Adam Carolla Rips OWS, Millenials A New One

Submitted by: auburnjunky 5 years ago in

Is this the most epic (and accurate) rant against the millennial generation and specifically the Occupy Wall Street prot
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Male 19
ADAM IS A RACISIT AHOLE
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Male 1
@MeGrendel

"If you are working for Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ and only make ¢¢, that only proves that you are either an idiot, or have no job skills that are worth $.

See, I work for $^17, Inc. They pay me $$$$$ because my efforts help them make $$$$$$$$$. They fullfill their end of the contract and I mine. Obviously my efforts result in a profit for the company much greater than my wage (otherwise I would not be worth it). Now, I COULD work on my own and earn $$$$$$$$$$, but only if I were willing to invest $$$$$$$$$ and TTTTTTT to start my own company."

What you said here can be boiled down to, if you aren`t part of the corporate machine, you`re in the way of the corporate machine.

I don`t think it`s fair that a person should be pidgeon holed into business if they want to make more than minimum wage. No, I`m not talking about things like liberal arts degrees. Scientists, Doctors, Writers, Teachers, Factory workers and other public servants.
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Male 676
He`s right on. A lot of kids are being set up for failure with this broken mantra of "You`re special, be yourself no matter what, do what you wanna do." These whiny little OWS punks are far more hypocritical than those they call hypocrites.
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Female 2,549
Adam corolla is a bag of hot dog poo. Man has no talent , he is now doing a sirius radio show because he could not get a job in the real show business
Yeah people listen to him but the people listen to Rush too.

Adam is a talent less, uneducated, trailer park trash. - hack variety, who do not intelectually comprehend the social & political problems of the day. But shout loud enough
So people pay attention.
He thinks he is entitle to his wealth because of what he does? Go figure.
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Male 40,764
vv Sry @sexytexan, it`s the opposite of that. The Tea Party wants less gov`t spending, the OWS wants MORE.
More entitlements
More free stuff!
More spending all around.
(since they don`t currently pay taxes, it`s all good for them, eh?)
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Male 42
I thought OWS was more about getting private money and funding out of our lawmakers` hands? I guess that`s the problem, if a movement starts with its mission statement left blank then anybody can fill it in. Also, Carolla had me until "terrorists hate us cause they ain`t us hurr durr."
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Female 399
This is win.
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Male 907
I agree with the guy who said, Adam Carolla is a genius (I`m not kidding)."
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Male 8,550
patchgrabber-"that doesn`t show how you`re forced to go to a certain doctor or hospital"

Actually, I was getting that tidbit from Obamacare (which is what I was talking about I don`t want), not Canada`s system.

Obamacare will dictate which doctor you can see and which care and test you can have. Google `Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research` a council of people appointed by the president & "National Coordinator for Health Information Technology", both of which will determine treatement at the time and place of care and deciding the course of treatment for the diagnosis given by the doctor. (yeah, no need to ask the Doctor`s advice)

patchgrabber-"nor does it demonstrate lack of care due to lack of insurance."

Sorry, although it`s a common misconception, lack of insurance does not equate to lack of care.
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Male 8,550
LuckyDave-"The top 1% hold onto 95-some-odd percent of the country`s wealth."

Okay, if you start with a lie, the rest can be ignored. The top 1% own 38% of the wealth (which is close to the 37% it pays in income taxes). NOT the `95-some-odd percent` you claim.
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Male 5,811
@MeGrendel:

Two of those links didn`t work so I can`t speak to them, and you`re also not reading my last comment correctly.

[quote]no one with a bullet wound is ignored in a Canadian ER, nor do we dump mentally ill people on the street because they don`t have insurance[/quote]

Notice the "don`t have insurance" part. The man with the skull fracture was attended at hospital, but sloppy management and aftercare was the cause of his next wait. I never claimed hospitals here were perfect. Also that article was from 2007, so I`m not sure what`s happened in Ontario since then. Also that doesn`t show how you`re forced to go to a certain doctor or hospital, nor does it demonstrate lack of care due to lack of insurance.
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Male 8,550
patchgrabber-" have never heard of one instance where anyone in Canada was told what doctors they can see, or if they can`t get a kind of surgery they need."

