Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bill Maher eviscerated the Republicans last night on Real Time. And it was glorious.

I do not typically use words like eviscerate, or overdo hyperbole, however Maher really outdid himself last night.

Here is the transcript: 

“Someone has to tell me what’s magic about a capital R,” Bill Maher asked. “The kind that goes after your name if you are a Republican. Because if you have one of those, you can get away with pretty much anything when it comes to selling out, cursing out, or compromising your own country.” 

“When it was Hillary Clinton with an unsecured email server, Republicans wanted to ‘lock her up,”He continued. “But President Trump still uses the unsecured Android phone he had before he got elected. And he has been warned that with an old consumer grade phone like that someone could easily hack into his Twitter account and start posting crazy messages. And how would we be able to tell?” 

"So a couple of weeks before the Superbowl Bill O'Reilly asked Trump why he always defended Putin, who O'Reilly said was a killer? A reasonable question, since the last two guys who were as cozy as Putin and Trump held their bilateral talks on Brokeback Mountain."

"But again Trump took Putin's side over America, saying 'We got killers here too. You think our country's so innocent?' If a Democrat said that before the Superbowl they would be in Guantanamo Bay by halftime. Same as they would they did this."

“But if you have the magic (R), no problem. Trump repeatedly said he was going to donate to military charities. Then didn’t. Then lied about it. He compared our intelligence agencies to Nazis. He said McCain, who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison, wasn’t a war hero because ‘I like people who weren’t captured.” 

“I gotta got to say to all you flag waving Right Wingers who always say, ‘I am not just going to stand here and let you run down America,’ You are standing there and letting Trump run down America,” Maher remarked. “Donald Trump could go to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and say, ‘Maybe if he had done something he wouldn’t be so unknown.’ And Republicans would be okay with that too.” 

"When Trump said I can stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters, he wasn't making a joke. He's never made a joke. Unless his entire life is some kind of Andy Kaufman style performance art, in which case stop it."

"No he was simply stating an actual fact for once, which is if you have the magic (R) after your name you can drive a Hummer through a day care center and Fox News will say the babies were 'asking for it.'"

"Meanwhile in an alternative universe where a Democrat is President, Obama once said 'We have no been perfect.' And for eight years the Republicans screamed that he was on an eight year apology tour. They lost their shit whenever there as a picture of him committing high crimes like not having his hand over his heart during a song. Or saluting with coffee in his hand."

Maher then pointed out that W. once saluted with a dog in his arms, and that he sat frozen for seven minutes after hearing the country was under attack on 9-11.

"And Republicans defended THAT and we all just accept this. America is the Republican party's bitch, and they can criticize and betray her, but YOU can't. Even though Obama spent two terms talking up the troops, talking up the country, how much he loved it, how 'in no other country is my story even possible.' It didn't matter, the conservatives all nodded when Rudy Giuliani said 'I do not believe that President Obama loves America.' As opposed to Giuliani who happened to be mayor on 9-11 so that made him America's mayor and a hero whose great act of heroism is that nothing fell on his head. To paraphrase Donald Trump, I like mayors who don't let towers collapse. 

"A few weeks ago an old but very smoking gun emerged from the Nixon era. When it came out that in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson was trying to end the war in Vietnam candidate Richard Nixon was actively, purposefully, undermining the peace talks because he wanted the war to go on so he could have it as an election issue."

"You would think that the America First crowd would find that a bridge too far. Fuck no." 

"Dick Cheney once outed a CIA agent just to say 'Fuck you' to her husband.  Reagan sold weapons to Iran, a country they all want to bomb now, in an brazened defiance of American law. And instead of being impeached he was elevated to sainthood and now rides horses in heaven with Jesus.”

“Why do Republicans get away with this? Why do they have patriotic immunity? America is like a dysfunctional family. The Democrats, are the older mature son who works hard and does everything right, but somehow it is never good enough. And the Republicans are the young asshole son who is a fuck-up and it doesn’t matter how many times he crashes the Camaro, daddy buys him a new one.”

"I know it's not really important, like which department stores are selling Ivanka's panty liners. You know ALL of America's intelligence agencies say a foreign power tampered with our election to favor the Republican, and they say also that they don't trust that republican, our president, with our state secrets, and yet the theme of Trumps inaugural was 'America First.' Please, his ego is first, his hotels are second, Russia's third, I'd be surprised if  America made the top ten." 

See, what did I tell you?

