Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Who knows if this one is true, but it certainly is amusing. Also, it dovetails with my theory that a greater number of conservatives than liberals are wimps.

I also love the poetic irony in these opening three paragraphs...

"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."

In other words: "We did NOT always run to the teacher with complaints!!" they screamed, running to Congress with complaints.

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