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Success Is Its Own Defense

Posted on | December 30, 2013 | 84 Comments

If something works, it works. To intellectuals, however, theory takes precedence over practice and ideological abstractions like “equality” are more important than actual success and happiness. So in the wake of their failure to destroy “Duck Dynasty” because of patriarch Phil Robertson’s alleged homophobia, now the Left has its collective panties in a bunch because, in 2009, Robertson said this:

“Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out,” he said. “Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now, that’s a woman.”
“They got to where they’re getting hard to find,” Robertson remarked. “Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ’em. Look, you wait until they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket.”
The Duck Commander company founder added: “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16, they’ll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that of course.”

From all the pearl-clutching horror inspired by this quote, evidently we’re supposed to think the Robertsons are the Louisiana Taliban. But then you get to the end of the article and read this:

Robertson practices what he preaches. He began dating his wife, Kay, when she was only 14 and he was 18. They waited until Kay was 16 to get married.

Oh, that’s right: Phil and Kay Robertson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. they’ve got four grown kids and numerous grandchildren and — by the way — they’re millionaires. For obvious reasons, the Left must discourage this way of life.



84 Responses to “Success Is Its Own Defense”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 30th, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    So who is your partner John and how did you meet?

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 30th, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Can you leave the beef out of it Rob?

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 30th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    AAAAHHHHHHH! John, what the hell, Halloween is long over!

  4. Alessandra
    December 30th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Aww feeling too diminished?

  5. tlk244182
    December 30th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Now THAT’S funny!

  6. John LaRosa
    December 30th, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Sorry for the visual. I hope I didn’t ruin your dinner. 🙂

  7. K-Bob
    December 30th, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    To intellectuals, however, theory takes precedence over practice and ideological abstractions like “equality” are more important than actual success and happiness.

    This reminds me. Go check out the weaky-pedo pages for Lysenko. They’re busting their asses to rehabilitate the guy.

    Every time someone mentions the horrors of Lysenkoism, it gets replaced by very bland, passive-voice statements about lack of success. Either that or no one has ever mentioned how all of the real scientists ended up in the gulags.

    You also won’t see the word “gulag” on the page (or the one about “Lysenkoism”)

    The left never slows in its metastasis.

  8. K-Bob
    December 30th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    And a real man wouldn’t make it anyone else’s business. SO folks can pretty much give up on that one.

  9. K-Bob
    December 30th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    Just because chickens run from you doesn’t mean that’s what’s going on with people hunting waterfowl.

  10. Will Icare
    December 30th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    you know it would be OK (in their minds) if only Phil had chosen a 14 year old boy…………

  11. James Anderson
    December 30th, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    Johnny boy people like you advocate just having sex with 15 year olds, getting them pregnant then hitting the road….and leaving her to raise the kid or abort it. ……scum just scum.

  12. James Anderson
    December 30th, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    how can you advocate a man having sex with another mans anus,

  13. James Anderson
    December 30th, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    I know MANY normal couples (phil and kay included) who have been together over 50 years. and have met very few gay people who I would consider happy.

  14. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    You’re an idiot. Ya wanna yawk it out, that idea you dangled there in your riff? I’ll give you 5000 words on ALL the websites I run to make your case… but you will have NO SAY in how the blowback goes….

    Try me, smartie.

  15. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    Where are you from? And I don’t just mean “state,” but “state of mind.”

  16. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:20 am

    Phil went to Lou Tech. Your inner bigot is showing, asshat.

  17. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    And who’s the catcher?

  18. Adjoran
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    She wants stuff for free. Parasite.
    And this from a woman who posted pictures of her vacation to Spain and Italy. Yes, the working folk need to contribute to her whoring around, she clearly can’t afford it herself.

  19. Alessandra
    December 31st, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Touchy, touchy! LOL Yawk out your idea right here. Let’s see what kind case you have. And who’s the idiot.
    Looks like the diminished guys come in pals…

  20. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    “And one marriage that started for her at 16 and continued doesn’t erase all the failed other ones that have also existed like this.I was also thinking today that the fact they became millionaires puts this attractive gloss on everything they say or are. And that is kind of weird.”

    Stupidity, in both statements.

    Despite the hardships endured, they kept faith to their vows. “All the failed other ones” is impertinent twaddle. And the money didn’t mean shit when it came to their existence, but it DID glaze A&E’s eyes.

    I first caught them on the Outdoor Channel… I’d bet they could go back there and be just as happy as peas and carrots.

  21. Alessandra
    December 31st, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    “Despite the hardships endured, they kept faith to their vows.”

    Which vow was that? Did he vow to throw out his wife and children out of the house because he got fed up with them?

    And failed marriages, violent marriages, and destructive marriages are no twaddle (even though anything you think is impertinent I like!). They are real and not the kind of marriage that we need in society.
    16 yr olds are not adults, and should mostly not be getting married. Certainly not as a rule.

  22. Quartermaster
    December 31st, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    A decent person doesn’t want to know. There is such a thing as too much info. After 50 years, that’s their’s to deal with.

  23. Quartermaster
    December 31st, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    The ban hammer should be brutally swung upon your sinful head for that pic. We do have standards here. 🙂

  24. Quartermaster
    December 31st, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    Yeah, I watched my father do it many years ago.

    OTOH, you’ve just demonstrated a gross ignorance of scripture actually says.

  25. Quartermaster
    December 31st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    You just love irrelevancy. You H8 is showing though quite clearly.

  26. John LaRosa
    December 31st, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Maybe this one would be more appropriate around lunch time.

  27. John Richter
    December 31st, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    Never told anyone they should do that. Phil did tell people they should m,arry junior hiigh kids.

  28. John Richter
    December 31st, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Lol… look at all the cons advocating guys marry junior high kids just because their new hero advocated it to people….If a lib TV personality said that to a crowd, Palin, Rush, and Fox would have their sheep foaming at the mouth in outrage over it.

  29. John Richter
    December 31st, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I can give you plenty of scripture on womans role in the bible.Read it sometime. It isn’t pretty.

  30. John Richter
    December 31st, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Lol cons first line of defense is to call you gay…..

  31. Quartermaster
    December 31st, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    I’ve read the entire Bible, and I know what it says – in context. All you would be giving anyone is your warped view of scripture.

    No, scripture isn’t pretty to a person who lives in sin and has no intention of living a godly life.

  32. Munchki Crumpkin
    December 31st, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    I hate to burst anyone’s bubble but this whole Duck Dynasty flap was nothing more than a marketing ploy from the start to finish. The timing is too obvious. First, have Phil say a few controversial things to draw
    condemnation from main stream America. Next, have A&E “suspend” Phil drawing rabid support from Ducksters. Then have the right wing media machine go to work ginning up outrage over Phil’s suspension for his “Christian beliefs”. And finally, sit back and count the cash as evangelical Christmas shoppers fill up their buggies with talking Uncle Si dolls and pre-worn Duck Dynasty camo underwear. This is now taught in business schools as the the Chick-fil-a effect.

    So I guess we can add pedophile to Phil’s list of accomplishments now right below bigot and homophobe. But hey, the guys a millionaire so that makes it all OK. Maybe Phil’s come down with a case of the Afluenza.

  33. K-Bob
    January 2nd, 2014 @ 5:45 pm


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