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2013-12-23 10:42:39 AM  

Lackofname: Also, I find it pretty sad and ironic that the guy who said Blacks were happy under Jim Crow is being compared to Rosa Parks.


This, in a nutshell, says it all. I could have said it worse, but I couldn't have said it better.
 
2013-12-23 10:42:51 AM  

Graffito: Good.

While the christians are distracted by the Duck Dynasty kerfuffle my war on Christmas continues apace.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA


Every year you put off your Christmas warring until the last minute.
 
2013-12-23 10:45:37 AM  

IlGreven: /Or, you could've gone the Sarah Palin hypocrite route...calling for Bashir's firing when he said mean things about her, then turning around and saying "Free speech is an endangered species" when someone she liked was fired for saying mean things about others.


Hell, if you want to go the Sarah Palin route, just point out that she personally:

Fired a Librarian who refused to censor books (the librarian was retained after public outcry);

Fired a police chief because he didn't agree with her on bar-closing times and gun control laws;

Fired the State safety commissioner because he didn't agree that he should fire a state trooper just because Palin didn't like the trooper.
 
2013-12-23 10:46:02 AM  

Cletus C.: Graffito: Good.

While the christians are distracted by the Duck Dynasty kerfuffle my war on Christmas continues apace.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Every year you put off your Christmas warring until the last minute.


I know :{      Well, there's always next year.
 
2013-12-23 10:47:13 AM  
F*ck the Duck.


and its ignorant, redneck participants.   a celibration of Lusers.
 
2013-12-23 10:48:14 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm currently sitting down, so I'm pretty much Rosa Parks.



set your Jaw straight and fight the Oppression!!
 
2013-12-23 10:48:51 AM  

Notabunny: fta This is Ian Bayne. He says the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch is the Rosa Parks of our generation.

Apparently, our generation is ignorant and stupid.



Proof that TV works!
 
2013-12-23 10:51:44 AM  

MyrnaMinkoff: I grew up in rural Oklahoma. I'm here visiting again. Many of my Facebook friends are from this region. Judging by my feed, you'd think this is the only new story of note from the last several months."Real" America is depressing, but absolutely not surprising. One of them posted about boycotting Cracker Barrel since they pulled merchandise, and then complained but the food is "too expensive" anyway. Jesus Christ.



lol.   Crackhead Barrel is high end, no doubt.  they even charge you for tea.
 
2013-12-23 10:55:35 AM  

MyrnaMinkoff: palelizard: MyrnaMinkoff: glmorrs1: YodaTuna: MyrnaMinkoff: I grew up in rural Oklahoma. I'm here visiting again. Many of my Facebook friends are from this region. Judging by my feed, you'd think this is the only new story of note from the last several months."Real" America is depressing, but absolutely not surprising. One of them posted about boycotting Cracker Barrel since they pulled merchandise, and then complained but the food is "too expensive" anyway. Jesus Christ.

If a major decision in your life is that you have decided you no longer want to eat at Cracker Barrel, you may want to re-evaluate your worldview.

Have you ever tried their country ham or biscuits and gravy? Cause I'm just saying, giving that up would be a major life decision for me.

/I sound fat

HASH BROWN CASSEROLE. But still, arteries.

Ugh, their gravy is awful.  The whole point of decent sausage gravy is that you sop it up with your biscuit, then eat them together.  Cracker Barrel's gravy just sits there on top of the biscuit like mayo on a ritz cracker, or that embarrassing dinty-moore-beef-stew crap your dog just took on your mother-in-law's new hardwood floors.

I wouldn't know, because I will never eat the culinary abomination that is white gravy. From anywhere.


SHUN THE ABOMINATION.
 
2013-12-23 10:56:54 AM  
Sigh.... can we just like, start calling these people "Republican Christians" or some other name so they can stop making actual Christians look bad? I mean, given Jesus' stance on a lot of things in the bible, I would imagine that he would totally not be down with persecuting anyone. (Except maybe money changers)

/Going to start my own religion with two major rules:
// Don't be a dick and mind your own business.
 
