Leftists Say They Are Done Being Civil

Leftists are done being civil, like they were eight years ago – when they called for skeptical schoolchildren to be executed by their teachers.

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41 Responses to Leftists Say They Are Done Being Civil

  1. Anon says:

    I think it has been sufficiently demonstrated over the last ten years that the left has no solutions or appeal to a great number of people. But people will put up with a lot of cultural nonsense in exchange for economic prosperity, even dictatorship.

    So when the left became completely infatuated with it is own cultural ideas (every YMCA needs a third bathroom), and neglected the economy (sorry, but it is inevitable that your job is going to China) they ran into trouble.

    They simply did not deliver the prosperity that they promised their global economy would produce.

    Essentially, Trump stole the engine of the car, while the left is still clinging to the steering wheel and the dashboard.

    Even the Chinese understand this simple fact: so long as the economy is doing well, people will put up with the totalitarianism of the communist regime and sing whatever Maoist song you want them to.

    It is a simple lesson in the realities of human nature really, that the left can’t see, or refuses to see.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Even the Chinese …

      The ChiComs are a good example. Unlike the Soviets, they saw what they had to do. Not an easy thing for Party apparatchiks handicapped by Marxist-Leninist-Maoist bullshit in all their thinking.

    • The US economy
      grew 2.2% in 2017,
      under Trump
      versus 2016.
      (Real GDP)

      Hardly “economic prosperity”.

      Because US economic growth
      since the 2007 Recession ended,
      in 2Q 2009,
      through 4Q 2016,
      under Obama,
      also averaged 2.2%.

      New boss.

      Same results.

      • Gator says:

        NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.7 percent annualized rate in the third quarter, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Tuesday, following the latest data on construction spending and factory activity.


        • You don’t describe an economy
          by ONE prediction
          of economic growth,
          in ONE quarter,
          by ONE source,
          simply because
          YOU like the number !

          Why would you ignore
          growth actuals
          for FULL YEAR 2017
          and the FIRST HALF of 2018,
          like they didn’t happen?

          Are you embarrassed
          by the actual growth rates
          in Trump’s first six quarters ?

          I guess they don’t count, for you ?

          Obama had 2.9% growth in one
          of his years — should we focus
          on that year, and forget about his
          other miserable growth years?

          The Atlanta Fed does not
          supply Real GDP data
          — just wild guesses.

          Their first guess
          for 1Q 2018
          was over 5% growth —
          the actual growth
          was at a 2.2% annual rate!

          The NY Fed NowCast
          is predicting 2.8% growth
          for 3Q 2018 (today’s release),
          similar to actual growth
          in the first half of 2018.

          The Atlanta Fed’s guess
          for 2Q 2018 was much better
          than the New York Fed’s guess,
          but Atlanta was way off in 1Q 2018.

          There ‘s no way to know
          which guess will be better
          for 3Q 2018.

          Even the first official
          “advance” release
          of 3Q Real GDP,
          on October 26, 2018,
          is likely to change
          by up to
          a full percentage point,
          in either direction,
          by the revision a year later!

          The first half of 2018
          had 2.9% growth,
          based on
          comparing each quarter
          with the same quarter in 2017,
          and averaging the two quarters:
          (+2.8% and +2.9%)

          Those are the current data
          for the first half of the year,
          aided by a huge tax cut in 2018
          (front loaded in 2018
          by Republicans
          to help win 2018 elections,
          and I hope it works).

          The tax cut in
          2019 and future years
          is much less.

          • Johansen says:

            Richard take a chill pill, your comments are appreciated, you don’t need to get so defensive. Yes, your MBA in Finance is very impressive….
            I’ve seen many bloggers come and go on this forum, promoting whatever, and one starts to see patterns. If you could reformat, that would help

        • Gator says:

          Apparently Reuters disagrees with you Dick. Why not writhe them one of your weirdly formatted comments?

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            Gator, that’s common formatting in the genre of contemporary epic poems.

          • Gator
            Only a weak mind
            would attack my
            formatting, which is
            due to a vision problem
            that can’t be fixed,
            and completely ignore
            the facts in my comment.

            My data are from the
            Bureau of Economic Analysis.

            They are the source
            of GDP data,
            not Reuters

          • Gator says:

            Only a weak mind would ignore actual numbers. Sorry to hear you have multiple issues.

          • Gator
            You are entitled
            to your own opinions,
            but not your own facts.

            My GDP numbers are real,
            from the source (BEA),
            which you may not know
            anything about.

            Reuters is not the source.

