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Bill Cosby ‘I’m 83 And I’m Tired’ Rant Is Fake, Angers Cosby

Bill Cosby 'I'm 83 And I'm Tired' Rant Is Fake, Angers Cosby

A Bill Cosby rant titled “I’m 83 and I’m Tired” has been making its way around Facebook and email in recent days, one in which the comedy legend seems to rant against people who mooch off government support and those looking to “spread the wealth.”

The only problem is that those aren’t Bill Cosby’s words at all. In fact, Cosby is pretty angry that people would think it’s coming from him.

The Bill Cosby rant first showed up a few years ago, this time titled “I’m 76 and I’m Tired,” and now it’s making the rounds again, prompting Snopes to write an article debunking the false story.

Snopes points out that the piece was actually written by Robert A. Hall, a former state senator from Massachusetts. It started making the rounds in August 2011 attributed to Bill Cosby however.

The Bill Cosby “I’m 83 and I’m Tired” rant reads, in part:

“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. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, 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 I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the leftwing Congresscritters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them — with their own money.”

The rant goes on to target Muslims, people with tattoos, and self-absorbed athletes and politicians.

A few issues would jump out immediately. First, Bill Cosby has never identified as a right-wing conservative, and terms like “leftwing Congresscritters” sound nothing like the well-spoken doctor and more like something that would originate on right-wing radio. In fact, if Cosby were to rant about something, it would likely turn out funnier and much more well-written than the “I’m Tired” rant.

In fact, Bill Cosby has spoken out about the “I’m Tired” rant on his is website:

“There’s an email floating around — entitled ‘I’m 76 and tired’ — purportedly sent by me. I did not write the email, I did not send the email, I’m not 76, and I don’t subscribe to the ugly views expressed in the email. We are coming up to an important anniversary on Sunday [the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks], which is a day when we should all come together. Whoever wrote this email is not thinking about our country, or what is important.”

Bill Cosby added that, if you get the “I’m 76 and I’m Tired” email (or “I’m 83 and I’m Tired”), just hit delete.

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119 Responses to “Bill Cosby ‘I’m 83 And I’m Tired’ Rant Is Fake, Angers Cosby”

  1. Jeffrey Walker

    Okay everyone, this "Bill Cosby" rant is totally fake, and sounds nothing like Bill Cosby.

  2. Anonymous

    I myself think it's pretty damn low to sign someone else's name in order to get publicity. The whole ordeal kind of destroys what quote unquote "integrity" the message has. :/

  3. J-Blaz Johnson

    Wow imposing as someone else to shed your views on how you see things without wanting the repercussions of the opinions of other people. To the guy that wrote this your are weak period.

  4. Nick Galactichound Tracy

    only a few people that are on welfare or getting government assistance are "lazy". I for one work 120 hours a week and still don't make enough to get by. I have to get health insurance and food stamps from the department of economic security. and you know what? I already paid into it twice over anyways. I have a right to it. whoever buys into this is a fucking moron.

  5. Aaron X Johnson

    if you work 120 hours per week and don't have enough money you need a new job or learn how to budget, thats crazy, and it sounds like a lie since that would be 20 hours per day for 6 days.

  6. Krishna Ma-Johnson

    this is a wonderful story about the importance of being able to get to the facts. For one, government assistance is not all that bad. It allows some people an opportunity to get help so they can make ends meet. Now, there are some people out there who are going to advantage of any assistance, albeit government or non-profit. The only thing we can do in these type of cases is to find ways to reduce this type of gaming.

  7. Jake DeShong

    Actually, a lot more than just "a few" people are lazy. People exaggerate 20 year old injuries, lie completely, or do stupid things like steal an ATV, wreck it, then have mommy call for SSI and get it.

  8. Dietrich Richthofen

    No one said that the person who wrote this attributed it to Bill Cosby. It was done by someone wanting more attention for it than a letter from an ex-politician nobody ever heard of. I've seen this same piece with other famous names attached to it. No use believing anything on the internet unless the person responsible has themselves filmed with witnesses admitting to it. Even then it could be a lie.

