for men:  nice hair, makeup, flattering clothes.

"Patriarchal"-phobic gender studies major dress politically -- "I won't dress like The Man wants me to, I will not bend to the will."

Hench, conservatives will always look better.

Posted by: Biblio at February 28, 2011 12:12 PM (y5VNb)

87 Confidence makes people look more attractive. I have seen people who really outwardly are not that attractive but they have a presence about them which makes them attractive.

Posted by: gesc at February 28, 2011 05:05 PM (JbQfG)

 

That...and pheromones. 

Posted by: Soona at February 28, 2011 12:13 PM (efdtN)

88

Hippies, birkenstocks, and ugly people.

Could there be a connection here....

Posted by: JollyRoger at February 28, 2011 12:13 PM (NCw5u)

89 Those cool kids kicked my ass a LOT, and called me anti-semitic names.

Posted by: Schmuck Schumer at February 28, 2011 12:14 PM (yQWNf)

90 Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 05:10 PM (nj1bB)

My brief and excruciatingly boring foray into Facebook exposed me to all of the people from high school I have spent years not contacting. The most cliquish of them were also, years later, the lefties! Small sample, but interesting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:14 PM (LH6ir)

91 38
Now somebody get me a pig on a stick.
Posted by: Richard Trumka at February 28, 2011 04:56 PM (8/QZP)

I have the hockey stick right here: now bend over ...

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:15 PM (0AClR)

92

The same goes for beta males

I think there is something to this.  Ugly womyn and men who have a distaste for competition seem more likely to become leftists to me.

I will say, plenty of smarmy, amoral alpha males on the left.  Usually of the "used car salesman" type.  Have the messiah complex.  Generally lawyers like Edwards, Clinton, Spitzer etc.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:15 PM (A0VTZ)

93 Freud thought the essential, fundamental personality of a person was born in various irrational glitches that developed when one was an infant or very young child. This is sort of plausible (not saying I buy it strong form, but it's plausible), because that's when someone's basic, root software was being written, the scared, curious, amazed, delighted, terrified baby trying to make sense of the world, and any strange inference made in such a state might become part of the operating system of the later adult, an old bug in the system never fixed. Anyway, politics are not quite as fundamental as the core of one's personality and sexual hang-ups. I think they form later. In grade school and high school, as we deal with bullies and cliques. Again, any glitches in one's software will eventually be hard-coded into the final product. I think the left really can't get over fifth through tenth grade. That's really what I believe, at my core, no matter how reductivist or strawman it might seem. I think that because they are in an undending juvenile bit of act-up against the "oppressors" and the bullies and the popular kids. They don't make such people marginal to their lives (as a rational person would) but central to their lives. Their decisions and choices are always formed by "The bullies," whether the left knows that or not.

Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 12:15 PM (nj1bB)

94 Quite a lot of "good looks" is just proper grooming. Let's face it -- lefties don't take good stewardship of anything, including their own bodies.

Posted by: Phelps at February 28, 2011 12:16 PM (/qNXh)

95 My theory that all the liberals' drugs and debauchery mixed with more of the same from their parents creates ugly liberal politicians still stands.

Posted by: sifty at February 28, 2011 12:16 PM (Q6tnr)

96

@ ACE

I just sent you an e-mail subject "Teachers Union" I think you'll like it.

Posted by: PoconoJoe at February 28, 2011 12:16 PM (iU7pf)

97 Why are Republicans, in general, pussies? That's what I want to know. Here's my best guess: You ever hear the expression "Never fight an ugly man. He's got nothing to lose?" Maybe that's why the Republicans don't fight the Democrats.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 28, 2011 12:16 PM (uFokq)

98 pocono, cool, I'll check.

Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 12:17 PM (nj1bB)

99 Maybe this explains the lefts facination with "the other, because they hate everyone from their high school that mocked, ridiculed, and tee-peed their houses

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 28, 2011 12:17 PM (SwsAI)

100 Semi-on-topic, but I'm finally watching Friday's (Saturday morning) Red Eye clips and I have to say "Wow" to PAB's top, which was being very nicely stretched.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2011 12:17 PM (7Nlqi)

101

No, I wasn't popular, or a jock, or rick, or knee-deep in gesheish. Most people here probably weren't either.

Speak for yourself Ace.  You'd be surprised how many hawt women you meet working the school library checkout counter.

Posted by: Cicero at February 28, 2011 12:17 PM (QKKT0)

102 Hollywood hardest hit, I mean they are all the beautiful and all liberal.

Hey Sean Penn, don't hate me cuz I'm beautiful.

Posted by: Just A Grunt at February 28, 2011 12:18 PM (pOC9r)

103 Any of you morons in the Southeast getting slammed with rain/wind storms? Getting hairy in central NC. I'm patiently waiting for the power to go out or a big branch to fall somewhere inconvenient (like on my head).

Posted by: Lincolntf

 

Thunder literally rattled the house and set off car alarms here in Delaware At abour 02:00. Currently it's uglier than the semi-finals of the Henry Waxman Love connection contest outside.

 

P.S. Delaware got a shout out last night on the Oscars, so I was told by the step-chick. Huzzah for us. As to why I haven't a frickin' clue.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:18 PM (R2fpr)

104 There's a lot of truth to the "Bitterness makes you ugly" line of thinking.

I can be out front shoveling snow for two hours with a smile on my face, glad that at my age I still have the health to do that kind of activity. Plus, I get to socialize with my like minded neighbors who are out there taking care of ourselves, and our loved ones....plus the 80 year old lady across the street who can't shovel any more. And the 83 year old Ukranian neighbor who tries his best after a heart attack two years ago (But we shovel his when he isn't looking).
Then I watch the scrunt across the street, in her early thirties, with the same age useless husband come out, look at all the snow on her car, screw her face into a frown and bitch that someone hasn't shoveled her out. Ugly, short, overweight, and waiting for someone to take care of you is no way to go through life.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2011 12:18 PM (N4kBd)

105 So I'm correct in my assumption that erg looks like a sweaty whale's anus?

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2011 12:18 PM (MMC8r)

106 How do you explain the subset of liberal chicks with good grooming habits, passably attractive, who put out?

I went to Berkeley, and if they didn't exist I would have never gotten laid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:18 PM (LH6ir)

107

So I'm correct in my assumption that erg looks like a sweaty whale's anus?

