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(Breitbart.com)   "Dirty Jobs" star Mike Rowe officially endorses Mitt Romney, because if there's one candidate who understands the value of rolling up their sleeves and doing hard work, it's a guy who inherited all his money and owns ballerina horses   (breitbart.com) divider line 179
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2012-09-26 10:29:23 AM
So an opera singer/TV show host endorses a fellow rich guy. Shocking.
 
2012-09-26 10:38:46 AM
Well, supporting Romney IS dirty job after all.
 
2012-09-26 10:39:51 AM
And here I though it was because fixing Romney's hardware or working for him was a dirty job.
 
2012-09-26 10:47:52 AM
because if there's one candidate who understands the value of rolling up their sleeves and doing hard work, it's a guy who inherited all his money and owns ballerina horses

That's a damn lie!

Mitt Romney inherited only SOME of his money. He made the rest through creating jobs in China by closing profitable American factories because they weren't profitable enough
 
2012-09-26 10:48:24 AM
He should do an episode where he's Romney's campaign manager.
 
2012-09-26 10:48:47 AM
Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.
 
2012-09-26 10:50:38 AM

King Something: Mitt Romney inherited only SOME of his money


Yeah! He started with nothing but a mid-sized pile of money, a bunch of stocks and his father's Rolodex.

Tuna and noodles, man!
 
2012-09-26 10:58:39 AM

Aarontology: He should do an episode where he's Romney's campaign manager.


He'd probably be better at it than whoever is doing it now
 
2012-09-26 10:58:46 AM
Dangit. I liked Mike Rowe. Like, seriously thought he was a stand up guy.

Now I know better. Oh well.

And then I read this post:

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


And....okay. Maybe. I'll reserve judgement fora bit here and see where this goes.
 
2012-09-26 11:00:48 AM

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


Seems he's getting what he wants as far as that goes, and his vote won't go far in California!
 
2012-09-26 11:03:45 AM
Not going to Breitbart, but...REALLY?? Miiiikkkkeeeee....WHY??? I like you. :(


*pouts*
 
2012-09-26 11:04:09 AM

slepygryhnd: Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

Seems he's getting what he wants as far as that goes, and his vote won't go far in California!


Heh... yeah, we're not exactly a swing state

/which is nice
 
2012-09-26 11:05:30 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Aarontology: He should do an episode where he's Romney's campaign manager.

He'd probably be better at it than whoever is doing it now


True. That's not saying much though.
 
2012-09-26 11:07:42 AM

InfamousBLT: Dangit. I liked Mike Rowe. Like, seriously thought he was a stand up guy.

Now I know better. Oh well.

And then I read this post:

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

And....okay. Maybe. I'll reserve judgement fora bit here and see where this goes.


Uh, no. What kind of idiot makes a pledge like that? Boo. I now no longer can fantasize of getting lost in Mike Rowe's bushy chest mane. Ok one last time, for old time's sake-

www.worldoffemale.com
 
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2012-09-26 11:12:06 AM
Is he really supporting him in earnest or is this going to be an episode on his show?
I think this would be worse than squeezing poop out of chicks.

(I mean avian chicks, not women, although that would be a really dirty job too.)
 
2012-09-26 11:13:16 AM
I can see the blue collar skilled tradesman buying into the republican image. They are small businessmen, some of the products and materials they use can be restricted by the government, pex piping, for instance. And they are usually white dudes who drive gas guzzling trucks or vans.
 
2012-09-26 11:15:12 AM
Considering Romney's track record of shipping jobs overseas and bankrupting companies, and considering Obama's track record of trying to save jobs in places like Detroit and Ohio where Romney would have allowed them to die, you kind of have to wonder about Rowe's decision and whether or not he's simply trolling the Romney campaign.

If he's not pulling some sort of stunt, Mike Rowe has pretty much abandoned the blue-collar, American worker class that he built a career out of exploiting.
 
2012-09-26 11:16:49 AM
Bear Grylls wants to sit down and have a man-to-man with Mitt over a nice tall glass of his own urine.
 
2012-09-26 11:18:47 AM
GOOOD GOOOOOD LET THE BUTTHURT FLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW
 
2012-09-26 11:20:00 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GOOOD GOOOOOD LET THE BUTTHURT FLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW


Huh?
 
2012-09-26 11:21:12 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GOOOD GOOOOOD LET THE BUTTHURT FLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW


someone is excited about a celebrity endorsement
 
2012-09-26 11:23:28 AM
www.blogcdn.com
Hi, I'm Mike Rowe. Today on "Dirty Jobs" I'm going to help these cute Asian children make iPads for Mitt Romney's 1% 'merikuh.
Alright, kiddies - Let's start assembling- *SLAP* 
Dammit! Who's the dickhead with the whip? *SLAP*
The production manager? *SLAP* *SLAP*

This sucks.
 
2012-09-26 11:25:55 AM
He's from Baltimore, but where is he registered to vote?
 
2012-09-26 11:28:19 AM

Vodka Zombie: If he's not pulling some sort of stunt, Mike Rowe has pretty much abandoned the blue-collar, American worker class that he built a career out of exploiting.


meme.jpg
 
2012-09-26 11:28:40 AM
This is a job security issue for him. Someone needs to clean up all of the crap the Romney campaign is dumping on America.
 
2012-09-26 11:30:47 AM
That's a quality headline, but I would have gone with a different angle.

Something about Rowe getting his hands dirty and wading into a cesspool of filth.
 
2012-09-26 11:38:26 AM
Why do I get the feeling his next dirty job is going to be shoveling dancing horse sh*t?
 
2012-09-26 11:44:50 AM

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


Huh. So he's supporting the candidate that did the most to directly address what he views as a key issue. That makes sense. WHAT IN THE F*CK IS GOING ON?
 
2012-09-26 11:47:52 AM
That's all it takes to get his vote? Reading a letter? So Romney could and likely will ignore the entire thing, but he read it and that's all it takes?

Hell, at least make him read 50 shades if grey before you give it up.
 
2012-09-26 11:54:16 AM
When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?
 
2012-09-26 11:54:28 AM
The only reason Rowe is doing it is because Romney apparently read the same letter Rowe sent Obama four years ago.

What Rowe hasn't realized is that Mitt isn't interested in the kinds of jobs Rowe highlights each week. Those are "laborers," and besides telling them how they should live their lives, Mitt and the GOP would want absolutely nothing to do with them.

Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.
 
2012-09-26 11:57:21 AM

Coco LaFemme: When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?


When that first CBS executive that somehow nobody has gone back in time and killed greenlit the first Survivor and started all this reality show shiat.
 
2012-09-26 12:14:57 PM

GAT_00: Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

Huh. So he's supporting the candidate that did the most to directly address what he views as a key issue. That makes sense. WHAT IN THE F*CK IS GOING ON?


Haha.
 
