March 31, 2015

Bill Maher to Mike Huckabee: ‘This country is not bubbaville anymore’ (VIDEO)

Bill Maher to Mike Huckabee - This country is not bubbavile anymore

Bill Maher more attuned to the South than Mike Huckabee? Mike Huckabee was Bill Maher's sit down guest on Real Time this week. After a few platitudes about Huckabee's weight, They spoke about his new book, “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.” Mike Huckabee attempted to give the impression that the two coasts are fundamentally different than 'real America. "The term God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy is not a Southern recipe book," Mike Huckabee said. "It's really a depiction of the fact that there are bubbles of influence in places like New York, Washington, and Hollywood. And then there is a whole bunch of America in the middle often called flyover country. But my term for it over the past few years I said, when people would ask me where I live, I'd say I live in the land of God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. And by that I mean it's a place if someone comes up and says You know 'I heard your mother is sick and in the hospital, I am praying for her.' Nobody is creeped [sic] out by that." Bill Maher slammed … [Read more...]

Bill Maher’s perfect takedown of Ted Cruz 9/11 dis of rock music (VIDEO)

Bill Maher's perfect takedown of Ted Cruz 9-11 dis of rock music

Bill Maher did his research to disprove Ted Cruz rock music statement The day after Ted Cruz announced his run for president, he appeared on CBS. He was asked what kind of music he listened to. His answer was rather pandering. He responded with the following. "I grew up listening to classic rock, and I'll tell you sort of an odd story. My music taste changed on 9/11. I actually intellectually find this very curious, but on 9/11, I didn't like how rock music responded. And country music, collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me. ... I had an emotional reaction that said, 'these are my people.' So ever since 2001 I listen to country music." Earlier in the week Jon Stewart took the hypocrisy of Ted Cruz's 'imagine Ted Cruz as president speech' to task. Bill Maher took Ted Cruz to task on his Real Time show. After stating that very few actually believed Cruz's statement and that the story tells quite a bit of his disingenuous nature, Bill Maher came out with the … [Read more...]

Bill Maher slams GOP for support of welfare for the rich as they attack welfare for the poor (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams GOP for support of welfare for the rich welfare as they attack welfare for the poor

Bill Maher uses conservative tenets against the 'death tax' Bill Maher tackled the inheritance tax and its implications in a rather demonstrative fashion. One can honestly have a liberal, conservative, or some other ideology and be intellectually honest. Because one does not want to live within the tenets of a specific ideology does not make that particular ideology wrong. What is wrong is the disproportionate application of the tenets based on the socio-economic power of the governed. "Someone has to explain to me why Republicans believe that not working and getting free money, like the takers, is the worst most corrupting thing that could ever happen to a person except if you are rich," Bill Maher said. "The very first thing our new Republican Congress tried to do is get rid of any tax on inherited wealth which they called the death tax." Bill Maher then pointed out that the estate tax use to be pretty high until George Bush got it virtually repealed. "I wonder where he got the idea to … [Read more...]

Bill Maher gives compelling reason for Obama to pardon those convicted of smoking marijuana (VIDEO)

Bill Maher gives compelling reason why Obama should pardon prisoners doing time for smoking marijuana

Bill Maher calls out marijuana smoking presidents and candidates Bill Maher sometimes seems obsessed as he pushes for marijuana legalization. He normally does it in a tongue and cheek fashion. He has a lot of fun with it. The clip montage above is extremely funny. Most importantly it makes one think about the reality about our drug policy broadly and marijuana policy specifically. "Everyone from Bill Clinton to Newt Gingrich, Al Gore to Rick Santorum, John Kerry to Sarah Palin, have all fest up (to smoking marijuana)," said Bill Maher. "Come on, when even Ted Cruz cops to it, that one surprised me." Maher was pointing out that these political powerhouses all committed a 'crime' that went unpunished. "The problem I have," Bill Maher said. "is that this is the standard answer we get from all these guys nowadays, some form of 'hey when I was young and stupid I was young and stupid. It is no big deal.' Which is great, except that is not a defense that is really available for most of the seven … [Read more...]

