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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Oh, so no MSNBC is a "News Show". Really? Isn't that convenient.


    No. He attacked her asinine position, comparing slavery to the national debt, which resulted in a crude remark.
    She said economic slavery which is a valid concept.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    oh, he said something extremely ignorant
    he believes that homosexuals should have less rights than heterosexuals. how is that NOT an ignorant statement
    Could you quote for me that truly ignorant statement, because I must have missed it.

    it is phil robertson who is putting his intolerance on display, NOT the LGBT community ... all they want is to be treated with equality
    I'm just going to clarify, I have no problems with any gay individual, I truly don't care.

    However, this gay agenda is not about equality, it's about forcing their lifestyle down everyone's throats.

    Tolerance is to put up with, not to embrace. Unless I missed something, Phil Robertson has stated his disgust with gays, but doesn't say anything about them being less human.

    Whereas, GLAAD has demonstrated that they are not tolerant of religious viewpoints, and will put their weight to attack the church and anyone demonstrating their opinions. They don't want "equality" they want a protected status.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    A&E didn't know they had a problem with anything he said until GLAAD told them they did.
    It is odd that A&E reacted this way considering that being fundie rednecks is the whole Dynasty schtick. It's like they suspended the old man for quacking like a Duck.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    He can hold dissenting opinions. But in his case his employer fired him for his. Dont you think an employer should be able to fire an employee at will?
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    of course they will, because people don't like the idea that they can't hold dissenting opinions
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    lol, is this a serious question? If not news programming, what exactly is the type of programming you think MSNBC is peddling?
    Same crap fox peddles: Infotainment.

    Calamity, if I suggest someone needs to **** in your mouth, clearly my comments are directed at you as an individual, not the idea you are expressing. Because ****ting in your mouth does nothing to address the idea you are expressing
    Are you intentionally avoiding context? I suspect you're not dumb. So, the avoidance is obviously agenda driven.

    If someone says being sent to jail for drunk driving is like being made a political prisoner in North Korea. And, if we know part of being a prisoner in North Korea is to be forced to eat ****. THen, it is perfectly acceptable to rebut the drunken idiot's comment by suggesting he needs to eat some **** to discover what being a prisoner in North Korea is really all about.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    She said economic slavery which is a valid concept.
    Uh, no she did not. SHe said exactly this.
    "Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China," the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said at a Faith and Freedom Coalition fundraiser Saturday night, according to the Des Moines Register. "When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist -- but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master."
    Here's a clue. When you have to say, "This is not racist", it probably is.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    From Sarah to Martin to Phil, Matt Taibbi nails it. This whole series of events explains just how disconnected the Right is from reality.

    If your "moderate" presidential candidate from 2012, the guy who was bashed by the party base for being insufficiently hardcore, is a guy who essentially said, after a failed speech to the N.A.A.C.P., that all black voters want is "free stuff," then you're just not going to win a lot of elections in a country that's going to be majority nonwhite within a few decades.

    Similarly, if your party's political rhetoric is full of suggestions that poor people are poor because they don't like to work, well, you're not going to win a lot of votes from poor people, who also happen to be increasingly many in number. That's not a misunderstanding or an injustice, that's just a fact.

    Whether or not Robertson and his entertainingly hairy family should have been fired is beside the point. The point is that A&E realized there was no way to make the numbers work if they had a guy who thinks black people were happier before civil rights as a front man.

    It surely wasn't personal, but just a business decision, and not a terribly hard one, either. It's weird that the Republican Party has such trouble making the same kind of call in choosing its leading characters.



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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He can hold dissenting opinions. But in his case his employer fired him for his. Dont you think an employer should be able to fire an employee at will?
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1062695165

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Uh, no she did not. SHe said exactly this.


    Here's a clue. When you have to say, "This is not racist", it probably is.
    What she described was economic slavery. Where is the racist part of what she said?

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    From Sarah to Martin to Phil, Matt Taibbi nails it. This whole series of events explains just how disconnected the Right is from reality.
    isn't this ignoring the fact that the seemingly majority of talk over the remarks concerned his stated views on homosexuality? Seems people are now citing his remarks on southern race relations (during jim crow?) as an after thought

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