Bill Maher defends Sterling: “Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head?”

posted at 8:01 am on May 13, 2014 by Guy Benson

I missed this over the weekend (disclosure: I typically miss every episode of Maher’s show) but it merits amplification — if only for the sheer balls it takes to cast Donald Sterling as a victim in a public setting … which goes to the heart of Maher’s whole point.  He’s not defending Sterling’s words or views.  He’s pointing out how creepy it is that an unfiltered, illegally-recorded conversation between two lovers can bring down a man’s life.  Over the course of his monologue, Maher backhands President Obama’s response to the flap, and utterly flays a Kathleen Parker column on the subject. Skip ahead to 2:15, and brace for a lot of nervous laughter from his Hollywood audience:

Last week, when President Obama was asked about the Sterling episode, he said, “when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, just let them talk.” But Sterling didn’t advertise. He was bugged…Even at home, we have to talk like a White House press spokesman? … I would listen to a hundred horrific Cliven Bundy rants if that was the price of living in the world where I could also hear interesting and funny people talk without a filter…So let me get this straight: We should concede that there’s no such thing anymore as a private conversation, so therefore remember to ‘lawyer’ everything you say before you say it, and hey, speaking your mind is overrated anyway, so you won’t miss it. Well, I’ll miss it. I’ll miss it a lot … Does anyone really want there to be no place where we can let our hair down and not worry if the bad angel in our head occasionally grabs the mic? … Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head? That’s what life in East Germany was like. That’s why we fought the Cold War, remember? So we’d never have to live in some awful limbo where you never knew who — even among your friends — was an informer. And now we’re doing it to ourselves. Well, don’t … If I want to sit in the privacy of my living room and say, ‘I think the Little Mermaid is hot and I want to bang her, or I don’t like watching two men kiss, or I think tattoos look terrible on black people, I should be able to. Even if you think that makes me an a–hole. Now, do I really believe those things? I’m not telling you, ’cause you’re not in my living room.”

In this five-minute diatribe, Maher gives voice to a general feeling of unease I’ve been experiencing quite a lot recently. Are we allowed to support gay rights without joining the “tolerance” jackals in hounding non-discriminatory dissenters from their jobs? Are we allowed to express revulsion at Donald Sterling’s overt racism, while also raising concerns about the manner in which it was revealed, without getting fired? Are we allowed to disagree with homophobic tweets without declaring them grounds for hefty fines and re-education? Or must we succumb to the outrage purges?  For instance, is it now the rule to throw conniption fits when faced with unspeakable indignities, such as hearing from a commencement speaker with whom we may have profound differences of opinion?  (If at first one doesn’t succeed under this model, one only needs to carry on obnoxiously until the offending party at last withdraws — thus preserving the sanctity of one’s “joyous occasion”).  Must we live on constant hair-trigger alert, prepared to pronounce ourselves grievously offended at the drop of a hat?  The whole thing is exhausting.  It’s suffocating.  I happen to be a believer in the Golden Rule.  If we all generally made an effort to treat one another the way we’d prefer to be treated ourselves — even in the midst of sharp disagreements — the world would be a far better place. I’m also a devotee of free speech, and an imperfect defender of our (theoretically) open and pluralistic society. We ought to “live and let live” to the greatest extent possible, model our morals and values as best we’re able, and work to persuade each other of the best course forward for our government and society at large. We have regular elections to resolve some of these disputes. But we’ve lost something when a ruthless, conformity-enforcing circus is poised ’round the clock to pounce upon controversies and banish heretics.

Yes, of course some people deserve to lose their jobs over egregious actions or words. Of course some speakers warrant righteous protest. And of course some deeply unjust practices should and must be stamped out.  But the urge to drown out and muzzle can get awfully insidious, awfully quickly — especially as the practitioners of outrage increasingly conflate their actual rights with the invented right not to suffer offense.  They confuse what’s permitted with what’s right, fair, and healthy.  Under the “new” rules, The Other is not to be convinced or even tolerated.  He is to be made to understand through coercion, or ruined.

