Duck Dynasty Disaster For A&E? We Can Only Hope

Such A Strong Family Show On Such A Weak Network

Such A Strong Family Show On Such A Weak Network

Well America, here we go again.

We’re once again blessed to have our thought control police looking out for us and sparing us all the horror of having the religious faith of others disclosed to us…or were they “FORCED” upon us? It’s so hard to tell the difference these days if we listen to our self-appointed keepers.

I know this issue has been written and reported on ad nauseum and there’s likely little I could add to the debate that has not already been said. Quite honestly, my feelings on this issue can be no better illustrated than in the email I felt compelled to send to A&E therefore, I have pasted it below.

I would only add that the our pouring of support the Robertson family is receiving over a clearly bad decision by A&E is encouraging and I hope that if they’ve not already done so, A&E will soon see the error in their idiocy. Whether or not it ever leads to the network attempting to right the wrong they’ve created remains to be seen. But having watched similar situations play out in the past, I’m not holding out a lot of hope in that regard.

I do however hope that the Robertsons recognize the incalculable value in the quality, family oriented product they’ve provided we the viewers and I if necessary consider alternatives to supplying the OVERWHELMING demand.

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Dear A&E Yuppies,

I’d like to thank you for bringing me BACK to my senses and reminding me why it’s been so long since I’ve bothered with television.

Your feigned outrage over Mr. Phil Robertson’s honest answers to a clearly loaded line of questioning so beautifully demonstrates what I and clearly MILLIONS of Americans see as a product of an absolute detriment to our society. That being political correctness aka: common sense bankruptcy.

The very fact that you allowed each episode of Duck Dynasty to close with a family prayer, to me seems quite out of character from what we’ve all come to expect from our collective media for whom the destruction of traditional American values often seems to trump entertainment not to mention in the case of the “news” media, education. Yet, while your decision to allow such a “flagrant attempt to ram the faith of others down your viewers throats” appears on the surface to be a courageous decision in this day and age, the facade quickly fades at the first sign of opposition which where I come from, equates to no courage at all.

As far as the show itself, my children of all people have made me a fan. They have loved the show for some time now and at some point in their fanaticism convinced me to sit down and watch with them. We’ve been watching the show as a family ever since. As such, you can imagine the disappointment I was forced to deal with yesterday afternoon when they came home from school and I had to explain to them that we WOULD NOT be viewing last night’s DD marathon that we had all been looking forward to for days.

However, even in this I’m inclined to thank you for the opportunity your decision provided me to explain to my children EXACTLY what your network and a minute minority like you are attempting to do and how CRITICAL it is that we recognize these attempts at thought control for what they are and stand up against such disturbing reminders of 1930s Eastern Europe.

A little over the top? I don’t think so. You hired the Robertson family knowing full well that they value their faith and as I mentioned, have even broken what seems to have become a television taboo in that in each episode you air a family prayer. I’m sure your decision to do so has resulted in a MOUNTAIN of angry complaints just as I’m sure there have been attorneys on retainer for some time now just waiting for an opportunity such as this on which the TRUE HATERS felt they could pounce.

I’d like you to know that due to my family’s love for the show I did DVR last night’s DD marathon and we will view every episode you aired last night later this weekend making sure to skip each ad from each of your sponsors, including those who have also expressed opposition to your decision to place Phil on hiatus. Additionally, we will never subject ourselves to any influence your sponsors would like to exercise on us as until you come to your senses and admit that Phil’s personal beliefs were not the “shocker” you’d like a few to believe they are to you, we will never again watch the show during its air time slot nor will we watch the ads running during the show.

We will stand by our rejection of your sponsors unless and until you reconsider your thoughtless knee jerk reaction to an inordinately vocal minority who claim to be concerned with tolerance while demonstrating such intolerance as to find the personal religious beliefs of others “offensive”. And I will relish each opportunity your decision provides me to remind my children of our new house rule and explain the dangers of social engineering, thought control and vehement hate disguised as victimization that you clearly either support or are too weak to stand up to.

I Sincerely Thank You,

An American Father

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If you’re interested in contacting A&E and expressing your opposition or support for their decision you can do so at: aefeedback@aenetworks.com

Lie To Us, We Like It

Yeah, you heard right America.

This chump believes that “We can deal with the lies that president Obama tells us”.

