Saturday, December 21, 2013

A&E beefs up security in response to death threats over the firing of the Duck Dynasty homophobe.

Courtesy of Business Insider:  

A&E Network has had to beef up security at its New York headquarters after receiving death threats and suspicious packages from people enraged about the network’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. 

Apparently GLAAD, the organization that officially contacted A&E to protest Robertson's remarks, has also received quite a lot of blowback:

In the fallout over Wednesday’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash. 

“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap. 

He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech. 

Gotta love those Christians!

Whatever happened to taking the high road and letting God punish the sinners?

154 comments:

  1. Randall6:47 AM

    I don't know why everybody's in such an uproar about Phil expressing his opinion - it says right there in the Constitution that he has the right to say whatever he wants to without fear of consequences.

    ...doesn't it?

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    1. Anonymous6:54 AM

      No it doesn't. The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government. A&E is not the government and is free to exercise it's own rights.

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    2. Anonymous7:12 AM

      Randall, I hope you took a civics class in high school or simply forgot what the First Amendment protects.

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    3. Anonymous7:22 AM

      Well, Randall, it seems that when Martin Bashir, Bill Maher or David Letterman expressed their opinions Sarah Palin was hopping mad, called for them to be fired and worse. If people describe what a terrible governor Sarah Palin was (she quit you know) or repeat the gossip that she might be getting a divorce, she has a lawyer threaten the person with a lawsuit. You can't have it both ways.
      You can say what you want, but you have to be prepared to face the consequences of what you say. The Constitution never said "no consequences."

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    4. Anonymous7:25 AM

      I think Randall is concern trolling...

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    5. Anonymous7:26 AM

      I thought conservatives were all for protecting Freedoms. Where is A&E's Freedom?

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    6. Anonymous7:30 AM

      Randall is being facetious.

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    7. Anonymous7:33 AM

      The Robertson business will continue to thrive.

      Phil holding a javelin and striking a pose worthy of a Greek sculpture:
      http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Phil_Robertson_javelin.jpg
      http://starcasm.net/archives/207686
      In what has to be the shortest "season" in television history, this season of Duck Dynasty ended last night in an hour of awesomeness…Hawaiian style. Willie, Si, Jase, and Phil treat their family to a much needed island vacay, and, as always, hilarity ensues.
      http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/545/vlcsnap2013050100h18m39.png

      http://danthemantrivia.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/duck-dynasty-making-bucks-from-the-ducks/

      Kay
      http://starcasm.net/archives/238096

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    8. Anonymous7:46 AM

      So these are the right wing "live and let live" people, who threaten lives when their idols are punished? The librul haters do not carry on like this. Must have something to do with "religion" doncha know? Strangely, MSNBC was not inundated with hate like this when they forced Bashir out, even though he is popular.

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    9. Anonymous7:56 AM

      Duck Dynasty Is Fake! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW343K1-upo

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    10. Olivia7:58 AM

      Yes indeedy, Randall. It's right next to the part pointing out the chapters of the Bible where Jesus discusses homosexuality.

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    11. Anonymous8:10 AM

      Yes, Randall, that is why he has been Fired. BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

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    12. Anonymous8:30 PM

      Religious freedom is one of the United States’ founding principles, protected by the First Amendment and other federal laws. The right against religious discrimination is likewise one of our basic civil rights. When Congress enacted the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the height of the civil rights movement, in addition to barring discrimination based on race, national origin, and sex in a wide range of areas, it also barred discrimination based on religion.

      I'm not sure how I'm misinterpreting our rights? Phil is protected. Not sure how A&E is going to get away with putting someones feelings above a mans civil rights? That being said, can people stop doing stupid crap like threatening lives. Someone always makes us all look like crazy idiots. People aren't intelligent enough to see the supporters as individuals. I've read the comments. These groups are the most prejudice people I've ever seen. We're all ONE! In their minds. Represent Phil with class and sanity, please.

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  2. Anonymous6:58 AM

    I was going to lash out at Randall but I really think that's snark. There should definitely be an irony icon, it would save a lot of anger.

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  3. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Biggest fallacy ever: "We can do anything because we"re forgiven." Horse hockey.

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    1. Anonymous8:00 AM

      All of the members of the Robertson family, as well as series regulars John Godwin and Justin Martin, are active members of the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ. Phil and his oldest son Al (who doesn't appear on the show) serve as church elders. Friends and relatives estimate that Phil Robertson has baptized more than 300 people in the river near his home, the Ouachita River.
      http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/03/18/9-things-you-should-know-about-duck-dynasty/

      The Robertsons have the same religious zealots behind them as the Heath/Palin frauds. They know how to rile up their crazies.

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    2. Anonymous8:43 PM

      Rile up the crazies? They're fighting their own battle. They're not responsible for anyone else. And why do you use Religious zealot negatively? The Bible does say Homosexuality is a sin. In every mention of a marriage it's between man and woman. You would see more about homosexuality, but it's not something that needs to be beat over anyone's head. It's common sense. To further prove my point, the Bible mentions bestiality ( an awful act) less times than homosexual acts, and it mentions sexual immorality with a parent equal to the number of times it mentions homosexual behavior. The bible talks about people dying from sexual immorality. Take heed, the last time 21 thousand died in one day. In revelations it talks about putting a woman in bed and making everyone sick who lays with her. What does that sound like to you? People want to believe the Bible is fake, but most scriptures in NT are true to what we see today. Those who say The Bible is vague, must have a comprehension deficit. It's not vague. Homosexuality, adultery, fornication, lying, and being indifferent to sin is an Abomination to God. People do get disease from sexual immorality. We see that. We know that. You can say people are being silly when they say it affects homosexuals the most, but that is a fact. A medical fact. The bible says many things that we can see today. Many. Information that cannot be predicted.

