Tag Archives: Bill Maher

“Freeloading Welfare Queens”

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 “Obama bucks” and that they supported Obama because he “gives me stuff” and “because he’s black.”

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What’s the Matter With Mississippi?

This short film by Alexandra Pelosi asks some regular folks in Mississippi why the poorest state in America is also the most conservative:

Pesky Facts: Mississippi has highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent), highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population), lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.

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Crazy Stupid Politics

Bill Maher’s first live stand-up special that was netcast via Yahoo! the other day…

Not sure how long it will survive on YouTube, but if you missed the netcast, enjoy it while it’s available.

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Who is Saul Alinsky?

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 curiously demented talking point in his “New Rules” monologue the other day after admitting that he didn’t have a clue who Saul Alinksy was before reading about him earlier in the week on Wikipedia.

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New Rules: 01/13/2012

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.

Note: Video replaced because… you know, HBO are kind of dickish when it comes to copyright enforcement.

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New Rules: 11/11/11

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 socialist through the corrupting influence of Tiny Tim…”

Hopefully, the clip won’t get pulled by the folks at HBO, but you know what copyright nazis they are over there at Time-Warner.

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In Over Their Heads

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.

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