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275 days ago.
by asknot
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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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Kunectdots

I never watch Phil and wonder if the scandal's all a "put on" anyway. I look for their brand to come back and skyrocket, when the dust settles.

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

Yeah folks! So now we've got Facebook logging postings, that you decide better from actually posting and decide to delete. We've got Smart TVs, that are capable of watching you, without your consent, in your living room. AND, we've got ASKNOT, who claims to be able to identify you and "tweet" your friends based upon obviously acquiring your identity from a site where it is SUPPOSEDLY protected.

Oh, what a Liberal paradise we are headed toward. A little George Orwell with your hors d'oeuvres, anyone?

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

That's OK! I've already reported YOU for "abuse" with the web keeper and printed off a copy of your comments for safe keeping. HAPPY TWEETING!

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

BTW (My Dear) How would you KNOW who to "tweet out" about me?

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

asknot - It may come as no surprise to you that I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK! I didn't sat squat 'over the past few days' about Blacks. You and oneill are just wishing I would.

I thought a little higher of you, on here, asknot. Now, I can see that you're no better than oneill.

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

Oh, oneill...if you only knew me! When my son's were growing up, they had many Black friends over at the house to spend the night. We'd introduce them to the movie "Blazing Saddles", they'd laugh there butts of and some would run out to buy a copy of the movie the next day. To this day, one of those young men still says he's "gonna come over and wash my robes" (a suggestion to the non-existent "sheets", to which you refer). In high school, my best friend was Black and we put away many a bottle of Red Ripple, Boones Farm and Andre Cold Duck around a campfire. He is still a dear and trusted friend. Without revealing where I reside, I can honestly say that I come as close to 'livin in the Hood' as you can in my town and I appreciate all of my neighbors, having known several for decades.

Can YOU say as much, oneill? I'll tell ya, I wouldn't trade my life for what I perceive your's as being for all the tea in Boston Harbor. (Do they still make Red Ripple?)

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

Yes, but can I shout "theater!" in a crowded firehouse?

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

"alright, We'll give some land to the N...s and the Chinks. But we don't want the Irish".

Placate the Irish and you'll end with oneill!!!!

Posted 297 days ago.

thegreek

And PS, your statement is a verbal mess. Asknot. Probably because I am tired of being called names by people who profess to abhor the practice when others do it. If I disagree with the presidents policy I am a racist. If I say I didnt experience racism growing up or now then I am one too. If I dont agree with LGBT then I obviously one that has no tolerance for them. That is what started this whole mess in the first place. Preaching that people be tolerant of others then calling them vile names when they state an opposing, non judging opinion.... Phew.

Posted 297 days ago.

Kunectdots

Hey stick, "Dock that Chink a day's pay for nappin on the job."

Posted 297 days ago.

stickhauler

Cont No, I can't imagine how it was to be a slave, nor can I imagine the horrors our countrymen visited on immigrants from many countries. Or how it was to be a Native American when our countrymen drove them from their lands.

Our country has a sordid history of extreme cruelty to lots of people, not just slaves, or Free Blacks. But, we don't see leaders of all those people calling for reparations.!

So, think what you wish of me, call me a bigot or a racist, but I assure you, I don't have a bigoted or racist bone in my body. I expect nothing of anyone more than what was expected of me. If I wanted something, I worked my butt off to achieve it. If I failed, I didn't blame my failure on some nefarious plot against me. I put it down as a failure on my part, that I must not have tried hard enough.

Posted 298 days ago.

stickhauler

Matter of fact, out of 30 people in that class, 25 were Black. And offended that they had included Appalachians in the groups asked these questions.

Everyone discriminates, it's a fact of life. Even animals do. But, most don't view this discrimination as an actionable offense, they're not seeking to file lawsuits to make the person (or company) they feel discriminated pay for their actions.

