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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Persecuted majority compares itself to persecuted minority   (ajc.com) divider line 189
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2013-12-23 09:22:57 AM  
I had never heard of Duck Dynasty before this brouhaha, I wish I could go back to those days.
 
2013-12-23 09:32:29 AM  
It's the bottom of the hour. Time to break out this gif again.
 
2013-12-23 09:33:38 AM  
Edit: trying again.
cafewitteveen.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-23 09:34:54 AM  
The guy not only thought impermissible thoughts, he uttered them out loud. Where others could hear. We can't have that.
 
2013-12-23 09:35:49 AM  
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.
 
2013-12-23 09:36:12 AM  
Duck Dynasty:  The "Snooki and J-Wow" of the redneck world.
 
2013-12-23 09:36:19 AM  
give me the right to compare gay people to goat farkers without consequences or give me death. ammiright?
 
2013-12-23 09:36:42 AM  
I'm currently sitting down, so I'm pretty much Rosa Parks.
 
2013-12-23 09:37:28 AM  
The headline pretty much describes a news story that comes out Every Day.
 
2013-12-23 09:39:31 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-23 09:39:55 AM  

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


He can think and say whatever he wants. And his employer can fire him for it. This has nothing to do with the First Amendment (no government action at play) and it has nothing to do with oppression. It's a simple case of a company deciding it doesn't want to have a homophobe/racist as the face of the company.
 
2013-12-23 09:40:03 AM  

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


You seem to not want people to be able to show their dismay for what he says. Their are consequences for what we say and do in life, learn to deal with them.
 
2013-12-23 09:40:09 AM  
This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.
 
2013-12-23 09:40:18 AM  

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


Weird, no one arrested him.  What I'm getting here is that you don't understand the 1st amendment.  It's fine, you wouldn't be the first to do so in this ridiculous argument.
 
2013-12-23 09:40:26 AM  
Does anyone remember that fateful day when Rosa Parks signed a lucrative contract with a morality clause saying she wouldn't ride at the front of public transportation equipment?
 
2013-12-23 09:40:53 AM  

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


Some day, the arrest report for Phil Robertson will be enshrined in its rightful place next to the arrest report for Rosa Parks.

What's that? He hasn't been arrested? Well what's he waiting for?
 
2013-12-23 09:42:17 AM  
This is the kind of ignorance that we all need to ridicule in the open.  We need to make sure people understand that it's not OK to be this ignorant, that we expect better from our fellow citizens.  For too long now, people have taken pride in being ignorant.  It's now to the point where someone like this feels comfortable spouting off in public about things he or she has no idea about.  It' time for us to tip the scales back to where people should be ashamed to be so clueless.
 
2013-12-23 09:42:43 AM  
This guy smells like he wipes his ass with that beard. Make him go downwind.

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-23 09:42:45 AM  

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


They're not impermissible, they're just backwards, ignorant, and bigoted. He has the right to voice his opinion on this all day every day. And we, and his bosses at A&E, have the right to criticize and naysay his dumbass. See, the first amendment doesn't protect you from criticism, just from being jailed or penalized by the state for what you say.

Now, as I understand it, this may have been impermissible in Canada under their hate speech laws.

/IANAL
/Especially in Canada
 
2013-12-23 09:42:59 AM  

EvilEgg: I had never heard of Duck Dynasty before this brouhaha, I wish I could go back to those days.


It was like a less-pervasive Honey-Boo-Boo type of show.  It was popular enough for ESPN's morning show to dress like them for Halloween, but I heard about it more often from people on the internet, complaining about people watching that crap.

I think it was another reality show that stretched 15 minutes of fame into 20, then when the Q-rating started evaporating their publicist or handler brought up the idea of ginning up controversy.  They tell Phil to go off-script a bit and talk about whatever he feels like, and this is the result.

And what happens as a result of these controversial remarks?  A&E gets a bit of a novelty ratings bump, a handful of merchandise will get sold because of the outrage-industrial-complex stoking conservative ire into a backlash, the dude who said the stupid shiat will get a handful of lucrative speaking engagements from people who sort of agree with things he says (hell, he's likely to end up as a Guest of Honor at CPAC).

Nobody gets poorer as a result of this incident.
 
2013-12-23 09:44:28 AM  

DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.



It's like when the 99% or black South Africans complain.
 
2013-12-23 09:44:57 AM  
I'm pretty sure the real reason this is continuing is because it's a Slow News Week in politics.

This whole thing is Really Simple: You have the right to say whatever the fark you want. However, anyone can say whatever the fark they want in response. Also, any private business can decide do do whatever they want based on your speech. No government entity is allowed to act based on your speech (assuming it is not violent in nature) - this is all the First Amendment protects.

Calling gays goatfarkers, and being called a bigot are the same thing as far as the first amendment rights are concerned. And being offensive on TV and then getting canned is, again, both legal and expected. It's the Hank Williams Jr Monday Night Football thing all over again - be repugnant, get fired for it, deal with it. Freedom of Speech is not Freedom from Consequences.

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.
 
2013-12-23 09:45:04 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Nobody gets poorer as a result of this incident.


Except for our public discourse.
 
2013-12-23 09:45:46 AM  

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


I know! A guy should have the right to talk at length about his preference for vaginas over anuses in an international magazine, without them icky gays thinking it gives them right to say anything. What makes them people think talking about sexuality is acceptable in America?
 
2013-12-23 09:46:07 AM  
You know, at first I was all annoyed with this bullshiat marketing ploy and all the poutrage about it, but now it's kind of like a hackneyed joke that becomes funny again because it's so hackneyed and repeated.  So whatever, crazy people, whatever.
 
2013-12-23 09:46:34 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.


This is very much likely. It would most likely be done by the supporters of Pat Robertson and the trademark holder (A&E) earning most of the proceedings.

