Jerry Agar on telecommuting

Posted on March 25th, 2013 6 great comments. Room for one more!

Ah, Agar … what a boob.

Yes, that’s Newstalk 1010’s Jerry Agar who recently made a video pushing his brilliant idea to solve Toronto’s commuting problems: telecommuting.

In his video, Jerry tries to make out like he’s the one that came up with the genius concept, or at least was one of its prime champions (which, as a formerly avid Agar listener, I can unequivocally say is a complete lie), and isn’t it amazing how people are finally catching onto it? And he uses a Star article to “prove” his point, no less!

See for yourself:

What I find fascinating is watching Agar weasel between the tight squeezes of his (surprisingly) logical position in support of telecommuting, his even more blusterous support of “free market” and “business knows best”, and then on to, “yeah, but big business like Yahoo don’t want people telecommuting.”

I don’t call people “mentally ill” lightly nor pejoratively (unlike Ford and his neo-Con buddies, I actually believe it exists), but people like Agar exemplify why I’m so quick to jump to the term when talking about their “logic”. I mean, if someone randomly said to you (in the same breath no less), “I love big business! Big business sucks!” , would you not be tempted to say that something is genuinely wrong with their minds?

Sorry, Jerry, just calls ’em like I sees ’em, and you are one messed up individual. Please get help.

6 Comments on “ Jerry Agar on telecommuting ”

  • Daniel J. Christie
    March 25th, 2013 10:36 am

    I too am an avid Agar listener. I applaud Mr. Agar and his confreres on practically every AM station out there for being the driving force behind the death of the Republican party in the U.S.A. (“death”? Why else would the party itself release an “autopsy” report of the election debacle? Last time I checked, autopsies were the exclusive preserve of the deceased.)It’s called ‘overstating your case’ and nobody overstates their case better than Jerry Agar. What I truly love about Jerry is his fawning admiration of authority, his need to feel the warm boot of oppression -be it business, government or the police- firmly stomping on his neck. Who else would devote an entire weekly segment to kissing the ass of Mike McCormick, head of the Metro Police Association -the only union boss Jerry ever loved. Geez, but I laughed last week when Jerry said, pleadingly, (on the trumped up subject of renting out private parking spaces) “Why can’t we all just get along and be nice to each other?” Huh!!! Jerry Agar promoting brotherly love? I just about fell over. But….it is In Depth Radio after all, isn’t it? And, should humour like that be left to the alleged ‘comedian’, Mike Bullard, who follows Mr. Agar? I think not. It’s a little too subtle….

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  • Daniel J. Christie
    March 25th, 2013 11:04 am

    I suggest we form a Jerry Agar Fan Club -a sort of Flat Earth Society of True Believers in The Gospel Of Jerry. We’ll need plenty of tin foil to line our Napoleonic hats, three-pronged Tridents a la Ruprecht from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and, personalized Day Passes from CAMH. We’ll only meet on nights when there is a full moon illuminating Yonge&St.Clair when we will hang our symbolic ‘teacher’ in flaming effigy while chanting ‘Ford GOOD!, Miller BAD!’ until we work ourselves into a kind of Shaker-like dance frenzy around Adam Vaughn, who, like our teacher-effigy, will burn too -only for real and at the stake. We’ll have to have a catchy name. How about ‘Jerry Rigged!’ for starters?

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  • Daniel J. Christie
    March 25th, 2013 11:26 am

    Or maybe ‘Jerry’s Kids’ (providing somebody hasn’t grabbed it already.)

    Our Motto: ‘Freedom Through Opression!’ -the perfect Jerry-ism…..

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  • Patrick
    March 27th, 2013 7:08 am

    I really like “Jerry’s Kids” :D

  • Steven
    July 9th, 2013 4:21 pm

    The Jerry’s Kids reference is disgusting.

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  • Steven
    July 9th, 2013 4:23 pm

    You should really be ashamed.

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