Maher first took on the ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act, mocked the idea that "racism had been cured" and that "other than shopping at Barney's... there was no evidence anymore that black people needed special protections."
And as for John Roberts' astonishment that people think the South is more racist than the North, Maher cited slavery, the KKK, and the fact that "Paula Deen lives there."
Maher also addressed the Citizens United ruling and the assumption that more money in politics doesn't lead to corruption, "which is true except for always." He found it troubling how "naive" conservatives appear to be about America. "That is the problem with today's conservatives. They are too sentimental about how wonderful America is. Racism? That's over. Monied interests? They couldn't corrupt us if they tried!"
And when the Supreme Court gave more power to the people, they reacted with the line from Animal House: "You fucked up, you shouldn't have trusted us!"
Watch the video below, via HBO:
[photo via screengrab]Bill Maher "New Rules" Maher BLASTS John Roberts & Conservatives On The Supreme Court
In his "Clear the Air" segment, Bashir lit into Palin straight away, referring to her as America's "resident dunce" and characterizing her remarks as "scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt."
He then played a clip of Palin's comments from last weekend, in which she told a crowd at Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition event, "Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due — and this isn't racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn't racist. But it's going to be like slavery when that note is due."
"It will be like slavery," Bashir repeated. "Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it's hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history."
"So here's an example," Bashir continued. "One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer, who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation."
"What is most shocking about Thistlewood's diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime," Bashir added. "In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby 'catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.'"
"This became known as 'Darby's Dose,' a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity. And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. 'Flogged punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper, made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth,'" Bashir recited.
"I could go on, but you get the point," Bashir said, concluding "When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate."
"The only reason consumers are getting notices about their current coverage changing is because the ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires all policies to cover a broad range of benefits that go beyond what many people choose to purchase today."
Bill Clinton tells China forum he hopes for female US president
Bill Clinton says he wants to see a female US president in his lifetime – as speculation about a Hillary 2016 bid mounts
Former US President Bill Clinton (L) speaks to China's President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China
"There are two aspects of this," Dean said. "We can either focus on this one, the usual Washington panic, craziness, isolated from everything else that's going on in the country, or the real problem, which is they got to fix the website. I'm not convinced it's going to be fixed. I've seen a lot of tech rollouts. We don't do those well in this country. My rule for them is it takes twice as long, costs twice as much, and often you have to do it twice. They have to start getting people enrolled. I think they can. But they may have to do it manually."
"If Democrats keep thinking like that," replied Wall Street Journal's Bret Stevens, "it's going to be the greatest political gift for Republicans in maybe decades. Obamacare is a political self-punching machine for the president. You have a November 30th deadline. Does anyone seriously think that's going to be met in terms of fixing the website? I doubt it."
"There's a March 15th deadline for the end of enrollment period," Stevens continued, "where two-thirds of Americans who are trying to sign up are going to discover that they don't qualify for subsidies. Then in June, we get the presumably the beginning of the employer mandate, where suddenly millions of Americans are going to discover they're being shunted into part-time work or work under thirty hours precisely because of Obamacare. This is the kind of gift that will keep on giving for Republicans at least through the next election cycle, if not the one after that."
Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher.Much like his previous series Politically Incorrect on ABC (and before that, on Comedy Central), Real Time features a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media. Unlike the previous show, however, guests are usually more well-versed in the subject matter: more experts such as journalists, professors and politicians participate in the panel, and there are fewer actors and celebrities included in it. Additionally, many guests appear via satellite. Also, Politically Incorrect was produced four days a week and was pre-recorded, while Real Time only produces one episode a week which is broadcast live.Real Time is an hour-long program with a studio audience, airing live on Friday nights at 10:00 PM (ET). It originates from Studio 33 ("The Bob Barker Studio") at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. Prior to 2009, approximately 12 new weekly episodes aired in the spring (February to early May), followed by another such set of new episodes in the fall (late August to November). In 2009, the show began airing as one continuous season. Because of the live, current-events nature of the show, HBO does not re-air old episodes between breaks, though occasionally a repeat will be shown when the program takes a week off during the season.Currently in its eleventh season, HBO renewed the show for two more seasons through 2013-14 television The format of the show usually features an opening current events or political skit, followed by the credits and a comedy monologue. Maher then interviews an important figure via satellite or in-studio before sitting down with three panel guests for an extensive debate. Halfway through the panel session, Maher does a comedy skit that usually satirizes current news items - one example includes possible titles of Sarah Palin's autobiography as written by different ghostwriters. Following the comedy bit, Maher interviews another figure via satellite or in-studio. Recently Maher has focused more on having this interview done on-stage in order to cut down the number of satellite interviews. Near the end of every episode, Maher has a segment called "New Rules" which serves as a humorous editorial on popular culture and American politics. The final "New Rule" segues into Maher's closing editorial monologue.Since the show airs on HBO, the participants do not have to restrict their language to conform to the broadcast standards that existed on Politically Incorrect.In the first season, Paul F. Tompkins was featured as a correspondent. Also, every episode would end with a performance by a stand-up comedian, none of which were political satirists. The segments featuring Tompkins and comedians were dropped after the tenth episode. Viewers were also able to call into the live show in the first season and ask questions over the air, but this was also dropped.Starting with episode 67 in February 2006, audio-only episodes were made available as a free podcast via the iTunes Store and as a raw RSS feed. The podcasts also feature material cut from the show but taped during the studio rehearsal, including New Rules not aired in the final version. For two weeks in February 2008, the podcasts were presented in video format. However, this video format was dropped for some unknown reason on the next episode, released in podcast form on March 4, 2008.During the fall of 2006, Maher began hosting a live chat (now called "Overtime") on HBO's website following each broadcast, usually including some of the show guests as well. Viewers are invited to submit questions prior to and during the original telecast for Maher and the guests to answer and discuss afterwards.The opening sequence begins with a spoken phrase from the (now defunct) Los Angeles speaking clock, featuring an (uncredited) Joanne Daniels as the time lady saying "Good Afternoon." The theme song is composed by Christopher "Kid" Reid and his voice is heard saying "Start the clock," "Real Time" and "Bill Maher". A montage of historical events from the beginning of time to election night on November 4, 2008 accompanies the music along with a crawl at the bottom listing the guests for that night's showreal time with bill mahe com hbo hbo episodes full real time free episodes of new rules maher bill bill maher and bill maher billmaher full episode free free episodes to watch free watch episodes show hb show on hbo series on hbo series from hbo maher download hbo hbo schedule hbo schedule hbo schedule time with bill maher bill maher time real time with maherBill Maher New Rules,Bill Maher New Rules,Bill Maher New Rules,maher real time real time with bill
Michael Scheuer, Sr. CIA analysis who created the special CIA unit to track Bin Laden and respected by both political parties for his brutal honesty and one person Clinton did not and would never try to disparage.
