Mike Rowe, Walmart and Instant Hate from a Shrinking America

I have always liked Mike Rowe. And I like that fact that he doesn’t take any crap from the liberal wack jobs that now hate him because he did a commercial for Walmart. A commercial where Walmart promises to buy 250 billion dollars of American Goods over the next 10 days to help our economy. And by the way, Walmart gives their employees better healthcare than Obama care. http://washingtonexaminer.com/surprise-walmart-health-plan-is-cheaper-offers-more-coverage-than-obamacare/article/2541670

First Came The Promotion of American Jobs …

Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame had the audacity to record a commercial for Walmart. The spot is about reinvigorating American manufacturing and Walmart’s promise to purchase $250,000,000,000 –two hundred and fifty billion dollars!– worth of American made goods over the next ten years. Mix Mike Rowe, Walmart and the celebration of hard work and then watch the hate flow. Yeah, you will be annoyed, but you will love how Rowe responds.

Here is the commercial, narrated by Mike.

hen came the idiocy …

Here is some of the hate, fresh from Mike’s Facebook Page.

Sean Murray says,

        “I thought you were good person. But I just saw your AD that WAL-MART paid for. Your a corporate suck, Rowe.”

Then came Mike Rowe, all muscled-up from hard work and keen of mind like the self-made millionaire he is …

Mike Rowe can still lay down some intellectual whoop-ass, even half naked in filth

Mike Rowe can still lay down some intellectual whoop-ass, even half naked in filth

And, then we fell in a deep, dude love for Mike Rowe. Check out his absolutely stellar response and then click over and like his Facebook page, where you will find Mike’s amazingly patient, logical and correct responses to train load of stupid that landed itself on Mike’s page–here is a tiny sampling as Mike Rowe responds to Sean.

Well hi there, Sean. From ‘good person’ to corporate suck in 60 seconds! That’s gotta be a record! Let me explain something. Better sit down, as the truth may shock you. Ready? I make my living on commercial television. Not television. COMMERCIAL television.

         That means I appear in television shows with commercials, paid for by corporations. I also produce television shows with commercials, paid for by corporations. I sometimes narrate television shows with commercials, paid for by corporations. And occasionally, I appear in the television commercials themselves, also paid for by corporations. No matter what your job is Sean, if you work in commercial television, the money all flows from the same place. And no – it’s not the advertisers or the corporations that pay the bills. It’s you, Sean. The viewer. Just like the customer in a Walmart, the viewer on the sofa programs the airwaves by deciding what to watch and what to buy. In other words, you’re the boss.

         Don’t get me wrong – I would never imply that your decision to watch a Corporate Spectacle like the International Olympic Games on a Global Network owned by one of the largest Conglomerates on Planet Earth makes you a “corporate suck.” But I might wonder – given the purity of your own position – why you ever liked me in the first place.

         (To be fair, I got my start on a home shopping channel, selling crap in the middle of the night to a narcoleptic crowd of nocturnal lonely-hearts, so I’ve had 25 years to get comfortable with the parasitical nature of my professional identity. Perhaps you’re just getting started?)

Oh, Yeah … The Part About A Shrinking America

When Americans can get their man-panties in a bunch because a working man promotes work, America is really shrinking. Nations that don’t value work, that mock it and deride are nations on their way to the fast flush. But, folks like Sean and others who make fun of hard work should shock exactly no one. After all, our own President’s political party–the one of which he is 100% on charge–says the greatest thing about ObamaCare is that more people can now quit work and sponge off of their neighbors.

Detroit Police Chief says “Legal gun owners can deter crime” -Liberals immediately spontaneous combust

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Freddy’s Note:

The Police Chief in Detroit, whose city has a very high crime rate,  needs all the help he can get. He recommends that people get concealed pistol permits and carry guns, because it will cut the crime rate and make Detroit safer.

Finally a Police chief in a big city who is living in the real world instead of the Liberal fantasy world.  I am sure liberals in Detroit are spontaneously combusting when they heard of this comment.

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If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.

Urban police chiefs are typically in favor of gun control or reluctant to discuss the issue, but Craig on Thursday was candid about how he’s changed his mind.

“When we look at the good community members who have concealed weapons permits, the likelihood they’ll shoot is based on a lack of confidence in this Police Department,” Craig said at a press conference at police headquarters, adding that he thinks more Detroit citizens feel safer, thanks in part to a 7 percent drop in violent crime in 2013.

Craig said he started believing that legal gun owners can deter crime when he became police chief in Portland, Maine, in 2009.

“Coming from California (Craig was on the Los Angeles police force for 28 years), where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs (carrying concealed weapon permits), and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying; that was my orientation.

“I changed my orientation real quick. Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed.”

Craig’s statements Thursday echoed those he made Dec. 19 on “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR (760 AM), when he said: “There’s a number of CPL (concealed pistol license) holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it acts as a deterrent. Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction. I learned that real quick in the state of Maine.”

Robyn Thomas, director of the the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco, disagreed.

“I think at its core, his position is an emotional one, based on the idea that people feel safer when they have guns. But studies have shown more guns don’t deter crime,” Thomas said. “There’s no research that shows guns make anyone safer, and it does show that, the more guns in any situation, the higher the likelihood of them harming either the owner, or people who have access to them.”

Rick Ector of the Firearm Academy of Detroit, which teaches gun safety classes, said Craig’s comments are unusual for a police official.

“It’s a huge, radical departure for the police chief to say good people should have access to firearms,” said Ector. “I’m not ready to say he’s pro-gun just yet, but it’s vastly different from what police chiefs have said in the past.”

Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police director Robert Stevenson agreed.

“A lot of police officers have no problem at all with law-abiding citizens having guns,” Stevenson said.

“I think it’s probably like the citizenry: Some are for it, some are against it. But most police chiefs don’t want to talk about the subject.

“It’s a divisive issue, and a lot of times chiefs are reluctant to get in the middle of those debates. Gun control, the death penalty — most chiefs try to stay out of those discussions. Craig speaks his mind; you’ve got to give him credit for that.”

According to a March 2013 anonymous poll of 15,000 officers by the law enforcement website policeone.com., almost 90 percent of the respondents believed casualties would be decreased if armed citizens were present during shooting incidents, while more than 80 percent supported arming teachers who were trained with firearms.

Although Craig said more responsible gun owners would likely lower crime, in the past he also has called for a ban on assault weapons, regulating high-capacity magazines, tighter restrictions on Internet ammunition sales and more stringent background checks for merchants who sell firearms at gun shows.

Detroit police have reported 73 justifiable homicides in the city since 2011. The number in 2013 was 15, down from 25 the previous year.

Most of those cases involved citizens who defended themselves by killing criminals. Among them: 77-year-old Willie White, who in March 2012, fatally shot a man who’d broken into his northwest Detroit home.

Prior to the incident, White’s home had been broken into several times. The break-ins stopped after he killed the 18-year-old intruder, he said.

“I think these criminals would definitely think twice if they knew more citizens were armed,” White said. “I know it stopped them from breaking into my place.”