Duck Dynasty took a horrible turn during its season finale - -a Robertson family vacation to Hawaii -- relying on cheesy gimmicks instead of substance to drive laughs and keep its viewers entertained. How bad was it?
Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.
Those who want to have the automatic weapons, the excessive number of rounds in a clip, the AK-47s, the desire to get any kind of military hardware that might be available seem to be the most frightened people. They lack faith in anything but their own possession of a weapon.
The NRA vigorously promotes hunting with all manner of weapons, from crossbows to rifles, which is why PETA parents and others are out protesting this week as the NRA mounts the bully pulpit to try to distance itself from a gun massacre that has shaken the country.
So welcome to hunting, young hipsters: We need your energy and fresh perspectives to invigorate our graying and reactionary ranks. And don't worry if you occasionally offend the Old Guard -- time is on your side.