Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on December 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

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As the fallout from Phil Robertson’s comments on homosexuality continues to rain down, some say its time to put a fork in “Duck Dynasty,” while others think the hit show has a few quacks left in it…

A source close to the show tells FOX411 that even if Robertson apologized, at this point, A&E is done with him

While Robertson did not apologize for his comments, he did explain them in a statement: “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. 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.”

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The swift decision-making by the A&E brass represents a new sense of urgency from nets to quiet the condemnation firestorm that spreads across the oil-drenched fields of Twitter, Facebook and blogs. “Duck Dynasty” draws in some of the most lucrative auds on TV — adults 18-34 and 18-49 — demos that are increasingly liberal-minded when it comes to matters of sexuality. “Real World” creator Jon Murray even noted recently that portraying a gay relationship on television no longer elicits the kind of shock from young viewers that it did in the ’90s — these things are now commonplace with TV viewers at a time when surveys show a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage.

With Phil Robertson’s remarks comparing homosexuality to bestiality, A&E likely felt it had little choice but to act swiftly, given the company’s stated corporate values, or risk letting A+E nets become a pariah in Hollywood and potentially damage relationships with advertisers.

In other words: when it comes to entertainment, low tolerance is turning into no tolerance.

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The guys from “Duck Dynasty” are NOT in danger of losing their biggest sponsor, Under Armour — ’cause while the company tells TMZ its not down with Phil Roberston’s homophobic comments, its not willing to kill the business relationship … yet.

UA — which sponsors the Duck Commander business, founded by Phil — just issued a statement to TMZ … saying, “We have no plans to change our current relationship.

The company adds, “We are obviously aware of the situation. And his comments are not indicative of Under Armour’s views.”

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“You want to be on television and get all the things that come with it? Well, when you say stupid stuff, whether it’s on television or not, and you get criticized, you have to — and when it’s really bad, you have to suffer the consequences,” Capehart began.

“Phil Robertson’s grandson, Willie [Robertson’s] son, is adopted and he’s bi-racial,” he continued. “That comes towards the end of the piece after you’ve read everything that he has said about gay people, about women, about African-Americans. You know, blacks are happy in the pre-civil rights era.”

“Then you read he has a bi-racial grandchild. What environment is that child living in?” Capehart worried. “What will that child to unlearn when he gets older?”

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The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.

If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him–but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.

And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street.

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[I]t was Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones who got me interested.

“If a homosexual expresses his opinion, he is praised. When Muslims demand that we appease them in their religious traditions, our country bends over backwards to do that. When people are in our country illegally, they demand benefits that they should not have and do not deserve, again we appease them. And when a United States citizen exercises his first amendment rights, he is immediately condemned by the political system and the news media, with the goal of silencing him, thus stopping him from exercising his first amendment rights.”

Apart from the usual fallacy about “the First Amendment” protecting anyone from any consequences for what they say, ever, isn’t that basically right? The Duck Dynasty cast was a little island in the great culture war ocean, a collection of white Southerners whom liberals could love. They were even invited to the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner! They didn’t sign up for this on the condition that they moderate their beliefs. But they got punished anyway, and presto, yet another semi-enjoyable aspect of life becomes tinder for culture warfare and fundraising. First chicken sandwiches, then duck calls—what next?

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The Duck Dynasty brand is down-home social conservatism and Bible worship. Many people tune in for the stars’ humor and fearlessness; but many Americans appreciate their value system (however many of us may disagree with it).

A&E knew what they were getting when they put Robertson and his clan on the air, and they shouldn’t act surprised when the patriarch freely expresses his opinion on sensitive matters like homosexuality. No one tunes into Duck Dynasty expecting “enlightened” “east-coast” thought on matters of sexuality; and we shouldn’t be so outraged when Robertson says exactly what you’d expect him to say as to silence him.

Speaking out and ridiculing Robertson’s views on homosexuality is a much more effective way of changing the culture than forcing him to shut up and sit in the corner.

