Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Being A White Nationalist

“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 there is a current of anti intellectualism in this country – promoted by Republicans. Those people love you, and they think your initiative is their initiative. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is kickin our ass academically.”

Rowe, a popular jovial TV personality, went off in a long, brutal response

“Since we’re being candid, allow me to say how much I dislike your post. Everything about it annoys me – your smug and snarky tone, your appalling grammar, your complete lack of evidence to support your claims, and of course, the overarching logical fallacy that informs your entire position,” Rowe wrote. “What really bugs me though, is the fact that you’re not entirely wrong. It’s true; I haven’t shared any political opinions this week, in part anyway, because doing so might very well be ‘bad for business.’”

“What can I say? I work for half-a-dozen different companies, none of whom pay me to share my political opinions. I run a non-partisan foundation, I’m about to launch a new show on Facebook, and I’m very aware that celebrities pay a price for opening their big fat gobs. Gilbert Gottfried, Kathy Griffin, Colin Kaepernick, Milo Yiannopoulos…even that guy from Google who just got himself fired for mouthing off. There’s no getting around it – the first amendment does not guarantee the freedom to speak without consequences. And really, that’s fine by me,” he continued.

“So no – I’m not going to share my personal feelings about Charlottesville, President Trump, or the current effort to remove thousands of statues of long dead soldiers from the public square. Not just because it’s ‘bad for business,’ but because it’s annoying. I can’t think of a single celebrity whose political opinion I value, and I’m not going to assume the country feels any differently about mine,” Rowe wrote. “So, rather than blow myself up, or chime in with all the obvious observations about the cowardly scum in the pointy hats, I’m going to talk instead about my belief that comments like yours pose a far greater threat to the future of our country than the existence of a memorial to Thomas Jefferson, or a monument to George Washington. Ready?”

Then Rowe started in on Adkins’ insinuations.

“You say that White Nationalists believe that everyone who goes to college is an ‘academic elite.’ You then say that Republicans promote ‘anti-intellectualism.’ You offer no proof to support either claim, but it really doesn’t matter – your statements successfully connect two radically different organizations by alleging a shared belief,” Rowe said. “Thus, White Nationalists and The Republican Party suddenly have something in common – a contempt for higher education. Then, you make it personal. You say that Republicans “love” me because they believe that my initiative and ‘their’ initiative are one and the same. But of course, ‘their’ initiative is now the same initiative as White Nationalists.”

He continued “Very clever. Without offering a shred of evidence, you’ve implied that Republicans who support mikeroweWORKS do so because they believe I share their disdain for all things ‘intellectual.’ And poof – just like that, Republicans, White Nationalists, and mikeroweWORKS are suddenly conflated, and the next thing you know, I’m off on a press tour to disavow rumors of my troubling association with the Nazis!”

“Far-fetched? Far from it,” Rowe continued. “That’s how logical fallacies work. A flaw in reasoning or a mistaken belief undermines the logic of a conclusion, often leading to real-world consequences. And right now, logical fallacies are not limited to the warped beliefs of morons with tiki torches, and other morons calling for ‘more dead cops.’ Logical fallacies are everywhere.”

Not near done, Rowe wrote, “As I type this, a Democrat on CNN is making an argument that says, ‘because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, those Republicans now opposed to tearing down his memorial are ‘pro-slavery,’ and therefore aligned with the modern day KKK.’ That’s a logical fallacy.

“Over on Fox, a Republican is arguing that ‘any Democrat who has not yet condemned the Senator from Missouri for publicly wishing that Donald Trump be assassinated, is guilty of wishing for the exact same thing.’ That’s a logical fallacy.

“Yesterday, on The Science Channel, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a noted astronomer, tweeted that the ability of scientists to accurately predict the solar eclipse, was proof that predictions of global warming were also accurate. That’s a logical fallacy.”

Then Rowe turned the tables on his accuser, continuing, “Want to hear another one? Imagine something like this, unfolding over on MSNBC.

