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Monday, September 25, 2017

Jesse Watters: "Liberalism is about guilt"

The scolding finger
And the liberal also says:

"I will control everyone else's life. I'll tell you what to drive, how to eat, how to live and I'll be your savior."

More in the short video HERE.

The Left = control freaks who are also pickpockets.

I, for one, am weary of being scolded and being robbed in the name of the greater good.

122 comments:

  1. There is no better example of liberalism than Woodrow Wilson and the Sedition and Espionage Acts, or the trial and incarceration of Eugene V. Debs. The fact is that there was very little to separate Wilson and Debs, politically. Both were socialists, only Wilson was attempting to disguise his love affair with Marxism under the guise of Progressive Democracy. If we are not watchful, then modern era liberal slime will place all of us right back into that gosh-awful box. For some who would argue that this process has already begun, I would agree. Imagine, denying someone their right of freedom of expression simply because you happen to disagree with their point of view/opinion. Who knew America would one day come to this? Well, anyone whose been paying attention—

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    1. Seems that President Happy Hands is the one looking to deny freedom of expression.

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    2. Joe,
      That echoes how Mr. AOW, a veteran of the Vietnam War Ear, feels about all this. He did not serve in country, but his best friend did -- and died there.

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    3. DAMMIT DUCKY!!! STOP THE YAMMERING! STOP IT! STOP THE YAMMERING!!!

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  2. Liberalism: Biting the hand that feeds you.

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    1. That's good, Ed, although I prefer to call it "KILLING the GOOSE that LAYS the GOLDEN EGGS."

      };^)>

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  3. The left thinks they are smarter than the peasants. Big egos. No more no less. Forget the psycho babble.

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    1. Yes, but to be fair we should remember the wole thing started in hopes of improving the truly wretched conditions under which common laborers were forced to work.

      GENUINE GRIEVANCES are at the root of Marxism and all its hideous offshoots.

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  4. How much do they pay Juan for being such an idiot?

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  5. The left are past masters at pathos-soaked propaganda.

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    1. ThHeir main objective is to foster (usually inappropriate) GUILT in those who are reasinably well off and know it.

      "Comfort the Afflcted and Afflict the Comfortable" is the way I first heard it expressed.

      DEADLY stuff! Because it tends to glorify feelings of Envy, Spite, Malice and the Lust for Revenge.

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  6. Is all this NFL taking the knee another part of promoting "American guilt"?

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    1. Virtue signalling by people with dubious virtues.

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    2. One more fusillade in the assault on unity.

      The goal is to fragment us so the left can declare clear friends and enemies. It's happening all over the west.

      AfD is now Germany's third largest party, and the Euros are having conniptions.

      Events may point towards progs losing control. They still control the agenda, but the masses are no longer falling in line.

      Look for progs to become even more shrill, further damaging their credibility with the normals.

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    3. SF,
      AfD is now Germany's third largest party, and the Euros are having conniptions.

      I saw that!

      Quite a time in which we're living.

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    4. Perhaps citizens should stand for the national anthem, homo Sacer should sit, and slaves should be forced to bend the knee... :)

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    5. I don't know much about this specific protest, but I guess you could call it "promoting American guilt" -- but doesn't that apply to just about any protest? If a protest is calling attention to a moral issue, and if it makes no attempt to convince us of the factual basis to that issue, what else could its aim be but to tug at our emotional heart strings?

      I guess you don't like these protests because they detract from the national anthem, robbing it of its due reverence. Personally, I think it's patriotic to hold your country to a higher standard -- if they didn't bother, that would indicate indifference.

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    6. Jez,
      I think it's patriotic to hold your country to a higher standard

      I do not disagree. But I think that during the National Anthem is the wrong venue.

      See this information about Alejandro Villanueva and what he did at Soldiers Field yesterday.

      BTW, Alejandro has the highest selling gear of the last 24 hours.

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    7. From that last link:

      In the past, Villanueva has said he aligned with player frustration over racial injustice, but the sacrifice of the military is too great to minimize the anthem.

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    8. Jez, I am fed up and disgusted with the politicization of EVERYTHING. Apparently, so are millions of others. ESPN is in the toilet and Sports viewership is down, based upon tv ratings.

      The most common sentiment expressed is "I tuned into ESPN and ball games for sports and entertainment, not political sermons."

      This issue has now become a proxy race war, which is what the firebugs have been itching for.

      https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-racial-demagoguery-of-trumps-assaults-on-colin-kaepernick-and-steph-curry

      http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article175086291.html

      President Donald Trump is not the cause--He is the result.

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    9. "President Donald Trump is NOT the CAUSE –– he is the RESULT."

      AMEN, SilverFiddle. AMEN!

