December 27, 2013

A&E Announces It's Welcoming Back Phil Robertson, and He'll Be Rejoining the Show
— Ace

Our long national nightmare is only warming up, I'm afraid.

Robertson only gets to speak his mind without punishment because he has millions of fans.

The rest of us are not so fortunate.


The network and the Robertson family announced Friday that Phil will still be part of the series -- and since he didn't miss any filming, his temporary suspension will have no effect on the upcoming fifth season.

Maet liked this mention of a special contractual rider:

The entire Robertson family has been on hiatus for duck hunting season, a contractual stipulation, which continues through Jan. 26 in their native Louisiana.

Here's A&E's statement:

As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.

That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson.

Wait, because you're a media company you have a special obligation to squelch speech you disagree with? Shouldn't your obligation run in precisely the opposite direction?

While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.

Isn't this enough? If these statements do not reflect A&E's views -- and I'm quite certain they don't -- why is it not enough to simply say "These statements do not reflect our views"?

We have reached a curious pass in the conception of free speech. First it was widely pushed by the Left that any comment it didn't like had to be "denounced" by every single person aligned with the right.

But simple denunciation turned out to be an appetizer; now it is further demanded that every person and every entity use all of its power to actively discourage, punish, and arrest disapproved thoughts.


But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man's views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.

How about we all behave like grown-ups and accept the fact that other people are going to occasionally say things we find "offensive" and that there should not be any sanction expected in such cases?


So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

"Advocacy groups."

We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.

They always could have done this if they felt it was necessary to rebut Robertson. Why did they not simply avail themselves of such a simple (and non-coercive) means of fighting speech with, get this, other speech?

Our current social understanding of free speech is this: You can speak your mind freely if you have a large enough army of supporters to pressure a company into resisting pressure from a large army of Speech Police.

This is not free speech. This is free speech as an exceptional thing -- only for those with a wide, passionate following -- not as a routine thing.

A&E is a cowardly organization. First it puts Robertson on "indefinite hiatus" under pressure from one group of people, then it puts him back on the air because they've been pressured by a somewhat larger group of people.

At no point did they trip over anything resembling a general principle of speech free from "consequences" of broad application.

Posted by: Ace at 12:31 PM | Comments (377)
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1 I'll go get the others.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 27, 2013 12:33 PM (oFCZn)

2 Something about agreeing with Ace, I believe.

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:33 PM (roTS7)

3 I refuse to conform to prearranged comments!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 27, 2013 12:34 PM (oFCZn)

4 Your right to free speech begins where our wallet starts.

Posted by: A&E at December 27, 2013 12:34 PM (FcR7P)

5 Suck it GLADD. Oh, I think I am going to regret that one.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:35 PM (OWjjx)

6 Well, see, it's only Leftist speech that should be free, wingnuts! ::angry::

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:35 PM (naUcP)

7 I refuse to conform to prearranged comments!

I was attempting a variation upon a theme . . . without a theme actually having been established.

Tricky, that.

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:35 PM (roTS7)

8 Oh, I think I am going to regret that one. Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life I'll let EoJ handle that, I'm told he has expertise.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:36 PM (naUcP)

9
A and E's core value is money-money-money which makes them happy-happy-happy!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 27, 2013 12:36 PM (pJF+c)

10 Honestly, I prefer my fascist overlords a la carte, rather than bundled.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 12:36 PM (xSegX)

11 Remember when the Left tried to persuade people that they were wrong and attempt to change their minds? Yeah, neither do I.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 12:37 PM (xSegX)

12 Wait, because you're a media company you have a special obligation to squelch speech you disagree with? Shouldn't your obligation run in precisely the opposite direction? In. A. Nutshell.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at December 27, 2013 12:37 PM (1xUj/)

13 And, of course, right on cue, CNN brings on the gay person to complain about the decision. And the kicker: "the LGBT community is the last community that it is acceptable to ridicule." No, I believe that would be Christians. Clearly, sir, you have never watched Bill Mahr's show.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:37 PM (OWjjx)

14 "This just in on "Duck Dynasty" issue--Phil Robertson reinstated; GLAAD takes it in rear"

Posted by: In poor taste, but fun anyway at December 27, 2013 12:37 PM (CM26Z)

15 "Why did they not simply avail themselves of such a simple (and non-coercive) means of fighting speech with, get this, other speech?"

Because the thin-skinned, coddled outrage babies of the world will continue to be thin-skinned and therefore coddled.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at December 27, 2013 12:37 PM (tWmgi)

16
The gator ate A and E first, and left us swamp people alone 'cus we know them by their first names.

Posted by: Miss Kay at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (pJF+c)

17 Wait, because you're a media company you have a special obligation to squelch speech you disagree with? Shouldn't your obligation run in precisely the opposite direction? You'd think doubly so for Universities, wouldn't you? Well, you'd be wrong.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (xSegX)

18 Has this ever happened before? A Conservative getting re-instated by the media elites? It could be a first.

Posted by: Linsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (RJMhd)

19 The true definition of diversity has become Orwellian.  What it really means is a state where everyone from every race and background thinks, talks, and acts the same.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (UvR6d)

20 GLAAD announcing anti-A&E boycott in 3.. 2... 1...

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (fd0Pp)

21 "the LGBT community is the last community that it is acceptable to ridicule." No, I believe that would be Christians. Clearly, sir, you have never watched Bill Mahr's show. Don't forget fatties. Or white men.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (WhJf8)

22 If A&E really wanted to mindfuck everybody, they'd have Phil Robertson do their PSAs, and hit the Biblical "love your neighbor as yourself" stuff especially hard, and leave all the other "controversial" stuff aside.

I have a feeling that degree of subtlety and cleverness may be beyond them, however.

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (roTS7)

23
Amount of GLADD branded merch in Walmart?
Amount of DD branded merch in Walmart?

QED

Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/s] at December 27, 2013 12:38 PM (70Unk)

24 Could someone go monitor Dan Savage's twitter feed? Gawd, it has to be hysterical about now.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:39 PM (OWjjx)

25 Now THAT is a surrender, mon amis!

Posted by: France at December 27, 2013 12:39 PM (kduZC)

26
We suck crayfish heads and the GLAAD boys suck the worm!

Posted by: Willie Robertson at December 27, 2013 12:39 PM (pJF+c)

27 We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people

Yeah, self awareness isn't among your talents, is it, A&E. 

Posted by: pep at December 27, 2013 12:39 PM (6TB1Z)

28 Robertson returns on is own terms. How are yer nuts feeling right about now A&E?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 12:40 PM (DmNpO)

29 The true definition of diversity has become Orwellian. What it really means is a state where everyone from every race and background thinks, talks, and acts the same. Black gay Maoist, Hispanic gay Trotskyite, Asian gay Leninist.

Posted by: True Diversity[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 12:40 PM (WhJf8)

30 What A-E is really saying is, FYNQ.

Posted by: Soona at December 27, 2013 12:40 PM (fv6BP)

31 But simple denunciation turned out to be an appetizer; now it is further demanded that every person and every entity use all of its power to actively discourage, punish, and arrest disapproved thoughts.

See: Islam, where in Saudi Arabia you can be thrown into prison if you have a Bible.  Gays and Islam, together at last. 

Posted by: Null at December 27, 2013 12:40 PM (DuH+r)

32 What happens if we boycott GLAAD? I get the "tree falling in the woods" feeling

Posted by: Iblis at December 27, 2013 12:41 PM (NVFTu)

33 "GLAAD announcing anti-A&E boycott in 3.. 2... 1..."

Maybe, or perhaps A+E bought 'em off with cash and/or a series to be named later.

Posted by: mrp at December 27, 2013 12:41 PM (HjPtV)

34 Don't forget fatties. That is changing. Jennifer Lawrence was recently on some entertainment show demonstrating her deep understanding of the First Amendment by arguing that we should outlaw calling other people fat.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:41 PM (OWjjx)

35 Amount of GLADD branded merch in Walmart? Does "Glee" count?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:41 PM (naUcP)

36 How are yer nuts feeling right about now A&E? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse

Slivered and blanched is my guess.

Posted by: pep at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (6TB1Z)

37 We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people... Oh the irony. It hurts.

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (5aFK0)

38
Like an old country dog on a hot summer day, the GLAAD crew will be laying in the dirt lickin' their dicks after the butt thumpin' they took after messin' with the Robertson clan. 

Posted by: Miss Cleo, Psychic Friends Network at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (pJF+c)

39
"The Conversation"

A & E:  Hey we're with ya, but we're dying here, give us a pass on this one?

Advocacy Group: No

A & E: come on.

Advocacy Group:  We need payment.

A & E:  What do you want?

Advocacy Group:  Free "Gay is Great" advocacy running 24/7.

A & E: Done!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (MaP11)

40 "Diversity" has always been Orwellian.

One of the reasons I bailed out of my job at a university around the year 2000 was that the institution was starting to get diversity fever.  And, having noticed somewhere along the line that I had the misfortune of being born a white male, I knew exactly what that meant for my future career advancement prospects.

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (roTS7)

41

as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

 

Running through filter

 

"After we wrote GLAAD and Jesse Jackson big fat checks they agreed to back off and let us keep the cash cow as long as we pay 'protection money.'"

Posted by: buzzion at December 27, 2013 12:42 PM (LI48c)

42 That is changing. Jennifer Lawrence was recently on some entertainment show demonstrating her deep understanding of the First Amendment by arguing that we should outlaw calling other people fat. They got to Katniss? She's always been a pawn, even after the Capital fell.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 12:43 PM (WhJf8)

43 Advocacy Group: Free "Gay is Great" advocacy running 24/7. Soon-to-be-fired Intern: So, any day ending in 'y'?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:43 PM (naUcP)

44 Could someone go monitor Dan Savage's twitter feed? Gawd, it has to be hysterical about now.

You know it takes about an hour just to suit up in one of those biohazard space suits, and another hour for subsequent decontamination.

Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/s] at December 27, 2013 12:43 PM (70Unk)

45 33 "GLAAD announcing anti-AE boycott in 3.. 2... 1..." Maybe, or perhaps A+E bought 'em off with cash and/or a series to be named later. Posted by: mrp at December 27, 2013 05:41 PM (HjPtV) Is Bravo not enough?

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 12:43 PM (xSegX)

46 A E: What do you want?

Advocacy Group: Free "Gay is Great" advocacy running 24/7.

A E: Done!
  But you've already got that?  What more can we do?  FIFY

Posted by: pep at December 27, 2013 12:44 PM (6TB1Z)

47

"GLAAD announcing anti-AE boycott in 3.. 2... 1..."

 

Maybe, or perhaps A+E bought 'em off with cash and/or a series to be named later.

Posted by: mrp at December 27, 2013 05:41 PM (HjPtV)

 

 

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"Suck  'D Nasty"

Posted by: Soona at December 27, 2013 12:44 PM (fv6BP)

48 I wonder how many phone calls from Walmart it took to AE board members to change their minds. The Cracker Barrel manager was adamant that the corporate office didn't talk to the stores before issuing their statement, and then retracting it.

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:44 PM (4JkHl)

49 Just as a fitting coda, the Robertsons should now announce the upcoming season is the last. Just. To. Frak. With. Everybody.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:44 PM (naUcP)

50 Is Bravo not enough? They used to have Logo. It didn't work out well...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (naUcP)

51 Fuck A'n'E. They can pound sand.

Posted by: maddogg at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (xWW96)

52 49 Just as a fitting coda, the Robertsons should now announce the upcoming season is the last.

But only if the head of A&E squeals like a pig.

