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There’s a Powerful New Ad [for Walmart] on TV About Work Narrated by Mike Rowe
TheBlaze ^ | Feb. 8, 2014 | Oliver Darcy

Posted on 02/20/2014 9:38:04 PM PST by Daffynition

Former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe narrates a powerful new commercial released Thursday and it contains one powerful message: “Work is a beautiful thing.”

Who’s it for? Walmart.

“At one time I made things and I took pride in the things I made, and my belts whirred, and my engines cranked,” Rowe says in the video, delivering a monologue from the perspective of the factory as related images flash across the screen. “I opened my doors to all and together we filled pallets and trucks. I was mighty. And then one day the gears stopped turning.”

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The commercial ends with a text overlay saying, “Over the next ten years, we’re putting $250 billion to work to help create new manufacturing jobs in America.”

The left is apoplectic.

1 posted on 02/20/2014 9:38:04 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Walmart - your source for cheap plastic crap.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 9:43:26 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Daffynition
To get it back from China would be a moderate miracle. The things that sabotage it, virtually all come from a loss of the sense of God and God's love. That was the thing that commonly kept US capitalism from getting utterly cut throat. Don't think that capitalism sans God isn't any less cut throat because it's going on out of our sight and coming in neat containers. The left isn't weeping over Chinese sweatshops, demanding the things that have become de rigueur in the USA.

Like it says in this song (laugh at it or no), by the loyal love of God above, the "redneck" (of all colors) "gits 'er done."

Rednecks Built America

3 posted on 02/20/2014 9:44:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition

Rowe will probably get subpoenaed by Holder’s JustUs Dept for engaging in hate speech against the downtrodden non working unions.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 9:45:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Love it or hate it, Cadillac’s new ad creates big political controversy

Celebrating American ingenuity and work ethic is powerful and making the Piers Morgans of the airwaves NUTZ! LOL

5 posted on 02/20/2014 9:46:02 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Veggie Todd

Well, I do know that the only box of toothpicks I could find in it... “made in China.” What happened to the old American brands?


6 posted on 02/20/2014 9:47:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TADSLOS

Rowe seems perplexed by the outcry....I didn’t consider him to be a political wonk....just a working stiff who has a great voice and uses it to make a living.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 9:50:14 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The things that sabotage it, virtually all come from a loss of the sense of God and God's love. That was the thing that commonly kept US capitalism from getting utterly cut throat.

If Jesus showed God's love to us while we were yet sinners, then is it not our job to show God's love to sinners in our Christian goal of becoming like Christ?
So then, could it not be that the primary people at fault for [society] losing a sense of God's love the Christian?

This makes much sense if 2 Chronicles 7:14 can be applied to the Christian church:
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

8 posted on 02/20/2014 9:51:57 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Daffynition

Yep. I agree. I appreciate his sense of humor and giving kudos to under appreciated Americans who do the daily hard and nasty work that has to be done for the rest of us to live in comfort.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 9:54:27 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Daffynition

Well, Rowe touched a nerve.

I don’t think this is the same Rowe who cleverly started a little computer programming business he called Mike Rowe Soft. The Microsoft Corporation took umbrage, of course, and sued. He ended up changing its name, and Microsoft did offer him a consolation of some training courses in Microsoft software.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 9:55:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition

If Ben Walton was alive today.......he’d be buying products as cheap as he could find and not care what country it’s from.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 9:56:42 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Daffynition

their goes my free agency


12 posted on 02/20/2014 9:57:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Forster [Fryeburg, Me] used to make the BEST toothpicks.....and wooden clothes pins! Sadly their plant closed. Maine also lost their last sardine processing plant. These are things I’d like to see restored. Americana.

Government regulation kills these small industries.

I used to go into small stores up in the northwoods and be able to find old inventory.....but no more.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 9:59:14 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: OneWingedShark

I fear that most people who have been repeating that verse only think of it in terms of standards of public decency. But standards of public decency aren’t necessarily more loving and they might even be less loving if they serve to hide a bunch of whited sepulchers. Better that garbage look like honest garbage, than like dishonest food.