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    10. I have time working up any enthusiasm for sports, so I just can't empathise with how frustrating it must be to have sports coverage interrupted by politics. I guess people felt the same about Ali back in the day -- he should just shut up and box.

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    11. Good point about Ali. It was before my time, but I read all about it. He took specific action (refused to serve when drafted), paid the price (jail time) in a very specific protest against the US war in Vietnam.

      I'm sure there was a lot of anger against him at the time (including the racist variety) but he got through the consequences of his principled stand, fought his way back, and is now an enduring American icon and hero to millions (including me).

      Unlike Ali's example, this is incoherent shit-stirring with no clear goal.

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    12. SF,
      Those serving at the time of Ali's protest and those who had friends or loved ones serving at the time weren't too damn happy about the stance that Ali took.

      My dad wasn't a fan of boxing, but news of what Ali did reached us, of course. Young as I was at that time (age 13-14), I found it strange that a man who beat out the brains of other men wouldn't serve in the military.

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  7. The NFL Kneeling is an exercise in freedom of political speech and expression. It is a non violent response to the "POTUS" and his bizarre statement that players should be fired for expressing their views. The "POTUS" apparently knows little about constitutionally protected rights. And this post is about what again?

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    1. Yes, these NFL players have constitutionally protected rights.

      But exercising those rights during the playing of our national anthem shows in how little esteem they, of the financially-privileged athlete class, hold our republic and her traditions.

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      At the venue- all present, except those in military uniforms, should stand facing the flag with their right hand over their heart out of respect....[S]hare the moment together as Americans.

      If there’s no flag- if for some reason there’s no flag in the ceremony, face toward the music and act as if a flag were there.


      As for what this post is about, I submit that this taking-the-knee activism is another manifestation of promoting "American guilt." And this post is about liberalism's partnership with guilt.

      Apparently, the NFL may designate November as activism month or some such term. Let's see how many sports lovers will boycott the NFL. I'd say that I would boycott the NFL -- except that I never watch the games in the first place.

      I gave up collecting Redskins merchandise decades ago when the players started acting like jackasses (not political jackasses, just jackasses in general). Case in point: John Riggins getting drunk and urinating behind the drapes at a high-end restaurant and Dexter Manley's drug escapades. Role models NOT!

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    2. Les is confused, or more likely employing the leftist tactic of obfuscation and conflating.

      The President has not suggested government sanction to poor oppressed celebrities who disrespect our flag, so there is no First Amendment (Free Speech) issue.

      He did urge their employers to punish them, which is well within the law, since employers may set their own standards of speech and conduct as condition of employment.

      It is clear the NFL has no problem with their wealthy, pampered employees' flagrantly unpatriotic dislays of disrespecting our flag and national anthem, and that's their right.

      Other Americans like me have the right to tell them to go to hell and kiss my true blue veteran ass.

      Does that clear it up for you, Les?

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    3. The players were kneeling long before POTUS said word one. His was a reaction (effect), not a cause.

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    4. Boycott ANY team in which the players fail to show a proper respect for the nation that protects them. (ala Bruce Maxwell/Oakland As)

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    5. Might want to look at the history of the playing of the anthem at NFL games.
      It's a relatively recent phenomenon paid for by the armed forces to promote recruitment after 9/11 when The Dauphin was about to commit the worst military blunder in American history. McCain and Flake uncovered this.

      A lot is said about disrespect. Just how is that disrespect manifested. I haven't seen any gesturing or attempts to disrupt the anthem. All I see are players using the moment to call attention to an issue and ask that we consider our values.

      Unfortunately, the only "values" the right respects are militarism and profiteering.

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    6. Duck,
      Might want to look at the history of the playing of the anthem at NFL games.

      Irrelevant.

      The National Anthem is being played now, and proper etiquette should be observed.

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    7. Some reading written by my friend Epa, who marched in the 1960's Civil Rights marches.

      Excerpt:

      Two weeks ago during the season’s opening NFL Pre Game show I did something I have never done in 67 years.

      I TURNED IT OFF.

      Why?

      They stopped talking about football. They talked about kneeling. And talked. And talked.

      I can hear that all day on the cable news stations. I tuned in to hear about the GAMES that day.

      I don’t want these guys fired. I don’t want to see them kneeling.

      I want them to express themselves buy ORGANIZING
      PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE WEEK, SKIPPING PRACTICE and practicing civil and corporate disobedience, and taking the fines and suspensions that causes. I suspect this will separate the wheat from the chaff.

      On Sunday I want them to well …

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    8. "[Trump] did urge their employers to punish them, which is well within the law"

      I'm sure it is, but what is the etiquette for a POTUS? Could a boss be forgiven for misconstruing such a statement as something other than mere advice?

