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George On Earth Day

No, not that one, the great one:

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Carlin was so unfunny in the latter part of his career. He got off pot and revealed his inner, bitchy, spitty self. He was miserable and made a living sharing his bitterness and "everyone else is stupid" pretext.

From the 60's when Carlin was actually kind of funny instead of "poignant":

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Unlike "Coasters" George Carlin was both intelligent and funny. His mockery of the Malthusian wing of the environmental movement is spot on.

That's likely why "Coasters" felt compelled to disparage the dead.

That's likely why "Coasters" felt compelled to disparage the dead.

I just calls 'em as I see's 'em. It's understandable how that could make a narcissist uncomfortable.

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.

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And anyone who disagrees with you is somehow inferior or crazy, right?

Nope. Not at all. I'm specifically addressing one contributor and you know it.

Coasters, anybody who thinks George Carlin was "kind of funny" would describe Audrey Hepburn as "kind of cute" and Shaq as "kind of big."

And if you don't think bitter can be funny, you have my condolences, because you missed out on three fabulous decades of Richard Pryor. Not to mention some pretty good writing from Mark Twain.

uff, surely you can see why some are under the impression that you rush to fd's aide all the time. This might be a good example of just that. This was an a-b conversation (if that's what one wants to call it) and out of nowhere you c your way into it by entering the fray attacking Coasters. Why?

Coasters was very specific in who he was addressing and responding to (btw), but in you come disparaging him/her (Coasters) in what can only be described as defending your little Guilala buddy who initiated the personal insult.

This is an example of your 'rush to judgment' in defending one that you yourself claim is bright and biting in his scribes.

This is how threads get off point and devolve into spitwad battles that make sixth graders jealous.

We can do better.

I laughed like crazy at that Carlin bit even if part of the message did irritate me. He's right - the planet itself will be fine. we're not close to blowing the thing up. But we're destroying so many other species that took millions of years to develop. The perfection that is Lion or an elephant or even a lowly Delta smelt, soon gone because we cannot control our breeding habits.

OK, now you're pissing me off, George. You and your "side" can all yell and scream together but you want to put down the other side for the same thing?

Actually I think you're just jealous when I agree with FD. :-)

^^^ Actually I think you're just jealous when I agree with FD. :-) ^^^

I think he's angry because I used his name without permission.

Carlin's wit and ability to see humor in the nuances and inconsistencies of language is unlikely to be matched for a long time.

Shades of Noel Coward.


So we have George, the other George, and George the great one. By George there are a lot of Georges.

Regarding the "a b c" conversation: Sorry but this is an open, public forum. If anyone wants a personal convo take it off line. Otherwise it's open to all.

Carlin was SO much funnier later in life than in the Hippy Dippy Weatherman days. The depth of his observations of human foibles was astounding.

Religion is bullshit: Web Link

Gays don't abort babies: Web Link

Ronald Reagan: Web Link

Pro Fetus: Web Link

We like war: Web Link

George is right about a lot of things!

Barnus, that's a unique comparison, and I'd say a very good one. Like Coward, Neil Simon and even Tom Lehrer, Carlin was also an artist in the way he crafted sentences.

Shades of Noel Coward

I agree. Carlin was a genius. The 7 words was where he peaked.

I was turned-off towards the end of his career by that bitterness - the anger. Sure, sure, if you're not angry you're not paying attention, but I was never one to sit around and enjoy people's anger unless I was watching Mohammed Ali (speaking of geniuses).

Rodney Dangerfield was my favorite "bitter man". He did in one line what it took Carlin a paragraph or two to say.

But humor's very personal, isn't it?

Willie Soon explains: Web Link

Soon starts with complaints of ad hominem attacks then goes on to rail against the church of man caused climate change.

I liked the example of how RJ Renolds advanced prion research by exactly 79 years because RJ helped pay for the statistics.

Perhaps the honesty of Willie Soon is not what we previously thought.

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When a scientist fails to reveal his sources of funding for 10 years, it is difficult yo assume it was accidental .

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Wille Soon is associated with a well known climate skeptic who was paid millions by big Tobacco and then proved that there is no link between cigarets and cancer:

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The reason I found this is that Dr. Soon brought up RJ Reynolds paying for research into prions. Why would RJ Reynolds fund prion research?

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Oh, that's why!

As the about two posters show, when you can't refute the science or the scientist, you disparage his funding sources.

All while ignoring the clear bias of the government-funded scientists!

Does anybody think Frank sees the hypocrisy in the above declaration?

>>Does anybody think Frank sees the hypocrisy in the above declaration?<<

I don't see it - - - - - unless you are saying that the findings of ANY person or group that might have ANYTHING to gain from such findings should be looked at through the eyes of a skeptic. In that case, I would not only understand - I would agree.


Perhaps the issue with Willie Soon is not the fact that financial support came from the energy industry but rather the fact that he lied about receiving it for over 10 years. The fact that these financial supporters had the right to review his reports before they were published is another reason folks may be concerned.

Perhaps the issue with "Boney Bills" is that Dr. Willie Soon's scientific work is unassailable. All that leaves is sniping about his funding source -- while ignoring the overwhelming adverse influence of government funding to find human causes of global warming.

And it's not as though the alarmists have a good track record -- they don't. In fact, nothing they've predicted comes true. Not only that, they're using the same language with the same certainty they used to alarm everyone about "global cooling":

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Man is not causing climate change, period. It's all a well-funded government scam to regulate CO2 to enrich a few at the expense of the many without any measurable benefit.

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