Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on March 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Now, maybe you don’t like Bill Maher. He did say truly offensive things about Sarah Palin (and many others). He wants to be able to insult and demean people and not be called on it. So his motives are hardly pure.

“But he’s right that opportunistically ginned-up outrage is filling all available media space. As Maher notes, Newt Gingrich’s attack on Robert DeNiro falls into this category; there was nothing offensive about DeNiro’s joke…

“An underlying problem here: there are no shared standards anymore. Outrage is no longer a moral or ethical or personal sensibility thing, it is a political thing, a weapon to be used against your enemies, and a public sign of your political and ideological allegiances. And if everything is offensive, then, well, nothing is.”

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“Though his tone is light, the funnyman has a point — both about the way political parties exploit their opponents’ impolite or, sometimes, merely impolitic comments, and about the fact that the Constitution protects offensive speech. Long before Harry Truman articulated it, one of the cardinal rules of American-style democracy, was ‘If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.’ Phony umbrage is an old and increasingly tired pose.

“Mr. Maher is a strange one to make this argument, though, since it is so obviously self-serving. Though his article does not say so, he too is under fire for, among many other things, using vile words to refer to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and calling her family ‘inbred weirdos.’

“This is rhetoric that goes beyond ridiculing or satirizing political adversaries to dehumanizing them. It encourages Americans to hate one another; or, at best, to tune one another out, as Mr. Maher recommends. He and Mr. Limbaugh both have a constitutional right to express themselves. But there are Americans who sincerely hope for civil discourse — for a nation where not every opponent is seen as an enemy. And they have a right to draw distinctions between the merely risque and the corrosively hateful, and to wish for higher standards, even from those who straddle the divide between politics and entertainment.”

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“We’re both women who have worked in Democratic politics and the media for decades and find Bill Maher’s misogynist treatment of women candidates deeply disturbing. Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.

“Mr. Maher has implicitly attempted to tie his own demeaning attacks on women to the unrelated issue of partisan-motivated fake outrage, which we agree is tiring. While others have been held to account for their sexism, Mr. Maher remains unrepentant for his attacks on women in public life.

“How can we expect women to run for office when they are essentially told to “lighten up about” and accept misogynist attacks? The Women’s Media Center has found that such attacks on women candidates have a measurable negative effect on how voters view them.

“Our message to Mr. Maher and his ilk is: Please start apologizing.”

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“Hate him all you want, ignore him but never demand an apology. Because it is like counterfeit money, it is not real.”

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HANNITY: The double standard is what bothers me. He is not outraged or else he gave Maher the money back, ask to get Maher the money back. But he’s afraid of angering Maher because Maher is going to attack him as being, you know, wimpy which he is.

COULTER: I actually think it was a genius plan by Maher to act like this big Democratic donor, write a million-dollar check and then say things so vulgar that Obama would be forced to give him his million dollars back. But I think conservatives have at this point maybe a hypocrisy/lying/fraud case against liberals since so many of them say things so much worse all the time. I just think we should stop acting like feminists and going around saying ‘I’m offended.’”


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Wow there’s a double standard!!! Who knew?

In other important breaking news: studies show that Italians like spaghetti.

NickDeringer on March 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Can’t bring myself to look at that ugly repulsive, sicking face of Bill Maher..

dragondrop on March 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

More Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s you worthless slut?

tom daschle concerned on March 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

QOTD on maher…

cripe

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Yes, there is a double standard. The question is do the “independents” see it?

Decoski on March 24, 2012 at 9:08 PM

bill maher once dressed up in costume for Halloween as Steve Irwin with a bloody stingray barb sticking out of his chest. the man is complete and utter soulless scum. i really hope karma pays a huge visit to him. and soon.

GhoulAid on March 24, 2012 at 9:08 PM

And if everything is offensive, then, well, nothing is.

Yeah, except huge difference between the kinds of things Maher says versus nearly anyone else — including Robert DeNiro or Rush Limbaugh. Maher is a foul, vulgar hate-filled sociopath with absolutely no redeeming qualities. Even in his personal life he tends to gravitate toward the lowest possible common denominator. This whole discussion is just aimed to try to provide cover for him and anyone else who wants to go on saying horrible things about conservatives.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Too Late.

