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(The Blaze)   Mike Rowe pens a strongly worded letter to the Fark politics tab   (theblaze.com) divider line 226
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2014-02-11 07:36:20 AM  
Sorry Mike, this ones gonna bite you in the ass.
 
2014-02-11 07:51:49 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Everyone has a price
 
2014-02-11 08:01:05 AM  
This man is now my hero. I can now forgive him for working with Ford
 
2014-02-11 08:11:22 AM  
I'm not about to click a link to a gay men's site like the Blaze, NTTAWWT, but a quick mouseover tells me he doesn't care what I think about Walmart.  This being America I support his right to think and say what he pleases, but I do want to take this opportunity to point out that I don't give a rats patoot what this actor who portrays a common man on TV and in commercials has to say about what I have to think about Walmart.

In conclusion let me just say a hearty fark you to both Warmart and the souless actor who is defending them.
 
2014-02-11 08:14:14 AM  

TwoHead: I'm not about to click a link to a gay men's site like the Blaze, NTTAWWT, but a quick mouseover tells me he doesn't care what I think about Walmart.  This being America I support his right to think and say what he pleases, but I do want to take this opportunity to point out that I don't give a rats patoot what this actor who portrays a common man on TV and in commercials has to say about what I have to think about Walmart.

In conclusion let me just say a hearty fark you to both Warmart and the souless actor who is defending them.


Why so antigay?
 
2014-02-11 08:24:12 AM  

Chris Ween: TwoHead: I'm not about to click a link to a gay men's site like the Blaze, NTTAWWT, but a quick mouseover tells me he doesn't care what I think about Walmart.  This being America I support his right to think and say what he pleases, but I do want to take this opportunity to point out that I don't give a rats patoot what this actor who portrays a common man on TV and in commercials has to say about what I have to think about Walmart.

In conclusion let me just say a hearty fark you to both Warmart and the souless actor who is defending them.

Why so antigay?


ROFL, not anti gay, anti Blaze.  Some of my best family members are gay 8p
 
2014-02-11 08:32:04 AM  
Shills gonna shill.
 
2014-02-11 08:32:24 AM  
Area man defends his meal ticket.
 
2014-02-11 08:32:47 AM  
No he didn't
 
2014-02-11 08:33:01 AM  
Mike Rowe will say whatever you pay him to say. A nice analogy would be to compare him to a ventriloquist dummy; a more accurate one would be to compare him to a whore.
 
2014-02-11 08:33:33 AM  
WND, WND, Townhall, The Blaze

I guess there was a shift change.
 
MFK
2014-02-11 08:37:33 AM  

Epic Fap Session: WND, WND, Townhall, The Blaze

I guess there was a shift change.


I guess we can add "Teatard Tuesdays" to our regular lineup of "Wingnut Wednesdays" and "Freeper Fridays"
 
2014-02-11 08:38:45 AM  
FTFA: Rowe's decision to partner with Walmart, often a major target of those who like to demonize business.

stormchan.org
 
2014-02-11 08:39:40 AM  
Do as I say not as I do ~ Mike Rowe.
 
2014-02-11 08:40:38 AM  
"Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years."

This is a bad thing? And Mike Rowe should feel bad?
 
2014-02-11 08:40:51 AM  
poop thread!
 
2014-02-11 08:41:34 AM  

walktoanarcade: Mike Rowe: Eat shiat. Wal-mart has made it so that I have an extra traffic light to go through because my city built them their own street-that they don't need, I may add-at great time and expense, and now sometimes I don't have a choice but to stop near a huge walmart sign, though I do my best to ignore it.


People who don't know whether they have enough food to survive the week could learn a thing or two from this post.
 
2014-02-11 08:41:51 AM  

Rhino_man: FTFA: Rowe's decision to partner with Walmart, often a major target of those who like to demonize business.

[stormchan.org image 850x606]


Yep, same spot for me too.
 
