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O/T George Carlin - A Great American

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by revsublime, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. revsublime

    revsublime TS Member

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    God I love george.

    saw nothing unpatriotic at all there.
     
  2. revsublime

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    they dont want to put us in the poor house...they want us to make enough money to consume more...whether we need to or not. They love credit...just ask the Chinese.

    Oh...wait, no...Corporations have our best interests at heart, right?
     
  3. Porcupine

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    I have to give my two cents here. George Carlin wrote a book called 'Brain Droppings', and I found a copy at a local yard sale. In the book's forward, he writes that he "doesn't believe in anything". I take him at face value, and I believe he meant what he wrote. Conversely, I don't always believe that he wrote everything that the internet ascribes to him.

    Now I'm a great lover of books, especially older books (1900 to 1950), and the reason that these books are still around (my opinion) is that someone liked a particular book enough to keep it safe for the next reader (likewise, I am the current guardian of hundreds of old books, much to my wife's chagrin). To me, the destruction of ANY book is sacrilege; I wince whenever I see books thrown away. But I will make an exception for George Carlin's books: if I find any at yard sales, I will buy them and make sure that those particular volumes will NOT find their way to the next generation of readers, all because George Carlin stated that he "doesn't believe in anything". I will destroy any George Carlin book I buy ($2 maximum, LOL!).

    A 'great American' has to believe in America. George Carlin is not a great American. My two cents.

    Porcupine (L.A. Jones)
     
  4. halfmile

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    Criticize all you want, but the guy is hilarious and correct, at the same time.

    Sticking pins in the establishment is his forte.

    HM
     
  5. smsnyder

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    i like the true facts . george will tell how it is and not what people and government want to hear. my kind of guy.
     
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    i like the true facts . george will tell how it is and not what people and government want to hear. my kind of guy.
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    The problem is that George Carlin points out the issues that most people never think about and some are humorous when thought about but a Great American, I think not ... He was an entertainer who bashed the establishment and is not very entertaining anymore ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    I think he is right on. The truth hurts and the sooner the public wakes up the better off American will be.

    If he happens to be funny in the process so be it. Humor is not the point here.

    Wake up people.

    Bob Klauer
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    I think that halfmile is right on. I would also like to add that as said, he is a entertainer mixed with comedy. Personally I think he used to be funnier 20 years ago.But he does hit the nail on the head with most of his issues. Alot of truth on what he has said above. Its a little scary as well. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. Tdog

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    It's easy to point out what's wrong with something. Too much of it and it's called whining. We all know someone like that. George just pointed out what is wrong. Did / does he offer a solution? I haven't watched that clip before. I agree with P&M, he was funnier 20 yrs ago.
     
  11. revsublime

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    not a union member, Jimmy.

    and George did offer a solution...in a sense. The American people need to wake up, pay more attention, and demand more from our politicians, stop being so sound bite driven and consumer media controlled.
     
  12. smartass

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    Carlin is truly a great american, just like revsubmarx
     
  13. JoeBerg

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    When George C. describes politicians as hiding behind the Bible, the Troops, and our children while they are shafting us, he hits the nail on the head, regardless of what his political philosophy is! - JoeBerg
     
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    George is right. The sad thing is that the biggest propoganda machine in America--Fox News--is owned by someone--Rupert Murdoch--who originally was an Australian. I believe that the largest propoganda machine in America should at least be owned by a person who was actually born here.
     
  15. blizzard

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    George Washington and Abe Lincoln were great Americans. War veterans are great Americans. George Carlin is a funny guy that got rich because of great Americans.
     
  16. Opion8ted

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    Funny, questionably, great American never. He nearly died a dozen times from drug overdoses and wound up with a coronary at less than 40 years of age. He is a hell of a way from a great anything. I will add the men and women in uniform to the great American list but smack freak Geou=rge Carlin won't make that list, he should be in jail. We have enough of his kind of great Americans now.
     
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