2013-12-23 10:58:45 AM  

Linux_Yes: MyrnaMinkoff: I grew up in rural Oklahoma. I'm here visiting again. Many of my Facebook friends are from this region. Judging by my feed, you'd think this is the only new story of note from the last several months."Real" America is depressing, but absolutely not surprising. One of them posted about boycotting Cracker Barrel since they pulled merchandise, and then complained but the food is "too expensive" anyway. Jesus Christ.


lol.   Crackhead Barrel is high end, no doubt.  they even charge you for tea.


Someone here on fark was earnestly arguing that $50 was too much for a 4 person sit down dinner.
 
2013-12-23 11:01:02 AM  

Whodat: They may just damage control themselves out of a top rated show. I would bet dollars to donuts that there are a few other networks just drooling over a chance to cash in on that franchise.


Donuts are tasty, but they make me queasy. Anyway, do you think they can just hop right over to another network just like that? Contracts do not work that way!
 
2013-12-23 11:02:28 AM  
 I'm not even wasting my time on this one.
I just tell people to recall everything they said in regards to the Dixie Chicks being black listed for their views and will be my response.
 
2013-12-23 11:02:33 AM  

tripleseven: Linux_Yes: MyrnaMinkoff: I grew up in rural Oklahoma. I'm here visiting again. Many of my Facebook friends are from this region. Judging by my feed, you'd think this is the only new story of note from the last several months."Real" America is depressing, but absolutely not surprising. One of them posted about boycotting Cracker Barrel since they pulled merchandise, and then complained but the food is "too expensive" anyway. Jesus Christ.


lol.   Crackhead Barrel is high end, no doubt.  they even charge you for tea.

Someone here on fark was earnestly arguing that $50 was too much for a 4 person sit down dinner.


Well, when you can make some of that stuff at home for less than half...

Yeah, yeah, those evil workers have to be paid, and I'd rather they get paid, but let's call a spade a spade.  If the lottery is a tax on those who can't do math, sit-down restaurants are a tax on people who can't or don't want to cook.
 
2013-12-23 11:05:30 AM  

FoxKelfonne: Sigh.... can we just like, start calling these people "Republican Christians" or some other name so they can stop making actual Christians look bad? I mean, given Jesus' stance on a lot of things in the bible, I would imagine that he would totally not be down with persecuting anyone. (Except maybe money changers)

/Going to start my own religion with two major rules:
// Don't be a dick and mind your own business.


Sorry. If the discussion of Muslims has taught me anything, unless all Christians stand up and repudiate the extremists in their bunch, then this is their fault.
 
2013-12-23 11:06:25 AM  

IlGreven: If the lottery is a tax on those who can't do math, sit-down restaurants are a tax on people who can't or don't want to cook.


If you apply that logic consistently, any service or good rendered for payment is a tax on people who can't or don't want to do anything. Hell, buying food at all would be a tax on people who can't or don't want to grow their own.
 
2013-12-23 11:09:22 AM  

tripleseven: Linux_Yes: MyrnaMinkoff: I grew up in rural Oklahoma. I'm here visiting again. Many of my Facebook friends are from this region. Judging by my feed, you'd think this is the only new story of note from the last several months."Real" America is depressing, but absolutely not surprising. One of them posted about boycotting Cracker Barrel since they pulled merchandise, and then complained but the food is "too expensive" anyway. Jesus Christ.


lol.   Crackhead Barrel is high end, no doubt.  they even charge you for tea.

Someone here on fark was earnestly arguing that $50 was too much for a 4 person sit down dinner.


I Guess I could see that if you know, they live somewhere where costs are very low. I lived in DC until I had to move back in with my parents in Tennessee, and while McDonalds is the same and perhaps a Sit Down Dinner is roughly the same, a single person can't eat out without spending at least $9 in DC.
 
2013-12-23 11:10:09 AM  

Lackofname: FoxKelfonne: Sigh.... can we just like, start calling these people "Republican Christians" or some other name so they can stop making actual Christians look bad? I mean, given Jesus' stance on a lot of things in the bible, I would imagine that he would totally not be down with persecuting anyone. (Except maybe money changers)

/Going to start my own religion with two major rules:
// Don't be a dick and mind your own business.

Sorry. If the discussion of Muslims has taught me anything, unless all Christians stand up and repudiate the extremists in their bunch, then this is their fault.