America, as they say, is a free country.  I wish more of her citizens would act like it.


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Filthy progressive leftists don’t even wish to spare you that modest amount of space.

Bmore on May 13, 2014 at 8:05 AM

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canopfor on May 13, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Maher is a filthy progressive leftist. Make no mistake.

Bmore on May 13, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Hear hear

cmsinaz on May 13, 2014 at 8:08 AM

blind squire and a nut. Sometimes it happens.

Oil Can on May 13, 2014 at 8:09 AM

As much as a don’t like Bill Maher he was spot on here.

Dasher on May 13, 2014 at 8:13 AM

If only the smart people had been allowed to control diversity initiatives and appropriate thought training this sort of thing wouldn’t be a concern.

rogerb on May 13, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Maher is right about this.

DisneyFan on May 13, 2014 at 8:16 AM

I can easily think of two dozen critics of Donald Sterling who would not be able to survive having themselves secretly recorded when they think they are safe to speak.
The White House, the DOJ, network meetings and telephone calls and things like that.

How many times have we been made aware of staggering amounts of corruption by getting ahold of secret e-mails as well…?
Climategate, Journolist, IRS, GM etc.

Does anyone really think that any Hollywood finger wavers could withstand having their private lives ripped open for all to see…?

NeoKong on May 13, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Maher is so good hear you would think someone else had possessed his body.

commodore on May 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Even a blind squirrel finds the nut occasionally.

RSbrewer on May 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM

The explanation:

http://www.filmsite.org/posters/inva2.jpg

NoPain on May 13, 2014 at 8:27 AM

This reminds me of George Carlin mocking a guy in his audience for wearing an earring. Never occurred to him that he was part of that coterie largely responsible for removing social standards. Maher habitually promotes the ideology that has given rise to this mentality and now he’s upset with the results?

What does he THINK the Left is about, if not mass conformity of thought?

“He who does not gather with me, scatters” Jesus.

Maher, and the Left, scatter.

Cleombrotus on May 13, 2014 at 8:28 AM

He’s eating his own turdburger.

/Irony

Key West Reader on May 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Where are these “homophobic tweets”, Gal?

corona79 on May 13, 2014 at 8:33 AM

People like Maher are ENTERTAINERS taking a particular stance. But they of all people understand what censorship can do. Free speech is sacred in what used to be our free country.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I don’t think I ever sat through a complete episode of Maher’s show, but what he said was 100% correct.

Mark Boabaca on May 13, 2014 at 8:39 AM

I’m watching Fox News and there are 2 bald guys on there. You can’t tell them apart. I remember something Dave Barry once said. He said when black guys shave their heads they look cool but when white guys shave their heads they look like a bunch of thumbs.

crankyoldlady on May 13, 2014 at 8:43 AM

It’s said that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

southsideironworks on May 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM

He’s pointing out how creepy it is that an unfiltered, illegally-recorded conversation between two lovers can bring down a man’s life.

Especially for a guy like Maher, who has a history of abusing girlfriends.

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Gotta give the man his due…he is absolutely 100% right about this. Arguably, just in the past week we’ve seen even worse, with the football player fined, suspended from team activities, publicly scolded, and forced to go to the re-education camp…all for tweeting OMG and Horrible in response to Michael Sam sticking his tongue in his boyfriend’s mouth.

You’re not allowed to have an opinion anymore that They deem problematic, in public or private. Scary stuff.

changer1701 on May 13, 2014 at 8:46 AM

In the US you have the freedom to say what you want without reprisal from an oppressive government. But the Constitution does not protect you against the actions of the tolerance mob.

Nethicus on May 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Does anyone really want there to be no place where we can let our hair down and not worry if the bad angel in our head occasionally grabs the mic? … Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head? That’s what life in East Germany was like. That’s why we fought the Cold War, remember? So we’d never have to live in some awful limbo where you never knew who — even among your friends — was an informer.