2012-09-26 12:25:34 PM

GAT_00: Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

Huh. So he's supporting the candidate that did the most to directly address what he views as a key issue. That makes sense. WHAT IN THE F*CK IS GOING ON?


Well, the way he's planning to address it is by hiking taxes on that bunch of freeloaders so he can lower his own. But it is something to address it, I suppose.
 
2012-09-26 12:26:23 PM
He didn't inherit his money as much as he inherited his dad's power. The money came later.
 
2012-09-26 12:26:36 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Bear Grylls wants to sit down and have a man-to-man with Mitt over a nice tall glass of his own urine.


now that was funny.
i will click the button to show that i mean it.
 
2012-09-26 12:26:39 PM
Considering that Mike Rowe is an Eagle Scout and the Boy Scouts are overwhelmingly conservative, this doesn't surprise me one f*cking bit.

//ES, lib.
 
2012-09-26 12:27:07 PM
Is the Honey Boo Boo endorsement in yet?
 
2012-09-26 12:27:14 PM

SnarfVader: He's from Baltimore, but where is he registered to vote?


Last I heard, he was a resident of San Francisco.
 
2012-09-26 12:27:31 PM

Aarontology: He should do an episode where he's Romney's campaign manager.


He's already done an episode on shoveling horseshiat
 
2012-09-26 12:27:54 PM
And Mike Rowe is officially off my "sexy guys on television" list.
 
2012-09-26 12:28:39 PM
"The Discovery Channel personality and Ford Motor Co. pitchman"

Ah, there it is. Wanna bet this has nothing to do with political preference and everything to do with appeasing a corporate sponsor? Just keep those endorsement checks coming (preferrably in a more reliable vehicle than a Ford, please)!
 
2012-09-26 12:28:40 PM
Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.
 
2012-09-26 12:28:59 PM
I think Jodie Foster read all those letters I sent her, so I'm voting for her....
 
2012-09-26 12:29:01 PM
Damn, Mike. You seemed so rational.
 
2012-09-26 12:29:28 PM

GAT_00: Coco LaFemme: When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?

When that first CBS executive that somehow nobody has gone back in time and killed greenlit the first Survivor and started all this reality show shiat.


I always thought it was The Real World that started all this.
 
2012-09-26 12:29:28 PM

Calmamity: Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


This could be interesting. Rowe appears to be well educated, as he does occasionally drop references to philosophers and literature.
 
2012-09-26 12:30:14 PM
I just see this as something that I could have a deep conversation with him on, if I ever got the chance to meet him. This doesn't do anything to lower my respect for him, though it was a bit surprising.
 
2012-09-26 12:31:08 PM

Citrate1007: Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.


I am not sure that is the audience. Remember, people also watch reality shows to feel better about their station in life. I haven't had to work a dirty-ass labor job in years and so I would consider watching this show to thumb my noses at those people, if not for the fact I'm also too good to watch reality shows.
 
2012-09-26 12:31:19 PM
Meh. it bothers me more when someone I know says they're voting for Romney.
 
2012-09-26 12:31:58 PM
Man who pretends to glorify blue collar jobs supports candidate from party who pretends to care about blue collar workers
 
2012-09-26 12:32:14 PM

GAT_00: Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

Huh. So he's supporting the candidate that did the most to directly address what he views as a key issue. That makes sense. WHAT IN THE F*CK IS GOING ON?


Reading a letter is not addressing any issues. If he takes action on it, that's one thing. But tweeting a photo of Romney reading a letter does nothing in and of itself.
 
2012-09-26 12:33:16 PM

Headso: The Stealth Hippopotamus: GOOOD GOOOOOD LET THE BUTTHURT FLOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW

someone is excited about a celebrity endorsement


What's the Mike Rowe equivalent of "Shut up and sing!"

/still like Mike
 
2012-09-26 12:35:00 PM

King Something: because if there's one candidate who understands the value of rolling up their sleeves and doing hard work, it's a guy who inherited all his money and owns ballerina horses

That's a damn lie!

Mitt Romney inherited only SOME of his money.


Born on third base, thinks he hit a triple.
 
2012-09-26 12:36:39 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: And Mike Rowe is officially off my "sexy guys on television" list.


Oh come on, "If you read this letter I'll vote for you" is hardly the same as endorsing him.
 
2012-09-26 12:36:47 PM
This actually doesn't surprise me. Rowe is a fairly smart guy, but I've seen him joke about global warming before. He seems to buy into what would be considered conservative beliefs.
 
2012-09-26 12:36:59 PM

Lost Thought 00: Man who pretends to glorify blue collar jobs supports candidate from party who pretends to care about blue collar workers


Shilling for the soulless empty suit- it's a "Dirty Job" but somebody's got to do it.
 
2012-09-26 12:39:28 PM

Coco LaFemme: When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?


When Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California. Minor movie guy == minor TV guy.
 
2012-09-26 12:39:45 PM

susansto-helit: This actually doesn't surprise me. Rowe is a fairly smart guy, but I've seen him joke about global warming before. He seems to buy into what would be considered conservative beliefs.


Just say it: he's book smart but he's simple-minded.
 
2012-09-26 12:40:14 PM
You're pretty much an overly dramatic retard if you base your opinion of a celebrity on what politician they support or don't support, or even get mildly upset by it. These are the same kind of idiots who blather on about boycotting this or that company. Who gives a shiat.
 
2012-09-26 12:40:24 PM
He's right in that we need to discuss what we want the labor force to be. I see two options:

We admit defeat and accept that we can't compete with sweet Chinese almost-slave labor costs, and try to follow suit

Or

We accept that we can't beat China on the cheap, easy to produce shiat and instead focus on getting our labor force trained and educated for the manufacturing sectors we can still compete in . (Aerospace, electronics, basically the crap that China doesn't have the education infrastructure or training to manufacture.)

Having watched how the two parties respond to this, it seems each has taken one of the tracks.
 
2012-09-26 12:40:34 PM
I see the dirty job joke has been covered.

There's no way Rowe is a conservative. I've listened to him on How The Universe Works and not once does he say "God did it."
 
2012-09-26 12:41:40 PM
topcon: You're pretty much an overly dramatic retard if you base your opinion of a celebrity on what politician they support or don't support, or even get mildly upset by it. These are the same kind of idiots who blather on about boycotting this or that company. Who gives a shiat.

Welcome to my favorites list, SO much THIS
 
2012-09-26 12:42:20 PM
Mike Rowe's brain is just living up to his name.
 
