September 19, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

Bill Maher for the Hour!

Bill Maher isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it!

He weighs in on today’s primaries,

President Obama, Sarah Palin, and more.

And, he’s taking your questions and calls!


Send your questions below!

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Lois from Tucson   September 14th, 2010 7:19 pm ET

This huge Bill Maher fan is curious if Bill intends to discuss the H1N1 immunization on RealTime this season–since he turned out to be 100% correct.

Matthew Young   September 14th, 2010 7:33 pm ET

Hello Bill, huge fan of yours and cant wait for your return to HBO this season. Also loved your film Religulous!

My question to you is, do you think this tea party movement got high jacked by the main stream republicans?

I feel the real movement was started by the money bomb to Ron Paul during his campaign for president and then it got high jacked by the main stream republicans like Sarah Palin.

Gary LeDrew   September 14th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

Hi Bill and Larry
Somewhere I read a poll that 30% of Americans would rather be Canadian or live in Canada. Do you think this possible?

Frederick Calzada   September 14th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

why is it that there is so little clarification that a Mosque already exists at the controversial site. And, what do you opine about Trumps offer of purchase? Thank You Cal

James   September 14th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

How could anyone who is a minority or makes less than one quarter of a million dollars a year possibly think the republican party could help them?

Rodrigo Hunrichse   September 14th, 2010 8:04 pm ET

I really think Bill Maher would be an excellent International host. Unseen on Latin America, except I think on very premium special interest pay TV.

Phillip A Reed   September 14th, 2010 8:07 pm ET

Will tonight's (09/14) primary results be streamed live on the web? If so, where?

James   September 14th, 2010 8:12 pm ET

Chirsty O'Dowell made the statement that she had Hillary supporters working for her now. If you could interview her what would be the first question you would ask? Do you believe that she can pull democrat votes and why?

Nurse Doug   September 14th, 2010 8:19 pm ET

Bill Maher,
The USA buys 1 billion dollars worth of OPEC product per day.
How can the USA keep that money in the US and spend it in US and not send it to the OPEC nations who hate us anyway?
Moreover, there are 8 million 18 wheelers/semi-trailer who buy OPEC gas that operate in the USA. How can the Gov get them off OPEC products and on to natural gas so we don't send that 1 billion dollars a day to OPEC nations. Come on BILL be our avatar of all times, the one savior who gets America off its OPEC addiction of oil. Two thousand years from know Bill M. you will be know for the BILLJESUS WHO HEALED AMERICAS DEADLY ADDICTION TO OPEC OIL.

Michael Wysocki   September 14th, 2010 8:29 pm ET

Bill, how much of the latest actions on Capitol Hill about Don't Ask Don't Tell do you attribute to celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kathy Griffin publicly pushing for reform?

Matt   September 14th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

Bill, do you think the Tea Party movement would still have evolved if we didn't elect an African American President?

Karen Wickman   September 14th, 2010 8:42 pm ET

Dear Bill,

This country was founded on a ‘balance of powers’. When there are entrenched differences of opinions, the periodic change of different politicians and political beliefs by design provides checks and balances. How do we get this country back to our forefathers’ ideal of democracy? The party of “NO” is destroying it with their tactics!

Nana Brown   September 14th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

What does Bill think of Alan Hert's story of who was behind the 911 ? The BPF [ Burning Pastor of Florida ] story was pushed at the same time as Alan's story. Does Bill think of our media is free ?

Nana Brown   September 14th, 2010 8:48 pm ET

What does Bill think of Alan Hart's story of who was behind the 911 ? The BPF [ Burning Pastor of Florida ] story was pushed at the same time as Alan's story. Does Bill think of our media is free ?

Dan Schroeder   September 14th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

Mr. Maher, I’m a non-believer myself, and I try to at least pretend as though I respect people’s religious beliefs. After watching your show and movie I have to ask “do have any respect for religious people, and why do you think smart people believe in such a silly thing?

ben berkowitz   September 14th, 2010 8:59 pm ET

Hey Bill,

What is your opinion on the ground zero Mosque? Particularly with the recently proposed ideas of Trump and Moore?

Thank you so much,
Ben (Greensboro, NC)

Jaye Reiser   September 14th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

Do you think there will be any real progress with the current peace talks in the middle east?

Justin   September 14th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Bill, you are a big influence of mine and I agree with you on most everything. One thing we strongly disagree on, however, is 9/11. My question to you Bill is: what is your response to organizations such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth and Firefighters for 9/11 Truth who are demanding a new investigation?

Bryan Shingleton   September 14th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Hi Bill and Larry!! You guys are the best!!

My question for Bill is this,
Is Sarah Palin really a politician or a joke?

Carrie   September 14th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

You'd be hot even without the acerbic wit,
Will you marry me?

Chris Moore   September 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

How do you feel about Australia's current Prime Minister Julia Gillard coming out and "admitting" that she is an atheist? How important do you think it would be if more "closet atheists" came out?

Nia Fields   September 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Hi Bill. I am an 18 Year Old African-American female, and a fan of yours. I am from Jersey City, NJ. Do you feel like the stereotypical views of African Americans have changed since President Obama has taken office?

Diane Dagenais Turbide   September 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Congratulations Bill!

Enjoy the tea giving us all great crazy materials!

RichB   September 14th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Bill, do you think registered voters should be fined if they do not to vote?

Richard Walter   September 14th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Hi Bill!

With the release of a hiker in Iran, do you think that the United states now has a better relationship with Iran than Republicans have with Democrats?

Dustin Klein   September 14th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Bill, do you believe that a majority of the tea baggers don't understand the true topics at hand and that they will actually benefit from Obama?

Dan Schroeder   September 14th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Should people like Sarah Palin stop trying to impose their beliefs on the American legislature, seeing as the constitution has a very clear separation of church and state?

Dennis   September 14th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Will you please talk about something else? Talk about the movie Casablanca. What was up with the letters of transit?

Jan Benson   September 14th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

I understand your comment that most voters are fairly conservative , however because of the fiscal crisis this county is going through how much do you think the tea party crazies will act as mob voters

Dawn   September 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

You are even better looking now than you were when you were doing stand up in the '80's. Would you say that your diet may have something to do with this?

Mike Stevens   September 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Would Bill ever wear a suit made of meat?

Carolyn   September 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Even if Obama was a Muslim, why would that matter? I don't believe that he is, but if Obama actually came out and said that he was Muslim, why would people consider that to be a problem? Being Muslim doesn't mean you're a terrorist... just like being a Christian doesn't mean you're an extreme conservative!

tywan   September 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

in a far of land what do u thnk about an Obama Pallin Pres./V.P

Lido   September 14th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Bill, Because of your half jewish background, Do you think that you have favored them in your movie Religulous? You didn't attack them as much as you did the Muslims, and Christians. you went all the way to Israel and didn't show one single violent act or harsh comment by any Israeli? while christians and muslims you've showed a lot....

I hope if my question is not shown on the show, at least, some really challenging questions are.....

Lavon   September 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Hi Bill, love you. I saw you on Leno last night, and heard that you would be in LV. Can't get a ticket for late Sept. Help

ken   September 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Dear Bill, What is the meaning of Yom Kippur?

kimzaq   September 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

u said u created people like Ann Coulter ... man ... why would u do that...?

kathy   September 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

On one of Bill's shows, he stated that he never buys his food at a grocery store. Where does he get his food and what does he eat? He looks good!

Dustin Klein   September 14th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Bill, please explain to the tea baggers (especially Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck) why a secular government is necessary.

Manny   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Hey Larry and Bill

First I would like to say I am big fan of both you guys, Bill I think you have some powerful insight and you should run for President , now if you did run and win what would be the first thing you do in office and how would this country be different with you as our leader. and where do you see this country in ten years?

Jay Bedford   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Is the main/planned purpose of the tea-baggers to make the moderate Republicans more palatable to the general public?

Thomas May   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET


You speak often about being a "libertarian," yet you seem to believe in Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" type of government that can do whatever it wants to do, and is not constrained by the constitution.

Just like Obama, you are authoritarian by your very nature.

Why call yourself a "libertarian" when the only thing you actually hold a true old school liberal view on is drug legalization?

Tom (Detroit, MI)

Bobby   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Hi Bill,

I am from Canada and loved the movie and your show.

I now live in US and I am amazed at how different US has become over the years, being practically the same in many ways, why did US change so much and How in the world does Fox news has the amount of viewers they have?
In Canada you can't just say what you want we have laws against that, why aren't you guys doing anything about it?

Are you sure she won't win? O'donnel that is?

Jeff (NY)   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Question for Bill Maher: What needs to happen to get marijuana legal, like alcohol, and are we nearing a tipping point in public opinion?

Joe   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET


Why does every president who wins the election never do what he says he was going to do? Obama is a perfect example of that. He hasn't done anything e said he would do in the campaign.

Jennifer Girman   September 14th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

What if anything do you believe awaits us once we leave this life on this earth?

Syamal Bhattacharya   September 14th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Hi Bill,
Why does not any one in the country have the ball to admit that the Republicans, Tea Party activists and a good many of the rank and file voters can not accept that they have elected a black man as their President?

Joe Parkhurst from Minnesota   September 14th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Bill – Do you agree that in a global business environment that includes China that the United States is incapable of creating manufacturing jobs in the United States because of the wage disparities that exist?

A Chinese manufacturing worker makes $120 – $500 a month versus an American manufacturing worker who would make $1,600 – $3,200+ a month.

Bill – do you also agree that any business that operates in China supports communism? Prior to U.S. business involvement at the levels we see today, China had very few resources for sustainment. Now China has created a 900 Mile Missile – fortunately for the world it is a Chinese made missile and will probably not work more than it does.

What is your take Bill?

John Fitzpatrick   September 14th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Hi Bill,

What if the Democrats really loose in the general election by November? What will happen if the Democrats decided to be a minority party without Reid and Pelosi as congressional leaders?

Balazs Schreil   September 14th, 2010 9:12 pm ET


How old were you when you noticed yourself being analytical about your environment?

Did you enjoy history class?

And, what are your thoughts on the GM recovery, the bail out being paid back, and the National Debt?

Diane Dagenais Turbide   September 14th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Congratulations Bill!

Enjoy the tea giving us all great crazy materials!

You have to be on Larry King every night until November!!!!
Love your mind and sense of humor from being down to earth!!!

Thanks so much for being you!!!

James   September 14th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Fox news is now almost 24/7 anti-Obama, anti-Democrat. How can the Democrats counter this unfair advantage? How is this even legal? Aren't news stations supposed to really be fair & balanced, as required by law?

justin smith   September 14th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Why is it that the media praises Obama during the primaries, but profusely bashes him after the election?

Robert Stephan   September 14th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Flipping the coin over imagine what the reaction would be, had 9 years ago had 2 planes hit Mecca and now the Christians were demanding to build a community center at the impact site.

Jack   September 14th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

What are your thoughts on Bill Clinton being offended that Rachel Maddow called him 'The greatest Republican President ever'?

ken   September 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Do you believe the president is taking us in the correct direction? Even with all the debt he is mounting and the unemployment rate @ around 9%. When will the democratic party accept the choices the president is making are not working? Can't blame Bush forever!!!

Dale carlton   September 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

It is good to have you back, Larry! Bill Maher has a lifetime fan in me, for what that is worth (I am 75 years old)...LOL

edna   September 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I am looking forward to your show, Bill....I want to make a comment about why SO MANY Americans keep thinking that Obama is a muslim...and a Hawaii a foreign country...last time I checked it is the 49 or 50th state (sorry) and they hate him so much. I am Canadian and sometimes I think some Americans ARE so small minded and bigoted....I want to say time I will write more but I did not know ahead of time that you were going to appear...Congrats on you getting your star...

Edna from Winnipeg

Jamie   September 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Hi Larry and Bill,

Bill what's your thoughts on the rise of Cristian Nationalism in America? And what are your thoughts on how the media helped a fringe Cristian Pastor steer American foreign Policy for a week?

Sandy   September 14th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Hey Larry,
Bill, what I like about you is, you will tell it like it is when it comes to politics and Americans. You are so great on so many levels. I disagree with your religious views but that does not stop me from watching your show or agreeing with your political views. Please don't stop talking!
love ya,
Detroit, MI

Liam   September 14th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Mr. Maher,

I have two separate questions if I may. Why is Palin being considered ANYTHING other than the ex-Governor of Alaska who's term left a wake of questions and who embarrased Senator McCain and the Republican Party?

Second, I know this may sound naieve, but I cannot see for the life of me what the Presidents religious views have to do with anything. Clinton was atacked for his personal indescretions... and I didn't care about that either.

Dale carlton   September 14th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Had a senior moment! Congrats on the Star!

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Every one including Bill Maher is shocked at him getting a star on the sidewalk..... he is marginally successful..... unlike Sarah Palin who he seems to be focused on

david   September 14th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Why do you think World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed straight down, through the path of most resistance, at near free fall speed?

charlie herr   September 14th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Do you think your fame today can be traced back to your truly outstanding performance in "Amazon Women in the AvocadoJungle of Death"?

Mariea   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET


I am from Texas but I don't own a truck or a gun. Instead, I have books.

Is there anything you haven't done that you would still like to before you die?

znic   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Hey Bill,

Congrats on the Hollywood star... My question to you is do you think that the Repubs see you as the Dems see Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin? Frankly, I think the only thing remotely similar is the active voice you all represent for your respected parties, but I cannot stress how much more common sense you demonstrate over these people...

Anton Tangle   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I wonder how Mr. Maher feels about Tony Blair making rounds in U.S. MSM circuit, before our own cowboy George W. Bush.

selena hughes   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I don't get poll numbers? I've never been surveyed nor anyone I in regards to Dems vs media reports the poll numbers says Democrats have something to worry about this coming November. What's your take on this?

Steve Lockridge   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Do you mean" tea baggers" and churchgoers voice is a joke. you have made a living from the sacrifices our forefathers have made, when you degrade others views simply to increase your ratings makes me embarresed and ashamed. good luck, your point of view is tainted by profit.

Anton Tangle   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

The King and Mr. Maher ROCK!

Carol Ann   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Dear Bill, Please tell me why the people of your United States do not understand how lucky they are to have the President they do?
What the double hockey sticks is going on?
Regards, from love you Bill!

Charles   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Should'nt corporations that maintain over 75% of their manufacturing base overseas be required to be taxed as foreign ccmpanies doing business in america?

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Bill Maher seems to be a frustrated liberal .... much like his idol, Obama

C.W.   September 14th, 2010 9:21 pm ET


Are you in favor of abolishing conservatism as we know it?

david   September 14th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Do you realize the Federal Reserve is not federal?

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Bill, I have a question for you..... if you are so smart, why don't you run for office?

Christian   September 14th, 2010 9:22 pm ET


Do you think that now more so than ever, religious discrimination has taken the place of racism in America?

Love Your Show,


elle   September 14th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Why is it, Bill Maher, that every time i find you on some obscure TV channel oversea,s you are mysteriously disconnected soon afterwards? 🙂 Love seeing you in the US. Thx.

Kelly   September 14th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Do you think there will EVER be a day that we don't have to worry about a 2 Party structure? Do we REALLY need DEMS vs REPUBS??

Lavon   September 14th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I love you Bill. Can't get a ticket for LV at the of this month.
Seeing you has always been a dream. Help.

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

The liberals bemoan the ways of the Taliban and support the Palestenian terrorists

Ethan   September 14th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

My question for Bill is Would he ever vote for a republican?

Robert   September 14th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

What is your opinion on Geert Wilders over in the Netherlands?

Tosh Christian   September 14th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Bill Maher do you fell this would be a better world, for all life that inhabits it, if the human population was a bit less?

Bob from Vegas   September 14th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Bill, I'm still trying to find a topic that we we disagree on. I am an athiest and feel all religions threaten any attempt at real civilization: agree or disagree?

Jon Blair   September 14th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Why are we really at war in Afghanistan? If we are concerned about nation building why do we do nothing for Mexico? I mean we share a border with them. Does not make sense to me.

Jon Blair
Fort Worth, TX

camn ingram   September 14th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

first off bill your the man and religious is one of the funniest documentarys ever made. i would just like to know your take on the topic of legalizing marajuana. i'm 21 and i'd just like to know if it will happen in my life time

charlotte   September 14th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Are you following the articles written by Christopher Hitchens regarding his health and the comments he's received from people who are so against his disaffection with organized religion? Seems he shares your point of view, as do I, and he's practically being persecuted because he isn't a "believer"!

ckesling   September 14th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

hi bill, congrats on your star, love you !!! keep on keeping on. plus i agree with everything you have said tonite !!!

Miller   September 14th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Bill, you just said there hs been no terror attack on America since Obama has been President. What about the Christmas bomber or the situation in Manhattan? Really... how would you recommend we deal with radical Islamists/terrorists?

Khalid Ahmed   September 14th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Isn't it Islamaphobic to say building a mosque near ground zero is a no-no, but it is Ok to to build a temple, a synogue, or a church near there???

Ellen Sander   September 14th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

I have a question for Bill Maher:

If people stop you on the street, or in a restaurant, etc. What is the most frequent thing they say to you/ask you.

And what is with that hairdo?

Best wishes,

Dino from Montreal   September 14th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

What would your reaction be to a Sarah Palin presidency?

Mike   September 14th, 2010 9:27 pm ET


You just made a comment that terrorism is down under Obama. How can you claim that when we have had 2 major terrorist attempts in the US in the last year. Christmas Day Bomber and the Times Square Bomber. Both failed, yes, but the attempts were made.

Herbert Creech (Dayton)   September 14th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Ask Bill Maher this question and he will answer it "yes". If Obama were revealed to have been born in Kenya is it true that in spite of the requirements of the Constitution, you Bill Maher would say: Let him stay in office because that does not matter?

Eunice   September 14th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Hi Bill,
Am a very fan of yours. My question is, did Sarah Palin say anything about the Florida pastor? How about Glen Beck. I wonder what they preach.What happened to forgiving 70 by something times.

Anton Tangle   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Jeff Burka, keep wearing it.

Matt   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Larry and Bill-

Recent poll numbers and a growing number of strategists on both sides of the isle suggest the house is lost for the Democrats this November. Can you respond that analysis, and comment on the worries of a growing Republican influence that is similar to the highly criticizes Bush era style of policies.

