“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
I think I’ve posted this before. So much truth.
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
It bears repeating.
This is a painting from a Japanese farting competition. For reasons of discretion (male genitalia), the rest are through the link.
Thank you, once again, redditors for bringing important, historic scrolls from the Edo period to our attention.
One of the more esoteric martial arts.
(Image credit: The Economist)
The Economist recently published a ranking of America’s most conservative and liberal cities.
The results themselves aren’t all that surprising, but what stands out is just how many young people live in the country’s conservative bastions.
In San Francisco, the most liberal city in America according to the chart from The Economist, 13.4 percent of the population is made up of persons under 18 years old, according to data from the 2010 Census.
However, in Mesa, Ariz., the most conservative city in the country, that number jumps to 26.3 percent, according to 2010 Census data.
In Washington, DC, the second most liberal city in America, people under 18 years old account for 17.2 percent of the population, according to Census data from 2013.
But in Oklahoma City, the second most conservative city in America, the same age group accounts for 25.4 percent of the population, the Census reported in 2010.
While, anecdotally, younger Americans are often seen as more liberal than older generations, political trends are markedly shifting across the country — as these population numbers might suggest.
In July, The New York Times’ The Upshot noted that today’s teenagers, unlike their immediate elders, are on course to grow up conservative.
From The Upshot:
In the simplest terms, the Democrats control the White House (and, for now, the Senate) at a time when the country is struggling. Economic growth has been disappointing for almost 15 years now. Most Americans think this country is on the wrong track. Our foreign policy often seems messy and complex, at best.
To Americans in their 20s and early 30s — the so-called millennials — many of these problems have their roots in George W. Bush’s presidency. But think about people who were born in 1998, the youngest eligible voters in the next presidential election. They are too young to remember much about the Bush years or the excitement surrounding the first Obama presidential campaign. They instead are coming of age with a Democratic president who often seems unable to fix the world’s problems.
And Harvard University’s Institute of Politics recently found that younger millennials are trending less democratic.
Reporting by Abby Rogers; Editing by Danielle Wiener-Bronner
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.