State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#48 Dec 21, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> State finding an example of suppression of free speech by the Right only backs up my points.If the Right isn't trying to make prayer mandatory in schools, then the LEFT is attempting to force gay marriage on people whose religion is against that. The Left is a guilty as the Right.Should i say, far Left, Far Right...it's funny how both sides strive to relentlessly stamp out the views of the other, oblivious to the fact that the more we demonize one another, the easier a civil war could become. The majority of people, liberal and conservative, don't want a civil war, yet we are all being pushed to the precipice by the extremists on both sides, each side being convinced the other is evil....
My point in making the previous post was to let people know that the right wingers ended the career of the Dixie Chicks for saying something that was unpopular to them about the Bush invasion of Iraq. Some on here have forgotten this incident, and try to sell the idea that they are so passionate about the issue of freedom of speech. They are not.
Smiley

Spruce Pine, NC

#49 Dec 21, 2013
The Winning Team wrote:
So glad we got this backwards redneck idiot off television. The American public has spoken. Bigotry against homosexuals is not going to be tolerated in this country. This battle is being won a little more every day.
A&E should be commended for taking a firm stance against stifling religious hatred. Heroes.
The man didn't say that he hated anyone,,,period. He doesn't agree with the lifestyle, what's wrong with that? If you want to suck and fondle the southern part of the male anatomy and look at same sex assholes go ahead. Hell, even make your own reality show about a family of gays decorating a home, I could care less., I wish the people that can't even figure out their own gender would shut the f*^k up, grease each others assholes and do what you wish.. BUT.....Live your lives peacefully in your own homes, quit flaunting and shoving the gay shit down the majority's throats. By the way, you are the minority which A & E is about to figure out at yours and their own expense. I find it interesting after all this time arguing over gay rights that the families the gays are are calling rednecks could possibly bring the majority of viewers to their feet to speak out and at the same time bring the gays to their knees where they want to be anyway. Hell, that's a win win for everyone.
The Winning Team

Lenoir, NC

#50 Dec 21, 2013
It's so funny you guys are so up in arms about this. Oooh the hicks are losing their terrible show. A&E are living in the 21st century and realize that religious zealots like this jerk job are fast on the decline and being viewed as the hate spreaders that they are. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully this teaches you all something valuable. Your backwards, archaic views are being snuffed out very quickly.

Now if we could only get the majority of southerners to stop having sex with members of their family and their livestock, burn down the nascar tracks, and stop deep frying everything in sight, this might be a half way decent place to live.
say what?

Newland, NC

#51 Dec 21, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text>State finding an example of suppression of free speech by the Right only backs up my points.If the Right isn't trying to make prayer mandatory in schools, then the LEFT is attempting to force gay marriage on people whose religion is against that. The Left is a guilty as the Right.Should i say, far Left, Far Right...it's funny how both sides strive to relentlessly stamp out the views of the other, oblivious to the fact that the more we demonize one another, the easier a civil war could become. The majority of people, liberal and conservative, don't want a civil war, yet we are all being pushed to the precipice by the extremists on both sides, each side being convinced the other is evil....
It is the extremism both right and left forcing the controversies exactly. I consider myself somewhere in the middle, do not wish others beliefs forced on me but could care less how they live their lives in private. What I am totally tired of is the ultra sensitivity and closed mindedness shared by both sides. It is ridiculous how cautious one must be when speaking because of concerns of offending a special interest group. Paula Deen was proof how quickly a career can be ruined only to discover later the accusations were false. When is enough of this enough?? When is the mainstream right and left finally going to step up and tell the extreme right and left, enough, time to shut the he// up . Both sides are equally bad. Gays can be gays, religious fanatics can be religious fanatics, I'm neither, but to each their own, We should be free to voice our opinion without be labeled as a hate group, evil or racist
Smiley

Spruce Pine, NC

#52 Dec 21, 2013
The Winning Team wrote:
Now if we could only get the majority of southerners to stop having sex with members of their family and their livestock, burn down the nascar tracks, and stop deep frying everything in sight, this might be a half way decent place to live.
Don't knock the south. I have a bull that looks almost identical to Ru Paul. You'd probably love him.. If not and you hate this place and its people so bad you could move.
say what?

Newland, NC

#53 Dec 21, 2013
The Winning Team wrote:
It's so funny you guys are so up in arms about this. Oooh the hicks are losing their terrible show. A&E are living in the 21st century and realize that religious zealots like this jerk job are fast on the decline and being viewed as the hate spreaders that they are. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully this teaches you all something valuable. Your backwards, archaic views are being snuffed out very quickly.