Posted by: pep at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (6TB1Z)

53 A&E has taken a hugely bold & courageous stance. Just imagine what'll happen to the ratings if GLAAD folks stop watching Duck Dynasty.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (DmNpO)

54 Shorter A&E: "After consulting with the legal department and Mr. Robertson's counsel after we made our decision, we have decided to reinstate Mr. Roberston effectively immediately."

Posted by: Burn the Witch at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (Qt/d2)

55 Gays in camo?

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (4JkHl)

56 It is funny that jackson demanded a meeting. lol!

Posted by: Bean Pies, ey? at December 27, 2013 12:45 PM (Qev5V)

57 Dang, I forgot the magical disappearing ampersands. 

Posted by: pep at December 27, 2013 12:46 PM (6TB1Z)

58 I wonder how many phone calls from Walmart it took to AE board members to change their minds One. That is the kind of clout Wal-Mart has.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:46 PM (OWjjx)

59 But only if the head of AE squeals like a pig. Oh, the moment they learn they're losing the cash cow, a'squeelin' he will be...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 12:46 PM (naUcP)

60 Notwithstanding what Ace says above, it's nice to see A {ampersand} E beclown themselves this way.  I still hope the Robertson family's agent is cutting them a new deal elsewhere.

Posted by: Peaches at December 27, 2013 12:46 PM (8lmkt)

61 There's no one but the fags to blame this time.

Posted by: Soona at December 27, 2013 12:46 PM (fv6BP)

62 So, what you're saying is:


PHIL ROBERTSON JUST BUTT-FUCKED A&E . . . LIKE A VIKING!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (TM1p8)

63 Well here's Toure's last three tweets-- Touré ‏@Toure 27m RT @MarkHarrisNYC: A&E restores Robertson to Duck Dynasty; cites "deep commitment to its principals," the year's best Freudian misspelling. Touré ‏@Toure 2h Sonia Sanchez is on the Cycle next! Touré ‏@Toure 2h Our interview with Mike Tyson is on The Cycle next. ****** Mike Tyson---yikes! Off to go see what Matty Yglesias is tweeting!

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (RJMhd)

64 49 Just as a fitting coda, the Robertsons should now announce the upcoming season is the last. Just. To. Frak. With. Everybody. Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 27, 2013 05:44 PM (naUcP) And abuse some PC shibboleth every episode

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (4JkHl)

65 Posted by: Guy Mohawk Man, you REALLY should upgrade to the Premium Package. Here's a trial run: "A&E"

Posted by: t-bird at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (FcR7P)

66 PHIL ROBERTSON JUST BUTT-FUCKED AE . . . LIKE A VIKING!

Like a . . . a . . . like a KUNG FURY MASTER!!!

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (roTS7)

67 I still hope DD jumps to a different Network the next time they have a contractual chance to do so cleanly. I've only seen one episode (hillbilly water park stuff) but I get the appeal. They'll do fine somewhere else.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 12:47 PM (ZshNr)

68 "We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people's home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals."

So to exemplify integrity and commitment to principles, the plan was to fire the patriarch (upon which the people voted with their eyes for quite some time to even establish a "brand") and run a marathon of episodes of said patriarch and family to profit on "the brand" while the speech police ran a raid?

Those words... I don't think they mean what you think they mean.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 27, 2013 12:48 PM (eHIJJ)

69 Marines quietly have waived physical fitness standards for female Marines. All Marines have to be able to do 3 pull-ups. Which, uh, is not that difficult. For men. 1% of male recruits fail. Marines are waiving the requirement because most female recruits keep failing the test. Female Marines set to enter ground combat roles in 2016. Good thing there's no need for upper body strength in infantry combat.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 12:49 PM (ZPrif)

70

@53 Just imagine what'll happen to the ratings if GLAAD folks stop watching Duck Dynasty.

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Or if the blacks stop watching.

 

Maybe they should start watching for a month, so that they can stop watching?

 

Posted by: junior at December 27, 2013 12:49 PM (UWFpX)

71 Phil = Jaws A + E = Sharknado GLADD = Trailer of Sharknado

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 12:49 PM (OWjjx)

72 Released at 2pm on a Friday between Christmas and New Years? Pikers.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 27, 2013 12:49 PM (xSegX)

73 Okay Matty is tweeting about cheddar biscuits and Amazon faking tools--whatever. Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 2h The cheddar biscuits are the problem! http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/12/27/red_lobster_cheddar_biscuits_this_is_the_problem.html … Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 14m So did Amazon start a fake tool company called "Denali"?

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 12:49 PM (RJMhd)

74 Someone once said that every fascist who ever contributed money to GLAAD should be strung up on a lamppost but that does not reflect my views.

My own personal policy is inclusion and mutual respect and shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 27, 2013 12:50 PM (8ZskC)

75 You know have only 48hrs to comply.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson and the Shakedowns at December 27, 2013 12:50 PM (eHIJJ)

76 So, somewhat on- and somewhat off-topic....does anyone else figure that we're just minutes away from the biggest, baddest, most bodacious Friday night news dump of all time?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 27, 2013 12:50 PM (T1005)

77 5 Suck it GLADD. Oh, I think I am going to regret that one. Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 05:35 PM (OWjjx) With a vagina

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 12:50 PM (HVff2)

78 I still hope the Robertson family's agent is cutting them a new deal elsewhere. Exactly, Peaches. The icing on the cake would be for them to just leave now. A&E caves, then the Duck crew graciously flips them the bird as they turn and walk away.

Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 27, 2013 12:50 PM (5aFK0)

79 It's like Martin Luther King getting whacked all over again.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at December 27, 2013 12:51 PM (8ZskC)

80 Our current social understanding of free speech is this: You can speak your mind freely if you have a large enough army of supporters to pressure a company into resisting pressure from a large army of Speech Police. We got your back Ace, tweet anything you'd like.

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:51 PM (4JkHl)

81
I know t-bird but that would take like...effort...or something.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 27, 2013 12:51 PM (MaP11)

82 Oh snikes--I swear the link's length was hidden in his twitter feed. Sorry I think I blew the whole thread.

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 12:51 PM (RJMhd)

83 I wonder how many phone calls from Walmart it took to AE board members to change their minds.

Who says they changed their minds?  Everybody knew that AampersandE wasn't going to give up on the DD cash cow over Robertson's comments.

It was a token gesture- the gay lobby got their retribution, Duck Dynasty kept airing, and they all got more publicity.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 12:51 PM (SY2Kh)

84 Dang, I forgot the magical disappearing ampersands. Only for the little people. &&&

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (WhJf8)

85 You know you now have...

You know I can't spell. But I know how to make people dance.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson and the Shakedowns at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (eHIJJ)

86 "Could someone go monitor Dan Savage's twitter feed? Gawd, it has to be hysterical about now." Savage is one of the most obscene leftists allowed to spout anything that pops into his head. Recently on Australian television he pronounced that abortion should be compulsory up to the age of 30. It caused a bit of a stir there and nowhere else. Funny how that works.

Posted by: Decaf at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (eta5+)

87 Maybe GLAAD should change their name to... ...wait for it... ...Dyke Dynasty

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (g4TxM)

88 A+E spins faster than a weathervane in a tornado.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Don't Wait to the Last Minute to Purchase that Special Someone a Squabble Set! at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (gmoEG)

89 Just imagine what'll happen to the ratings if GLAAD folks stop watching Duck Dynasty.

Yeah, I'm sure they'll miss those five or six viewers.

And aren't there new episodes scheduled for airing starting mid-January? With Phil in them, since they were filmed before the GQ nonsense.

Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (cHwk5)

90 78 I still hope the Robertson family's agent is cutting them a new deal elsewhere. Exactly, Peaches. The icing on the cake would be for them to just leave now. A&E caves, then the Duck crew graciously flips them the bird as they turn and walk away. Posted by: shredded chi, the young curmudgeon at December 27, 2013 05:50 PM (5aFK0) Priorities, do it Jan 27th - After duck season

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:52 PM (4JkHl)

91 The icing on the cake would be for them to just leave now. A&E caves, then the Duck crew graciously flips them the bird as they turn and walk away. I have no doubt at all that that was part of the discussion. And it's true. DD doesn't need A&E. Who knows how the deal is structured, but I doubt a noncompete could be enforced under these circumstances. Even so, the Robertsons seems perfectly happy to walk away.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 12:53 PM (xSegX)

92 40 "Diversity" has always been Orwellian.

One of the reasons I bailed out of my job at a university around the year 2000 was that the institution was starting to get diversity fever. And, having noticed somewhere along the line that I had the misfortune of being born a white male, I knew exactly what that meant for my future career advancement prospects.

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 05:42 PM (roTS7)


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Not to take this way off the rails, but the ACA website fiasco is clearly a case where true diversity was out of bounds.  A well functioning system has a balance of people that like to move forward full steam ahead along with people that ask a million questions, and each benefits from the other as a check on their worst excesses.  


To not have that means you have a system where naysayers are punished.  It allows what happened to happen.  


That's the type of diversity that has value.  That's not what any liberal means by it though. 

Posted by: Dave S. at December 27, 2013 12:54 PM (UvR6d)

93 Complete knee jerk fiasco by A and E. The put the star on "indefinite Hiatus?" because of his remarks. They felt so strongly about disappearing Phil Robertson that they continued with their DD marathons, *Starring**Phil**Robertson* all last week. Yep, some commitment to gay rights by A and E. Indefinite means 9 days, I guess.

Posted by: rd at December 27, 2013 12:54 PM (D+lxs)

94 Looks like the 'money talks and bullshit walks' rule still applies.

Posted by: profligatewaste at December 27, 2013 12:54 PM (R3JkO)

95 Did the PR flack who set up the GQ interview get fired?

Posted by: Jean at December 27, 2013 12:55 PM (4JkHl)

96 Female Marines set to enter ground combat roles in 2016. Good thing there's no need for upper body strength in infantry combat. The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at December 27, 2013 12:55 PM (1xUj/)

97 Our long national permanent pointless pissing party continues apace.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at December 27, 2013 12:56 PM (qyfb5)

98 The important thing is that all of our customers now know that we despise them but, out of the goodness of our hearts, we will still accept their money.

Posted by: A&E at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (FcR7P)

99 Did the PR flack who set up the GQ interview get fired? Posted by: Jean

Now that's an interesting question ...

Posted by: mrp at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (HjPtV)

100 Hey  A&E ,  I  just wanted you to know that everytime Phil Robertson makes fun of and name calls people   yuppies he really means homosexuals.   At least that is what I will  substitute in my brain when I watch DD.   I anticipate that it will make me laugh.   I truly can say that I was indifferent to homosexuality until  the push to  make it part of the normal lifestyle  and infuse it into every aspect of my life.    They  left me no choice but to fight back.   I'm sure there  will be friendly fire casualties  and I apologize ahead of time.        

Posted by: polynikes at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (m2CN7)

101 Selling your "principles" for revenue.  It's an Art form, and its Entertainment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (8ZskC)

102 Indefinite means 9 days, I guess.

I think the over/under was two weeks.

If you had the under, you're in the money!

Posted by: filbert at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (roTS7)

103
As I understand it, the contract goes through the already filmed season starting in Jan. and then one more "season". 

They could easily take off after that one for a different channel.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (MaP11)

104 87 Maybe GLAAD should change their name to... ...wait for it... ...Dyke Dynasty Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 27, 2013 05:52 PM (g4TxM) Yuck, yuck, that was funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (HVff2)

105 Diversity = as few white people as possible 90% black NBA never gets diversity complaints. Whites are drastically under-represented and nobody cares. MLB has a black % actually equal to their % of the population and it's a Diversity crisis.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (ZPrif)

106 Everybody knew that A&E wasn't going to give up on the DD cash cow over Robertson's comments. Your prognostication perspicacity puts Paul the Apostle to pudency.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 12:57 PM (WhJf8)

107 The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at December 27, 2013 05:55 PM (1xUj/)

 

I heard just the opposite. 