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    9. but what is the etiquette for a POTUS?

      While were on the subject of etiquette, what is the etiquette for the losers of a presidential election, to call him, "a clear and present danger to the US of A"? To call for "The Resistance"? We're WAY beyond proper "etiquette".

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    10. The Left invented "cultural capitalism". It's time that they "died" by it.

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    11. Jez, In this highly-regulated land of endless laws and armies of lawyers, no business person big or small would take a presidential comment as a green light to do anything.

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    12. Very often, we disagree about a peculiar behavior which, while it may be protected under the Constitution, remains repugnant to most Americans. To be clear, an American has the right to avail him or herself of protected speech. To be equally clear, an American does not have the right of protection from his or her own gauche behavior.

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    13. To be clear, this has NOTHING to do with protected speech. If the owners wished to shut it down (foolish) they could.
      Sundays protest was sparked by President Happy Hands' address in Alabama saying he wished the owners would "tell one of those SOB's he's fired." Protected speech? Learn what that means.

      Trump was so far out of line that even Bob Kraft (Patriot's owner) came out against him and Brady, another Trump supporter linked arms with his teammates.

      The only gauche behavior I've seen is from Happy Hands. He messed with the wrong crowd.

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    14. RE: Protected speech. I said that already, in response to your fellow Beantown Prog Les.

      What is Kraft and the other owners supposed to do? President Trump is attacking their corporate franchise.

      NFL rates are sliding, and ESPN won't have enough money to hire Pakistani cricket match announcers when this is all over.

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    15. Do you deny the president (name any) his bully pulpit, Ducky? No freedom of expression for the president? What's with the "happy hands" comment? I am continually underwhelmed by your ability to demean others and yourself in the process.

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    16. Who's denying him anything, bobo?

      He speaks (action) and thee is a protest (reaction). Simple.
      The grotesque mouthpiece of fringe white right wing America can speak and tweet all he likes.

      Happy Hands? Would you prefer Groper-In-Chief?

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    17. "Would you prefer Groper-In-Chief?"

      Bill Clinton was Rapist in Chief, so sure, use that one if it makes you happy.

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  8. ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH, DEAR FRIENDS - A SUMMATION of WHAT the LEFT IS and ALWAYS HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT:

    _ Kipling’s Little Man _

    _______ ~ or ~ ______

    _ Bolshevism Revisited _

    A Leftist caught in doubt
    Lifts up his head to shout:

    Your treatment is unfair,
    You bully! How you dare
    To question my veracity
    With cruel, hard-eyed tenacity
    I do not know. My views
    Which boldly you accuse
    Of being falsely ranked
    In truth are sacrosanct.

    My thoughts are Holy Writ.
    Your thoughts are quite unfit;
    Based on selfish fears
    They inspire tears
    And dare to say the blame
    Lies squarely in the frame
    Of those whose failing lives
    Look to him who thrives
    And say: Your gold is mine,
    You greedy, bloated swine.
    You have more than you need.
    It's up to you to feed
    Me, the ill and weak,
    Else Heaven that you seek
    Will ever be denied.

    And I will see your hide
    Shredded, tanned and dried.
    And hung outside the gates
    Of each neighborhood that hates
    The needy and the poor,
    Who soon will storm your door
    And drag you from your bed
    And then lop off your head.
    While the masses you denied
    Will ever take great pride
    Your ignominious demise
    Was effected in the guise
    Of condign righteous wrath
    Giving Bourgeois digs a bath.

    With stolen food and goods
    We'll raze your neighborhoods
    And laugh to see you hurt
    Dying in the dirt.
    WE DO NOT CARE TO RISE:
    We live for your demise.
    We thrive on righteous hate.
    It is by now too late
    To make a plan to stop us
    End the Founder's opus.
    Our Marx destroyed your God.
    He's in - not on - the sod
    Feeding nematodes
    In their dark abodes.

    With mockery and shrill
    Sarcastic gibes we kill.
    We drool with sheer delight
    At the thought of endless night.
    Where everything that's witty,
    Charming, gracious, pretty
    Slumps to the nitty gritty,
    As we revel in the dung
    Corrupting all your young.

    For 'we are the little folk, we
    Too little to love or to hate.
    Leave us alone, and you'll see
    How quickly we'll drag down the state.'
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    ~ FreeThinke
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    * Rudyard Kipling

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    1. Awesome. You captured the violent, foaming left quite nicely.

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    2. So Trump defends the KKK's right to free speech, but kneeling during the anthem should be fireable. Got it.

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    3. Who knew that the Klansmen were on the clock?

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    4. Ducky's slipping. His false equivalencies are threadbare to the point of transparency.

