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  •  The more this goes on the more (10+ / 0-)

    convinced I am that this whole Duck Dynasty thing was a stunt by A & E to boost sales of their Duck Dynasty products before the holiday.

    Nice to see the wingnuts on the record now with Phil, just like they are on the record as being Zimmerman backers.

    •  The 15 year old girl will pick your Ducks Dynasty. (4+ / 0-)

      Might be the end. Once again, the religious right lands on the wrong side of moral.

      Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

      by 88kathy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 12:43:19 PM PST

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      •  The Duck guys are immune for the time being (3+ / 0-)
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        they have drawn their lines in the sand and time will have to pass before anyone listens to anything bad about him again. Sadly, that is my take.

        •  I am the worlds biggest optimist. We will see. (4+ / 0-)
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          I passed the story along. I am wondering how they will take it. I hope you are wrong. The video shows me a more powerful Fred Phelps. It is shivery scary.

          Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

          by 88kathy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 12:53:08 PM PST

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        •  You are right. 15 year old duck pickers are (2+ / 0-)
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          going to be overlooked. I really can't believe it.

          Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

          by 88kathy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 12:55:26 PM PST

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          •  I hope I'm wrong (2+ / 0-)
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            but even if he said to get a 15 cousin it wouldn't change anything at this point imo, they're too dug in right now.

            •  The only way this would ever be found offensive (3+ / 0-)
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              is if it was sound altered to be in a Barack Obama speech. Then there would be a shit storm.

              Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

              by 88kathy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 01:00:29 PM PST

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              •  Don't get too depressed about it (3+ / 0-)
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                People like you sharing video will help, it becomes a cumulative weight that he can no longer drag around.

                A and E made an economic decision that they can just as easily undo when they realize that their crowning achievement is dragging down the network.

                IMO if the demo keeps going the way it is they will pull the plug when it's contract renewal time, maybe sooner.

                And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

                by high uintas on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 01:14:00 PM PST

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                •  The video is from 2009. Before he was even on TV. (2+ / 0-)
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                  People are so into the TV persona they refuse to believe anything else. He had a tough childhood. He had a natural talent for football and parlayed it into success.

                  Robertson initially spent several years teaching[15] before becoming a commercial fisherman. In the 1970s, his marriage became strained. Robertson was running a bar in 1975 (wikipedia)
                  So he took his frying pan and went out in the woods and fished. His wife got angry because there was no bacon. He got a job running a bar (or bought a bar). Whittled a duck call in 1972 and got out of poverty for good.

                  People think he gave up the good life and they want to believe that.

                  Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

                  by 88kathy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 01:39:39 PM PST

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      •  Duck Dynasty audience skewing towards GOP demos (6+ / 0-)
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        From that linked article with the video:

        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.
        With this video, Robertson hits the trifecta of expressing racism, homophobic comments, and sexist insults.   While holding a bible.  Of course.  That kind of hypocrisy is further alienation for anyone who is not of the GOP base demographic.

        I think additional videos like this will have an eroding drip, drip, drip effect on young demographics.  A similar thing happened to Palin--once the general public got to know her, it grew to despise her.  

        •  Look at those numbers (1+ / 0-)
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          And remember - this is a cable only show. It doesn't get nearly the viewers that a viral YouTube video does. If they get 5 mil it's amazing.

          That's nothing compared to a major sports event, or even a top rated broadcast network show.

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