Protect our Earth   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Bill can you comment on BP pulling all the waste oil out of the Gulf and hiring Waste Management to dump it into our Landfill's? Is that really cleaning up the mess they caused?

Sylvia   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Bill – you are a genius, a truthteller, and I am so frustrated I cannot afford HBO (I'm a retired senior) because I hang on every word you say. You are the only one who makes sense. CNN has really been disappointing in their coverage of Obama. Bill can a liberal TV channel be started – by you maybe to offset those con artists from Fox News??
Toronto, Canada

Cynthia Stark, Canada   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Mr. Maher:
What, if anything, do you think Canada could learn from the U.S.? and what could the U.S. learn from Canada?

Kalilu   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Why can't America have people like Bill Maher represent them around the world. They represent the best of America that most of us from Africa always imagined this great nation to be.

For the life of me I never imagined the likes of Newt Gingrich ever lived in the USA, let alone him being a Speaker of the House.

Paige DeSantis   September 14th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

will you marry me Bill? I adore everything about you! port penn ,DE

filipe   September 14th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Bill you say about a bad product is a good thing in this country. What about all the products that are now in Cuba? CNN , Larry King .

mk   September 14th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

About three weeks ago I sent an e-mail and requested for two tickets to Bill Mahr show on Sept. 17 and I have not recieved any response. Please tell me why. Thank you.

Larry Snyder   September 14th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Instead of allowing the right to portray the healthcare bill as a takeover of healthcare by the government how about the present it as the government simply taking over managing payments and in doing so they are letting Dr’s do the doctoring people need. The insurance industry control’s healthcare at a profit. The government by taking over payments without the profit factor would benefit everyone’s well being. Whatever a Dr felt a patient needed they could get so therefore Dr’s not some administrator would be deciding our healthcare needs and the government just makes the payments. If the Democrats could promote that message maybe people would realize how much they have to benefit. We need to get what amounts to making payments profitable.

And further, Its all about how the media portrays things these days and the liberal side fails to do that near as successfully as the conservative right does. The democrats need someone to jump all over Boehner. What’s Al Franken been doing during all this? Lets unleash him!! If the liberal majority fails this fall its because of their inability to frame and get the message out.

Dawn   September 14th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Bill what's your opinion on the Koran burning and the placement of the Mosque

Mark   September 14th, 2010 9:29 pm ET


Congrats on your "star"...well deserved.

In your opinion what is the most glaring difference between Canadians and Americans. Although the two countries neighbour each other the basic political views are drastically different....Canadians being "compassionate capitalists" and Americans.......? By the way, if a Canadian if far enough north he can see Ms. Palin's house.

Your views?

Sam Cobra   September 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Will Prop 19 pass Nov. 2nd in Cali?
Big fan as always, and look forward to the new season on hbo!

Joaquin Gonzalez   September 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I am impressed with what Bill Maher said about the accomplishments of the is true they (Democrats) do not know how to sell their products, and at the same time lots of americans can not see what this administartion has done to move this country forward.

Sandy   September 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

How do you feel about the shooting at Fort Hood? Was this a terror attack?

Mike Stouffer, Los Angeles, CA   September 14th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Hi Bill and Larry,

Bill - I appreciate that you are one of the only voices of reason in the media today. My questions is: Why do you think many people, such as the individuals you encountered in your film "Religulous", continue to stick by completely ridiculous ideologies when there is clearly an abundance of valid evidence that refutes their logic?

Oshunrire James   September 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Why have we not heard from Dick Cheney who is normally so verbose and negative about everything concerning President Obama. No comment about the oil spill, Afghanistan, etc.

Cole Philips   September 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Marijuana? Priority criminal topic? Yes or no?

P. Best   September 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Hi Larry and Bill! How do we get people to vote this November and I'm talking about those of us on the left? I am not hearing any fight from the Obama side. The Right is drowning them out! Thanks and can't wait for your new season!

Donna Roberts   September 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

what makes you an expert,Bill Maher?

Ken   September 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Congrats on the star Bill, you deserve it. Unfortunate for your country
that you won't get into politics, you have more common sense then most.

david   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Bill just said the n word. Could you please ask him why he believes a Boeing flying into the pentagon would leave only a 16 foot wide hole, which happened on 9/11. That is a fact, not a theory.

Mike   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

How can you (bill) say that there has been no terrorist attacks since Obama has been in office? Have you already forgotten the 13 killed at fort hood? Or the failed attempt by the underwair bomber? Or let's go back in history to the slain marines in the us embassy in yeman? By the way all have been planed by al quida and Osama bin laden! Get your facts right before you talk because any attack that has a direct effect is a terrorist attack!

Ralph Smith   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Bill,If you ask Sarah Palin&Gleen Beck if someone acused them of being christians would there be enough evidence to find them guilty.

Roland Persson   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

For Bill Maher. What do you think about de Tokeville's comment of the "tyranny of the majority" and Churchill"s comment that One can determine the results of democracy by spending 5 minutes talking with an average voter.

Pamela Hanaman   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

why i did not watch you more? I agree with most of what you say

Robert   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Bill supports a blanket Constitutional right for the proposed mosque at Ground Zero (even though he is anti-religion). This seems to be a cop out – wrapping himself in the Constitution to avoid giving his opinion on the "wisdom" of locating a mosque at that location. What is his opinion on the building of the mosque there, on common sense grounds?

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Congrats on your star, Bill..... you're every bit as successful as Air America

Josh Goodman   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Hi bill from a fellow atheist do you think that the words in god we trust should be removed from us currency or will the teabaggers not let us

loretta   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

how do u feel about us helping others n other countries when we need help here in the united states. Do u think people r jealous because obama is doing a lot better n his first year than bush ever did?

selena   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

What's you're opinion on the controversy over a mosque near ground zero?

Marie   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

The reason the U.S. has been free from a terrorist attack for the last 20 months is due to policies the Bush Admin. put in place after 9/11...

Antonio Avila   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Who is resposible for you being kick out and being kick in, it's messing up my schedule, I am Wrong?

George McMannis   September 14th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Bill, the "creationists" are having a rally and conference in downtown Indianapolis on the 17th. How is it in 2010 people can blindly believe something so ridiculous. You think they will like my idea for a sign, "god hates facts!"

Julie   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill–if you could only have access to 2 news sources, what would they be?

Jon R   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill, I just read that you are supporting shark protection which is great. Don't you think that the sharks in the ocean cause less harm than the sharks in politics?

alice patterson   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Why do you think so many people are enamored with Palin? Is our society really getting that naive, or better yet brain washed?

kay Schram   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill,do you think our country will continue to have high employment if so much manufacturing is in China? How can the tide be turned back to this country?thanks

Kevin   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill-will we finally get pot legalized this year?

Loretta   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Good evening Bill,
This is one 80 year old lady who thinks you are marvelous. I'm only a High School graduate, and don't pretend to be knowledgeable about world affairs, but, one thing I do believe is that we have no business being in the Middle East. We are the interlopers, the invaders, not the liberators as we would like the world to believe. The Iraq War was started based on lies and misinformation and as a result, thousands upon thousands of lives have been lost. I voted for Barack Obama not because I thought he was so good, it was because I thought George W. Bush was so bad. Now, President Obama is reminding me more and more of our former President. He has lost me completely with his approval of the surge in Afghanistan. It's all about oil, money and power.

Vivian Engler   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Hi Bill: I love you and I love Obama. I think you are right on....on everything. I think you should be on Obama's advisory staff. Fox News sucks and so does Sarah Palin. When are people going to wake up.

Robert Mack   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Where does it say in the Bible to "Bring on Islam?"
Haven't heard that before.

I guess it's easy to talk about things that you have no idea about,
Islam didn't even exist in the world by the time the Canon came in.

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill is fixated on Sarah Palin

Pat De Zinna   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I would like to know what Bill thinks about how the military is downsizing its troops by pushing out 16 17 year service men without any recourse. And the discharge code 20 (to the convienience of the navy/army and so on)I am one of them.

islam   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill. why you don't believe in god?

steve galtero   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Bill – what do you think the supreme court will do with gay marriage?

I am looking at maybe having to leave USA, and my same-sex parner of 12 years, because I can't find another full time job right now (my work visa does not allow me to work outside my field – architecture).

If my boyfriend was a woman we could get married ( as in most otehr civilized countries) and the INS would leave us alone. Clearly civil unions are NOT the same as marriage. Do you think the supreme court will recognize this fact????

Steve, Los Angeles

Brook   September 14th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Hi Bill,
Will you marry me? I love you!!!

Austin Marc   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Hey Bill great book and show but how about coming to speak at an HBCU " Grambling State University " Also speaking on the Gulf Coast and Shoutout to the Nationally award winning Gramblinite Newspaper.

Michael Morettoni   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Bill, when is Religulous 2 coming out?

Duane   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET


Like to hear your thoughs regarding any aspects of money & politics. Palin will run for President so she can pay her entire family to work on her campaign. In CT., Lieberman paid his kids $10k a month to "work" on his campaign. Just as in all of known civilization, money-in any form- is the root of all evil.

Gretchen   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

YES! Bill finally said it! that's true that's all they want to say but they don't have the courage to say that they can't come to grips with an african american president.The republicans are famous for saling wolf tickets,then turning tail and being cowards.Thank You Bill for your honesty.

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Bill talks about Sarah more than Fox News

Ricky atlanta   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Thank you for calling the Racist element in the GOP for what it is!

Khalid   September 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Bill do you ever think there will be peace in the Middle East. If so what has to happen for peace to occur?

Juan P. Ortega   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Dear Bill, When are you coming down to Miami for a stand up show?
Also, Why do you think there is not a "tea party" for us liberals and progressives? Where is the leadership on the left?

badrunnisa   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

I am wondering seeing all these polls on tv as now more than 70% of americans have unfavorable view of muslims make me wonder at my work place who those 70 % are and can you shed light on it

Odin   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Bill–will Hillary run for President in2012?

Tim_V   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Bill – what is your take on the new search engines cropping up that are 'religiously sensitive' meaning that they screen out all content that (someone) finds to be not 'with' that religious view?

Andrew (Cheyenne, Wyoming)   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Is it possible for the lower economic classes to battle for opportunity against the richest one percent? If so, where can it start?

ann   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

will u ever b on a regular channel? i truly enjoy hearing ur thoughts. ann

jimmiewayne   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Larry, ask Bill Mahar if he will move to another country if the republicans win this november 2, 2010..god bless you bill, from a believer in god

punkdudeus   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Larry and Bill: What do you think about California's Proposition 19–the Initiative on California's ballot to allow possession of cannabis for adults over 21?

Karla   September 14th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Very unjust...only the comments that suit your agenda?? Just sayin..

atsabor   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Bill when are you coming to New York.

sean in brooklyn   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

dont you think bidin moving to hillarys job would be not for vp but for pres.?

Edward Robinson   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

On what date will Bill Maher return to television in California?

Jeff Burke   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

We want the lying Muslim cleric back.... the Cordoba man

Rupert Grant   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Boy, does bill maher ever get it wrong about Islam and American strategy.

Weakness is no longer an option. Liberals like Bill still think we can reconcile with Jihad.

He should really try and learn about islam if he's going to come on national TV and make judgements about strategy (especially with that smugness of someone who actually thinks he knows more than the rest of us)

it would be a grave mistake for the western world to try to appease Jihadists by blaming anyone and everyone else for their atrocities – which Bill and his crew seem determined to do. The root cause of contemporary Jihad is the same as it has been for Jihad over the last 1,400 years: it is the very principle of Jihad – conceived of and exemplified by Mohamed, and articulated by him in the Qu’ran.

You can't reason with it, Bill. Or roll over and have your tummy tickled by it.

Mohamed defined and pursued Jihad or ‘holy war’ to overcome and subjugate his enemies, and build the Nation of Islam. Jihad is a political doctrine than bears all the hallmarks of generic fascism today. It is a time capsule of implacable fundamentalism that is hard-wired to subjugate all other societies and convert through conquest or coercion all non-Muslims.

The real question is if and how Islam can clean out its’ own house of Jihad. Try exploring this concept the next time you're going to try to say something of value on the subject.

The challenge is that Mohamed is the archetype Muslim – all ‘good’ Muslims regard his life as the perfect Muslim life to model their own upon. It is therefore unfortunate that Mohamed spent the majority of his life waging perpetual ‘holy war’ or Jihad. And it is doubly so that any questioning of Islam usually results in the issue of a death sentence, or fatwa, for Muslim or Kaffir (non-believer) alike.

The indications that Islam is capable of cleaning its’ own house of Jihad are not encouraging. Jihad is the reason why Islam is in perpetual outrage, and willing to go to war with the world over any perceived offence. It is the reason why Islam ultimately cannot accept a State of Israel, and why Iran will probably build and use a nuclear weapon, regardless of the possibility of mutually assured destruction.

John O Hare   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Bill Compare Glen Beck with Ian Paisley from N.Ireland and you'll see Mr Becks game plan. He'll hi-jack the religious right and end up as leader. Look at the similarities. Thanks John

Gretchen   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

If Larry has to go,which I don't want,Bill Maher should be the only man to replace him.

Lynn   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

What do you think of Dr. Laura and the controversy re: the "N" word

Jameson   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Bill, what do you make of Donald Trump's offer to buy out the "ground zero mosque" ?

Steve   September 14th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Please ask Bill how do we get through to him to change his mind, or is it so engrained in him luke he just accused others of being in the "Fox Bubble" of being? What about getting him out of his bubble?

kshaw   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Bill thank you, thank you, thank you....... Finally someone is saying exactly what is so obvious that GOP is doing.

vinnie   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Do you think the tea party is aiding in the republican party's dismantling?

Mark   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Hey Bill,
Love most of your stuff, but enjoy all your work. Wondering if you'll be helping the California marijuana issue?

Linda Preston   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Bill, Article VI of the Constitution prohibits a religious test for any public office. No atheist is electable as president of the US. Comments?

allen g   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET


care to give a shout out in favor of CA prop 19? – isn't it shocking that ALL former DEA heads come out against taxing and regulating cannabis?

I saw a story about cold medicine abuse that led to a kid's death and the head of partnership for a drug-free america saying that with MJ use still around there are other things to worry about. Sorry but that kid was one more death than MJ has ever caused.

just sayin

joan zmuda   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Is Bill Maher's program going to be on HBO or will he be on cable? I love Bill, but I don't have HBO. Thank you

Hugo   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Bill, why do you only see politics from one side? You mentioned that Palin doesn't take questions from the media, but fail to mention how your man in the white house has surrounded himself with TASS-like support. Even Helen Thomas was sickened because, if I recall her correct words, it was "worse than Nixon." Are you ever serious, Bill?

vinnie   September 14th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Do you think the tea party is aiding in the destruction of the republican party?

Dawn   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Bill what do you make of the pot legislation in California this November?

Maryelle   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Congrats Bill on your STAR on the walk of fame! We are really looking forward to your new season of Real Time. Best wishes, xoxoxooxox

David   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I agree with Bill's comment "you just can't get anything into these peoples heads". I have a friend and a brother (and others) who believe in these lies about President Obama and they just will not listen to any thing else. (Separate comment: Why do people refer to my President as "Obama" and not President Obama? Disrespect at a most basic level.)
Love your show Larry, move on to bigger and better things. Looking forward to both Bill's show and Piers as well.

Mark Schnitzer   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Bill and I may come down on different sides when it come to religion ( I am an evangelical) but I fully agree with him when it comes politics and the I am truly frightened by the direction the right is attempting to take America.
What can a person like me do....I am a nobody, but a nobody that is afraid of the right and the religious right and their attempt to hijack this country for their own benefit..

Peace to you Larry and to your guest Bill Maher

James Vincent   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET


You played Haskell in the 1987 Max Headroom episode Whacketts where your character inserted a video narcotic into television feeds to tranquilize the populace.

Excellent job btw.

Do you find it interesting that today's Entertainment News complex utilizes much of the techniques employed in the Max Headroom series?



Angry American   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

The more I listen to Bill Maher, the more I realize that he is himself guilty of being a racist. His accusation that Republicans are challenging the Presiident because they can not accept the fact that he is black is absolutely absurd. I am a conservative and my problem with the President is that he is incompetent and taking this country that I fought for down a path way of destruction. I don't care what color he is. Bill has a unique position to speak his opinion and position it as if it the voice of the majority. Unfortunately, I do not have that liberty. But what Bill eneds to understand and his boss's should hold him accountable for is that he has a responsibility to be factual and leave his personal opinion out of it. Congrats on your star Bill and can not begin to figure out who would name you to the Hollywood walk of fame. Bill, here's something before you challenge those who quote the Bible, read it yourself first.

Lisa Marie Picken   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Can you move to Canada and become Prime Minister? We accept people who were not born here 🙂 There is a facebook group for this very purpose!

Art   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

What is your take on the 8% reduction in our budget deficit within two years and nobody is talking about it? Not even the press. Do you think the press is doing Obama a disservice by not giving him the credit that he is due, but focusing on all the trashing of him from the Republicans?

AdGurl   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

QUESTION for B. Maher.

Just heard you use the N-word. It made me think of the Dr. Laura controversy. What is your take on that (blacks using the N-Word while it's suppossedly off limits to whites) and do you think you get a "pass" because you date AA women?

BTW I am an AA female.

Austin Marc   September 14th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

How about speaking on The Gulf Coast ? and congratulating the nationally award winning Gramblinite newspaper at Grambling State University. Also coming to Speak

Kara   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Question for Bill Maher on Larry King LIve: What does he think about the current California Governor's race?

justin kendrick   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

why is it that i hear more and more polticians refer to god and religion? the last time politics and the church were combined the crusades took place, whats next, gods will with nukes?

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Bill Maher says what everyone wishes they could but can't because we don't want to be viewed as someone who disagrees with the masses, obviously including Larry King. Larry's change of topic/avoidance is uncomfortable to watch and quite obvious to say the least.

As for Bills' comments it's people like Palin that encourage extremists to do what they do because they know 99% of humanity is weak and follows rather than leads. Bill has been saying what most cannot for years and the most gasp... Unbelievable.

