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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson went on another rant.

Phil Robertson was previously suspended from the A&E series after bashing gays in a GQ magazine interview.

While phoning into Tony Perkins’ Christian-themed radio show on September 9, Phil Robertson blamed STDs like HIV, AIDS on “immoral conduct”.

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Phil Robertson’s latest rant came after Tony Perkins praised him for not conforming to political correctness that is destroying the country when under fire in 2013

Phil Robertson said: “God says, <<One woman, one man>>, and everyone says, <<Oh, that’s old hat, that’s that old Bible stuff>>.”

“But I’m thinking, well let’s see now. A clean guy – a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman – they marry and they keep their s** between the two of them. They’re not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe.”

“To me, either it’s the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or, it’s God saying, <<There’s a penalty for that kind of conduct>>,” he added.

“I’m leaning towards there’s a penalty toward it.”

Phil Robertson’s latest rant came after Tony Perkins praised him for not conforming to “political correctness” that “is destroying the country” when under fire in 2013.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson talked to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on September 2 about the killing of two American journalists by the ISIS militants and offered his solutions for how to handle it.

“Why is it when we’re not even over there in the Middle East, why do they continue to slaughter each other?” asked Phil Robertson.

The Duck Dynasty patriarch went on Fox News show Hannity to talk about his new book, UnPHILtered, but addressed the news first.

After citing some bible passages, Phil Robertson told Sean Hannity his view of the situation.

“In this case you have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible, I’m not giving up on them, I’m just saying convert them or kill them. One or the other.”

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Phil Robertson went on Fox News show Hannity to talk about his new book, UnPHILtered (photo Fox News)

Phil Robertson, 68, said ISIS is like “street gangs, street thugs on steroids”.

He added that it’s not like battling a “standing country with an army. This is more like worldwide gang warfare. My opinion is we’re going to have to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up to this point”.

However, Phil Robertson’s first choice for handling ISIS would be Jesus.

“I’d much rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ,” he said.

“However, if it’s a gunfight and a gunfight alone, if that’s what they’re looking for, me personally, I am prepared for either one,” Phil Robertson added.

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Duck Dynasty’s Miss Kay Robertson revealed that her first son, Alan, was born out of wedlock

In a new collector’s issue from Us Weekly, Phil Robertson’s wife of nearly five decades revealed that she and her husband weren’t legally married when they had their first child, Alan.

“Well, this is the first time I’ve shared this, aside from giving my testimony [in church],” Miss Kay Robertson told Us Weekly.

“When I made a vow to God and to [Phil Robertson], it was March 22, 1964.”

Miss Kay Robertson revealed that she and husband Phil werent legally married when they had their first child Alan photo

Miss Kay Robertson revealed that she and husband Phil weren’t legally married when they had their first child, Alan (photo A&E TV)

Miss Kay Robertson was 16 at the time.

She also revealed that in her mind, that was the day they committed to spending the rest of their lives together.

On paper, however, their wedding day was much later.

“It wasn’t legal,” Miss Kay admits.

“That’s the truth. We didn’t do the legal papers until April 11, 1968, after Alan, my oldest, was born. Alan says, <<Yeah, I would be the B [bastard] in the family>>.”

“But I want to tell you something,” she adds.

“My heart and my vow to God was true from the first day.”

Miss Kay Robertson, 66, and her husband Phil, 68, have three other sons, Jase, Willie, and Jep.

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Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson might be part of Zach Dasher’s campaign as his nephew is running for a congressional seat in Louisiana.

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Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, is running for a congressional seat in Louisiana (photo FOX)

Zach Dasher joked Monday on Fox News’ Hannity: “They’re going to be a big part of the campaign. I’m going to have Phil as my PR director – he’s so good with the media, and I’m probably going to have Si as my strategic consultant.”

“We’re still working on the details,” Phil Robertson’s nephew said.

Zach Dasher, who announced his bid for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, said the support of the Robertson family “means a lot.”

“We share a similar background and philosophy, be it political or our spiritual beliefs as well,” the candidate said.

