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Hot Under The Blue Collar #12

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Over on mikeroweWORKS, my buddy Chuck wrote a post that included #skillsgap. Someone did not approve… Jason Steiner writes… I’m tired of hearing about the skills gap. I have a Porsche gap. There aren’t enough Porsches available for me to buy at the price I prefer to pay. Nobody tweets #PorscheGap. Nobody cares what I…

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Casual Conversation with Charles Koch

Causual Conversation with Charles Koch

Last week, I addressed a number of former fans who expressed their disappointment over my association with The Charles Koch Foundation. The reaction was enlightening, instructive, and relatively speaking – downright civilized. In that post, I also mentioned a very casual interview with Charles Koch, and several of you have asked me if that footage…

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Lamar Advertising’s Unsolicited Generosity

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Couple years ago, I spent a week one day putting up a billboard in Tyler Texas. Those of you who saw the episode might recall a truly likable lunatic named Gene, who showed me the finer points of completing a giant erection in the midst of a thunder storm. (There’s a sentence I never thought…

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Off The Wall: Madness at Mizzou & Protest at Smith

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Any thoughts on the madness at Mizzou? Is there any hope for the youth of today? Frances P. Hi Fran There’s always hope, and I’ll prove it in a moment. But first, let me agree – it’s madness to demand free speech, even as we demand silence from those who say things we don’t agree…

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Tough As They Come

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I know lots of tough guys. Crab fisherman, cage-fighters, roughnecks, coal miners. I’ve got a Rolodex of bad-asses I’ve met over the years, and I suspect I’ll meet a few more before I’m done. But I’m pretty sure I’ll never meet anyone tougher than Travis Mills. Travis got his arms and legs blown off in…

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American Welding Society and WEMCO Honor TV Host Mike Rowe with 2015 Excellence in Welding Award

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Miami, Fla., October 19, 2015 – The American Welding Society (AWS) and WEMCO, an Association of Welding Manufacturers, and a standing committee of AWS, have honored TV host Mike Rowe, with a 2015 Excellence in Welding Award in the exceptional category. The Excellence in Welding Awards are given out in 10 categories and honor individuals…

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