/the lulz in this one would be epic if that really happens
 
2013-12-23 09:47:21 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


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


Because as we all know, Christians are dramatically underrepresented in Congress in that there is one open atheist and a Muslim or two.
 
2013-12-23 09:48:29 AM  
Nobody cared much when Gilbert Godfried got fired for making offensive comments. Maybe this is a manufactured controversy???
//Not sure there was a gay or black audience for this Duck show.
 
2013-12-23 09:48:52 AM  

mayIFark: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

This is very much likely. It would most likely be done by the supporters of Pat Robertson and the trademark holder (A&E) earning most of the proceedings.

/the lulz in this one would be epic if that really happens


Sort of like the Chik-FIl-A day.
 
2013-12-23 09:49:12 AM  
Hey, I just gave some money to charity..... I guess I'm this generations Jesus.
 
2013-12-23 09:50:01 AM  
Wigger be drunk with power but at least he ain't no cracka' quitta
 
2013-12-23 09:50:02 AM  
Correction, there are now no longer any open atheists in Congress, since Pete Stark isn't there anymore.
 
2013-12-23 09:50:04 AM  

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

Weird, no one arrested him.   What I'm getting here is that you don't understand the 1st amendment.  It's fine, you wouldn't be the first to do so in this ridiculous argument.


People do. All you have to do is change the subject in question. Its been compared many times (for being the most recent two), but it's worth repeating. If you change Pat Robertson with Martin Bashir you will see how 1st amendment does not apply.
 
2013-12-23 09:50:09 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


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


I'm sure no one is going to argue that a minority can't oppress a majority, but do you really think Christians are oppressed in the United States?
 
2013-12-23 09:50:11 AM  
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.
 
2013-12-23 09:50:17 AM  

DeathBySmiley: Because as we all know, Christians are dramatically underrepresented in Congress in that there is one open atheist and a Muslim or two.


Well then post a graph representing that and not just some simplistic % of population.
 
2013-12-23 09:51:18 AM  
the manufactured-ness of this issue makes me want to put on my tinfoil hat, let's get everyone arguing about black people and gay people forget about that wealth inequality stuff you were all talking about.
 
2013-12-23 09:51:30 AM  

monoski: Nobody cared much when Gilbert Godfried got fired for making offensive comments. Maybe this is a manufactured controversy???
//Not sure there was a gay or black audience for this Duck show.


Not manufactured at all, conservatives just seem to have this natural persecution complex. In their minds they are always the victim, no matter what.
 
2013-12-23 09:51:32 AM  

glmorrs1: jjorsett: The guy not only thought impermissible thoughts, he uttered them out loud. Where others could hear. We can't have that.

They're not impermissible, they're just backwards, ignorant, and bigoted. He has the right to voice his opinion on this all day every day. And we, and his bosses at A&E, have the right to criticize and naysay his dumbass. See, the first amendment doesn't protect you from criticism, just from being jailed or penalized by the state for what you say.

Now, as I understand it, this may have been impermissible in Canada under their hate speech laws.

/IANAL
/Especially in Canada


It's a shame there's no efficient way to look up a troll's posting history, because I'd love to parse all the Dixie Chick threads from a decade ago and see what the chump had to say then.
 
2013-12-23 09:53:05 AM  

glmorrs1: monoski: Nobody cared much when Gilbert Godfried got fired for making offensive comments. Maybe this is a manufactured controversy???
//Not sure there was a gay or black audience for this Duck show.

Not manufactured at all, conservatives just seem to have this natural persecution complex. In their minds they are always the victim, no matter what.


It's their penchant for absolutism.  Anything less than total victory is defeat to them.  Anything less than total command and control over every uterus in the world is a conservative's version of 'nightmare'.
 
2013-12-23 09:53:10 AM  

Lackofname: mayIFark: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

This is very much likely. It would most likely be done by the supporters of Pat Robertson and the trademark holder (A&E) earning most of the proceedings.

/the lulz in this one would be epic if that really happens

Sort of like the Chik-FIl-A day.


If I recalled correctly, on Chik-Fil-A day, people lined up to buy their sandwiches. Unless they are franchises where the trademark holders does not get a portion of the total sale, I am not sure how they compare.
 
2013-12-23 09:54:30 AM  
Why would the Puritans found this country if not to get away from thoughts of anuses?  People wouldn't keep making controversial statements like this if the gays would just stop being gay.  Is it easier for a few to change or many? Study it out.  Exactly.
 
2013-12-23 09:54:35 AM  
The guy claimed that black people were happier under Jim Crow laws, so naturally compare him to Rosa Parks. This is really just about a segment of the population freaking out because their racism and bigotry is starting to have major consequences.
 
2013-12-23 09:54:50 AM  

monoski: Nobody cared much when Gilbert Godfried got fired for making offensive comments. Maybe this is a manufactured controversy???
//Not sure there was a gay or black audience for this Duck show.


Because Gilbert Godfried didn't say something insulting about a group of people that a good portion of the United States and high ranking members of a major political party have openly come out and said they wish they would die.
 
2013-12-23 09:54:50 AM  

DeathBySmiley: Correction, there are now no longer any open atheists in Congress, since Pete Stark isn't there anymore.


Non sequiturial fun fact: In the state of Tennessee, it's illegal for an atheist to run for, or hold, public office.
 
2013-12-23 09:55:42 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.


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.
 
2013-12-23 09:55:52 AM  

Rascal King: The guy claimed that black people were happier under Jim Crow laws, so naturally compare him to Rosa Parks. This is really just about a segment of the population freaking out because their racism and bigotry is starting to have major consequences.


Conservatives: "How DARE you judge us by the content of our character, when you can plainly tell by our being white Christians that we're good people?"
 
2013-12-23 09:56:03 AM  

glmorrs1: DeathBySmiley: Correction, there are now no longer any open atheists in Congress, since Pete Stark isn't there anymore.