Strange, I hear about them frequently:
“Londoner Travels to Yugoslavia For Cancer Treatment,”

“You can’t fight the hospital; Man forced to wait a year for skull surgery had no official advocate,”

“Teen dies after appendix ruptures,”
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Male 675
The top 1% hold onto 95-some-odd percent of the country`s wealth. Taxes come. The top 1% only accounts for 50% of the total tax revenue, while the 99%, holding less than 5% of the wealth, pays for the other 50%. I do believe there is a mathematical error Mr. Corolla has made, and this would be why he is an entertainer (not even a good one) and not a business man.
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Male 5,811
Consider me successfully trolled then, I suppose. -1 internets for me.
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Male 10,338
Hook line and sinker. Of course I was trolling when I said "And?" lol
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Male 5,811
AJ:

[quote]And?[/quote]

See my comment about being a selfish d-bag.
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Male 5,811
MeGrendel:

It is true that the system gets delayed in a single payer system, no doubt about that. However no one with a bullet wound is ignored in a Canadian ER, nor do we dump mentally ill people on the street because they don`t have insurance. One of our provinces, Alberta, has a two-tier health care system that allows people that want to spend the money have quick access to things like MRIs. But yet all people are still covered for health insurance.

[quote]deciding what procedures I can get, what doctors I can see[/quote]

If this is how it would work in the US then that is lame. I have never heard of one instance where anyone in Canada was told what doctors they can see, or if they can`t get a kind of surgery they need. The usual problem I have is dealing with HMOs since I have additional Blue Cross coverage.
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Male 10,338
@Thubanstar: Are you reading the right things?
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Female 836
I have no idea where he gets his statistics, but they go against what I`ve read in pretty much every other website and publication. He really, really does not understand OWS.
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Male 10,338
"because by that logic they shouldn`t be able to use roads, police/fire services, libraries, etc. either."

And?
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Male 598
Awsome point because the sense of entitlement probably is a big concious/subconcious part of our culture and the OWS movement, but when we see what the govt feed our money back to companies that mishandled our money in the first place without any real demands to clean up their act or to lend it back to the consumer, who is really entitled?
Those companies were the real losers and criminals that got the first place trophy for doing nothing but misusing and abusing other peoples property and we can do less and less about it because money is the only voice heard anymore, until we decided to stand on the street and yell as a group.
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Male 8,550
patchgrabber-"Actually it`s typically paid by everyone so that everyone can use it."

The way income taxes work here, ~47% would NOT be paying for it.

Yes, I would love to pay more taxes to get a crappier healthcare system that includes the DMV deciding what procedures I can get, what doctors I can see and waiting weeks for an MRI, months for surgery and half a year to have orthopedic surgery. (based on studies of YOUR very own healthcare system)

See, here in my poor country, I had to wait mere minutes in the ER, then half-an-hour for a MRI, and to see an orthopedist I actually had to wait till the next day his office is open. Why, that was 12 WHOLE HOURS before seeing a specialist. Had I needed surgery (which luckily I did not) I would have had it that afternoon.
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Male 683
This guy is awesome, hit the nail on the head.
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Male 472
This guy`s an idiot.
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Male 56
Does he still hold the Guinness book for most downloaded podcast?
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Male 5,811
[quote]Universal Single Payer Healthcare (which, of course, will be paid by someone else, gimme)[/quote]

Actually it`s typically paid by everyone so that everyone can use it. That`s not a gimme that`s just a country that cares about its people. Yes, some people on assistance might not pay into it, but if you have a problem with that then stop being a selfish d-bag, because by that logic they shouldn`t be able to use roads, police/fire services, libraries, etc. either.
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Male 1,735
Dr.Spock is king douche, his own son committed suicide and we take his advice and make it law. Children have been lacking discipline for a long time because were not allowed to administer it in an effective manner anymore.

Are the OWS protesters self entitled douches? Not all of them naturally, but I would agree most are. They took a minute of silence for the guy who shot at the white house, so the whole brick throwing analogy was spot on. I personally don`t support any cause that has to resort to violence to get attention, to me it means they have nothing intelligent to say or do.
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Male 8,550
skullgrin-"why do all the anti-OWS people think the movement is about wanting things given to them?"

