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Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71
Yahoo ^ | 6-23-08 | Yahoo

Posted on 06/22/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT by jmc813

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To: kcvl
Whew! You had me goin’ there for a minute. George was a memorable comedian, but if Hugh Hefner had not taken a liking to him for his irreverence, George would have fizzled decades ago.
51 posted on 06/22/2008 11:13:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: kcvl

I should clarify that while I agree with GC on religion, I DO NOT share his nihilism with regards to the USA.


52 posted on 06/22/2008 11:17:16 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Rastus; kcvl
Wow, you should have been clearer about that. I take back the thoughts I was having about you.

I knew what kcvl was getting at. He was merely letting George Carlin's own words make the point for him. No other comment was necessary.

53 posted on 06/22/2008 11:18:39 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Rastus
Always thought he was bright but hated his politics until he did an absolute crush routine on environmentalists, suburban tree huggers. I saved it on my XM radio and play it at least once a week.
54 posted on 06/22/2008 11:18:43 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Reagan Man

I guess when you die we wont care because you have NEVER been funny....


55 posted on 06/22/2008 11:20:52 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: kcvl

He Believes in God now.....


56 posted on 06/22/2008 11:21:47 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: upsdriver

Yeah, but the opening line “Words of wisdom from George Carlin” could either be: part of the cut-and-paste; sarcasm; kvcl’s true thoughts. Now I know it was one of the first two options.


57 posted on 06/22/2008 11:22:40 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Walkingfeather

Yep, probably just a little too late to do him any good. That’s the only thing about this news that I think is sad.


58 posted on 06/22/2008 11:23:07 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Cyman

George also made fun of New Jersey for having so many tolls throughout the entire state.


59 posted on 06/22/2008 11:23:09 PM 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: PSYCHO-FREEP
Also a proclaimed Atheist, and hater of Christians, the Military and Conservatives.

Thats the only thing i disliked about him, I sure hope he accepted Jesus before he died.

60 posted on 06/22/2008 11:23:23 PM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Savage's analysis of the POTUS race: The “Afro-Leninist v. the sarcophagus”.)
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To: cdnerds

Be careful who you flame. You might wind up with blisters.


61 posted on 06/22/2008 11:23:39 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: Cyman
Always thought he was bright but hated his politics until he did an absolute crush routine on environmentalists, suburban tree huggers. I saved it on my XM radio and play it at least once a week.

Kind of like GTA IV, and the rest of the Grand Theft Auto series. I love the games, and they do sometimes hit out at the left, but I have to avoid the "conservative" radio or I might be disinclined to play. For example, I heard them making fun of Rush's deafness today and I quickly had the cab driver change the channel.
62 posted on 06/22/2008 11:24:54 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Liberty2007; Walkingfeather

Like one poster pointed out; “He believes in God now”....


63 posted on 06/22/2008 11:26:10 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Yes he did. As a friend of mine put it, New Jersey is four things: diners, malls, gas stations, and toll booths.


64 posted on 06/22/2008 11:26:48 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: cdnerds

Trashing Christian’s isn’t funny.


65 posted on 06/22/2008 11:26:52 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

whoops.. I should just fake it next time I guess...


66 posted on 06/22/2008 11:27:39 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: cdnerds

That’s funny, I thought you WERE faking it.


67 posted on 06/22/2008 11:29:30 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: All

Intresting story here. My sister and me like Carlin, granted I didnt care for the anti-christain/military stuff. But I tune that out. He came to Little Rock in 1999 so I bought a ticket for the show for her and me. I was in my late 20’s she in her early 20’s. Anyway this was in January. We are starting out to the show and notice the weather nasty, tornado sirens going off. But we go anyway, the show went on, it was pretty good. When we get out we find out a tornado had hit a few blocks away. I guess GOD didn’t think much of his comedy.


68 posted on 06/22/2008 11:29:39 PM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Savage's analysis of the POTUS race: The “Afro-Leninist v. the sarcophagus”.)
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To: Reagan Man

I agree with you and his newer stand up wasn’t that good, however.. the man died.. can we let the body be buried before we start busting on him? Its poor taste.


69 posted on 06/22/2008 11:30:46 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: NinoFan

agreed.


70 posted on 06/22/2008 11:31:38 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: cdnerds

George Carlin carried out his life in poor taste.

Carlin became a bottom feeder.


71 posted on 06/22/2008 11:33:03 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Rastus

I guess he was posting in the lines of my own thinking so I just read it as I saw it, too.


72 posted on 06/22/2008 11:36:25 PM PDT by upsdriver
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“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.”

There's a good chunk of truth in this statement...

73 posted on 06/22/2008 11:37:13 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Yes, there is truth in that statement if you are nihilistic.


74 posted on 06/22/2008 11:42:34 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: Reagan Man

So now you sit in judgment.... amazing..


75 posted on 06/22/2008 11:45:41 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

Ah, RIP. Oxymorons will never be the same.


76 posted on 06/22/2008 11:47:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Reagan Man
George Carlin carried out his life in poor taste.

He did it his way, and deserves credit for being a KMA comedian, who wasn't afraid to offend the sensibilities of polite society.