2014-02-11 08:42:20 AM  
has anyone ever calculated how many billions of tax dollars walmart receives every year to subsidize their low low prices? like from local tax breaks/infrastructure improvements right on up to food stamps for their employees?
 
2014-02-11 08:42:56 AM  
So Walmart announced they were going to purchase $25 billion/year in american made products.  What amount were they planning on purchasing before this initiative?  For the trailing 12 months Walmart had revenues of $475 billion.  So Walmart is planning to "reinvest" 5% of their revenue back into their home country?  Are we supposed to throw them a parade and get down on our knees and suck their dicks?
 
2014-02-11 08:43:02 AM  

EyeballKid: Mike Rowe will say whatever you pay him to say. A nice analogy would be to compare him to a ventriloquist dummy; a more accurate one would be to compare him to a whore.


Currently he's paid to say the world is more than six thousand years old, while narrating a show called "How the Universe Works". It's a wonder he gets any Republican support at all.
 
2014-02-11 08:43:32 AM  

Mjeck: "Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years."

This is a bad thing? And Mike Rowe should feel bad?


I want to believe that this is a good thing, but Wal-Mart does what's good for Wal-Mart, first and always, so the skepticism is deserved.
 
2014-02-11 08:43:59 AM  
What if you don't have feelings on Walmart?
 
2014-02-11 08:44:53 AM  

Epic Fap Session: WND, WND, Townhall, The Blaze

I guess there was a shift change.


And a bunch of right wing idiots all start posting again right after the other.

Surge of derpers and derp headlines? Yea, total unrelated coincidence.
 
2014-02-11 08:46:48 AM  
In 2013, Wal-Mart's Cost of Goods Sold was $352 billion dollars.

Even with the fantasy scenario of the cost of goods not rising, that will amount to just a hair over 7% per year.
You could go to a Wal-Mart, remove 7% of the stock, and folks wouldn't even notice.
 
2014-02-11 08:46:50 AM  

Jackson Herring: has anyone ever calculated how many billions of tax dollars walmart receives every year to subsidize their low low prices? like from local tax breaks/infrastructure improvements right on up to food stamps for their employees?


So...it's wrong to expect Walmart to reduce the dependence of their employees on subsidies through mandating a living wage, it's wrong to want more of my tax dollars to go to supporting giving Americans food and health care, and it's wrong to raise the taxes on corporations to make them foot a greater percentage of the cost of their business model?

Hell of a plan the Republicans have there.

/MOAR TAX CUTS!
 
2014-02-11 08:47:16 AM  
Mike Who?
 
2014-02-11 08:47:24 AM  
The Blaze, huh.  Let me know when Opposing Viewpoints rips it off reviews it, so I can give it a click.
 
2014-02-11 08:47:30 AM  
So who is going to open all the factories?
 
2014-02-11 08:47:41 AM  

GoldSpider: walktoanarcade: Mike Rowe: Eat shiat. Wal-mart has made it so that I have an extra traffic light to go through because my city built them their own street-that they don't need, I may add-at great time and expense, and now sometimes I don't have a choice but to stop near a huge walmart sign, though I do my best to ignore it.

People who don't know whether they have enough food to survive the week could learn a thing or two from this post.


lol  Wtf are you trying say?   This ought to be good.
 
2014-02-11 08:47:55 AM  
So, has someone bothered to tell him that Walmart IS America's largest employer?  And if he truly cared about American jobs, he'd care more about the fact that Walmart's business model is to screw over their employees in order to make a larger profit?  Walmart is only promising this American-made crap because it looks better for the company...not because they care.

Guess not.
 
2014-02-11 08:48:37 AM  

Mjeck: "Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years."

This is a bad thing? And Mike Rowe should feel bad?


By itself, no.

In the grand scheme of them buying overwhelmingly from china then tooting their own horn as supporting american business, yes.
 