The Pope is repudiating all that uncharitable asshattery within the (Catholic) church. That's more than I've seen in a long while as far as Christians focusing on the positive parts of their creed vs. the culture wars crap.
 
2013-12-23 11:10:35 AM  
That the conservative idea of social protest is buying camouflaged doodads and chicken sandwiches tells you all you need to know about the place Christianity really holds in their lives.  I suppose giving away your money is fairly Christ-like, but to venal multi-millionaires, not so much.
 
2013-12-23 11:13:27 AM  
I have no doubt that, as a true Christian, Phil will place his love of God above all things and immediately sever all ties to A&E, thereby setting an example for his family and all Americans that faith is more important than money. To do otherwise would just make him look like a whore every time he mentions God on the show.
 
2013-12-23 11:14:04 AM  
I love when the conservatives invoke progressive heroes like Rosa Parks, and pretend that if they lived in the 1950s and 1960s they would voice their opposition to the southern police spraying the activists with fire hoses, rather than cheering them on.

I kind of feel like a guy who believes that blacks were better off under Jim Crow doesn't have an entirely positive view of Rosa Parks.
 
2013-12-23 11:16:58 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I have no doubt that, as a true Christian, Phil will place his love of God above all things and immediately sever all ties to A&E, thereby setting an example for his family and all Americans that faith is more important than money. To do otherwise would just make him look like a whore every time he mentions God on the show.



Well, in his defense, it's not like Jesus was ever critical of the rich or "holier than thou" hypocrites who loudly grandstand about how godly they are.
 
2013-12-23 11:17:33 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [img.fark.net image 308x260][2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Yeah, I'm waiting on some photoshops replacing their trucker hats with turbins to show up, because that is the first comparison that came to my mind when this whole situation came about.

It's also what infuriates me the most about all of this.  Every aspect of this story could be kept exactly the same except for switching their religion from Christianity to Islam and every retarded teahadist Palin-American would be calling for their deportation.
 
2013-12-23 11:17:37 AM  
What an asshole
 
2013-12-23 11:18:01 AM  
WTF is with people saying he's being silenced or blathering on about 1st Amendment rights?  He wasn't censored, he was PUBLISHED.  That's the exact opposite!  He's famous, so people publish the bullshiat he utters.  You could arguably make the case that his 1st Amendment rights are more potent that most other peoples'.  That said, when you go and make inflammatory comments in a publish forum, there just might be consequences.  Deal with them.
 
2013-12-23 11:20:19 AM  

WraithSama: WTF is with people saying he's being silenced or blathering on about 1st Amendment rights?  He wasn't censored, he was PUBLISHED.  That's the exact opposite!  He's famous, so people publish the bullshiat he utters.  You could arguably make the case that his 1st Amendment rights are more potent that most other peoples'.  That said, when you go and make inflammatory comments in a publish forum, there just might be consequences.  Deal with them.


He's too "Republican bootstrappy" to have such a petty thing as 'consequences'....That might imply a thing such as 'logic'...and that's just not 'murican....
 
2013-12-23 11:21:16 AM  
The biggest arrogance is that these idiots claim all Christians believe as they do. They do not. The homosexuality thing is the best example out there of people picking and choosing which parts of the bible are important and which they spin away.

How I despise those who should hide behind their faith to justify their hatred of their fellow man.

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-23 11:24:52 AM  
Cracker Barrel is comfort food -- good chain for long road trips with old people. Amazingly, they don't sell booze, which makes for a much nicer experience with the wait staff although too much makes the waist line suffer.

Unlike Oliver Garden or Outback where the waiters can be obnoxious, pushing drinks turning the place into a bar with a side business of food.
 
2013-12-23 11:25:42 AM  

jjorsett: The guy not only thought impermissible thoughts, he uttered them out loud. Where others could hear. We can't have that.


i18.photobucket.com
No, we can't.
 
2013-12-23 11:26:29 AM  

StrangeQ: It's also what infuriates me the most about all of this. Every aspect of this story could be kept exactly the same except for switching their religion from Christianity to Islam and every retarded teahadist Palin-American would be calling for their deportation.