It`s simple really. All you have to do is look at portions of their list of demands:
-Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment (gimme)
-Universal Single Payer Healthcare (which, of course, will be paid by someone else, gimme)
-Free College Education (gimme)
-One Trillion Dollars for ecological restoration (gimme)
-One Trillion Dollars for infrastructure (gimme)
-Debt forgiveness for all (gimme)
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Male 3,058
Since when is Adam Carolla`s word gospel?

The guy makes his living being a douchebag.
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Male 483
Tacosnak: I was referring to his very short lived and dull TV show.

Also, I`ve looked up iTunes podcasts. He has a podcast in the top 10, but his show isn`t #1, nor is it close. NPR holds that trophy.

This guy is to comedy as cyanide is to healthy.
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Male 10,338
"A "self-entitled" generation of Americans doesn`t explain why the Occupy movement is worldwide, either."

To give protestors a reason to protest?
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Male 104
OWS has nothing to do with self-entitlement. If "Mr. Jenkins" loaned thousands of people money for home purchases, but then foreclosed on them because his bank was failing, and then those people whom he foreclosed on bailed his bank out, and then Mr, Jenkins bought that car, would we admire him?

A "self-entitled" generation of Americans doesn`t explain why the Occupy movement is worldwide, either.
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Male 56
@IrishJesus

Was? He has the #1 podcast on iTunes. I would say his show is very successful.
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Male 153
If he would ever speak to me like this.. There would some blood... He sounds like a complaining little bi*ch and that girl that is saying "yea, yea, ummhmm yea", she would be slapped for being on his di**. I don`t support any party or movement, just what is RIGHT.
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Male 483
lol, envy? The system is rigged.

Not to mention, Adam Carolla has always been a loser. His show was a HUGE success (rolls eyes) and I`m sure he`s just pissed at people.
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Male 15,832
It`s a shame that his words are wasted on all the @$$douches on this site.
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Male 936
why do all the anti-OWS people think the movement is about wanting things given to them? It has nothing to do with that and everything to do with the rich getting richer and the poorer getting poorer due to the politics behind it...
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Male 6,227
Reading the comments, I am encouraged by the number of IABers who understand what OWS is all about: a protest against policies that are increasingly turning our democracy into a corporatocracy and that are destroying the American middle class. Of course there are OWS haters. In a culture as saturated with FOX propaganda and the rantings of Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh--and now Adam Carolla--there are always going to be those who think any non-millionaire who questions the status quo should be pepper-sprayed and/or shot. I get that. But it`s the rest of you that give me hope and make this squirrel all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. :) `Nite, guys.
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Male 8,550
BluishOrange-"calling the working poor "idiots" does nothing to strengthen your case"

I`m sorry, but if you`re 40 years old and your entire resume involves `working the fry station`, you`re not exactly an Einstein.

Minimum wage jobs are for students and people just starting out. If you`re still there after 20 years, that says more about your abilities than the job market.
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Male 10,440
Not only is this not accurate, it`s mostly baloney.

People in OWS have legitimate qualms about the US economy.

It`s not *about* entitlement either, although admittedly you fools have a problem there too.
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Female 87
MeGrendel, calling the working poor "idiots" does nothing to strengthen your case. By the way, I also make decent bucks, so I`m not speaking from a position of envy. In fact, lately I`ve been getting paid to explain how financial "products" and "services" work. It`s been an eye opener.
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Male 40,764
@Dr.Professor: "Socialist ideals, wealth redistribution... concepts are misguided..."
So says YOU! But the official OWS website says otherwise: A Modest Call To Action
Quote:
"workers to... seize their workplaces collectively"
"We call for the seizure and use of abandoned buildings..."

Sounds like Communism to me! If it quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck...
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Male 9
I do agree with him.... but I get the "occupiers". While all of us are forced to "tighten our belts" .. major corporations, oil companies and banks are posting RECORD PROFITS through our "recession"... hasn`t affected their bottom line, ony ours. I am 42, and bust my balls to get ahead, but it always does seem like one step forward, two steps back. I do agree with him on the entitled youth tho.. .when I played hockey there were winners and losers.. a very good life lesson... sometimes no matter how hard you try.. you don`t always win..
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Male 8,550
mal_BB-"I didn`t say all of the statements you listed"

Sorry, I knew that. Was in a rush and my Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V got happy.