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In a recent interview with Fox News, Duck Dynasty’s Miss Kay Robertson opened up about her husband Phil’s pre-fame battle with alcoholism and revealed why she stayed with him after he admitted to adultery.

Miss Kay, who married Phil Robertson when she was just 16 years old, said: “The worst advice I ever got was when they told me to leave him.”

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Miss Kay has been married to Phil Robertson since she was just 16 years old

“I attribute a lot of [sticking with Phil] to my grandma. She was such a stickler for staying with your marriage. She always used to say, <<You have to fight for your marriage>>.”

Miss Kay Robertson, now 63, added: “Of course I was someone that never believed I would have to do that because I read way too many books that ended with, <<And they lived happily ever after>>…When I say, <<I love you>>, it’s for life. If we would not have stayed together I would have known in my heart that I had done everything I could possibly do to make that marriage work.”

During Phil Robertson’s bout with alcoholism, Miss Kay said she reassured the couple’s children, Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep, that their father was at heart a good man who deserved forgiveness.

“I told my kids, <<Your dad is a good man. He has a good heart but right now the he’s letting the devil control him and that’s who we should hate – the devil and not Phil. We’ll pray and pray that the devil will leave him but he has to make the choice to do that,” Miss Kay Robertson recalled.

“I knew that from the Bible, and eventually he did make the right choice. I think that’s why my heart and my kids were easy to forgive too.”

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Duck Dynasty stars will be among the highlighted acts at this year’s Alaska State Fair, officials announced Wednesday.

Phil Robertson and other members of the show will headline the concert venue August 30, fair marketing director Dean Phipps said.

The family patriarch was briefly suspended by A&E last year after GQ magazine quoted him declaring that gays are sinners and African Americans were happy under Jim Crow laws establishing segregation. Supporters of Phil Robertson’s right to voice his opinions flocked to his defense before the network reinstated him.

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Duck Dynasty stars will be among the highlighted acts at this year’s Alaska State Fair

The fair is not making a statement in booking the family, Dean Phipps said.

“Us having them at the fair is not an endorsement of those opinions. But it’s a reflection of the popularity of the show with a lot of Alaskans who would want us to have them here,” he said.

Public opinion was running about 50-50 on the fair’s Facebook site after the act was announced, Dean Phipps said. Some people stopped in at fair headquarters to buy memberships that would allow them to purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale to the general public.

“We’re the Alaska State Fair, which means we represent all Alaskans, and if there’s anything that all Alaskans have it’s an opinion – and it’s all not the same,” Dean Phipps said.

“We’re charged with representing all Alaskans, and there’s a ton of them that are fans of <<Duck Dynasty>>. “

The fair does not book rap acts that promote violence or crime, he said. But when it comes to something more “subjective” like booking members of the Duck Dynasty cast, people can decide whether to attend the event, Dean Phipps said.

“We’re not requiring people to go to the show. It’s not something that’s right there at the gate when you walk in. You have to actually make a choice to go,” he said.

The Alaska State Fair, which runs from August 21-September 1 at the fairgrounds in Palmer, also announced that country singer Brett Eldredge will perform August 27.

Previously announced acts include Seether, Thompson Square, Tesla, Three Days Grace and Pentatonix. More acts will be announced later.

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Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson turned 68 on Thursday, April 24.

Phil Alexander Robertson was born on April 24, 1946.

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Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson turned 68 on April 24 (photo Facebook)

He attended Louisiana Tech University, where he played football, but turned down an opportunity to play professionally with the Washington Redskins.

Phil Robertson received a master’s degree in education and spent several years teaching.

He was the subject of controversy after a 2013 interview he did with GQ magazine, where he said that gay behavior is sinful.

Phil Robertson, a devout Christian, is married to Miss Kay and they have four children together – Alan, Jase, Willie and Jep.

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Duck Dynasty and NASCAR fans, who flocked to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday hoping to watch the Duck Commander 500 race alongside the Robertson family, were disappointed by delays due to inclement weather.