  9. Nick Galactichound Tracy

    No, actually. I work on call for emergency road side assistance and i work from 7am to 7pm 5 days a week and 24 hours 2 days. I'm commission based with a daily rate. the math works out to about 5 dollars an hour plus commission and tips. not enough to live off of but it was hard enough to find this job before I ended being homeless 2 years ago. And you know its easy to say "you need to get a new job or learn how to budget your money better" but that's not how life works. if you are doing so great then that is awesome, but not all of us are so lucky. Most of my paychecks go towards bills first. all i have left goes towards food and necessities like diapers and stuff food stamps doesn't cover. And there are a lot of people who do need SSI, like my father. who has been working for 45 years and can not work anymore because he can not be hired anymore for any jobs. his health prevents him from getting hired. believe me, I am struggling to get out of this hole. moving 200 miles back to phoenix to be able to afford rent is our only option right now but I have to wait till my lease is up. Can't afford a down payment on a house either. I'm sure if I was just paying the mortgage payments I'd be able to budget easier. rent isn't cheap.

  10. Nick Galactichound Tracy

    Aaron X Johnson sorry more around 106 hours a week. doesn't change anything. besides, I have been working since I was 15 and pay all of my taxes. I am allowed to get some of it back.

  11. Craig Wilson

    Seen this bigoted nonsense shared over facebook. This is again another fake targeting narrow minded people. Just like the recent stories about Aussie and the Dutch government taking away the rights of muslims, its all fake, its right wing propaganda that targets stupid people!

  12. Aaron X Johnson

    if you worked 120 hours per week at just $10/hr, that would be about $800 per week after taxes. how many kids do you have? because i don't know one person that couldnt make ends meet making $800 per week

  13. Nick Galactichound Tracy

    my rent is 750 a month for a one bedroom apartment in flagstaff. not including utilities and incidentals. hospital bills from before we got healthcare and my truck loan. i make 1600 a month. 1200 of that goes to bills alone. the rest goes into paying off debt and things like gas and supplies. I'm not sure where you got $10 an hour though, I don't make anything like that. if I had that steady of an income obviously I wouldn't need help. you need to just get your head out of your ass and realize that not everyone leads a perfect life like you and not everyone can support themselves without help.

  14. Nick Galactichound Tracy

    my rent is 750 a month for a one bedroom apartment in flagstaff. not including utilities and incidentals. hospital bills from before we got healthcare and my truck loan. i make 1600 a month. 1200 of that goes to bills alone. the rest goes into paying off debt and things like gas and supplies. I'm not sure where you got $10 an hour though, I don't make anything like that. if I had that steady of an income obviously I wouldn't need help. you need to just get your head out of your ass and realize that not everyone leads a perfect life like you and not everyone can support themselves without help.

  15. Paul McMahon

    If you want to find about more about where this disinformation could be coming from, watch "Park Avenue – Money, Power and the American Dream" on YouTube. It really shows how ideas of a meritocracy of work are not the whole picture, because the "game" is rigged – and by whom. It's also interesting to see who is on who's payroll in the media.

  16. Lesia Donley

    The problem of all of this is that the government is squeezing all of us in a fish bowl… they want all people to pay more into them to "share the wealth" when so many of us pay our bills, struggle sometimes and work just a little extra to maybe have something nice. We pay more into a government that cannot obviously budget itself, has over inflated pricing and into a program where individuals, that it has been proven, become dependent and can game it.

  17. Bakari Lonewolf Johnson

    All of these 14 year olds need to stop commenting as if they know what the real world is like yet.

  18. Ken Mackie

    @ Nick: Dude. You don't need to defend yourself. You work hard to support you and your family. That's enough. There is always someone out there who'll criticize you and tell you that you are doing something wrong. That, my friend, is entirely THEIR problem and most likely reflects their own shortcomings. Blessings to you and your family.

  19. Omowale Adewale

    Aaron X Johnson Boy, stfu already! Who are you!?! Why don't you speak to the bankers who caused the recession. Oh! they wouldn't listen to you.

  20. Sidney Allen Johnson

    Its a shame everyone is denouncing the rant. Every word of it is true. Rising up to defend the guilty is the new American past-time. No one wants to be associated with the truth these days.

  21. Lesia Donley

    The problem of all of this is that the government is squeezing all of us in a fish bowl… they want all people to pay more into them to "share the wealth" when so many of us pay our bills, struggle sometimes and work just a little extra to maybe have something nice. We pay more into a government that cannot obviously budget itself, has over inflated pricing and into a program where individuals, that it has been proven, become dependent and can game it.

