Saturday, May 14, 2011

Adam Carolla Gets Righteously Indignant!

On his Wednesday show, Adam Carolla interviewed Andrew Breitbart to discuss Andrew’s new book, Righteous Indignation.  Let me assure you, you’ll LOVE this duo. Andrew’s been a guest on Carolla’s show before, but this was hands down the most entertaining so far.

Check out some of the comments from Carolla’s regular listeners – not surprisingly, some aren’t exactly Breitbart fans (which makes it that much more enjoyable for me, at least).

Carolla tackled topics with Andrew on just about everything – from Righteous Indignation to Communism, the Left’s Racist meme, the racket of building permits and greenwashing, and unions, just to name a few.  And a whole lotta LA, which, as Andrew illustrates for us, ain’t what is used to be.  The two were on such a rant roll over our waning freedoms, Carolla, who has described himself as having libertarian leanings, almost sounded like another grassroots activist.  Who knows? Sounds like he may just have a bit of Presidential appeal.  Andrew certainly thought so!
“By the way, are you aware that the Republican Party has nobody running for the presidency right now, and if you had put that out there by mistake and people heard that, and that was your spiel, you would have gone up to Donald Trump level, you would have gone up to 17%?”
Oh yeah – Carolla’s also not a big fan of Maxine Waters.  Not. At. All.  Which reminds me, this audio is NSFW.

If you’re familiar with the political concept of The Overton Window (no, not the Glenn Beck thriller), you’ll also enjoy the duo’s discussion about how smokers have unwittingly allowed themselves over time to be regulated almost out of existence.  Carolla makes creative use of both the war on smokers and the NRA to make that analogy, in a rather unforgettable way.  Listen as he sets up what has happened over the years and how we’ve gotten where we are today.
It’s funny that you used the smoking thing.  I think about that all the time and I always use it as an example of the difference between the guys who wanted to smoke and the NRA…  I secretly suspect this is what the NRA does, not a fan, but this is what they do, this is part of their strategy…see…
So, somebody came into the restaurant and said ‘Hey smokers, you know what, we’re gonna need to move you on over here and just create a little smoking section on this side of the restaurant, so would you just pick it up and move it over here please?’ And everyone went ‘oh yeah, OK,’ and they went and sat in the smoking section.  And then at a certain point, somebody came up and said ‘Hey, uh, smokers listen, uh, gonna need you to clear out of the dining area but if you wanna smoke at the bar that’d be fine‘, and they just sort of got up and went ‘yeak, OK, alright’ and then went and sat at the bar.  And then the same guy came back again and said, ‘bad news, gonna need to move you out front, outside, can’t have any smoking in the bar or the restaurant, just go out front’ so they went  ‘yeah, OK,’ so they stood out on the sidewalk in front of the valet and smoked a cigarette.  And then the guy came out and said ‘gonna need you to move down the street 80 paces to smoke a cigarette’ and you see, they just kept getting up and moving.
What the NRA does is they say, ‘f*** you, we’re not moving, let’s argue about it,’ and they’re staying where they are.  Meaning, they said, ‘hey man, we need those hollow tip bullets’ and went ‘I don’t think so,’ and now they just argue about it.  Now, I don’t think they’re really arguing about that.  They just don’t wanna keep sliding out down the sidewalk with the smokers.
And this is the way we are, especially in CA.  Which is, we go, ‘hey do this,’ and then someone goes ‘alright.’ Or, we’ll go ‘hey put a tax on cigarettes for a dollar,’ and then next time they go ‘hey make it another buck’ and then they go, ‘eh make it 5 bucks!’ And then Rob Reiner goes, ‘it should be 10 bucks!’ And then all the people that don’t smoke and are full of f***ing righteous indignation, they go ‘oh yeah!’ And then someone says ‘give it to the kids’ and then, next thing you know, we’re where we’re at.
All in all, Carolla seemed quite inspired by Andrew’s plight (and that of Righteous Indignation).  Political correctness has run amok, regulations are overbearing, and our freedoms are dissipating before our eyes. 

How much longer are people going to just sit back and take it all?  While there are so many memorable…and colorful quotes in this interview, perhaps this one from Carolla bluntly states the sentiment best:
“What we all need to do in life is just start standing up and telling people to f*** off.”

I suspect many of the Bigs readers might agree. Hell, I certainly do.

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