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February 17, 2010

LKL ICYMI: Bill Maher's take on Sarah Palin

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Fran Route   February 17th, 2010 12:52 pm ET

I absolutely love listening to Bill Maher's opinions. He is so right on 95% of the time.


gwensadler123   February 17th, 2010 1:13 pm ET

I just watched the interview with Bill Maher and Larry King. To give Bill Maher credit he may offer his personal opinions on a subject, but he also follows up with factual information.

As citizens of the beautiful country we should be fact checking before spreading gossip that may affect a political outcome. It is simply to important to take to chance.


Raffaele Zuccaro   February 17th, 2010 1:47 pm ET

I am not a Palin fan, but her followers are a smarter group than those who follow Maher or Larry King "DEAD"!! Maher is decadent A–Hole who has a comedic slant on everything, caters to a following that wallows in a world of distasteful behavior and an acidic view on decency that he abhors -Then sits beside a DEAD FISH like King who HAS NO BACK BONE to stand against any view in front of him!!! Larry is the "Master of MICE"- with No Opinion,- A useless HOST to DEGENERATES like Maher, Joan Rivers, and many other FAKES i8n the Morally corrupt world of entertainment- who would sell their own mother for "fame and Sheckles"


Theresa   February 17th, 2010 2:02 pm ET

Who doesn't Bill Maher take on?????? Pompous with an ego to match. Dear Bill if you have all the answers to fix this country–then give it a try. You'll find out it's not as easy or as much fun as you seem to have doing the talk show circuit.


Ellys Mujaddidin   February 17th, 2010 2:54 pm ET

I like your blog
Thanks


john   February 17th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

To call someone a liar on national tv is not tasteful. I wish you'd stop bringing him back to your programme. I believe it cheapens the time slot and does not enhance american society. Get some decent role models. There are enough of them out there.


Catherine Berryhill   February 17th, 2010 3:53 pm ET

I do not think the guy is smart! Why bring Jesus into everything? I will tell you why! He owns everything You will not get to heaven, unless He takes you there. I am a true. Only a few of us..


lola   February 17th, 2010 3:56 pm ET

Larry- I think you should have Michael Savage on your show to give us the other side. Michael has a much deeper grasp of today's issues, more dignity and is more intelligent than Mahr any day of the week. If Mahr ever had the Balls to debate him, Savage would turn him into mince meat.


Catherine Berryhill   February 17th, 2010 3:57 pm ET

I do not think the guy is smart. Why bring Jesus into everything? I shall tell you why: He owns everything. You can not get to heaven unless He takes you there.


Luis B Rosario   February 17th, 2010 4:44 pm ET

Sarah Palin is not the only Republican whlo is a certified liar.
Who other than her is a hypocrite. Accordinjg to Rick Sanchez,
CNN and Jessica Yellin, National New Correspondent, 60
Republican Congressment (senators) voters against Barack
Obama's Stimulus Package. Guess what how Republicans
have receivved the "Stimulus" money and distributed it to their
constituents taking credikt or their effort of on big photo props
showing them cutting the check. Isn't that preposterous, insulting,
and demogogic by two -0faced vermints if I ever heard or worst
despkicable parasites. They spent millions perhaps billions of
dollars running adds against the "Stimulus" package and cruxifying
Pres. Obama for lax spending and then they go out of their
way to their states to put large billboards showiing them (senators)
surrounded by their constituents while holding an oversizie
copy of the stimulus check to be divided among their constituents.


Mari   February 17th, 2010 4:52 pm ET

Who cares what Bill Maher says?! Does he have any credentials worth noting? He looks and sounds like a spoiled little boy asking for a beating!


A. Smith, Oregon   February 17th, 2010 5:53 pm ET

Bill Maher, what do you think about Anderson Cooper of CNN's AC360 program being SUED for removing the fire-pole in a firehouse that is being renovated and not covering the hole. A interior designer stepped into the open hole and plunged 17 feet thru the floor!

An interior designer is suing CNN anchor Anderson Cooper after she took an unusual fall at an old New York City firehouse that he is converting into a new home. Killian O'Brien, of Brooklyn, says in her suit that she plunged 17 feet through the hole that once held the station's fire pole. The pole had been removed, but the hole was uncovered!

