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Posted: 12/18/2009 5:28:31 AM EDT
http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1501ap_us_sci_whos_happy_list.html

States ranked from happiest to least cheerful

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON –– A new study found that people who report more satisfaction with their lives live in states that score well on things like good schools, low crime and short commuting time, perhaps a first objective look at why some states are happier than others.

The state-by-state list, from happiest to least cheery:

1. Louisiana

2. Hawaii

3. Florida

4. Tennessee

5. Arizona

6. South Carolina

7. Mississippi

8. Montana

9. Alabama

10. Maine

11. Wyoming

12. Alaska

13. North Carolina

14. South Dakota

15. Texas

16. Idaho

17. Vermont

18. Arkansas

19. Georgia

20. Utah

21. Oklahoma

22. Delaware

23. Colorado

24. New Mexico

25. North Dakota

26. Minnesota

27. Virginia

28. New Hampshire

29. Wisconsin

30. Oregon

31. Iowa

32. Kansas

33. Nebraska

34. West Virginia

35. Kentucky

36. Washington

37. District of Columbia

38. Missouri

39. Nevada

40. Maryland

41. Pennsylvania

42. Rhode Island

43. Ohio

44. Massachusetts

45. Illinois

46. California

47. New Jersey

48. Indiana

49. Michigan

50. Connecticut

51. New York
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:30:00 AM EDT
Did not know that District of Columbia is a state....
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:30:39 AM EDT
They counted the District of Columbia as a state? I henceforth wipe my ass with this so called "news".
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:31:07 AM EDT
Sounds about right. Also notice the general trend of the warmer states being happier.

I FUCKING HATE MICHIGAN. Why? SNOW. FUCKING SNOW.

Motherfucking fluffy white devil!.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:31:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 5:33:16 AM EDT by MikeS369]
Originally Posted By Fourman:
Did not know that District of Columbia is a state....


I was wondering when we got that 51st state.

I just had to put this shit up because we finally were not at the bottom.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:32:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fourman:
Did not know that District of Columbia is a state....


i scanned the first few then skipped to the end and saw new york.  i was expecting to see puerto rico somewhere in the middle
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:34:23 AM EDT
LOL at all the major libtard states at the bottom. Especially my beloved NJ!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:34:36 AM EDT
I can certainly vouch for NY being the crappiest.  




-K
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:37:02 AM EDT
40. Maryland



41. Pennsylvania



42. Rhode Island





41? This is fucking horse shit!!!!!!!111!! 41?!?! We are fucking cheerful. Who the fuck came up with this list? I'll shove it up their ass. This is fucking stupid. Ass hole mother fuckers think we aren't cheerful. FUCK THEM!!!!!!11!!!1!!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:39:11 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Special-K:


I can certainly vouch for NY being the crappiest.  




-K


Yup.  Oppressive laws.  Repressive taxes.  Sounds about right.



 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:40:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigJ_223:
40. Maryland

41. Pennsylvania

42. Rhode Island


41? This is fucking horse shit!!!!!!!111!! 41?!?! We are fucking cheerful. Who the fuck came up with this list? I'll shove it up their ass. This is fucking stupid. Ass hole mother fuckers think we aren't cheerful. FUCK THEM!!!!!!11!!!1!!!


Pennsylvania is awesome I agree, but it's probably ranked low because your state is home to the Flyers and Eagles.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:40:53 AM EDT
48? Ouch
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:42:04 AM EDT
Maine 10th ???  With our high taxes and shitty government???
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:45:39 AM EDT
What about the other 6 states they left off the list?


Michigan 48.....

Wonder how we managed NOT to be at the bottom of another crappy list.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:52:35 AM EDT




Originally Posted By GLuttonousGourami:



Originally Posted By BigJ_223:

40. Maryland



41. Pennsylvania



42. Rhode Island





41? This is fucking horse shit!!!!!!!111!! 41?!?! We are fucking cheerful. Who the fuck came up with this list? I'll shove it up their ass. This is fucking stupid. Ass hole mother fuckers think we aren't cheerful. FUCK THEM!!!!!!11!!!1!!!




Pennsylvania is awesome I agree, but it's probably ranked low because your state is home to the Flyers and Eagles.










I like the Eagles. At least you didn't pick on my Phillies.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:57:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Sounds about right. Also notice the general trend of the warmer states being happier.

I FUCKING HATE MICHIGAN. Why? SNOW. FUCKING SNOW.

Motherfucking fluffy white devil!.


Indeed, hooray for Montana
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:59:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigJ_223:
40. Maryland

41. Pennsylvania

42. Rhode Island


41? This is fucking horse shit!!!!!!!111!! 41?!?! We are fucking cheerful. Who the fuck came up with this list? I'll shove it up their ass. This is fucking stupid. Ass hole mother fuckers think we aren't cheerful. FUCK THEM!!!!!!11!!!1!!!


Philly is to close to Jersey and NY rubs off on PA....
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:00:44 AM EDT
Louisiana is Happiest??? Well that blows their theory of why. We have very low nationally ranked schools, For crime all I need to say is New Orleans, and I drive 30 miles one way to work, as do alot around here, and alot in other areas work offshore.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:01:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 6:03:07 AM EDT by gwitness]
We're #36!!11!!!!!  wooot!!!111!!!




wtf  51?...when did DC become a state?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:15:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By billy8221969:
Louisiana is Happiest??? Well that blows their theory of why. We have very low nationally ranked schools, For crime all I need to say is New Orleans, and I drive 30 miles one way to work, as do alot around here, and alot in other areas work offshore.