Clinton was very corrupt and a legendary liar, but he was not stupid enough to call out Michael Scheuer, who has an impeccable reputation of being brutally honesty about his Patriotism and respected by all political parties.Clinton, originator of the term "SPIN" because he got caught lying so much, he knew better that to call this man a Liar!
RE-LIVING THE PAST the CLINTON YEARS
Whitewater Gate (over a dozen convictions so far), Cattlegate (1000% profit), Nannygate (Zoe Baird's illegal aliens),Helicoptergate ($100,000 taxpayers for golf trips), Travelgate (Fired & consumed Billy Dale's retirement), Filegate (got 900+FBI files on enemies w/Hillarys fingerprints), Gennifer Flowersgate (lied about 12 year affair), Vince Fostergate (took Whitewater billing records after SUICIDE?), Missing Whitewater billing-gate (reappeared afteryears of subpoenaed), Paula Jonesgate (sexual assault), Campaign Phonegate (75 illegal fund raiser calls), Lincoln Bedroomgate ($150,000 a night), White House Coffeegate (100+@$50,000 coffee visits), Convicted Drug & Weapons gate (for AK-47s to LA street gangs), Budhist Templegate (funneling scam to the DNC), Web Hubbel hush moneygate (Lippo Group), Lippogate ($452,000 in illegal donations to DNC), Chinagate (Charlie Trie funneled illegal for elections i donations to DNC 1996). , IRS Tax auditgate (only Republicans audited including the NRA, political foundation of Oliver North's, and The Heritage Foundation ), Lewinskygate (Bill Clinton impeached, got caught it made the news), Perjury & Job for Lewinskygate (jobs as incentive" to remain quiet), Willeygate (sexual assaulted, others too), Web Hubbel Prisongate (While in prison, Hubbell was taped making phone calls in which methods to achieve pardon and evidence on other Clinton scandals was discussed), Commiegate (sold satellite guidance technology& other military Secrets), Advertisementgate (DNC funds to bypass spending limits 1996), Russian Wellgate (Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin illegally charged $1 million for meeting), Wag the Dog-gate (delayed bin laden attack to cover Jones settlement & other reasons), Jauita Broaddrickgate (accused Clinton of raping her), PBSgate (In at least three cases PBS solicited liberal activist groups that directly involves the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign, a violation of federal law), E-Mailgate (known "glitch" allowed thousands of emails to escape record involved evidence to other Clinton scandals), Vandalgate (removed "W" & left lewed messages), Lootergate (Stole silverware, furniture, anything they could, but had to give back a multi thousand dollar furniture set belonging to the interior department, which the Clintons had tried to claim as a gift), Pardongate (Denise Rich gave $1 million to DNC, $450,000 to Bill Clinton's library fund, and $70,000 to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign, Hugh Rodham was paid over $400,000 dollars for successfully fighting for pardons and commutations for criminals Carlos Vignali and Almon Glenn Braswell) The last minute political pay off (456 Pardons, 176 on last day) even prompted criticism from even the most liberal Clinton defenders & prominent Democrats. Former President Carter called the pardon "disgraceful" while Senator Tom Harkin and even Rep. Barney Frank criticized it!
In 1995, the CIA & FBI learned that Osama bin Laden was planning to hijack U.S. airliners & use them as bombs to attack targets in the U.S. This scheme was called Project Bojinka. Discovered in the Philippines, where authorities arrested 2 of bin Laden's agents, Ramzi Yousef & Abdul Hakim Murad. Project Bojinka, outlined on Murad's laptop, called for planting bombs on 11 U.S. airliners & crashing them into targets like the CIA building. Clinton did nothing then & repeatedly chose not to after!
Need more proof, OR are you a liberal skeptic that just blows off FACTS as Republican talking points and will never bother to look for yourself??
Remember health insurance before the Affordable Care Act?
- The Georgia real estate agent whose group health plan was folding and who couldn’t find replacement insurance unless it excluded coverage of her $1,700-a-month rheumatoid arthritis medication, without which she would quickly become disabled.
- The Arizona small business owner who could only find insurance if it excluded coverage of anti-rejection drugs he was taking for a successful liver transplant he’d had years before.
- The Virginia early retiree who discovered he was uninsurable at any price because of his diabetes, despite the fact that he kept it under perfect control.
- The Indiana lawyer whose longtime insurance company, following standard industry practice, deliberately shrunk his plan’s risk pool to drive his premium up to more than $4,200—a month!—and him out of the plan.