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Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals
National Post (transcribed from print copy) | Seoptember 27, 2006 | Chris Lackner

Posted on 09/27/2006 8:17:11 AM PDT by NorthernRight

CanWest News Services [Transcribed from print version]
National Post, page A11

Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals

By Chris Lackner

OTTAWA * If you’ve recently dreamed about sex with a stranger, flying or the dead coming back to life, chances are you’re probably a liberal rather than a conservative.

A dream researcher from John F. Kennedy University near San Francisco has discovered fundamental differences between the dream worlds of people who identify themselves as ideologically left- or right-wing.

Among his findings, Kelly Bulkeley discovered liberals are more restless sleepers and have a higher number of bizarre, surreal dreams, including fantasy settings and a wide variety of sexual encounters.

Conservatives’ dreams were, on average, far more mundane and focused on realistic people, situations and settings: “Conservatives seem to have more of a focus on the here and now and the material world, whereas liberals, in contrast, seem to have a wider sphere of imaginative activity. They don’t just dream about what is, but about they wish could be”.

Mr. Bulkeley’s research will appear in an upcoming issue of Dreams, a journal published by he American Psychological Association.

Of the 134 liberals who took part in the study, 91% said they recently dreamed about sex; only 76% of 100 conservative subjects admitted the same.

But Mr. Bulkeley said the two political stripes showed very different tastes I dream partners.

Liberals were far more likely to have sexual dreams about strangers and a variety of partners and liberal women showed a greater tendency toward same-sex fantasies than their conservative counterparts (24% versus. 4%).

“Especially for liberal women, there was a far greater variety in sexual partners and incidents of homosexuality,” Mr. Bulkeley said. “Liberals tended to show a greater willingness tp experiment with different things.”

Conservatives were far more likely to report having sexual dreams about their spouse or current partner.

While left-wingers might be more adventurous in the subconscious bedroom, they’re also more likely to wake up in a cold sweat.

Liberals showed slightly higher levels of nightmares than conservatives.

The study includes some dreams recounted by liberals.

Among them was a nightmare: “I was at a presidential rally where George W. Bush was speaking. There was so much red, white and blue.

“Bush speaks: “There are those who say that we are giving up our civil liberties. But I say, we should be proud to sacrifice our freedoms for America!” The crowd went wild, cheering and waving flags. I woke up in a cold sweat.”

Not surprisingly, conservatives had much more benign dreams about the U.S. leader: “I was friends with George W. Bush, and we were working together on his ranch. I was happy to be there” is typical.

“While some of my colleagues think my research reinforces the stereotype of repressed uptight conservatives, it also shows that many liberals may be hanging on the edge of mental well-being,” Mr. Bulkeley said, “There may be a lot of hidden distress and unpleasantness in the liberal mind.”

CanWest News Service


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dementalillness; dreams; liberals; mentaldisorders; mentalwellbeing; neurosis
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I knew it! I just knew it. Since 1998, I've been saying that liberals suffer from some form of mental disorder. I have finally been proven right!


1 posted on 09/27/2006 8:17:13 AM PDT by NorthernRight
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To: NorthernRight

Libs dream about steamy sex. Conservatives have it.


2 posted on 09/27/2006 8:18:36 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Steamy sex to a liberal is a tax increase.


3 posted on 09/27/2006 8:20:50 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: pissant
Libs dream about steamy sex. Conservatives have it.

True that.

4 posted on 09/27/2006 8:21:19 AM PDT by Marie (Welcome to Texas! (Be friendly or we'll shoot you.))
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To: Patrick1

On other people's wages.


5 posted on 09/27/2006 8:21:50 AM PDT by pissant
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To: NorthernRight
I once dreamt I was deep sea fishing on a charter boat with Lt. Colombo.

I thought it must of had something to do with my fondness of cigars.
6 posted on 09/27/2006 8:23:01 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: NorthernRight
Among them was a nightmare: “I was at a presidential rally where George W. Bush was speaking. There was so much red, white and blue.

LOL, what kooks. These are the same moonbats who get mad if you attack their patriotism.

