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User avatar #22 - fuckallyouniggers ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
Nice try, but still aren't getting me to watch Duck Dynasty
#91 to #22 - andypanda (12/25/2013) [-]
your loss, duck dynasty is awesome
User avatar #47 - loonquawl (12/25/2013) [-]
Who the **** cares if a redneck said something against gay people, seriously whoever expected them to be politically correct is a ******* idiot.
Can't we all just hate each other and accept it?
#51 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
People think that if you don't agree with someone's lifestyle then you must hate them. And that the only way to show love is to pat everyone on the back and agree no matter what.
User avatar #18 - slapchoppin (12/25/2013) [-]
now these guys aren't idiots i think they could easily cheat the system and keep him on TV just by bringing him with them wherever they went
User avatar #28 to #18 - commontroll (12/25/2013) [-]
That's kind of what they're doing. A&E won't record if he's there, and they make sure he's there.
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#2 - carevq (12/24/2013) [-]
can someone explain to me the american thing about soldiers? i mean, the last time thier country was attacked with an army in their territory was 200 years ago (if i am correct). this means that modern day soldiers have never fought on US soil, and that the US has never been under military compulsion. taking this into account, why do the americans say that the reason that they can voice their opinion is because of the soldiers?
User avatar #60 to #2 - shroomftw (12/25/2013) [-]
If soldiers didn't protect our global interests then we wouldn't have the millions of dollars to keep the show running and pay phil to voice his opinion.

And if we had a weak military then we could be invaded
#78 to #60 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
By whom exactly are you expecting to be invaded by? Western nations, as well as certain eastern ones, are so interconnected through trade that an invasion of one of the most economically wealthy nations of the world would do more than good, and the handful of nations that stand opposed to the values that 'Murica holds so dear are for the most part economically destitute and raked with internal strife.

Face it, amerifags, you dont have an enemy anymore.
User avatar #97 to #78 - nitsuan (12/25/2013) [-]
If that's so true, then why does anyone have a military? Here is the facts; no one was expecting an event like 9/11, but it taught the world that anything can happen. The political spectrum is fragile and if it were to collapse many things could happen, so instead of waiting for it to possibly happen countries make and maintain a military to be ready for it if it does because the best way to handle a cataclysmic event is to be ready for it instead of wait for it to hit. So to put it in perspective for you, it is a precaution and most of the world follows it, not just the Americans.
#102 to #97 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
Everything you stated is perfectly true, but i must draw your attention to the fact that i never said that having a standing army was a bad thing. What is blatantly obvious is that the american military institution is not one geared towards defence, but occupation, and that was the central point of my initial argument.
Of course standing armies are essential to the preservation of a sovereign state (it almost seems redundant of you to be mentioning it), but you have the world's most developed army (second largest in terms of manpower) and your track record indicates it isn't often used for defence.

But thanks for the perspective, mate!
User avatar #104 to #102 - nitsuan (12/26/2013) [-]
I can agree with you there. The US military is a force designed to deliver destruction and is designed that way to the core, not a world rebuilding team and military officials say that it is hilarious that we use the military for such ideas when it was clearly not designed for it. The US military is a force that defends by the idea of "The best defense is a good offense" . We feel that if we keep our forces in the Middle East, then our enemies will stay there. Really, we just need to leave because what they hate is our presence there. Not too mention our economy is screwed by ongoing war4 and we really just need to learn to sit back and look after ourselves.
#106 to #104 - rottenronald (12/26/2013) [-]
Not going to lie, i was being cynically sarcastic when i said "Thanks for the perspective", but I suppose that wasn't necessary. I agree with you entirely!
User avatar #111 to #106 - nitsuan (12/26/2013) [-]
Oh, I noticed it; just thought I would share a bit.
User avatar #61 to #2 - subtard (12/25/2013) [-]
A lot of Americans feel that all other people only have one goal in life: to take away American freedom. As if there are people out there who are scheming to try to eliminate American freedoms just because of hate or jealousy.

