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Sun May 13, 2012, 02:36 AM

George Carlin would've turned 75 saturday - some of his greatest political observations:

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"Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say on Television" (1972): His more infamous monologue got New York City's Pacifica Radio station and "Democracy Now" flagship WBAI an FCC fine for obscene language. Although WBAI appealed, the Supreme Court upheld the fine in the landmark 1978 case FCC v. Pacifica. Basically in this monologue his whole point was to highlight how absurd it was for those dirty words to be considered dirty in society.



"Abortion" (1996): Takes jabs at the anti-abortion advocates and how conservatives don't support social(ist) programs, including: "If you're pre-born, you're fine; if you're pre-school, you're fucked!"



"Dumb Americans" (2005): George was an Occupier six years before the Occupy movement. Great trashing of the media and big business and ruling class that you'll never know from ABCNNBCBS. (Often this monologue is known around the innertubes as "The American Dream" and alt unofficial titles.)



"Parents of Honor Students" (2002): Not political but still spot on, if you don't like how parents have those "proud parents of honor students" bumper stickers and the whole idea of childhood self-esteem.

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Reply George Carlin would've turned 75 saturday - some of his greatest political observations: (Original post)
alp227 May 2012 OP
Tanelorn May 2012 #1
mazzarro May 2012 #3
Rex May 2012 #2
Kalidurga May 2012 #4
90-percent May 2012 #5
Paka May 2012 #6
geefloyd46 May 2012 #7
TuxedoKat May 2012 #8
Gregorian May 2012 #9
jonthebru May 2012 #10
joanbarnes May 2012 #11
Honeycombe8 May 2012 #12
greiner3 May 2012 #13
Citizen Worker May 2012 #14
Doc Holliday May 2012 #15

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 02:59 AM

1. Sadly missed man. Such observations.

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Response to Tanelorn (Reply #1)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:32 AM

3. +100% -- n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:25 AM

2. One of our greatest modern philosophers.

He is missed.

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Sun May 13, 2012, 05:32 AM

4. We need more like him...

sadly he was one of a kind.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 07:03 AM

5. Speaking of Honor Student Bumper stickers

I had a few of these made up:

Proud Parent of a Centerville High School Drug Dealer of the Month

"They Own You" this three minutes should be the anthem of the Occupy Movement. It is the best explanation of our current fascism dilemma. "Be happy with what yah got"

-90% Jimmy

PS - Centerville is the fictional town featured in Frank Zappa's movie "200 Motels"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:28 AM

6. Thank you for that trip down memory lane.

Carlin is certainly missed in these troubled times.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:03 AM

7. Thanks for sharing

excellent.

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Sun May 13, 2012, 12:00 PM

9. I feel so alone.

Billions of humans, and only a handful who know what they're doing. I feel exactly like George. It's painful.

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Sun May 13, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. Hey, Zappa has a commemoration day, his birthday...

Carlin's Birthday should be a national education day... All schools in session showing footage of the man's genius!

I'm certain that "the powers that be" will agree.

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Sun May 13, 2012, 03:21 PM

11. Thanks for posting. I loved George Carlin. I crack up harder each time I listen.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:39 PM

12. K&R. Thanks for reminding us, Alp, what a loss Carlin's death was to our country.

No one else told it like he did. A genius political humorist or whatever you call what he was. He was one of a kind.

Thanks for reminding us! And how true his "The American Dream" still is!!!!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:56 PM

13. "They want obedient servants..."

From the third video. This rings so true as in I read an article recently that said the modern corporations are not looking for the brightest and curious applicants anymore. The preenemployment testing is geared so that the people who exhibit these traits are weeded out. They are considered a bad hire for several reasons; they will move on to better jobs and they will try and buck the system. In other words, Corporate America is looking for the dull, the second class sycophants so that upper management will not feel threatened.

Why does America act this way?

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #13)

Sun May 13, 2012, 06:09 PM

14. "Why does America act this way?" Capitalism.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:33 PM

15. I wonder what

George would have had to say about the fact that now, in certain parts of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, life actually begins before the act of intercourse.

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