Johnny Carson Gives $156 Million to Charity From Beyond the Grave

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    Johnny Carson Gives $156 Million to Charity From Beyond the Grave - Yahoo! TV Blog

    Figured this would be a cool story to share. :cool:
     
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    Johnny was the best. Class act, even from the grave.
     
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    "$156 million......"

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    weird wild stuff.
     
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    He's from a generation when murkins still had class.
     
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    He paid the money to his Charitable Trust? Hmm, yeah. OK.

    Also interesting to note that since his death he's continued to vote for Democrats multiple times
     
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    1. "To begin with, charitable giving in America has never been the exclusive province of wealthy people. Throughout our history, Americans from all walks of life have given generously for charitable causes. Indeed, the most generous Americans today—the group that gives the most to charity as a proportion of their income—are the working poor.

    2. Today, Americans voluntarily give over $30 billion a year to support higher education, and—thanks in part to philanthropy—America has the best colleges and universities in the world. Even our great flagship state universities depend on private contributions for much of their excellence.

    3. Private charitable giving is also at the heart and soul of public discourse in our democracy. It makes possible our great think tanks, whether left, right or center. Name a great issue of public debate today: climate change, the role of government in health care, school choice, stem cell research, same-sex marriage. On all these issues, private philanthropy enriches debate by enabling organizations with diverse viewpoints to articulate and spread their message.

    4. We usually hear about charity in the media when there is a terrible disaster. For example, after Hurricane Katrina, we heard about the incredible outpouring of private generosity that amounted to $6 billion. What gets less attention is that Americans routinely give that much to charity every week. Last year Americans gave $300 billion to charity. To put this into perspective, that is almost twice what we spent on consumer electronics equipment—equipment including cell phones, iPods and DVD players. Americans gave three times as much to charity last year as we spent on gambling and ten times as much as we spent on professional sports. America is by far the most charitable country in the world. There is no other country that comes close."
    https://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2010&month=01
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    You may have been misled in your view by looking at the charitable record of our Democrat leaders.
     
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    PolChi can administer a spanking like Ive never seen
     
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    Frank, Frank, Frank . . . . Don't go putting dog poop on ice cream now.
     
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    All right - I give up. What is a "murkins"? I Googled it. It is either a businessman or a pubic wig, depending upon your ability to spell (or lack thereof).

    What's a murkin?
     

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