Maybe one of those "separated at birth" comparisons would be in order.

Posted by: Cicero at February 28, 2011 12:20 PM (QKKT0)

108

So I'm correct in my assumption that erg looks like a sweaty whale's anus?

Posted by: nickless

 

You are way off base.

The entire whale isn't sweaty; just the anus.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:20 PM (R2fpr)

109 Ugly people identify with protected groups, i.e. ugly girls become feminists

I've found even the most plain and homely girl can become attractive with a little effort, a winning personality, and a nice smile.

So I think you are confusing association and causality.
I think anger and jealousy comes first. (How many of us are actually #1 in looks and popularity. Most learn to work with what we have. Hell I've got a nose that can be seen from space)
Then the unattractiveness associated with exuding negative emotion.
Then the joining of groups where anger and unattractiveness are not only the norm but a laudable goal.

In this way I think liberalism attracts the angry, and anger is ugly. It feeds jealousy, and starves desire. It makes complacency and mediocrity riotous, and demonizes initiative and excellence.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 12:21 PM (0q2P7)

110 If lefties had normal hairdos, they might be more attractive.  The short hair on women and long hair on men thing is goddamned ugly.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2011 12:22 PM (8ay4x)

111 Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:18 PM (R2fpr)

You're from Delaware?

Hear much about the Senate race last year?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:22 PM (LH6ir)

112 Truman North at February 28, 2011 05:22 PM ---------------------------------------------------------- Wait, what?

Posted by: Fabio at February 28, 2011 12:22 PM (yQWNf)

113 Or maybe ugly people become bitter from their life of rejection and become involved with left wing politics in a feeble and transparent attempt to childishly level the playing field and punish their better looking and more successful people.

They're actually doing the exact opposite.  Check the proper diversity box, and you're on your way!  Otherwise, go fuck yourself.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 12:23 PM (nAOMZ)

114 Well, I dunno about the rest of you morons, but I am fucking BEAUTIFUL!!

Posted by: blaster at February 28, 2011 12:23 PM (l5dj7)

115 Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

So if a government program is found to not be effective by objective metrics should we cut that spending even if it is for women and/or children?

How would the average liberal answer that question?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 12:25 PM (7BU4a)

116 Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:18 PM (R2fpr)

You're from Delaware?

Hear much about the Senate race last year?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative)

 

Just a tad. Most people had to deal with one shitty candidate; I had two.

P.S. Stop living up to your name.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:25 PM (R2fpr)

117 What's a rick? My limey slang is weak.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at February 28, 2011 12:26 PM (qIHlG)

118 OT:  Oh, so the muslims are going to rally for sharia law in DC on thursday.

Where the FUCK is McCarthy when you need him?

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:26 PM (x3YFz)

119 Completely OT but has anyone here had to have a cortisone shot in their hip?  I have to have one and I have to have it AT the friggin hospital.  And...I have to have someone drive me home.  This is ridiculous....

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 12:26 PM (VuLos)

120

Well, I dunno about the rest of you morons

Guilty. 

Posted by: Radagast the Handsome at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM (pK3Sd)

121 Just... fuck it... call me when the shooting starts.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM (x3YFz)

122 How do you explain the subset of liberal chicks with good grooming habits, passably attractive, who put out?

I went to Berkeley, and if they didn't exist I would have never gotten laid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:18 PM (LH6ir)

The thing about generalizations is they are just that. There are ugly conservatives and good looking liberals - just fewer of each then the opposites.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM (7BU4a)

123 So if a government program is found to not be effective by objective metrics should we cut that spending even if it is for women and/or children?

Hahahahahaha

Posted by: Department of Education at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM (GTbGH)

124 Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:25 PM (R2fpr)

You do realize that I was joking?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:27 PM (LH6ir)

125 Completely OT but has anyone here had to have a cortisone shot in their hip?

I had one in my wrist. No effect on my ability to use it.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 12:28 PM (7BU4a)

126 I think 90% of politics are, seriously, born of adolescent and juvenile anger at the in-group.
Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 05:10 PM (nj1bB)

In high school, those with axes to grind really, really, really wanted to be elected to the student council. The rest of us had lives to get on with, so we obliged them and then duly ignored them in their seat of "power" ... which only made them angrier still. It was such fun!

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:28 PM (0AClR)

127 Remember that study showing attractive people were smarter than ugly ones? 'nuff said. http://tinyurl.com/mhah6p

Posted by: Dan at February 28, 2011 12:28 PM (CmdQS)

128 Otherwise, go fuck yourself.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 05:23 PM (nAOMZ)

Gee thanks Heather.  I've only told you three or four times how much I enjoy your commentary.  How bout asking for a clarification?

I was taking the opposite point to the other extreme as the sociologists were doing to make a broad sweeping point on conservatives.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:29 PM (A0VTZ)

129 119 Never got one in the hip, but I've had a few. Sometimes they hurt like a bastid, but not always.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at February 28, 2011 12:29 PM (qIHlG)

130 126 I think 90% of politics are, seriously, born of adolescent and juvenile anger at the in-group.
Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 05:10 PM (nj1bB)

In high school, those with axes to grind really, really, really wanted to be elected to the student council. The rest of us had lives to get on with, so we obliged them and then duly ignored them in their seat of "power" ... which only made them angrier still. It was such fun!

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 05:28 PM (0AClR)

And now they're making the rules.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:29 PM (x3YFz)

131 Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 05:26 PM (VuLos)

I haven't had cortisone, but I've had other antihistamines.  YMMV, but they knocked me on my butt.  I've never had them at a hospital, but at the doctor's office or urgent care clinics.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:29 PM (8y9MW)

132 I grew up with a group of friends that didn't care one way or the other whether we were popular or not.  When we got together we had fun, laughed a lot and developed a kind of "daredevil" mentality.  We were always beginning and executing our ideas (good or bad).  It was always kind of a wonder to us why the babes (even the ones older than us) were constantly hanging around and wanting our attentions.  I guess the old adage "attraction rather than promotion" has some truth to it.

