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Duck Dynasty and Modern Family

Posted by madjillmom on December 24, 2013

The minute I heard about the brouhaha with Phil Robertson, I sent off a letter to A & E. I am supportive of the Robertsons. I watch their show. It is a great mix of ruggedness, business, faith and odd folks that are easy to like. You can watch it an laugh with them. You never hear a cuss word and you never hear meanness. I particularly love and wince at the exchanges between loving brothers, a testosterone driven one-upmanship that mirrors our own three sons.

Lately, I have a new addiction on TV. It is Modern Family. Modern Family features lots of likable characters, including a gay couple working out their own lives. It is charming and funny.

Our culture, pushed to the limit, pushes acceptance of gayness into our face. Simple acceptance of “live and let live” is not enough for GLAAD and P-FLAG. Evidently, they want all of us to believe that gay is mainstream. Is it? While I am happy that no one in today’s America must live in “the closet”, while I am happy that sitcoms can come up with funny couples that provoke though, I am also alarmed at the political clout of a minority of gay rights groups. When will they be happy with me? Must I evolve to their group think, the exact opposite of group think of the past that kept gays in the closet?  Will they only be happy when sin has been redefined and no one is a sinner? I am a sinner and fall short. So is Phil Robertson, and so is the gay guy down the street.

 

 

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Michele Unchained – Meat Inspectors Furloughed

Posted by madjillmom on February 25, 2013

As I have predicted, the First Lady is no longer in the “I’m just like you. I shop at Target. Vote for Barack.” box. She is unchained. She has used government money to go to the Oscars. She probably got a very nice dress from a very good designer to give out the Best Picture Oscar. Yes, she is just like us. Well, maybe not just like us.

No, she isn’t. I didn’t watch the Oscars. I haven’t seen any of the movies they nominated. I do not know most of the names of the actors. I watched Duck Dynasty last night. When I saw the clips this morning of the surprise visit of Michele to the Mecca of leftist money, my first thought was the cost.  I guess a few more meat inspectors will be furloughed and a few more children will lose their government babysitters. Sequestration evidently won’t affect this fun-loving,, high-flying (on our dime) First Lady.

The second thought that shot through my mind was did the administration trade this for not even mentioning Hollywood in the gun violence debate.

Update: She didn’t fly to Hollywood. She evidently did video clips for all the nominees during an inaugural ball with military props in the background. And by props, I mean people in the military. So I guess the soon to be sequestered meat inspectors are a bit safer.

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