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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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To: jmc813

R.I.P. George Carlin (altough I have to say that his earliest bits were the best and he went downhimm from there)


151 posted on 06/23/2008 4:04:50 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

downhimm = downhill


152 posted on 06/23/2008 4:05:54 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: jmc813
Favorite was when he did 2 minutes of absolute silence on the Tonight Show. Came out and put his hands in his pockets and just stood there. A very uncomfortable audience that finally just broke into laughter.

Brilliant.

153 posted on 06/23/2008 4:13:48 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: soupcon
Do not presume to know the mind of God, wingnut.

Wingnut? Hey,I recognize that word! It's used at least once in just about every post you find over on The Dark Side (DUmmie Land).Are you sure you're not lost?

154 posted on 06/23/2008 4:21:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: jmc813
It was all downhill after Hippy Dippy Weatherman.He struck me as being a breathtakingly bitter and contemptful guy.Let's hope he made peace with his Creator in his final hours.
155 posted on 06/23/2008 4:25:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: jmc813
I'm a Modern Man
 
            George Carlin

156 posted on 06/23/2008 4:25:50 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Wolverine
I'm a Modern Man

Clever...bordering on funny.All too much of his stuff,unfortunately,was anything but.

157 posted on 06/23/2008 4:32:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: jmc813; All

He was Mr Conductor on Shining Time Station for awhile.
“Hey boys and girls, do you know the seven words you
can’t say on television? Let’s find out!” (Naaw, just
kidding)


158 posted on 06/23/2008 4:35:50 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: jmc813; dighton; Ezekial

With his record he’s surely been sent to heck.


159 posted on 06/23/2008 4:44:25 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: Cyman

He was a liberal of sorts, but also seemed to be more of a libertarian/anarchist than anything else.

Either way, the man was funny, and all I can do is say RIP to a man who was a great comedian. Not that I always agreed with him, but he was funny.


160 posted on 06/23/2008 4:48:04 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: LouAvul

It seemed to “hit him” when his wife died. That was the point where he switched from simply ranting and musing about the stupidities of modern life, to an all-out assault on America and everything else. I think he felt that everything that had mattered to him had been taken away.


161 posted on 06/23/2008 4:50:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: raccoonradio

Was he a smoker or something? Voice def. got quite a bit raspy over the years.

As for those saying he’ll be going to you know where, I’m
reminded of a Steve Martin bit where he imagines being up at the gates of heaven, awaiting his judgement: “How many times did I take the Lord’s name in vain? Ewwwwwwwwwww...A million
and six? Jesus Chr—” (stops himself short)


162 posted on 06/23/2008 4:54:21 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: KDD

One thing about Carlin is that even though he was liberal in many ways, he also had the same disdain for the “guilty white liberal” type that many of us do.

In a different setting, he could have ended up a conservative. However, he took a different road.


163 posted on 06/23/2008 4:54:34 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: mylife

“Uh oh. The thread police!”

Yep...

To serve and protect!


164 posted on 06/23/2008 4:57:03 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: raccoonradio

Now MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle will have to find a new source
of material.

(It was revealed that Barnicle stole bits of Carlin’s
“Brain Droppings” and included them in his Boston Globe
columns, claiming they were his lines. When asked about it,
Barnicle claimed he had never read the book. Then someone
dragged up a bit from WCVB/Boston’s “Chronicle” in which
he declared the book has “a yuk on every page”.


165 posted on 06/23/2008 4:57:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“As for those saying he’ll be going to you know where, I’m
reminded of a Steve Martin bit where he imagines being up at the gates of heaven, awaiting his judgement: “How many times did I take the Lord’s name in vain? Ewwwwwwwwwww...A million
and six? Jesus Chr—” (stops himself short)”

Exactly what I’ve been thinking.


166 posted on 06/23/2008 5:03:21 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: mylife

My favorites...

George Carlin.... “IN THE NEWS”

A football team died today in sudden death overtime.

Scientists have discovered a disease that has no known symptoms. It is impossible to detect and there’s no known cure. Fortunately no cases have been reported thus far.

A man was arrested today for trying to use food stamps to mail a watermelon.

The FDA announce today that saliva causes stomach cancer. However, only when swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.