Posted by: Soona at February 28, 2011 12:30 PM (efdtN)

133 Why are Republicans, in general, pussies? That's what I want to know.

Because the political class is distinctly leftwing from the society as a whole.

Republicans tend to be the more conservative members of the political class, but that still makes them left of the average Republican.

As such, they know what they have to say to get elected...but they don't believe it, and therefore won't fight for it.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 12:30 PM (7BU4a)

134 Million terrorist march scheduled for July 4th.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at February 28, 2011 12:30 PM (qIHlG)

135 Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 05:27 PM (7BU4a)

Has everyone lost their fucking sense of humor?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:30 PM (LH6ir)

136

Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

More rational approach?  Puh-leeeeze.  The guy who wrote that sentence must be really ugly.

Posted by: Cicero at February 28, 2011 12:30 PM (QKKT0)

137

Blue Hen

 

Yeah, the thunder is ridiculous here, too. Both my cats are pulling a "Wisconsin Senator" right now. One of them is terrified of thunder, and he takes it out on the other one before he disappears (for what will be hours).

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 28, 2011 12:31 PM (xMT+4)

138 I think anger and jealousy comes first. (How many of us are actually #1 in looks and popularity. Most learn to work with what we have. Hell I've got a nose that can be seen from space)
Then the unattractiveness associated with exuding negative emotion.
Then the joining of groups where anger and unattractiveness are not only the norm but a laudable goal.


This makes more sense to me.  Have y'all seen my picture over at the Yahoo Group?! If looks come first, I should be stinkin' up the WI Capitol right now.

I'm very bitter, and spetacularly angry right now, but unlike those scrunts, I've recognized that life is not a zero-sum game (I'm reminded of Pelsoi yapping about "if your child eats, a child somewhere else has to go hungry.  No, no, no.).  Y'all's happy marriages aren't the reason I don't have one.  Life is never "fair", and the government can't make life "fair."

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 12:31 PM (nAOMZ)

139 122 How do you explain the subset of liberal chicks with good grooming habits, passably attractive, who put out?

I went to Berkeley, and if they didn't exist I would have never gotten laid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:18 PM (LH6ir)

The thing about generalizations is they are just that. There are ugly conservatives and good looking liberals - just fewer of each then the opposites.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 05:27 PM (7BU4a)

there are tons of hottie liberal arts majors that go on to marry successful captialists.  The ugly liberal arts majors are the ones you have to be concerned about.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:31 PM (x3YFz)

140 good grooming habits, passably attractive, who put out?

They joined because that's what good smart people do, or so they've been told. They don't think much about politics at all so they don't actually spend their time angry. They just follow the array of liberal rules without really understanding them, and think of themselves as good people. If you were to put it to them about "objectifying" themselves through efforts at pleasing physical appearance, they would give you a vapid "Well I just like to look good" while sporting paint on pants and enough anatomy to do a mammogram without disrobing.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 12:31 PM (0q2P7)

141  Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:25 PM (R2fpr)

You do realize that I was joking?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

 

I do. I was was beating on back.  Sorry if it sounded mean.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:32 PM (R2fpr)

142 In high school, those with axes to grind really, really, really wanted to be elected to the student council.

It's like those stupid day time talk shows, "I was a loser in High School, but look at me now!"

Yes.  You're such a winner now, you have to go on Montel to confront some guy who probably doesn't even remember your name.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:32 PM (8y9MW)

143 You do realize that I was joking? Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:27 PM (LH6ir) You know there can be no joking about COD. So, death, or bunga bunga?

Posted by: blaster at February 28, 2011 12:32 PM (l5dj7)

144 Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2011 05:17 PM (7Nlqi)

Which one?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:33 PM (LH6ir)

145

there are tons of hottie liberal arts majors that go on to marry successful captialists.  The ugly liberal arts majors are the ones you have to be concerned about.

Posted by: tangonine

 

 I resemble resent that remark.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:33 PM (R2fpr)

146 133 Why are Republicans, in general, pussies? That's what I want to know.

Because the political class is distinctly leftwing from the society as a whole.

Republicans tend to be the more conservative members of the political class, but that still makes them left of the average Republican.

As such, they know what they have to say to get elected...but they don't believe it, and therefore won't fight for it.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 05:30 PM (7BU4a)

They're not pussies, they just have a higher tolerance level; tend to be more reserved; and wait until the stupid has reached the point where an ass kicking is required.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:33 PM (x3YFz)

147 >>>It's like those stupid day time talk shows, "I was a loser in High School, but look at me now!" >>>Yes. You're such a winner now, you have to go on Montel to confront some guy who probably doesn't even remember your name. Exactly, these things are still in their minds, they've never gotten over it. The bullies and cute girls are living rent-free in their heads, and will until the sweet release of death. Unless ghosts are real. Then they'll haunt the halls of high schools moaning that they didn't make cheerleader squad.

Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 12:34 PM (nj1bB)

148 OT. Looks like a lot of Hulu contracts end today or tomorrow.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at February 28, 2011 12:34 PM (qIHlG)

149 I went to Berkeley ...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:18 PM (LH6ir)

You did? When?

I was there from late '76 through early '81, during the time when the campus was overrun by UFW agitators and the Bay Area was rocked by the People's Temple and Moscone and Milk slayings. Oh, and the humanities grad students wanted to form a grad students' union, to which those of us in the hard sciences said, "No, thanks, 'cause we've got support $$ and fields of study that come to an end in less than five years."

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:34 PM (0AClR)

150 well, then George Bush is about kick some serious ass in 5, 4, 3,...

Posted by: soothsayer at February 28, 2011 12:34 PM (uFokq)

151 So, death, or bunga bunga?

Snoo Snoo.

