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'Liberal' is a dirty word for George Carlin
AZ Central ^ | 1/25/04 | Michael Deeds

Posted on 01/25/2004 3:59:34 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:22:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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1 posted on 01/25/2004 3:59:34 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
How much does George charge for one of his shows? From reading his views, I would imagine it is a very minimal amount---only enough to cover overhead and pay him wages of $5.00 per hour for his time on the stage, right?
2 posted on 01/25/2004 4:06:13 PM PST by 07055
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
lets face it...carlins pretty cool...how many other 66 year olds could get college kids to pay to see them,over and over again....i have seen his act,heard his records and yes,i like him....
3 posted on 01/25/2004 4:07:52 PM PST by fishbabe
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To: fishbabe
Hey, it's your money--if your comfortable giving it to someone like that, have at it.
4 posted on 01/25/2004 4:10:41 PM PST by 07055
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
He's your hippy dippy weatherman with your hippy dippy weathter, man.

:-)
5 posted on 01/25/2004 4:11:38 PM PST by poindexters brother
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I'm not liberal. I'm just about (being) anti-United States.

I'm not humorless. I'm just about (being) anti-Carlin.

6 posted on 01/25/2004 4:14:02 PM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: poindexters brother
It's a shame that The Hippy-Dippy Weatherman (along with Wonderful WINO) still stands as Carlin's best bit and that was nearly 40 years ago.
7 posted on 01/25/2004 4:15:21 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: 07055
Carlin does a GREAT job skewering the politically-correct.
8 posted on 01/25/2004 4:15:21 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This country has been, for about 180 years now, badly mishandled. And it's been in the wrong hands. It's been in the hands of the business interests.

Who controlled the country during those wonderful days that ended in 1824? The entertainers?

9 posted on 01/25/2004 4:16:46 PM PST by 07055
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Those are the things humans most need to function, and we have placed them at the bottom of the list.

Ah yes, and like any good wannabe dictator/socialist he wants to be the one to determine what's necessity and what is not.

Another well known person put it more succinctly, I think it went something like this:

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

10 posted on 01/25/2004 4:17:07 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Which is it George, we're drowning in consumerism, or we're killing off the poor? Which is it...
Everybody's got more jet skis and Dustbusters now and sneakers with lights in them. They've got more...

...The most interesting thing to me is that the things that people would seem to have the most right to have - that is to say health, food, shelter and a job are the things that are last on the list.

The biggest "gap" in this country is the one between the left and ride sides of the national brain.

Nicollo unmasked: Bromleyisms here

11 posted on 01/25/2004 4:17:40 PM PST by nicollo
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To: JennysCool
Carlin does a GREAT job skewering the politically-correct.

I am open to persuasion with true bits from his act. However, I believe that some of the emails I have seen that supposedly came from George Carlin on this subject are bogus.

12 posted on 01/25/2004 4:18:11 PM PST by 07055
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
George Carlin, in his own words:

I'm one of the best ones out there. I sell 250,000 tickets a year.

See, Americans measure all their progress in the wrong way. They measure by quantity and by gizmos and toys.

The most interesting thing to me is that the things that people would seem to have the most right to have - that is to say health, food, shelter and a job are the things that are last on the list.

I would not presume to take one thing away from George Carlin, but consider this:

250,000 x $35/seat (SWAG at his cut) = $8.75 million/year

Does Carlin give every cent of his money away?

Then why does he feel I should give any of mine to someone else?

What exactly has business and industry done to mankind that Carlin objects to?

Friggin' limousine liberal®

13 posted on 01/25/2004 4:18:14 PM PST by IncPen ( What does it avail a man to gain a fortune and lose his soul?)
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To: fishbabe
The guy's funny , you have to give him that. So is Robin Williams . As far as working cheap , its one thing knocking bigmoney and another making it. This is the greatest country in the world , a place where Carlin admits to being anti-American and he can still work. maybe he should try his act in Iran, or North Korea. see how many laughs he gets there knocking one of the Mullahs, or the little crazy man who runs Korea. Every American has something he sees could be changed for the better in America, but most of us appreciate what we dont have to change, just what we have to protect, and being conservative is protecting the Constitution.
14 posted on 01/25/2004 4:18:21 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"...right-wing Christians, the Ashcroft branch of Republicanism. (They're) just shredding the rest of the Bill of Rights..."

