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Duck Off
Town Hall, by Derek Hunter

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Posted By:mikkins2, 12/22/2013 12:01:02 PM

I’m not a fan of Duck Dynasty. There, I said it. I know that’s not something a conservative is supposed to say because we’re all stereotypes in the eyes of progressives, but I had to unburden myself of that. It’s nothing personal, it’s just, to steal a line from Bob Dylan, not my cup of meat. So when I first heard the story that Robertson patriarch Phil made “anti-gay remarks,” I didn’t really care. Most Americans didn’t care either. But, as my friend Erick Erickson says, “You will be made to care.” The Robertsons are Christians, like most Americans. But unlike

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"Duck off" indeed!

In my opinion most of the outrage is not because most believe in what Phil Robertson said, but because they are sick of having to walk on egg sells because the tolerance movement has morphed into its hypocritical exact opposite twin who has no tolerance for anyone who doesn´t agree with them.

The pendulum has swung to its leftward apex and now is about to swing back and its about time.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: dcomd, 12/22/2013 12:12:56 PM     (No. 9664440)

Amen to that, OP, Amen to that!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cleanhouseindc, 12/22/2013 12:17:58 PM     (No. 9664449)

This is yet another distraction to take the public´s eye off the fact that fewer people are working, Obamacare is cratering the healthcare market, and the Obama cronies are doing well, while everyone else is being crushed.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: pinger, 12/22/2013 12:32:53 PM     (No. 9664465)

If gays boycotted all the products produced by or demanded the firing of all the people who think the same way that Phil Roberstson does about homosexuality....they would be walking from place to place, naked, carrying no electronics, emaciated due to lack of food and living in forests and caves.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/22/2013 12:38:37 PM     (No. 9664472)

FTA:

In a few short decades we’ve transformed from a nation of Americans who laughed at Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Airplane! and Mel Brooks movies to a nation overrun with hyphenates, self-segregated subsets and adult children with fragile psyches who demand any perceived affront be remedied immediately in a manner they so choose. Essentially, we’re being ruled by the whims of a temper tantrum.

We don´t watch Duck Dynasty. No interest. But this manufactured kerfuffle is absurd.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 12/22/2013 1:16:31 PM     (No. 9664538)

TV shows offend me every day. I was offended when I saw the pictures of Miley Silas simulating masturbation and other sex acts on live TV. No one dared to take her off the air. I am offended when I see show after show telling teenagers that "hooking up" is what young people do these days with no consequences. I am offended when I see shows showing violent acts of torture as entertainment. I am offended when most of the sit-com Comedies use foul language and talk about women as if they are nothing more than sexual playthings for the men on the show. We have hit rock bottom in TV entertainment and so the idiots kick off the one show everyone can watch without cringing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/22/2013 1:24:09 PM     (No. 9664555)

Rush asked last week if this is going to be a tipping point; everyone keeps looking for the point when the Communist Progressives push one step too far. I didn´t think so at first, but I´m beginning to wonder.

If anyone missed the link to the video clip of the interview that Phil gave to a sports magazine that was posted here last week, you need to look it up and watch it. It was Phil talking about A&E cutting the In The Name Of Jesus We Pray part of the prayer Phil gives at mealtime, for fear the phrase mentioning Jesus would offend Muslims. Watch it three or four times and really absorb it. There is a sub-text in Phil´s words. He talks about the Kingdom of God coming up against Hollywood, and how A&E doesn´t have any idea who the Robertsons are.

"We know who they are," he says, "but they don´t know who we are."

There is an under current moving in this debacle. I don´t know where it will lead --if anywhere, but there is something more important going on here other than just a bunch of backwoods, bearded redneck hicks fighting with an powerful Hollywood entity over words spoken by an elderly man with strong beliefs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: David Key, 12/22/2013 2:43:14 PM     (No. 9664630)

Gotta admit , i´ve written and said virtually the same things over the last few days, but he says it better and more concisely than any body else so far.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/22/2013 4:58:51 PM     (No. 9664758)

Thank you, Derek Hunter! Well said!

And - Ditto that, #6. As Buffalo Springfield sang, "There´s something happening here".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/22/2013 9:37:06 PM     (No. 9664932)

#6, yes, there is something happening. People seem to be losing their fear of openly stating their beliefs.

When the school choir in Kings Park, LI, dropped words from "Silent Night" in order to avoid offending people of other non-Christian religions, one man said it best: (paraphrase) when you change the song to avoid offending people of other religions, you are offending the people of the religion that song belongs to.

Maybe people are just tired of turning the other cheek, because when they do, they just get slapped on the other side.

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