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193 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

BobDahler, i'll assume that you are doing well and appreciate your riddling response. you do seem require a bit more thinking of a chap when conversing. this subject is interesting in that i recently came across a family obitiuary from 1939 in which many of you might find interesting. at least i did. it said quite a bit about race relations during that time period. it actually validates phils description of black farm hands and black folk in general. although you won't read any of this in most history books as it does not fir the narrative that is being promoted. i work off of the belief that if you take any two different race people and drop them into a situation together, they will come together to solve problems quicker than two lonely teenagers on prom night.

Posted 217 days ago.

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 217 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 217 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 217 days ago.

BeRight

It was Willie's country club.

Posted 217 days ago.

BobDahler

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

Posted 217 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 217 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 217 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 217 days ago.

thegreek

#1 spot.

Posted 217 days ago.

thegreek

Yes sir mod. He walked off the field, told Bradshaw he could have $1 spot. He was going duck hunting. I have read their books.

Posted 217 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 217 days ago.

thegreek

Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana who suggested on December 19 that A&E did not believe "in the First Amendment," said Friday that he was glad the channel's executives "came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness." Jindal added, "Today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty. The left is going to have to get accustomed to the fact that it does not have a monopoly on free speech and is not the only group who is permitted to voice its opinion in the public square. The left may control Hollywood, but they don't control the hearts and minds of a majority of Americans."

Posted 218 days ago.

Kendall78

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

Posted 218 days ago.

thegreek

A& E also put in false blleps of cuss words that the Robertsons did not even say. They would just throw one of those bleeps in there when someone was saying a decent word to tryy to add color to the show. Phil got on them for that because they dont cuss. They also wanted him to quit with the gunplay and saying Jesus name. He told the to take a hike.

Posted 218 days ago.

thegreek

A&E didnt have much choice but to reinstate Phil that is.

Posted 218 days ago.

thegreek

A&E didnt have much choice. A&E and GLAAD have pretty much showed their hind sides on this one that they think no one should buck them or their opinions. Turned out people love the Robertsons more than they anticipated and Hollywierd just doesnt get why. You can tell them why but they dont buy it. They think everyone in rural areas are stupid hicks that they can make fun of. But Phil has a degree so it didnt wash here. Heee heeee

Posted 218 days ago.

thegreek

r ed n eck is a bad word???

Posted 218 days ago.

thegreek

Moderation. If they were stealing frogs (good grief) why didnt the country club have them arrested instead of letting them loose with an apology. In REALITY, (since it IS a reality show) I would say A&E staged the whole thing for the camera and the country clubbers were in on it since there WAS a camera crew and lighting crew out on the course during the night that could be seen for MILES ???!!!! Goodness, some of you all are sorta gullible...They are REALITY stars playing ******* hillbillies and proud to do so. In reality, they live in a great suburb and the old home site is for filming purposes.

Posted 218 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 218 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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