#71 to #61 - omgroflzomg (12/25/2013) [-]
ehhhhhhh. I dunno about that one. Its more along the lines of Soldiers following in the footsteps of our forefathers who fought to get what we have to day. Anyone willing to follow those footsteps is doing so because they would make the same sacrifices as those before them. Thats why we believe soldiers are protecting our rights, because they are willing to sacrifice so that it never changes. Without soldiers, whose stopping someone from invading the United States?   
   
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ehhhhhhh. I dunno about that one. Its more along the lines of Soldiers following in the footsteps of our forefathers who fought to get what we have to day. Anyone willing to follow those footsteps is doing so because they would make the same sacrifices as those before them. Thats why we believe soldiers are protecting our rights, because they are willing to sacrifice so that it never changes. Without soldiers, whose stopping someone from invading the United States?

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#6 to #2 - ihateemo ONLINE (12/24/2013) [-]
I am gonna lay it down straight so strap in.

Americans have been force fed since birth that soldiers are the strongest people on earth and that the only reason we survived ww2 was because of our amazing ana brave men. When european countries would literally fight with nothing but pure hope. People still think that soldiers are so brave and amazing when about 90% of the time the ONLY reason they join the service is for money.

Americans still believe that they are the only first world country in the world it is really sad that we are so uncultured as a country. Many Americans only exposure to other countries is mexicans and this causes another class gap between americans and foreigners.

I hate this country more than you could ever imagine. But at the same time i don't know where else i would rather live.
#8 to #6 - LewdFlapjack (12/24/2013) [-]
I was going to respond but i can't formulate the words to describe how much i loathe your existence and people like you. Instead of working to better the country you would just rather leave it. IMO, get the **** out, you're useless to any country anyways, go be a burden somewhere else.

Nationalism exists in every country everywhere. There's nothing wrong with supporting your troops or being proud of what your country has accomplished in the past. Assuming that Americans believe they are the only first world country makes you just as closed minded as the Americans you supposedly hate. Quit being edgy with this whole "I'm American and i hate America ******** ." Grow the **** up.
User avatar #10 to #8 - mrgreatnamess (12/25/2013) [-]
From a European perspective, the American nationalism is borderline fanatic.
I could probably go around in the streets, asking people if they thought Americans were over-the-top patriotic, and 9/10 would agree, then proceed to laugh at your silly antics.

Laughing at Americans is a pastime in many European countries.
We discuss and laugh about your stupid **** for fun
It never gets old, and we never run out of material.

Not hating, just offering a European perspective.
#17 to #10 - LewdFlapjack (12/25/2013) [-]
And you really think that that's a European only thing? You REEEEEAAAAALLLLYYYY think that Europeans are the only ones who make fun of other countries stupid **** ? Really?

Everyone ****** makes fun of each other you moron. You may think it happens more in your country, but it doesn't.
User avatar #99 to #17 - mrgreatnamess (12/25/2013) [-]
At least I'm not a filthy jew
#110 to #99 - LewdFlapjack (12/26/2013) [-]
Good point.
#11 to #10 - anepicnub (12/25/2013) [-]
**anepicnub rolled a random image posted in comment #66 at What a player **

But what would you think would happen if you asked Americans the same question, but instead towards the Queen?
#100 to #10 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
well you live in ******** and everyone knows most nordic idiots don't know why americans are superior in many ways

i'm embarassed for my country when we make fun of americans or don't acknowledge 9/11. it's ******* stupid.
#101 to #100 - mrgreatnamess (12/25/2013) [-]
I can smell your jealousy
#114 to #101 - anon (12/26/2013) [-]
i'm from norway.. i'm not jealous i just hate the way people make fun of countries like that
User avatar #115 to #114 - mrgreatnamess (12/26/2013) [-]
Don't be such a faggot
#118 to #115 - anon (12/27/2013) [-]
#19 to #8 - ihateemo ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
you realize we are the joke of the world because of our retarded nationalism.
Americans are like Germans in terms of nationalism yet we have nothing to back up our outlandish beliefs.

