Friday, December 20, 2013

QUACK! QUACK!

A famous line from the O.J. Simpson trial concerning a glove in evidence was, "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit."

When I was a kid, my cousin and I used to work those 1,000 piece puzzles. We had a rule. After turning all of the pieces upright, we lost a point for each piece we touched without knowing where it belonged in the puzzle. In other words, it had to fit where it belonged in order to properly assemble the puzzle. When the puzzle was finished, the one with the fewest points lost was the winner. Sometimes we would try to force a piece to fit in order to avoid losing points. It never worked right.

Men don't fit men. In order for a man to have a man, a certain amount of force must be used. It becomes an unnatural fit and, regardless of what liberals pretend, it works poorly. It also hurts. It tears tissue, invites infection and introduces incurable diseases.

So I have come up with a brand new old saying. I will express it in an Italian accent: "If it don't-a-fit; you must-a-quit."

By simple math we know beyond all doubt that homosexuality is not normal. It is not natural, either, in spite of liberals insistence that certain mountain goats practice it. The only male goats that involve themselves with other male goats are those who can't win the battle for a female goat. Plus, animals tend to "engage" anything that comes along when they're in the mood.

Which of us has not had the experience of a dog coming up to us and suddenly start "dancing" with our legs? Everybody laughs because we tend to laugh at that which is unnatural or illogical.

Homosexuality is a sin practice that emerges as a result of behavioral conditioning. It is not in the genes and it is not a choice. It is a sin because it is not in the center of God's will. That is the definition of sin. Whatever is not in the center of God's will is a sin. That's why we are all sinners, like it or not.

Phil Robertson was asked and expressed his opinion on the subject of homosexuality. He did so and then was castigated for it, by liberals first, then the press and finally by A & E. He was fired.

Robertson was fired for expressing his belief. For freely expressing his opinion, he was terminated. A & E fired him for exercising his right to an opinion and for expressing it when asked.

That's real freedom.

Let me see if I have this straight. In the liberal mind you have a right to free speech as long as that speech is vulgar, uncivilized or bashed Christianity, Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney. You do not have a right, according to liberals, to speech that they don't agree with.

You do not have a right to believe that homosexuality is a sin and is wrong behavior. You do not have a right to express that opinion. If you do express that opinion, you might reasonably expect to be ridiculed, bullied and/or fired from your job.

All the while, A & E continues to carry programs that express opinions that do NOT offend liberals, no matter who else they offend. It's a good thing there's no double standard there.

The heads at A & E are among the stupidest people on earth. They are taking a false stand in favor of political correctness. They fired one of the lead characters of the most popular cable show in existence for thinking a certain way and then expressing what he thought when asked.

Occasionally, people ask me for my opinion on something. They say something like, "Joe, I'd like your opinion on something." I invariably reply, "Great! I have on on nearly everything!"

If you don't want the wrong answer to a question you ask me, don't ask the question. If you ask the question, I am going to give you my opinion, whether you like or agree with it or not. I do not believe in, nor do I practice, political correctness of any kind at any time.

Let me assert that A & E had the absolute right to fire Phil if they want to. A & E is their business, not mine. But in my humble, but correct, opinion, it was a stupid move and will prove to be very costly to them in the long run, business wise.

Note: I do not have cable. I have never watched Duck Dynasty, don't know what the show is about (except that it has something to do with duck calls, which astonishes me), and really don't want to watch it.

That said, the kerfuffle over the firing of Phil Robertson is indicative of the stupidity of the media in general (think Mike and Molly, The Middle, Two Broke Girls and other inane productions) is becoming ever more apparent.

The same people who screamed bloody murder when I refused to allow "freedom of speech" in the form of foul language on this blog are now attacking freedom of speech when it contradicts their thinking.

What a bunch of idiots!

10 comments:

Duckys here said...

What's with the beards, they all Muslims?

Duckys here said...

Also, Joe, A&E is trying to finesse this.
He was NOT fired.

He was suspended and I expect he will be back after a short hiatus. A&E will not risk their main outlet to the Ted Cruz crowd.

Your reporting is poor once again.

Dave Miller said...

And Joe, like many other ill informed conservatives, you've gone down the "he was denied free speech path."

Where was his free speech denied? Now of course, there are always consequences to that speech, but the government cannot, and did not infringe upon his right.

They also did not infringe upon A&E right to fire him.

It's a free country, say what you want and accept the consequences...