Non sequiturial fun fact: In the state of Tennessee, it's illegal for an atheist to run for, or hold, public office.


Several states have such laws on the book. Clearly if anyone wanted to run as atheist in those states the laws would be shot down faster than you could raise the point.
 
2013-12-23 09:56:08 AM  

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

Weird, no one arrested him.   What I'm getting here is that you don't understand the 1st amendment.  It's fine, you wouldn't be the first to do so in this ridiculous argument.

People do. All you have to do is change the subject in question. Its been compared many times (for being the most recent two), but it's worth repeating. If you change Pat Robertson with Martin Bashir you will see how 1st amendment does not apply.


Well, yeah, but I think you're forgetting that liberals and further more such as.
 
2013-12-23 09:57:19 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Because as we all know, Christians are dramatically underrepresented in Congress in that there is one open atheist and a Muslim or two.

Well then post a graph representing that and not just some simplistic % of population.


The "Help we're being oppressed" pie chart is enshrined and widely accepted as a justified mocking of the Christian desire to be the object of persecution, even when their idea of persecution is "not getting special treatment"
 
2013-12-23 09:57:41 AM  

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.


Right? I feel like your arteries would decide for you.
 
2013-12-23 09:58:08 AM  
By the way, can this story die already so that we can go back to the Indian diplomat chick story?

At least that chick is hot and she had a nudie scene in that film.

/I'm getting tired of irrelevant shiats gettings all the attentions, meanwhile south Sudan is evacuating Americans and we don't even have a single link to that
 
2013-12-23 09:58:22 AM  

monoski: Nobody cared much when Gilbert Godfried got fired for making offensive comments. Maybe this is a manufactured controversy???
//Not sure there was a gay or black audience for this Duck show.


Gottfried, hmmmm, sounds like he could be a Jew. He doesn't jibe with the whole war on Christians thing, throw him to the lions.
 
2013-12-23 10:00:14 AM  

mayIFark: Lackofname: mayIFark: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

This is very much likely. It would most likely be done by the supporters of Pat Robertson and the trademark holder (A&E) earning most of the proceedings.

/the lulz in this one would be epic if that really happens

Sort of like the Chik-FIl-A day.

If I recalled correctly, on Chik-Fil-A day, people lined up to buy their sandwiches. Unless they are franchises where the trademark holders does not get a portion of the total sale, I am not sure how they compare.


What? It's really simple.

Chik Fil A makes a statement. People express displeasure. REAL MURKIANS go "DOn't you silence religion!" and swarm in flocks to buy their crap.

Duck Dynasty guy makes a statement. People express displeasure. REAL MURKANS go "Don't you silence religion!" and swarm in flocks to buy their merchandise.
 
2013-12-23 10:01:06 AM  

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
 
2013-12-23 10:01:07 AM  

UNC_Samurai: And what happens as a result of these controversial remarks?  A&E gets a bit of a novelty ratings bump, a handful of merchandise will get sold because of the outrage-industrial-complex stoking conservative ire into a backlash, the dude who said the stupid shiat will get a handful of lucrative speaking engagements from people who sort of agree with things he says (hell, he's likely to end up as a Guest of Honor at CPAC).

Nobody gets poorer as a result of this incident.


You missed a key part of the article:

This is Ian Bayne. He says the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch is the Rosa Parks of our generation. (Via IanBayne.com)

In a fundraising email to supporters, he wrote:

"In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians .... What Parks did was courageous, What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too."


Politicians are hitching a ride on the gravy train, too.
 
2013-12-23 10:02:57 AM  

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.
 
2013-12-23 10:03:04 AM  
Pants full of macaroni!!:

img.fark.net

So, the 3 seasons of him ending every episode by saying grace ("in Jesus' name we pray"), is that the "silencing Christianity" part; or is it only once he started spewing the Gospel According to Saint Bastard that A&E was silencing the One True Faith?

// I know this isn't your pic, PFOM
 
2013-12-23 10:03:28 AM  

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


Are you my cousin? Because I have a cousin that is exactly that retarded.
 
2013-12-23 10:04:18 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 308x260]


I love the fact that the "National Council for Freedom and Enterprise" wants to force a business to employ someone on political grounds, someone who potentially hurts that company's business.  FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS!
 
2013-12-23 10:04:44 AM  

Lackofname: mayIFark: Lackofname: mayIFark: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

This is very much likely. It would most likely be done by the supporters of Pat Robertson and the trademark holder (A&E) earning most of the proceedings.

/the lulz in this one would be epic if that really happens

Sort of like the Chik-FIl-A day.

If I recalled correctly, on Chik-Fil-A day, people lined up to buy their sandwiches. Unless they are franchises where the trademark holders does not get a portion of the total sale, I am not sure how they compare.

What? It's really simple.

Chik Fil A makes a statement. People express displeasure. REAL MURKIANS go "DOn't you silence religion!" and swarm in flocks to buy their crap.

Duck Dynasty guy makes a statement. People express displeasure. REAL MURKANS go "Don't you silence religion!" and swarm in flocks to buy their merchandise.


OK, sure. The difference would be that, in the case of DD, they actually make the party they are opposing richer.
 
2013-12-23 10:05:29 AM  

YodaTuna: DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


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

I'm sure no one is going to argue that a minority can't oppress a majority, but do you really think Christians are oppressed in the United States?


There is a minority of Christianity that is oppressed.  You see, when you prevent them from controlling your life and interrupt their 'do as I say, not as I do' attempts to subjugate your free will, you're oppressing them.  Americans are promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and they won't be happy until everyone is as equally miserable as them. It's like a spiritual Harrison Bergeron.
 
2013-12-23 10:05:38 AM  

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.


Been to Cracker Barrel exactly one time.  I do never intend to revisit.


Garbage, on a plate.
 
2013-12-23 10:07:26 AM  
Saw this was on the AJC website and was worried until I found out that the moron is from Illinois.