Posted by: toby928 at February 28, 2011 12:35 PM (GTbGH)

152 I was going to come on here and ask who that pig faced guy is, then dananjcon hit the nail on the head. It's Waxman. I have this mean curiosity to see what his kids look like, if he has any. It's that sick need we sometimes have to look at a train wreck.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 12:35 PM (AufPO)

153 145

there are tons of hottie liberal arts majors that go on to marry successful captialists.  The ugly liberal arts majors are the ones you have to be concerned about.

Posted by: tangonine

 

 I resemble resent that remark.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:33 PM (R2fpr)

Sorry, Blue.  Sweeping generalizations and stereotyping tend to offend the exceptions.  Nonetheless, they aren't stereotypes for no reason.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:35 PM (x3YFz)

154 Delta Smelt--shit, I worded that badly.  I'm not telling YOU to fuck yourself, I was trying to illustrate the left's "playing field" is not level.

As an example, Wisconsin gives out tax credits for hiring single mothers.  I get the gist of what they were doing when they enacted it (back during a good economy) but what they've actually done is give businesses incentive not to hire me.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 12:36 PM (nAOMZ)

155 Some of my keenest political insights come to me as I'm trimming my Fu.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 12:36 PM (HBqDo)

156 Has everyone lost their fucking sense of humor?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:30 PM (LH6ir)

Well maybe if I got my damn unicorn I'd be in a better mood.

Posted by: 18-1 (with no skittles) at February 28, 2011 12:36 PM (7BU4a)

157

It's like when your friend tries to set you up on a blind date, and has 50 reasons why they can't tell you what the person looks like...........oh, they have a great personality, oh they have a great sense of humor, oh, they can cook, oh.......

 

That always means the person is butt-ugly and weighs more than your car.

Posted by: Boots at February 28, 2011 12:36 PM (neKzn)

158 Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:32 PM (R2fpr)

No, not mean, just...humorless. But I was the one who was humorless. So -- nevermind!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:37 PM (LH6ir)

159 Posted by: ace at February 28, 2011 05:34 PM (nj1bB)

I tend to think you'll be able to tell whether someone will be liberal or conservative in High School.  Not by their looks, or their social status, but by their reaction to adversity and their sense of humor.

I have exactly as much scientific basis for this theory as the authors of the study (that is: none) but I just tend to think that, even as early as HS, the ones who look at bad stuff and think, "Okay, now how do I fix this?" instead of "Hey!  This needs to be fixed!" are more likely to turn out conservative.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:37 PM (8y9MW)

160

there are tons of hottie liberal arts majors that go on to marry successful captialists.  The ugly liberal arts majors are the ones you have to be concerned about.

Posted by: tangonine

 

 I resemble resent that remark.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:33 PM (R2fpr)

Sorry, Blue.  Sweeping generalizations and stereotyping tend to offend the exceptions.  Nonetheless, they aren't stereotypes for no reason.

Posted by: tangonine

 

Dude. Or dudette. I'm joking in my reply. I was a History/Political Science major. But i'm a conservative. And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:38 PM (R2fpr)

161 Posted by: blaster at February 28, 2011 05:32 PM (l5dj7)

Hah! I stand corrected. And I laughed out loud and creeped out the kid doing homework.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:38 PM (LH6ir)

162 I had one in my wrist. No effect on my ability to use it.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 05:28 PM (7BU4a)

Using it is probably what led to the need for the shot.


Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 12:38 PM (VuLos)

163

Women tend to be more liberal because they have no innate sense of humor.

The exceptions to this iron-clad law of nature abound on AoS.

Posted by: Truman North at February 28, 2011 12:38 PM (8ay4x)

164

I think it's true.  If I were shallow, and just going on physical appearance, there aren't any Democrat men in government who approach the good looks of Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Aaron Shock, Rep. Sean Duffy, and Sen. Scott Brown.  If I'm not being shallow, and extrapolate confidence and strength of character, no Democrat is hawter than Lt. Col Allen West and WI governor, Scott Walker.

And yeah, I think because liberals are angry all the time, and base everything on emotions rather than facts, it makes them really unattractive.

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:39 PM (ihSHD)

165

That always means the person is butt-ugly and weighs more than your car.

Posted by: Boots at February 28, 2011 05:36 PM (neKzn)

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry

Posted by: Dr Moochelle Obama at February 28, 2011 12:39 PM (7BU4a)

166 Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:32 PM (R2fpr)

No, not mean, just...humorless. But I was the one who was humorless. So -- nevermind!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Your's wasn't without humor. The sarcastic touch was good, especially after the Autumn we all had here. I have to improve my game.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 28, 2011 12:39 PM (R2fpr)

167

Using it is probably what led to the need for the shot.


Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 05:38 PM (VuLos)

I got the shot for pain. It didn't actually fix that issue, but I could still use it immediately after the shot.


Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2011 12:40 PM (7BU4a)

168 enough we're treading too close to a group hug

Posted by: soothsayer at February 28, 2011 12:40 PM (uFokq)

169

Dude. Or dudette. I'm joking in my reply. I was a History/Political Science major. But i'm a conservative. And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

 

Heh!  Blue, I wanted to be either an English or History major when I went to college.  My dad said "No, you need to be able to get a job."  Hence I was a nursing major.

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:41 PM (ihSHD)

170

 but what they've actually done is give businesses incentive not to hire me.

Yup the left loves to pervert incentives. You are punished because of a lack of poor life choices.

And no worries at all, I would have been shocked if you meant it that way.  Would have been out of character for ya. 

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 28, 2011 12:41 PM (A0VTZ)

171 160

there are tons of hottie liberal arts majors that go on to marry successful captialists.  The ugly liberal arts majors are the ones you have to be concerned about.

Posted by: tangonine

 

 I resemble resent that remark.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:33 PM (R2fpr)

Sorry, Blue.  Sweeping generalizations and stereotyping tend to offend the exceptions.  Nonetheless, they aren't stereotypes for no reason.

Posted by: tangonine

 

Dude. Or dudette. I'm joking in my reply. I was a History/Political Science major. But i'm a conservative. And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:38 PM (R2fpr)

heh.  sorry I thought I was offending the 1 ugly hippie that turned AoS poster, but, jokes on me:  there are none!