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  4. janice7:08 AM

    These are hate expressions of other people's rights. All I have to say is thanks to Sarah Palin and John McCain who started all this hate. McCain allowed Sarah to take the stage during his campaign and start all this and gather all these hate followers. Remember, our President hang around with terrorists, just the beginning. This is only going to get worse.
    Remember Gabby Giffords, now A&E and others are getting threats..........

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    1. Anonymous7:31 AM

      You are so right. The moment Sarah Palin started speaking, I got a sinking feeling. She was so nasty and was throwing red meat to the crowd and they were eating it up. John McCain has a lot to answer for.

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    2. Anonymous7:48 AM

      I don't think either Palin or McCain started it, but they certainly escalated it.

      Why is it that Conservatives are wrong about EVERYTHING? I would think that occasionally they would be correct, just to balance out the law of averages.

      Ivyfree

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    3. Anonymous7:48 AM

      McCain will never answer for this, he HAS to defend $carah for some reason. Maybe she knows too much? All the hate and bigotry she stores inside seems to be destroying her, she looks like a walking skeleton.

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    4. Anonymous8:04 AM

      And see how he's reacting? "Hasn't the statute of limitations run out on this yet?" NO, senator, it has not and it never will. He is complicit every time in every stunt she pulls and every time she opens her mouth as far as I'm concerned.

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  5. Anonymous7:09 AM

    I talked to three different households yesterday that knew nothing about the Duck Dynasty, and nothing about the brouhaha surrounding it. Man, we had a nice time not worrying about it.
    As to the death-threat responses toward GLAAD and A&E, I am appalled that people have no life outside of teevee land. It is too weird.
    And then there's the utter lack of intellegence being put on display re: free speech. Papa Duck spoke, A&E spoke, both were free to say what they wanted. Freedom is sweet.

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    1. Anonymous11:10 AM

      Exactly. I can't imagine what it'd be like to have SO MUCH free time that if a TV character were suspended I'd be willing to kill in order to revive him.

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    2. Anonymous1:05 PM

      They may figure they can get an autograph. It could be worth 5 bucks in 25 years.

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  6. Anonymous7:10 AM

    How many out there think the people who make their living off religion and have made their enormous wealth have figured out what they are selling is just a scam to the masses? This is the 21st century, only the gullible are buying into it.

    Give me the name of one person in the US pushing religion who lives in poverty?

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      7:10 AMEN!! I think $carah;s next scam will be religious in nature, since she is such a loving, forgiving, tolerant person (not)!!

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  7. Anonymous7:19 AM

    I so dislike the attitude of the supposed 'christians' we are hearing from today. No wonder the 'christianhood' of America is dropping in numbers and will continue doing so!

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    1. Anonymous9:09 AM

      I was thinking the same thing. Are Palin and Phil really the true spokes-people for Christianity? I don't think so. I think they are just part of the fringe, which gets into the news due to sensationalism. Real Christians just live their lives like Jesus taught them,
      Phil and Sarah are Old Testament, not Christian

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    2. Anonymous9:44 AM

      Sarah teaches that she and Phil are gospel. What gospel?

      What about Matthew, Mark, Luke & John

      Phil and Sarah are pop culture freaks, a flash in the pan. Where are actual Biblical scholars that can comment on pop culture and the state of spirituality and religion in the USA? I don't see other countries having these issues. (they do have other issues, but we are talking about USA) The comments at Sarah and Bristol go off about the middle east issues and religion. They seem to fear they are being taken over by Islam due to the lies they believe about our President.

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    3. Anonymous11:11 AM

      "It is an ugly thing when one sees a Christian who does not want to lower himself, who does not want to serve, a Christian who parades around everywhere. It's terrible, no? That person isn't a Christian: He is a pagan" -- Pope Francis

      (not that one likes seeing pagan as an ugly epithet, but still not a bad quote)

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  8. Our Lad7:21 AM

    Aw, fuck em in the ear with King Kong's dick. Mrs. Palin and her crew of unscrubbed clodhoppers have committed the cardinal sin of any entertainer, the sin of being a crashing, unmitigated bore. Now, fuck em in the other ear, the sound of stereo in a legion of empty skulled cousinfuckers.

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  9. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Right up there with Sarah Palin buying her husband a gun in the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook killings. So true to their ignorance and meanness.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous10:24 AM

      And just like they purchased Chick Fil A they now will be buying up Duck Camo by the boatload.

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  10. Anonymous7:26 AM

    I look for the DD dudes to start claiming to have received "threats" a la Sarah Palin in order to garner sympathy. But liberals don't usually threaten to kill anyone who they disagree with. That's more the province of the "godly" folk on the right.

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    1. Anonymous10:55 AM

      I know of a lot of death threats from the left, too. There are similar idiots on both sides of the aisle, in close to equal numbers. Just ask the bakeries that refused gay wedding cakes. (Right or wrong to refuse is not the issue. Stupidity is!)

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    2. I agree. All these bullies cry 'death threats' when they're called on their ugly pronouncements. I want FBI-verified examples or STFU, DD.

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    3. Anonymous1:40 PM

      Really, Anon 10:55? Death threats? How often does this happen? Once and been repeated endless on FOX? Peddle that line of BS somewhere else with your false equivalency. I have seen how the rabid right opperates.

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  11. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Keep it classy, christians. Your god would be so proud of your hate.

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    1. Anonymous8:52 AM

      Thoughtful Pro-Lifers 4 Murder Threats cuz YOLO

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    2. Anonymous9:56 AM

      Yeah, you'd think that 'good' christian Phil would make a statement and tell them to cool it, back off and chill out. But he's just savoring all the attention, obviously. Fucking fake christianist freaks.

