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93 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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luvthesouth

"it was booze, drugs and women." gets you everytime. sounds like the start of a great country song.

Posted 113 days ago.

luvthesouth

the 13 year old that was mentioned is under Ohio state law.

Posted 113 days ago.

luvthesouth

atlas2025....interesting information. do you recall if your father had to get her parents permission for the marriage? also, in researching laws regarding age and consent, i found listed that a 13 year-old can have consential sex as long as her partner is below the age of 18. otherwise the age of consent is 16 years-old as it is in most states. in the 1880's in delaware a 7 year old was able to give consent. now that would blow a skirt up in this day and time! pun intended.

Posted 113 days ago.

luvthesouth

BeRight, with the recent installation of anchor ejection seats at MSNBC, i was surprised it took her that long to issue an apology...but with a PHD on her wall, you wuld think she would have killed the segment before it made it on air. never let a young child get in the way of a political jab! anyway she corrected herself to quiet the sh! t strom that was brewing before she lost her position as a liberal mouthpiece. people will do (almost) anything for money.

Posted 113 days ago.

BeRight

Phil and Miss Kay have been married for 49 years...................

Posted 113 days ago.

BeRight

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for a segment on her show where she and panelists joked about the adopted black grandchild of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, featured in the family's Christmas photo.As a suggested caption for the photo, panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn't the same."

Oh heck, it just an opinion.

Posted 113 days ago.

moderation

I do recall 'MissKay' expressing that 'Phil' wasn't very "nice" in their earlier married years, but she didn't share any examples of his alleged negative behavior(s).For whatever reasons, she chose to maintain the relationship, duck plucking and all.

Posted 113 days ago.

atlas2025

My father married my mother when she was 15. He was in his 30's. My friends mother was married at 15 also. Both of them were married in the 70's. So its not really anything new Phil is talking about. Its just that in this day and age that kind of thing is looked down on.

Posted 113 days ago.

Tiredofit

May the new year bring you all peace and happiness

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

*daughters

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

Tiredofit, i imagine marriage at such a young age could have been attributed to the shortened life expectancy of americans during that time period. in addition, the preparation for self-sufficiency and management of a household took precedent over the focus of todays learning priorities. quite frankly i think as we have found, having children at a younger age has its benefits as evidenced by studies of the relationship between age and related childbirth complications. you are correct i would have and was pleasantly not presented with that scenario from my daugters....as of yet but they are well beyond that age. :-)

Posted 114 days ago.

Tiredofit

funny how things change, most of our great grandparents were married by 15 but today we would not abide our daughters doing the same

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot..."An Italian high court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”." ole Phil ain't got nuthin on them thar Italians!!!!

Posted 114 days ago.

BeRight

Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Panel Mocks Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson:

She tweets an sppology.

Using a baby to make a political punchline is a tough sale, with a high bar for comedy and commentary.

"It’s funny because Romney is white and his grandson isn’t, which is obviously hilarious. Because as everyone knows, the races should not mix."

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

hi there pat...i hope your holidays have been wonderful for you and your family. heres hoping you ring in the new year safely!!!!

Posted 114 days ago.

stickhauler

asknot, do you believe you could survive a complete "reporting" of every statement you've made in your life? Though he and Kay married at a young age, that statement was made in jest. Context people, context!

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

ok time for coffee.

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation Happy New Years Eve to you and everyone else that takes and gives the most valuable thing we have to each other....that thing is time...thanks to all of you.

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

vast*

Posted 114 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot, i am perplexed as to why it took so long for anyone to comment. i am waiting for the folks that lambasted megyn kelly over Santa and Jesus white comment dust-up to climb out of their racist-warrior shells and attack one of their own. so far no shell-crabs...only crikets. btw there appeared to be an illustrious panel of racial-warriors on the panel that seemed to enjoy a good guffaw. i am not against a good laugh myself. i even cracked up at the adoptive family that Steve Martin had in the movie "The Jerk". the only problem is thats its intent was contrasting and condradictory humor...the real life of the child with their new family was not. thank you asknot...think they are ignoring due to this being a "vasr right-wing conspiracy"?

Posted 114 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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