Given the opportunity i will be moving so i won't burden you any longer
#37 to #19 - LewdFlapjack (12/25/2013) [-]
You're an idiot, good riddance.
User avatar #20 to #2 - learmy (12/25/2013) [-]
I am sick for those stupid who thinks their soldiers are heros, THEY ARE mur-derers! American soldiers are not hero, they are baby killers, mur-derers, I REPEAT, they are mur-derers!!
Nothing they had done to secure the country, but bringing shame to us. The true heros is, in this case, Vietnam soldiers because they are defending their country and people from invaders.
The same goes to Iraq, Afghanistan and also Japan in WW2. Japan only strike Hawaii once, and that's it, but Americans dropped atomic bomb twice.
Don't you see it? Are you blind? Those are mur-derers of the innocence!
After that, they were mur-dered the locals, ruining the entire families relationship, destroying the hopes and many others.
They are killing the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives!
This is the painful truth of American soldiers.
They fight for the greed corporations and politicians who support wars for their businesses and powers.
THIS IS WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN AMERICA!
#21 to #20 - angelclass (12/25/2013) [-]
lvl -229, thumb him up if you wanna get back at him
User avatar #3 to #2 - theguythatisnotyou (12/24/2013) [-]
Well, because we have a sense of pride about our soldiers. I, honestly, can't explain it. Whenever I watch military movies, I get a slight tingle down my spine of pride. While they may not have fought on American soil they still do provide freedom for a lot of the world Despite people saying the U.S. invasion of the Middle East was unjust, we still have done a lot of good over there. . It is just one of those things that we grow up doing.
User avatar #5 to #2 - dsendz ONLINE (12/24/2013) [-]
may i just remind you that pearl harbor and the Aleutians are american soil but what anon said
#7 to #2 - anon (12/24/2013) [-]
NATO forces are helping the middle east rebuild itself. I know that Canada has been helping Afghanistan villages become modernized . Soldiers do not need to be defending their own country and people, but people seem to think other wise. If more people thought like you, the world would be even for selfish.
User avatar #36 to #2 - obsidicus (12/25/2013) [-]
as an American, I feel like I was told time and time again in my schools, in my churches, and at home that American soldiers fight "over there" to protect our rights "back home". Thinking critically, it doesn't make sense.

Also, I was forever taught that Americans have an undefeated army and have never lost a war, which is borderline untrue.
User avatar #112 to #36 - nitsuan (12/26/2013) [-]
I'm really curious to where Americans keep learning this crap. Being an American in the worst state for education and being taught about how we do have faults and we have lost really makes me wonder how this keeps happening.
#93 to #36 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
Thinking critically you would realize that Iraq and Afghanistan are killing zones. Basically, we go over there tell all the terrorists that we are going to be there and wait for them to show up so we can kill them. This way the terrorists don't bother coming to America because why should they when they can just go to Afghanistan to kill Americans. Where we then kill them.
#79 to #36 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, its not borderline untrue, its just untrue.
User avatar #84 to #79 - toosexyforyou (12/25/2013) [-]
It's very unlikely for them to lose right now which is really all that matters.
#88 to #84 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
That depends entirely on what you consider winning, I suppose. Militarily, you could go full police-state on Iraq and Afghanistan, but your armed forces are fighting a nationalist and religiously motivated guerrilla army on their own turf, and with every civilian death in the middle east at the hands of drones or tanks or personnel, their hatred for your occupation grows stronger. These factors are not conducive to the destruction of terrorist groups or the propagation of the american way of life. You may be winning from an occupational and death-toll perspectives, but this isnt a call of duty game. Military actions are spurred by political objectives, and so far none of those objectives have been accomplished.
#94 to #88 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
We killed Osama Bin Laden, weakened the Taliban and Al-qeada and Iraq is now a somewhat democracy. I think by your logic we have accomplished all of our political goals.
#95 to #94 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
you're kidding yourself on the second and third point, friendo, but good job on creating a martyr. It just so happens that Bin Laden wasn't the only terrorist targeting the west (SHOCKER)
#74 to #36 - captainstinkypinky (12/25/2013) [-]
*coughcoughVietnamcough*

#4 to #2 - anon (12/24/2013) [-]
Nationalism.

