This clash began when I was reading up on the weekend's happenings in MMA. Josh Thomson, who fights in Strikeforce defeated KJ Noons pretty handily, but he was upset that he didn't entertain the crowd enough. He had wanted to finish Noons, not bat him around for 15 minutes and win an easy decision. In his post fight press conference he wore a t shirt that said "Hope isn't hiring", asserting that the current administration is to blame for all the economic woes we are under. Here is the video:
Apparently many Twitterers felt that Josh was being racist. I didn't, and I replied to him to tell him:
@THEREALPUNK I don't think you're racist at all, but the sentiment of your shirt was inaccurate
The inaccuracy comes from the fact that unemployment has come down since President Obama took office. Here is a table from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing unemployment rates from 2000 through January of 2012.
@djfick @therealpunk djfick youre wrong! That was spot on!
@OHIOFAN365 too bad facts don't support your opinion
@djfick there isnt enuf time in the day to give u all the facts. Facts back ip what a socialist this administration is! Take take take
@OHIOFAN365 '01 unemployment was 4.2. In Feb '08 it was 8.3. 6 mos later it reached 10. Jan '12 back to 8.3. Those are what facts look like
@djfick NOT true....look deeper into the #'s! Does NOT include people that just gave up and entire jobs totally LOST. Typical blind libera
@OHIOFAN365 1 these are THE numbers from BLS. 2 you made a mistake labelling me. 3 you offered nothing to support your argument good day sir
@djfick go to examiner.com and read "understanding unemployment rate" Plain and simple....really
@djfick just get on the internet and do some research. BLS is only one aspect of the number(s).
@OHIOFAN365 Yes. Reading pro am articles from an opinion site founded by a conservative billionaire oil and land baron is due diligence.
@OHIOFAN365 The sad part is that after your internet boner fades, you'll still be stuck in Ohio. I feel for you. And I said Good Day Sir!
@djfick ooooooooo! Good come back. Your parents must b proud. More great Americans have come from this great state, look it up!