  22. Rick Decedue

    So Nick Tracy works 17 hours a day, 7 days a week and is on welfare. Typical bullshit troll.

  23. Joan Chamonix Bell

    It would help all of us if the 1% also paid their fair share, just like you and the rest of the middle class.

  24. Joan Chamonix Bell

    Sad if you like or find "integrity" in a hate-filled rant, no matter who wrote it.

  25. Sonya Crandall

    I agree Nick. You totally don't have to justify anything to anyone. Your point was that you work full time and still need assistance to make ends meet.

  26. Jamie White

    Except that neither Republicans nor Democrats have said they want "all" people to pay more on the national level. Democrats only wanted to raise taxes on those making x amount of six figures or more (those, in other words, who were NOT struggling in the current economy), which works out to less than 2% of the population, hardly "all people".

    And Republicans have suggested raising sales taxes, which WOULD be on "all people".. but they've only done that at the state level, and only in certain states.

    Regarding the budget, I think you missed the fact that two of the biggest drains on our budget – the massive foreign wars we were funding – have been ended, let alone the fact that the deficit has actually gone down in the past few years. No, not as much as hoped for or promised, but clearly they WERE making some kind of headway. Also, now that we're in a recovery period, we are seeing less drain there as well.

    However, if you REALLY want to make sure the system "works" to reward hard workers, support minimum wage increases. You know all that stuff about people like you and me having to "struggle sometimes" to pay our bills, having to "work a little extra" to "maybe" have something nice? Yeah, that's because even though corporations been posting record-high profits, and even though productivity is UP in American workers, wages have completely stagnated and are NOT, in lower levels, a Living Wage – proportionally speaking, it's far less than it used to be, with far less likelihood of gaining full time status or benefits. A family of four used to be able to be supported by a single person with a high-school education, while owning their own modest home… nowadays two college-educated people have to run like the Red Queen just to keep up and can't possibly own a home for years and years without going into serious debt first.

    And as for the "system" being easily "gamed", I call bull. I work damn near full time (would work full time if they'd let me, but they'd rather have a half dozen part-timers than two full-timers >.>). So does my roomie. We have a modest apartment in a poor area that is rent-controlled… we STILL needed to go on food stamps, because more than half our income has to go to rent and utilities alone! And that's not considering medical bills or food or gas money or me even attempting to take the last community college class needed to get an AA degree so I can "improve my future" or make myself "more employable". Want to know how much we get? Well, used to be $54/month, but guess what? In order to qualify, you have to go through an interview process, background check, etc. AND they want copies of everyone in the household's last two paychecks… and they ask for those copies every three months or so. So, when we got seasonal increases in hours that were TEMPORARY… guess what? Our assistance went down to $40/month. For perspective, in our area, that's almost exactly how much a single full tank of gas costs in a 2006 Ford Focus. That's less than $2/day for assistance that can ONLY be used on food from grocery and convenience stores, and not, for instance, on the massive oral surgery bill I just had to rack up because of an impacted tooth.

    Oh and that's just food stamps! I can't even GET on Medicaid in my state. Because it requires you to be a minor, a mother of a minor, or a guardian of a minor, to get on it. Yes, really. Apparently I'd be poor enough, if only I had been stupid and gotten myself knocked up… >.>

    Maybe it's easier to "game" the system in other states, but here? No way. Anyone who CAN game it and get away with it has more chutzpah and more clever, lawyerly understanding than I do and probably at that point arguably deserves the "assistance" just for the level of trouble required.

    Keep in mind as well that it's a criminal offense to lie on say, food stamp applications. So if you DO try to "game" the system, you risk jail time.

    I really don't think nearly as many people are "gaming" the system as people think. >.> At least in my state.

  27. Jamie White

    Actually quite possible if you're an "on-call" position. You're on "shift" for a lot of that time, but it's not paid because you're not actively doing something… even though you have to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. Also possible in waitressing, as most states have a much lower minimum wage for servers than other workers under the theory that "people tip", only people often don't, especially on weekend shifts when the cheapos come out, I'm told. Other examples: many creative fields, such as acting and writing, sound like they're absurdly well-paid (7 cents a word for a short story! $50/hr for voice acting! etc.)… until you realize that work is scarce, or worse, actually being underpaid for the amount utilized to get there (for instance, $50/hr doesn't get you much if you're in two 3-minute scenes, 7 cents a word for a story doesn't get far if your story is 500 words long and you spent three weeks agonizing over it, etc.)