BTW, A&E knew of his beliefs when they hired him. It is hard for them to have any credible outrage this far into it. I wonder how many GLBT's actually watch the show. I would bet that they were/are big in the bear community.
 
2013-12-23 10:07:47 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: DeathBySmiley: Edit: trying again.


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


10/10. This post earns a gold star of trolling.
 
2013-12-23 10:07:57 AM  

xrayspx: Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 308x260]

I love the fact that the "National Council for Freedom and Enterprise" wants to force a business to employ someone on political grounds, someone who potentially hurts that company's business.  FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS!


WQait...just wait...then they'll turn around and say that we should force people to ONLY buy from conservatives...because jeebus.
 
2013-12-23 10:09:05 AM  

tripleseven: 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.

Been to Cracker Barrel exactly one time.  I do never intend to revisit.


Garbage, on a plate.


I haven't eaten there in probably five years, but I remember that their hashbrown casserole and country ham were my jam. Salty garbage, perhaps, but my jam.
 
2013-12-23 10:09:38 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Pants full of macaroni!!:

[img.fark.net image 308x260]

So, the 3 seasons of him ending every episode by saying grace ("in Jesus' name we pray"), is that the "silencing Christianity" part; or is it only once he started spewing the Gospel According to Saint Bastard that A&E was silencing the One True Faith?

// I know this isn't your pic, PFOM


It's an actual ad that showed up on this very website.

/just showing how damn dumb some of these folks are
 
2013-12-23 10:10:39 AM  

Whodat: Saw this was on the AJC website and was worried until I found out that the moron is from Illinois.

BTW, A&E knew of his beliefs when they hired him. It is hard for them to have any credible outrage this far into it. I wonder how many GLBT's actually watch the show. I would bet that they were/are big in the bear community.


It's not so much that. You are welcome to have beliefs, but when you start expressing them, and that causes a PR problem, then it's a problem. A&E isn't OUTRAGED, they're doing damage control.
 
2013-12-23 10:10:56 AM  

UNC_Samurai: glmorrs1: jjorsett: The guy not only thought impermissible thoughts, he uttered them out loud. Where others could hear. We can't have that.

They're not impermissible, they're just backwards, ignorant, and bigoted. He has the right to voice his opinion on this all day every day. And we, and his bosses at A&E, have the right to criticize and naysay his dumbass. See, the first amendment doesn't protect you from criticism, just from being jailed or penalized by the state for what you say.

Now, as I understand it, this may have been impermissible in Canada under their hate speech laws.

/IANAL
/Especially in Canada

It's a shame there's no efficient way to look up a troll's posting history, because I'd love to parse all the Dixie Chick threads from a decade ago and see what the chump had to say then.


We'd just have more alts.

Though the practice of Alt-making seems to have waned, I suspect because the site has gotten more popular.  With a large enough mass of people to hide in and you don't need to change your name to always have someone who missed or forgot about your epic threadshiatting 2 weeks ago.
 
2013-12-23 10:12:51 AM  

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.
 
2013-12-23 10:13:10 AM  
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.
 
2013-12-23 10:13:14 AM  

MyrnaMinkoff: tripleseven: 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.

Been to Cracker Barrel exactly one time.  I do never intend to revisit.


Garbage, on a plate.

I haven't eaten there in probably five years, but I remember that their hashbrown casserole and country ham were my jam. Salty garbage, perhaps, but my jam.


Cracker Barrel is my mom's favorite restaurant. I generally don't care for their dinner options - I'm more a TexMex or drippy cheesy sandwich and fries person - but the quality of the food is good enough. Also love the fireplace in the winter.
 
2013-12-23 10:16:24 AM  

Whodat: Saw this was on the AJC website and was worried until I found out that the moron is from Illinois.

BTW, A&E knew of his beliefs when they hired him. It is hard for them to have any credible outrage this far into it. I wonder how many GLBT's actually watch the show. I would bet that they were/are big in the bear community.


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.

Further, the A&E brand is bigger than one channel. I guarantee you plenty of gays, lesbians, or allies watch, for instance, Lifetime. Perhaps after review keeping that audience is worth more than a few million "real Americans."
 
2013-12-23 10:16:25 AM  

mayIFark: OK, sure. The difference would be that, in the case of DD, they actually make the party they are opposing richer.


I think that's just starting to strike some of these folks. Maybe there's a FW:FW:FW: e-mail enlightening them.

Last night, I went to the Large Corporate Grocery/Household Goods store in my Redneck Oregon mountain town.

In the last couple of days, the store moved all of its DD merchandise to a massive display right inside the front door (up until that point, I thought the DD chia pets were photoshopped jokes -- who knew?).

The shelves were about half-empty. Two couples who didn't appear to know each other were having a heated argument in front of the display.

One couple had about a 1/2-basketful of DD merchandise. The man from the other couple was yelling at him, saying the money went to A&E, so he shouldn't be supporting them. The buyer responded that Phil's family gets the money, too, and that buy wearing the apparel people will know that you stand in support of Phil. The wives just gave each other nasty looks.

As the fight raged, people nervously inspected the goods and occasionally took one from the shelves sheepishly and put it in their basket.
 
2013-12-23 10:17:27 AM  

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.
 
2013-12-23 10:21:04 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: It's an actual ad that showed up on this very website.


Someone's going to have to explain that to me, then. When he is literally following his Bible - saying grace before meals, praying in his prophet's name, etc - A&E had no problems. Only when he went "off-book" did they object, and he still hasn't even been fired.

// so someone tell me now how gay is the worst thing in the Bible, despite being mentioned twice - as often as the commandment that you must send away a mother bird before you may collect her eggs
 
2013-12-23 10:21:33 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: mayIFark: OK, sure. The difference would be that, in the case of DD, they actually make the party they are opposing richer.

