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Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:13 PM

This Bill Maher take is so stupid

He is essentially saying that people fighting oppression and tyranny over here should be grateful that we donít live in Afghanistan because itís worse there. No! why canít you be against bothÖ.thatís like saying that if someone is getting slapped in the face, but someone else is getting stabbed that the person getting slapped should be grateful because the person stabbed would love to be in their position. We should want betterÖand why is he comparing the US to AfghanistanÖthe comparison should be between the US and other western countries like Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, etc


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Reply This Bill Maher take is so stupid (Original post)
USAFRetired_Liberal Sep 5 OP
Paladin Sep 5 #1
BlueJac Sep 5 #2
Crunchy Frog Sep 5 #3
Farmer-Rick Sep 5 #6
smirkymonkey Sep 5 #12
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 5 #4
NCDem47 Sep 5 #5
Treefrog Sep 5 #7
Ritabert Sep 5 #8
PCIntern Sep 5 #21
alphafemale Sep 5 #9
Hoyt Sep 5 #10
USALiberal Sep 5 #16
PatSeg Sep 5 #23
wellst0nev0ter Sep 5 #25
Cerridwen Sep 5 #11
smirkymonkey Sep 5 #13
Cerridwen Sep 5 #15
SoonerPride Sep 5 #14
USALiberal Sep 5 #17
Bev54 Sep 5 #18
Hoyt Sep 5 #19
TreasonousBastard Sep 5 #20
JenniferJuniper Sep 5 #22
wellst0nev0ter Sep 5 #26
TexasBushwhacker Sep 5 #24
JI7 Sep 5 #27

Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:16 PM

1. Maher gets more like Limbaugh, every week.

Those of you still watching him, walk away.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:20 PM

2. Haven't watched him in quite some time

Never missed his bullshit at all

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:21 PM

3. There's a reason that I don't watch him anymore. nt

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:34 PM

6. Exactly this

He really has turned into an idiot.

Be glad of your abuse because it could be worse.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:54 PM

12. Yep, that's pretty much his message in a nutshell.

How tone deaf can he be?

Things here are getting worse and worse, and we are basically on the road to fascism and here he is trying to tell us how good we all have it because the government isn't killing comedians and we don't have "honor killings" or imprison people who practice certain religions.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:31 PM

4. Fuck Bill Maher, always.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:33 PM

5. Pretty loyal watcher of his up through the pandemic

But his take on COVID and everything that came with it proved too much. Thatís when I saw his dark side that no longer proved entertaining. Have totally lost interest in anything he has to say.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:35 PM

7. I never watch him, but I agree I'm grateful I'm not in Afghanistan.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:38 PM

8. He's been unwatchable since he had Ann Coulter on

....and didn't call her on any of her nonsense. The final straw was a show with that clown Milo on. Ridiculous.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:53 PM

21. He had been fucking her frequently

and apparently he made a choice.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:40 PM

9. Bill Maher has been an annoying, self satisfied twit for at least 20 years

Aging white "threatened" males seem to be his only remaining fans.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:42 PM

10. Did anyone watch the video? He's got a point, if a narrow one.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:05 PM

16. I liked the video!! Nt

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 02:03 PM

23. Yes I saw it

He made some excellent points. It is not that we shouldn't try to make our world a better place, but once and awhile we need to stop and realize how good we have it compared to many parts of the world or to just a generation or two ago in this country. It is a matter of putting things in perspective now and then, lest one comes across as a whiner with little concept of world events or world events. Take a pause and acknowledge how far we've come and then make plans to move forward and build on that.

Maher often irritates me and this past year it has been more and more frequent, but on occasion he still nails it. I knew what he was saying and I knew who he was talking to.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 02:50 PM

25. His points are whataboutism and spineless fence-straddling

Of course our country isn't a failed state or a theocracy. We are "woke" because we want to prevent that from happening.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:49 PM

11. sounds like he's attacking feminists again...

"I mean really, do American women have it that bad? I mean, look at Saudi Arabia"

"I mean really, do American women have it that bad? I mean, look at Somalia"

"I mean really, do American women have it that bad? I mean, look at Afghanistan"

same shit; different target


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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:56 PM

13. +1000

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:59 PM

15. Thank you. And, completely OT

Thank you for your sig line. I was looking for that quote everywhere. I could not remember who said it.

Thank you!

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 12:57 PM

14. None of that is what he said.

I agree with him.

Perspective is important.

That doesnít mean we have it great and that there isnít a lot that needs to be addressed.

But there really worse places. And thatís just a fact.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:05 PM

17. I agree with you!!!!! :-)

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:29 PM

18. Perspective is not when you compare your country to third world countries

Try comparing to western countries and you will see how much you are getting closer to the third world countries rather than closer to the western progressive democracies.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:29 PM

19. Exactly. Thanks.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:48 PM

20. True, but too many jump all over him from habit, not from listening.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:58 PM

22. Agree, you actually need to listen

to what someone is saying before you can critique their comments.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 02:52 PM

26. He had nothing worthwhile to say

Just a bunch of out-of-context truisms and barrel-scraping whataboutism.

I want my 7 minutes back.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 02:41 PM

24. Easy to say when ....

1. You're a white male
2. You're worth $140 million
3. Pretty young women will fuck you BECAUSE you're worth $140 M.

As far as I know, Bill's biggest problem lately is difficulty getting the permits necessary to install a solar electricity system on top of his home in Beverly Hills (on 3.2 acres). But because he's FAMOUS a solar energy company helped him out and he now has solar on his mansion.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 5, 2021, 02:57 PM

27. No, there are some people that go to extremes and blame the US

for all the problems in the world .

Things like the problems in the middle east go beyond anything having to do with the US.

Of course we don't help in many cases but in Afghanistan we mostly did try to do good and improved some things.

But too many men there oppose any rights for women.

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