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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Monday, October 03, 2005

See? Grizzly Mama is Alright.

Not a raging anarchist. Not a fascist at all! I was smack-dab over Donald Trump's face in the 'famous people' rendition of my results. Not a bad place to be for an old Grizzly Mama.

You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(63% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

23 Comments:

Blogger Steve Donohue said...

Wow, I'm a lot wackier than you are. You're closer to the center than I am- I'm in the wackier fringes of libertarianism-anarchism. You're not all that far from the Democratic party.

One thing that was interesting for me- I answered almost all the questions at the end liberally: I'm pro-choice, anti-death penalty, against the war on drugs, and against school prayer. And yet I'm always branded a Republican!

Actually, you're right near Alison (who, by the way, is helping fill in for me this week.)

03 October, 2005 22:13  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I was SHOCKED to see that I was a centrist, Steven. LOL! You are not whacky at all - not at all. You are a smart and thinking young man.

You are branded a Republican because you are full of common sense, among other things. Unfortunately the democrat party has been hijacked by the whackos...that's the only reason you are not thought of as a democrat. Old time Democrats are really Republicans now!

I will be looking forward to Alison's entries on your blog.

03 October, 2005 22:50  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Monica: I'm worried about you girl!

You're slipping too far towards the dark side!

I didn't post my test, but came out as STRONG REPUBLICAN!

And I still think Meirs is just fine!

04 October, 2005 06:00  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

Social Liberal
(66% permissive)

Economic Liberal
(33% permissive)

Best described as a: Democrat

Sorry Mike - nowhere near a Socialist. How close were you to Fascism?;)

04 October, 2005 08:56  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Gaffe illustrates my point quite well, Steven. A study of the democrat party - that's what I call it.

Gaffe is a good example of the new democrat. The democrat party has been re-defined to be a majority of socialists like our friendly (but wayward) troll Gaffe.

Mike - I was shocked by my results. I figured I'd be grazing the fascist edge. I'm called a fascist so much by the new democrats. I'm the squishy middle apparently, that wishy-washy group that you have no idea which way they'll go. Do you feel better now about the squishies?

04 October, 2005 11:42  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

Funny - as I always saw myself as slightly right of centre. But then again growing up in the 80s in the UK - we once had a real loony left socialist alternative who wanted to unilaterally ban nuclear weapons and tax the rich heavily etc. Not surprisely Thatcher made sort shrift of them:)

Nowadays the right over here have completely lost their way (About to elect their 5th leader in 8 years!) now that Blair has stolen their clothes.

04 October, 2005 13:02  
Blogger Alison said...

Hey! We have almost identical ideologies (only different by 1 percentage point, I think)!!! That's exciting Mama, I knew I liked you. :) Check mine out! (alisonheineman.blogspot.com)

04 October, 2005 17:29  
Blogger CA said...

Surprise!
You are (I am) a
Social Conservative
(31% permissive)
and an...
Economic Moderate
(41% permissive)
You are best described as a:

Totalitarian... Can you believe that!?
Who'd a thunk it!

04 October, 2005 23:17  
Blogger Abe said...

I'm a capitalist.
43% permissive on social
88% permissive on economics

So I'm way high on the y-axis and just to the left (i.e. the Right) on the x-axis = solidly in the middle of the capitalist region.

It was interesting to see the red/blue distribution. Many more of the test takers were Dems/Kerry voters, and they were almost all in the lower left quadrant. The other three quadrants are almost completely red.

04 October, 2005 23:25  
Blogger Abe said...

Ooops. Of course that would be the lower *right* quadrant where all the Leftists go.

Steve, I tend to think that farther from the Democratic Party means less wacky, not more. :D

04 October, 2005 23:29  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Funny that Daffa Gaffa saw himself as center right...More proof of the theory of Orwellian delusion that clouds the judgement of those on the left.

And NO... I was NOT a fascist... no where near. Smack dab in the Strong Republican category.

And I never claimed to be anything else...

And NOW, I'm getting dinged by knuckle dragging Right Whiners for not being conservative ENOUGH!

05 October, 2005 01:45  
Blogger "Alice" said...

OH! I found myself right smack in the middle of President Reagan's piccy. What a great place to be.

But then, that didn't surprise me.

05 October, 2005 04:59  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

Mike - Orwell was a dedicated socialist who was anti-Stalin and anti-totalitarism. Although he did fight for the Republicans (in Spain that is!)

I vote and support a traditionally centre party in the UK - and I find myself on the right wing of that. However in US terms that would be considered left. There is nothing delusional about that unless your political belief system cannot understand political perspectives that may vary around the world (ie. outside Hilton Head).

05 October, 2005 16:44  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Yes Gaffe - you're just to the right of center in the same way that the leftist intelligentsia believes THEY are just to the right of center.

Hadn't you heard the most recent news about Mike? He's a RINO now. LOLL!

06 October, 2005 00:07  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

Well Monicar - looks like you're not a Republican but a centrist;)

06 October, 2005 19:29  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I am a Centrist with Libertarian and Capitalist tendencies.

I usually vote GOP - not that I am happy about my lack of a decent choice at times.

I thought I'd be solidly in the Republican goo.

06 October, 2005 20:13  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

That's the problem - we get a limited choice within the US and UK at elections. It's a shame that several people from within a party cannot be up for election for leader. I guess then a person who doesn't have good supportwithin the party might win - but I think that would be healthier than having two choices - where each candidate is the chosen by that party. What's more important - consensus from the country or within a political party?

07 October, 2005 08:35  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I don't know that I agree with your idea about several people from one party running and all voting for their choice regardless of party affiliation.

I DO like the way it is set up in the primaries for the presidential race - a party votes to send up it's candidate - who then runs for the office. I DO wish that there were more than 2 strong parties.

I have been leaning toward the Libertarian party - but have kept myself associated with the GOP because they are fairly close ideologically to what I believe and they are the best hope (in my mind) compared to the Democrats. It's a bit like a Catch 22 though - one can't ditch the Republicans because it would strengthen the Democrats but by not ditching the Republicans it makes it difficult to establish a strong 3rd party. So we remain with a 2 party system.

Local and state elections are important as well. We are pretty involved locally with the politics in our community. There is an opportunity there to influence the general politics of the nation by working locally.

08 October, 2005 00:03  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

I'm not sure how it works in the States but it's probably similar to over here in that it's first past the post.

E.g. 3 candidates stand for a seat

Conservative 40%
Labour 35%
Liberal Democrat 25%

Under present rules the Conservative would win. However if the electorate was allowed a simple 1-2-3 etc priority system then the votes could be transfered from third, fourth etc candidates.

E.g
Conservative 40% + 5%
Labour 35% + 20%

The Labour candidate would win as he or she was the prefered candidate. Of course this system can also benefit the right. (e.g. in England in the last election - the Tories won more popular votes but Labour actually won 92 more seats!)

This encourages more than 2 parties and prevents country politics stagnating into two polarised camps. And its more democratic:)

08 October, 2005 08:00  
Blogger Thomas said...

All this charts so early in the morning are giving me a headache.

09 October, 2005 13:11  
Blogger MonicaR said...

percentages, percentages, percentages.

09 October, 2005 22:37  
Blogger skye said...

I've stopped taking these internet quizzes since I was told my "inner Euro" was French!

Mon Dieu!

11 October, 2005 23:13  
Blogger MonicaR said...

LOL! Too true, Skye. As Sparky mentioned when he took the quiz - there were a couple of questions there that didn't quite have an answer to fit.

I don't believe for a minute that your inner Euro is French.

13 October, 2005 00:00  

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