Mindy   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Bill, I think the whole motive of the Republican Party and the Tea Party is to make people think and believe like eangelicals and that if they are against either group than morally they are weak, don't you agree? I think is scarey, it is a pattern of brainwash.

robert cooper   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

the more bill maher talk the more i wonder what makes him an expert on every thing there is. bob

allen g   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

remember the KKK positioned themselves as a Christian org too

Jean, Toronto   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Did Bill Maher see the movie Zorba The Greek? That was some movie. I saw the movie a long time ago. If I recall, I am trying to remember if this was the movie that the entire village stoned the woman for having an affair with a married man.
Those days are gone in certain societies. As we know, it still exists in those other countries. Are they not aware that we are in the year 2010, the twenty-first century?
I consider them primitive. It is high time that these people change their attitude towards stoning women, cutting off the hands of their people for the least infractions as they perceive them to be, throwing acid on the faces of women and children, murdering them, to prevent them from getting an education and the list goes on.
Bill Maher this is the western world and we are residing in democratic countries. May there be no Sharia Law in the west. Thank you!

Brett from Simi Valley   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Why is it that nobody is talking about the Big Corporations? They instigated the financial crisis, made a billions off of it, and are no throwing a fit and refusing to hire workers because they feel 'instable'? What do you think?

Stephen Taylor   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Hi Bill.

Do you agree that the American press (inc CNN) is too easy on our politicians? I come from the UK and our press(in particular BBC Radio 4) is very tough when it comes to our politicians. Maybe it is the fear of losing advertising revenue?

Michael   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET


What can be done to get both parties and the American people to focus on the bankers and lawyers (e.g. Goldman-Sachs, Tim Geithner, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke) who are blatantly stealing our money?

Steve Blaylock   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

If you were creating the Ad, what would you like a Democratic Candidate's TV Spot to look like this Mid-Term?


roman rhyne   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Hello Bill Maher,

FYI, did you know that Satah Palin does not know that there are 3 branches of the govt? Please let her know that she should not run for president in 2012.

jeremy allen   September 14th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

what do you think of Ron Paul's view of the Federal Reserve?

Jennifer   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Recently saw a billboard sign while traveling along a highway in South Carolina that said Islam Rising Beware. I am not a Muslin and was offended. Have you heard about these types of signs and what are yor thoughts about them?

allen g   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

LMAO @ Bill saying


love it

describe what teabagging is on LKL

Eric   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

With the number of Federal "refundable" tax credits increasing every year, and the amounts of the individual credits themselves also increasing, how long do you think the government can sustain paying for these "welfare" type credits?

Why is it OK for 50% of the population to not pay a single penny in taxes, and a large percentage of this 50% gets free money when they file their taxes paid for by the rest of us who work.

Peggy   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Have you ever spoken with President Obama???

Joe   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Yes Bill answer the question regarding jobs in the US. What are they going to be besides working for the govt?

Vivian Babb   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Bill needs to know what a prayer warrior is before he speaks. Prayer warriors are a group of people who commit to pray for one another. They may pray for families, for healing for the sick, for the poor, the hungry,
the destitute, for safety and anything that someone feels the need to go to God in prayer. Yes, they also pray for our country and Bill they might even choose to pray for you.

desifrau   September 14th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I fully agree with him!!!

Nick and Nate   September 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Dear Bill,
Why aren't you president?

Rao Morisetty,MD   September 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Hi, Bill and Larry, Bill you are right about terrorism, you can not win, it is a movement, it is not a person. Why american politicians don't get it, Russians were in afganistan for 7 years and packed up and left, what makes American politicians think they can win in Afganistan. Your comment please. thank you.

Ernesto Fuentes   September 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Americans should feel proud about Mr. Maher. Intelligent, educated and charismatic. It`s a shame what republicans have become into. They should read a bit more.

Louis   September 14th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I'm amazed that some people would argue against options. This or that! Who would do that? Rhetorical. My Co-Pay has jumped from $15 to $30 Dollars. I need options and yet, we didn't get it. Now here comes this (read in the question): What's your thoughts on Repealing the Health Care Law?

TRE   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET


RW Weed Ca   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Thank you Bill, for telling the truth Re: Sarah Palin and those like her egging on the big war because the Bible tells them to. Please urge Democrats to vote! You have a big following I think people will listen to you. Voters need to understand how important the primaries are. All the progress will melt away if we let them take back the House and Senate! Please VOTE!

jonathan   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Bill: love your u think the republicans will win back the white house in 2012?...and if they do do you believe it will be the fall of America as we know it? thanks

Michal Cohen   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Bill, How can we improve the mental health of our country?

michael adamonis   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Bill is a straight shooter!

bernie andreu   September 14th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Why Glenn Beck so popular? What do you make of him?

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I'm fired up sorry. To correct ....

Bill has been saying for years what most won't. They would rather gasp at his comments rather than consider what most are really thinking

alice patterson   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

What is your take on the Brit who has been banned for life from the US for his email sent to the white house?

Jon   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Bill, you stated that terrorism will always be with us, so you do not understand why we are sending our troops overseas to fight. Since history is our only measure of truth... do you believe the same about terrorist factions of the past, such as Nazis and our involvement in WWII?

Bob Beck   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

I listen to you, and I agree with you 99.9% of the time. Why do folks tell me that my ideas and me are crazy? Does that make you crazy too?

J Pittman   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

What do you think the real reason Sarah P left the governorship?

Rasada   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET


Ever hear of Gurdjieff ? He says that the "organ Kundabuffer" is the cause of humankind being so unconscious. Wars and human power struggles seems to confirm this. Whats your take on why we continue to kill each other ?

vic nashville tn   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

We will be better if voters listen to Bill Maher

rso in texas   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Bill and Larry both, what do you think of current sex laws and lifetime registration sentences for non-violent consensual teen relations, and how the "sex offender" label is being cast on more non-sexual activity like streaking and public urination?

jean-luc mudingay   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Hi Bill!
7 millions killed in Zaire/Congo in the last 10 years.
2 millions women raped. many gang raped...even a 9 years old girl.
a silent genocides.
Please get me on your show, i will tell you why this is happening.
Bill can you investigate ?

Debbie Wat   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Are you aware that President Obama's father was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Hawaii?

Ben Dover   September 14th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

BILL, im a big fan, I think you're great, but since I think that , in this uselss fight against the racist, nazi republicans, all we have is few people like you, Stewart, Obermann, might have to make up your mind which side you're on! Enough criticizing Obama, the racist, sabotaging psychos like Rush, Beck, Palin, etc..are doing it enough!

You;re too smart not to understand that he had no choice but to keep staying in Afganistan and Iraq, they already called him 'not citizen','muslim', 'socialist' etc...Imagine if he came and said from the get go that he want ALL US troups out of there a year ago? He is not in power, Bill, the nazis are still pulling the strings from behind the scenes! Help him, dont keep playing in those aholes strings!! hes all alone and betrayed!!
Dont you see that HE cant actually do anything, almost, because they sabotage everything he tries?

Make up your mind, Bill, are you with him/dems, or with ...Dennis MIller. lol(he used to be funny and likable once!

Bradley Bakst   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Can Mike Castle run as an Independent for the Senate Election against Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell?

LJO   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

If it wasn't for Bill Maher and Michael Moore, I'd be tempted to sneak across the border with ill intent. Your northern Neighbour.

Richard Matteson   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

I would like your insight Mr. Maher if McCain and Rice would have defeated Obama Biden?

Chris Chleboun   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

What is your job title? When are you going to move out of the cheap seats and onto the stage rather than criticizing those who are trying to fix the problems in our country?

Bob Russell   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

What do you think about getting rid of the "aisle"? No more Democrats or Repubicans.. No party to hide behind?

allen g   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET


as an atheist I fully agree

too many temples to delusion already exist

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Vivian – I've prayed for you and as your god would encourage will you pray for me? Please let me what's changed....

Sharon   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

I agree with you and I am a Republican.

TRE   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET


Rosa Burgos   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Bill, what do you think about the inmigration issue in the U.S. and what would you do about it? Thanks.

Tom   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Bill I applaud you for finally saying what most people don't have the guts to. The Republicans just can't stand having a black man as president. Every action taken by the Republicans is to force Obama out. FYI, I'm a 50 yr old white guy with 6 kids and I do believe Obama is in fact doing a good job considering what he was handed from the Republicans.

Aron   September 14th, 2010 9:44 pm ET


You mentioned that you feel the internet is making people dumb. What is your opinion of twitter, facebook, etc.?

Patrice   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Should George Bush be prosecuted as a war criminal?

gregg gardner   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

gingrich says what he did to attract the white racists who scream the loudest nonsense that fuels half the tea party.

Jim C   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Bill, faithful watcher! Would you say that all the news media leans rightwing thats the reason all the good things the dems. have done do not see the light of day?/ or do you lay all the blame on the Dems>>. look forward to Fri... Jimmy

Joe   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Bill, what do you think of the statement that not all muslims are terrorists but... all terrorists are muslim?

Karen   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Bill Maher is great.. I would be very interested in seeing clips from his previous appearances on Larry King to see how accurate his predictions are.

Wade   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Bill, I watch your show religiously on HBO. My question is do you think the economy would be in a better state had Pres. Obama worked to pass an Energy bill first, instead of healthcare?

Dr Ricardo Melo   September 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Bill Maher is making the same mistake as many other journalists and newsmen. He lumps together Muslims and Terrorists. According to many Islamic leaders, the press is irresponsible in not finding out that many Muslins condemn terrorism but their voices are in many different languages and it is not translated or taken seriously. We need to inform the American public of this fact to avoid further friction with the Islamic world.

gronda   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

So I'm curious as to what differentiates bill from say larry the cable guy..? Both comedians and both have no real discernible knowledge of our constitution. What are bill's credentials other than being......on tv?

Nicole   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Bill, i love you.
It baffles me that people see the state america is in now and is still so afraid to do anything about it.
where do you think that stems from?
Also since 9/11when i go to the airport and they have a gauge on the likeliness that we might have a terrorist attack. if its at green then its a low chance...
its always at yellow or red.
Do you feel they do that as a constant reminder to make us more paranoid and more on "their side" for the war?

John Avalos   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

This teabagger thinks you could not be more wrong about this president and racism. Obama could be the colors of the rainbow and I would still not vote for him. Simply because I do not agree with his political philosophy of big government. What about that don't you understand?

Tonie   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Bill hit this smack on the nailhead. I agree.

The Tea Party candidates are not our grandmothers GOP party.

Patrick Welch   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Hey Bill!! You said that the country has not been hit since obama has been in office ,,,what about the muslim solider that killed many in his own group! The only reason obama has not had more attacks is because President Bush had homeland security installed and working in place ,,,obama has tried to defund it ! You are out of touch with the American people and your mind!

Lowell Hansne   September 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

What would Bill Mager think of my wife's idea, to put a Christian church, synagogue, Hindu temple, and Buddhist retreat in the same area around ground Zero?

adre`fortheworld   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

why do you defend the official 9/11 story and the war on terror lies?

Jeff   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Why was there not more criticism of George W. Bush and his family's involvement in the Bin Ladin Family that we allowed him to bomb the innocent country of Iraq?

ms. effingham   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET


Do you ever ride around on your quad-runner naked?

Will   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

What do you think about mike huckabee as a republican canidate in 2012?

Donald   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Question. Why when the job losses are posted they do not report how many of them went to Mexico, China. India?

Shawn   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Do you think middle class or poor people will ever realize that the GOP is not looking out for you?

Stephen Bennett   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Loved your comment on the Burlington coat factory! Ask pres. Obama if he believes in angels and demons,if he dosn't say yes,I'll kiss your ___ on the courthouse lawn!

Debbie   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

What do you think of Michael Moore?

nick   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

bill, do you think ron paul should run for president again????? i think we need more people like you in this world to let the people know what are going on so they can wake up

David   September 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET


Nicole   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Does having universal health care in America make sense to you?
why or why not?

Maryelle   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

What is your real life like? What do you do in an average day when you are not performing? Just curious.

Mike Stouffer, Los Angeles, CA   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Hi Bill,

I can’t help but feel that many Americans are just dumb. I’m constantly inundated with ridiculous e-mail forwards based on blatant lies and fabrications. Why do you think people believe these things and pass them on automatically, without even questioning their validity? Has society become stupid, ignorant, or both?

Aaron Burkhardt   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

bill maher for president.... enough said

bill keep up the real work.

Dennis Rose   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

What do you think of Medical Marijuana referendum on Nov CA ballot?

Susan   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

There is documented proof of beheadings in AZ and TX border towns. Governor of AZ not lying.

robert cooper   September 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

i'am not try to be smart but i wanted to know how this worked

Tony Aragon, Compton CA   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET


Big Fan. Long Time. We're in competition with China. What do you think will happen if they win? They'll be the largest English speaking country, but I sure don't look forward to learn Chinese.

Ann   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Do you think, possibly, that some of these elections are being won by these tea party candidates because of the smug-faced folks who totally discounted them and paint them as idiot racists? That this has set quite a fire that can be directly attributed to those media types who initially denied their existence, then preferred to label them as stupid Christian Republicans once they couldn't ignore their presence. Yet now, as we're seeing, they are actually at odds with the Republican leadership. Americans felt unheard at the town hall meetings, realized their leaders viewed them just like the media does, and now the backlash has begun.

Aron   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

What unanswered question have you spent the most time on as of late?

Rosy Weed Ca   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Thank You Bill For telling the truth. Please encourage people to vote. I think you could make a difference. Love you and glad your show is back!

Penny   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Hi Bill,

What did you think of Piers Morgan's June 11th comment to CNN, regarding the Gulf oil disaster, that "accidents do happen?"

Meesh   September 14th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Why do you think that Saudi Arabia is crazy? You haven't been there to tell

James Fitzhernert   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Bill, is there truly a separation between our Govornment and our religious communities in the US.

Donald   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Also there are some representatives (Bohener R Ohio for one) that are calling to repeal Health reform, why arent they calling to repeal NAFTA if they would perhaps we can put folks back to work.

david paulson   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Bill u r so right on; why don't u run 4 president u r so logical w/intellegences I would contribute 2 your campaign & voluinteer to make u t next president of t USA make it happen.

dave paulson of St Augustine FL

Barret   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Bill you need to understand what freedom of religion means and reevaluate what this country was founded on.... Christianity!

irma williamson   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Hello Larry and Bill.
Iam glad you are comming back to HBO soon really missed watching you and there is one thing i really like about you everything you talked about tonight is very true, from Palin to the tea party it all has to do with the President being a black man.They want to take there country back!!

Michael Olson   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

how can we re-elect democrats in 2011?

Maria Duval   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Good evening Bill and Larry,

Big fan of yours, hope you are back on HBO, don't have a question, just want to express how I admire your directness, and yes I do agree that Obama is doing a great job. It's unfortunate that he came into office cleaning up the Republican mess. In reality people can't get over that a Black president is doing a great job and to the best of his ability, you can't fix everything over night, and that's what the american people expected of him...The Impossible People!!!!

adela   September 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

i truly, truly, truly love Bill !!!!!!!

B. Mac   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

What do you say to Christians who are sorry about you being sentenced to eternal damnation for simply not believing in Jesus as your god and savior?

Jennie in Coronado   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

My son is a Navy SEAL. He has been to Indonesia.

Mr. Maher how can you say that Indonesia is not under radical Islamic

bird   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Bill what are your thoughts on the recent death of comedian Robert Schimmel?

Ford   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I am fan of yours – choice is easy since I am an atheist myself. I am originally from India. You commented that there are 150 mil Muslims in India and they are not crazy. I am sorry but it is partially true. Quite a sizeable Muslim population in India can be termed as what you called crazy.

Linda Quinn   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I heard Neil Bortz telling his morning audience that the government is going to take over everyone's 401K and pension plans and then disburse them as SSI. An older man called in asking where he should move his retirement money so the government can't get it. I think this is irresponsible of Bortz to scare older people into moving their retirement money.

Brian Pocahontas Iowa   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I just got done watching the Iowa Governor debate where two men just bashed each other and the parties. This happens all over American.. do you think we will ever get a group or party to be for the people instead of for the views of a party?

Fields Pierce   September 14th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Mr Maher,
Both parties seem to be staring at an imminent split due to radicalization of various groups such as the Tea Party for the Republicans? How do you see the political parties shaping up in the next 50 years?

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Not to pick on you Vivian but prayer warrior?

There will always be sick, poor, hungry, dead, happy, angry... Has praying ever eliminated these facts of life? Do animals pray before their pounced on by a predator before becoming a meal? Why not? Is "praying" unique to humans or does it only apply for humanity? While realists like myself will never break thousands of years of pretend hope I hope we do encourage the ability to take a stand other than the religious right.

James Gronski   September 14th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

I just want to thank you Bill for being a sane voice of reason in what has become a very insane world. The Republicans have shown themselves to be bold-faced liars that don't own up to their own mistakes, but the teabaggers scare the hell out of me. I can understand frustration with the government, but it seems they've been co-opted and brainwashed into something dangerous and I fear the collapse of our country if they gain too much control in the next election. The concentration of media in so few hands, with Fox propaganda being passed off as "fair and balanced" and the utter control of talk radio by conservative and right-wing religious nut-bags means that fewer and fewer people are listening to competing points of view. I work as a truck driver, so I hear this stuff all over the country, and the vast ignorance that has taken hold in this country is simply insane. So thank you for being a sane voice in an insane world.

john doe   September 14th, 2010 9:52 pm ET


Michael in Scottsbluff   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Bill while I would never wish the presidency on anybody I am currious, any political asperations? You would make one hell of a Secretary of State.

doris   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Do you believe Obama has met any of his commitments? do you think any of his promises were achievable?

Steve Irish   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Whatever happened to the America I grew up in? Religious tolerance, belief that America was the greatest oasis in the world for all freedoms, and tolerance for all diversities? We have lost that. Nowadays, we are bickering over party politics, sexual orientation, and a dozen other minutiae. What happened? I don't recognize today's extremists such as "let's nuke 'em." Or other threats against countries that have differing ideology. No wonder they oppose us! Yes, they may be out to destroy us, but I think there are a plethora of creative ways of deterring that ideology. There are dozens of ways of ofsetting violence with alternatives. Like support for their poor, humor at ourselves, one-on-one interface, and more. It might not work, but at least it is better than hearing "there might be a mushroom cloud over Isreal." That was a lie, and there are many more. Where is the truth today?

