Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

The Duck Commander is back on the job. Ducks 1, Dicks 0

Somebody is a widdo butt-hurt about it:

GLAAD responds: “Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”

I support LBGT rights, same-sex marriage AND freedom of speech. Most of my life I’ve been a supporter of sin, too. Tolerance does not mean approval. Tolerance means letting people you disapprove of do their own thing.

Protestant churches (especially the ones in the South and Midwest) have a long list of stuff they consider to be sinful. I’ve made hobbies out most of the things they are against. Needless to say that has caused my fundamentalist family members to disapprove of my lifestyle. They believe that if I don’t repent I am going to Hell.

But I am still part of the family. When we get together I don’t pretend to be something I’m not and they don’t pretend to approve. Somehow we manage to get along just fine.

I don’t like groups like GLAAD. More specifically, I don’t like their business model. It’s one shared by many groups and individuals in the Grievance Industry. This is how it works:

1. Find a reason to be “outraged”. Seize on a statement or action of a group or individual and claim to be offended.

2. Start a PR campaign against your chosen target. Demand the firing or contract termination of the individual. Use the attention you receive to fund raise.

3. Threaten the target and his/her employers and/or sponsors with economic sanctions.

(Here’s the really nasty part)

4. Sell indulgences. Some targets have money, or the people employing/sponsoring them do. You can scare them into buying you off. The legal term for this is “extortion”.

They don’t care if they destroy lives. Remember Carrie Prejean? All she did is give an honest answer and they tried to ruin her career.

There is a theory out there that this recent fauxrage was an elaborate publicity stunt designed to boost the ratings of Duck Dynasty. I don’t believe it. A&E would not have risked their cash cow and they already had the highest rated show on cable television. Besides that it would have required Phil Robinson to be in on the scam. This was just plain old bad judgment by the network.

At its core the original suspension was about power. The NYC-based executives at A&E wanted to bring the Robertson family to heel. If it was really about principles they would have taken the show off the air. Instead they ran Duck Dynasty marathons.

But A&E misjudged both the Robertsons and their own audience. They lost the power struggle and they nearly lost their cash cow. In the end, it was all about the money.

Some people say that GLAAD still won because they got money and publicity out of it. I disagree. Extortion won’t work if your victims aren’t afraid of you. GLAAD is exposed as a paper tiger.

That’s why they are so pissed off.

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57 Responses to GLAAD haz a SAAD

  1. The Klown says:

    I want to bring up Lulu’s last comment from the thread below:

    So A ampersand E lost. The white shoe law firms explained contracts to them. The boys from Bentonville told them how much money the network owed them for breach of contract (non delivery of merchandise). Disney/Hearst explained you do not change a hit program when you are on top. The film crew who was insulted by Calvinist religious doctrine will not be welcome back in Louisiana by the locals. Notice that using common anatomical descriptions is considered vulgar by hicks but not on HBO (note that no one said the said offensive speech was untrue). The reputed hillbilly redneck hicks have the whip hand and will be meeting contractual obligations only if stipulated clearly and nothing more as they are very busy attending church.

  2. The Klown says:
  3. indigogrrl1 says:

    where exactly did Phil compare gays to terrorists? how exactly did he praise Jim Crow laws? …. or is this another example of twist the speech to suit your needs then have the media drive it home until its common knowledge so and so said that. FTR – Im gay. I have supported Phil s right to speak his mind. He ain’t said nothing I haven’t heard before. His words hold no power over me or anyone else. Until/unless he becomes an elected official who actually does have some power over the conditions of my life I say knock yourself out Phil.

    • DandyTIger says:

      He didn’t compare gays to terrorists nor praise Jim Crow laws. That’s only in the minds of the grievance industry operatives. Phil is a dweeb. But frankly he’s a whole hell of a lot less offensive than GLADD and similar groups.

  4. Lulu says:

    “While Duck Dynasty isn’t expected to return to A&E until mid-January, the flap over the network’s suspension of Phil Robertson already seems to have taken a bite out of its ratings performance.”
    “The target demos took a bigger hit, as adults 25-54 dropped 22 percent to 678,000, while members of the 18-49 set fell 18 percent to 646,000.”

    A&E has already harmed themselves, their stock holders, advertisers and employees financially. They cannot recover lost revenue caused by their stupidity. This is very similar to what the news media networks have done to themselves over a longer period of time. You can be social or political advocacy or a business but not both in the end.

  5. Wanda says:

    Meh. This week we won marriage equality in New Mexico and Utah, and possibly the end of all marriage bans in the US. You Teabags got to hitch your wagon to a racist, homophobic, woman beating pedophile. Tell me again what a great victory this was for you. Pathetic morons.

    • The Klown says:

      Bless your heart. I will pray for you.

      I hope you find salvation and God heals all the hate and anger you carry inside of you. That is a terrible burden for anyone.

    • angienc says:

      You “won” nothing, whip kisser. Your betters “won” things while you sat on your ass pretending your pathetic ass matters in this world.

      Whatever helps you sleep at night, sheep.