After waiting for hours, the race was eventually postponed to Monday morning because the track was too wet to race safely after the rain stopped.

The Sprint Cup race begins at noon ET on Monday. The Texas Motor Speedway went all out for the Duck Commander 500 race.

Concession stands were stocked with Uncle Si’s iced tea and Duck Commander BBQ and trimmings, and the stars of Duck Dynasty had various roles to play in the highly anticipated race.

Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal, and Phil Robertson was set to waive the green flag to start the race.

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Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal at Duck Commander 500

Jase Robertson was going to introduce the drivers, and his brother Willie had planned to present the winner’s trophy at Victory Lane.

Phil and Alan Robertson were also scheduled to speak at the Sunday morning “Racing with Faith” service.

The Robertsons, who have often traveled to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and were excited to sponsor their first NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway, still managed to have a good time at the event.

While many family members were unable to fulfill their duties at the race, 16-year-old Sadie Robertson prayed over the crowd as they waited for the race to begin, and Missy Robertson sang the national anthem.

Hopefully fans will be able to catch the Robertson family next year. World News Group reports that Duck Commander, the Robertson family’s duck call and hunting gear business, has a three-year sponsorship at Texas Motor Speedway.

Willie Robertson says he believes that the Duck Commander brand is “more than just duck hunting”

“It says family and being positive and a lot of things that we see in NASCAR – it’s a family sport. We’re tickled to have our brand associated with it.”

NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, who made an appearance on Season 2 of Duck Dynasty, has proved to be the Robertson favorite for the Duck Commander 500 race.

Clint Bowyer’s car sports the Duck Commander and Buck Commander logos, along with Willie’s Duck Diner and Duck & Dressing emblems.

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Duck Dynasty Season 5 ended this week with one of its most touching episodes yet – the Robertson family showed its support as Mia Robertson pursued another cleft palate surgery.

However, in spite of all the praise on Facebook, Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale still performed at a lower level comparing with Season 4 finale.

Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale drew 6.0 million viewers overall with 3.2 million among adults 18-49. That’s a 28% drop from the 8.4 million total viewers who watched the Season 4 finale on October 23 last year and a fall of 27% in the key demo result of 4.4 million.

This week’s finale was also down 29% from the 8.5 million overall viewers who tuned in for the Season 5 premiere on January 15.

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Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale showed the Robertson family support for little Mia before another cleft palate surgery

Analysts say Phil Robertson last year’s controversy is to blame for the continuous fallout of the show.

Several months later, Phil Robertson is still dealing with the backlash from the controversial comments he made in his fateful GQ magazine interview. In spite of accusations related to homophobia and racism, the Duck Dynasty patriarch managed to maintain a presence on the popular reality series. Unfortunately, ratings for Season 5 finale were a huge disappointment, particularly when compared to the show’s performance at the end of Season 4.

Some fans are wondering whether the low ratings could be the result of continued boycotting from those still bothered by Phil Robertson’s statements. After all, a number of dedicated viewers changed their mind about the show in the aftermath of his controversial GQ interview. But other fans made it clear on Twitter that the debacle had convinced them to stand strong for Phil Robertson they were glad to see a reality star speaking out on his Christian beliefs and they wanted more.

However, Phil Robertson still retains the support of his family.

During a recent interview with CNN, Phil Robertson’s son, Willie, explained: “Anybody who knows [Phil Robertson] – any gay, straight, black, white – anybody who knows Phil knows that he is about love and his message is about God’s love, and God’s grace, and God’s forgiveness, ultimately.”

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Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale showed a big family reunion before little Mia Robertson’s cleft lip and palate surgery.

Phil Robertson’s sister and brother-in-law Gordon showed up early for the reunion.

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Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale showed a big family reunion before little Mia Robertson’s cleft lip and palate surgery

Gordon shows up in a pink polo and khakis.

When Gordon says he’s a better shot than Phil Robertson at duck hunting. After a getting a mud baptism and borrowing some stinky old hunting clothes, it turns out polo-wearing Gordon isn’t as good as a hunter as he made himself out to be. He does get one duck, redeeming himself slightly in Phil Robertson’s eyes, but it’s doubtful the “yuppie” will be invited back to the duck blind.