Coming soon to ‘Murica. And as you know, the Left has a very broad definition of the word “hate”

Democrat Senator Markey’s “Hate Speech” Bot

antifederalist on May 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM

As much as a don’t like Bill Maher he was spot on here.

Dasher on May 13, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Maher probably took the Sterling situation very personally. Remember, he lost his previous show when people freaked out over remarks he made right after 9/11. At the time I thought it was disgraceful the way ABC threw him under the bus(the show was called POLITICALLY INCORRECT after all) just because a bunch of folks said they were offended by what he said.

I’m of two minds on the Sterling situation. Yes, the NBA is a private organization and they can punish him for what he said. And Sterling has been a pathetic owner with a history of off-court scandal for a very long time.

But considering the kind of crap the NBA’s tolerated from players, coaches, GMs, and owners in the past, it does seem more than a little hypocritical to go this far. Seriously, a lifetime ban because he made racist remarks? Keep in mind this racist owner only has a black head coach he gave up a first round pick to acquire, a black star point guard he just resigned for over 100 million bucks, a half-black star power forward he recently gave a huge extension to, and a mostly black team. So for a dude who hates black people, he sure doesn’t seem to mind entrusting the fate of his franchise over to them(and spending tens of millions of dollars a year in doing so).

I’m not condoning Sterling’s racism. But I do think what we need to fight in this country is racial injustice. And I don’t believe there’s any example of that here. Yes, Sterling’s a bigot. But he didn’t use his power as the Clippers owner to deny anyone an opportunity because of the color of their skin.

Doughboy on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Are we allowed to disagree with homophobic tweets without declaring them grounds for hefty fines and re-education?

Hmmm…I never noticed all of the NFL players who were fined & re-educated for mocking/criticizing Tebow’s faith.
How many were there?
Dozens?

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Maher famously lost his ABC show in the wake of 9/11 when he said the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner. All the late night shows took the final four days of that week off, and came back on Sept. 17, and even by then Maher had a reputation to the point you knew that while Leno and even Letterman would address the attack somberly, Maher was going to be the contrarian and try to say something ‘edgy’. He lived up to his sterotype and cost himself his 12:05 nightly gig, even if it didn’t kill his career, because — well, because Bill’s a liberal.

But it did give him a unique perspective on the current Donald Sterling kerfuffle, or the fate of anyone who loses their job because of what they said. Maher can voice the concern about people being punished for saying controversial things because it’s a “Been there, done that” situation for him. The post-9/11 stunt angered people on the right far more than his current defense of Donald Sterling is annoying those on the left, but at least Maher has the consistency to tweak his core viewership on this free speech issue, since most of them no doubt think releasing illegal recordings is fine, as long as the person in the sting doesn’t think like they do.

jon1979 on May 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Maher has had his own battles with this. He’s a pig but I wouldn’t like a country where jerks like him were thrown in the gulag for expressing their douchiness, and, apparently, he agrees.

Fallon on May 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Had to look outside to see if pigs were flying: I agreed with Maher..

melle1228 on May 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Douchebag Red Squirrel finds a nut, but I’m still going to knock the little bugger into the Great Void.

Red Squirrels: When you see ‘em, you know they’re up to no good; get your Gamo and let fly.

Bishop on May 13, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I’m not condoning Sterling’s racism. But I do think what we need to fight in this country is racial injustice. And I don’t believe there’s any example of that here. Yes, Sterling’s a bigot. But he didn’t use his power as the Clippers owner to deny anyone an opportunity because of the color of their skin.

Doughboy on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Beat me by a minute on the Maher/ABC analogy.

I think the Merge Schott case with Major League Baseball and the Eddie DeBartolo case with the NFL do set down some past guidelines for franchise owners, in terms of sports leagues forcing teams to be sold for the overall good of the company (owning an NBA franchise is in many ways no different than owning area rights in a part of the country for McDonald’s franchises or having the regional Budweiser distributorship. You’ve got the right to run it there, but if you run your particular area into the ground the parent company has a right to protect its overall corporate brand name by revoking your operational rights).

