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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Duck and cover.

The Nerve on December 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

…over?

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2013 at 11:38 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

No. Absolutely not. I’ve been rebelling until the house was finished. I’ve wanted to impress the dirtbag builder that I was slowly going totally insane living in the RV doing his job for him finishing the house. The only people I’ve scared though with my appearance have been all the nice folks at Lowe’s home center. Mrs. Hawkdriver (not her real name) also has long hair. Down to her butt. I’ve asked her to get a shorter haircut when I go to the barber this week and we’d finally have short hair together. Her answer was, “Get a haircut or I’ll smother you while you’re taking a nap”.

Hey, Hawk. :) New homestead coming along?

Culture war’s continuing as you’d expect.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM

We are days from being done. I’ve passed the final county inspection and gotten our certificate of occupancy. Our loan officer looked at it today and said we were ready for a bank appraiser but we had to get a second extension on the building loan. We’ve been paying pure interest for a half a year in the first extension. We’ve had to pay a second year of builders insurance. 10 extra month of a porta-potty, you name it, we paid for it. Ugly. It just got very ugly. God willing, we will celebrate Christmas in it this year.

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

No, I hate to ever disagree with you but his ears are so big, it would look as if the ground guide were waving us off. We’d never be able to land.

hawkdriver on December 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Merry Christmas all.

mickytx on December 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Merry Christmas, TX. :)

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Merry Christmas

Jackalope on December 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

With Phil Robertson’s remarks comparing homosexuality to bestiality

NO,he DIDN”T do that.
That comparson comes from a SOROS lackey .

burrata on December 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

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

Ambassador to Libya?

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Merry Christmas

Jackalope on December 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Merry Christmas, croptzoological creature!

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:42 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

Beat me to it.

Careful though, they’re gonna put you on suicide watch here. Har har.

happytobehere on December 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

TXUS on December 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

When Pajama Boy was identified as graduating last December I realized my son is about the same age. That boggled my mind, because while my son is not in Afghanistan, but he is married, gainfully employed, and in the Army Reserve.

INC on December 19, 2013 at 11:44 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

Oops. Is proz@c a moderated word?
Oh well, it ate my post.
I’m going to post my inner Eeyore in solidarity.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:44 PM

kceva, those are very expensive and still need to comply with Nurse Ratched’s regulations.

The ins. companies are besides themselves. I hope they, obama, and all who voted with him, go under.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Merry Christmas, croptzoological creature!
Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Ooh you invented a new class of creature for the x-files to investigate. I want to believe.

Murphy9 on December 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

thatsafactjack on December 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

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.

Eh? Seriously, would have shocked me any other way. We’re just that backward. –But I guess that’s the end. No room to move or anything.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:46 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

Would make a ton of money and not just from politically engaged conservatives since most Americans hate PCness and identify themselves as “conservative” in some sense.

whatcat on December 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

O, no, I just misspelled an existing non-existent creature.

Damn “o.” It’s the jackass of the vowels, you know. Shows up sometimes, sometimes doesn’t — “I can do what I whont.”

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Betcha MG lights up the room when she appears.

BTW, where is TwerpPerson and B9Scrumpy.

Hi merm.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Since RWM has been gone he uses verbs now and again.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

No, I hate to ever disagree with you but his ears are so big, it would look as if the ground guide were waving us off. We’d never be able to land.

hawkdriver on December 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Thank you for the laughs, and good luck with the home. Congratulations!

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Merry Christmas all.

mickytx on December 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Merry Christmas

Jackalope on December 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

The same to you, and all around.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Ahhh when this blows over we will be back to the days when the likes of Libfree “boycott” Obamacare threads.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

O, no, I just misspelled an existing non-existent creature.

Damn “o.” It’s the jackass of the vowels, you know. Shows up sometimes, sometimes doesn’t — “I can do what I whont.”

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

What does it matter whether you misspelled it. It’s going to eat us anyway.

AllahsNippleHair on December 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I believe in the Duck.

Mason on December 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

ObamaCare. Because all threads are ObamaCare threads. Like day 156 of the hostage crisis.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

kceva, those are very expensive and still need to comply with Nurse Ratched’s regulations.

