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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Yes, he said black people were happier pre-civil rights. Most of us find that, at the very least, off-putting if not downright appalling.
    Stop brushing with a broad brush.
    He was speaking about his own personal experience, which should not offend anyone.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Yes, he said black people were happier pre-civil rights. Most of us find that, at the very least, off-putting if not downright appalling.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Yes, he said black people were happier pre-civil rights. Most of us find that, at the very least, off-putting if not downright appalling.
    No...he didnt. He said he never witnessed in his area mistreatment of blacks and that blacks were hard working, industrious, and (gasp) Godly. He described blacks and whites working together. He said nothing about the civil rights movement. His comment addresses entitlements and welfare and the counter to entitlements and welfare...hard work.

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    I posted this before, and I can't remember on which thread, but it bears repeating ...

    I found the strangest thing about that comment by Robertson was that he claimed black people in Louisiana weren't "singing the blues" when it was black people in pre-Civil Rights Louisiana who invented the blues.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I posted this before, and I can't remember on which thread, but it bears repeating ...

    I found the strangest thing about that comment by Robertson was that he claimed black people in Louisiana weren't "singing the blues" when it was black people in pre-Civil Rights Louisiana who invented the blues.
    Why do you find that strange?
    Are the songs you consider blues, the same as what he thought were the blues and never heard?
    What was that? You don't know?
    Go figure.

    Or do you know if they never sang the blues because he just happened to be around happy folks?
    Do you know?
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Yes, he said black people were happier pre-civil rights. Most of us find that, at the very least, off-putting if not downright appalling.
    No he didn't say "black people" as you frame it, as in 'all black people'...He was speaking of the black people he knew as a young man joining them in the cotton fields, working along side them...So instead of being so aghast, and feigning such contempt for something that wasn't implied, and stop making crap up, you'd be taken a little more seriously....As of now, all I see you doing is ignoring rational, likely points, and making stuff up out of whole cloth to smear the guy...
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I posted this before, and I can't remember on which thread, but it bears repeating ...

    I found the strangest thing about that comment by Robertson was that he claimed black people in Louisiana weren't "singing the blues" when it was black people in pre-Civil Rights Louisiana who invented the blues.
    Yeah ok, it was rather simple in the other post, and still is...
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Why do you find that strange?
    Are the songs you consider blues, the same as what he thought were the blues and never heard?
    What was that? You don't know?
    Go figure.

    Or do you know if they never sang the blues because he just happened to be around happy folks?
    Do you know?
    "The blues" is a pretty well-defined musical genre. I'm not saying my observation in this case has any deep meaning other than the somewhat ironic phrasing he used.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "The blues" is a pretty well-defined musical genre. I'm not saying my observation in this case has any deep meaning other than the somewhat ironic phrasing he used.
    Show he knows what that specific genre encompasses.

    And frankly, in April of 54 he was 8 years old.
    Give his personal recollection a break.

    Elvis may have heard the blues being sung 12 years earlier at that age, but I doubt Phil did, or if Phil did, knew what he was hearing.
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