Friday, November 5, 2010

QUOTES FROM “REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER" Nov 5, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

QUOTES FROM “REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER

Following are quotables from “Real Time with Bill Maher” for Friday, November 5, 2010. “Real Time with Bill Maher” airs Fridays at 10:00PM ET (10:00PM PT, tape delayed) on HBO, with additional replays throughout the week on HBO and HBO 2.

A special shout out to the Independent geniuses who switched sides again because President ‘Chocolate Jesus’ did not make it rain $20’s in two years. You know, Branson wasn’t built in a day folks.
- Bill Maher in his opening monologue

If you can vote for Bush one year, then the next election for Obama and then go back to John Boehner; you’re not Independent, you’re schizophrenic.
- Bill Maher in his opening monologue regarding the midterm election

I haven’t seen Republicans so happy about taking seats since they made Rosa Parks stand up.
- Bill Maher in his opening monologue regarding the midterm election

Mr. Boehner, you’ve got to stop crying. For one, your tan is going to run. And also, what’s he going to do if he loses next time, put on a Bjork record and cut himself?
- Bill Maher in his opening monologue regarding John Boehner’s acceptance speech

Note to George Bush, when Kanye West messed with Taylor Swift, she got over it. And she was twelve.
- Bill Maher in his opening monologue regarding Bush’s self proclaimed ‘lowest point of his presidency’

Leave it to a witch to defend a ghost.
- Dana Gould regarding Christine O’Donnell’s concession speech in which she brought up estate taxes

This election was lost when Obama didn’t back the public option. That was the one key thing that said to the people ‘You know what, this is no different then the Al Gore Democrats.’ You know the ole’ Al Gore playbook – ‘Let’s run from our achievements and let’s not stand up for what we believe in.’
- Bill Maher regarding the midterm election

New Rule: Unless it's a freak, I don't need to see a sonogram of your baby. You know how all babies look alike? Well, not one zillionth as much as all pre-babies look alike. Oh, it's so beautiful. No, it looks like a photocopy of a Polaroid of a black-and-white TV image of the skeleton of Charlie Brown, at the bottom of a well. But he has his mother's eye sockets.

New Rule: Stop putting “Bro” in front of everything. Bromance, brodown, Brodak moment. Way to make shoe shopping with my friend Steve sound gay. Oh, and one way to tell your “bromance” has grown into a full-on gay relationship: when you're giving each other “bro-jobs.”

This week's guests were Bill O’Reilly, Rep. Darrell Issa, Fareed Zakaria, Dana Gould and Mayor Adrian Fenty.

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Anonymous said...

It really pisses me off to listen to Bill O'Reilly complain about taking wealthy people's money (including his) and redistributing it to other people for their health care or food or whatever.

Here's a message for you, Bill O'Reilly: FOR DECADES I'VE HAD THOUSANDS OF MY DOLLARS TAKEN FROM ME TO EDUCATE OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS - INCLUDING YOURS! I HAVE NO KIDS TO EDUCATE, JUST YOURS. HOW'S THAT ANY DIFFERENT?

Cairo said...

Nice to see Chancellor Spock on your show.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You guys really missed the boat on why Adrian Fenty lost his bid for re-election. I am a long time dc resident and the schools were only a minor part of the problems dc residents had with this mayor. It is an insult to us that the national media portrays his loss in this way. Adrian Fenty ran a closed government. He refused to respond to dc residents, would not answer questions and provide information. This has been a huge issue for most of his four years in office. If you lived in this city and were impacted by this it was huge and entirely unacceptable regardless of his accomplishments. And, he did have accomplishments. There were also issues regarding city contracts he gave to his friends, his treatment of people, and his attorney general/refusal of FOIA requests etc. No amount of accomplishments make it ok to "rule" like a despot in an eastern block country in times past. Finally, my friend lost her only child in a horrific drive-by mass shooting on March 30th of this year. Decisions made by the Fenty administration that contributed to this situation have been questioned and swept under the rug. All the information we have uncovered is because of work and research we have done ourselves. What we found - primarily from DC government documents is beyond troubling. Our questions continue to be unanswered. So, yes, for many, many people in this city this election was deadly serious and about so much more than the changes Fenty and his school chancellor made in the schools.

Benjamin said...

Issa was amazing: he got burned on every argument he made and had no ability to overcome the objections of Bill or the panel...incredible. When will the many morons of the United States realize that the Republicans (at this point in history) are only out to protect and promote the wealthy?

Issa claims to be in touch but he's following the party line and won't deviate unless painted into a corner. Try this on for size: if someone offers another view point which is then, via dialogue, proven to be better than your own, admit you were wrong and accept their view point. What a novel idea, huh?

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill, I've been watching your show for a year now, and I've gotta say...You're kinda a dick. But at the same time, I can't get enough of your show. Keep up the good work.

mary said...

I loved your closing "essay"! It was soothing salve for all the wounds suffered Tuesday! Thanks!

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the almighty scurds said...

bill: please when you are talking with these repuglets about the economy and capitalism vs socialism: make the point that by design capitalism works from the bottom up. little people at the bottom take their money and purchase goods and services from businesses that meet their needs. the businesses that become successful do so based on MERIT. their goods and services are better than the competition and they become successful and accumulate wealth based on that. money percolates from the bottom to the top based on quality and merit decided by the consumer. businesses are designed to accumulate and keep money and profits so they can grow and get more and more wealthy.
so the idea that you can feed money directly to the top and allow it to trickle down to the hungry bottom layer is fundamentally flawed from the start. put money into the system from the bottom for once and make business earn it. if you put it in to the top layer it will stay there and be hoarded.
please please yell that to bill oreilly next time. his objection to all things for the common good as socialism doesn't seem to work if you apply it to public schools, police, fire stations and congressmen and senators themselves.

looker said...

Bill, I was your fan for decades, I think your live appearances are even cooler. What did you guys do to the country that we have to vote for Republicans just to be against.
It's sad that the one who "didn't get it" is you.

ADELE said...

Bill, why not have them the print salient comments you made at the end of the show instead of your jokes on your web site. More people would watch you if they knew how logical and realistic your thinking is about the issues and the problems this country has. Your decisive summary of the misinformation, erroneous labeling, and false positioning did more to present a balanced position than any I have heard on the airwaves. Loved your comments throughout. Thank you for saying what we are all thinking. Adele

looker said...

It's also sad when people get an information on issues from a comedy show host afterward instead of doing their homework themselves.
"John Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio, the son of Mary Anne (née Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, the second of twelve children.[2] He grew up in modest circumstances, having shared one bathroom with his dozen siblings in a two-bedroom house in Cincinnati. His parents slept on a pull-out couch.[3] He started working at his family's bar at age 8.[3] He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. He earned his bachelor's degree in business from Xavier University in Cincinnati in 1977, becoming the first person in his family to attend college.[3] He subsequently accepted a position with Nucite Sales, a small sales business in the packaging and plastics industry, where he eventually became president of the firm."
Laughing at people getting emotional about living American dream is so low, and out of touch.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill: You've been bullshitting again. You said only Republicans are violent. Here is just one of hundreds of examples of Democrats that are acually the violent bunch. This should be your next HBO show, The Violent Bunch". You can get the video of Michelle Obama smashing a Big Mac in her daughters face. The Messiah kicking Boo in the face. Heres a good one.

Remember when you were being heckled, and you shot right up into your audience like a wild boar? Its OK. All Democratic Obama ball licks act that way, its natural.

In closing: You need to shave Obamas cock from your lower lip, your embarrassing yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hznSuacEN_I&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Hi Douche, I mean Dick, I mean Dogshit, I mean you Failure.

You wanted to be a comedian but couldn't hack it. Nobody wanted your dumbass. Whats the nexr best thing to do? Become a Bush basher.

You don't really believe those broads at the mansion give a shit about you, do you?

Invite more Republicans on your show, it might help. Your numbers are not that great. Jamie Fox stayed on with almost no ratings.

ZenGrouch said...

"It's also sad when people get an information on issues from a comedy show host afterward instead of doing their homework themselves."

Yes, it's much better to get your information from the antithesis of comedy...

...that sad, sad, lying sack of shit, Rush.

looker said...

"Inglorious Democrats" with their retinue Jon Stewart, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington, you, Bill Maher and Co. should get together now to mourn the death of "political correctness". Well done, Americans!

Anonymous said...

Bill Maher like all us democrats and liberals explains rather than attacks. When O'Reilly says things like social security is not in the constitution, us leftists go into a riff about how we don't understand how anyone can say that etc. Instead we should turn the rhetoric against the O'Reillys: "Corporation" is not in the constitution, capitalism is not, Christianity is not ..." This does 2 things: jabs back with a quick phrase not a sentence of explanation or wonderment at their ignorance & raises the doubt in the minds of those fetched by jabs, because it's indisputable that "right, corporation isn't in the constitution so OReillly is a bullshitter, as we would say in New Jersey. "Always be attacking" like the character in Glengarry GlenRoss might say.

looker said...

Between liberals and conservatives are we, the majority, who don't believe in "robing Peter to pay Paul", in government and union workers having life-long benefits for their "hard" work, in the US becoming a welfare state, also we are not with the conservatives not believing in science, some human rights and reforms. And "liberals explain rather than attack" is it a joke? Aren't 80% of Americans - teachers, doctors, workers, business owners called 'bigots' and
'racists' during Obama administration, weren't journalists fired for telling the truth? Health reform on 2600 pages which no one have read? Give us a break. Although the rich people can survive some tax increase this is not the solution for others to become rich.