2012-09-26 12:42:33 PM
From Wiki:

Rowe was born in Baltimore, Maryland to parents John and Peggy Rowe. Rowe has said in commercials for Dirty Jobs that the show is a tribute to his father and grandfather. Rowe became an Eagle Scout on January 2, 1979 in Troop 16 in Baltimore.[2] During his service project for Eagle Scout at the Maryland School for the Blind, he read aloud to students, and he cites this as one of the reasons he became interested in narrating and writing.[2][3] On being an Eagle Scout he said "The Eagle Award is not really meant for people who need to be dragged across the finish line. It's meant for a select few... ."'[2] In June 2012 Rowe was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America.[4]

Mixed feelings on this, since I am an Eagle Scout too. I probably mostly agree but I wouldn't probably state it in such an elitist way. Even with the people "drug across the finish line" (usually by their parents), it's still only 2% of Scouts.

Presumably he wants it to be 1%.
 
2012-09-26 12:42:42 PM
Interesting. A Ford spokesperson supports Mitt Romney, a guy who actively tried to kill your industry.

Smart.
 
2012-09-26 12:43:01 PM
ZOMG!! He doesn't support my candidate, now i hate him!!!1!!

WTF is wrong with you people?
 
2012-09-26 12:44:24 PM

SkepticalBeliever: ZOMG!! He doesn't support my candidate, now i hate him!!!1!!

WTF is wrong with you people?


Mike Rowe is also kinda homophobic, but right-wing or not, he will still be the blue-collar man of my fantasies.
 
2012-09-26 12:44:26 PM

SuburbanCowboy: I think Jodie Foster read all those letters I sent her, so I'm voting for her....


LMAO....that's awesome
 
2012-09-26 12:44:56 PM
Also if you really want to reach for something, his theme song is basically making fun of the liberal cause-heads of the late 80s and early 90s.

Derp away.
 
2012-09-26 12:45:12 PM

SkepticalBeliever: ZOMG!! He doesn't support my candidate, now i hate him!!!1!!

WTF is wrong with you people?


I don't hate him, I just think less of him now than I did before. (Which is to say, no opinion before, low opinion now).
 
2012-09-26 12:48:30 PM
He's been pushing for the government to do something about the lack of skilled tradesmen now for a while. I'm sure he just sees this as an opportunity to do so again with a big spotlight on him while he does it. If he just did the show then I might see how some would view what he does as exploitation of the workers he works with but his time on the show moved him to do more than that. Rowe seems to have a legitimate passion for getting people interested in this subject in order to help the country. I can't fault him for that no matter what politicians he's working with to make it happen.
 
2012-09-26 12:49:13 PM
And I always thought that Mike was a cool guy. Turns out he is a douchebag. He must make tons of money with all of his jobs so maybe that is why he supports the diMITTwit.
 
2012-09-26 12:50:25 PM

Brubold: He's been pushing for the government to do something about the lack of skilled tradesmen now for a while. I'm sure he just sees this as an opportunity to do so again with a big spotlight on him while he does it. If he just did the show then I might see how some would view what he does as exploitation of the workers he works with but his time on the show moved him to do more than that. Rowe seems to have a legitimate passion for getting people interested in this subject in order to help the country. I can't fault him for that no matter what politicians he's working with to make it happen.


Um, yeah, but who was offering up thousands of jobs for construction on our infrastructure until the GOP ass-blasted the bill with a concrete dildo? Hint: It doesn't rhyme with Sh*t Bombney.
 
2012-09-26 12:51:12 PM

topcon: You're pretty much an overly dramatic retard if you base your opinion of a celebrity on what politician they support or don't support, or even get mildly upset by it. These are the same kind of idiots who blather on about boycotting this or that company. Who gives a shiat.


I agree.
 
2012-09-26 12:52:30 PM
I'm definitely not a Romney voter, but I appreciate Mike Rowe. Any show that shows how awful the jobs are that make possible the modern comforts we take for granted has social value.
 
2012-09-26 12:53:10 PM
He may have stupid, bigoted opinions, but DAMN, that man is fine! 

malecelebsblog.com
 
2012-09-26 12:53:35 PM

topcon: You're pretty much an overly dramatic retard if you base your opinion of a celebrity on what politician they support or don't support, or even get mildly upset by it. These are the same kind of idiots who blather on about boycotting this or that company. Who gives a shiat.


Thank you. Once more again for truth.
 
2012-09-26 12:53:52 PM

coeyagi: Um, yeah, but who was offering up thousands of jobs for construction on our infrastructure until the GOP ass-blasted the bill with a concrete dildo? Hint: It doesn't rhyme with Sh*t Bombney.


Some guy had to make that concrete dildo.
 
2012-09-26 12:54:56 PM

chuckufarlie: And I always thought that Mike was a cool guy. Turns out he is a douchebag. He must make tons of money with all of his jobs so maybe that is why he supports the diMITTwit.


Having a different opinion makes you a douchebag now. That must be some crazy life you go through every day. The childlike, non-developed mindset of the politically uber-active never fails to amuse.
 
2012-09-26 12:55:57 PM
I'm not sure why people would care who celebrities like politically, but if you want to play that game...


Richard Dean Anderson supports Obama.


That is all.
 
2012-09-26 12:56:58 PM

SnarfVader: He's from Baltimore, but where is he registered to vote?


I think he lives in San Fransisco.
 
2012-09-26 12:56:59 PM
I'm confused, I thought I wasn't supposed to care what celebrities think about politics? Or am I only supposed to care what Eastwood, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, and now Mike Rowe think?
 
2012-09-26 12:57:02 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-26 12:58:02 PM

BorgiaGinz: SkepticalBeliever: ZOMG!! He doesn't support my candidate, now i hate him!!!1!!

WTF is wrong with you people?

Mike Rowe is also kinda homophobic, but right-wing or not, he will still be the blue-collar man of my fantasies.


I've heard homophobica is a fear of being treated like heterosexual men treat women. In this case he may be onto something, because I'd like to give him 30 seconds of dirty, dirty dissappointment.

Seriously, he is one handsome man. Has he done an episode of shepherding?
 
2012-09-26 12:58:38 PM
It's only a matter of time before candidates start buying celebrity endorsements. If corporations can buy them (and our idiotic courts think corporations are people) then candidates can too.
 
2012-09-26 01:01:06 PM
Meh. So what?
 
2012-09-26 01:03:56 PM

Nurglitch: homophobica


Is that like a pink harmonica?
 
2012-09-26 01:03:56 PM

coeyagi: Brubold: He's been pushing for the government to do something about the lack of skilled tradesmen now for a while. I'm sure he just sees this as an opportunity to do so again with a big spotlight on him while he does it. If he just did the show then I might see how some would view what he does as exploitation of the workers he works with but his time on the show moved him to do more than that. Rowe seems to have a legitimate passion for getting people interested in this subject in order to help the country. I can't fault him for that no matter what politicians he's working with to make it happen.

Um, yeah, but who was offering up thousands of jobs for construction on our infrastructure until the GOP ass-blasted the bill with a concrete dildo? Hint: It doesn't rhyme with Sh*t Bombney.


