Friday, November 19, 2010

Libertarian snark of the day 

From my Facebook scroll:

Government says 1 in 5 Americans is mentally ill. 1 in 5 Americans work for the Government. Do the math.


By Blogger JPMcT, at Fri Nov 19, 07:28:00 PM:

Heh...the age demographics of the incidence of mental illness in this study seems to match Democrat exit polls from 2008.

That would explain a lot...  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 19, 08:39:00 PM:

Just like Global Warming. CO2 levels are up, temperatures are up,thus increased CO2 causes global warming.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Fri Nov 19, 09:39:00 PM:

Along those lines, I guess it's fair to say that the overwhelming consensus is that Democrats are nuts.

The Science is "in".

I'm waiting for my letter from the Nobel Committee.  

By Anonymous Davod, at Sat Nov 20, 05:06:00 AM:

So! The inmates are writing the reports.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Sat Nov 20, 11:29:00 PM:

Sorry to take away from the fun, but 1 in 5 is probably an accurate statistic. It's not an increase in wimpiness or serious redefinition. Life has always been hard. We brag on our ancestors who went through hard times, as if they always did so without complaint, depression, or alcoholism. They had their whiners, same as us, but mostly they just white-knuckled their way through, as a lot of folks do today.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sun Nov 21, 03:09:00 PM:

Yeah, it may be numerically accurate, but don't lose sight of the sad fact that we have "defined down" mental illness. What used to be a merely inadequate personality is now a neurosis, etc., etc.

I'm not sure this is just part of the old "I'm OK, you're OK" catching up with us!  

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