“‘Good Evening, America, our top story tonight… Chuck Atkins is a racist! Why? Because he can’t spell. Just look at his grammar! In a recent post on Mike Rowe’s Facebook page, Mr. Atkins, while bemoaning America’s global academic standing, not only misspelled ‘elitist,’ he used ‘tenants’ when he meant ‘tenets.’ He neglected to use a hyphen in ‘anti-intellectual,’ and he misplaced several commas and apostrophes! But why is he a racist, you ask? Simple. Because everyone knows racists are ignorant. Chuck Atkins is clearly a poor speller. Poor spelling and grammar are signs of ignorance. Ergo – Chuck Atkins is a racist! Boom! The matter is settled!”

“There’s not much we can do about the news, but here on Facebook, I think we can do better. This isn’t Twitter,” Rowe said. “We’re not limited to a few inflammatory sentences and a flurry of emojis. Take a moment, Chuck. Think. Make a rational argument. Otherwise, just link us to a cat video. People love those, and they’re almost never ‘bad for business.’ (Unless of course, the cat gets hurt. People hate that.) Just don’t assume that people will care about your beliefs, if you’re not willing to back them up with some relevant facts and a rational conclusion. Here, for instance, are a few facts that matter to me, with respect to my foundation and the recurring charge of ‘fostering anti-intellectualism.’”

Rowe then defended his charitable work, writing, “mikeroweWORKS is a PR campaign for the skilled trades. For the last nine years, we’ve partnered with numerous trade schools, raised millions of dollars for work-ethic scholarships, and called attention to millions of jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. But that doesn’t mean we’re ‘anti-intellectual.’ We’re not even ‘anti-college.’ We simply reject the popular notion that a four-year degree is the best path for the most people. And we’re hardly alone.

“Millions of reasonable people – Republicans and Democrats alike – are worried that our universities are doing a poor job of preparing students for the real world. They’re worried about activist professors, safe spaces, the rising cost of tuition, a growing contempt for history, and a simmering disregard of the first amendment. These people are concerned that our universities – once beacons of free speech – now pander to a relatively small percentage of students who can’t tolerate any political opinion that challenges their own. And they’re concerned – deeply concerned – that millions of good jobs are currently vacant that don’t require a four-year degree, or any of the catastrophic debt that comes with it.”

Returning to the original attack, Rowe concluded, “Again – these are not the concerns of ‘anti-intellectuals.’ They are the concerns of people who care about the future of the country. I don’t know how many of these people are Republicans, but I can assure you that no one who actually supports my initiative is remotely confused about my feelings on education, because I’ve been crystal clear on that topic from the very beginning. To quote Thomas Jefferson, (while I still can,) ‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free and live in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.’ On this point, my foundation does not equivocate.

“In other words, Chuck, I have no idea what The White Nationalists think about my efforts, or the Republicans, the Democrats, the elitists, the Italians, the Presbyterians, the unions, or the self-proclaimed anti-intellectuals. And really, I couldn’t care less. My question is, why do you? Mike”

After his long rant, Rowe added two postscripts to lighten the mood a bit.

“PS. Ok, I’ve just re-read this, (in a desperate search for typos,) and I want to apologize for pointing out that you’re a lousy speller. This is probably not the time to trot out The Grammar Nazi, but your tenor and tone pissed me off, and I responded in my own snarky way. Sorry,” he wrote.

“PPS Maybe this is how political correctness begins? Maybe we start by correcting each other’s grammar, and then move on to the business of correcting everything else? Today a missing hyphen, tomorrow a missing monument. Or, maybe not,” he concluded.


Trump Rally Leaves Media Fearing For Safety

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President Donald Trump’s attack on the news media at his rally in Phoenix Tuesday night has many journalists fearing for their safety and claiming that the president is inciting violence against reporters.

“The media can attack me. But where I draw the line is when they attack you, which is what they do,” Trump told his supporters. He accused the media of “fomenting division” and claimed that most reporters “don’t like our country.” Journalists were clearly still shaken on Wednesday morning by Trump’s rhetoric.

On “Good Morning America,” ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega claimed that Trump’s attack on the media “was incitement, plain and simple,” adding that “it really feels like a matter of time before someone gets hurt.”

Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei wrote an open letter on Twitter to “family/friends who support Trump” about the president’s attacks on journalists, saying: “what he said last night about reporters was despicable, extremely deceptive, [and] dangerous.”

“There are great Americans deeply concerned about a changing nation,” VandeHei wrote. “God forbid one buys Trump’s mad rant and takes action…”

Reporters on Twitter circulated VandeHei’s concerns about violence in the media, with many expressing similar worries.

NBC News’ Chuck Todd expressed concern that an inspired Trump supporter could commit violence against the media.

“Whether POTUS means it or not, I don’t know, but this could motivate a crazy,” Todd wrote of Trump’s attacks on the media, which he called “dangerous rhetoric.”

Trump, for his part, seemed pleased with how the rally went.

“Last night in Phoenix I read the things from my statements on Charlottesville that the Fake News Media didn’t cover fairly,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “People got it!”


Seconds Ago Trump Reached Into His Jacket In Phoenix, Then Pulled Out The INCREDIBLE

Tonight at President Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona thousands appeared to hear what the president had to say.Trump sent a message to Americans that the Washington just wouldn’t understand. He said “We are all on the same team, we are all Americans, and right now we all believe in ‘America First.’” He lashed the heck out of the media.

He went on to talk about Charlottesville. Trump said that the entire arena tonight stands united against the thugs who perpetrated hatred and violence in Charlottesville. Then he went on to reveal who was really responsible for division and hate.

This is what he said:


Trump says there are some fair journalists, but says the media is dishonest, bad people that don’t love our country.

Trump blamed the “fake news and the crooked media” for the division in our country.

He then continued to shout out Fox News, who he said treated him “fairly.”

“Not only does the media give a platform to hate groups, but the media turns a blind eye to the gang violence on our streets.” 

He went on to credit social media for his success saying, “If I didn’t have social media, I wouldn’t be able to get the word out. I probably wouldn’t be standing here.”

His message here is clear. The media is responsible for the division and hatred in this country and what happened in Charlottesville. If it wasn’t for social media where he can talk to his supporters directly, the media would twist every word that comes out of his mouth.

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AMEN. Franklin Graham at Trump Rally Prays to God: “Shut Their Mouths” (VIDEO)

Rev. Franklin Graham AMAZING Prayer for Unity at President Trump Rally in Phoenix–The Phoenix Convention Center was PACKED!

Rev. Franklin Graham: We ask tonight for your help. There are those in this country who want to divide, who want to preach hate. And Father it is my prayer that you will just shut their mouths like you shut the mouths of the lions years ago.


Via Right Side Broadcasting Network:


CAIR Attorney Running For US Senate Just Revealed Horrifying Islamic Agenda For USA If Elected

At first glance, the woman in the brightly colored hajib looks like a modern member of her faith who, although adopting the traditional symbol of her faith, also represents the melting pot that is America.

But a closer look at the 45-year-old attorney, who has declared her candidacy to primary Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake, reveals deep concerns about her reasons for running – and her intentions if she wins.

Abboud, who was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and converted to Islam as an adult, is an attorney in Arizona, but she made a local name for herself for establishing the first chapter of CAIR in Arizona.

Concerns about Abboud arise from her association CAIR, which has been deemed a “terrorist”organization by The United Arab Emirates right along with other groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas.

Although CAIR was invited to the Obama White House on numerous occasions and claims that it is like any other “civil society organizations that peacefully promote civil and democratic rights and that oppose terrorism whenever it occurs, wherever it occurs and whoever carries it out,” in fact, the organization was ousted as an unindicted co-conspirator in a case regarding funding to extremist group Hamas.

How many “civil society organizations that peacefully promote civil and democratic rights” can be said to fund terror groups in the Middle East?

Abboud claims to have received negative publicity and Facebook attacks because she chooses to wear the head covering that is a symbol of her faith, failing to appreciate that such Muslim symbols also stand for the oppression of women, and a rigid code of public punishment for transgressions like daring to drive a car, leave the house without a male chaperone or even show their face in public.

The hajib is a symbol of a society where husbands may beat their wives for disobedience.

Where mothers participate in honor killings of their daughters.

A world that is stuck in the 7th century of its founding.