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When you consider the more effete, cosmopolitan America that “Pajama Boy” represents, you’ll get a sense for why the Duck Dynasty folks are out of touch with today’s acceptable norms. There is a huge schism between red state America and blue state America, and these two stories seem to symbolize the yawning chasm…

It has as much to do with class and geography and culture and attitude as it does with religion.

Politics and reality TV are increasingly causing these two worlds to clash. Until we find a way to domesticate these guys with the gun racks in their pickup trucks, I suspect this will be a recurring story.

There really are two Americas.

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All we’re seeing here is the effect of cultural isolation. The only thing I find objectionable about it – and it is objectionable – is the reduction of gay people and our relationships to sex acts. Mr Robertson would not be happy – indeed, rightly be extremely offended – if I reduced his entire family life and marriage to sex with a vagina.

But look: I come back to what I said at the beginning. Robertson is a character in a reality show. He’s not a spokesman for A&E any more than some soul-sucking social x-ray from the Real Housewives series is a spokeswoman for Bravo. Is he being fired for being out of character? Nah. He’s being fired for staying in character – a character A&E have nurtured and promoted and benefited from. Turning around and demanding a Duck Dynasty star suddenly become the equivalent of a Rachel Maddow guest is preposterous and unfair.

What Phil Robertson has given A&E is a dose of redneck reality. Why on earth would they fire him for giving some more?

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If you lived in the South and went to pieces every time you heard a Southerner of that generation say something that offends contemporary sensitivities, you’d never get out of bed. I’d wager that it’s true in most parts of this country — and of all kinds of people. This past summer I spoke to a young black woman in my own town about local politics. I told her how shocked I was to go to meetings of the parish council, and to hear the most paranoid racist things coming out of the mouths of older black people. She told me that she had grown up hearing that sort of thing — just like I did. I was taken aback by what I heard in those meetings, but when I thought about it, how could I expect black men and women who had had their racial opinions formed by what they had been taught, and what they had seen, during the Jim Crow era to think differently? It’s right to hope that they see the change, and resist judging all white people today by the standards of 40 years ago and more, but how realistic is that? How realistic is it to expect that of country people, black and white, who live in more of a monoculture than many others do?

It must be said that one of the most irritating aspects of the New York media environment is how narrow and monocultural it is, while flattering itself that it is cosmopolitan, diverse, and tolerant. You think Phil Robertson is bigoted? I have been around and worked with liberals in Washington and New York and elsewhere whose opinions were so obnoxious and dismissive of those not like themselves that they make the Duck Commander sound like Dick Cavett.

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Yesterday evening, when I defended Robertson, Twitter users were quick to point out that A&E has to react to its own corporate interests — and to those of its advertisers and customers. This, of course, is true. But pointing this out doesn’t make the problem go away, it just transfers the criticism from A&E to the culture at large. If A&E is “understandably” reacting to outside pressure, then that means they’re reacting to a cultural trend. And that trend needs criticizing — and hard. Are viewers really so prissy that they won’t tolerate a man who dissents from the mainstream culture? Duck Dynasty’s ratings certainly don’t suggest so. Are people who find his views abhorrent incapable of turning off their televisions?

Was A&E really unaware that he believed these things? Is the aim here to normalize all television to prevailing norms, allowing only those views that society’s tailwinds have approved to prevail and shedding all other views? I hope not. What sort of culture will we have if people can’t be different without fear of suspension? What sort of society will we produce if religious people can’t say what they believe? Evidently, there are swaths of the American population — and people of all other nationalities, too — who agree with Robertson. Are we going to liquidate them from the public square?

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I can’t imagine living in a world where everyone agreed with me. How tedious. But that is apparently what progressives demand.

The Left started the culture war, won it resoundingly, and now they’re roaming the country shooting the wounded survivors. Instead of allowing dissent, they conduct blasphemy trials demanding public recantations and penance. They accuse conservatives of being Puritans, but they’re the ones with the torches and buckled hats.