I think that's just starting to strike some of these folks. Maybe there's a FW:FW:FW: e-mail enlightening them.

Last night, I went to the Large Corporate Grocery/Household Goods store in my Redneck Oregon mountain town.

In the last couple of days, the store moved all of its DD merchandise to a massive display right inside the front door (up until that point, I thought the DD chia pets were photoshopped jokes -- who knew?).

The shelves were about half-empty. Two couples who didn't appear to know each other were having a heated argument in front of the display.

One couple had about a 1/2-basketful of DD merchandise. The man from the other couple was yelling at him, saying the money went to A&E, so he shouldn't be supporting them. The buyer responded that Phil's family gets the money, too, and that buy wearing the apparel people will know that you stand in support of Phil. The wives just gave each other nasty looks.

As the fight raged, people nervously inspected the goods and occasionally took one from the shelves sheepishly and put it in their basket.


Yeah, and now both A&E and that bearded bigot have your money.  Who actually "wins" in that situation?
 
2013-12-23 10:22:30 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.


Sausage gravy shouldn't be runny. Wtf.

Also, Cracker Barrel has a really good Thanksgiving dinner. We were on the road one year on Thanksgiving and stopped there for it. Excellent. Their ham is good too, and they had a crustless coconut pie or something like that that was also amazing. I think they have a spicy catfish dinner I used to love, too. Are they cheap and unhealthy? Yes. Is their food good? fark yes. For southern food, it's extremely tasty.
 
2013-12-23 10:23:04 AM  

A Cave Geek: WQait...just wait...then they'll turn around and say that we should force people to ONLY buy from conservatives...because jeebus.


They define 'good' and 'bad' from a personal standpoint, not an absolute.  The free market is good, except for oil and farm subsidies and properly taxing capital gains.  Freedom of speech is good except when other people get to say things they don't like, including criticizing what they've said previously.  Government handouts are bad, except when they are down on their luck and hungry.

It's not a majority of people, it's not even a majority of the right.  It's just a very loud, vocal group of asshats who believe they are entitled to everything they want, no matter what it costs you.  And of course, all the people who are willing to exploit that group for money and power.
 
2013-12-23 10:23:53 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Pants full of macaroni!!: It's an actual ad that showed up on this very website.

Someone's going to have to explain that to me, then. When he is literally following his Bible - saying grace before meals, praying in his prophet's name, etc - A&E had no problems. Only when he went "off-book" did they object, and he still hasn't even been fired.

// so someone tell me now how gay is the worst thing in the Bible, despite being mentioned twice - as often as the commandment that you must send away a mother bird before you may collect her eggs


Because it's gross and there are a lot of self loathing closeted gay christians.
 
2013-12-23 10:26:48 AM  
If we allow his comments to stand, homosexuals and blacks will be subject to the oppression of a rich redneck saying offensive things. On the other hand, if we allow him to be kicked off the show it is a clear signal that Christians must abandon their religious beliefs or face the full wrath of A&E.

Clearly the only rational path forward is to permanently ban all reality TV.
 
2013-12-23 10:27:05 AM  

palelizard: A Cave Geek: WQait...just wait...then they'll turn around and say that we should force people to ONLY buy from conservatives...because jeebus.

They define 'good' and 'bad' from a personal standpoint, not an absolute.  The free market is good, except for oil and farm subsidies and properly taxing capital gains.  Freedom of speech is good except when other people get to say things they don't like, including criticizing what they've said previously.  Government handouts are bad, except when they are down on their luck and hungry.

It's not a majority of people, it's not even a majority of the right.  It's just a very loud, vocal group of asshats who believe they are entitled to everything they want, no matter what it costs you.  And of course, all the people who are willing to exploit that group for money and power.



Governing by religion is good, as long as it's the "right" religion.  Dunno how most 'muricans would welcome religion into gov't if it was like, Islam or something.  I suspect they'd change their tune right quick.
 
2013-12-23 10:30:16 AM  

tripleseven: palelizard: A Cave Geek: WQait...just wait...then they'll turn around and say that we should force people to ONLY buy from conservatives...because jeebus.

They define 'good' and 'bad' from a personal standpoint, not an absolute.  The free market is good, except for oil and farm subsidies and properly taxing capital gains.  Freedom of speech is good except when other people get to say things they don't like, including criticizing what they've said previously.  Government handouts are bad, except when they are down on their luck and hungry.

It's not a majority of people, it's not even a majority of the right.  It's just a very loud, vocal group of asshats who believe they are entitled to everything they want, no matter what it costs you.  And of course, all the people who are willing to exploit that group for money and power.


Governing by religion is good, as long as it's the "right" religion.  Dunno how most 'muricans would welcome religion into gov't if it was like, Islam or something.  I suspect they'd change their tune right quick.


I'm a Taoist.  You should see some of the head spinning when I pull that card on those who think religion should define laws.
 
2013-12-23 10:32:06 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: mayIFark: OK, sure. The difference would be that, in the case of DD, they actually make the party they are opposing richer.

I think that's just starting to strike some of these folks. Maybe there's a FW:FW:FW: e-mail enlightening them.

Last night, I went to the Large Corporate Grocery/Household Goods store in my Redneck Oregon mountain town.

In the last couple of days, the store moved all of its DD merchandise to a massive display right inside the front door (up until that point, I thought the DD chia pets were photoshopped jokes -- who knew?).

The shelves were about half-empty. Two couples who didn't appear to know each other were having a heated argument in front of the display.

One couple had about a 1/2-basketful of DD merchandise. The man from the other couple was yelling at him, saying the money went to A&E, so he shouldn't be supporting them. The buyer responded that Phil's family gets the money, too, and that buy wearing the apparel people will know that you stand in support of Phil. The wives just gave each other nasty looks.

As the fight raged, people nervously inspected the goods and occasionally took one from the shelves sheepishly and put it in their basket.


