January 29, 2015

Carly Fiorina calls out Bill Maher’s panelists for sexism (VIDEO)

Carly Fiorina calls out Bill Maher's panelists for sexism on Real Time

Carly Fiorina held her own w/ Bill Maher's panel Nobody goes on Real Time with Bill Maher to have civil discourse. It is always a riot. Bill Maher is always obnoxious at times. One had to feel somewhat sorry for Carly Fiorina. She was the only woman and the only conservative on the panel. The entire panel made solid points on the relative success of President Obama’s policies. It was up to her to provide the counter argument and she did so using the standard GOP talking points. She used income inequality to knock the improving economy. It is correct that inasmuch as the economy is doing much better, the spoils are going disproportionately to the wealthy. What she does not say is that it is conservative policies that support income inequality (low taxes and reduction in social services). What was a bit disconcerting about the show was a certain degree of sexism against Carly Fiorina. Worse is that at no time did the men on the panel seem to be aware that there is a thin line between comedy and … [Read more...]

Watch Bill Maher slam incoming climate denying senators – ‘You have to be ashamed these people are on your team’ (VIDEO)

Bill Maher Climate Denying Senators

Bill Maher excoriates incoming climate denying Senators Bill Maher read from the Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The four major statements of the document follow. Observed Changes and their Causes Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems. Future Climate Changes, Risks and Impacts Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. Limiting climate change would require substantial and sustained. Future Pathways for Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development Adaptation and mitigation are complementary strategies for reducing and managing the risks of climate change. Substantial emissions … [Read more...]

Watch Bill Maher cover for Lisa Kudrow’s ignorance about GOP War on Women (VIDEO)

Bill Maher, Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow is clueless I guess it is not only the average American citizen that is oblivious to politics. It is not only the poor, the people without resources, and many in the middle class that are oblivious to the some of the most important issues affecting most. Actress Lisa Kudrow appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss HBO's revival of her show 'The Comeback' where she plays Valerie Cherish. After doing the stint to plug her show with a lot of help from Bill Maher she seemed rather out of the dialogue unlike most guests that sit in that chair. Bill Maher entertained several political questions from the internet on the 'Overtime' segment of the show. The following question came in specifically for Lisa Kudrow. Do you feel that the Republican War on Women is still an important issue to voters? Lisa Kudrow had the proverbial look of a deer staring into headlights. She had no clue what the person online was asking. "The Republican War on Women?" Lisa Kudrow asked. "There is a … [Read more...]

Watch Bill Maher slam Democrats for being scared to run on President’s accomplishments (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams Democrats for being scared to run on President's accomplishments

Bill Maher hits the nail on the head Bill Maher started the panel of his show on shaky ground. He addressed the Berkeley issue stating he intended to give the commencement speech at UC Berkeley while urging Liberals to act like Liberals. Free speech is not only free speech when you like the particular speech. I agree with that. The show degenerated for a bit too long when Bill Maher and Rula Jebreal argued about his rather islamophobic stance. It will require Bill Maher and others to get off their high horse and understand why he is simply wrong by indicting a religion as opposed to those that misuse the religion. Rula Jebreal lived the Muslim experience and lives in the West. She is much more knowledgeable on the issue; more so than Maher and Sam Harris. I interviewed Rula Jebreal on the Palestinian-Israeli crisis and found her quite knowledgeable unlike many of the talking heads on TV. Bill Maher hit it out of the park in his New Rule segment. He slammed Democrats for being insane, doing the same … [Read more...]

Watch Elizabeth Warren tell Bill Maher real reasons 2014 Election matter

Elizabeth Warren, Bill Maher, Student Loan, Election, 2014

Elizabeth Warren knows exactly why the 2014 Election matters and student loans a big part. Elizabeth Warren was a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher a little over a week ago. She was actually the most substantive guest on the show but it got little attention because of the Islamophobic exchange that occurred between Bill Maher, Sam Harris, and Ben Affleck. The gravity of that exchange and the implications it had on an entire community needed to be justifiably challenged. Bill Maher earlier on asked Elizabeth Warren why more Democrats do not speak like she does. Democrats do not provide the full throated populist positions that Elizabeth Warren has been articulating for some time. Her positions and her ability to articulate America's economic ills and unfairness is the reason many think that she ultimately has a better chance of being the president the entire country could rally around. Bill Maher notes that while there is an election coming up in a month or so, many seem oblivious to it. … [Read more...]

Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM – Stereotyping Islam hurts us all – Monday 9 PM CST

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Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Tune in Monday 9:00 PM on KPFT 90.1 FM (Houston Area) Live stream: http://KPFT.org (Entire USA) - Podcasts: Call (713) 526-5738 to talk to me on air. This week’s show Not even a much improved Obama economy can save the middle class October 13th, 2014 This is going to be a great show. We will talk about Obama's economy, Islamaphobia, and the healthcare system handling of Ebola. Most importantly we are going to be asking you to contribute to keep KPFT on air. We want shows like Politics Done Right and other good informative shows to continue. Help us. Let’s get busy. Give me a call at (713) 526-5738. That is 713-526-KPFT. Remember you can also send me a tweet to @egbertowillies. Let us engage. It is politics done right. You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here. Blog of the week Please help us build our new Politics Done Right page by LIKEing it now My Blog Posts Of The Week Chuck Todd steps in it again … [Read more...]

Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM – Stereotyping Islam hurts us all – Monday 9 PM CST

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Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Tune in Monday 9:00 PM on KPFT 90.1 FM (Houston Area) Live stream: http://KPFT.org (Entire USA) - Podcasts: Call (713) 526-5738 to talk to me on air. This week’s show Stereotyping Islam hurts us all October 6th, 2014 I am a fan of Bill Maher. He has the canny ability to break through the minutia. His political acumen is generally very good and well thought out. He does however have a weak spot that he needs to correct. Bill Maher has a following young and not so young. His display of a virulent Islamaphbia is something that Liberals of all stripes must call out and call out strongly. Over the last several months his rhetoric has been over the top. It is not good for our country. Moreover, he is feeding into the Right Wing politics that have led our country astray. Let’s get busy. Give me a call at (713) 526-5738. That is 713-526-KPFT. Remember you can also send me a tweet to @egbertowillies. Let us engage. It is politics done … [Read more...]

Bill Maher slams Americans for GOP bad boys on path to reelection (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams bad boy politicians

Is our politics dysfunctional because of the corrosive nature of money in politics? The following Real Time with Bill Maher skit makes one wonder. Bill Maher calls out an America that gets the politicians it deserves I want to believe Representative Vance McAllister (R-LA), the Congressman who was caught on tape last year passionately kissing his staffer when he says he is a new man and quote "bless with a great family and a wonderful Christian wife." … We don't ask a lot here in America of our representatives, but last month Politico ran a story on the midterms titled "Good election year for the bad boys of Congress" which detailed how even scandal plagued low lives are none the less cruising to reelection. … This guy ran on being a family values Christian. No wonder when this story broke he quit. Who could recover from hypocrisy that blatant. But now he is back in. Because he remembered something. Oh yea, I live in America. No one is paying attention. Same thing with the Appalachian Trails' most … [Read more...]

John Boehner seem to be pushing American boots on the ground in Iraq AGAIN

John Boehner Boots on the Ground

John Boehner is continuing the escalation.  The drumbeat to war is on again. America should be tired of the false choices they are continuously asked to make. No more false choices. Speak up to John Boehner & President Obama To be clear, ISIS / ISIL is a barbaric, murderous, despicable group. That can be said for many groups throughout the world that get no attention because they are in parts of the world we do not care about. Before America goes into war or creep into war, it must be determined if the price to go in is morally, financially, and humanely in our interest. General Zinni said ISIS / ISIL is not an existential threat to the US on the Bill Maher show on Friday. In fact he stated it is a regional threat. That said, he acknowledged Ebola as an existential threat to the world that merits much more attention. This opinion is shared by many others as stated in the Bill Maher piece. President Obama should follow his two simple but important doctrines. Don’t do stupid stuff. Just … [Read more...]

Bill Maher most sensible discussion on ISIS–The wrong threat

Bill Maher ISIS ISIL Real Time

While Bill Maher's New Rules was a distraction and an unnecessary attack on both Islam and Christianity, he likely had one of the most sensible and substantive discussions on ISIS earlier on. Specifically discussed was whether America is aggressively addressing the proper threat. Real Time with Bill Maher most substantive discussion on US reaction to ISIS / ISIL Bill Maher had John Feehery, Right Wing Republican & President of Quinn Gillespie Communications, General Anthony Zinni, and Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist on his show Real Time With Bill Maher. It provided a multi-angled discussion from a satirist, a war monger, a general, and a pragmatist. True to form the ultimate consensus was not difficult to discern. When Bill Maher asked if Americans are not always scared of the wrong thing, the ultimate answer was clear. He previously presented the threat Ebola had on the world based on the President and others’ statements. General Anthony Zinni ultimately agreed and said that while ISIS … [Read more...]