Chris said...

New rule.
If your going to have a show that is supposedly political debate let the other side talk. Also the mediator should just play at the part

Anonymous said...

Has anyone located a link to the monologue at the end of the show? I find it summarized my views perfectly and would love to share it with others.

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upsideofinertia said...

If people need Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to know how to vote, then people shouldn’t have the right to vote.

Jennifer C said...

I think the Rally to Restore Sanity was handled quite well. When you want to make changes to someone else's rally until it is no longer what it began as, then you should perhaps get your own rally together, for the purpose you want. Bake your own cake, but don't try to change someone else's mix. Therein lie lumps, scorches, and falling batter. And it's never appreciated the way you seem to think it should be.

Jennifer C said...

I think the Rally to Restore Sanity was handled quite well. When you want to make changes to someone else's rally until it is no longer what it began as, then you should perhaps get your own rally together, for the purpose you want. Bake your own cake, but don't try to change someone else's mix. Therein lie lumps, scorches, and falling batter. And it's never appreciated the way you seem to think it should be.

Terence McKenna said...

We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Bill Maher or Barack Obama or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.

Pravda 2009.04.27 said...

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Abraham Lincoln said...

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer: If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all times or die by suicide.

Stretch said...

If you can vote for Bush one year, then the next election for Obama and then go back to John Boehner; you’re not Independent, you’re schizophrenic.

On RealTime Fall 2008, I think October, Bill Maher stated his values leaned Libertarian. Given his current position, I do not feel Mr. Maher should make such pseudo-psychiatric prognostications, on the grounds he may commit himself.

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Mike Landers said...

Bill. On the October 29th program, you said that the most popular name in the UK for babies was Mohamed. Margaret Hooper (Hopper) swiftly followed up that "Sharia law was equivalent to UK law".

Neither of these things are true.

The most popular name is Oliver. Mohammed appears high on the list because they ignored variants (Jim, Jimmy and James count as three separate names, as does Bob, Rob, Bobby, Robbie or Robert).

Second, the number of Sharia laws that are recognised in the UK is this: Zero. None. Nada. Zip.

Both lies have been promoted by the Daily Mail which fancies itself as a sort of Fox News, but without the intelligence and more pictures of semi-naked actresses. If your researchers are using the Mail to keep up with news from the UK, then they are looking at the wrong comic book.

Aside from that, keep up the good work, and you have a small but growing following here in the UK.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said...

Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars... but also without [the government] telling us how to live, what to say, what to think, what to know, and what not to know.

Anonymous said...

The real problem with wealth redistribution isn't welfare but pensions. But will the brave and "tell it like it is" Bill O'Reilly take on the cops, fireman and other public servants? Unlikely. Someone that is a cop for 20 years gets a pension for the rest of his or her life? And their pay is the average of the last three years they worked? This is where the real wealth redistribution is and it is a political hotbed because these organization are powerful and can sway elections. And the problem will only get worse as life expectancy continues to increase.

Anonymous said...

New Rules for Bill Maher:

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nancy said...

I would love to share the monologue from the end of the show with others. you are saying what many of us are thinking and needs to be said. it was brilliant written and amazing. thank you so much. nancy mason bowen

CHERITA said...

Bill, I used to be a fan, but when you have Adrian Fenty on your show and say that he didn't ger re-elected after doing a good job and your comments are only BASED on what you have read that someone else wrote...SHAME ON YOU! Fenty has torn this city apart. He not only fired teachers WITHOUT CAUSE but he didn't even know why they were being fired. Children protested and were arrested, some of the teachers have died from stress after being fired for years of service! Fenty has stolen millions of dollars of OUR DCTAX PAYERS money and REFUSES to be questioned or answer anything about it. He has given his frat brothers contracts that you or I would not have even been able to bid on. He ignored a request to meet with Dorothy Height & Maya Angelo as they wanted to defend another black woman Fenty disrespected. He has disrespected the residents of DC for 4 years so we said NO MORE! nEXT TIME GET YOUR STORY RIGGHT....and by the way Rhee only tried to fix the schools in ward 3 a rich ward by the way...but did nothing for the kids or parents of wards 7 & 8 so THIS is why you saw those in rich neighborhoods wanting to keep him in..in order to keep Rhee but if the children were first as Rhee used to state...Mickey Mouse could be mayor and she would have still wanted to be there...

Anonymous said...

Bill, well done. You are so quick and brilliant. If there is a smart$ss reply, you come up with it first. I love our your "The View" crowd cheers, and how you, Joy, and Whoopie take it as representative national sentiment. Bill O really out-classed you. Stick to your Rush Limbaugh level of silly spins and propogating ignroance. Over simplify ideology and tax impacts. If your accountant agreed with your politics and acted accordingly, you would still be doing small clubs.
You have an great deal of intellengence. Use it. Haven't you made enough money that you can afford to really speak your mind instead of just playing the game?
If I had an equal bully pulpit, I'd love to take you on. Actually, we'd probably have a beer and agree on a lot. Stop wimpering on the air, be a man.

Anonymous said...

Bill
Your statement of about how the air has gotten better in California is right on. I know also that if the states want to do something it will get done. If the Feds say they will do it forget it.

Cliff said...

I don't know how to get in contact with your show but I'd love to see Keith Olberman on the next episode of Real Time to discuss why he was suspended from MSNBC.

Ruben said...

Bill Maher, you were absolutely right when you said that this country does not have a mature population aged 18-21 but I would also add from 18-26. The reason is simple, children in our schools are being made embarrassed because they do their homework and get high scores on the tests, while those who are on the other side are being glorified. Most of my generation in the United States has not left the premises of the United States to see what is really going on around the world; which is half of the crisis the other half, is that most of my generation does not read national news and I am not going to even mention the world news. Our generation is the generation of, I wanted now and I do not want to put any effort for it! It truly scares me to see my generation to take control of this nation one day because we are not patient and responsible generation. At the same time my generation in different countries is gearing up for the competition of the 21st century. Therefore, unless we do not change our attitude as a nation we will have a difficult and bumpy road ahead of us.

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Anonymous said...

@Mike Landers said:"the number of Sharia Laws that are recognized in the UK is this: Zero. None..."
There were 85 sharia courts operated in the UK in 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2VkIu8TL_I

Mike Landers said...

"There were 85 sharia courts operated in the UK in 2009."

They have absolutely no standing in UK law whatsoever. If that "court" pronounced on something of consequence that conflicted with UK law, it would be completely ignored.

Or are you saying a bunch of me and my drinking mates could decide in the pub that the drink/driving laws have no effect because of our religion and then grab our keys to drive home?

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Anonymous said...

Penalizing Keith Olberman for exercising his right to support the political candidates of his choice was wrong. I understand why his feudal masters would be angered, as they would see this as undermining what only they consider a secretive slant on all their predigested news. He should have checked with them, they could have shown him how to bribe the candidates secretly. The way they do.

A most appropriate punishment for this act of individuality would be to nationalize his baseball card collection. Just the baseball cards... all of them. Bwahahahaha

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same guy said...

In times when liberal media dominates the press a comedian who follows a mainstream, not another way around, looks dumb, ignorant & pathetic. And more importantly not funny at all.

Adam Luebke said...

George W Bush Jr.'s strong anti-abortion views came when his mother, Barabara, showed him a fetus in a jar.

It's unfortunate she didn't open the closet and show him the body of a torn, car-bombed Iraqi, chilling in Scotch whisky.

I thought this was funny: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5988532/bush_jrs_opposition_to_abortion_came.html?cat=9

looker said...

I suggest every Republican to be obligated to watch a movie "If These Walls Could Talk" 1&2 (1996, 2000, about woman and gay rights) and for the Democrats - movie "Osama"* (2003, about Afghan girl living under Taliban").

*the movie has nothing to do with Osama Bin Laden.

Anonymous said...

Bill... you have broken the heart of this pot smoking, gay rights supporting, war loathing, environment protecting, monty python loving liberal European who has ben your devoted fan since your naive Libertarian days. You joke and complain about Obama and the Democrats being spineless, unable to play hardball when the (literally) evil Republicans do, how Obama displays too much respect towards people who show him none, etc. And now I had to witness you expressing your "respect" towards Colbert and Stewart after their massively unintelligent, ignorant, and dishonest rally. Why did you give them such a soft, gentle critique? How much damage did those two lightweights do in the days leading up to the election? The damage they did to your already massively insane nation is incalculable, and it is now obvious to me that your principles are dispensable when "buddies" of yours are involved. So you are corrupt too. I am so disappointed in and disgusted by you, Bill. You are clearly corrupt. It seems every American I like or care about will eventually let me down, and let me down in a big way. I can't think of anything nice to say - if I think more about you I may develop depression, so I'll just stop. Bye.

Anonymous said...

Your tax dollars ripped off by stupid government:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/transportation/detail?entry_id=76657

Anonymous said...

My most common internal reaction to 90% of Americans I witness expounding on politics (or any topic, really): Awwww how cute! It thinks it has a valid opinion!

Kent, Norway

same guy said...

Norway forum: Why do so many Spanish want to go to Norway???