Where I think the NBA’s going to get tied in knots in the courts is the idea that they can also force Sterling’s estranged wife to sell her share, or if they attempt to force Sterling into what amounts to a fire sale of the franchise (i.e. — if he finds some big-bucks buyer that the league objects to because it doesn’t have some high-profile minority partner like Oprah, and the NBA demands he sell to 1-2 particular groups of their liking that meet the criteria, but may only be offering two-thirds to half as much for the team).

jon1979 on May 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Have more weed, Bill, and it might suppress these weird precognitive flashes showing the impact of the policies you and your fellow leftist nutjobs push.

The rest of us call them “common sense”.

northdallasthirty on May 13, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I really hate agreeing with Maher, but in this case I do.

flipflop on May 13, 2014 at 9:05 AM

The rest of us call them “common sense”.

northdallasthirty on May 13, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Good point. Maher probably thought he was being innovative and edgy here.

flipflop on May 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Where I think the NBA’s going to get tied in knots in the courts is the idea that they can also force Sterling’s estranged wife to sell her share, or if they attempt to force Sterling into what amounts to a fire sale of the franchise (i.e. — if he finds some big-bucks buyer that the league objects to because it doesn’t have some high-profile minority partner like Oprah, and the NBA demands he sell to 1-2 particular groups of their liking that meet the criteria, but may only be offering two-thirds to half as much for the team).

jon1979 on May 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM

That’s where this is getting really out of hand. Now Sterling’s wife is gonna be penalized because of something her husband said? On what grounds? Because they share the same last name? The NBA obviously wants to wipe their hands clean of that entire family, but in the process, they’re turning into a fascist regime that’s creating a precedent where the thought police are going to run roughshod over the league in years to come.

Doughboy on May 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

OK, That seals it. I’m watching for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! I agree with Bill Maher and disagree with Kathleen Parker. OK, I often disagree with her, but not in favor of Maher.

Russ in OR on May 13, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Maher is a filthy progressive leftist. Make no mistake.

Bmore on May 13, 2014 at 8:07 AM

And even *he* seems to be figuring it out.

blind squire and a nut.

Oil Can on May 13, 2014 at 8:09 AM

You mean like this guy? (the one on the right, sitting)

GWB on May 13, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Good point. Maher probably thought he was being innovative and edgy here.
flipflop on May 13, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Leftists’ behavior is far more understandable once you get that they have no concept that they would ever have to follow the rules they lay down for others.

northdallasthirty on May 13, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I dunno is any of this surprising really?

Our Government surveils it’s own citizens…all in the name of security.

Our Free Press filters news events to manipulate the citizenry in advance of a partisan agenda.

Our Chief Executive uses the agencies in his administration to harass his political critics.

Our Congress is neutered…having abdicated it’s constitutional authority.

Our celebrities prostitute themselves in public.

And people even adolescents send naked pictures of themselves to strangers over the internet…and blackmail their spurned lovers with films of their sexual encounters.

Every virtue I grew up learning to emulate is publicly scorned, while every vice I grew up learning to avoid is publicly celebrated.

While I sympathize with Maher’s concerns…he is part of the problem because he confuses Freedom of Speech with a lack of decorum and decency.

He has made his name speaking off the cuff for shock value…and now he’s whining about a culture he and celebrities like him helped create and made plenty of money exploiting?

Welcome to Cultural Anarchy Mr. Maher.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Bill Maher,
Welcome back to liberalism. Hope your rejection of Progressivism is longer lived than this week… somehow, I doubt it.

Dr Snooze on May 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; “the prudent man looks where he is going.

Prudence is “right reason in action,” writes St. Thomas Aquinas, following Aristotle.

Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor.

“You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.” Lev 19:15

Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good.