MontanaMmmm on March 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Now that Conservatives have learned the rules and have an outlet to challenge the MSM the left is suddenly very itchy to quit the game.

DFCtomm on March 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM

COULTER: I actually think it was a genius plan by Maher to act like this big Democratic donor, write a million-dollar check and then say things so vulgar that Obama would be forced to give him his million dollars back.

Sorry, Ann. Your timeline is screwed up. Maher said those vile and vulgar things and THEN cut a check to Obama. And the Democrats took the money without a second thought.

Yet, at the time, I would venture not much was made of your former schtupper’s comments. They were only brought up lately because of the outrage on the left for Rush Limbaugh’s lambasting of Fluke.

It’s not the words. It’s the difference in how they’re received, whether a Democrat or Republican says them.

Mitoch55 on March 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM

A Blast from zee Past!!
———————–

Hitchens Flips off Maher’s Audience

Quite possibly my favorite human being, and he will be remembered forever. Everyone needs their daily dose of this man in my opinion.
Added: 2 days ago Occurred On: Mar-22-2006
******************************************

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6dc_1332450781

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Is Maher is the titular head of the Democrat party?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

QOTD on maher…

cripe

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Indeed…

… Maher is the broken toilet that people still use in $2 Peso Tijuana whore house.

To give him any recognition other than that…

… is to give a bad name to “”recognition”.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Speaking of outrage ,
didyall know that after declaring a bounty on Zimmerman’s head,
and
after getting rioters/lynchmobs/marxists ready to go on a killing spree ,
after Obama giving the dogwhistle for violence ( my son would look like him)
now Obama ‘s people are tweeting Zimmerman’s address ,
basically telling the black and/or muslim thugs where to find their target.

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:14 PM

If Maher wins we might as well stay with Etch-a-Sketch, or something.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Boy, has that attack on Limbaugh backfired.

ddrintn on March 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM

DeNiro, Hanks, & Rush said/did some things that were offensive, which are outside of what they normally do.

Maher pretty much makes his living on being offensive, so any attempt to set up any moral equivalence with him on one side…

is an Epic Fail.

But yeah, never expect him to apologize. Just keep the heat & light on him.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Manufactured OutRagey OutRage OverLoad/OverTime!

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Wow there’s a double standard!!! Who knew?

In other important breaking news: studies show that Italians like spaghetti.

NickDeringer on March 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM

As an Irish-American whose father remarried into an Italian-American family, I am outrageously OUTRAGED! at your stereotypical remarks regarding Italians and their culinary preferences. I suppose you also think that Italians are all either gangsters or wannabe gangsters as well, and you spread your hate and bigotry across the web without fear or shame.

I call upon all caring, enlightened individuals to stand against NickDeringer’s War on Italians! Italians are not only our friends, families, and coworkers; they are also our bookies, loansharks, garbage collectors, and are respectable businessmen in our neighborhood! NickDeringer, the 99% demand a sincere apology and appropriate restitution for your offensive hate speech. You will Not Silence Us!!!!!11!ELEVENTY1!!!!

;-)

JimLennon on March 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

COULTER: I actually think it was a genius plan by Maher to act like this big Democratic donor, write a million-dollar check and then say things so vulgar that Obama would be forced to give him his million dollars back.

Sorry, Ann. Your timeline is screwed up. Maher said those vile and vulgar things and THEN cut a check to Obama. And the Democrats took the money without a second thought.

Mitoch55 on March 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Shhhhhh. Coulter’s an Ivy League intellectual heavyweight.

ddrintn on March 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM

… Maher is the broken toilet that people still use in $2 Peso Tijuana whore house.

To give him any recognition other than that…

… is to give a bad name to “”recognition”.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I love the wordsmiths on HA. :)

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM

JimLennon on March 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

mmmm…spaghetti.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Shhhhhh. Coulter’s an Ivy League intellectual heavyweight.

ddrintn on March 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Don’t forget too, that Maher is one of her former flames; she has to say he’s smart, otherwise she doesn’t look too discriminating in her choice of boyfriends.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Last Frontier Women Don’t Tolerate Misogynists

Two fellow Alaskan women, Kirsten Powers and Penny Lee, penned a letter to the New York Times calling out misogynist attacks on women in public life.

They included this interesting aside: “Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.”