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:41 PM (x3YFz)

172 I was going to come on here and ask who that pig faced guy is, then dananjcon hit the nail on the head. It's Waxman. I have this mean curiosity to see what his kids look like, if he has any. It's that sick need we sometimes have to look at a train wreck.

Separated

at

Birth?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 28, 2011 12:41 PM (0q2P7)

173

 

I'm too sexy for this party.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 28, 2011 12:42 PM (QMtmy)

174 Reagan and Palin? More rational? yeah cause no one ever went on and on about how good looking JFK, Bill Clinton and Obama were/are.

Posted by: whatever at February 28, 2011 12:42 PM (xJlZG)

175 It’s interesting a Moody’s Analytics study is being quoted to suggest the U.S. House Republican plan to cut $61 billion in borrowing and spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs over two years.

And yet the same Moody's study, authored by Mark Zandi, one of the architects of President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus,” says the Democrats will have to cut $400 billion a year if the economy is ever to stabilize.

So, it seems, the Republicans aren’t doing nearly enough. They should be cutting $400 billion in spending and let the private sector reorganize in a reality-based economy.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 28, 2011 12:42 PM (tvs2p)

176 169

Dude. Or dudette. I'm joking in my reply. I was a History/Political Science major. But i'm a conservative. And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

 

Heh!  Blue, I wanted to be either an English or History major when I went to college.  My dad said "No, you need to be able to get a job."  Hence I was a nursing major.

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 05:41 PM (ihSHD)

I got the same advice: "major in sciences!" they said.  So I picked physics.

M I S T A K E!

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:42 PM (x3YFz)

177 Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 05:34 PM (0AClR)

What department?

Arrived in winter quarter 1981. I lived in Barrington Hall. My introduction to Berkeley was my roommate being arrested for blockading the Post Office because Selective Service Registration was a crime against humanity. I got back at him by putting Marine Corps bumper stickers on the door and telling him that I would kick the shit out of him if he took them down.

My mantra at Barrington was:

People's Park:
Nuke it.
Pave it.
Build a dorm.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:42 PM (LH6ir)

178 Sorry, everyone. I shouldn't be internetting in my current state of despair.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 12:43 PM (nAOMZ)

179 152
It's Waxman. I have this mean curiosity to see what his kids look like, if he has any. It's that sick need we sometimes have to look at a train wreck.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 05:35 PM (AufPO)

Search for pics of naked mole rats ... oh, hell, here ya go ...

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:43 PM (0AClR)

180 I disagree with this entire notion!  Why back in the day, I was a real looker!

Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 28, 2011 12:43 PM (ihSHD)

181 Now I apply math methods of complex systems and statistical analysis to DAY TRADING.

FFS.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:44 PM (x3YFz)

182 And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:38 PM (R2fpr)

You know the rules: photos or it isn't true.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 12:44 PM (LH6ir)

183 133 Why are Republicans, in general, pussies? That's what I want to know.

We have a different set of morals, one that encourages being truthful and kind (among other things). Some Republicans who see Dems lying become frustrated because they don't realize lying, cheating, and stealing is morally right for a Dem. Then there are others who simply won't fight because they frankly don't care. Really depends on the person.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 28, 2011 12:44 PM (q8u+l)

184 Sorry, everyone. I shouldn't be internetting in my current state of despair.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 05:43 PM (nAOMZ)

Aww go ahead.  If not here, where?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 12:44 PM (VuLos)

185 A phenomenon best explained, as many are, by P.J. O'Rourke. Regarding his experience at a "Housing Now!" rally two decades ago: "Best of all, there were hardly any beautiful women at the rally. I saw a journalist friend of mine on the Mall, and he and I pursued this line of inquiry as assiduously as our happy private lives allow. Practically every female at the march was a bowser. "We're not being sexist here," my friend insisted. "It's not that looks matter per se. It's just that beautiful women are always on the cutting edge of social trends. Remember how many beautiful women were in the anti-war movement twenty years ago? In theyoga classes fifteen years ago? At the discos ten years ago? On Wall Street five years ago? Where the beautiful women are is where the country is headed," said my friend. "And this," he looked around him, "isn't it." Palin, Noem, Haley... I think it's clear which way the country is headed these days.

Posted by: Geordie at February 28, 2011 12:44 PM (kR3xj)

186 179 Sorry, everyone. I shouldn't be internetting in my current state of despair.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 05:43 PM (nAOMZ)

??

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:45 PM (x3YFz)

187

I got the same advice: "major in sciences!" they said.  So I picked physics.

M I S T A K E!

 

Heh!  My dad would have looved you, though!  In his book, you could never have enough math/science.  Unfortunately, I am the only Asian in the history of man who is bad at math. 

 


Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 28, 2011 12:45 PM (ihSHD)

188 Old Scrunt Sock!  Acck!

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:46 PM (ihSHD)

189

152  I have this mean curiosity to see what his kids look like, if he has any.

I wouldn't be stunned to find out that a daughter of Henry Waxman ends up extremely hot when she grows up.

Two ugly parents can = beautiful child.

And she's gonna be a great lay, cause you know she'll have daddy issues

Posted by: The Q at February 28, 2011 12:46 PM (MYuEC)

190 Neigh!

Posted by: John Kerry at February 28, 2011 12:46 PM (AufPO)

191

Using it is probably what led to the need for the shot.


Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 05:38 PM (VuLos)

Saw what ya did there darlin'.

Even though 18-1 did not or is an 'ette.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 12:46 PM (HBqDo)

192

And President Hollywood is trying to buck this trend btw.

What's this about flying in a g'damn personal trainer once a week?

 

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 28, 2011 12:46 PM (pLTLS)

193

Sorry, everyone. I shouldn't be internetting in my current state of despair.

 

Radish, what's up?  I hope you're ok!

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:47 PM (ihSHD)

194

Dude. Or dudette. I'm joking in my reply. I was a History/Political Science major. But i'm a conservative. And I know that I'm hot. So it's okay.