Now I’m not going to even ATTEMPT to claim that politicians DO NOT lie to us but to defend such actions and then suggest that Obama’s brand of lies, lies he perpetrated against the American public so as to help force his “signature piece of legislation” on the nation are something that Obama’s election indicates We the People somehow knowingly signed up for is preposterous.

Not much more to say about this clown other than to remind you that this is the same guy who in the clip below suggested that “ignorant people” should not be allowed to vote, backing up his belief by claiming that politicians use the ignorant due to their being easily misled. All this while ignoring the BLATANT and EASILY VERIFIABLE facts surrounding the election of our “first African-American” blah, blah, blah.

Ignorance clearly is as ignorance does.

All that said and intentional “ignorance” of the here and now aside, I would support Granderson’s suggestion to require at least a minimal demonstration of knowledge of our political system, our nation’s history and the candidates running of anyone wanting to cast a vote in our republic.

Of course conservatives would simply rely on their own knowledge of these subjects while liberals would create entirely new activist groups dedicated to spoon-feeding their mindless masses the right answers so in the end, the nation as a whole would gain nothing.

Presidential Powers and the Constitution

Johnathan Turley

Well THAT was ASTOUNDINGLY interesting!

I just watched the House Judiciary Committee hearing on presidential powers and The Constitution. Among the panel of witnesses of Constitutional professors and experts was Professor Johnathan Turley who I am ashamed to admit I knew very little of until today, despite his site being the source from which some of my own readers have come AND having read a great deal more from him than I ever even realized until today. For that I offer my apologies to Professor Turley and I’m happy to say I’ve learned that clicking on the “Bio” button on a blog may be worth the effort.

The other witnesses on the panel today were Nicholas Rosenkrantz professor of law at the Georgetown Law Center, Simon Lazarus Senior council with The Constitutional Accountability Center and Michael Cannon Cato Institute Director of Health Policy Studies.

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I can get rather wordy and may sometimes put too much effort into summarizing video, audio and written transcripts of events like this. In my defense, the things I write about and my desire to have these issues widely proliferated are usually so important to me that I tend to rehash even the most minute of details knowing that the vast majority of Americans are so disinterested or have such little patience that they’ll likely not submit themselves sitting through over 3 hours of congressional hearings. In this case however, I MUST make an exception.

I STRONGLY urge everyone reading this to find time, even if you do so in 15 minute chunks over the course of several days, to watch THE ENTIRE HEARING.

I can’t even begin to go into detail as to what was discussed, disclosed and even dodged for fear of spending the next 6 hours reiterating EVERY DETAIL of the hearing. Please, just watch it and find out for yourself why IA Congressman Steve King referred to this hearing as the most interesting and relevant of his entire congressional career or why GA Congressman Doug Collins called it the most “disturbing” hearing he had ever attended.

So why bother writing at all? Why not simply post a link to the video and suggest everyone go view it? Well, it comes down to what I personally found to be one of the most interesting, relevant, disturbing AND telling aspects of the entire ordeal; That being the fact that after finishing with all their foaming and frothing at the mouth in their petty attacks against the GOP, the entire Democrat side of the committee chamber was vacated. Having taken all their cheap, petty jabs, ignoring their responsibility to their constituents and demonstrating either their lack of understanding of or refusal to hold one of their own accountable for his Constitutional requirement to execute his responsibilities as clearly outlined and originally intended, they simply walked out as the remaining GOP representatives continued to question the panel of witnesses.

Democrat congressman Steve Cohn didn’t even bother arriving for the hearing until all the other Democrats had left. When he DID finally decide to bless the committee with his presence it was clear he only even bothered due to one of the early departing Democrats telling him the word “impeachment” had been uttered. Mr. Cohn walked in, was given the floor and commenced to grill the panel on the raising of the issue of impeachment and in so doing made it quite clear that his claim that he had heard the discussion of impeachment while following the hearing on a video feed was a lie as he had NO IDEA who had been involved in the discussion nor what had been said. After the members of the panel had brought Mr. Cohn up to speed on all he had missed, Cohn asked each of them if in their opinions Bush had ever committed an impeachable offense and then he left.