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  12. hedgewytch7:33 AM

    So funny the absolute stupidity, cluelessness, lack of anything resembling an understanding of history, the Constitution and reading comprehension.

    Duh people - Corporate Speech is is much, much different than Private Speech. And don't you think old ragged beard has made himself enough money with their show and all the extras you can buy (don't forget that lovely Chia Pet of your favorite DD character only $9.99!) that he can afford to set himself up a platform to say whatever he wants?

    These people are so stupid that they are more than a danger to themselves, they are endangering everyone who are exposed to them!

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  13. Anonymous7:35 AM

    'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much

    Anyone looking at the "Duck Dynasty" uproar may wonder why A&E didn't warn Phil Robertson about the dangers of talking too much to reporters.


    But it now looks like they did.

    ...The scandal has turned into the kind of tempest network executives feared all along. A&E knew of Robertson's controversial views - expounded in videotaped sermons and elsewhere - before the show premiered in spring 2012, and warned him not to overshare on hot-button topics such as gay rights and race relations, according to a producer familiar with the situation. Phil and other family members also probably signed contracts containing "morals clauses" in which they promised to, among other things, avoid anything that would embarrass or bring shame to A&E or the brand. Such clauses are standard in the entertainment and sports industries.

    In essence, the network was asking Phil - a man of legendary individuality, who once passed up an opportunity to sign with the NFL because it might interfere with his hunting - to be somewhat less Phil-like. But that is the kind of wobbly bargain that reality TV producers have been forced to make. If they bought the show, they were getting a volatile personality in the mix. A&E could of course have walked away - but that would have meant passing over a potential TV phenomenon, which is what the Robertsons became.

    For some time, Phil Robertson held up his end of the speak-no-evil bargain. But that's over now, obviously...

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-duck-dynasty-ae-warned-phil-robertson-about-speaking-out-too-much-20131220,0,7276941.story?track=rss#axzz2o7ywUCnS

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    1. Anonymous8:02 AM

      "And of course, A&E is a 50-50 partnership between Hearst Corp. and Disney."

      From your link! DISNEY is sponsoring a guy who is spectacularly anti-gay? People should be writing DISNEY!!!




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    2. Anonymous11:17 AM

      I kind of wonder if this whole "whoops, spoke too candidly" controversy isn't just a ploy to get moved to a different network in order to be allowed to promote their true views more. I mean, they meet up with $P, then there's this scandal, the family says if Phil goes the rest of us go, and now Palin and her oversexxxed daughter are setting bait for Fuck Dynasty to go to another channel. I read that the Duck people were upset about several aspects of the show, so i guess that was an easy way out of their contract?

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    3. Anita Winecooler8:32 PM

      A&E must have been aware of his proclivity toward grabbing the soapbox and spouting hate, or they wouldn't have warned him/ had him sign something in writing agreeing to their wishes. They're affiliations take this stuff seriously. Disney had gone out of it's way to be inclusive of all faiths/sexual orientations/nationalities and races.
      Why would his employer get death threats if his "followers" are true big "C" Christians? Last I heard, killing was a big taboo, so big, it got it's own place in the ten Commandments.
      The DD may have raked in the big bucks, but who would pick them up NOW? Who wants to deal with blowback, hatred, and the extra expense of beefing up security. The DD was at it's apex, it's all downhill now, unless CBN or FOX hires him for his "true talents".

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  14. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Not a bible scholar here, but someone should start a list of how they violate teachings in the bible: no long hair, no tattoos, camels/eye of needle easier than Rich Man entering heaven. The hypocrisy of picking and choosing what "Christianity" is, just to sell a reality show. Daily Kos has a great article on the before and after pics of the Duck Dynasty, ie before reality and after "reality". Good thing Jesus didn't have to stay in a tomb, or grave, he'd be rolling over in it with all these "Christians" using him for raising cash.

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    1. Olivia9:25 AM

      http://stallman.org/dr-laura.html

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  15. Anonymous7:48 AM

    My husband asked why different religious denominations within the Christian faith have such different beliefs. How can the Baptists believe differently than the Catholics, he wondered. Isn't there a Christian TRUTH? If not, what does that say for any particular Truths, like the ones spouted so horribly by Mr. Duck? And if none of it is TRUE to the bitter end, then why would anyone threaten to bomb the A&E offices over this issue?

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    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      :48am Isn't there a Christian TRUTH?

      I would assume if there was a Christian Truth, it should be the same as Truth, period.

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  16. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Why are the heterosexual men so physically unattractive to women?

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    1. Anonymous8:38 AM

      Robertson is over the top over the anus of another. However, it is only the male anus I have heard him fixate. What about Missy Kay and her anus? He should think more about her and her parts. Not so much in other's business.

      Does he have a bias? If so, why? I only know him to mention male prostitutes? Does he also think about what female prostitutes do? Is that acceptable to him and the other not?

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    2. Leland8:39 AM

      Excuse me?

      I'M NOT! Been with the same woman for over 30 years, thank you very much. And no sign of any problems from either of us.

      Would it be possible for you to be just a WEE bit more specific about WHICH heterosexual males you mean?

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    3. Anonymous8:52 AM

      Paging Pajama Boy

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    4. Anonymous9:13 AM

      thanks, Leland. I can see that you are attractive from here! My husband is, too.
      To 7:57; you are full of it, aren't you? Generalizations are wrong, regardless of which "side" uses them.

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  17. Olivia7:59 AM

    NSFW but this is the best response to all of this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW343K1-upo&sns=fb

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    1. Anonymous8:42 AM

      That is a FABULOUS rant! Thank you for posting!

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  18. Anonymous8:19 AM

    When I want the likes of these dictating social policy...........put me out of my misery......

