You may find this surprising but I used to enjoy Bill Maher, back in the days when his show was called Politically Incorrect, and it was found on Comedy Central. But as his show made its way through ABC before landing on HBO, Maher went from funny political humor to acerbic vitriol that is neither funny or enlightening— just nasty. He went from someone who would poke at both sides, to someone whose venom was only directed toward the GOP, conservatives, and people of faith.
Some of my friends such as Andrew Breitbart and Dana Loesch have appeared on Real Time, his HBO program and I give them much credit. While it can be fun to have a reasonable debate with people who disagree, trying it with people who have no desire to debate, only to drag through the mud cannot be much fun. Thankfully Andrew and Dana have the intelligence and grasp of the facts to top Maher and his liberal guests, for the rest of us it would be a skirmish in which we would loathe to participate.
Bill Maher is neither a TV Host nor comedian, rather he is a misanthrope and a bully.
In honor of HBO renewing Bill Maher’s ignorant, pseudo-intellectual hate-fest,“Real Time with Bill Maher” for a 10th season, my friend John Hawkins created a list of the top 10 most obnoxious Bill Maher quotes which he has allowed me to cross-post below.
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Now as promised the below is what gives Bill Maher his AAA Rating, The Apex of his Acerbic Ass-hattery, the official Right Wing News list of the top 10 most obnoxious Bill Maher quotes:
“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt so you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) ‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.’”– Bill Maher
“To those people who say, ‘My father is alive because of animal experimentation,’ I say ‘Yeah, well, good for you. This dog died so your father could live.’ Sorry, but I am just not behind that kind of trade off.” — Bill Maher
“Why couldn’t, uh, why couldn’t have (Rush Limbaugh) croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger?” — Bill Maher
“We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.” — Bill Maher
“At least half of the [Ten] Commandments are stupid!” —Bill Maher
“I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldn’t be dying needlessly tomorrow….I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.” — Bill Maher
“But I’ve often said that if I had — I have two dogs — if I had two retarded children, I’d be a hero. And yet the dogs, which are pretty much the same thing. What? They’re sweet. They’re loving. They’re kind, but they don’t mentally advance at all. … Dogs are like retarded children.” — Bill Maher
“You can’t be a rational person six days a week and on one day of the week, go to a building, and think you are drinking the blood of a two thousand year old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…, that makes you a schizophrenic.” — Bill Maher
“Did you hear this – Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she’s demanding that we invade ‘Tsunami.’I mean she said, ‘These ‘Tsunamians’ will not get away with this.’ Oh speaking of dumb twats, did you…”
“Again, (America is) a stupid country with stupid people who don’t pay attention.” — Bill Maher