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

But does he have a place for it?

51 posted on 01/25/2004 8:59:28 PM PST by Dianna
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I don't know . . . I just find any bald guy in his sixties with no Ph. D. who spends his time hanging around college campuses a little creepy.
52 posted on 01/25/2004 8:59:57 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: Dianna
But does he have a place for it?

I'll bet he has several places for his stuff and duplicates of much of his stuff so that he doesn't have to drag his stuff around with him.

53 posted on 01/25/2004 9:03:50 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: IncPen
I'm not sure, since I'm not Carlin, though I do have a couple words for thought.. Buffet and Soros.
54 posted on 01/25/2004 9:12:12 PM PST by kingu (Remember: Politicians and members of the press are going to read what you write today.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
And businessmen are not liberals.

I thought Carlin was smart enough not to buy into that myth.

Either he's a typical know-nothing hollywood type, or he knows its a myth and wants to perpetuate it.

55 posted on 01/25/2004 9:20:11 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: DouglasKC
I'll bet he has several places for his stuff and duplicates of much of his stuff so that he doesn't have to drag his stuff around with him.

Oh dear...wasn't Carlin the one with the comedy bit, "A Place for My Stuff"? I was being funny. LOL!

56 posted on 01/25/2004 10:13:29 PM PST by Dianna
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To: sgtbono2002
Carlin was funny. Robin Williams was funny. Carlin quit being funny when he became a bitter old man. Williams hasn't been funny since he got off the cocaine. Ever since then, all he's done is movies about "The World is Going to Hell, and Robin Williams is the Only One Who Cares." Examples are "Awakenings", "Patch Adams", and "Dead Poets Society." I did like Jumanji, but would have liked it better with a different actor in Robin Williams role.
57 posted on 01/25/2004 10:20:16 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; LibertyThug
Ahhh yes, 180 years ago...the good old days. Since then, with the ending of slavery, the invention of damn near every technology good old George uses today, the conquering of Communism and Nazism, the cures of so many diseases, yada yada yada, the country is in the crapper. We did give the world Michael Jackson, but everybody is allowed a slip up every now and then.

I realize that it's probably the death of Communism that really irks the man.
58 posted on 01/26/2004 3:37:17 PM PST by Akira (The people have spoken.....the bastards.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
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.

I sell 250,000 tickets a year. There aren't many comedians in my age group that do that...

HAH. Thanks for the laugh george.

59 posted on 01/26/2004 5:46:06 PM PST by new cruelty (Better the devil you know than the devil don't)
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To: Williams
Bill Hicks was the funniest comedian I have ever seen.
60 posted on 01/26/2004 5:57:38 PM PST by new cruelty (Better the devil you know than the devil don't)
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