    It really does depend on the job. Some jobs work out to less than "minimum" wage for other positions, and some work our really well; some have flex-time and others are absurd in terms of hours required without pay.

    Also depends on your expenses. If you have high medical costs for instance, or a family to support, a few hundred bucks a week doesn't go terribly far.

    The whole picture needs to be taken into consideration. Each person's life, finances, and needs are completely different.

  28. Cody Mitchell

    "Democrats only wanted to raise taxes on those making x amount of six figures or more (those, in other words, who were NOT struggling in the current economy), which works out to less than 2% of the population, hardly "all people".

    Yes, this is what they like to sayso they can pretend to get offended and feign disbelief when people accuse them of being tax-obsessed. Then they turn around and jack up taxes across the board, like the Obama Admin JUST DID.

    "2%" turned to "Everybody who earns a paycheck" pretty damn fast. Kinda like how when we found out last year that, "the top 1%" REALLY meant, "any household making $250,000 a year".

  29. Nila Colon-Street

    I understand, I'm a single parent with an autistic child. I have three jobs with varying hours averaging about 80 hrs a week between all three, but most months I can only barely make ends meet. If it werent for the govt assistance I would have lost my how an my son a long time ago

  30. Justa Mabans

    How exactly is it true? One thing is to convey the truth the other is machanism for said truth. If you think the bigoted words have truth them, then by all means back up your statement with facts. Otherwise work on getting alabama off the Federal tit since it's #6 in terms of being a welfare state.

  31. Sidney Allen Johnson

    What "bigotry?" The truth is the truth. Your vision of the puritanical minority victim is a hoax. Equality means owning up to the failures as well as the so called triumphs.

  32. Sidney Allen Johnson

    Justa Mabans As far as getting Alabama off the federal tit…I would like to get everyone off of it. There is no such thing as an entitlement. Charity programs are unconstitutional and calling them entitlements is just a clever way of buying votes. Without such criminal behavior we would have been rid of foolish "progressive" enslavement long ago.

  33. Sidney Allen Johnson

    All you "paid" for is votes for the democratic party. You do not have a right to anything you didn't earn. You want your money back? End the programs and quit buying votes with them. You are participating in an effort to coerce other people to pay for lifestyles and behaviors that they do not approve of. You do not have a right to that which others earn no matter how much you work or don't work.

  34. Clark Fergusson

    You don't have a right to shit asshole. If you're too stupid to figure out that working at a fast food restaurant for 120 hours a week would earn u more money than your current job then you're a fucking retard. Ps being on call is not the same as working you piece of welfare shit.

  35. Clark Fergusson

    Do you retards really think that saying Muslims kill their own people is bigoted? Do u even know what that word means? I guess next your gonna tell me blacks aren't massacring each other in Chicago?

  36. James McAlpine

    Sidney is just a dumbass conservatard that only cares about himself and people like him are the reason why the world is going to shit,

  37. Antwoine Pennix

    Minimum wage in Arizona is barely over $7. At 106hrs a week you are making 826.80 at 4 weeks thats $3,307.20 before taxes. If the Government is taking half of that you are taking home $1653.60. And this is not even accurate because of over time that you clearly get and possibly double-time. Your numbers don't add up as far as your income is concerned. If you are on call and never get called are you still paid for the time? Two 24 hour shifts??? are you a fireman as well? You don't have time to eat, sleep, or take a dump. You will die an early age due to stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, overweight, blood disease, heart attack and or stroke and a diabetic. You best get your priorities straight and realize your health is more important than any bills or jobs you may have. You can always get another job, your debtors will work with you over time. Live to see another day, not another shift.

  38. Marty Corey

    "National Service" is a term that someone from the UK or Europe would use, and Cosby was a jock at Temple University, not working.

  39. Rachel Corso Poland

    Aaron X Johnson: You clearly don't live in the northeast.