First of all, we don't have the skilled workers to fill those jobs anyway. When Rowe spoke to the Senate he told a story about a city project that couldn't get started because there simply weren't enough plumbers to do the job. The trade craftsman are disappearing quickly as people retire and there's no one to take their place.

Secondly, if we were to assume your opinion is the right one and that Republicans have ignored/stopped efforts to create more jobs, wouldn't they be the perfect audience for Rowe's message? If Obama is all about creating jobs (a laughable belief btw) then Rowe would just be preaching to the choir, right?
 
2012-09-26 01:05:19 PM

OgrePDX: It's only a matter of time before candidates start buying celebrity endorsements. If corporations can buy them (and our idiotic courts think corporations are people) then candidates can too.


Mitt Romney will f*ck that up pretty bad too. Because of his flirtation with humanity in the 80s, he'll buy Gary Busey, Jan Michael Vincent, and Spuds McKenzie
 
2012-09-26 01:07:58 PM

Brubold: coeyagi: Brubold: He's been pushing for the government to do something about the lack of skilled tradesmen now for a while. I'm sure he just sees this as an opportunity to do so again with a big spotlight on him while he does it. If he just did the show then I might see how some would view what he does as exploitation of the workers he works with but his time on the show moved him to do more than that. Rowe seems to have a legitimate passion for getting people interested in this subject in order to help the country. I can't fault him for that no matter what politicians he's working with to make it happen.

Um, yeah, but who was offering up thousands of jobs for construction on our infrastructure until the GOP ass-blasted the bill with a concrete dildo? Hint: It doesn't rhyme with Sh*t Bombney.

First of all, we don't have the skilled workers to fill those jobs anyway. When Rowe spoke to the Senate he told a story about a city project that couldn't get started because there simply weren't enough plumbers to do the job. The trade craftsman are disappearing quickly as people retire and there's no one to take their place.

Secondly, if we were to assume your opinion is the right one and that Republicans have ignored/stopped efforts to create more jobs, wouldn't they be the perfect audience for Rowe's message? If Obama is all about creating jobs (a laughable belief btw) then Rowe would just be preaching to the choir, right?


Very true. Thankfully, the GOP is all about improving trade skills too.

Dude, face it, they aren't for shiat. They are for cutting spending and helping the wealthy. That's it.

You're right, Obama isn't ALL about jobs. But he sure as f*ck is more for jobs than the environment-raping dogsh*t bills the House has put forth.

Please, keep going so I can laugh more.
 
2012-09-26 01:09:25 PM

AdolfOliverPanties:
Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.


Like what? One of the biggest problems we'll face in the very near future is that there aren't enough skilled tradesmen to do most of the things he highlights on his show. We need welders and electricians and plumbers and garbagemen and carpenters and heavy equipment operators. An entire generation of precious snowflakes is being brought up right now to think that they are above such things, and that only the uneducated among us should have to do them. Good luck fixing your own furnace when it goes out, or replacing your breaker box when you lose power all the sudden someday. You want to know why plumbers make twice as much as the average IT guy? Because they're worth it.

Citrate1007: Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.


As I wrote above, that's the biggest problem this country is facing. No, it doesn't take a 4 year degree to become a master electrician, but it does require a couple years of trade school, and then years of OJT to become an apprentice and then work your way up to master electrician. The person with a low education attainment is the one who makes sure your house doesn't catch on fire when you turn on the lights after coming home from an all-nighter at whatever hipster bar you and your friends hang out at while you talk down about people who actually work for a living. And with regard to your #4; when did it become cool to not work, rather than take a job that you feel is beneath you? What the hell kind of thinking is that even? I've made two offers this week to kids with no education to work at a TV station running master control. It has full benefits and pays $30k a year. Neither of them took it, and both of them flat out told me that it was because of the fact that the hours were 5AM to 1PM, and they didn't want to get up that early. I can't even fathom for a second turning down that kind of work when I graduated from high school. This generation is nothing but a bunch of candy-asses who have been taught from birth that they deserve everything, and that it should just be handed to them instead of having to work for it. Makes me sick to my stomach.

/Now get off my lawn.
 
2012-09-26 01:09:37 PM

Headso: someone is excited about a celebrity endorsement


no not really. I just love people talking about how they cant watch or fantasize about the man because of his political view. The tables have turned and I'm enjoying it.
 
2012-09-26 01:11:46 PM

InfamousBLT: Dangit. I liked Mike Rowe. Like, seriously thought he was a stand up guy.

Now I know better. Oh well.

And then I read this post:

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

And....okay. Maybe. I'll reserve judgement fora bit here and see where this goes.


Yeah, me too. (I like Mike Rowe so much I pretend to be him in my profile.)
 
2012-09-26 01:11:48 PM

coeyagi




Lost Thought 00: Man who pretends to glorify blue collar jobs supports candidate from party who pretends to care about blue collar workers

Shilling for the soulless empty suit- it's a "Dirty Job" but somebody's got to do it.


Read the article douche, he supports Romney, not Obama.
 
2012-09-26 01:13:33 PM

Buffalo77: coeyagi



Lost Thought 00: Man who pretends to glorify blue collar jobs supports candidate from party who pretends to care about blue collar workers

Shilling for the soulless empty suit- it's a "Dirty Job" but somebody's got to do it.

Read the article douche, he supports Romney, not Obama.


Um, the concensus from everyone, including most Republicans, is that Romney is a soulless empty suit. WHAR problem WHAR?
 
2012-09-26 01:15:24 PM
I didn't watch his show anyway. Still won't.
 
2012-09-26 01:17:42 PM
I like Mr. Rowe, his politics, not so much.

/now help my plumber fix my toilet!
 
2012-09-26 01:19:50 PM
Good riddance. If he wasn't trying to slowly push Fords up my backside with excuses of being all Joe Working Class, he was trying to be Chuck Norris Lite with a mix of derped up Heston with his boring schtick.

Sure, pick the dude who thinks airplanes need roll-down windows and who's primary job beforehand was offshoring everything you seemingly try to defend.

Idiot.
 
2012-09-26 01:22:26 PM
In other news, Kate Gosselin endorses Potato and Kim Kardashian endorses Cock.
 
2012-09-26 01:27:57 PM
Actually I hear that if Romney wins Mike will do a special episode on all the jobs that are created by Romney. I'm not sure if Mike already knows how to speak Chinese or not though.
 
2012-09-26 01:28:53 PM
Ahh, Breitbart. The site that gives batshiat crazy D-list "celebrities" space to wharr and garrbl all they want if they're "conservatives", but says that "liberal" celebrities should STFU because no one cares about their political opinions.

/this site should be burning in hell with its horrid founder
 
2012-09-26 01:30:43 PM
A lot of people are wondering why some people care about what Mike Rowe thinks about anything. Let's see if I can answer that question.

