Tag Archive: George Carlin

Dec 13 2020

Rant of the Week: Jon Stewart Interviews George Carlin

Since George Carlin’s death in 2008, YouTube has been a treasure trove of his comedy, social criticism and political insight. This interview from 1997 with Jon Stewart isn’t so much a rant but insight into how George thought and evolved. Even now, his wit and wisdom is still relevant.

Jul 26 2020

Rant of the Week: George Carlin – Wake Up, America

George Carlin didn’t live to see Donald Trump elected president but his words foresaw his coming in 2006. Warning strong language. “The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea …

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Apr 08 2018

Rant of the Week: George Carlin – Truth About Republicans

This may be about the Reagan administration but here we are nearly 40 years later with a repeat performance by the Trump crime family. The only difference is Ronald Reagan was not in the back pocket of the Russian government.

Jul 02 2017

Rant of the Week: George Carlin – Hypocrisy of Politicians

Some things never change and some things are ageless.

Jun 25 2017

Rant of the Week: George Carlin – The Truth About Republicans

George Carlin left us a few years back but much of what he said then is still applicable now. This rant about Republicans was from 1988 but you can just mentally insert the names of the current holder of the office.

Nov 30 2014

Rant of the Week: Geroge Carlin on Death

Jun 29 2013

George Carlin: Pro Life, Abortion, And The Sanctity Of Life

Warning the video contains strong language that may not be suitable for young children or the work place

George Carlin Somehow Destroyed Rick Perry’s Pro-Life War In 1996

Even from beyond the grave, George Carlin’s message will always be relevant to current events. Take the above clip, for example: Without mentioning him by name, this 1996 clip of Carlin utterly eviscerates Rick Perry and his war on abortion rights by painting a pretty accurate picture of the arguments used by Texas Republicans in their latest reach to massively curb access to women’s clinics in the Lone Star State.

Taken from his HBO special “Back in Town,” Carlin rips apart pro-life conservatives for caring more about life in the womb than after birth:

   “These conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They are all in favor of the unborn, they will do anything for the unborn, but once you’re born, you’re on your own! Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you, they don’t want to hear from you. No neo-natal care, no daycare, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing! If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re fucked.”

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“They’re not pro-life. You know what they are? They’re anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don’t like them. They don’t like women. They believe a woman’s primary role is to function as a broodmare for the state. You don’t see many of these anti-abortion women volunteering to have any black fetuses transplanted into their uteruses, do you? No, you don’t see them adopting a whole lot of crack babies, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do!”

Dec 30 2012

Rant of the Week: George Carlin

You Have No Rights

Sep 09 2012

Rant of the Week: George Carlin

Lying Politicians And Words

This is an excerpt from George Carlin’s Brain Droppings, speech which he gave at the National Press Club on May 13, 1999.

An initiative is an idea that is going nowhere.

How much soft money can I collect in exchange for my core values?

The full video of the speech, in which he talked talked about America’s penchant for euphemism and about labeling minorities, is 56 minutes including his answers to questions from the audience.

h/t to Suzanne at FDL

Apr 22 2012

Rant of the Week: George Carlin

Man was created because the Earth could not make plastic.

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

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