And finally, a psychiatrist has discovered a cure for apathy. However, no one is paying any attention to it.


167 posted on 06/23/2008 5:03:42 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Clemenza

And Wawa’s.


168 posted on 06/23/2008 5:09:00 AM PDT by YoungHickey ("Those who say it can't be done should not interupt those doing it.")
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To: mkjessup

Yes I guess the orig. Mr Conductor was Ringo Starr; then
came Carlin, and “daddy of the year” Alec Baldwin
had the role in the movie...


169 posted on 06/23/2008 5:09:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: cardinal4
Or this one....

"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?

Are they afraid someone will clean them?"

170 posted on 06/23/2008 5:11:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Congress:Screw speculators, DRILL. Prices goes down-speculators lose their shirts.FreeperDilbert56)
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To: jmc813

RIP - he brought laughter to millions, which is a blessing in any era.


171 posted on 06/23/2008 5:12:49 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: All

I am thinking that a lot of folks are talking past one another in this thread.

Few conservatives, I suspect, have paid close attention to Carlin over his long career.

Some of us remember some funny moments (some of which were really funny but some of which we just THOUGHT were funny because we were young ourselves and a little rebellious).

Others of us have caught some of his really angry, America-hating, nihilistic bile, which I think was more a product of his later years.

I wish to weigh in with those who feel that the profound nastiness and bitterness of this man completely outweighed his humor.

I urge those who are remembering him affectionately to be sure that they are aware of the full range of his material before they go too far in celebrating him, even for the laughs he gave. Anyone who thinks that his dark side was nothing more than seven dirty words and a bit of biting political humor has no idea.

I don’t think there is anyone in mainstream American culture — not Sean Penn or Natalie Maines or Michael Moore or Jane Fonda or Alec Baldwin — none of them have poured more bitter bile on America than this man. I can not feign sadness at his passing.


172 posted on 06/23/2008 5:25:07 AM PDT by Tabula Rasa
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To: sofaman

Bruce Springsteen died?!?


173 posted on 06/23/2008 5:27:53 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments. Alexander the Great)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I don’t disagree - that was my point as well.


174 posted on 06/23/2008 5:37:11 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Vor Lady

“Bruce Springsteen died?!?”

He’s been pretty much dead musically for about 25 years.


175 posted on 06/23/2008 5:38:05 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Mila

In his memory I will DRIVE on the PARKway and then PARK my car in my DRIVEWAY. RIP George


176 posted on 06/23/2008 5:50:45 AM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: Chi-townChief

LOL! That’s about when I quit listening to him.


177 posted on 06/23/2008 5:50:50 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments. Alexander the Great)
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To: jmc813

He was a very talented man who lost his mind near the end.

His anger and hatred towards conservatives and Christians was not funny at all.

I loved Brain Droppings but returned a later book after reading the first few pages of it - offensive psychotic rantings.

RIP


178 posted on 06/23/2008 5:54:30 AM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
It is not for man to know the mind of G-d. This concept is in your bible and my torah. All may have an opinion, but it is not binding on G-d.
179 posted on 06/23/2008 6:08:32 AM PDT by airforceF4
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To: toldyou

Disease quip: We were watching a commercial yesterday. “There are no known symtoms but contact your doctor to find out more”. And yes...Lo and behold...There is a pill for this.


180 posted on 06/23/2008 6:17:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Clemenza

Unfortunately, it’s also often very smelly in northern N.J., thanks to their big factories there.


181 posted on 06/23/2008 6:40:59 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: TBP
The 7 words you can’t say at George Carlin’s funeral...

In the name of Christ we pray.???

Hope I'm wrong.

182 posted on 06/23/2008 7:20:25 AM PDT by LTCJ (God Save the Constitution - Tar/Feathers '08)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Unfortunately, it’s also often very smelly in northern N.J., thanks to their big factories there.

You're thinking of Newark and the surrounding cesspool of towns. Jerseyites don't really consider Newark to be "North Jersey".

183 posted on 06/23/2008 7:22:26 AM PDT by jmc813
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To: jmc813
RIP George.

You always made me laugh, even at times when I thought i would never be able to laugh again because of the things going on in life.

