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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:53 PM

Whoop, There It Is... Thank You George...

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"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

Nailed it !!!



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Reply Whoop, There It Is... Thank You George... (Original post)
WillyT Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
TDale313 Jan 2013 #2
Trailrider1951 Jan 2013 #8
Waiting For Everyman Jan 2013 #3
WillyT Jan 2013 #4
WillyT Jan 2013 #5
L0oniX Jan 2013 #6
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #7
WillyT Jan 2013 #9
WillyT Jan 2013 #10
xchrom Jan 2013 #11
xchrom Jan 2013 #12
bemildred Jan 2013 #13
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #14
woo me with science Jan 2013 #15
Jake2413 Jan 2013 #16
WillyT Jan 2013 #17
WillyT Jan 2013 #18

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:04 PM

1. except the following things are what is important-because of racism and sexism and all that

 

from the above-the seven words below-
race, religion, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality

but it was good schtick from George, who was a mega millionaire himself and very funny.
died too soon.

I always liked the Hippy Dippy Weather man


and the gun lovers favorite- "Football/Baseball" routine

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:09 PM

2. Carlin was brilliant.

So smart, so funny, so absolutely spot on.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:13 PM

8. I agree. I like to think of him as our generation's Mark Twain

albeit less flowery and more visceral.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:15 PM

3. Exactly.

It's simple but effective, divide and conquor.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:20 PM

4. Yep...


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:13 PM

5. Kick !!!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:28 PM

6. Tell the truth ...and get laughs. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:08 PM

7. k&r

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:01 PM

9. Kick !!!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:28 AM

10. Kick !!!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:27 AM

11. Xchrom says this about that

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:38 AM

12. kick

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:54 AM

13. Sort of like "1984", written by another George. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:17 AM

14. i hope george and rodney D are yukkin' it up, wherever they are

14. The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but Im just not close enough to get the job done.

15. The reason I talk to myself is because Im the only one whose answers I accept.

81. Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

http://jamesaquilone.com/101-greatest-george-carlin-quotes/

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:55 PM

15. Kick

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:48 PM

16. George had a unique way of making his point

so that everyone could understand and wanted to listen. I miss him.

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Response to Jake2413 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:15 PM

17. Yes... He Did... And Miss Him Too...


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:46 PM

18. Last Kick From Me...




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