The accident happened in September. Her lawyer, Neil Greenberg, says she is lucky to be alive.


A. Smith, Oregon   February 17th, 2010 6:48 pm ET

Bill Maher, what do you think about The Dalai Lama meeting with President Obama to discuss the ongoing physical and cultural genocide going on in his native country of Tibet?

What is China so afraid about in regards to the Dalai Lama? The Dalai Lama has publicly stated he is not pushing for complete separation of Tibet from China but more autonomy over Tibet's affairs.

This seems more than reasonable, doesn't the Dalai Lama have a point in regards to stopping the horrific physical and cultural genocide that is occurring and ongoing in Tibet for the past 50 years?

If America had succeeded in its failed bay of pigs invasion of Cuba, wouldn't the US Govt. view Fidel Castro in the same light as China appears to view the Dalai Lama now? Couldn't that argument also be accurately applied to Taiwan?

The utter destruction of the immense Tibetan religion and culture is a great ongoing travesty to the world. In some regards this cultural genocide is similar to what the US Calvary did to the Native American's in the 1800's of America's expansion across the Midwest and Western regions of North America.

What is China so afraid of in regards to allowing the Tibetan people to worship and continue their cultural diversity as they have for thousands of years prior to the 1950's Chinese invasion?


Luis B Rosario   February 17th, 2010 6:53 pm ET

@CNN
Sarah Palin is not the only Repbulican leader who is a certified
liar. According to Rick Sancehz, and Jessica Yallin, CNN
Correspondent 60 Congressmen votred against President
Barack Obama's Stimjulus package and spent millions of dollars
to campaign against the package claiming that it was a waste
of taxpayers money. Now a CNN reports has discovered that
Republican leaders not only accepted the stimulus package check
but that they also had photo props showing them holding a copy
of the check Isn't it perposterous, iinsultingk that these two-faced
vermints (if I ever heard of worst , despicable parasites, after
they spent millions in ads criticizing the president for allegedly
spending taxpayersmoneyin failed adventures.. These are the
same Republicans who helped put Senator BayH out of business
when he undertook a bill proposed by 7 Republicans . They
(the Congressmen) renaged and the bill never passed. It appears
that Senator BayH was disheartened and his discontent was so
damaging that stepped down. Sen BayH, D-Indiana says that
the deficit and debt reduction bill will have passed if the seven (7)
minority leaders had not backed out just to make the Democratic
majority looked bad. He told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that the internal
bickering and posturing by Congress members particularly
Republicans fighting for turf is ridiculous, non-protductive. and
divisive forcking Congress to freeze most projects. These child-
like behavior by Republicans who believe that "every day is election
day," (as I said last month in an E-mail and blog) is disrupting
the proper performance of responsible government. Like I said
before this reminds me of Iraq in which former Sadaam Hussein
Baath Party loyalists elected to the present administration have
been holding secrets talks with Iran in a conspiracy to hurt and
demoralize the president of Iraq .

loyalists elected to the present administration have been dealing
with Iran in a conspiracy to create turrnmoil and hurt and discredit
the president of Iraq .


A. Smith, Oregon   February 17th, 2010 7:21 pm ET

What Big Oil does not want YOU to know about Coal fueled Power Plants:

They Release More Radioactive Radiation into the atmosphere than Nuclear Plants by a factor of 100x and possibly as much as One Thousand Times!!!

Nearly everyone realizes that 4 million tons of coal burned each and every year by a typical commercial coal power plant results in millions of tons of pollution into the atmosphere in many forms, the Nitrious Oxide compounds remain in the atmosphere for many years and are much more deadly as a greenhouse gas than CO2.

ONE which is rarely if ever discussed is the fact that radioactive radiation is routinely one of the pollutants that is released from the coal smoke stacks. YES, radioactive elements, Uranium, thorium, and a host of additional radioactive elements. How much Radiation, compared to that released by a Nuclear Powerplant?

