Another One Bites the Dust: Adam Carolla Blasts Newsom As 'Slippery Eel of Nothingness' As He Exits CA

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Adam Carolla announced on Wednesday that he is officially joining the California exodus during his appearance on "The Sage Steele Show."

Carolla grew up in Los Angeles and built his career in the city, but he says it is "time to move." 

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I have twins, and they're in their senior year of high school, and I couldn't- I didn't want to pick up and, you know, tear up their roots, you know? So people always go, ‘When are you leaving?’ And I go, I will be attending their high school graduation in a U-Haul.

That's a sad testimonial about California and sort of recent downturn in L.A. as well, because growing up out here, nobody left. You'd be a fool to leave, you know. And the notion of moving out of L.A. and going to like one of the Carolinas or Nashville … You watch the beginning of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’ they lived over here and then they came to where we are, and I was already there. Moving to a place like Wyoming or something would have been unfathomable, unheard of.

As a California resident, Carolla is right. It used to be unheard of for someone to willingly move out of California. But due to crime, drugs on the street, homelessness, public schools deteriorating, and lunatic District Attorneys, there is an exodus out of big cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland. 

Carolla is not sure which state he wants to move to yet but mentioned Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. 

He continued, saying that the problems in the state are "self-imposed" and "super avoidable."

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I say to a lot of people like, when's it end? When do we change course? And the number one answer is, 'We haven't bottomed out yet. We're getting near it. We haven't totally bottomed out.' And then I say, ‘Why is it necessary to bottom out?’ It's like saying, you know, I was looking for some stuff in my son's room and I found some syringes and a baggie of heroin. But he hasn't flatlined yet, okay? I have not walked in and seen foam coming out of his mouth or him convulsing. And you go, 'Yeah, I know, but why don't you get him in some treatment now?' And you go 'Because his heart hasn't stopped yet.' And it's like, ‘Yeah, I know, but why do we have to bottom out?’ We know where we're going. Let's reverse course. California and Los Angeles can't do it.

Here is the full interview between Steele and Carolla:

He also blasted Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), calling him a "narcissistic douchebag" and a "slippery eel of nothingness."

Carolla mentioned his iconic 2013 interview with Newsom:

He's a buffoon. He's an idiot. I said to him what's going on with traffic? We have such horrible traffic in L.A., especially, the worst in the world. Like, why aren't we doing something about it? Why isn't there a plan? Where's our traffic czar? What's going on? He goes, ‘I saw this billboard. I kind of liked it. It said, ’You're not in traffic. You are traffic.' It doesn't mean anything. The point is, that's how he talks.

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Here is the full interview between Carolla and Newsom:

On a positive note, it seems like voters are slowly waking up to the fact that these leaders' goals aren't to better the cities and state. We have seen the recall of former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and could soon see voters in Los Angeles elect Nathan Hochman as District Attorney, kicking soft-on-crime George Gascon to the curb, while tough-on-crime Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer won his race by a landslide in 2022.

As Adam Carolla embarks on a new chapter outside of California, his story poignantly reminds us of the profound impact that governance and policy can have on people's lives and choices. Whether California will heed these voices and enact meaningful reforms remains to be seen. 

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