And he was funny, period.

77 posted on 06/22/2008 11:48:53 PM PDT by period end of story (Goodness inside)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

I agree with your comment, as well as your clever tag-line.


78 posted on 06/22/2008 11:50:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeForever
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To: period end of story

Bingo! Im so F’N pissed the man died. He got clean, he was doing well.. Grrrr.


79 posted on 06/22/2008 11:51:07 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: Reagan Man
His anti-American self emerged as he got older. But given his vast wealth, I'd say he should have been grateful for what our blessed country did for him.

I was just looking at some of his later routines on youtube. Carlin was a miserable, bitter old man.

81 posted on 06/22/2008 11:53:30 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Reagan Man
Btw, Free Republic is a conservative website and we are pro-God. We?
82 posted on 06/22/2008 11:55:54 PM PDT by period end of story (Goodness inside)
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To: LouAvul
>>>>>Carlin was a miserable, bitter old man.

Agreed.

83 posted on 06/22/2008 11:58:56 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Reagan Man
"Carlin was a repugnant creature."

"Btw, Free Republic is a conservative website and we are pro-God."

And I thought for a pro-god website, we may exercise a little more tact and class.

84 posted on 06/23/2008 12:00:54 AM PDT by Xenophon450 (I guess I'll never know, some things under the sun can never be understood...)
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To: jmc813
He was one of the comedians I remember growing up with. He turned bitter after his wife died.

Growing up, I remember listening to Carlin, David Frye, Vaughn Meder, and Mort Sahl, for political humor and counter-culture humor.

-PJ

85 posted on 06/23/2008 12:02:36 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Reagan Man

Who is worshipping? Enjoying someone’s work is not the same as worship. You don’t have to like him, but you don’t have to trash him a few hours after his death either. What purpose does it really serve? You certainly can’t change his mind now.


86 posted on 06/23/2008 12:03:54 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: period end of story
>>>>>We?

Well, don't believe me. You need to read what the Founder of Free Republic has to say on the subject matter of God.

I'm biased toward God ...

As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family...

87 posted on 06/23/2008 12:04:59 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Reagan Man

With all due respect (and all of us who cherish our God-given liberty are DUE respect)....”Judge not that ye be not judged.”


88 posted on 06/23/2008 12:07:07 AM PDT by fagin62 (Deo Vindice)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Truth either is or isn’t; nihilism has nothing to do with it.


89 posted on 06/23/2008 12:07:19 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Reagan Man

That’s all well and good, since he’s the founder of the site.


90 posted on 06/23/2008 12:08:01 AM PDT by period end of story (Goodness inside)
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To: BuckeyeForever

Thanks... More often than not the truth hurts, and too many are willing to blame the messenger for the message!


91 posted on 06/23/2008 12:09:51 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: fagin62

This is a political debate about the life and times of one George Carlin -— pop culture icon to some.

Btw, Carlin showed absolutely no respect for the living while here on Earth.


92 posted on 06/23/2008 12:13:38 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I agree. I thought he was funny sometimes when he wasn’t being nasty. I don’t believe he’s laughing and telling jokes now though. He wasn’t a believer until now. Every knee shall bow.


93 posted on 06/23/2008 12:19:50 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: Reagan Man
This is a political debate about the life and times of one George Carlin -— pop culture icon to some. And nothing but a simple comedian to others. He made us laugh...at the world and at ourselves. Is that such a bad thing? Granted his humor was, at times, bitter and angry. But it made ya think, didn't it? And yes, he did have his issues with "organized" religion. But once again..."Judge not that ye be not judged."
94 posted on 06/23/2008 12:21:19 AM PDT by fagin62 (Deo Vindice)
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To: Reagan Man
Btw, Carlin showed absolutely no respect for the living while here on Earth.

So he didn't bow down in your presence. BIG DEAL!

95 posted on 06/23/2008 12:25:58 AM PDT by period end of story (Goodness inside)
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To: jmc813

RIP ....and Thanks...Thanks very much.


96 posted on 06/23/2008 12:28:13 AM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: sofaman

“The harm” is that all those laughs mean nothing in the end. Speaking for the Christians on this thread, we mourn for a lost soul. We appreciated his humor at times, but we truly mourn for a soul that never knew Christ in this life. That’s not indecorous. “What shall it profit a man that he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”


97 posted on 06/23/2008 12:31:42 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: fagin62

I don’t usually jump on the departed, but with George Carlin, I made an exception. If he finds peace in death, fine.

Truth is, Carlin hadn’t been funny for a quarter century. And his attacks on God, Jesus Christ, people of the Christian faith, along with conservatives and most everything else to do with traditional American values, was sickening.


98 posted on 06/23/2008 12:31:45 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: sofaman
The "Boss" doesn't greet anyone that way unless one first admitted his being "Boss" in this life. But who knows? He could have at the moment of his death. I guess, we'll all find out when we get there!
99 posted on 06/23/2008 12:34:57 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: period end of story

I see you have one thing in common with Carlin, you’re both cheap trashtalkers.

Grow up!


100 posted on 06/23/2008 12:35:35 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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