The respected US Oak Ridge National Laboratory gives statistics on the levels of radioactive material given off by a coal fired plant. They estimate that to run an average 1000 megawatt coal-fired power plant, you need to burn about 4 million tonnes of coal. That 4 million tonnes of coal contains 5.2 tonnes of uranium, 12.8 tonnes of radioactive thorium, as well as 0.22 tonnes of radioactive potassium-40!!!

Along with this it was found by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), that for 1982 the total release of radioactivity from 154 typical coal plants in the United States was approximately the equivalent of the radioactivity in 3200 household smoke detectors. They also found that the radiation exposure from an average 1000 MW power plant comes to 4.9 person-sieverts a year for coal-fired power plants and 0.048 person-sieverts a year for nuclear-fired power plants.

This factor of 100 just looks at the nuclear fired power plant by itself. It doesn't include the complete nuclear fuel cycle, which starts with ore mining, goes to fuel processing and operation of the reactor, and finishes with waste disposal. In that case, the radiation dose from a nuclear-fired power plant increases to 1.36 person-sieverts a year.

Yes, neighbors of a COAL Plant are receiving 100 Times the radiation dose compared to a Nuclear Power plant.

Taking the entire Nuclear fuel from mining to use cycle, Coal Plants expose people to 50 times more radiation than Nuclear Power Plants.

The new 3rd. Generation plus nuclear reactors being designed and built now are much more fuel efficient and this would likely translate to far lower radiation being released compared to those in the 1980's study. Likely 1/1000 less radiation compared to the typical Coal Fueled Power plant!!!

And Nuclear Power plants do not spew out millions of tons of CO2 and Nitrous Oxide compounds into the atmosphere.


Joe G. (Illinois)   February 17th, 2010 7:36 pm ET

Sarah Palin fills her purpose.. Bill Maher’s fills his purpose.. The devil fills his purpose.. An issue with Bill Maher might be that he thinks that he is above the rest. He even thinks of himself above satan who has been trying to be above God since forever… What a loony to put on TV discussing a fine woman like Sarah Palin..


mrt   February 17th, 2010 8:37 pm ET

OMG-I see the novelists are back-I get double vision 1/2 way thro'.


TED TROUTMAN   February 17th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

WHAT A GREAT PROGRAM TO HERE FROM SOMEONE THAT SPEAKS THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.THIS COUNTRY NEEDS AT LEAST 100 PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON LIKE BILL.THATS THE TEA PARTY WE NEED, GO VOTE.


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   February 17th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

@A.Smith

It is interesting to see how China will react if President Obama meets the Dalai Lama..
Waiting with bated breath.


j.m.bolicck   February 17th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

we did not bail out ford only gm &chrysler


Mike P   February 17th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

🙂 I JUST WANT TO SAY, SARAH PALIN IS MAD AT FAMILY GUY FOR PORTRAYING A GIRL W/ DOWN SYNDROME...HELLO...DOES ANYBODY FIND IT WEIRD THAT SHE WATCHES FAMILY GUY W/ HER FAMILY...LOL...THATS NOT A FAMILY SHOW...SO DONT GET MAD WHEN IT GOES AGAINST YOUR HARD CORE FAMILY VALUES...LOL...:)


Mike P   February 17th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Bill is absolutly right. Its funny, this is a free country w/ freedom of speech, but as soon as someone thinks for themselves then the are left wing or elitist or extremist...lol

LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS, GUNS AND PROSTITUTION, AND SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE SILENCE...LOL


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

I hope they would be that crazy. At least McCain was that crazy. !!! He picked her


eva   February 17th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

I was enthralled with the Bill Maher interview yesterday. Cudos to Bill for giving Nicholas Kristof credit for trying to call attention to the grim conditions in the Congo, where millions have died, and even worse were maimed and mutilated and are living horrific lives perpetrated by the present regime a military dictatorship. Unlike outlawed blood diamonds in parts of Africa we still buy minerals from Congo.Wake up world! There is no end to man's inhumanity.


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 11:07 pm ET

We held a rally in Jax today and here came a Tea Party member. He started to ask questions about a single payer. We answered the questions faithfully. Then came our turn to ask questions. The guy just melted. Didn't even know what we were talking about. In fact many tea party goers know their stuff: Tax cut and Hate Obama. He did too. at least he repeated the leitmotiv all the time.
When it came time to answer real questions, he just blabbed.