Posted by: Blue Hen © at February 28, 2011 05:38 PM (R2fpr)

 

Oh yeah?  So.......what are you wearing right now? 

Posted by: Will Folkes at February 28, 2011 12:47 PM (efdtN)

195 Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 05:41 PM (ihSHD)

If I ever go back to college, I'll probably major in History.  I've already got my "experience" chops for my real job, and History is much more interesting to me.

(A very, very small) Part of me thinks I should do that, get my teaching cert, and be the only Conservative History teacher on some HS Campus somewhere...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:47 PM (8y9MW)

196

Even though 18-1 did not or is an 'ette.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 05:46 PM (HBqDo)

Well, 'ette's can get overuse injuries too....just sayin'.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2011 12:48 PM (VuLos)

197 188

I got the same advice: "major in sciences!" they said.  So I picked physics.

M I S T A K E!

 

Heh!  My dad would have looved you, though!  In his book, you could never have enough math/science.  Unfortunately, I am the only Asian in the history of man who is bad at math. 

 


Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 28, 2011 05:45 PM (ihSHD)

My last year as an undergrad I strolled into the dept chair's office and posited the question: "where the hell do we get a job?"

We laughed and laughed.  And then I knew I was going to grad school.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:48 PM (x3YFz)

198 Being handsome to the point of essentially being an elemental force, I am far too modest, and distant from the concept, to get in on this discussion about ugliness. I'll use a sockpuppet so that none of you feel uncomfortable being around someone so dazzlingly attractive. Carry on.

Posted by: Guy who is definitely NOT Lincolntf, so don't even ask at February 28, 2011 12:48 PM (xMT+4)

199 So where does this leave me, an ugly right-winger partial to cash deals done amidst a haze of cigar smoke and white noise?

Posted by: Jean at February 28, 2011 12:49 PM (lJ6oG)

200 187 179 Sorry, everyone. I shouldn't be internetting in my current state of despair.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2011 05:43 PM (nAOMZ)

Ya nearly set off a DEFCOM 3 Arhooley alert  a little while ago.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 12:49 PM (HBqDo)

201 @ ACE

I just sent you an e-mail subject "Teachers Union" I think you'll like it.

Posted by: PoconoJoe at February 28, 2011 05:16 PM (iU7pf)




Begging for a hat-tip is unseemly, brother.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2011 12:50 PM (yf5H9)

202 200 So where does this leave me, an ugly right-winger partial to cash deals done amidst a haze of cigar smoke and white noise?

Posted by: Jean at February 28, 2011 05:49 PM (lJ6oG)

in the company of capitalists.  WELCOME!

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 12:50 PM (x3YFz)

203 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2011 05:50 PM (yf5H9)

And yet, for some of us, it's the only way we'll get one.  Even if Ace decides to post something we tipped.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at February 28, 2011 12:51 PM (8y9MW)

204

Holy Fartlek!  From Lacey's link:

Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working with people. He owns Naturally Fit, a personal training and wellness center in Chicago, and now spends part of his week in Washington at Mr. Obama’s request.

“It was an easy sell for me, because I thought of it as kind of a duty, to serve the president,” said Mr. McClellan, who works out with the first couple, often in the early morning, at the gym in the White House residence. Mr. and Mrs. Obama both try to exercise for at least an hour every day, and Mr. McClellan says he usually sees them two to four times a week, depending on their schedules.

David Axelrod says he lost 25 pounds under McClellan's watch, but that comes at a steep cost for those as environmentally minded as the Obamas: 50,000 lbs of carbon emissions. That's how much carbon emissions are involved in McClellan's flying back and forth every week for a year (according to TerraPass.com).

Where is the media on this outrage?  The Obamas are living high off the taxpayer dime, and I for one am getting really sick of it.  WTF!  I also call B.S. on Michelle working out 1 hour a day 4x a week.  From looking at her, you can tell she only works out her arms!  Her lower half of her body is a big, fat mess!  She just works out the body parts that she exposes to us ad nauseum.  The Obamas are the biggest, wasteful frauds. 

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:52 PM (ihSHD)

205 178
People's Park:

Nuke it.
Pave it.
Build a dorm.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 05:42 PM (LH6ir)

A person after my own heart ... what a complete farce and waste the whole People's Park fiasco was (still is, I think).

My department was Chemistry. My enduring recollection of Berkeley's "romantic street people" was their persistent whinging for spare change over and over again ... it was delightfully easy to say no.

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:52 PM (0AClR)

206 196 If I ever go back to college, I'll probably major in History.  I've already got my "experience" chops for my real job, and History is much more interesting to me.

(A very, very small) Part of me thinks I should do that, get my teaching cert, and be the only Conservative History teacher on some HS Campus somewhere...


From someone who knows, you really have to want the degree with the certification if you're going to go that route. Teaching jobs are also hard to come by in some parts of Texas right now, though cities like Houston are still hiring. But you could do it if you really have your mind set on it.

/BA History/Poli Sci/Engl with some education. Ultimately decided on archiving & libraries but that field is having to make serious cuts right now.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 28, 2011 12:53 PM (q8u+l)

207

My last year as an undergrad I strolled into the dept chair's office and posited the question: "where the hell do we get a job?"

We laughed and laughed.  And then I knew I was going to grad school.

 

That is funny.  So what are you doing now?


Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 12:53 PM (ihSHD)

208
Well, 'ette's can get overuse injuries too....just sayin'.

Yikes! where the Hell are my rosary beads/

Maybe that's what happened to my .... nah.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 12:54 PM (HBqDo)

209 "Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach." Or maybe they just come from a crappy gene pool.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 12:54 PM (AufPO)

210

Well they have been doing 'studies' for 20 years stating that conservatives are mental patiients on the loose.

Why not do a 'study' that the outcome determines liberals are ugly.

Lets go on offense on this one for once.

 

As in..

"oh, you are a liberal?"

"you really aren't that bad looking, not like those other ugly linerals"

or something like that

 

 

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 28, 2011 12:57 PM (vrDK+)

211 205
Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working with people. He owns Naturally Fit, a personal training and wellness center in Chicago, and now spends part of his week in Washington at Mr. Obama’s request.