184 posted on 06/23/2008 7:34:51 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Some days it is not worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: MarkL

Every knee shall bow my friend....It is like gravity my friend, you may choose not to believe in the effects of gravity and even ignore the evidence all around you. But one day you will come into direct conflict with the reality of that truth.

George Carlin denied the existence of God all his life, and you are welcomed to do the same. However at the end of the day all the denial that your profess will not have an once of effect that He is God.

Now you need to ask yourself if what you have heard about the nature of God is actually true? Or have you just believed what you wanted to believe? In my case I know He is the kindest and most loving person I know...

I would encourage you to find out for yourself, let me know if I can help.


185 posted on 06/23/2008 7:45:30 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: sofaman

why do we park on a driveway....and drive on the parkway.....


186 posted on 06/23/2008 7:49:30 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: sofaman

its amazing how some of these people forget that we are all allowed to have our own opinions of somebody or something whether good or bad...R.I.P. GEORGE....AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAYS.......


187 posted on 06/23/2008 7:51:46 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: jmc813

I didn’t always like his politics but, there is no denying that his was one of the truly great comedic talents of all time. He was one of a kind and he will be sorely missed.


188 posted on 06/23/2008 7:53:33 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

and who did he harm...??...he will answer when he faces the big man....he need not apologize to any of us....


189 posted on 06/23/2008 7:56:30 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Reagan Man

He was Catholic as a child, had a severe heart scare two years ago and died in a Catholic hospital. Perhaps he repented in time. I sure hope so.

He kinda seems like the type who would sneak in the back door to Purgatory, so to speak.


190 posted on 06/23/2008 8:00:41 AM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: jmc813

Does anyone remember his bit about dying from the album “on the road”?

The comedian KILLS the audience with his FRACTURED humor. He BREAKS the up. SLAUGHTERS them.


191 posted on 06/23/2008 8:01:19 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Obama - not qualified to be president or dogcatcher!)
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To: Petronski

I hope he doesn’t go to LIMBO . . .

” . . .Welcome to LIMBO . . .”


192 posted on 06/23/2008 8:02:35 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Obama - not qualified to be president or dogcatcher!)
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To: airforceF4
It is not for man to know the mind of G-d.

This is how I think. Only He knows a man's experiences and heart.

193 posted on 06/23/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Petronski
He could do an eon standing on his head.
194 posted on 06/23/2008 8:03:08 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Obama - not qualified to be president or dogcatcher!)
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99

There would certainly seem to be quite a bit needing to be purged.


195 posted on 06/23/2008 8:05:56 AM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: Scarchin
I feel the same way about him. I thought he was the funniest man I had ever heard when he first started showing up on TV. I would laugh until I could no longer breathe. Then as he became more and more political (read anti conservative and anti God) I could no long tolerate him and would change the channel immediately. I hope he has found God and is in Heaven now. That is the nicest thing I can say about him because I think he probably influenced many young people with his anti God humor.
196 posted on 06/23/2008 8:13:08 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: KDD
>>>>>George Carlin had a God given talent...

I don't think so. Carlin pissed on God every opportunity he had. Btw, like Carlin, Einstein was also an atheist.

197 posted on 06/23/2008 8:14:31 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: raccoonradio
Was he a smoker or something?

Probably Toledo Windowbox.

-PJ

198 posted on 06/23/2008 8:16:40 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: tatsinfla

His hedonistic view of spirituality influenced (harmed) many younger people looking for answers or someone to model or look up to.

He kept many from finding God or their spiritual fulfillment in other words. There is much said about that very thing in the Bible. Yes, he did harm people in that way.

As far as what went on between him and God, there was no retentive realization made by him to clarify that he was wrong or had achieved salvation as it is written. If he made that in the last moments, we will never know.

It merely serves all of us as a warning to live our beliefs and let them be known in this life. A stark reminder for the living is all.


199 posted on 06/23/2008 8:17:00 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: jmc813
One of Bill O'Reilly's early interviews was with Carlin. I believe they discussed the lack of language skills of inner-city yutes, how that might hurt them when looking for jobs later in life, and how entertainment may be contributing to their lack of communication skills.

I suppose O'Reilly will replay that interview tonight.

-PJ

200 posted on 06/23/2008 8:20:16 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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