Now if we could only get the majority of southerners to stop having sex with members of their family and their livestock, burn down the nascar tracks, and stop deep frying everything in sight, this might be a half way decent place to live.
It appears to me A&E got their ass handed to them by this ridiculous move. I disagree with Phil's approach but I do agree he has a right to voice his opinion. Sponsors are not withdrawing their support from DD but rather siding with them, not in philosophy but theory of freedom of speech. A&E will possibly lose their cash cow of the highest rated reality show in history. Other networks are offering a home for the show already. Yes Santa, it appears A&E screwed the pooch, offending 89% of the world while caving in to 2% of the population which was not likely viewers anyway. Ironically not all of the gay rights groups even support A&E's decision. In the end A&E will pay dearly to keep the show or either they can lose the show and return to showing syndicated reruns and begging for advertisers. I'm willing to bet some heads are rolling at A&E HQ as they try to figure out how the grinch stole their Christmas. I don't really support Phil's beliefs but I also disagree with every damn special interest group whining and crying foul when someone pushes back against them. To each their own, they all need to man up, and just agree to disagree, both extreme right and extreme left.
The Winning Team

Lenoir, NC

#54 Dec 21, 2013
I can't move, this is where all the work needs to be done. Patience. We're slowly but surely turning this place the way it needs to be.
Smiley

Spruce Pine, NC

#55 Dec 21, 2013
The Winning Team wrote:
I can't move, this is where all the work needs to be done. Patience. We're slowly but surely turning this place the way it needs to be.
Turning this place the way it needs to be??????????Most people in this area worry about unemployment and feeding their families, keeping their homes, etc: not homosexuality or a person voicing their personal opinions, you included.... In your view how does this place " need to be" ? Your're doing or saying nothing new that we haven't heard before. Your comments of the south, from incest to beastiality are rhetoric. Yes, you can move, bus fare is cheap.
The Winning Team

Lenoir, NC

#56 Dec 21, 2013
Yes, due to right wing mentalities, you're in the midst of a bad economy. We're working on that too.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#57 Dec 22, 2013
The right wingers ended the career of The Dixie Chicks for speaking out against George Bush and the invasion of Iraq. But that was not a freedom of speech issue with them. So, if the Dixie Chicks cannot freely speak their mind without consequences, why is it that Phil Robertson can?
Ellis

Johnson City, TN

#58 Dec 22, 2013
Smiley

Spruce Pine, NC

#59 Dec 22, 2013
George JR., the right wingers and the State of Florida also ended Al Gores bid for president by lying and openly deceiving the public concerning the ballot count ( premeditated crime) against the American people .. In other words, They, without even a slap on the hand stole their victory in Florida. The Dixie Chicks timing couldn't have been worse even tho they told the truth. Your reasoning doesn't click. There's a difference of daylight and dark speaking of war, for or against, especially after 9-11 and the way a person feels about homosexuality also for or against.. I hope Robertson and his family join some non- profit religious cable channel, kill some ducks, give viewers a chuckle and speak their minds.Then we all will see chit hit the fan when gays bitch over nothing but hurt feelings. It may come to be in the future but as of now Robertson isn't speaking from a political standpoint whatsoever. He spoke only of his personal feelings and while doing so did not hurt one person. Well, maybe the feelings of a few that love the spotlight . He's spoke openly about himself and his own family's troubles from infidelity to drugs. One thing about it., he tells the truth about how he feels about a subject no matter who likes it, so keep bitchin, it makes for a good read and will more than likely make the DD families more interesting to watch.
TSF

Rocky Mount, NC

#60 Dec 22, 2013
You know, I don't think this guy likes duck dynasty. Gays wanting equal rights but wanting to crush free speech for rednecks. Go figure. Personally, I like the duck dynasty image even if they are yuppies in redneck disguise.
Ellis wrote:
Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KW343K1-upoXX
haha

Morganton, NC

#61 Dec 22, 2013
The Winning Team wrote:
It's so funny you guys are so up in arms about this. Oooh the hicks are losing their terrible show. A&E are living in the 21st century and realize that religious zealots like this jerk job are fast on the decline and being viewed as the hate spreaders that they are. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully this teaches you all something valuable. Your backwards, archaic views are being snuffed out very quickly.
Now if we could only get the majority of southerners to stop having sex with members of their family and their livestock, burn down the nascar tracks, and stop deep frying everything in sight, this might be a half way decent place to live.
I guess A&E could start a new show for all you gaylords call SUCK DYNASTY.
Smiley

Spruce Pine, NC

#62 Dec 22, 2013
TSF wrote:
You know, I don't think this guy likes duck dynasty. Gays wanting equal rights but wanting to crush free speech for rednecks. Go figure. Personally, I like the duck dynasty image even if they are yuppies in redneck disguise.
<quoted text>
Hello TSF. I hope you are Happy, Happy, Happy.........Envy because others lives run smoothly, insecurities from being a minority by their own choosing, always on the defense over their chosen lifestyle but parade their rainbows and advertise only to draw attention, So paranoid but always wants to be noticed by everyone.... not knowing whether to stand or set while taking a whiz, They never get real honey on their biscuits..LMAO..........Hell, We'd be pissed too with all of these major problems that they deal with. You know I have nothing for or against the gay lifestyle. This DD situation that some gays are seeing as a way of gaining support from the public could bite their own asses. No real honey on my biscuit?? Yea, I'd be pissed all the time.
say what?