Posted by: polynikes at December 27, 2013 12:58 PM (m2CN7)

108 This was all a Christmas season advertising ploy.

And it worked.

The only real question is whether Phil and the family were in on it from the start or not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (LSDdO)

109 The upper-body strength requirement for female Marines is being waived in 2014.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (ZPrif)

110 The whole aim of these pressure groups is to make these kinds of sentiments as unacceptable as racism, and if that'd been the case here I doubt near as many people would be defending him. People object to the analogy but there's never really any push back, just bland 1st Amendment invocations that ignore the fact that certain sentiments have been deemed publicly unacceptable over time, right or wrong.

Posted by: blue.dot at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (ynX3u)

111 We just hope Phil has learned his lesson.

Posted by: AandE at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (8ZskC)

112 Phil should tell A&E to go fuck themselves, right after GLAAD is finished.

Posted by: wth at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (wAQA5)

113 Insty linked this: http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/14-habits-highly-miserable-people Read the 14. It's like a personal description of every libtard you've ever known. Or member of GLAAD.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (0cMkb)

114 Did the PR flack who set up the GQ interview get fired?

Or promoted?

The overreaction by AE might be a bit embarrassing to them, but I doubt the publicity and the ratings that come with it were.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (SY2Kh)

115 The Christmas marathon ratings must have stank worse the doe urine spray. Time to drop the illusion that he was suspended as say he was welcomed back.

Posted by: Trevor@TJexcite at December 27, 2013 12:59 PM (bkAvJ)

116 I think A&E gave GLAAD a head fake and then went for an end run up the middle...

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 01:00 PM (RJMhd)

117 Marine officers told NPR off-the-record that, given the three-pull-ups rule, they were afraid of losing “not only new recruits, but also current female Marines who can’t pass the test.” -

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:00 PM (ZPrif)

118 I knew a Romulan once, that was all go big, or go home. Now, just a golf course, trying to be dead graves, and vermin. Not to mention the C4 playmates. I do not understand how playing with the numbers can blow stuff up without any shame whatsoever.

Posted by: neal at December 27, 2013 01:00 PM (DEWE2)

119 The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men. They must be Crossfit animals. The Marines really wouldn't mind if you took steroids, would they? (I wouldn't, either. "Enhanced performance" is enhanced performance.)

Posted by: t-bird at December 27, 2013 01:00 PM (FcR7P)

120 It's almost like their are biological difference between men and women. Almost.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:00 PM (ZPrif)

121 What simultaneously pisses me off and restores my faith is this... A&E thought that greed would cause a divide in that family whereby they could continue to make money without the patriarch of the family involved. Yet, the strength of the family created by Phil and Kay... the loyalty to the family unit... proved too powerful to be moved. Phil Robertson is far from a perfect man, but he damn sure did something right to have created a family of such size whereby each and every one was willing to walk away rather than abandon their principles.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 01:01 PM (DmNpO)

122 96  The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men.   And, how MANY strong and empowered females would have made it thru ICT IF they had not been held to the male hetero-centric paternalistic psuedo standards of Old Southern Whites???  Hmmm?   Harumph... Harumph....    

Posted by: Havildar -- Major at December 27, 2013 01:01 PM (kduZC)

123 54 Shorter A&E: "After consulting with the legal department and Mr. Robertson's counsel after we made our decision our accountants who explained how much money we make from this show, we have decided to reinstate Mr. Roberston effectively immediately."


FIFY

Posted by: Brendan at December 27, 2013 01:02 PM (2jQGY)

124

So am I to understand that A&E agrees vagina > anus?

Posted by: wth at December 27, 2013 01:02 PM (wAQA5)

125 The upper-body strength requirement for female Marines is being waived in 2014. For male Presidents, as well.

Posted by: t-bird at December 27, 2013 01:02 PM (FcR7P)

126

95 Did the PR flack who set up the GQ interview get fired?

 

I would hope so.

 

And Phil didn't even want to do that Interview...but A'n E insisted that it was part of the family's "contractual obligations". 

 

I've thought all along that Phil had a strong case of 'wrongful termination' against A 'n E...for forcing him to do a interview and then firing him for what he said during that interview.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2013 01:02 PM (1ScqE)

127 Female Marines are not being held to the same physical fitness standards as men. Which is retarded.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:02 PM (ZPrif)

128 They must be Crossfit animals. The Marines really wouldn't mind if you took steroids, would they? (I wouldn't, either. "Enhanced performance" is enhanced performance.) Yep. In my Crossfit class there were five women who could put an above-average fitness twenty year old male to shame.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 01:03 PM (WhJf8)

129 117 The standards will continue to drop,it's inevitable.

Posted by: steevy at December 27, 2013 01:03 PM (zqvg6)

130 Phil should tell AE to go fuck themselves, right after GLAAD is finished.

Why?  Pride?

He's more famous than ever, and through the non-troversy got a national platform to state his views without first the AE filter.  They did him a favor by fake-suspending him.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 01:05 PM (SY2Kh)

131 Yeah, the "women in the military with lower standards despite supposedly having the same responsibilities" argument has never held water. It's pure undiluted social engineering.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 01:05 PM (ZshNr)

132 meanwhile Reelz seems to have found a family to fill the point and laugh at these folks role for  a series they are calling Hollywood Hillbillies.   The fat 'granny' references Atlanta traffic whilst complaining about LA traffic so that suggests they are not from a hill area at all.   The show looks hideous, but if Hollyweird wants to hand them money to be trashy who am I to say they should have walked away instead of getting as much cash as they can. 

Posted by: palerider at December 27, 2013 01:06 PM (dkExz)

133 I had thought free and protected  speech was about speech that was mostly disapproved/shunned  up by others.


wasn't there an ole thing like
:don't agree with what you saying but i'll die for your right to voice the thought?

ok  old school i guess as with every other right we used to believe we had.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:06 PM (nqBYe)

134 you're saying*

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:06 PM (nqBYe)

135 He's more famous than ever, and through the non-troversy got a national platform to state his views without first the AE filter. They did him a favor by fake-suspending him. *********** Ya it smelled to high hell from the get go. Although for some reason I am still surprised. I guess the most shocking thing is-- people still read GQ...even if it's just the dudes at A&E.

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 01:07 PM (RJMhd)

136 Female Marines are not being held to the same physical fitness standards as men. Which is retarded. Same as Police and Firefighters. With Police the argument was that females would be faster to talk rather than shoot. In reality females are faster to shoot because they fear for their lives more quickly. There was a female Seattle PD officer who took several shots at a frightened Labrador puppy recently. She claimed it came for her, but the holes in the floor show the poor dog was running around and away from her. Fortunately she was a terrible shot and missed all seven or eight times she fired.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 01:07 PM (WhJf8)

137 We just hope Phil has learned his lesson.

Posted by: AandE at December 27, 2013 05:59 PM (8ZskC)


Nominate for threadwinner!!

Posted by: Peaches at December 27, 2013 01:07 PM (8lmkt)

138 Ampersands? Here, have one: &

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 27, 2013 01:07 PM (oFCZn)

139 Or that GQ wanted Phil for any article.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:08 PM (nqBYe)

140 :don't agree with what you saying but i'll die for your right to voice the thought? Voltaire was a pussy.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 01:08 PM (xSegX)

141 131 Yeah, the "women in the military with lower standards despite supposedly having the same responsibilities" argument has never held water. It's pure undiluted social engineering. Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 06:05 PM (ZshNr) Yeah but we feel good that they made the cut. Nothing like outcome based wars

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 01:08 PM (HVff2)

142 I thought santapixy might have brought us some ampersands this Christmas, but no . . . we just can't have nice things.


Posted by: Peaches at December 27, 2013 01:09 PM (8lmkt)

143 "After we wrote GLAAD and Jesse Jackson big fat checks they agreed to back off and let us keep the cash cow as long as we pay 'protection money.'" Posted by: buzzion at December 27, 2013 05:42 PM (LI48c) So, have Rev. Jackson and/or GLAAD made a public statement on how the shakedown meeting went with A&E?

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:09 PM (teFlO)

144 and now i know who/what  Phil and Duck Dynasty are.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:09 PM (nqBYe)

145
Vag beats Anus in Penislympics.

Posted by: The Score at December 27, 2013 01:09 PM (MaP11)

146 Hey Peaches

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 01:09 PM (HVff2)

147 Hah. I has &&&&&. &&&'s for sale.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:10 PM (teFlO)

148 Amish, er well He did have long flowing hair.
gleaming, streaming ... etc

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:10 PM (nqBYe)

149 We had no women in our Unit, but would run with the whole post on special occasions. Apart from a few mini-FloJo's, all of the "fittest" females ended up in the rear with the fatties and near-retirees. Embarrassing for everyone, waiting for them to straggle into formation when we'd already cooled down and been released.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 01:10 PM (ZshNr)

150 &&&&&. &&&'s

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:11 PM (nqBYe)

151 Hey, MisHum!  I am just back from dental surgery and supposed to be lying down.  Well, propped up but lying down (it seems needlessly complicated).  Local anesthetic is starting to wear off, so I might be a cranky little peaches soon.  Also, blood tastes nasty.

Posted by: Peaches at December 27, 2013 01:11 PM (8lmkt)

152 hate you ampersand ! just hate!
I don't need you!
ever!

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:11 PM (nqBYe)

153 139 Or that GQ wanted Phil for any article. Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 06:08 PM (nqBYe) ******** Actually the dudes at A&E and GLAAD are probably the only ones still reading GQ--and they are probably closet Phil fans-- I imagine he is a bit like the forbidden fruit or the man just out of reach--slightly unattainable like-- Kate Upton or Gisele... (I could be missing it...)

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 01:11 PM (RJMhd)

154 Peaches , oooh  well enjoy the med for a while and type at us.

yeah metallic mouth wash is kinda gross.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:12 PM (nqBYe)

155

*crickets*

Posted by: GOProud - We're Totes Conservative n Free Speech n Stuff!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 27, 2013 01:12 PM (kdS6q)

156 With Police the argument was that females would be faster to talk rather than shoot. In reality females are faster to shoot because they fear for their lives more quickly. This is a great example of things people think they know to be true that aren't true at all.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 01:12 PM (xSegX)

157 I think 'Robertson' is likely a a Scottish name. That means it is also likely that there is some Viking blood in there, ergo, Scandi. A&E shouldn't have fcuked with them.

Posted by: The Pie at December 27, 2013 01:12 PM (aDwsi)

158 Same as Police and Firefighters. With Police the argument was that females would be faster to talk rather than shoot. In reality females are faster to shoot because they fear for their lives more quickly. There was a female Seattle PD officer who took several shots at a frightened Labrador puppy recently. She claimed it came for her, but the holes in the floor show the poor dog was running around and away from her. Fortunately she was a terrible shot and missed all seven or eight times she fired. *** My ex-boyfriend (still good friend) graduated from trooper school here in Florida in the mid-90s. He reported that the physical standards were different as well or, at least, the women were cut a lot more slack. At first it ticked him off but then his older brothers, also in law enforcement, told him that often women serve particular roles better than men, such as calming a domestic or child abuse scenario. He didn't make a judgement as to whether the bending of physical standards was fair or not, but acknowledged that, sometimes, different skill sets are called for.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 01:12 PM (DmNpO)

159 **passes willow some &&& thru usb port**

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (teFlO)

160 @iowahawkblog If you think Duck Dynasty "won" and GLAAD "lost," you seriously misunderstand the grievance industry business model.




Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (cHwk5)

161 I think one of the biggest issues is that companies are extremely risk averse, and the only way to change the new PC culture is to increase the risk of terminating people by boycotting both the company and those with whom they do business until this madness stops.

Posted by: Luis at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (1Kszv)

162 Not good enough. A&E needs to denounce glaad.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (X0j4A)

163 I thought I read in one of the earlier articles during this whole fiasco that the Robertson clan is under contract through season 5 and then they are free to roam.  I think the non-compete only kicked in if they failed to fulfill the term of the original contract.  Plus, non-competes are a bit difficult to enforce in court, if memory serves me right.

Posted by: Peaches at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (8lmkt)

164 Fucking &&&&& are over rated. Nice, but still overrated

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (HVff2)

165 Uh, it may just be me, but that first block quote sure is phrased to make it seem like they got Phil to pucker up & wrap his lips around a&e ass instead of his duck call. Kinda a twist on the whole "sorry you were offended, but..." non-apology bs.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 27, 2013 01:13 PM (9CVSU)

166 Lindsey i just think they wanted an opportunity to laugh and point at those "beneath"  themm.

(in their own minds)
I mean look how rich He is  compared to them!

last laugh and all.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:14 PM (nqBYe)

167 Well, when we fight the Chinese it won't matter cause Chinese men are tiny, right? It's not like an avg Chinese man is much stronger than avg American woman, right? Right? And we'll just have em do some CrossFit or TaeBo or something. Also, in future wars shouldn't we just have a rule that each side has to use a minimum % of women? Like with Ultimate Frisbee. It wouldn't be fair if China used an all-male army against our gender-neutral army. That's be cheating!

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:14 PM (ZPrif)

168 Not good enough. A&E needs to denounce glaad.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 27, 2013 06:13 PM (X0j4A)


oh .. that was nice.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:14 PM (nqBYe)

169 This is a great example of things people think they know to be true that aren't true at all. Posted by: AmishDude ------------------------- I don't know. Mrs. Hammer tends shoot first, then ask questions. I have the scars to prove it.

Posted by: The Pie at December 27, 2013 01:15 PM (aDwsi)

170 Get well Peaches,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 01:15 PM (HVff2)

171 Oops, 4th block quote. Still whacked from the food poisoning/flu/wtf was that over Christmas

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 27, 2013 01:15 PM (9CVSU)

172 oldog, o sure tease me.

i look at them in wonder imagining one day i can have some of my own.

but.no.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (nqBYe)

173 Just saw on Fox news: the Federal government is finally prosecuting a perpetrator of the knock down game with hate crime statutes. Of course the culprit in their sights is the one white guy in the entire country to commit the crime.

Posted by: jason at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (3MNCs)

174

130 Why? Pride?

He's more famous than ever, and through the non-troversy got a national platform to state his views without first the AE filter. They did him a favor by fake-suspending him.


Maybe you're right, but I never pictured Phil to care one way or the other about all the hoo-ha.

Posted by: wth at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (wAQA5)

175 So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups .. And their accountants.

Posted by: toby928 at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (QupBk)

176
And I still think the only national Republicans to defend free speech in this matter were Palin, Cruz and Jindal.

Silence from the other 500 or so Republican Senators/Reps/Govs.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (kdS6q)

177 Still won't be watching A&E. Luckily the exact day they canceled him was the day I canceled Dish several hours earlier. A&E moved my decision from "I don't really want this bill" to "I will never ever in my life order any type of TV service except streaming".

Posted by: UWP at December 27, 2013 01:16 PM (2hQRj)

178 hate you ampersand ! just hate! I don't need you! ever! Posted by: willow ----------------- Like I've never heard that before...

Posted by: & at December 27, 2013 01:17 PM (aDwsi)

179 Ace, would you PLEASE review and consider linking this story ? It is HIGHLY relevant to this fascist blacklisting issue by glaad. Please, please.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/life_on_glaads_blacklist.html

Posted by: village at December 27, 2013 01:17 PM (utXSy)

180 Posted by: GOProud - We're Totes Conservative n Free Speech n Stuff! Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 27, 2013 06:12 PM (kdS6q) IIRC, GOProud broke out from LogCabin RePubes because they were too gay marriage-ish or something. Then, GOProud leader outed someone in GW's admin which they were supposed to be against (outing), causing Breitbart to resign from their board.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:18 PM (teFlO)

181 So..... did we win?

Posted by: Vote Lord Humungus 2016 at December 27, 2013 01:18 PM (Zg3a+)

182

So, have Rev. Jackson and/or GLAAD made a public statement on how the shakedown meeting went with A&E?
---------------

 

Last I saw, Jackson was still threatening to do bad things to A-and-E and Crackerbarrel.

 

Posted by: junior at December 27, 2013 01:18 PM (UWFpX)

183 If Christians ever hope to get any respect from the atheists, they have got to start planting some car bombs in strategic locations. That's the only way it works nowadays. You don't see many atheists who have the nerve to say "Boo!" about Mohammed, do you?

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 27, 2013 01:18 PM (8Fa5Z)

184 Where does GLAAD get their money from?

Posted by: Iblis at December 27, 2013 01:18 PM (NVFTu)

185 When you live long enough you see a fair number of paradoxes in life. TV executives, for instance, are the most cowardly bunch and yet they're ruthless bullies.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:19 PM (zvr0X)

186 Once again proving that money talks, and bullshit walks.

Posted by: toby928 at December 27, 2013 01:19 PM (QupBk)

187 Don't they sell sandwich bags?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 27, 2013 01:19 PM (LSDdO)

188 "Because our bread and butter coincides with walking back our previous outrage, we've decided to let dollars speak for us. "

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:19 PM (bb5+k)

189 Where does GLAAD get their money from? Posted by: Iblis ------------------ Soros, et al.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:20 PM (aDwsi)

190 Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 27, 2013 01:20 PM (LSDdO)

191 The whole boardroom of A & E just took a royal junk-punch. They knew it was coming, everyone in the world knew it. They just had to sit there and take it.
Now that is some wholesome sweet sweet schadenfreude right there.

Buncha gutless wonders, so bereft of anything resembling integrity(or balls) they probably don't care so long as they don't lose the cash cow contract. For now.

Posted by: AbbyNormal051 at December 27, 2013 01:20 PM (KmknK)

192 Maybe you're right, but I never pictured Phil to care one way or the other about all the hoo-ha.

Well, we do now know for certain that he prefers hoo-ha to chocolate starfish.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 01:20 PM (SY2Kh)

193 I want to know how much they have to pay off Rev. Jackson.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 27, 2013 01:20 PM (LSDdO)

194 so in other words the gay boycott can't do a fraction to us what the show's actual fan base can. still confused, A&E management. PS this Jesus guy kinda freaks us out.

Posted by: Vote Lord Humungus 2016 at December 27, 2013 01:21 PM (Zg3a+)

195 Posted by: GOProud - We're Totes Conservative n Free Speech n Stuff! A week ago I had a Twitter convo with Chris Barron of GOProud after he had a ... I'll say it ... bitchy tweet about how anybody who watches Duck Dynasty can unfollow him now. I edited this a bit to avoid the tweet-quoting: AmishDude @TheAmishDude @LNSmithee @sistertoldjah I think @ChrisRBarron really has a self-esteem problem. Chris Barron @ChrisRBarron Yep. Thats it. For sure AmishDude @TheAmishDude You don't crave psychological validation? It really seems so. Chris Barron @ChrisRBarron disliking someone who dislikes me makes me have a self-esteem issue? AmishDude @TheAmishDude Y do u so need to be liked? Chris Barron @ChrisRBarron I don't, but why would I like someone who doesn't like me? AmishDude @TheAmishDude Christian charity and forgiveness. Chris Barron @ChrisRBarron so you like Alec Baldwin? AmishDude @TheAmishDude Since u brought it up, I guess I feel sorry for him. He's an angry man. No more replies after that.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2013 01:21 PM (xSegX)

196 Go see my buddy at RangerUp for a COEXIST sticker.  Got the T for my wifey.

http://rhinoden.rangerup.com/

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:22 PM (x3YFz)

197 Clean up, isle 183.  Giant douche all over the place.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 01:22 PM (SY2Kh)

198 So Phil won this one over Merck, UPS, Intell  banning funds for boy scouts .

amazon also supports and funds glaad

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (nqBYe)

199
He didn't make a judgement as to whether the bending of physical standards was fair or not, but acknowledged that, sometimes, different skill sets are called for.


We had a female officer that weighed around 105 pounds and had only 3 fingers on her right hand. No better skill sets, and we enjoyed calling her "Edie Scissorhands."

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (cK0tU)

200 Wait, you gave the bastards off for duck season. H8ters!

Posted by: Mr Mallard at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (0FSuD)

201 i look at them in wonder imagining one day i can have some of my own. but.no. Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 06:16 PM (nqBYe) Someday, willow. Someday. In the mean time here: &&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (teFlO)

202 Here's a link to the A& E executive photos-- http://www.aenetworks.com/about/executives "Snow Blind!"--is that a song?

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (RJMhd)

203 I want to know how much they have to pay off Rev. Jackson. Posted by: Bitter Clinger ---------------------- I suspect that most black customers are not going to boycott Cracker Barrel just to line Jackson's pockets. The guy is a Chicago thug extortionist. An honest media would say so, and that would be the last we would hear of him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (aDwsi)

204

I knew the Robertsons would not back down or even blink, after I saw the You tube video about their faith.

 

It is called "I am second - the Robertsons 

 

These folks are Christian believers. 

Posted by: rd at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (D+lxs)

205 Could someone go monitor Dan Savage's twitter feed? Gawd, it has to be hysterical about now. You know it takes about an hour just to suit up in one of those biohazard space suits, and another hour for subsequent decontamination. Posted by: Purp at December 27, 2013 05:43 PM (70Unk) Instanpundit linked one of his rants the other day. I clicked on it without knowing what it was. Boy was I pissed.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:23 PM (bb5+k)

206 Jessie Jackson's eyes just bulged out another 1/2 inch.

Posted by: Buffalobob at December 27, 2013 01:24 PM (RZBmV)

207 We have reached a curious pass in the conception of free speech. First it was widely pushed by the Left that any comment it didn't like had to be "denounced" by every single person aligned with the right. But simple denunciation turned out to be an appetizer; now it is further demanded that every person and every entity use all of its power to actively discourage, punish, and arrest disapproved thoughts. Talk to absolutely anyone who moved here to escape the former Soviet State. I have friends who grew up in Poland who had underground Catholic Mass and risked their homes and freedom for their God. I had a professor who told me that if you spoke out about one "Union" getting preferencial political treatment and the wrong person heard it you lost your job and your shared apartment in a heartbeat. Twitter, FB, the MFM are now just the voice of the mob. Really.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 27, 2013 01:24 PM (xBwW6)

208 Monkeys don't talk, bros. Let's be real here.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:24 PM (zvr0X)

209 H8ters! Posted by: Mr Mallard -------------------- I second that.

Posted by: Daffy at December 27, 2013 01:24 PM (aDwsi)

210 181 So..... did we win?

Posted by: Vote Lord Humungus 2016 at December 27, 2013 06:18 PM (Zg3a+)

The numbers say yes, my gut says no.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:25 PM (x3YFz)

211 anyway free speech (even not liked ) pushed back and won.

a good day for every american.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:26 PM (nqBYe)

212

It is called "I am second - the Robertsons

Link

http://tinyurl.com/ksbvw8z

Posted by: rd at December 27, 2013 01:26 PM (D+lxs)

213 AmishDude, you shoulda just tweeted: U MAD, BRO?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:26 PM (zvr0X)

214 now i finally feel free to say...

fk them apples.