Have you any idea how many people of all nationalities were brought here, perhaps not in chains, but brought here under false pretenses, and forced to work for pennies? And treated as bad, if not worse, than Blacks under slavery. Because, slave owners knew each slave cost them a certain dollar amount to acquire. Check out how many Chinese were brought here to complete the Transcontinental Railroad, and, if they died from unsafe work conditions, tough luck. The people running the construction simply "plugged in" another worker. Same goes with the Panama Canal.

No, I can't imagine how it

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

And - I am not picking and choosing parts of the bible. I will be the first to admit that I am not proficient at it like you must be. Not everyone has equal intelligence and I will be the 1st to admit I am not on top like you. I choose to trust Gods word

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

I never diminished racism doesnt exist. I simply said that the people that holler the loadest about it are not even experiencing it, in many cases. And I didnt say I was frustrated about expressing MY opinion, just that every time a person doesnt say "oh yeah thats right" to everything related to the subject it gets twisted into that person exhibiting racism. I am not gonna tell you about physically and vocally defending my minority friends, or my minority relatives, or my gay neice, or my black santa display, or giving money to my minority friends/neighbors because they are broke because it is no ones business and I hate to bust your "he posted this and he must be a racist" bubble.. Tweet that to your friends. But like in your gay marriage debate, you continue to evade questions, deflect and twist arguments! - Asknot. Re read my posts. I have already stated my positione. I dont know how much clearer I can state it. You simply prefer not to accept it.!! And - I am

Posted 298 days ago.

stickhauler

The study was done in the Great Miami Valley area (Dayton/Fairborn), not Marietta. I haven't lived in Marietta since 1985. So, if a Black salesperson treats me badly, is that racism? Of course not, it's simply a salesperson that will force me to decide if I want to take the crap they deal out, or become a patron of a place where salespeople understand that if they mistreat any customer, they cost their employer business.

Up here, despite the fact that industry up here recruited Appalachians to work in their plants years ago, many people whose family lived here prior to then have ill feelings towards Appalachians. I had an accent when I moved here (still do), and many times when I was interviewed for jobs, was let know that I wouldn't be hired because of my accent. But, I wasn't filing lawsuits for discrimination. I knew those employers failed to see that they'd refused to hire a worker who would work their butt off for them, and be loyal to a fault. Their loss.

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

With accusations like rasist, homophobe, bigot, it is no wonder there will never be any worthwhile discussion on these subjects. You typed that about a few of us stating our opinions here. As I have told you I do not care who is right about the age of the earth. My faith is not blind as Phils isnt either. We have our own experiences that I would not type here because you would pick them apart and make fun of them and then accuse us of judging. No thanks.

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

And LIBERALS..

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

Most of them that I saw on TV and other blogs have no problem with what Phil said except Jesse Jackson and GLAAD!! They may not agree with the content but it is mostly people (including you)trying to stir up stuff by making an issue of it

Posted 298 days ago.

stickhauler

You're trying to read into my statement what you want it to mean (for whatever reason). I never said poor white people were victims of racism, I said they were discriminated against. Big difference!

I went through a class several years ago conducted by the group that at that time went by "Council of Christians & Jews". The basis of the class was to gauge perceptions of acts towards people of differing racial/religious/economic/and family heritage. They asked the same questions to these groups to learn how they perceived rude behavior by sales people, stuff like that.

By near a 100% level, Blacks saw rude treatment by sales people as racism, while Appalachians by near the same percentages just saw the sales person's actions as rude.

Posted 298 days ago.

thegreek

Also. As for the topic here. I always thought that "unless a person has personally endured racism, be it because of their sexual preference or the color of their skin" they have no right to speak to others about the effects or results of that racism. It always bothers me when white people say how bad the blacks were treated and when straight people say how bad LGBT's have it. Everyone already knows that !!!And I am sure it bothers the brothers and sisters too. AND Phil Robertson is not an elected official or the pope. He is a common guy that has the freedom to express his opinion. GQ should not have asked him his opinion if they didnt like hearing it !!Look at the CRAP GQ spews anyhow !!!People dont like what Phil has to say then dont go hear him speak!! But OH WAIT his church is FULL...

Posted 298 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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