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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-04 10:32 AM
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17. I know several people of Carlin's generation ...
and general demographics (without the financial success) who seem to feel this way, and usually don't vote for national candidates. I have an old friend on a message list who pissed me off so much with this attitude, I just decided to stop reading the messages from that list until the election is over -- I consider myself somewhat paranoid, and tend to believe both parties are at least somewhat beholden to the corporations that finance them, but even I will vote and hope for the best.

It's kind of sad, especially when they're people who are active in their communities and believe economic Darwinism is wrong, and yet they've convinced themselves or allowed themselves to be convinced that none of it makes any difference beyond the local level.

Carlin ain't the only articulate, sixty-ish ex-hippie windbag who thinks voting doesn't make a difference, and that height is the only difference between Bush* and Kerry, in other words. That doesn't mean I have to be happy to hear it out of them, though.
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  -George Carlin doesn't vote! in_cog_ni_to  Oct-18-04 05:47 AM   #0 
  - I heard Carlin say it before  fujiyama   Oct-18-04 05:50 AM   #1 
  - Carlin's a mythic trickster.......  mrbill   Oct-18-04 05:53 AM   #2 
  - Carlin's been saying this for years. Always figured he was just  lectrobyte   Oct-18-04 10:36 AM   #20 
  - Carlin just called Bar Bush  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-18-04 05:56 AM   #3 
  - Hahaha - Barbara Bush 'The Silver Douchebag'  unfrigginreal   Oct-18-04 05:57 AM   #4 
  - Did you hear his nickname for Babs Bush?  jchild   Oct-18-04 05:57 AM   #5 
  - He has earned it ...  MatrixEscape   Oct-18-04 06:05 AM   #6 
  - very interesting perspective!!  latebloomer   Oct-18-04 08:06 AM   #12 
  - That's the way i see it too  general_eberhart   Oct-18-04 10:18 AM   #14 
  - Wealthy people don't want to admit they're so crass  teryang   Oct-18-04 06:06 AM   #7 
  - It does lower his perceived IQ.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-18-04 06:16 AM   #8 
  - Thank you Mr. Carlin. He said it all so well. I'm sorry, I'm truly sorry  anarchy1999   Oct-18-04 06:19 AM   #9 
  - It's a shame he's not voting ...  expatriate   Oct-18-04 07:41 AM   #10 
  - I was never impressed with Carlin, Imus is voting Bush, he's is just  gatlingforme   Oct-18-04 08:00 AM   #11 
  - My sister said that Imus will have his TV cameras with him  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-18-04 10:09 AM   #13 
  - No he will vote for Kerry if he says he will.  K-W   Oct-18-04 10:36 AM   #19 
     - I hope you guys are right.  gatlingforme   Oct-18-04 01:01 PM   #23 
  - I love George, but he's either kidding or retarded about this.  Paragon   Oct-18-04 10:23 AM   #15 
  - he's not joking, he's said this many times.  sonicx   Oct-18-04 10:31 AM   #16 
  - Well, hey...what's more American than apathy?  Paragon   Oct-18-04 10:35 AM   #18 
  - He's was dead serious.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-18-04 10:37 AM   #21 
     - Guess he and the South Park guys can have a big circle jerk on Nov 2nd  Paragon   Oct-18-04 10:39 AM   #22 
  - I know several people of Carlin's generation ...  nownow   Oct-18-04 10:32 AM   #17 
  - You have to forgive certain individuals their sins. Like Keef and heroin.  Artemis Bunyon   Oct-18-04 01:02 PM   #24 
  - This is a very old routine for Carlin.  hiphopnation23   Oct-18-04 01:06 PM   #25 
  - He is spreading the Republican Meme / Dream  bloom   Oct-18-04 01:14 PM   #26 
  - Carlin also rejects religion  Robbie67   Oct-18-04 01:15 PM   #27 

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