Herein lies the problem with our current Federal train wreck. And it’s not just in this particular hearing that I’ve seen this type of UBER-PARTISAN, petty trifling. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee as well as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform seem just as disinterested in doing the jobs they’ve been tasked with and far more concerned with offering blind faith in the administration as they BLATANTLY work to marginalize and silence all with whom they disagree.

It’s a scathing indictment against we the people and our collective political apathy that disingenuous narratives like “the party of no” and “Congressional Republicans are ‘OBSTRUCTIONISTS’” ever even see the light of day with all of the facts so easily accessible to each and every one of us, if only we’re concerned enough to look and listen.

Oh and uh Professor Turley, if you’re reading this you should know that my son has been set on attending Georgetown for his law degree after finishing with his degree in business next year however we’re now taking a closer look at George Washington University thanks to you. :)

Why We Shouldn’t Spend Another Second Discussing Obamacare

This video goes to my earlier rant and due to the fact that seemingly the vast majority of videos of this sort, of Obama in his own words have oddly “disappeared” from the web over the past few years, I’m somewhat surprised it still exists.

No need rehashing what’s already been said here before. Suffice to say, if you hadn’t before, you have now been made aware of the intent behind the ACA. So, for the love of billshut stacked on top of billshut, why are we STILL ignoring Socialized medicine, the REAL issue here?

Remember The Hippies? Well, They’re NOT Back

Run Everyone!!! That guy has a bar of soap!!!

Run Everyone!!!
That guy has a bar of soap!!!

Remember the Hippies?

Me neither. I was born a little less than a year after the “Summer of Love”.

Funny, I’d never considered that before. Hmm Forget it, I don’t want to know.

At any rate, pretty gross huh? I mean the girls not shaving…ANYTHING. Seemingly no attempt whatsoever to look…you know…good. I mean just imagine crawling into bed…NO! Don’t ever think about that, EVER! YIKES! But you know what I”m saying. I’ve got to think I would have taken care of…”issues” as a solo pilot until at least the mid-seventies had I been around back then.

And the dudes were WORSE! They so totally dressed like GIRLS!!! And that’s coming from a guy who spent YEARS wearing some pretty outrageous things while on stage in bands. (Ever seen a spandex, snake skin printed tux coat with conchos, leather fringe and long ass tails?) Pffft forget about it. Those guys dressed like…incredibly fashion savvy, cat owning, hair “stylists”,  right? And always rambling on incoherently about some esoteric bullshit. Everyone floating around, tripping balls on acid and saying “GROOVY”. Burning American flags and sympathizing with our enemies. F-ing BARF already! And by the looks of them, both girls and guys alike most likely smelled…really bad!

However, with all these superficial strikes against them they do seem to have been pretty close to the mark on a few items.

Though I’ve never given it much thought until quite recently, I’ve got to respect the 60s’ “Hippie movement” for their insistence on questioning EVERYTHING and their refusal to trust “The Man”. Despite their dismal personal hygiene and some of their more radical displays of “nonconformity”, they do seem to have been dedicated to…well…being Hippies anyway.

Love them or hate them, it’s difficult if not impossible to imagine that whole “make love not war” crowd offering itself up as Lemmings, eager to be spoon fed and then distribute administration sound bites and talking points as they blindly follow some federal pied piper of fools. Not an administration who flies drones halfway around the world so as to “take out” whomever they determine is a target…oh, and of course anyone else unfortunate enough to be within the blast radius. And from what I’ve seen and read, Hippies were all about love, enlightenment, openness (You mean like “transparency”?) and honesty. Uh, let me hit that one again and with feeling, HONESTY!!!

As such, it’s incomprehensible that any self-respecting Hippie would continue to support a president who is also an habitual liar.

“The shovel ready jobs were not so shovel ready. hahaha”

“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”

“If you like your current healthcare, you can keep it PERIOD.”

And on and on. Naa, I’m guessing the open and HONEST flower children of the sixties would find such a compulsive liar as…well…DISHONEST!

It’s utterly stunning to compare those young, energetic, “long=haired, freaky people” to today’s liberals. They’re not so big on “questioning everything”. However they do stand firm against anyone who does labeling any and all opposition “racists”, “hateful”, “bigoted” and a handful of other intellectually bankrupt diversions intended to marginalize and silence the opposition. You know, the same way the Hippies of the 60s claimed “The Man” was always trying to do to them.