But that’s where we get those puzzling charity verses. Do justice to the orphan and the widow. Stop grinding their face in the dirt. Stuff which conservatives have let liberals walk away the cause of, because the heart went out of the conservatives.

And that heart will not be back until we prize God most of all, even above any mortal gift He could manifest on earth.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 10:00:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TADSLOS

15 posted on 02/20/2014 10:02:11 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

I heard him on the radio today and he basically said they hired him to do the narration. Doesn’t mean he endorses Walmart but he does like the idea of getting jobs back to the U.S. Who else is gonna write a check/attempt to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars. The “lyin’ king”? Prolly not. He might spend that much trying to bring the country down.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:04 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Daffynition
toothpicks..sardines..

you are talking fish and sticks (omg fishsticks why dint...nah) but hey throw an old idaho boy a bone and make it fish and chips

17 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:10 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

Mike Rowe doesn’t get enough credit for Ford’s resurgence.

IMO, his narration of the Ford commercials were quite appealing to the general public and had a great deal to do with attracting crossover customers that had previously driven other brands.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 10:05:30 PM PST by Bratch
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To: bigheadfred
Once a lightning rod....always a lightning rod.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 10:05:32 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: bigheadfred

20 posted on 02/20/2014 10:10:45 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

The jobs and companies go where they are the most welcome and can save the most money. That is not America anymore. Walmart is simply filling a niche that people require.

Pray America wakes up


21 posted on 02/20/2014 10:10:47 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: rktman

The proof will be when Walmart lives up to the hype.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 10:12:44 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And that heart will not be back until we prize God most of all, even above any mortal gift He could manifest on earth.

Bingo. (Bold and big.)

I fear that most people who have been repeating that verse only think of it in terms of standards of public decency.

I don't see how anyone could come to that conclusion — it's obviously talking about [the state of] the heart of God's people, as evidenced by their actions.

23 posted on 02/20/2014 10:12:47 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What happened to the old American brands?

Socialism

24 posted on 02/20/2014 10:13:22 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Daffynition

I had occasion to look at an old file in the law firm I worked for. It was from, I don’t know, probably the very early 1980s, maybe a little older.

It was a file that pertained to a trust.

I saw 2 things that blew my mind. The first was a beautiful example of “statistical typing” which used to be a thing before spreadsheets.

The other was the info which was so neatly presented: the holdings of the trust. American Can, American Glass, American This, American That on and on for pages and pages.

We used to MAKE things in this country and it wasn’t really that long ago.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 10:15:13 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Daffynition

My wife would disagree.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 10:17:03 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bray
I don't even want to go there...


27 posted on 02/20/2014 10:17:59 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: OneWingedShark

I do come to that conclusion by actually observing contemporary “Christian activism.”

You’d think it would be every imaginative form of evangelism possible!

Nope it ain’t. Instead we see folks like Todd Starnes glumly mourning how sinners are, in fact, now honestly acting like they are going to hell.

I’ve got a different vision, Shark, and one that I assert is from heaven. I’m writing evangelistic songs and seeking to get them out there in the mainstream. Songs that will put our blenderized hallelujahs to shame by comparison. Songs that I wish every song writer in Christendom would produce... some of the old hymns come close in spirit, but they tend to the churchy venacular. I’m trying to breach that boundary.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 10:21:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition

on one niner show some restraint or at least applaud the thunder


29 posted on 02/20/2014 10:22:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

Roger that. Only time will tell. LOL! Who’s keepin’ score on their spending? Probably hire some Chinese accounting firm.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 10:22:10 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Daffynition

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3125340/posts

shoot to kill


31 posted on 02/20/2014 10:24:01 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I’ve got a different vision, Shark, and one that I assert is from heaven. I’m writing evangelistic songs and seeking to get them out there in the mainstream. Songs that will put our blenderized hallelujahs to shame by comparison. Songs that I wish every song writer in Christendom would produce... some of the old hymns come close in spirit, but they tend to the churchy venacular. I’m trying to breach that boundary.

Awesome / Godspeed.

I wish I had such a vision from heaven — but I do not. Sometimes it seems like the things I like/am-passionate-about are not particularly valued; so I might disregard even such a vision if I did have it as being mere flight of fancy.