  40. Mike Mccollum

    You know its so funny,we recently had a guy running for president.some mormon weirdo who would talk the same bs as in the cosby rant.but then it turned out his father was a refugee from mexico,& when he came to America he and his wife and his son mitt where all on government assistance also known as welfare.see it turns out that mitts mommy went on a tv show in the 50s talking about this.isnt youtube SOOOO GREAT?? HAHAHAHAHA

  41. Dan DeMeno

    If that's the case, I work 24 hours a day, 6 days a week because I'm always on call. That's just claiming you work more then you do.

  42. Dan DeMeno

    If that's the case, I work 24 hours a day, 6 days a week because I'm always on call. That's just claiming you work more then you do.

  43. Robert Goerdt

    Yeah, you don't work 120 hour a week. Why do people think the internet is a place to put outrageous lies. Oh yeah, because it's the internet.

  44. Heather Eastin

    Only Democrats call people bigoted because someone doesn't agree with their opinions.

  45. Anonymous

    Jamie White you have to be one of the dumbest people to ever comment on here.The deficit has gone down in the past couple years?Get your head out of the sand you idiot .Bush left office the deficit was 9.2 trill.Its now gonna hit 16.5 trill. on obamas watch.Are you stupid or what?

  46. Chris Philips

    Judging from his recent comments, Bill Cosby only hates Republicans, just like every other Hollywood liberal. Every one else is wonderful. Why is the party that came up with the bumper sticker "Hate is not a family value" so full of hate?

  47. Saul Sáenz

    Too bad! I'd like to think that sort of wisdom came from Bill Cosby. I guess he's turning a blind eye like the rest of deluded masses.

  48. Aldous S W Hong

    That's shockingly bigoted and I didn't even believe for a moment it came from the mouth of Bill Cosby, if only because it would be an incredibly short-sighted thing for a celebrity to say. Someone's got some far right and downright ignorant ideas and was too insecure to pass them off as his own. Instead he enlisted a famous and beloved celebrity of the minority to make his ugly hateful words seem more tolerable.

    What really bugs me is people don't seem to understand how propaganda and scapegoating work. People are the victims of incredible and harmful lies and their response to that is to say "thanks for the brainwashing, more please". I can't believe this. I'm furious on Cosby's behalf.

  49. Aldous S W Hong

    That's profoundly bigoted and I didn't believe for a moment it came from the mouth of Cosby, if only because it would be a stupidly short-sighted thing for a celebrity to say. Someone's got some far right and downright ignorant ideas and was too insecure to pass them off as his own. Instead he enlisted a famous and beloved celebrity of the minority to make his ugly hateful words seem more tolerable. The level of disrespect (for Cosby, the readers, for human beings) exhibited in this spam is unfathomable. I'm furious on Cosby's behalf. And if you as a reader find out how deceitful and tragic of an individual the author of this "quote" is and continue to support his beliefs, I almost have no words to describe how poor of a human being you are.

    What really burns me up is that so many people don't seem to understand how propaganda and scapegoating work. They're the victims of incredible and harmful lies and their response to that is to say "thanks for the brainwashing, more please". We're living in the age of the internet when it takes a few clicks to debunk lies, and yet people still manage to subscribe to them? Ridiculous…

  50. Shondolyn Gibson

    I will find out who writes these things and HIT THEM WITH A FISH!

  51. Rafiq Sabir

    Aaron X Johnson – ignorant and privileged talk. everyone is not afforded the same opportunities, its easy for you to say that not knowing his past, his opportunities or lack thereof……very sad comments by you. Sounds like Romney saying "no one dies from not having insurance"…..so sad.

  52. Kyle Mark Waal

    Goddamn, Americans are stupid. What's so sad is, you're probably middle or lower class yourself – and yet you've been manipulated by the right into naively working against your own self interests. Capitalism kills. It turns people into childish selfish morons like yourself, Sidney. I hope one day the awful effect McCarthyism has had on your country fades away, and you will realize we're all a lot better off floating on this giant rock we call Earth if we help each other.

  53. Robert Luis Rivera

    @ Craig. If he didn't say it he should have! Because it's the truth and stop it with the bigotry card. You don't know anything about racism so quit trying to act like you do. Talk about idiots and ignorance. You are one of them.