7 posted on 09/27/2006 8:25:27 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: NorthernRight

Well... if my wife looked like a typical liberal hag, I guess I'd be having dreams about sex with strangers too.


8 posted on 09/27/2006 8:25:48 AM PDT by TheLooseThread
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To: NorthernRight
Conservatives’ dreams were, on average, far more mundane and focused on realistic people, situations and settings…..Conservatives were far more likely to report having sexual dreams about their spouse or current partner.

Wow! This is dead on. For the past two weeks I've had the same dream every night. I'm balancing my checkbook, then all of a sudden I'm in an "encounter" with Mrs. SCR. In the missionary position, of course.

9 posted on 09/27/2006 8:26:03 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: NorthernRight
The study includes some dreams recounted by liberals. Among them was a nightmare: “I was at a presidential rally where George W. Bush was speaking. There was so much red, white and blue. Bush speaks: 'There are those who say that we are giving up our civil liberties. But I say, we should be proud to sacrifice our freedoms for America!' The crowd went wild, cheering and waving flags. I woke up in a cold sweat.”

Taking a wild guess on the source for this.....DUmmies!!!!!!

10 posted on 09/27/2006 8:26:57 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Clinton "tried", 3000 died)
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To: TheLooseThread

12 posted on 09/27/2006 8:27:40 AM PDT by pissant
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To: NorthernRight

Great point, and great Graphic. Having said that, I do think my dreams are more moderate. I definately have some weird ones..


13 posted on 09/27/2006 8:27:57 AM PDT by Paradox (American Conservatives: Keeping the world safe for Liberalism.)
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To: NorthernRight
sex with a stranger, flying or the dead

John Kerry dreams about sex with a flying dead stranger.

14 posted on 09/27/2006 8:28:49 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Too bad Freud has passed on. He'd have written a book on you! ;o)


15 posted on 09/27/2006 8:28:59 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
I'm balancing my checkbook, then all of a sudden I'm in an "encounter" with Mrs. SCR. In the missionary position, of course.

Hah! You do realize a Freudian psychologist could have a field day with this dream...

16 posted on 09/27/2006 8:29:11 AM PDT by Paradox (American Conservatives: Keeping the world safe for Liberalism.)
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To: pissant

Yea baby!


17 posted on 09/27/2006 8:29:27 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con American Male (NRA))
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To: NorthernRight

Hah, nothing serious. In antiquity it was treated by large doses of hellebore [to cause massive purgation from both the upper and lower ends], and at present a large enema every 20 or 30 minutes [for a couple days at least, generally till the cure is accomplished] is indicated. Works like a charm, and is to be repeated as needed.


18 posted on 09/27/2006 8:29:31 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: NorthernRight
Nonsense. I have flying dreams all the time, and I had a chat with my grandfather in a dream not long after he passed. And I ain't no steeenking Lib!

;o)
19 posted on 09/27/2006 8:31:22 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: NorthernRight; fanfan; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; ..
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20 posted on 09/27/2006 8:32:27 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: LIConFem

My dreams, rare as they are, tend to be mundanely weird. Very weird things happen and I am just sort of walking through saying hmmm.


21 posted on 09/27/2006 8:34:03 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: All
A couple of points:
1) Conservative women are more beautiful, due to a restful and intelligent mind and more attention to grooming. Higher self-esteem means they look prettier. A stable, calm mind means they don't project their inner turmoil on to their features.

2) I dream prosaic, mundane dreams about people I know - co-workers, family, etc., and about my old house I used to live in. I haven't had a sexual, or even a wet dream in many, many years.

22 posted on 09/27/2006 8:36:30 AM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: NorthernRight

That's funny, when I was a liberal I dreamed about sex all the time. Now that I'm a conservative, I never have sex dreams...


23 posted on 09/27/2006 8:37:30 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: NorthernRight

I dreamed I was having sex with Tereza. that's about as strange as it gets.