BluishOrange-"Nowadays, Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ complains that Mr.¢¢ who works 12 hours a day to help Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ earn $$$$$$$$$$"

If you are working for Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ and only make ¢¢, that only proves that you are either an idiot, or have no job skills that are worth $.

See, I work for $^17, Inc. They pay me $$$$$ because my efforts help them make $$$$$$$$$. They fullfill their end of the contract and I mine. Obviously my efforts result in a profit for the company much greater than my wage (otherwise I would not be worth it). Now, I COULD work on my own and earn $$$$$$$$$$, but only if I were willing to invest $$$$$$$$$ and TTTTTTT to start my own company.
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Male 719
It`s comedians like this who make me sad that Carlin is gone.
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Male 148
he really has no clue.
I think he is one of those losers that says the opposite of the popular opinion to seem edgey and intelligent bit he isust a moron with a Microphone
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Male 2,841
I can now add this guy to the list of people I agree with.
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Female 87
What utter BS. Back in the day, when Mr.$$$ drove a Rolls, Mr. and Mrs.$ could respect him and maybe aspire to be him if they were all about the money. Or they could be content to earn $ for the honest work they did, slowly pay down their mortgage, maybe retire and not worry about starving to death. Nowadays, Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ complains that Mr.¢¢ who works 12 hours a day to help Mr.$$$$$$$$$$ earn $$$$$$$$$$, is an entitled fool if he expects his kids to have a school to go to and a bus to get there on.
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Male 39,948

I used to like him. Shame he`s such a prick.

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Male 1,002
We all just watched this on i-am-bored.com

When he talks about the lazy, entitled "ass-douches", he`s talking about all of us.

...and the worst part is - he`s absolutely f.cking right.
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Male 1,231
@MeGrendel; I didn`t say all of the statements you listed; I only said `they`re pissed off because they`re rich at the expense...` The others were said by Dr Professor

The `1%` is a general term used for hedge fund managers, Wall street traders, CEOs of corporations who lobby for change within government which will benefit them but make other peoples lives worse. OWS isn`t pissed off at every person who is in the top 1% of earners, only the people who are there to the detriment of others. This is where the term `1%` is a bad generalisation; the guy who earns his money honestly and through hard work, is not part of the 1% who OWS have beef with. The bankers who gamble recklessly with peoples pensions and savings, or the CEOs of corporations who lobby for tax cuts, are the only part of the 1% who upset us.
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Male 729
He missed the point so far that he may as well have been taking about poor nutrition in geriatric homes. Maybe he ought to read more than one paper.
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Male 4,546
MeGrendel:
I can tell you, as someone who worked in the financial industry, we legally drated over a whole country for the sake of profit, via lobbying the government.

Long story short, we lobbied in one country for a law to be put in place, and in another for it to be repealed. In both cases so that we could make a profit.

Considering the situations were identical except for which side we were on, it is impossible to argue we didn`t act against the best interests of at least one country.

This is not an isolated incident.

P.S. Nobody is against the 1% being in the 1%.

Hell They`re on our side. It`s just specific lobbyists and FOX viewers that aren`t.
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Male 6,227
Ugh. I think I lost about 20 IQ points just listening to that.
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Male 4,546
Nope.

Question answered. If ANYONE is arguing for freebies and handouts, it`s the 1%.

Here`s someone making essentially the same argument, except in this case, there`s someone from OWS there to reply.
Enjoy.
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Male 8,550
mal_BB-"they`re pissed off because they`re rich at the expense, and to the detriment of the middle/working class."

Okay, how exactly did Bill Gates get rich at your expense? Please be specific.

mal_BB-"Banks now don`t even have to have the money that you lent them"

You DO realize that when you put money in a bank, they are using it for investments, right? And for that usage they pay you an interest, right?

mal_BB-"If I knew for a fact that my bank always had every penny I gave them"

Then why use banks at all? If you want full access to your funds at all times, bury your money in jars in the back yard. The interests sucks though.
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Male 2,737
Too long. His voice makes me want to punch his f ucking face to a pulp.
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Male 3,894
@Fincherian - I`m going to ignore the fact that you tastelessly called me a moron and respond to the meat of your argument.