As an Alaskan woman, I completely agree. Women up here do not tolerate the sexist stereotyping and behavior.

Up here, I’m constantly around commercial fishermen who curse like sailors, oil field workers with hardcore blue collar work ethics, tattooed-up soldiers serving on our military bases, long-haul truck drivers, motorheads, hunters and sport fishermen; and yet I don’t know anyone who talks about women the way these misogynists on TV do with their degrading comments, which includes comments mocking those with special needs.

I grew up hunting, fishing, playing sports, plowing snow, and chopping wood just like the guys. My parents raised my sisters and me to never consider gender an unequal element in anything. (In fact, today is my Dad’s birthday, and I want to give him a shout out because as a science teacher and track coach, he treated all of his students and athletes equally with respect and encouragement.) My daughters have participated on football, hockey, and wrestling teams just like the guys. We even dress like the guys at times (or they, like us) in warm camo hoodies and Carharts. It’s accepted up here because the environment is rugged and real, and our Alaskan elements are a great equalizer.

Women and men are equals in every way in the Last Frontier, and real men are not threatened by strong women. Real men don’t insult women with gross sexist comments meant to demean and objectify them.

These misogynists wouldn’t know how real men behave. I cannot imagine them working on my commercial fishing skiff in Bristol Bay, or driving our trucks to haul gear out to a remote cabin, or fueling up the float plane, or even having a tinge of grease under their fingernails which symbolizes the hard work needed to fuel the nation’s economy. And yet these are all things average Alaskan women do everyday. If these misogynists said one of their disgusting comments up here in person to an “Alaskan chick,” they would have to replace their veneered teeth.

I personally do not seek an apology from these narrow-minded men. With a full family and productive “to-do” list everyday, I just don’t have time for them. But I do feel sorry for them and for their obvious need to compensate for something that’s missing in their own lives, which compels them to belittle others in order to feel big. And I feel sorry for our culture for having to listen to them. America deserves better. I applaud Kirsten and Penny for taking a stand when too many feminists don’t speak up when the attacks are directed at their conservative sisters. And unfortunately too many men, like our president, will only defend certain women, not all women.

- Sarah Palin

BabyGrace on March 24, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Too Late.

MontanaMmmm on March 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

MontanaMmmm:Exactly!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM

He wants to be able to insult and demean people and not be called on it. So his motives are hardly pure.

Imagine that a comedian wants to insult and demean people- how terrible! Call the political correct police.

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

LOOK! A picture of a POS!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 9:23 PM

He and other libs do not like the fact that they have been exposed and that it is coming back to bite them.

rjh on March 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I’m reporting this site to #AttackWatch for posting that picture on its page.

Or maybe the URL should now be HotAir.xxx

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Wow there’s a double standard!!! Who knew?

In other important breaking news: studies show that Italians like spaghetti.

NickDeringer on March 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM
As an Irish-American whose father remarried into an Italian-American family, I am outrageously OUTRAGED! at your stereotypical remarks regarding Italians and their culinary preferences. I suppose you also think that Italians are all either gangsters or wannabe gangsters as well, and you spread your hate and bigotry across the web without fear or shame.

I call upon all caring, enlightened individuals to stand against NickDeringer’s War on Italians! Italians are not only our friends, families, and coworkers; they are also our bookies, loansharks, garbage collectors, and are respectable businessmen in our neighborhood! NickDeringer, the 99% demand a sincere apology and appropriate restitution for your offensive hate speech. You will Not Silence Us!!!!!11!ELEVENTY1!!!!

;-)

JimLennon on March 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

All the ones I know prefer macaroni and gravy.

RickB on March 24, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

*clink*

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

No, most comedians may poke fun at people, not insult and demean, or they’re like Mawwwwrrrh and not funny at all.

Tennman on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

He and other libs do not like the fact that they have been exposed and that it is coming back to bite them.

rjh on March 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM

They should have gotten that double standard in writing. Bummer.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I get so dang sick of you (yes you AP and the other) word pundits who twist and turn and analyze the hell out of such simple insulting words. An insult is an insult. Deal with it. Wack those who won’t admit their wrong. Geeez.