Eddie   February 17th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

Bill Maher says that the health care bill is not socialism? Did he not read the bill or what? It is a bill that force feeds insurance down everyone's throat rather you can afford it or not. There is also a segment in the bill that states Americans who opt not to take the insurance will get a tax penalty (like we need more of that) at the end of the year. I am all for a good insurance plan, but not for forcing it down my throat. I think Bill needs to go home and read the bill again before he makes comments on it.


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

No wonder Charlie crist had all these shady dealings. Charlie is only concerned with new wife, new pals, new dow. He chased away all the jobs in florida with corruption. Charlie took the money from bail out, but he has used it without creating one single job.


John H   February 18th, 2010 12:07 am ET

I am truely surprised at how many people on this site have negative views of Bill Maher. Usually, this blog is clogged up with a dozen or so self appointed know it alls engaged in a mutual admiration society. Constantly slapping one another on the back and building each other's self image up assuring them how right thinking they are and how pathetically uninformed anyone who has another point of view is. It reminds me more a of chat room than a blog where people contribute points of view and information that is not just an opinion but has some basis in fact and truth. Bill Maher is an elitist who sets himself up as somehow being one of few people in this world who is able to see through all the smoke and mirrors and occasionally makes a gift of his supposed superior intelect to those of us who are less endowed with the ability to see the truth. He is just one more liberal know it all elitist who thrives on the pats on the back of others of his like who inhabit this blog. I don't know what Larry King expected to get when he created this outlet but he sure didn't get his money worth.

@Luis B. Rosario...just where does this certification come from that you refer to? What authoritive organization with what credentials is the source of such certifications? Liar? Who are you to brand anyone a liar? You don't like a person's point of view; fine, disagree with them but leave out the unsupported name calling that people here seem to use so freely. You suspect conspiracies in everything that is done in public life. Just like Joe McCarthy who suspected a Communist in every bush. I will not try and offer any support to any politician whether Repbulican or Democrat. With very few exceptions, they are all out for power to force their will on everyone else and if they are out of power; their total focus is how to get back into power so they can deny the opposition any say. I don't like to use generalities but it appears to me that most of them are more insterested in being in the majority that they don't care what good and necessary things are ground under the wheels of their ambition. Looking for us! B.S.


theowade   February 18th, 2010 12:29 am ET

How can anyone agree with someone who repeatedly insults your intelligence as an American citizen throughout this whole interview?

Maher calls you ( the average American citizen) an animal that needs strong leadership, because we are to stupid to understand the issue????????

wow ... i thought this government was for the ppl by the ppl!


Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 12:32 am ET

@Eddie
The billl says that those who cannot afford insurance will
either subsidized or covered entirely. The forced insurance
applies who can afford it and refuse to write to select a plan.
Go to the web www. Poltififact.com and they will walk through
some facts that have been altered by those who do not want
the bill to pass. It also guaranteed that insurance costs will
go down if the Health Reform Bill pass than in the actual form.
Many people on Welfare and Medicaid now are receiving
better benefits than the middle class due to the fact that
they cannot be deinied medical treatment(mostly illegals
and the very poor). So write now we are missing out on this
type of national coverage that you and me don't qualify in its
present existence(status). With the Health Care Reform bill
everybody will qualify for basic coverage My 2 sons work
hard now and they are not entitled to any health coverage and
they cannot afford to buy insurance despite the fact that they
work 40 hours a week. How do you like that for starters.
When I came from Puerto Rico I joined the International
Ladies Garments Union. I worked 35 hours a week in 1960
for $35.00 With that big weekly paycheck , I used to pay my
1 bedroom, share living room, kitchen and bath, share the
phone bill and electric with two brothers and I still had money
left to eat out, go to the movies and send money ($5.00 a week)
to my mother. A 3 room apartment in New York was $41.00 a
week. Unlimited local and long distance phone calls for $5.00
What can you do now with $2,000 a month. Zilch(nada-nothing),
You will be lucky if you can pay your rent if you have one credit card
the car and gas. The same 3 room Apt. in New York starts now
$1,500. 00 in low income housing in the slums. if you want a
decent apartment in a decent neiborhood it rent starts a
$2,000 for one bedroom.
" And the beat goes and the beat goes on." Cher?


