Thursday, July 5, 2012

Family Guise

By Bill Maher

A rich Republican started a pro-gay marriage Super PAC. Guess why.

Earlier this month, The New York Times had a fawning profile of Paul Singer, a 67-year-old conservative billionaire who has spent $10 million on gay rights and gay marriage initiatives. He's also a big Romney supporter. So I'm reading this and I'm wondering, "why is this guy for gay marriage?" 

The article doesn't give me a clue until the ninth paragraph, when we find out that he's got a gay son. Yes, once again we have a conservative who has become enlightened because of a family member. Well, good for him. Yet at the same time he's raising a ton of money for a candidate who supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. So I guess the message this guy is sending to his gay son is, "I love you, but not as much as I'd love a reduction in the capital gains tax."


Anonymous said...

So does having a gay son clarify your judgement or cloud it? It reminds me of all the people who believe the person who murdered their loved one should get the death penalty.

Intrepidly yours, Colette said...

Perhaps it says, I love you so I'll support gay rights that I'll help fund the Republicans to deny. Cake + mouth = best of both worlds.

Intrepidly yours, Colette said...

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Anonymous said...!

I've watched you for a long time, and even agreed with your remark that got you taken off the main stream airwaves, but dissing Wayne Brady makes you look like a chump.

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Amber said...

"I've watched you for a long time, and even agreed with your remark that got you taken off the main stream airwaves, but dissing Wayne Brady makes you look like a chump."

Shut up. Can you read? This thread is about gay rights, not who's pissed off at Maher this week. Furthermore, I think the comment Maher made was a little in poor taste, but I also don't agree with Brady's comment about the three black women that Maher dated being "ladies of the night" and "hookers" that Maher paid for. Coco Johnsen was a Playboy cybergirl--not a hooker. Karrine Steffans had the life of an exotic dancer--the life most girls who are raped at the age of 13 or younger fall into.

Maybe before you fall into bandwagon media, you should develop a brain and pay attention. I don't think Brady's comments against people of his own race are any better than Maher's offcolor humor. Just because they dated Bill doesn't mean they're hookers, it means they're desperate. (Haha)

If you're going to post something stupid, at least post something stupid about gay people.

Amber said...

What I was originally going to say is this:

In 2002 I had to take a Multi-Cultural, Class, and Gender Studies course in college. At the beginning of the class, our professor asked how many people would be in support of equal marriage laws. Of fourteen people, myself, and two gay men in the class were in favor.

At the end of the class, everyone was in favor. They were also in favor of gay people teaching their pre-school children, but were leary of straight men teaching children so young as pedophilia is a disease of by and large straight men. All were in favor of gay political figures, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and gay adoption.

At the end of that class, our professor announced that in the ten years of her teaching the course, she'd never had the entire class be in support of gay rights. I think this is a quietly growing trend, and was we progress as a nation, I do believe that we will start seeing more people from the Republican party coming out of the closet, because there is less fear. Fear is still there, but until it happens, it's all just progress.

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Anonymous said...

Bill, please make a regular point about the weird religious thoughts behind Romney. As you did with O'Donnell. You're the only person in America that can have us engage in that conversation.

Each religion says, "I know what happens when you die" and sells a promise. The Morman promise of ruling over planet plays into his need to dominate others, whether with Bain Capital or with his finger on the button. As President, he gets to rule over a planet NOW.

Please Bill, only your wit and humor can bring light to a disturbing psychology we don't want in charge of our WMDs. Let him rule over another planet... when he passes on.

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yet here we are in Science Fiction History, in the age of Hydrogen Bomb
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Sea Biscuit said...

Oh dear. The evidence seems to prove that Mr. Beck is not a tool of the industy, and that he is biting the hand that feeds him, right? Sure. And oh yes, he DOES favor a flat income tax, fighting for the little guy. Facts and logic trump emotion, and would seem obvious, but then I don't watch nor listen to TV nor Mr Beck.

As Mr.Frank Zappa once said:
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And industry too

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Have you guessed me yet?

