Adam Carolla tears OWS, 'millennials' a new one

Maybe instead of Occupy Wall Street they should Occupy Your Life

Is this the most epic (and accurate) rant against the millennial generation and specifically the Occupy Wall Street protesters ever? Glenn certainly thinks so. The audio is currently setting The Blaze on fire (get it?), as its one of the most popular stories on that page ever! And who would have thought that Adam Carolla of all people would be the one to deliver such a critique of the ‘Occupy’ movement?

Listen to the epic rant, courtesy of The Blaze, below. Warning for graphic language (the edited version is at the bottom of this post)

Carolla focused on the sense of entitlement that millennials have, as well as their aggressive blaming of people who have success.

The Blaze reports:

Reflecting on how things used to be “back in the day,” Carolla states:

“You took guys who built something, and you said ‘there’s a guy who accomplished something.‘ You didn’t say, ‘that guy didn’t pay his fair share.’ That guy paid millions of dollars last year, and you paid shi*t and you’re pissed at him?”

Regarding the “envy” of Occupiers, the media personality notes that people used to look up to those who “accomplished” something and built businesses.

“It’s this envy and shame, and there’s gonna be a lot more of it,” he warns. “It used to be back in the day, a father was walking his son and they’d see a guy go buy in his Rolls Royce. There goes Mr. Jenkins. Look up to him.’ What do we do now? Oooh, look at him. Does he need that car? Why does he need to drive that car? Let’s throw a rock at it.”

“It's common sense. All he's saying are the things that we all know are true. But he's saying them, but he's saying them. That should tell you something about this society. That saying something like this is now the biggest story (on The Blaze),” Glenn said.

“This should be heard in every college campus,” Glenn added.

“I beg you, take the participation trophies and go burn them in your backyard. For Christmas give your kids a great gift. Fill their stockings with all their broken trophies that you took into the garage on Christmas Eve and you broke them apart with a hammer and a hacksaw and then you put all those broken pieces into the stockings and you say to your kids, ‘Merry Christmas, kids. Here you go. You are a loser... unless you choose to excel. I'm giving you the greatest gift I can possibly give you. No more worthless trophies in this house. No more telling you are the most special.’”

“Today's kids are not raised the way we were. They're just not. Our kids, our neighbors' kids,” Pat added. “It's no wonder that these idiot Occupiers go down to Zuccotti Park and think it's theirs now. They have no respect for other people's property. To them it is theirs, and they tear through it. They left 30 tons of garbage in Los Angeles. Because they just thought it was theirs and they were... it was their right to do whatever they wanted with it.”

Glenn said that one of the greatest aids in being a parent has been the Gospel, and that prayer and faith can help in teaching kids.

“If we don't change our behavior and change, if we're not down on our knees praying with our kids, we are in trouble. We are in deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep trouble. And I don't mean just as a society. I mean we are going to be held responsible. What you're seeing are the sins of the fathers and the sins of the grandfathers and mothers being passed along now. We are really reaping the fruits of how we were raised and how we've raised our kids, telling them all these lies, all these lies throughout their lives.”

“Adam Carolla is right about the whole idea of the trophies and all these ads that say you're special and you're unique. You are. But that doesn't give you a right to do anything. That doesn't that doesn't give you a right to be anything except alive. You are unique. Now, what are you going to do with it? What are you going to do with that uniqueness?” Glenn said.

Below is the edited version of this rant:

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.