As a service to our readers, The Right Place now presents, in its entirety, the most recent Republican Presidential Debate, as seen on CNN! I hope you will find it most informative…
Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.
The basic data—based on an aggregated sample of more than 4,000 interviews conducted since 2004 -- are straightforward.
The differences are quite significant, as can be seen. While Democrats are slightly less likely to report excellent mental health than are independents, the big distinctions in these data are the differences between Republicans and everyone else.
One could be quick to assume that these differences are based on the underlying demographic and socioeconomic patterns related to party identification in America today. A recent Gallup report (see “Strong Relationship Between Income and Mental Health” in Related Items) reviewed these mental health data more generally, and found that men, those with higher incomes, those with higher education levels, and whites are more likely than others to report excellent mental health. Some of these patterns describe characteristics of Republicans, of course.
But an analysis of the relationship between party identification and self-reported excellent mental health within various categories of age, gender, church attendance, income, education, and other variables shows that the basic pattern persists regardless of these characteristics. In other words, party identification appears to have an independent effect on mental health even when each of these is controlled for.
losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don’t even try
Rest in Peace almost seems inappropriate.....
Yes, I am quite aware that I changed the post title to one I stole from DougM.Close the book.
Keith Olbermann seen furiously wacking his pee pee.....
A controversial exhibit at the New York Public Library featured photos of President Bush and other White House leaders that was doctored—to make it look as though they posed for a mug shot.
this is art:
take that FascistMcChimpyChavezHitler!
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans rallied in protest against changes to the constitution proposed by the president.
Debate will be as stupid
As Democrat one.
In the 26 years since scientists first spotted AIDS in America, millions of dollars have been poured into outreach efforts aimed at keeping young people clear of HIV, the virus that causes the disease.
But on the eve of World AIDS Day, a disturbing statistical fact has emerged in this country: The number of newly infected teens and young adults is suddenly on the rise.
And the question is, why?
and America is gonna end up with a POTUS with big floppy shoes and a red rubber nose
Yanno those silly, childish, useless, em-bare-assing debates? Remember those dry, issue-focused, serious debates of your ute?
“The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter,” League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.
“It has become clear to us that the candidates’ organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions,” Neuman said. “The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”
Neuman said that the campaigns presented the League with their debate agreement on September 28 , two weeks before the scheduled debate. The campaigns’ agreement was negotiated “behind closed doors” and vas [sic] presented to the League as “a done deal,” she said, its 16 pages of conditions not subject to negotiation.
Most objectionable to the League, Neuman said, were conditions in the agreement that gave the campaigns unprecedented control over the proceedings. Neuman called “outrageous” the campaigns’ demands that they control the selection of questioners, the composition of the audience, hall access for the press and other issues.
“The campaigns’ agreement is a closed-door masterpiece,” Neuman said. “Never in the history of the League of Women Voters have two candidates’ organizations come to us with such stringent, unyielding and self-serving demands.”
Neuman said she and the League regretted that the American people have had no real opportunities to judge the presidential nominees outside of campaign-controlled environments.
“On the threshold of a new millenium, this country remains the brightest hope for all who cherish free speech and open debate,” Neuman said. “Americans deserve to see and hear the men who would be president face each other in a debate on the hard and complex issues critical to our progress into the next century.”
Neuman issued a final challenge to both Vice President Bush and Governor Dukakis to “rise above your handlers and agree to join us in presenting the fair and full discussion the American public expects of a League of Women Voters debate.”
Children are more easily governed.
Indonesia plans to make ministers from around the world use bicycles to get about at the U.N. talks on climate change in Bali to help offset the event’s carbon emissions...To help offset an estimated 47,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide expected to be emitted during the 12-day event, the government will clear the conference site of cars and lay on about 200 bikes instead to help people move around the area…
To prevent people from melting in the sun, we will ask everyone to wear light clothes and short sleeves.
Oh, yeah… this is gonna go over big.
One good thing for the Balinese, though… they’ll never be asked to host another one of these circle-jerks.
This result was about 10am EST.
aw hell… beat ‘em/join ‘em… whatever
Since the campaign has already gone on far too freakin’ long and we’re what? five weeks away from one of those tent/caucus/straw dance thingies which, for some reason, seems more important than actual people actually voting in the determination of which one of those wackdoodles will win the
popularity contest POTUS, folks seem to be getting punchy. I mean seriously! A bar fight?!?!? [on my side or t’other?]
