Do our friends on the left prefer arguing with conservatives to sex?

First we had this comment from the Phoenician, three days ago:

And “lonely” computer? I wish – I’m getting grief from the gf about spending time on it.

And then, at 0136 this morning (2236 his time), Fletcher Rhys favorite father wrote:

No blogging because a) arguing in this thread, the most recent response costing me an entire evening and a sour honeybunny.

Demographer Phillip Longman, among many others, has noted that:

It turns out that people who hold a broad range of social attitudes that most of us would recognize as liberal or progressive on average have dramatically fewer children than people who hold attitudes that most of us recognize as socially conservative.

Dennis Prager noted studies which indicate that conservatives in America are generally happier than liberals, and other studies have indicated that conservatives are generally more satisfied with their sex lives than are liberals.

Now I did ask the Phoenician:

But it does seem that you’d rather argue with John more than you like to copulate with your girlfriend; why is that?

And his response was interesting: my question obviously hit a raw nerve, but he didn’t deny the point, either! :)

Well, what can we say? Apparently, the belief that someone is wrong on the internet takes precedence over keeping wives and girlfriends happy for our friends on the left! :)

30 Comments

  1. Poke well deserved, Dana, but sourness from my wife is a fleeting phenomenon, soon eclipsed by a sweet affection that would make most men jealous:) Somehow, she remains fond of me…

  2. “Btw, the day I would turn down sex to argue online ain’t happened.”

    Well, in the unlikely event a ugly, bald headed, flatulent, fat fool like you ever does get such an offer, you’ll have an opportunity to actually make that decision.

  3. Certainly Dana’s not suggesting that one cannot perform the sexual act while the hands are otherwise engaged? Perhaps “a partner” might be impressed by the ability to multi-task. Exploring this possibility, shalhssl fsjfle izz e////to the fsji f s sgc,,,!!!!!!

  4. Of course, I have added the poll:

    Liberals would rather:
    Get laid first, and argue with conservatives second (or third)
    Argue with conservatives and put off sex until later
    Argue with conservatives; they really don’t have any opportunities for sex
    They have to argue with conservatives first, because they are still waiting on their Viagra delivery
      
    pollcode.com free polls
  5. It’s a trick, liberals! They just want to find out what a normal sex life is like!

  6. I just wonder why lefties seem to be such insomniacs and obsessives.

    Among the last things before going to bed, among the first thing upon rising, with a few posting episodes, or at least visits, in between. And this is to connect with people you say you despise. Not a lot of REM sleep there it would seem. Maybe it’s the result of some metabolic disturbance that comes from living upside down on the wrong side of the world …

    Or can you seriously imagine yourself standing on some windswept ridge top, glassing across the valley for that 10 pointer, when it suddenly occurs to you that you might as well take a few moments to unsheathe the trusty old Iphone (which everybody obviously carries everywhere since microchip skull implants are not yet widely available) and see if you can’t snag a signal? After all, someone somewhere might have said something you will feel a need to contradict.

    Geez ropelight, we’ve got a gale rising here, but before I clew up this sail we better see what’s new with Iowa Lib …

  7. Methinks ropelight doesn’t know how to function in a light-hearted thread.

    In this rare occasion, I agree with Henry. Rope-lighten-up!

  8. Ever wondered why the conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.” By chance, I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) ” The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”
    now you know lol

  9. 1,000,000 arbitrary dimensionless “cool points” to Dana for the xkcd comic.

    And if I had the opportunity to get laid at work, you’d probably never see me here. Congratulations, though, on being near the top of my list of things to do while my code compiles (and while simulations run to see if my code works).

  10. Henry Whistler says:
    2 March 2011 at 09:09 (Edit)
    Btw, the day I would turn down sex to argue online ain’t happened.

    Aren’t you still practically a newlywed????
    We’ll ask again in 30 years 8-)

  11. Shucks Rovin, I was jus a joshin’ ol’ Science Boy a leeetle bit, and besides everyone already suspects he’s got a secret. Now, I won’t deny it was a cheap shot, it was, but he opened the door and I put insulting words to my unexamined initial reaction. Actually, he took it better than I expected, and responded with grace and forbearance. I didn’t know he had it in him.

