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Real Time With Bill Maher
« on: February 21, 2009, 05:38:22 PM »
Not done yet but so far Ron Paul and Maxine Waters are neck and neck for the worst. What a shocker they are our elected representatives.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 07:32:34 PM »

In the past, I used to watch Real Time.  However, I became bored with the show last year when every show went something like this:

Bill:  "How much does President Bush suck?"
Guest 1:  "Bush really sucks."
Guest 2:  "Bush is the suckiest person in the world."
Guest 3:  "Bush is the suckiest person ever."
Bill:  "I agree.  Now let's talk about something completely different.  How bad is President Bush?"

And I was certainly NOT a fan of Bush!

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 07:44:13 PM »

In the past, I used to watch Real Time.  However, I became bored with the show last year when every show went something like this:

Bill:  "How much does President Bush suck?"
Guest 1:  "Bush really sucks."
Guest 2:  "Bush is the suckiest person in the world."
Guest 3:  "Bush is the suckiest person ever."
Bill:  "I agree.  Now let's talk about something completely different.  How bad is President Bush?"

And I was certainly NOT a fan of Bush!

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I agree, although I was into that at the time.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 01:42:03 AM »
Yawn.

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 08:41:08 PM »
Ditto that.
Anyone else have an irrational hatred of Real Time contributor Matt Taibbi?
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 08:55:55 PM »

In the past, I used to watch Real Time.  However, I became bored with the show last year when every show went something like this:

Bill:  "How much does President Bush suck?"
Guest 1:  "Bush really sucks."
Guest 2:  "Bush is the suckiest person in the world."
Guest 3:  "Bush is the suckiest person ever."
Bill:  "I agree.  Now let's talk about something completely different.  How bad is President Bush?"

And I was certainly NOT a fan of Bush!

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The show is definitely waaaay more entertaining when they have at least one conservative on the show to present an opposing view.  And, I could do without most of the celebrities; I guess I understand because it probably draws viewers, but I don't much care what Matt Damon thinks about the state of stock market, etc.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 09:54:21 PM »

In the past, I used to watch Real Time.  However, I became bored with the show last year when every show went something like this:

Bill:  "How much does President Bush suck?"
Guest 1:  "Bush really sucks."
Guest 2:  "Bush is the suckiest person in the world."
Guest 3:  "Bush is the suckiest person ever."
Bill:  "I agree.  Now let's talk about something completely different.  How bad is President Bush?"

And I was certainly NOT a fan of Bush!

-smithk@home

The show is definitely waaaay more entertaining when they have at least one conservative on the show to present an opposing view.  And, I could do without most of the celebrities; I guess I understand because it probably draws viewers, but I don't much care what Matt Damon thinks about the state of stock market, etc.

I actually really like this show. I'm okay with them having celebrities on, now. It used to bug me, because I was like "what do I care what the fuck Coolio thinks about the war in Iraq?" The more I watched it, however, I started to think that they're people like I am, and have as much right to an opinion as any voter. Plus, they are more likely to say something idiotic and start controversy. Politicians are too careful about what they say. :D

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 10:30:02 PM »

In the past, I used to watch Real Time.  However, I became bored with the show last year when every show went something like this:

Bill:  "How much does President Bush suck?"
Guest 1:  "Bush really sucks."
Guest 2:  "Bush is the suckiest person in the world."
Guest 3:  "Bush is the suckiest person ever."
Bill:  "I agree.  Now let's talk about something completely different.  How bad is President Bush?"

And I was certainly NOT a fan of Bush!

-smithk@home

The show is definitely waaaay more entertaining when they have at least one conservative on the show to present an opposing view.  And, I could do without most of the celebrities; I guess I understand because it probably draws viewers, but I don't much care what Matt Damon thinks about the state of stock market, etc.

I actually really like this show. I'm okay with them having celebrities on, now. It used to bug me, because I was like "what do I care what the fuck Coolio thinks about the war in Iraq?" The more I watched it, however, I started to think that they're people like I am, and have as much right to an opinion as any voter. Plus, they are more likely to say something idiotic and start controversy. Politicians are too careful about what they say. :D

I agree. They say things like I see posted on forums instead of the talking points from both parties. Sometimes they are idiots and sometimes they actually inject some common sense. This is not a real example but I remember thinking how crazy Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins sounded about iraq. I know they are crazy but they called the shit out of that one.

The criticism that it isn't funny isn't really fair. It isn't a comedy show. Bill Maher is a comedian who does a political discussion show. He does inject humor and irreverence, but I don;t watch to laugh. I watch to see these people out of their comfort zone confronted by someone who will say anything.

Anything BTW includes crazy rants about big pharma.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 11:04:47 PM »
I like Bill Maher... some of his stuff is very predictable, but no more so than any other comedian who has been on air for as long as he has.... in my opinion anyway...


Of course having said that the guy is a wing nut and I disagree with most of the things he is for. (Not getting vaccinated, not eating meat ect.) But the guy has balls. He's not afraid to get booed on his own show.
Personally I would love to see something like "Gods apathy for Williams' family allowed family of four to die in car wreck"   ~ kat96

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 01:45:23 AM »
Now that the election is over Ron Paul really shows his true colors. He talked all kinds of libertarian crazy that he wouldn't have dreamed of saying out loud during the race.

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 02:03:13 AM »
here are some clips, what do you guys agree or disagree with (Bill Maur points... some are kind of long but I'm asking about the bill Maur points)?

terrorism vs. natural disasters
http://www.youtube.com/v/xmCC_jasq0E

911 conspiracy
http://www.youtube.com/v/eQuIhJId1JY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/v/B5BJzEshMes&feature=related

10 commandments
http://www.youtube.com/v/rTcsCGcwhho&feature=related


mothers role vs fathers role ff to about 45 seconds in
http://www.youtube.com/v/wCdr-WZlRc4&feature=related
Personally I would love to see something like "Gods apathy for Williams' family allowed family of four to die in car wreck"   ~ kat96

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 11:52:47 AM »
In order, regarding whether I like or dislike Bill's stance,  I'd say like, like, like, like, meh.

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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 12:13:16 PM »
I'm all set to see Maher live next month, should be fun.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 11:46:19 PM »
George was and is friends with Brian Green in college if that helps his vote.
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Re: Real Time With Bill Maher
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 12:43:40 AM »
I've decided that Bill is the host and so he really can't compete with the others.
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