Those are excellent points to which I would really like a Republican to try and provide a reasonable response.


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    650,000 scientologist live in florida. Who do you think showed up to cheer don john trump?

  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    What difference does it make to 'eviscerate' Republicans and then give a voice and oxygen and promotion to Far Right idols like Nazi Milo and Tomi Lahren? I don't know what Maher's game is but I'm not wasting my time with them.

    Time was you could switch on Real Time and know you'd hear intelligent people discussing important issues- however boisterous it got. Not any more.

    1. Anonymous9:25 PM

      Because if a person is a mature adult with a strong grasp of current events and history, you are not afraid of dissenting opinions. You listen, and then intelligently show why you think facts support your position verses the other persons.


  3. Anonymous5:11 PM

    So glad he told the truth about the damn Republicans, they get away with murder, then accuse Democrats of all kinds of shit. Time we gave them back what they have been giving out for decades. Screw them, they are not patriots, they are traitors.

    1. Anonymous8:53 PM

      I loved Bill M's examples. No matter what Trump does, it is fine by his fans. Every day, I drive my husband nuts with my own examples, which go to very far extremes and they're pretty ludicrous...well, except that this is how brainwashed his fans are or just plain dumb or just plain morally gone and evil like he is.

    2. Anonymous9:33 PM

      34 years together, the quickest way to needle my husband is to reply, "okay, Trumpster" to anything he says. Which he is not, and I giggle at the backlash.

  4. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Guess Who Got Two Giant Windfalls This Week? Millionaires!

    On the day that millionaires got a pass from paying Social Security taxes, they also got a special gift from the Republican Senate: Mick Mulvaney’s confirmation as head of the Office of Management and Budget.

    The Senate has confirmed Donald Trump’s pick for White House Budget Director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, in a 51-49 vote. Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, joined with every Democrat in the chamber in opposing Mulvaney’s nomination as a group of lawmakers and experts spoke on the Hill in support of Social Security — and millionaires stopped paying their Social Security taxes for the year.....

  5. Anonymous5:16 PM

    OT>Sweden last night?:

    1. Anonymous11:59 PM

      She had to *read* the prayer? I dropped out of religion a good 40 years ago but I can still rattle off that prayer from memory without missing a beat. I cannot listen to her for longer than a sentence.

  6. Anonymous5:22 PM


    Trump’s Labor nominee oversaw ‘sweetheart plea deal’ in billionaire’s underage sex case

    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      "I use the word assault intentionally, as the defense in this case was more aggressive than any which I, or the prosecutors in my office, had previously encountered," case may have been more lenient Acosta’s involvement in the saga could be personally or politically awkward for Trump, drawing fresh attention to his ties to Epstein — including the financier’s tenure as a member at Trump’s Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. Epstein >
      "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."<drumpf

    2. Anonymous8:12 PM

      Interesting that very few realize that Acosta is tied to the Epistein scandal. Hope it drags drumpf's involvement back into the spotlight.

    3. Anonymous8:54 PM

      Good find, you two. Thanks!

    4. Anonymous10:21 PM

      Are you talking about that little tiny island home off the coast of California? or the little ranch in new mexico? Both articles talks about underage kids and sex romps of a certain group of nasty dirty men.

  7. Anonymous5:23 PM

    The internet has made #TinyTrump and it's the meme you need in your life

  8. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Donald Trump’s ghostwriter said last year that he would try to shut down the free press

    ...Swartz spent almost a year shadowing Trump to write the former businessman’s book, The Art of the Deal.

    Last year, he told The Independent that he believed he knew Trump well enough to know the president would try to attack the free press.

    Swartz said:

    'On day one he would end a free press. In any way that he could, he would use the government to shut down a free press, and listen, he has plenty of precedents for doing that, including his hero Vladimir Putin.'

    Earlier this year, Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev wrote an article that went viral, warning American journalists to stand up to Trump.

    He wrote about the restrictions on free press in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and he said quite a few things Trump has said and done remind him of Russia’s prime minister.

    1. That is fucking funny. All the media outlets have gone dak regarding the Hitler rally.

    2. Anonymous6:16 PM

      And that's how you do it, Lauren, don't give him any coverage whatsoever. Who cares if he's the "president." Look what it did to $arah. lmao

    3. Anonymous5:15 AM

      If only, laurensd1 -- He was covered -- by all the media, here and abroad. Google "florida rally".