You did better than I.  I really don't think I could have resisted the urge to ask them to their faces if they really were that proud to support ignorant, bigoted racists.
 
2013-12-23 10:32:18 AM  

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


And where were you when Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin uttering "impermissible thoughts" out loud?  Surely you were defending their right to say such naughty things without repercussions?

*crickets*

/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.
//Hey, Sarah, you wanna know why "Free speech is an endangered species"? Because you're shooting at it from a helicopter!
 
2013-12-23 10:33:14 AM  

YodaTuna: Because it's gross and there are a lot of self loathing closeted gay christians.


Well, a *real* reason.

// though I suppose if they were rational in the first place, we wouldn't have gotten here
 
2013-12-23 10:33:49 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.


And don't forget.......

DUCK DYNASTY SUGAR COOKIES

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2013-12-23 10:34:33 AM  
Duck Dynasty is an amusing show. A couple of the characters, Si and Jace, are the best of the bunch.

But watching it, you are grateful to A&E for editing out any racist or homophobic comments because you know that's part of the DNA of that bunch. The sexist stuff is OK for air, though.

We're talking about Christian Louisiana rednecks here. If there is going to be any reality to this, the rest of the family will stop doing the show in support of the old man. If they keep going this is the shark.
 
2013-12-23 10:34:38 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

And don't forget.......

DUCK DYNASTY SUGAR COOKIES

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Still say Duck Dynasty is the "Snooki" show for the conservatives.
 
2013-12-23 10:38:30 AM  

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


No one is arresting him or sending him to a labor camp, or lynching him from a  tree. He uttered some vile comments and his boss had every right to sanction him for it. If he was half the manly-man he claims to be, he'd man up and just admit that he pushed things too far.

Why are conservatives such bullies and yet they scream like stuck pigs if they encounter even the slightest bit of resistance?

And, if your religion compels you to be a butthole towards Humanity, don't expect Humanity to respect your butthole-empowering religion.
 
2013-12-23 10:38:33 AM  

IlGreven: Hey, Sarah, you wanna know why "Free speech is an endangered species"? Because you're shooting at it from a helicopter!


I think I love you.
 
2013-12-23 10:38:54 AM  

Cletus C.: Duck Dynasty is an amusing show. A couple of the characters, Si and Jace, are the best of the bunch.

But watching it, you are grateful to A&E for editing out any racist or homophobic comments because you know that's part of the DNA of that bunch. The sexist stuff is OK for air, though.

We're talking about Christian Louisiana rednecks here. If there is going to be any reality to this, the rest of the family will stop doing the show in support of the old man. If they keep going this is the shark.


Couldn't they just switch networks? You would think Fox would be willing to pick them up.
 
2013-12-23 10:39:36 AM  

tripleseven: Governing by religion is good, as long as it's the "right" religion. Dunno how most 'muricans would welcome religion into gov't if it was like, Islam or something. I suspect they'd change their tune right quick.


The ability to extrapolate and consider such a reversal of scenarios, and then apply the resulting logic to the present situation is not highly correlated with that demographic.  Despite their religious protestations, 'Do Unto Others...' is, at best, taken too literally if at all.  "I'd like to be oppressed in a Christian theocracy, so I suppose I'd best get started" is too common a motivation.

There isn't a great way to root out that element from our society without compromising our own values.  The best we can hope for is to commit enough public shaming and criticism they'll pack up and leave to go become somebody else's problem. Ironically, if we were to follow their style of belief, the solution would be much, much easier and more likely final.
 
2013-12-23 10:40:04 AM  
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2013-12-23 10:40:19 AM  

A Cave Geek: TV's Vinnie: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

And don't forget.......

DUCK DYNASTY SUGAR COOKIES

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Still say Duck Dynasty is the "Snooki" show for the conservatives.


Until all this happened I'd never even heard of it. Based on everything I've seen of it so far, it appears to be a show by inbred rednecks, for inbred rednecks.
 
2013-12-23 10:41:11 AM  
Good.

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

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-12-23 10:41:50 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.

And don't forget.......

DUCK DYNASTY SUGAR COOKIES

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Oh dear lord.
 
2013-12-23 10:42:19 AM  
The only time this has ever been a first amendment issue was this weekend after the Douglas Country sheriff made an announcement about A&E filming in his county.

And, the GOP really needs to just go ahead and stop trying to make analogies. They suck at them. And, every little perceived slight is not the holocaust, Hitler, apartheid, slavery, or anything else.
 
2013-12-23 10:42:19 AM  

IlGreven: Hey, Sarah, you wanna know why "Free speech is an endangered species"? Because you're shooting at it from a helicopter!


Have you seen her shoot? I wouldn't worry about that population dying out.
 
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.
 
2013-12-23 12:25:47 PM  

BitwiseShift: 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.


Taking a long road trip with old people sounds like the perfect time to have a couple of drinks, yes I have to see the inlaws this week why do you ask?
 
2013-12-23 12:26:01 PM  

mongbiohazard: 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.


According to him, she was happy back there.
 
2013-12-23 12:28:26 PM  

StrangeQ: 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.

so very American.

It's not new, we've pretty much always had a large population of reactionary bigots. They get loud every time our society pushes to extend rights to more people. See: slavery/women's suffrage/desegregation/etc.
 
2013-12-23 12:28:53 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?


Do you mean the Christians that wear the label but don't actually practice or the Christians that spend all their time screaming epithets from ancient Jewish and Samaritan texts?
 
2013-12-23 12:29:08 PM  

phalamir: "Are you a Christian?"  "No, I try to live like Jesus taught"


Tell me are you christian child? I said 'Man I am, tonight!'
 
2013-12-23 12:37:33 PM  

Lackofname: Link to that?


Berkeley SDA interface for the 2012 cumulative General Social Survey dataset; relevant variables are MARHOMO, MARBLK, RACE, and YEAR. Results look something like this.

