FEAR THE BEARD: A&E Caves, Phil Robertson Hiatus Over Patriarch Back on ‘Duck Dynasty’ … Phil Robertson 2 – GLAAD 0
HE’S BACK … AND WE ARE SO
Less than two weeks after Robertson was put on “indefinite hiatus” for his remarks than angered GLAAD, the ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch is back on D2 as A&E has caved due to a backlash like they have never seen. This represents another reversal of fortune as related to Phil Robertson as it was just last Sunday that Cracker Barrel learned the errors of their ways and had to put back Robertson’s merchandise on the shelves after they had a knee-jerk reaction the previous Friday and removed it. I am starting to sense a trend here. It is a victory for free speech, it is a victory for freedom of religion and a victory against the Gestapo PC police.
Oh what a lesson this is to the liberal media and the intolerant LEFT … Take notice how one stands up to a bully.
BOYCOTT AGAINST A&E VICTORY … MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!
An A&E statement to The Hollywood Reporter read:
As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s homes, and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principles.
That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the misinterpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article and reiterate that they are not views we hold.
But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family … a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.
So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family. (Read the rest HERE)
Oh I cannot wait for the GLAAD meltdown. Careful, they may actually cause Global Warming it is going to be so intense.
A note to the tolerant LEFT and GLAAD who may not agree with another individuals personal and religious beliefs … turn the channel!!! One of my favorite tag lines for A&E’s decision reversal from Legal Insurrection … A&E Admits it Ducked Up – will bring back Duck Dynasty Star. Ha, yes they did!
UPDATE I: Oh so many Tweets at TWITCHY.
The length of an “indefinite” ban from filming for an outspoken star of the hit reality series Duck Dynasty has been revealed, and it is zero days.
The A&E Networks on Friday announced a decision to reinstate Phil Robertson, the patriarch of its runaway hit guns ‘n’ god series, just one week after suspending him for controversial remarks he made in a GQ interview.
Earlier this month, Robertson told GQ he thought “homosexual behavior” was sinful and led to bestiality. A&E promptly declared itself “extremely disappointed” with the viewpoint and said “the network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Following a ratings-threatening backlash from hundreds of thousands of Duck Dynasty fans, A&E on Friday issued a groveling retraction of that stand.
Daily Commentary – Friday, December 27, 2013 – Now Charlie Daniels and Piers Morgan in Twitter War of Words
- Also over the Duck Dynasty controversy … Charlie Daniels says, “Piers Morgan you wouldn’t last five minutes in the swamps Phil Robertson hangs out it.”
16 Year Old Victoria Jackson Missing Since 12/19/13 in Pasadena, TX … Believed to have Met Man On-line at Social Media Website
16 year old Victoria Jackson has been missing since Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Pasadena, Texas. According to the teen’s mother, Victoria Jackson never came home from school and she believes that here daughter was tricked by a man she met on a social media website. Texas Equusearch is aiding in the search for the missing girl.
Missing – 16 year old Victoria Jackson
Victoria Jackson, 16, has been missing since December 19. Her mother says the 16-year-old never came home from school.
Jackson’s mother says she believes her daughter was tricked by a man she met on a social media website.
Jackson is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs around 135 pounds and has brown hair and blue-green eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding Victoria Jackson’s whereabouts is asked to contact 877-270-9500.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, December 26, 2013 – Charlie Sheen Has Twitter Rant Over Duck Dynasty Star’s Comments
- Bashing Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for his views on gays
WAPO-ABC News Poll: Barack Obama Job Approval Rating 55% Disapprove, 43% Approve … He’s Fallen & He Can’t Get Up!!!
2013 is not over yet and neither are President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers falling … He’s Fallen and he can’t Get Up!!!
The Emperor has no close, and no approval ratings either. The most recent WAPO-ABC News poll is out and it is not good news for Barack Obama or Democrats. Across the board on key issues that are important to Americans like the economy, handling the countries problems and trustworthiness, Obama has either lost significant ground or the lead all-together to the GOP. Obama’s polling numbers are in disarray because the American people, who once gave him the benefit of the doubt, now see that he cannot be trusted. Obama has wasted all this time and lied about Obamacare, rather than focusing on the economy and jobs as he had promised as well.
Check out the comparisons from just a year ago … Had America known now what they should have been made aware of in 2012, Barack Obama would have lost the 2012 presidential election in a landslide. Obama can thank his lucky stars that the US Constitution does not provide for recall elections for the president.
Pic- Washington Post, read full story HERE
President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care Act two months ago.
