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What if Miley Cyrus Grew Up in the Duck Dynasty Household?
American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2013 | Jennifer London

Posted on 08/30/2013 5:57:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I was thinking about the Miley Cyrus kerfuffle the other night while watching a Duck Dynasty marathon. I'm a recent convert to the show, being wary of most of what falls under the category "reality show." One can never be sure when treading into the dark waters of so-called "reality" TV that Miss Kay is at all different from Mama June.

Miley is taking a bit of a beating for her performance on MTV's Video Music Awards. While the backlash is understandable -- she is an adult and therefore responsible for her own behavior -- did she really even stand a chance, given her parents' willingness to dump her into the cesspool that is Hollywood?

Compare and contrast dads Billy Ray Cyrus and Willie Robertson: while both are Southern good ole boys, Billy Ray went Hollywood and Willie chose to stay backwoods. And there's the difference. Willie chose what is best for his family, while still being able to become an American success story. For the most part the Robertsons have kept it real -- that is, they've kept their lives family-centered, not celebrity-centered. Every show ends with the family seated around the dinner table in prayer. The message is very powerful, and the show's high ratings support that message.

On the other hand, Billy Ray, like many other stage moms and dads before him, pimped his daughter out to the highest bidder. He has thrown her to the wolves for his own gain, and they've devoured her with relish.

Another difference between Billy Ray Cyrus and Willie Robertson is that Billy Ray wants to be friends with his kids, as he himself expressed in an interview from six years ago with Glenn Beck. Billy Ray abdicated the role of dad in favor of the easier route.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billyraycyrus; duckdynasty; mileycyrus; moviereview; twerking; willierobertson

1 posted on 08/30/2013 5:57:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We’d’a never even HEARD of Hannah Montana.


2 posted on 08/30/2013 6:01:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Robertson boys would take Robin Thicke on a one way trip into the swamps. Gator bait. No cameras on that excursion.


3 posted on 08/30/2013 6:03:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

An article that makes a relavant contrast. But the parenting story for Duck Dynasty hasn’t fully played out yet either. They too are celebrities, like it or not. I give those kids a better chance for the reasons stated in the article. I also give them a better chance because they likely have a stronger foundation of morals and values on which to rely.

But in the end, only time will tell.


4 posted on 08/30/2013 6:11:54 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are just Rednecks with money. Willie knows it but Billie Ray pretends he is something else.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 6:12:40 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: SeekAndFind; GeronL; Tax-chick
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6 posted on 08/30/2013 6:17:47 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I finally saw the video of this yesterday. The sad attempt at making their "show" shocking and sexual completely failed. It wasn't shocking, it wasn't entertaining, it did not titillate anything but ire; the only things clearly on display were her tongue and ineptitude.

I have not been able to tolerate her song since before I knew it was hers (I'm a dip $#!+ I can do what I want).

If this was all about keeping her in the spotlight it has clearly accomplished that. Is she the heir to the Lohan legacy? Time will tell.

OTOH, it would be a mixed surprise to find out she is not a cheap little slut, but is simply willing to portray herself that way. What if she is intentionally misrepresenting herself before the millions of girls who grew up as her fans? It seems to me she would be saying "My fame is more important than all of you combined". In many ways, that is even worse.

Either way, this was one of the most pathetic things I have seen in a very long time.

7 posted on 08/30/2013 6:28:02 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Phlap
They are just Rednecks with money.

LOL - They know the part they are playing, and they play it well. Ignorant and stupid are to very different things. I do not believe any of them are either one.

Additionally, they strike me as wise enough to know that if fame or money get in the way of who they are, they will not walk away... they will run.

8 posted on 08/30/2013 6:34:30 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7
Ignorant and stupid are to very different things.

That's two funny.

9 posted on 08/30/2013 6:39:26 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: 70times7
they strike me as wise enough to know that if fame or money get in the way of who they are

I like the show and I like the show's message. It's the only "modern" (read, post 1970) adult TV show I let my kids watch, without any qualms. And I like Phil. I aspire to be a curmudgeon like him.

However, the Robertsons get paid each week for doing what amounts to a 30 minute commercial for their business. It's watched - not just tolerated like a commercial, but really watched - by millions. Far more than any paid advertisement would.