I am the slime oozin out

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You will obey me while I lead you

And eat the garbage that I feed you

Until the day that we don't need you

Don't got for one will heed you

Your mind is totally controlled

It has been stuffed into my mold

And you will do as you are told

Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks..

Don't touch that dial

PulpCutter said...

Bain Capital (Romney) bought ClearChannel (Beck, Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and the other propagandists) in 2008. Romney owns Glenn Beck.

They are feeding you a line.  They are interested in continuing the corporate takeover of America.  They just talk about personal freedom to make you think that's what they want.  Look at how the representatives the TeaBaggers elected have actually VOTED: continue the Patriot Act, defund the WallSt regulators, build a bigger secret police. 

Forget about what they SAY, look at the VOTES:
44 of 52 Tea Party Caucus representatives voted for the 2011 continuation of the "Patriot" Act.

The banks "bought" the Tea Party. ALL FIFTEEN of the freshmen Tea Party Caucus members to substantial money from "financial services" industry PACs.  Was it just handly campaign money?  Bullshit; 11 of the 15 went on to COSPONSOR HR3461 "THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION FAIRNESS AND REFORM ACT".  The Tea Party has pushed to slash funding for the WallSt regulators and prosecutors with every budget crunch.


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Some animals are more equal than others?

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jdoggydogg said...

Sorry to post this here, but I don't see an e-mail for Bill anywhere:

Bill, you're playing live Sat, Oct 20 at at the Weill Hall at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. I don't think you know this, but Sandy Weill is one of the architects of our financial collapse. Weill can be seen with Bill Clinton signing the repeal of Glass-Steigel.

I urge you to cancel this show. Weill is a dick.

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I’m American domestic violence victim in Warsaw.I’m seeking help from anyone that may be able to aide me and my children here in Poland.

I wish that the Violence Against Women Act could be applied towards American women escaping Domestic violence in Europe.It's time for the country to thank about it citizens , I was forced through Hague to return to Poland where I'm mistreated because I'm black .The DV organizations in Warsaw won't help me because I'm a foreigner, and the police play game s with me whenever I ask them for for assistance.After the "Poland " didn't renew my immigration status I was forced to return to the U.S.Then my abuser said I kidnapped the kids .Where's the laws protecting women like myself, I've been attacked by skinheads on several occasions , punched in my back when I was pregnant with my first, and denied police reports.The worst is my aggressor works for "TVN" Poland’s most popular news channel so no will help me in Poland.Am I'm supposed to give my children over to an alcoholic ? Despite Ambassador Feinstein (American Embassy of Warsaw)getting to awards from Jolanta Kwasniewska for working Domestic Violence.The Embassy has done nothing about American women & their children being denied their basic human rights.
Soon I will be forced to make the decision that other foreign women (Roma,Ukrainian,etc.) in Poland have made for decades.Beg on the streets only to be spit on and kicked or be forced into prostitution like the other Western women who have lost their kids to "Polish Xenophobia".
If I run back to America the "Federal marshals " will come for me and my two little girls 6 & 5 years old will sent back to Poland.To be treated like what they call them "gypsies", "little niggers", etc

Thank you ,

Yashmun James – Filipczak

Anonymous said...

The legislature has found Holder in contempt.
Friend of yours?

Anonymous said...

Just like many issues members of the Republican party can only actually see clearly,the ones that affect them or the ones they love.
When asked if they would have been comfortable sending their own sons to the war in Iraq, most say no. If the war was one of a worthy cause, like actual defense, people answer differently.
People who have family members who are gay are way more likely to be supportive of gay rights regardless of their religion or politics.
One more example is that people who support the health care bill are the ones who have worked hard and still struggled without affordable health insurance for years.
Shouldn't we all be able to think, this doesn't affect me now, but what if it did? What if I couldn't take my baby to the doctor? What if my son was killed in a bull shit war? What if my son were constantly persecuted because of who he loved?
If people would step back and ask, what if it were happening to me, Things would be a lot different.

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