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Bill Maher on Sarah Palin and "Tea Partiers"

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posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 11:42 PM
I did not hear anyone mention Tea Partiers. Where was that part at?

When someone says the word Kenyan, I do not hear the word Nigger. But of course I do not suffer from auditory hallucinations. Neither do I believe that I can read the minds of my fellow human beings.

edit on 9-18-2010 by groingrinder because: Edited to provide further educational content.

posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by SeventhSeal

likewise i also have come to my own conclusions of what some "talking head" on ats spouts off

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 12:07 AM
reply to post by neo96

We're having an honest debate here bud, no need to take anything personal.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 12:20 AM
I like how he puts words in other peoples mouths....then comes up with BS statements to discredit them.

Bill Maher is way out of line and leaves me wondering if he has a new film in the works that he is trying to get "face time" on network TV to promote.

I give him an F-

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 01:16 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Far right fundamental christians oh my! Head for the hills, those evil church ladys are coming to get ya!

I frankly see very little of that at all in the tea party. It's primarily about fiscal responsibility and its main constituents are little old ladies and the old timer down the street who remembers a kinder and gentler America.

Moreover whats wrong with a little fundamentalist christianity? Or don't you like the US bill of rights and the constitution? They were created largely by those fundamentalist christians and even worse most of them were white males! Why I'm surprised that every day isn't like the Spanish inquisition in America, with all those evil white christian males causing trouble.

Fact is America could use a little christian extremism. You know fundamentalism, like really believing and acting out Jesus' teachings. We could then all start loving our neighbors as ourselves, doing good to those who abuse us, loving our enemies and walking the extra mile, when tasked with hardship.

Think of how terrible our society would be if we bore one anothers burdens, and shared everything we had with those who were less fortunate. Yep, we sure gotta be on the look out for that. What would happen if we stopped, cheating on our spouses, and cheating in our business dealings, or, God forbid, what if we started forgiving one another! Call the ACLU on that one. We need a team of lawyers to stop that forgiveness thing, it would just wreck society (and probably put lawyers out of business).

Yes it's clear fundamentalist christianity is a threat to society and must be stamped out at all costs. Just continue lying cheating, stealing, treating your neighbors like crap, and hating random people who cross you, and you might prevent it from happening.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 01:51 AM

Originally posted by SeventhSeal
reply to post by Misoir

Like Maher said, you don't argue with these people. It's like trying to convince a devoted Catholic that there's no god and Evolution is no longer a theory. It's IMPOSSIBLE to get through these folks. But to each their own...if they want to live the lives of bigots, so be it. I'm just afraid of them getting into the White House.

Devoted Catholics believe in evolution. I went to Catholic school from pre-school through university. Evolution was taught at all levels.

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences concluded: "The extraordinary progress in our understanding of evolution and the place of man in nature should be shared with everyone. ... Furthermore, scientists have a clear responsibility to contribute to the quality of education, especially as regards the subject of evolution." The statement appeared in the proceedings of "Scientific Insights into the Evolution of the Universe and of Life," a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences held from October 31 to November 4, 2008.

Nobel laureate Christian de Duve summarized the plenary session: "The participants unanimously accepted as indisputable the affirmation that the Universe, as well as life within it, are the products of long evolutionary histories," noting that there was also wide agreement among the participants on the common ancestry of life on earth. "Evolution," he added, "has acquired the status of established fact. In the words of His Holiness John Paul II, it is 'more than a hypothesis'."

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 04:53 AM
I am stunned at the polarity in the forum, and for that matter, in the country lately. The division in our nation grows wider all the time it seems, between the Left and the Right. I listen to Bill Maher. And Jon Stewart. And Stephen Colbert. And I think they usually hit the nail right on the head. Not everyone understands the sarcasm as sarcasm or satire as satire but it seems that a lot of people plug their ears and hum or chant their Far Right or Far Left mantras rather than hear the truth that many of us out here really want to hear. Many people like me pay no attention to the News as given by the old mainstream sources anymore or the talk radio crowd of hate spewers, and would rather rely on these new non-aligned, cut through the political bull and smoke and mirrors founts of intelligent thought. If you took the time to listen to Maher and Stewart and Colbert you would see they skewer either side, both Left and Right, that are trying to pull a fast one or is acting just plain stupid or corrupt or evil or ignorant of kissing the rear of some Corporation that has no loyalty to the American public but only the bottom line of Profit. When I have listened I have found that Sarah Palin speaks in bits and pieces of cutesy phrases that never reach the level of intelligent conversation but she can wink and smile and avoid answering questions with the best of them. Do yourself a favor. Actually READ what our founding fathers wanted when they helped build our nation and don't just ASSUME. Read Jefferson. Read Hamilton. Read Adams. Read Washington. Read Franklin, and so on! They Wanted Separation of Church And Government for Good Reason. The Bible is open to wide interpretation or else there wouldn't be so many different factions and churches. And everyone thinks of themselves and their group as being Right! Quakers, Protestants, Catholics, Baptists....and a GREAT many others. And then the many non-Christian religions that were given a chance here, BY DESIGN of our founding fathers, as well. Some people seek out Armageddon, others would rather put it off, ya know? Sarah and her ilk scare the HELL out of me! And some of the replies in here do too!