I don’t agree with everything said by Phil Robertson or Penn Jillette or Neil Patrick Harris or Patton Oswalt or anyone else. And I’m fine with that. I still would love to share a meal with any one of them.

So, lefties, give Phil Robertson a break. It’s not like he said Santa was white.

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It is a simple and sad fact that America is already not-watching CNN, MSNBC, Jon Stewart, and others, but they still have an impact because Big Entertainment makes billions from bundled cable and can therefore afford to keep them on the air. The left-wing monopoly on our culture is subsidized not by popular acclaim but by bundled cable.

This means that boycotting or not-watching A&E is not going to matter a whole lot to A&E.

If you want to really hurt A&E, you are forced to go to the extreme of canceling the entire cable package that comes with A&E, and that could mean losing channels you do like and want to support. It might even mean cutting the cord entirely and having no cable television. And if you do cancel your cable, be sure to tell them why, because a lot of people are cutting the cord these days.

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But things are complicated by the fact that progressive activists and agitators aren’t interested in comity or stasis or accommodation. Instead, they view division and conflict as necessary steps to achieve their progressive goals (which seem to be the dismantling of any traditional value or institution.)…

At some point, this became a zero-sum game. You’re either in the “Duck Dynasty” camp or the “Pajama Boy” camp. Somebody will lose.

No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot be a conscientious objector in the culture war.

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Via Breitbart.


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Sparkplug!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on December 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

SOPHIEBOP

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

And the least likely of sources may evoke the greatest of changes

PolAgnostic on December 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

damn it

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Instead, they view division and conflict as necessary steps to achieve their progressive goals (which seem to be the dismantling of any EVERY traditional value or institution.)…


Sorry
… but I just can’t stand a poorly expressed statement.

PolAgnostic on December 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

“Fallout” from comments about homosexuality. Never fallout from his comments on sleeping with lots of women. It would be fascinating if it wasn’t so predictable.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Incoming

PolAgnostic on December 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Sorry, should be Van Damme.

rottenrobbie on December 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

“Real World” creator Jon Murray even noted recently that portraying a gay relationship on television no longer elicits the kind of shock from young viewers that it did in the ’90s — these things are now commonplace with TV viewers at a time when surveys show a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage.

I wonder if that has anything to do with telling people day in, day out for a decade that the only acceptable opinion about same-sex “marriage” is one of equivalence, anything to do with bull**** like this Duck Dynasty event where every opposing view is shrieked at.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Had enough duck today. See you guys tomorrow!

KCB on December 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Deviant tries to latch on to the real injustices that blacks have suffered.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Yes, one.

rottenrobbie on December 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

There can be only one.

Bishop on December 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Say deviant he said what he perceived at the time. Did he lie?

You guys might as well start up Ho Chi Minh type re-education camps so everyone can regurgitate the proper and accept thoughts.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

*accepted

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

He didn’t want to remind all of you demorats about the hell you had created back then.

Bishop on December 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later.”

. — Phil Robertson

Wow, is there anything more offending than that?

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

How stupid is Hot Air to put an autoplay video at the bottom of a long post? I’m trying to read from the beginning, and all of a sudden someone is shouting in my ear.

I hate autoplay.

RoadRunner on December 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

From Allah’s post:

“You want to be on television and get all the things that come with it? Well, when you say stupid stuff, whether it’s on television or not, and you get criticized, you have to — and when it’s really bad, you have to suffer the consequences,” Capehart began.

“Phil Robertson’s grandson, Willie [Robertson’s] son, is adopted and he’s bi-racial,” he continued. “That comes towards the end of the piece after you’ve read everything that he has said about gay people, about women, about African-Americans. You know, blacks are happy in the pre-civil rights era.”

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The one where he agrees with Thomas Sowell that the parity between black and white families was completely erased by the progressive welfare state, and where he tells the truth that life here wasn’t some reenactment of Mordor where blacks were whipped off the road all day by toothless pichup-truck enthusiasts?