Obama’s standing is of particular concern to congressional Democrats as they look to next year’s midterm elections. Parties that control the White House suffer — sometimes significantly — in midterm campaigns when the president’s approval rating is below 50 percent.
On several key measures, Obama has lost significant ground to his Republican opponents in Congress. On the question of who is seen as better able to handle the country’s main problems, Obama and Republicans are tied at 41 percent. A year ago, the president’s advantage was 15 points and at this stage in 2010 it was still five points.
Obama also has lost the lead he enjoyed on who could better deal with the economy. Today Republicans are at 45 percent to Obama’s 41 percent.
Any lead that Barack Obama and Democrats had over the GOP have all but eroded in 2013.
Posted December 17, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
#You Lie, 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Divider in Chief, Economy, Epic Fail, Ethics, Government, Healthcare, Healthcare.gov, Hope and Change, Job Approval, Misleader, Misrepresentation, Obamacare, Obamanation, Politics, Polls, The Lying King, Transparency, WAPO-ABC News, We the People, You Can Keep Your Insurance | one comment
Saturday Night Live Skit Mocks Barack Obama Selfie, the Raul Castro Hand Shake & the Fake Mandela Interpreter
It would appear that SNL has finally realized that the Obama presidency is a joke and easy fodder for their skits … The amazing part about it is that their parody is exactly what basically happened.
“First, I got roped into taking a selfie with the blonde female Danish prime minister. Some people said Michelle was angry at me for that. But, I talked to her afterwards and I can assure you, she was furious.” [pic-look at that body language]
“Finally there was a sign language interpreter who clearly had no idea what he was doing”.
Quinnipiac Poll: Obama’s Job Approval Rating Falls to Low of 38% … Obamacare at 34%, Handling the Economy 37%, Not Honest & Trustworthy 52%
HOW LOW CAN THE
LION LYING KING GO …
According to the UK Daily Mail, a recent Quinnipiac poll has President Barack Obama’s job approval rating continuing to fall, down to 38% while a whopping 57% disapprove. Barack Obama’s poll numbers are reaching epically bad levels as there is no end in sight for Americans finding out further bad news regarding Obamacare and the 2000 unread pages in how it affects people’s lives. Americans continue to find out and realize that they were lied to and the impacts are directly being felt. Obama is seeing lows across the board in handling the economy, healthcare, foreign policy and is seeing support from key groups like Latinos and Millennials completely fall apart. But wait, there is one thing that Obama gets high marks in, 52% polled say that Obama is not honest or trustworthy.
Once a president loses the trust of the people, they are finished, #You Lie!
Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in the same territory as President George W. Bush’s following Hurricane Katrina.
The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released numbers on Tuesday showing that just 38 per cent of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, with a whopping 56 per cent saying they disapprove.
The president has lost his landslide electoral edge among young voters, too, with a negative 41–49 per cent rating among 18- to 29-year-old voters. His once formidable support among Hispanics has also evaporated: They now support him by an historically small 50–43 per cent margin.
Worse for Obama’s fast-approaching legacy-building years, the public believes he is not ‘honest and trustworthy,’ by a 52–44 per cent score. A smaller majority, 51 per cent, said he lacks ‘strong leadership qualities.’
Today, Obama gets negative scores of 6 – 92 percent among Republicans, 30 – 62 percent among independent voters, 31 – 64 percent among men, 44 – 49 percent among women and 29 – 65 among white voters. Approval is 76 – 18 percent among Democrats and 85 – 9 percent among black voters.
- 37 – 59 percent on his handling of the economy
- 34 – 62 percent on health care
- 42 – 49 percent on foreign policy
- 40 – 48 percent approval for his handling of the situation in Iran
- 49 percent young voters now saying they disapprove of his job performance
- 43 percent of Hispanics now oppose Obama
WHAT A MESS … Get ready for the Identity Theft that is going to be a result of the Obamacare web site where no security was ever put in place …
From CNBC comes the following frightening revelations. The security issues with the beleaguered web site are even worse than thought. David Kennedy, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC the unthinkable, ”When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time.” He was then asked whether the site posed a risk to individuals personal information. Kennedy responded, putting your information on the Healthcare.gov web site puts yourself at risk. Since it is on the federal level, the government does not have to disclose that they have been hacked or a breach has occurred.
It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”
How did this government allow such a colossal failure to go forward that would put so many millions of Americans at risk of ID theft? In one respect, they are lucky that it was so poorly constructed that people could not get on to enroll and in turn have their info hacked.