The Larch: What religion are these guys supposed to be, anyhow?


"Church Of Christ", according to Wikipedia.
 
2013-12-23 12:41:21 PM  

phalamir: spongeboob:
"Are you a Christian?"  "No, I try to live like Jesus taught"


thanks using that.
 
2013-12-23 12:49:21 PM  

abb3w: Lackofname: Link to that?

Berkeley SDA interface for the 2012 cumulative General Social Survey dataset; relevant variables are MARHOMO, MARBLK, RACE, and YEAR. Results look something like this.


Bah. I was hoping for a link to a journal article or a news article on the study. I don't doubt the findings, I just don't think linking laymans to the raw data they can't interpret will be helpful in future arguments.
 
2013-12-23 12:53:23 PM  
I'm still reeling from the realization that duck dynasty is about these rednecks and not the next chapter in the duck dodgers of the 51st-and-a-half century canon.
 
2013-12-23 12:58:27 PM  

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

Do you mean the Christians that wear the label but don't actually practice or the Christians that spend all their time screaming epithets from ancient Jewish and Samaritan texts?


Yes those two groups both CLAIM to be Christians,
 but my list is.

How can the following all be conisered Christians(short list for brevity)
Prosperity Gospel versus those who think Christian will be persecuted for being Christians
Pre-Millenialst(spelling?) who think the world has to get worse so that Jesus can come back and destroy it versus Dominionist who think that Jesus wants them to take over this world
You could even just compare those who think Jesus is in charge of this world versus those who think that the devil is in charge of this world because of original sin or something.

When something horrible happens you have Christians saying 'the devil did that' versus God did that to punish sinners versus God allowed that to happen and we will understand why some day.  Yet they all claim that their opinion is in the Bible and in line with Christian teaching, they can't be because they are mutually exclusive.
 
2013-12-23 12:58:30 PM  

i state your name: I'm still reeling from the realization that duck dynasty is about these rednecks and not the next chapter in the duck dodgers of the 51st-and-a-half century canon.


I always hoped it was the next chapter in the DuckTales saga.
 
2013-12-23 01:00:33 PM  
The kind of people I grew up with love to post this shiat:

scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net

Pretty much how it is nowadays..pretty sad actually. I would love someone to come up to me and tell me I cant pray..that would be the day I would catch a charge, and the other son of a biatch gets a broken jaw. People can preach all the pro or anti things they wanna preach, this is America. But at the end of the day we all come from the same God..
 
2013-12-23 01:00:44 PM  
Think about this for a second:

Conservatives claim that most successful and wealthy people are conservative, because they adhered to conservative principles.

Who gets smacked down publicly for saying racist, xenophobic and homophobic garbage?  Conservatives.
Who does the smacking down?  Advertisers, through the networks.  ("pull this creep, or we pull our funding.  We don't want to be affiliated with things like that")
Who are advertisers?  Wealthy people who have lots of money paying to advertise their product.

So let me see if I get the conservative argument correct:  The vast majority of wealthy people in the world are conservatives who are smacking down other conservatives for talking about conservative principles because they value conservative principles.......Got it.
 
2013-12-23 01:06:54 PM  
i254.photobucket.com
The only possible reaction.
 
2013-12-23 01:14:33 PM  

A Cave Geek: Think about this for a second:

Conservatives claim that most successful and wealthy people are conservative, because they adhered to conservative principles.

Who gets smacked down publicly for saying racist, xenophobic and homophobic garbage?  Conservatives.
Who does the smacking down?  Advertisers, through the networks.  ("pull this creep, or we pull our funding.  We don't want to be affiliated with things like that")
Who are advertisers?  Wealthy people who have lots of money paying to advertise their product.

So let me see if I get the conservative argument correct:  The vast majority of wealthy people in the world are conservatives who are smacking down other conservatives for talking about conservative principles because they value conservative principles.......Got it.


The conspiratorial mind is hallmarked by the belief that their views reflect the views of the majority and that those views result in a more prosperous life than degenerates who disagree with those views. The conspiratorial mind is also hallmarked by a belief that the degenerates are working in confederacy to undermine the strength of the majority which is the cause of suffering for the majority. The majority is strong but aimless, the minority is weak but organized: once you recognize this relationship it clears up the confusion.
 
2013-12-23 01:20:57 PM  

aircraftkiller: The kind of people I grew up with love to post this shiat:

[scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Pretty much how it is nowadays..pretty sad actually. I would love someone to come up to me and tell me I cant pray..that would be the day I would catch a charge, and the other son of a biatch gets a broken jaw. People can preach all the pro or anti things they wanna preach, this is America. But at the end of the day we all come from the same God..


And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Or you could make a big show of praying on national television every week. Whatever.
 
2013-12-23 01:21:50 PM  

StrangeQ: 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.


And they keep telling the rest of us WE'RE supposed to tolerate THEIR intolerance.

/god bless us every one
 
2013-12-23 01:52:29 PM  

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.


Not surprising at all. This completely describes my stepmother's family. I've heard them say of their nephews, "I think they're going to be f*ggots." Repeatedly. The kids in question are two and four. And of course, yesterday at her family gathering there was a lot of pro-Duck Dynasty support. They also use the N-word with frequency, usually when talking about the things that are wrong with society. Boy did they hate me the year I was dating a black guy.
 
2013-12-23 01:54:51 PM  

Publikwerks: Hey, I just gave some money to charity..... I guess I'm this generations Jesus.


 All hail the new Messiah!
 
2013-12-23 02:02:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This story will end eventually.  It will end when WalMart sells out of Duck Dynasty dinner bowls, Duck Dynasty tee shirts, Duck Dynasty bed sheets, Duck Dynasty hand towels, and Duck Dynasty colostomy supplies.

And not a moment before.


Joke all you want, but it's not far from that. There are Duck Dynasty cookies.