There’s at least one oblique reference up there.

I think maybe the left wants to talk about that one just to change the subject. The anti-gay backlash hasn’t had nearly the traction they wanted, so now they want to get busy with the racist backlash. One way or another — he’s got to go.

Next-up: anti-shaving backlash.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I hate autoplay.

RoadRunner on December 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

You’re not alone brother.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Didn’t Jamie Foxx revel in his role where he got to “kill a bunch of white people” and Megan Fox fantasize about killing everyone in middle America?

Jackalope on December 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Oh, my. What comments were those?

Punchenko on December 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I can’t imagine living in a world where everyone agreed with me. How tedious. But that is apparently what progressives demand.

These days “progressive” is just another word for fascist.

VorDaj on December 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

It’s right to hope that they see the change, and resist judging all white people today by the standards of 40 years ago and more, but how realistic is that? How realistic is it to expect that of country people, black and white, who live in more of a monoculture than many others do?

40 years ago it was 1973, bordering on 1974. Slavery was outlawed by more than a century, and Jim Crow – not the law of the nation, just a part of the nation – was gone for a decade.

This is echo-chamber stuff, but seriously, what does this idiocy add?

King B on December 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.
libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

One wonders why you chose not to include them as well… Hmmm

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Quack, quack, quack…

SouthernGent on December 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

These days “progressive” is just another word for fascist.
VorDaj on December 19, 2013 at 10:58 PM

lol on the “these days” modifier.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM


two pajama boy pics
and a partridge in a pear tree

remember, the federal government will make those spendy things up in savings
by virtue of volume

true

where’s my beer…

Merry Christmas all.

mickytx on December 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

The Left started the culture war, won it resoundingly, and now they’re roaming the country shooting the wounded survivors. Instead of allowing dissent, they conduct blasphemy trials demanding public recantations and penance. They accuse conservatives of being Puritans, but they’re the ones with the torches and buckled hats.

You see torches and buckled hats, but you aren’t looking closely enough or otherwise you’d see goose stepping and swastikas.

VorDaj on December 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

You’re either in the “Duck Dynasty” camp or the “Pajama Boy” camp.

That’s the truth.

Also, I was amused to see the two photos at the top of the left and right columns on the front page. I’m sure AP ended the day that way deliberately. Onesie Boy raises a supercilious eyebrow at the Duck Dynasty. The Duck Dynasty ignores him and stares straight ahead.

INC on December 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM

When you consider the more effete, cosmopolitan America that “Pajama Boy” represents, you’ll get a sense for why the Duck Dynasty folks are out of touch with today’s acceptable norms. There is a huge schism between red state America and blue state America, and these two stories seem to symbolize the yawning chasm…

I’ll take the Duck for a hundred. Can’t stomach buttboy and his darn jammies.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

And you could not manage to link to them. That’s some excellent footnotin’ perfesser!

stvnscott on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeorgan on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

……………Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…keep wondering…. dumbazz!

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Tolerance. A one way street.

Bmore on December 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I’ll stick with my comment on this topic from the other thread.

Bmore on December 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Still gonna stick with my first comment.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Still going to stick with my first comment. ; )

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Yep. Gonna stand by my first comment.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I think I’ll stick with it.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Somehow Arsenio is on in the background. He claimed that Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality. Boy the orders are out. Lie , distort, and destroy. Then Arsenio made a joke about Robertson making duck calls …you know something that guys “blow”. Wow he’s sooo funny. You libs and radical homosexual defenders are disgusting.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I hate autoplay.

RoadRunner on December 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

AP, if you can’t set “autoplay” to off in an embedded vid a link to the vid will suffice.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hmmmm one wonders why Allah chose to not include Phil’s quotes on the Jim Crow south.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Because it’s not always about the liberals or your darn sheet klan, man!