Let's take John Voight for example, no one gives a shiat what he thinks. Mike Rowe, on the other hand, ostensibly stands up for the blue collar worker and tries to point how important and difficult their jobs are. The problem is he has chosen to support a candidate that CLEARLY doesn't give two shiats about blue collar workers. (A good chunk of those workers probably fall in Mitt Romney's hated 47%). It makes Mike Rowe look disingenuous about his motives.
 
2012-09-26 01:33:37 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: And Mike Rowe is officially off my "sexy guys on television" list.


second that. 
I wonder who the crab fisherman are voting for...

\don't worry, I really don't care.
 
2012-09-26 01:37:25 PM

YodaTuna: A lot of people are wondering why some people care about what Mike Rowe thinks about anything. Let's see if I can answer that question.

Let's take John Voight for example, no one gives a shiat what he thinks. Mike Rowe, on the other hand, ostensibly stands up for the blue collar worker and tries to point how important and difficult their jobs are. The problem is he has chosen to support a candidate that CLEARLY doesn't give two shiats about blue collar workers. (A good chunk of those workers probably fall in Mitt Romney's hated 47%). It makes Mike Rowe look disingenuous about his motives.


Not at all, if Mike just comes out and speaks the truth: "I really don't want my taxes to go up under Obama (because I am a greedy conservative f*ck)"
 
2012-09-26 01:40:17 PM

Rev.K: That's a quality headline, but I would have gone with a different angle.

Something about Rowe getting his hands dirty and wading into a cesspool of filth.


That would've worked had Rowe been endorsing Santorum.
 
2012-09-26 01:41:48 PM
Meh. Mike Rowe is entertaining. But he is also is the same kind of born wealthy douche as Romeny who has never really had to worry about anything.

Not that surprising. He is voting for his own interests. Nothing wrong with that.
 
2012-09-26 01:44:59 PM
Here's a link to the letter that led to his Romney endorsement, and the similar letter he wrote to Obama almost 4 years ago below it. Just seems like he'll help out the candidate who'll at least pretend to care about his cause. Even if that candidate is probably less likely to actually help. At the very least it gives a light to his cause, which is a reasonable one. It's no big deal, he's still the same guy he was yesterday.
 
2012-09-26 01:46:56 PM

TDWCom29: Here's a link to the letter that led to his Romney endorsement, and the similar letter he wrote to Obama almost 4 years ago below it. Just seems like he'll help out the candidate who'll at least pretend to care about his cause. Even if that candidate is probably less likely to actually help. At the very least it gives a light to his cause, which is a reasonable one. It's no big deal, he's still the same guy he was yesterday.


Although I will say, it's somewhat ironic that Rowe's a Ford spokesman, and if Romney had his way Ford may not exist anymore
 
2012-09-26 01:47:41 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: The only reason Rowe is doing it is because Romney apparently read the same letter Rowe sent Obama four years ago.

What Rowe hasn't realized is that Mitt isn't interested in the kinds of jobs Rowe highlights each week. Those are "laborers," and besides telling them how they should live their lives, Mitt and the GOP would want absolutely nothing to do with them.

Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.


So, what to do with the people who were only suited for those jobs? The ones that will never ever be a doctor or lawyer or engineer? In other words, some 47% of the population?
 
2012-09-26 01:51:14 PM
aww cmon Mike. You were a dude who got into opera to get laid.
 
2012-09-26 01:53:21 PM

ghare: AdolfOliverPanties: The only reason Rowe is doing it is because Romney apparently read the same letter Rowe sent Obama four years ago.

What Rowe hasn't realized is that Mitt isn't interested in the kinds of jobs Rowe highlights each week. Those are "laborers," and besides telling them how they should live their lives, Mitt and the GOP would want absolutely nothing to do with them.

Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.

So, what to do with the people who were only suited for those jobs? The ones that will never ever be a doctor or lawyer or engineer? In other words, some 47% of the population?


They need to enlist to be the next generation of cannon fodder. Or they could just lie in the gutter and wait for the release of death. Either way, its not the governments job to worry about its people....
 
2012-09-26 01:53:34 PM
Maybe Mike Rowe can do some old fashioned Mud-slinging as part of his dirty job
 
2012-09-26 01:54:31 PM
This looks like Romney did it on his own. Sure helps to come from a financially stable family though.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/20/mitt-r o mney/mitt-romney-says-he-didnt-inherit-money-his-parent/
 
2012-09-26 01:55:12 PM
 
2012-09-26 01:55:30 PM

crab66: But he is also is the same kind of born wealthy douche as Romeny who has never really had to worry about anything.



Oh, yes. According to his Wikipedia page, he at one point attended the prestigious Essex Community College, playground for children of billionaires and royalty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Rowe
 
2012-09-26 01:56:06 PM

FilmBELOH20: AdolfOliverPanties:
Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.

Like what? One of the biggest problems we'll face in the very near future is that there aren't enough skilled tradesmen to do most of the things he highlights on his show. We need welders and electricians and plumbers and garbagemen and carpenters and heavy equipment operators. An entire generation of precious snowflakes is being brought up right now to think that they are above such things, and that only the uneducated among us should have to do them. Good luck fixing your own furnace when it goes out, or replacing your breaker box when you lose power all the sudden someday. You want to know why plumbers make twice as much as the average IT guy? Because they're worth it.

Citrate1007: Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.

As I wrote above, that's the biggest problem this country is facing. No, it doesn't take a 4 year degree to become a master electrician, but it does require a couple years of trade school, and then years of OJT to become an apprentice and then work your way up to master electrician. The person with a low education attainment is the one who makes sure your house doesn't catch on fire when you turn on the lights after coming home from an all-nighter at whatever hipster bar you and your friends hang out at while you talk down about people who actually work for a living. And with regard to your #4; when did it become cool to not work, rather than take a job that you feel is beneath you? What the hell kind of thinking is that even? I've made two offers this week to kids with no education to work at a TV station running master control. It has full benefits and pays $30k a year. Neith ...


So I am just wonderng do you realize that females outnumber males on college campuses, and that on some campuses that whites are the minority. Here is the thing maybe everyone you know thinks that they have to go to college, and maybe you think they are being over educated, but a lot of people don't go or want to go to college. When people support education, post high school, it just isn't the liberal arts it is alos trade schools.

Now which party would be more likely to want to support sending people to trade schools, either strait out of high school or for retraining?
 
2012-09-26 01:59:14 PM
Mike Rowe, what happened to you? You used to be cool.
 
2012-09-26 02:01:06 PM

coeyagi: Considering that Mike Rowe is an Eagle Scout and the Boy Scouts are overwhelmingly conservative, this doesn't surprise me one f*cking bit.

//ES, lib.