A (former) friend was posting about this crap, nonstop, on FB. One of her friends placed this in her comment thread - http://i.imgur.com/QVIjtJB.jpg?1?6898

I'm not inlining it here, because I find it so offensive.

Honestly, I don't want to hear another farking PEEP about how Christians are being oppressed or silenced.

Since this whole foolish fiasco started, I've grown more and more disgusted.
 
2013-12-23 11:28:21 AM  
img.fark.net

I STAND WITH PHIL!
 
2013-12-23 11:35:21 AM  
I made a post the other day after seeing several twatwaffles defend the redneck as "just being a Christian". I said basically you do not get to be bigoted and hide behind your religion, that just makes you a dick.

A couple people told me I was being just as bad as the bigots by telling the bigots to eat a bag of cocks.

fark people, man. fark people.
 
2013-12-23 11:36:12 AM  
Could we just have everyone post the same thing they did in the last 3 threads about this and close it out?

What? Oh, we're doing that?

Sorry.
 
2013-12-23 11:37:28 AM  

StrangeQ: TV's Vinnie: [img.fark.net image 308x260][2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Yeah, I'm waiting on some photoshops replacing their trucker hats with turbins to show up, because that is the first comparison that came to my mind when this whole situation came about.

It's also what infuriates me the most about all of this.  Every aspect of this story could be kept exactly the same except for switching their religion from Christianity to Islam and every retarded teahadist Palin-American would be calling for their deportation.


On the other hand, when a corporation decided that "All American Muslim" had a negative effect on their bottom line, the reaction was quite different.
 
2013-12-23 11:38:08 AM  

FoxKelfonne: Sigh.... can we just like, start calling these people "Republican Christians" or some other name so they can stop making actual Christians look bad? I mean, given Jesus' stance on a lot of things in the bible, I would imagine that he would totally not be down with persecuting anyone. (Except maybe money changers)

/Going to start my own religion with two major rules:
// Don't be a dick and mind your own business.


That's no good. Nobody's going to give us money to join that. Couldn't we at least have some splendid robes and funny-looking hats?
I'm starting to think you aren't serious about this.
 
2013-12-23 11:39:58 AM  

AteMyBrain: Could we just have everyone post the same thing they did in the last 3 threads about this and close it out?

What? Oh, we're doing that?

Sorry.


There won't be any hard news from A&E or the Duck People until "after the holidays", whatever that means. Until then, they will have to recycle all the weird stuff they can find.
 
2013-12-23 11:43:45 AM  

MyrnaMinkoff: You can know that someone is against homosexuality in principle, and still think that they might not give a lengthy interview in an international magazine talking about vaginas, anuses, and the joy of pre-civil rights blacks in the south. I'm with A&E here.


I think it may have been the racist tones that were the final nail.

Interesting tidbit from the 2012 GSS survey: among whites who support gay marriage, roughly one in twenty would still disapprove of a close relative marrying a black person; among whites who don't support gay marriage, it's roughly one in three.
 
2013-12-23 11:48:24 AM  

abb3w: MyrnaMinkoff: You can know that someone is against homosexuality in principle, and still think that they might not give a lengthy interview in an international magazine talking about vaginas, anuses, and the joy of pre-civil rights blacks in the south. I'm with A&E here.

I think it may have been the racist tones that were the final nail.

Interesting tidbit from the 2012 GSS survey: among whites who support gay marriage, roughly one in twenty would still disapprove of a close relative marrying a black person; among whites who don't support gay marriage, it's roughly one in three.


Link to that?
 
2013-12-23 11:48:33 AM  

abb3w: MyrnaMinkoff: You can know that someone is against homosexuality in principle, and still think that they might not give a lengthy interview in an international magazine talking about vaginas, anuses, and the joy of pre-civil rights blacks in the south. I'm with A&E here.

I think it may have been the racist tones that were the final nail.

Interesting tidbit from the 2012 GSS survey: among whites who support gay marriage, roughly one in twenty would still disapprove of a close relative marrying a black person; among whites who don't support gay marriage, it's roughly one in three.


Those cowardly gay-marriage-approvers, being unwilling to admit to their prejudices! They're the real racists.
 