  9. Anonymous5:32 PM

    ...In a speech and several interviews, DeVos made clear that she is planning to push the expansion of school choice — charter schools, voucher programs and other alternatives to traditional public schools.

    In an interview with Axios, excerpts of which were published on Feb. 17, she said:

    “I expect there will be more public charter schools. I expect there will be more private schools. I expect there will be more virtual schools. I expect there will be more schools of any kind that haven’t even been invented yet.”

    The one thing she said she didn’t expect more of was traditional public schools.

    DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it

    ...DeVos, who has no professional experience in public education, is an avowed proponent of voucher schools, charter schools, online schools and other alternatives to traditional public schools. Teachers across the country have been galled by what they see as her lack of faith in — and understanding of — the public schools that educate nearly nine in 10 of the nation’s children.

    Jefferson educators found her comments about their work hard to take: On Friday evening, the school responded to DeVos via its Twitter account, taking exception to the education secretary’s characterization of Jefferson teachers.

    “We’re about to take her to school,” the first of 11 rapid-fire tweets said.

    1. Anonymous6:56 PM

      But if there’s a lesson here, it’s this. DeVos—who was only barely confirmed by the Senate—doesn’t seem to have much credibility with many of those involved with public schools. It also seems she has plenty of homework to do in order to actually build it

    2. Perhaps teachers can start a "no confidence" petition on IF it's still there.

    3. Anonymous10:25 PM

      Yes. Take public money from public schools to private schools for profit and brainwashing. And no oversight or regulations. Kinda like scientology.

  10. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Donald Trump is trying to prove media bias with an incredibly biased survey

    For those of you who never took a research class in college, a "leading question" is a form of survey question that is designed to trick the participant into responding with exactly the answer the researcher wants.

    Say, for instance, Hunt's ketchup researchers were trying to produce a survey that proved Heinz ketchup is bad. They could write a question like this:

    "Last year, 2,000 people choked to death on french fries covered in Heinz ketchup because it does not have the right kind of viscosity to prevent asphyxiation. Hunt's does. Do you agree Hunt's is better?"

    Since no one is pro-people dying while eating delicious french fries, people respond yes, and boom. Survey says, "100 percent of people think Hunt's ketchup is better than Heinz.

    Here is a question from President Donald Trump's just-released survey on media bias called the "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey."

    "Do you believe that contrary to what the media says, raising taxes does not create jobs?"

    Incomprehensible syntax aside, by portraying in the very first instance of the sentence that the media is wrong, it lends itself to having people agree with the response Trump wants.

    A good researcher, interested in finding out what people really thought, instead of attempting to create an echo chamber, would perhaps write it as something like a two-parter

    "How do you believe the tax rate affects job creation?" and, as a follow-up, "Do you believe the media accurately represents the relationship between the tax rate and job growth?"

    Boom. No bias.

    Donald Trump is upset that Democrats are taking his biased survey on media bias

    Yes, that's correct. The president believes, once again, that another poll is rigged. This time, it's a poll he's created himself.

    "The President emailed you to take the urgent Mainstream Media Accountability Survey. Since then, mainstream media outlets have viciously attacked it ... and thousands of Democrats have taken it to try to sabotage the results. Which is why we need your IMMEDIATE help as one of President Trump's biggest supporters," the email reads.

    1. Anonymous10:36 PM

      I do/did not watch celebrity apprentice but once yrs ago. I figured out the plot of djt on that show. He was toxic then. In his pee pee brain he sought out the brightest to promote or aid his business. Manipulation is success in the info commercial world of the rich and famous. The art of the fart, The con job of well dressed gypsies. The bamboozle of brainwash, The scientology. And thus apply it to a campaign of cheaters, liars and citizen united. The Republican Party. Quite a shameful unethical disgracefully deplorable gang of racist bullies.

  11. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Republican Constitution Blitzkrieg

    ..A Republican controlled Congress knows their support would suffer if people had the ability to listen to the pros and cons of these laws. As a result, they are abusing their power and ignoring the intents of our Constitution by passing laws without public debate.

    In a gambit for even more power, the Republican administration is also attacking the Judicial Branch and the media. This is because these groups can oppose President Trump’s quest for total unquestioned authority. A White House spokesman recently said this week that what the Administration is doing should not be questioned! Is this America or a fascist state?

