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Tim Allen and the Chevy Volt

I’m not sure about you, but I hardly missed an episode of Home Improvement when it was still on.  I would even divulge when it came on syndication.  Tim Allen played a father of three and hosted a fake TV show called “Tool Time” as Tim “the Toolman” Taylor.  

One of the mainstays of the show through many seasons was a hotrod he was building from the ground up.  I loved watching each season to see the hotrod evolve into an amazing machine.  Tim would often grunt at the Detroit muscle he was building and I would sometimes grunt along with him.

Fast forward 20 years or so.  Tim’s doing another comedy (if it hasn’t been canceled) which is basically another spin off of Home Improvement except he has three girls instead of boys (very creative).  I was eager to watch the first episode, but immediately felt duped at the lack or originality.  I haven’t watched it since.  

Then the ads for the Chevy Volt came out.  Yes, this Chevy Volt.  Knowing that the government spent millions of tax payer money so the UAW bosses got a fatter paycheck was tough to swallow.  Then the president forced Chevy to come out with the monstrosity of the Volt.  It angers me to the point that the one time I saw a Volt on the road I had to stop myself from flipping the driver the bird.  Now I just feel sorry for the owner.

All this was bad enough until I saw the ad for the Volt.  I immediately scoffed at the pandering to typical Americans.  Then I recognized that gravely voice.  Mr. American Muscle was doing a voiceover for a hybrid?

Way to sell out Tim.  Should you never grunt again because of this indiscretion.  

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‘Scuse Me? Who’s Soft?

The Commander-in-Chief just called Americans “soft”, as reported by The Weekly Standard.  Try not to punch through your monitor when you watch here

Now, if one were to only base their judgement of Americans solely on popular culture mainstays like the magazines reserved only for the check out lane, MTV “reality” shows, or hippies; then yeah, I can justify anyone calling Americans soft.

My point of view, however, is not that one.  I have the privilege of working with the finest warriors in the world.  I see on a daily basis individuals striving for physical and mental improvement, shedding all sense of self-worth just to make the whole unit better.

And before that I was at the world’s finest university where people juggled jobs on top of 16 hour semesters (I luckily married one such individual).

So what is the President’s point of view?  Is it one where his office is full of professional whiners (DC folk refer to them as “lobbyists”)?  You know what, scratch that – everyone he surrounds himself with is a whiner.  Everyone from his wife (“America is a downright mean country”), to Jay Carney, on down to Crazy Maxine Waters.  The source of whining comes from self-pity.  Why these folks who make upwards of 6 figures with nicer benefits than most Americans could dream about, is beyond me.  Maybe they should dry their tears on my uniform sleeve, suck it up, and act like an adult with the majority of Americans. 

The next time, Mr. President, you consider a remark that lumps every American as “soft”, please remember this remark, “I’m all dinged up.”  And in that same moment remember, there’s a Marine freezing his rear off in Afghanistan, there’s a college student pulling a double shift to pay for tuition and rent, and there are tons of Americans who haven’t forgotten that you only get what you earn.

Stop Whining


Euro Mag Has Epic Fail

If you’re going to engage in a battle of wits, don’t come unarmed.