What we also saw was naked capitalism at work. And the extreme right should get ready for more. As more and more of America changes to a more progressive world view, your views will be found more and more in the minority. That means as you share them, businesses will want to distance themselves from you, or risk losing business. The far right is setting themselves up for disaster in not seeing this and their support for capitalism will be the cudgel that will hammer them.

A&E made a business decision in suspending Phil... pure and simple. And as Ducky noted, you are wrong again... suspended, not fired...

Joe said...

Ducky: Beards = Muslim. Everybody knows that. Santa Clause is a Black Muslim.

He WAS fired until he was just suspended.

DM: "the government cannot, and did not infringe upon his right."

You are absolutely right. Every time I have addressed the issue of free speech I have pointed out that the Bill of Rights prohibits the federal government from making ANY law regarding freedom of expression. But it was not the federal government that whined when I deleted comments that contained vulgar language.

The Constitution makes absolutely no mention of whether I can restrict speech on my blog.

This post points out without reservation A & E's absolute right to fire (which was changed to "suspend" after the fact)Phil if they want to, for whatever reason they want to. If he is too fat for them, they have a right to fire him. If he is to tall for them, they have a right to fire him. If he is Jewish, they have the right to fire him. If he is gay, they have the right to fire him. If he is smelly, they have the right to fire him.

The trouble is, the federal government thinks it has the right (power) to make those decisions "for the good of the people."

That is the essence of despotism and is why we fought the English for freedom.

I think A & E behaved properly, if that's what they want. Their consequences will be a flood of mail and email objecting to their decision and a probable drop in revenue. Betcha they don't want that...and probably didn't think it would happen.

Duckys here said...

Poor Joe must have been heat broken when the Feds passed anti-discrimination laws.

Joe said...

Ducky "...Feds passed anti-discrimination laws."

I wasn't heat broken, whatever that means. But I don't think the Feds should have been involved the way they were.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - "...homosexuality is not normal. It is not natural, either, in spite of liberals insistence that certain mountain goats practice it."

It's not just certain mountain goats Joe. What you would call homosexuality has been observed in over 1500 species.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/20718.aspx

If God created all living things, why did he make so many of them queer? Or was it the fault of the black-headed gulls for listening to too many Village People songs?

"It is not in the genes and it is not a choice."

I agree that it is not a choice. I would invite you to go to any assisted living facility where the residents suffer from dementia. They might not recognize their family members, they might not remember what they did for a living, they may not even remember their own name or know where they are. But they never, ever forget whether they are straight or gay. Never. Because their sexuality is such a deeply ingrained part of who they are from the time they are born.

As for the whole Duck Dynasty thing, that's a load of nonsense from the start. Heck, they are a bunch of phonies anyway. Before they got a TV show, they looked just like the Romney's.

http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/pictures/old-robertson-family-photos/robertson-boys-appear-without-beards

Anybody in this country is free to espouse whatever bigoted, hate-filled vitriol they want.

And everybody else in this country is free to react to it however they want.

"Phil Robertson was asked and expressed his opinion on the subject of homosexuality."

It wasn't just homosexuality on which he expressed his opinion.

"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," the reality star said of growing up in pre-Civil-Rights-era Louisiana. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field ... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' — not a word!"

Robertson continued, "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

Ah yes, the happy, content, spiritual singing, cotton-picking, Louisiana Negro farm worker, who was treated as the equal of the Louisiana cotton-picking poor white trash.

The Golden Age when blacks knew their place, didn't bad mouth white folk and were happy to get whatever crumbs fell off the white man's table.

How could anyone take offense at those statements?

"You do not have a right to believe that homosexuality is a sin and is wrong behavior."

Sure you do. But you will also have to face the consequences of stating a belief that the vast majority of modern society believes is antiquated at best, medieval by most counts, and backwards and ignorant by modern standards.

"All the while, A & E continues to carry programs that express opinions that do NOT offend liberals, no matter who else they offend."

This should tell you something very important. You, are in the minority of American society.

America is a liberal, inclusive, secular, progressive nation that believes in social justice and equality. We are finally starting to live up to the aspirations so boldly put forth in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We are moving forwards, not backwards.

Finally!








Duckys here said...

Good point about dementia, XO.

Maybe Joe has a response.

Xavier Onassis said...

Ducky - Whenever I get nothing but chirping crickets from Joe, I chalk that up as a win on my tally board.

Craig said...

In order for a man to have a man, a certain amount of force must be used. It becomes an unnatural fit and, regardless of what liberals pretend, it works poorly. It also hurts.

I don't want to know how you know this. TMI, Joe, TMI.