Posted in the Norway forum:

Inge Haugen
18 Jun 2010, 04:21
Why do so many Spanish want to go to Norway???
I don't get it - I have a lots of Spanish friends in Norway. Some of them are seriously considering to move to Norway!!! I would always prefere Spain before Norway!! How can you seriously want to live in Norway. It's cold, it's dark and it's boring!!

Anonymous said...

Eighty percent of meth comes from Mexican drug cartels operating in the desolate expanses of central and southern California. According to Fresno prosecutor Carl M. Faller Jr, California's Central Valley is "Columbia for meth".
Thanks Attorney General Brown. Am I being an asshole ? I don't think so. In North Carolina crystal meth is considered a weapon of mass destruction under the state's Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Act. Under the law, a meth conviction results in a sentence ranging from 12 years to life in prison on each count. So apparently there was some thing the attorney general could have done about this. Just like enforcing the current immigration laws.

Face it Bill, Obama is dishing the same bs as Bush.

Anonymous said...

Why do so many Spanish want to go to Norway???

To get away from muslims?

Chris Richardson said...

Hey Bill,

I thought it was kinda humorous how this past week's show almost humanized Bill O'Reilly - until I read Dana Milbank's latest column, where I learned O'Reilly is practically asking his goon fan base to behead Dana Milbank. O'Reilly is unbelievably THIN skinned for such a "tough guy". O'Reilly is toxic - and a baby:

Bill O'Reilly's threats

By Dana Milbank
Wednesday, November 10, 2010;

Bill O'Reilly wants my head - literally.

On Thursday night, the Fox News host asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke."

Hilarious! Decapitation jokes just slay me, and this one had all the more hilarity because the topic of journalist beheadings brings to mind my late friend and colleague Danny Pearl, who replaced me in the Wall Street Journal's London bureau and later was murdered in Pakistan by people who thought sharia justified it.

The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate." O'Reilly replied to her on air: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus."

O'Reilly is partly right about that. As an American and a Jew, I probably wouldn't last long in Iran. And criticizing the government there, as I do here, wouldn't add to my life expectancy. But what was he trying to say? That America would be better if it were more like Iran?

O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me was precipitated by a column I wrote describing Fox News's election-night coverage as a victory party for the Republicans. This didn't strike me as a terribly controversial point, but it evidently offended O'Reilly. "He said there were no Democrats except for Schoen on," O'Reilly complained. "It was an outright lie."

That would have been an outright lie, except that I said no such thing. I wrote: "To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. 'This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic Party,' he proclaimed."

Though I didn't claim Schoen was the sole Democrat, in hindsight I should have quoted other putative liberals who appeared on Fox that night - and sounded much like Schoen. There was Bob Beckel, proclaiming: "I feel like the blind guy whose guide dog died" and "I give all the credit to Republicans on this." Or Juan Williams on President Obama: "I just don't think he gets it."

I suspect O'Reilly's fury - he went after me on three consecutive nights last week - has less to do with one sentence in one column than with a book and a series of columns I've written about O'Reilly's colleague Glenn Beck. I've argued that Beck, with his talk of violence, Nazis and conspiracy theories, is all but inviting fringe characters to take up arms. I've held O'Reilly up as a responsible alternative to Beck - but O'Reilly seems determined to prove this wrong.

On Thursday night, he made an eerie reference to The Post's editorial page editor. "Would you put Fred Hiatt's picture up on the screen here?" he asked. "This is the editor, Milbank's editor, Fred Hiatt. And, Fred won't do anything about Milbank lying in his column. I just want everybody in America to know what The Washington Post has come to. All right, you can take Fred's picture off. Fred, have a nice weekend, buddy."

Read the rest here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/09/AR2010110905611_pf.html

Chris Richardson said...

Hey Bill,

I thought it was kinda humorous how this past week's show almost humanized Bill O'Reilly - until I read Dana Milbank's latest column, where I learned O'Reilly is practically asking his goon fan base to behead Dana Milbank. O'Reilly is unbelievably THIN skinned for such a "tough guy". O'Reilly is toxic - and a baby:

Bill O'Reilly's threats

By Dana Milbank
Wednesday, November 10, 2010;

Bill O'Reilly wants my head - literally.

On Thursday night, the Fox News host asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke."

Hilarious! Decapitation jokes just slay me, and this one had all the more hilarity because the topic of journalist beheadings brings to mind my late friend and colleague Danny Pearl, who replaced me in the Wall Street Journal's London bureau and later was murdered in Pakistan by people who thought sharia justified it.

The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate." O'Reilly replied to her on air: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus."

O'Reilly is partly right about that. As an American and a Jew, I probably wouldn't last long in Iran. And criticizing the government there, as I do here, wouldn't add to my life expectancy. But what was he trying to say? That America would be better if it were more like Iran?

O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me was precipitated by a column I wrote describing Fox News's election-night coverage as a victory party for the Republicans. This didn't strike me as a terribly controversial point, but it evidently offended O'Reilly. "He said there were no Democrats except for Schoen on," O'Reilly complained. "It was an outright lie."

That would have been an outright lie, except that I said no such thing. I wrote: "To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. 'This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic Party,' he proclaimed."

Though I didn't claim Schoen was the sole Democrat, in hindsight I should have quoted other putative liberals who appeared on Fox that night - and sounded much like Schoen. There was Bob Beckel, proclaiming: "I feel like the blind guy whose guide dog died" and "I give all the credit to Republicans on this." Or Juan Williams on President Obama: "I just don't think he gets it."

I suspect O'Reilly's fury - he went after me on three consecutive nights last week - has less to do with one sentence in one column than with a book and a series of columns I've written about O'Reilly's colleague Glenn Beck. I've argued that Beck, with his talk of violence, Nazis and conspiracy theories, is all but inviting fringe characters to take up arms. I've held O'Reilly up as a responsible alternative to Beck - but O'Reilly seems determined to prove this wrong.

On Thursday night, he made an eerie reference to The Post's editorial page editor. "Would you put Fred Hiatt's picture up on the screen here?" he asked. "This is the editor, Milbank's editor, Fred Hiatt. And, Fred won't do anything about Milbank lying in his column. I just want everybody in America to know what The Washington Post has come to. All right, you can take Fred's picture off. Fred, have a nice weekend, buddy."

Chris Richardson said...

Hey Bill,

I thought it was kinda humorous how this past week's show almost humanized Bill O'Reilly - until I read Dana Milbank's latest column, where I learned O'Reilly is practically asking his goon fan base to behead Dana Milbank. O'Reilly is unbelievably THIN skinned for such a "tough guy". O'Reilly is toxic - and a baby:

Bill O'Reilly's threats

By Dana Milbank
Wednesday, November 10, 2010;

Bill O'Reilly wants my head - literally.

On Thursday night, the Fox News host asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke."

Hilarious! Decapitation jokes just slay me, and this one had all the more hilarity because the topic of journalist beheadings brings to mind my late friend and colleague Danny Pearl, who replaced me in the Wall Street Journal's London bureau and later was murdered in Pakistan by people who thought sharia justified it.

The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate." O'Reilly replied to her on air: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus."

O'Reilly is partly right about that. As an American and a Jew, I probably wouldn't last long in Iran. And criticizing the government there, as I do here, wouldn't add to my life expectancy. But what was he trying to say? That America would be better if it were more like Iran?

O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing about violent ends for me was precipitated by a column I wrote describing Fox News's election-night coverage as a victory party for the Republicans. This didn't strike me as a terribly controversial point, but it evidently offended O'Reilly. "He said there were no Democrats except for Schoen on," O'Reilly complained. "It was an outright lie."

That would have been an outright lie, except that I said no such thing. I wrote: "To be fair and balanced, Fox brought in a nominal Democrat, pollster Doug Schoen. 'This is a complete repudiation of the Democratic Party,' he proclaimed."

Though I didn't claim Schoen was the sole Democrat, in hindsight I should have quoted other putative liberals who appeared on Fox that night - and sounded much like Schoen. There was Bob Beckel, proclaiming: "I feel like the blind guy whose guide dog died" and "I give all the credit to Republicans on this." Or Juan Williams on President Obama: "I just don't think he gets it."

I suspect O'Reilly's fury - he went after me on three consecutive nights last week - has less to do with one sentence in one column than with a book and a series of columns I've written about O'Reilly's colleague Glenn Beck. I've argued that Beck, with his talk of violence, Nazis and conspiracy theories, is all but inviting fringe characters to take up arms. I've held O'Reilly up as a responsible alternative to Beck - but O'Reilly seems determined to prove this wrong.

On Thursday night, he made an eerie reference to The Post's editorial page editor. "Would you put Fred Hiatt's picture up on the screen here?" he asked. "This is the editor, Milbank's editor, Fred Hiatt. And, Fred won't do anything about Milbank lying in his column. I just want everybody in America to know what The Washington Post has come to. All right, you can take Fred's picture off. Fred, have a nice weekend, buddy."

Anonymous said...

Bill,

As you say white people are so stupid, and more than half the kids living in poverty in America are white, and seeing how this hopeless, desperate white minority is not represented as a special interest group, but is discriminated against for financial assistance to attend any school, not only by the school system but also by the current president as mandated in one of his recent unconstitutional 'executive orders', surely you will step up and provide charity for your own people? I mean, how better to save the turkeys from the dreaded Ozark Turkey Fucker? You like animals, don't you? Do it for the turkeys...