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Speaking out and ridiculing Robertson’s views on homosexuality is a much more effective way of changing the culture than forcing him to shut up and sit in the corner.

The French Revolution, plain and simple. The despicable, lying scumbag leftists just want to attack and ridicule everything that is normal or familiar in order to pervert society to such an extant that it is unrecognizable as even human.

I keep saying it … because it keeps needing to be said, it’s past time for a national divorce so that decent people who actually want an American Constitutional Republic (and not this demented, evil, perverted American Socialist Superstate) can restore our Republic in a new nation. This one is toast. Too many leftists and third world America-haters to maintain even the tiniest parts of America. It’s time that we can be rid of these vermin. Let them burn in the hellhole they are creating on their own. I want no part of it and no part of them. I share nothing with these people and want to be free of their totalitarian evil and mind-numbing stupidity.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

.
Message for you, sir!

On your itterTway!

PolAgnostic on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Once you realize Mr. Pajamas is actually an accurate representation of our rulers you’ll be far enough down the rabbit hole to realize the Duck Dynasty fellows and their fans have no power in America. None.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

…was the guy on the right of the pic…one of the final four contestants…on The VOICE?

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I seriously thought that guy took the Milli Vanilli road and offed himself.

When is his show on, 0300?

Bishop on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Because it’s not always about the liberals or your darn sheet klan, man!
AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Trollfree could have asked Robert Byrd if he were really curious.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Come to think of it, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Libfree and pajama boy in the same room…hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……..

Jackalope on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

My music contribution to tonights QOTD. Off Topic. For the Po-jama guy.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Aw… torn because you didn’t get adequate and equal attention for both carefully groomed and nurtured grievances? Afraid they’ll disappear for lack of attention? OR …are you just afraid that you won’t get enough attention?

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Obama shakes the hand of the guy who hangs homosexuals.

Mormontheman on December 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Once you realize Mr. Pajamas is actually an accurate representation of our rulers you’ll be far enough down the rabbit hole to realize the Duck Dynasty fellows and their fans have no power in America. None.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good grief gumby, give it a farking rest already.

Can we chip in to get happy a hooker for the holidays or a quilt? Something to cheer him up. The trolls say we aren’t as charitable as their pals at DailyKos.

HumpBot Salvation on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

When is his show on, 0300?

Bishop on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

1100 and still not any funnier than 20 years ago. He went for the cheap laugh and got a few chuckles.

‘Blow the duck call….get it…heheheh.’

Dude’s an idiot.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Once you realize Mr. Pajamas is actually an accurate representation of our rulers you’ll be far enough down the rabbit hole to realize the Duck Dynasty fellows and their fans have no power in America. None.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Will you take a happy suppository or something?
You make me want to put myself in a wood chipper, man.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

You see torches and buckled hats, but you aren’t looking closely enough or otherwise you’d see goose stepping and swastikas.

VorDaj on December 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I see Jacobins, led by a third world Nobel savage they kiss the ground in front of five times a day, and the thirst for a Great Terror to force people into their demented way of thinking, all the while claiming the moral high ground while denouncing all concepts of morality.

I see the error in the trial and error of evolution.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

O Christmas Tree
O Christmas Tree
ObamaCare is diseased
O Christmas Tree
O Christmas Tree
It’s going to kill both you and me.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Yep. Gonna stand by my first comment.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I think I’ll stick with it.

Bmore on December 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

…well…then…dammit!…..so will I!

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Good grief gumby,…

HumpBot Salvation on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Them are fightin words.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Because it’s not always about the liberals or your darn sheet klan, man!
AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Trollfree could have asked Robert Byrd if he were really curious.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

He could’ve tried on his Grand Wizard sheet set with matching democrat voting card.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM

“There isn’t a network out there that would do things differently, with all their major corporate conglomerate ties, they’d all follow a similar course as A&E has,” said the source. “It’s likely the beginning of the end for ‘Duck Dynasty.’”

wrong wrong wrong…Glenn Beck would take them in a minute, so would Sarah Palin and I bet the outdoors channel and many others..Duck Dynasty is alive and well but they don’t need the money and fame..they don’t need to have a show..It’s up to them and their faith in God to determine their future..not some nobody insider who hates them

sadsushi on December 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

libfreeordie on December 19, 2013 at 10:47

PM

Aw… torn because you didn’t get adequate and equal attention for both carefully groomed and nurtured grievances? Afraid they’ll disappear for lack of attention? OR …are you just afraid that you won’t get enough attention?