PaCadle on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM
*clink*

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

You guys better slow down — I peeked in at the Open Thread a while ago! ;-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Lers review,….whooooooooooooooooooo was it that shot across the bow first,

why yes,it was Hopey/Changey on the 2008 Campaign Trail,you know,
the same party that is always calling for Civility,toneing down
the rhetric,and out the other side of there yaps,they DEMONIZE
CONSERVATIVE /REPUBLICAN WOMEN!!!
==================================

Barack Obama “Lipstick on a Pig” Sarah Palin John McCain
on Sep 10, 2008
*******************

This guy is falling apart at the seems.
“You could put lipstick on a pig it’s still a pig”? – Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnkI0lyIzcc

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Nice roundup AP. Why is Palin’s FB note omitted?

conservative pilgrim on March 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:28 PM

lol

just trying to catch up :)

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Maher is well, I can’t say the words I truly feel, so I just give you a visual.

MontanaMmmm on March 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Again?! But that trick never works!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Again?! But that trick never works!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Been a while since you’ve said ‘Aloha’ around here! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Maher is well, I can’t say the words I truly feel, so I just give you a visual.

MontanaMmmm on March 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Ewwwwww……..

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Civil Discourse…. FU(K ‘em

roflmao

donabernathy on March 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Why are Liberals launching a War on Women,and try’n
to Screw Team Right over it,…why to even the playing field.
Yes I know…..its SICK!!

Again,we review!!
=====================

July 30, 2008
Obama’s Women Problem
By Dick Morris
***************

If soccer moms determined the outcome of the 1996 presidential race and security moms tipped the balance in 2004, it is beginning to look as if older moms are the key to the 2008 contest.

Obama has a problem among women over 40 and a big problem among women over 50. These groups, normally the staunchest of Democratic supporters, are showing a propensity to back McCain and a disinclination to support Obama.

According to the latest Fox News survey, Obama is winning among women under 40 by 13 points, but McCain is winning among women aged 41-45 by four points. Among women 50 and over, McCain is three points ahead. Obama’s 48-35 lead among women under 40 is normal for a Democrat, but to trail among women in their 40s by 45-41 and by women over 50 by 38-35 is extraordinary.

The problem is that older women don’t like Obama as much as younger women do. While 70 percent of women under 40 have a favorable opinion of the Democratic candidate, only 58 percent of women in their 40s feel the same way, and only 52 percent of those over 50 see him favorably.

For a Democrat to be losing among women over 40 is without precedent in the past 20 years.(More)
=====================================

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/07/obamas_women_problem.html

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Maher needs a little aversion therapy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaUqaVj51w4

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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Been a while since you’ve said ‘Aloha’ around here! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

cynccook:I second that,Aloha Kini!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

He might as well be. He’s at Hef’s house all the time.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

No, most comedians may poke fun at people, not insult and demean, or they’re like Mawwwwrrrh and not funny at all.

Tennman on March 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

You obviously don’t see much comedy, especially not stand up comedy.

It’s amusing to watch conservatives compare one of their leaders to a comedian- and compare a long, viscious rant directed at a woman based entirely on her beliefs regarding birth control to insults delivered as part of a punchline. It doesn’t speak highly of conservatives.

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Kinda…. He’d fit right in, though. They don’t think much of women, either.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Igor:Ahem….which part….*Runs like H*ll*:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Now that Conservatives have learned the rules and have an outlet to challenge the MSM the left is suddenly very itchy to quit the game.

DFCtomm on March 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Exactly. Now’s not the time to let up. They made the rules, we’ve figured out how it works and NOW they want civility.

Too late. Enjoy the flea-ridden bed you’ve made, liberals.

kim roy on March 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

He might as well be. He’s at Hef’s house all the time.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I can just see them arguing about who respects women more.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Kinda…. He’d fit right in, though. They don’t think much of women, either.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Well, Hefner’s real son looks less like him than Maher does. I have always seen a resemblance, but obviously it’s not particularly striking to other people.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

There’s plenty of comedy that’s PG-rated. Then there’s the darker stuff, which should stay where most people can’t find it.

