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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:02 PM

"So God Made a Farmer"

Struck a nerve with my farm roots, the religion part notwithstanding:

http://farmersforthefuture.ning.com/profiles/blogs/so-god-made-a-farmer

So God made a Farmer

Posted by Tracie Kruger on February 6, 2010 at 9:01am
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And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!". So, God made a farmer!
God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board. So, God made a farmer!

I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it.


God said "I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And...who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain'n from "tractor back", put in another seventy two hours.

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop on mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place.

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets...and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark.

It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed...and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who'd laugh and then sigh...and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life "doing what dad does". So, God made a farmer!

(Author Unknown. Article reproduced from Paul Harvey radio show, but unable to trace the source.)


Don't love it? Try life on a farm...



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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:04 PM

1. God made a farmer, here's an over priced truck to drive to the supermarket.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:08 PM

2. We keep a 57 and a 66 Chevy long bed and two 69 El Caminos still running... I see your point.

We don't buy Dodge products. I like the message that honors the farmer.

How about you?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:13 PM

8. Well it didn't really do that, it claimed all the credit for "god".

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:15 PM

12. art

you see pigs.

i see real people.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:17 PM

15. I listened to the message that accompanied the visual narrative.

Sorry you missed half of the ad.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:57 PM

36. You apparently missed the point that Jesus drove a Dodge Ram. (nt)

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:08 PM

3. A Gas Guzzlin Truck at that

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 PM

4. Nice tribute until last second or two

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:10 PM

5. Just saw the commercial...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:11 PM

6. I have farm roots also and found

it sexist.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:18 PM

17. i came here

...to see what somebody would gdt pissy about. You delivered.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:33 PM

26. Guess you missed what was obviously missing.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:31 AM

50. you got me

I don't look at every damn thing in this world through the context of whether it's got enoughrepresentation by enough groups.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 PM

63. I would say that in the context of farming, women aren't a 'group'. They're half of humanity.

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Response to randome (Reply #63)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:31 PM

65. You got me again. I apologize for being so offensive.

Does this thread remind anybody else of Portlandia?

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:08 PM

100. Predictable as the sunrise.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:05 PM

76. It's advertising and it's called a target audience.

Do you also find offense at womens sanitation ads? That there are no men in them?

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Response to aptal (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:20 PM

77. What a stupid comment.

Women drive you know.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #77)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:28 PM

82. Just because you disagree doesn't make my comment stupid.

My point is, they were targeting their consumer.

Men aged 20-30. Or whatever their consumer testing found.

It's just advertising.

I don't think you will find many truck ads targeting women. And the reason is there aren't many women who buy trucks. Are the some? Yes, but not nearly as many as men.






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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #77)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:02 PM

95. Totally, man! "Advertising"? "Targeting markets"? It's like he's just makng up words as he goes.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #95)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:37 PM

104. Chah! Next he'll suggest that guys buy more trucks!

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Response to aptal (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:24 PM

79. Wow. Just wow.

I've seen men in "sanitation" ads, though.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:24 PM

89. Do you surmise that women farmers were offended? n/t

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:42 PM

91. Old Thai joke



Thailand has some of the hardest working farmers in the world.

And sometimes their husbands help.

It has ancient roots with the men serving 6 months of the year as corvee labor building an astonishing system of canals.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:11 PM

7. A white male farmer that is?

Or didn't you notice?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:13 PM

9. whu?

I know god HOW DARE HE BE BLACK AND WHITE AND MALE!!!!

clearly, you miss the point.....

i am utterly sorry for you oberliner unless you are just snarking.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:16 PM

13. Coulda been more diversity in the ad, no?

That didn't rub you the wrong way?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:19 PM

19. I bet

people let out audible sighs when you walk up at parties.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:23 PM

22. Huh?

Just saying it could've been more reflective of the USA and its diversity, especially among farmers.

You don't think so?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:34 PM

28. Coulda had Germans and Dutch and Hispanics and Italians and Blacks, etc., I suppose.

And, more than likely, combinations thereof.

I am Dutch Italian.

Who do you thing was inappropriately voicing that narrative, an Englishman?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:50 PM

93. Again, I ask as I ask so many times...

Where were the Eskimos?
WHERE WERE THE ESKIMOS!!

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Response to oberliner (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:06 PM

39. it was reflective of the usa

i don't think you've ever been to a farming conference.

even the organic ones are not exactly melting pots.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:05 AM

59. I didn't think that until I saw the flub on here.

But it was the kind of thing that I KNEW somebody would find an issue with, just didn't think of what.