Poor George. He so selective and one-sided with his criticism of who is reponsible for the destruction of the Bill of Rights.

Has he forgotten, conveniently I am sure, who has destroyed parts of the First Amendment, the entire Second Amendment, the entire Fourth Amendment, parts of the Fifth Amendment, and the entire Tenth Amendment?

It was the the groups are people mentioned in his list above, nor was it "business."

15 posted on 01/25/2004 4:19:08 PM PST by tahiti
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To: Brett66
Another well known person put it more succinctly, I think it went something like this:

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs


LOLOLOLOL!! Very funny--how many of those in his college audiences could identify that source at Marx---and I don't mean Groucho!!!
16 posted on 01/25/2004 4:21:27 PM PST by Betteboop
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This country has been, for about 180 years now, badly mishandled.

...Ayup....really badly mishandled so that dropouts like Carlin can trash it whenever he wants.

We are about the same age.

I wonder how well he would have fared in Nazi Germany or the Communist Soviet Union or Mao's China during his earlier years?

The hippy-dippy weatherman was funny.....Doonesbury...was funny......

Then, like Hollywood freaks, everybody's gotta trash the country that gave them opportunity.

I just don't understand!

17 posted on 01/25/2004 4:22:09 PM PST by JimVT
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To: JennysCool
Carlin IS generally politically-correct. Just reread this interview.
18 posted on 01/25/2004 4:22:47 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"The most interesting thing to me is that the things that people would seem to have the most right to have - that is to say health, food, shelter and a job are the things that are last on the list."

The right to PURSUE happiness doesn't give me the right to happiness.

I pursue good health in many ways but have the mother-of-all-colds right now. Can I sue someone?

Food, shelter and jobs are earned. Americans don't have rights to them! Soviets do. Well, they did before their country imploded. You can bet most of them didn't think they had the right job, or the right shelter or the right food either. When the gov't gives you the right to a job, don't be surprised if you don't like the job!
19 posted on 01/25/2004 4:24:02 PM PST by mad puppy
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To: fishbabe
How many 66 year olds spent their whole life in entertainment and obviously never made enough to retire?

Sounds like his angst for businessmen run more along the line of jealousy.
20 posted on 01/25/2004 4:25:58 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: wallcrawlr
I can't believe that I once thought Carlin was funny. As I get older I realize that he was not as big a comic genius as he thinks he is. Today Carlin is just an anti-Christian, America hating leftist.
21 posted on 01/25/2004 4:27:18 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
And businessmen are not liberals.

I thought Carlin was smart enough not to buy into that myth. The amount of businessmen and millionaires who are liberals embarrasses the left so much that they take pains to never mention it.

22 posted on 01/25/2004 4:29:40 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: 07055
See, Americans measure all their progress in the wrong way. They measure by quantity and by gizmos and toys. And not by quality and by things that are important.

Ah, Mr. Carlin, you toad, and who appointed you arbiter of quality and things that are important. Self righteous J.O. ...

23 posted on 01/25/2004 4:32:45 PM PST by freebilly
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To: nicollo
Thanks for pointing out George's hypocracy and failure to understand what the hell he HIMSELF is saying.
24 posted on 01/25/2004 4:32:51 PM PST by chiller (JUDGES is JOB #1)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This country has been, for about 180 years now, badly mishandled.

I guess I'd ask Carlin, given the chance, the same thing I'd ask anyone else who trashes our country: What country is your model? Who has done it better? Granting that we're not perfect, to what role model would you have us aspire, Mr. Carlin?

25 posted on 01/25/2004 4:33:04 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (How 'bout those CAROLINA PANTHERS!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
George Carlin is a guest on the Don Imus program about once a year.