      #Sad

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    5. Been waiting for this showdown since Stan Kroenke committed over 50,000 counts of fraud against St. Louis Rams fans with 9 years left of the season ticket seating licenses when he moved the Rams back to Los Angeles. Each fraud charge is 7 years in prison. Justice will mot be served until Stan Kroenke and Roger Goodell get their 350,000 years in prison.

      I do not like Donald Trump. Fortunately, as a spineless whiner of extremely stunted intellect and functionality, Trump is readily provoked to tantrum, and he's lost so much in life to be well practiced at holding grudges. Turn now to 1985, when the NFL put Trump's USFL investment to death...

      The course of NFL athlete incomes began their insane rise to today's levels during the USFL era, with both leagues outbidding each other to recruit the best players. Even after the USFL won (a measly $1 bill) in the anti-trust lawsuit against the NFL, the Pyrrhic victory that killed Trump's USFL never caused a climbdown in how much a NFL player gets paid. But more to the point, Trump's USFL loss nearly ruined him financially. It is doubtful he has forgotten that. He's already tried to kill the NFL once.

      NFL revenues are plummeting now. Tune in every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday to an NFL game if you can find one on TV and witness the wide variety of taxpayer financed mostly empty stadiums. The NFL can ill-afford any more backlashes, with the twin assaults of the national anthem kneeling and anti-football lobby against longterm concussion damage giving them around the same bad PR as finding out the AIDS virus is the main ingredient in ice cream would do to Haagen Daz.

      So, we're at the point where we ask if people hate Donald Trump enough to pay for football.

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    7. Thank you, SilverFiddle for acknowledging the poem and for at least appearing to ubderstand what said, and WHY I said it.

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  9. Overpaid NFL players have every right to express their hypocrisy. The NFL has every right to advocate for or disavow such behavior . POTUS has every right to express his views on this subject. I have every right not to watch them which I'm, currently, exercising.

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  10. FJ correctly opined:

    The players were kneeling long before POTUS said word one. His was a reaction (effect), not a cause.

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    1. We will boycott until the NFL changes EVERY team logo so as to honor Donald Trump (as follows)!

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    2. @JC,
      What a funny video! I've shared it with many.

      THANKS

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    3. Individuals like this Colin Kaepernick are very much like internet trolls who bedevil blogs and websites with nasty, provocative, unsociable, pointedly disruptive rhetoric.

      The best way to deal with trolls, –– if you don't have the power to DELETE them, as I do here –– would be to IGNORE them.

      Kaepernick's frankly disgusting exercise in symbolic nose-thumbing at the country that made it possible for him to earn upwards of TWO MILLION DOLLARS –– or more –– per annum for playing a mere BALL game –– would NEVER have developed into a full-fledged MOVEMENT, if only the ENEMEDIA had left it ALONE.

      Now we may claim President Trump only made it worse by calling the likes of committed Marxist Colin Kaepernick a "son-of-a-bitch," but we have NO RIGHT to claim that the president had no right to say it.

      It would NEVER have come to that IF the ENEMDIA had STIFLED Kaepernick's insolent, and entirely DISINGENUOUS gesture –– the way they routinely stifle and block out anything and everything POSITIVE that might be said of the Conservative philsophy and the Conservative movement. Had the ENEMEDIA done rhat instead of sensationalizing it, no one would even know Kaepernick's name today much less care about his attempts to disrupt, overturn and ultimately destroy the nation that made his ignoble "career" possible.

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    4. FT,
      Individuals like this Colin Kaepernick are very much like internet trolls who bedevil blogs and websites with nasty, provocative, unsociable, pointedly disruptive rhetoric.

      Excellent analogy!

      BTW, I heard or read somewhere that Kaepernick was about to be picked up this season for one of the NFL teams -- I don't recall which one -- when his Muslima girlfriend sent out a tweet which destroyed his being hired.

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    5. I don't say that POTUS had no right to say it, I say it was unwise. Trump is not presidential. You are operating under the assumption that a president is held to the same standards as the rest of the population; I disagree. I think he should be held to much higher standards.

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  11. Watters is certainly an eloquent, knowledgeable speaker about climate science.
    Left wing news outlets have been reporting that we can;t tie the recent hurricanes directly to climate change although it should be considered.
    The analysis that caught my attention was comparing the recent weather events to Barry Bonds' home runs in the steroid era.
    You can't attribute any particular homer to steroids but the steroids were responsible for many.

    But the right will congratulate themselves with some backslapping over a silly cliche by that jackie Watters and having done that bury their heads.

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    1. At what point? Landfall? Sure you don't want to go with size?