Dr. Steven Milo said...

Mr. Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway. Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.

same guy said...

More from Norway:
http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/02/bloggers-save-norway-from-creeping.html

L. said...

@chris richardson,
you are such a baby yourself, and one without sense of humor whatsoever. It was "hilarious" to read your and Dana's comments.
As for Dana Milbank who claimed he was a friend of Danny Pearl, wouldn't it be nice if it was him writing something defending freedom of speech when Juan Williams was fired, and not me doing it for him:
"An American journalist...was fired for speaking the truth, because CAIR (The Council on American -IslamicRelations) filed a complain? With "political correctness" and "don't touch me" attitude American journalists soon will be "beheaded" like Daniel Pearl.
10/22/2010 Washington Post

Dirty Harry Kari-san said...

I think Mr Boehner may be trying to catch up with the Japanese & the dems. Nancy, Hillary & Akio Toyoda have all cried before congress. Even W is starting to blubber, I think Cheney was crying too but its hard to tell on account of the drooling alzheimer's act to evade prosecution. Not to mention every commentator on Fox & MSNBC going emo for ratings.

Bill, yer gonna have to cry, boy. Jest think bout yer stock portfolio and your crushed hope of retiring.

Anonymous said...

Why do so many Spanish want to go to Norway???

To escape The Spanish Inquisition!

Anonymous said...

Yea Cheney was crying. Because he was trying so hard not to laugh...

Chris Richardson said...

Hey "L" - why don't you use your real name? You and O'Reilly are such tough guys. No doubt this is something you do on a regular basis - call someone names and then hiding behind your anonymous mama's skirt. The real baby is the one who's afraid to sign his own statement. Baby, baby, baby.

Anonymous said...

If you can vote for Bush one year, then the next election for Obama and then go back to John Boehner, you might be Jane Harmon.

Anonymous said...

Bill Maher,

An interesting person to talk to is Dr. John M. Richardson. His wiki resume includes work in global modeling & systems theory for the Club of Rome, a lot of field work and authoring the following professional works:
Partners in Development (1969)
Groping in the Dark: The First Decade of Global
Modeling (1982)
Making it Happen: A Positive Guide to the Future
Ending Hunger: An Idea Whose Time has Come
Breakthrough: New Global Thinking (1988)
Democratization in South Asia: The First Fifty Years
History and Politics - Millenial Perspectives: Essays in Honor of Kingsley de Silva
Paradise Poisoned: Learning About Conflict, Development and Terrorism from Sri Lanka’s Civil Wars (2005)

Apparently he has been a busy practicing globalist. He could cast some light on what professor Obama is attempting to accomplish. His expertise in political conflict resolution should yield accurate insight into current events and what we can expect in the near future. His blog is here.

L. said...

To Chris Richardson,
I don't know you and your name doesn't tell me anything about you, your comments do. If the word "baby" was considered "calling names" (which is so-o-o childish) I would like to remind you that I didn't start it, you did.

P.S. I can call myself "Napoleon" or whatever I wish, since I'm not a journalist or official writer, although they can choose a pseudonym, too if they wish.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused, did Issa out and out lie - and get away with it? Maher asked him about the possibilities of investigations and Issa indicated that he would not support them - but now, he's saying "7 investigations a week for 40 weeks????"
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44850.html
Is Bill Maher going to let him get away with this???

Robert, Tea Partier said...

I Am the Democratic Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare...

I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. I am a Master leatherworker. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living.
I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others.
I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and drive American-made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don't work!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English. I believe there should be no other language option.
My heroes are Bill Gates, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.

I've never owned a slave, nor was a slave. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither
have you!

I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

This is AMERICA ...We like it the way it is and more so the way it was ..so stop trying to change it to look like Russia, China , Iran, or other socialist country!

If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.

I believe it is time to really clean house. We need term limits for congress and line item veto power for the President!

I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution.

Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are, but not just because you happen to ride a bike.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my driver's license.
I think it's good.... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money..

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.... Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents...

I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.

I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA !
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

Anonymous said...

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided
allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something
else also, isn't an American at all. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty
and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Anonymous said...

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.

Theodore Roosevelt, brother to pirates, 1915

Anonymous said...

On that note, all the special interest groups foment hyphenization and racial favoritism. Parasite Obama loves to take money from the working white middle class and dedicate it to programs they are not themselves eligible to benefit from, on the grounds of their race and nation of origin, all the time saying something else entirely, with no explanation, plus lying his ass off to the kids. This is why the analogy of the tea party was raised: taxation without representation. You see it now, Bill?

Anonymous said...

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.

Atomic Harry Truman

Chris Richardson said...

Last word to "L" -
I initially directed my comments to Bill Maher about Bill O'Reilly, a public figure. Not YOU, someone who is undoubtedly not a public figure. So why do YOU care what I have to say about someone else? And why do you feel you have to take it upon yourself to defend O'Reilly, the bully, by being, well, another bully? O'Reilly dishes it out like no one else, and yet is strangely thin-skinned for such a tough guy. So sensitive and pathologically immature that he resorts to getting his goon squad - PEOPLE LIKE YOU - to doing his dirty work for him, like beheading someone who dares to disagree with him. Am I describing you? Are you the Rand Paul supporter in the video clip who stepped on that woman's head because it wasn't enough to simply disagree?

I make it a point to avoid blogger comments precisely BECAUSE of the reactionary, simple-minded hatespew from people like you. I should have expected disturbed rantings from people who think it is appropriate to behead journalists like Daniel Pearl or Dana Milbank simply for holding a different viewpoint.

Since you are obviously another O'Reilly dittohead who cannot tolerate dissent from your master, you shouldn't be wasting time thinking murderous thoughts about people you haven't met. You should be beheading them.

With such a keen, probing and open mind, no doubt you were the captain of your college debate team, right?

Goodbye "L" - go ahead and have the last word because I know it would kill you not to. I am departing this dark, demented, depressing world of blogger commentators and returning to a more civilized place where people actually exchange viewpoints without the ridiculous gradeschool taunts and anonymous, gutless threats. Good luck with your rage problem. Tell all your mentors at Fox News I said hey.

L. said...

To C.R.
Wow! What an inexhaustible torrent of "names calling"! You sign your "real" name...and everything allowed. It was long time since I've read so much of a crap in one place. It wouldn't "kill" me not to reply, but it would be a crime not to do so, because it's getting even more hilarious.
You wrote that some people can be "demented". I had a suspicious of it possibility when the same comment was printed three times in a row. (I wouldn't have mentioned it if you haven't.) This can be the only excuse for such a nasty reply of yours. I hope you find help, "anger management" also might give some promise. Intellectual deficiency is believed to be incurable, but let's be optimistic. I'm sure you find like-minded individuals around. You chose not to hide behind the printing words "like under your mother's skirt", good for you, but keep in mind that saying something like you said here may have different consequences when thrown face to face. Buy now, take care. We'll miss you. Or will we?

L. said...

Please excuse a misprint, it was a long day...

Chris Richardson said...

Sorry I brojacked your blog Bill. I had a really gay moment and well, you know. I had to touch myself or do something to get the anal angst out.

L. said...

To C.R.
What a splendid example of "civilized" discussion! Just don't hurt yourself doing what you are doing.
I made up my mind - I wouldn't miss you, although it was a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Since we are overhauling everything I want to recommend new icons for the political parties:

republicans the Monopoly guy
democrats the butterfly
libertarians the finger
greens the psilocybin mushroom

Displaying these symbols next to candidates' names will make it easier for voters to determine what kind of government they will be getting. Sponsor logos too, just like NASCAR. The more they pay, the bigger and more prominent the logo. Call it 'transparency'.

looker said...

Good news for the Democrats - Sarah Palin almost announced today her decision to run for the President in 2012. Poor Americans again will have no choice but vote "against". Our "hope" to make a decision based on the performance of B.Obama reflecting that he really "got it", almost vanished. We don't want our country to become a one-party state, we want the candidates from both parties being educated, experienced, open-mined individuals who will respect the people's wishes, who will unite people instead of dividing them and are qualified to lead our great country? We want to be proud not ashamed of our country, I believe "we worth it".

Anonymous said...

What loser party would have Palin? The American Psychiatric Association? The republicans should dread even just the idea of Secretary of State Sarah.

Santana said...

No one told me about her, the way she lied.
Well, no one told me about her, how many people cried.
But it's too late to say you're sorry.
How would I know, why should I care?
Please, don't bother tryin' to find her,
she's not there.

Ooh, nobody told me about her. What could I do?
Well, no one told me about her though they all knew.
But it's too late to say you're sorry.
How would I know, why should I care?
Please, don't bother tryin' to find her,
she's not there.

Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she looks,
the way she acted, the color of her hair.
Her voice was soft and cool,
Her eyes were clear and bright but she's not there.
But it's too late to say you're sorry.
How would I know, why should I care?
Please, don't bother tryin' to find her,
she's not there.

Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she looks,
The way she acted, the color of her hair.
Her voice was soft and cool,
Her eyes were clear and bright but she's not there.

Anonymous said...

Give me a campaign contribution or I'll seek the nomination of your party and endorse your embattled candidates.

Original. Crude, but effective.

Anonymous said...