TJ   February 18th, 2010 12:45 am ET

CNN apparently does not like dissenting views.


Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 1:27 am ET

@John H. -Forgive my affront. I apologizae
I know it hurts. You have a right to get upset. I do too.
The truth hurts. The first lie was on the campaign trail and
received more than $50,000 in free clothes. She claimed that
it was a loan. (we know it was not a loan). The second was
she said that Pres Barack Obama health care bill provided
for death panels to kill the disable and the elderly (it is
written on Politifact.com for your benefit that this was not
true). The statement she made about Russia from
Alaska,." She accused Obama of reading from teleprompters
during speeches but during her own speech she was
photographed ready from notes written in the palm of her hand
with permanent marker ink. There are more instances of
untruthfulness(I don't know if this means lying on Webster's).
Google WWW. Politifact.com and it walked through it. Last
years' Politifact.com Pants of Fire(biggest lies of the year)
had Sarah Palin mentioned twice as the frontrunner and one
2nd or 3rd. Barack Obama was mentioned as mistating one
fact about his health care reform but it was rated a half -true
statetment compared to Sarah Palin;s "death panel" health
reform(completely false) meant to send seniors and people
with families with disablities into panic.
Washington Post Feb 6th
E-mails show Todd Palin's Involvement
During the past 2 and 1/2 years that Sarah Palin was governor
of Alaska and then vice presidential candidate, her husband
Tood Palin inserted himself into a host of of state decisions
including judicial nominations and gas pipeline bids, according
to E mails released Friday.
Todd weighted in on appointments to state boards, labor
disputes and the use of government aircraft, according to
documents, which were obtained by MSNBC.com show.
In an E-mail to John McCain, "Man, that gossip crap bugs me,"
she wrote after a local political column scrutinized repairs made
to the mansion, including the installation of a tanning bed
in the governor's manson, according to Linda Perez, administrative
director of the Alaska governor's office, who confirmed the
authenticity of the E-mails.
During the custody battle for her grandson some accusations
were vented out by Sarah Palin, her daughter and her son-in-law
but I will not mention any lies because this was a dispute during
the heat of passion with domestic overtones(cancel this one)
If you want more I will bring it up in the next chapter.
There are some lies call a pardonable lies(white lies) and
there are the lies intended to hurt, cause anxiety, panic and
distress. We all have lied here and there but there is a difference
between a lie on national television , or in the media and a l
local lie( among family or friends. ).
Forgive my affront. I'm just a small time gossiper with a tongue
as long as the Amazon River. Cancel the "certified liar"
expletive as unconfirmed.


A. Smith, Oregon   February 18th, 2010 1:40 am ET

I wonder what Bill Maher's opinion would be on the Pope's latest attempt to minimize financal damages against him, the Vatican Bank and the Catholic Parishes that are involved in criminal and civil litigation regarding the hundreds to thousands of children that were raped by their church clerics over many years.

The current Pope has called an emergency meeting with the Irish Archbishops and Bishops in the current wake of reports and study's which allege the Vatican itself was involved in cover-ups, and negligence in immediately removing Clergy, Bishops and Archbishops that were accused of raping and sexually molesting children in their care.

It appears the Vatican is once again attempting to minimize judicial responsibility and blow-back upon the Pope and the Vatican bank itself in regards to many civil monetary legal fines given out to the many victims. In the past it appeared the Vatican instructed those parishes and clergy to declare Bankruptcy to minimize their financial exposure to any judicial monetary order against them.

Now there are Four Catholic archbishops of Dublin each accused of covering-up clerical child abuse in a damning report into how these horrific crimes were handled by the Dublin diocese.

This is what the victims in America and the UK have stated from the beginning, namely that the leaders of the Catholic Church had conspired to cover up multiple cases of rape and sexual abuse by its clerics. One such Bishop here in Portland, Oregon was suddenly summoned out of the country to take the current Pope's previous position at the Vatican!