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    2. Finally, after more than a decade, the Rev Al Gore Church of Gaia leftwing fundamentalists get some extreme weather (i.e. a normal hurricane season), and they are soiling their dainties with excitement.

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    3. THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

      LOL

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    4. Maybe they are and maybe they aren't. And could you prove that it makes a difference anyway?

      Quite frankly, anything you warmists say is suspect. You've been caught manipulating data so many times that such claims are questionable just because you make them.

      Exactly what would the average temperature of the oceans be? What is "normal"? How do you even begin to quantify such things when they have only been measured for a relatively short period of time? Why do the models always fail at prediction and that's even with constant changing of the models to make them work.

      THE OCEANS ARE WARMING, THE OCEANS ARE WARMING!!!

      It's like the tired old Henny Youngman joke.
      "A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months."

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    5. So the warmer water causing stronger storms and the coral bleachings are not of concern.

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    6. Such things are cyclic, always have been and always will be. I remember, Jacques Cousteau, carrying on about coral bleaching and dying on The Great Barrier Reef and the funny thing is that new coral is growing and the reef is still there.

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    7. More thermometers in the Artic will erase the rise of global temperature averages.

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    8. "Quite frankly, anything you warmists say is suspect."

      on the other hand

      "new coral is growing and the reef is still there."

      we're getting better at monitoring coral

      "More thermometers in the Artic will erase the rise of global temperature averages."

      The poles are warming faster than the rest of the earth, aren't they?

      "Finally, after more than a decade, the Rev Al Gore Church of Gaia leftwing fundamentalists get some extreme weather"

      Not as exciting as the storms, but less catastrophically extreme weather his been trending upwards for decades.

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    9. In the Caribbean, the trend has been flat for the past 12 years, until this season brought a return toward the historical (past 150 years or so) mean.

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    10. Storms are sparse events, especially within a region. Expect to find signals elsewhere.

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    11. Jez, the entire Climate Change hysteria is based upon "finding signals elsewhere." In this whole wide world, abnormal phenomena occurs quite regularly, and can be conveniently pressed into service as propaganda.

      Do you or Ducky know what the temperature of the Caribbean has been this hurricane season?

      Has it been dangerously above normal?

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    12. "Global Warming" may, indeed, be real, but the idea of its being "man made" strikes me as either contrived or tremendusly exaggerated to support of Power Agenda on the part of the Left.

      It has become a quasi-religion. True Believers of the Global Warmng Theory vehemently and vociferously claim NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT of SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE are POSITIVE that Man Made Global Warmng is a FACT that no sane, decent should or would dare to CHALLENGE."

      That doesn't sound like Science to me, it sounds more like a Faith-Based Initiative pushed by cheap hucksters and power-mad zealots who closely resemble the Mediaeval Eccelesiadstical Courts that terrorized Europe with dire threats of imprisonment in dank Dungeons, gruesome Torture and extraordinarily cruel methods of Execution such as being Burned Alive at the Stake for anyone who DARED teven to QUESTION much less DEFY the Ecclesiastical Authority of the time.

      We may not be burning "Climate Change Deniers at The Stake –– YET –-, but at the rate things are going the moral equivalent thereof sppears to be waiting all-too eagerly in the wings to take Center Stage once again.

      Global Warming and not even Communism are our "chiefest enemies." That dubious distinction belongs almost exclusively to our all-too-human penchant for trying to SUBJUGATE and then TYRANNIZE one another.

      The current bruohaha over Globa Warming is merely the latest chapter in that long, sordid, utterly shameful history.

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    13. duck, the issue is the bullseye of the hurricane. If it happens to be on a populated area, then the libtards like yourself get all geeked up. If it is 100 miles offshore, no big deal.... Right?
      This year, we happened to have had Houston, West Florida,, and Purrrrrrrrrreto Riiico be the bullseye, so now all the slow thinkers are blaming the fake man made climate change.

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    14. Kurt: I'm not hysterical. Anthropogenic global warming genuinely looks (to me) like the best way to explain many observations, and I recommend policies that account for it. What's hysterical about that?
      I haven't been monitoring local ocean temperatures but I wouldn't expect them to be particularly egregious this season, and I don't think Ducky is talking about local ocean temperature either -- but you knew that, right?

      FreeThinke: There is evidence that global warming is the result of human activity, it is public and we are all at liberty to judge the strength of that evidence for ourselves. A large percentage of the people who hold domain expertise judge it to be very strong. Although I'm familiar with some aspects of the material, it's not exactly my area; but I work alongside people who do pretty good work in highly relevant fields. I think they're judgement is valuable. Moving beyond my circle of acquaintance to the broader consensus: while it is not "authoritative" in the Roman Catholic sense of the word, it is so large that to repudiate it you either have to belittle their expertise, or resort to a conspiracy theory along the lines of the medieval scenario you outline above. Personally, I think you are paranoid (in general, not just in this context); certainly my friends do not fit your description.