Posted December 3, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Chicago-Style Politics, Community Agitator, cybersecurity, Epic Fail, Gutter Politics, Hacked/Hacking, Healthcare.gov, Internet, Misleader, Obamacare, Obamanation, Scandal, Technology, The Lying King, We the People, WTF, You Tube - VIDEO | one comment
4 Dead and Many Injured (11 Critically) in Metro-North Train Derailment in the Bronx, NY Heading from f Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal in NYC (Update: 67 Injured) (VIDEO)
BREAKING NEWS …
TheNY Times is reporting that a Metro-North Railroad train derailed Sunday morning killing four and injuring 67, of which 11 were critically. The train was the 5:54 a.m. out of Poughkeepsie, and was due at Grand Central Terminal at 7:43 a.m., derailed in the Bronx, NY along the Hudson River. WABC reported the train derailed from the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge.
At least four people were killed after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River, officials said.
A total of 67 people were injured — 11 critically — a New York Fire Department spokesman, Jim Long, said.
The derailment occurred when several cars of a train headed south from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., left the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge on the Hudson Line, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, Aaron Donovan.
Councilman G. Oliver Koppell, who represents the area and was at the scene, said the accident was “certainly the worst one on this line.”
UPDATE I: VIDEO from CNN.
Police divers were in the water hours after the crash searching for survivors, CNN affiliate WABC reported.
The train came off the tracks just as it was coming around a sharp curve shortly after 7 a.m., fire officials told CNN affiliate WCBS.
A law enforcement official on the scene and familiar with the investigation said the train operator told investigators he applied brakes to the train, but it didn’t slow down.
Passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC he thought the train was traveling “a lot faster” than usual.
UPDATE II: Live coverage from NBC-NY (VIDEO).
UPDATE III: More VIDEO of Train derailment …
UPDATE IV: New Jersey 101.5 has a time line of events.
AP-GfK Poll: What a Sad Commentary of Today’s Society, Two-Thirds Say People Can’t Be Trusted … #You Lie
When did “Trust” become a 4-letter word … Who will be the role models?
As the AP article says, ‘In God we trust, maybe, but not each other’. How sad. What a sad commentary on where our society has gone where Americans don’t trust each other anymore. It is one thing to have blind trust and rose colored glasses, it is quite another to have trust be remain skeptical and always question. However, the trust trends, or lack thereof have rose dramatically in the last 40 years. I think it is no surprise that it would be based on the Watergate years. But what has changed in that respect where people would think at the very least that their President could set the image of trust. But that is certainly not the case today as Americans found out that Barack Obama was lying when he told “We the People” that if you liked your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan, PERIOD! That coupled with all to many scandals like IRS-gate, AP-gate, Fast & Furious, Benghazi-gate, NSA-gate, Rosen-gate, etc. How could people really trust when they see all of these lies going on around them?
But it is larger than just politics. We need something to reverse the trend so that individuals want to trust others.
These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question.
Forty years later, a record high of nearly two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people.
An AP-GfK poll conducted last month found that Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. Less than one-third expressed a lot of trust in clerks who swipe their credit cards, drivers on the road, or people they meet when traveling.
“I’m leery of everybody,” said Bart Murawski, 27, of Albany, N.Y. “Caution is always a factor.”
Does it matter that Americans are suspicious of one another? Yes, say worried political and social scientists.
What’s known as “social trust” brings good things.
A society where it’s easier to compromise or make a deal. Where people are willing to work with those who are different from them for the common good. Where trust appears to promote economic growth.
Trust has to be earned, it does not grow on trees. And once trust is broken, it takes years, sometimes forever to repair. So, is it too late to reverse this trend? Some say that it is. Is it possible to go back to a simpler time and instill not only trust, but values in people to act accordingly? The question really is, who will step up and play the adult to make “TRUST” a valued principle?
In fact, some studies suggest it’s too late for most Americans alive today to become more trusting. That research says the basis for a person’s lifetime trust levels is set by his or her mid-twenties and unlikely to change, other than in some unifying crucible such as a world war.
People do get a little more trusting as they age. But beginning with the baby boomers, each generation has started off adulthood less trusting than those who came before them.
The best hope for creating a more trusting nation may be figuring out how to inspire today’s youth, perhaps united by their high-tech gadgets, to trust the way previous generations did in simpler times.
There are still trusters around to set an example.
Posted December 1, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
#You Lie, AP Telephone Scandal, Benghazi-Gate, Child Welfare, Ethics, Fast & Furious, FOX-gate - James Rosen, Good & Evil, Government, Greed, Gutter Politics, Internet, IRS-gate, Liars, Misleader, Misrepresentation, NSA, Personal Choice, Polls, Role Models, Scandal, The Lying King, Tyranny, WTF | 2 comments