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Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71
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Posted on 06/22/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT by jmc813

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1 posted on 06/22/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT by jmc813
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May God rest his soul. I hope he found peace to go along with his gift of laughter.


2 posted on 06/22/2008 10:13:09 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: MortMan

Damn. Just Damn. And seven other words...


3 posted on 06/22/2008 10:13:42 PM PDT by Darth Tokarev (E pur si muove)
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To: jmc813
Maybe he'd eaten too much "stuff" for dinner?!

RIP George - you made the world interesting!

4 posted on 06/22/2008 10:14:01 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: MortMan

He got his start in show business as a part time radio DJ in Shreveport while serving in the Air Force.


5 posted on 06/22/2008 10:14:28 PM PDT by kms61
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To: jmc813

RIP to the Hippy Dippy Weatherman.


6 posted on 06/22/2008 10:15:07 PM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
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To: jmc813

RIP George!


7 posted on 06/22/2008 10:15:40 PM PDT by jedward (tag _________________________)
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To: jmc813
Remember when he wondered why, if the black boxes on aircraft were indestructible, why wasnt the whole aircraft made out of it?!

RIP, George.

8 posted on 06/22/2008 10:16:12 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Obama and Osama, whats the difference?)
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RIP, George, you were funny and had interesting takes on things.


9 posted on 06/22/2008 10:17:13 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama the Anti-Christ? B.O. Stinks - (Robert Riddle))
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To: jmc813

Already a thread here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2034946/posts


10 posted on 06/22/2008 10:19:20 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: jmc813

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2034946/posts


11 posted on 06/22/2008 10:19:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: jmc813

Wasn’t he the first host on SNL?


12 posted on 06/22/2008 10:19:38 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: jmc813

Also a proclaimed Atheist, and hater of Christians, the Military and Conservatives.

Who knows what he did to ensure the salvation of his soul, which I hope he may have done. However, by watching him on stage and listening to his albums, I have to say that I have my doubts.

For his sake, I hope he truly rests in peace. He was one of the funniest comedians of our time. His Earthly legacy remains in tact.


13 posted on 06/22/2008 10:20:01 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: jmc813
I've got mixed feelings. On the one hand, he was funny and clever and original. On the other hand, much of his material especially as time went by was extremely hateful and pessimistic and especially anti-god anti-christ.

So when a guy like this dies, I feel a sense of sadness for him, wondering if his athiestic devotion and anti-faith rhetoric cost him his soul and salvation.

But, rest in peace if possible George. Thanks for a few laughs. Sorry you got it so wrong.
14 posted on 06/22/2008 10:20:08 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: Westlander

correct


15 posted on 06/22/2008 10:20:09 PM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: jmc813
RIP George.

One of the few that would call stupid humans out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c

16 posted on 06/22/2008 10:20:35 PM PDT by GaltMeister (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.)
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To: cardinal4

Remember when he thought he was beginning ‘to smell like his grandparents’?


17 posted on 06/22/2008 10:24:09 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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18 posted on 06/22/2008 10:28:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: jmc813

The 7 words you can’t say at George Carlin’s funeral...


19 posted on 06/22/2008 10:29:52 PM PDT by TBP
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To: jmc813

The 7 words you can’t say at George Carlin’s funeral...


20 posted on 06/22/2008 10:29:54 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Westlander

I remember him when he was preppy, before he “freaked out” and “turned-on”.

About the time Vietnam got real nasty. He had some good jokes about that which gave us a good laugh at the time. Believe me, we needed it.


21 posted on 06/22/2008 10:32:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: jmc813

Breaking on Fox now.... sad stuff man....


22 posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:50 PM PDT by cdnerds (Voting for McCain in 2008 - and bringing people with me to make up for your vote.)
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To: jmc813

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2034946/posts


23 posted on 06/22/2008 10:34:39 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Westlander
"I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away."

"I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work."

"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that."

"Weather forecast for tonight: dark."

"What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?"

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things."

RIP, George.

24 posted on 06/22/2008 10:36:55 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: jmc813

Sad news. RIP. Say hello to Rodney for me.


25 posted on 06/22/2008 10:39:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
>>>>>Also a proclaimed Atheist, and hater of Christians, the Military and Conservatives.

A legacy no one could be proud of.

26 posted on 06/22/2008 10:39:22 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Reagan Man
The fellow passed away ... a little decorum would be nice.

He gave us a few laughs and some of those laughs were at ourselves. Where's the harm?

27 posted on 06/22/2008 10:41:57 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: Reagan Man

George Carlin’s Take On Religion

http://tinyurl.com/5n6l8d


28 posted on 06/22/2008 10:42:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Yeah, I didn't care for him much in his later years.

Although I liked the piece about the car gang that would break into cars at quick marts without damaging anything, and the only thing they would do was crank up the volume on the radio, so when the "victim" got back in the car with the milk, and started the car, the volume would blast him out, and he'd be left thinking, "Well, it wasn't this loud when I got out of the car...".