  54. Robert Luis Rivera

    @ Craig. If he didn't say it he should have! Because it's the truth and stop it with the bigotry card. You don't know anything about racism so quit trying to act like you do. Talk about idiots and ignorance. You are one of them.

  55. Shayne O'Neill

    Yeah, it was fairly obvious. I mean sure Old bill can sound a bit like a grumpy old man some times, he earned his right to do that, but he'd never say half the horrible crap in that letter. Islamophobia? Hell no, Old bill has stated many times how he respects the Nation of Islam's positive effect on young black folk. Whoever penned this screed had no idea about the man they where trying to immitate.

  56. Harold Robl

    Yeah right… There are only 168 hours in a total week, but you work 120? So that leaves 48 hrs to sleep, eat, and manage every other thing you have to do (ie laundry, grocery shopping), which averages out to about 7 hrs a day (remember, this includes eating and sleep time). Sorry… Not buying it. Plus, if you worked 120 hrs a week at $7.00 an hour (less than minimum wage) that works out to app 47,000 dollars a year- that is 8,000 dollars less than I make a year, and I own my own house (on a 15 year mortgage) AND bought a brand new vehicle in 2010, AND have 2 kids at home. Sorry, but you're COMPLETELY FULL OF SHIT.

  57. Iman Ali

    I saw this on facebook and couldn't believe anyone would speak such ignorant words, let alone Bill Cosby, a man I greatly respect. That's why I looked it up and I am releived, though not surprisief, that these words do not belong to him.

  58. Christina Moldovan

    The Facebook post got over 1.2 mil 'likes'…. Why? Because of the message or because of Bill? Maybe a bit of both? 1.2 mil is a LOT of people.

  59. Susan Meyer

    If only people could walk in other's shoes, perhaps the ugly cloud of hate that is destroying our nation from the inside out might lift. "Love one another as I have loved you." This supposed Christian nation seems to have forgotten the most essential teaching of the Master!

  60. Susan Meyer

    Sidney, I would guess that my muslim surgeon who performed not one, but two rotator cuff surgeries, and waived my deductible and copay because he is a man of peace and love, would object to your definition of truth. My many muslim American students might also be horrified at this RANT since it lumps them in with terrorists who live in backward nations and most of whom are engaged in a struggle for power in the name of religion. It is not right nor is it truthful to generalize on the basis of race, religion, gender, etc.

  61. Julie Odler

    Maturity and intelligence would tell me that there is some truth to the statement, but is still largely based on one person's perspective. It is NOT, however, the TRUTH. I generally stay clear of people that have a difficult time seeing the truth that lies in another person's perspective. There are blanket statements and generalizations being made here, and that is one of the major flaws in logic that is being presented, not to mention that it is hurtful to a lot of people that may be working hard but have not be as fortunate. Life is not always fair. There is plenty of corruption on the top as well as the bottom, jerks and sociopaths are not limited to one particular demographic group. I see some blind spots in your reply. It is sad, because many that could use their intelligence to get a point across and solve complex problems are simply turning others off by letting their emotions get the best of them. I sincerely hope that Bill did not say all these things, even if there are some truths buried in this message, it's still a pretty tactless rant and I would expect more from someone as educated as he is.

  62. Casey Hamilton

    I don't care who wrote it,lots of it made sense. Stop worrying about who wrote it and pay attention to what's written.

  63. Landon Ouyang

    Wow, a conservative used fake quotes and falsehoods to support his/her opinion? I'm sooooo shocked.

  64. Joel Turner

    Who in the double chopsticks thought they could ever even mimic Bill.

  65. Noel von Schneiffel

    According to Wikipedia, Cosby was born on 12 July 1937, which makes him 75, not 83.

    This easily explains why he can't remember writing this essay. It is from 8 years into the future. There is probably a miniature wormhole stuck in an underwater data cable, causing temporal distortions on the internet. This is most worrying. Telecom companies must fix this immediately before the wormhole breaks through the hull of the cable and falls to the center of the earth, where it will eat our planet!

  66. Chance Blakley

    There's only 168 hours in a week and you claim to work 120 hours of them and STILL leach off fellow taxpayers?? Then you are a complete idiot.

  67. Joe Bonshire

    No offense, Nick, but if you work 120 hours a week at $5/hr. plus commission and tips, then you must be living above your means if you can't live off that money. I work a minimum wage job plus tips. I pay rent, utilities, take care of 2 kids, and I don't get food stamps. Sounds like you need a budget plan.