Posted by: willow at December 27, 2013 01:26 PM (nqBYe)

215

@207 Talk to absolutely anyone who moved here to escape the former Soviet State. I have friends who grew up in Poland who had underground Catholic Mass and risked their homes and freedom for their God. I had a professor who told me that if you spoke out about one "Union" getting preferencial political treatment and the wrong person heard it you lost your job and your shared apartment in a heartbeat.

----------------

 

Solzenhitsyn (sp?) had a story about a guy who got sent to the Gulag.  His crime?  He was attending a meeting where everyone was applauding Stalin (who wasn't actually present), and after about 15 minutes or so of applause, he was the first one to stop clapping.

Posted by: junior at December 27, 2013 01:27 PM (UWFpX)

216 I suspect that most black customers are not going to boycott Cracker Barrel just to line Jackson's pockets.

Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 01:27 PM (SY2Kh)

217

"A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect"

 

Oh, fuck that.  An entertainment company with products on TV has "core values" having anything to do with "inclusion and mutual respect"?  WTF? 

 

Creativity - fine.  Of course.  In you're in the fucking entertainment business.  What the hell is "inclusion"?  It's an outstanding example of the idiotic moral narcissism-speak that now besmirches a formerly serious culture.  "Mutual respect" - uh, doesn't that go without saying?  Except for those for whom the lack of same ALSO goes without saying (Nazis, child molesters, thieves, killers, cheaters, wife-abusers, fascists, authoritarians, Ba'athists, vandals, et al)? 

 

Cowardice the least of the problems, but it is important too.  In fact, it appears to be a widespread problem (if some are correct, it is behind Justice Roberts' self-beclownment, for example).  Of course it's hard to say if it's mostly cowardice, or also Ace's well-described new order of conditional free speech (in which an ignorant bigoted authoritarian tendency is more a factor that cowardice).

 

 

Posted by: non-purist at December 27, 2013 01:27 PM (afQnV)

218 Monkeys don't talk, bros. We text.

Posted by: the million monkeys at December 27, 2013 01:28 PM (QupBk)

219 How about A & E offer a show right after DD about a bunch of gay activists? Let America decide.

That should put the final nail in the coffin of political correctness. 

Posted by: PJ at December 27, 2013 01:28 PM (ZWaLo)

220 204
I knew the Robertsons would not back down or even blink, after I saw the You tube video about their faith.

It is called "I am second - the Robertsons

These folks are Christian believers.

Posted by: rd at December 27, 2013 06:23 PM (D+lxs)

Hooah?

"Hooah! Sergeant Major!"

dismissed

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:28 PM (x3YFz)

221 187 Don't they sell sandwich bags?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 27, 2013 06:19 PM (LSDdO)

 

Now I get my sandwich bags for free thanks to Obama.

4 mil.  Quart size. Perfect fit.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 27, 2013 01:28 PM (wAQA5)

222 Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 06:27 PM (SY2Kh)

Has a white person ever been spotted in Atlanta?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:30 PM (x3YFz)

223

Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with?

 

Only by the security camera.

Posted by: wth at December 27, 2013 01:30 PM (wAQA5)

224 Not having a clue does not invalidate well-intended inclusion.

Posted by: A&Squeel like a pig at December 27, 2013 01:30 PM (R6JT1)

225 I've seen a few.

Posted by: Dale Murphy at December 27, 2013 01:31 PM (ZPrif)

226 Now that the A + E saga is over, the networks can go back to covering what is really important: And since I just happen to have the NBC News on right now, that appears to be: Target Card Breach, Middle East unrest and the people who died in 2013. I guess Obamacare is all fixed.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:31 PM (OWjjx)

227 So in the space of a week or so, Robertson has gone from being 'suspended', to being 'welcome'. Subtext : In a week or so, A&E has gone from being whipped by whiny, pearl-clutching, nancy boys, to crawling in abject apology to Robertson. It must suck to have an empty soul.

Posted by: Daffy at December 27, 2013 01:31 PM (aDwsi)

228 Has a white person ever been spotted in Atlanta?

I stopped in for a nice little visit.

Posted by: William Tecumseh Sherman at December 27, 2013 01:32 PM (SY2Kh)

229 The Left's goal is to turn the military into a Diversity Jobs program.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:32 PM (ZPrif)

230 I swear not many people have any idea what pro wrasslin is about. It is the crystallization of human behavior. People like this dude need an enemy to elevate himsef. A&E needs an enemy to elevate itself. This was all bullshit. All of it. Its TV. It just took you i to the episode didnt it.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzer at December 27, 2013 01:32 PM (lAt8c)

231 180 Posted by: GOProud - We're Totes Conservative n Free Speech n Stuff! Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 27, 2013 06:12 PM (kdS6q) IIRC, GOProud broke out from LogCabin RePubes because they were too gay marriage-ish or something. Then, GOProud leader outed someone in GW's admin which they were supposed to be against (outing), causing Breitbart to resign from their board. Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 06:18 PM (teFlO) I thought GOProud started up because the Log Cabin gals/fellas had been taken over by some Democrat party flacks?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 27, 2013 01:32 PM (BXLPR)

232 224 Not having a clue does not invalidate well-intended inclusion.

Posted by: A&Squeel like a pig at December 27, 2013 06:30 PM (R6JT1)

By point of reference, it does.  Did you read what you wrote?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:33 PM (x3YFz)

233 Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with? ------------ A fair number in my neighborhood.

Posted by: Daffy at December 27, 2013 01:33 PM (aDwsi)

234

212
It is called "I am second - the Robertsons"
 

 

Link
 

http://tinyurl.com/ksbvw8z

 

-------------

 

That's the video where Miss Kay talks about how A 'n E wanted them to fight with each other...and use cusswords and yell at each other.

 

But the family wouldn't do it. 

 

Good video.

A 'n E should not have been the slightest bit surprised by what Phil said in that GQ Interview.

Phil has been talking about his faith long before they did this show.

 

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2013 01:33 PM (1ScqE)

235 "Crackerbarrel" is for when Ace forgets to close all the tags in a post.

Posted by: wooga at December 27, 2013 01:33 PM (2G4Er)

236 117 Marine officers told NPR off-the-record that, given the three-pull-ups rule, they were afraid of losing “not only new recruits, but also current female Marines who can’t pass the test.” - Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 06:00 PM (ZPrif) Women in combat is a stupid idea. Chalk that one up to Patricia Schroeder who was stupid as fuck, and butt ugly to boot. She is the sort of screeching harpy that I would have loved to punch in the mouth. And after she sat there on the floor looking bewildered I would have said "THAT" is the reason why you don't put women in Combat. "

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:33 PM (bb5+k)

237 Where does GLAAD get their money from? *** Makes no sense to me, but maybe it will to someone else: http://t.co/aUBjYV0uTy

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 01:34 PM (DmNpO)

238 223 Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with? Only by the security camera. LOL, but NOT true. Brothers love them some country cooking and Cracker Barrel is close enough. Oh you forgot, in the kitchen, if you are going with the joke.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 01:34 PM (0FSuD)

239 Boy, could we ever use a school shooting about right now to get the crackers off this topic.

Posted by: The Left at December 27, 2013 01:34 PM (BeSEI)

240 203 I want to know how much they have to pay off Rev. Jackson. Posted by: Bitter Clinger Back in 2003 I had a "friend" that had to cough up 25k to JJ's Rainbow Coalition on 250k of profit.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:35 PM (teFlO)

241 Speaking of A&E crackers, that blonde who is the head is sucking someone's dick. I'd do her.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 01:35 PM (0FSuD)

242 9
A and E's core value is money-money-money which makes them happy-happy-happy!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at December 27, 2013 05:36 PM (pJF+c)


Their masters pay good money for the scheduled propaganda. This time it backfired. I hope conservatives noticed how this battle was won.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at December 27, 2013 01:36 PM (AWmfW)

243 Has a white person ever been spotted in Atlanta? The Yerkes Primate Center is staffed by a number of white researchers. But it's run by Emory, so most of them are gay.

Posted by: wooga at December 27, 2013 01:36 PM (2G4Er)

244 229 The Left's goal is to turn the military into a Diversity Jobs program.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 06:32 PM (ZPrif)

Brother,

Seriously.  They're purging any officer that doesn't toe the party line like Lenin is in charge.  4 years from now only the prognazi officers will hold ranks of 0-6 or above.

It was bad before, but it's a total purging of conservative officers now.

It's not a joke.  It's fucked.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:36 PM (x3YFz)

245 241 Speaking of A&E crackers, that blonde who is the head is sucking someone's dick. I'd do her. Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 06:35 PM (0FSuD) ********** It's a "Cracker" barrel--except for those two tokens... Jeez they can't even squeeze in an Asian sideways....

Posted by: Jesse B. Jackson at December 27, 2013 01:37 PM (RJMhd)

246 AmishDude @TheAmishDude
Christian charity and forgiveness.

Chris Barron @ChrisRBarron
so you like Alec Baldwin?

AmishDude @TheAmishDude
Since u brought it up, I guess I feel sorry for him. He's an angry man.

---
Well done, AD.


And I secont the recommendation of 'I Am Second'. I watched it when NDH (I think) posted it a few days ago and it'll give you a good insight to Phil and his family.

Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2013 01:37 PM (cHwk5)

247 A&E: Phil is a mouth-breathing asshole, but even though he is, and said all that hate-filled shit, we, in all our all-seeing and glorious magnanimity, will let him come back. Advocacy groups: Crucify him!!!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 27, 2013 01:37 PM (LQqgz)

248 Oh.....NBC is talking about a looming deadline....Obamacare? Nope.......Unemployment insurance and another extension! And why is this poor woman on NBC news not getting any more unemployment? Come on, say it with me..........REPUBLICANS! NBC News - Making Pravda Ashamed Since 2008!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:37 PM (OWjjx)

249 Speaking of Cracker Barrel, I love Summer Sausage. Yum! I don't care how many people make that into a gay joke, that stuff is awesome.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 01:38 PM (WhJf8)

250 A stinging defeat for the sodomites... I mean gays... I mean homosexuals... I mean what the f--- are they calling themselves this week? Apparently some lesbians are even offended by the term lesbian now as if our very language is conspiring against them.

Posted by: Naes1984 at December 27, 2013 01:38 PM (zeV2E)

251 ⅋ Just because. ⅋

Posted by: t-bird at December 27, 2013 01:38 PM (FcR7P)

252 I'm thinking that some limp-wristed asshole in management was intimidated by GLAAD and came up with the suspension thing. When the backlash started, the Board of Directors explained some shit to the management.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:38 PM (aDwsi)

253 Lots of black people eat at Cracker Barrel. That's not unusual at all. Cracker Barrels do a lot of business off the interstates. They attract ... hungry people driving who have time for a stop and don't want fast food.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 27, 2013 01:38 PM (ZPrif)

254 216 I suspect that most black customers are not going to boycott Cracker Barrel just to line Jackson's pockets. Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with? Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 06:27 PM (SY2Kh) Wife and I had lunch there a few weeks ago, bunch of black customers in there. Of course, the waitresses and managers were all over their tables making sure that they had everything, the rest of us were ignored. Fear of a lawsuit will cause many a company to lose core customers.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 27, 2013 01:39 PM (BXLPR)

255 Brother,

Seriously. They're purging any officer that doesn't toe the party line like Lenin is in charge. 4 years from now only the prognazi officers will hold ranks of 0-6 or above.