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Just think: He’s grooming the next generation of whiners, moochers, and race mongers. He’s making a bunch of his Mini Me-s to carry on his work.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The Left started the culture war, won it resoundingly, and now they’re roaming the country shooting the wounded survivors. Instead of allowing dissent, they conduct blasphemy trials demanding public recantations and penance. They accuse conservatives of being Puritans, but they’re the ones with the torches and buckled hats.

The “progressives” are the Puritans! They have *always* been the Puritans!

First they landed in Massachusetts; then they established an institution to train ministers (Harvard); and now they are out to perfect humanity and build utopia for The Greater Good.

And if you do not like it, you’re a witch, racist, homophobe, economic traitor, sexist, bigot, hater, John Proctor!

Punchenko on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I’ve grown my hair and beard to Grizzley Adams levels in support of Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson. I just didn’t know I was doing for him at the time.

:-)

hawkdriver on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Will you take a happy suppository or something?
You make me want to put myself in a wood chipper, man.
AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Just man up and quit lying to yourself.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Pajama Boy is pee wee Herman without all the brute masculinity.

Another donkified metrosexual candy azz.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

“There isn’t a network out there that would do things differently, with all their major corporate conglomerate ties, they’d all follow a similar course as A&E has,” said the source. “It’s likely the beginning of the end for ‘Duck Dynasty.’”

wrong wrong wrong…Glenn Beck would take them in a minute, so would Sarah Palin and I bet the outdoors channel and many others..Duck Dynasty is alive and well but they don’t need the money and fame..they don’t need to have a show..It’s up to them and their faith in God to determine their future..not some nobody insider who hates them

sadsushi on December 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I figure after this, they are done with all of it. Phil never liked being on the show. They will take their millions and continue to live a God fearing grounded life.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Don’t think that hollywood is not very influential. In less than 20yrs they have made homosexual behavior normal. Can’t wait to see what they force on us in the next 20.

rich8450 on December 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

hawkdriver on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Does Mrs hawkdriver (not her real name) like it? (:

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

The French Revolution, plain and simple. The despicable, lying scumbag leftists just want to attack
and ridicule everything that is normal or familiar in order to pervert society to such an extant that it
is unrecognizable as even human.
I keep saying it … because it keeps needing to be said, it’s past time for a national divorce so that
decent people who actually want an American Constitutional Republic (and not this demented, evil,
perverted American Socialist Superstate) can restore our Republic in a new nation. This one is
toast. Too many leftists and third world America-haters to maintain even the tiniest parts of
America. It’s time that we can be rid of these vermin. Let them burn in the hellhole they are creating
on their own. I want no part of it and no part of them. I share nothing with these people and want to
be free of their totalitarian evil and mind-numbing stupidity.
ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM

And this is why I asked alchemist16 where the American Huguenots are going to flee to.

Murphy9 on December 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I’ve grown my hair and beard to Grizzley Adams levels in support of Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson. I just didn’t know I was doing for him at the time.

:-)

hawkdriver on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Hey, Hawk. :) New homestead coming along?

Culture war’s continuing as you’d expect.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Will you take a happy suppository or something?
You make me want to put myself in a wood chipper, man.
AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Just man up and quit lying to yourself.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I’m not the one channeling pajama boy when mom says she’s out of marshmallows.
You man up, man.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I can’t imagine living in a world where everyone agreed with me. How tedious. But that is apparently what progressives demand.

