Skip to comments.Drew Carey Says Libertarians Can ‘Get Away’ in Hollywood, but Conservatives Pretty Much ‘Doomed’
Posted on 03/21/2010 7:46:16 AM PDT by 198ml
According to actor and comedian Drew Carey, Hollywood is not the intolerant blackballing liberal utopia many deem it to be. In fact, Hollywood is very accepting of the right-wing crowd - except for that fringe, radical segment known as conservatives.
"In Hollywood, you can pretty much get away with being a libertarian," Carey told John Stossel on the Fox Business Network. "But if you're a conservative you're kind of doomed."
Carey was a featured guest on "Stossel" March 18, dissecting the economic calamities surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio (anointed Forbes' new "Most Miserable City"), and to provide the perspective of a fledgling businessman.
"Now you're a libertarian right?" Stossel asked. "Has that slowed your career?"
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it’s only legal in certain counties. It’s not legal in Las Vegas county.
I think the reason most leftist don’t get mad at Libertarians is that the left/liberals are as dumb as rocks and they think a Libertarian is a Liberal because they both start with LIBER.
Not in my experience. The above is not an accurate description of liberals either. The big issues for liberals are government run healthcare, government run education system, destruction of the free-market and support for terrorists because all their ideas are based on racial identity instead of morals.
On all these libertarians are with conservatives.
The issues you have described are not issues that will have a major impact on society except for the homosexuals foisting themselves on us through government programs and schools. I have to concede the libertarian claim that getting rid of government programs and government schools will get rid of the menace of homosexuals foisting themselves on others.
The other huge item for liberals is that they are anti-America. Not so with libertarians.
I'm not sure it had such good ratings in the second season. CBS kept moving it around. It ended up on Sunday night, but I could never DVR it because during football season, the starting time of TV shows varies because football games tend to run over. I must have missed half of the second and last season.
If it did get good ratings, it may have been canceled because it may have appealed to the wrong demographic (people over 30). Networks tend to target young consumers now. CBS canceled Dr. Quinn for that reason.
But prostitution IS legal.
We call it “Congress”.
In fact, it looks like we’re paying through the nose for them to screw every single American as we speak. . .
They say we have no caste system. /sarc
While I'm not comparing the two directly, I find it hard to find a "good reason" to not allow women to vote or the right to own property once married.
Just as you say, there are negative consequence to legalizing prostitution, drugs, etc. The same could certainly be said of alcohol. Would you bring back prohibition?
Yes I know. You roll the dice in Vegas but you can’t get a roll in the hay.
Well, not legally...
My impression from the article is that he’s speaking of the Hollywood mind-set, and in that respect he’s correct.
I don't know, but I suspect that prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas because it would hurt the profits of the other vice (gambling). Most people do not like whores trolling for business in their presence, and no good neighborhood where middle-class law-abiding people live will have open solicitation going on. Drugs, gambling, and prostitution are all dangerous to stable family life, which is the basis for all civilization, including free civilization.
Drew must have been listening to MeCain.
I guess Drew thinks...
1. Adhering to the U.S. Constitution is radical
2. Reading up on our Founding, and understanding why our nation was formulated like it was, and supporting that is radical.
3. Objecting to killing a million unborn each year is radical.
4. Thinking that each of our citizens should be able to keep the benefits of the sweat of their brow, is radical.
5. Thinking that parents are the best people to make the decisions for their children is radical.
6. Thinking our borders should be protected against the illegal hoards is radical.
7. Supporting small government and more personal responsibility is radical.
8. Supporting a business friendly environment so that more of our citizens can find work in the private sector, is radical.
9. Thinking that having more people working for the government rather than the private sector is terribly wrong is radical.
10. Thinking that our military should be so powerful that no nation would ever think of challenging it, is radical.
11. Thinking that our citizen's safety trumps the comfort of terrorist detainees is radical.
12. Thinking that a nation that was developed side by side with another, that applied itself to making a better life for it's people is better than a territory that refused to create a better life for it's people rather than try to destroy every Jew in it's neighbor nation, is radical.
13. Thinking that capitalism is better than fascism is radical.
14. Thinking the the same form of governance that has been tried and has never worked successfully with or without oppression of it's citizens, is a bad unacceptable idea, is radical.
15. Thinking that the U.S. should become energy independent and develop it's own energy resources on and off it's shores, is radical.
16. Thinking that international agreements that impair our ability to make sovereign decisions, is radical.
17. Thinking that the government should not be running over 50% of what used to be the private sector is wrong, is radical.
18. Thinking that our schools should not be teaching homosexuality to our K-12 children is radical.
19. Thinking that placing homosexual marriage on the same par with Heterosexual marriage is wrong, is radical.
20. Thinking that our nation should be a God fearing nation, is radical.
Sorry Drew, your idea of radical and mine are quite different.
Shut the hell up with the whole “you propose we bring back prohibition,” “look at all the organized crime it created” crap! Yes it’s a major problem, but that’s like the RIDICULOUS equivalent of saying “Well I have one arm missing already, let’s chop my other perfectly functioning arm just to be even.” And oh yea — there’s also that one tiny mundane detail of alcohol not being even in the SAME UNIVERSE as H or crack or Oxy or meth.
Since 2003, Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman has repeatedly stated that he favors legalization of prostitution in the city, perhaps turning East Fremont Street into a little Amsterdam. Goodman said there are pragmatic reasons to back legalized prostitution. Those include the acknowledgement that illegal prostitution is occurring and that brothels could provide safer, regulated and revenue-generating sex, he said.
Drew Carey is from Cleveland and thus not really an American.
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