2014-02-11 08:48:43 AM  

GoldSpider: Mjeck: "Walmart, which was announcing an initiative to purchase purchase $250 billion of American-made products over the next 10 years."

This is a bad thing? And Mike Rowe should feel bad?

I want to believe that this is a good thing, but Wal-Mart does what's good for Wal-Mart, first and always, so the skepticism is deserved.


I guess Farkers would prefer that Walmart do nothing, Mike Rowe do nothing; so they can sit in Farker their basements angry about nothing being done
 
2014-02-11 08:48:45 AM  
He's on TV. That makes him an expert on everything. I say we should do what he says America.
 
2014-02-11 08:50:39 AM  

NeverDrunk23: Epic Fap Session: WND, WND, Townhall, The Blaze

I guess there was a shift change.

And a bunch of right wing idiots all start posting again right after the other.

Surge of derpers and derp headlines? Yea, total unrelated coincidence.


How dare you refer to them as "a bunch"!  Right wing derping idiots come in gaggles.  Or clumps.  But certainly not bunches.
 
2014-02-11 08:50:43 AM  
I think Rowe has his heart in the right place, but is simply naive.

He doesn't believe there is anything wrong with our current structure of capitalism or see the immense harm it's doing all over the world. He takes the hard work stance and that Americans just need to double down on the work and we'll be fine.

This may help some individuals, and that's all well and good, but he completely dismisses the overriding problems, as in what Walmart does to the world, and how supporting an oligopoly system is inherently destructive to the economy.

Therein lies the disconnect between the macro and micro problems.
 
2014-02-11 08:50:50 AM  

give me doughnuts: In 2013, Wal-Mart's Cost of Goods Sold was $352 billion dollars.

Even with the fantasy scenario of the cost of goods not rising, that will amount to just a hair over 7% per year.
You could go to a Wal-Mart, remove 7% of the stock, and folks wouldn't even notice.


Yeah, but wouldn't that be just because of people being used to the shaitty job Walmart does on stocking these days?
 
2014-02-11 08:51:35 AM  

Muta: So Walmart announced they were going to purchase $25 billion/year in american made products.  What amount were they planning on purchasing before this initiative?  For the trailing 12 months Walmart had revenues of $475 billion.  So Walmart is planning to "reinvest" 5% of their revenue back into their home country?  Are we supposed to throw them a parade and get down on our knees and suck their dicks?


Short answer? Yes. That's what some people believe when it comes to business and capitalism.
There's probably something we don't know about this deal, but either way, I'm still not shopping at Walmart. I haven't been inside a Walmart in like 4 years and I don't see that changing any time soon.
 
2014-02-11 08:52:47 AM  
FTA: but in business,there's nothing inherently good about being small,

Wait, what? I thought small business was Baby Jesus' gift to America, and all that is good and holy flows from these small businesses, aka jorb creators.

What gives?
 
2014-02-11 08:53:00 AM  
Walmart is bad for the country.  Maybe Mike Rowe should spend a month doing a Walmart floor-employee's job, on their wages, and then come back and tell me that they are above my criticism.  Mike appears to be Joe-The-Plumber-ing these days.
 
2014-02-11 08:54:29 AM  

bborchar: So, has someone bothered to tell him that Walmart IS America's largest employer?  And if he truly cared about American jobs, he'd care more about the fact that Walmart's business model is to screw over their employees in order to make a larger profit?


You know what would make a great episode of Dirty Jobs?  Show Rowe trying live for 6 months on Walmart wages.
 
2014-02-11 08:54:34 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: give me doughnuts: In 2013, Wal-Mart's Cost of Goods Sold was $352 billion dollars.

Even with the fantasy scenario of the cost of goods not rising, that will amount to just a hair over 7% per year.
You could go to a Wal-Mart, remove 7% of the stock, and folks wouldn't even notice.

Yeah, but wouldn't that be just because of people being used to the shaitty job Walmart does on stocking these days?


Potato, po-tah-to. It could be either one.
 