I'm an Eagle and pretty damn liberal, as were a lot of people in my Troop. The national organization is made up of Mormons and Southern Baptists, with all that entails, but in my experience, at the ground level, troops are a decent reflection of the areas they drew from. The trend I did notice was that there weren't many anti-establishment types from either angle- no government is evil and trying to kill us survivalist whackos, and not anti-government hippies. Political opinions ranged, but unsurprisingly, being members of a broad based civic group gives some appreciation for traditional civic order.


Uh, what was this thread about again?
 
2012-09-26 02:05:30 PM

spongeboob: Now which party would be more likely to want to support sending people to trade schools, either strait out of high school or for retraining?


Well, given that they support it, and were attacked on that position by Republicans, I would probably go with the Democrats.
 
2012-09-26 02:06:23 PM

Nebulious: Link to the open letters sent to Obama and Romney.


So he sent a letter to Obama in 2009 and Obama never responded. Small wonder he'd try the other party to see if they'd actually care to talk to him about the subject.
 
2012-09-26 02:12:19 PM

FilmBELOH20:
As I wrote above, that's the biggest problem this country is facing. No, it doesn't take a 4 year degree to become a master electrician, but it does require a couple years of trade school, and then years of OJT to become an apprentice and then work your way up to master electrician. The person with a low education attainment is the one who makes sure your house doesn't catch on fire when you turn on the lights after coming home from an all-nighter at whatever hipster bar you and your friends hang out at while you talk down about people who actually work for a living. And with regard to your #4; when did it become cool to not work, rather than take a job that you feel is beneath you? What the hell kind of thinking is that even? I've made two offers this week to kids with no education to work at a TV station running master control. It has full benefits and pays $30k a year. Neith ...


You know, the pay would have been my sticking point, but I was in danger of being outsourced in June, so I started looking in March. I interviewed for an IT job at a TV station that might have developed into a broadcast engineer position. I've not been one to shy away from a challenge, so learning a new skill or trade is always something I like to do. At the time, if I had your offer, I probably would have taken it without a complaint, but that's because a job is better than no job.

But you are right on one thing, the sheer laziness to say "no, I don't want an high paying entry level job because I would have to get up early" is a dumbshiat answer. I've worked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts, weekends, on-call 24-7, etc. Because I GOT PAID to do it. You want the job, you do what it entails. Don't want it? Enjoy your ramen.
 
2012-09-26 02:12:54 PM

crab66: Meh. Mike Rowe is entertaining. But he is also is the same kind of born wealthy douche as Romeny who has never really had to worry about anything.


As opposed to Romney's opponent who came from nothingness to become the leader of the free world. By nothingness, of course, I mean private school from grade 5 on, never having to get a job, basically a free ride through college, never having a real job after college, and going from the state senate to half a term in the US Senate to being President. What struggles this man overcame!
 
2012-09-26 02:15:12 PM

BorgiaGinz: He may have stupid, bigoted opinions, but DAMN, that man is fine! 

[malecelebsblog.com image 631x473]


QFT

the dirty, dirty, man of my dreams.....
 
2012-09-26 02:20:13 PM

FilmBELOH20: This generation is nothing but a bunch of candy-asses who have been taught from birth that they deserve everything, and that it should just be handed to them instead of having to work for it.


Said every generation ever.
 
2012-09-26 02:21:27 PM
Relevant?
img2.imagesbn.com
 
2012-09-26 02:27:10 PM

ghare: AdolfOliverPanties: The only reason Rowe is doing it is because Romney apparently read the same letter Rowe sent Obama four years ago.

What Rowe hasn't realized is that Mitt isn't interested in the kinds of jobs Rowe highlights each week. Those are "laborers," and besides telling them how they should live their lives, Mitt and the GOP would want absolutely nothing to do with them.

Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.

So, what to do with the people who were only suited for those jobs? The ones that will never ever be a doctor or lawyer or engineer? In other words, some 47% of the population?


They need to be retrained into something that still exists. The world only needs so many blacksmiths and town criers. Cotton Gin operators and 8-track tape player repair jobs have been replaced. Move with the times or perish.

I like Rowe's show. I find it interesting, informative and Rowe is entertaining and funny. I don't see this as an endorsement of Mitt Romney's policies. Obama apparently never read the letter Rowe sent him four years ago and Romney apparently did. Rowe is just following through on his word. He is too funny and smart NOT to think Romney is a douche.
 
2012-09-26 02:29:12 PM

BarrRepublican: Also if you really want to reach for something, his theme song is basically making fun of the liberal cause-heads of the late 80s and early 90s.

Derp away.


Mitt Romney has a theme song?
 
2012-09-26 02:30:03 PM

FilmBELOH20: crab66: Meh. Mike Rowe is entertaining. But he is also is the same kind of born wealthy douche as Romeny who has never really had to worry about anything.

As opposed to Romney's opponent who came from nothingness to become the leader of the free world. By nothingness, of course, I mean private school from grade 5 on, never having to get a job, basically a free ride through college, never having a real job after college, and going from the state senate to half a term in the US Senate to being President. What struggles this man overcame!


So vote republican?
 
2012-09-26 02:31:34 PM

stbookworm: The My Little Pony Killer: And Mike Rowe is officially off my "sexy guys on television" list.

second that. 
I wonder who the crab fisherman are voting for...

\don't worry, I really don't care.


It's okay. Mike Rowe didn't magically become unsexy to me.
 
2012-09-26 02:34:55 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-26 02:36:39 PM

Glicky: [i.imgur.com image 610x268]


Too late. Five people on Fark on who liked him before said they hate him now because he has a slightly different outlook on something than they do. Can't be reversed.
 
2012-09-26 02:41:35 PM
Still a damn great TV host.
 
2012-09-26 02:44:21 PM

coco ebert: InfamousBLT: Dangit. I liked Mike Rowe. Like, seriously thought he was a stand up guy.

Now I know better. Oh well.

And then I read this post:

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.

And....okay. Maybe. I'll reserve judgement fora bit here and see where this goes.

Uh, no. What kind of idiot makes a pledge like that? Boo. I now no longer can fantasize of getting lost in Mike Rowe's bushy chest mane. Ok one last time, for old time's sake-

[www.worldoffemale.com image 450x337]


he's wearing too many clothes :(
 
2012-09-26 02:49:00 PM
Not removing my MIKE ROWE FOR PRESIDENT bumpersticker...
 
2012-09-26 02:49:37 PM
Do people with dirty jobs actually watch "Dirty Jobs"? Who wants to spend 8 hours up to your neck in horse shiat just to kick up your feet at the end of the day and watch someone who is up to his neck in pig shiat?
 
2012-09-26 02:50:18 PM
My wife is not going to like this. Not one bit.
 
2012-09-26 02:53:17 PM

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


This sounds more as if he is holding Romney's feet to the fire by publicizing his involvement on skilled labor discussions. 1 red vote in blue California will hardly change anything, yet he get's his issue some press.

Pretty smart.
 