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  19. Anonymous8:24 AM

    I'm confused by the "right to free speech" protesters. It's my understanding the the right to free speech, as it applies to the 1st amendment, applies to the Government suppressing it's citizen's speech. Phil's comments, the statement made by GLAAD, and A & E's resulting decision were expressions of free speech expressed by private citizens. It had NOTHING to do with Government's suppression of the 1st amendment. The Chick-fillet thing (or what ever it's called) was the same deal. Private citizens expressing outrage over another private entities comments. That I am aware of, nobody's opinion was suppressed by the U.S. Government.

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    1. Leland8:44 AM

      Ah, but you see, 8:24, most of this loud screaming is coming from those who have absolutely NO understanding of the 1st Amendment and don't seem to WANT to understand it. It''s the same thing with their refusing to understand the separation of church and state.

      They want what THEY want and to hell with anyone else - or the law.

      Of course, there is always the possibility they actually DO know and just refuse to acknowledge it. As long as we are NOT talking about SP!

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  20. Anonymous8:27 AM

    A FEW QUESTIONS.....
    Why did Sarah Palin choose to go to a book signing near the Duck Studio in Louisiana? Happenstance?
    Time to negotiate a new contract FOR DD? Big publicity stunt? How much was Robertson paid for the GQ article?

    People are starting to think that the Duck Dynasty and Palin cooked this up to create lots of publicity for both of them. This is a better deal for Sarah than having someone cook moose chili or the inquisitive Matt Lauer.

    How is Senator John McCain doing? He is a big part of anything Palin. The more silence the more complicit.
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/make-believe-maverick-20081016

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    1. hedgewytch9:44 AM

      Check. But I don't think its turning out for them just the way they think it was going to! LOL!

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    2. Anita Winecooler8:20 PM

      She smells chum in the water and can't help herself. Trying to sell some books and snake oil to Duckie's congregation.

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  21. Anonymous8:43 AM

    I live among bigots like papa duck and his clan. They think they are above the law and shoot their mouths off about everything. Ha, ha , ha, now these duckies are scared of threats? Hell, ...protect your own selves and stfu! I'm so glad A&E fired Papa D...maybe the rest will go back to the bayou and stay out of sight.

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    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      8:43
      I think it is A&E that is being threatened, not the Duck Dolts. It is their fans who are sending the threats.

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    2. Olivia9:28 AM

      I think it was all designed to get more viewers. The old fart will be back on.

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    3. Anonymous10:37 AM

      Olivia, I agree with you.

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    4. Anonymous10:55 AM

      A&E is doing a marathon and there is still a season of new footage with Robertson to come. It is not like he is going away.

      Proof this is contrived. Who knows all the motives but A&E will do fine whether the Ducks all pack up ant leave or whether they stay.

      The Robertsons will feel no pain either way.

      Sarah Palin is getting free advertising for the Sportsman Channel and her book. It doesn't matter whether Ducks go to Sp Channel or not. She is getting a boost.

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  22. Anonymous8:50 AM

    I'm not particularly fond of Fundamental Christianity, but I get tired of hearing about how awful Christians are, as if they are some monolithic group of people.

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    1. Anonymous10:26 AM

      I agree. I hate the infighting. I am an atheist, yet it hurts to see friends who are attempting to live up to their Christian ideals thrown in with this hating group of idiots.

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  23. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Duck Dynasty Is Fake!: http://youtu.be/KW343K1-upo

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    1. Anonymous8:36 PM

      If the photos of the "Yuppie" Robertson's on the beach got around, it would hurt the "Dynasty" more than anything else, IMO

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  24. Anonymous8:59 AM

    All the fans who think they're giving the finger to A & E
    by rushing out and buying the merchandise .. don't know that A & E profits from the sale of the merchandise.
    As does the parent company of A & E- Hearst Corporation
    ( Cosmo , " O" magazine , etc ) and wait for it ...
    Disney and ABC.
    Disney outrages the swamp people by hosting Gay Days at the parks and now all the fans
    are unwittingly subsidizing the company.
    A&E probably owns the trademark Duck Dynasty.
    Limbaugh told his audience that since only 2 % of Americans are gay and 250 million Americans
    are Christian, only 2 % of the population is upset.
    Sigh..
    Limbaugh and many of his followers also don't understand that one does not have to be gay
    to find Robertson's vicious and hate filled rants to be repugnant.
    According to the 2010 census , the number of
    gay people in the US is 9 million .
    Which is actually larger than the recent DD audiences and probably larger than Limbaugh's shrunken audience.
    It's estimated that there are 400,000 people in the US with Down Syndrome.
    By Limbaugh's " logic " it's ok to disparage them because there numbers are few.
    Dog the Bounty Hunter and his family often prayed before going out to bring in a bond jumper.
    In fact, Dog often tried to help those he captured and always treated them with respect and kindness.
    Can't imagine the swamp people / tea Palin types treating a person in trouble
    with kindness and compassion like Dog.
    Their 24 / 7 lifeblood appears to be hate , anger ,intolerance
    meanness ,spite and threats.
    And abortion and gays.
    When his show was involved in controversy,
    the so called Christian community
    didn't get up in arms at A&E.

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    1. Anita Winecooler8:14 PM

      So true. As a woman, his statement about women's vaginas and men's anuses was beyond the pale. I'm sure he's an expert on both, but What was his point. Biblically or otherwise?