24 posted on 09/27/2006 8:38:50 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: NorthernRight
Among his findings, Kelly Bulkeley discovered liberals are more restless sleepers and have a higher number of bizarre, surreal dreams, including fantasy settings and a wide variety of sexual encounters.where making concessions to Islamofascists bring world peace.
25 posted on 09/27/2006 8:40:47 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: arthurus
Very weird things happen and I am just sort of walking through saying hmmm.

Sounds like a typcial day at work for me.

26 posted on 09/27/2006 8:41:51 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: GMMAC

Odd... I subscribe to the Nat Post, and have an on-line registration, but I just can't get past the log-in screen.


27 posted on 09/27/2006 8:41:53 AM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

I had one last night that was weird.

I fell asleep watching 'His Kind of Girl' with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell (Man she was unbelievably beautiful).

Anyway, in my dream, I'm at a round kitchen table in some small place in NYC (Manhattan, and my laptop is playing the movie on the counter.

Sitting across from me was, none other than Robert Mitchum.

Once I noticed him I apologized and said, "Wow, so rude of me to not have noticed you sitting there, is it strange to watch you in your own movie like this?"

"Maybe a little," He replied, "but it sort of comes with the job." "This happened to be a pretty good picture, and I liked working with Howard Hughes."

I then went back to watching the movie, and then he just finished his milk, stood up, put the glass down on the table with a bit of finality, thanked me for inviting him in to watch the movie with me, and left.

He was wearing a short-sleeved, light cream colored buttoned shirt, light blue denim jeans, and one of those weird braided belts, plus Tommy Bahama boat shoes (leather). He was thinner than the man he was in the movie, and was about 31-ish looking.

It was so vivid that I did not perceive falling off to sleep, and reacted as if he'd come into the room unnoticed to watch the show with me.

Vincent Price was outstanding in that movie, and Raymond Burr played the villain.


28 posted on 09/27/2006 8:42:58 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Paradox

It might be good for a few laughs to have it analyzed.


29 posted on 09/27/2006 8:44:13 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: TheLooseThread
Well... if my wife looked like a typical liberal hag, I guess I'd be having dreams about sex with strangers too.

ROTFLMAO I was thinking the same thing

30 posted on 09/27/2006 8:45:19 AM PDT by styky (All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor)
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To: NorthernRight
My last bizarre dream was about writing a sequel to "Lord of the Rings", in which Aragorn extends the bounds of his domain into what was once Mordor, and rebuilds a palace there, only discover that Sauron left an unfinished ring in its heart, which corrupts the souls of his courtiers.

I'm not sure what this means, but it was very vivid.

Regards, Ivan

31 posted on 09/27/2006 8:46:08 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: NorthernRight
liberals are more restless sleepers and have a higher number of bizarre, surreal dreams

DUmmie FUnnies 06-13-05 ("What meds do you take?")

32 posted on 09/27/2006 8:47:19 AM PDT by steve-b (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

ROFLMAO!!!


33 posted on 09/27/2006 8:47:21 AM PDT by Tallguy (The problem with this war is the name... You don't wage war against a tactic.)
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To: NorthernRight

"If you’ve recently dreamed about sex with a stranger, flying or the dead coming back to life, chances are you’re probably a liberal rather than a conservative."

Uh oh!


34 posted on 09/27/2006 8:48:33 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: NorthernRight

Ahhh... my password was wrong. Works now. ;-)


35 posted on 09/27/2006 8:56:30 AM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
John Kerry dreams about sex with a flying dead stranger.

And algore still dreams about the day he invented the internet.

36 posted on 09/27/2006 8:56:40 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: NorthernRight

LibeRATs dreaming? More like haaaluucinating about Woodstock and fat interns and having power over the world, aaaand then they wake up and there is no Algore in the White House but munching on White Castle buuuugers.
ffffFReeeepeeee!!!


37 posted on 09/27/2006 8:58:48 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: NorthernRight
» There was so much red, white and blue...

Yeah, that would be a nightmare to a Leftist.

38 posted on 09/27/2006 8:59:03 AM PDT by TonyRo76 (American by birth. Patriot by choice. Christian by grace.)
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To: LIConFem
Nonsense. I have flying dreams all the time, and I had a chat with my grandfather in a dream not long after he passed. And I ain't no steeenking Lib!