I actually feel bad for some of you that are so obsessed with such things that you can't appreciate one commercial for what it was.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:19 PM

62. Not obsessed and do appreciate the commercial for what it was

I just don't see why they couldn't have included a more diverse group of farmers.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #62)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:30 PM

64. Nobody who is obsessed about such things admits it.

I remember thinking to myself how nice a commercial that was without the usual snark, glitz, sex, etc. Then it dawned on me that it was so much down that line that somebody on DU MUST have some sort of issue with it.

You posted about it within 15-minutes of it airing. Yes. You are obsessed with such things.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:22 PM

78. OK

Thanks for your insights.

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Response to ag_dude (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:17 PM

114. I loved that ad

I am a woman farmer. I saw my community in those faces and I loved it.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:40 AM

47. If I remember the ad correctly..

it showed a black farmer as well.

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Response to Boudica the Lyoness (Reply #47)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:47 AM

57. There was one image of an African American farmer and two of women....

I suppose it could have used a couple more, but I'm not quibbling about it.

It was supposed to be an evocative "branding" commercial and I think it did well.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:13 PM

10. They tossed in one African American farmer.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:48 PM

33. and no farm workers.

Cuz the farmers do all that work by themselves.

Paul harvey, yuck.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:16 PM

42. how do you know who was a worker and who was a boss?

everybody dresses the same on farms.

those were mostly real farmers given new carrharts for the ad, maybe all.

take a look at the close up of the hands again- you can't fake that.

often the workers dress BETTER than the boss.

you just have to ignore beween 10-50% of what harvey says.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:58 PM

37. well, there is the reality of the situation

Last edited Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:31 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Full_Report/Volume_1,_Chapter_1_US/st99_1_054_054.pdf

there are slightly more native americans than african americans

but the total of asian, native and african americans is...

3% of white guys. 2.2 million to 75,000.

and that isn't dodge's fault, i guess.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:27 PM

80. .

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:14 PM

11. SO GOD MADE A FARMER

WOW reading some of the comments on here so how really ungrateful we are for a dedication to the people who work untiringly for us. Having worked for a farm manufacturer I know that these select few are subjected to trials and tribulations most of us would not be able to handle. If it took a truck ad to bring that message home so be it. God made a farmer ...

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Response to jjfuzzy2001 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:42 AM

56. As we just to say back home...

Never cuss a farmer on a full stomach.

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Response to jjfuzzy2001 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:37 PM

66. Am I allowed to appreciate the hard work of farmers

without unicorns and fairy tale creatures or will I be chained and beaten?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:16 PM

14. Here's the clip

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:24 PM

23. Thanks. Leaving out the God and the Dodge, it's a rare tribute to Farmers...

Often shit upon workers.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:37 PM

30. Yeah, pretty much all workers are "shit upon" these days.

Teachers, anyone in a union, etc.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:48 PM

92. yeh. but women were mostly left out

women farmers work like dogs too but don't get near the credit.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:34 AM

49. No idea what all the hub bub is about.

I thought it was a perfectly good commercial.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:17 PM

16. Family farmers

are worthy and admirable. Hats off to you and your honorable roots! Who's voice and/or quote was that in the ad? Sounded a little like Reagan.

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Response to tblue (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:31 PM

25. Conservative a-hole Paul Harvey

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:33 PM

27. Yeah, playing to that crowd. n/t

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:39 PM

31. So the message must suck if the messenger isn't on your friend list.

Weak.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:47 PM

32. The message was "buy our sucky truck because god, and farmers".

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:51 PM

34. In 1903 my great grandfather died leaving

my great grandmother with six children under the age of 12 - one male and five females. She was the first woman elected to the coop board. The farm is still in the family.

Failure to include the contribution of women in that commercial pissed me off. In fact, my sister called right after it was over to see if I had the same reaction she did. Here is the thing - we inherited it from my mother.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:10 PM

41. Women were excluded, true, yet at least 50% of the effort of farms.

My grandmother fed and baked and clothed 40 or more seasonal farmworkers.

Oh, those farmworkers were left out of the ad.

Crap.

I still love the ad. Oh well.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:17 PM

43. there were women in the ad

how many would be the right number?

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 PM

45. I saw one little girl standing in a field and

one woman next to her husband at a roadside stand. The men were working, the woman was decoration. Frankly, the men in my family and community are totally aware of the physical labor contributed by women and they have been for six generations that I know of personally. Apparently not so much by DU members.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:29 AM

46. the men were all sitting around, too.

whatever.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:38 PM

67. "...come home hungry and

have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it."