The ins. companies are besides themselves. I hope they, obama, and all who voted with him, go under.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

What I think it’s saying is that people who lost their insurance don’t have to sign up for insurance. They’re exempt from the individual mandate.

kcewa on December 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Make the Yuletide gay

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Baby it’s cold outside

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Duck the Halls

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Something else. It’s important. I can’t remember it because Hawk in a beard’s sort of stuck in my head now. But when I remember it — it’s on topic — I’ll post it.

Axe on December 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM

They’re exempt from the individual mandate.

kcewa on December 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

But the catastrophic ins. still needs to comply with obama’care’ demands, the 10 items, baby lactation by guys, birthing by old ladies and such :)

People will not buy it. The ins. companies are desperate. I laugh at them and wish they all go under.

NO bailouts!!!

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:58 PM

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

It sounds like neither Phil nor the family have any intention of apologizing. I hope they stick by it. I’m going to go buy some of their stuff just to show support. Not my kind of stuff but this PC crap is getting silly.

whbates on December 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

White Christmas, the “racist” kind

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Father Christmas

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

“Make the Yuletide gay“

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

A classic, but I’m partial to this cover of it.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

O/T,buy those light bulbs!

Don’t Tread on My Light Bulbs

On New Year’s Day the 40 and 60 watts will be gone from stores. I think Rush has mentioned a company that found a loophole and is selling them online.

The light bulb ban has been one of the most annoying of government overreaches. Buying bulbs used to be automatic grab one off the shelf and now it’s a pain. All those supposedly equivalent bulbs have a lower lumen output than those they replace. I’ve been buying bulbs at little hole in the wall locally owned hardware stores.

INC on December 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

A classic, but I’m partial to this cover of it.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

:)

TXUS likes Sinatra…but then he’d like your cover better, likely :)

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Ducks on the Wall

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Duck the Halls

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eihhdMf5qcA

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

O/T,buy those light bulbs!

Don’t Tread on My Light Bulbs

On New Year’s Day the 40 and 60 watts will be gone from stores. I think Rush has mentioned a company that found a loophole and is selling them online.

The light bulb ban has been one of the most annoying of government overreaches. Buying bulbs used to be automatic grab one off the shelf and now it’s a pain. All those supposedly equivalent bulbs have a lower lumen output than those they replace. I’ve been buying bulbs at little hole in the wall locally owned hardware stores.

INC on December 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I think Texas told them to pack sand. Those swirly mercury bombs hum and conjure up Satan.

AllahsNippleHair on December 20, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Since RWM has been gone he uses verbs now and again.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

SOPHIE!

Her skin is like corn silk, and steam rises from her brain when it’s chilly like a heat pump on a cold winter morn.

She smells like berries. She says this when she’s happy:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

I’m her Axie baby.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM

“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?”

That child will need to unlearn all the same things Hussein had to LEARN in 2007 ,
in order to act like an American man with a happy family .

burrata on December 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM

You butts I mean. BUTTS!!!

hawkdriver on December 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Those swirly mercury bombs hum and conjure up Satan.

AllahsNippleHair on December 20, 2013 at 12:05 AM

:) Pretty much! I hate those things.

I thought I remembered something about SC and a light bulb factory, but I hadn’t heard about TX.

INC on December 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

. . . I’m going outside for a minute and try to remember what it is I wanted to post. Something to do with Hollywood and The Gay.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Swedish Christmas Song

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

The Duck Dynasty brand is down-home social conservatism and Bible worship.

I don’t doubt their values, but I do doubt their “realness” overall. I’ve seen pics of these guys in the days before the ZZ Top beards, and they looked like a bunch of Yuppies-these “reality” shows are scripted and fake anyway.

But, they’ve done some smart things in the marketing arena which I applaud and I hope they enjoy their much-deserved success, and anyone who can get the Lefties frothing at the mouth is A-OK with me (still won’t watch their dumb show beyond the occasional drive by sighting, though).

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I’m her Axie baby.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM

She “loves you to bitcoins” (which incidentally lost more than 50% yesterday)…just e-dough anyway…

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM

John Coltrane – What Child Is This?

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Those swirly mercury bombs hum and conjure up Satan.

AllahsNippleHair on December 20, 2013 at 12:05 AM

:) Pretty much! I hate those things.

I thought I remembered something about SC and a light bulb factory, but I hadn’t heard about TX.