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posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 05:10 AM

Originally posted by SeventhSeal
reply to post by Oldnslo

You are aware many that many Liberals, including myself didn't vote for Obama, right?

Just throwing it out there. But I would rather have him as America's president than this bimbo...

edit on 18-9-2010 by SeventhSeal because: (no reason given)

i'd rather have her than any frikin body else.

why? coz she got balls and not afraid to call a spade a spade. less pc in government is what i want and she can freak out anyone she wants too.

kill em' herself! lol!!!

yes, not some namby pansy, let's talk about it kind of photo op, chump.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:07 AM
reply to post by justadood

Proof will be supplied through the ballot box. So to the other poster, keep posting those KKK pictures, you prove MY point.

I'm not a Palin supporter and I'm not knocking Obama. He's just "the patsy" TPTB will blame this mess on when it all backfires in 2012. I think BO got more than he expected.

As a gambler, all I was suggesting is that you "read the table" before continuing the onslaught against the "Tea Baggers" Failure to do so is at your own risk!!

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 10:47 AM

Originally posted by neo96
republicans and teapartiers racist eh.... well take a good look at the "saints" the democrats



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 10:52 AM

Originally posted by Oldnslo
reply to post by justadood

Proof will be supplied through the ballot box.

Indeed it will. And yet you claimed the data based on present and past condition, not future ones. So claiming it will be true in the future is a FAIL as far as evidence for your opinion goes.

You claim was that the Tea Party has vast, non and bi-partisan support. You gave very specific percentages and yet couldn't (and still cant) back them up.

The POINT, is the so-called "Tea Party' are not bi-partisan.They are OVERWHELMINGLY social conservatives, and the people actually RUNNING for office are ALL Registered Republicans as far as I can tell.

Your entitled to your opinion, but you dont seem to be willing to do any acvtual research to see if the FACTS back up your opinion, because they don't.

All this talk about whether or not 'they' are 'racists' is pointless distraction. The POINT is they are all Conservatives and nearly all Republicans or former Republicans. Thats why they are running in the REPUBLICAN primaries.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 11:01 AM
reply to post by Misoir

I have to frame my post by saying that I can not stand Bill Maher, I find him to be a scumbag of the highest order, however, I think every thing he said in the video was true.

Fist of all, the "Tea Party" is just an alias for the G.O.P, people will hate me for saying it, but its true.

The "Tea Party" wants to "curb" spending by telling food stamp recipients and tens of millions on social benefits that they are on their own (great timing huh?)

Wars however are a valid way to spend all of our money, to clarify, to the Tea Party, 73 Billion per year(1) on food stamps for the poor = evil, communism, slavery,theft, etc but, 2.6 Trillion (2) a year on War and killing people is Gods Work, necessary, accepted, enjoyed!

To them, $1 to help feed my fellow American is theft, but, $25 to kill people is a wise investment!
That and jails, don't forget the jails, they love jails and prisons, imagine that worshipers of war, death and prisons are the guardians of Americas values! (or so they think)

So we have a bunch of people who love War, death and prisons, who plan on cutting benefits to tens of millions of dependent Americans, many of whom will undoubtedly get "CRAZY" as hunger sets in.

Seems to me like they want war here, in the U.S, sounds crazy, but they are!

I am going to get flamed for this but I really believe that America will regret it if President Obama does not win the next election.

He is not perfect or even that special, but if you look at what they alternative is, its scary.


posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by justadood

Buddy, as someone that was on the ground floor of the Ron Paul Revolution, let me tell you that you are 100% right, the Tea Party is a scam run by hardcore neocons, if McCain were in the white house, they would be kissing some balls right now.

We have to get out and vote, tell our friends and families to vote or they are going to take over again, WW3 would start within a year of the psychos takeover.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 11:28 AM

Originally posted by SevenThunders
It's primarily about fiscal responsibility

It was. If it stayed that way I'd be happy.