            I have a Finance MBA
            and have written an economics
            newsletter since 1977,
            for PAID subscribers only, so …
            I have forgotten more
            about economics
            then you will ever know.

            In addition I have had an
            economics blog since 2008,
            mainly for charts that are easier
            to read online.

            Even you could go there:

          • Gator says:

            Are you saying that the numbers that Reuters published are fake? LOL

          • Gator says:

            Are you trying to tell me that the numbers that Reuters published are “fake”? ROFL

            You never-Trumpers are precious!

          • Gator says:

            Even you could go there:

            Why would I, when nobody else does?

        • Gatorade:

          Trump has six quarters
          of Real GDP data from
          the Bureau of Economic Analysis:

          The average growth rate over
          those six quarters was just over
          2.4% (2.5% calculated a different way).

          That is similar to the
          2.2% average growth
          in the Obama years after the
          December 2007 Recession ended.

          Obama’s best year was +2.9% growth.

          Trump had 2.85% growth in the
          first half of 2018.

          In late January 2019
          we will get the
          first estimate for 2019,
          and we can see if Trump
          beat Obama’s best year.

          I typed this slow
          so even an angry
          DING DING DING bat
          like you could
          understand it.

          Trump has six quarters
          “under his belt” —
          you simply ignore
          all six of them.

          You focus on
          only ONE quarter,
          (3Q 2018)
          wild guessed by
          only ONE source
          (ATLANTA FED)
          with their guess made
          weeks before the
          official BEA GDP
          data release …

          … as if the annual growth rate
          in any one quarter, means
          that’s going to be growth rate
          from now on, while Trump
          is president … and never mind
          his first six quarters of growth !

          That’s an extremely
          pro-Trump biased
          analysis — I can see why
          you don’t use your real name !

          • Gator says:

            Thanks again for telling us what the facts are, we are soooo stooped we cannot look up facts for ourselves, or understand them when we see them. What a relief it is to have lettered experts like you and James Hansen telling us unwashed masses what to think.

      • Rah says:

        Horse crap!

        • Rah
          Horse digestive waste products.
          Not horse crap.
          Be polite !

          • David A says:

            The jobs are real. The unemployment numbers are real.
            The O numbers were generally adjusted down in less publicised notes. The Trump numbers get revised up. Obama had record low interest rates and massive QE to produce meager growth and lousy jobs, many people working two or more jobs to get by. The ZERO said manufacturing jobs are not coming back. He was wrong. In the last 17 months of the 0 administration 26k manufacturing jobs were produced, whereas in the first 17 months of the Trump administration over 400 k manufacturing jobs were produced. Many people have gone from 2 and 3 jobs to 1 full time job. We are now on the 3rd quarter of increased GDP, unaided by massive QE and zero percent or near zero percent interest rates. The numbers coming in are real, the jobs are real, the black and Hispanic unemployment numbers ( record lows) are real. The greatly reduced numbers on food stamps are real, and President Donald Trump deserves credit, and is getting it despite the fake news networks.

          • Gator says:

            David, Dick has a Finance MBA, so he is as infallible as all those lettered climate experts. Dick is allowed to have facts, but we are not. Get with the program and bleat like a sheep.

  2. Johansen says:

    This is important work. Must disseminate this to as many people as are willing to watch it

  3. Jason Calley says:

    When the 10:10 video came out I was convinced at first that it simply HAD to be a parody, a spoof made by someone who wanted to show how utterly absurd the CAGW crowd had become. When I found out it was real, I was gobsmacked. You literally can’t make this stuff up, not unless you are a demented sociopath.

    • steve case says:

      Pretty much my thoughts too. It had to be some sort of con-job. No one would realistically put that out. Had to be a parody from the skeptical side of things. I still wonder if that’s the case. But so far as near as I can tell someone really thought it was a good idea. Here’s what wikipedia says about it.

      No Pressure is a 2010 short film produced by the global warming mitigation campaign 10:10, written by Richard Curtis and Franny Armstrong, and directed by Dougal Wilson. Intended for cinema and television advertisements,[1] No Pressure is composed of scenes in which a variety of men, women and children in every-day situations are graphically blown to pieces for failing to be sufficiently enthusiastic about the 10:10 campaign to reduce CO2 emissions. The film’s makers said that they viewed No Pressure as “a funny and satirical tongue-in-cheek little film in the over-the-top style of Monty Python or South Park”.[2] Before its release, The Guardian described it as “attention-grabbing” and “pretty edgy.”