2013-12-23 11:48:33 AM  

abb3w: Interesting tidbit from the 2012 GSS survey: among whites who support gay marriage, roughly one in twenty would still disapprove of a close relative marrying a black person; among whites who don't support gay marriage, it's roughly one in three.


I, for one, am shocked at this bit of information. Shocked I tell you.
 
2013-12-23 11:53:17 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


It's like when the 99% or black South Africans complain.


Really comparing blacks in South Africa to Christians in America?
 
2013-12-23 11:57:00 AM  

spongeboob: DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


It's like when the 99% or black South Africans complain.

Really comparing blacks in South Africa to Christians in America?


I thought that was pretty impressive. It's not just any old troll who comes up with something like that.
Nice to see somebody not just phoning it in for a change.
 
2013-12-23 12:02:07 PM  
Wow. Equating the guy who thinks Ms. Parks should still be sitting in the back of the bus with Ms. Parks herself? That's a special kind of stupid right there.
 
2013-12-23 12:06:18 PM  
Does anyone know why they call him the "patriarch"?

I know that it's a word with a non-religious meaning, but ninety nine times out of a hundred it's used with some specific religious connotation.  What religion are these guys supposed to be, anyhow?
 
2013-12-23 12:09:49 PM  
Can we all take a moment here and focus on the word Christian, what the hell does it mean in today's America?

If A&E is trying to silence Christians and all Christians agee that what this douchegbag says is right then America is at best only half Christian, because support for marriage equality is right around 50%, so if you support marriage equality you are not a Christian according to those who proclaim the loudest that they speak for Christians.  Congratulations assholes you choose to define yourselfs right out of the majority.

And it gets better with the increased acceptance of marriage equality with the younger generations, in ten years you all will be a minority.  Hope you look forward to the days when you actually do lose the power you have now, maybe your perscution fantasy will be a nice self fulfilling prophecy when you become more strident leading more people to ignore you causing you to be more strident leading to fewer and fewer people in the pews every week.

I think I might have to start telling people who ask me are you a Christian, nope I believe in the equality of all people.
 
2013-12-23 12:10:11 PM  

The Larch: Does anyone know why they call him the "patriarch"?

I know that it's a word with a non-religious meaning, but ninety nine times out of a hundred it's used with some specific religious connotation.  What religion are these guys supposed to be, anyhow?


American Protestant, i.e. flaming coonts
 
2013-12-23 12:12:14 PM  

spongeboob: Can we all take a moment here and focus on the word Christian, what the hell does it mean in today's America?

If A&E is trying to silence Christians and all Christians agee that what this douchegbag says is right then America is at best only half Christian, because support for marriage equality is right around 50%, so if you support marriage equality you are not a Christian according to those who proclaim the loudest that they speak for Christians.  Congratulations assholes you choose to define yourselfs right out of the majority.

And it gets better with the increased acceptance of marriage equality with the younger generations, in ten years you all will be a minority.  Hope you look forward to the days when you actually do lose the power you have now, maybe your perscution fantasy will be a nice self fulfilling prophecy when you become more strident leading more people to ignore you causing you to be more strident leading to fewer and fewer people in the pews every week.

I think I might have to start telling people who ask me are you a Christian, nope I believe in the equality of all people.


"Are you a Christian?"  "No, I try to live like Jesus taught"
 
2013-12-23 12:13:06 PM  

The Larch: Does anyone know why they call him the "patriarch"?

I know that it's a word with a non-religious meaning, but ninety nine times out of a hundred it's used with some specific religious connotation.  What religion are these guys supposed to be, anyhow?


Orthodox nutjob.
 
2013-12-23 12:21:09 PM  
That does it. I'm taking the Duck Dynasty shiat paper I bought for Lurlene back over to the Wal Mart.
 
2013-12-23 12:23:11 PM  
phenn: Since this whole foolish fiasco started, I've grown more and more disgusted.

I find it hard to even put into words.  This morning in the breakroom it was Fox & Friends turn in the morning news rotation.  It was non-stop "oh-woe-is-us, how dare they oppress our beliefs!" capped off by a clip of Mike Huccabee saying, "I will tolerate their [the gays'] beliefs, what I won't tolerate is intolerance!"  The cognitive dissonance and willful hypocrisy and ignorance is just farking mind boggling.
 
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