Who would want to believe their country is fighting to make the largest corporations and defense contractors, their lobbyists, and their pet senators richer? Better to just call it an aggressive defense.

Before any other Americans get pissed at me: I've nothing against our soldiers, I know they are simply doing what they feel is their duty. I served in the army for 8 years as a flight medic before I had enough of watching young men die for the bastards in DC.
User avatar #14 to #2 - szymonf (12/25/2013) [-]
It's not only America but every other country in the world, regardless of whether they were attacked in the past century or not. The people who serve are practicing the greatest civil duty a man or women can do (save for voting). They may not be fighting against enemies on their homeland but they are fighting for the ideals that their country hold dear and they are willing to not only die but kill for their country and compatriots.

I am a Canadian and every remembrance day ceremony in school the same line would be repeated to us: "they died protecting your rights" or something like that. I'd always be the grumpy **** and say basically what you just said.
User avatar #34 to #2 - dabombmanater (12/25/2013) [-]
You make a really good point. Fire fighters will be burned alive to save a stranger, Cops will dive in front of bullets to save a kid, Power line workers will get shocked to death so you can turn on your lights, a prison guard risks being shanked every day to keep criminals away from us. But the guy controlling a predator drone killing a bunch of people on the street while hes 3 miles away is considered way more heroic than all of the above in America. In fact very few military trades see real combat. the rest of them are support jobs that can even be an office work environment. It's just over glorified for some reason. Not saying they aren't heroic. Very many soldiers fully sign up with the thought that they are making there country a better place but it is weird that it monopolizes on the heroic selfless image.
#9 to #2 - anon (12/24/2013) [-]
Define "army"...

If you mean a large group of soldiers attacking under the influence of a government, then Japan attacked Peal Harbor and landed an invasion force on the Alucien islands during WWII.

If you mean a foreign government taking aggressive action against the U.S., then the Soviet Union placed missiles at Cuba, which is obviously an aggressive action against the U.S. at the time.

If you mean any attack on U.S. soil, then 9/11 was an attack.

As for the second part of your question, there were, are, and will always be people who want to hurt others or force others to think the way they do. The reason we have the right to voice our opinions in the ways we do is because our "offense is the best defense" keeps these guys under wraps.Basically, without our soldiers, the people who would want to silence us would be allowed to.
#75 to #9 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
You win.
User avatar #16 to #2 - keiishiyama (12/25/2013) [-]
Soldiers willingly sacrifice their well-being to protect the well-beings and rights of over three hundred million people they will never meet. They are willing to get hurt or killed to protect their fellow man. There's no other way to put it.

However, our government has no right to be sending these people over to the Middle East so oil companies and politicians can get richer. **** all of them.
User avatar #23 to #16 - TeChNoItUP (12/25/2013) [-]
fyi hes talking about rich man and politicians that should go **** themselves. Some people are not smart so for them i just wanted to clarify.
User avatar #62 - subtard (12/25/2013) [-]
>Oh **** I'm in trouble, what can I do to make people like me again...

"Our soldiers are good."

Completely irrelevant, but works every time.
User avatar #85 to #62 - toosexyforyou (12/25/2013) [-]
Uhh you could not be further away from the truth, he doesn't give a **** . He could easily make this go away if he apologized but he never will
User avatar #81 - possiblydominator (12/25/2013) [-]
I think it should be perfectly okay to express your opinion. In his case, he doesnt agree with homosexuality, but is he doing anything extreme about it? No, he just doesnt agree and that is perfectly fine. If the world stopped trying to be politically correct, I think everyone would be a lot happier
User avatar #66 - thrakerzad (12/25/2013) [-]
but this is our one true chance to prove to putin tha we aren't a county of homosexuals
#65 - thismustbeseen (12/25/2013) [-]
I would have bought the whole "fighting for your freedom" thing back in WWII when there was some chance that if America lost the war, it might have been invaded, captured, turned into a fascist state, thus people would loose their freedoms.

