Sunday, December 22, 2013

In re Duck Dynasty


  • Not a First Amendment issue
  • A&E has an absolute right to do whatever it wants to Phil Robertson
  • Whether what A&E is choosing to is correct is a different matter
  • Don't worry about Phil Robertson; he likely has more money than you ever will and he'll be just fine
  • GLAAD certainly has the right to affect the marketplace; the marketplace will eventually tell GLAAD to piss up a rope if it gets out of hand
  • Similarly, the marketplace will tell Phil Robertson to piss up a rope if he gets out of hand
  • Believe what you want and allow other people the same thing -- that's tolerance
  • For what it's worth, when it comes to hirsute Southerners, I prefer ZZ Top


Gino said...

the only loser here is A&E.

jerrye92002 said...

Hmmm, despite the hyperbolic hyperventilating everywhere else, I think you are correct. A&E has every right to offend millions of people to placate a noisy few, and lose gobs of money doing it.

Bike Bubba said...

I'm a bit late to this one, but if they're saying that it's hateful (instead of obvious) that a vagina is superior to the colon, GLAAD is pretty clearly out of hand. Have these people never heard of e coli or "HIV"?

jerrye92002 said...

There is the crux of the problem. They don't just demand that they be allowed their own opinion and freedom to express it, they demand that you NOT have the freedom to express an opposing view. If I must "accept their right to be who they are" then they must accept my right to disapprove. If what goes on "in the privacy of the bedroom" is strictly their business, then DON'T TELL ME about it!