Give me a break!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:18 PM

18. Observing that millennia of Farmers managed to work without a Dodge Ram truck...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:19 PM

20. I grew up in a farming community. Very few used Dodges...

My Dad was a John Deere mechanic and I worked for a wheat farmer during my summers. They hated Dodges with a passion.

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:23 PM

21. Rarely saw a Dodge. International Farmall, John Deere, Chevy/GMC, a few Fords...

Phony commercial, but a nice message, I think, that really struck home in the details, not the sale but just the reality of being a farmer.

The true Jack of all Trades...

Welder, Chemist, Carpenter, Inventer, Woodsmith, Climatologist, Biologist, Parent, Councilmember, Politician, Accountant, Keeper of the Earth.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:26 PM

24. He first delivered 'So God made a Farmer' at the 1978 National FFA Convention.

So he kinda owns it even if the author still unknown.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:36 PM

29. i was VERY happy it wasn't a monsanto ad!

because i have a new tv and shooting it would have been too bad.

i'm with you on this one-

if you just ignore the religion (and truck) and who he became (not sure when he jumped the shark), paul harvey had some ok shit to say.

i kind of find it amusing- like an open window into a conservative mind- when he gets into his political parable mode, its like he's trying to accuse liberals, but actually explaining exactly how the closed mind functions, if that makes any sense!

like, of course its sexist, its paul harvey..if you sub 'they' for 'he' and 'spouse' for 'wife' it sounds much better, though.

some of the pictures were really cool, also.

what is life, but the ultimate cob job?



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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:53 PM

35. I watched it with the sound off so I missed the God part

but I could see my father and my grandparents in a lot of those scenes.

Visually, it was impressive and quite moving.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:19 PM

87. I loved the ad

even though I am a woman farmer and it was light on women in the visuals, the reality is that there are far more men farming (than women) and I like to see the work of farming romanced a bit.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #87)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:00 PM

110. If you are married to or partnered with a farmer than

you are both farmers. I have never seen anyone suggest a separation.

Perhaps reaction to the ad depends on type of farming operation in which one is engaged. I am pleased for you that you liked it.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #110)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:14 PM

113. Well, it was my dream to be a farmer

And I took a few decades of working in Ag to buy my own farm. I did not inherit a farm, nor did I marry a farmer. In fact I would say that there are not many women who on their own become a farmer. Lots are born into farming families and many marry into these families. But my path to farming was different than most women who consider themselves to be farmers. So I saw myself in all those faces shown and I remain grateful that what was being glorified was NOT greed and bling and power but kindness and strength and community building.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:58 PM

38. "And the devil killed him with corporate agribusiness."

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:08 PM

40. Loved it ... warts and all.

As my old farmer-preacher Dad used to say, you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:02 PM

85. I loved it too, and I loved the Budweisser commercial! nt

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #85)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:04 PM

86. Ditto that ... there is a longer version of it which was even better.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:20 PM

44. "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

AND

I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
Paul Harvey

that pretty much sums him up.

at least he was an honest dickhead.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:02 AM

48. The ad did nothing for me, and I've worked as a farmer / rancher on the family farm

Yeah, it's pretty accurate in some ways, though obviously over the top. But it didn't make me want to be a farmer or own a Dodge.

Your mileage may vary.

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Response to foxman007 (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:35 AM

52. Sorry, put my reply in wrong place

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:36 AM

53. It bored me into a coma.

The spot was way too long, and boring, and time consuming, receptive and boring. I think I slept a bit but was bored while sleeping.

It could have made its point in 10 seconds and been meaningful. But no, it had to jump the shark about 11 seconds into the longest 30 seconds of my life.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:37 AM

54. Chrysler company ads are the fucking worst!

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Response to JVS (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:36 PM

103. DU wasn't saying that last year.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #103)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:39 PM

105. That was shit too.

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Response to JVS (Reply #105)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:41 PM

106. Sorry, Mr Scorsese.

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Response to JVS (Reply #105)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:42 PM

107. Agree

I took hell for bagging that turd.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:38 AM

55. But god loved the herder BETTER...god hates vegetable offerings

And the depression caused by god's rejection of the farmer led to the first murder.

