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Old 02-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Bill Cosby "I'm 83 and Tired"
I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for when I was doing my National Service, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; Muslims burning schools for girls; Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and Madrasa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand , UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance..

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's be-deck themselves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves unemployable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 83.. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in.

Im 83 and I'm tired. If you don't agree you are part of the problem!"
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That's a great piece but it wasn't written by Cosby.

It appears to have been written by Robert A. Hall,
a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms
in the Massachusetts state senate.
http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/o.h...02/robert.html
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How come there were never any white kids in Fat Albert Bill?
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That's a great piece but it wasn't written by Cosby.

It appears to have been written by Robert A. Hall,
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in the Massachusetts state senate.
http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/o.h...02/robert.html
Saved me the trouble. It had the smell of a fake post from the get-go. Bill Cosby is already a pariah in most of the black community because he has scolded them on more than one occasion for relying on outsiders to fix their problems when so many of them are the result of a decaying social infrastructure. He has called on blacks to see to it that their kids go to school, act properly, plan a future and work. For some reason, that doesn't go over well with the leaders who want everything to be blamed on white America. Bill Cosby is a thoughtful person who has used his fame to make some valid points. But one of them is NOT that he dislikes wealth redistribution.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Saved me the trouble. It had the smell of a fake post from the get-go. Bill Cosby is already a pariah in most of the black community because he has scolded them on more than one occasion for relying on outsiders to fix their problems when so many of them are the result of a decaying social infrastructure. He has called on blacks to see to it that their kids go to school, act properly, plan a future and work. For some reason, that doesn't go over well with the leaders who want everything to be blamed on white America. Bill Cosby is a thoughtful person who has used his fame to make some valid points. But one of them is NOT that he dislikes wealth redistribution.
Doesn't prevent it from being passed around to thousands via email and becoming part of everyone's "belief" that Cosby said it.
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Doesn't prevent it from being passed around to thousands via email and becoming part of everyone's "belief" that Cosby said it.
Yup. Just another weakness in the internet. Someone has something to say and they know no one will pay attention to them, so they attribute their ideas to someone famous. Very few will check out the source, and a false dialogue is off and running. The internet is still relatively new, and most people tend to believe what they read. I'll bet that over time people will tend to be more suspicious once they realize how much false info is out there.
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I really couldn't care who actually wrote, but I sure do like it.
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I really couldn't care who actually wrote, but I sure do like it.
Point.
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Yup. Just another weakness in the internet. Someone has something to say and they know no one will pay attention to them, so they attribute their ideas to someone famous. Very few will check out the source, and a false dialogue is off and running. The internet is still relatively new, and most people tend to believe what they read. I'll bet that over time people will tend to be more suspicious once they realize how much false info is out there.
I don't believe a thing you said.
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I don't believe a thing you said.
You are a wise man, Grasshopper.
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How come there were never any white kids in Fat Albert Bill?
Didn't Fat Albert take place in the ghetto????

Bigger question is why belittle poor Albert for being overweight? Wouldn't "Overweight Albert" sounds so much nicer? Or "Obese Albert"?



A fat kid can't get ahead in the ghetto, so we're going to push some pudding pops on him! Got it!
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Bigger question is why belittle poor Albert for being overweight? Wouldn't "Overweight Albert" sounds so much nicer? Or "Obese Albert"?
How about Silhouette Challenged Albert?
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How about Silhouette Challenged Albert?
Or horizontally challenged Albert.
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How come there were never any white kids in Fat Albert Bill?
Everybody knows there were no white kids in the ghetto back then.
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...hey, I thought I was Grasshopper...
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