    Democracy is built on majority rule by the people, but it only works when there is an open exchange of ideas for voters and legislators to make informed decisions. The suppression of open debate in Congress of these new laws destroys democracy, and heads us towards a fascist state. If you want to understand why all of this is happening, keep reading…..

  12. Anonymous6:42 PM

    This should be seen. We have a President who needs an ego stroke, we have a President who is not a carn artist and makes his soft porn wife appear to be religeous! Give me a break.Melania says the Lords Prayer off of notes to appeal to the stupid. It's a con game. We have a President who does not want to separate church from state for his own gain.

    I want to see the news about the protesters.

  13. Anonymous6:43 PM

    "Now maybe I had something to do with that. I don’t know. But they don’t believe you…But if you were straight, I would be your biggest booster. I would be your biggest fan in the world, including BAD stories about ME.”

  14. Anonymous7:08 PM

    You know what else was glorious? Comparing the internet troll milo to Hitchens.

  15. Anonymous7:14 PM

    #FakeNews: Twitter Mocks Trump for Citing Nonexistent Terror Incident in Sweden

    --Conway makes up Bowling Green Massacre. Spicer makes up attack in Atlanta. Trump makes up attack in Sweden. All fake; all blamed on Muslims.

    --We survivors of the Bowling Green Massacre stand in solidarity with the tragic victims of The Sweden Incident. Oh, the horror. The horror.

    Did Fox News Lead Trump to Believe There Was a Terror Attack in Sweden?

  16. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Attend a Resistance Recess Event: Save our Health Care, our Communities, and our Democracy

    The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.

  17. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Larry Wilmore tells Milo Yiannopoulos to 'Go 'f**k yourself' on 'Real Time'

  18. Anonymous7:22 PM

    Ford says Fuck You to Trump

    Despite Trump, Ford moves ahead with plans for Mexico plants

  19. Anonymous7:36 PM

    5 Republican Disgraces You Missed This Week Watching Donald Trump Combust

    Jason Chaffetz isn't even masking his villainy anymore.

    What follows are five Republican disgraces you might have missed this week watching Donald Trump combust:

    Malaria goes blond and panders to the fundies.

  20. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Trump's Inside Team Tightens Travel Ban to Avoid Constitutional Objections; Leaves National Security Council Out in the Cold
    Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries is being tightened up to get around legal and constitutional objections with minimal input from the National Security Council, the Guardian has learned.

    The White House policy director, Stephen Miller, is at the helm as the process for refugee and immigration policy is going through the domestic policy council, which does not include most of the government’s foreign policy or security-related agencies.

    Trump made clear at his chaotic 77-minute press conference on Thursday “we’re issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country” at the same time as fighting the executive order which was blocked by the courts.

    The goal of the new order is to bolster a signature initiative against ongoing legal and constitutional scrutiny, rather than revise it in a substantive fashion, relax its restrictions or consider any deleterious consequences it has on national security, according to Guardian sources.

    The process means domestic political concerns are given greater priority and consideration of their national security impact is marginalized despite the impact on US relations with much of the world.

    Observers consider the NSC’s diminished role symptomatic of Trump’s approach to governance and expressed alarm that Trump has not corrected course.

    1. Stephen Miller - Baby Goebbels.


      "It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again."

    2. Anonymous10:53 PM

      Yes notice the wanna be million/billionaire's club, now politicians, all involved in multiple lawsuits of several types. So, If they now control and dissolve the oversight agencies and merge certain corporations? Well then lawsuits go away, no liability, no voice for victims, and djt and friends walk away from lawsuits with aid of unethical lawyers. It is a strategic campaign of losers and bad actors behaving badly and creating serious danger and death to many families in the usa and world. Resist, expose, stop them. Speak up, stand up and show up.

  21. Anonymous8:38 PM

    --Donald Trump’s golf course in Dubai opens two weeks after he ordered Yemen raid as a favor

    Disastrous Yemen raid benefited United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is located

    Donald Trump has been famously struggling to get his golf course in the lucrative city of Dubai opened for so long that it’s become the stuff of legend. Two weeks ago we reported that Trump may have ordered the botched U.S. military raid in Yemen as a favor to the government of the United Arab Emirates, in which Dubai is located, in an attempt to get his golf course opened. And in an eye popping development today, Trump’s golf course in Dubai has now officially opened.