So now I guess we gotta come up with various ‘n’ sundry other ways to
cheapen the American electoral process pick a winnah!
-- Which candidate would you most like to go shopping with?
-- Which candidate would you most like to walk on a moonlit beach with?
-- Which candidate would you most like to watch walk from Vegas to Needles?
-- Which candidate would you most like to have clean your refrigerator?
-- Which candidate would you most like to smear in chocolate?
-- Which candidate would you most like to serve dinner to?
-- Which candidate would you most like to serve for dinner?
-- Which candidate would you most like to see in a creamed corn wrasslin’ match with Dennis Da Alien Elf Kucinitch?
-- Which candidate would you most like to defenestrate?
-- Which candidate would you most like to force to listen to an entire Yonni album?
-- Which candidate would you most like to see in a knife fight with Wolfe Blitzzer?
-- Which candidate would you most like to pie?
-- Which candidate would you most like to cow pie?
-- Which candidate would you most like to send to the the barrios of Frants?
-- Which candidate would you most like to see as a baby?
-- Which candidate would you most like to dress up as a fan dancer?
-- Which candidate would you most like to have read you a Tolstoy novel?
-- Which candidate would you most like to have paint your kitchen?
-- Which candidate would you most like to paint?
-- Which candidate would you most like to pants?
-- Which candidate would you most like to ____________?
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I would never EVER sign anyone up for anything. Not only is that a shitty thing to do but I am far too lazy.......
How would you repair the image of America?
(There’s a problem with our image????????)Close the book.
cain’t barely hear the knife go in...
“Congress took up its [Iraq] war resolution too soon, sooner than the Bush administration wanted, and that Congress’ timing made the resolution and thereby the war political.”
Agricultural land increase, Africa devastated, African aid threatened, Africa hit hardest, air pressure changes, Alaska reshaped, allergies increase, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, Antarctic grass flourishes, anxiety, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic lakes disappear, asthma, Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric defiance, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, bananas destroyed, bananas grow, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, better beer, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird visitors drop, birds return early, blackbirds stop singing, blizzards, blue mussels return, bluetongue, boredom, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain Siberian, British gardens change, brothels struggle, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, cancer deaths in England, cardiac arrest, caterpillar biomass shift, challenges and opportunities, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, cloud stripping, cockroach migration, cod go south, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), computer models, conferences, coral bleaching, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , cold spells, cost of trillions, cougar attacks, cremation to end, crime increase, crocodile sex, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, cyclones (Australia), damages equivalent to $200 billion, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, death rate increase (US), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, dermatitis, desert advance, desert life threatened, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, diarrhoea, disappearance of coastal cities, diseases move north, Dolomites collapse, drought, drowning people, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spinning out of control, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, Earth wobbling, earthquakes, El Niño intensification, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, bats, pandas, pikas, polar bears, pigmy possums, gorillas, koalas, walrus, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches), experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, famine, farmers go under, fashion disaster, fever,figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish catches drop, fish catches rise, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, Florida economic decline, food poisoning, food prices rise, food security threat (SA), footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frostbite, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, god melts, golf Masters wrecked, Gore omnipresence, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, hazardous waste sites breached, health of children harmed, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health improvement, human health risk, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, illness and death, inclement weather, infrastructure failure (Canada), Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insurance premium rises, invasion of cats, invasion of herons, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, Kew Gardens taxed, kitten boom, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!), lightning related insurance claims, little response in the atmosphere, lush growth in rain forests, Lyme disease, Malaria, malnutrition, mammoth dung melt, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, marine dead zone, Meaching (end of the world), megacryometeors, Melanoma, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, more bad air days, more research needed, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountains break up, mountains taller, mortality lower, mudslides, National security implications, new islands, next ice age, Nile delta damaged, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean waves speed up, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, oyster diseases, ozone loss, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plankton loss, plant viruses, plants march north, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears drowning, polar bears starve, polar tours scrapped, porpoise astray, profits collapse, psychosocial disturbances, puffin decline, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rainfall reduction, rape wave, refugees, reindeer larger, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, riches, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, rivers dry up, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, rockfalls, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, salmon stronger, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, sewer bills rise, sex change, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, shrinking ponds, shrinking shrine, ski resorts threatened, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, snowfall reduction, societal collapse, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spiders invade Scotland, squid population explosion, squirrels reproduce earlier, spectacular orchids, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, suicide, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tourism increase, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, tree beetle attacks, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees could return to Antarctic, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, tsunamis, turtles crash, turtles lay earlier, UK Katrina, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, volcanic eruptions, walrus displaced, walrus pups orphaned, war, wars over water, wars threaten billions, water bills double, water supply unreliability, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, weeds, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales move north, wheat yields crushed in Australia, white Christmas dream ends, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine -German boon, wine - no more French , winters in Britain colder, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.