It was bad before, but it's a total purging of conservative officers now.

It's not a joke. It's fucked.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:36 PM (x3YFz)

The only good news is they're clinically morons and you can kill them with a stern look.  Pussies, all of them.

Should the revolution ever start?  kill the officers first.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:39 PM (x3YFz)

256 Posted by: Naes1984 at December 27, 2013 06:38 PM (zeV2E) Hey.... if Sodom had Sodomites.... What did Gomorah have??? They were both destroyed by God... soooo.... What was it? Giant Reptiles which destroyed Japanese cities?

Posted by: PETA, video game Division at December 27, 2013 01:39 PM (lZBBB)

257 pop quiz: When UE benefits end, does the UE rate increase or decrease?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:40 PM (zvr0X)

258 pop quiz: When UE benefits end, does the UE rate increase or decrease?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:40 PM (zvr0X)

259 http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/life_on_glaads_blacklist.html Posted by: village at December 27, 2013 06:17 PM (utXSy) He wrote another great article on the Phil Robertson affair a few days ago. He is an ex-homosexual who had been abused as a child. He discovered that he did in fact prefer women.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:40 PM (bb5+k)

260 @212 WOW that is some powerful shit. Don't have 20 minutes to watch it all, but the first 3 were enough to make it clear, don't fuck with a believer. http://tinyurl.com/ksbvw8z

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 01:40 PM (0FSuD)

261 Now NBC News is talking about a power outage somewhere. A power outage? Really? Wow, it is a slow news day. Oh, and the cause for the power outage....heavy snow....in Maine.....in December. Wow....thanks, NBC News. That never happens. Ever.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:40 PM (OWjjx)

262 But it's run by Emory, so most of them are gay. Posted by: wooga ----------------- Emory, where the girls are girls, and the boys are too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:41 PM (aDwsi)

263 It is my understanding that you can report thought crimes when you sign up for Obamacare. 

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (BZAd3)

264 NBC News is now doing a weather forcast for Maine. Its going to be cold. In Maine....In December. You guys should flip this on...its riveting television.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (OWjjx)

265

DayBrother and junior, the insightful and painfully mortifying observations by folks from authoritarian societies have been part of my experience for a very long time.

 

The inquiries from former Soviet subjects about things ranging from obviously distorted US "journalism" to fairly obvious constitutional and legal irregularities in the US to the many puzzled Iraqis (English speakers and worldly) wondering about the hysteria in the US over the war (uh, the one THEY were actually living, mostly calmly and resolutely) and particularly over Katrina - these were searing reminders of just how bad things are.  

 

It's one thing to encounter astonishingly perfect English being spoken by someone who'd never left the USSR, or to find amazing levels of expertise and literacy on many subjects these people knew only from afar.  Easy to understand - they were in a prison of sorts, and studying these things was not only an escape, but one of the few ways to defy the awful gray blanket of stupid that was Soviet "official" society.

 

But people who were trapped in authoritarian hell-holes their entire lives often have a vastly better innate sense of freedom, even of specific freedoms America has always been known for, than those that now pass for "citizens" here. 

 

 

Posted by: non-purist at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (afQnV)

266 I think I know why I double comment a lot. Early sign of Parkinson's, perhaps. My hands shake like a leaf sometimes.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (zvr0X)

267 You don't see many atheists who have the nerve to say "Boo!" about Mohammed, do you? Posted by: Tom Servo at December 27, 2013 06:18 PM (8Fa5Z) I argue with atheists all the time. I am constantly mocking them for their silence regarding Islam. Those pansy boys are big mouths when they don't think their head will be sawed off by the people they mock. Otherwise? Not so much.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (bb5+k)

268 The only good news is they're clinically morons and you can kill them with a stern look. Pussies, all of them. Should the revolution ever start? kill the officers first. Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:39 PM (x3YFz) From my experience, there are Officers who are detrimental to War Fighting... and it sounds like these would be in that category... So killing them may actually make the unit more combat effective... Food for thought...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (lZBBB)

269 I thought GOProud started up because the Log Cabin gals/fellas had been taken over by some Democrat party flacks? Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 27, 2013 06:32 PM (BXLPR) Could be. Maybe that's why they started shifting to garriage.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:42 PM (teFlO)

270 A&E is a business, though not necessarily a well-run one, not an organization for the furtherance of public debate... They suspended Phil because they thought it was in their best interests. This caused a backlash which made it clear that this move was NOT in their best interests, so they reversed themselves and cooked up some lame verbiage in an attempt to make their actions appear less crudely financially-driven than they obviously were.
There was never any suppression of 'free speech' in this whole brouhaha... this whole episode was really only amusing because of the hair-on-fire hysteria from both sides. I'm pleased that GLAAD got slapped down, and I'm hopeful that this whole sorry excuse for a controversy will fade away and be forgotten.

Posted by: splatter at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (0Qt2V)

271 pop quiz:

When UE benefits end, does the UE rate increase or decrease?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 06:40 PM (zvr0X)

 

Uh... er... hmmm.

Posted by: Barky Ogenius at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (wAQA5)

272 Oh holy snikes--Nip Sip is on to something--no joke. [i[The first thing to know about Abbe Raven, President and CEO of A&E Television Networks, is she’s not the type to let “no” slow her down. Consider the way she got her start in cable TV. As this former theatrical stage manager and schoolteacher told The New York Times last September, she called and called and called one particular cable network. Finally she met with an executive who told her, “You don’t have enough experience.”[b] Abbe responded, “I will do anything,” and she meant it. http://www.nywici.org/features/interview/abbe-raven

Posted by: Jesse B. Jackson at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (RJMhd)

273 Jeez they can't even squeeze in an Asian sideways.... ISWYDT

Posted by: the million monkeys at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (QupBk)

274 Oh, and the cause for the power outage....heavy snow Global Warming....in Maine.....in December. Wow....thanks, NBC News. That never happens. Ever. Posted by: Mallamutt, ----------- Fixed it, in the interest of science and shit, but mostly shit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (aDwsi)

275 Wow......unrest in the Middle East. And Connecticut released its report about Newtown. And the finding, yea...the shooter was crazy, NBC News is just really bringing it!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:43 PM (OWjjx)

276 This is a HUUUGE defeat for libs.

Posted by: A&E (Phil's bitch) at December 27, 2013 01:45 PM (m0le6)

277 Everyone remember the live blog we did when Elliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker first tried to re-launch "Crossfire" or whatever their stupid (and ill-fated show) was called? Yea, watching NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams reminds me of that night.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:46 PM (OWjjx)

278

263 It is my understanding that you can report thought crimes when you sign up for Obamacare.

 

Funny how no one is calling it..."Healthcare Reform"...any more.

 

We should be reminding them.

 

ObamaCare...this is what the Dems called 'Reform'.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2013 01:46 PM (1ScqE)

279 Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 06:27 PM (SY2Kh) Talk about clean up on Aisle 183, why would you say such a thing?

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:47 PM (bb5+k)

280 We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.


I'm very glad to know that A+E does not hold the view that actual tolerance should be practiced by all people.   After all, that was the most important part of what Phil Robertson said. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at December 27, 2013 01:47 PM (Gk3SS)

281 Yes, GLAAD's stock just went down. Their lobbying power has been diminished.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:47 PM (zvr0X)

282 What I think is really chilling is the VA saying no Christmas carols (only bland holiday stuff with no Christ in them) in public areas  and no Christmas cards (this has to be only for any soldier type stuff,  I don't think they can censor addressed mail yet but it still stinks to high heaven) 

I imagine that groups that want to make a point can reserve rooms next year so that 'potentially unwelcome to some of our patients religious stuff' is behind doors and only those who opted to join in hear it and someone could probably get names and room #s to send real Christmas cards to but the policy really sucks and is pretty seriously suppressing real free speech IMO.  

Sorry no specific links I think WeaselZipper had both stories,  the cards one was linked here in the comments.  

Posted by: palerider at December 27, 2013 01:47 PM (dkExz)

283 You guys should flip this on...its riveting television. Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 06:42 PM (OWjjx) Wait for it! Over turned cars in the snow and, and a traffic backup? Just guessing here. And yes, the A&E slut was rumored to be a coach queen somewhere I read.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (0FSuD)

284 Oh gawd! Now they are covering some damn ship stuck in the ice. Wait, I thought we weren't going to have any ice because of global warming. Crap, now I am confused. Oh, and the ship is in the Artic with a bunch of scientist doing scientist stuff of......counting birds. Counting birds........

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (OWjjx)

285 So, now they'll have a new show called Buttf'#ck Dynasty about an extended ghey family in Silver Lake near LA, who sell hair products.

Posted by: boned to the bone at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (Ph479)

286

The Duck Dynasty needs to cancel A&E to make this an actual victory.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (s/yC1)

287 So killing them may actually make the unit more combat effective...


Food for thought...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 27, 2013 06:42 PM (lZBBB)

Valid point.  However, I'd bet the rent that in Civil War II, the troops (and what troops do the hippies have?) would just drop arms and have a barbque.  Some home cookin', no angst, few beers.

We've got this.

Kill the officers.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (x3YFz)

288 Jesse Jackson's stock went way down, too. He rolled the dice and stuck his beak in when he shoulda steered clear.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (zvr0X)

289 Yes, GLAAD's stock just went down. Their lobbying power has been diminished. *** Their financial reports claim that they do no lobbying and that they do not support particular candidates.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (DmNpO)

290 I argue with atheists all the time. I am constantly mocking them for their silence regarding Islam. They refuse to speak out against Islam. They will however speak out against acts by radical islamists ... by saying that act's the natural result of being religious.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 01:48 PM (WhJf8)

291 Wait for it! Over turned cars in the snow and, and a traffic backup? Its Maine. The electric company guys are tired of.....the customers bringing out Christmas Cookies for them. Quote "we have don't want anymore cookies".

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:49 PM (OWjjx)

292 @284 So you are saying that in the closing days of 2013 global warming finally was killed on NBC? THAT would be news!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 27, 2013 01:50 PM (0FSuD)

293 Obviously the placation to the angry butthurt homosexuals was the PSA's, which should be quite interesting.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:50 PM (zvr0X)

294

284 Oh gawd! Now they are covering some damn ship stuck in the ice.

 

A ship full of Environmental Scientists...looking for evidence of global warming...stuck in the ice.

 

And the irony escapes them.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2013 01:51 PM (1ScqE)

295 It's not a joke. It's fucked. Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:36 PM (x3YFz) It is a Klaxon alarm to my understanding of history. It is the most disturbing thing they have ever done.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:51 PM (bb5+k)

296 So you are saying that in the closing days of 2013 global warming finally was killed on NBC? THAT would be news! Its not Global warming....its climate change. It changed it to cold or something.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 27, 2013 01:51 PM (OWjjx)

297 By point of reference, it does. Did you read what you wrote? That's the past seen from your perspective. But tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.

Posted by: A&Squee at December 27, 2013 01:52 PM (R6JT1)

298 288 Jesse Jackson's stock went way down, too. He rolled the dice and stuck his beak in when he shoulda steered clear. Shouldn't Jackson be taking care of the bastard kid he ignored until he was publicly exposed as a deadbeat dad? Shouldn't he be ministering to his son who is in jail for corruption. Seriously. Nobody's perfect but it seems like the black liberal activists, are an extra layer of not perfect.

Posted by: Naes1984 at December 27, 2013 01:52 PM (zeV2E)

299 183 If Christians ever hope to get any respect from the atheists, they have got to start planting some car bombs in strategic locations. That's the only way it works nowadays.

