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Duck Dynasty: The Pro-God, Guns, Family and Capitalism Reality Show Rules the Ratings Roost
Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Doug Giles

Posted on 08/18/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by Kaslin

Duck Dynasty kicked off its fourth season last Wednesday and they did it with a bang, raking in the highest ratings for any cable reality show in US history.

Yep, last Wednesday a whopping 11.8 million people rocked up to see what was going down in the bayou at the Robertson’s household.

You just know that kind of success has got to make miserable the dainty, little, progressive crowd who are trying legislatively and culturally to peel America away from the pro-God-and-country values that the cast of Duck Dynasty showcases with hairy-chinned hilarity.

Indeed, without a sex tape; without shoving transvestites down our throats; without lauding rank, familial dysfunctionalism; or parading feral children of the corn, or mocking God, or having sex on camera for their grandparents to see, or selling moonshine, or being naked and afraid, or having their children yell, “F--- you!” at their parents during church, America has voted with their time and with their cash that they would rather watch the Duck Commanders move through their day than watch the cultural chum slick that Hollywood dishes up, ad nauseum, et infinitum.

In contrast to the cultural-coarsening bilge that Hollywood and Manhattan churn out with predictable regularity, the Robertson’s are unabashedly pro-God, pro-guns, pro-hunting, pro-family, pro-self reliance, pro-capitalism, pro-charity, pro-America, pro-military and pro-respect for elders, and the show platforms that when you live like that, well … life tends to smile on those who honor such time cherished truths. Plus, they're laugh-out-loud funny.

That’s gotta hurt, eh, progressives? I mean, nearly every thing you and Tinseltown champions and lauds – this show is not. In addition, nearly everything Obama legislates, as the “Hope & Change” our nation, according to him, “needs” -- this show subtly screams against.

From a cultural standpoint this is very telling and muy encouraging to me. It appears as if millions and millions of Americans have a massive appetite for good, clean fun versus the self-destructive mayhem the societal deconstructionists are trying to foist upon us.

So, what does this cultural phenomenon mean? Well, it could mean that maybe, just maybe, our nation’s not, as it appears, going to hell in a hand basket.

Also, could it be that we’re finding our way back to God and traditional values via the squawk of a mallard call blown by Christian long-beards hiding in a duck blind?

God works in mysterious ways, eh?

Congrats to Duck Dynasty for their success and thank you, A&E, for having the cojones to put such a quality show on your channel amidst a lot of opposition.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: familyvalues; god; guns; realitytv

1 posted on 08/18/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I don’t have cable or satellite TV anymore (kicked DirecTV out last August) but I do have Netflix which is carrying the first season or two of Duck Dynasty. What a great show!! Absolutely love it. Going to have to find a way to see the current season online somewhere. Guessing Amazon Prime (which I also subscribe to) will carry the new episodes charging a buck or two to watch them. Money well spent IMO.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 7:32:50 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Kaslin

Phil Robertson 2016


3 posted on 08/18/2013 7:37:39 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: usconservative

I have only watched one episode of the series out of curiosity when I happened to surf and hit the channel, I just set my DVR to record the new shows


4 posted on 08/18/2013 7:46:47 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ryan71

*rme*


5 posted on 08/18/2013 7:47:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
It took me a couple of times before I couldn't wait for the next show..These people are so great and remind me of my family except for the hunting part..I have nothing against that part they eat what they kill and that is the way God meant it to be. Love this family..
6 posted on 08/18/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT by PLD
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To: usconservative

Check out the A&E website for episodes:

http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/


7 posted on 08/18/2013 8:02:18 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin

Folks are obviously hungry for “traditional values.” The GOP needs to run more “Traditional values” candidates. By the way - Rand Paul is NOT a traditional values guy...he is a libertarian wackjob. While he does have some good ideas, if he stays a “strict” libertarian he is an anathema to most traditional values.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 8:04:15 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Kaslin

It is so much fun to watch, I can’t remember enjoying a show as much. Good for them,


9 posted on 08/18/2013 8:11:27 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Kaslin

Si sticks in my craw...

That said, I love the freshness and the unadulterated respect shown by these characters. The show screams of love and truth. Uh, maybe a few white lies.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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To: usconservative

A&E has an app for iPad & it shows Duck Dynasty.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 8:13:34 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Kaslin

How do I get EWTN without subscribing to 200 other channels I don’t want?


12 posted on 08/18/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Kaslin

The libs have to hate a family that can love God AND life at the same time.

Look for major Prog efforts too destroy these folks...upto and including an Obama Executive Order.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 8:16:20 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Mercat

I think you can get full episodes of certain shows on line EWTN has a very good and logical website.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

Uncle Si is a bonafide lunatic. Love it!


15 posted on 08/18/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Calpublican

He’s my favorite.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 8:32:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

And just think that most of TV was like this not that long ago.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 8:33:41 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

AMC has run some “Rawhide” episodes and most of these episodes had a moral lesson in the story line.

Much different from the tripe coming out of the studios today.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Kaslin
Duck Dynasty: The Pro-God, Guns, Family and Capitalism Reality Show Rules the Ratings Roost

Naturally!

19 posted on 08/18/2013 9:45:49 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: usconservative

Check your Freepmail.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Mercat

I watch/record Longmire on Monday night on A&E the same channel that has Duck Dynasty. It’s on channel 46 here, or on HD channel 773 which is what I watch. You might want to check tvguide.com for your area and see what basic channel has A&E


21 posted on 08/18/2013 10:14:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mercat

Oh wait a minute you were asking about a completely different channel that has nothing to do with this threat, but like I said you can check tvguide.com for your area


22 posted on 08/18/2013 10:20:00 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Robertson’s are unabashedly pro-God, pro-guns, pro-hunting, pro-family, pro-self reliance, pro-capitalism, pro-charity, pro-America, pro-military and pro-respect for elders, and the show platforms that when you live like that, well … life tends to smile on those who honor such time cherished truths.

This is the foundation that made this country great.

23 posted on 08/18/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: wizr

“Si sticks in my craw...”

Strange, for some reason or other, he sort of sticks in my craw also. I don’t hate him but I could do without him. I like the show but they seem to rerun the reruns an awful lot and as a result I don’t follow it regularly. Its refreshing as the comments show here. I’m not a big TV fan though.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 12:11:01 PM PDT by depenzz ("My tastes are simple. I'm always satisfied by the best" WC)
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To: usconservative

I just added the first season to our Netflix queue. Too bad it’s not on streaming.


25 posted on 08/18/2013 1:43:14 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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