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Bill Cosby- do you agree with him? EDITED

Posted by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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 Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby "I'm 83 and Tired"


I'm 83. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National
Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for ...some some serious
health challenges, 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; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't
"believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning
teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of 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 them selves 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.


There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us
sends it on!

This is your chance to make a difference.


" I'm 83 and I'm tired. If you don't agree you are part of the problem!
 
************ EDIT: COSBY DIDN'T SAY THIS: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp BUT I'D STILL LIKE TO DEBATE WHAT'S SAID IN THE OP.
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ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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Meh. I get what he's saying, I may even agree with some of it, but he sounds like crochety, intolerant old man.
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kam013
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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This has been circulating FB recently and it is my understanding that Bill Cosby did not write or say this.

crafthag
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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He didn't say this and he denies writing it. He's also 75-years-old not 83.
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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

 I have always loved Bill Cosby.  I get what he is saying on some parts.

I think he is just old and is given up.

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

 I am glad!  I really like him

Quoting lizzielouaf:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp

It wasn't Bill Cosby

 

 

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Ya me too, it honestly would have surprised me if he had said it.


Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 I am glad!  I really like him

Quoting lizzielouaf:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp

It wasn't Bill Cosby


 



Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

 The Muslim comments would have shocked me.  But, he has said some controversial things in the past.

Quoting lizzielouaf:

Ya me too, it honestly would have surprised me if he had said it.

 

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 I am glad!  I really like him

Quoting lizzielouaf:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp

It wasn't Bill Cosby

 

 

 

 

 

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I agree with what he's ACTUALLY (unlike the OP) said:

 Entertainer Bill Cosby defended President Obama on Sunday, saying that his critics do not acknowledge the obstacles he has faced in office.

“I'm disappointed at people who don't look at the woes and the trouble given to this man,” Cosby told CNN’s Candy Crowley, referring to allies on the left who have complained about the administration. “People blatantly speaking out against his color, wasting time, starting up new stories about whether or not he was born here, saying things that they can't prove.”

Cosby also said the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot in Florida, underscored the need for stronger gun control measures.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/15/news/la-pn-cosby-says-disappointed-obama-allies-need-to-acknowledge-his-woes-20120415

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

 I'm sorry that someone is circulating this claptrap under his name. 

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