What I like about both Carlin and Imus is that neither one of them care whether I like them or not.
26 posted on 01/25/2004 4:37:31 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
His [Carlin] next book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops," will be published later this year.

Hey George, that's almost as funny a title as the book I want to write: "George Carlin -- He's Still Alive?"

28 posted on 01/25/2004 4:38:25 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Hey, man. Whaddya mean Woodstock's over??

George Carlin is as relevant today as the Merry Pranksters.

29 posted on 01/25/2004 4:39:11 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
See, Americans measure all their progress in the wrong way. They measure by quantity... not by quality and by things that are important.

It's a fact. I'm one of the best ones out there. I sell 250,000 tickets a year.

Does he provide those tickets for free, or does he want to exchange them for money? Dirty businessman!

30 posted on 01/25/2004 4:40:45 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"...I'm just about (being) anti-United States. I don't like the way this country operates. I think we've ruined this place. And I think it's largely because of businessmen. And businessmen are not liberals.

George, you still have a record deal with Atlantic (a Time Warner subsidiary), and you have a book deal with Hyperion (a Disney subsidiary). In other words, you have business arrangements with two of the largest American media companies. You were saying?

31 posted on 01/25/2004 4:41:40 PM PST by RichInOC ("...it sounds like a snack...yeah, I know, it is....")
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Friggin amazing isn't it.......get rid of BUSINESS, so just us ENTERTAINERS, who are NOT business types of course, can play to packed houses of people who pay with sea shells in an open theater in the round with no seats under the moonlight, sponsored by..........YOU KNOW IT the GOVERNMENT. The guy is and always has been funny but no less a commie.
32 posted on 01/25/2004 4:42:23 PM PST by PISANO (God Bless our Troops........They will not TIRE - They will not FALTER - They will not FAIL!!!!!)
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I'm just about (being) anti-United States. I don't like the way this country operates. I think we've ruined this place. And I think it's largely because of businessmen.

Carlin's resume includes 24 albums, 12 HBO specials.... His next book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops," will be published later this year.....Carlin also will enjoy his most significant acting role to date in this year's "Jersey Girl," ..... I sell 250,000 tickets a year....

But you're not one of those eeeeeeeevil businessmen I bet.

33 posted on 01/25/2004 4:43:47 PM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
George Carlin has been burned out for the last 25 years and hasn't been funny for least that long.
34 posted on 01/25/2004 4:49:04 PM PST by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY in 2004)
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I sell 250,000 tickets a year.

I did a quick check on ticket prices.....rough average by my estimation (prices listed at venues, not brokers)$ 160.00 per ticket........multiply by 250,000....= a cool forty million in ticket sales....no wonder he hates american business.

35 posted on 01/25/2004 4:50:05 PM PST by BigLittle
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. . . this experiment, this magnificent experiment in democracy is just being shredded to pieces by these right-wing Christians, the Ashcroft branch of Republicanism. (They're) just shredding the rest of the Bill of Rights which hadn't been shredded already.

Still corked off over being thrown in the slammer in Milwaukee in 1972, eh George?

36 posted on 01/25/2004 4:50:36 PM PST by BraveMan
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Carlin hasn't been funny in over 20 years.
37 posted on 01/25/2004 4:54:08 PM PST by packrat35 (reality is for people who can't face science fiction)
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He hates to be called "liberal."

Why? I thought he was all about the truth. His is liberal. Unless he is secretly ashamed of being liberal, he should embrace the title. And if he IS ashamed, he shoudl asked himself what about being a liberal is bad.
38 posted on 01/25/2004 4:58:00 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (www.xenu.net)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
What a typical liberal.
39 posted on 01/25/2004 5:00:19 PM PST by Porterville (Traitors against God, country, family, and benefactors lament their sins in the deepest part of hell)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Everybody's got more jet skis and Dustbusters now and sneakers with lights in them. They've got more cheese on their thing that they buy. They get double helpings. See, Americans measure all their progress in the wrong way. They measure by quantity and by gizmos and toys. And not by quality and by things that are important.