In the end, there’s a big bunch of extended family, a lot of camo and beards, a couple of semi-professional wrestlers to spar against, a ton of food and a very brave Mia Robertson who won’t be able to eat solid food for a three months.

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The latest episode of Duck Dynasty revealed how Willie Robertson broke the family rule of never being late for duck hunting.

Uncle Si Robertson said: “Willie broke the cardinal rule of duck hunting and that rule is wake up in time to go duck hunting.”

Last year, Willie Robertson woke up late for opening day of duck season, a first for the Robertson men. So this year he was forced to help prepare all of Phil Robertson’s 64 duck blinds.

“I must say that I’ve never known a Robertson son to sleep in the opening day of duck season. You just wouldn’t do something like that. Ever,” said Phil Robertson.

It wasn’t enough to just subject his son to hard manual labor, Phil and Si also spent the day bossing around the Duck Commander CEO.

The latest episode of Duck Dynasty revealed how Willie Robertson broke the family rule of never being late for duck hunting photo

The latest episode of Duck Dynasty revealed how Willie Robertson broke the family rule of never being late for duck hunting (photo A&E)

“Out here on the land we go by age,” explained Si Robertson who was having a little too much fun ordering around his nephew.

“Look, the boy needs to get his delicate little CEO hands dirty and callused. He’s the commander general. I’m second in command and Willie he’s way down on the bottom of the totem pole.”

“Make one simple mistake about hunting and pay dearly for it with humiliation and hard labor,” whined Willie.

“Welcome to the Robertson family.”

While Willie worked, the rest of the Robertson men were busy helping Jep get out of a bind.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil, Miss Kay, Al, and Lisa Robertson will be part of a Denney For Idaho event in Nampa.

Dubbed Happy, Happy, Happy: An Evening with A&E’s Duck Dynasty, the  family event will take place at at Idaho Center Arena on March 29.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil, Miss Kay, Al, and Lisa Robertson will be part of a Denney For Idaho event in Nampa

The Robertson family will talk about their business, their lives, family values and America’s Heritage.

General Event Tickets can be purchased at the Idaho Center Box Office (icTickets.com)

A limited number of VIP tickets available at www.denneyforidaho.com. VIP tickets are $500 per person and will feature a meet & greet and photo opportunity with the Robertsons as well as Hors d’oeuvres prior to the main evening event.

Date:

03/29/2014 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location:

Idaho Center Arena
16200 N Idaho Center Blvd,
Nampa, ID 83687

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In this week’s episode of Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson struggled to turn on his television to watch a Jason Bourne movie.

Miss Kay and Phil Robertson finally gave up and called son Willie help them figure out how to work their TV set.

“Pioneer men and technology go together about as well as mayonnaise and apple sauce,” said Miss Kay Robertson as she called up Willie who was somewhat reluctant to help.

“Let’s make something clear,” said Willie Robertson.

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Miss Kay Robertson asked Willie for a lesson in texting

“I love my parents and I’m happy to help them with the occasional simple task, but it’s never just one simple task and it never takes just one minute.”

As soon as Willie Robertson finished helping his father learn how to turn on his Jason Bourne films, Miss Kay asked him for a lesson in texting.

“The grandkids want me to talk to them on the phone with text and I don’t know how to do it,” Miss Kay Robertson said.

“I want to learn how to make that little heart and a smiley face.”

“Oh good grief,” said Willie Robertson who immediately regretted teaching his mom about emojis.

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In this week’s episode of Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson revealed he doesn’t like skinny women because he prefers a full-figured woman like Miss Kay.

“I don’t like skinny women or skinny TVs,” Phil Robertson said as he struggled to turn on his television to watch a Jason Bourne movie.

“You like a full-figured TV, like you like a full-figured woman,” his wife Miss Kay agreed.

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Phil Robertson revealed he prefers full-figured women like Miss Kay

Phil Robertson, 67, agreed that he liked “chubby women like [Miss Kay]”.