Bask in the glory. Don't question it.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:20:44 AM EDT
Hell yeah!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:22:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 6:22:54 AM EDT by RustedAce]
Originally Posted By billy8221969:
Louisiana is Happiest??? Well that blows their theory of why. We have very low nationally ranked schools, For crime all I need to say is New Orleans, and I drive 30 miles one way to work, as do alot around here, and alot in other areas work offshore.


Yeah, well we have Poboys, drive through daiquiri stands, Mardi Gras and Abita Beer so it evens out.

Screw reading anyway, that shit sucks.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:27:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nulllogik:
Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Sounds about right. Also notice the general trend of the warmer states being happier.

I FUCKING HATE MICHIGAN. Why? SNOW. FUCKING SNOW.

Motherfucking fluffy white devil!.


Indeed, hooray for Montana


And Maine, Alaska, and Wyoming.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:28:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nexxus6:
Maine 10th ???  With our high taxes and shitty government???


Wanna trade?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:35:35 AM EDT
12 years to retirement and then I can move up in rankings.  Can't come soon enough.

 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:40:38 AM EDT



Originally Posted By thirsty:





Originally Posted By Special-K:

I can certainly vouch for NY being the crappiest.  




-K


Yup.  Oppressive laws.  Repressive taxes.  Sounds about right.

 


Pile traffic and the most irritating drivers in the nation on top of that.



 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:45:28 AM EDT
WTH, Nevada is 39th

what about all the NFA goodness and wide open range to shoot said NFA goodness?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 6:57:45 AM EDT
2008











1. Louisiana

2. Hawaii

3. Florida

4. Tennessee

5. Arizona

6. South Carolina

7. Mississippi

8. Montana

9. Alabama

10. Maine

11. Wyoming

12. Alaska

13. North Carolina

14. South Dakota

15. Texas

16. Idaho

17. Vermont

18. Arkansas

19. Georgia

20. Utah

21. Oklahoma

22. Delaware

23. Colorado

24. New Mexico

25. North Dakota

26. Minnesota

27. Virginia

28. New Hampshire

29. Wisconsin

30. Oregon

31. Iowa

32. Kansas

33. Nebraska

34. West Virginia

35. Kentucky

36. Washington

37. District of Columbia

38. Missouri

39. Nevada

40. Maryland

41. Pennsylvania

42. Rhode Island

43. Ohio

44. Massachusetts

45. Illinois

46. California

47. New Jersey

48. Indiana

49. Michigan

50. Connecticut

51. New York
1-25 = More Happy
26-52 = Less Happy
Total -  22..........29    
More happy -  17..........   8
Less Happy -  5.......21
RED - twice as likely to be more happy
BLUE - 4 times as likely to be less happy




 
 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:01:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Klatuu:

RED - twice as likely to be more happy

[span style='background-color: rgb(30, 144, 255);']BLUE
- 4 times as likely to be less happy
   


Calling FL and NC blue states is a stretch. You can blame the GOP for running a shitty candidate.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:11:00 AM EDT
Wow, Ohio isn't looking too hot on that list. Probably from the rampant unemployment.  Overall, I still like Ohio though. Not that I'm particularly cheery.  
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:22:14 AM EDT
KY rises about 10 places whenever I take a trip out of state, so it's not really a fair article.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:33:29 AM EDT
So I'm about average crappy?

WOO! HOO! I'm average!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:37:16 AM EDT
Wow I'm #46? Fucking A. I have something to be proud of.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:49:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SouthHoof:
What about the other 6 states they left off the list?


Michigan 48.....

Wonder how we managed NOT to be at the bottom of another crappy list.


'Cause we're such fuck ups we can't manage to be the best at anything, even if it's being worst!

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 1:02:36 PM EDT
The Saints having a good year is no doubt the reason for Louisiana being #1
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 1:05:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
Originally Posted By Klatuu:

RED - twice as likely to be more happy

[span style='background-color: rgb(30, 144, 255);']BLUE
- 4 times as likely to be less happy
   


Calling FL and NC blue states is a stretch. You can blame the GOP for running a shitty candidate.


Same can be said for NM and NH, they were red through most of my youth.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 1:06:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By billy8221969:
Louisiana is Happiest??? Well that blows their theory of why. We have very low nationally ranked schools, For crime all I need to say is New Orleans, and I drive 30 miles one way to work, as do alot around here, and alot in other areas work offshore.


Because ignorance is bliss?  
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 1:15:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BigJ_223:

Originally Posted By GLuttonousGourami:
Originally Posted By BigJ_223:
40. Maryland

41. Pennsylvania

42. Rhode Island


41? This is fucking horse shit!!!!!!!111!! 41?!?! We are fucking cheerful. Who the fuck came up with this list? I'll shove it up their ass. This is fucking stupid. Ass hole mother fuckers think we aren't cheerful. FUCK THEM!!!!!!11!!!1!!!


Pennsylvania is awesome I agree, but it's probably ranked low because your state is home to the Flyers and Eagles.



I like the Eagles. At least you didn't pick on my Phillies.


He didn't have to....the Yankees took care of that!



HH
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