You don't see many atheists who have the nerve to say "Boo!" about Mohammed, do you?

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 27, 2013 06:18 PM (8Fa5Z)

JFC.  That is the most fucked up post I've read in weeks.

Are you a chronic dumbass or was it drug-induced?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:52 PM (x3YFz)

300 Isn't it strange that in all the A and E/Phil Robertson thing, Obama never inserted himself into it once?  That does seem to point to a "ratings gambit."

Posted by: Null at December 27, 2013 01:52 PM (DuH+r)

301 There are more ways to "lobby" than have actual lobbyists in DC. My use of 'lobbying' is meant to be synonymous with 'strongarming.'

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:52 PM (zvr0X)

302 How does Rosa Parks feel about this?

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 01:53 PM (ZshNr)

303 Its Maine. The electric company guys are tired of.....the customers bringing out Christmas Cookies for them. Quote "we have don't want anymore cookies". Given the population my wife teaches, and the fact that pot is now legal, she doesn't accept food from students, or even most teachers anymore.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 01:53 PM (WhJf8)

304 237 Where does GLAAD get their money from? *** Makes no sense to me, but maybe it will to someone else: http://t.co/aUBjYV0uTy Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 06:34 PM (DmNpO) Looks like about 2/3 of their yearly donations come from 7-8 donors, but those donors' names are not on the IRS forms. Plus, it looks like they got a huge (4 times their fundraising since then) cash gift in 2008. They have usually been getting in around 3.7 million, and in 2008, they got about 14.5 million. Some info here: http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2009/12/who-owns-glaad-20-of-budget-for.html

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at December 27, 2013 01:53 PM (BXLPR)

305

Black in a Cracker Barrel?  BLACK IN A  CRACKER BARREL???

Get the president on the phone!  No?  Then Eric Holder.  NOW!!

Posted by: Jesse jackson at December 27, 2013 01:53 PM (wAQA5)

306 299 183
If Christians ever hope to get any respect from the atheists, they have
got to start planting some car bombs in strategic locations. That's
the only way it works nowadays.



You don't see many atheists who have the nerve to say "Boo!" about Mohammed, do you?

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 27, 2013 06:18 PM (8Fa5Z)


JFC. That is the most fucked up post I've read in weeks.

Are you a chronic dumbass or was it drug-induced?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:52 PM (x3YFz)

ACE:  clean this asshole up.  Obviously a troll.  Nuke first, ask questions later.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:53 PM (x3YFz)

307 So, can Paula Deen come back now? Her transgression was over 30yrs old and she got dropped like hot potato. Bring back Paula!

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 01:54 PM (teFlO)

308 I'm very glad to know that A+E does not hold the view that actual tolerance should be practiced by all people. After all, that was the most important part of what Phil Robertson said.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at December 27, 2013 06:47 PM (Gk3SS)


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He wasn't discriminatory at all.  Contrast with Baldwin's series of bigoted rants.  It's obvious that this was a teed up extortion opportunity for our grievance mongers. 


Posted by: Dave S. at December 27, 2013 01:56 PM (UvR6d)

309 Hell, they did better than Cracker Barrel. They barely made it through one Sunday-after-church lunch before they caved. I suspect A&E saw the overnight ratings from their DD marathon and said, "Maybe....perhaps....it's possible we misjudged this."

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 27, 2013 01:56 PM (uzmcT)

310 I really believe the comment at 183 was about the hypocrisy of the left and the atheists who love to defend the ROP but denounce Christians as vile at every opportunity. Perhaps it could have been worded more considerately.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 01:56 PM (DmNpO)

311 Paula Deen's use of the N word 30 years ago was like Martin Luther King getting whacked all over again.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at December 27, 2013 01:57 PM (8ZskC)

312 For instance, GLAAD commands a small army of angry homosexuals and supporters, not to mention a number of D politicians in their pocket. When mobilized, their army can send strong angry messages to the sponsors of TV shows. The last thing Toyota, for instance, wants is to deal with a bunch of disgruntled homosexuals with nothing better to do than trash the Toyota brand as "anti-gay."

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 01:58 PM (zvr0X)

313 Duck Hunters 1, Dick Hunters 0

Posted by: Wilkins McAwber at December 27, 2013 01:58 PM (1TraE)

314
It is a Klaxon alarm to my understanding of history.


It is the most disturbing thing they have ever done.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 06:51 PM (bb5+k)

The only good news is the best leaders? 

Aren't "them"

I've served under every officer rank from Lt Gen down.  The best ones had mustaches.  Take it as you will.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 01:58 PM (x3YFz)

315 Servpro still here, almost done pumping. Call it 3,000 gallons so far. About to set up the fans.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 27, 2013 01:58 PM (ZshNr)

316 Nobody's perfect but it seems like the black liberal activists, are an extra layer of not perfect. Posted by: Naes1984 at December 27, 2013 06:52 PM (zeV2E) But they mean well, so that absolves them of any sin.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 27, 2013 01:58 PM (uzmcT)

317 Yeah. 183 needs attention.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 01:59 PM (aDwsi)

318 Seriously. They're purging any officer that doesn't toe the party line like Lenin is in charge. 4 years from now only the prognazi officers will hold ranks of 0-6 or above. It was bad before, but it's a total purging of conservative officers now. It's not a joke. It's fucked. The Finns just called to say that there are worse things than having a potential opponent get rid of all the competent people in favor of political correctness....

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 27, 2013 01:59 PM (N3yqm)

319 Are you a chronic dumbass or was it drug-induced? Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:52 PM (x3YFz) You aren't supposed to quote objectionable material. If one of the Cobs has to delete the original offending message, your copy of it will still be present. In the moron vernacular " Don't smear troll shit in the threads. "

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 01:59 PM (bb5+k)

320 184 ;"> Where does GLAAD get their money from?  ;">--- ;">Sandwich wrap is my guess.

Posted by: UWP at December 27, 2013 01:59 PM (2hQRj)

321 179 Posted by: village at December 27, 2013 06:17 PM (utXSy) Thanks for the link, interesting read. Quite a thought mafia

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 27, 2013 01:59 PM (HVff2)

322 A&E took it's programming philosophy from Vince McMahon. This last two weeks was as good as anything on the WWE. Robertson is the "face" and the gay activists are the "heel," and A&E, and the Robertson family make bank off of the outrage of millions.

Both the Christians and the gays got played.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at December 27, 2013 02:00 PM (YhH+L)

323 Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:48 PM (x3YFz) Our Officer? he got cap'd on D'day... LOL.... yeah Baby.... We see our role as essentially defensive in nature. While our armies are advancing so fast and everyone's knocking themselves out to be heroes, we are holding ourselves in reserve in case the Krauts mount a counteroffensive which threatens Paris... or maybe even New York. Then we can move in and stop them. But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days.

Posted by: Oddball at December 27, 2013 02:00 PM (lZBBB)

324 He wasn't discriminatory at all. Contrast with Baldwin's series of bigoted rants. It's obvious that this was a teed up extortion opportunity for our grievance mongers.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 27, 2013 06:56 PM (UvR6d)



Yup. Honestly, this is the best presentation of tolerance I've heard in a long time:

"However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”


That is actual tolerance. That is the goal to which we should all strive. I'm supposed to be upset about that? Why?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at December 27, 2013 02:01 PM (Gk3SS)

325 Jesse Jackson is bug-eyed, marble-mouthed extortionist. What a role model.

Posted by: laffin' at December 27, 2013 02:01 PM (d12br)

326 ACE: clean this asshole up. Obviously a troll. Nuke first, ask questions later. Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:53 PM (x3YFz) And when you're done, clean up the two copies tangonine reposted.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 02:01 PM (bb5+k)

327 new post up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 02:02 PM (DmNpO)

328 You aren't supposed to quote objectionable material. If one of the Cobs has to delete the original offending message, your copy of it will still be present.


In the moron vernacular " Don't smear troll shit in the threads. "

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 06:59 PM (bb5+k)

Dude,

it's Friday! 

I have no other excuse.

f me.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 02:02 PM (x3YFz)

329 Shouldn't Jackson be taking care of the bastard kid he ignored until he was publicly exposed as a deadbeat dad? Shouldn't he be ministering to his son who is in jail for corruption. Seriously. Nobody's perfect but it seems like the black liberal activists, are an extra layer of not perfect.

Posted by: Naes1984 at December 27, 2013 06:52 PM (zeV2E)


The conversation Jackson ought to  have with Phil is the one about removing the mote in his own eye.

Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2013 02:02 PM (cHwk5)

330

If I had a son, he would look like the busboy at Cracker Barrel.

Or the guy on the security camera.

Or a psychotic politician.

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at December 27, 2013 02:03 PM (wAQA5)

331 310 I really believe the comment at 183 was about the hypocrisy of the left and the atheists who love to defend the ROP but denounce Christians as vile at every opportunity. Perhaps it could have been worded more considerately. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 27, 2013 06:56 PM (DmNpO) I agree. Not obvious troll, just a poor choice of words.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 02:03 PM (bb5+k)

332 I really believe the comment at 183 was about the hypocrisy of the left and the atheists who love to defend the ROP but denounce Christians as vile at every opportunity. Of course it is. Tom Servo is a long timer. Let's everyone grab hold of our balls, shall we?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 02:03 PM (zvr0X)

333 "Maybe....perhaps....it's possible we misjudged this." Posted by: Zombie John --------- No doubt correct. Wrong conclusion though. The right conclusion would have been, "Perhaps we are vapid, epistemologically-void, valueless assholes."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 27, 2013 02:03 PM (aDwsi)

334 Dana Perino filling on for Greta interviewing Ken Davis from E!. He says A&E's press release says they're going to air a shit-pot full of "tolerance" psa's going forward. Sounds like part of their ransom payoff to GLAAD and JJ.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 27, 2013 02:05 PM (teFlO)

335 I've served under every officer rank from Lt Gen down. The best ones had mustaches. Take it as you will. Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 06:58 PM (x3YFz) My concern is that the ones who are left might not be the best, but they will still have command of a considerable force, that even misused can do horrible damage. Having loyal officers in the Army is an absolute necessity for this nation. That Obama is purging them informs as to his possible intent, and it hints at something very frightening.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 02:06 PM (bb5+k)

336 1. "It is true that liberty is precious -- so precious that it must be rationed." -- Lenin 2. 'If you like your beliefs, you can keep your beliefs.' 3. 'If you like your Freedom of Speech, you can keep your Freedom of Speech.' 4. 'If you say something we find "offensive," we will Sodomize you. Because Tolerance.' 5. 'Our corporation will now begin an active propaganda campaign in favor of Sodomy.' 6. 'You have the right to say whatever you want to say, as long as everyone already agrees with it.' 7. 'Fiduciary Responsibility!!!111' 8. 'There is no Culture War.' 9. 'You have the right to suck cock. Any cock you don't suck will be used against you in the Court of Public Opinion. Because Hatecrime.' 10. 'There is no God.' Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 27, 2013 02:08 PM (VYM4n)

337 Let's everyone grab hold of our balls, shall we?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 27, 2013 07:03 PM (zvr0X)

Just keep your digits out of my knickers and there won't be a problem, capiche?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 02:08 PM (x3YFz)

338 I have no other excuse. f me. Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 07:02 PM (x3YFz) No worries. I had to learn the hard way myself. I don't think the guy was deliberately trying to be a troll, I just think he used a very poor choice of words to convey his point.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 02:09 PM (bb5+k)

339 Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with?

--

I'm in upstate SC.  There are a lot of blacks that go to Cracker Barrel here. 