      • Jason Calley says:

        “The film’s makers said that they viewed No Pressure as “a funny and satirical tongue-in-cheek little film…”

        And that is exactly the problem. What kind of people would think like the following?
        “You know, we have a problem that will literally be the end of life on earth as we know it. How can we get people to take notice and act to save the planet?”
        “Hey! I have an idea! Let’s make a funny and satirical tongue-in-cheek little film based around the humorous idea of murdering innocent children! That’ll convince them that we are compassionate visionaries!”
        (Others all respond) “Yeah! Great! Let’s go save the world! Brilliant idea!”

  4. AZ1971 says:

    When they say “your choice, no pressure” they obviously mean it’s a lie. They also are condoning the outright slaughter of at least 10% of the human population—you know, to save the planet—although by their reasoning we would all be much better off if every developing nation in Africa, South America, the Middle East and Asia were to have their entire populations eliminated because that’s where the growth in our species is coming from. Just think how much less of everything we’d need and consume if all those people were wiped out! The planet’s CO2 would rejoice!

    I’m seriously sick to my stomach that any respectable individual could ever condone such barbaric activism as evidenced by this 10:10 video. Those who do are wholly leftists hellbent on destroying anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda.

    We are on the verge of the next great World War and virtually no one is keen enough to see it.

    • Johansen says:

      1971: “the next great war”… exactly, just wait until the *interest payments* on the $Trillions of national debt reach $1 trillion per year!
      The interest payments are around 1/2 Trillion now, and are projected to be 800 Billion in just 3 or 4 years!
      The whole entire defense budget is only $700 Billion.
      When the interest payments reach $1 trillion and above, NO PRESIDENT will be independent. No National election will matter. The only ways out will be massive inflation, massive taxation, or war. There will be such hatred for *bankers* that nothing will hold it back

      • AndyDC says:

        I think we have gone so many years building debt with little consequence that people believe that the party can last forever. Or even get wilder with more and more freebies for everyone!

        I believe the debt bomb is real. It is not a matter of if it will blow up, but when. And when it does, Heaven help us all!

      • Snowleopard says:

        Of course they could just kill the bankers and issue their own currencies instead. Sounds tough, but much easier on the general population.

      • Since G. W. Bush became President in early 2001,
        almost 18 years have passed:
        Republicans have controlled the House
        for 14 of the 18 years.

        Democrats controlled the House
        of Representatives for only 4 years,
        from January 2007
        through January 2011.

        Two political parties.

        Both spend money like
        drunken sailors on shore leave !

        Remember that the Reagan’s years
        had a tripling of the national debt.

        Obama’s years had almost a doubling
        of the national debt.

        Trump is heading for a 50% increase
        in eight years even with no recession,
        (which is wishful thinking).

        With near-zero interest rates,
        more debt seems to be painless.

        As we approach full employment,
        and maybe we are already there,
        inflation spreads from financial assets
        to consumer goods … then the Fed
        HAS TO raise interest rates
        to prevent the level of consumer
        price inflation we had in the 1970’s.

        As interest rates rise,
        the cost of holding
        so much debt
        gets more and more

        Meanwhile, our goobermint
        continues to spend over $4
        for every $3 of tax revenues
        like its no big deal.

        • David A says:

          The inflation monster is not yet appearing. Yes the debt is real. And yes the real world is dangerous. And yes, RINOS and democrats are not so different.

          Trump is different. The military must be revived for many many reasons. Trump is eliminating waste and expensive laws at an amazing rate, yet the deep changes to government spending will require a much large percentage of MAGA people elected. Currently their is a battle ongoing in every branch of government, as Trump wins, those budgets, like the EPA is just beginning to experience, will be dramatically and effectively cut.

          • Trump is different
            in some ways
            and the same
            in more important ways:
            Such as spending lots of money and
            borrowing lots of money,

            but “deficit spending”
            is not the recipe for
            prosperity of a household,
            and it not the recipe
            for national prosperity
            (a nation can be thought
            of as a collection
            of households)

    • steve case says:

      I think the Islamic crazies have already declared WWIII.

  5. MGJ says:

    ‘Done being civil’ supposes they were formerly civil at some stage.

    I must have missed it but presumably it was somewhere in between Jim Crow segregation, Slavery, the KKK, the destruction of the Family, hatred of Christianity, censorship, race-baiting, gender-baiting, de-platforming, antifa and Punch-a-Nazi (TM), to name but a few.

  6. Gamecock says:

    After 50 years of convincing their party members to get rid of their guns, Democrats declaring the end of civility seems stupid.

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