  68. Miles Brown

    i mean let's be honest, most of the republican platform is deeply rooted in bigotry. don't believe me?

    Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats other people with hatred, contempt, and intolerance on the basis of a person's race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, language, socioeconomic status, or other status.

  69. Bryan Luis

    The scary thing is Mitt was able to run for president while not winning the state he was once governor of hahaha and by the way he was a pretty bad governor in Mass.

  70. Bryan Luis

    Reagan fired teachers, Bush made the poor cry, then Clinton showed up him in a 1992 debate and then the Democrats brought a surplus in this country then we let George "Wipe MY ass with $100 bills" Bush in the White House for 8 yrs and we are in debt, he gave the banks "his golf buddies and people that vote for him" a bailout they didnt deserve. Obama takes over and the Republicans say no like Nancy Reagan did to drugs for every little thing Obama wanted to do. Then we get a crappy half-ass Healthcare Bill, and a bunch of attacks by Right Wing Neo-Nazi/Facist/Libratarian type people. The reason people complain is because the Republican party are only trying to please those who vote for them and Democrats please those who vote for them. Right now both parties suck, no bipartisanship, the kind that brought this country to the heights that make the world marvel at us. This post is right about the future but is wrong about the way its carried out

  71. Kordell Lashawn Washington

    Isn't the national minumun wage 7.25? In fact I'm positive it is. How are you making 5 dollars an hour? I work at a SmashBurger and earn 8.25 an hour plus tips and I'm only 18. DA FUCK ARE YOU DOING WITH YOURSELF?

  72. Terry Rogers

    Dear Bill What Ever Your Motive For Your Rantings I Agree With You .I Know You Are Not A Racist Or A Uncle Tom But A American Speaking Out For Truth And Justice.. America Should Talk On These Talking Points It May Cause Us To Deal With Our Cultural Differences.

  73. Terry Rogers

    Dear Bill Thank You For Having The Balls To Tell It Like It Is Even If It Is Not Politically Correct.. Maybe If Really Spoke The Truth To Each Other AnD Istened To Each other.

  74. Terry Rogers

    America Is A GreaT Country But Some I Believe Are Out To Destroy It. Our Goverment Has Really Got To Big And Into More Stuff Than The Foundning Fathers intended

  75. Jack Pritchett

    Why is it bigoted? I actually was proud of him…too bad he didn't write it. Always the truth is bigoted. That's not really the case here it spread because most ppl agreed with it including me.

  76. Richy Moore

    One look at your profile pic and I get the impression you're a bit of a rock and roller . . . rock and roll culture is probably the culture most associated with people with tattoo's and piercings and this rant has a completey BIGOTED view of people with tattoo's and piercings and blames that for the unemployment problems. Simple fact is that this rant is so damn bigoted that the person who actually did write it couldn't put his own name on it and instead tried to assume the personality of a rather liberal elderly actor. Your version of the truth is clearly viewed as a complete and utter bigot and that the only reason that you can't see the truth of what this bullshit actually implies. PS, everyone I know with tattoos and piercings all have excellent jobs, therefore your whole argument against me is completely fucking devoid.

  77. Rick Lewis

    Joan Chamonix Bell is pathetic. Keep on believing those lies you tell yourself there Joan. So I will use math to prove you wrong, which isn't hard to do anyway, if you can actually do math to begin with. You need to stop being a sheep and believing what your KING in DC tells you, because it is all a lie.

    The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available, according to the Tax Foundation, a think tank that advocates for lower taxes. That's up from 55% in 1986.

    The remaining 90% bore just under 30% of the tax burden. And 47% of all Americans pay hardly anything at all. When factoring in state and local taxes, the top 10% pay just under half the tab. And when calculating tax burden as a percent of income, the tax code is even less progressive. The top 10% paid an average of 30% of their income in local, state, and federal taxes in 2011.

    A study found that 95 percent of millionaires gave to charity in 2011 — down from 98 percent in 2009. Fully 89 percent of millionaires gave their time to charities (as well as their money) in 2011, with more than half of the millionaires giving more than 100 hours of their time.
    Of those surveyed, 95 percent of the wealthy gave to charity in 2011, compared with 65 percent of the general population.

