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Old 12-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks

Sorry about that. I wasn't only referring to his beard, though. Clothing can say a lot about a person.

But yeah, got foolish there. Bigots can look like anybody
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Redneck says something offensive about sexual orientation and race. Film at 11.

I mean, when the show itself sort of prides itself on giving us a slice of redneck life, I find it a little odd that A&E would be shocked that some of his views would be pretty... narrow (to put it politely). At least shocked enough to remove him from the show.
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Sorry about that. I wasn't only referring to his beard, though. Clothing can say a lot about a person.

But yeah, got foolish there. Bigots can look like anybody
Again, though, clothes? Really?
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I've never heard of Duck Dynasty. Don't think I'm missing much judging by the description.

This isn't a free speech issue anyway.
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Just one glance at him and it's clear he's not going to be at a pro-gay or anti-racism rally anytime soon.
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Sorry about that. I wasn't only referring to his beard, though. Clothing can say a lot about a person.

But yeah, got foolish there. Bigots can look like anybody
This is just a whole bucket of wow.
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Redneck says something offensive about sexual orientation and race. Film at 11.

I mean, when the show itself sort of prides itself on giving us a slice of redneck life, I find it a little odd that A&E would be shocked that some of his views would be pretty... narrow (to put it politely). At least shocked enough to remove him from the show.

LOL - that's pretty much how I feel.

I agree with Irvine - that just like in the NFL, the man represents A&E every time he speaks. However, as you just stated above - he's one of the representatives of a redneck family on a redneck show celebrating redneck culture and should be expected to say redneck things.
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Again, though, clothes? Really?
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This is just a whole bucket of wow.
I said something without really thinking. Seriously, I wasn't. I just shot my mouth off and said something stupid and ridiculous. That's really all there is.
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I've never heard of Duck Dynasty. Don't think I'm missing much judging by the description.

Not at all. It's about the American Dream. A family makes a fortune murdering ducks. I wonder what Donald or Daffy think about this show.
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I see that Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal have weighed in on Phil Robertson's "first amendment rights being violated." Surely our elected officials understand that the first amendment only protects individuals from prosecution, not criticism. Surely.

At least Jindal is actually from the same fucking state. Someone seriously need to tell Palin that her 15 minutes were up 5 years ago.
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I said something without really thinking. Seriously, I wasn't. I just shot my mouth off and said something stupid and ridiculous. That's really all there is.
Don't feel too bad. While I agree it's unfair to make a complete evaluation of a person based on their appearance (clothing, hair style) - we all make quick assessments based on such things.

Unlike skin color - we have quite a bit of choice when it comes to our clothing and hairstyle - and our chosen appearance does communicate something.
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Redneck says something offensive about sexual orientation and race. Film at 11.

I mean, when the show itself sort of prides itself on giving us a slice of redneck life, I find it a little odd that A&E would be shocked that some of his views would be pretty... narrow (to put it politely). At least shocked enough to remove him from the show.
Reminds me of the Dog the Bounty Hunter thing.

"You have a sterling reputation for tracking down people and beating them to a pulp, we can't have you out there saying anything offensive!"
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I agree with Irvine - that just like in the NFL, the man represents A&E every time he speaks. However, as you just stated above - he's one of the representatives of a redneck family on a redneck show celebrating redneck culture and should be expected to say redneck things.


Honey Boo-Boo's family is as "redneck" as they come, and they love and adore their gay Uncle.

so does it sound like we have the soft bigotry of low expectations when it comes to those deemed PWT?
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so does it sound like we have the soft bigotry of low expectations when it comes to those deemed PWT?
Yes, I can be guilty of that. Considering I have a good chunk of family in the Midwest that fit that label - it's difficult for me to "erase" that stereotype in my own mind. Every time I visit, the stereotype is unfortunately reinforced.

Want to here something funny - back there they consider me Far Left and a bit of a California Marxist.
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I see that Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal have weighed in on Phil Robertson's "first amendment rights being violated." Surely our elected officials understand that the first amendment only protects individuals from prosecution, not criticism. Surely.
This is certainly not a First Amendment issue. The government has nothing to do with this. It's between an employer and employee.
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Yes, I can be guilty of that. Considering I have a good chunk of family in the Midwest that fit that label - it's difficult for me to "erase" that stereotype in my own mind. Every time I visit, the stereotype is unfortunately reinforced.

Want to here something funny - back there they consider me Far Left and a bit of a California Marxist.
This frightens me, AEON.
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