Naa, today’s liberals are fully compliant, on board, standing in line, totally dedicated, eager to believe, disinterested in HONESTY, and apparently not the least bit concerned over their painting themselves as thoughtless followers. Followers of a letter that is. In fact, that letter, “D”, is just about the only thing that the Hippies from back then and the “Groupies” from today share any connection to. Yeah yeah, a lot of the Hippies were all about boycotting “the system” entirely and therefore didn’t vote for nor support ANY politician. But of the ones who saw politics as a possible means to some fairy tale end, they found the most commonality with the Democrats. In fact, many of those hairy, stinky, dressed funny “groovy” guys and gals can currently be found in DC. In congress and holding positions throughout the current administration. Sporting their big “D” as proudly as they once were of their favorite tie-dyed shirts.

They’re also in our universities, rewriting American and World History, misinterpreting The Constitution to such a degree as should be punishable by law and poisoning young minds with nonsense like support for infanticide in cases of live birth to a family experiencing “economic hardship” and University funding, planning and presentation of pretty much all things gay, anti-Christian, anti-American, anti-White and for the love of all things blatantly obvious, anti-conservative. These domestic threats entrusted with our youth and therefore the very future of the nation OPENLY PROMOTE Socialism. An action that one would assume by its very nature to be explicitly promoting the overthrow of our current form of government. In many cases these domestic threats and detriments to our free republic move beyond simply voicing their treasonous opinions in hopes that their shriveled little poisonous seeds will take root in the fertile minds of their “new recruits”. It’s not enough to follow in the deadly footsteps of those Eastern European dictators of the 1930s and 40s, using their bully pulpit to overwhelm their students with political propaganda; Some, likely far more than have been reported thus far, have adopted a “No D’s, No A’s” policy under which the academic success of their students is DIRECTLY tied to the student’s political views. Brain dead liberal drones excel while independent thinkers, not so much. If the student can demonstrate that or at least convince the professor that he/she has made the political views of the professor his own, he/she is considered “educated” however, any steadfast conviction to “undesirable” beliefs indicates a student or more precisely, a student’s thoughts still need some work and the student is given a grade that reflects their “deficiency”.

At the end of the day, all those social heroes from the sixties with their convictions and independence are gone now. They’ve either “joined the dark side” and lashed themselves to their boy king’s chariot or they’ve become part of the very system that they so wanted to reject, DEFINING themselves with that rejection.

The fact is, though liberals, progressives and Timothy Leary types will NEVER admit it, the Tea Party is probably the group MOST resembling our “groovy gurus” of old. In a nutshell, they want government OUT of their lives as much as possible and they want to be left alone to pursue their idea of happiness.

Occupy Wallstreet? Pfft Doubt it. With movement organizers unable to even articulate the group’s intent for WEEKS, the backing the group received from the DNC and all the violence, rapes, assaults etc; Don’t even kid yourself kid. You so totally don’t get it already.

Democrats To Repeal Obamacare?

Uh...okay?

Uh…okay?

I just read an article posted on Forbes.com entitled “Obamacare Will Be Repealed Well In Advance Of The 2014 Elections” . The article basically lays out what Forbes contributor Steven Hayward sees as a virtually inevitable shift by congressional Democrats toward repeal of the ACA as next year’s elections approach.

While I disagree with some of Mr. Hayward’s projections and did so in a post to the story’s message board which I’ve pasted below, it is an interesting article and definitely worth checking out.

Would love to hear any and all political theorizing as to how Obamacare and its dismal roll out play for the DNC and the GOP next year and beyond.

My Response:

Interesting article, I only WISH I could be so…optimistic*.

I will take issue with that statement that it’s a “wonder” “that Obama’s political team didn’t see this coming and prepare a preemptive strategy for dealing with…”.

The illusion is broken already.

This administration NEVER seems to foresee or prepare strategies for “dealing with” their seemingly incessant stream of inexplicable actions, to such a degree as to absolutely ASTOUND!

Taken with all the other ways in which this administration has played Obama’s race, this “failure” on the part of the administration to “politic” is most likely just another example of these lazy, slacking groupies and our rock star in chief’s arrogant assurance that mindlessly crying “RACIST” in an attempt to marginalize all who question, blaming Bush and the GOP and when all else fails pleading ignorance would be enough to coast through TWO full terms.