... but in every conflict since then, and especially the most recent ones, I don't see how that would work. American people's freedoms aren't being threatened at all by foreign powers now.

So, Phil Robertson, if you're talking about WWII vets, ok, I agree, kinda, anyone else? No.
#67 to #65 - tristagx (12/25/2013) [-]
Eh, I see it as more of safety than freedom and more preemptive if anything...
#69 to #67 - thismustbeseen (12/25/2013) [-]
So they are preemptively fighting for your safety. ... well.. I kinda get that, but it takes the honor out of it I think.
#73 to #69 - tristagx (12/25/2013) [-]
Yes, now what they are doing isn't the smartest or the best but keeping the terror groups from getting a foothold can save lives in the long run. I know its not on the same scale but it could be thought of as keeping hitler (or many little hitlers) in check before WWII. I can see how it would seem less honorable but the bottom line is there are people still dying, they choose to serve their country in the hopes that their brothers can sleep safely, (whether that is necessarily true or not is hard to say) that to me still has some honor in it.
#70 to #69 - nauticaj (12/25/2013) [-]
A lot of WW2 Vets did see their retirement and pensions cut..
#72 to #70 - thismustbeseen (12/25/2013) [-]
I can agree that that's a bad thing... retirement and pensions are something you are promised, and at that age depend on.

But if you want to divert attention away from yourself, it's no where near the greatest injustice going on in America these days. ... it's probably what viewers of that show thought of as the greatest injustice though.
User avatar #87 to #65 - toosexyforyou (12/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, bro. America just needs to back off and let threatening countries build up their strength so that the fight is even. That's what you sound like. Why the **** would America sit back and risk it's freedom later instead of acting now and making sure that it stays at the top?
#90 to #87 - thismustbeseen (12/25/2013) [-]
You again? Well, I'll ask you this - which countries are 'building up' to such a degree that the freedom of all Americans is at stake?

... merry Christmas by the way.
#13 - whydoesthishappen (12/25/2013) [-]
I find it hilarious that he thinks people are actually supporting a bunch of dead beat red necks
I find it hilarious that he thinks people are actually supporting a bunch of dead beat red necks
#38 to #13 - improbable (12/25/2013) [-]
lol noob
User avatar #82 to #13 - spceinvdr (12/25/2013) [-]
failure to troll
User avatar #30 to #13 - leonplaysgames (12/25/2013) [-]
First off, hundreds of thousands of people support these "deadbeat rednecks"

Secondly, these "deadbeat redneck" make more money in a day than you, your parents, your aunts, uncles, and cousins combined make in a year. And furthermore, have more money today than you will ever have in your entire lifetime.

Not to mention they all love each other greatly, which is more than i can say for your parents.
User avatar #31 to #30 - whydoesthishappen (12/25/2013) [-]
how the **** do you know I won't be successful?
User avatar #32 to #31 - leonplaysgames (12/25/2013) [-]
Because you are arguing with me on a silly website rather than meeting your life goals.
User avatar #39 to #32 - whydoesthishappen (12/25/2013) [-]
that's what I thought
just teaches you not to draw conclusions on someone you know literally nothing about
User avatar #48 to #39 - leonplaysgames (12/25/2013) [-]
Oh and "Just teaches you not to draw conclusions on someone you know literally nothing about" is so ******* ironic in regards to your first post that i just **** myself from laughing.
#76 to #48 - rottenronald (12/25/2013) [-]
Yeah.... not irony
User avatar #103 to #76 - leonplaysgames (12/26/2013) [-]
He just made a comment about a person he really knows nothing about, and then tell me not to draw conclusions on people i know nothing about.

That is pretty ironic, if not hypocritical.
#105 to #103 - rottenronald (12/26/2013) [-]
Great, he's being a hypocrite, but that is literally not the definition of irony. Irony is either a method of conveying with your words an opposing message, much like sarcasm, or a literary device in which the result of a series of developments turns out to be exactly opposite to a figure's attitude or intention.