Redneck doesn't mean "dumb", Jack. :-)

10 posted on 08/30/2013 6:42:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SeekAndFind

What she simply grew up period?


11 posted on 08/30/2013 6:42:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting.

In my view, Miley Virus (aka Lydia Chlamydia) achieved EXACTLY what she set out to do.

A week later and people are still talking about her, even on FR.


12 posted on 08/30/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: SeekAndFind
This was the best thing to ever happen to MTV. Heck not only did it become a hit in the ratings, but it has been non stop discussion since it occurred. Heck even Syria is talked about less. Next year's MTV Video Awards might just be the most watched in it's history. I am not saying that is good or bad but bad publicity in Hollywood normally turns out pretty good for them.
13 posted on 08/30/2013 6:43:22 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Libs are working overtime trying to dig up some dirt on the Robertson family.
14 posted on 08/30/2013 6:45:10 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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Only Two Days until
September.

Less than $3.5k to go!!
We can do this!!

15 posted on 08/30/2013 7:01:53 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: knarf

RE: We’d’a never even HEARD of Hannah Montana.

And that’s a bad thing?


16 posted on 08/30/2013 7:07:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: 70times7

When calling people ignorant and stupid, you may want to proof check just to make sure it doesn’t hit you in the face.

Pray for America to Wake Up


17 posted on 08/30/2013 7:08:15 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was thinking, if she’d been born into the “Pawn Stars” family, she’d still be pimped out, but they’d have got top dollar for her...


18 posted on 08/30/2013 7:10:30 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Miley (a stupid name if there ever was one) doesn’t realize that she’s homely. Yes, Miley is homely, but she does possess, like Britney Spears (remember her) a sophomorically sexy body.

So, she wiggles her ass, sticks her tongue out, acts down and dirty and think this will make up for her homely little face.


19 posted on 08/30/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 70times7

“Wise”... You got that right. We are close enough here in Memphis and surrounding areas to see these guys every once in a while at an outdoor expo or something. Fine folks.

Oh, and in case there are a few who didn’t already know, here’s an excerpt from a quickly Bing’d article (link at end)

“Yet Robertson, who first found wealth as the inventor of the Duck Commander duck calls and then fame as the patriarch of a clan of Louisiana duck hunters on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” reality series, is no backwoods bumpkin. He’s a multi-millionaire with a master’s degree in education. He’s also perhaps the best athlete ever to come out of the little town of Vivian, La.

In the 1960s, Robertson, now 66, was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech for two seasons ahead of Terry Bradshaw. His teammates and a coach recall him as a talented, outdoors-obsessed character who walked away from his final year of eligibility to spend more time hunting and fishing, but had the talent to play in the NFL”

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/18740/how-good-was-phil-robertson-at-football


20 posted on 08/30/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT by HeadOn (Be ready at a minute's notice to saddle up.)
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To: HeadOn

In the 1960s, Robertson, now 66, was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech for two seasons ahead of Terry Bradshaw. His teammates and a coach recall him as a talented, outdoors-obsessed character who walked away from his final year of eligibility to spend more time hunting and fishing, but had the talent to play in the NFL”


Terry Bradshaw said Phil Robertson had the best arm he’d ever seen.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 9:43:02 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: IbJensen
"Miley (a stupid name if there ever was one)"

Wikipedia lists "Destiny Hope Cyrus" as her birth name.

Either name, she still put on one of the skankiness performances I've ever seen.

And, what IS the tongue all about? Just another notch up from skankiness?

22 posted on 08/30/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Morgana

I think it’s a tossup as to how members of the 3rd generation of Robertsons will turn out. They have a lot of advantages, starting with strong families and good moral formation, but even in such cases, there’s always been a certain amount of teenage running-wild. (Their grandparents, for example.) The introduction of nationwide celebrity and the opportunities it opens for young adults may result in some unhappy and highly public trainwrecks. I sincerely hope not, though!

Another positive element is that they were wealthy before they were celebrities, so there’s been no introduction of sudden riches to destabilize the families.


