Adam Carolla, host of the hugely popular Adam Carolla Show and author of the new book, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks, rages against cops, drug laws, tax hikes, traffic congestion, spendy politicians, Tim Robbins, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and more in this wide-ranging, uncensored interview with Reason.tv's Ted Balaker.
The Ace Man calls for legalizing drugs and gambling, lowering taxes, and clearing our prisons of anyone incarcerated for victimless crimes. He discusses whether he just might be a libertarian and spells out what he would do if he replaced Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of Los Angeles (hint: left turns on red lights and drag racing with Richard Branson!).
Approximately 15 minutes.
Interview by Ted Balaker. Shot by Hawk Jensen, Paul Detrick, Alex Manning, and Zach Weissmueller. Edited by Weissmueller and Jensen.
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Carolla pulls no punches sounding off on the war on drugs:
Do whatever the fuck you want to do whenever you want to do it and unless you harm somebody else or put them in jeopardy-fuck it. You want to smoke weed. You want to grow a pot plantation in your own house. Pay fucking taxes, do whatever you want. You want to get really high and go drive, speed through a neighborhood, then we have a problem. You want to do a little blow, you want to do a little crank, you want to do a little speed, whatever the fuck you want to do, go, feel free to do it. Start hurting somebody, then we come down on you.
On our huge prison population:
Clear out the fucking prisons with all this fucking consensual crime shit, you know prostitution or victimless shit-drugs…You're selling mushrooms at a Phish concert, what the fuck do I want you in our prisons for? I'm only looking for people who pose a threat.
On the role of police:
Have the cops start serving the fucking people. To protect and serve, not hand out chicken shit tickets and annoy… I want the cops to focus on crime instead of being little money collectors raping everyone's fucking wallet.
On high taxation:
You raise the taxes, people pack up and leave, you fucking retards. You guys don't understand that concept?
On politicians demanding more money:
What are you going to do with our money? All you do is fucking waste it. The more money you give the politicians, the less you get.
On his political leanings:
I just, like, cherry pick all the best stuff out of all the political parties … Is that a libertarian? Then, so be it.
On LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
A dude who failed the bar four times … We give him the keys to this city, and he's essentially functionally retarded?
On why his hometown is even worse off than Drew Carey's Cleveland:
It's assholes and potholes, and we're totally fucked … LA is a group of lethargic, fucking retarded assholes that just drive around at a snail's pace completely out of it, and they have no idea what's going on.
On why he'd tax gas an extra $7 a gallon:
Buses free. Light rail's free. Monorail's free, just like Disneyland. All for free because of my extra $7 on every gallon of gas being sold. Meanwhile it's just gonna be me and Richard Branson having a drag race down the 405, 8:30 in the morning on a Tuesday, nobody on the road.
Drive through the left turn red arrows. I do it every single fucking day of my life. It's the greatest thing that ever happened to me.