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  25. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Conservative Icons vs Gay Lobby
    Makes one long for the good old days...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD52OlkKfNs

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    1. Anonymous9:31 AM

      o/t Will Bristol Palin have her own PAC one day? I don't keep up with her blog but her link with the Duch Dynasty post now has 631 Comments. Her previous post was 18 Comments. Is that usual for her blog? Why Nancy French is giving Bristol Palin a boost: Bristol Palin: Why she backs Duck Dynasty patriarch's views on homosexuality
      Bristol Palin backs Phil Robertson's criticism of homosexuality on the grounds of free speech. Bristol Palin wrote that American should "let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable."
      http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2013/1221/Bristol-Palin-Why-she-backs-Duck-Dynasty-patriarch-s-views-on-homosexuality

      Bristol Palin publicly supports Phil Robertson
      http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/21/bristol-palin-publicly-supports-phil-robertson/

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    2. Anonymous9:59 AM

      Bristol has a normal life. Just because she has an opinion blog, a blog that is far more positive than this one, doesn't mean she's not living normally working her normal job.

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    3. Anonymous10:12 AM

      I guess I just find it astonishingly telling that the Palins think people listen to them. They honestly believe they are full of interesting and valuable advice and opinion. The delusion is full gale now! Especially Bristol, the school drop-out who still fights with her baby daddy. Who fuels their hubris?

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    4. Anonymous11:03 AM

      9:59 AM

      There is nothing positive about all the deception and lies that fill up that so called opinion blog. Have you read all the attacks she does? Of course, cult members are in denial. However, those with eyes to see can read her false narratives as excuses to to disparage others.

      It is not even Bristol. She is a total tool and someone else does it in her name. Yes, she is responsible for allowing herself to be used.

      If you can link to where she is active and can speak for herself we can see/hear the difference in the actual Bristol and the fake on at the Bristol Palin Blog.

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    5. Anonymous11:16 AM

      What Bristol or a "fan" calls a normal life looks like secrets and fear. To most of the world Bristol hides when she is not being used in one of those public failures she does. You are only saying that 'Bristol has a hidden fearful life.' She is being used for that 'opinion blog' and there is little positive about what Nancy French and her boss do under Bristol's name. The 'normally working her normal job' bull is a big red flag for some poor thing doing repetitive propaganda for a criminal enterprise.

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    6. Anonymous12:05 PM

      If it's more than three sentences long, Bristol didn't write it. Nancy French does.

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    7. Anonymous4:08 PM

      This is an 'opinion' from Bristol. I bet she did actually write the one word. Thank heavens for word check. She disrespects her fans and the public because it is all about her whim (when she does post). She doesn't care to be authentic or real, like let people know who, what, when and where. She just puts up crap for ulterior motives. Her mother wants to be known as a politician and her political Facebook links to Bristol's idiotic 'opinion' blog. They are only bringing attention to what a fraud Bristol also is.

      Stud

      http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2013/11/stud/

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    8. Anita Winecooler8:10 PM

      WTF is an "opinion blog"? I thought it was a blog about being an abstinate, reality show hating, mom who does reality shows, oh and "faith".

      She doesn't even write most of it. First clue is any mom writing the word "Stud", posting a photo of her kid playing golf.

      As the intellectual giant always says when a mom calls her kid "STUD"

      "That's Totally Hawt!" - Paris Hilton

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    9. Anonymous8:47 PM

      9:59 AM Bristol must be 2 people to work her job in Anchorage while going to school in Phoenix. BWAHAHAHAHA you are a Fool.

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  26. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Dysfunction at the Wasilla Junction. The Palins are scrambling to deflect attention away from that FAILED IN THE TANK 'good tidings and great joy' non-xmas book. Bristol is sending out Bullshit postings from her Pregnancy Hideaway. Junker is suffering through his short stay with his Pregnant girlfriend as a Trial Daddy. Willow is glad to be back where she can get Drugs and Vodka. Toad is comforting his new Pregnant girlfriend. And Track is still in a Drug induced Stupor. They are the All American Dysfunctional Family.

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    1. Anonymous9:57 AM

      You write like you're severely high, or stupid. Or just a nasty human being.

      People here disgust me in their hypocrisy. You're all so much worse than anything Phil, or Sarah, has ever said. You all act like you're high and mighty when all you do is attack, lie and judge.

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    2. Anonymous10:28 AM

      numbnutz,

      you define the inbred palin's/heath's precisely ..

      now go fuk yerself

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    3. Anonymous2:21 PM

      9:57
      obviously you are not disgusted by anyone here because you continue to read here day after day and hour after hour. this absolutely proves you actually are interested in what is said at this site.
      you actually spend a lot if not most of your time here.

      if one is truly disgusted by something then they stay away from it so as not to have to revisit those feelings of revulsion.

      you are a liar. you are a divider. you are an idiot blindly following anything palin. the truth shall set you free dear so why don't you take those blinders off and get a life of your own?

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    4. Anonymous5:33 PM

      There's the virtual door. Don't let it hit you in the virtual ass on the way out.

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    5. Anita Winecooler8:03 PM

      Don't be so hardon yourself, 9:57. Yours isn't the first, nor the last who is on a first name basis with Sarah and Phil.

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    6. Anonymous8:40 PM

      9:57 PM Are you bothered by the truth? You can't refute anything posted about the Palins. You are blinded by your lesbian obsession with Bristol. Face it, Bristol does not want you in her miserable life. Go away, Stalker.

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  27. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Sarah, you ignorant slut. Why are you supporting Phil?

    If Phil had his way, he would stone Bristol to death for her premarital sex and her bastard children.

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    1. Anonymous9:56 AM

      To be fair, she has one child. And Levi now has 2 bastards.lol As do MANY people.

      So stop bullying people and grow up

      Phil doesn't judge people nor does he disrespect individuals.

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    2. Anonymous10:27 AM

      To be fair, You, Troll, can't possibly know how many Babies Bristol has. You are a Facebook Stalker. Grow Up and get a life, the Palins are afraid of you. You are a Crazy, Bristol Obsessed Bitch. Bristol would never tell you how many times she has been Pregnant. It is none of your business, no matter how many times you post your Bristol Ass Kissing swoons at Sarah's Facebook.