Miss Kay and Phil Robertson finally gave up and called son Willie help them figure out how to work their TV set.

“Pioneer men and technology go together about as well as mayonnaise and apple sauce,” said Miss Kay Robertson as she called up Willie who was somewhat reluctant to help.

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In a recent interview with People magazine, Paula Deen continues to apologize and says that she can empathize with what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson went through.

Excerpts of the interview published by E! Online revealed Paula Deen continues to insist she “would never ever hurt anyone intentionally”, and admitted that she was so fixated on what people said online about her that she “could not get off the computer except to go to the bathroom and eat”.

Paula Deen continues to apologize and says that she can empathize with what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson went through photo

Paula Deen continues to apologize and says that she can empathize with what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson went through

Paula Deen’s public profile tanked last year after the controversy over her past use of the n-word went public, but others who went through similar scandals, like Phil Robertson, didn’t suffer as she did. Paula Deen says because of what she went through, she can empathize with others that go through the same thing.

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When Jep Robertson set out to do a little home improvement he called on his father Phil to make sure it would come out correctly to please his wife Jessica.

“When you’ve got a wife as hot as mine, you’ve got to keep her happy and then some,” Phil Robertson’s youngest son Jep said.

“I’m 67 years old and when my sons get in a bind they still call dad to get them out,” complained Phil Robertson.

“We don’t know what we’re doing,” Jep Robertson told his dad.

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Jep Robertson is happily married to Jessica

“I’m just trying to get a little pat-pat.”

“A little <<pat-pat>>, son?” Phil Robertson asked.

“I didn’t know these little yuppie girls drive that kind of bargain up in here. What’s next? A four-car garage, a little pat-pat? Honey, go out there and build me a barn and a little pat-pat. Where does it end?”

“When I get a little pat-pat,” answered Jep Robertson.

Satisfied with his son’s answer, Phil and Jep with a little help from Duck Commander employee Justin Martin set out to build a small pathway for Jep’s house.

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A poll released earlier this week suggested that Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson could be a formidable competitor against current Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana).

However, Phil Robertson’s son, Alan, quickly shot down any speculation that his father would be willing to run.

“While Phil is humbled and honored that so many fellow Louisianans have confidence in him, he has no interest in running for public office,” Alan Robertson told The Hill in an email.

“He is interested in helping the electorate know more about the gospel of Christ, so they, in turn, can elect more godly men and women to serve and lead our great country.”

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Phil Robertson could be a formidable competitor against current Senator Mary Landrieu

According to a Democratic poll from Tuesday, Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), lagged behind Mary Landrieu by one percentage point. In contrast, Phil Robertson beat Mary Landrieu by five points, garnering 46% of the votes to her 41%.

The poll also suggests that despite national controversy in December about anti-gay comments 67-year-old Phil Robertson for which A&E suspended him from his reality television show for over a week, have had little effect on how the Louisiana esteems the businessman.

While Bill Cassidy’s numbers were lower than Phil Robertson’s, many interpreted them as sign that the race was a dead heat.

Bill Cassidy is running against current state representative Paul Hollis and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness. Some have speculated that former Louisiana politician and current Family Research Council President Tony Perkins may run.

Mary Landrieu has been in office since 1997 and currently holds a 37% approval rating, a major drop from her August 2013 numbers that gave the senator a 46% approval score.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots.

Phil Robertson, 67, and Miss Kay, 63, purchased the land on the Ouachita River, Louisiana, before the Duck Dynasty patriarch’s suspension from the reality show  by A&E following his anti-gay comments made in GQ magazine.

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Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots

According to RadarOnline, the deed for the property said Phil Robertson and his wife paid $50,000 on July 17, 2013, for the plot of land.

Phil and Miss Kay Robertson have been living in a modest home in the backwoods of West Monroe, Louisiana, for years.

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Sunday night’s Super Bowl ad for Time Warner Cable’s new online streaming service included a brief appearance of some Duck Dynasty cast members: Willie Robertson, Si Robertson and Jase Robertson.

