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1 posted on 01/25/2004 3:59:34 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"...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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"...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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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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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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