/what do THOSE taste like?
//regret
///slashies in threes
 
2013-12-23 02:05:28 PM  
If an employer can fire an employee for this or that maybe it is time to unionize.
 
2013-12-23 02:29:25 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 308x260]


By the way, this ad turned up again today, only they've changed the text to "Stand with Phil Robertson".  Probably because the "silencing Christians" dog failed to hunt.
 
2013-12-23 02:38:16 PM  

Lackofname: 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.


And what century was it you lived in DC?
 
2013-12-23 02:44:34 PM  

tripleseven: Lackofname: 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.

And what century was it you lived in DC?


I realize you are being sarcastic but I don't understand what it is you are disagreeing with.
 
2013-12-23 02:45:02 PM  

mongbiohazard: 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.


To be fair, Phil Robertson did not suggest that Rosa Parks  should be sitting in the back of the bus.

Just that she was happier sitting there.
 
2013-12-23 02:52:03 PM  

Lackofname: Bah. I was hoping for a link to a journal article or a news article on the study. I don't doubt the findings, I just don't think linking laymans to the raw data they can't interpret will be helpful in future arguments.


The SDA interface isn't quite the raw data itself (though it will cough that up if poked hard); and linking to it seems to help produce more sophisticated laypeople, particularly when said laypeople are young enough to be still in the habit of learning things. There have also been a few times when people have found other interesting tidbits I hadn't myself thought of looking for.

YMMV.

Grungehamster: The conspiratorial mind is hallmarked by


Plausible, but [Citations needed]
 
2013-12-23 03:08:32 PM  

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


Meh. He can say whatever he wants (fire! In a crowded theater exception noted) and everyone else is free to respond with the speech (and legally permissible actions) they choose.

The First Amendment doesn't protect you from the backlash of your speech.

/suck it up buttercup
 
2013-12-23 03:26:43 PM  

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


Well, A&E had a brand and a very carefully edited narrative about these people. Then one of them had to go and wreck that narrative. Since the character no longer fits the story, it would be kind of hard to continue with that narrative, so why keep him around?

By the way, no one is telling him he's not allowed to say things like black people were happier when they were oppressed, or gay people are murderers. This is America. People are allowed to announce just how wrong and stupid they are at the top of their lungs. A&E just doesn't want that introduced to the story they were telling.
 
2013-12-23 03:35:30 PM  

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.


You mean bechamel sauce? One of the four "mother sauces" that make up the basis for French cuisine?

Because it's delicious.
 
2013-12-23 03:45:09 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.


What does Christian mean in the United States today? It is a brand, a flag, a way to differentiate your self from those people. It means nothing, it means what ever you want it to, it means never having to say you are sorry for your bigotry. As long as you buy brand Jesus you are a-okay with millions of other brand Jesus buyers.
 
2013-12-23 04:36:03 PM  

abb3w: Grungehamster: The conspiratorial mind is hallmarked by

Plausible, but [Citations needed]


Badly paraphrased from here and my poor memory:

http://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-po li tics/
 
2013-12-23 04:42:16 PM  

glmorrs1: 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.

You mean bechamel sauce? One of the four "mother sauces" that make up the basis for French cuisine?

Because it's delicious.


No. I mean country white gravy, which is gross. They're similar, but white gravy usually has pork fat instead of butter (or shortening at fast food places), lots of black pepper, and often also incorporates ground sausage. Blech.
 
2013-12-23 06:07:07 PM  

aircraftkiller: The kind of people I grew up with love to post this shiat:

[scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Pretty much how it is nowadays..pretty sad actually. I would love someone to come up to me and tell me I cant pray..that would be the day I would catch a charge, and the other son of a biatch gets a broken jaw. People can preach all the pro or anti things they wanna preach, this is America. But at the end of the day we all come from the same God..


I hadn't realized that Phil's interview with GQ was actually a prayer. My bad.
 
2013-12-23 06:30:20 PM  

MyrnaMinkoff: glmorrs1: 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.

You mean bechamel sauce? One of the four "mother sauces" that make up the basis for French cuisine?

Because it's delicious.

No. I mean country white gravy, which is gross. They're similar, but white gravy usually has pork fat instead of butter (or shortening at fast food places), lots of black pepper, and often also incorporates ground sausage. Blech.


When I make it, I fry the sausage, then add flour to the rendered fat to make a roux. Pepper (and salt if needed), followed with milk and cooked down to thicken. I serve it with a dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco, and it's freakin' delicious. The flavor all comes down to the quality of the sausage. I've never been particularly impressed with CB's gravy. Something about the sausage they use just seems to be...off somehow.
 
2013-12-23 06:52:07 PM  
I'm so sick of this. Taking someone's microphone away does not infringe on their right to continue saying whatever they want, and the Constitution doesn't guarantee the right to have someone else provide a platform to broadcast one's speech.
 
2013-12-23 10:22:45 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: 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.


And that's okay.  That is what money boils down to: The way to get other people to do stuff you don't wanna do.
 
2013-12-24 12:11:44 AM  

Grungehamster: abb3w: Grungehamster: The conspiratorial mind is hallmarked by

Plausible, but [Citations needed]

Badly paraphrased from here and my poor memory:

http://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-po li tics/


Ah; eloquent, but not very empirical. You might poke Google looking for a copy of Dr. Robert Altemeyer's "The Authoritarians", which says similar things with a lot more empirical rigor.
 
2013-12-24 02:09:23 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.


COUGH***NON-COMPETE CLAUSES***COUGH

/Frank Zappa "Joe's Garage"
//...and it looks like.. we will never play again!"
 
2013-12-24 01:03:53 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 308x260]


1) How is it possible to silence bigots Christians, when the bigots Christians won't shut up?

2) Apparently this "American Council for Freedom and Enterprise?"  is all in favor of free enterprise as long as the free enterprise exercises their freedom in they way that this "American Council for Freedom and Enterprise" approves.

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