He's contradicting himself, not being ironic.
User avatar #107 to #105 - leonplaysgames (12/26/2013) [-]
Alright, I suppose I was wrong in saying ironic. However, if you are not an English major, then you really need to re-evaluate your life man. Correcting grammatical mistakes on the internet isn't all that cool. Especially when you are talking about the differences of hypocritical, ironic, sarcastic, ect.

Just be glad some of us can form simple sentences without butchering the English language.
#108 to #107 - rottenronald (12/26/2013) [-]
I'm an english major.
User avatar #109 to #108 - leonplaysgames (12/26/2013) [-]
Then you have a valid reason to correct people.
#113 to #109 - rottenronald (12/26/2013) [-]
Even if I wasn't, the fact that I know how irony works is a valid reason to correct you.
User avatar #117 to #113 - leonplaysgames (12/26/2013) [-]
Also, good luck with that job market.
User avatar #116 to #113 - leonplaysgames (12/26/2013) [-]
Has anyone ever told you that you are a cunt? Stop posting.
#119 to #116 - rottenronald (12/27/2013) [-]
Thanks, man! I'm actually just finishing up my last semester of carpentry at college now as well, so I sorta have both. This way, I have both the ability to write, read, think critically, and communicate my thoughts in a clear manner, as well as have access to a totally different source of income.   
   
 Really sorry that your blatantly obvious inferiority complex gets in the way of you sounding vaguely intelligent. Most people would have the capacity to look at their mistake and say "oh, well I guess I was wrong". If we were talking about things like math and chemistry and psychology, I would say things like that if I made an incorrect statement. What I would not do is bring up a person's educational history to challenge their right to the correction (not that education is correlative to intelligence). I appreciate your concern, but I think the person in need of luck in the job market isn't me, its the guy who doesn't know the difference between irony and hypocrisy sporting the 			******		 attitude.
Thanks, man! I'm actually just finishing up my last semester of carpentry at college now as well, so I sorta have both. This way, I have both the ability to write, read, think critically, and communicate my thoughts in a clear manner, as well as have access to a totally different source of income.

Really sorry that your blatantly obvious inferiority complex gets in the way of you sounding vaguely intelligent. Most people would have the capacity to look at their mistake and say "oh, well I guess I was wrong". If we were talking about things like math and chemistry and psychology, I would say things like that if I made an incorrect statement. What I would not do is bring up a person's educational history to challenge their right to the correction (not that education is correlative to intelligence). I appreciate your concern, but I think the person in need of luck in the job market isn't me, its the guy who doesn't know the difference between irony and hypocrisy sporting the ****** attitude.
User avatar #120 to #119 - leonplaysgames (12/28/2013) [-]
Let me rephrase what i tried to say earlier.

Oh, I guess i was wrong!

At the same time, you don't have to be a dick about me being wrong.

The "fact you know how irony works" is not a valid reason to correct me. The only reason you felt the need to correct me is because you take some sort of pride in correcting random people on the internet. Talk about inferiority complex! You are no better than a common grammar Nazi.

Most grammar Nazi's that i have known are English majors, and feel a need to use their worthless degree against people that only have the basic high school education that i have. Also, before you use the whole "difference between irony and hypocrisy should have been taught in high school" I will respond that we did indeed cover the difference between the two subjects. However, it has been two years since i have been in high school, and i am currently taking courses at a vocational school that really doesn't emphasize English, math, or science. So i did have a momentary lapse in thought when I made that statement.

The statement "good luck with that job market" was made because English majors have one of the highest unemployment rates, next to philosophy and most of the social sciences.

The ****** attitude comes from the ****** attitude i received from you earlier.

And finally, if i EVER see the question "What is the difference between Irony and Hypocrisy" in an application, or if I hear it in an interview, I swear to god I will PM you.

I am done arguing with you, so I am going to ask that we leave it at this. Go ahead and reply to this if you must. However, I will no longer be responding. Have a good day, and once again, good luck with the job market.