INC on December 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Texas needs a light bulb manufacturer to tell the Feds to shove it.
Looks like they didn’t really accomplish anything with their bill.
But,we got abortion Barbie!

AllahsNippleHair on December 20, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Holiday Romance

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM

This is stuck in my head , I wonder why ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50IgzksUqpQ

burrata on December 20, 2013 at 12:16 AM

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

Ambassador to Libya?

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2013 at 11:41 PM

No, something a little closer to home so he can exact revenge on his tormentors. Probably the IRS.

Punchenko on December 20, 2013 at 12:16 AM

John Coltrane – What Child Is This?
kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Very nice!

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Uncle Si – Operation Xmas Child

Enjoy.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Swedish Christmas Song
Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I like ABBA, but that ain’t no traditional Swedish Jul (Xmas) song, trust me. This is a traditional Swedish Christmas song, with the girls dressed in the traditional Saint Lucia outfits.
När juldags morgon glimmar

English lyrics:
When Christmas morn is dawning
In faith I would repair
Unto the lowly manger;
My Savior lieth there,
Unto the lowly manger;
My Savior lieth there.

How kind, O loving Savior,
To come from heav’n above;
From sin and evil save us,
And keep us in Thy love,
From sin and evil save us,
And keep us in Thy love.

We need Thee, blessèd Jesus,
Our dearest friend Thou art;
Forbid that we by sinning
Should grieve Thy loving heart,
Forbid that we by sinning
Should grieve Thy loving heart,

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM

O Holy Night : Kings College, Cambridge

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Winter Wonderland

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I give up.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I give up.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM

No way!

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Carol of the Bells

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

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.

There is another way. If 20 million households withheld 50 cents when paying their cable bill along with writing letter that until A&E is removed, you will short pay your bill every month. In one month the cable companies would lose 10 million. That would get their attention quick. Standing firm as a group, the cable companies/A&E would capitulate.

PrettyD_Vicious on December 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Another O/T—Robby George just posted this on his FB page:

Earlier today I hosted my annual Impeachment Lunch to mark the anniversary of the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice. This year, the fifteenth anniversary, the luncheon was held at Leonardo’s Restaurant in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. By tradition, there was a ceremonial reading of the first Article of Impeachment followed by a recitation of the Honor Roll of House Managers and, at exactly 1:19, a champagne toast to Chairman Henry Hyde.

Impeachment Day has text of first Article of Impeachment.

(If you don’t know who George is, bio here; books here.)

INC on December 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Christmas in the Trenches

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

And homosexuals wonder why people think they are sniveling weasels.

Left-wingers, the biggest bullies around.

Sterling Holobyte on December 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Christmas Time is Here Again

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM

I give up trying to remember what I wanted to post.

I yield no other ground. :)

Damn Hawkdriver’s beard.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I wonder if I could write a Christmas poem.

He wondered for the first time in his life.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM

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

Wrong. The ratings are based on channel viewership, not whether the channel is in the home as part of a bundle. And ad rates follow ratings.

paul1149 on December 20, 2013 at 12:34 AM

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

Exactly why we need to let the advertisers know how we feel. A&E won’t care until they feel it in the pocketbook.
Also, if you were planning on buying some Duck Dynasty stuff for Christmas, don’t. You will just be putting money into A&E’s pocket. Buy only Duck Commander stuff, which is the Robertson’s brand.

Sterling Holobyte on December 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM

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

Cable is already on the way out. Faster than you can possibly believe, we’ll all be watching on-demand content delivered over the internet directly to the TV set. You’ll watch what you want whenever you want to watch it.

The left’s stranglehold on entertainment is slipping. It’s all a matter of seeing who decides to create watchable content.

trigon on December 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Good night HArians.

Good night and good luck America.

