Montreal Simon: Bill Maher on Donald Trump’s Horrible Week

I must confess that after only three weeks of President Donald Trump, I am being forced to contemplate a horrible possibility: I might go completely bonkers before he does.Because although at the present time he has a good lead over me… According to the resistance INSIDE the White House.I don't know how much more of Trump or Kellyanne ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the Rise of The Resistance

It's easy to understand why so many Americans are so depressed, or so angry, at the thought of a Donald Trump government.Having any one of those deplorables in the situation room, or anywhere near the nuclear button has to be a living nightmare.The idea of the sleazy Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of State is enough ...

Montreal Simon: Bill Maher Goes After Donald Trump’s Ghastly Surrogates

There is only one thing worse than watching Donald Trump in a full orange frenzy, and that's watching his shameless so-called surrogates in action.The hapless stooges Trump sends out to try to defend him, and promote the deranged idea that he's fit to be president.So I'm glad to see Bill Maher take them on, and ask ...

Politics and its Discontents: Some Americans Sure Do Love Their Ignorance

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 total control over everyone’s lives. Some Americans sure do love and embrace their ignorance, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Chrystia Freeland Challenges Bill Maher’s Islamophobia

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, alienating them even further from the West. Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: Oh, This is Rich

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 anyway? ...

Politics and its Discontents: Critical thinkers, Take Heart

Dispelling misconceptions is never well-received in the media: Recommend this Post

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

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 premiers’ weak response ...

Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking Of Stupidity….

Bill Nye and Bill Maher offer an entertaining and informative analysis of this growing phenomenon: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: True On Both Sides Of The Border

Substitute parliamentary democracy for republic and Bill Maher’s words are a stinging indictment of apathetic Canadians. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Spirited Discussion About Religion

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: Recommend this Post

Dead Wild Roses: Some Sunshine From California – Bill Maher

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

The Disaffected Lib: Bill Maher’s Anti-Islam Smear

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 at ...

LeDaro: Bill Maher: Donald Trump’s Father is an Orangutan

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 Maher, ...

Eclectic Lip: Wynne-win for Canada! And, is America ready for another white male President?

I welcomed Kathleen Wynne‘s victory in the leadership race for the ruling Ontario Liberal Party this past Saturday, even though I live in faraway British Columbia.   And I do mean far away — seriously, the International Space Station is ten times closer to the surface of the earth, than Vancouver is to Toronto.  (Though that ...

350 or bust: God Bless Us, Everyone

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.

350 or bust: McKibben On Maher: Climate Denial Smack-Down

Two of my favourite Bills talk climate change, along with the Republicans at the table. It is, as 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 ...

Eclectic Lip: In praise of (some specific aspects of) libertarianism

(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 a bit ...

Dead Wild Roses: Bill Maher on Greed

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

Dead Wild Roses: The BBC almost makes me want to watch Television again – On Satire

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 ...

Dead Wild Roses: Mudering the Middle Class – Bill Maher

Voting republican? Well the rich need their defenders too, sheesh.     Filed under: Humour, Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, Class War, Job Creators?, Politics

Red Tory v.3.0.3: “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” ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: 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 demented right-wing talking point in his “New Rules” monologue the other day ...

Dead Wild Roses: Socialism that Works in America

What! Socialism in America?  Say it isn’t so.   Better start the protests now.   Filed under: Humour, Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, Socailsim, Superbowl, USA

Red Tory v.3.0.3: 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.