PS. What do they teach you with a carpentry degree? I mean, I took some wood shop in high school, and we had construction companies hiring some of my classmates right out of high school. I guess I just don't see the purpose of getting a degree in the subject. Whatever floats your boat I guess.
User avatar #42 to #39 - leonplaysgames (12/25/2013) [-]
Bill gates was helping a company named CCC look for bugs in their code at a very young age. He began writing programs for other companies soon after. And at age 17, Bill gates already had a joint venture with a man to create a traffic counters based on the 8008 processor.

He did all of this before he turned 18.

What are you doing with your life again?
User avatar #35 to #32 - whydoesthishappen (12/25/2013) [-]
how did I know you'd bring up that silly argument?
User avatar #33 to #32 - whydoesthishappen (12/25/2013) [-]
1. everyone had something to spend their free time on. this is no different
2. I'm not even in college yet, what could I possibly be doing during Christmas break other than wasting free time?
User avatar #25 to #13 - sausydangles (12/25/2013) [-]
A&E lost 70% of its viewership when they announced that they would be keeping Phil off the air. Considering it is one of the most highly viewed reality tv shows on air, it's safe to assume that yes, people are supporting them.
#43 to #25 - jujuface ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
The only reason they canceled the show was because they were certain that sponsors would drop duck dynasty now that one of the main characters announced his unwelcoming attitude towards homosexuals. A&E would not have dropped the show if it wasn't going to hurt their bottom line in the end. The free market has decided
User avatar #50 to #43 - sausydangles (12/25/2013) [-]
A. They haven't cancelled the show, they wanted to take Phil Robertson off the show. B. The free market did decide and A&E pretty much backed off and realized that it's really going to hurt their bottom line more to lose the show than it will be to piss off some pro-gay sponsors. Take cracker barrel for example; they announced they would be removing certain duck dynasty products from their stores and in less than 48 hours they reversed their decision because of the response they got from their costumers.
#121 to #50 - jujuface ONLINE (01/18/2014) [-]
Saw this on the news and thought of you..
Duck Dynasty ratings are down by almost a third since season 4
#55 to #50 - jujuface ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
"A&E has not announced when or if Robertson will return to filming the show."
“A&E isn’t going to walk away from ‘Duck Dynasty,’ they can’t afford to do it,” the insider said. “It’s just a matter of getting both sides to agree on how to move forward.”
-nydaily
Either Robertson apologizes, or duck dynasty continues to run without him. I'm calling it. I don't care much about the matter even though I disagree with him since it is becoming clear his kind are quickly dying off anyway, but the simple fact of the matter is that a&e does not want to be involved with a loose cannon that could get real racist real fast.
User avatar #80 to #55 - toosexyforyou (12/25/2013) [-]
This is the first time that someone has made me hate gays. Well done, I'm gonna keep in mind what pretentious dickwads gay people can be
User avatar #59 to #55 - sausydangles (12/25/2013) [-]
He has black grandchildren and his comments really weren't as racist as people claim they are. I know for a fact that Phil Robertson won't apologize and A&E has really just shot themselves in the foot here because they're going to lose no matter what they do. If A&E doesn't put Phil on then they lose most of the audience, if they do they'll lose sponsors and probably some people on their other shows. Plus, it would be absolutely no problem if A&E dropped them completely because they'll get picked up by another network in a heartbeat and most of their income is generated by their business in the first place.
User avatar #27 to #13 - raptorbagel **User deleted account** (12/25/2013) [-]
you sir deserve plus 20 not minus 20
User avatar #24 to #13 - malinko (12/25/2013) [-]
looks like at least 14 people are so far.
User avatar #15 to #13 - jaymichaeltwothree (12/25/2013) [-]
Those "deadbeat rednecks" are millionaires
User avatar #83 to #15 - spceinvdr (12/25/2013) [-]
hes a troll you dumb bastard
User avatar #40 - Greevon (12/25/2013) [-]
Wasn't he suspended because he said something super offensive to gays or something?
As far as I'm concerned, Discovery made a good move by taking him off. If they didn't that'd basically be them saying it's okay to be a bigot. And that is NOT the image Discovery wants to garner. These are the people who run the Science channel and stuff, not Fox News.