Robin   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

What is your take on boehner and tax cuts for the 2% of the wealthiest? Do you think that Democrats need to force a vote and make Republicans defend un paid for tax cuts to the richest americans?

Chris Connor   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Congratulations on your Retirement!

You are fantastic!
You are one of the most "Common Sense" People I know – so why don't you Run for President of the USA ???

Geoff Gordon   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Nothing more powerful then truth, as much as it be denied,always comes out in the wash. Bill Maher for Pres.

Shane Silver   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Do you think that a godless world would be a more peaceful one? For instance, raising children to appreciate science, and things that are tangible, not deities and magical thinking.

Norm Harruff   September 14th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Bill, do people like to find a group to hate. Can that be changed?

Val   September 14th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Hi Bill-
How about the family court system? They are no different than the Talaban in another country. I would rather be stoned by my mom than the US court system...

Tony Aragon, Compton CA   September 14th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Should Obama dump Geithner already?

Nicole   September 14th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Does it drive you crazy that news consists of which celebrity is cheating on who and who gained weight etc... i could care

Danny Jones   September 14th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Religulous 2?

Please! Ha ha I laughed so hard.

Aaron Burkhardt   September 14th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

forgot to ask a real question.... Bill, is capitalism a good thing for america? or better yet the world.. honestly? that michael moore dude makes some valid points.

Barb   September 14th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Please come live in Vancouver-we love you here in Canada, you'd be in all our papers re:New York Times comment. A huge fan from Vancouver since Politically Incorrect (been to all your shows here)

walt   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

was 9/11 an inside job?

jason holstein   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

hey, bill, what is your thoughts on the legalization of marijuana?

Sergio   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

When will you get back on cable, we miss u over here

Erik LaPresta   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.
—Thomas Paine[8]

I enjoy listening both Bill Maher and Glen Beck and find myself agreeing and disagreeing with them depending on the subject. Question for Bll – Paine's "atheism" seem questionable based on the above. What's your basis for such a statement?

Matt   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Bill, Indonesia..... a 'not crazy' Muslims nation? Indonesian Muslims killed 202 people specifically targeting Australian holiday makers in the 2002 Bali bombings. Not satisfied they followed it up with a further bombing in 2005 killing more. Indonesian, Indian, Middle Eastern.... extremist Islam has become global, the country of origin has become irrelevant.

Andrea K   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Bill – thanks for your voice! WHERE can I find your podcast?? I love your show, but need to listen to it at work!

Thanks Again!

ياسر   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

big fan of Bill, but it was sad that he calls my ppl crazy. not all Saudi are crazy. some are – thanks to bin Ladan for ruining our picture. My question is : does Mr Maher think the idea of building an Islamic center near ground zero is a dangerous idea that will lead the usa to a political crises?

Brian   September 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Hey bill,
Loved the movie you did with Travolta!! That being said, you really should have stuck to using your mad acting skillz in movies instead of so called political tv show. But hey your acting was okay in that movie and is okay at best in your tv show. It's funny how the 12 year olds on here are all like "I agree with everything you say" hahaha, grow up and get into the work force and see how you feel then. Let's see how far that college education gets you in Obama's 20 percent unemployment economy... oh wait that was bush / clinton / reagan / stalin / zues's fault I forgot sorry....

Judy   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET


It is clearly evident that you have not read, or you do not understand the interpretation of the book of Revelation. It may seem obscure to you now, but will will become clear when the time approaches!!

Joyce Green   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Hi Bill...Loved your standup in Kansas City..
and really looking forward to seeing you on HBO. We missed you!!!
My question is: How can the American people
have such short memories & want to put
Republicans back in office after the Bush mess that will take forever to get out of? Did they
really think it would only take months to fix
the damage he did in 8 years?
Keep on keeping on, Bill...keeping it REAL!
Love ya !!!

doris   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Good evening Bill and Larry,

I find it challenging understanding why in a country such as yours the government would rather put money into a war that is unable to be won, rather than into health care for their own people. What is your take on this situation?

A confused Canadian

irma williamson   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Welcome back missed watching your show you are always right up front and open and honest about what you speak.congrulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lacey   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET


Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Allen G couldn't have put it better...

Keith Ensminger   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Don't you think the people opposed to the mosque in NYC are like the racists who thought Black and Japanese Americans they were obligated to fight during World War II but should not expect to have the right to vote when they return home?

lmqlive   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

can we create a languEDGE for the internet? Is there an Editor-in-Chief?

David   September 14th, 2010 9:57 pm ET


I would like to ask Bill when or if he thinks that someone like himself with simmular views as him will ever get elected to the office of the President

HOLLY SHERWOOD   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET


nick checki   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

How about the people left to suffer in New Orleans after katrina

ellen richardson   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I think Bill Moyers is the greatest.Congratulations on Your Markon the Walk..

Will   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry you are the best and will be Bill going to be the new host of your show? he's be a good choice.....

Hank Parker   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Rush Limbaugh instead of Michael Steel is the leader of the republican party. It seems he sets the republican agenda.

Would you agree?

Louis Berenguer   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry please tell Bill he is wrong about Thomas Paine religious believe. He was not an atheist he was a deist. IN fact when he was a prisioner at the Bastille, he said that he was saved by Gods will.
every one that was going to be execute had an X painted on the jails door. His X was painted in the door but when the door was closed the X was inside and in that way his life was spared. Good job Larry enjoy your show

Frank in Houston   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry....I have one thing to say, "Bill Maher for President!"

rich   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I just wish he would get his facts straight, especially when he attempts to citicize others through historical refernces, such as his critique of Glenn Beck by citing Thomas Paine's "atheism"

From The Age of Reason, written by Thomas Paine:

On the first page of this book appears his creed, and his creed begins with these words:

"I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life."

There is a difference between being an atheist, which Mr Maher stated tonight as many other times, he is, and one who is not a believer in organized religions, as was Thomas Paine

Its when people like Maher twists facts that are so well known to anyone with a knowedge of history, one should seriously question how many other statements are of questionable factual basis

Aron   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Have you read Empathic Civilization?

Cierra   September 14th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Mr.Maher, the statements that you mentioned earlier about Sarah Palin and others were very informative.What kind of policy changes do you think we would see happen if the republicans and tea party get together and become our leaders?

CJ   September 14th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

You talk "realest", but what do you think brought down Tower 7 on 9/11?

Lynda   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I can not for the life of me, understand why we are to consider a comedian's viewpoint on the state of affairs in our country. Don't get it.

Edwin Hurtarte   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I think we should not forget what happen in New York and this people wanting to open a Mosque near to Ground Cero have to have a more sensibility whit the people that lost family and friends. New York is way to big, put the Mosque some where else!!!!!!!

Ben Dover   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

@ Mike........Hey Mike, what is 'undewair' and 'al quida'?
I think you should worry about your spelling , leave a very smart, well -read comedian alone!!
And how do you know it was planned(with to 'nn') by Bin Laden? Were you there? Stop being oblivious!

Blitz   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

as a fellow liberal, i agree with most of what you have to say with the exception of religion. i am a catholic (as you once were). why do you always feel the need to bash religion so much instead of just respecting people's beliefs? if i can respect you as an atheist, why can't you respect my (and other's) catholicism?

Lawrence Johnson   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Larry for Bill wanting for prople to take him seriously why doesn't he know that the pipes that blew up are privately own just a thought

Allen Harris   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I wish we were not the minority

Sarah Smith   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

That Muslims who come from poorer countries are prone to violence ( as stated by Bill Maher) may have some basis; however it is the age old case of the kettle calling the pot black. in the frenzy to revenge the attacks on the twin towers three Muslim countries have been destabalized and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis have been killed in the onslaught. Has Maher forgotten Abu Gharyb too? Or the killing fields of Bosnia, the Holocaust?

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Bill's comments on "America being #1" should be the new pray of the morning in schools......

EdfromWi   September 14th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Mr Maher just used the N-word and tea bagger. Does he believe those words are considered hate speech?

cole   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

the republicans did not mess anything up bush inherited problems with 9/11 inwhich clinton failed to assasinate bin laden and its the demacrats fault not the republicans.

DDiane   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Wow couldn't have said it better about Obama!!!

Frank T. (from Canada)   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Hello Bill:
Besides yourself, where is the voice of sanity in the U.S.? Why do so many Americans swollow the garbage fed to them by the likes of Palin & Beck?
Always enjoy your TV appearances. Like a breath of fresh air.

David Garmendia   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I believe in order to fix our political system we need to really be brave and vote for anyone that is not a part of either of the 2 major parties. That includes Conservative candidates running on both tickets/ or Liberal party also running on the Democrat tkt.

Angela Savage Austin   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I love you Bill...inspite of your beliefs I am not religious but I love me some Jesus and I do believe He is our Saviour and the Son of God. With that said I believe in Love. I agree with you about people who use their faith/beliefs to divide, confuse and destroy the lives of anyone who is in opposition of their cause. I call them "Equal Oppoortunity Destroyers" Bombs, bullets, hate, racism and religious fanatics are equal opportunity destroyers. When they go off, everyone in its range dies one way or another. Remember not only did Muslims die, as a result of the planes crashing into the twin towers, there were others who were injured, there were Muslims who still are suffering from the dust filled with toxic dust/chemicals, there were Muslims who risked there lives and died being first responders. American bigots acts as though Muslims had a force field around them because they were Muslims and the terriosts only targeted "certain American"...remember they kill their own all over the world. We all need to rise above self-righteousness and be true to thyself..."IN GOD WE TRUST" is the way for us to heal and prosper. Psalms 118:8-"It is better to trust in the Lord, than have confidence in man".

Why not build a circle of Faith circling ground zero,The First Family of Faith, including all religions, who worship in America, separate but equal, working in alignment, being the example " IN GOD WE TRUST" announcing, we the people, come together as one, in Faith to love, live, prosper,and worship,in peace calling on our higher power. Only one door to enter, one path to walk, to get to their place of worship.

The Truth Of the Matter is....I have a question for all Americans ...who want to challenge Michael Moore about calling those who oppose the building of the Mosque bigots...well if a Christian White Supremist Group or the klu, klux, klan protected by the Constitution wanted to build a center in that same location based on their beliefs of the Bible, justifying racism, slavery and hatred, would the same opposing Americans families, who family members, friends and loved ones died there, rebel against the rights of the White Supremist groups or the klu, klux, klan right to do so because it is located near ground zero. I think not... Perhaps only those that are persecuted by them would oppose.. because they are American born tell me America who is being persecuted by the Muslims people or their Faith?...remember they are not the terroists you fear!

My plea to the world is as follows:
YOU ARE MYSELF...One Child's Cry

EVERYONE Inspired by scripture (St. John 19:11) re: 911

The principalities of evil mothers many siblings. Hatred, fear, racism, terrorism, revenge and murder. They are principles of destruction, division, turmoil and confusion.

Let not hopelessness be the beacon of truth to call forth further destruction. Life is inevitable, when the fruits of love, forgiveness and mercy sprouts in the hearts of man-kind.

Be not the mirrored reflection of dismay that shadows our lives on a daily basis. Even the pettiest of cruelties can give birth to a horizon of insanity that harbors persecution and causes one to be distraught.

The beat of a distant drummer is just a heart beat away. The very core of Life that dwells in each of us is the eternal spirit of God Almighty.

A God who so loved the world, he gave his only Holy Son as sacrifice to burden our sins, so that we "all" may live.

This tragedy that the world must endure is yet "another" tremendous sacrifice. We must adhere to God's Will and embrace it so that all must live and let live.

Love God, love yourself, and love your brothers and sisters of this world. Rejoice in the precious gift of Life and celebrate our differences, cultivate our freedom of being one, under God, and we will surely prosper.

I cry out to each and every one of you in Love, Peace, and Harmony. With ALL MY HEART.

"Nothing more needs to be said."

This is my plea to you Bill Mayer, bring me on your show so I can sing you one of my songs I wrote about Jesus. Its called "I Was Needing To Need Jesus, When I Thought I Needed You"...and guess what my friend...its a Rock Gospel writtened by a 55 year old Black and Proud Woman. Love Ya Bill!!!! Oh I am for real... about the show thing...if you ever read this blog. God Bless!

robert zullo   September 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I would like to know if Bill Maher has ever read and, if he has not I suggest that he read The Hero With A Thousand Faces and The Mask of God – both by Joseph Campbell

CR   September 14th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Did Bill Maher REALLY just say we should forget or in NY'ese "fuggedaboutit", regarding 9/11 ? Really? We should forget about 9/11? Forget about thousands of innocent people?

cole   September 14th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

i am from texas and live in cali right next to az and yes there are many reports of beheadings in texas not saying anyone was convicted but many people found murdered in drug blood with their heads off

Jane   September 14th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Why do you think the moderate Muslims in (the hippies) are not speaking up against the radical Muslims (the fringe)?

Nargis   September 14th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Bill, Thank you so much telling the truth without supporting Muslim. I am so agree with you that most American's do not think and that's why we need a president like Obama. God bless you. I know you do not believe on god. Are you willing to take advocate role to make peace between muslims and closed minded americans?

Andrea Domergue   September 14th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Would you ever run for public office? We need politicians with a brain like yours. By the way, you're also sexy.

Mary Tekieli   September 14th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

You really distorted the safety issue when you said that we were attacked after 9 months with Bush vs. not at all with Obama during the last 20 months. Who do you think made us safe? The Bush policies during the last 8 years have made us safe in case you did not know it. It is upsetting that people have to hear those kinds of comments from people like you.

sieben13   September 14th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

I was impressed with the comments he made about the state of our country.Its absolutely true that the problem in America is the PEOPLE,who are blinded by their personal bias.Larry to say "It is what it is" is exactly the problem.President Obama stopped our country from hitting rock bottom,but gets no credit because he hasn't cured all the ills caused by the last administration. Is that fair ,or is this just the American mentality ??????

Chris in AZ   September 14th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Ask Americans on Sept. 12, 2001 if they would support a mosque at ground zero. Time = Tolerance. Nothing's changed other than we've moved on while the people who had loved one's perish remain in pain. What a disgrace to allow something like this.

Ben Dover   September 14th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

@Gronda....So what credentials have those racist, vile psychos like Rush, Beck, Palin(do you think Palin kows the constitution because she was a governor? did you see some of the idiotic things she said in the past 2 years? Jesus!). You obviously dont know anythig about comedians , other than being funny!! How do you think guys like Bill,
Stewart, Robin Williams, George Carlin, etc...are so brilliant and can talk about EVERY subject, 'genius'? Because they are very educated, well-read, not like your rep...morons! Bill Maher knows more about the constitution that the whole rep..nazi party together! And more so, he respects it, not making a mockery out of it like the republicans!

Dorian   September 14th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Obama and his massive spending are the problem. Not his race. No one read the healthcare bill, crammed it down our throats, when the majority of Americans didn't want it. Obama can't relate to the small people, only the elite. Summer of recovery. Sure it is, tell me another great joke.

cole   September 14th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Bill how do you explain the success of splitting this country right down the middle and cival war being right around the corner? Obama should have never been elected. This country is being ruined at a rapid pace

Carol Kangas   September 14th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Bill Maher shouold run for President. We, totally agree with him regarding the situation of our great President Obama.....I'm sorry to hear he's an atheist, however, he is right on target with the situation we face in America!!!

Hey guys, pull your heads out of the much for these bleeding hearts................let's get out country back with common sense
decisions.........Our "Freedoms" are killing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss Harry Truman!!! God rest his soul.........................

Ishmael   September 14th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

One question Bill. Are you qualified to label anyone KRAZIES? I mean you said that Indian muslims aren't crazy but saudi muslims are. Did you attend some special class to be able to distinguish the difference between krazy and sane. For over four hundred years blacks were/are oppressed in the worst form of oppression by whites here in America, would not it be right for anyone for that matter to say that the white america is krazy? I mean after all it is america who try and give every one a title. What about our own.

Robert Catalano   September 14th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

There is a book just published "The Great White Hoax". The Suppressed Truth about the Pharmaceutical Industry. American Freedom vs. Medical Power. Bill Maher must check this book out. If you send me a mailing address I'll send you a copy.

Best Regards,

Dave   September 14th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Larry, I want to know why Bill Maher maintains the blackberry every day, but says the mainstream media is so far behind the times. Wouldn't it be more productive for a man of his stature to lay down the blackberry & help fix the situation. Seems like he is caught in the same trap that all the more wealthy people are engulfed. I can't afford a blackberry, I still like mainstream media, & always will. Thanks.

marie gardner   September 14th, 2010 10:18 pm ET


We don't have to loose AMERICA to those craziies. All we need is a responsible Media. Please, get with Michael Moore, Ophra, spielberg,
etc. and purchase a TV Station and a few news paper. Give a voice to
Sanity. The Australian don't careabout the future of America. They only care about making a profit.

Joanie   September 14th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

Hello Bill, oh wonderful Bill!
Boy I wish there were more people like you in this world! Just wondering...are you available for coffee? I'd just love to sit down and have a long , long talk with you! It gives me hope to know that there are others who think just the way I do!

You are so right about this country slowly going to hell! And so right about Sarah Palin! And so right about Obama dropping the ball! I love that guy, he has a good heart and means well, but something has gone wrong with all his elective energy – it's just not there anymore. And most of all, you are so right about people in America – so many are just god-damned IDIOTS! WHAT HAPPENED, ANYWAY? I'm scratching my head and really ready to head for Canada if the Republicans take over this country! Please stay brave and always speak the truth because we need your voice in our lives...OK? Best to you!

Ben Dover   September 14th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

@Patrick Welch....Dude, hidding your head i the sand wont change the truth!! Obama not only didnt try to cut funds for HLS or other agencies, he added 200 billion to it and formed 14 extra agencies to deal with terrorism!! Stop being such an obvious, racist,oblivious
republican, like all rep., inventing crap about a 'black' preSident, you sore losers!

don edwards   September 14th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

what was the name of the book that is out or soon to be coming out ,that bill said was great

lmqlive   September 14th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Can we format, develop, control and coneptualize another language for the Internet. We could call it LanguEDGE. or something like that.

lmqlive   September 14th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

Sorry, I haven't had time to read the rest of the comments. Life. is happening.

lmqlive   September 14th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

Communication. Goes a LONG. WAaaaay. . . .

rj   September 14th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

I agree with lorretta – when the people voted for Obama they sent a clear message that it was time to stop the wars. When he escalated one and dragged out the other one on Bush’s same schedule , it was such a shame. He really should have sent a strong signal when he started office by firing all of Bush’s people and ending
the war in Iraq right away , so the lies and ‘the hurt’ could start healing. Then he would be basking in a democratic victory this fall with the people inspired by a true leader for peace.

