Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beck Is In Town

I haven't kept up with the foray but Glenn Beck is in town. That is Wilmington, Ohio, our county seat of government.

Mr. Beck has come out of nowhere via his talk radio programs and now his TV Program on Fox News. I will say he really makes me think about the history of this country.

I don't see how he can hurt things. I think he can only bring more light onto our local demise.

DHL blew into town trying to compete with UPS and Fedex for US freight shipping and when they learned they couldn't compete they blew out even faster.

700 farmers lost their jobs shipping freight over night while farming during the day hours. The loss of benefits was huge beside the loss family incomes.

8000 plus people lost their good job in an area few other jobs are available. The rollover effect is probably around 24,000 jobs or more total. That is why I feel our unemployment is around 20% and our underemployment is around 20%. I am not sure how close those figures are but I think they are and they point to a huge decrease in income in our community.

We are hurting just like the rest of the country is, some more than others.

At least we need jobs to keep people out of trouble as they have too much time on their hands. We will always have those who don't want to work and cause society problems but these good people really need a job. A good job.

I hope Glenn Beck can help a little.

Ed Winkle


  1. Ed, Something about Glenn Beck really bugs me. I just can't put my finger on it. At first I really liked him and then this little annoyance kept creeping into the back of my head. I've pretty much stopped listening to talk shows, except for when Michael Savage DOESN'T talk about politics.
    I am a pretty conservative person I think. And a Christian type fellow and so I just don't know.
    Sorry to be a negative... I have been reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People," and my goal is to be forever positive. Have a nice day!

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I have some strange feeling about his efforts, too. Good luck on the forever positive, that is no easy deal.

  3. I used to watch Glenn Beck's show when it was still available here. He seemed a little extreme in his opinions.