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Mark Funkhouser for mayor: in or out?
Posted by Dave Helling
10:31 AM | Permalink
How About This? Liberal are only generous with someone elses money!
"The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income.
In the book, to be released next month, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by conservatives -- from church attendance to two-parent families to the Protestant work ethic and a distaste for government-funded social services -- make conservatives more generous than liberals.
The book, titled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, (Basic Books, $26) is due for release Nov. 24."
"These are not the sort of conclusions I ever thought I would reach when I started looking at charitable giving in graduate school, 10 years ago," he writes in the introduction. "I have to admit I probably would have hated what I have to say in this book."
Still, he says it forcefully, pointing out that liberals give less than conservatives in every way imaginable, including volunteer hours and donated blood.
November 17, 2006 at 10:38 AM
Mark Funkhouser is a first class individual. I doubt he would enjoy politics as it is practiced in KCMO. He would contribute more to the world by signing up to teach at one of the local colleges.
The Star and Yael need to ease up on pushing Mark so hard.
November 17, 2006 at 10:49 AM
maybe people who have money can actually give it away
Nice try but it doen't work. The single lowest area for liberal giving is New England where per capita income is among the highest. BTW, the five wealthiest House members are Democrats.
November 17, 2006 at 10:58 AM
Also, the results were consistent at all income levels for conservatives with lower incomes giving a higher percent.
November 17, 2006 at 10:59 AM
Classic--The Daily Show:
On the November 14 edition of his CNN Headline News program, Glenn Beck interviewed Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), who became the first Muslim ever elected to Congress on November 7, and asked Ellison if he could "have five minutes here where we're just politically incorrect and I play the cards up on the table."
After Ellison agreed, Beck said: "I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."
"Finally! A guy who says what people who aren’t thinking are thinking." And, "Just like, as a conservative white guy, the burden is on me to prove to you I’ve neither blown up a federal building with a fertilizer bomb, nor sucked off a gay hooker in the men’s room of a Denny’s."
November 17, 2006 at 11:19 AM
jenniferm, that had me laughing so hard that it made me cry. :)
November 17, 2006 at 11:21 AM
I am picking Michigan over Ohio. I was leaning the other way but BO died today and the Wolverines will be motivated to honor him.
Troost Townie |
November 17, 2006 at 11:21 AM
is wheeler running for city council? why?
November 17, 2006 at 11:25 AM
I received my master's degree at Michigan so I have to stay loyal to my second alma mater.
M GO BLUE!
By the way, what happend to my first alma mater? KU losing to Oral Roberts?
exiled kansan |
November 17, 2006 at 11:32 AM
Don't beat around the bush - come out and say what you want to say... conservatives are better than liberals! Case closed! Yay! Now, aren't you justified?
Good for you! You come on here and post away - tell us all about how "bad" the "other" people are. Good use of your time, and ours. Now, let's here from the "other" side - how can charitable giving be spun to the detriment of the other side? Come on, tear each other down - over charitable giving no less ...yay!
November 17, 2006 at 11:33 AM
Win It For BO!!!! 34-24 Michigan!
November 17, 2006 at 11:34 AM
Funkhouser runs he wins.
November 17, 2006 at 11:37 AM
exiled, damn, I was sure your writings were based on a University of Missouri eduction (insult intended, but all in good fun)! Guess I'm going to have to cut you some slack now. Anyway, ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!
Just read that Bo Schembechler passed away today. I'm still picking Ohio State though.
November 17, 2006 at 11:50 AM
damn doesn't that make me look REAL BAD, education is not spelled eduction. Boy that Google spell check fails me sometimes.
November 17, 2006 at 11:51 AM
Are you picking Ohio State just to get my goat? You should be picking Michigan because they are a blue state and Ohios is a reddish-purple state.
exiled kansan |
November 17, 2006 at 12:09 PM
Are you picking on exiled kansan?
Somehow it feels like you are cheating on me...
November 17, 2006 at 12:15 PM
I feel so dirty, yet so....loved.
exiled, the game is in Ohio and the Buckeyes have won four of the last five meetings. Edge to Ohio State. But I will at the Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence so I won't be able to watch Mich-Ohio St.
November 17, 2006 at 12:38 PM
A woman that knows football!
I'm in LOVE!
(and this is the place where she will stomp on me...the pretty ones are like that)
November 17, 2006 at 12:43 PM
GO BLUE!! Here's to the Wolverines knocking off the Buckeyes, I hope!
Glenn Beck!?!? I couldn't watch that guy for three minutes BEFORE this garbage happened. What a MORON! To me he's always had that blank-eyed "manbo" stare to his eyes and exaggerated moronic and entirely fake smile. I suppose that every time the doofus has an elected official on his show who happens to be white and Christian he'll have to ask them to prove they aren't a member of the KKK. Is it just me or does that nimrod look like a fat, middle-aged, overgrown grown adult version of Ralphie from 'A Christmas Story'...???
If CNN had any sense of decency they'd can him over this. I thought his questions and inferences were nothing short of obscene!
November 17, 2006 at 12:50 PM
I thought this blog was for those who follow politics, not those who watch grown up men chase round and odd-shaped air inflated balls down a court or athletic field.
November 17, 2006 at 01:57 PM
FIRST A TSQUARE NOW A PROTRACTOR, BOY YOU GUYS ARE OLD (LOL).
PRO, CNN IS JUST TRYING TO BROADEN THEIR BASE AND DEFLECT ACCUSATIONS OF A LIBERAL BIAS BY HAVING BECK ON AT PRIME TIME.
HIS VIEWS (THOUGH SOMETIMES REDICULOUS) ARE APPRECIATED BY MANY IN AMERICA AND SHOULD BE HEARD.
November 17, 2006 at 02:11 PM
I happen to like politics AND watching grown men chase round and odd-shaped air inflated balls down a court or athletic field.
Lighten up, pal.
November 17, 2006 at 02:21 PM
Engawyer, I am sure you are correct. There are plenty of Americans who see a Muslim and automatically see a potential terrorist. I agree with you. That's the problem that moron is perpetuating. The issue with him is that he is someone with radical views packaged as someone mainstream. At least people who tune in to watch John Stewart know it's a comedy.
Glenn Beck is a wacko and CNN should be ashamed to present him a serious commentator!
November 17, 2006 at 02:53 PM
The book doesn't come out for another month, so you don't know what it says "forcefully" beyond what the press release says. So perhaps you can read the book and give us a book report later.
On the other hand, this is good news for conservatives. They want more charities offering social services, so they're coughing up the dough. Good for them.
Now if they can just get over that hypocrisy toward homosexuality that seems to be bothering conservatives (Ted Haggard, Mark Foley, etc.) we could start taking them seriously.
November 17, 2006 at 03:00 PM
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