Time-Less Junk

In between encomiums Of Hillary, Time Magazine (soon to follow Newsweek) tries to cast a wider net and write stuff with a more general appeal. This week they came up with a little “ideology” quiz, a test where answering non political personality questions can reveal political leanings. Take the test first before you read further.

All done? Good, now we can all laugh at their gross generalities and biases.

My score was 80% conservative. I’m betting it was low because I generally do not answer any questions with a “Strongly” anything, either agree or disagree. My only “strongly” was on border enforcement. Even the question about being proud of my country only garnered a “moderately agree” because I think we have made some mistakes, but they pale in relation to the US being a force for good in the world.

The rest of the questions were just stupid. Libs are not hip, cutting edge, impetuous, or open minded, so any conclusions based on those answers means nothing. I use Chrome, would rather go to the Met,and have no problem with my partner watching porn, although being an old married guy I would prefer she not so I can avoid her pestering me that night. My desk is neat, big deal. The authority question was interesting. Nowadays, although I still have respect, it is more measured, and goes hand in hand with a leeriness and a distrust, a sign of the times we live in.

So what was your score? Any of these questions have any relevance to anything?

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  1. Hal_10000

    I got 34% conservative, but that doesn’t surprise me. I’m an academic living in a college town so I’m pretty “liberal” in my personal tastes even as I’m “conservative” in my politics and personal life. Like you, I was “meh” on most issues except cats, caring whether my partner looks at porn and using Chrome, where I scored very “liberal”.

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  2. AlexInCT

    I socred a 78% conservative although I found most of the questions have no bearing on reality, unless you ar emeasuring my fiscal conservative strain or my absolute dislike of anything collectivist. If I like cats over dogs I am mroe liberal? WTF is that?

    And nobody should like fucking hippies.

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  3. Biggie G

    I got 34% conservative

    Aha! I knew it! This proves everything!

    Just kidding. Someone had to say it. :)

    I got 81% conservative. If messiness is a measure of political affiliation, I should be a Chavista.

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  4. InsipiD

    I got 80% conservative.

    Has anyone else been watching House of Cards? Do you find it as scary as I do that Obama likes it? Discuss.

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  5. AlexInCT

    mostly I think because I prefer a good steakhouse to any ‘ethnic’ restaurants.

    See, I am exactly the opposite Nexus. But that’s by choice. I order my steak from Omaha Steaks and only get premium cut filet mignon, have the perfect recipe to cook them, and honestly will say that I have not had a better steak anywhere else with the exception of Ruth’s Chris, and even there it is not consistently better than my own steak.

    So I tend not to care for the steak house experience – unless I am trying a new one, and then it is usually a once and done experience – so much, leaving other options open.

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  6. hist_ed

    77% conservative.

    Be interesting to see the individual answer-try to figure out what the quiz is thinking. A couple of comments

    Liberal qualities

    You like cats more than dogs———————Only because they bury their own shit
    You think self-expression trumps self-control——–sorta saw this an a 1st Amendment proxy
    You think it’s okay for your partner to look at porn alone—what’s good for the goose . . .

    Conservative qualities
    You think kids should respect authority—because I am a teacher-don’t know any other teacher whose answer would be different and we all know how most teachers’ politics fall
    You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries—-duh all government do this
    You think the world benefits from nations and borders That wasn’t the question, I think the US benefits
    You prefer Times Square to the Met–though not by much

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  7. CM

    71% conservative

    Liberal qualities:
    You have a messy desk
    You like fusion cuisine
    You think it’s okay for your partner to look at porn alone
    You use a modern browser
    You prefer the Met to Times Square

    Conservative qualities
    You prefer action movies to documentaries
    You think kids should respect authority
    You think self-control trumps self-expression
    You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries
    You think the world benefits from nations and borders
    You’re proud of your country’s history

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