Obama was caught lying on his financial aid documents. He stole from a truly poor American. His college degrees should be revoked as he lacks moral integrity.

On television Bill Maher admitted lying on his financial aid application. His college degree should be revoked also, but more important he is not qualified to comment on Obama's theft.

Al Gore did not invent the internet, but he did campaign to mandate government spyware be installed in every computer in America. Al Gore did not discover global warming, but he did cause the intentional wide spread falsification of scientific data by threatening the economic security & careers of scientists. Al Gore and the Democrats did not produce the economic boom of the 90s, though they did take credit for it. Al Gore and the democrats did nothing while the Bush administration crippled the Bill of Rights. Obama and the democrats did extend this unconstitutional, criminal policy.

Al Gore Sr. did obstruct J Edgar Hoover from investigating communist and murderer Armand Hammer. Armand Hammer did give Al Gore Sr. a $160 million zinc mine, which Al Gore Sr. did immediately sign over to Al Gore, after taking $10 million.

Al Gore Sr. has nothing on the Nazi traitor Prescott Bush.

So Bill, what fucking accomplishments were you ranting about? You really shouldn't make material misrepresentations to your audience you political hacker. It is because of people like you and Obama and Obama's absent but present father that there should be no financial aid program, but instead all tuition should be adjusted down and that perverse social engineering bureaucracy, and all others like it, be shut down immediately.

Anonymous said...

To Mike Landers:
Sharia ban in Oklahoma - the goal
is to make sure no Oklahoma judge considers Shariah law in rulings on domestic violence, family law, probate, free speech, contracts and other matters, as judges have in other states, to a wider degree in Canada and now on a ROUTINE basis in Britain. The ban is to prevent courts from legitimizing a religious legal system antithetical to the U.S. Constitution in the areas of freedom of speech, equality and humane punishment, among other bedrock Western
principles.
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/553407/201011101914/Shining-A-Light-On-Shariah-Creep.aspx

Anonymous said...

George Bush is stupid. Shouldn't he still be hiding from justice for war crimes & crimes against humanity?

Anonymous said...

War crimes committed in the service Israel, who apparently compromised the election in Florida and this time around, Diebold voting machines everywhere? Obama serves them too well, with the blood of America. Do they plan to run Boxer as veep?

Anonymous said...

Bill, I live in California. I have been asking everyone I meet, young & old, and I have not found a single person who voted for Jerry Brown, and who does not view him as a menace.

What's up with that, bro?

Anonymous said...

@Robert C Reynolds: "Check out my new song--"Turn off Fox TV"

Ratings: FOX, CNN...
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/ratings

ZenGrouch said...

"What's up with that, bro?"

Birds of a feather perhaps?

Maybe you need to stop hanging out with ass holes.

Brian Maher said...

...Maybe you need to stop hanging out with ass holes.

Bad news, ZenGrouchBra. If all you see is assholes, you're at the bottom. Even worse, it rubs off on you!

At least you know where you are, and it does rub off. On the bright side, anywhere is up from where you are.

You don't get it, you silly American serf.

ZenGrouch said...

"You don't get it, you silly American serf."

You got that right, Bubba!

looker said...

Bill, I think we have a lot in common. I'm your age, heterosexual, an atheist, progressive (for embryonic stem sell research and political reforms), I believe in evolution, I don't eat junk food and never had a flu shot. My education level is higher than your Bachelor in Arts (ironically Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle hold the same diploma, no comparison otherwise).
I'm also a liberal but with certain extend - I don't think Glenn Beck is to decide what a woman should do with her body, and when I order scrambling eggs for breakfast I don't feel guilty for eating "poor unborn chickens", and if a gay couple wants to get married they shouldn't have Sarah Palin's permission - but I don't tolerate intolerance (think a Ground Zero mosque absurd project) and I don't march left, left, left with an army of liberals who Lenin called "useful idiots". The Real Time need people who are "politically incorrect" and your evolution toward political correctness just doesn't work for me.
This is why I watch my used to be favorite show only if O'Reilly is on it and prefer Britt comedian Pat Condell's "Godless Comedy" (www.patcondell.net).

Hugh said...

“THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY, RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.”

Hugh said...

Well folks. If you didn’t believe it during the mid-term campaigns, now you know its true. Obamacare will have death panels. Just like every other socialist country with government run health care. On ABC’s “This week with Christine Amanpour”. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said. "Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not going to happen now."

Polly said...

Hi Bill
I receive the ultra conservative email newsletter called NewsMax of which I am sure you are familiar. The most recent one says that O'Donnell (speaking to Jay Leno)indicates you are a terrorist because of the clips you showed of her witch comments and other ridiculous musings. This chick would make a good standup comedian. Maybe you should re-direct her efforts - hold out an olive branch and help her find a career that pays.

L said...

Christine O'Donnell called Bill a "terrorist"? She must have read Dana Milbank's article in Washington Post where he said O'Reilly wanted his head, "literally". Hilarious.

ZenGrouch said...

"Well folks. If you didn’t believe it during the mid-term campaigns, now you know its true. Obamacare will have death panels."

Where do I sign up to put the terminally stupid to sleep?

Kenneth said...

As a general rule i find u very funny
I have gone to ure live shows twice
yet now i find your political views have overtaken the humor u pocess
The audience is stacked to be on youre side
They hoot and hollar at all that u say that is over liberal
last night watching Moore and u suggesting that people did not understand the democratic agenda
was so off base
They more than understand it
they just do not approve
We have 31 million none covered health care people
90 percent choose not to
they do not wish to pay in anything so they elect to opt out
Free for them is alwasys better
For the love of anyone rational our costs will go up
because these same 31 million will nt pay in or find some excuse that will be allowed for them not to pay in
The system will be stretched beyond belief
Stay funny
the spoofs on the tea party zany's was priceless
that is good satire
this should not a foruym for u or that fat guy Micheal Moore
What blow hard

Rosy Roadchild said...

I notice that while the American working class has taken cuts from both left and right, The Bushs, Clintons, Gores & friends continue to amass huge fortunes. I seriously doubt that luck and genius are factors.

If W wants my sympathy for his self inflicted humiliating idiocy, first he has to give back the fortune his family has skimmed from social security & the general fund. That include the palace in Paraguay, unless you think we should check the readiness of our nuclear stockpile as a demonstration for Hugo. Vaporize all the paper money they took...

Every year tobacco lobbyists murder 400,000 Americans. Every year the alcohol lobby murders 75,000 Americans. The first thing we should do is declare war on lobbyists. Am I being culturally insensitive? Absolutely!

Anonymous said...

Now now, don't be bitter. I'm sure you'd have done the same thing if you had the chance.

Napoleon Bonaparte said...

“Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood”

Napoleon Bonaparte said...

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" George Carlin

Anonymous said...

George Carlin also said they're coming for your retirement, they want it back. Fuckin' A. Its not the pensions that are the fiscal problem, its the hoarding of unearned treasure by a small percentage. If the money circulates, the economy works, otherwise the economy is only the size of the circulating capital & shit dries up tighter than Sarah after 50.

When the Catholics hoarded all the wealth of Europe, it took Viking raids to get the loot back. What a great idea: Confiscate the wealth of a thousand billionaires to balance the budget, for the rest of the decade. Fuck 'em, they stole it anyway. Taking pensions is only going to result in old people going postal - nothing to lose.

dweebisis said...

Hey BM Fans, what's worse than getting a happy ending by a middle aged Asian masseuse? Giving a happy ending to a middle aged, unattractive, liberal hypocrital comic.

Sonny Steele said...

Is that you Rush? You paid way too much for the dope, dude. Not very smart. And you got caught too.

ZenGrouch said...

"Hey BM Fans, what's worse than getting a happy ending by a middle aged Asian masseuse? Giving a happy ending to a middle aged, unattractive, liberal hypocrital comic."

Well, I guess we'll just have to take your word for it.

Anonymous said...

New Rules:
* our troops are to be brought home according immediately; although Sadam Husein was a bad guy and Taliban in Afghanistan was harboring Al-Qaeda, we have no business there, our soldiers will not be dieing any longer and it will be a "true peace there once we leave". Who said that? Bleeding hearts liberals. Anyway, we shouldn't do it anymore;
* the disbanded military forces can be reorganized to protect our borders from illegal immigrants and terrorists;
* Immigration policy should be reformed, any refugee from another
country seeking entrance into the US swear under oath they will not support any theological totalitarian political system to replace our constitutional system of government, and that any refugee who so swears and later is found to have violated this oath be deported;
* we will continue to support Israel, the only strong-hold of democracy in the whole region;
* Ahmadinejad and Chavez can bond together to develop a nuclear bomb and drop it on Moscow for their supply of radioactive material to these regimes, the rest of the country would be taken over by Chechen extremists;
* free speech is no longer to be considered a "hate speech";
* we will continue to call America the best country in the world because it is the one, those who think otherwise can ask me to write a personal check to buy a one-way ticket to the country of their choice. (Even though France may have a better health system you don't want to live there, trust me, I've been there.)

ZenGrouch said...

"Who said that? Bleeding hearts liberals."

In your wet dreams, ya' cum rag...

Anonymous said...

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake

Anonymous said...

Why deport them? Thats treason; I don't want them to escape.

Did you forget your oath, or did TV rot your brain?