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    15. they're judgement => their judgement

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    16. You are perfectly entitled to your opinion just as you are entitled to be wrong, Jez.

      If I could see any evidence that the opinion about Man's Responsibility for Global Warming was NOT divided along partisan political-ideological lines, I might be more inclined to listen.

      Unfortunately I have a highly reliable built-in Bullsh-t Detector –– a Gift from God bestowed at birth. I know a Political Power Grab when I see one. I can't help it if you don't –– or don't care ––, which seems morely likely from what I've seen of you.

      At any rate, even if what you wangt to believe SHOULD be true, what in the world could we ossibly DO to stop it?

      I assure you that forcing citizens to impoverish thenselves by paying greatly increased high TAXES to a greedy, ever-more despotic, micro-managerial Central Government is NOT the answer.

      You may thonk whatever you like, of course. Just be aware, please, that it doesn't interest me.

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    17. A LINGUISTIC SIDE NOTE:

      Is it JUDGMENT or JUDGEMENT?

      If you’re an avid reader, you’ve likely seen the word judgment spelled two different ways across various sources. Sometimes it appears as we have it here (JUDGMENT), and other times it appears with an e: JUDGEMENT.

      What’s going on here, and which one is correct?

      Many think that the difference between judgement and judgment is that the longer version is the British spelling, whereas the shorter one is the convention in the US. While some claim that Noah Webster first recorded the spelling of judgment in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, judgment has been the prevailing spelling on both sides of the pond since the late 1600s.

      Though judgement has risen and fallen in popularity in British English, judgment remains the preferred spelling in British legal proceedings and appears more frequently in written work.

      Today, judgement is an accepted spelling in British English, but if you stick to judgment, you won’t be judged in the UK or the US.

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    18. Hysterical alarmists have been shouting about how increased ocean temperatures will create monster storms (a claim based upon a simple scientific fact).

      So, as the same hysterical alarmists point to this season's hurricane damage, the water temperature of the Caribbean is quite relevant.

      Is it warmer than average? This bears heavily on the claim of global warming contributing to stronger hurricanes.

      Ducky has quacked and run, so we'll never get an answer from him, but I'll cut to the chase. Data from NOAA and others who measure this stuff reveal this year's water temperature is not significantly higher than the past decade. As someone else mentioned, these storms were not anywhere near the top strongest storms on record. The destruction was all about the path they took, which is the way it is with hurricanes.

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    19. FreeThinke: Much of the evidence is publicly accessible, and we note your disinclination to engage with it. Your freedoms are sacrosanct, but it does of course reflect on your credibility.

      Kurt: Before he took his leave, Ducky said, correctly, "we can;t[sic] tie the recent hurricanes directly to climate change".

      It is true that increased storm frequency and/or strength is predicted (that prediction is intuitive, but not simple... they're not the same thing!), but no-one credible claims that that's happened yet; that's what makes this all a red herring. See my link in an earlier comment for less-sensational-but-still-extreme weather events which have already started trending upwards.

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  12. My wife asked me last night if it's the national anthem and the National Football League then which nation are we talking about?

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  13. Let me preface this:
    I don't give a crap about professional sports, I never have. The last professional sport I watched was the 1973 Superbowl and that was because I was invited to the party and participated in the game pool. (free food and beer)

    It seems the MSM hated the NFL until yesterday, and since its become political, that's all we're going to hear about until the next Superbowl. I'm sick of it now!

    The way I see it the NFL is in a death spiral and actively participating in it.

    You have to admit that seeing a bunch of pampered millionaires going down on one knee to "protest" institutional discrimination is hilarious. I doubt that many of them have the social consciousness of a swarm of cockroaches.
    Virtue signaling, it's embarrassing.

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    1. @ Warren,

      "I don't give a crap about professional sports"

      I couldn't agree with you more! How about the boring, sports savants that we must encounter from time-to-time? Some people seem to not have much of a life!

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    2. @Jon
      Ain't it the truth!

      I usually go into a comedy routine:

      Who you pulling for in the Superbowl?

      The Yankees. They have a better forward and their goalie don't let no pucks get past. ;^)

      I used play sports as a kid but I'd just as soon watch paint dry than watch a game, any game.

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    3. I'm on the other side of that. Football is one of the greatest cultural achievements humanity has achieved since mankind discovered fire makes cows taste good.

