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Dr G
Dec 2, 2011 - 8:58am

Re "Adam Carolla being the

Re "Adam Carolla being the Glen Beck of comedy" -- ROFL. Nothing could be further from the truth. The guy is shunned and largely outcast in many things he does. He came out with a GREAT movie a couple of years ago (enjoyable to watch and a good message) and couldn't get it into theaters. It played on HBO, but only after primetime. Nobody wanted anything to do with it because it didn't have big name actors, didn't have sex, didn't have violence.

He's brilliant in many of his rants. He has nothing to do with the MSM, and despises them in all forms. He was booted off the radio several years ago in a station shuffle and took to developing his own podcast as a way to reach out to fans. Nothing MSM about him.

Monedas George Clooney
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:01am

Zillverreiger !

If money is just one small measure of the man.........why do the Gimme Gimmes have their grubby hands out for our money.........and don't want to hear Adam Sandler's (Ooops ! Carolla the Car Buff) "Sermon at the Car Show" ? Adam, you touched the Monedas, I always knew you had more humanity than your Man Show partner whuzzisface ! I would like to send you a Rhodium plated plastic Jesus for one of your dashboards.......I'm not actually going to......but I want to ! I nominate you as Turd For A Day ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Talk Truth To Scum Salvation Army Special Forces S.W.A.T. Team ! PS: Good morning love ! Keep warm !

Lumpy
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:04am
Colonel Angus
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:17am

PJ O'Rourke at the Cato Institute in 1997

I mean, here are God's basic rules for how we should live, a very brief list of sacred obligations and solemn moral precepts, and right at the end of it is: "Don't envy your buddy his cow." What is that doing there? Why would God, with just 10 things to tell Moses, choose jealousy about the stuff the guy next door has? Well, think about how important to the well-being of a community that commandment actually is. What that commandment says is that if you want a donkey, if you want a pot roast, if you want a cleaning lady, don't bitch about it, go get your own!

The Tenth Commandment sends a message to socialists, to collectivists, to people who believe that wealth is best obtained by redistribution, and that message is clear and concise: Go to hell! It's as simple as that.

You should really read all of his piece. https://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/cpr-19n4-5.html

Sometimes comedians are able to say things that others aren't supposed to say. Obviously Corolla struck some nerves here. I'm inclined to say he probably pissed off the people who are still polishing their third grade "Best sportsmanship" trophy. But let's be clear...both the top and the bottom get a lot of perks. Those of us in the middle really do get the screws put to us. And you know...I keep getting up every morning and going to work. I am putting real money aside with the idea that sometime soon I can buy the farm (literally and not idiomatically) and do things on my own. All I want is Govco to stay out of what I'm doing. Yes, I'll have to pay their property taxes, but I can be left the hell alone away from others who try to cheat the system.

I has breakfast with two friends this morning and the one couldn't believe that I think I shouldn't get $4000 per year because I decided to have four kids. He can't believe that I don't try to take advantage of the system. I told him how much I railed against corporate bailouts and how much I hate seeing people use their foodstamp cards and then get into new cars while I pay in FRNs and get back into my 96 Accord. I wrote my Congressman and Senators to vote against TARP. And I will be down at the homeless shelter tonight helping out my fellow humans rather than thinking Govco should do it with their fancy SNAP cards. We really can make this a better place if we'd get off our fat asses, let failures just fail, and show compassion to the downtrodden individuals.

Several of the Baltic nations have gone to versions of the flat tax for their personal and corporate policies. Would this work for some of the people on both sides of this rant? I'd prefer a flat VAT and let everyone keep whatever they bring in. I like to encourage savings, though that would need to be in a non-inflationary culture. For now I keep saving in the only way that I know...stack 'em and rack 'em.

If you overreact to this with lots of emotion, dig one level deeper..try to figure out why you're overreacting. There's something there. Don't be afraid to figure out what it is.

zilverreiger
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:17am

Ben Bernanke

Charles Manson's Epic Answer
SilverWealth
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:18am

Carolla

He was on a sit-com right? Thats his claim to notoriety? I don't watch t.v.

He's working fast to end up in the waste bin of history where he will join 95% of all sit-com actors. They come, they go. Most become incredibly bitter because the industry is hard and merciless. Most now come up from comedy clubs and have zero training in acting. Hardworking taxpayers? Nothing could be further from the truth.