B7) Does America’s economy run on war ? YES x NO

Jack Twitchell   September 14th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

Bill, I've noticed that the huge energy corporations' latest PR angle is to appear that they are promptly assuming total financial responsibility for the losses of their victims. BP made a big show of opening up their coffers and insurance policies to hand out fast relief money. B.P. set up the "20 Billion" (5 billion per year for 4 years ?) fund and is paying lots of TV PR about helping the Gulf fishermen and tourist businesses to "do whatever it takes.".
PG&E in the San Bruno gas explosion ponied up $50K, right away, to each family that lost their homes. There was a news item today that said that BP claims will most likely not even use up the full 20 billion Obama Admin negotiated/mandated fund . (not much credit for Obama in getting this commitment from BP) (remember the Repub. oil and gas legislative hack who apologized to BP for this ?) PG&E carries over 900 million in insurance for such "accidents" or negligence liability. I heard that the cost of that San Bruno firestorm may be in the neighborhood of 100 million.
I received a paltry sum from Exxon/Mobil 19 years after the Exxon Valdez spill. The original 5 billion dollar court award was appealed down to its final conservative supreme court amount of $507 million, with fishermen and residents having to wait over 19 years to get their 10K or less. (the govt. fines were received much sooner). Many fellow Alaskan claimants died, so they never even saw this money. Is this just the new way of conducting corporate energy business now?,-not spending the money to prevent the environmental/human disasters by observing govt. regulations and decent business ethics to ensure using safe pipe and blowout preventers, shipping, etc. and do careful inspections, rather, the corp. leaders just say: screw it, we'll save billions and pay a lesser amount after the tragic losses of human life and ruined environment, and be forgiven with our fantastic PR. lawyers?? Sadly, Exxon/Mobil spent billions and billions on 19 years of lawyers and endless legal maneuvering instead of paying the original 5 billion award, "to do whatever it takes to make it right" like BP appears to be doing in a semi-prompt fashion. And the issue of Exxon/Mobil having to pay interest for not paying out the liability award for years has still not been resolved. That could be as much money as the 507 million dollar Supreme Court award. Hang in their Bill. Thanks, we really need your voice and spirit. Jack
P.S. Oh yeah, Sarah Palin, my fellow Bristol Bay gillnetter, could not answer Katie Couric when she repeatedly asked her right after the Exxon Valdez Supreme Court decision, "Is there any other Supreme Court decision (other than Roe v. Wade) that you haven't agreed with?" Sarah Palin: blank stares and more than once jumping back on to her conservative mantra that the states should have their own rights to set their own abortion laws. Todd and Sarah, as Bristol Bay gillnetters did not file a class action claim against Exxon/Mobil as of the Feb. 2008 deadline, like everyone else did. However, Sarah P. made a big Governor's statement saying the Alaska fishers got screwed by the small amount of the award. I guess her memory didn't go back those few weeks when Katie Couric inteviewed her.

Grigory   September 14th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

Bill I love you.

Tom Sewell   September 14th, 2010 11:15 pm ET

Q: Where does it say in Bible that God doesn't want you to kill baby girls?
A: Nowhere, but there is something about it in the Koran.

Q: Doesn't one of the 10 commandments say we're not supposed to kill anything?
A: It has a commandment that goes "Thou shalt not kill" in the Revised Standard Edition (the "King James" Bible). It's only two words in Hebrew. It can mean that. However, before the rest of the first five books is finished, it also says there are some specific exceptions, such as adultresses (stone them to death), disobedient children (stone them to death), men who lay with men as with woman (death, stones optional). It has either one very, very long commandment or a whole bunch of little ones about the flesh of the creatures we shall eat of or not eat of. Maybe we should only eat of them when they are alive? But these only apply to Jews. It says so. Well, it implies it in that first commandment, the longest one of the Big Ten, when it says something close to "I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of Egypt." That would also imply that none of the stuff after it applies to anyone whom that particular god who brought that particular people out of that particular Egypt (quite often there was more than one at the same time) doesn't apply to anyone else. Other gods? There are no other gods. It says right there in the next commandment down that Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Okay, maybe it doesn't say there's only one god there, and maybe it does say "gods" instead of "God" in the second word of Genesis, "elohim," which has the form of a male gender plural. I don't have a Hebrew Bible here, but I'm betting it also says "elohim" where the "other gods" part is too.

How do I know all this?

The Bible Tells Me So (Available somewhere on iTunes.)

Angela Savage Austin   September 14th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

I love you Bill...inspite of your beliefs I am not religious but I love me some Jesus and I do believe He is our Saviour and the Son of God. With that said I believe in Love. I agree with you about people who use their faith/beliefs to divide, confuse and destroy the lives of anyone who is in opposition of their cause. I call them "Equal Oppoortunity Destroyers" Bombs, bullets, hate, racism and religious fanatics are equal opportunity destroyers. When they go off, everyone in its range dies one way or another. Remember not only did Muslims die, as a result of the planes crashing into the twin towers, there were others who were injured, there were Muslims who still are suffering from the dust filled with toxic dust/chemicals, there were Muslims who risked there lives and died being first responders. American bigots acts as though Muslims had a force field around them because they were Muslims and the terriosts only targeted "certain American"...remember they kill their own all over the world. We all need to rise above self-righteousness and be true to thyself..."IN GOD WE TRUST" is the way for us to heal and prosper. Psalms 118:8-"It is better to trust in the Lord, than have confidence in man".

Why not build a circle of Faith circling ground zero,The First Family of Faith, including all religions, who worship in America, separate but equal, working in alignment, being the example " IN GOD WE TRUST" announcing, we the people, come together as one, in Faith to love, live, prosper,and worship,in peace calling on our higher power. Only one door to enter, one path to walk, to get to their place of worship.

Cajazz76:24:8   September 14th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

Imagine an interview with Bill Maher and Piers Morgan. The latter is going to be a dud...caj

Cane Sokolovski   September 14th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

I thank God, or better Nature that people like Bill Maher exist in the US or in the World. He and many like him many, are the conscience of the Humanity,voice of common sense and reason and in this respect I feel hope for our mutual future.

Cane Sokolovski   September 14th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

Angela Savage, I love your posting!

slavica radovanovic   September 14th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

Bill, what's your opinion on building Ground Zero Mosque?
And if you're supporter, can you clarify this for me please?
p.s. i respect both of you guys

Cane Sokolovski   September 14th, 2010 11:51 pm ET

I agree with you Bill about the narcissistic self-portrait of America expressed by some politicians and people from mass media in US: We have the best military, we have the best economy, we have the best legal system, and we have the best standard of living in the world.
Best people will never say that. And my message to them is: Where were you, guys when God was giving away modesty?

rob stephens   September 15th, 2010 12:07 am ET

do u think the congressman from ohio will become speaker of house?

Valentin F   September 15th, 2010 12:08 am ET

Bill, what's your perspective on the whole 12-21-2012 date, the end of the Mayan calendar? People are starting to believe its the end of time. Can this be another religious prop to get people back into church?

john polizzi   September 15th, 2010 12:08 am ET

Hey Bill, If these conservatves want to cut spending, why do none of them consider transforming our prisons into mfg and agricultural facilities and make them self supportive?

roger aikin   September 15th, 2010 12:09 am ET

You might be interested to know that many of the people who believe that Obama is not a citizen actually do know he was born in Hawaii!

BRENDA B.   September 15th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Bill, congrats on your star.

Thanks for being so open to call it like it is in America. I am a Licensed Nursing Administrator in Kansas. I am also African American and find the current political situation in America laughable. Bill, thanks for keeping it real and calling the current madness in America what it is.........Brenda

Tea Party Question   September 15th, 2010 12:14 am ET

What do the Tea Party people stand for?

Susan   September 15th, 2010 12:15 am ET

Dear, Bill
In the movie religious, what was your point about making fun of and laughing in the trucker chapel? Was this funny to you? You seem to be laughing and mocking the truckers even bringing some to tears of what you said. So, my question is what do you get out of poking fun at religous people? Religion gives people faith, life, and overall joy.

Ron   September 15th, 2010 12:18 am ET

Bill Maher....Congrats on your star....You are a hero to me and my wife...Question is when can we expect to see you run for president???

Stan Weber   September 15th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Congrats on your star on Hollywoods walk of fame Bill! That's exactly where your star belongs because this crap that you come up with is hilarious, off base entertainment. It's nice to see some crazy fiction commentary with all the disappointing reality that's going on with our administration today.

Dennis Akers   September 15th, 2010 12:24 am ET

Does Bill Maher honestly believe that those who disagree with him are not his intellectual equal. I get the impression he believes he is far smarter than anyone else. His disdain for the Tea Party evidences his classism and belief that only Democrats are intellectual.

Tom Sewell   September 15th, 2010 12:25 am ET

My first comment was pretty immoderate. It has some grammatical errors, like missing the "The" in front of the first "Bible." It also might leave the reader with the mistaken impression that I might be a Muslim. I don't think the Angel Gabriel had a talk with Mohammed in a cave just as much as I don't believe the Angel Gabriel told a girl just into puberty that she was going to have her first kid even though she hadn't had her first dick. Nor do I believe that Joseph Smith found golden Tablets near Palymyra, New York. Nor do I believe that a guy we call Moses now (or Moshe in Hebrew) actually heard God speaking from a burning bush–maybe he thought he did, but I've met more than one person who has heard voices no one else could hear. Unfortunately, enough people who do believe the Mohammed-Gabriel story hate us (USA) enough to kill us even if it means killing themselves, even if some of them know that the more of us they kill, the closer we get to giving Israel the go-ahead to nuke Iran, and India the go-ahead to re-absorb what's left of Pakistan, and booting out the several thousand Saudi princes, confiscating all their assets, and leveling Mecca. It would be nice to level Jerusalem and Rome as well, because we can get along without them and as long as they are there they are going to provide an excuse for some people to kill some other people.

john polizzi   September 15th, 2010 12:29 am ET

History illustrates repeatedly that a more advanced culture can not fundamentally change a less advanced culture from the outside without the utter distruction of that culture, or contributing to the collapse their own. Ask the former Soviet Union. When will our stagnent thinkers in power read their history?

bob nevins   September 15th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Larry could you please tell your guest Bill that the Canadian soldier was found not guilty on all his charges accept decridipale conduct -it was a mercy killing, I like Bill but don't bash your northern neighbours

Bob from Ottawa

Dan in LA   September 15th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Big fan Bill! And agree that if a nuke wipes out LA, no big deal. But what about if Iran gets maybe three of them and wipes out Israel, LA and NYC? Who would you find to negotiate your contract with HBO?

Cajazz76:24:8   September 15th, 2010 12:31 am ET

If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous erudite scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates".
His mind sees things differently than most of us do. Here are some of his gems:

1 – I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 – Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back.
3 – Half the people you know are below average.
4 – 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 – 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 – A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 – A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 – If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain.
9 – All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
10 – The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11 – I almost had a psychic girlfriend... But she left me before we met.
12 – OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 – How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 – If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 – Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 – When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 – Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 – Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 – I intend to live forever... So far, so good.
20 – If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 – Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 – What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 – My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 – Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25 – If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 – A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 – Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 – The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 – To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 – The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 – The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 – The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 – Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
And an all time favorite-
34 – If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?


Peacock   September 15th, 2010 12:33 am ET

Larry, Great Show! Bill is right on, logical, light and funny.

Peter Namtvedt   September 15th, 2010 12:35 am ET

Dear Bill Maher,

What do you think of the idea of promoting rational self-interest instead of having to choose between sacrificing for society or for god?

tonia desautel   September 15th, 2010 12:36 am ET

I would like to hear your opinion on reproduction and overpopulation. How important do you believe controlling population growth is to saving the environment?

Dennis Akers   September 15th, 2010 12:36 am ET

Does Maher believe that the left wing funnel of MSNBC airs opposing views? He appears on Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews to press his agenda...what is the difference? Are we supposed to listen to the disinformation of MSNBC? What Maher wants is a return to the days when the only information we got was from the liberal media.

David Yomtobian   September 15th, 2010 12:44 am ET

Hi Bill,

In your opinion if you had to choose between reality and morality what is more important? For the philosophical implications of the question lets make the assumption that the two can not co-exist. Is it possible that people like Palin are doing more good than bad regardless of the veracity of their stance and their firm grasp on reality?

Bella NY   September 15th, 2010 12:50 am ET

Bill why do you use the term, 'teabagger'? I suggest you look it up the definition in the urban dictionary.
Do you think people who are unhappy with President Obama's performance are racists?
I have had conversations with quite a few people lately that are unhappy with him, and they all voted for him. They are "disappointed" over the war, the economy, etc. They hoped for change and are just disappointed.

Seth Sanders   September 15th, 2010 12:54 am ET

When is the next time I will see both Richard Dawkins and yourself together?

kenneth   September 15th, 2010 1:02 am ET

Bill, You're pretty good in some respects but I truly think you are not opening your eyes on certain things. Did you ever read the PNAC by the Neocons? Would you like to follow the $ and the actions of our country? How did WTC 7 fall the way it did? Please Bill, shut up for a second and think. You're almost there.

william   September 15th, 2010 1:03 am ET

keep it up bill your voice matters, gonna miss you larry

Giancarlo   September 15th, 2010 1:03 am ET

Hey Bill,

I live in California. I'm just wondering your position on the proposition to legalize marijuana. I've heard a lot of pot supporters and pot smokers/vendors speak out against the legalization of recreational pot use. I personally am for it and against the war on drugs as it has proved to be a massive failure, diverting police resources and money from other, more important areas. Your thoughts?

pam baugher   September 15th, 2010 1:29 am ET

What do you think of the recent news on scientist STEPHEN HAWKINGS commentary relating to his theories and God and so forth.
I have a thought: Although God may not be necessary to explain Big Bang and the Universe, still i cannot but wonder > How does one explain Stephen Hawkings? thankyou and i love you both Larry King and Bill Maher you are the greatest. best wishes, pam b.

Nate Davidson   September 15th, 2010 1:46 am ET

BILL DID YOU JUST REALLY SAY THAT? Hello, (if you answer) I respect your opinion on your beliefs on religion. Afterall, Christ is faith based and you have the right to believe what you wish. I would like to ask you a question about something you said. And I quote "People like Sarah Palin want a war with Islam. That's what is says in the Bible". My question is, what is your basis of this statement? You also mentioned some things about "these people"(I'm guessing you mean Republicans. Forgive me if I'm wrong) while speaking on Glenn Beck and Arizona not fact checking. I agree with you. However, it goes both ways. The media preys on weak minded people who believe what they want. My point is that your statement from above is most definitely not fact checked. Then you talk about Glenn Beck and say he must not read about what he talks about. I believe you're a brilliant man, but don't be a hypocrite because you know that nobody will contest your word. I'm listening to you. I am not smartest man, but I am also not stupid. I am a man of God. I don't use the word Christian because it is thrown around too much these days. I listen to things said on both sides that are treading thin water (so to speak). You sir, also should fact check before you speak as well. I am interested in hearing how you or your people will answer this. I say these things in the most respectful way possible.

Elizabeth Gerber   September 15th, 2010 2:55 am ET

Hi Bill, Can't wait 'til Friday Real Time – have really missed you this summer !
Just listened to your visit with Larry King. and heard you say that Thomas Paine was an atheist. Your wrong about that Bill.
As a "son" of the Enlightenment Paine was a Deist . He criticized all the religions a lot in his book "The Age of Reason" but in that book by way of explanation where he was coming from he wrote: " I believe in one God and no more, and have hope of happiness in the next life." and a resounding;_ " My mind is my own church !"
It was Teddy Roosevelt who called Paine " a dirty little atheist." But he was wrong !
Deists as you probably know, (but just in case you don't) believed in a "hands off god" who started everything off and then left the scene !

Byron L Jones   September 15th, 2010 3:18 am ET

Do you have a new film in the works, if so what's it about?

patricia marchand   September 15th, 2010 3:27 am ET

you are sooooo REAL. Mr. Bill .. thank you!!!! Congrats on Star.. Your comments that followed... app pro pro'.... chow!!! slc,utah

patricia marchant valentine   September 15th, 2010 3:38 am ET

Wow... I surrendered (it's just a word) to a "Born Again Christian" \
Jesus Freak.. whatever... thinking what????? Well.. I had my own thoughts at the time... Thank you for your words about people, souls, men, women.. whatever their role.. that "Jesus" is and will always be
the answer... pray, pray, pray... quote the Bible.. etc... I'm not making sense yet you are sooooo sensible!!!!... you're so refreshing... I just happen to be up later... .. stay around okay!!!!

Lupe   September 15th, 2010 3:43 am ET

Faiz Khan Muslim 9/11 Truther &former association of Imam. Is Faiz Khan still working with Al Qaieda?(Osama BL.) if he is with Osama BL. now, he is the one was eating together with Osama BL. at Crazy Buffei with other 4people in Aug.2009. I am proud of our former Pres.Bush for his very religious life, he is taking good care of Osama BL. in California and giveing more work for Pres.Obama to do together with Pres.Obama's administrations. How can you do millions things in the same time? How can you tell the people to be honesty and you are not honesty ? and How you told the people to do right things and you are do wrong things if you are a President of America?God bless America

Sal   September 15th, 2010 3:55 am ET

Dear Larry,

My question is if Mr. Maher believes Saudi Arabia is crazy, then why would we as Americans provide them with the biggest arm deal in the history of this country ($60billion)? Is that a contradiction to what he is saying?

Sheritha   September 15th, 2010 5:34 am ET

I just wanted to say that the bible does not say anything about going out and fighting muslims and if anyone says that it does, they are not reading the sime bible as I.