However, Phil Robertson, who caused a firestorm last December with his controversial anti-gay comments, was the missing one.

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Super Bowl ad for Time Warner Cable’s new online streaming service included a brief appearance of some Duck Dynasty cast members

The commercial features such celebrities as P.Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, Drake, and True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin welcoming customers “to the new world of Time Warner Cable,” which features “super-fast internet” and television streaming options for tablets, phones, and computers.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson revealed he might have faith in something a bit more supernatural.

“Once upon a time a long time ago, I was in the dark woods and I heard this sound,” Phil Robertson told his granddaughters in effort to scare them to sleep during a sleepover.

“It sounded like a big animal and I could growls and grunts.”

“Was it Bigfoot?” Miss Kay Robertson interjected.

“I didn’t know at the time but whatever it is it sounds very, very bad,” Phil Robertson continued.

“So I get my gun ready and you know what it was? It was Uncle Si.”

Although the story frightened the girls, they refused to go to bed and it wasn’t long until Phil Robertson dozed off himself.

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson revealed he might have faith in something a bit more supernatural

In true redneck spirit, Miss Kay Robertson and her granddaughters, Mia and Priscilla, sprayed whip cream all over their sleeping grandfather.

While Phil Robertson was able to forgive the girls for their prank, he was upset to see them painting their nails.

“That’ll rot your brain,” he told Mia and Priscilla.

“You’ve ever seen a dead animal in the road? That’s the way your brain looks.”

“Don’t call our grandkids road kill please,” Miss Kay Robertson said.

“When you have a chemical concoction that you’re putting on your fingernails, I would be a little suspect of moving that fingernail towards a booger.”

While Phil and Miss Kay Robertson had their hands full with restless grandchildren, Willie and the Duck Commander crew were preparing for an all-nighter to fill a shipment order at the warehouse.

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Sources close to Duck Dynasty cast revealed that family patriarch Phil Robertson is jealous of his brother Si’s popularity.

“Phil is just plain fit to be tied that Si has become the most favorite Robertson with fans of the show, and it’s driven a wedge between them,” a Robertson family friend told the National Enquirer.

Tensions brewed when A&E executives floated the idea of Si Robertson getting his own spinoff TV show – and he decided to think it over.

“When SI didn’t immediately reject the idea, Phil blew a fuse because he’s got plans to ditch A&E altogether and do his own show where he can preach the gospel all he wants without producers interfering,” said the source.

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It appears Phil Robertson is jealous of his brother Si Robertson’s popularity

“Phil’s already rich and not interested in money, he just wants to have more control over his message. But now Si is throwing a monkey wrench into his plans by considering A&E’s idea of him doing his own show.”

Si Robertson, 65, wasn’t even supposed to be on Duck Dynasty in the first place.

“He tagged along to one of the meetings with A&E producers and they really liked his person­ality,” said the source.

“So they decided to sign him up. Then his popularity just took off, and that got under Phil’s skin. The feud is actually quite troubling to both of them. Phil is Si’s big brother and has always looked after him. When Si came out of the Army after 20 years and really didn’t have any direction, Phil hired him to work for his Duck Commander business.

“For now, everyone’s just hoping they can make peace.”

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One Direction’s Liam Payne lashed out at some journalists and bloggers over the weekend, calling them “bastards” for twisting a friendly tweet he sent to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson into Phil Robertson anti-gay scandal.

Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show photo

Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show

The dustup began when Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show, prompting some to presume the pop star was endorsing dad Phil Robertson’s famous anti-gay view.

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Duck Dynasty returned to lower viewership than its previous two premieres after Phil Robertson controversy in December.

Duck Dynasty Season 5 premiere had 8.5 million viewers. That’s huge for a cable reality show, but down 28% from its record-setting fourth season debut in August (11.8 million). It’s also slightly down from the show’s Season 3 premiere in February 2013 (8.6 million).

A&E notes the number up slightly from the fourth season finale on October 23.