29 posted on 06/22/2008 10:43:47 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: sofaman

He wanted to offend people, so nasty commments (and, the comment above was not nasty) are the tribute he would want.


30 posted on 06/22/2008 10:44:24 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Reagan Man

Sad as it is, I hope he realized it before he passed. There is still hope for all souls.


31 posted on 06/22/2008 10:44:41 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: Ratblaster
RIP to the Hippy Dippy Weatherman.

If memory serves, he did that bit the first time I ever saw him, on Carson ...

"Our radar is picking up a line of thundershowers, but it's also picking up a squadron of ICBMs, so I wouldn't sweat the thundershowers."

32 posted on 06/22/2008 10:45:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Rastus

I suppose that would make sense in some perverse way, if it, in fact, made sense.


33 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:40 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for having the balls to post that. George was right...


35 posted on 06/22/2008 10:47:43 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: sofaman

You can blame me for saying what needed to be said. Something we will all face one day. Joking about ideology is fair game, but Carlin took it a step further, which falls into the category of “harm”.

It’s all about the “legacy” we will all be remembered for, both good and bad.


36 posted on 06/22/2008 10:50:38 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: Reagan Man


Rest in peace George Carlin.
39 posted on 06/22/2008 10:59:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
He didn't believe in religion and poked fun at it, so don't listen.

There was a lot more material that was simply funny and even made us think a little.

So step down from your high horse and recognize that he passed away and, just maybe, The Boss greeted him saying, "See George? You were wrong. Now come sit by me."

40 posted on 06/22/2008 11:00:04 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: Reagan Man

Ah yes. Classy as always.


41 posted on 06/22/2008 11:01:54 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: kcvl

And you consider these to be words of wisdom?... Some where/when maybe you can ask George to tell you why he thought he was wise enough to spit in God’s face. ‘Course it won’t be an escape clause for you, but you may get an answer ... after the fact. BTW, do you know what is the beginning of wisdom?


43 posted on 06/22/2008 11:04:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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A self-professed atheist and avid cocaine user

Re-emerging as a long-haired, bearded, denim-clad hippie, he lost many of his high-paying gigs, but his riffs on sex, drugs, and politics quickly gained an avid following among the fringe culture.

in the early ‘90s, he courted an even younger audience by assuming the lead role on the PBS children’s series Shining Time Station

“Anyone who’s intelligent who isn’t somewhat angry is probably missing the point somewhere along the way. The way I put it is this: This species is a failure that has organized itself incorrectly, and it’s stuck and will never get out of it because the forces that keep it this way are much too powerful to change. So I gave up on this species, and I kind of try to look at it from a distance, but I can’t completely give up because I’m a part of it. So there’s this tension, and that creates a kind of anger that is easy to theatricalize.”

Carlin is proud of his ability to offend - in fact, he considers it central to his success. “I don’t care what happens to this planet, this race, the country,” he told Jeff Rusnak of the Florida Sun Sentinel.

That his distinctive brand of comedy has weathered more than three decades, as well as his own personal struggles with “heavy drug use,” according to Time

In the 1970s, Carlin became known for unpredictable performances. He would walk off if no one laughed, verbally insult the audience, or simply not appear.

In December 2004, Carlin announced that he would be voluntarily entering a drug rehabilitation facility to receive treatment for his dependency on alcohol and painkillers.

Carlin does not vote and often criticizes elections as an illusion of choice.[21] He said he last voted for George McGovern, who ran for President in 1972.

On February 1, 2006, Carlin mentioned to the crowd, during his Life is Worth Losing set at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, that he had been discharged from the hospital only six weeks previously for “heart failure” and “pneumonia”, citing the appearance as his “first show back”.


44 posted on 06/22/2008 11:06:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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>>>>>“I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.”

- George Carlin (attributed: source unknown)

Now that is classy. [/sarc]

45 posted on 06/22/2008 11:07:16 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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And you consider these to be words of wisdom?...

No, I find them to be the words of a fool.

46 posted on 06/22/2008 11:07:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jmc813

The man mocked religion and God. Guess he knows now who was right.


47 posted on 06/22/2008 11:10:09 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: sofaman

A “High Horse” is the very last thing I would ride on.

It’s all about individual faith and eternal achievement before we pass form this world. What we leave behind is what mirrors our spirit. Nobody but Mr. Carlin has the answer to what or where he is at the moment.

But the writing from the “Boss” himself makes it perfectly clear that nobody will sit beside him who rejected him in the previous life. No matter how many people he made laugh or think.


48 posted on 06/22/2008 11:11:07 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: kcvl

True reason for mourning his death. Unless he repented, he is in torment tonight.


49 posted on 06/22/2008 11:11:41 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: kcvl

Wow, you should have been clearer about that. I take back the thoughts I was having about you.


50 posted on 06/22/2008 11:12:53 PM PDT by Rastus
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