So called 'actors' of his limited stature are gamblers plain and simple. The heavy odds are they will not sustain. These are not 9 to 5 guys or craftsmen, they are players, smoozers and gamblers and bull shite artists. Untrained and looking to cash in. A wave of 10,000 of them enter Hollywood every single year. The joke is on him, sorry.

Lumpy
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:23am

John Corzine missing.

Maybe Seal Team 6 got him. They probably buried him out to sea to keep up the Wall Street tradition of not getting Prosecuted.

johnboatcat
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:24am

Dr. G

Read this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Carolla

See who he works for and where his shows have been broadcast and then tell me again what you said above.

agNau
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:28am

@Zilh.....,

The problem with OWS is partly the above, and mostly the FACT that every one I have seen ranting does not have a clue as to the workings of the "deliberately" dysfuntioning monetary system. It is by design. This system runs against the intentions of the founders. The founders knew that "REAL" money was the "ONLY" means to avoid loss of personal property. Ie When I work I exchange my labor for something tangible. Something REAL. In the current system when money has been backed by nothing real, I am continually robbed by a system that not only directly removes value from that unit of money, but perpetuates debt through every facet of it's existence. I lose property through a system that is not controlled by a government elected by the people. We are living the death of a fiat currency system today, and I do not support the idea that Fascism, socialism, communism, will be better than Capitalism. The problem with Capitalism as it exists today is the above. With REAL money capitalism works. There will always be rich and poor. Exception being in real money system, the majority of the poor will be able to feed themselves with out the government hand.

jacey
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:29am

Turd...enjoyed the video

There are too many other things to be offended about these days, for me, language is not one of them. (Unless it is in front of a child, then all bets are off) Maybe because of the many years around construction & ironworkers lol....no big deal imho...

I am going to attempt my own 'rant' if you don't mind...be kind.

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has an idea of how they think things 'should' be.

The scope of the problem around the world cannot and does not lie within one realm of activity.

1. You have those who were raised in the 50s...money was hard earned by hard labor. Those who worked hard, had the most. Most were taught to respect those who worked hard for what they earned/achieved. TVs were a luxury, not a staple in the home. Community was where one spent most of their time. Most women did not work outside of the home. There was somewhat a respect for government, one admired the politician who would sacrifice their time for the people. News was local and even though there were skeptics, most believed what they heard or saw on television and discussed it around the evening dinner table or among friends and neighbors. Church on Sunday. If the child disobeyed, they got spanked and spanked good. Children were taught to always respect adults. You did without and lived within your means.

2. 60s/70s revolution of women's lib...racial equality (MLK)...technology started taking off. Hard labor started the move to soft labor. Instead of working in an ice house moving blocks of ice, refrigerator sales took it's place. TVs became a household staple. Global news made it's entry. Sex, drugs & rock and roll. A 'free' esoteric, mind altering, me culture began. Watergate. People began to 'see' corruption in government. We started seeing 'corruption' in the family. Most parents taught their children to respect others. Church on Sunday most of the time. Money was easily earned by many. Standards of living improved tremendously. A significant increase in crime news. Women began in earnest to work outside the home. You saved to buy something you really wanted.

3. 80s 24/7 global news entered the picture with CNN. Women were expected to work outside the home. Parents too tired or guilty to discipline the kid. If you wanted something and didn't have the money...you got a loan or a credit card. Free flowing cash for everyone. TV 'marketing' in full swing. Consumption increased, big money began to be made in earnest. Cell phones, computers introduced to the general population. I want it, gotta have it. Church if you felt like it. Degradation of morals, generalized acceptance of alternative lifestyles. Fast food.

4. From the 90s on...women must work outside the home if the family wants to maintain the standard of living like everyone else does. Children spend more time in daycare or on the streets than with a parent. TVs with 24/7 cable programs, news, questionable content is accepted and the norm. Music standard degradation and acceptance of lyrics that include violence and killing themes. Computers in most homes, internet, laptops, ipods, blackberries, ipads. Got to have the latest and greatest. Big house, big car, lots of unnecessary stuff...Kids are enrolled in baseball, soccer, basketball, dance, football...we are busy, busy, busy. Dinner in the car on the way to the game. Church? mmmaybe. Almost anything goes.

This, of course, is not the entire list of changes through the decades. My point is that we have gone through a 50 year cultural change. So long as the money has been free flowing, lifestyles have improved, we have been able to get the stuff we think we need. All is good. We didn't pay too much attention to the government. We have been busy with our lives. In the box as the saying goes.