32 posted on 02/20/2014 10:27:50 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: jocon307

Your post dredges up one of my deepest laments, having long-standing family ties with manufacturing in *The Hardware Capital of the World.*

True. And it wasn’t that long ago. :(


33 posted on 02/20/2014 10:33:26 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: OneWingedShark

Thank you, I don’t want to be your enemy or anybody else’s enemy, even when I disagree — I only want to be the enemy of misperceptions and untruths. Or lies, as the bible puts it (rooted in the hoodoos that the devil perpetrates, starting with the fall of mankind in which all our souls willingly participated).

If we all could starkly know that God is love and just how He manifests it, we’d be in a far better condition.

There would be some awkward moments for us as we unlearned old ways of coping. We’ve been so busy damning that we haven’t thought about how to bless. But Christ makes no bones about it. Bless our enemies, those who curse us.

That doesn’t mean yield senselessly, and God provides protection for us. We might have to learn just how far to go till we realize we’re casting pearls before swine and need to stop because it will cease to do any good. But that might be way further than our current comfort zone. The cross is deeply symbolic of the sorts of sacrifices we will find ourselves making. If we want a nice earthly life, then Christ isn’t the way to go. But happily, it doesn’t end with carrying a cross, it ends with participation in the resurrection.


34 posted on 02/20/2014 10:36:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: bigheadfred

Why did you turn this in to relgion thread?


35 posted on 02/20/2014 10:37:50 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: OneWingedShark

And you know... because I learned not to give a damn (using that expression so to speak) about so many things... I got a leg up on the process of asserting my position to the world when I became a believer.

I don’t care so much what the world does not like, because it never did like me very much.

However God did love me, and He finally made it obvious.

I find it a little hard to love interpersonally, though I’m getting much better at it now. But it’s a love that comes from God having sold me on the worth of doing it. It’s a passion that takes all thoughts in obedience (more and more) to Christ, whom I still haven’t learned all I can learn about.


36 posted on 02/20/2014 10:41:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition
The commercial ends with a text overlay saying, “Over the next ten years, we’re putting $250 billion to work to help create new manufacturing jobs in America.”

Walmart who pimps tens of millions of tons of cheap products every year from Communist China and other foreign third world countries, is now going to save America!

Wow...

37 posted on 02/20/2014 10:41:51 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Daffynition

We can’t avoid religion. It’s only a matter of what our religion will BE. And frankly, we are talking in terms that would be widely accepted across at least Judeo-Christianity, and probably more.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 10:42:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dragnet2

It ain’t going to. God might.


39 posted on 02/20/2014 10:42:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition
Why did you turn this in to relgion thread?

just to be a skink in the grass and balance the scales because if any one knows any thing about scales it is the Relgions

40 posted on 02/20/2014 10:51:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

fair warning

i just switched from the laptop to the big screen


41 posted on 02/20/2014 11:01:10 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: VerySadAmerican

Wasn’t that SAM Walton, not Ben?


42 posted on 02/20/2014 11:02:20 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: dragnet2

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3125340/posts


43 posted on 02/20/2014 11:02:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: reg45

sam ben there done us i mean that’ll teach them i mean


44 posted on 02/20/2014 11:04:07 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: VerySadAmerican
If Ben Walton was alive today.......he’d be buying products as cheap as he could find and not care what country it’s from.

It's Sam Walton... and up until the late 1980's, WalMart advertised that everything in the store was Made in America.

45 posted on 02/20/2014 11:07:00 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: reg45

Yep. I don’t know who the hell Ben Walton is.


46 posted on 02/20/2014 11:13:46 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Once the cheap imports became available they all started selling it. They should have put labels on the clothing that said “Made in Taiwan By Six Year Olds”.

But, we buy it because we all want to pay less.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 11:15:17 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: bigheadfred

The bible does warn you to use fair weights.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 11:32:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In God we trust

I’ll try to follow along....:D


49 posted on 02/20/2014 11:34:32 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Well, if that’s a real, existing God and not some fictional pixie in the sky (as our loyal atheist opposition likes to say) then there are going to be some things true about this God, and not necessarily all things that we’re comfortable or even familiar with in the condition we are in.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 11:37:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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