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- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
- Paris Metro issues ‘politeness manual’ to improve passengers’ behavior
- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
- Happy Meal: Couple goes to McDonald’s, leaves with bag packed with cash
- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - James Sullivan
Ah George, we hardly knew ye. It is fitting to apply this old Irish anti-warlament to the late, great George Carlin, the comedian's comedian who began as a "regular" stand-up and ended as something very different ... and a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
As Mr. Sullivan writes, "Many comedians have distinctive voices, but only a few are fortunate enough to develop one that's never been heard. George Carlin's voice was unmistakable. In his younger years he had the mellow, quizzical tone of a perpetually amused pot smoker. Later it aged into a hard-earned rasp. Throughout his various stages, this one-of-a-kind voice - quintessential New Yorker, representative hippie, reflexive contrarian - spoke for a nation of dissatisfied idealists and for himself alone."