But, now...things are changing. Money is harder to come by. Attitudes about society are different than they were 50 years ago. We can't afford the things we could 10, 20 or 30 years ago. We won't earn what we've earned in the past. The soft labor we have all come to love, is going by the wayside. The hard labor has been outsourced to other countries or we think some of it is 'beneath' us. And now, we are pissed. The government, bankers, big corporate have been screwing us all these years! How dare they!

Well, we placed our trust in them, lived our lives and we have let them do they have done and are doing.

Now we are paying attention. The Tea Party started it with the protests against government spending. The OWS are continuing it with the protests against Wall Street and the bankers.

We have to realize that this problem is bigger than any of us. It's the government, the bankers, the hedgers that take advantage on Wall Street. It's the parents, it's the enablers, it's the people who take advantage of social welfare. It's the city, the county, the state, the federal governments. It's the culture. It's the entire form of our society today. It's the size of our population, it's the need for oil, energy, food, water.

I am one individual among 7 billion that share this planet. I have my opinion based on my history, environment, education and beliefs. Each one of us has an opinion based on the same.

As an American, we've had it pretty damn good over the past 50 years. Do a little comparison to other countries around the world. So, now what? Are we going to spend our time screaming at each other, while TPTB continue to rape and pillage our way of life? Are we going to expect them take care of us and provide for us? What's is going to be? It is time for all of us to decide.

Me? I think the system to too far gone. Yesterday someone posted a story about the dinner with the president...we should have stopped him at the roll. I don't think it matters what we do...protest all you want. Nothing will change. I will take responsibility for myself and my family & friends. I will help my neighbors if they need help. I will be self-sustaining and avoid depending on someone else to feed me. I will learn how to fix things or hire a local company to fix it for me. I will not shop at big box stores. I will not keep buying the latest and greatest crap every year. I will work my ass off to provide what I need to survive. Whatever I need to do, I will do it. Will you?

Ircsum
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:33am

Resistance

Meanwhile, back at the Gold ranch..........looks like the price collided with the overhead trendline on the daily & came off 2nd best. Will it try again today or do we head back to c. 1700 next week?

Monedas SilverWealth
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:36am

SilverStealth !

I failed to sense any defeatism or bitterness in the Adam Carolla "Sermon at the LA (?) Car Show" ! He sounded healthier in his personna than ANY liberal I've ever come accross.......your bright little post, for example ! Maybe this is the beginning of a comeback ! Jersey boy Sinatra had a few.....let's not eulogize this WOPus Americanus just yet ! Conservative WOPS are so much more interesting than liberal WOPS ! They sing better, too ! Monedas Romana 2011 Comedy Jihad Eurorail Pass To Ischia !

Xeno
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:37am

Wm. K. Black

More people should listen and get what this guy says.

Occupy LA Teach In William K Black
Monedas johnboatcat
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:50am

Johnboy'scoat !

As an aside, I thought the little Info Babe and Company (CNBC ?) that interviewed Adam was a great sport and handled Adam's rant with a lot of cute class ! I think Xtasy would have done it just as cute ! New business, John Boy ! The MSM is the PermaLib media that we have had forever ! Using Madison Avenue glib, they were more effective at mind control than Pravda, Duh ? Blacks vote 99%+ Democrat party line ! Same election numbers Castro used to get......even after he sent Che to certain death ! Adam and Beck would be new, red hot conservative pricks, hard as carborundum conundrums, asbestos shielded condoms in place, trying to penetrate the Liberal Media Pie following that little path through the jungle of pubic hair to the rosebud of life! They aren't phony shills trying to create token plurality ! They are as real as your liberal psychosis, sport ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Anti MSM Protein Penetratation Team !

LaMachinna
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:53am
SilverWealth Monedas
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:54am

Monedas

Your right where they want you. Angry and playing the old left-right,left-right,left-right paradigm like a little circus monkey.

Wake up or let history roll right over you.

Bay of Pigs
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:57am
Marblesonac
Dec 2, 2011 - 9:59am

@CPN

This AM I'm selling half my ira, which is 100% in PSLV.

I will take half the proceeds in December and pay the penalty and taxes this April.

I will sell the other half in early Jan. which gives me a year to pay the taxes/penalty.

