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  • Back when I knew Mike Rowe

    11/11/2019 2:36:55 PM PST · by Scarpetta · 75 replies
    11/11/19 | Scarpetta
    Twenty five years ago I worked for a digital media company in Philadelphia whose work included a weekly TV program called "Body Sense" underwritten by Prevention Magazine. It was a hokey basic cable program with a host we poached from QVC. His name was Mike Rowe, a nobody with up and coming attitude. Mike was often found wondering the corridors of our offices and always attended the raucous parties we threw regularly. I guess I just want to say that Mike was as down-to-earth a guy as you could imagine and nothing betrays his Eagle Scout aesthetic. I love you...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mike Rowe

    10/23/2019 7:41:57 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/23/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mike Rowe. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mike Rowe is media's biggest promoter of dirty, gritty jobs and the productive, individual spirit of all blue collar workers and their supporters. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares...
  • Mike Rowe Wades in to Nike-Kaepernick Controversy in BIG WAY

    09/11/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 9/11/2018 | Andrew West
    One shining beacon of light, however, has been Mike Rowe; former host of Dirty Jobs, and outspoken American whose views don’t always line up with the liberal media’s. The problem is, unlike some of the other blathering idiots that we are forced to endure on television, Rowe is eloquent, thoughtful, fair, and honest. Those traits are so unforgivably rare these days that even the left-leaning media cannot deny what he has to say. Now, 17 years to the day removed from one of our darkest hours, Mike Rowe has spoken again, and he’s made a suggestion that the nation can...
  • Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial

    09/11/2018 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | September 10, 2018 | Will Maule
    Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial — and It’s as Perfect as You’d Expect Everybody’s favorite television host, Mike Rowe, has become well-known for his measured response to the biggest scandal of the day. He is careful to hold his tongue, but when he comes out with a few words on the matter, it is invariably wise and fair. Rowe took to Facebook Monday after being asked about his views on the Nike advertisement controversy – his words were exceptional. "We're Going to Do Something."You’ve been very quiet about the Kaepernick PR disaster at Nike....
  • Mike Rowe says Americans are profoundly disconnected – here’s why

    08/05/2018 1:58:17 PM PDT · by Twotone · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 30, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Mike Rowe said that there is profound disconnection between Americans, and it’s this gap that drives the division in the angry discourse over politics. ‘Frustrated people are talking… past each other’ Rowe was responding to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro on his show about the widening gap between different classes of Americans. “We’ve become slowly and inexorably and profoundly disconnected from a lot of very basic things that when I grew up, I was really connected to,” he explained, “like where my food comes from, and where my energy comes from.” “A basic history, a basic curiosity, you know,” he continued,...
  • Mike Rowe recounts charity event story to explain why Trump defeated Clinton

    07/30/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame says there is a simple reason why President Donald Trump was victorious in the 2016 election: “He understands who’s watching and he understands what’s happening.” America’s “everyman” recently sat down with Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, for a wide-ranging interview for the website’s “Sunday Special.” He used a story regarding his mikeroweWORKS Foundation to explain why Mr. Trump — and not Sen. Bernard Sanders or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — now resides in the White House. Mr. Rowe said that he jokingly called out the trio when his CNN show...
  • Dirty Jobs, Good Pay: Mike Rowe and others seek to revive the American work ethic

    06/04/2018 12:21:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2018 Issue | Steven Malanga
    Experts testifying before Congress don’t typically start by describing the insights they’ve gained from a backed-up toilet. But when Reality TV star Mike Rowe appeared before the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in 2011, he detailed two incidents involving malfunctioning commodes. When he was 12, he saw everything that went down the toilet reappear “in a rather violent and spectacular fashion,” Rowe recalled. His grandfather—Rowe describes him as a blue-collar magician who “woke up clean and came home dirty most of his life”—quickly ascertained the problem. What followed was an entire day of digging in the front yard,...
  • It’s Time To Make Hard Work Cool Again: A Conversation With Mike Rowe

    10/13/2017 3:11:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | James Merse
    Work was a supporting pillar in my family dynamic growing up, instilling a foundation that would ultimately propel me to achieve all of my career and financial goals I had set for my 25 year benchmark. Those goals are personal and private, but I am ecstatic that with just about five months to spare, I’ve exceeded them all. That foundation was built by years of watching and learning from my father, Joseph Merse, who has taught – and continues to teach me – what it means to work hard and provide for a family. Americans like my father that take...
  • Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Being A White Nationalist

    08/23/2017 1:46:11 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/23/2017 | Derek Hunter
    “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe had some choice words Tuesday night in response to a question he got accusing him of harboring “white nationalist” sympathies. Rowe posted a question submitted to him on his Facebook page that accused the TV host’s advocacy for the skilled trades of amounting to anti-intellectualism, and therefore racism. A man named Chuck Adkins asked, “One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are academic elitests. Comment? No? I’m not surprised. You never take a political stand because you don’t want to alienate anybody. Its bad for business. I get it. But...
  • 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe takes issue with Nordstrom's $425 'muddy' jeans