Sounds like Preznint Splutnik is setting aside a healthy stock of favorite butt boys ... that's the second one in less than a week.

Posted by: ya2daup at February 28, 2011 12:57 PM (0AClR)

212
Or maybe they just come from a crappy gene pool.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 05:54 PM (AufPO)

I've often heard that they do that in the pool as well.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 28, 2011 12:58 PM (HBqDo)

213

wow I remember when the hippy deal started back in 1967/68 where I lived in NJ. The thing was to never wear underwear and I guess not shower or shower with  friend and conserve water. That never appealed to me except the underwear part. It was a great topic for conversation when out on a double date! These freaks have carrying on this lifestyle since the 60's so no wonder the results are the Code Stink types. Ewwwww!!!

Posted by: Krazy Kat at February 28, 2011 12:59 PM (oNphh)

214 And speaking of mental health, brewer's wedding fail link in the sidebar is good for a laugh or two. Not sure if it was staged (I'm trying to figure out why the groom was in work-out pants), but it's giggle worthy.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 28, 2011 01:00 PM (pLTLS)

215 frick. wrong thread

Posted by: laceyunderalls at February 28, 2011 01:00 PM (pLTLS)

216 The reason is clear. Palin is dragging the bell curve waaaay to the right.

Posted by: Max Entropy at February 28, 2011 01:00 PM (lH6z9)

217 208

My last year as an undergrad I strolled into the dept chair's office and posited the question: "where the hell do we get a job?"

We laughed and laughed.  And then I knew I was going to grad school.

 

That is funny.  So what are you doing now?


Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 05:53 PM (ihSHD)

I spent the last 7 years making $100k a year, as a defense contractor.  Worked for a jerk boss, paid off all my bills, built up a nice nest egg, left in November. Now I day trade (it's easier than you think) and spend time with my animals


Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 01:00 PM (x3YFz)

218 --Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

Yep ... the empathy approach to the judiciary is that of the "more rational approach".  More rational than what?  Well, I guess the left takes solace in that their approach is more rational than something ...

These people are too funny.  It's a shame they're so fucking dangerous and destructive.

Posted by: iknowtheleft at February 28, 2011 01:01 PM (G/MYk)

219 Matter of fact, I believe Waxman appeared in a Seinfeld episode.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 01:03 PM (AufPO)

220 221 Matter of fact, I believe Waxman appeared in a Seinfeld episode.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 06:03 PM (AufPO)

Every time I see waxman I hear Star Wars cantina music.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 01:04 PM (x3YFz)

221

Dirty Sexy Politics has a whole chapter on us beautiful people!  I think.

Gawd, I am SO hungry again!  Gotta run!

Posted by: Meaghan McCain at February 28, 2011 01:05 PM (zAZNI)

222

Every time I see waxman I hear Star Wars cantina music.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 06:04 PM

Hahahahahahahaha!  He sho is ugly. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2011 01:06 PM (yQWNf)

223

Palin is like 8th sigma on that bell curve thingy.

 

That Kristy Noem is a not a bad bell curve either 

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 28, 2011 01:09 PM (vrDK+)

224

The thing was to never wear underwear and I guess not shower or shower with  friend and conserve water. That never appealed to me except the underwear part.

I thought having no underwear was appealing too until I tore the ass out of my pants playing frisbee in a public park one sunny day.

 

Posted by: Speller at February 28, 2011 01:11 PM (J74Py)

225

wow I remember when the hippy deal started back in 1967/68 where I lived in NJ. The thing was to never wear underwear and I guess not shower or shower with  friend and conserve water. That never appealed to me except the underwear part. It was a great topic for conversation when out on a double date! These freaks have carrying on this lifestyle since the 60's so no wonder the results are the Code Stink types. Ewwwww!!! 

Speaking of stinking hippies: 

San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink.

Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months.

The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem.

Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite - better known as bleach - to act as an odor eater and to disinfect the city's treated water before it's dumped into the bay. It will also be used to sanitize drinking water.

That translates into 8.5 million pounds of bleach either being poured down city drains or into the drinking water supply every year.

Bwhahaha!  Libtards and their laws of unintended consequences. 

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 01:11 PM (ihSHD)

226

Where is that fracking sandwich?

I need a tuna on wheat with pickles right now

Posted by: Meaghan McCain's gullet at February 28, 2011 01:13 PM (vrDK+)

227 "What's this about flying in a g'damn personal trainer once a week?" Well, in fairness, you can't blame him for wanting to do something about Moochelle's enormous butt.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 01:13 PM (AufPO)

228

Moochelle's but has nothing on mine,

take that

Posted by: Meaghan McCain's gullet at February 28, 2011 01:15 PM (vrDK+)

229 --Explaining the findings, he said that globally, “the left perhaps traditionally has used a more rational approach.

It's funny that the idiot-left would jump to the idea that looks and intelligence are directly related. LOL.

MoreRationalThan®

Posted by: iknowtheleft at February 28, 2011 01:15 PM (G/MYk)

230 225

Palin is like 8th sigma on that bell curve thingy.

 

That Kristy Noem is a not a bad bell curve either 

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 28, 2011 06:09 PM (vrDK+)

If Sarah Palin becomes president we're going to have our own uprising here on AoS.

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 01:21 PM (x3YFz)

231 227Bwhahaha!  Libtards and their laws of unintended consequences. 

Posted by: runningrn at February 28, 2011 06:11 PM (ihSHD)

The whole city smells like piss and crap anyway.  What's a few more thousand pounds of crap added?

Posted by: tangonine at February 28, 2011 01:23 PM (x3YFz)

232 I think that political ideology has an influence on appearance.  Conservatism includes a healthy respect for the traditions and customs of society.  One of those customs in our society is that you should be neat and presentable.  Furthermore, for the left, appearance becomes one of the quickest and easiest ways to make yourself a minority.  Tattoos, piercings, strange dress, all quickly set a person apart from the crowd.  As a result, those things are often adopted by liberals as a way of identfiying themselves as liberal and rejecting social norms.