I think Lindsey and Ann are trying to tell us something!!!!

cpnscarlet
Dec 2, 2011 - 10:01am

WK Black - all over the map

You can't dismiss Black's gov't experience, but he's also a rose-glassed Keynesian who (at least in January) said we weren't in a "deficit crisis" and needed to go into deeper debt to get growth back. He also argues against Social Security reform. So like most OWS participants, he's either impotent (nope) or all over the map (yep) to the point where one set of his views will negate the other. Sure, we need to prosecute the fraudsters, but not so we can get more tax money out of them to make a bigger gov't.

PS - How about those unemployment numbers! Happy days are here again! /sarc off/

turnoffthewater
Dec 2, 2011 - 10:02am

What a rant

That's all that was, a rant. But I much prefer the one below, and she's hot.

https://thevictoryreport.org/2011/12/01/ann-barnhardt-discusses-closing-her-commodity-brokerage/

cpnscarlet Marblesonac
Dec 2, 2011 - 10:04am

@Marblesonac - thanks for the

@Marblesonac - thanks for the input. I'm taking a chunk out in January and converting to phyz. Not sure what I'll do after that just yet. I'm listening to Ann and Lindsey as well. Entertaining to say the least, and I'm watching closely to see how accurate they are. Hats off to their fortitude, now let's see if they're right.

Unit951 jacey
Dec 2, 2011 - 10:05am

Changes

I agree. I'm a child of the 50's and have seen many changes.
We can't go back, but I worry about my children.

thesandbox
Dec 2, 2011 - 10:19am

Swiff Franc cap = Gold cap?

posted a link here yesterday on this and think it bears mentioning again as the drop in gold earlier this fall seemed to be precipitated by their actions... "Switzerland’s government said it may consider additional measures including negative interest rates to aid the country’s central bank in its fight against the appreciation of the Swiss franc." ....more https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-01/swiss-may-consider-negative-in... https://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2011/12/01/776341/le-plan-negatifs-taux...

Keg
Dec 2, 2011 - 11:06am

Schiff's comment on OWS

I'll go with Peter Schiff's description of OWS as being what appears the most accurate:

There were maybe 20 percent of the people. Of course, I might have had a skewed sampling based upon the people that tended to gravitate in my direction. But there were people there that were protesting the crony capitalism, the relationship between the Fed and the banks, that corp relationship. They actually wanted capitalism. They wanted the government out. So there is a percentage there that are protesting for the right reasons among the Occupy Wall Streeters.

But the vast majority of them are your typical leftist, Marxist, statist type people who just want more government, who think that the rich have too much money, and too much power, and the government needs to take the money from the rich and give it to everybody else, and that’s how you create prosperity by redistributing the wealth. And they just don’t trust capitalism. They never have. And they’re using the situation today as an excuse to advance their socialist agenda even though the reason the economy is suffering the way that it is is because of the very types of policies that they are prescribing as the solution.

Read more: https://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/12/01/one-percenter-peter-schiff-talks-newsbusters-about-financial-media-ow#ixzz1fOAwAmxr

Tecumseh
Dec 2, 2011 - 11:09am

Generation Gap

Back in the 1960s, and into the 1970s, the "Generation Gap" was prevalent in the news. In short, the adults who had been through the Great Depression, WWII, and the Korean War, saw the world in a way that differed from how their children, who had been given the benefits of incomparable wealth and easy living by the adults, saw it. The adults saw the world as a tough place where things occasionally fall apart, and to them, order, peace, and security mattered. To the kids, few of whom had ever been through difficult times, the order "wasn't fair" and Vietnam "wasn't fair" and Capitalism in its American form "wasn't fair." After all, these children of privilege knew better than the adults because their brilliant, Marxist professors told them so.

Today, we may be seeing Generation Gap, 21st Century style. My guess is that those who condemn the "rant" posted here are youth--they resent being labeled as part of the problem. My guess is that those who see the "rant" as an accurate depiction of OWS and the children who participate in it are adults (many part of the misguided youth of yesteryear)--they see OWS as a silly, spoiled-brat whinefest.