      The sport is being tarnished by the reign of Roger Goodell as NFL Commissioner, a man who has never played a down of football in his life. Colin Kaepernick had one job - be a better quarterback than Blaine Gabbert - and he failed at that. I happen to largely agree with a good chunk of CK's observations on police brutality and excessive force. But that's neither here nor there. Chip Kelly benched CK because he isn't a good quarterback. He's not exactly Kirk Cousins out there throwing more picks than a Van Halen concert, but as a scrambler, he sucks. CK never returned from his shoulder surgery the dangerous QB he used to be. Shit happens. Go wipe your tears on your stacks of millions of dollars until the Jaguars need a backup QB.

      The politicization of all things our national anthem is offensive to me. Don't want to pledge allegiance to a country that doesn't kill as many drug dealers and terrorists as it does unborn babies? Okay, yawn. Shut up and play football already.

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    4. This pretty much sums up how I feel about the NFL's taking the knee:

      The players could use their millions and their names to raise real issues. They could have marched in the streets. They could have used their fame to draw media attention to the starving. The could have joined together and flown to Chicago and demanded an end to young men killing young men and worked to end gangs. They could have used their fame to connect with those young men and mentor them.

      Instead, they put their knee on the ground before playing a game to make money. All it did was further divide the nation. Instead of trying to find a way to steer us all to our better angels and focus on the injustices and problems that really do exist, the millionaires decided to protest the flag and anthem of the country that made them millionaires and cheered them on.

      They, led by Colin Kaepernick, took the easy way out. They virtue signaled without doing the hard labor of affecting [sic] real change.


      In my view, these players and managers need to spend about a year in Ghana and find out what pervasive racism really is -- and clean out latrines while they're there, too.

      Time in Ghana cured one of my former students who saw racism everywhere in America -- even as he lived in a mansion with five bedrooms, each having a private bath with a jacuzzi and a house with a color TV and computer in every room. His mother exiled him to Ghana because she got sick and tired of his moaning about racism. He picked up on this theme in the public high school, of course -- a very well-funded public high school with every possible perk for its diverse student population.

      Does America have race problems? Sure. Thus it has been for a long time now. But, overall, our race relations have dramatically improved as have opportunities since the 1950s, a time that I recall very well.

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    5. What TC said: True. The NFL, like any other business is about making money.

      If Kaepernick was playing spectacularly, winning games, thrilling fans and generating revenue, he could urinate on the flag and fart the national anthem and nobody would care.

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    6. Well, the "NFL is racist" meme didn't work for Kaepernick, as the bulk of the highest paid athletes in the NFL are in fact black men. Colin Kaepernick has no position with any team because he's a washed up QB with a bum shoulder. He can't even throw a tantrum accurately, much less a football.

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    7. The NFL will not shed its racist image until all white owners relinquish all money and control to the players.

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    8. I'm not going to judge the NFL by 11% of their players being tone deaf.

      Let's see how empty the stands and how low the TV ratings are Veteran's Day weekend.

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    9. Agreed. NFL corporate cash, flamboyant patriotic displays that bring more of that cash in, and military recruiting is a powerful coalition.

      Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, Chevrolet and all that jazz...

      I predict by that time the leftwing #Resist machine will have calibrated its message to not step on the NFL's patriotism propaganda sales campaign.

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  14. My 17-year-old American History student opined yesterday:

    "I don't see any point in standing and having my hand over my heart during the National Anthem. Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost -- and that's what needed to happen. The President should never have called NFL players a bad name."

    This young man cannot, of course, sing or recite even one verse of our National Anthem and struggles with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance -- much less understand the symbolism of our nation's flag. I've tried to get all this into his head for a year now. No dice!

    There you have the opinion of a student who was an honors student in the public schools system. And he has no learning disability. Quite the contrary!

    He hopes to vote for Kanye West in 2020.

    No, I'm not making up any of the above, nor am I exaggerating.

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    1. I'm not saying anything you don't know, but this is the result of the left holding the high ground of education, entertainment and media for successive generations.

      They are socializing the advanced world to hate sovereignty, borders, traditional western cultures (non-western cultures are to be celebrated).

      Globalist forces hope to destroy the very concept of national sovereignty, and its working. Unfortunately, those in the West won't realize what they had until its gone.

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    2. The 1962 SDS Port Huron Statement did layout the strategy...

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    3. SF,
      The slide in the last 6-10 years has been surreal!

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    4. Related...

      Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

      37 percent couldn’t even name a single right endowed by the First Amendment.

      Only 48 percent of those surveyed were able to identify freedom of speech as being a right enshrined by the First Amendment, although far fewer could identify other rights accorded


      https://www.studyfinds.org/government-american-history-survey/

      NY Times reports half of Americans don't know Puerto Ricans are fellow Americans.