    --FBI uncovers front companies and middlemen linking Donald Trump financially to Russia

    Leak comes one day after FBI Director met with Senate Intel Committee in secret

    Republicans on the Senate Intel Committee appear to have found Comey’s briefing yesterday to be so definitively damning of Trump that they’re now moving ahead with securing the Trump-Russia evidence in order to prevent Donald Trump from shredding it.

    --Senate Intelligence Committee secures Trump-Russia evidence so Donald Trump can’t destroy it

    Trump-Russia investigation takes serious turn

    “The committee has put in place a process to ensure the White House does not destroy documents lawmakers need for their investigation.”

    When an investigation has reached the point where all that’s left to do is make sure the suspect can’t shred the documents that implicate him, there’s no turning back. What may be most notable is that although the Senate Intelligence Committee is bipartisan, it’s majority-republican, meaning that these steps on Trump-Russia would not be happening if the republicans on the committee didn’t want them to happen.

    --Nineteen of Donald Trump’s White House staff and advisors have been fired or resigned this week

    Turns out Donald Trump is the swamp

    1. Anonymous8:28 AM

      Oh boy! The palmer report copy and paste hack is back.

  22. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Carl Bernstein: Trump’s ‘Presidential Lying’ Makes Him the ‘Most Dangerous Enemy of the People’

    Veteran journalist and Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein hammered President Trump today for saying that the political media is the “enemy of the American people.”

    The president is getting significant blowback recently, both for blasting the press during his Thursday press conference, and for a tweet yesterday that lists several major outlets as “the enemy.” Bernstein has been critical of Trump for months, and he now says that Trump’s slams against the press are now on a “more treacherous” level than Richard Nixon:

  23. Anonymous8:48 PM

    'The intervention was a surefire winner': Trump's presidency has created the 'unbelievable turmoil' Putin wanted all along

    ...But some experts say that, on the contrary, Putin is likely feeding off of the chaos and the extent to which it has furthered his own domestic agenda — that is, to convey to ordinary Russians how ineffective Western democracy can be.

  24. I keep seeing Facebook posts that start with "{Something evil a Republican officeholder said} and liberal heads EXPLODE!"

    The problem is, we DON'T explode...we shake our heads, and wonder just how much more of this crap will have to occur, before even the rightwingnuts realize what they've done to their country.

    If President Obama said something the slightest bit politically incorrect, the "conservatives" would be out in the streets, en masse, shooting up government buildings and burning down churches.

    I suspect THAT dynamic accounts for the obscene imbalance that Maher pointed to. Republicans get away with their phony outrage, and we don't even bother to SHOW ours.

    1. Anonymous11:04 PM

      Donald john trump said that there would be war if he did not win. Bikers for trump guarded the polls. Deplorable for trump would turn out.

  25. Anonymous9:48 PM

    He expected adoration? Don't fuck with the media, Donnie, you're going down. Nothing you can do to stop it either.

    1. Anonymous11:10 PM

      Don was not alone. He has bad actors and employees. You can also include the republican party on the going down the elevator to hell rally. They paid for and built that and this. They are paid servants turned business men.

  26. Anonymous11:56 PM

    Love Bill Maher's show and never miss it! Friday nights - cable TV. He's a comedian, but is far more serious in our world of today! Bill is well read, knowledgeable, up on current events and always has a variety of folks on his panels. Some I enjoy and others I don't, but it's always a learning experience.

  27. McCain attacks Trump and defends the press on Meet the Press.

    "The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a tweet in which Trump accused the media of being “the enemy of the American people.”

    The international order established after World War Two was built in part on a free press, McCain said in an excerpt of an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that was released in advance of the full Sunday morning broadcast.

    "I hate the press. I hate you especially," he told interviewer Chuck Todd from an international security conference in Munich. "But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."

    "If you want to preserve - I'm very serious now - if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started," he continued.

    "They get started by suppressing free press. In other words, a consolidation of power. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history," McCain said."

  28. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Maybe it's an effect of "white male privilege," or feelings of entitlement. It's hardwired into the American psyche at this point (look at the founding fathers, who look just like them...). The white men who are "woke" are gonna have a hard time.

    Foundational change is possible, but it's going to take a profound economic upheaval - like the coming wave of automation - for things to really change on a fundamental level. But the last gasps of the white male are going to be seismic. I think the wave that took Trump into office is evident of one of these lasts gasps.

    On topic, Maher is pretty good at outlining issues with the while men (R)'s, but he has a notable track record of misogyny and being dismissive towards minority issues. Hard for me to take him seriously sometimes.


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