23 posted on 08/30/2013 10:37:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: wbill; bray; 70times7
I don't know why 70times7 is taking flack for his comment. After observing that there is a difference between ignorance and stupidity - which is certainly true - he specified that he believed the members of the Robertson family were neither ignorant nor stupid. To wit:

Ignorant and stupid are two very different things. I do not believe any of them are either one.

If couldn't stop myself from being excessively literal, I would observe that it's likely that there are many subjects of which various members of the Robertson family are ignorant, just as there are for every living human being, even Thomas Sowell. We all don't know much more than we know.

24 posted on 08/30/2013 10:43:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: chaosagent

Interesting tidbit... Did not know that. Thanks.


25 posted on 08/30/2013 10:51:53 AM PDT by HeadOn (Be ready at a minute's notice to saddle up.)
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To: IbJensen
doesn’t realize that she’s homely. Yes, Miley is homely

Cute as a young teenager and matured into homely. It happens.

26 posted on 08/30/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Tax-chick; wbill; bray; 70times7
You may be missing the point but I noticed that you posted the following in Italics as if it were the original quote, it is not.

Ignorant and stupid are two very different things. I do not believe any of them are either one.

I thought the original was humorous, the correction is not.

27 posted on 08/30/2013 1:54:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

I was feeling humorless and just wanted to discuss the content.


28 posted on 08/30/2013 2:13:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: IbJensen
Yes, Miley is homely, but she does possess, like Britney Spears (remember her) a sophomorically sexy body.

I'm looking as little as I can but that bod appears well on its way to middle age to me.

As a person on the outskirts of "elderly" I can probably say that.

29 posted on 08/30/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: hummingbird
what IS the tongue all about?

All kinds of demonic rituals involve a darting and/or protruding tongue.

30 posted on 08/30/2013 2:20:07 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86
As a person on the outskirts of "elderly" I can probably say that

I'm in that neighborhood myself. I'm 68, to a person 10 or more years my junior, they probably think I am already there. To a person 10 or more years my senior, I am a whipper snapper.

31 posted on 08/31/2013 4:40:26 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SeekAndFind
fart photo: Fart Fart.jpg She might fit right in. miley cyrus photo:  MConfire_zps58e04a1e.jpg
32 posted on 08/31/2013 3:46:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: bray
When calling people ignorant and stupid, you may want to proof check just to make sure it doesn’t hit you in the face.

LOL - you are going to have to help me out; What is the post number of your correction, mr. hand print cheek?

33 posted on 09/09/2013 8:32:13 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Graybeard58
May bee ware you live its funny. I have herd they're are places like that.

It was a typo...

I am humbly here before you, begging and pleading for your utmost forgiveness, oh mighty man of grammar!

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I MUST DO TO ATONE FOR THIS HORRID AFFRONT!!!

Or not, I don't care. Thanks for your too cents anyway.

34 posted on 09/09/2013 8:51:17 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: wbill
Redneck doesn't mean "dumb"... Yes, I know. That was my point.

Phil is my absolute favorite on the show. Calm, measured, wise, but not in any particular hurry to place himself on display. I don't think of him as a curmudgeon; I don't recall ever seeing him flustered or upset, even when his old chair was sold he took it in stride. I particularly enjoyed seeing him and Kay renew their vows.

35 posted on 09/09/2013 10:12:10 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: SeekAndFind

She wouldn’t be spanking dwarfs in public.


36 posted on 09/09/2013 10:12:59 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: HeadOn

Wow! Great article. Thank you!


37 posted on 09/09/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7

I knew it was a typo, get the chip off your shoulder. I make typos too but they are rarely humorous, yours was.

I wasn’t laughing at bad grammar but at a funny typo.


38 posted on 09/09/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

I considered your post humorous and responded in kind. Get the bag of chunk mulch off of yours.


39 posted on 09/09/2013 12:15:44 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7

May God bless you richly brother.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: 70times7
It was a typo... I am humbly here before you, begging and pleading for your utmost forgiveness, oh mighty man of grammar! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I MUST DO TO ATONE FOR THIS HORRID AFFRONT!!!


41 posted on 09/10/2013 6:09:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Graybeard58
Ping for above.

It is the only way he can atone.

42 posted on 09/10/2013 6:10:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Graybeard58
Thank you! He has and continues to.
May God do the same for you.
43 posted on 09/11/2013 6:05:12 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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