Sunday, June 12, 2011

Being a gigantic prick

Not just for non-sports talk radio, some of the biggest are on sports talk -- and not only do they not know sports, they spread their ignorance around like a solid STD because confidently expressed ignorance allegedly makes for 'good' talk radio.

...if you still live in Cleveland at this point, you're bringing unemployment on, couldn't I?"

"If you live in Youngstown, Ohio should I have no sympathy that you're unemployed? You're kinda bringing it on yourself."

"If you live in Ohio or Indiana rurally, you're kinda bringing unemployment on yourself."


Because if there is one thing the unemployed have, it's the money to move for the hopes of landing a job somewhere else.

8 comments:

DrDick said...

AS with most things in the real world, especially those dealing with economics, conservatives are totally unfamiliar with the concept of "opportunity costs."

StonyPillow said...

And as with most things in the real world, coonservatives are totally unfamiliar with any loyalties or ties that can't be translated directly into dollars and cents (especially patriotism).

I've talked about this with my wife many times. She would never willingly move and separate herself from her extended family, so we remain in what's becoming a manufacturing backwater, despite dwindling opportunities, and my having to accept a lower-paying job.

StonyPillow said...

And as with most things in the real world, coonservatives are totally unfamiliar with any loyalties or ties that can't be translated directly into dollars and cents (especially patriotism).

I've talked about this with my wife many times. She would never willingly move and separate herself from her extended family, so we remain in what's becoming a manufacturing backwater, despite dwindling opportunities, and my having to accept a lower-paying job.

Anonymous said...

Another very simple, very wrong, loudly-asserted conservative sound bite (their favorite kind).

Consider the costs of moving house, first-last-month-and-deposit rent and the considerable time to find a job these days, in a new place where you probably have no supprot system.

And where would they move to? The US has usually had a few places known as "boomtowns" known to have good jobs prospects that attracted the restless and ambitious from across the country -- Austin, Phoenix, Las Vegas. But most of these are now worse than average, and everywhere else except a very few small niches (new oilfields in ND) offers mediocre prospects at best.

But being a right-wing blowhard means no-one is ever going to fact-check or point out the truck-sized holes in your bullshit -- it's about emotion, conveying the aggression and certainty they crave.

pansypoo said...

those who never walked in those shoes are clueless and don't care. just get a job.
any job. or 4 shitty ones.

Michael said...

Respect for private property, anyone?

Creeps like this guy were the first to advocate abandoning New Orleans when it flooded, despite there being literally billions of dollars worth of appraised real estate. Now they advocate abandoning property because of economic hard times.

And they accuse the left of not respecting property rights.

Colin Cowherd -- to paraphrase the one thing Bob Kerrey said that I like, is that Latin for sociopathic asshole?

Anonymous said...

Is that the guy's radio persona, colin cowherd? got to give colin a colonic, and put him out with the rest of the herd of winged cows.
vox

Tarun Kumar said...

you are right... you can also find jobs opening details online.