Abboud fails to recognize – or chooses to admit – the impossibility of adhering to the Muslim code that puts her in a hajib while defending and promoting American values of freedom and equality – yes, even for women.

An American flag – a symbol of freedom, flew behind the CAIR activist as she announced her candidacy.

Significantly, it was flown upside down.

Please comment below if you share concerns that the Muslim faith’s oppression of women raises concerns about the dedication of Muslim candidates to American values of freedom and equality.


Obama Makes Dangerous Announcement – He’s Coming For Trump

So much about Donald Trump’s election is groundbreaking and unprecedented.

And that includes former President Barack Obama’s behavior and reaction to our new commander-in-chief.

When was the last time a former president effectively organized what amounts to rebellion against the new and sitting president?

But that’s precisely what Obama is doing.

The worrying thing is that, while Obama was a crappy leader, he does have a LOT of experience in organizing radical Liberal elements to take dangerous action.

That’s what got him into the national spotlight in the first place.

And he’s trying to use those talents to bring down President Trump.

Obama’s former spokesman, Kevin Lewis, admitted as much in a tweet:

Following a number of executive orders with which he disagreed, and concerted efforts to erase his lousy legacy, Obama is “organizing” America against Trump.

And he’s no longer even trying to do it quietly.

This is happening out in the open. And it amounts to mutiny.

Only a man as arrogant as Obama would think that being a former president gives him the right to revolt against the new, democratically-elected government.



Right After Girl Gets Picture With Mike Pence, An Angry Leftist Mob Does The UNTHINKABLE

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Scripps College student McKenzie Deutsch got a picture with Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers. Knowing many of her peers from the university were left-leaning, she was hesitant to post the picture on Facebook. But, wanting to share this unique experience after a summer interning for McMorris Rogers, she posted it anyway.

Then, the hate started pouring in. She wrote about the experience in an article for the Claremont Independent, saying:

“Shortly after posting the photo, I began receiving vicious comments and private messages accusing me of not caring about LGBTQ rights and attacking me for getting anywhere near the Vice-President.

“Close friends and distant acquaintances alike lashed out in fury, subjecting me to lectures, rants, and name-calling — all while ignoring the photo’s plainly apolitical context.”

She continued:

“According to my peers, taking a photo with Vice-President Pence is anything but neutral. In fact, it constitutes direct violence and oppression against marginalized groups.

Fellow students called her viles names- like “bitch,” and mocked her with grossly hyperbolic questions such as: “Did you manage to ask him why he thinks women are second-class citizens?” and “How many LBGTQ folks do you need to help send to conversion therapy in exchange for reproductive rights from Pence?”

Deutsch concluded her essay with a call for unity, saying:

“Apparently, when it comes to those with whom they disagree, many of my peers are only capable of disrespectful engagement…This is not as it should be. We need a genuine dialogue — now more than ever.”

The leftist zeitgeist obsessed with shutting down dialogue and turning to vile name-calling on college campuses is getting out of hand. Deutsch managed to stick up for herself with exceptional grace and class.

Let’s show this young lady some support by SHARING her message of unity out!


After Trump Aimed His Best Weapon At Them, Ryan And McConnell Knew They Are DOOMED

Once again, Trump is winning!

We recently reported about how Trump had led the RNC to raise $75 million in the first 6 months of 2017.  But it’s getting even better.

The RNC just set another fundraising record:  it just raised the most money EVER in a non-presidential election year!  That’s pretty darn impressive.  That amount is $13.4 million just in the month of June.

Watch this, you’re gonna LOVE it:

(Courtesy of iBankCoin.com via Youtube.com)

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel gives the credit to the American people, for their generous support.  Its fundraising success is due to smaller contributions of $200 or less.  What does that tell you?  That the Patriots that elected Trump are still excited about him.  They are so excited, they want to support him with their hard earned money.

The GOP now controls all three main branches of government, and with the amount of money the RNC has managed to raise, that could continue for a very long time.

Of course, we want Republicans in Washington who can and will get things done.  We are tired of people like Mitch McConnell, who whined that Trump’s expectations for Congress were excessive.  We are tired of people like Paul Ryan, who is a traitor to Trump.