“In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Jn 16:33.

Temperance is the moral virtue that moderates the attraction of pleasures and provides balance in the use of created goods.

“Do not follow your base desires, but restrain your appetites.” Sir 18:30.

Worth remembering and double down on teaching to our young.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM

oops forgot to post the link on virtues…

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm

scuse’

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head? That’s what life in East Germany was like.

No surprise there, the Democratics believe in the same system of government that ran East Germany. Most of them were very sad to see the USSR fail.

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM

You mean like this guy? (the one on the right, sitting)

GWB on May 13, 2014 at 9:18 AM

OK, I now know when it’s too early to comment.

Oil Can on May 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Some time they will be able to read your mind. Then even that goes away.

astonerii on May 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Maher didn’t defend Sterling….he defended the 4th Amendement.
– FIRE whever is writing your ‘headlines’…

easyt65 on May 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Maher realizes this is a dangerous two-way street.

Say what you want about his politics – Bill Maher is very smart.

jake-the-goose on May 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Been saying it for years, progressives say they love America so much they can’t wait to change everything about it. For our own good, of course.

JeremiahJohnson on May 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Bill Maher defends Sterling: “Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head?”

…do I win something?…He has… big ears!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Wow, I agreed with Maher twice in a week. Invasion of privacy and addressing Islam as the root of many terrorist acts. (Is he turning Libertarian/Conservative?)

I still think Sterling, who doesn’t seam any more prejudiced than the average 81 year old, was set up by his mistress who just happened to record him make racist remarks and just happened to give this recording (what about all the other recordings she made as his “archivist”? Where are they? Can you say “extortion?” I thought you could.) to a “friend” who just happened to release the recording, resulting in an action that potentially puts the very scarce commodity of an NBA team up for grabs.

talkingpoints on May 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Leftists’ behavior is far more understandable once you get that they have no concept that they would ever have to follow the rules they lay down for others.

northdallasthirty on May 13, 2014 at 9:19 AM

^^ THIS.

Keep in mind that Progessivism is an emotion-based ideology. There is no rational basis for any of their beliefs, so they never rational examine them.

Here is an example of a smart progressive man who is being slapped in the face with what could easily have been predicted as a result of the his own belief system.

And yet, he’s shocked and amazed that there are adverse consequences.

Progs are quite comfortable living in a republic; it is when their statist Utopia starts actually impinging on their own lives (Obamacare, thought crime, joblessness) that the shocked look starts appearing on their faces.

Dolce Far Niente on May 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Coming soon to ‘Murica.

FYI, saying “‘murica” is what libs do to insult the U.S. and/or people in the South and/or flyover country.

DethMetalCookieMonst on May 13, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Coming soon to ‘Murica.

FYI, saying “‘murica” is what libs do to insult the U.S. and/or people in the South and/or flyover country.

DethMetalCookieMonst on May 13, 2014 at 10:46 AM

I thought it was mocking Barry when he is in black preacher-talk mode.

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM

He mostly strikes out, but he occasionally knocks one out of the ballpark.

He was right about the terrorists on 9/11, too. Mass murdering subhuman scum aren’t always cowardly. That’s when they are at their most dangerous.

fadetogray on May 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Maybe Maher has lost track of some audio/video he’d rather not be in the public domain, eh?

BobMbx on May 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM

But we’ve lost something when a ruthless, conformity-enforcing circus is poised ’round the clock to pounce upon controversies and banish heretics.

Social media = evil.

Midas on May 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Maher realizes this is a dangerous two-way street.

Say what you want about his politics – Bill Maher occassionaly appears to be is very smart.

jake-the-goose on May 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

The other 99% of the time, he is an ignorant, moronic jacka$$.

Midas on May 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Maher is right.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Maybe Maher has been letting stuff slip to somebody, too.

First, they came for sterling, sand I did nothing…

formwiz on May 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM

He mostly strikes out, but he occasionally knocks one out of the ballpark.