Ah, let's see George, since you gross $40 million a year from your concerts alone, I guess by the *important things* you mean Rolls Royces, private planes, and Malibu mansions. Sorry to hear that my finances don't allow me to value the things that you do.

40 posted on 01/25/2004 5:02:12 PM PST by 07055
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To: MeanWestTexan
Actually, what he is is a Communist. There is a theoretical difference between that and a "liberal"-- although in practice the distinctions get pretty fuzzy.
41 posted on 01/25/2004 5:03:38 PM PST by 07055
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
When I was young, uniformed, and immature I though Carlin was a riot. Now he's just a whinny little leftwing jackass who is infrequently funny.
42 posted on 01/25/2004 5:24:29 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: BigLittle
I did a quick check on ticket prices.....rough average by my estimation (prices listed at venues, not brokers)$ 160.00 per ticket........multiply by 250,000....= a cool forty million in ticket sales....no wonder he hates american business.

Nah, his tickets don't cost that much -- I just looked on Ticketmaster, and depending on the city, they go from between $30 and $60. But even so, he's still a millionaire many times over.

And as for his charge that this country's being run poorly for 180 years now, that would mean the last good time was 1824, when there was slavery!

43 posted on 01/25/2004 5:40:33 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago
Carlin is an original. Of course he's in it for the money, but considering he's 66, the cynicism in his act is something he fashioned on his own. The young crops of comedians since are copycats. He's a 60's throwback in many ways, but mostly he's just a nasty cynical comedian.
44 posted on 01/25/2004 6:18:27 PM PST by Williams
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Answer: Uh, quality. It's a fact. I'm one of the best ones out there. I sell 250,000 tickets a year. There aren't many comedians in my age group that do that. Cosby probably does that ... I'm kind of singular now. I mean, I'm not being boastful or conceited. I'm being an accurate reporter of the facts. I'm pretty good at this. The reason it's lasted so long is I continue to grow and turn out new material.

This, from the liberal, anti-business, captain of the stand-up comic industry (read: businessman).

45 posted on 01/25/2004 6:21:45 PM PST by wimpycat ("Black holes are where God divided by zero.")
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this magnificent experiment in democracy is just being shredded to pieces by these right-wing Christians, the Ashcroft branch of Republicanism. (They're) just shredding the rest of the Bill of Rights which hadn't been shredded already.

There's not much left to shred, but every administration does its part, with the assistance of Congress, of course.  I don't understand why a person couldn't take the government to court and charge them with violating the Tenth Amendment.  But the fact that crazy people like Judicial Watch aren't doing it, tells me it can't even be done anymore.

The peaceful revolution of the ballot box simply exchanges between social conservatives/fiscal liberals and social liberals/fiscal liberals.  The only man of honor in Washington DC is Ron Paul.

46 posted on 01/25/2004 8:43:56 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Chi-townChief
Al Sleet.
47 posted on 01/25/2004 8:44:44 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Williams
he's just a nasty cynical comedian.

Hah.  Aren't we all?  At least we're entertaining.
48 posted on 01/25/2004 8:48:32 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
A: Everybody's got more jet skis and Dustbusters now and sneakers with lights in them. They've got more cheese on their thing that they buy. They get double helpings. See, Americans measure all their progress in the wrong way. They measure by quantity and by gizmos and toys. And not by quality and by things that are important.

What do you want to bet that George has more "stuff" then most anyone else in the world will have in their lifetime.

49 posted on 01/25/2004 8:52:52 PM PST by DouglasKC
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A: No. First of all, I'm not liberal. I'm just about (being) anti-United States. I don't like the way this country operates. I think we've ruined this place. And I think it's largely because of businessmen. And businessmen are not liberals. So if that makes me a liberal, then that's just an association. It's not a choice. ...

Let's see: Ted Turner, Larry Ellison, and Michael Eisner just for starters.

50 posted on 01/25/2004 8:55:53 PM PST by Moonman62
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