These are leftist thugs, never liberal, nor progressive.

We are the true liberals and progressives. Call things what they are.

p.s. the slave is still the HA racist.

Good evening HArians.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I’ll be using carriage bolts. That’s my big decision.

H/t AxePerson

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Punchenko on December 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I’ll be surprised if you’ve never read anything by a particular Penicillin insect.

Cheers!

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good grief gumby, give it a farking rest already.
Can we chip in to get happy a hooker for the holidays or a quilt? Something to cheer him up.
HumpBot Salvation on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’d suggest a crate of anti-depressants but I’m afraid in his fragile state he’d take them all. I’ve already advised putting the razorblades under lock and key once today.

If nothing else, instead of wasting time typing out end of the world comments he could just post this link instead.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I’m not the one channeling pajama boy when mom says she’s out of marshmallows.
You man up, man.
AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Wut?

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

hawkdriver, the other day one of the HArians said that obama’s ears are so big that a good pilot could land a plane on them. My reply was that we need you back, to at least land a copter on each of them.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Once you realize Mr. Pajamas is actually an accurate representation of our rulers you’ll be far enough down the rabbit hole to realize the Duck Dynasty fellows and their fans have no power in America. None.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Will you take a happy suppository or something?
You make me want to put myself in a wood chipper, man.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The truth is very depressing. Happy is dispensing “truth suppositories”.

Punchenko on December 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I’m heterosexual.

There,, I’ve admitted it.

wolly4321 on December 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I see the error in the trial and error of evolution.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Very well put.

wolfsDad on December 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Don’t think that hollywood is not very influential. In less than 20yrs they have made homosexual behavior normal. Can’t wait to see what they force on us in the next 20.

rich8450 on December 19, 2013 at 11:17 PM

They are influential because they hide the reality of reaping and sowing. They tell the big lie on the screen that you can do what you want to do and not pay a price.

I’d trace things back at least as far as the 50′s when there were “cutsie” movies about adultery, and breaking marriage vows was played for laughs.

INC on December 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

They even smell nice.

wolly4321 on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

You all heard that the clan is not going on A & E, unless their Phil is back. They’re all trying to get out.

This will hurt A & E and they will be more famous/popular/successful than ever. Already a bunch of stations offered them contracts.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Good grief gumby, give it a farking rest already.
Can we chip in to get happy a hooker for the holidays or a quilt? Something to cheer him up.
HumpBot Salvation on December 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’d suggest a crate of anti-depressants but I’m afraid in his fragile state he’d take them all. I’ve already advised putting the razorblades under lock and key once today.

If nothing else, instead of wasting time typing out end of the world comments he could just post this link instead.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Do we have a doctor here to prescribe Lithium?
I’ll pay just so I don’t have to call the suicide hotline after he posts.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

pajama-boy is the D’s lumberjack, and every D-man.

obama is their sissy in chief.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

wolly4321 on December 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I’m a non homo. I don’t like anti non homos.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

PJ Boy’s mom tells him how special he his, a unique snow flake as it were, and so proud of his participation trophies in his sports, no matter how well he or his team did.

Another mom, whose son is somewhere on a mountain in Afghanistan, in camo and clear-hot, awaits the call tomorrow or this weekend from her son that he’s okay, or a knock, knock, knock on the door from a sad-eyed officer in uniform.

There are two Americas, although not the kind that John Edwards talked about.

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Homosexuals should be put in jail if they mess with a child’s right to be cared for by their biological parents.

Mormontheman on December 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM

There are two Americas, although not the kind that John Edwards talked about.

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I’m heterosexual.

There,, I’ve admitted it.

wolly4321 on December 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

…soon…you’ll be…just a ‘token’…

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Does Pajama Boy charge his gerbil rent for living in his pooper? Does ObamaCare cover claw accidents.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Very nice.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Do we have a doctor here to prescribe Lithium?
I’ll pay just so I don’t have to call the suicide hotline after he posts.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I think that’s more for treating manic-depressive disorder. Let’s wait and see if there’s a swing to super-happy before we prescribe it.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

The individual mandate no longer applies to people whose plans were canceled

Death knell?

