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Drew Carey Says Libertarians Can ‘Get Away’ in Hollywood, but Conservatives Pretty Much ‘Doomed’
Newsbusters ^ | 03/20/10 | Anthony Kang

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: blacklist; carey; cleveland; hollywood; liberalfascism; libertarian
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To: John-Irish

it’s only legal in certain counties. It’s not legal in Las Vegas county.

41 posted on 03/21/2010 9:00:33 AM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: GL of Sector 2814
"As for legalizing drugs, prostitution, and's none of my business how people conduct their lives as long as they don't harm others. "

Therein lies the pun intended.

For each of those things you mentioned to exist, there must be a constant stream of new "recruits", as those who make money off these vices are not going to just let them fade away.

Children and young people are lured into the world of drugs everyday, totally ruining their lives...very few ever recover and lead normal lives. As this permeates deeper adn deeper into our society, we get more and more people who are into crime to support their habits, and who offer nothing to society as a whole...usually ending up either dead, in jail, or living on the government dole.

Prostitution is a "victimless" crime, they say...but look around at how many lives have been ruined by prostitutes and venereal diseases.

Homosexuality is permeating every facet of life now, it's being promoted to children in the schools, youth organizations, and the public in generals. Just voicing your opinion about homosexuality has become a hate crime, and aids in rampant.

As for the "etc", there are many things that people do, like a mom and four children being killed by a drunk's none of your business if he wants to drink and drive...until it's your wife and four children in the car.

It's easy to perch on a pedestal and let society shrivel up to a decadent rabble of druggies and other immoral practices, but it's your kids who have to grow up in such a world and pay to support the leftovers of such lifestyles.

Even if you have no kids or family, the current generation is slamming prior generations for leaving them with a "bad environment", "massive debt", "no future"...but today's libertarians are leaving future generations with an even worse fate, a third world hellhole of lawlessness, decadence, and filth.

The libertarian "I don't care as long as it doesn't harm me" attitude is one of a selfish child, saying f*** the rest of the world, just leave me alone.

In that sense, libertarians are far, far to the left of liberals and progressives, and should be totally comfortable in obamaland.

The practices you want to ignore and shun are the very ones which will eventually wreck society and put you living in a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere. What affects one, eventually gets around to the rest of us.

This is not a war against to who use drugs or practice prostitution/homosexuality, but it is against those who profit off of the recruitment and indocrinating our gets worse every year, with the end game being everyone in the country being stoned and buying from these vultures.

Ignoring crime and perversion, is condoning crime and perversion.
42 posted on 03/21/2010 9:00:43 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Katya

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.

43 posted on 03/21/2010 9:00:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta ($10 is all it would take, why spend millions? - Barack Hubris Obama)
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To: FrankR
All the "libertarians" I know are just liberals, who want to balance the budget. Otherwise, all things liberal are to their liking and acceptance, including legalizing drugs, prostitution, homosexuality, etc.

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.

44 posted on 03/21/2010 9:01:04 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: OldDeckHand
You have to ask yourself, "Why would CBS cancel a successful show?"

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.

45 posted on 03/21/2010 9:01:50 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: LottieDah

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. . .

46 posted on 03/21/2010 9:01:55 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: 198ml

They say we have no caste system. /sarc

47 posted on 03/21/2010 9:05:38 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 198ml

48 posted on 03/21/2010 9:13:33 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Brugmansian
I wouldn’t conflate the legal status of women with that of slaves in the colonies. There were good reasons for woman at the time to be treated differently under law. Men and women supported that disparity. There was no justification for slavery.

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.

49 posted on 03/21/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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To: FrankR

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?

50 posted on 03/21/2010 9:20:39 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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To: 185JHP

Yes I know. You roll the dice in Vegas but you can’t get a roll in the hay.

51 posted on 03/21/2010 9:31:54 AM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Seeking the truth

I know.

52 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:26 AM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish
Yes I know. You roll the dice in Vegas but you can’t get a roll in the hay.

Well, not legally...

54 posted on 03/21/2010 9:36:21 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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To: DoughtyOne

My impression from the article is that he’s speaking of the Hollywood mind-set, and in that respect he’s correct.

55 posted on 03/21/2010 9:38:27 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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To: FrankR
Absolutely brilliant post, and one with which I agree completely. The Founding Fathers were not a bunch of drugged-out hippie hedonists. They were very clear that liberty in America would not survive if the people were not moral and did not exercise self-control.

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.

56 posted on 03/21/2010 9:38:27 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: 198ml
...xcept for that fringe, radical segment known as conservatives.

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.

57 posted on 03/21/2010 9:39:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

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.

58 posted on 03/21/2010 9:40:42 AM PDT by 198ml (Speechless)
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To: hellbender
(from Wikipedia)

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.

59 posted on 03/21/2010 9:42:17 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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To: 198ml

Drew Carey is from Cleveland and thus not really an American.

60 posted on 03/21/2010 9:42:46 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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