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A remarkable man with a remarkable insight into American politics and society. I was not in agreement with him all that much, but at least he made me think.
1 posted on 06/25/2008 4:30:49 PM PDT by Publius
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I never liked the man. Actually, I could not stand him! His aim seemed to be to lower the culture in his vulgarity.

RIP

Sorry.

2 posted on 06/25/2008 4:36:05 PM PDT by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president and may be Huck?.. Naah :))
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He was really just an angry old man at the end. His last HBO special was unwatchable. It was about an old guy being angry instead of funny.

Hope he is doing better at the “commoneweal” as calls it. Others call it the dole.


4 posted on 06/25/2008 4:36:47 PM PDT by romanesq
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government is supposed to be here to redress the inequities of the marketplace,"

Not sure if I agree with this.

6 posted on 06/25/2008 4:41:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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Any idea how many of his collected potatoes he gave to those who had none?


8 posted on 06/25/2008 4:42:01 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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If there's a really solid safety net (welfare system) then the world gets overpopulated with slackers.

If there is little or no safetly net then the world gets overpopulated with materialist jerkwads.

The person who solves this problem deserves a Nobel Prize.

9 posted on 06/25/2008 4:43:53 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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Carlin was a filthy moron who used his life’s energy damaging and decaying society. There was nothing remarkable or insightful about him.

There are those who create, and those that destroy, and he was a destroyer.

My respects are reserved for God and those that strive to be virtuous.


11 posted on 06/25/2008 4:46:27 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (No to Obama, Osama and Chelsea's mama!)
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"Now, there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians," he explained in a routine that challenged all the premises of today's half-a-loaf reformers. "Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens.

This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public.

I have to say theres some bitter truth to that

13 posted on 06/25/2008 4:48:45 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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Carlin did not want Americans to get involved with the system.

He wanted citizens to get angry enough to remake the system.

I don't know. He was certainly angry about things, but I don't think he signed on to any program or ideology.

When you have your own soap box, you don't have to be a joiner or a follower or a card-carrying anything.

You can just be a public curmudgeon or gadfly, rather than a supporter of this or that movement.

14 posted on 06/25/2008 4:49:19 PM PDT by x
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This wasn’t a tribute to Carlin. This article used Carlin to backhand the Republicans.


16 posted on 06/25/2008 4:51:48 PM PDT by stylin19a
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Well, I’ll say this. He nailed the process of choosing political candidates in this country.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 4:52:38 PM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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HAs he been dead long enough now to start kicking him or do we have to wait another couple of weeks?


18 posted on 06/25/2008 4:53:55 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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poor thing, lived too long.


25 posted on 06/25/2008 4:58:36 PM PDT by Waco
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Carlin’s reliance on reading from index cards in his act always turned me off. If you can’t remember jokes you have been doing since the 1960s, your brain is shot beyond repair.


29 posted on 06/25/2008 5:01:09 PM PDT by Sgt Joe Friday 714
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I admit, I saw him in concert in 1990, and he was hysterical. Having said that, he was definitely a 60's radical throwback, but he'd occasionally call a spade a spade and surprise a lot of people. Some ideas - on both sides of the coin - just beg to be called out. Was he vulgar? Yes. But, the first time I heard the 'Filthy Words' bit live, it was 20 years ago, in the cassette deck of my car. I don't know how I kept from wrapping it around a tree, I laughed so hard. He was a mad genius. But aren't so many of them? LOL


32 posted on 06/25/2008 5:13:36 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak and Michelle: The Sheik and The Freak.)
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George Carlin was one of the most liberal and disgusting people in comedy. He was never even funny. He also talked about his drug use which probably led to his heart problems. I will not miss or mourn this radical idiots death.

http://www.johnmccain.com/landing/?sid=gorganic


34 posted on 06/25/2008 5:14:20 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (John McCain 2008!)
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"Give Joey some of your potatoes...." And I'm more inclined to want to share and even out...."

I think he was more inclined to tell other people to share rather than do the sharing himself.

He had some funny bits and some insightful bits, but it was a lot of the same for the past few decades. Not much wheat for all the chaff, really.

35 posted on 06/25/2008 5:14:53 PM PDT by whd23
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I could not agree with you more. I did not always agree with Carlin but I never dismissed his rants and opinions.

I just wish more Democrats and people on the left did the same thing, and questioned what it is they are asking for.


43 posted on 06/25/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT by Morgan in Denver (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriot.......)
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Who got the last 8-ball out of his pocket before they took his sorry ass away?


45 posted on 06/25/2008 5:24:59 PM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying to get what they want.

This for the most part is the truth.

The corporations and business owners, own D.C. and those in it. Their wealth compared to the wealthiest celebrities, make these celebs appear destitute and poor.

46 posted on 06/25/2008 5:29:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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Pryor was much funnier than Carlin.


47 posted on 06/25/2008 5:29:44 PM PDT by csvset
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