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

That covers that. The only difference between you and I is that my God lives in bongs and under mushrooms just as much as it lives in the palaces of con artists.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really need to go there and have a chat with some Palestinian sephardic jewish descendants of the original hebrews mentioned in the bible. Don't forget to spend a few nights in Gaza.

Anonymous said...

Expropriate Expropriators!
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2010/11/01/youre-expropriated-the-chavez-approach-to-venezuelas-housing-shortage/

Lobbyists: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties
[Election cycle 2010]
http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.php?ind=K02&cycle=2010

Victor Hugo said...

The senator above mentioned was a clever man, who had made his own way, heedless of those things which present obstacles, and which are called conscience, sworn faith, justice, duty: he had marched straight to his goal, without once flinching in the line of his advancement and his interest. He was an old attorney, softened by success; not a bad man by any means, who rendered all the small services in his power to his sons, his sons-in-law, his relations, and even to his friends, having wisely seized upon, in life, good sides, good opportunities, good windfalls. Everything else seemed to him very stupid. He was intelligent, and just sufficiently educated to think himself a disciple of Epicurus; while he was, in reality, only a product of Pigault-Lebrun. [even the French have given up on communism]

Hugo D'Anconia said...

Thats cool. I hope the Bush-Cheney gang & all their cocaine & heroin druglord friends everywhere are deeply invested in Argentina. I'm not one to give advice but I'll read this for all the billionaires: be better stewards of the wealth of nations, or lose the privilege to piss down people's backs & tell them its raining.

Anyone know where Uday & Caligula Whitman are? Got to watch your back around these looters.

Anonymous said...

TV can rot only a someone without the brains.
Being in a state of the lethargic sleep is another side of the same problem.
Go to Gaza? What for?
"Hillary Clinton told the ABC news network in Brussels. "It's an incredibly complex and emotionally charged situation. And I recognize that, because obviously, for Israel, security is paramount, they have the experience of having left Lebanon and now having Hezbollah and rockets on their border, having left Gaza and now having Hamas and rockets on their border."
She said that "First and foremost, Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu have to believe that any peace deal will lead to greater, not lesser security.

Anonymous said...

...Argentina...

Don't you mean, Africa? I know its there somewhere.

Ringolevio said...

Bill

Some artwork for your amusement:
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now cover

Its a religious joke, you hysterical, genocidal zionist criminals. Its not for you, get over it. Hilary Clinton? Oh yeah, I heard of her. Rose Law firm; 72 associates died unnaturally; qualifications for junior senator for Israel: slept with Bill Clinton. Qualifications for United States Secretary of State: junior senator for Israel. Its not that big a deal, just stop arming and funding them.

Anonymous said...

Animation: Unemployment Rates by County, Jan 2007 - Aug 2010

Anonymous said...

You can sleep with the whole state but it won't make YOU a senator.
You have an opinion, it's still a free country just take it easy.

Brano TV - its got electrolytes said...

Passages in the Bible and Koran prove the Earth is a flat disk 25,000 miles across.
The geography of the Earth is identical to the map on the UN flag. The UN knows!
The Sun and Moon are each 32 miles across and orbit the Earth at an altitude of 3000 miles.
Seasons are caused by regular variations in the distance of the Sun's orbit.
The stars are 100 mile above the Sun and the Moon.
Gravity is caused by the Earth disk constantly moving up like an elevator.
There is a wall of ice around the edge of the Earth that keeps the ocean in & us from falling off.
The Apollo moon landings were all fake. NASA is a scam. There are no satellites, its a trick.
The oceans would run off if the Earth were a ball.
If Earth was a ball, you could only live on the north pole because you'd be tilted or upside down anywhere else.
The reason things seem to go over the horizon is an illusion because we see far things with the top of our eye and near things with the bottom of the eye.
Working for Satan, treacherous, cunning whites and the people they tricked & enslaved believed this. It was a struggle to convince them otherwise; hemlock was involved. The same sneaky white bastards created evolution and plate tectonics.
Christians taught me the error of my dirty scientific ways and saved my soul. Repent, sinners! Repent!!

Anonymous said...

You can sleep with the whole state but it won't make YOU a senator.

I just can't get drunk enough to do either.

Anonymous said...

It sounds much better and less "hysterical".

Anonymous said...

What are you going to do, tell on me? I'm already grounded indefinitely, until further notice & for the rest of my life. I blew the ASVAB, the Navy has expressed interest in having me handle fissionable materials on submarines for the next 6 years. Going over the hill is my best and only hope.

Tip Osmium said...

Bush, Clinton, and CIA

silagra said...

Thank you for sharing to us.

Anonymous said...

Don't do anything that I wouldn't do.

Anonymous said...

Too late, I already built the g-ride. So you want to be a Senator? Thats low, really low.

Anonymous said...

Wrong guess.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Unions.
http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/union-bosses-to-workers-show-us-the-money/blog-304073/
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=21533

Anonymous said...

Gregory J. Hessinger
Chief Executive Officer
Screen Actors Guild
Salary: $803,399

Kurtz said...

Bill

I saw a car today that someone tall enough to go on all the rides at 6 Flags had written in the dust, 'WhASH me'. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, My God... Walmart grade schools and Walmart high schools in every town could deliver the same result, for a fraction of what it costs now. They could produce the same citizens without judgment... without judgment! Because it's judgment that defeats us. Plus they have ready vocational placement resources for the whashouts, and the whashouts will already be able to find the place their job is at.

The horror... the horror...

Anonymous said...

http://www.forbes.com/wealth/forbes-400#p_1_s_arank_-1_

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=42E2fAWM6rA

HarmonB said...

Bill,
The guy in your moive, Religulous that claimed to be a "Satanist Priest," stole that story from a so-called Christian comedian named Mike Warnke. Warnke wrote a book called, "The Satan Seller" and in it, he details all these same "facts" about his so-called past life. Warnke was exposed as a complete liar and fake, but still "performs" in churches around the country and Europe under the guidance of the governing body of which he is a member--check out mikewarnke.org Thanks for all you do, and more importantly, all you don't do.

Amadeusz said...

Dear Mr. Maher,
My wife and I've only recently become your fans. Now we try hard to make it up for all those lost years we didn't know you were there with all your interesting and provoking views and brilliant comments. We've watched 'Religulous' and loved it.

We only wish we had someone like you in the country we come from. Poland could probably stand competition with USA in its religulousness.
Maybe you've heard about cross planted for weeks in front of Presidential Palace in Warsaw earlier this year or just recently - ridiculously huge statue of Christ (apparently bigger than the one in Rio de Janeiro) contructed in a small town. It'd be really funny if this wasn't dead serious and rather sad.

Anonymous said...

I just read that the U.S. is now going to send tanks to reinforce its war effort in Afghanistan ... and is suggesting that its troops will be there long after 2015 ... What a terrible & immoral waste of taxes & resources ... As a result , many Americans will be poorer & marginalized and some will be richer & more decadent as the tax dollars are squandered & wasted here & there . And what is sorriest of all is that we will be complaining about this & that and all the while knowing that the real roots of the real problems are directly attrbutable to the unnecessary war in Afghanistan - and never mentioning it ...

julie ahlbrand said...

Hi Bill- You are the only reasonable voice(now that George Carlin is gone) on the subject of religion. I live in Kentucky(but claim Cincinnati,OH as home-which has the fastest growing Athiest community in the country!) and want you to know the Creation Museum is building a theme park! It has yet to hit the national news, and I know you are always looking for new material. Hoping for a scathing review, perhaps in "Religilous"- the sequel! Thank you for validating the feelings of Athiests everywhere! Julie

Anonymous said...

Evils which are patiently endured when they seem inevitable become intolerable when once the idea of escape from them is suggested.

Boris Badenov said...

Bill Maher,
Why are you still sexy single man when you can have many hot Russian wives? They are waiting for you to call right now:

www.russianwomennow.com/

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I saw a woman in a burka walking up the road in front of my house, on a sidewalk built last year with stimulus funds, where no sidewalk was necessary for over 40 years. She is the 1st person I have seen walking on it.

My first impression was "Wtf? Fucking Obama's invaders!" My second thought was, she's alone, about 5' and can hardly walk in that burlap bag. She might be trying to escape the cult that put her in it, and that she was at risk of being kidnapped by messican pimps. It does. She was on the wrong side of the road and as hitchhikers increasingly rob people - since the Mexican invasion - and since she is obviously a brainwashed extremist the fbi would be watching if they weren't infiltrated & compromised by the khazar criminals, I didn't stop, turn around & ask if she needed assistance.

The messicans & khazars have severely strained my generosity.

I was going to the store. As I went to park some car turned on their signal to claim the space I was parking in, but it was obviously mine already. She honked as I parked; noone honks around here. She was a mexican cow and swore at me like a bull dike; also inappropriate around here. I said nothing, so she wished me dead. I didn't die, so she threatened she would 'hit' my car. I didn't turn back. She didn't follow me, so I didn't smash her head to a bloody pulp defending myself. If I were smaller I'm sure she would have throw down on me.

In the 70s when the Iranian refugees came here they assimilated. There are good reasons to assimilate; the weak & the strange get picked off by the increasing number of vicious crazies.