    04/26/2017 7:35:05 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | DAVID CAPLAN
    A $425 pair of men's heavily-distressed, straight-leg blue denim jeans sold at Nordstrom, which according to the retailer's website, has "seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty." ... Finally - a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job…made for people who don't.
  • Nordstrom Selling Fake-Mud Jeans For $425 (borrowed title. no title at facebook)

    04/25/2017 4:39:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    facebook ^ | 4-24-17 | Mike Rowe
    This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all corners of polite society. Behold the latest assault from Nordstrom’s. The “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans.” Finally - a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job…made for people who don't. And you can have your very own pair for just $425.00. Here’s the official description, from their website. “These heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're...
  • Episode 45: The Biscuit Bomb

    03/10/2017 7:59:56 AM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Mike Rowe Podcast ^ | March 7, 2017 | Mike Rowe
    All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join me for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
  • Mike Rowe Reading a letter from his mother (I laughed till I cried)

    02/18/2017 8:45:04 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/14/16 on Youtube | Mike Rowe
    This is Mike Rowe sharing a letter from his mother. I laughed till I cried. If you need a lift today, watch this. And...... CALL YOUR MOTHER!
  • Anti-Gunner Calls Out Mike Rowe for Speaking at Pro-Gun Dinner. He Sets Her Straight.

    01/15/2017 7:49:06 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 28 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 1/15/17 | Staff
    Mike Rowe. What else is there to say about the guy? He loves his country and he loves to shoot guns. He is all about hard-working Americans, and once an anti-gun advocate messaged him on Facebook to discourage his decision to speak at the SHOT show he put her in her place. Off The Wall Marla W writes... I just read that you’re speaking at the SHOT show in Las Vegas this week. VERY disappointing. There are already too many guns in this country, and too much faux patriotism surrounding the second amendment. I can’t believe you’d risk your good...
  • Mike Rowe Nails Why Trump Won (truncated)

    11/11/2016 4:47:28 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    Former "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe says that Donald Trump is president-elect for the same reason that his show was a huge success: both Mr. Trump and "Dirty Jobs" paid attention to an America that feels ignored. “Dirty Jobs didn’t resonate because the host was incredibly charming,” Rowe wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “It wasn’t a hit because it was gross, or irreverent, or funny, or silly, or smart, or terribly clever. Dirty Jobs succeeded because it was authentic. It spoke directly and candidly to a big chunk of the country that non-fiction networks had been completely ignoring. In...
  • Mike Rowe: Voting In-And-Of Itself No Virtue

    08/19/2016 6:54:32 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 19, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Television handyman Mike Rowe responded to a fan’s letter calling on him to urge people to get out and vote by contending the more important issue is the type of person who makes it to the polls. In a Facebook post from earlier this week, the Somebody’s Gotta Do It host on CNN included a letter from a fan, who expressed a great respect for Rowe. “Can you please encourage your huge following to go out and vote this election? I would never impose on you by asking you to advocate one politician over another, but I do feel this...
  • Don't follow your passion

    06/06/2016 8:29:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Praeger U ^ | 6/6/16
    Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to take? How about which paths to avoid? TV personality Mike Rowe, star of "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It," shares the dirty truth in PragerU's 2016 commencement address.
  • The Dirtiest Man On TV Dispels 5 Damaging Myths About Blue Collar Labor

    05/12/2016 9:02:45 AM PDT · by fella · 65 replies
    forbes ^ | 2 May 2016 | Kathy Caprino
    Every once in a while, we come across someone – either in the media, on TV or YouTube, or right next door – who captivates our attention because of their passion and love for what they’re doing.  . . . Mike Rowe is one of these individuals. Ever since I discovered his show Dirty Jobs, I was hooked on his messages, vibrant energy, and his overall approach to living and working better. 
  • Dear Mike Rowe, Bernie Sanders isn't just a "knucklehead" on education, but it's a good start...

    12/17/2015 2:48:40 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-17-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I can't say I would do my education differently, because college is where I met my wife, who now teaches at the college level herself, and had a number of great experiences. However, Mike Rowe couldn't be more right about this. An education is for everyone, but that doesn't mean college is for everyone. My illustration degree is and has been irrelevant to the career I have now. None of the skills I use were actually taught in a single illustration class I took. The portfolio I used to land my first graphic design job was comprised of almost entirely...
  • Mike Rowe to Bernie Sanders: Stop Telling Everyone College is The Only Thing

    12/15/2015 2:43:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Reason's Hit & Run Blog ^ | December 15, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Mike Rowe, the popular host of CNN's Somebody's Gotta Do It and former host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, lays into Bernie Sanders for pushing everyone to go to college. Rowe, whom Reason interviewed in December 2013 (see below), isn't against college, but he takes exception to the idea that the only legit way to get ahead these days is to get a university sheepskin. Rather, he argues, there are lots of excellent trade jobs available that many people would not only be successful at but happy to do. He sees a systematic, elitist attempt to denigrate such work in...