Then there’s Maher, who’s not funny at all.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Been a while since you’ve said ‘Aloha’ around here! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Been a while since you’ve said ‘Aloha’ around here! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Aloha My Friends!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Igor:Ahem….which part….*Runs like H*ll*:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Not being a female blonde or a Southern California urologist I meant the face.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

second that,Aloha Kini!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Aloha canopfor! Thanks!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Chelsea Handler’s a nasty little troll. I dunno why, but all this stuff about Maher just reminds me of all the other liberal sickos who are making their living in “comedy”.

Fallon on March 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I can just see them arguing about who respects women more.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

….while they share a delightful Viagra cocktail and enjoy some films featuring affectionate young men.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

“But he’s right that opportunistically ginned-up outrage is filling all available media space. As Maher notes, Newt Gingrich’s attack on Robert DeNiro falls into this category; there was nothing offensive about DeNiro’s joke…

So lt’s see,
DeNeero says that Calista Gingrich and Karen Santorum and Ann Romney should not be first ladies because they are not black ,
and it is not offensive and an insult to the 3 ladies because why exactly ?

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Aloha, Kini!

Fallon on March 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

DeNeero says that Calista Gingrich and Karen Santorum and Ann Romney should not be first ladies because they are not black ,
and it is not offensive and an insult to the 3 ladies because why exactly ?

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Because of Trayvon.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Igor:Ahem….which part….*Runs like H*ll*:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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Not being a female blonde or a Southern California urologist I meant the face.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Igor:Lol,SC urologist!Yes,I was only kidding!!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

He might as well be. He’s at Hef’s house all the time.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

So does that mean Bill is paying for it too?

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Do you think our country is ready for a white President?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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Aloha canopfor! Thanks!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Kini:You guys had an earthquake on the big island eh!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I have always seen a resemblance, but obviously it’s not particularly striking to other people.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

No, I can see it. It’s the close-set eyes and beakish nose that usually denote someone born with a chromosomal disorder (no disrespect intended.) They also have odd teeth and a similar hairline. Now that you mention it! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Igor:Lol,SC urologist!Yes,I was only kidding!!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Really? NOW you tell me!

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

The older and wrinklier he gets he does..it would be rather fitting if Maher had been sired in the murky spooge laden waters of the grotto, cuz that’s where they’ll eventually find dead, stuck to the drain at the bottom of the grotto.

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

It’s amusing to watch conservatives compare one of their leaders to a comedian- and compare a long, “viscious” rant directed at a woman based entirely on her beliefs regarding birth control to insults delivered as part of a punchline. It doesn’t speak highly of conservatives.

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I think you meant “vicious”. But in your case and Flucks, viscous will work best. Like the stuff you post and she likes.

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Aloha, Kini!

Fallon on March 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Aloha Fallon!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

No, I can see it. It’s the close-set eyes and beakish nose that usually denote someone born with a chromosomal disorder (no disrespect intended.) They also have odd teeth and a similar hairline. Now that you mention it! :-)

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Just a couple of chromosomally-challenged Playboys!

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Does Maher look like he could be Hugh Hefner’s son?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I think he tries to look like Hugh Hefner. That boy ain’t right in the head.

Fallon on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

So does that mean Bill is paying for it too?

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Well, was’t Ann Coulter the only non-skripper/adult-movie performer that he’s ever been associated with?

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

So does that mean Bill is paying for it too?

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Well, didn’t really want to go there, but yeah…

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Because of Trayvon.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I think this kid and NOT Treyvon,
looks like Obama ‘s son

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Do you think our country is ready for a white grown-up President?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Maybe…

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The older and wrinklier he gets he does..it would be rather fitting if Maher had been sired in the murky spooge laden waters of the grotto, cuz that’s where they’ll eventually find dead, stuck to the drain at the bottom of the grotto.

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Kinda like the life-cycle of a frog.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The older and wrinklier he gets he does..it would be rather fitting if Maher had been sired in the murky spooge laden waters of the grotto, cuz that’s where they’ll eventually find dead, stuck to the drain at the bottom of the grotto.

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Between nasty TJ toilets and now this, it is shaping up to be a fun night at HA.

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Well, was’t Ann Coulter the only non-skripper/adult-movie performer that he’s ever been associated with?