A complete list of things caused by global warming. (with links to every single source)Close the book.
NOW allofasudden there are tens of thousands of Iraqis who support our endeavors in Iraq......and NOW we’re supposed to care about them......
Thousands of Iraqis whose support for the U.S. war effort in Iraq has put them and their families in grave danger at home are being excluded from a new fast-track system aimed at speeding up refugee resettlement in the United States for American allies, officials said Thursday.
The Bush administration within the next month will begin accepting refugee applications directly from the about 100 Iraqi employees of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and their relatives, letting them bypass an often-lengthy U.N. referral process in third countries where they must travel at great expense, they said.
But possibly tens of thousands more at-risk Iraqis — those who worked for private contractors, aid agencies or media outlets and their relatives — won’t be eligible due to objections from the Homeland Security Department, which fears that terrorists might use it to slip into the country, the officials said.
The former San Francisco mayoral candidate and homeless taxi driver Grasshopper Alec Kaplan was scheduled to be arraigned today for climbing naked on top of his van and playing his guitar in the nude outside the San Mateo Convention Center.
Prosecutors are charging Kaplan, 37, with misdemeanor public nuisance. Court records did not indicate the outcome of the arraignment as of mid-day.
The alleged incident occurred near the convention center at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 - the day of the San Mateo County Democratic Presidential Straw Poll at the convention center.
“Apparently, he was on top of his van naked for about 10 or 15 minutes,” said Deputy District Attorney Morley Pitt. “He told the police that he was from San Francisco and that he was extremely hot-and he just got naked.”
”He said that type of action is encouraged in San Francisco,” Pitt added.
[I’ve now added the answers below each shot]
Here are ten of my favorite opening film shots, in no particular order.
See if you can guess what films they are from…
Does anyone out there know where I might find a few other choices for winter faucet protectors that are NOT these?........
Having a big styrofoam boob stuck to the side of my house is so unappealing to me anymore.
This is getting warmer but....not warmer… It doesn’t have insulating properties.
And it’ll clash with my big toad. Close the book.
Voting continues until December 10th and you can vote every day. Professor Liviu Librescu is at 73%… let’s insure he gets this acknowledgement.
Ginger or Mary Ann?
~click the images~
Of course, in Hollywood, they call it an homage.
A foam-rubber mascot used by the London police force is viewed by some as too white and too male to reflect the capital’s population, so Scotland Yard plans to spend $30,000 to create figures that are more diverse.
CHARGES: OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Republican state Rep. Jim Dunn is claiming a right of free speech as he fights back against House leaders who stripped him of committee assignments and ordered him into counseling.
Dunn, a Vancouver-area lawmaker, was disciplined this month because of comments he made to a woman in a bar. He was with other lawmakers in the Tri-Cities after legislative business Oct. 16, and House leaders later deemed the conduct “inappropriate.”
But Shawn Newman, an Olympia lawyer who has defended other lawmakers, said he has asked a five-member House executive rules committee to reconsider its sanctions.
The sanctions include barring Dunn from collecting expense reimbursements for travel and per diem costs when doing legislative business outside of sessions, and he was ordered to undergo sensitivity training. The punishment was dished out quickly, coming on the heels of the sex scandal that forced the resignation of Rep. Richard Curtis of LaCenter last month.
“I know there are other legislators who have engaged in far more serious conduct,” Newman said Wednesday, citing instances of public intoxication in the 1990s on the House floor and, more recently, three unpublicized drunken-driving incidents that he declined to give details about.
In a letter sent Wednesday to House of Representatives counsel Tim Sekerak, Newman said: “There was nothing illegal about (Dunn’s) sarcastic remark. What is illegal is the retaliation against my client for exercising his free-speech rights.”
Dunn was in town for today’s special session, but refused to say what he had done in the incident.
News reports have said Dunn bought lawmakers and other staff members drinks after attending legislative business in the Tri-Cities earlier in the summer, then told a woman that he had done so because he wanted to take her home. Dunn apologized soon after and later agreed to get counseling.
Figures of U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani (L-R) are presented in a Christmas nativity scene by ceramic artist Genny Di Virgilio at his shop in Naples…