User avatar #44 to #40 - theblacksheep ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
It was A&E, not Discovery.
User avatar #45 to #44 - Greevon (12/25/2013) [-]
I apologize. I thought it came on discovery though.
User avatar #46 to #45 - theblacksheep ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
No reason to apologize. The original clip may have been shown or somehow related to discovery, I'm not sure about that. But he was let go from A&E which aired his duck dynasty show.
User avatar #49 to #40 - loonquawl (12/25/2013) [-]
Being on TV doesn't automatically make you have some politically correct totally agreeable viewpoints on everything. If the network doesn't approve of having rednecks comment on social issues, they ******* shouldn't have contracted a bunch of rednecks for a reality show.
User avatar #52 to #49 - Greevon (12/25/2013) [-]
well, that explains the expulsion, doesn't it then?
User avatar #53 to #52 - loonquawl (12/25/2013) [-]
I think they should have known what they were getting into when they hired them.
It's not exactly hidden knowledge that southern boys are generally against homosexuals.
User avatar #54 to #53 - Greevon (12/25/2013) [-]
Well, I always thought it was a stupid show, so I agree with the notion that it was a dumb idea.
But at the same time, I understand that's it's a great cash cow. So, I'll bet they planned on just riding it out until this situation happened. I'm not saying reality TV show stars are exactly role models, those orange freaks from Jersey Shore are still prancing around on stage, but I guess bigotry is where studios draw the line.
User avatar #56 to #54 - loonquawl (12/25/2013) [-]
Well when I think of rednecks, bigot pretty much seems like a synonym for rednecks.
And the show, it does entertain me when I'm drunk, or when there's absolutely nothing else on.
User avatar #57 to #56 - Greevon (12/25/2013) [-]
I live in Texas, surrounded by rednecks. Most of them, I **** you not, are open minded intelligent people. Most people I know have at least one gay friend or know someone who does and they're fine with it.
User avatar #58 to #57 - loonquawl (12/25/2013) [-]
I live in California, so I have limited exposure to people who aren't ultra politically correct assholes. The few self identified rednecks I do know are actually quite fun to hang around.
User avatar #68 to #40 - mapleknight (12/25/2013) [-]
He basically just explained he didn't believe homosexuality was right. He didn't say anything over the top like "god hates fags, they should be killed"
he just expressed that he thought being homosexual was a sin, and everyone overreacted.
User avatar #26 - raptorbagel **User deleted account** (12/25/2013) [-]
America, you need to stop watching Duck Dynasty and realize that rednecks like them give America a bad reputation.
User avatar #63 to #26 - snood (12/25/2013) [-]
Americans don't care about their reputation. we're the best country in the world, why do we care if Irish and finish people think we're rednecks?
User avatar #98 to #63 - raptorbagel **User deleted account** (12/25/2013) [-]
Really, I'm American and I hate when people on the internet automatically assume I'm an illiterate gun totting fatass.
#96 to #63 - thegrayknights ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
Wouldn't say the best country in the world... but you guys aren't all rednecks
User avatar #92 - predictablepeter (12/25/2013) [-]
Sigh... I really don't even care but since it doesn't seem like this is going away:

Freedom of Speech means that the government cannot stop him from what he says. It means that if he says something I don't like I can say that his opinion is stupid. Of course he has the right to his opinion but I don't have to appreciate it nor accept it.
#64 - anon (12/25/2013) [-]
True Hero's huh? That's why this is a brain washing propaganda scheme like everything that comes out of America. How about you Christians stop slaughtering innocent people and convincing other people that others are the enemy, exploiting the ignorance of people who know nothing about what they are being told is the bad or evil people when the evil people are the ones telling them all of that ******** . Oh well, I guess that is what happens when they worship Satan and Dajjal.
User avatar #29 - gayboard ONLINE (12/25/2013) [-]
I don't know what the **** is going on with DD
User avatar #12 - szymonf (12/25/2013) [-]
you're beating the horse
User avatar #1 - undeaddog ONLINE (12/24/2013) [-]
Dude stahp I stopped being able to thumb you from the first 2 pages of frontpage.
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