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I like Ann, but she did beclown herself a bit by dating Maher for a while.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I think this kid and NOT Treyvon,
looks like Obama ‘s son

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

He sure demands his fair share just like “Dad”.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Do you think our country is ready for a white grown-up President?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Maybe…

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The question was just a paraphrase (is that a noun?) of DeNiro’s question.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The older and wrinklier he gets he does..it would be rather fitting if Maher had been sired in the murky spooge laden waters of the grotto, cuz that’s where they’ll eventually find dead, stuck to the drain at the bottom of the grotto.

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Monitor clean up please!!!!!!!!!!

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I think you meant “vicious”. But in your case and Flucks, viscous will work best. Like the stuff you post and she likes.

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Good’n arnold!!

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Do you think our country is ready for a white President?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Igor R.:Maybe its time for the Lizard People Voters to get in!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Kinda like the life-cycle of a frog.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Please don’t drag my favorite amphibian — the noble frog — into this. At least they serve a worthwhile purpose.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Remember when comedians were funny! And still use dirty words?
They weren’t offensive, misogynistic, but just plain dirty, and funny!

Kini on March 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Actually, I sleep well knowing that Bill Maher is going to die bitter, alone and angry at all the wrong people.

carbon_footprint on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Do you think our country is ready for a white President?

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

They say that once you go black…..
;-)

burrata on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

The question was just a paraphrase (is that a noun?) of DeNiro’s question.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I know! I just like my ‘paraphrase’ better! :-) And yes, it is both a noun and a phrase, so you get double points!

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Imagine that a comedian wants to insult and demean people- how terrible! Call the political correct police.

bayam on March 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

…which would be your liberal base bayam,since it’s liberals that are always foaming with faux outrage over anything that helps them demean their political opponents.

liberal selective outrage is merely cannibalizing itself and now liberals like Maher are forced to try and downplay the very “offenses” that they built their careers blasting Conservatives for.

….but hey…keep with the “it’s okay…he’s a comedian” line…..it’s making democrats look like fools.

…..tell us bayam…is there a list by democrats of the other career choices that are given a pass on bigoted,hateful,misogynistic behavior or is it “just okay…he’s a democrat” to cover all of them.

Baxter Greene on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

The older and wrinklier he gets he does..it would be rather fitting if Maher had been sired in the murky spooge laden waters of the grotto, cuz that’s where they’ll eventually find dead, stuck to the drain at the bottom of the grotto.

Tim Zank on March 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Tim Zank:Lol,

good lord,an escapey from a Bio-Lab Level 4 containment!

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I know! I just like my ‘paraphrase’ better! :-) And yes, it is both a noun and a phrase verb, so you get double points!

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

FIFM!

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Please don’t drag my favorite amphibian — the noble frog — into this. At least they serve a worthwhile purpose.

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Maher serves a noble purpose: he is an inspiration to degenerates everywhere.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

…..tell us bayam…is there a list by democrats of the other career choices that are given a pass on bigoted,hateful,misogynistic behavior or is it “just okay…he’s a democrat” to cover all of them.

Baxter Greene on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Baxter Greene:Hey..good to see ya!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I like Ann, but she did beclown herself a bit by dating Maher for a while.

22044 on March 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

God willing, theirs was merely a platonic friendship!

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

It’s amusing to watch conservatives compare one of their leaders to a comedian- and compare a long, viscious rant directed at a woman based entirely on her beliefs regarding birth control to insults delivered as part of a punchline. It doesn’t speak highly of conservatives.

bayam

Your stupidity in reciting this oft repeated litany about Rush being the “defacto head of the Rep party” and “Maher is just a comedian” schtick, is both pathetic and typical of the lazy intellect of leftists. Rush doesn’t hold an office anywhere in the land as a Rep. or anything else. He comments from a conservative viewpoint about politics. Maher, on the other hand, is most certainly not just a comedian. He is also a political commentator. He started out w/”Politically Incorrect” and moved on to “Real Time’, both shows about politics. His biography lists him as a “political commentator.”

Go back to the JV blogs. You don’t belong here.

JAM on March 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I know! I just like my ‘paraphrase’ better! :-) And yes, it is both a noun and a phrase, so you get double points!

cynccook on March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Did you mean a noun and a verb? But I’m glad to be doing so well on points anyway!

BTW Santy is kicking butt and beating my 10% metric so the uncertainty about the brokered convention goes on, even with all the “let’s maybe keep Bam” damage.

Igor R. on March 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

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