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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:31 PM

 

George Carlin Said Many Things Well... But THIS Is My Fave...

Now, to balance the scale, I'd like to talk about some things that bring us together, things that point out our similarities instead of our differences. 'Cause that's all you ever hear about in this country. It's our differences. That's all the media and the politicians are ever talking about--the things that separate us, things that make us different from one another. That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money! Fairly simple thing. Happens to work. You know? Anything different--that's what they're gonna talk about--race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank! You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs.


Link: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Carlin



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Reply George Carlin Said Many Things Well... But THIS Is My Fave... (Original post)
WillyT Oct 2013 OP
SummerSnow Oct 2013 #1
WillyT Oct 2013 #5
CFLDem Oct 2013 #24
LAGC Oct 2013 #2
WillyT Oct 2013 #4
NuclearDem Oct 2013 #3
leftstreet Oct 2013 #6
WillyT Oct 2013 #7
Scuba Oct 2013 #8
90-percent Oct 2013 #9
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #10
WillyT Oct 2013 #22
Egalitarian Thug Oct 2013 #11
Efilroft Sul Oct 2013 #14
Egalitarian Thug Oct 2013 #15
DeSwiss Oct 2013 #12
Arugula Latte Oct 2013 #13
TorchTheWitch Oct 2013 #18
Oilwellian Oct 2013 #16
TorchTheWitch Oct 2013 #17
TBF Oct 2013 #19
WillyT Oct 2013 #20
arthritisR_US Oct 2013 #21
truebrit71 Oct 2013 #23

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:39 PM

1. I miss him

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:06 PM

5. Me Too...

 




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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:27 PM

24. He left us way too early. nt

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:43 PM

2. His skit on woman's choice was classic, too.



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Response to LAGC (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:47 PM

4. Thank You For That !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:45 PM

3. It's a big club, and you're not in it!

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:14 PM

6. DURec

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:27 PM

7. Thank You !!! - Can't Find Nothing But The Truth In That...

 




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:31 PM

8. "... symbols for the symbol-minded."

 

I hate those little fucking yellow ribbons.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:23 PM

9. I've had a yellow ribbon on my tailgate for about 8 years

It says:

BRING THEM HOME

-90% Jimmy

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:25 PM

10. This is an outstanding OP! Carlin had a great grasp of reality and the use of power.

Thanks for the thread, WillyT.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:04 PM

22. Anytime Uncle Joe !!!

 





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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:30 PM

11. Carlin will always get a K&R from me.

 

Your post got me watching & listening to him and I ran across this...



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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 10:46 PM

14. That was perhaps the coolest video I've seen in ages.

Major hat tip to you, ET!

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 10:58 PM

15. TYVM. It is appreciated. n/t

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 09:51 PM

12. K&R

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 10:28 PM

13. He figured out so many things very early on.

 

Politics, religion, you name it.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:34 PM

18. and the differences between dogs and cats

Sorry, but that one never ceases to make me pee with laughter no matter how many times I watch it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:02 PM

16. He was a national treasure

and sure is missed.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:29 PM

17. Amen to that

I really miss him. Been my all time favorite comedian since I was a kid, and as I got older not just for the comedy. One of those extremely rare gems that I'd listen to for days on end about anything and everything if I could plop him down on my sofa (but with bathroom breaks, of course).

Actually, one of these days I might crawl all over the intertubes and collect all the best video snippets I can find and put them on a DVD. Don't know why I never thought of this before. Well, thanks for putting the idea in my head.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:13 AM

19. My favorite "who really controls America"

Truth.

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Response to TBF (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:08 PM

20. Yep...

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:56 PM

21. Damn I miss sanity! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:48 PM

23. He seems even more prescient nowadays...

 

...especially since this is talking about Bush War I that not un-coincidentally had the very same players for the Second Edition...

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