Pawn Stars host and creator Rick Harrison spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week and was a big hit with the crowd. He spoke specifically about why he is a conservative and why socialism is so dangerous.
FOX News has details:
‘Pawn Stars’ host Rick Harrison compares socialism to heroin: ‘The first shot is great… then life is hell’
“Pawn Stars” host Rick Harrison injected some humor into his CPAC speech on Thursday afternoon.
Harrison, the star of the History channel show and an outspoken conservative, delivered his speech on ‘the stupidity of socialism’ at one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives just outside Washington, D.C.
“The majority [of] people in this room know that socialism is just stupid,” he said.
“It’s literally like heroin. The first shot is great. For a little bit it’s wonderful, but then the rest of your life is a living hell. And that’s literally what the socialists are doing.”
He continued later in the speech: “Once you give someone something it’s hard to take it away… then you get Venezuela.”
The rise of socialism has been a hot topic at CPAC, with two prominent GOP House Oversight Committee members warning of “radicals” in the Democratic Party and saying they believe congressional Democrats are laying the foundation for Trump impeachment efforts.
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Harrison’s show has been so successful, it it actually being expanded.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports:
‘Pawn Stars’ expanding show time next year
Give ‘em 30 minutes, and they’ll take an hour.
That’s how it is with the guys from “Pawn Stars,” who are expanding the length of their episodes beginning with the Season 14 premiere on Jan. 21.
It’s taken a while, as the History series centered on the items showcased at Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas debuted its 30-minute format in July 2009. But the show is finally enlarging its scope, something “Pawn Stars” creator and Gold & Silver owner Rick Harrison has sought over the past several seasons.
“People like the show because it’s an armchair history lesson, and we’ve had items for years that I could talk about for a half hour,” says Harrison, who could describe the history of “The Object” from Led Zeppelin’s “Presence” album for maybe a week. “Usually I get two minutes. Now I’m up to four minutes. Believe it or not, it’s a big difference.”
Generally, the show is taking “deeper dives” into descriptions of items, and also is becoming more adventurous in its settings. The show has typically been set along the glass cases at the Gold & Silver display room, and inside its intentionally distressed offices. Expect more remote shoots for the upcoming season.
Good for them!