Our way is better. Get over it, Bill. If you had kids you might understand. Imo government has laid down on the job and law enforcement isn't keeping up. Chomsky compared this to the Weimar republic; the IJC syndicate hasn't declared war on us... yet. I think its more like the presidency of Wilson, following Grant; or Millard Fillmore: the calm before the storm.

2 more years, and that asshole is making Sarah Palin look good; and she's a moron. Whatever happens this place is irreversibly damaged, from the top down.

Anonymous said...

I take that back. Bill you have a little stack of gold you work hard for all your life & hoarded. In a civilized society you wouldn't have to worry, but now you do - because the only people watching your back want to take whats yours. All of it.

So you don't need to have kids to be completely screwed, and know it. Just keep smiling, and back toward the exit. When you see your chance, run!

Anonymous said...

Run where? A half-Jew American has no place to run. Better work on cleaning a mess here.
"Has anyone been to Marseilles lately? Tolerance 40 years ago allowed this glorious 2000 year old city to become a foreign country in the heart of Provence. Another few years, Notre Dame de la Garde will have minarets.
Hate to see the statue of Liberty wear a burqa.
The thousands of little guys who rushed the beaches of Normandie did
it in the name of freedom."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocU5x_03MDM&feature=related

looker said...

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (film,1963)
Sarah Palin for a president, Michael Moore for a vice president, the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama, a Ground Zero Mosgue developer - an NBC's "Person of the Year".
http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2010/11/nbc-names-groun.html
Is it an epidemic of insanity or what?

Dobby said...

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American secular holiday declared by Abraham Lincoln, before the international banker scum murdered him for successfully incorporating 'greenback' currency and forcing their lecherous criminal asses off the backs of the American people.

The reason JFK was murdered by the same international banker scum was for attempting to implement 'blueback' currency and force the lecherous federal reserve criminals off the backs of the American people.

There is a reason your enemies teach lies in school.

Dobby belongs to noone! Dobby is a FREE elf! SPLAT!!!!

Maybe not...

Adam Luebke said...

I really want to hear Bill's commentary on Alaska's ungodly high rate of gonorrhea cases. I say the moose and elk intestine condoms aren't protecting Alaskans any longer. http://tinyurl.com/28lfmfg

Greg said...

A lot of rich people gained by stealing wages from the working-class. Ask for more parity and they call it socialism or welfare. I call it what it is- theft. The guy doing the work gets less than 10%, the guy sitting in a chair counting the money at the top gets 40%. I also disagree with having Darrell Issa on the show all the time- what's the deal???, all he wants is to start criminal investigations on Obama like they did Clinton- why give him the time of day and make him look humane? Screw him!

looker said...

"How to regulate America out of business"

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/how_to_regulate_america_out_of.html

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the unwelcome colonization of Africa by the Chinese. Because the locals regard them as the latest wave of imperial colonization, the gookers have to live in 'fortified compounds' for safety. Same old, same old, same old song & dance, my friend.

looker said...

"When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again."
Mike Tyson

Anonymous said...

Take a look at CNNs reporting of the WikiLeaks . Of the thousands of documents available , CNN reports , " Feds open criminal investigation into WikiLeaks disclosures " ( Nov. 29 ) . Given the amount of leaked material available . The CNN report would be laughable if it wasn't such a disingenuous , hypocritical , debauchery of reporting news ...

Anonymous said...

Bill

I don't believe that the universe was created and is being run by a dead politician from Galilee, but I find it only slightly less religilous to believe that the entire universe and everything in it was once smaller than a dime. As most people believe this as factual without even trying to understand the evidence, they are not actually smarter than the mystical dbags.

looker said...

Same old song...
Sing along with this one -
"Crises of Capitalism: Socialists Know Time for Fighting Revolution is Now"
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/crises-of-capitalism-socialist-know-time-for-fighting-revolution-is-now/

Pothead Thomas Jefferson said...

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

Joseph Kornfetter, charter member Communist Party, USA said...

The true characteristics of the communist party are to be found not so much in its theories as in its methods of organization. Keep in mind they are applying a new concept of warfare. A concept of conquering a country from within. How do you conquer a country from within? You conquer it by capturing the organizations that operate inside that country. A labor union, a farm organization, a newspaper guild, a teacher’s association, a political club, a government agency, etc., are considered power centers. A sum total of these organizations is the sum total of power. A party organizes inside of these organizations group by group. To fight them effectively one has to do the same to reverse. Mere resolution passing cannot cope with that sort of enemy. 1955

Milton Mayer said...

The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.

You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things your father.....could never have imagined."

1955

George Washington said...

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Prime Minister William Pitt (the younger) said...

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.

Patrick Henry said...

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

James Madison said...

We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.

President Thomas Jefferson said...

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity. 

James Madison said...

…There are always those who seek to manipulate the gullible and enslave them..and there are
always the gullible. Fortunately every once in a while throughout history, fearless champions of liberty emerge to enlighten the gullible and safeguard liberty…

…If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy..

Ambassador John Adams said...

he (Muhammad) declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.

Professor Majid Khadduri said...

Thus the jihad may be regarded as Islam’s instrument for carrying out its ultimate objective by turning all people into believers, if not in the prophethood of Muhammad (as in the case of the dhimmis), at least in the belief of God. …The universality of Islam, in its all embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political if not strictly military.

1955

President John Adams said...

In the seventh century of the Christian era a wandering Arab, of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combing the powers of transcendent genius with the preternatural energy of a fanatic and the fraudulent spirit of an imposter, proclaimed himself as a messenger from heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth.

Adopting, from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God, he connected indissolubly with it the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as part of his religion against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adam's capital letters).

Between these two religions, thus contrasted in the characters, a war of more than twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extincture of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute are encouraged to furnish motives to human action, there never can be peace on earth and good will toward men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.

Adolf Hitler said...

You see, it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn't we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?

The final report of the Church Committee said...

Too many people have been spied upon by too many Government agencies and too much information has been collected. The Government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs", surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, has swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. Investigations of groups deemed potentially dangerous -- and even of groups suspected of associating with potentially dangerous organizations -- have continued for decades, despite the fact that those groups did not engage in unlawful activity. Groups and individuals have been harassed and disrupted because of their political views and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed -- including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, disrupt meetings, ostracize persons from their professions, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials. While the agencies often committed excesses in response to pressure from high officials in the Executive branch and Congress, they also occasionally initiated improper activities and then concealed them from officials whom they had a duty to inform.

Governmental officials -- including those whose principal duty is to enforce the law --have violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and have advocated and defended their right to break the law.

The Constitutional system of checks and balances has not adequately controlled intelligence activities. Until recently the Executive branch has neither delineated the scope of permissible activities nor established procedures for supervising intelligence agencies. Congress has failed to exercise sufficient oversight, seldom questioning the use to which its appropriations were being put. Most domestic intelligence issues have not reached the courts, and in those cases when they have reached the courts, the judiciary has been reluctant to grapple with them.

The final report of the Church Committee said...

Too many people have been spied upon by too many Government agencies and too much information has been collected. The Government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs", surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, has swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. Investigations of groups deemed potentially dangerous -- and even of groups suspected of associating with potentially dangerous organizations -- have continued for decades, despite the fact that those groups did not engage in unlawful activity. Groups and individuals have been harassed and disrupted because of their political views and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed -- including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, disrupt meetings, ostracize persons from their professions, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials. While the agencies often committed excesses in response to pressure from high officials in the Executive branch and Congress, they also occasionally initiated improper activities and then concealed them from officials whom they had a duty to inform.

The final report of the Church Committee said...

Governmental officials -- including those whose principal duty is to enforce the law --have violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and have advocated and defended their right to break the law.

The Constitutional system of checks and balances has not adequately controlled intelligence activities. Until recently the Executive branch has neither delineated the scope of permissible activities nor established procedures for supervising intelligence agencies. Congress has failed to exercise sufficient oversight, seldom questioning the use to which its appropriations were being put. Most domestic intelligence issues have not reached the courts, and in those cases when they have reached the courts, the judiciary has been reluctant to grapple with them.

Milton Mayer said...

Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, regretted; that, 
unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning. One no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field see’s the corn growing…

Ayn Rand said...

Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals—that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government—that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.

America’s abundance was created not by public sacrifices to “the common good,” but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America’s industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance—and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way.

The goal of the “liberals”—as it emerges from the record of the past decades—was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot—by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli.

NationAP said...

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within."- Cicero (-106 to -43)

President Obama’s June 2009 speech in Cairo, pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and dropping of terminology seen as offensive to Muslims as optimistic indicators.

Today the world is facing an unprecedented attack on freedom:

http://eye-on-the-world.blogspot.com/2010/11/blasphemy-resolution-passes-un.html

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75750

Anonymous said...

http://soullesspoet.blogspot.com/

e e cummings said...

why must itself up every of a park

anus stick some quote statue unquote to
prove that a hero equals any jerk
who was afraid to dare to answer "no"?

quote citizens unquote might otherwise
forget(to err is human;to forgive
divine)that if the quote state unquote says
"kill" killing is an act of christian love.

"Nothing" in 1944 AD

"can stand against the argument of mil
itary necessity"(generalissimo e)
and echo answers "there is no appeal

from reason"(freud)--you pays your money and
you doesn't take your choice. Ain't freedom grand

Anonymous said...

http://informedcitizens.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/the-supremes-bow-to-king-corporation/

General H.Norman Schwarzkopf said...

