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  •  Horseshit (3+ / 0-)
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    Shirl In Idaho, JVolvo, PvtJarHead

    Unless Sly lies out his ass, which I'd guess his loyal listeners would disagree,

    1) his show had high ratings with the last book and

    2)sponshorship was high.

    Yes, owners can be fickle but one wonders whether there wasn't some other pressure brought to bear:

    Maybe they didn't like the show Sly did on remote on Tuesday
    at a local Walmart

    Let's show our local Wal-Mart customers what working on a holiday is all about.  Let's do it by showing up to their Black Friday sale in Monona at the Supercenter off of South Towne Drive.  

    What's the hitch?  We're not shopping for anything, but we will be standing with the poverty-stricken and abused workers of America's largest employer as they struggle to make a holiday happen for their own families.

    Yes, he stood with poverty stricken and abused workers and where is he now?  Just business as usual, eh? I understand you were speaking in hypotheticals but the reality seems to be a little further to the right and i don't mean correct direction.

    Looks to me that there are some sore sore losers out there who are doubling down on the dumbfuck.

    On the other hand Sly may have said no to Mid-West family's suggestion of dropping turkeys from a helicopter and it was all just a misunderstanding about the company's intentions toward turkeys.

    Lets se how Mid West's new turkeys fly in the new format and we'll know for sure.

    "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

    by jakewaters on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:20:01 PM PST

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    •  Poor analysis (2+ / 0-)
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      jakewaters, PvtJarHead

      If it was a question of "Sly being Sly", they would have just fired him. It is entirely possible to asshole your way out of a gig, regardless of ratings. Witness Keith Olbermann. You don't blow out an entire staff because one guy was making nasty noises. That's cutting off your head to spite your nose. This was a corporate course correction, pure and simple.

      "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

      by Oliver Tiger on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:42:27 PM PST

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      •  You could be right, but like I said time will tell (1+ / 0-)
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        what Mid-West Family' intentions towards Turkeys really is.

        But I'll betcha the get 'em some outstanding big box support even if they only play Soviet marshal music for the next millenium.

        "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

        by jakewaters on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:18:52 AM PST

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