Posted by: Alex at February 28, 2011 01:35 PM (yO2tH)

233

 

227

This is how you spell unintended conssaquenses in San Frannsisco

 

 

Posted by: SF city chief poop head at February 28, 2011 01:39 PM (vrDK+)

234 Posted by: SF city chief poop head at February 28, 2011 06:39 PM (vrDK+)

$20,000,000/year over five years for a capital project to save 20,000,000 gallons/year.

That's $1/gallon for the first five years, not including the $4,600,000/year over three years for bleach.

This isn't just stupid, it's criminal.

And as tangonine pointed out, the city still stinks of bum piss

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 28, 2011 01:46 PM (LH6ir)

235 Which one?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative)



Unrest in Sheen
. Not sure if the link will work. About 2:30 seconds in, if you don't want to hear Charlie Sheen going nuts.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2011 02:11 PM (Wz90M)

236 It's Waxman. I have this mean curiosity to see what his kids look like, if he has any. It's that sick need we sometimes have to look at a train wreck.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 28, 2011 05:35 PM (AufPO)

Search for pics of naked mole rats ... oh, hell, here ya go ...


Here's a another good one:   http://tinyurl.com/4ky8r4k

Posted by: Aunt Cranky at February 28, 2011 02:12 PM (KhMJK)

237 This study is insane!  Why , for just one example, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has all the charisma and beauty of Watto!  They were practically separated at birth!  And Henry Waxman is Max Schreck reincarnated, and with all the charm and comeliness of the character he so famously played.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at February 28, 2011 02:18 PM (hfWKa)

238 because we all know that being unlovely and unloved promotes rationality and centeredness.

You got that right, you fucking knucklehead!!!!

Posted by: erg at February 28, 2011 03:04 PM (bo+VX)

239 Well, that sure explains the 20% or so who self-identify as liberal.  It also explains why the Ditmars Street Stop in Astoria, Queens looks like a mass escape from a circus every time the "N" train pulls in.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at February 28, 2011 03:05 PM (0IPsJ)

240 Hollywood?  Heh.  A bunch of midgets with faces that make a good canvas for the makeup artists and lighting techs.

I used to be surprised at just how pedestrian and less-than-average so many of them appear when caught out without all their glamor aids.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at February 28, 2011 03:13 PM (0IPsJ)

241 Well, that sure explains the 20% or so who self-identify as liberal.  It also explains why the Ditmars Street Stop in Astoria, Queens looks like a mass escape from a circus every time the "N" train pulls in.

He, He, He...I live a few blocks from there.  You ain't kidding!

Posted by: Radical Redneck at February 28, 2011 03:32 PM (cOyko)

242 Or it could be something like this: Bilateral and other symmetries being extraordinarily important to perceptions of beauty, across cultures and even within other species; and outwardly visible symmetries being reflective of underlying symmetries; ugly leftists have WARPED FUCKING BRAINS, unlike their balanced conservative counterparts.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at February 28, 2011 03:42 PM (nFW7O)

243 @243 We are practically neighbors.  I moved here when I met my wife in 2006.  It was only sort of overrun with hipsters.  Over the last year, or more like six months, it's all out-and-proud hipster douchebags all the time.

What, was there sort of bizarro Lovecraft-esque police raid on their nest in Williamsburg?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at February 28, 2011 03:45 PM (0IPsJ)

244 ...and so much more full of shit. I'm looking at you Newt...

Posted by: Butters at February 28, 2011 05:06 PM (vUdSP)

245 This reminds me of one of Rush's schticks where he told an audience in Saremento, CA no ugly people would be allowed in some upscale restaurants.

The "Uglo-American" skit!!   Heh heh heh.   IIRC he got loads of angry calls from people calling him bigot etc. as he laughed himself silly about their satire-detectors being broken.  

Posted by: no one of consequence at February 28, 2011 05:16 PM (x2J5G)

246 Hollyweed leftists lunkhead RED ED ASNER who was in the wratched series LOU GRANT is a big time admier of JOE STALIN like all true hollyweirdeirdos

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at February 28, 2011 05:34 PM (vA9ld)

247

I know some ugly ass conservatives, they were born that way.

I know some uglyass leftards, they were born that way and grew further into it.

Posted by: rightlysouthern at February 28, 2011 05:35 PM (1uZhs)

248 @246  As you get closer to the Park you see fewer.  Maybe it's the proximity to water and the potential loss of patchouli, or dogs bigger than Paris Hilton's purse that keeps them away.  You want a hipster moonbat conglomeration, go to the Beer Gardens on any warm night.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at February 28, 2011 06:15 PM (cOyko)

249 Conservatives have more respect for themselves and others.

Posted by: coppafella at February 28, 2011 06:20 PM (EOyDG)

250  @245 
you are probably right.

Posted by: coppafella at February 28, 2011 06:23 PM (EOyDG)

251 I'm ugly, and generally unhappy and angry. I side with the right because utopian schemes never produce (or even propose) any actual egalitarian solutions, and invariably only lead to EVEN MORE unhappiness and anger, not to mention misery for everyone except the central planning assholes who insulate themselves from the effects and consequences of their incompetent flailing excesses. The right generally tries to tell people how things really are even when that knowledge is unpleasant or unpopular and they emphasize the mobility that exists should you choose to pursue it and try to exercise it. That mobility may allow you to improve your lot or it may ruin you but it puts a lot of your fate in your own hands. The left meanwhile, tries to monkey around with language until you feel nothing makes any sense any more and are intimidated from ever arguing with them. They are false experts who try to teach people to fail, ignore opportunity, and to accept their failure as an excuse to allow and support their RIGHT to loot everyone else with bullshit law after bullshit law. They promise utopia if you'll only expand their authority but can't ever seem to even run what they have very well.

Posted by: cackfinger at March 01, 2011 04:52 AM (HpG1y)

252 True becuase Ronald Reagan looked like a real man while Jimmy Carter looked like and still is a complete little nambdy pambdy pantywate

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