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

President John Kennedy said...

In this serious hour in our Nation's history when we are confronted with grave crises in Berlin and Southeast Asia, when we are devoting our energies to economic recovery and stability, when we are asking reservists to leave their homes and their families for months on end and servicemen to risk their lives--and four were killed in the last two days in Viet Nam and asking union members to hold down their wage requests at a time when restraint and sacrifice are being asked of every citizen, the American people will find it hard, as I do, to accept a situation in which a tiny handful of steel executives whose pursuit of private power and profit exceeds their sense of public responsibility can show such utter contempt for the interests of 185 million Americans.

Price and wage decisions in this country, except for a very limited restriction in the case of monopolies and national emergency strikes, are and ought to be freely and privately made. But the American people have a right to expect, in return for that freedom, a higher sense of business responsibility for the welfare of their country than has been shown in the last 2 days.

Some time ago I asked each American to consider what he would do for his country and I asked the steel companies. In the last 24 hours we had their answer.

Charles Dickens said...

"But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"

George Orwell, 1984 said...

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.

C Wright Mills said...

As the channels of communication become more and more monopolized, and party machines and economic pressures, based on vested shams, continue to monopolize the chances of effective political organization, the opportunities to act and to communicate politically are minimized. The political intellectual is increasingly an employee living off the communication machineries which are based on the very opposite of what he would like to stand for.

Gore Vidal said...

"Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realize how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is. Benjamin Franklin said that the system would fail because of the corruption of the people and that happened under Bush.”

"Obama believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred, racial hatred. When you foreigners hear the word ‘conservative’ you think of kindly old men hunting foxes. They’re not, they’re fascists.”
"Perpetual war for perpetual peace. That was the foreign policy of the Bush administration, perpetual war. This was also Harry Truman's dream. if any history had been imparted to our people they would know all this."

"We don't need another repetition of the original 'New Deal', which was economic restructuring. If we got something like that we may need something like that because of the mess. Its going to take 2 generations to undo the mess of the Bush people. Too much has been damaged, just look at the judicial system, look at these judges they've been appointing.

The power was seized, using the 9/11 adventure as a cause to overthrow the government of the US and it was overthrown. There wasn't any voices against it, the first one was "Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace" (Vidal's book). So I wrote that first to try to explain who the enemy was."

"When American's don't know stupid people the country is out of business."

“Don’t ever make the mistake with people like me thinking we are looking for heroes. There aren’t any and if there were, they would be killed immediately. I’m never surprised by bad behavior. I expect it.”

looker said...

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
The worst combination is a leader with character and evil strategy.

looker said...

Gore Vidal lost his way going left a while ago.

Ayn Rand said...

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Anonymous said...

Gore Vidal isn't lost, he's a man of his time. And he's bloody well enjoying it too, seeing how screwed up Dr. Spock's reprobates are.

Mahatma Gandhi said...

Even if you are in a minority of one the truth is still the truth.

Martin Luther King said...

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Vanessa said...

OK I am new to Bill Maher, I can honestly say I have not missed a thing! I saw Religlous on Showtime, watched for about 15 mins. I really thought it would be about different faiths??? My heart goes out to you, the inserts were horrible.... you made fun of people and their faiths! I understand that you are suppose to be a comdian, but you are not funny! I am a christian, but I do not believe one's belief is greater than anothers.. it is up to each person to have their own personal relationship with God!! You have the right to believe the way you wish, but do not make fun of another persons belief or faith. When it comes to God, keep your comic view to yourself. Only you will have to stand and answer for the wrongs in your life..... so you believe the way you want! But DO NOT dismiss God in any way, for someday I promise you will cry out to him!!! May God bless and find you!!

Anonymous said...

OK, so they might have found bacteria on another body in our solar system. BFD, I believe in panspermia and the general ignorance of the race. So, I told you so. Keep in mind, Darwinism predicts that only a small percent carry the evolutionary traits we call intelligence. They didn't sensationalize this promo for me, and they didn't do it for nothing.

How could this be politicized? I mean how could it not be politicized? Remember President Obama announced he was going to cut NASA's bloated budget? NASA is definitely the most overfunded civilian bureaucracy; maybe the Church of National Science Faith is catching up. They whipped out a secret they've kept on ice for 20 years, nothing too dramatic, to screw the American taxpayers a little bit more, a little bit deeper. Or maybe they cooked it in a tax exempt Mexican meth lab in California's scenic central valley. An industrial meth lab - not this shit cooked from cough syrup, real brain damage - is just the kind of toxic environment in which such things would be found.

NASA scientists are thin skinned flakes. President Obama should gun them down with transparency. Show us the books. The Pentagon lost 2.3 trillion (officially), I bet NASA lost something far more 'astronomical'.

Any statistician can prove there is intelligence life in the universe & it shouldn't cost more than dinner.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa,
The followers of some Gods think they are supposed to destroy 'nonbelievers' in their God. The followers of other Gods believe they are to destroy the planet. Even others think their God gives them the right to rape and torture and murder anyone they want, anytime. So your assertion that people's ideas of God cannot be critically discussed, questioned, investigated, condemned and prosecuted reflects a lack of consideration for the sanctity of life other than your own.

The God is a subject vital to everyone on the planet. Now Bill Maher has made you think about it, apparently more than you ever have. What are you going to do with this opportunity? That is, other than shooting the messenger?

I hold to the values of Gaia the Goddess. The greeks called this planet Gaia and it nurtures all life, selecting to create us. The Jews twisted it to favor them, they aren't the chosen ones, the entire human race is. We alone have developed the ability to communicate quite nearly to being telepathy. As you read this my ideas are transferred to you; time and space are no longer obstacles.

I believe that we are all in this together and that ignorance is the one true common problem. Not the monsters under your bed. Don't be afraid, hit the books. You can't believe everything you see & hear, can you?

NationAP said...

Boy gets suspended for saying the word "Taliban".
Congratulations, America!
http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/learn/recent-news/10-newsmaster/2163-bullying-dispute-erupts-at-wayne-school-over-taliban-comment-
Bill, do you have anything to say?
Just kidding.
And we are discussing religions and pluralism, and free...(Is it still allowed to say?)

acb777 said...

pitbullstew I'm offended by your blovaiting. So justice may be served, please take a 100 foot running start head first into a masonry wall. This may help me feel better. You may have to do it three or four more times before I'm fully recovered from your insensitivity, ignorance and malice. Also, up the dosages on ALL your med's. YOU TOOL!

Jerseypolswreak said...

IN THE LAND OF THE MURDEROUS SUBHUMAN SLOBS WHO ARE THE TALIBAN, WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL. THE TALIBAN BEATS AND MURDERS SCHOOLGIRLS AND BOMBS SCHOOLS WHERE GIRLS ATTEND ALL IN THE NAME OF THEIR S0-CALLED RELIGION, WHICH SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A BUNCH OF CAVEMEN....

Anonymous said...

We have to be tolerant of the intolerant? To do so is to submit to the authority of an angry, abusive stepfather, who will never be pleased no matter what we do to appease him.

I like that. Unfortunately the people we are dealing with are not in line with it. As they like to say, Islam = submission. We have separation of church and state and the religions that practice here don't currently advocate and act to murder of everyone who is not a member of their church and execute any who attempt to leave their church. This isn't a religious group, its a gang.

Eneas Munson said...

Hate of oppression's arbitrary plan,
The love of freedom, and the rights of man;
A strong desire to save from slavery's chain
The future millions of the western main,
And hand down safe, from men's invention cleared,
The sacred truths which all the just revered;
For ends like these, I wish to draw my breath,'
He bravely cried, 'or dare encounter death.'
And when a cruel wretch pronounced his doom,
Replied, 'Tis well, —for all is peace to come;
The sacred cause for which I drew my sword
Shall yet prevail, and peace shall be restored.
I’ve served with zeal the land that gave me birth,
Fulfilled my course, and done my work on earth;
Have ever aimed to tread that shining road
That leads a mortal to the blessed God.
I die resigned, and quit life's empty stage,
For brighter worlds my every wish engage;
And while my body slumbers in the dust,
My soul shall join the assemblies of the just.

A Ballad said...

Thou pale king of terrors, thou life's gloomy foe,
Go frighten the slave; go frighten the slave;
Tell tyrants, to you their allegiance they owe.
No fears for the brave; no fears for the brave.

Anonymous said...

CNN reported on Dec. 22 , that WikiLeaks cables on Afghanistan show monumental corruption . " Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption at every level of government and society ." The NY Times (Dec. 22) describes the scale of corruption as "overwhelming" . And yet , President Obama and Hillary Clinton are doing everything possible to hide this from the public by wanting to prosecute WikiLeaks rather than the criminal officials of the Karzai government - and continue urging support for the insanity occurring in afghanistan ... Utterly amazing !!! ...

Anonymous said...

New York, Madrid, London, D.C.,
Ground Zero mosque to dedicate it on 10th 9/11 anniversary, when enough is enough?

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-11-09/justice/virginia.bomb.plot_1_qaeda-al-awlaki-speedy-trial?_s=PM:CRIME

http://www.proudtobecanadian.ca/index/writergroup/time_to_crush_terror/

Anonymous said...

UN blasphemy resolution:
http://eye-on-the-world.blogspot.com/2010/11/blasphemy-resolution-passes-un.html

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