2014-02-11 08:54:48 AM  
Walmart's entire business model is buying cheap crap from China, selling it cheap, and not paying workers very much.  I'd like to think that they're going to switch to buying American, but it's far more likely that they've made some shady pledge with enough fine print to renege on entirely, and that Mike Rowe got hosed by their PR guys.

If it pans out, good for them.  Until then, I'll remain skeptical.
 
2014-02-11 08:55:08 AM  

Muta: So Walmart announced they were going to purchase $25 billion/year in american made products.  What amount were they planning on purchasing before this initiative?  For the trailing 12 months Walmart had revenues of $475 billion.  So Walmart is planning to "reinvest" 5% of their revenue back into their home country?  Are we supposed to throw them a parade and get down on our knees and suck their dicks?


A lot of US industry, and not just Walmart, seem to be touting "buy America" and "on shoring" more and more.  Is it just me or is the move the "onshore" manufacturing an indication that the US employee has finally lost completely by trying to, and succeeding in, being competitive with third world labor markets?  What's the point in "made in the USA" if all it means is we are subsidizing the manufacturer by supporting a minimum wage work force through business subsidies and thousands of people who can't afford to live on their wages alone.  What are X hundred or thousand jobs worth if we have to subsidize them on both sides.  Maybe I'm just cynical but my guess is the only reason Walmart and others are talking about made in the USA is that shipping is getting more expensive while the US labor market is getting a lot cheaper through the destruction of unions and the cultural shift towards a lot of people thinking "I work harder for less so why should they have better pay and benefits" instead of thinking "why does my work demand so much for so little when others don't".
 
2014-02-11 08:55:29 AM  

TwoHead: Chris Ween: TwoHead: I'm not about to click a link to a gay men's site like the Blaze, NTTAWWT, but a quick mouseover tells me he doesn't care what I think about Walmart.  This being America I support his right to think and say what he pleases, but I do want to take this opportunity to point out that I don't give a rats patoot what this actor who portrays a common man on TV and in commercials has to say about what I have to think about Walmart.

In conclusion let me just say a hearty fark you to both Warmart and the souless actor who is defending them.

Why so antigay?

ROFL, not anti gay, anti Blaze.  Some of my best family members are gay 8p


Gay 8p? What kind of insidious secret gay code word is that!!!?
 
2014-02-11 08:55:34 AM  

walktoanarcade: Mike Rowe: Eat shiat.  Wal-mart has made it so that I have an extra traffic light to go through because my city built them their own street-that they don't need, I may add-at great time and expense, and now sometimes I don't have a choice but to stop near a huge walmart sign, though I do my best to ignore it.

It infuriates me I have to wait at a red light for phantom traffic, don't try this at home, but I stop and then go, much to the chagrin of the law-abiders behind me...in a dream.




That's the dumbest rant I've ever read on Fark. The city will get a large increase in sales tax revenue. The streetlight and road will be needed for the new businesses that will crop there.
 
2014-02-11 08:55:37 AM  

jso2897: Mike Who?


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-11 08:57:37 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Walmart is bad for the country.  Maybe Mike Rowe should spend a month doing a Walmart floor-employee's job, on their wages, and then come back and tell me that they are above my criticism.  Mike appears to be Joe-The-Plumber-ing these days.


Damn it!  30 seconds ... shakes tiny fist.
 
2014-02-11 08:58:20 AM  

Mjeck: I guess Farkers would prefer that Walmart do nothing, Mike Rowe do nothing; so they can sit in Farker their basements angry about nothing being done


I would prefer Wal-Mart pay people more than a subsistence wage and not be such a burden on the American taxpayer, but I'm not going to make that happen by crying to their TV spokesmen.
 
2014-02-11 08:58:32 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The streetlight and road will be needed for the new businesses that will crop there.


Walmart doesn't have a great track record of attracting new businesses to the area it sets one of its parasites.
 
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