George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline
April 11, 2007 11:15pm CST
Okay guys I normally do not share jokes or anything like that. But after reading a print out, my husband brought home from work, I had to share it. I felt that in a way George Carlin has a point. Here it is."George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline Bush wants us to cut the amount of gas we use. The best way to stop using so much gas is to deport 11 million illegal immigrants! There would be 11 million less people usimg our gas. The price of gas would go down, bring our troops home from Iraq to guard the border. When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the border, hand him a canteen, rifle, and some ammo and ship him to Iraq. Tell him if he wants to come to America then he must serve a tour in the military. Give him soldier's pay while he is there and tax him on it. After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citzen since he defended this country. He will be registered to be taxed and be a legal patriot. This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Iraq and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves. If they refuse to serve, ship them to Iraq anyways, without canteen, rifle, or ammo. Problem solved."I agree with all of it except the last part, give them three chances first. Just kidding. It is funny though how a man of comedy is smarter than our president. It would help, if the government would do just that, grant citizenship to illegal immigrants that are willing to serve a tour in the Military.
12 Apr 07
It is funny if taken at its comedic value. However, since you mention that the "comedian" is smarter that the president, I can't resist my self to point out a few fundamental flaws in that "idea" (Not because I have any love for your president or anything). First of all, deporting 11 million immigrants back home might not decrease fuel consumption enough to be noticed. At micro level, fuel consumption actually increases exponentially with the increase of economic standard. In short, rich people use more, much more fuel than the poor. I am generalizing here, but I guess majority (if not all) illegal immigrants are poor. So, perhaps they are not using that much fuel to begin with. On the other hand, I am pretty sure, deporting them would cause a major glitch in America, economic wise. Though illegal, though not paying taxes, these are the people who do all the grunt work so that the giant money churning wheel keep on moving day after day. Cleanliness and Sanitary management would face major trouble (if they are not halt to a standstill, that is). Perhaps that is why your government just give lip service only when it comes to controlling the entry of illegals? I do not want to comment on sending these people to war front without any training just because they come to America for a living, for fear I might unknowingly throw some racial slurs. So lets just leave it at there. I find the "idea" funny. Just "funny". No more than that. I find the comedian smart too. Smart enough to come with funny jokes. Not though, to provide solution to national crisis.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I live in a city that all of our factories have been outsourced to many different countries, there are many poor Americans that would love to do that grunt work, that the illegals do, it is just because they are American's the rich people won't hire them, because they will have to pay them a whole $5.15 an hour our federal min. wage, some states it is a little higher, but in the state I lived in where there is an estimated 250 thousand illegals in the state. That is 250 thousand grunt jobs, I know many that would love to have. George Carlin, is funny, and smart. Some of the things he says are off the wall, but they are really viable solutions, that really isn't so off the wall.
12 Apr 07
I agree with you. Americans deserves the the jobs more than the immigrants. They pay tax after all. People, like ants will go to where the food is (or in this case, the money is). So, do we blame the immigrants for going to US for the job opportunity that is missing in their home country? Or do we blame it to the greedy corporates who cut costs buy cutting throats of their own fellow citizen? Well, it is easier to blame on the immigrants of course. They probably won't even understand you. But this is altogether a different issue. I was commenting on the absurdity of the "idea" that deporting immigrants might save fuel. It wont. It might increase costs, create job voids and some other mayhem instead. Now, again I agree that the "comedian" is a great comic. Smart in creating funny jokes. ALL of what he says is off the wall though, not just some (at least in this one). Lets see, His idea of cutting fuel cost is 1. Deport all immigrants - This would not decrease fuel consumption in any measurable amount. One single middle class American family might be using fuel more that 3 immigrant families. Deporting them would cause other problems, such as job voids (at least for some times), increase in production cost which might over time translates to decrease in tax collections. 2. Bring back US Troops from Iraq (I second this motion) and let them guard the border (huh?), when they catch immigrants, send them to Iraq - You mean the war in Iraq is not consuming fuel? How does this become a solution to Fuel management? So, no, there is no viable solution in his idea. I didn't find any. But I'd love to be proven wrong though
18 Apr 07
I think it is a great solution, even if it came from a comedian. And why not giving the chance to immigrants to prove themselves by serving the country. Great! Sorry for the delay. And by the thank you again! (^^,)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I think that even though there are some flaws with it. I have to agree with you it would prove themselves to this country. I thinhk it is a good ideal, no matter where it came from. When I got to Mexico, I speak the langauge(At least the best I can, which is only a little, but that is why I only go for short visits when I go.)I also will speak French when I go to visit Canada if I am in a french speaking part of Canada. (which is also very little, but more than Spanish.) If I was to go to live in another country I would want to know the langauge so I could communicate with everyone I needed to. That is the thing I think most American's get mad over. Our Ancestors had to learn English, why should we have to learn Spanish, when they are in our country not the other way around.
• Anderson, Indiana
12 Apr 07
This is an amusing joke as long as it's not taken seriously. Unfortunately, this country is in a mindset to take it seriously. It's good that you've posted this for discussion, however, because I think it will attract a lot of thoughts on something needing discussing. Before long, I'd like for you to join me in a three-way conversation with Russell, and he will give you a whole different set of ideas re: why gas prices are high and why we're at war. He's a highly-intelligent guy who isn't afraid to speak his mind, and he doesn't care who's offended by his ideas. In the meantime, I'm inviting you--and anybody else who happens to see this--to read his website called Russell Online: http://www.freewebs.com/russellonline I may seem all squishy-wishy and mushy-wushy about Russell--and I AM--however, I'm also up to serious business with him. We might not agree on everything but we agree on a lot--and one thing that we especially agree on is that something's wrong with the current picture, and we want to help get it fixed!