Thanks god. You really helped us get a great start.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #55)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:48 AM

58. My Latin prof discussed this with the class one day.

We were reading something and he pointed out that the values of antiquity hold what we would call the virtue of being industrious in relatively low esteem. Then he said that it wasn't just for the Greco-Romans, pointing to Cain and Abel and the "by the sweat of your brow" thing.

The farmer is a very post-fall profession, the shepherd is the ideal.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #55)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:04 PM

74. Don't question the writings of a primitive desert-dwelling people from 2,000 years ago.

You're supposed to base your life on them.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #74)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:27 PM

81. I've moved on to the critical matter of celestial love for cowboys vs shepherds.

We know god really sees swineherds as dirty...it's clear god has opinions on this.


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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #74)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:05 PM

97. Lol...

where else could that ad provoke this much bitterness...

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #97)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

112. Oh I'm not bitter.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:21 AM

60. This FEMALE farmer objects...

... just sayin'

Not all farmers are white males. This piece sure does leave out a whole lot of the rest of us.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #60)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:43 PM

68. Demographics

They aren't really trying to appeal to farmers or women here. They just want to create a false sense of nostalgia and sell trucks to 20/30 something males in suburbia.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:27 AM

61. I wonder who made a bankrupt farmer or a cattle rustler, or a marijuana grower, or

Would love to know which professions God created and which ones someone else created....

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:50 PM

69. I thought it was a cheesy, schmaltzy appeal to nationalism and religion.

Especially considering how the bulk of Ram buyers and truck buyers in general don't use them for farming purposes. Typically any product that attempts to make a name for itself by bringing God into the equation makes me ill, but I thought that particular ad was extremely nauseating.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #69)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:21 PM

70. +1 My exact reaction.

 

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Response to EOTE (Reply #69)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:29 PM

71. and a sexist one

and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon
Poor little farmer has to wait until his Lady is going to feed him.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #69)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:01 PM

73. Yep. A very creepy ad, IMO.

Gave me the heebie jeebies in a big way.

But, apparently having this opinion makes me an insufferable hoity toity liberal.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #73)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:06 PM

98. Lol.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #69)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:38 PM

90. the spot used coded language

To appeal to the Protestant Libertarian segment of the population.

All the "farmers" were shown working alone, not a farm worker anywhere. Just them and their rugged individualism.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:58 PM

72. Did he also make bankers, politicians, burglers, rapists, lawyers and insurance salesmen?

Or, how about farmers who steal, cheat, rape, and become politicians?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #72)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:05 PM

75. I'll ask her.

I've got God on speed dial.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #75)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:02 PM

83. +1

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #72)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:07 PM

99. Lol.

A TV ad bent you all out of shape.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:01 PM

84. I loved the ad

I am a female (biodynamic) farmer (130 acres) and most farmers are men and older. They did a good job of getting photo's of many different farmers, I think. And the little line about waiting for the wife was not in the ad, at least I don't remember it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:22 PM

88. Watched the SB with family yesterday. This commercial was the only point they all shut up to listen.

It was obviously an effective ad (y'all are talking about it) and I liked it, although I'm agnostic and not a farmer.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #88)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:11 PM

101. Same here. Only time that everyone was silent.

I like it too. Thought it was visually stunning. My only complaint is that is was trying to sell a car.
Would've liked to have seen it try to sell alternative fuel, or supporting local farmers or have it been an ad from a "Go Green" company.

other than that, I thought it was a great ad.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:57 PM

94. The farmer was old and tired. So God made Monsanto to drive him out of business.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #94)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:07 PM

111. .

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:05 PM

96. Americans, so emotional, so easy...

Of course none of the simple salt-of-the-earth farmers, whose images were cynically co-opted, could ever afford that truck. But hey, don't think too hard, just let your eyes well up. Dumbass Fucking Nation...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:16 PM

102. Everyone on my crews today called it the best ad of the game

followed by the Clydesdales. Do live in a rural area where most people come from farm families or, like myself, have a small acreage of organic whatever and call ourselves farmers. We relate to the sentiment expressed in Mr. Harvey's essay. While Dodge is not necessarily the truck of choice there are times we all wish we had the towing capacity.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:43 PM

108. The point of an ad is to sell shit, not to score cultural sensitivity points.

The ad will sell trucks, therefore it was good.

The Calvin Klein ad won't sell underwear, therefore it was bad.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:54 PM

109. manipulative propaganda

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:27 PM

115. Farm Subsidies Database

Just ten percent of America's largest and richest farms collect almost three-fourths ...

http://farm.ewg.org/

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