"Banks couldn`t always keep less than 10% of your money in their actual reserves-not when they weren`t protected by federal insurance, which meant other banks could fully back your deposits and run them out of business."

That`s part of the problem. Banks now don`t even have to have the money that you lent them. There SHOULD be other banks out there who can provide a safer, better service and run the existing banks out of business. If I knew for a fact that my bank always had every penny I gave them, and that in the event of a meltdown they would have it on hand to give back to me, I`d feel a lot better about trusting them.
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Male 508
Worthless argument only valuable to the truly stupid who don`t comprehend what serfdom is all about.

The 1% have their own 99% which represents the ones that were born into money rather than worked for it and earned they station in life. The illusion is that the 1% ALL worked for their money. All they did was take their inheritances and doubled them on the backs of the rest of us.
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Male 174
He just doesn`t get it.
The top 1% is not paying for the bottom 50%, it`s the middle class supporting everyone else, including the tax breaks for the top 1%
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Male 39
Bankers and insurance companies have lobbied for the regulations they have, which make it harder for other companies to compete with them and shield them from lawsuits, DrProfessor. Banks couldn`t always keep less than 10% of your money in their actual reserves-not when they weren`t protected by federal insurance, which meant other banks could fully back your deposits and run them out of business. Moron.
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Male 111
What an asshat. His rant might be worth more than nothing if we actually lived in a meritocracy. Anybody who has actually been in the real world knows that the best/smartest/hardest workers aren`t the ones who climb the ladder. Advancement and wealth in 2011 is a function of who you know, what company you keep and whose kid you are. Neoptism and cronyism are how managers are selected these days. Work as hard as you want. Be the most productive and creative person in your company. The guy who gets the VP job is the guy who golfs with the boss.

And don`t even get me started on all the d-bags who were born on third base and think they hit a triple.
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Male 39
I`m not commenting on Adam`s point, but for many years he worked as a construction worker/carpenter for very little. He`s familiar with having little money and got to where he is honestly.
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Male 3,894
A couple people shouldn`t be able to make my home worthless, and they shouldn`t be able to make my money disappear, just because they wanted to make a quick buck doing shady business. It should be illegal to profit off of scams like that.

That`s why people are occupying wall street. Whether they know it or not. Socialist ideals, wealth redistribution, "it`s not fair that you`re rich and we aren`t", all of those concepts are misguided, so stop pointing to them. Those are just clinger-ons, jumping on the movement for attention.
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Male 1,471
If he had even grazed the point, this would have been epic.. nonetheless.. Swing `n a miss...
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Male 3,894
Oh shut up Adam Corolla, way to completely miss the point.

If you don`t believe that corporations have Congress bought and paid for, then you`re a fool. Of COURSE they do. They have the money to support politicians, and therefore politicians serve THEIR best interests instead of ours. That`s what OWS is about. Not all of the participants have a complete understanding of it--every single movement in the history of our world is the same in that sense. The point is to try and remove money from politics. That`s all. It`s not a self entitled whine.

I don`t want free money. I only want what I earn. What I do want, however, is for our lawmakers to stop kissing corporate ass, and for them to put some goddamn regulations in place to prevent economic meltdowns like the one we`re suffering, which happened almost entirely because of the unregulated corruption in the banking and insurance industries.
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Male 37
He sounds a little too angry.
CS Monitor figures on taxes
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Male 1,231
This guy seems to be missing the point slightly. I see what he`s saying in that there was a generation of kids for whom failure didn`t exist, but I don`t think they are the cause, and I don`t think envy/shame is either. OWS aren`t pissed off at `the 1%` because they`re rich, they`re pissed off because they`re rich at the expense, and to the detriment of the middle/working class.
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Male 181
Wow. Reality checks about entitlement mean a lot to me when they`re coming from a millionaire who slaves for hours out of every year to almost be as funny as Jimmy Kimmel. I`m filing this one in the same place I put those warnings about materialism Pope Benny gave while wearing $600 shoes...
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Male 4,593
Yup.
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Male 322
Love it! Dead on!
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Male 10,338
Link: Adam Carolla Rips OWS, Millenials A New One [Rate Link] - Is this the most epic (and accurate) rant against the millennial generation and specifically the Occupy Wall Street prot
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