2012-09-26 02:54:11 PM
Mike Rowe doesn't give a shiat who I endorse for president. I don't give a shiat who Mike Rowe endorses for president.
 
2012-09-26 03:00:41 PM
Look at the image posted a posts up.

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/09/dirty-jobs-star-mike-rowe-talks - work-with-mitt-romney-in-ohio.html

Also, despite reports saying that the appearance with Romney equals support for the Republican's campaign, Rowe says, "That is indeed spin. No, it's not an endorsement.
 
2012-09-26 03:03:01 PM
I'm not surprised to hear Mike Rowe is voting Romney. I'm surprised he publicly endorsed any candidate.
 
2012-09-26 03:18:21 PM

FilmBELOH20: AdolfOliverPanties:
Rowe also needs to realize that the working world is different now. Some jobs have gone and are never coming back. They are not needed anymore. It is a different job environment.

Like what? One of the biggest problems we'll face in the very near future is that there aren't enough skilled tradesmen to do most of the things he highlights on his show. We need welders and electricians and plumbers and garbagemen and carpenters and heavy equipment operators. An entire generation of precious snowflakes is being brought up right now to think that they are above such things, and that only the uneducated among us should have to do them. Good luck fixing your own furnace when it goes out, or replacing your breaker box when you lose power all the sudden someday. You want to know why plumbers make twice as much as the average IT guy? Because they're worth it.

Citrate1007: Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.

As I wrote above, that's the biggest problem this country is facing. No, it doesn't take a 4 year degree to become a master electrician, but it does require a couple years of trade school, and then years of OJT to become an apprentice and then work your way up to master electrician. The person with a low education attainment is the one who makes sure your house doesn't catch on fire when you turn on the lights after coming home from an all-nighter at whatever hipster bar you and your friends hang out at while you talk down about people who actually work for a living. And with regard to your #4; when did it become cool to not work, rather than take a job that you feel is beneath you? What the hell kind of thinking is that even? I've made two offers this week to kids with no education to work at a TV station running master control. It has full benefits and pays $30k a year. Neith ...


I wasn't dissing the trades, just that they oddly vote against their own benefits. That stimulus package contained scholarships for people to attend trade schools...Like $2.95 billion in the 2009 fiscal year. Guess which party put it in there?
 
2012-09-26 03:47:00 PM
Why the fark would you waste your OWN money on that jackwagon, Mike? FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

/I still lurve you
 
2012-09-26 03:54:37 PM

topcon: Look at the image posted a posts up.

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/09/dirty-jobs-star-mike-rowe-talks - work-with-mitt-romney-in-ohio.html

Also, despite reports saying that the appearance with Romney equals support for the Republican's campaign, Rowe says, "That is indeed spin. No, it's not an endorsement.


That may be true, but why the fark meet with him then anyway. I know Rowe has something to say, but why even bother saying it to Romney. First, Romney probably doesn't even know who the fark the guy is, and second, he has as much chance to act on anything Rowe says as I do to vote for Romney. Rowe's just setting himself up to be used in ads and articles like a dumbass.
 
2012-09-26 03:57:04 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Bear Grylls wants to sit down and have a man-to-man with Mitt over a nice tall glass of his own urine.


Luckily, Mitt would never be caught dead at a Holiday Inn Express.

And I'm reserving judgement as to Mike. I can't believe he'd actually be that stupid...
 
2012-09-26 04:00:15 PM

topcon: Look at the image posted a posts up.

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/09/dirty-jobs-star-mike-rowe-talks - work-with-mitt-romney-in-ohio.html


Great...I got redirected to an article about JWOWW. Now I can't read the article you're talking about, due to complcations with trepanning
 
2012-09-26 04:22:14 PM
Endorsing and 'speaking at because a dude read a letter' are two completely different things.
 
2012-09-26 04:29:30 PM
dsc.discovery.com


IS THE NEW


thinkprogress.org
 
2012-09-26 04:32:03 PM
I like Mike rowe and I still do. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. He is an advocate for the laborer and promotes vocational education. still will watch his show and enjoy the heck out of his antics. He is still a stand up guy.
 
2012-09-26 04:32:55 PM

Calmamity: Well, I was going to say I had lost respect for Rowe, but he seems to be playing chess, so we'll just have to see what he says during the event with Romney.

Rowe made headlines this month for an open letter he wrote to Romney, seeking a "national conversation" on skilled labor and "about what we value in the workforce." Rowe opened the letter by pledging to vote for Romney if he read the whole thing. A campaign aide later Tweeted a photo of Romney reading the letter.


Well, shiat, if Mitt read a LETTER, he must really know what hard work is now!

Way to go, Mitt. Now let's see you put a single one of your policies up for inspection, I hear THAT is some hard work, right there.
 
2012-09-26 04:36:49 PM

GAT_00: Coco LaFemme: When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?

When that first CBS executive that somehow nobody has gone back in time and killed greenlit the first Survivor and started all this reality show shiat.


No, reality TV predates that. We have MTv and The Real World to thank.
 
2012-09-26 04:53:06 PM
Who's the Cash Cab guy endorsing?
 
2012-09-26 04:56:00 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
Heh... yeah, we're not exactly a swing state

/which is nice


Eh, you're in good company this election. There aren't going to be a lot of swing states going into November, looks like, unless Romney somehow becomes even worse and pushes some GOP strongholds like Texas into limbo. And even then it's be a "swing" between a 270 win and a completely blue map, not a swing between two possible winners.
 
2012-09-26 05:06:45 PM

Jim_Callahan: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
Heh... yeah, we're not exactly a swing state

/which is nice

Eh, you're in good company this election. There aren't going to be a lot of swing states going into November, looks like, unless Romney somehow becomes even worse and pushes some GOP strongholds like Texas into limbo. And even then it's be a "swing" between a 270 win and a completely blue map, not a swing between two possible winners.


The best part is that neither Presidential candidate is carpet bombing us with advertising

/must suck to be in Ohio now
 
2012-09-26 05:07:01 PM

Citrate1007: Who is predominantly on his show?

1) White
2) Working Class
3) Low educational attainment
4) Only jobs they can get are ones no one wants to do

Methinks he may just be pandering to his audience.



There was an article linked earlier which linked to a different article about a study showing that Obama has decent support from working class whites... except in the south.

www.motherjones.com

/Cue southern revisionists explaining that its the rest of the country that are the real racists
 
2012-09-26 05:17:05 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why do I get the feeling his next dirty job is going to be shoveling dancing horse sh*t?


If they stop the music, gathering up all of that dancing horse shiat is much less work. Otherwise, you have to chase it all over the dance floor.
 
2012-09-26 05:20:57 PM
Mike Rowe endorsing Mitt Romney does not improve my opinion of Romney nor does it diminish my opinion of Mike Rowe. I'm still not voting for Romney and will continue to enjoy "Dirty Jobs" with a clean conscience.
 