    DNW, the time to reef the sails is the first time it crosses your mind, well before the need is obvious and the task has become well neigh impossible to do in safely.

  12. Yorkshire: Y’know, I had typed out a crack about how things might be different when I’m as old as you guys, but then I deleted it. Should’ve let it stay put!

    Ropelight: Nastiness aside, joking about how nobody would ever sleep with me doesn’t make much sense when you direct it at a married person. I only need the one, thanks, and she loves me and my bald head just fine.

  13. Henry Whistler says:
    2 March 2011 at 12:39
    Yorkshire: Y’know, I had typed out a crack about how things might be different when I’m as old as you guys, but then I deleted it. Should’ve let it stay put!

    Have you heard of FIX A FLAT? Well……… 8-)

  14. Dana observes someone say:

    No blogging because a) arguing in this thread, the most recent response costing me an entire evening and a sour honeybunny.

    I only briefly followed the internal link, but it was long enough to recognize that on a couple of levels the lefty mind still cannot accept what is going on there.

    For the first and more superficial, it is obvious that for them debate remains a kind of endless vituperatively meandering dialog, where they count ignorance of the rules of inference as being of no matter as long as they can stagger back with some dingy rhetorical bauble dragged from their Blog-O-Rama drawer.

    If the exchange is allowed to proceed by their rules, i.e., “talk to me” – and I have not only been through it myself but seen more dedicated and professional commentators such as the Catholic blogger and political commentator Edward Fesser have to deal with it – one ends up merely wasting time: by ultimately doing nothing more than either humoring an idiot’s need for attention, or providing that same idiot with the illusion that he has gained fragments of the knowledge he has been too cheap, or more likely, lazy, to go out and get for himself.

    The second observation which regards the psychological impulse behind first, is that they keep desperately seeking to establish, even within a context of open hostility, derision and implied supplantation, a fundamental concession of their likeness and of an ultimate mutuality of interest. They simply can’t let go of the old notions and follow their logic where it really leads; no matter how many times they are cast back on it, their faces rubbed in it, and their feet set back on the road where their directions actually lead.

    They just keep coming back, alien tar babies with bowls in hand, abusively begging for recognition and claiming that their ability to speak your language, or their propensity to feel pain and anxiety, somehow counts as dispositive.

    As AOTC observed by means of a well-known figure of speech: they saw off the branch they are sitting on – while jabbering on as if they are still seated in the tree of life, and entitled to consideration by the old rules of recognition. Talk about a tribal entitlement mentality … I am of da pwepo too …

    Lefties: they are either men as conceived of traditionally, but insistently, happily, and slyly morally demented – a self-willed and functionally moral other, busy cynically manipulating traditinal moral terms; or they have actually become some other type of anthropoid thing, not yet demonstrated as being entitled to dwell within what they like to refer to as the circle of [others'] concern.

    Either way it is morally proper to talk about them rather than “to” them.

  15. of things to do while my code compiles (and while simulations run to see if my code works).

    … that was a funny link

  16. A double strike or an unconscious misspelling. Edward Fesser – is Edward Feser

    In either case I wasn’t aware of how I typed it until I looked a second time.

    Some people, like Dana, might even find the site linked to above useful.

    A recent debate on the concept of contingency, and its place in arguments over notions of ultimate causality provides interesting reading, as well as an example of what happens when disagreement takes place in the context of good faith argumentation. (Unlike the earlier example on his blog which I had been referencing) Note particularly the exchange over the relevance of the fallacy of composition (or one form of it).

  17. I confess to having been there. But my lover was a Rightie. LOL. One that knows I’m correct now too.

  18. And his response was interesting: my question obviously hit a raw nerve, but he didn’t deny the point, either! :)

    My reply of “grow up moron” did not indicate that you “hit a raw nerve”; it indicates two things:

    - You are a moron,
    - who needs to grow up.

  19. Methinks ropelight doesn’t know how to function in a light-hearted thread.

    Methinks ropelight is jealous.

  20. I’m not “uncomfortably awkward”, Henry. The very simple fact is that my internet connection is now in my bedroom, I’m a night owl, and my gf is a light sleeper – simple as that.

    It takes Dana showing that he’s an immature moron to make it about sex.

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