The latest rule will allow consumers with a canceled health plan to claim a “hardship exemption” if they think the plans sold through new federal and state marketplaces are too expensive.

The ability to get an exemption means that the administration is freeing these people from one of the central features of the law: a requirement that most Americans have health insurance as of Jan. 1 or risk a fine. The exemption gives them the choice of having no insurance or of buying skimpy “catastrophic” coverage. This means, in turn, that people who had old, meager insurance have greater freedom under the law than the many millions of uninsured Americans who now must obtain coverage.

Normally, the individual mandate applies to anyone who can purchase qualifying insurance for less than 8 percent of their income. Either that threshold is right or it’s wrong. But it’s hard to argue that it’s right for the currently uninsured but wrong for people whose plans were canceled.

Put more simply, Republicans will immediately begin calling for the uninsured to get this same exemption. What will the Obama administration say in response? Why are people who plans were canceled more deserving of help than people who couldn’t afford a plan in the first place?

The insurers aren’t happy. “This latest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers,” says Karen Ignani, head of the trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans. They worry the White House is underestimating the number of people whose plans have been canceled and who will opt to either remain uninsured or buy catastrophic insurance rather than more comprehensive coverage.

kcewa on December 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

They desperately wanted us to laugh at the Robertsons. Instead, we loved them.

A&E wanted us to point fingers at them and laugh at them. But something else happened entirely. Millions upon millions of people tuned in, not to laugh at them, but to laugh with them.

And then we pointed at them. We pointed at them and said things like, “I wish my family was more like them. I wish we prayed together as a family. I wish we were together like the Robertsons.”

By the time this all happened, A&E had a conundrum. They knew who the Robertsons were and what they believe and they still held it in disdain. But they really liked the money. Really liked the money. So they lived with it.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

PJ Boy’s mom tells him how special he his, a unique snow flake as it were, and so proud of his participation trophies in his sports, no matter how well he or his team did.

Another mom, whose son is somewhere on a mountain in Afghanistan, in camo and clear-hot, awaits the call tomorrow or this weekend from her son that he’s okay, or a knock, knock, knock on the door from a sad-eyed officer in uniform.

There are two Americas, although not the kind that John Edwards talked about.

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

What’s depressing is that PJ Boy will be in government, with the power, making policy and issuing orders to the man in Afghanistan wearing the uniform.

PJ Boy already works for OFA, took one for the team, and is probably being set up with a sinecure in the federal bureaucracy.

Punchenko on December 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Already a bunch of stations offered them contracts.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Since Reality TV is so popular now, how about a conservative/politically incorrect cable TV station.

Oil Can on December 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

A source close to the show tells FOX411 that even if Robertson apologized, at this point, A&E
is done with him …

Why would a man need to apologize for expressing his beliefs? The most controversial thing Phil did is express his love for his heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Of course the unregenerate would recoil and then attack that which they refuse to believe. This humanist culture that claims naturalistic origins and that there is no truth, necessarily must destroy a man of faith like Phil. Even in abject poverty and obscurity Phil would be richer and know more peace than those who condemn him.

Murphy9 on December 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

They want to keep the cash but dial down the Christianity. With Phil out, perhaps they could get the show they always wanted.

I suspect that the Robertsons are more principled than that and A&E will end up disappointed on many levels. The Roberstons are who they are and I suspect the money means a great deal more to A&E than it does to them.

It will be interesting to see whether A&E likes the money more than they hate the Christianity. I wouldn’t be surprised if the hate wins.

The Robertsons already said tonight “Phil, or none of us”.

Now, let’s see how ‘principled’ A & E is. Any bets?

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

They even smell nice.

wolly4321 on December 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM

rotf

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Murphy9 on December 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Awesome post M9.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

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