side, and the Pacific Ocean on the other, and the magnificent parts of
the California coast?...People
value the land there and they've worked hard for generations to protect
it. The environment is not an issue here - it's valued, cherished ...
and sustained by each generation." Oh, yeah -- they also have one of the highest median family incomes in the country. But that's probably second to the bitchin' landscape.
San Francisco, which falls within Congressional District 8, ranked high, too. The poll takes into account not just health, but social and mental contentment as well. So California, and the Bay Area, appear to be totally stoked on life! Except that, uh, a record number of Californians also think our state is totally in the toilet. Huh.
(number 2302 if you're keeping track!), released today, states that
"Californians describe the state's general economic conditions and
their own economic well-being and outlook in unusually grim terms."
Yeeks. Only 11percent of voters over 65 are "very confident" that they posses
enough income or assets to last the rest of their lives and 76 percent of voters
think the unemployment picture is "serious." (Again with the vague-ness. How does one quantify
seriousness? Is it PBS-documentary-serious, or
serious? Suffice to say, it's not a positive assessment of our financial
So, apparently, Californians are both very content and lying awake nights wondering when our Tivos will be repossessed.
Also, according to Stanford University, we're all slated to break out in adult acne.
But only the people who live in the Most Well District will be able to
afford the treatment doled out by seasoned dermatologists. Rats.