Report: A & E will conduct a nationwide campaign to apologize for Phil Robertson’s Christianity.
FNC and others are gushing with news that the A & E cable channel has ‘relented’ to public pressure and lifted the ‘ban’ of Phil Robertson from the super-hit Duck Dynasty show. That means Phil will be on the show when it resumes taping next spring. As part of the press release, the anchors say A & E will conduct a nationwide campaign to educate Christians on ‘tolerance’. If the Robertson family approved that bullshit, my esteem for the whole clan will sink lower than whale shit and A & E is off my watch list.
A & E should conduct a campaign for tolerance but it must be directed at GLAAD, LGBT, the NAACP, professional race baiters (Sharpton, Jackson, etal), Democrat’s Party, Hollywood, TV anchors and other intolerant sons-of-bitches that think they have the moral authority to approve speech for the rest of us.
Can you believe this country has degraded to this state?
During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battles for the Atlantic and Pacific, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan, Germany and their axis allies.
It’s worth noting, that during the almost same exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn’t build a functioning web site.
And some dumbasses still insist that 18 years-old are wise enough to vote for president.
Larry Alex Taunton at The Atlantic:
Robertsonâ€™s remarks were met with indignation. A&E swiftly suspended Robertson with the justification that â€śHis personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.â€ť This seems obvious given that the show is about Robertsonâ€™s family and not about the families of A&E executives and those who write their press releases. Furthermore, Robertson, in making his comments, did not claim to represent A&E. As even the most casual viewer of the show can tell you, he claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ. As such, is anyone really surprised to discover that the Duck Dynasty star is opposed to homosexuality on moral grounds? Apparently, the brass at A&E found it astonishing. Perhaps they should put down GQ and watch their own programming.
Or maybe they want to avoid an uncomfortable truth: that Robertson wasnâ€™t expressing â€śhis personal views,â€ť but principles that are intrinsic to his religion. You see, Robertson didnâ€™t simply attack and disparage the sexual preferences of a minority, as Alec Baldwin recently did in a hateful rant. No, Robertsonâ€™s opinionâ€”couched as it was in scriptural references that suggest he not only owns a Bible, but also reads itâ€”reflects the teaching and practice of historic Christianity and, by extension, the opinion of a sizable portion of the American public. Indeed, according to a June 2013 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (45 percent) of Americans polled said they believe homosexual actions are a â€śsin.â€ť
With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, more than half of the mortgages in Las Vegas under water, casinos opening up all around the country and online gambling legislation underway in various states, it seems as if the reasons for the very existence of Atlantic City and Las Vegas are in serious jeopardy.
So merry Christmas. If ObamaCare’s benefit and income redistribution requirements made your old, cheaper, better health plan illegal, you now have the option of going without coverage without the government taking your money as punishment. You can also claim the tautological consolation of an ObamaCare hardship exemption due to ObamaCare itself.
These exemptions were supposed to go only to the truly destitute such as the homeless, bankrupts or victims of domestic violence. But this week a group of six endangered Senate Democrats importuned HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to “clarify” that the victims of ObamaCare also qualify. An excerpt from their Wednesday letter, whose signatories include New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen and Virginia’s Mark Warner, is nearby.
The Daily Mail:
• MailOnline can reveal a show publicist did accompany Phil Robertson to interview – but was NOT there when made his damning homophobic comments to GQ magazine
• However, sources say Phil made similar comments ‘throughout interview’ so A&E WOULD have been fully aware of the general tone of the interview
• Robertson family are sticking by patriach Phil – and are refusing to film TV hit without him
Jonathon Moseley at Canada Free Press:
Republicans in the United States just damaged their chances of winning elections in 2014, while trying to increase their chances. That is what is wrong with the Republican Party: A total failure to properly diagnose or understand the Party’s circumstances cripples it. What Ronald Reagan saw so clearly, Republican insiders cannot grasp.
Obama lied. He broke his promises about ObamaCare. Broken faith is melting the Democrats’ hopes of winning elections in 2014. Obama cannot smooth-talk voters back who no longer trust him and are no longer listening.
Therefore, Republicans had to save the Democrats and throw away the GOP’s advantage for 2014. Republicans broke their own promise to the voters â€“ also a core promise â€“ to reduce spending and get the deficit under control. Now voters can feel equally betrayed by both Republicans and Democrats. Now there is no need to favor Republicans over Democrats in 2014, because both parties broke bedrock campaign promises. – Bold added
Representative Paul Ryan (POS-Wisc.), in ‘budget deal negotiations’ with Senate socialists, agreed to cut pensions of military retirees by $6 billion over the next 10-years. — Disabled Military Retirees Not Exempt…
A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.
The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.
Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.
Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.
Gingrich hits back hard against Reich’s assertion that Republican stonewalling of the Obama agenda is the only reason we haven’t drawn closer to utopia over the past five years, calling it “baloney.” Gingrich shot back: “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city. Their policies have failed, they’re not willing to admit it, and the fact is, it’s the poor who suffer from bad government.”
Reich stammered something about how outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn’t a Democrat, but aside from Bloomberg’s decidedly government-centered philosophy, the rest of New York’s political machinery has been safely in Democrat hands forever. No one is going to “solve” the poverty debate in an exchange of sound bites, but Gingrich’s point about how badly-run government causes the greatest suffering among the poor is far more solid than anything Reich says, and it’s worth exploring further.
The flood of North American crude oil is set to become a deluge as Mexico dismantles a 75-year-old barrier to foreign investment in its oil fields.
Plagued by almost a decade of slumping output that has degraded Mexicoâ€™s take from a $100-a-barrel oil market, President Enrique Pena Nieto is seeking an end to the state monopoly over one of the biggest crude resources in the Western Hemisphere. The doubling in Mexican oil output that Citigroup Inc. said may result from inviting international explorers to drill would be equivalent to adding another Nigeria to world supply, or about 2.5 million barrels a day.
That boom would augment a supply surge from U.S. and Canadian wells that Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) predicts will vault North American production ahead of every OPEC member except Saudi Arabia within two years. With U.S. refineries already choking on more oil than they can process, producers from Exxon to ConocoPhillips are clamoring for repeal of the export restrictions that have outlawed most overseas sales of American crude for four decades.