While I’m encouraged that some of us are FINALLY getting it, it’s a scathing indictment against We the People that he was allowed to lean on that useless nonsense for as long as he has. The Civil War is over folks, over 600,000 died, that’s enough punishment for any nation. If you’re suffering from white guilt or a scorching case of racial antipathy or even what intellectual titans like Maxine Waters refer to as “reverse racism”(wtf?), go see a shrink but American presidents do not now nor have they EVER been granted “racial immunity”…to anything, let alone EVERYTHING.

*I could certainly see Obama going the veto route in an attempt to offer Democrats a weak-ass lean-to of a shelter next year but I simply can’t see enough congressional Democrats getting behind repeal for it to ever get to a Senate vote.

Harry Reid is on record from about two and a half months ago stating the ACA should be considered a “stepping stone” to Socialized medicine. This is the same guy if you’ll recall who has literally furnished his entire office with bills he refuses to bring up for a vote. Mostly GOP bills but I think there are a couple of Obama’s budget proposals in Reid’s “stacks of the forgotten” as well.  ;)

Obama is also on record supporting and vowing to push to establish Socialized medicine in America going back to AT LEAST 2003. In addition, there have been dozens of “lesser” progressive domestic threats disparaging America for our refusal to embrace Socialized medicine. So, in the words of VP Biden, “this is a big f_ing deal”. Such a big deal, having caused so many congressional Democrats to risk SO much that they have backed themselves into a corner from which the only way out is the shredding of their own credibility and the possible implosion of their political careers or sticking to their guns…and the possible implosion of their political careers.

Regardless, I don’t see Democrats en mass doing an about-face on Obama’s “signature piece of legislation”. What, and risk the precious legacy of our “first black president”?

Not a chance.

Obamacare: Why Are We Kidding Ourselves?

Small doses comrade, small doses.

Small doses comrade, small doses.

Anyone read, watch or hear about Harry Reid’s quote from about two and a half months ago when he stated that the ACA should be considered a “stepping stone” to Socialized medicine?
Of course you did, who didn’t?

Anyone see or read any of the SCORES of quotes from Obama, going back to AT LEAST 2003, in which he too has voiced support for and vowed to push to establish Socialized medicine in America?
Yeah, it took you a while but you finally found “Obamacare Trojan Horse To Single Payer” on Youtube and now you know what those of us who cared knew during Obama’s first campaign.

Anyone hear any of the masses of “lesser” progressive domestic threats attempt to disparage America for NOT embracing Socialized medicine?
I know, stupid question; We all seek out the truth so as to make OUR OWN informed assessments as to what’s going on behind the media spin, don’t we?

So why, for the love of all things intellectually dishonest and self-deceiving, do we CONTINUE to discuss “the ACA”; a program created to fail so as to create for Obama, Reid and the rest a “legitimate” reason to come back to us in the near future and push to hop to that next “stepping stone”, when WE SHOULD BE DISCUSSING Socialized medicine?!!!

Are we REALLY so controlled by the media or afraid of the topic that we’re all going to pretend we’re utterly clueless as to the ultimate intent behind the ACA, refusing to speak of WHAT WE KNOW TO BE TRUE until such time as the administration or congressional Democrats have “introduced” known facts into the political discourse?

Seriously America, THIS is astounding!!! If you’ve not seen, heard or read any of the quotes mentioned above and are therefore inclined to reject any and all questions of your boy king or his “signature piece of legislation” and their association to Socialism that’s not my issue. Use the machine on which you’re currently reading this post to READ the hell UP already!!!

If you’re one of the increasing number of open supporters of Socialism infecting this nation, kindly GTFOut!!! You’re idea of liberty, personal freedom and self governance, or UTTER LACK THEREOF already exists all over this earth. Pack your sh:t, take as many like minded sleeper agents as you can find with you and if you don’t mind, please allow America to remain the beacon of hope to those all over the earth currently suffering under the kind of oppression you’ve somehow allowed yourself to be convinced YOU WOULD PREFER!

Regardless, can we collectively grow up, toughen up, wise up or whatever it takes to shift the debate to the REAL issue at hand?

Here, I’ll get the conversation rolling:

Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialist state.
-Vladimir Lenin-

Discuss…

…END OF RANT…BUT MOST DEFINITELY TO BE CONTINUED…

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