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM

SparkPlug’s Bath Salts

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM

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

Wrong. The ratings are based on channel viewership, not whether the channel is in the home as part of a bundle. And ad rates follow ratings.

paul1149 on December 20, 2013 at 12:34 AM

True – otherwise advertisers would be lining up around the block to advertise on the recycling program on the cable public access channel.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:43 AM

lol – sodomites gone wild. God bless the Robertsons.

abobo on December 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Good night HArians.
Schadenfreude on December 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Me, too – the autoplay video on page reload is making me bah-humbugish.

whatcat on December 20, 2013 at 12:46 AM

2% of Americans are gay. They control 100% of the media. Take it back.

pat on December 20, 2013 at 12:51 AM

2% of Americans are gay. They control 100% of the media. Take it back.

pat on December 20, 2013 at 12:51 AM

The Progressives control 100% of the media. Secular gays are their . . . what, trophies? Purest order? Anyway — the numbers aren’t so skewed as 98% vs. 2%.

I think.

I’d say replace it instead of taking it back. It’s growing and changing, and making sure it grows and changes with us in the mix is probably about the best we’re going to do. TV down, streaming up; be streaming.

I think.

Just talking.

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Behold the toleration of the left

Critics blast Reddit over climate-change skeptic ban

Oil Can on December 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM

I wonder what Twerp will get me for Christmas. Maybe she will make me a cranberry Waldorf something.

SparkPlug on December 20, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Ken,

Its time to empty your 1 gallon shop vac.

SparkPlug on December 20, 2013 at 1:01 AM

SparkPlug’s Bath Salts
Axe on December 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I love it when they put a random word in quotes on packaging.

“rub”

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Since RWM has been gone he uses verbs now and again.

SparkPlug on December 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What do you mean by RWM being gone?

blink on December 20, 2013 at 1:19 AM

precious is lost, lost — Bagginses, we hates them. WE HATES THEM ALL!

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Have a great night guys!

I’m out.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Sophie Ro}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Axe on December 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Hey, Ax – DARN! Missed ya!

Who do I talk to about this?

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:23 AM

I’m tired of every show’s minimum requirement of at least one gay couple.

HellCat on December 20, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Well…..Murph’s here, anyway……..Hey, Murph……can you “grok” this:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=687490601284125&set=a.110475315652326.8938.108844062482118&type=1&theater

DAMN! Misspelled Axe’s name! My left middle finger usually bites down a little Harder that that!

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Stevie Wonder and Stevie Ray Vaughan – Superstition

Not the best quality…but still.

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Grok’d water-brother.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Grok’d water-brother.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

…..sounds cool….but “water brother”……

…..what’s the bastiat site behind your handle? can we communicate though there by any chance…..

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

I’m not on Facebook so I can’t see any more of his albums.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

……what’s “water brother” mean?

……I was at a Memorial Day Weekend 3-Day extravaganza once where we ceremoniously mixed urine in farm field rain gauges to become p*** brothers…..but I don’t that that’s the conceptualization, here….

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

The bastiat site is not mine, so no. You said “grok” which is from Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Michael Valentine Smith is a martian who groks things…or doesn’t from things. He loves water (mars is apparently arid)and calls those he groks water brothers after they have shared water. I assumed you had read it.

I am but an egg.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

….it was sort of macabre….letting our streams flow and mix together in rain gauges…..

….and BOY!! did the Farmer get PISS*D when he found out what happened to his gauges! 40 acres of them!!

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

……I was at a Memorial Day Weekend 3-Day extravaganza once where we ceremoniously mixed
urine in farm field rain gauges to become p*** brothers…..but I don’t that that’s the
conceptualization, here….
williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Lol!

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Stone cold sober I’m sure!

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. Michael Valentine Smith is a martian who groks things…or doesn’t from things. He loves water (mars is apparently arid)and calls those he groks water brothers after they have shared water. I assumed you had read it.

I am but an egg.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

EXACTLY!! That what it was – a Reference to The Heinlein novel (GRRREAT book, BTW!)……I forgot about the “water brothers” detail until you just mentioned it – but I remember, now!!

Perfect!

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Have you read any other heinlein? if so would you recommend another one? I really need to find some books to read.

I Recently reread Neuromancer from Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy, I really need to get the other two books.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Stone cold sober I’m sure!

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

……well I would go as far as to stretch it to the extent of the word “sober”….however, it DID inolve small pieces of place with intricate artistic designs on them and small 1/4-inch pieces of plastic with designs stamped on them…..

….I would recommend ALL of the Heinlein books in the “Lazarus Long” series – there’s a RAFT of them a search on Amazon can get you a list….

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

*however, it DID inolve small pieces of paper with intricate artistic designs on them a

williamg on December 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

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