      *CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP*

      Well done, progressives. Well done. You hijacked the education establishment top to bottom, and we are a stupider nation because of it.

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    5. Silver... we also have a large group of people under 35, about 30% who don't believe you have a right to free speech if what you have to say offends them.

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    6. Dave, Yes. Scary, isn't it?

      Given our nation's slide toward mob rule, these trends will soon yield dangerous fruit.

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    7. Be patient, AOW ... the human brain isn't fully formed until the age of 25 ... except Ducky, whose brain reached terminal velocity at age 5.

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    8. Sam,
      You should have posted a spew alert at the beginning of that comment.

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    9. Sam, my calculations have libtards brain development ceasing at 2 years. :)

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    10. 3 for the really 'bright' ones.

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  15. Jerry Jones kneeled with his players last night... But not during the National Anthem... So I don't know what that was about besides empty posturing.

    Stop the Hammering! LOL!

    Escaped mental patient Sheila Jackson Lee kneeled on the floor of the House of Representatives, saying she was kneeling for the first amendment and for the flag. She said she stands with the soldiers and stands with America... so she kneels.

    The election of President Donald J. Trump has reduced the left to an incoherent, babbling, foaming torrent of human diarrhea.

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    1. SF,
      Sheila Jackson Lee kneeled on the floor of the House of Representatives

      GOOD GRIEF!

      Farcical. To say the least.

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  16. Kid posted a picture today if an exploding, dying star, and likened it to the Democratic Party. I responded this way:

    Your self-destructing star is more representative of what the Formerly-Free World has been busily doing to itself for well over a hundred years.

    The Democrats are mostly wrong and worthy of exctinction to be be sure, BUT –––– SO ARE the REPUBLICANS.

    And look at Socialist Europe!

    Considering what has happened in the past sixty years, particularly, I can't help but wonder WHY WE even BOTHERED to FIGHT TWO WORLD WARS and then COMMUNISM?

    Our "victories" in those conflicts have proved hollow. When Truman fired General MacArthur, who wanted to PRESS our advangtage and NIP COMMUNISM in the BUD, when that was still possble, we THREW AWAY our great ADVANTAGES and sold our Birthright for a mess of Marxist Propaganda.

    Everything anti-Communists have tried to do since NUREMBERG has been no more effective than trying to toss the rain back into the sky bodily during a hurricane.

    So YES, Our wistful Little Star may well be on its way OUT.

    I can almost hear The Governor of the Cosmos muttering, "AND GOOD RIDDANCE!"

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  17. Far far far above Jez said:

    "I guess you don't like these protests because they detract from the national anthem, robbing it of its due reverence. Personally, I think it's patriotic to hold your country to a higher standard -- if they didn't bother, that would indicate indifference."

    First, the anthem, the flag, the pledge of allegiance, etc. are only SYMBOLS that stand in for our COUNTRY and what it STANDS FOR according to the dictates of our CONSTITUTION. They are not sacred in and of themselves, but our NATION most certainly IS.

    "We" don't like "these protests," because they show vast IGNORANCE OF or DISREGARD FOR the TRUTH, profound DISRESPECT and base INGRATITUDE for the many blessing this great land ofours has bewtowed countless millions in the past –– and CONTINUES to bestow to this very day.

    IF you support this rude, fractious, openly hostile behavior, it only stands to reason that you MUST, therefore, support and hold ur President's right to label these thuggish ingrates as "SONS of BITCHES" in a public address.

    "What's sauce for the goose is saice for the gander," and all that.

    What I most strenuously object to abut most leftists is their adamancy in stating their belief that THEY and THEY ALONE should have the right to mantain a pronounced Double Standard that effectively immunizes them from adverse criticism of any sort.

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    1. OK, while I'm fond of my country and a few others, I don't agree that the nation (any nation) is sacred -- in fact I think history teaches us that such a belief is dangerous. I won't try to convince you of it, but it's interesting to know why we disagree.

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  18. The Truth Has Been SpokenSeptember 26, 2017 at 12:06:00 PM EDT

    200 NFL idiots took a knee this weekend. Result? A Media frenzy, left wing pride, right wing outrage.
    In Chicago, criminals took 11 lives this weekend, shooting 37.
    Any Thoughts?
    And please don't give me your Slavery Bull Shits as an excuse.

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  19. It's all about the NFL Corporate Logo and the billions is sucks out of the pockets of working class fans.

    "This issue is about protecting the shield," said Andy Dolich, a former N.F.L. team executive. "There's a subliminal dollar sign in that shield, so it is fair to be cynical" about the owners' motives.

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  20. Liberalism is about how your mental development Stopped at about 2 yrs old. Period. Everything else is a symptom of that.

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