Bill Maher slams Jeb Bush as a hypocritical past marijuana smoker & dealer (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams Jeb Bush as a hypocritical past marijuana smoker & dealer

Bill Maher calls out Jeb Bush for marijuana hypocrisy Bill Maher hit Presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Barack Obama hard for not being more progressive on marijuana given their past use. He however slammed Jeb Bush harder than them all for his degree of hypocrisy which showed a complete lack of ethics. "When Jeb Bush was at prep school, he was apparently not just a pothead but a dealer," Bill Maher said. "But he dismisses that by saying 'Back then I was a cynical little turd at a cynical school.' OK. But then when you became a governor of a state you insisted on mandatory sentences for drug crimes and a policy of jail only, no treatment for drug users. Except when it was your daughter. When you made an exception. Wow that sounds like something a cynical turd would do." It is well known that Governor Jeb Bush's daughter had a drug problem. At the same time his daughter was getting treatment for her drug abuse, Jeb Bush was opposing a proposition that would allow the masses that … [Read more...]

Sometimes it simply is the weeding out of the posers


Reaction to a Bill Maher critique shows we must learn to communicate I am a fan of Bill Maher. The comedian/satirist is a less polished version of Jon Stewart. He is generally on point absent his condescending starkness to those that disagree with him. Over the last few years Bill Maher has taken to what many consider the demonization of Islam. Reza Aslan did a very good job of debunking the reasons for Bill Maher’s absolutist stance on Islam. Glenn Greenwald schooled him on the geopolitical nature of killing. Maher simply does not consider the possibility that he may be wrong, misinformed, partially wrong, or misled. That is not the point of this piece though. I first thought the point of this piece would be to explore the power of giving people the opportunity to feel justified with voicing recessed prejudice or bigotry. In my opinion that is what Bill Maher is doing. I thought the purpose of the piece was to point out how so many that believe in a Liberal ideology that promotes free speech, and … [Read more...]

Bill Maher slams Brian Williams and the evening news harshly (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams Brian Williams and all evening news because ...

Bill Maher: It was not the helicopter story that lost Brian Williams his credibility It is amazing how good Bill Maher can be when he sticks to the types of subjects he is more apt for. This week's New Rule was on point. He actually expanded on Jon Stewart's recent critique of the media. "Brian Williams' lie about the helicopter?" Bill Maher said. "That didn't destroy his credibility with me. Ten years of wasting precious news time on bullshit stories, ... That’s what destroyed his credibility with me." Exactly. We tend to concentrate on issues that while a bit salacious at the time, are the ones that least have an effect on us. Jon Stewart correctly implied that a derelict media allowing a path to the Iraq War was much more damaging than Brian William's lie. Bill Maher called out all broadcast media for simply providing bubble gum type stories. The assault on the media continues justifiably. Transcript of the montage of clips Brian Williams shouldn't have to go away because he lied. … [Read more...]

Bill Maher to Republicans slamming Sarah Palin: ‘What took you so long?’ (VIDEO)

Bill Maher to Republicans slamming Sarah Palin - 'What took you so long' (VIDEO)

Bill Maher asks a favor of Republicans slamming Sarah Palin Bill Maher had a field day with both Sarah Palin and her Republican critics. “Now that many Republicans have come forward in the last week to finally admit that, ‘OK, you were right, Sarah Palin is a crazy person,’” Bill Maher said. “They have to ask themselves, ‘What else might I have been completely wrong about all these years?’ In case you missed it, Palin made a speech in Iowa a couple of weeks ago that cryptologists are still working on.” Bill Maher went on to play clips of Sarah Palin’s incoherent content and delivery of her speech. It is the speech that finally had many Republicans throwing her under the bus. He compared it to being on cocaine. “The pundits that always defended her have officially had enough,” Bill Maher said. “It was as if the scales fell from their eyes and they were finally able to admit 'The emperor has no clues.' They called her speech incoherent, a farce, unseemly, words that might have truly stung … [Read more...]

Bill Maher slams GOP false concern for the middle-class (VIDEO)

Bill Maher slams Republicans GOP false concern for the middle class

Bill Maher: There is no shame in the Republican game as they talk middle-class economics President Obama has changed the fashionable lexicon from trickle-down economics to middle-class economics. He made a splash at the House Democrats retreat in Philadelphia.  It is the term of the month. Hopefully it will be the narrative throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle. Bill Maher joined the fray. He took it head on. He called out Democrats timidity as they simply 'nibble along the edges' of our middle-class problem. Maher held his real fire for the Republicans. He noted their recent venture into concern for the middle-class. "And up until like Thursday," Bill Maher said. "the Republican answer to that was always just to say ‘Well, that’s the new normal.’" After playing a clip of Sarah Palin expressing some sort of concern for the middle class and quoting Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney middle-class centric statements, Bill got perturbed. "Wow, there is no shame in the Republican game. This is the … [Read more...]

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...]