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    3. Anonymous10:30 AM

      9:56 omg you are an imbecile.
      "Phil doesn't judge people nor does he disrespect individuals"

      What do you think this discussion of Phil's anti-gay, anti- black remarks are all about??

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    4. Anonymous11:38 AM

      9:38 AM

      I am not Sarah, but in that case (stone Bristol to death for her premarital sex and her bastard children) I might join with Sarah in support of Phil. Sarah certainly knows where she is going with her allegiance to what she calls the gospel, Phil's preaching.

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    5. Anonymous12:03 PM

      Phil just did judge people, gays, people who don't believe in Jesus the way that he does. As for Levi's children, his daughter is not a bastard. Her parents are married. We can't say that about Tripp.

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    6. Anonymous1:11 PM

      Anon 9:56--or should I say "Bristol?"--no one was talking about Levi but you find a way to make everything a contest between him and you. Still blind with jealousy? And then there's the other give-away--how you always cap off your immature ramblings with "grow up!" Who the hell says that but school kids?

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    7. Anonymous2:15 PM

      9:56, you jealous twat Bristol, Levi is married and his daughter was born in wedlock. How many out-of-wedlock babies do *you* have? Four?

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    8. Anonymous9:56 AM said:
      To be fair, she has one child. And Levi now has 2 bastards.lol As do MANY people.

      You seem confused, perhaps this will help...
      Definition of BASTARD

      And while you're there...
      Definition of IDIOT

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    9. Anita Winecooler7:59 PM

      2emptynest is spot on.

      9:56's "As MANY people" comment about children born out of wedlock is the old "Everybody's doing it, ergo, it's ok" argument. So if everyone else is jumping off a bridge, does that make it "right"?

      Only "The Shadow" knows how many kids Bristol's got.

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  28. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Am I the only person in the country who has no idea what "Duck Dynasty" is? These people are actually famous for some kind of connection to ducks?

    I quit watching tv about three years ago, but has it really degenerated to shows about duck people?

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    1. By no means are you. I ceded control our TV set to my husband nearly 10 years ago, and when "Man Men" is finally done its coming last season, I have no "appointment TV" anymore. Free at last.

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    2. Anonymous12:30 PM

      Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described it a generation ago as "defining deviancy down."

      What once was rejected by polite and educated society has become the norm, blasted in our faces as though it's routine: the illiterate Palins who scorn education; some inbred tribe called Kardashian who earn money by being as vulgar as possible; and now
      these Duck dimwits who can fool some of the people all of the time. as long as there's money to be made.

      We can only wait to see how resilient our society is to racism. violence and stupidity. How low can we allow these four-flushers to take us?

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  29. Anonymous9:48 AM

    and besides all THAT, the Dogs ruin Christmas:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2X3cecTU3w&list=SP6FDA762F19FD9F3B&index=1

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  30. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Liberals are such hypocrites. People demean rednecks all the time. That is NO different from not supporting gay marriage, an entirely different concept. While people ARE people and we're all the same, it is hard to wrap your mind around it.

    But seriously, the way elitests or just some democrats look down on people who choose to support themselves without expensive college careers is EQUALLY disgusting. Some of the smartest people dont have college degrees and some of the least well-rounded individuals have Ph Ds. My aunt may be a genius in neuro science but in every other field, topic, and even pop culture, she's fully ignorant.

    Think about all that.

    NO ONE should ever bejudged because of an opinion. Especially a man whose faith saved him.

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    1. Anonymous9:58 AM

      Do you want some cheese with that Whine?

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    2. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Phil Robertson is a Fake. You Uneducated Fools are nothing but Sheep, following any Assclown who says what you want to hear.

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    3. You're say "NO ONE should ever be judged because of an opinion." But what do you think Phil was doing. He was doing exactly that by judging gays, yet you see nothing wrong with that.

      You're a HYPOCRITE!

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    4. Anonymous10:26 AM

      NO ONE should ever bejudged because of an opinion.
      -------------------------

      That's absolutely impossible to ask of humans. It's our behaviour toward that person we don't agree with that counts.

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    5. Olivia10:27 AM

      Why don't you quit judging people here, hypocrite @9:55?
      What the fuck did his faith save him from?

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    6. Anonymous10:31 AM

      Perhaps Phil's faith saved him but that same doctrine has made him feel superior to others and prompted him to judge others, which is not his place. The fact that Phil needed a sky fairy to assist him in kicking drugs and booze and his anger problem points to the fact that he is weak-minded and lacks willpower.

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    7. Anonymous10:44 AM

      NO ONE is looking down on these cretins because they are "uneducated". In fact, it is my understanding that they ALL have college degrees!

      They are being called out because they are typical evangelistic hypocrites. That is, they believe that anyone who does not believe in the literal translation of the bible will go to hell, and they state this with venom in their voice (while "loving" the sinner, ha). Hippocratic because they seem to choose to pick and choose which crazy thing to quote from the bible.

      They and their followers should also acknowledge the murder and mahem that "God" wrought in the Bible. And, they might also acknowledge the messages of humility, love and restraint from judgement that should be the model of a true Christian (or person, period.)

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    8. Anonymous11:12 AM

      "NO ONE should ever bejudged because of an opinion. Especially a man whose faith saved him."

      NO. He just moved from one crutch to another.

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    9. Anonymous11:23 AM

      What the fck did his faith save him from?

      There may be more Phil preacher rants/sermons later. To date Phil is coming off as if he was saved from anal sex. He is not mentioning the ladies so much. Go figure what all he needs saving from.

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    10. Anonymous12:01 PM

      It's clear that 9:55 doesn't think that education is important. The writing is the give-away. "Least well-rounded individual?" Huh? What, pray tell, is neuro science? And being well-rounded would mean keeping up with pop culture, which is far more important.

