Study: Most Red States are Happy and Most Blue States are Unhappy

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    I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 17 out of the top 25 happiest states are red including 7 out of the top 10; and 21 out of 26 of the most unhappy states (including DC) are blue.

    Check out the bottom 10... all blue... Aren't California and New York in serious financial trouble?

    People please wake up... The things going on in these bottom 10 states are exactly what Obama is trying to do to the country...


    1. Louisiana Red
    2. Hawaii - Blue
    3. Florida - Blue
    4. Tennessee - Red
    5. Arizona - Red
    6. Mississippi - Red
    7. Montana - Red
    8. South Carolina - Red
    9. Alabama - Red
    10. Maine - Blue
    11. Alaska - Red
    12. North Carolina - Blue
    13. Wyoming - Red
    14. Idaho - Red
    15. South Dakota - Red
    16. Texas - Red
    17. Arkansas - Red
    18. Vermont - Blue
    19. Georgia - Red
    20. Oklahoma - Red
    21. Colorado - Blue
    22. Delaware - Blue
    23. Utah - - Red
    24. New Mexico - Blue
    25. North Dakota - Red

    26. Minnesota - Blue
    27. New Hampshire - Blue
    28. Virginia - Blue
    29. Wisconsin - Blue
    30. Oregon - Blue
    31. Iowa - Blue
    32. Kansas - Red
    33. Nebraska - Red
    34. West Virginia - Red
    35. Kentucky - Red
    36. Washington - Blue
    37. District of Columbia - Blue
    38. Missouri - Red
    39. Nevada - Blue
    40. Maryland - Blue
    41. Pennsylvania - Blue
    42. Rhode Island - Blue
    43. Massachusetts - Blue
    44. Ohio - Blue
    45. Illinois - Blue
    46. California - Blue
    47. Indiana - Blue
    48. Michigan - Blue
    49. New Jersey - Blue
    50. Connecticut - Blue
    51. New York - Blue

    Happiest States Revealed by New Research - Yahoo! News
     
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    I finally realized the rationale behind switching colors for conservatives and republicans.

    Other than the obvious propaganda value where military practice used to put US troops/territory as blue and communist as red.

    The reason is to denote the True Blue believers in socialism. The buffoons who can be presented with any number of failures and still go on their merry socialist way. They appear to have more faith in socialism than the Pope has in God.
     
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    The colors used to alternate.
     
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    I'd rather be dead than red!
     
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    I had no idea that DC considered themselves a "State".
     
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    Then obviously we should remove the blue field from the flag.

    That leaves red stripes.

    Commie!!!

    Well, better get rid of those too.

    Then we'll have a solid white flag.

    Surrender!!!!

    Heck. Just get rid of it altogether.
     
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    Well I am in New Jersey, the Cyanotic state, and I am so happy I could POP!

    Why? Because I don't have to worry about my finances in NJ, between the Feds, State and local, they took it all in taxation, so I just sit here and play with toys all day.

    Guess I am going to have to make runs to Washington D.C. and wash dishes to pay for the rest of the "CHIT" our government is getting us into. :eek:
     
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    Well hop to it!
     
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    What dumbass conclusion. Red vs blue.

    From the article:

    Their results come from a comparison of two data sets of happiness levels in each state, one that relied on participants' self-reported well-being and the other an objective measure that took into account a state's weather, home prices and other factors that are known reasons to frown (or smile).

    So good weather is caused by conservatism now, I guess, according to the genius OP.
     
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    Red states are happy with our current government it seems.

    Nice!
     

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