I walked through the tent city in McPherson Square in D.C. yesterday. It was 8:00 a.m., and not a creature was stirring, except for a few crazed homeless folks and the pet rats rummaging in the garbage piled around most of the tents. Seriously, what a pigpen these people have created. I went about my business for a few hours, then walked back that way. The Starbucks and Pot Belly Sandwich Shop were packed with "occupiers," which seemed odd to me, since, if these people are part of the 99%, and they don't work, and they can afford to pay for these sorts of things (both would be luxuries to me, and I work every day of my life, and have for nearly 40 years), then how bad is it to be part of the 99%? They don't work, they eat and drink whatever they want, most go to college on my dime and get admissions boosts over my kids, and they have the luxury of having the time to do nothing in this world but bitch about how unfair the 1% are. It makes me sick, to be honest.

Sure, the Wall Street whores should go down. They stole, and continue to steal, from many investors, but most of the 99% are not in that category, as they have invested nothing to grow wealth. And yes, the American taxpayer is getting robbed by the whores on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill, but again, most of the 99% don't even pay taxes. Hell, they sit around every day bitching about how tough they have it when they are stealing all the time from the taxpayer.

Many in the so-called 1% have never stolen a damned thing, taken a single bailout, or cheated on their taxes. They are good people who figured out how to create wealth. They worked their asses off, took chances, and were rewarded. They also created millions of jobs through it all. I, for one, respect many in the so-called 1% because they are the ones that make it possible for so many of us to have jobs, buy a house, and feed our families. It is the pissers and moaners in the 99% that I resent (and this is a small group of little piss-ants who will always be the whiners, regardless of how low unemployment is or how great growth is; they won't be happy until everyone is living in a tent city with no job and no means of coping with life--just like them).

Life is about choices, and choices are about FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY. We have enormous freedom to make this world work for us. We can benefit from making good choices. But we can fall hard when we make bad choices. Regardless, we have to take responsibility for our choices. The OWS crowd is all about blaming others. They are still small children in spirit. Time to grow up, get to work, find solutions.

Big L
Dec 2, 2011 - 12:21pm

Tecumseh

You nailed it.

What those idiot kids don't get is that every problem which should be fixed by someone else, was and still is, the governments fault and responsibility.

Their time and efforts are wasted on Wall Street.

Our government is responsible to us, Wall Street is responsible to the government. Duh......

Our government has refused to live up to their responsibility to bring those gigantic thieves to heel.

Had OWS, camped out in DC and demanded the government be responsible and rein in Wall Street, well maybe then they'd get some respect, and we'd be on our way to a solution.

No chance that's going to happen because their masters have them pointed in another direction.

Wonder why? <sarc>

L

Drifter
Dec 2, 2011 - 1:40pm

OWS = FOUNDING FATHERS?

bwahahahaha

no, OnwardWithSocialism are the Royalists currying favor with the oppressive regime to obtain free shit as the articles I've posted on the last page prove

the patriots put together a little Tea Party which has been scorned by these leftist OWS types who attack them with pejoratives indicative of diseased minds

the Tea Party folks have actually initiated political change & proven their fair minded outlook by punishing Republican as well as Democrat politicians

so while you folks are talking about divisiveness as a tool of the elite the Tea Partiers are actually acting on that premise & shaming you

Wall St & bankers get all of their power from the politicians, it's as simple as making a law that says

STOP

Dr Durden
Dec 2, 2011 - 4:25pm

Love Line

I used to love me some AC and Dr Drew back in the radio days of Love Line. He was ok on the Man Show and Crank Yankers. Now I see he hasn't changed a bit. I like his style, but he's clueless as usual.

And Glen "i try to be funny but I'm totally pathetic" Beck certainly hasn't changed a bit. When you look up the word "wanker" in the dictionary, it only needs to show a Jaba The Hut-like headshot of that carp-faced suckwad. I tune into his radio show a few times a week just to hear him lambaste himself on air. There's something quite entertaining about human self-destruction and he's a pro at it.

Anyway, good break from the norm Turdster.

SilverFocker Drifter
Dec 2, 2011 - 6:12pm

@Drifter

The Tea party initiated squat........they beat those that could be beaten , nothing more. I hear this rhetoric all the time, and I ask the same question......What changed and what effect have they had?

The same answer I always get.....Wellll, uhh Just wait until the next election. Same old song and dance.......The TP had the check waiting at their desk, it met their needs.

snavenayr
Dec 2, 2011 - 7:56pm

Divided

You people are all so f$$$ing divided!

Should we really be using the last of our oil to pull metal out of the ground and put it in vaults? Is that what an intelligent species would do?!?

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