Former President Bush jr., prevented the US Justice Dept. from allowing the hundreds of rape victims from filing their civil liability claims directly against the Vatican itself. Perhaps now President Obama will allow these rape victims to have due justice applied to all.


Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 2:05 am ET

@A. Smith, Oregon
Great blog about "nuclear power." I have been advocating
nuclear power for energy use since I was born but nobody
in the U.S. paid attention because was cheap and easy to
obtain.Now oil is commodity that is use on Wasll Street
to wage wars. Either we go for deep oil drilling or for
nueclear power but we cannot continue to depend on Saudi
Arabia and other oil producing countries who use their
money and their political base to demean the U.S. and
to demoralize us. These countries sometimes even protect
and abscond terrorists. Time to stop depending on foreign oil.
The only problem is that the change to nuclear power is
going to cost "mucho dinero" (a lot of money). And the idea
of handlng the rights to private companies is my cup of tea.
Private companies have always been pulling for their CEOs
to make super rich with taxpayers money. Any nuclear power
adventure should be under the federal government umbrella
to prevent fraud and larceny. We the taxpayers are going
to invet $8 billion, then we have the right to own the rights until
somebody can buy back our rights and still the deed should
be titled to the federal government.


Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 2:43 am ET

@Larry King
Judge Judy could be one sided. I will hate to be a defendant
in her court.


Luis B Rosario   February 18th, 2010 2:54 am ET

I believe that this "Tea Party Movement " is just a copy cat of
the "Boston Tea Party." against taxation. One of their leaders
( I believe Michael Roth) who advocates lower taxes for
corporations in lieu of unemploment benefits. He says
that unemployment benefits should be eliminated . The
reduction on corporate and employer tax should be enough
to create new jobs so people don't have to collect unemployment.
"Another coocoo of the ultraconservative movement. How can
a lower tax base help in eliminating 15 million unemployed
people. And if we don't pay taxes how are we going to maintain
the national structure and social services. "AY CARAMBA."
My Goodness gracious -ignorance is one my attributes.


Navajo Joe   February 18th, 2010 3:38 am ET

@Luis B Rosario

I think many on these sights really enjoy your blogs. I certainly do and I know at least one other who does, as well........Keep firing away on all eight cylinders. You mix the flavors very well, senior.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 18th, 2010 6:42 am ET

@ Luis B Rosario February 18th, 2010 2:54 am ET
---------------------------
Sounds like right-wing politics agenda.


Mike P   February 18th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

Hey Eddie
, do you want to get your facts in order?... It wouldnt be socialism, cause that kind of thing is already here. You have'nt heard of medi-care, the post office, the fire department, union labor, 'social security ' ?...lol Hawaii even has government mandated health care, what do you think of them apples?, why dont you stick that in your pipe and smoke it...you ' average american '...LOL


Mike P   February 18th, 2010 1:02 pm ET

@ theowade
dude wake up, have you ever seen a tv program that wasnt based in usa latly?, we are bottem feeders and are portrayed as such.., I wish i lived in Great Britain.


Mike P   February 18th, 2010 1:07 pm ET

@ theowade
government for the people by the people, huh...lol w/ a little help of the supreme court to allow ' forgien ' and domestic corporations to finance campiagn elections...lol


Mike P   February 18th, 2010 1:22 pm ET

🙂 @ A. Smith Oregon

Read up on Yucca Mountian, It's your Republican congress that wants to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on that site, and then say, nah, i don't wanna... so instead of storing all of our spent uranium at what ANY expert will say is an ideal area to store it, what with hte extremely low water table, the abundant concentration of a mineral that naturally neutralizes radiation?...lol we store it at our nuclear reactor sites strewn across the country. Less safe and less secure I might add, incase your an ' average American'...lol


Marry   February 18th, 2010 1:39 pm ET

@ Ted – I could not agree with you more.
@ Fran Route – I enjoy Bill Maher very much too. Most of the time, I could not have said it better myself.

Surprising to me is how many people here do not understand his thoughts and sense of humor. Perhaps because they are not really interested in acquiring some background information and are more into “sound bites”. It would be so nice if they could understand and have some fun too. But then, sometimes if you think about it, his humor/thoughts/comments also show a lot about society that one would perhaps rather ignore – but should not.