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 27, 2013 02:09 PM (Oa7B2)

340 I'm in upstate SC. There are a lot of blacks that go to Cracker Barrel here. Posted by: Lady in Black at December 27, 2013 07:09 PM (Oa7B2) Hollowpoint was an IDIOT for asking that question. In other words, par for the course where he's concerned.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 02:12 PM (bb5+k)

341 Lots of black people eat at Cracker Barrel. That's not unusual at all.
Cracker Barrels do a lot of business off the interstates. They attract ... hungry people driving who have time for a stop and don't want fast food.


Huh.  I thought it was a "Things White People Like" type of place.

I've been been boycotting Cracker Barrel since my first and last visit to one.  I've eaten styrofoam packing peanuts that were less bland than their food.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 27, 2013 02:12 PM (X9Mnx)

342 He says A&E's press release says they're going to air a shit-pot full of "tolerance" psa's going forward.

--

What is humorous is that the only tolerance that wasn't displayed was by the frothing left and AandE for Phil's personal feelings.  He himself was not intolerant about homosexuality.  It was personally something he couldn't physically imagine, and it goes against his Christian beliefs.  That is not the same as intolerance. 

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 27, 2013 02:12 PM (Oa7B2)

343 I'm in upstate SC. There are a lot of blacks that go to Cracker Barrel here. Pfft, only one state has an "upstate" and it ain't South Carolina.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b] at December 27, 2013 02:12 PM (WhJf8)

344 I don't think the guy was deliberately trying to be a troll, I just think he used a very poor choice of words to convey his point.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 07:09 PM (bb5+k)

I've *never* done that!

or...

ok, shit.

I've done that a LOT.

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 02:12 PM (x3YFz)

345 Has a black person ever been spotted inside a Cracker Barrel to begin with? -- I'm in upstate SC. There are a lot of blacks that go to Cracker Barrel here. Posted by: Lady in Black at December 27, 2013 07:09 PM (Oa7B2) Cracker Barrel actually tries to portray family values more than anything else. That's appealing regardless of ethnicity. That's why their position on this was so strange. LGBT crowd isn't one of their big constituencies.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 27, 2013 02:16 PM (uzmcT)

346 That is actual tolerance. That is the goal to which we should all strive. I'm supposed to be upset about that? Why?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at December 27, 2013 07:01 PM (Gk3SS)

====================

I know someone who would claim that you are not authentically gay. I almost want to introduce the two of you so that I can laugh at the smoking crater you'd create where her big stupid ego used to be. For the record, she's straight, but apparently know more about being gay than gay people. According to her, anyway.

Posted by: Physics Geek at December 27, 2013 02:22 PM (llWHs)

347 I've never been to a Cracker Barrel.  Just thought the name was funny.

Posted by: wth at December 27, 2013 02:28 PM (wAQA5)

348 And when you're done, clean up the two copies tangonine reposted.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 07:01 PM (bb5+k) No worries. I had to learn the hard way myself.


I don't think the guy was deliberately trying to be a troll, I just think he used a very poor choice of words to convey his point.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 27, 2013 07:09 PM (bb5+k)

You didn't seem to have a problem dropping Thor's hammer on me, though, right?

Posted by: tangonine at December 27, 2013 02:31 PM (x3YFz)

349 Wow, A&E ran the numbers and discovered that kissing the asses of 4% of the population kind of pisses off the other 96%.  A&E CEO Arthur Carlson was quoted as saying "As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly."

Posted by: Thresherman at December 27, 2013 02:32 PM (3/8dX)

350 I know someone who would claim that you are not authentically gay. I almost want to introduce the two of you so that I can laugh at the smoking crater you'd create where her big stupid ego used to be. For the record, she's straight, but apparently know more about being gay than gay people. According to her, anyway.

Posted by: Physics Geek at December 27, 2013 07:22 PM (llWHs)


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I don't know this person, but I know people that sound just like her.  They are basically the same strand of prig that will pontificate on what authentic "Mexican" food is, because they spent 2 weeks in Cancun..  Your acquaintance almost certainly thinks they are exceptionally tolerant, but note how they reject people that don't toe the line and follow their orthodoxy step by step in exchange for their "acceptance".

We (straight people) don't understand.  We shouldn't have to even pretend we do understand.  Which is all Phil Robertson admitted to, and I fail to see how he hurt anybody accept those that thrive and capitalize on being hurt.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 27, 2013 02:33 PM (UvR6d)

351 At the end of the ninth inning the score is Ducks 1, Schmucks 0 as right-hander Phil Robertson pitches a perfect game. Good night and drive safely everyone!

Posted by: Michael Haz at December 27, 2013 03:02 PM (Juwqe)

352 So...everything from lung transplants & the freedom to hold to one's own opinion comes depends on how many Twitter followers one has. Nice.

Posted by: AmericanGypsea at December 27, 2013 03:11 PM (PY5T+)

353 Just for the record. It's not GLADD. It's GLAAD-Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.. This is their tagline: "Leading the conversation for lgbt equality/" As with many leftists, "conversation" consists of shutting down everybody who disagrees with you. Gaystapo alliance against divergent opinions

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 27, 2013 03:28 PM (BC6cY)

354 Why isn't there a series called Rabbit Dynasty? This is despicable!

Posted by: daffy at December 27, 2013 03:30 PM (+/8mE)

355 Wait...why does "free speech" apply to that guy and not to us?

Oh, it's the beard isn't it.
 
Curse my follicularly challenged visage!

Posted by: Marin Bashir, Alec Baldwin, & Cenk Uygur at December 27, 2013 03:43 PM (V9zL0)

356 promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company Yes, A&E is so very, very tolerant.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 27, 2013 03:47 PM (BC6cY)

357 1. Phil Robertson released a book on Amazon the day this controversy erupted called Gays, Guns and Liberals. 2. An A&E exec was present throughout the GC interview. 3. Duck season ends Jan 26 in LA. 4. Merchants sold out of both Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty merchandise by Christmas. 5. Duck Dynasty ratings had plateaued prior to this media firestorm. If the Robertson's contract with A&E hadn't been up for renegotiation already, it certainly was then. Any A&E PSA about the Robertsons' beliefs and GLAAD's agenda will be rooking Christians into accepting homosexuality as a Christian virtue.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 27, 2013 04:00 PM (Y92Nd)

358 And a couple of points to take from this: Pro hetrosexual speech is now defined as anti-gay speech. Above all, men should never publicly state they prefer vaginas to assholes.

And, any Christian listing sins which include homosexuality will find that their statement now EQUATES homosexuality with each of those sins. This is why GLAAD says that Robertson said that homosexuality was the same as bestiality. He didn't say that. GLAAD pulled the same thing with their protest against Bob Newhart's speech.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 27, 2013 04:07 PM (Lqy/e)

359 353 As with many leftists, "conversation" consists of shutting down everybody who disagrees with you.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 27, 2013 08:28 PM (BC6cY)

It's like the "dialogue" on race which always turns out to be a monologue.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 27, 2013 04:15 PM (wMHFj)

360 All that's missing is a campaign to bring more "normal" (by Gauss' definition) people into the entertainment field.

Posted by: James Dean at December 27, 2013 04:18 PM (e8kgV)

361 Those calling for a cleanup of #183 are suffering from an irony deficiency.

Posted by: baldilocks at December 27, 2013 04:20 PM (36Rjy)

362 I have been staying away from the show. Not from the comments, but from the suspension. A & E can suck a bag of dicks. I miss it. When Ace goes full homo I will miss this place. He will have to go full homo because of homo pressure. Homo's never quit.

Posted by: nip at December 27, 2013 04:36 PM (jI23+)

363 When the weight of the world has got you down
And you want to end your life,
Bills to pay, a dead-end job,
And problems with the wife.
But don't throw in the tow'l,
'Cuz there's a place right down the block...
Where you can drink your misery away...
At Flaming Moe's.... (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...)
When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...)
Can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's...)
And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...
Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...

Posted by: Homer Simpson at December 27, 2013 04:37 PM (e8kgV)

364 Troy: What's wrong with me?
Dr. Zaius: I think you're crazy
Troy: I want a second opinion.
Dr. Zaius: You're also lazy.

Posted by: Flaming Moe at December 27, 2013 04:40 PM (e8kgV)

365 Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya;
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya;
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya;
Oh, Lord, kumbaya.

Posted by: William Sydney Porter at December 27, 2013 04:48 PM (e8kgV)

366 357 Phil Robertson released a book on Amazon the day this controversy erupted called Gays, Guns and Liberals.

So can anyone give some background on this claim.  I see a few broken links on Amazon for this title purportedly from Phil. 

Does this book exist in any form anywhere still?
Did Phil Robertson actually write it?
What is in this book?
Why did it disappear so completely?

Posted by: bestie21 at December 27, 2013 06:21 PM (AzO5R)

367 Methinks we can surmise what happened: GLAAD pulled the same thing Jesse Jackson and Sharpton pulled. They said, "A&E, you write us a big donation each year and you're forgiven and we lay off." It's the way GLAAD and all such orgs work. It's no real victory for the Ducks nor for their fans.

Posted by: michelle at December 27, 2013 07:27 PM (U6upM)

368 So twitchy says DD has agreed to meet with the homosexual groups and work together. I do not think that this will go the way the homosexual groups are thinking.

Posted by: biscuits mahoney at December 27, 2013 07:56 PM (avEon)

369 A$E -- tolerate this: Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. --Phil Robertson

Posted by: Running Hobo at December 27, 2013 08:22 PM (l1oyw)

370 96 Female Marines set to enter ground combat roles in 2016.

Good thing there's no need for upper body strength in infantry combat.


The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at December 27, 2013 05:55 PM (1xUj/)


Right, so where men would have to complete minimum to be a paper pusher, women will only have to if they *choose* infantry combat.

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at December 27, 2013 10:32 PM (3ONFH)

371 "The three girls who made it through infantry combat training were held to the same physical performance standards as the men."

Not really. What you mean to say is that they were held to the same MINIMUM standard. Its like qualifying for the Punt/Pass/Kick contest by making the minumum 30 yard pass, but all the other guys are throwing it 60 yards.

Marine Infantry is expected to ace the Physical Fitness test. Perfect score is 300. Most make that, the few that don't still score in the 280s. I'd like to know what the 3 women scored.

Posted by: Fen at December 28, 2013 12:20 AM (a422o)

372 If you can fire someone because they don't believe in the gay, I assume nobody would have an issue on the left if you fired someone who supports the gay, amiright? Then again - the whole "firing" thing is best kept for obamacare supports.

Posted by: Reality Man at December 28, 2013 04:19 AM (Cs9Ps)

373 I think GLAAD made the exact same mistake here that they did when they went after Chick-Fil-A. When they pick smaller targets like an anonymous wedding photographer, they're able to bully people into submission. But when they go after something millions of people *really like,* they lose. I imagine they will make a similar mistake every year or so.

Posted by: John at December 28, 2013 06:38 AM (/f7RB)

374 Fags.

Posted by: Auntie M at December 28, 2013 07:49 AM (AIC5Z)

375 Told you. Told you. Told you.

Posted by: dogfish, doing Told You laps at December 28, 2013 08:02 AM (K5C9H)

376 Marine Infantry is expected to ace the Physical Fitness test. Perfect score is 300. Most make that, the few that don't still score in the 280s. I'd like to know what the 3 women scored. >>> Who cares what they scored? If they're subpar, they'll be weeded out the hard way - on the battlefield. It's what they want, who are we to stand in the way of them dying?

Posted by: SlapNutz at December 28, 2013 08:53 AM (vVSAz)

377 The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2013 01:28 PM (2+bRt)

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