We want the swamp drained!

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There’s Something the Media Isn’t Telling You About Charlottesville

Have you, like me, ever wondered why white supremacy hate groups are labeled “right-wing”?  Considering recent events out of Charlottesville, VA, I’m sure many conservatives – or any right-leaning individuals, for that matter –  are certainly wondering that by now.

And, where does that label come from, exactly?  After all, writings from Edmund Burke, William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell certainly make no connection to that reference. Hmmm.

According to a report from the Daily Wire:

Jason Kessler, the man who helped organize Saturday’s white nationalist “Unite the Right” event that erupted in violence, has come under the national spotlight because of his role in the ultimately deadly event and his subsequent need to flee a press conference after being attacked. According to some persistent “rumors,” prior to his rise to prominence on the far-right, Kessler embraced the far-left Occupy Wall Street movement and was an Obama supporter.

So, to be clear, Kessler was linked to the progressive movement at one point, and then conveniently moved to the right?  Oh, ok. Got it.

According to a report from Rightwingnews.com:

Kessler did not become a white supremacist until November of 2016. The timing all by itself is fishy here. He didn’t start his new cause until AFTER Donald Trump was elected President. He also took $1,320 as a consulting fee from a Democratic candidate running for the Senate in 2012. He’s pro-abortion, an environmentalist, a non-interventionist, pro-equality and an atheist, among other things. This guy sounds like someone that should be looked into. I find it very suspicious that a leftist would suddenly join a hate group to stir up chaos on our streets. Or maybe not so much.

Per Daily Wire, Kessler’s path to becoming a “Unite The Right” organizer is rooted in anger towards a Charlottesville black councilman named Wes Bellamy.

Kessler’s campaign against Bellamy, who had organized a press conference calling for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue that was at the center of the “Unite the Right” rally, resulted in the unearthing of what SPLC describes as “sexist, homophobic, and bigoted tweets” by the councilman, a publicity win for Kessler. He then launched a petition demanding that Bellamy step down, a petition which was ultimately tossed out — but not before Kessler punched a guy in the face while trying to get signatures, an action that got him arrested with misdemeanor assault. 

So how on earth does a leftist upset by a councilman’s “sexist, homophobic, and bigoted tweets” suddenly become a far-right leader?

To answer that question, one really doesn’t need to look any further than the KKK.  After all, it was rooted in the Democratic Party. But, of course, no one wants to talk about that.


Americans In One Town Can Now Be ‘Punished’ In A Terrifying Way For Criticizing Islam And Muslims

Free speech is one of our most sacred rights as Americans. It grants us freedom over a would-be controlling government.

Yet time and again we see liberals trying to destroy this basic right. Be it online or in meetings, they are terrified of Americans speaking their minds.

But this one federal judge completely overstepped his authority by attacking free speech. And the people aren’t taking it lying down.

From Conservative Tribune:

According to a report from the Thomas More Law Center, residents of Bernards Township, New Jersey, have been banned from bringing up the topic of Muslims or Islam at an upcoming public hearing.

That public forum is intended to determine whether a mosque should be built in the community…

Lawsuit Against Bernards Township for Denying Permission to Mosque

The controversy is focused on a settlement order from a district court, which appears to blatantly violate free speech protections.

“No commentary regarding Islam or Muslims will be permitted,” states a legally binding court order about the mosque hearing…

In response to the controversial order, the Thomas More Law Center has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Christopher and Loretta Quick, who live just 200 feet away from the proposed mosque site…

The lawsuit claims that preventing local citizens from voicing their concerns about the “Islamic” nature of the mosque is not only unfair, but also unconstitutional.

This is nothing new. Government entities, be they judges or agencies, regularly try to infringe on our rights.

Why? Because it’s easier to control us that way. Their desire to regulate, manipulate, and hinder our society matters more to them than a free America.

Every generation much fight for free speech, or it will be taken away from them. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a public meeting discussing Islam, or a conversation on Twitter. Free speech must be protected, no matter what.

Be sure to spread the word about this corrupt judge. The people of Bernards Township aren’t accepting this. Nor should you.

Source: Conservative Tribune