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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 40
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2012-09-26 12:31:58 PM  
6 votes:
Man who pretends to glorify blue collar jobs supports candidate from party who pretends to care about blue collar workers
2012-09-26 02:20:13 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:31:19 PM  
3 votes:
Meh. it bothers me more when someone I know says they're voting for Romney.
2012-09-26 11:47:52 AM  
3 votes:
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 11:15:12 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:50:38 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:30:43 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:40:14 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:29:01 PM  
2 votes:
Damn, Mike. You seemed so rational.
2012-09-26 12:28:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:27:31 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:54:28 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:54:16 AM  
2 votes:
When did we as a nation begin to give a shiat what minor TV celebrities thought about politics and politicians?
2012-09-26 11:23:28 AM  
2 votes:
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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 10:58:46 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:48:24 AM  
2 votes:
He should do an episode where he's Romney's campaign manager.
2012-09-26 10:38:46 AM  
2 votes:
Well, supporting Romney IS dirty job after all.
2012-09-26 05:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:54:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:41:35 PM  
1 votes:
Still a damn great TV host.
2012-09-26 02:34:55 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-26 02:21:27 PM  
1 votes:
Relevant?
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2012-09-26 01:19:50 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:58:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:50:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:42:42 PM  
1 votes:
Interesting. A Ford spokesperson supports Mitt Romney, a guy who actively tried to kill your industry.

Smart.
2012-09-26 12:36:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:36:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:35:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:29:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:28:39 PM  
1 votes:
"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 12:26:23 PM  
1 votes:
He didn't inherit his money as much as he inherited his dad's power. The money came later.
2012-09-26 12:25:34 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:30:47 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:16:49 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:13:16 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:07:42 AM  
1 votes:

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
2012-09-26 11:03:45 AM  
1 votes:
Not going to Breitbart, but...REALLY?? Miiiikkkkeeeee....WHY??? I like you. :(


*pouts*
2012-09-26 10:48:47 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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