2012-09-26 05:21:47 PM

angrymonday: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/20/mitt-r o mney/mitt-romney-says-he-didnt-inherit-money-his-parent/


Ironically enough, that gives me a 404 error, with a picture of(Are you ready for this?) an Etch-A-Sketch!
 
2012-09-26 06:14:42 PM
 
2012-09-26 06:36:58 PM
He should stick to wading in shait and shilling for Ford.
 
2012-09-26 06:55:35 PM

Rose McGowan Loveslave: He is an advocate for the laborer and promotes vocational education.


I complete agree, which is why I question his desire to even be seen in the same state as Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-26 07:29:14 PM
Mike and Rmoney 

I am disappoint. Meh.
 
2012-09-26 07:51:40 PM
He's wrong for thinking Romney has any interest in helping working class Americans, but I've seen speeches of his on Youtube/etc and he seems passionate about the skilled labor situation so I can't be mad at him for simply misplacing his loyalty.

He's still a good man, just one with unrealistic expectations of politicians.
 
2012-09-26 08:13:49 PM
Is this the same Mike Rowe that got alarmingly excited when he got to jack-off, excuse me, "seed collect" from a horse, on his TV show, using a horsey fleshlight? THAT MIKE ROWE? Who the fark cares?
 
2012-09-26 08:34:30 PM
I had just read Mike Rowes post before I saw this

bad submitter, bad

bad brietbart
 
2012-09-26 08:38:17 PM
a whole lot of people have no farking reading comprehension

The posts on the facebook page are just as derpy as anything here
 
2012-09-26 08:40:26 PM

Coco LaFemme: When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?


oh, sometime in the last 200 years or so
 
2012-09-26 11:34:02 PM
Mike, poll the peeps you've had on your show. See how many of them can imagine Rmoney doing what they do.
 
2012-09-27 01:18:03 AM
I'm not the least bit surprised, subby. Mike Rowe also endorsed the Ford Focus.
 
2012-09-27 01:45:37 AM
Relax, people.

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/258819-romney-leans-on-dirty-jobs- h o st-mike-rowe-at-ohio-rally
"Although the television star, who also appears in commercials for Ford Motor Co., made clear his appearance did not constitute an endorsement, he spoke at length about his concerns surrounding the direction of a country."

So the Breitbart article is full of shiat, which shouldn't surprise anyone. But more importantly, Mike Rowe doesn't strike me as a party-line Republican or a campaign shill. I think he's interested in getting his own message, about the devaluation and loss of respect for blue-collar jobs, across through whatever platform he can get access to. Listen to some of his interviews, particularly the TED Talks one. I get the impression that Romney's campaign is an opportunity for him to promote that message, since Romney responded to his letter and saw him as an opportunity to get some star power and hitch their wagon to it.

I get the impression Rowe probably leans conservative. I personally don't think Romney's policies or history indicate that his presidency would complement Rowe's goals at all, and that it might be a mistake to wade into the orbit of a political campaign, to mix metaphors. So this is possibly a judgment error, or more simply, a dumb move. But everyone saying WELP MIKE ROWE SUCKS FOREVER NOW, TOO BAD, get a grip. Look at everything else he's said and done before you write off the value of someone's contribution to a national conversation because he spoke to a Romney crowd.
 
2012-09-27 02:42:03 AM
I have no idea who this guy is. But see his face on some tv commercials I quickly skip over with the DVR. He's nothing but a "show me the money" corporate whore who will endorse anything. So obviously this is just a marketing campaign where they pay him to endorse Mittens Gaff Romney.
 
2012-09-27 02:42:59 AM

Mikey1969: No, reality TV predates that. We have MTv and The Real World to thank.



Yeah but back in the old days, THAT was the stuff we could fap to. The hot mtv host, the hot real world contestants. But people actually listened to them speak???
 
2012-09-27 02:53:13 AM

FilmBELOH20: As opposed to Romney's opponent who came from nothingness to become the leader of the free world. By nothingness, of course, I mean private school from grade 5 on, never having to get a job, basically a free ride through college, never having a real job after college, and going from the state senate to half a term in the US Senate to being President. What struggles this man overcame!



Congratulations on knowing nothing about his past but still having such arrogance and confidence to post this nonsense.
 
2012-09-27 08:53:00 AM
So to sum up, Rowe doesn't consider his attending an event with Romney (who joked Mike was doing the "dirty job" of "standing with" him) an endorsement but he's apparently gonna vote for him because Mittens simulated reading a letter Mike wrote in a photo op?

That about sum this up?

/Also, apparently Mike Rowe is something of a hottie according to many farkettes.
//They find him handsome *and* handy, apparently. 
 
2012-09-27 08:56:19 AM

intelligent comment below: I have no idea who this guy is.


intelligent comment below: He's nothing but a "show me the money" corporate whore who will endorse anything.

Don't these two statements contradict each other?

intelligent comment below: Congratulations on knowing nothing about his past but still having such arrogance and confidence to post this nonsense.

Like, doesn't this apply to you, too? I get your cynicism because he's a pitchman, but that's a pretty blanket dismissal of someone you admitted you know nothing about, the same thing you're snapping at this dummy for.
 
2012-09-27 08:59:21 AM

quatchi: So to sum up, Rowe doesn't consider his attending an event with Romney (who joked Mike was doing the "dirty job" of "standing with" him) an endorsement but he's apparently gonna vote for him because Mittens simulated reading a letter Mike wrote in a photo op?

That about sum this up?


My impression is the "I'll vote for you if you actually read it" wasn't serious, but obviously I have no way of knowing. It'd be a dumb reason to vote for Romney, though
 
2012-09-27 09:01:18 AM

intelligent comment below: I have no idea who this guy is. But see his face on some tv commercials I quickly skip over with the DVR. He's nothing but a "show me the money" corporate whore who will endorse anything. So obviously this is just a marketing campaign where they pay him to endorse Mittens Gaff Romney.


You quite clearly do know who he is.
 
2012-09-27 03:22:08 PM

Aaron Haynes: Don't these two statements contradict each other?



I said I have no idea who this guy is outside of seeing him in a commercial for Ford

Aaron Haynes: Like, doesn't this apply to you, too? I get your cynicism because he's a pitchman, but that's a pretty blanket dismissal of someone you admitted you know nothing about, the same thing you're snapping at this dummy for.



I dismiss anyone who takes money and endorses a product. They are nothing but a corporate whore, willing to say anything for money
 
2012-09-27 09:59:04 PM
I'm no fan of commercials either, but doesn't it just mean they're willing to endorse that particular product for money, rather than any product for money? Patton Oswalt did a commercial once too. So have a lot of people I respect. It's obnoxious but I don't get bent out of shape about it and start declaring the death of their integrity as a human being forever.

/just sayin'
 
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