Archive for ‘Bill Maher’

June 15, 2009

Yes, Maher, this *is* that for which you voted

by Smitty (h/t Digg, THRFeed)

Self-described libertarian pundit Bill Maher ripped Barak Obama during a lengthy monologue on his HBO program Friday night, accusing the president of being obsessed with appearing on TV and failing to come through on pre-election promises.
“This is not what I voted for,” Maher said. “I don’t want my president to be a TV star.”

Yes, Maher, you sorry sack of stuff, you’re getting that for which you voted . If you watch the 5 entire minute clip, you see this invertebrate claim to have his panties in a bunch about the POTUS, and then blame all of the crappy policy for which he voted upon Republicans, banks, insurance companies, etc. Stacy and I missed Maher’s roundup, about which we are formally miffed, of course.

Listen, ladies and gentlemen of the Left: vote thug, expect mugging. Hmm. I think I just came up with my Tea Party sign.

Yes, Left, you’re in character for lacking introspection, for projecting your shortcomings and fears upon your opponents, for ignoring history and the Constitution, for attempting to bring to pass a Utopian fantasy.

Next time, vote for for a common sense implant.

April 26, 2009

Bill Maher in Uniform?

by Smitty

In response to the post about Bill Maher’s self-hatred, there was an interesting question at Politics Across the Pond:

“Is volunteer military service a builder of character in men? Or are men of character drawn to military service?”

As the son of a career sailor, following dad’s footsteps was an easy choice. You stick with what you know. The feel of the ship, with the smell of paint and fuel, the constant motion of people bustling about. It seemed an obvious direction, coming out of high school.
In the US, there is a clear distinction between civil rights and those in the military, falling under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. You trade freedom of action for freedom from worry about what to wear, where to sleep, when to be someplace, who feeds you. The liberal fascists admire this, and–they’ll rarely say this explicitly–they want to remake civilian culture along these lines. Consider the Centurion in Luke 7:6-8

Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

The business of “calling shots” is an intoxicating one. Coming back to the question, then, does military service build character, or are characters drawn to military service? Let me attack the question: why a logical OR? My answer is that people are people, and that military service has a catalytic effect. A coward will wash out immediately, and an honorable person, who balances individuality nicely with operating inside a large organization (a hint at where I diverged) will go far. The narcissism of a Bill Maher has a half life of about a week aboard a ship at sea. While it would would be catastrophic for a real unit to have such a clown running amok, there would be some jolly schadenfreude for any witnesses.

April 25, 2009

Bill Maher hates himself. And can you blame him?

Via Memorandum, I encountered Bill Maher’s 737-word sneer at the Tea Party movement and conservatives in general. Having observed Maher for more than 15 years, I felt obligated to share a few insights:

Years ago, when he still had his ABC show, Politically Incorrect, I observed that Maher had two pet peeves, Christian morality and feminism. This struck me as not coincidental, as both of these belief systems would tend to interfere with what was transparently the chief object of Maher’s existence: Getting laid.
After I’d moved to Washington, I became acquainted with someone who had frequently been a guest on Maher’s show. When I shared my supposition about the basis of Maher’s political fixations, my friend nodded eagerly and said: “Bill Maher’s idea of a romantic evening is doing coke with hookers at Sky Bar.” . . .

Read the rest at Hot Air’s Green Room.

UPDATE: No Sheeples Here:

In a monologue from one of his HBO shows, Maher noted that [Sarah] Palin has five children including an infant that has Down syndrome saying “She had it when she was 43 years old. And it looks a lot like John Edwards.”

Maher’s never-married status (at age 53) is sort of the “tell” on his game. Marriage is an institution that teaches humility, requiring a man to acknowledge that he isn’t always right. As every husband knows, every time you do something stupid, your wife is required to recite the list (which wives memorize and rehearse continually in their minds) of every stupid thing you’ve ever done. An adolescent narcissist can’t deal with that. So it’s hookers at Sky Bar for Bill.