      I can't decided who the troll is, the hair stylist or the skin care gal, neither of whom value education and fit the description perfectly-- " the way elitests or just some democrats look down on people who choose to support themselves without expensive college careers is EQUALLY disgusting."

      Phil Robertson gave an interview where he talked about the value of repentance, yet he did not repent for beating up some guy and his wife in Arkansas. No repentance. His wife paid them off. No regrets, he doesn't look back.

      Robertson has no business judging other people, non-Christians, homosexuals, or people who do not repent. And no one is judging you, honey, for not having a college degree or being a well-rounded person. What we do judge you for is spouting off regularly here, accusing people of manipulation, being haters, judging people while you are judging people. Take care of your kids and grow up, and try leading your life in private instead of publicizing it all the time. You are selling yourself cheaply.

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    11. Anonymous6:54 PM

      9:55 Did you feel that way about Martin Bashir?

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    12. Anita Winecooler7:53 PM

      MEh, some of my best friends are rednecks and staunchly liberal, church going pillars of the swamp, even THEY are against Phil, not because he's a redneck, because he doesn't follow the Bible. "Love one another" doesn't have an asterisk and footnote that says "unless they're gay".
      Have you considered converting to Wicca? Not all people are meant to be Christian, just a thought.

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    13. Anonymous9:18 PM

      9:55 AM All that about being born again is part of a religion that some people believe. Not all Christians are born again. Most human beings do judge one way or another. If someone tells me they are born again, that is fine for them. I don't necessarily believe them, even if they believe that. I am not some final judge, but I do make judgements. I can also discern. Sometimes when one hears those lines like don't judge another, it sounds like an excuse. I do not want to be a judgemental person but that doesn't mean I can't ever judge. Why can't people be judged for their opinions? People are judged for how they dance. Why not how they opine?

      This from People Magazine
      http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20767508,00.html
      "But Robertson also touches on a life-changing incident from his past. During the 1970s, Robertson fled Arkansas after he badly beat up a bar owner and his wife. Robertson's wife, Kay, persuaded the couple not to press charges in exchange for most of the Robertsons' life savings. "I just put it behind me," Robertson says of the ordeal.
      With his past behind him, Robertson considers himself born again."

      He may have written more in a book but he doesn't mention any amends or restitution in what I read. It sounds like Robertson atacked up a couple, his wife bought them off and they ran. No, that isn't the same as coming to terms, feeling remorse, sincerely apologizing and restitution. Robertson should have acted responsible for his actions and clearing up his mistakes. If he didn't do what makes one human and he only had a woman, his wife, buy a couple off for him and he ran away that is way different. He can consider himself born again or whatever, that's his head trip. Not everyone will buy his story. He sounds like a coward to me. He may well be one of those people that use born again like a get out of jail free card.

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  31. Anonymous9:56 AM

    OT !

    Here is why Sarah Palin refused to go to the hospital in Dallas Texas April of 2008..

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/emergency-c-section-turns-no-baby-150400404.html

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    1. Anita Winecooler7:48 PM

      The similarity is uncanny, but Sarah's was a last minute total fake, fraud and hoax to cover for Bristol's "mono".

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  32. Anonymous10:02 AM

    There really are two Americas:racist, homophobic and so ignorant they can’t see the hate in their behavior. And then there is a hopeful America that isn’t tribal, nationalistic, racist or hate filled. How did this happen? Unfortunately, I can’t help but think there is serious deficit in IQ and empathy in the former. Every once in a while I hear the haters say they demand “respect.” I have been wondering whether this demographic just feels left behind. If so, throwing hate-filled tantrums and expecting love and respect in return is simply insane.

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    1. Anonymous10:40 AM

      10:02 AM

      I agree. Arrested emotional development like we see in the Palin crowd appears to be more pervasive than I ever realized.

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  33. Anonymous10:29 AM

    I find all this reality show stupidity tedious. His comments were no accident. That he's a bible-thumping homophobe with a reality show is no accident. If anyone thinks this Phil character doesn't have media handlers whose goal it is to get A&E and the show as much attention as possible any way they can then you need to read "Trust Me, I'm Lying."
    http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lying-Confessions-Manipulator/dp/1591846285

    ~Canuck~

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    1. Olivia10:36 AM

      Totally agree!

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  34. Anonymous10:43 AM

    THEY ARE ALL FAKE....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW343K1-upo

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    1. Love this video! Thank you for the link.

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    2. Anonymous1:12 PM

      I was cheering through this! It should go viral.

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  35. Anonymous11:02 AM

    http://img3.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/480/102395580-phil-robertson.jpg

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    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      YEP

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    2. Anita Winecooler7:37 PM

      Perfect Comparison.

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  36. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Just wondering... is everyone that doesn't agree with you on the subject of gay marriage a homophobe?

    Does that make you a Christianphobe?

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    1. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Yes, I for one am afraid of people who claim to be christians. Real christians, not so much.

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    2. Anonymous5:31 PM

      That makes no sense whatsoever. Not everyone who disagrees with gay marriage is Christian and not all Christians are against gay marriage. Hope you didn't work too hard to twist that logic. Did you break your brain?

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    3. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Wow. You missed the point.

      I didn't say anything about all Chriatians, disagreeing with gay marriage. I asked if all that do disagree with it are homophobes. Some may just disageee with marriage altogether. Some people (regardless of religion) may have no problem with gay people, but you will group them incorrectly due to your misunderstanding, and your reluctance to try to understand your neighbor. That is called willful ignorance.

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  37. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Yep.....Fake as Sarah's Belmont's.......... Spread the word http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/20/1264354/-Duck-Dynasty-is-a-Fake-Yuppies-in-Red-Neck-Drag-Con-Job

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  38. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Oh my... it looks like it could start to butthurt old Phil.