    • DandyTIger says:

      “woman beating pedophile”… um, you just described the average new “Chicago” Dem party member. I can’t think of a group more against equal rights and an end to victimhood than the new Dem party. Without victims, they would have no ideology.

    • 1539days says:

      And GLAAD seemed to have no part in making that happen. What purpose do they serve, exactly?

      I will pray for them as well.

  6. Lulu says:

    One of the things that is being missed is that Phil Robertson had a phase of being an alcoholic, drug using, abusive, neglectful asshole. He was headed for the gutter and even had run ins with the authorities over illegal thug behavior. Married, with several young sons, his substance abuse was ruining his life as well as that of his wife and children. At this time, I think he was 27 so that would be 40 years ago, there were not many resources such as AA or psychoanalysts where he lived and that would not have been financially or culturally available to him anyway but prison may have been in his future. Religion was however. Because he made such a huge turnaround, became a responsible spouse and father, and financially successful while keeping his own identity, his family has enormous respect, affection and loyalty to him. I do not agree with him on many things, and I see him as a rigid recovering alcoholic who did not have the time nor resources to address his issues in his twenties, what he has personally accomplished is admirable and many people relate to what he went though. His “testimony” about faith is about saving himself from self destruction.

    • lyn says:

      It’s about redemption, and people relate to that. Just saw this: GLADD = Gays & Lesbians Against Duck Dynasty.

      • Lulu says:

        Yes it is redemption, how we individually find it, and how it affects others in our lives.

        • The Klown says:

          I expect religious people to be religious. If their religion teaches that something is wrong I expect them to:

          a. Not do it

          b. Preach against it.

          What I don’t expect them to do is live by my standards.

  7. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter

    I think it’s time we started our own group: HAPPY

    Heterosexuals Against Peabrained Poopyheads Yapping.

  8. helenk3 says:

    A&E made a very bad decision and lost the trust of many people. People are starting to back their values with their power of their purse. If companies do not value them, why should they contribute to the profits of those companies?

    • indigogrrl1 says:

      ms helen – try to remember there are many if us Crawdadders that are gay. My life is perfectly acceptable thank you…. and honorable…. and spiritual…. and honest … and hardworking… as well as my 3 children with my partner.

      Probably not any different than yours.

      • helenk3 says:

        acceptable was a poor choice of a word to use. If I hurt you I am sorry. I do not understand the rewriting of history and labeling of someone as something he was not

      • The Klown says:

        When I was born homosexuality was considered a mental disorder and gay sex was a crime. Change takes time, but we’re getting there.

        • indigogrrl1 says:

          I know. But its hard to be often spoken of as an “other” when we are simply people… usually not doing anything differently than everyone else.
          … and that stupid article was really accusing Rockwell of pedophilia not gayness. Most pedophiles are hetero males.

          • The Klown says:

            People need to learn new ways. Attitudes need to change. Getting angry at people who aren’t learning and changing fast enough is counter-productive.

            MLK said something about that.

            PS: Pedophilia has nothing to do with gay/straight orientation.

        • indigogrrl1 says:

          not angry. just tired.

          and FWIW – didn’t say anything that should be taken as “angry”.

  9. The Klown says:

    My uncle sent me this:


    Dear Ma and Pa,

    I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

    Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee.. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much.

    We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks..The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.

    This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

    Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys.. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake .. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6′ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8′ and near 300 pounds dry.

    Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

    Your loving daughter, Alice

  10. The Klown says:
  11. DandyTIger says:

  12. helenk3 says:

    agent bandits who killed Brian Terry worked for backtrack’s FBI in the fast and furious scheme

  13. helenk3 says:

    backtrack believers go hysterical over list of 252 examples of backtrack’s lying-corruption and cronyism.

  14. The Klown says:
  15. DeniseVB says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..I don’t know why I don’t spam block these, but I keep hoping my invite to Michelle’s birthday party will come soon 😉

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  16. votermom says:

    OT freebie update for iphone/ipad ppl.
    Apple is in it’s 3rd day of 12 Days of Gifts…

  17. DeniseVB says:

    OMG, so here I’ve had the Will and Grace Binge-a-thon on cable WEtv for my background noise ‘o’ day. I’m catching up with the episodes I missed after “Grace” married, and caught an exchange between two characters (Grace and Jack?) “you’re not going to heaven because you’re Jewish, ::beat::, well you’re not going to heaven because you’re gay” Canned laughter ensued.

    This show had many GLAAD awards as I remember?

  18. The Klown says:
    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Irene: one of the many nominees who actually did something that was noble and self sacrificing and by doing so put her life on the line each and every day.

      And then there are awardees who often seem to be given medals for having been sad little rich boys who were teased in school and whose only true talent is telling and selling lies.

      AG The Nobel Powerpoint Prize (AKA the Not Bush Prize)
      BO: The Nobel Pinocchio Prize (AKA the Not Bush Prize: Redux)

  19. lyn says:

    OT, let’s talk antelope hunting. I wanted to share this video of a friend of mine. I’ve known Glenn and his wife for 31 years, and we keep in touch at Christmas time.

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