Theresa   February 18th, 2010 1:54 pm ET

@ Marry– Bill Maherr is a comedian & that I will give him credit. I beg to differ when you say "It would be so nice if they could understand & have some fun too." I don't need to understand.. What I hear from is if you don't agree with me you're wrong. I think he's forgotten that he lives in a democratic country where there is freedom of speech. Just because he's not religious does he have the right to tell me I'm ridiculous if I go to church. I am so tired of celebrities "flapping their jaws " with all their opinions. They are a small spectrum of this society. I do not need to have proof of your charitable works -just do the work. Too many need praise for what a normal response would be.


Ted   February 18th, 2010 2:01 pm ET

Those people who grew up on Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Superman, Spiderman etc. comics, meaning nothing else until their 25th birthday, have difficulties understanding Maher´s humor.
How about watching Dick and Doof for higher education?


lola   February 18th, 2010 2:07 pm ET

Ted and Maury,
I would rather listen to Michael Jackson music than this idiot spewing his garbage any day of the week. Bill Maher makes his living in negativity and imposing a self-importance and arrogance. The man does not know the meaning of humility and truth. He would rather spend the day at the Playboy mansion than helping to serve humanity. He is a leech trying to suck the blood of humanity and dignity.


Dodie   February 18th, 2010 4:50 pm ET

@ Ted

Are you saying the 'Right' is Scatologically Focused? :~)


Joanne Wozniacki   February 18th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Bill Maher, you were fantastic! You are so intelligent and not only do you see it like it is, but you say it like it is. And you truly want to see it get better for all Americans, not just the wealthy. You're a breath of fresh air to those of us suffering from the economy the most, and those of us who cannot afford health insurance anymore in this country. You think of others and truly care, not like half of America who only care about their their own backyard and their children, and to hell with everybody else.


James in Idaho   February 18th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

So... how long do you suppose it will take the tea partiers to recognize their on the fast track to becomeing the conservative version of the Weather underground?


Luis B Rosario   February 20th, 2010 11:22 am ET

@Jesse ,Auckland,NZ
Bill Maher was talking labout this subject last night.2/19/10. He
says that the Tea Party movement is a copy of the Boston Tea
Party revolt against taxes, but he says that the Boston Tea Party
revolt had was a legitimate movement like the civil rights movement
the Gay rights movements, Abortions Rights,etc.,etc.; the
Tea Party movement is a "Cult.," he says. "It is not a group
of people who have decided to stream away from legitimate
government business just to stir trouble(to protest evevrything
that the government is doing; to disrupt legitimate agendas,
at town meetings, presidential address(es) and election
campaign(s). All they want is be disorderly and cfreate chaos
to scare people away. They are like the Sunni extremists
in Iraq. They don't want the cake and they don't want you to eat
either. They could become a dangerous cult.


Luis B Rosario   February 20th, 2010 11:34 am ET

@ Jessie, Auckland, NZ
Correction
The Tea Party Movement is a "cult," that have splintered away
from legitimate government just to disrupt legitimate Govt
business with the intent to disrupt, agitate and create panic
with no constructive base for the good of American Citizens.
A great number of Republican leaders have embraced this
movement to become the party of "No." They even say "No"
spontaneously when the answer is "Yes."
(I have not seen them drinking any tea, either).


chinyere   February 28th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

Even though I am not a big fan of Bill Maher, I support his suggestion that it is time for democrats to take a stand on issues. This is getting out of control. Republicans will never agree with Democrats, we all know that. I need a health care bill passed. I am a nurse and I know what people without health insurance go through everyday. The senators and congresssmen all have adequate health insurance and are fighting at the expense of these uninsured people.
President Obama, it is time for you to save these people. Save them.


Laura Harrington   February 28th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

Edwards was not just a guy who got horny as Bill describes him. I think Elizabeth did ignore the truth but he was much worse than just some average guy. He had his friend and advisor take the fall for him, even though this would put the other guy.s family at risk. Also, he had fantasies of when his wife would pass and he could be with this woman. Promising things to her as if they were dating. How completely unreal. Who knows how far he would have gone.


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