    The average amount each wealthy household donated to charity in 2011 was $52,770 — 7 percent less than in the two years prior. But more of the respondents volunteered time and talent. Last year, 89 percent of them volunteered, a 10 percent increase from 2009.

    The survey is based on a sample of 700 households with a net worth of $1 million or more (not including the value of a home) or an annual income of $200,000 or more.

    As a percentage of household income, the wealthy are just short of tithing, giving 9 percent to charity. Most of the donations went to education, religious organizations and giving vehicles such as foundations.

    The survey also found that the more wealthy individuals volunteered time, the more money they gave. In 2011, those who volunteered more than 100 hours to charity gave in excess of $78,000, on average. That's nearly twice the amount donated by those who volunteered fewer than 100 hours. They gave an average of $39,000.

    Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/financing/wealth/how-much-do-millionaires-give/#ixzz2RKKPoSdZ

    The great thing about the body of the story is, it exposed all the butt hurt Libtards….truth is truth..facts are facts…deal with it.

  78. Nancy Duvall

    Only a few are lazy…you have no idea what you are talking about. Welfare fraud is rampant as well as those on unemployment forever. Unemployment is meant to be a bridge to help people regroup and get back on track, not as a permanent paycheck. People don't even realize it is wrong to not take a job because it pays less than unemployment. So what…get a second job, unemployment is not forever. Not to mention how it keeps people down and does nothing but create dependency. Oh I forgot, that's what this current administration wants. They love keeping you all under their thumb so you will vote them back in to office year after year. You all are about to see what that stupidity is going to get you. Our Government is about to collapse and then what do you think they are going to do for you? I was proud of Bill when I thought he wrote that. Sounded like a good strong voice of reason to me. Oh well, too much to hope for in this crazy world we now live in.

  79. Allison Justice

    why would a white guy chose to use a black man as his pen name? think about it .

  80. Robert Goodwin

    Nick, send me an email rmgenterprises.rg@gmail.com, I can help you. You sound like you are stretched further than should be the case and I'm almost positive I can offer you a way out of that… It's just a matter of being willing to make the necessary changes in your's and your family's lives. Anyway, send me a message and I'd love to help you.

  81. Bartek Uchański

    Do you socialists even think ? You have only one answer, which you use in every single argument, which is "you are a bigot". The author of the "I'm 83 and I'm tired" haven't mentioned God even once, so you cannot call it a bigotry. He told you an obvious truth and you are unable to see it. You don't know the economy, you don't know the word "responsibility" or "freedom" you just want this so called "equality". I disagree with the author on one matter. I am not sorry for you. I would like you to experience the shit which will happen when the inflation rises rapidly, when your country has such a great debt that it is completely broke, your money vanishes of your account, and the only think you are left with is your poor public social insurance which you fought for, but it has no value because the prices are so high you cannot afford anything. Then i will be a happy "bigot" , smiling, looking at your sorry ass from some free, "bigoted" country.
    Take care.

  82. William Brannon

    If Mr. Cosby is truly upset with the article, why doesn't he sue the perpetrator instead of just posting a complaint?

  83. Sean Westmoreland

    Dune, think,… would you call the term "teabagger" as being open-minded?l If you're going to speak up, contribute to the solution, not the problem. Cheers brother.

  84. Ben Jammin

    Man, if only that Boston Tea Party never happened, we could still be under the control of the tyrannical monarchy of England.. Damn teabaggers, demanding and establishing freedom from an oppressive government. How dare you !!

  85. Loren M. Jones

    Sean Westmoreland- The problem lies with the people who find such a bigoted rant to be appealing, not with those who call out bigoted people for believing in such rants….and the people cheering and spreading the rant on fb include t-baggers.

    The Boston Tea Party from 1773 is in no way similar to the squawking, cognitive dissonance coming from the t-baggers of today. Please stop insulting histories actors with the comparison.

  86. Jason Powell

    LOL. There is some truth in the article as well as all the comments made. Mix them all together and you might have one smart person.

  87. Jesse Kaellis

    It wasn't Bill Cosby who wrote that it was Tom Cosby, his cousin. Cosby lives in a $250,000 condo? I don't think so. As far as working goes–work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? Boney fingers, boney fingers.