    Conservatives’ Favorite Company Removes Duck Dynasty Products From Stores
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/conservatives-favorite-company-removes-duck-dynasty-products-from-stores/

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    1. Anita Winecooler7:33 PM

      They were doing this at my local Target (removing DD merchandise and hauling it into the store room) today. I watched the local news, and there was nothing. Tried Google and nothing showed up on their website. At any rate, It's well within their right, if something isn't selling for whatever reason, the space should go to something that sells.

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    2. Anonymous8:28 PM

      That restores my faith in Target. I saw some of the DD merchandise on-line. It was ugly. I am glad I don't now any kids that would touch that with a 10 ft pole.

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  39. Anonymous11:49 AM

    You that the whole thing is a publicity stunt, and the guy's a fake. The whole family is fake. And, so is Sarah Palin.

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  40. janice12:33 PM

    Seems strange the Christians, Sarah and Bristol, say nothing about Christmas on their FB pages. No one is wishing anyone a Merry Christmas. No Christmas pictures of their trees or decorations. Their whole Christmas season, besides trying to sell her Christmas book on her FB page, is wrapped up in Phil's problems. Why not let God solve his problems, Sarah, and get into the Christian mood and spirit.

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    1. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Her fans can only pray that the adulterer brother will post about all the food and festivities of the Heath and Palin family Christmas. It could be Chuck Sr's last and they will want to all be together in unity and joy.

      Bristol never got the motel tree decorated but she couldn't wait for Christmas. You know she will decorate like mad and post all the pictures of Trigg and his brother or uncles. Whoever they are?

      Bristol's fans are anxious to see her tree. She won't let them down.

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  41. Anonymous1:58 PM

    The stupid in this country is sickening. The outright ignorance and arrogance of fundamentalist to reality is appalling. I grew up in the south of the 1960's, where Blacks could not go through the front doors of some establishments. We were forced to use the "colored" bathrooms and water fountains even at the County Courthouse, a government facility. So this whole bullshit about Black people being "happy" in Louisiana is totally false. This peckerwood cracker Phil Robertson is a fucking liar, and he's supposed to be a minister? You supposedly worship "GOD", but condemn those who are different from you and your "Klan". Go fuck yourself you heathen asshole. No amount of trying to rewrite the historical facts of the intolerance of you peckerwood motherfuckers and your Pic-A-Nigger lynchings, which is where the word "picnic" is derived from. Who are the savages? The natives whose country you outright stole, or you, the one doing the stealing. This message is not to all White people, but is intended for you fire-breathing, lying POS assholes who claim to know Jesus. Your words ring hollow, your actions speak for themselves. You are no more a Christian than my little finger. You are a disgrace before mankind, and an intolerant lot that has no understanding of unconditional love. BTW, this country was not founded on "Christian Values". Why do you dumbass fuckers not acknowledge the government wrote into the Constitution that you know nothing about, that there be a "Separation Of Church And State". And now we know why, so that you ignorant bastards would not take over the country. And yes I am name-calling here, because you outright members of the KKK need to be called out for the vermin that you are. Again, go fuck yourselves... and since you want to dictate the terms of how we as a people think, which you can never accomplish, why don't you find a deserted isle and go there, live amongst your vermin selves ... we won't miss you. As a matter of fact ... Go Fuck A Duck!!! You stupid ass phony motherfuckers.

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      ++++++ 1

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    2. Anita Winecooler7:17 PM

      LIKE!!!!!!

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    3. Bravo!

      That is beautiful.

      (a single tear rolls down my cheek)

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  42. janice3:08 PM

    We see Sarah and Fox defending Phil. Sarah is suggesting that another channel pick up his show. Do you think Fox might just do that? No way... Sarah is as far stupid as they go. They won't put their money where their mouth is.....

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  43. Anonymous3:44 PM

    apparently the word is out about the demeaning post put up by nancy french in bristle's name regarding "the" gays. They have arrived on her insipid blog with a fury. They're kicking some inbred idiot ass over there. :) you go my persecuted brothers and sisters. You no longer have to put up with their hate & intolerance.

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    1. Anonymous8:12 PM

      They were not bothering so much with old Sarah when I checked earlier. I think it is good B is getting this attention. It shows who all of them are to more people.

      I hope it all gets exposed. the way that Sarah sends traffic to Nancy, oh yeah, they say it is Bristol. How long until Bristol gets her Pac? They are sure padding her resume, fake resume.

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  44. janice4:42 PM

    Sarah has as much on Fox News as McCain. I think everyone is afraid of her. She will turn on anyone who gets in her way. I think she has slept with all the men she has been associated with, McCain, Hannity, Greta's husband, etc. just so they will never turn on her. She has nothing to lose, Todd will stay with here till the end and the other wives will divorce their spouses.

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    1. janice5:05 PM

      That is MY freedom of speech to say, Sarah....

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    2. Anonymous8:07 PM

      That is a technique that works. Something Todd would approve.

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  45. Anita Winecooler7:11 PM

    A and E is facing Orwellian Death Panels from, I suppose, Radical Right Christians with Lawyers who think once you're hired by a company, they have to keep you on their payroll when you mouth off and offend anyone with half a brain and common sense.

    Where, in the Bible, does it say "Kill thy Neighbor" if they disagree with your hate speech? "Free Speech" doesn't cover yelling "Fire" in a movie theater, I wonder if the same holds true for firing squads?

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    1. Anonymous1:16 AM

      Repubs and fake Christians have experience rewriting history. Don't be surprised if they rewrite the Bible to their liking. They will add "Kill thy Neighbor" with an amendment or two. It is how they roll.

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