George Carlin joke becomes reality

"It is time to reclaim the golf courses from the wealthy and turn them over to the homeless." That's what George Carlin said in 1992 (relevant bit starts at 2:38 in):

In the news yesterday: Tent City at a Golf Club Dramatizes Haiti’s Limbo.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When Mimrose Marson fled her devastated neighborhood for the PĂ©tionville Club, she never dreamed that her family would sink roots on its nine-hole golf course. The club had a history of land disputes with its neighbors, and the sign on its gate said “Members Only” in English.

Yet more than two months after the earthquake, Ms. Marson, a former garment worker, was still there, hanging embroidered drapes at her tent’s entrance while her grandson decorated a sign that read “Our House” in Creole.

Not bad. So what's next on the list of Carlin fixes? Major League Baseball ratings keep falling. Maybe it's time for randomly placed landmines in the outfield?

1 comment:

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Most pro-lifers are still ironically the people no one would have sex with. He's like a prophet.

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