Romans 12:18 (New King James Version)
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

Aparna Basera   September 15th, 2010 5:41 am ET

I am a staunch believer in secularism .Being an Indian one grows up learning that we are a secular nation.Actually now I am having a problem with the word”secularism”.It is not sitting well
in my head…MY SECULAR HEAD!
Ever since I have started taking more interest in politics I have realized that and this is over a couple of years that some body in the radical Islamic world(not moderate Islam, I do not hear much of it) is taking all secular nations for a ride. My pointers:
1. In almost all non Islamic countries, Islam is becoming more vociferous and demanding by way of dress code and building of mosques and following of Sharia.
2. In earlier considered moderate Islamic countries the radical type of Islam is fast taking over, read Indonesia and Turkey.
3. As most countries that are non Islamic are democracies with secularism as a corner stone therefore radicals are taking advantage of that and spreading themselves out. These non Islamic countries cannot even dream of asking for such liberties in the Islamic world. So because we are tolerant, we have to give way to the intolerance of others. The worst example is that of trying to make an Islamic centre near the site of the World Trade Centre. I mean, I heard Mr Obama out but how far are we going to go in allowing ourselves to be treated like a doormat in our own house…Balance of power... has anyone heard of it? In the Islamic world we have no say and now in our own houses we have no say, we have to appear apologetic and feel like we are victimizing the Muslims because “our way of life” does not even allow us to feel our sorrow. And by the way since when is Islam a victim. Why are we being emotionally blackmailed?
Well I am no fan of the west as they come with their own kind of bullying but that is another story.
So what is going to happen over a few generations? The Islamic world is Islamic and the non Islamic world will eventually be taken over because of their own policies of tolerance and secularism.


To maintain a balance of religion in the whole world all countries should function as they are, remain tolerant BUT call themselves Christian /Hindu/Buddhist Democratic Republics as applicable. So when there are immigrants to that country they know where they stand. Just as when there are immigrants to an Islamic country, the immigrants know their limits.
Actually this will solve the problem to a great extent as when all know their boundaries then the picture remains clear.
Now I do not know much about the “oil” relationship of the west with the Islamic world but simple solutions are the answer. We can complicate things as much as we want based on interests.
Then all Muslims can practice their religion in peace in their Islamic world and let the rest of the world be. Live and let live. Remove secularism from all constitutions.
This whole world cannot become a Caliphat.I respect Islam but I am a Hindu. I want my own personal relationship with God and I will not allow anyone to tell me how, when and where! Even a radical Hindu!
All Hindus ,Christians and Muslims should be given a time period to organize their stay in their majority countries and if they so decide to stay as minority in another majority country then let it be within the rules of the land. And within that we can strive to be tolerant
I wnat to know your thoughts on this.Thanks

WALTER EGBE   September 15th, 2010 5:42 am ET

Hi Mr King ,
Can you please asked Bill Maher how many black friends has he got ? How often does he going out for a drink with them , how many times do they come round his house for a visit ?

He has been calling people racists .

Mark   September 15th, 2010 5:55 am ET

Muslims in indonesia are not crazy? What about the bombings over there to kill westeners? What about the killing of christians over there, is that "normal"? Or the demonstrations and flag burning in the streets of indonesia against the west. What about christians trying to build churches in muslim countries but are denied to do so. Or the "rules" we have to abide in order to visit a muslim country but if it is vice versa they just do what they want instead of abiding to western rules.

Serge   September 15th, 2010 6:07 am ET

Bill Maher! Brilliant as always.
Dear Bill congratulations on your more than deserved star and thank you for giving me back hope and faith in this nation. You're the living proof that not all americans are lunatics.

Nana Brown   September 15th, 2010 7:43 am ET

We love you Bill. Your is the only voice that matters in America.
1.What do you think of Alan Hart interview on BBC ? Strangely enough the Burning Pastor of Florida's story became important.
2.Our media is not free what do you think about it ?

Sunny   September 15th, 2010 7:43 am ET

You really are no different than the people over at FOX news. You, too, operate with a narrow view of the world and surround yourself with like-minded people.

Education is failing in some American communities, not all. It has more to do with family environment. But hey, now government expects nothing of parents- food, clothing, supplies & medical attention are all part of a big socialist package coming to a neighborhood near you. In my hometown, parents are expected to show up on one occasion: to enter to win a TV as a reward for registering their child for their free education. Who needs religion, a family or a job in a world where big brother provides all?

Life expectancy in America is lower due to gun-related fatalities (anywhere guns are outlawed life expectancy is higher). It has nothing to do with the quality of our healthcare system. Regarding crime- drugs, guns, and the welfare state– all contribute to a higher crime rate. Japan has a very low crime rate (I lived there) because it is a very homogenous society. The same can be said for many other European countries. People who share the same values tend to produce the same kind of children with the same expectations. In these cultures, education, civility, contributing to society- and conformity- are highly valued and practiced.

America is a melting pot of highly diverse cultures. As such, language ability, educational aspirations, ethics, and family life vary greatly from person to person, family to family, and community to community. And these factors do affect whether you succeed or fail in a freedom-loving, highly competitive environment. Comparing our nation to others is apples to oranges. Having lived and worked in many different countries- I can assure my defeated Americans, the American way is the envy of the world. If you think it is no longer the place to be, allow me to introduce to you innumerable people who would like to take your place—and no promise of a free TV is required.

Dr. Iqbal from Denmark   September 15th, 2010 8:13 am ET

Dear larry,
it was realy the best interview you took from this SOCIAl GENIOUS, Bill Mehr. Congratulation.
what is adress of his wesit?
Best wishes Dr. iqbal

Just an admirer   September 15th, 2010 8:39 am ET

Bill, it's easy for you to be an atheist without ever reading the Bible. I'd like to know what you think about God after reading His Truth cover to cover.

That's if you will ever be up to the challenge.


Clifford E. DeSousa   September 15th, 2010 9:00 am ET

just a comment on Bill Mahers statement that Thomas Paine was an atheist. Actually, he was a deist, a believer in God, but not in organized religion. Please check the facts through the computer. Thank You, Clifford E. DeSousa

javid   September 15th, 2010 9:15 am ET

Hi Bill
You said the sofies are considered good moslem, regarding the mosque at ground zero. Always remember, all moslem read and believe the same ghoran. it does not matter you are good or bad moslem. e.g., you can not say this group of al qaeda is good or bad. they all follow the same thing.

Ron   September 15th, 2010 9:28 am ET

Bill speaks the truth that so many others are afraid to say in public.

Marry   September 15th, 2010 9:38 am ET

I know Mr. Maher, there are lots of things these days that are depressing. But, we will as they say "survive" and perhaps people will still come to their senses. Well, perhaps that is wishful thinking. Anyway, your thoughts make me smile!

Ted   September 15th, 2010 12:46 pm ET

@ cajazz

I just loved your quoting of Steven Wright, a lot of high class humor.

SALVATORE ...   September 15th, 2010 3:26 pm ET

angela is correct,,,,"IN GOD WE TRUST" ....

Monte   September 15th, 2010 5:07 pm ET

Hi Bill !!!

With all the protests that are going on, it seems to me that no one has bothered to quantify the number of Muslim-Americans who were killed when the towers were destroyed by terrorists- Terrorists who obviously didn't care that they were murdering their muslim bretheran.

I think that the mosk should be built at its proposed location as a memorial to all the innocent victims who were martyred by these terrorists !!!

Jerry   September 15th, 2010 5:29 pm ET

Bill- Please peddle your anti-Catholic, anti American views in some other country. I am a highly decorated Viet Nam veteran and you make me sorry to be an American.

Doug from Huntsville, Alabama   September 15th, 2010 8:02 pm ET

I heard Bill Maher use the "N" word on Larry King live.
Where's the "Dr Laura" outrage?

Ryan Bratkovich   September 15th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Hi Bill,

Being from Canada maybe I have an outside perspective. It looks to me that religion is dominating your country and I hope like other countries it won't be your demise. Do you agree?

Cajazz76:24:8   September 15th, 2010 9:50 pm ET


I know you have a great sense of humor by your blogs and had you in mind went I posted it. I am on the run tonight, but will be back tomorrow in rare form, as Take care Ted and we have a few things to blog to each other about...just need to get a direct meeting of the minds, as blogging permits..caj

Susan   September 15th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

Thank you, Bill. How refreshing to hear your opinion...which does reflect the truth of the situation.


Vincent Akhere   September 15th, 2010 11:05 pm ET

Bill Maher is my man any time any day. He says the facts in the face of fact. Like he said , "the GOP cannot fathom they are having a Black President". I am glad that we still have the Bill Mahers and Micheal Moores of this world in America. They have helped to shape my idea about Ameria unlike those harbingers of parochialism like Newt Gingrich.

judi   September 16th, 2010 10:05 am ET

Hey Maher, How about the Fort Hood Shootings? That was a terroist attack!!

Jean, Toronto   September 16th, 2010 6:37 pm ET

@ Cajazz 76:24:8

Thank you for your compliment about my writing on the other article. It was greatly appreciated. I do believe that my writing is hereditary and a gift. I do not want to waste space to inform you of the reasons. I hope someday to write a book or two. I know what I will be writing about.
From time to time I get too busy and so I was not able to comment sooner.
I have read your blogs and I do think you are a highly-educated/ learned and an experienced intelligent person.
Larry of all is no doubt pleased to read the comments of people as yourself. Please accept this as a compliment. I, too, give compliments where they are warranted and due.
Your list of sayings by Stephen Wright are just excellent and so true. I had a good laugh. I like them all especially the one which states to the effect, "I want to live forever – so far so good." As if we have in us to live forever. A great wish and wishful thinking. It made me LOL. 🙂 I, too would like to live on this earth forever. If I am faithful to God, I will live forever with Him in Heaven. This is/should be our ultimate destiny.
In the Christian Holy Bible of the Old Testament: Jeremiah 29:11:15 -For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the Lord, and I will change your lot. I will gather you together from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you, says the Lord, and bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.
Another one that I remember which was stated: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him of your plans." This, too, makes me laugh which I love repeating.
God is love, compassionate, merciful and forgiving.
Have a great day/evening.

Cajazz76:24:8   September 17th, 2010 1:29 am ET

Jean, Toronto

You do write very well and should write of your experiences. I mentioned to Jerjol that one of the most complimentary and prominent things an individual should do in their life times is to write a book.

Your compliments are appreciated, since you attribute them to someone you think is highly educated. I never was edumicated beyond the seventh grade because I spent most of my life sneaking up behind unsuspecting civets to snatch those prized coffee beans. It made me a fortune and I retired at the age of 49. lol The age of retirement is correct and I have been in that state of mundane serenity for over a decade, with a few bumps and grinds that were unusual, to say the least.

I have read the Christian Bible cover to cover and since I do not know what so many are sure of, I have to reserve comment, within reason. I was not greatly affected by the sentiments found within the bindings because I found so much contradiction incorporated therein. I found it to be an abyss that is impossible to explain how unusual and profound it is, and impossible to explain how undecomposable it is. It seemed to be great literature, but essentially not dogma. Actually, I learned much more travelling throughout the world watching lambs wade through shallows of lush meadows and depths where dinosaurs drowned. I witnessed, all too often, religions make a death of terror and then I reflected back to the bible and remembered what a serene calmness the Pagan enjoyed.

The oddity of the three major religions is that their bibles, the Torah, the Christian, and Quran scriptures are so very similar. Before the origins and doctrines were exported beyond the areas of their composition they had their wars, but they did not have the bigotry that is demonstrated in the world today. I would love to make God laugh, but he seems to have a rather odd sense of humor that maybe the likes of Stephen Wright could entertain. I will say this...if we were made in his image and likeness, this planet has been more than forthcoming in deliverance of his features. Take care and have a great evening, always ..caj

Jean, Toronto   September 17th, 2010 7:16 am ET

@ cajazz 76:24:8

You have done well for yourself. I still state that you are well-educated. Some people learn as their life progresses. Your choice of words could put some people to shame.
Please let me inform you. 2000 years ago – to be exact 2010 years, God, Our Almighty Father sent His Only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world that whoever believes in Him might be saved, if we have performed His Heavenly Father's Will.
During his time and teachings on earth, some people accepted Him and others did not. Holy Scriptures of the New Testament is a great indication of this and attests to it which I do not need to elaborate on.
When the Christian Catholic Church was established many people were converted to Christianity.
Religion is not suppression as some are of the opinion and others use it to suppress their people. It is meant for our freedom, happiness and peace of mind.
Throughout the years some of them left the Catholic Church and formed their own religion. Their primary attitude was and still is one of disobedience, disunity, lack of love and of peace, all claiming that their religion is the best one. People fought with each other over religion and for religious turf. We must also ensure who commenced this and the reason why and blame it on the perpetrators and not on everyone or on the teachings of the Holy Bible.
We must not use this as an excuse not to believe in God and to condemn everyone. There is some good in believing and practicing the faith.
People in general have disagreed from the beginning of time after human beings were created. This situation has escalated to this age. I do believe that the worst is yet to come.
We were not created for human bondage. We were created to live on earth in freedom, to be happy and peaceful and to generate it to others.
It is difficult to convince some people who are the deniers and doubtful. In some cases, more often than not, it also pertains to the type of parental nurturing which they received and the lifestyle which they adopted. Others, according to their religious instructions as contained in their Books.
"Some" of what is contained in their Books was taken from the Catholic Church, the Holy Bible.
Without faith we cannot believe and accept the Truth. It is better to believe than not to believe.
We need to live a good, happy and peaceful life and to treat others as we expect them to treat us. This is the Golden Rule of life as taught by Our Lord Jesus Christ, one of his primary teachings.
Although this is history and history does repeat itself, I maintain that our eyes are not behind our back but in front of it. Therefore I do not concern myself about what occurred thousands of years ago when I was not alive and which did not affect me, in that people were inhumane to each other. These people are gone from the face of the earth. Therefore, why should we be unduly concerned about them and the situation at that time? It makes no sense to me whatsoever and is a waste of our God-given precious allotted and temporary time.
We are residing in another era and I do not think that God wants us to waste our precious time, breathe and energy over this.
I do recognize that there will be discussions and questions about the past,. However, what good will it do for us?
My concern is about what is presently occurring and if we can do something to change the situation.
We are here in the world, not mainly for ourselves but to help others. Whatever we have achieved and aspired to, we must ensure that we did not do it walking all over people and denying them their basic human rights and what they deserve as in the case of employers, employees, some religious sects and people in general.
We will never succeed where people are of different hearts, minds and thinking. However, as it is said: "God will not ask us if we succeeded but did we try and were we faithful." Our conscience will be our guide and determining factor.
As the saying: "We cannot take anything with us." We will leave it all behind. What good will they be worth to us when we are gone? Time flies and time on earth is temporary. Therefore, we must make the most and best of our time and what we have achieved without trampling on others.
In the interim, we assist others who are in need of, to share what we have in whatever manner, as circumstances permit, for the good of others. God tests us and will bless those who do. This brings much peace which money and material possessions cannot accord us.
My parents taught me – their children – by words and example. I have benefited greatly from their nurturing, Catholic teachings and discipline. While life is no bed of roses, today, I am happy for it.
Yes! I could go about teaching people love, love for one another and living in peace with each other. This is the only way of love, happiness, peace, harmony and unity. These virtues are our human obligation to the world and everyone whom we know and meet.
We are the world and we are the children of the world.
Another great saying: "I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore, there be any good thing I can do, or any kindness I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
I thank Larry King for allowing me this golden opportunity – us in general, that others might learn from this. We are to be teachers for the good of all as well. We need to help in eradicating the general evil which is in the world for our very own peace and happiness. Everyone will benefit from it.
Believe there is a God. Believe that God rewards the good and punishes the wicked.
Have a great day!

jazzy   September 19th, 2010 2:06 pm ET

why 90% of U S A dont think like europeans and they look at the small picture instead of the big picture

Angela Savage Austin   September 19th, 2010 3:30 pm ET

WATCH OUT FOR WHAT YOU ASK FOR AMERICA>>>I THINK YOU GOT IT!!!! Sadly, we as Americans have allowed the masking of coverted parenting skills, to fostered and raised a family of siblings, in a playground comprise of racism, hatred, prejudices, corruption, and greed, while holding a scorecard pointing to our "JUST-US MENTALITY" ...we...( in name only)...made mockery of Liberty and Justice for all. In reality America....what is now transparent to us all, was always lurking there behind this deception of equal rights...and we don't like what we see. The question is and always has been....ARE WE READY TO STAND UNITED FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL....or will we, again, fall? SANITY MUST BE RESTORED! PEACE ON EARTH IS NO LONGER AN OPTION....NOW IS THE TIME FOR COROPERATION...TIME TO RESTORING ORDER TO AMERICA'S BROKEN HEART...that beats in each and everyone of us. Lets not continue to teach our childen to do as we say and not as we do. LET DO THE RIGHT THING, CREATE GOODWILL AND BROTHERHOOD.

Christine   September 19th, 2010 6:21 pm ET

Hello;Larry love you and your show;God be with you and Bless you always. Here is my comment to:Bill. I; would like to say to you;BILL YOU BETTER FIND GOD;before it's to late. Me and my family BELIEVE; IN GOD.Everything we have in our lives; is BECAUSE OF GOD.How can you not BELIEVE THERE IS NO GOD? I; will be praying for you and other's like you that do not BELIEVE IN GOD.

Have a Blessed Day Both MR.KING and Bill!!

Lucy   September 19th, 2010 7:17 pm ET

I hope Bill Maher is a guest on the final week of your show, Larry.

He's always a great guest on your show. He speaks freely and with honesty. And, you're so great at asking the right questions and listening and accepting.

nina1fox   September 19th, 2010 8:04 pm ET

Bill: Love your wit and humor! In these days, one must develop a good sense of humor.

Supporting 700 – 800 bases around the world, not including Iraq or Afghanistan, at the dismay of many governments, I wonder how long it will take before our treasury can no longer print up paper money? Eisenhower, Chalmers Johnson and others have warned us about the “Industrial Military Complex”

Bush increased the size of our government. How you might ask? Because that administration created a whole second Defense Department; known as the Department of Homeland Security!!!!

Karen Tiffin   September 19th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Why don't we just call these crazy Tea Party people American Taliban and be done with it? Fringe elements make me nervous.

Anita   September 19th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Say it 15 more times--TEABAGGERS---because that's what they rep. a Ha Ha Ha-–I love u Bill!!!!