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Duck Dynasty returned to lower viewership than its previous two premieres after Phil Robertson controversy

Duck Dynasty provoked a heated controversy in December after Phil Robertson criticize gays during a GQ magazine interview, as well as made  inflammatory comments about blacks during the Civil Rights era.

Last night’s episode and most of the rest of the current season was shot before the controversy. Presumably because of the controversy, the Robertson clan and producers were not made available for media interviews to promote the new season.

Duck Dynasty came back the same night as Fox’s American Idol, which was also down.

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Duck Dynasty Season 5 premiered last night on A&E with two episodes.

Viewers were introduced to Rebecca Robertson, a Taiwanese foreign exchange student that Willie and his wife Korie adopted 10 years ago.

Rebecca Robertson, 24, studied fashion in LA, but then came back to Louisiana for what Willie thought was a visit. But when Rebecca brings a million suitcases and a French bull dog, it’s clear that this isn’t a two-day trip. Rebecca, however, is welcomed home with open arms and a planned out surprise party — the Robertson men bought a banner that says “Congratulations” instead of “Welcome Home” because it was on sale.

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Rebecca Robertson studied fashion in LA and came back to Louisiana

The other new character is a family member of Korie Robertson. John David is Willie’s new assistant who Jase Robertson said only got hired because: “He just wanted someone heavier and hairier so that he would look better by comparison.”

At first there’s tension in the workplace — John David wears flip flops, brings lukewarm donuts, and doesn’t know how to blow a duck call — but he makes up for it after he buys the team a new basketball.

John David won a place in Willie’s heart because he can recite Nacho Libre ad nauseam.

Uncle Si Robertson is sick, so he has planted his “microbe” infested body on Phil’s couch to be taken care of by Miss Kay.

Si Robertson has also brought every single movie in the Air Bud franchise.

“Look, I’m a connoisseur when it comes to animal sports movies – Air Bud is an epic classic,” Si Robertson says.

“It blows Rudy out of the water … it makes Field of Dreams look like Rookie of the Year.”

Phil Robertson can’t agree because it’s too unrealistic. A dog just can’t dunk a basketball! He prefers the Bourne series.

There was also a lot of talk of microbes throughout the two episodes. Phil Robertson thinks Uncle Si is a hypochondriac who has claimed to have everything from bird flu to sausage fingers.

In the second part of the show, Phil Robertson has his own bizarre microbe philosophies.

Jep Robertson says his father used to expose them to microbes all the time to build up immunities. Phil Robertson suggests Jep do the same for his kids by having them go outside and throw dung at each other.

Meanwhile, Uncle Si organized an age-inappropriate treasure hunt for Jep’s kids that was as confusing to its participants as it was to the audience. It culminated in digging up candy buried in what appeared to be a grave site.

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Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson says his family isn’t going to back down from defending their biblical principles and, if anything, they plan to be even bolder than before after a series of controversies surrounded his father Phil since last month.

In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Alan Robertson said: “We basically stood with dad, and I think he has the right to express his biblical views, as well as his opinions.

“Obviously now, I think A&E is on board with that as well. They reinstated him, which is a good thing. I say now we just try to make a great television show and move forward. We’re going to continue to talk about the Bible and try to help people, like we always have. That really never was in danger of not happening, and all this does it make us more bold to talk to people.”

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Alan Robertson says his family isn’t going to back down from defending their biblical principles

Last month, after A&E announced that Phil Robertson was suspended indefinitely due to pressure from LGBT activist groups for anti-gay comments he made during GQ magazine interview, the family stood together and announced that they were unwilling to continue Duck Dynasty reality show without the family’s patriarch. Nine days later, A & E announced that Phil Robertson was back on, with Season 5 set to air on January 15, and taping for Season 6 to get underway.

Alan Robertson also said: “Dad is a good, solid Bible man, and so are the rest of us. His views of sharing that haven’t changed and ours haven’t either. The biblical message is not always a popular message. There have been many people throughout history who’ve stood up for God and said what God needed them to say, and it didn’t always mean they were popular because of it.”