Republicans changed their party before -- from
the party that freed the slaves to the party that freed Scooter
Libby -- and they survived. Now it's time for them to stop pretending
they're still the party of Reagan and take up a new banner:
The Party of Superfreaky Superfreaks.
Republicans sex scandals are getting to be like
Iraqi car bombings.
The Republicans should run on that. "America:
You're 230 But We'll Still F@#k You." Especially if you're a
24-Hour Republican Party People
Posted September 13, 2007 | 12:58 PM (EST)
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher compared First
Lady Laura Bush to "Hitler's dog" during his Friday night cablecast,
after flashing a parody photo of Mrs. Bush with a black eye,
as if she'd been a victim of domestic abuse.
After the photo display, Maher was challenged
by guest panelist Christopher Hitchens, who told him: "It must
be to [George Bush's] credit he got Laura Bush to marry him.
She's an absolutely extraordinary woman."
To that, Maher replied:
"Oh, come on. That's like Hitler's dog loved him. That is the
silliest reason. ..."
Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 7:39
Bill Maher: Laura Bush Like 'Hitler's Dog'
|"More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club," Maher
said. "We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England (search)
fruit, and now we need warm bodies."
Monday, May 23, 2005
Bill Maher's Remark About Army 'Borders on Treason,' Lawmaker
I think that religion stops people from thinking.
I think it justifies crazies. I think flying planes into a building
was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological
disorder. If you look at it logically, it's something that was
drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly
was drilled into mine at that age. And you really can't be responsible
when you are a kid for what adults put into your head."
"I think the vote in Missouri [rejecting same-sex
marriage] and a lot of other states is because people are religious,"
Maher said. "They don't have to be evangelical, but they're
religious. They believe in religion, which as – I think it was
Jesse Ventura who had that quote about religion is a crutch
for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers."
"When people say to me, 'You hate America,' I
don't hate America. I love America. I am just embarrassed that
it has been taken over by people like evangelicals, by people
who do not believe in science and rationality. It is the 21st
century. And I will tell you, my friend. The future does not
belong to the evangelicals. The future does not belong to religion."
"When you were a kid and they were telling you
whatever you believe in religion, do you think if they had switched
the fairy tales that they read to you in bed with the Bible,
you would know the difference?
"Do you think if it was the fairy tale about a
man who lived inside of a whale and it was religion that Jack
built a beanstalk today, you would know the difference? Why
do you believe in one fairy tale and not the other? Just because
adults told you it was true and they scared you into believing
it, at pain of death, at pain of burning in hell."
Bill Maher: Christians have
neurological disorder Says parents 'drill' religion into kids'
heads using biblical 'fairy tales'
Posted: February 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern
"I don't think John Kerry is a tremendous
flip-flopper. I think things changed so he changed. George Bush
famously said he doesn't do that. He doesn't do nuance. This
would be a terribly engaging quality if it didn't threaten the
"Religion, you know, I think is very bad.
And it's extremely dangerous at this point in time. I read a
statistic, I think 61 percent of the people in this country
say religion solves some or all -- most or all of our problems.
OK, religion solves nothing. OK, religion doesn't solve it.
You know, it's like a hot bath does not solve a cold apartment.
It may salve for awhile, but it doesn't solve it. It actually
makes more problems because faith is a way to make a virtue
of things that make absolutely no sense."
"And people rioted at the Aladdin Hotel.
And the Aladdin Hotel was like, you know what, we're not in
the business of political activism. No, you're in the business
of getting people drunk and losing the rent money."
"And see, again, I have to say this is the
difference between conservatives and liberals. I can't see liberals
rioting if Lee Greenwood dedicated a song to Sean Hannity. I
just think they would have went oh, that's nothing and they
would have moved on with their life. It wouldn't have been a
cause celebre. To throw this woman out of the hotel without
even letting her go up to the room and pack her stuff? It's
"I think the Abu Ghraib prison scandal really
exposes some of the key lies that we've been telling ourselves
about terrorism. And again, this is something that should have
probably come out in this report today. It's a little far afield
for them. But I think somebody has to get out the fact that
we have never been straight with ourselves about the key things
that are going on with terrorism."
"One, we tell ourselves that terrorism is
unique. It's not only not unique, it's something the United
States itself has practiced. During World War II in 1945, we
bombed not just Hiroshima and Nagasaki, before we even bombed
them, we destroyed 67 Japanese cities. We killed between 50
and 90 percent of the population of 60..."
"When you're attacking civilians, that's
what we have said is terrorism. That's what we have said is
beyond the pale. We have done it ourselves. Sherman's march
to the sea was all about killing civilians. The Ku Klux Klan
is a home-grown terror organization that the federal government
countenanced for 100 years as a sort of paramilitary to the
police departments in Southern states."
"So, for us to pretend that we have never
engaged in that kind of activity is ridiculous. That's one lie."
"The other lie is that the terrorists were
in Iraq, and because terrorists are not like any other people
we've ever fought, they don't deserve the Geneva Convention.
So there you have people gathering prisoners in Iraq. OK, so
they told us terrorism is in Iraq. Iraq is a war on terrorism,
and terrorists don't deserve the Geneva Convention because it's
a completely unique way of fighting. Well, that's ridiculous."
"Right. Because he couldn't do all the cramming
at the government building, he had to take it home at night.
So the question becomes not, gee, was Iran the right country
to attack? I mean, Iraq or Iran? Or the question becomes what
does Sandy Berger have in his pants?"
"You know, it's -- it's a way to distract
us. And that's what they're very good at. I mean, they did it
with John Kerry. John Kerry who, you know, is a legitimate war
hero. Somehow it became, you know, John Kerry threw his medals
away. Is John Kerry a coward because he had the nerve to come
back from Vietnam alive? They're able to make the argument look
like it's on a level playing field when it's not. John Kerry
was the guy whose Swift boat was on the Mekong Delta and he
had literally charged the shore and killed the guy in the spider
hole. George Bush is the guy who when the aide says, sir, the
country is under attack, sits there for seven minutes, frozen.
He choked. That's what's called choking in sports. When you
Larry King Live - 7/22/04
"I don't respect religon. I don't respect superstitious
thinking and that is what religous is."
Larry King Live 06/20/04
"The New York Times has not been left of center
about a lot of things in the last two years, beginning with
the Clinton impeachment,"
"The media is neither, I think in general, liberal
or conservative," he told Kurtz. "Where they do have an ideological
bent, they are conservative. That's all of talk radio, practically.
Fox News, which is leading the pack ..."
Reliable Sources - Sunday, Aug.
Bill Maher: “Not for the rest of the world. We
take pride in being big charity givers. We’re in fact dead last
among the industrialized nations. We give an infinitesimal amount
of our money to people around the world. I think what people
around the world would say is it would take so little for this
rich country to help and alleviate so much misery and even that
is too much for them. We’re oblivious to suffering.”
Larry King: “And so we are hated because of this?”
Bill Maher: “Yes, I think so. I mean, I think,
Iraqis, I think, feel that if we drove smaller cars, maybe we
wouldn’t have to kill them for their oil.”
CNN’s Larry King Live - November