A. Farman   September 19th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Hi Larry,

You keep saying that the president is a Moslem. What’s wrong with that?

We are10 millions of the US citizens (3%) and we are 1.2 Billion people. We are 24% of Humanity.

As an average Muslim, I have been in this country for 33 years and I never had a problem with the law not even traffic violation

A Farman

Cliff Smith   September 19th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Bill, can you explain why, when someone disagrees with your point of view, then they are idiots and you call just them names.

MAYA - HELLLLLO!!!   September 19th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

At which point do you guys address the fact of how many peopl ein our country die of heart disease every year and how much $ we spend on it vs. how many people died of terrorism and how much $ we spend on that!!!!

Marie Mckoy   September 19th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Hi Bill,

I really like your straight forward answers about current events, including the "teabaggers"...keep up the good work.


Marian Cranford   September 19th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Bill Maher, tonight, brought up racism as the reason the Republicans are against Obama. That is typical Mahar, and is so ridiculous. I am an 85y.o. white woman, born & raised in the South, consider myself a moderate Independent and I do not like Obama at all!

However, I wrote Colin Powell asking him to run. And most of my contemporaries agreed. I realize you are trying to get racist stuff going, and I am disgusted.

When I heard Obama might run, I told my children he might be what America needs. But then I began looking up his church (early 2008), his relationships with Chicago disreputables such as Ayres (or Ayers) and saw that his college & Universities had refused to tell what classes he'd taken, and refused to give
even the titles of any of his papers, theses. etc. I have copies of much I was able to find.

Now we have the unvetted "czars," the knowledge that Acorn was dishonest, and probably broke all sort of our laws when they took people to vote, a man in the President's office who has been rude to our long-time allies; has called "his" country names in Public speeches, who bows to Arabian leaders. There is so much more I could say that causes me to be frightened for our country's future. (No, I don't indulge in sarcasm.)

Larry, you have children. I do not want my grandchildren or great grandchildren to live in a country where the Constitution is "interpreted" to mean what the judges want instead of the original meanings. The Constitution cannot be misunderstood, in my estimation.

I realize that when folks are afraid of something, they often make snide, untrue remarks about that subject

so I assume Mahar, Behar and so many others at CNN, NBC, etc., are frightened of the everyday honorable citizens who respect the Constitution & Bill of Rights.

Kerry   September 19th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

We are not number one in literacy because unlike other countries, we educate ALL of our youth, not just the promising or rich ones.

sue brown   September 19th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

.....Bill was a little more serious tonight, I think he senses a very disturbing trend in America...and he is going to use his talent to expose these "Tea Party" people for who they really are......

jimmy   September 19th, 2010 11:01 pm ET

Jimmy again...I guess you guys don't mind Billy boy dishing it out,i.e. tea bagger, but you and he can't take the medicine he dishes out. hypocrites all

Angela Savage Austin   September 19th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

Dear Larry and Bill:
I am about to spill my heart out to you...

WATCH OUT FOR WHAT YOU ASK FOR AMERICA> I THINK YOU GOT IT!!!! Sadly, we as Americans have allowed the masking of coveted parenting skills, to foster and raise a family of siblings, in a playground comprise of racism, hatred, prejudices, corruption,persecution of faith and greed, while holding a scorecard pointing to our "JUST-US MENTALITY" ...we...( in name only)...made a mockery of Liberty and Justice for all. In reality America....what is now transparent to us all, was always lurking there behind this deception of equal rights...and we don't like what we see. The question is and always has been....ARE WE READY TO STAND UNITED FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL....or will we, again, fall? SANITY MUST BE RESTORED! PEACE ON EARTH IS NO LONGER AN OPTION....NOW IS THE TIME FOR COOPERATION...TIME TO RESTORE ORDER TO AMERICA'S BROKEN HEART...that beats in each and everyone of us. Lets not continue to teach our childen to do as we say and not as we do. LET DO THE RIGHT THING, LETS GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.... CREATE GOODWILL AND BROTHERHOOD ON PURPOSE!!!!.


The Smoking Gun....Sarah Palin, the GOPs and the Teapartiers are the bullets aimed at more than the government, they are masked as independents but really are radical Republicans...and possibly something worse. I can't erase the images of President Obama being displayed as less than human, during their rallies, which errily created flashbacks of the 60's in my mind. I believe than both the GOP and Tea Baggers are working in alignment to further divide and confuse Americans. Sure it may be infiltrated with decent Americans with legitimate concerns which must be addressed, but the granite that they stand on is pus filled racism, awaiting its rebirth. They call themselves "born again" conservatives in the name of Christianity, but there is nothing "Christ-like" about their platform, views or fears. It is said , "If A Child Forgets It's Past, It Remains A Child"....Racism is still in its infancy here in America and only the clothes of deception has changed, not the hearts or minds of these extrememists. I pray that America opens theirs eyes to this deception before we all become vulnerable to collapse from within as a people united. If we examine "From Whence We Come:...history teaches us that all great empires fell from within. It would be great that out of the ashes of Racism...Love, Peace, and Harmony would prosper instead of hate, fear, greed and corruption. GOD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL!!!

.Bombs, bullets, hate, racism are equal opportunity destroyers. When they go off, everyone in its range dies one way or another. Remember not only did Muslims die, as a result of the planes crashing into the twin towers, there were others who were injured, there were Muslims who still are suffering from the dust filled with toxic dust/chemicals, there were Muslims who risked there lives and died being first responders. American bigots acts as though Muslims had a force field around them because they were Muslims and the terriosts only targeted "certain American"...remember they kill their own all over the world. We all need to rise above self-righteousness and be true to thyself..."IN GOD WE TRUST" is the way for us to heal and prosper. Psalms 118:8-"It is better to trust in the Lord, than have confidence in man". So again I ask:

Why not build a circle of Faith circling ground zero,The First Family of Faith, including all religions, who worship in America, separate but equal, working in alignment, being the example " IN GOD WE TRUST" announcing, we the people, come together as one, in Faith to love, live, prosper,and worship,in peace calling on our higher power. Only one door to enter, one path to walk, to get to their place of worship.


I have a question for all Americans ...who want to challenge Michael Moore about calling those who oppose the building of the Mosque bigots...well if a Christian White Supremist Group or the klu, klux, klan protected by the Constitution wanted to build a center in that same location based on their beliefs of the Bible, justifying racism, slavery and hatred, would the same opposing Americans families, who family members, friends and loved ones died there, rebel against the rights of the White Supremist groups or the klu, klux, klan right to do so because it is located near ground zero. I think not... Perhaps only those that are persecuted by them would oppose.. because they are American born tell me America who is being persecuted by the Muslims people or their Faith?...remember they are not the terroists you fear!

I am every woman, good, bad and ugly. Yet this I know, it is the Grace of God's Love for me that mended my broken heart and restored my sanity. We all need to take personal inventory re: THE AUTHORITY OF OUR CHOICES"....In my 55 years to grow and learn, from my experiences, I have observed that EVERY CHOICE has a CONSEQUENCE, good, bad,ugly, or instructional. I now appreciate the chastisement from God, though painful at times, yet always healing, I apply the enlightment of the lesson learned to my thoughts, words, and deeds. Fear to do so, only keeps one in bondage and blind to what one needs to do. So we repeat the same behavior and make the same mistakes over and over again, to profit...INSANITY... the only mindset we continue to nurture. With all that always come back to choice...choice to heed God's purpose to be in our lives...Choice to accept his instruction to show us how to love ourselves and others ON PURPOSE. WHY?....because we all fall short, but it is when we fall, and hit our bottom, we can and must look "UP" for our Salvation... Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior... Romans 8:35-39...NO GREATER LOVE THAN THE LOVE OF JESUS!

.by Angela Savage Austin on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 3:31pm.
Haters are lost souls in the valley of disconnect..the underground of much of themselves and their potentials are being neglected and starved while they embark upon feeding and nuturing their emptiness, just to express unwelcomed, unwanted and unhealthy judgement on others. Their inward resentment is what is truly being displayed to those they hate...those who go beyond a pipedream...and dare to awaken their dreams.That is why haters are unhappy people. They are out of touch with their God given gifts and it doubt or fear, or blindness that keeps them hostage...Let us.... Pray for their awakening...pray for their sanity to be restored...pray for them to believe in themselves, and love themselves on purpose.


There are some people today who believe that President Obama is the anti-christ, some of them are friends and family members. They justify their beliefs based on another myth of him being a muslim...they need to connect the dots, so to speak, to make their argument valid and in alignment with their interpretation of the Bible. It saddens me because what I see are people motivated by fear, corruption, hate and confusion. Our Dear Lord Jesus came to die for our sins because mankind was too corrupt and sinful to be obedient to His Holy we still are today. President Obama is just a man and Jesus was and is The Son Of God. Why do any of us think that President Obama will change the hearts and minds of evil people. God said "Vengence is Mine...Saith The Lord...and Fear Nothing But My Wrath". God is the only One that can change the hearts and minds of a human being...but He gave us the will and choice to do so, ourselves....through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. President Obama is a child of God...God-fearing and He loves not only his family, not only America and Americans, but the families of the world...humanity. Brotherhood is President Obama's agenda and I will keep Him in my prayers, and ask God to protect Him from his enemies.


I agree that Americans need to heal from prejudice and racism towards all people...unfortunately I know very little about Muslims, or their faith and culture.....but I ask everyone to forgive my ignorance, blame it on my head and not my heart. Since age 3, I always dreamed of a world, full with love and brotherhood. I dare not claim to know anything for certain about world affairs, other than what is in my heart. These matters relating to hate, fear and greed, have plague mankind from the very begining of our existence. I do know this... that everything we have on this planet was given freely to us from God for the sole purpose to share with each other... yet we profit at the expense of each other... at the expense of the great possibilities we all are capable of achieving...we do so because we chose not to accept the power of Love and acknowledge how it can heal and rebuild. There is no truer statement than..."LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND". It saddens me to know that there are so many people, all over the world who genuinely want peace, happiness and prosperity for all, but somehow the few who do not, controls the powers that be. Why it this possible? I wish we made it possible to celebrate all cultures, all lives and we could travel the world without fear and engage with each other . We all must address the same issues of hate, prejudice, greed, corruption and fear within our own families, communities, religions, races and truly begins there and there is where it must end. Stay encouraged my brothers and what you can on a daily basis to promote love, peace and brotherhood...and with all my will I. Your Christian Sister, Angela.

Time To Heal
I wonder if the same people who think that President Obama is the anti-christ are the same people who think he is a muslim...that would explain the motive behind their message of madness...trying to connect some sort of premeditated dots.......... I understand what President Obama's message to us all was about re: building the Mosque near ground zero....even God gave man laws in which to govern his sinful ways and still man falls short. Mankind needs laws to secure the rights of all men...when laws are broken, fear, corruption, greed, and war prevails...haven't we learn anything from our past....Brotherhood is practiced by all Faiths and Love is the greatest gift given to man, yet we worship hate, divison, confusion, greed,lust and false pride. We need our sanity restored before peace can ever be accomplished. When our body is infected with a sore, before healing can be done, the pus and disease must first be removed and the wounds must steadily be cleaned to prevent reinfection...then antibodies are administered to promote the healing process. Our bodies teaches us how to preserve life...even Mother Nature does the same...yet man...blessed with a brain to reason with fails miserably. Its time to break down the walls of fear and hatred and greed and self-righteousness...lets obey God's law first to love our brothers and sisters as we claim to love God and then we will have no problem in obeying the Constitution and our God Given Right to life, prosperity, peace, health and happiness. ITS TIME TO HEAL....and REBUILD!

This Land Is Your Land....This Land Is My Land"

"This Land Is Our Land....This Land Is Your Land"...I use to sing that as a child and though the words are uplifting....I would always cry because I wanted those words to be more than words. Man has been at War with himself far too long. Today is the best day to change our worship of money, corruption, greed, prejudice and hatred. These things have us in bondage and held hostage to fear. When will mankind grow up and put away childish things such as the above. Excuse me children have more compassion for each other than we do. The Spirit of Love for each other will be our only recourse. Its almost as though there are powers and people who only purpose is to cause confusion and division. Let The People Build A Mosque....a doorway to healing.

.When I look at all we have that was given freely to us, our life, the air we breathe, Mother Earth and all her gifts to restore life, the ongoing beat of our hearts, our senses, our thoughts and intelligence, how our own bodies serve us daily,even procreation all freely given by God, and the greatest gift amony many is love, charity. We could do exactly what we do today seeking the reward of an object of worth called a badge of confirmation.yet if the object of worth was the love, comfort and support of each other, we could still feed everyone, build shelter for everyone, heal, enlighten and profit not by collecting addtional objects, but by wisdom and Spiritual transformation...our jobs each day would be to glorify God, and embrace each moment being truly grateful to be of service to God with our steadfast obedience of His Word ....(A MAPQUEST FROM HEAVEN) opening His gift of Life to a brand new day of celebration and exploration of a Spiritual Realm and the joy of living would be enough to create another day, a better tomorrow... and the cost would be our will to do so. A simple Holy message Jesus tried to share with Heaven could be on Earth, if only we let go and let God's kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Ownership is not ours...its the Lord...try owning your breathe at this very second...command it by your will that you alone can hold it back and call it forth...hold it as long as you can, you will see your will only lives through God's Will, when you gasp for air. So simple...if only our choice was according to God's Will. Well for one who have fallen short soooooooooo many times, Our God still loves me and you and us...ROMANS 8:35-39. I love you....I love all. God Bless!


."Keeping Them Honest" is a call to battle for transparency. There should not be a double standard for education. "A Child Who Forgets It's Past...Remains A Child." We will be doomed to repeat the same mistakes, if we fail to embrace our history, our struggles and each other...for it was together, good, bad or ugly, that made this country, the great land which the world envies. All great empires fell from within, but I say this, a man's treasure is where his heart is....and NOW is the time for All Americans to have a Heart To Heart LIBERATION TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY GREAT...THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA>>>UNITED TO STAND AND NEVER TO FALL DIVIDED.


BEHOLD...Jesus Our Saviour! What is a broken spirit? Someone out of order with God's Will. Jesus said to us "To Love our Heavenly Father...we must love each other". Of all the fruits we have been blessed with...Charity and Love is the greatest. From the beginning..."God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son to be sacrificed for our sins, so that we may be saved. What a Mighty Love we have in Jesus. Jesus came to instruct and set the example for the path to Eternal Life. So why do we still justify Hate...Racism...why do we justify sin? When I think of racism I think about Jesus sitting with the common man to share the Holy Word and how the Religious Leaders at that time scorned Him for doing so..what Jesus reply was to those Leaders still rings in my heart..."I came to save the sick, not the self-righteous". To be self-righteous is to exult oneself over man and God. To rely on one's own consul...any man that exults himself over another man , woman or child is of a ... broken spirit...out of order with God's Law. Racism by any other name is called "The Principalities of Evil" Author of Lies..that came to confuse, mislead and divide. To keep man dependent and anxious for the things that fade in this world...The Holy Word teaches us of Eternal Life and the path we must take through Jesus Christ's example and instruction. The fruits of our labor are to be food for thought, not a posion apple. Remember Racism is a sin...and sin is the forbidden fruit. Look...See...then....BEHOLD...Jesus is the Vision Beyond Sight....He Is The Light Of The World! God Bless


.Being Human,so many flaws, is not enough to encourage us to give up or give in to hate and fear. Age 4, my world was going to be an amusement park, full of wonder and amazement. I wanted to dance every dance, sing every song, taste every flavor, experience every culture, embrace it all as my own. I mend my broken heart... holding on to my dreams of a day, we will learn to live life to its fullest. God Bless You!


.We The People Shall Overcome....Despite the "BAD APPLES" in the barrel of America, it is so obvious that things are better. Despite the avalanche of unemployment destined to blanket our economy, despite the anti-government rallys, tea parties, hateful and threatening assaults, America is better off because we have a GREAT President that believes in the People, that has Faith we shall overcome, together. Americans can rise above the cancer of destruction and division, that infected the hope, struggle and pride of this Great Country. Yes We Can And Will...despite those WHO WON'T... the "Bad Apples" .

I do take issue in some degree, yet I wonder did all Confederates fight for the same reasons. As I tired to disgest this,God reminded me not to lump people on the same side as fighting for the same reason.I understand the political side which may not have been about slavery at all or the rights of slaves to be free, and that applied to both sides... loyalities ran deep, but so did the hunger for power, I also see that some just having family or friends killed or fighting for what they believed was enough to recruit someone who did not believe the same even though it was popular. I think about our Soldiers fighting in foriegn lands, for our liberties, safety or what we stand for, while those they fight may view them not as heroes but evil men and vice versa. So much hate today is revealing itself in various forms and the people in our communities or workplaces may have appeared to have been civil under pressure, but some of the very same people we call our neighbors or co-workers are showing their true colors...Yet I will not give in to them, I will not believe what they are trying to sell to America...that Americans are mostly racist. They want us to think this, especially now just to divide, conquer and confuse. This is a recruitment tactic cleverly built on hate and fear, when people are weak and suffering for other reasons. To keep us going at each other instead head on instead of tackling the real and important issues we really need to address. Coming together intellectually and find solutions is the best move for all Americans...this is common sense. If I remember correctly every Great Empire fell from within. Its time for America to get a checkup and cure this disease of hate and disparity. God Bless each and every one of you and have Mercy on us all.


No matter how many bridges one must cross, avenues ventured, streets intersected, boulvevards broadsided, courts captured...God Bless Those Of A Pure Heart, WHO DARE TO TRAVEL A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ALLIES OF PERSECUTION, JUST TO TOUCH THE HEART OF ONE MAN...A LONELY SOUL....Who dares to bear the weight of opposition, from the familiar condescending applause of the deviant? Thank God for their courage, Thank God for their insight, their vision, Thank God that they recognize, I have long been waiting, for the pure love of a stranger. Thank God for President Obama and People Like Him!

I WONDER WHY.....Song By Angela Savage Austin
I wonder....
all about Adam and Eve.
I wonder...
all about the birds and bees.
I wonder...
why do stars look down on the earth.
I wonder...
the cry behind every birth.
I wonder...
all about the colors of man.
I wonder about the rights for which war is planned.
I wonder...
why hate with clenched angry fists.
I wonder...
which powers determine this.
But of all the wonder,
in this world to see....
I wonder WHY,
I wonder WHY,
I wonder WHY....
people die hungry.


