Rowe’s parents are at the center of the black-and-white photo – she in her wedding gown, he in a suit. Both are smiling. And it looks like Rowe takes after his dad quite a bit.
“’Do you?’ ‘I do,’ he said,” Rowe wrote. “‘And you?’ ‘I do,’ she said. Sixty-one years ago today, that’s the way it was, more or less. Today, I’m happy to report they’re still doing it. Happy Anniversary, you two. And many happy returns. Your eldest.”
Mike Rowe Speaks Up for Working-Class People Hit by Inflation
In a recent appearance on Fox Business, Rowe spoke out against comments by New York Times contributor Sarah Jeong, who had claimed the uproar over rising inflation is a plot cooked up by rich people.
“I mean, is she serious?” Rowe asked. “You kind of look over your shoulder and say, ‘Are you messing with me?’” He then accused Jeong of “willful ignorance.”
Rowe went on to give voice to working-class people he knows who are struggling to cover the costs of gas and food. He said construction workers he knows are paying 100 percent more to gas up their trucks than they were six months ago.
Jeong’s exact tweet read: “All the stuff you see about inflation in the news is driven by rich people flipping their sh-t because their parasitic assets aren’t doing as well as they’d like and they’re scared that unemployment benefits + stimmy checks + 15 minimum wage + labor shortage is why.”
The New York Times pundit was promptly roasted on social media, with Twitter users pointing out that assets like stocks and real estate are doing quite well. The stock market is almost exactly where it was at this time last year and the housing market is booming.
Meanwhile, President Biden has acknowledged that his COVID-19 stimulus checks drove a spike in inflation. The U.S. dollar lost a chunk of its buying power after the government printed more money to cover all the government aid it was sending out.
Dirty Jobs Is Back with an All-New Season
Almost a decade after it initially wrapped, Dirty Jobs is back with an all-new season starting Jan. 2. The Discovery series follows Mike Rowe as he explores a parade of difficult and sometimes dangerous jobs.
“We don’t do second takes. We don’t do a lot of planning, we don’t do a lot of scouting. There’s no scripting, there’s no writing, there’s no actors,” Rowe said in an exclusive sneak peek provided to People. “It’s an honest look at work through the lens of an honest day.”
“We never know what’s going to happen, but we always have a good time and we always wind up learning more than we thought we would,” he added.
Fittingly, given his comments on Fox, the sneak peek ends with Rowe testing his mettle on a construction job. He calls it “one of the more difficult jobs in my life.” And it looks like Rowe found time to chat with his fellow construction workers about inflation between takes.