Newland, NC

#63 Dec 22, 2013
Smiley wrote:
George JR., the right wingers and the State of Florida also ended Al Gores bid for president by lying and openly deceiving the public concerning the ballot count ( premeditated crime) against the American people .. In other words, They, without even a slap on the hand stole their victory in Florida. The Dixie Chicks timing couldn't have been worse even tho they told the truth. Your reasoning doesn't click. There's a difference of daylight and dark speaking of war, for or against, especially after 9-11 and the way a person feels about homosexuality also for or against.. I hope Robertson and his family join some non- profit religious cable channel, kill some ducks, give viewers a chuckle and speak their minds.Then we all will see chit hit the fan when gays bitch over nothing but hurt feelings. It may come to be in the future but as of now Robertson isn't speaking from a political standpoint whatsoever. He spoke only of his personal feelings and while doing so did not hurt one person. Well, maybe the feelings of a few that love the spotlight . He's spoke openly about himself and his own family's troubles from infidelity to drugs. One thing about it., he tells the truth about how he feels about a subject no matter who likes it, so keep bitchin, it makes for a good read and will more than likely make the DD families more interesting to watch.
Several party officials have been pursuing Willy to run for state senate in LA. Early response was he had no interest in the world of politics but now they are indications he may reconsider. Absolutely no doubt he has the popularity and support to easily win the senate seat should he decide to run. Phil expressed his personal opinion but it has filtered quickly into the political arena. It's no coincidence Obama has totally ignored this event nor has the media even attempted to ask for his opinion. Obama did announce he will not attend the opening ceremonies for the upcoming Olympics in Russia as a protest to Putins crackdown on gay activity in Russia. I don't agree with Putins legal changes but I do not think Obama boycotting the ceremonies is the correct response. The disdain between the USSR and US deepens weekly, before we know it the Cold War will be back in full play.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#64 Dec 22, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
The right wingers ended the career of The Dixie Chicks for speaking out against George Bush and the invasion of Iraq. But that was not a freedom of speech issue with them. So, if the Dixie Chicks cannot freely speak their mind without consequences, why is it that Phil Robertson can?
Well, if Phil can't speak freely without consequences, why should you? Why should there be"consequences"for speaking what you believe? The Dixie Chicks weren't killed for their beliefs.They can still say what they believe.If they aren't making money, maybe that just goes back to their talent level.Phil isn't in jail.He was able to state his beliefs.A&E suspended Phil because they disagreed with his beliefs.That's their right.Fortunately for Phil, his family loves him, and he is still financially wealthy.Looks like, everyone should count their blessings.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#65 Dec 22, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Well, if Phil can't speak freely without consequences, why should you? Why should there be"consequences"for speaking what you believe? The Dixie Chicks weren't killed for their beliefs.They can still say what they believe.If they aren't making money, maybe that just goes back to their talent level.Phil isn't in jail.He was able to state his beliefs.A&E suspended Phil because they disagreed with his beliefs.That's their right.Fortunately for Phil, his family loves him, and he is still financially wealthy.Looks like, everyone should count their blessings.
The point I am making is that the right doesn't need to say it is so tolerant of freedom of speech when they went all to shit over the Dixie Chicks. I don't give a shit what happens to Robertson. I am not hick enough to watch the show anyhow....Never seen one episode. Never plan too, either.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#66 Dec 22, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
The point I am making is that the right doesn't need to say it is so tolerant of freedom of speech when they went all to shit over the Dixie Chicks. I don't give a shit what happens to Robertson. I am not hick enough to watch the show anyhow....Never seen one episode. Never plan too, either.
The "Right"? I don't think the "Right" ever passed itself off as"tolerant", which is exactly what the"Left"preaches constantly, along with"diversity".Unle ss, of course,, it's something the Left doesn't agree with.....then tolerance goes out the window....

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Since: May 12

Houston

#67 Dec 22, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
The point I am making is that the right doesn't need to say it is so tolerant of freedom of speech when they went all to shit over the Dixie Chicks. I don't give a shit what happens to Robertson. I am not hick enough to watch the show anyhow....Never seen one episode. Never plan too, either.
You look down on people who watch DD? THAT'S TOO bad, I think it's a shame to write people off you've never met .Sort of like racists write off a whole group of people they've never met.

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