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  •  Much More Common Type of Humor 50 Years (2+ / 0-)
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    420 forever, murrayewv

    ago. Like George Will, Pat Buchanan, and the Fox News audience, pre-boomer pre-Pill pre-integration throwbacks that never made it beyond 1964 and have been working to drag the rest of us back ever since.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 02:36:09 PM PDT

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    •  This is more like laughing at a lynching (5+ / 0-)

      Over the line was one thing. George Carlin was over the line. He made you laugh in spite of yourself. This was not over the line, it was beneath contempt. Ugly. Just plain ugly. None of her remarks were funny.

      •  Carlin on Israel (3+ / 0-)
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        capelza, Paddy999, Fishtroller01

        Your comment got me wondering what Carlin had to say about Israel. Turns out he didn't actually say much (probably for career preservation), but he did say this, which is pretty timely commentary on how the Israeli propagandists, pro-Israeli US media and politicians routinely manipulate opinion using framing language:

        Smug, greedy, well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It’s as simple as that.

        The CIA doesn’t kill anybody, they ‘neutralize’ people, or they ‘depopulate an area’. The government doesn’t lie, it engages in ‘disinformation’. The Pentagon actually measures nuclear radiation in something called ‘sunshine units’. Israeli murderers are called commandos, Arab commandos are called terrorists. The Contra killers were known as ‘freedom fighters’. Well if crime fighters fight crime and firefighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?

        "Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

        by quill on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:29:32 PM PDT

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