Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says we should follow the scientific evidence about climate change, and then goes on to ignore it with confabulation and obfuscation. In Cruz world, it is all just a cover for the government’s desire to have tot… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Some Americans Sure Do Love Their Ignorance
While Bill Maher likes to present his views as reasonable and moderate, he clearly fails to recognize the inflammatory nature of his remarks. Chrystia Freeland tries to point out they are are counter-productive, serving only to demonize Muslims, alien… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Chrystia Freeland Challenges Bill Maher’s Islamophobia
You might remember media mogul, ‘Reptilian Rupert’ Murdoch, as the guy who denied any personal responsibility whatsoever for the criminal enterprise he operated, the deservedly late News of the World. For Rupe, the buck stopped just short of himself. Right, you rotten old bugger and why haven’t you taken a dirt nap by now . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oh, This is Rich
Dispelling misconceptions is never well-received in the media:
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This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Bill Maher offers some simple math and important observations about inequality:
– And Gary Engler proposes ten ways to build a better economic system.
– Vanessa Brcic points out that corporatized medicine is as unethical as it is inefficient. And Garry Patterson laments the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Bill Nye and Bill Maher offer an entertaining and informative analysis of this growing phenomenon:
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Substitute parliamentary democracy for republic and Bill Maher’s words are a stinging indictment of apathetic Canadians. Recommend this Post
Given that today is Sunday, it seems appropriate to post this spirited discussion as Bill Maher launches into his usual anti-Islamic tirade, countered by commentary from Michael Moore, Valerie Plame, and the Reverend Al Sharpton:
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It’s nice to see a little Sun everyone once and awhile in the toxic soup that is comprises much of the Media in the the US.
Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, California, Progressive Politics, Smug Rants I approve of
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On his RealTime programme last night, Bill Maher couldn’t wait to get into his shopworn, anti-Islam theme about the Muslim faith being unique in promoting violence.
As I listened to his diatribe I so wished I could ask him just one question. Since the turn of this century, how many innocent Muslims have died . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Bill Maher’s Anti-Islam Smear
Hard to believe that this is for real… but it is. Donald Trump has a big ego, and can’t take a joke, and… well… frankly, I see the orangutan resemblance. Is comedy even needed? Trump does a good enough job making a joke of himself. There was even a letter from Trump’s lawyer to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Bill Maher: Donald Trump’s Father is an Orangutan
Bill Maher’s 2001 Christmas message is just as timely and wise now as it was 11 years ago. For the second year in a row, I will allow Maher, an agnostic who is highly critical of organized religion, to have the last word on Christmas Day here on 350orbust.
Two of my favourite Bills talk climate change, along with the Republicans at the table. It is, as 350.org posted, a seriously awesome “smack-down” – climate science and reality versus climate nonsense. With infinite patience, Bill McKibben responds yet again to the same tired old Republican/conservative talking points: *Thanks Jen P for sending this my . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: McKibben On Maher: Climate Denial Smack-Down
(written Dec 8, 2010 — uploaded Aug 28, 2012)
I ridiculed the silliness of some aspects of libertarian thought in an earlier post, and planned to offer some balance by noting that their inherent suspicion-of-authority has played a big role in raising awareness of the financial crimes and improprieties of recent years. Alpha-dog libertarians are . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: In praise of (some specific aspects of) libertarianism
It is nice to see a little sanctimony coming from the other side of the political spectrum once and awhile. Bill Maher fills that role admirably.
Filed under: Humour Tagged: Bill Maher, Greed, Greed is good, Humour, US Domestic Policy
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What are the inner workings of The Daily Show or Real Time with Bill Maher? The interviews give a small slice of insight into what the leading satirists in America believe they are doing and why they do what they do. Also, Rory Bremner, from the UK is also mentioned. I’ve never heard of him . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The BBC almost makes me want to watch Television again – On Satire
Voting republican? Well the rich need their defenders too, sheesh.
Filed under: Humour, Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, Class War, Job Creators?, Politics
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As a counterpoint to Alexandra Pelosi’s somewhat controversial piece the previous week interviewing “typical” Republican voters in Mississippi, on last Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher aired “the thing that would make liberals go insane”…
In the video, multiple welfare recipients proclaim they were at the welfare office (or “Job Center”) to get their . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: “Freeloading Welfare Queens”
Nice to see Chris Matthews (and others) tackle Newt Gringrich’s puzzling obsession with Saul Alinsky. Turns out, just like so many other weird fixations of the deranged right-wing, to be a classic case of projection.
Bill Maher also defused the mainstreaming of this demented right-wing talking point in his “New Rules” monologue the . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Who is Saul Alinsky?
What! Socialism in America? Say it isn’t so.
Better start the protests now.
Filed under: Humour, Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, Socailsim, Superbowl, USA
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And in other good news… Real Time with Bill Maher is back from hiatus!
In case you missed it, the entire show can be watched here.
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From the last show of the season. “If A Christmas Carol was performed by the Tea Party Dramatic Society, it would be a cautionary tale about how the hero, Scrooge – a blameless job creator – is turned into a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: New Rules: 11/11/11
Bill Maher’s rebuttal to the right-wing talking point that President Obama is a failure because he’s “in over his head”… You can watch the entire show at this site. . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: In Over Their Heads
Dr. Robert Jeffress, current head of the Southern Baptist Convention, in a surprisingly delightful feature interview on this week’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher discussing some of his controversial comments about Mormonism and other issues… p.s. You can … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Jeffress on Real Time