He was right about the terrorists on 9/11, too. Mass murdering subhuman scum aren’t always cowardly. That’s when they are at their most dangerous.

fadetogray on May 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Did Maher say Timothy McVeigh was brave?

Targeting unarmed civilians…is cowardly.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Shoulda been…

Maybe Maher has been letting stuff slip to somebody, too.

First, they came for Sterling, and I did nothing…

formwiz on May 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Thank goodness for small miracles. The fascists need to wake up.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Valid concern – but completely self-serving, as Maher himself makes some of the most vile and offensive comments you’ll ever hear. He just wants to be sure he can continue to get away with it.

And, while I fundamentally agree with his comment, sometimes it’s just best to keep your mouth shut and keep some of those comments in your head.

dentarthurdent on May 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Did Maher say Timothy McVeigh was brave?

Targeting unarmed civilians…is cowardly.

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM

McVeigh didn’t ride his bomb into the building. I am sure if he had, Maher would say calling him a coward is ridiculous.

Like many people, you confuse evil with cowardice. It is a reasonable confusion since evil people generally behave in a cowardly fashion, all the way from the schoolyard bully to Hitler in his bunker allowing the continuing destruction of what was left of the German people for their having failed him.

But you are wrong about 9/11. The terrorists on 9/11 showed great courage in their self-sacrifice to their demonic God. How anyone can think otherwise is baffling.

fadetogray on May 13, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Why on earth would you link to this elitist, Marxist, arrogant and vile “man”???

Just because he happened to say something I’m inclined to agree with, does not in any way make his opinion valid, or his character any less vile.

Please, show better judgement than this.

KMC1 on May 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM

where the only privacy you have is inside your head

Their working on that too.

agmartin on May 13, 2014 at 12:51 PM

America, as they say, is a free country.

No, it isn’t Guy. That is one of the big lies, and it is becoming less free everyday. And if you haven’t figured that out yet then I have to wonder about your intelligence. Here’s another one of those big lies, “America is the greatest country in the world.” Or how about this one, “Our boys in Afghanistan are fighting for our freedom!”

Stop drinking the koolaid Guy, and open your eyes.

earlgrey on May 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Oh, another point, Guy. Not long ago, you folks at HA dropped Bundy like a hot turd because of a doctored video that showed him to be a racist when the unedited video showed no such thing. And then HA failed to pursue the unedited evidence while taking part in the trashing of Bundy as a person deserving his constitutional and God-given rights.

What is the difference between the people trashing Sterling and you folks at HA? NOTHING! NAFT!

earlgrey on May 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Well stupid @ss, it was people like you speaking your mind that got us here. Only yours goes up to 11.

WryTrvllr on May 13, 2014 at 1:29 PM

HEY BILL ! . . . . . just wait’ll the Anti-Christ gets control of the world, with all of that ‘Ray Kurzweil’ technology.
“Singularity” is coming, and your thoughts won’t even be able to be “private”, anymore.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM

So what if he’s right? His crowd are the ones creating battalions of thought police. What’s he doing about it, besides flapping his gums?

Nothing; worse, giving money to the people causing the problem he identifies.

Moving along. Nothing much to see here.

xNavigator on May 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Bill Maher defends Sterling: “Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head?”

Poor Clinton, he couldn’t even get privacy with ____.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 13, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Amen, Guy! Amen!

KS Rex on May 13, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I can’t remember the last time that I have agreed with Bill Maher on anything, but I agree with him here. Kudos to him.

Theophile on May 13, 2014 at 11:13 PM

IMAO it is perfectly all right to be a total flaming bigot and racist as long as you do not act that way when you deal with others. And if you or any one else expresses that at home and then go out and hire the best person for the job you need done without regard to race or religion or other incidentals, that’s all I ask of you. It’s what I demand of myself. So I feel justified merely asking it of you others out there.

{^_^}

herself on May 14, 2014 at 5:36 AM