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530 days ago.
by asknot
Kendall78
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When should a person be punished for stating an opinion?

As many people might know, 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson gave an interview to GQ Magazine and gave his colorful opinion on different social topics. The response from various groups made A&E pull him from the show. So the discussion is, if someone is asked for their opinion and gives it willingly, should they be punished afterward?

 
 

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luvthesouth

the recently discovered tribesmen in south america, we may very well look at them with disdain, but to them it is normal. we just have a different normal. it doesn't lessen one to have the freedom to the normal they choose...should it? we fortunately or unfortunately have the ability to have a say in our everyday normal lives and there are just as many viewpoints as there are americans. the universal glow of harmony does not exist as we are all not the same and hopefully never will be....at least on this earth.

Posted 554 days ago.

luvthesouth

good afternoon moderation, perhaps you

missed where i stated that he did not

represent a good role model in that

episode. however, using your notion "cast

in a role", one could argue that he was

simply playing a character in much the

same way as a proper lady may play an

improper lady due to the requirement of

the theatrical rquirement. could the

children assume that their mother was an

improper lady...sure but...as an actor

one must be ready to play the most vile

of characters if need be. would you say

barry is playing himself or a role at the

moment. i contend that we are seeing the

barry many have come to deplore due to

his ineptitude and lying. what is it they

say..."we are all actors and the world is

just a stage". frankly i found nothing bigoted about his opinion. he stated what it was like in his world and his experience. i am certain that others may convey a different experience...but that was his. think of

Posted 554 days ago.

moderation

good afternoon,lts- was phil cast in a role of an 'under the cover of darkness thief and trespasser(in addition to encouraging his children to share this corrupt behavior),or not? Barry hasn't had a cameo,... leave him out of it.I had this opinion long before Phil's bigoted spew.

Posted 554 days ago.

BeRight

It was Willie's country club.

Posted 554 days ago.

BobDahler

luvthesouth, I have no evidence. In the context of my remark, that would be exactly the point.

Posted 554 days ago.

BobDahler

Ok, I'll bite... (again)

I attended Louisiana Tech in the early '70s, near the end of the Robertson/Bradshaw regime. As I recall, aside from their skill as football players, no one had anything much good to say about either one of them.

Robertson was still hanging around the campus off and on, essentially unemployed- I assume to bask in what reputation he had that remained. Ex-BMOC and all. Bradshaw had just left for the Big-Time. I think there was a little more politics involved in Phil's de-throning than his professed desire to go duck hunting.

Anyway, we were all just young, dumb kids looking for the next party... Not much of a foundation for others to base their moral compass upon.

Posted 554 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation...btw...i agree that phil did not exhibit his best message with that episode. perhaps our search for the perfect being should lead us somewhere else.

Posted 554 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation, good morning. i must wonder why in the world you would expend so much effort in which to find the tarnish on a reality show individual when the character flaws are so readily apparent with your preferred president and his administration. quite frankly...his beliefs are not beyond the less vocal of our society. thank God for the ability to have private thought....our government bugs everything else.... so far.

Posted 554 days ago.

moderation

Greek- of course IT IS STAGED !! It is the content that contradicts phil's godly way. He could have asked for forgiveness before he consumed that meal.He stole it.By the way, did you know he was the starting quarterback ahead of terry bradshaw in his college football days?

Posted 554 days ago.

Kendall78

Guess money talks louder to A&E then frustrated people who don't even watch the show.

Posted 555 days ago.

stickhauler

Well, prepare for the Phil Robertson "haters" skulls to explode in...5......4......3......2......1! A & E has "reinstated" Phil Robertson to the cast of Duck Dynasty effective 27 December 2013!

Guess they learned that the entire family (and Cable TV's highest rated show), could (and likely would) walk away.

Posted 555 days ago.

luvthesouth

next time try loading it from your history by clicking on the down arrow where you type in the address. see if that works for ya.

Posted 555 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot...do you load the site from your history or type in the address each time?

Posted 555 days ago.

luvthesouth

yep everytime.

Posted 555 days ago.

luvthesouth

i use the pop-up blocker on my internet explorer and mcafee pop-up blocker. works quite well.....still looking for the liberal democrat blocker! :-)

Posted 555 days ago.

BeRight

Is there any way to stop the C and C Toyota add from showing up when the Times page loads up? How about the ZEDO adds?

Posted 555 days ago.

luvthesouth

exactly. good job!

Posted 555 days ago.

moderation

BobDahler? Who?

Posted 555 days ago.

moderation

Duh!! Of course it is staged, but it suuure did compromise Phil's dogma.

Posted 555 days ago.

moderation

Don't try to cloud the issue,stick.he was stealing, and stole successfully, in addition to trespassing.

Posted 555 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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