Dreams never lie. Go sign up at DU troll! :^)

39 posted on 09/27/2006 9:02:48 AM PDT by OSHA (I am become OSHA, destroyer of beers.)
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Kelly Bulkeley discovered liberals are more restless sleepers

Due to a guilty conscience, perhaps? /s

40 posted on 09/27/2006 9:03:48 AM PDT by wbill
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"Dreams never lie. Go sign up at DU troll! :^)"

That, it... ya got me! I feel so exposed!!

;o)
41 posted on 09/27/2006 9:07:00 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: NorthernRight

Also, there's nothing more hideously boring than someone who goes into great detail about their dreams. It's one of my pet peeves. "So there I was, naked in a room filled with Dr Phil clones, then Oprah came in took my hand and flew away with me onlyIwasn'tflyingIwaseatingapeanutbuttersandwichanditwascrunchyZZZZzzzzzzzz......."


42 posted on 09/27/2006 9:08:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: NorthernRight

I suspect many, if not most liberal men dream of having sex with another man.


43 posted on 09/27/2006 9:08:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: wbill

Nah... the mentally ill always thrash around in their sleep! ;-)


44 posted on 09/27/2006 9:10:25 AM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: NorthernRight

I really can't say I even remember more than one dream a year (at best)and it usually isn't anything noteworthy. I don't remember having a nightmare in decades. Granted, it is a rarity for me to get more than a few hours of sound sleep at a time. Guess I must just be one of those unfeeeling, out-of-touch-with-my-inner-self, unimaginative conservatives that are making the world so miserable for all the dreamer types. How can I sleep at night knowing that??


45 posted on 09/27/2006 9:12:17 AM PDT by philled ("Enshrine mediocrity and the shrines are razed... "-- Ellsworth Toohey)
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To: NorthernRight
"Odd... I subscribe to the Nat Post, and have an on-line registration, but I just can't get past the log-in screen."

Stupid NP website !!!
This happens to me at least once per month.
I used to go through the BS of obtaining a new pass word each time but, a few months ago, I discovered, if you go to your "account" page & simply hit the confirm button as if you'd changed something, this apparently resets your existing pass word.
I suspect the problem results from some brain dead notion of 'security' on The Post's part ???

BTW FRiend, if you'd like to be added to our mostly Kanuckistani ping list, just FReep mail Fanfan or me.
46 posted on 09/27/2006 9:13:19 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: NorthernRight

I've actually had non-sexual dreams about both Algore and Senator Russ Feingold. In both, I was arguing Global Warming with them, LOL!

When things like that start happening, I know it's time for me to take a "Media Break." ;)


47 posted on 09/27/2006 9:17:18 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: NorthernRight
Probably one of the weirdest dreams I ever had involved being a back up dancer for Madonna on her Blond Ambition tour. My co-dancers were a few acquaintences I had at the time who were all PhD candidates at MIT (in Earth-SPace sciences fields). I was the only girl among a gaggle of socially challenged scientists -- all of us in the gold conical bra/girdle ensembles, vogueing, etc.

I also dream about zombies (dawn of the dead kind) and robots. I've been an "out" conservative since 1996, but have really been one all my life... and don't even get me started on the sex...

48 posted on 09/27/2006 9:19:11 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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“Liberals tended to show a greater willingness to experiment with different things.”

So, when we're unconscious we're making conscious choices, Mr. Bulkeley?

49 posted on 09/27/2006 9:41:30 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: NorthernRight

I knew a dude in college 13 years ago, he got a liberal girlfriend. She refused to have sex doggy style, because it was demeaning to women. She was a 50% you on top/50% me on top, for equality.

What a pathetic, sad person. If I had a woman like that, I'd think of other women too.

Of course, throw in the hairy legs, constant power struggles, masculine dress, and forget it.

Many liberal chicks don't even like to wear high heels!!


50 posted on 09/27/2006 9:44:06 AM PDT by Idaho Whacko
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