AN EAR TO LISTEN! In the company of ones's self, do we hear and not listen? I want to love,serve,engage, enlighten, entertain, forgive,learn with/from my fellow man. Though familiar,evict fear and hate from our hearts. Start Over, Have Faith in Love. Remember your first touch,your first kiss,the first glance that caught your eye, a happy tearful cry. Remember this, Love is Bliss! Celebrate Life, Celebrate Each Other.

Before we were Democrats or Republicans we were Americans...Before we were Americans, we were Human Beings. Before we were Human Beings, we were created in God's Image. Who among us can exalt ourselves over God. God's Commandment is to love Him above all, God's Commandment is to love your fellow man, if you love Him. God's Commandments is the Constitution for mankind to Love and Be Charitable towards each other. Out of Darkness came Light To The World and that Light is Jesus. Ask yourself would Jesus act like us? No. God said "FEAR NOTHING BUT MY WRATH"....and..."VENGENCE IS MINE< SAID THE LORD". For all who worship Hate, WORSHIPS THE PRINCIPALITIES OF EVIL...WHICH IS A FALSE GOD. Know The Company You Keep.

.by Angela Savage Austin on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:19am.FROM WHENCE WE COME TO WHERE WE GO

Seekers of the Truth

"Daily we invest in each other conditionally, yet it is only when we engage in each other unconditionally, that progression of the human spirit is manifested.

"A Great King must first learn to be a Better Servant"

Unity is essential, but no matter how strong we build each link to bear the weight of independence, or self reliance, we are no stronger than the weakest link. We must explore ourselves and our impact on others. We must seek to energize each other and produce leaders at all levels.

We must convey to each other a blend of wisdom, compassion and practical experience, which will embody sound principles and backboned character. Performance must be rehearsed. Winning must be a habit. Research must be convincing to distinguish what is happy, successful and healthy about being human.

Caring about people must be conveyed by example in order to be effective to generate positive reactions and inspiring principles which heal our conscious choices.

We must adhere to what is truly valuable in our lives. We must reach beyond our intentions to seek the core of our judgments, for the purpose to expose our character defeats and denials. Embracing our morals, relationships, self-respect, and acceptance of each other, will expose bridges to communicate our Divine purpose in life. Each of these fruits will feed us a power of love, so convincing, with such conviction, that only a foundation of understanding and open-mindedness will build the horizons to come.

If it is to like a willow tree that bends under the pressure of any wind. Be not so rigor that you break because your mind is closed. "A child who has forgotten its past remains a child".

Rejoice in the maturity of the spirit in your life, for it is only a process that none should be spared from the possibilities that appear first by belief, but are only manifested by faith.

Faith that is unseeing, unknowing, and unlikely, if change does not reveal itself in us first. One of the greatest habits any man or woman can develop is to be open to learn and internalize the wisdom of spiritual principles.

Enhance your human resource,
Embrace your childhood experiences.
Engage your deliverances for they are seated at your foot to guide your next step.
With all the responsibilities in our lives that demands our time, let it not be in vain, let it not be underscored, let it not be deferred, let it not be out of order. Seek to understand and be understood. Above all, seek your Higher Power"

"I wish to share with you what was shared with me. I read a book by Stephen R. Covey, called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It filled me to the Brim. The above is what I got out of reading his testimonies and others who also read and shared their experiences. We blended together and this is truly a Soup of The Minds. Please read that book! Love and Rrespect.

YOU ARE MYSELF...By Angela Savage Austin
.YOU ARE MYSELF...One Child's Cry

EVERYONE Inspired by scripture (St. John 19:11) re: 911

The principalities of evil mothers many siblings. Hatred, fear, racism, terrorism, revenge and murder. They are principles of destruction, division, turmoil and confusion.

Let not hopelessness be the beacon of truth to call forth further destruction. Life is inevitable, when the fruits of love, forgiveness and mercy sprouts in the hearts of man-kind.

Be not the mirrored reflection of dismay that shadows our lives on a daily basis. Even the pettiest of cruelties can give birth to a horizon of insanity that harbors persecution and causes one to be distraught.

The beat of a distant drummer is just a heart beat away. The very core of Life that dwells in each of us is the eternal spirit of God Almighty.

A God who so loved the world, he gave his only Holy Son as sacrifice to burden our sins, so that we "all" may live.

This tragedy that the world must endure is yet "another" tremendous sacrifice. We must adhere to God's Will and embrace it so that all must live and let live.

Love God, love yourself, and love your brothers and sisters of this world. Rejoice in the precious gift of Life and celebrate our differences, cultivate our freedom of being one, under God, and we will surely prosper.

I cry out to each and every one of you in Love, Peace, and Harmony. With ALL MY HEART.

"Nothing more needs to be said."

Bruce   September 20th, 2010 12:14 am ET

Americans HAVE to listen to FOX News to get the truth. All Bill Maher is criticize anybody and everybody that is not Liberal. I have seen more FOX on CNN and MSNBC than on FOX because these stations take clips out of context and then sarcastically demean the facts.

The only reason I watch CNN and MSNBC is to really see how stupid some Americans are.

If you can't state facts don't talk. OH I forget that is all Liberals can do - complain about the other side.

lauren   September 20th, 2010 12:37 am ET

Bill is so right!!!! It's no big deal if a terrorist sneaks a nuclear bomb into the port of LA... It will just kill millions of people. But hey it will only be one bomb and not an arsenal. I had to rewind my TV to listen to this again to make sure I heard him right. I am seriously in shock over his thinking about terrorism and can not believe Larry gives this guy a platform to talk. Stop fighting terrorists because they might only have one or two bombs. Gotta love it!

Tarang Patel   September 20th, 2010 12:37 am ET

What do you think about Tony BLiar? Former prime-minister of U.K.

Do you think Tony Bliar and George Bush should be tried for war crimes?

Elizabeth   September 20th, 2010 12:51 am ET

As a Canadian who follows US politics I would like to know why it is that when liberals brand people who believe in God as crazies (which is their right) nobody complains. However, when conservatives disagree with actual policies in Washington (which is also their right) they are considered racists. I think it is time to stop playing the race card – it is getting very tired.

michael   September 20th, 2010 1:04 am ET

bill needs to run for office ! he can find the comic aspect of any political issue and hopefully make the politicians see how silly and stupid some of their reasoning is. Bill will have my vote

Leonard Headley   September 20th, 2010 1:09 am ET

I think Bill Maher would be a great person to take over the Larry King show when Larry retires. I know there will never be another Larry King, but the program should go on and he's the best in my opinion. Atheist's need a voice too. Don't do like the Johnny Carson show and give us another Jay Leno. He's hard to look at let alone he's not funny.

michael   September 20th, 2010 1:21 am ET

great show on larry king and look forward to watching you on HBO

Mr. Sandman   September 20th, 2010 1:55 am ET

Bill is hitting on all cylinders! Knock me out already! Great show!

lb5453   September 20th, 2010 3:26 am ET

Bill Mayer, you really make sense and have a solid sense of what is going on in the world !!! I am so surprised that you are really a caring and sensible person who accurately reads the reality of our times !!!!
Thanks for expressing yourself on Larry King. !!!!

Dodie   September 20th, 2010 5:28 am ET

What a bunch of crap....state governors flying to china in order to persuade them to raise the value of their currency the RMB!!! china will laugh af them and the US for sending state govenors at the tax payers expense. for NOTHING! When will we stop waisting the taxpayers money?

I want a full accounting of costs, since california is broke! I am really pissed off at all of this garbage.....By the way, I am in china now, you could have saved the tax payers a lot of money and just give me a phone call!!!!!
Dodie from China

Madeleine Donaldson   September 20th, 2010 5:54 am ET

Dear Larry,
Please tell Bill Maher, that I have heard his previous comments on God and Religion, and all I have to say is: Read Romans:14:11 "
As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow before me and every tongue confess to God"
God be with you
South Africa

Saudigirl   September 20th, 2010 6:35 am ET

Hi Bill, I was listening to you until the point you said Saudi Arabia is crazy. Here, I differ...the 30 million of us here plus many millions more of foreigners, many of whom are Americans. Have you asked the Americans here why they've lived in Saudi Arabia even though you say Saudis are crazy? You won't know us until you've lived with us. I can say that I know America because I lived there for over a decade. So until you've lived here, please don't make such sweeping judgements. It's ok, I forgive you already.

What Saudis are crazy about
1. Family (Arabs have extremely strong sense of family. We don't compromise on that.)
2. Their mothers, "Ummi" (who are always held in the highest honor)
3. Hospitality (We love throwing parties at home)
4. Work (to provide the best for our families)
5. Shopping (check out Dhahran Mall and Rushd Mall in Khobar area. Even better shopping in Jeddah and Riyadh. If you have deep pockets, you'll really go crazy)
6. Babl Harr (Syrian family drama)
7. Drinking tea and arabic coffee
8. Louis Vuitton for the wannabe

If you find the above shallow, believe me, Saudis aren't as different as other people want you to think. We are just trying to make ends meet too.

Dennis H.   September 20th, 2010 7:49 am ET

Bill Maher's joke about the recent stoning of a woman by her entire village was completely out of order. There is absolutely nothing funny about this barbaric, torturous death which is still being practiced in parts of the world.

While I don't think he meant it maliciously, it was a very insensitive remark, especially the part about being hit by a stone thrown by the victims mother.

I suggest Mr. Maher watch the film The Stoning of Soryah M. to see how horrible a stoning death is.

I know Mr. Mohar is above the cheap shot and should continue to find humor where it exists. Death by torture is not one of those places.

I doubt if this will be forwarded to him, but I think Mr. Mohar would want to know when he has gone too far and has been out of line.

Gerry   September 20th, 2010 9:04 am ET

Glad you and Larry enjoyed a laugh over the fate of a young woman in Afghanistan who was stoned by the Taliban and her familly for eloping.
Maybe you should trade shoes for a bit and feel what that might be like.
Shame on you!

Gerry Wand

cindy arklin   September 20th, 2010 9:10 am ET

I just want to hit the nail on the head every time you speak. Every time you speak I hear myself. Thank you for being such a strong voice in these insane times. My husband and myself have so much respect for you, and how you stand up to all the religious fanatics. I feel sorry for these people they are so full of fear , and are incapable of living in reality.

Heather Dagenais   September 20th, 2010 9:15 am ET

Bill Maher speaks his mind so freely that he becomes provocative. Thanks for giving us something to chew on. Here's a question for Mr. Maher about the building of the mosque...(and keep in mind, I am Canadian and have not directly lost anyone or anything with 911 except for sleep, time and trust) Just because one CAN build a mosque 2 blocks from where the towers went down, does that mean that one SHOULD? What about a little common sense and sensitivity? It would be like building a Christian place of worship at Aushwitz a few years after the Holocaust. Not everyone is ready to forgive, forget, and move on or maybe it's just in poor taste and should never be done.

Thomas Clark   September 20th, 2010 10:07 am ET

Larry King's is so irrelevant which is why his show is leaving the air. Larry King actually laughed about the killing of Afghan citizens during the idiot Maher interview. Liberals are all alike.

Jack   September 20th, 2010 10:08 am ET

Maybe you can convince the Muslim countries who are against terrorism to advertise that fact. Our national media never tells us how Muslim countries are fighting terrorists. The American people should know this. It would cut down on recent anti-Muslim propoganda.

Ed   September 20th, 2010 10:19 am ET

He speaks my thoughts and views perfectly most of the time. Love to listen to him tell people how I feel about everything! 😉

J.J.   September 20th, 2010 12:18 pm ET

Let's see if I have this right. Mr. B.M. said that over 50% of conservatives think that Barak Obama is trying to impose Sharia law on us. Then, not two sentences later he says that people like Sarah Palin don't do fact checks. Really? And you are sure that over 50% of conservatives think that? Where is his fact check? Where did he get that number?

Don't get me wrong, I actually do believe that on both sides there are lies and misdirections and I am seriously thinking of becoming an independent, but be fair on both sides.

There's plenty mud to be slung on both sides. For instance B.M. wants to "out" Christine O'donnel for "Dabbling in Witchcraft" Ok, fair enough, bud did he ever say anything about the drunk driving senator from New England who let a girl drown in his car while he was trying to cover his a##. Or did he say anything about the person in congress who was running a gay prostitution ring out of his basement, or another congressmen who refuses to step down even though it is well known that he is taking bribes and robbing from the treasury?

Just be fair and don't be arrogant.

Elaine Knight   September 20th, 2010 12:53 pm ET

It nice to turn on the TV and listen to someone that makes sense.
I love you Bill!

Mukesh   September 20th, 2010 1:01 pm ET

i want to ask that why 7 bahai people in iran have sentenced for 10 years when they have done nothing. Bahai religion is the most peaceful religion in the world and yet without any proof government of iran is surpressing the religious rights of mankind. whent those 7 inocent people wil get true justice.

Rose   September 20th, 2010 1:30 pm ET

"Thank you" Bill Maher for producing the video where Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell discusses her "dabbling into witchcraft". Apparently her actions are conveniently brushed off by supporters – yet Forbes deems President Obama's very short interaction with his father (about a month in total) as a child, somehow influenced his economic position and his "anti-colonial" stance!

This nonsense was published by Steve Forbes, who lost his Republican presidential nomination in 1996 & 2000. There is O'Donnell actually admitting on tape that she "is not making this stuff up" (witchcraft experience) yet Obama as a child is bizarrely held accountable for "adopting" his father's alleged outlook.

Perhaps O'Donnell should seek assistance from Palin's Wasilla church witch doctor – whom Palin credits as "helping her become governor". Perhaps all the witchcraft/anti-witchcraft can also help O'Donnell become senator – as qualifications, integrity and substantive addressing/knowledge of issues do not seem to matter to their supporters.

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble – now available on an Alaskan altar for those seeking that "extra" bit of help getting into office.

calvin ghanian   September 20th, 2010 1:50 pm ET

This e-mail is for Mr.Larry King ;;;Mr.King ;; On Wednesday September 22nd,2010 when you interview that evil person (President Ahmadinejad) of IRAN,,do no ask him silly questions such as how many children you have and cut the small talk,,ask this evil person why does the iranian government imprison people for just peaceful demonstrations and then rape them and torture them?
calvin ghanian
los angeles,california

Linda Gregory   September 20th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I saw on Larry Ki Live last night, your comments about Glenn Beck. You claim to know that he doesn't know what he is talking about and using bits and pieces of the Bible. You are the one who doesn't know anything about Mr. Beck's sincereity, honesty, research, sacrafice and love for America and the scriptures. He is doing something honorable and noble. It's too bad you aren't. You go about maligning American heroes. I hope you begin to do something good with your life starting today.

Shame on Larry King for having you on his show.

pamela lovett   September 20th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

Bill, you spend much of your time railing against the stupidity of human sheep who delude themself into believing in something greater then themselfs. My question is if you think God does not really exist why do you spend so much time fighting Him.

Marianne   September 21st, 2010 12:23 am ET

I have noticed a parallel between far right Republicans and Afghani Taliban. The Republicans are for no or little government and have extreme religious views that restrict their women (i.e. pro-fetus people – I call pro-lifers those that care about people after they are born). It seems utopia for far right is an Afghanistan like country, the tea partiers are in effect the American Taliban. What say you?

Cajazz76:24:8   September 21st, 2010 4:01 am ET

Linda Gregory

The world is in fear that those, like you, who distinguish Glenn Beck as learned or a pulpiteer in the order of God on High who are stoned on witless adoration of a fragmented lunatic. The O'Beckoned One is the precursor of this nations first Ayatollah O'Beckoned One or a neo-nutzi is short wool pants that goose-steps in his sleep. It is of no use to attempt to change your idolization of the O'Beckoned One. This is a few words of caution to your neighbors to evacuate your block and allow you the freedoms allowed our U.S. Constitution, but in a theocratical isolation ward of your own choosing...Sweet dreams and cattle cars loaded with campers...of the Holocaust variety...How burned out can one be with lunacy?...caj

J.J.   September 21st, 2010 6:25 pm ET

Really Marianne? Republicans = Taliban? Wow, I didn't know people like you really existed to actually make a comment like that. More of a comparison would be to equate the dems with the old soviet union, where everything was paid for and you didn't think for yourself.

Oh and btw the term Pro-life is used not only for the people after birth, but the people before birth who will be sentenced to death for the unforgivable crime of being an inconvenience.

anthony   September 21st, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Bill Maher,Instead of wasting time in asking Christine O'Donnell about meddling in witch craft.She said,she has no part and unfortunately she only become aware of it through a guy she meet.Bill,give the lady the benifit of doubt.We're all human,we all have faults.What I would like for you to ask Christine.Is she going to support the republicans?What the republicans were at one time,unfortunatey as a working class American I don't buy their rhetoric.They the republicans have lost sight of our Freedom.Their are some democrats who need to be replaced also.All the credits these morons are going around claiming is very absurd and nervy.Dino Rossi for one in Washington state.He opposed stimulus by President obama,and on his compaign he is claiming the credit for the stimulus.No remorse or shame.....

nina1fox   September 22nd, 2010 3:25 am ET

The Bush Administration Republicans increased the size of our government by more than 200,000 people through establishing the Department of homeland security which includes immigration!

nina1fox   September 22nd, 2010 3:28 am ET

Republicans = Afghanistan Taliban? they are both supported by governments and big business with strong to radical religious views.

Dodie   September 22nd, 2010 8:21 pm ET

@Angela Savage Austin

You stated: “the Teapartiers are the bullets aimed at more than the government; they are masked as independents but really are radical Republicans...and possibly something worse.”

I could not agree with you more. I have a very uneasy feeling about this group. Possibly some of the Teapartiers, as you refer them, are independents wanting the best for our country, but the leaders are definitely radicalized Republicans posing as Independents!!!!! The GOP is very good at Strategizing!!!. Look at GW Bush. He was appointed president by the Supreme Court and then elected in 2004 by Americans after it was well known there never were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

You have said it all. Stellar post! Thank you for restoring some of my faith back in the American people.

Nicole   October 4th, 2010 1:09 pm ET

What were the comedic letters Bill Mayer read to Larry on his last appearance.
Thank you

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