Moreover whats wrong with a little fundamentalist christianity?

Gawd .. Lordy!... where to start. Bud .. I lived in Alabama for 9 years and I had to put up with the 'saved' yahoos knocking on my door 2 or 3 times a week ... all trying to 'save me' because I didn't go to their particular church. The Baptists said everyone else were going to hell, including the Church of Christ. The Church of Christ said everyone else was going to hell, including the Baptists. The non-denominational bunch said everyone was going to hell except those who actually worshipped in their tiny building on the edge of town. All the fundis said the Catholics weren't Christians (WRONG!) and they all wanted spanking allowed in the schools, etc etc.

And that's just to start ... the list of what's wrong with it could go on and on ...

Fact is America could use a little christian extremism.

You are a spooky guy. Wanna' bring back the Salem Witch Trials. It would happen. Anyone not partaking of their particular brand of 'christian extremism' would be out of work, out of land, their kids would be taken away for their own good, etc etc.

Yes it's clear fundamentalist christianity is a threat to society and must be stamped out at all costs. Just continue lying cheating, stealing, treating your neighbors like crap, and hating random people who cross you, and you might prevent it from happening.

So called 'fundamentalists' do that all the time. And more. John Edwards ... George W ... Heck, the Baptist minister down the road from us (in Alabama) got caught flashing little girls while naked except for a trench coat. You think because someone hides behind a bible that makes them instantly pure?


posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 11:52 AM
Bravo to Bill Maher.

His comments are correct. If that bothers you, I suggest a closer examination of your own conscience.

posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 05:13 PM
My problem with Maher is he acts as if the Democrats are blameless, and not really on the same side as the Republicans. He is a partisan shill.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 01:40 AM

Maher is on point that it's just a classical case of the blind leading the blind.

Like someone said earlier that they fear then getting into the WH my fear lies with then having access to "The Football"! Do they really want to start an armed nuclear conflict all in a play for global ethnic genocide. Those with hate in thier hearts for another will not stop and will commit genocide on a massive scale.

If they do get in when does "The Final Solution" and "Krystall Nacht" begin in the USA against African Americans and Arabs as those two ethnic groups seem to be the unfortunate target for this group of hate and bigotry.

There is a classic saying that goes if you are sick and tired of hearing a group you are in support of be consistantly placed into a bad light then demand within your group that matters like this are addressed and handled because failure alone on that regard instantly decrees the group that very item.

Kick these racist, Anti American, Anti Freedom, Anti everything Holy and Sacred about God and The USA to the curb once and for all. A group who has absolutely no centralized leadership, all cells operate independantly and not cohesively, national party and whose infastructre is designed no differently then your common run of the mill terrorist group has me shaky and questioning this groups true intent.


Let's see if we are ever allowed to peep into thier donor lists.

edit on Wed Sep 22 2010 by DontTreadOnMe because: MOD EDIT: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 02:00 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Well I'm not talking about America's current crop of pretend christianity. The Barna poll pretty much fleshes out what's going on. Only a small fraction of those church goers even have a Biblical worldview. In fact it's less than 10%. Those who fail the simplest understanding of christianity behave no differently from the rest of the world.

Of course you are cherry picking from the worst cases because of your preconceived notions or by whatever damage you took from a pretend christian. I tend to be non-denominational but I'll bet you'd find a far different experience if you lived among the Amish or found yourself associated with genuine apostolic radical christianity.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:53 AM
reply to post by SevenThunders

Again with the fundumentalist christians.
Fundamentalist Christians, indeed, that say things like:

"I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity."--- Benjamin Franklin, Works, Vol. VII, p. 75

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" --- John Adams, letter to F.A. Van der Kamp, Dec. 27, 1816

"In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot ... they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purpose." --- Thomas Jefferson, to Horatio Spafford, March 17, 1814

Could you please stop lying about that? I think I recall lying is a sin.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:47 AM

Originally posted by SevenThunders
Sarah Palin would make an excellent president.

If multiple people find her uninformed and frankly a simpleton, I can't imagine how this can possibly be true. In my opinion she lacks any substance whatsoever.

The truth is that those hostile to the Bible have been the worst sort of people, often killing millions.

I think GWB held the Bible in high regard, and yet he messed up our country as well as a few others, killing hundreds of thousands in the process.

"President Bush said to all of us: 'I am driven with a mission from God'. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did."

That's what happens when you have a Bible-thumping nut in the White House.

Maher is an utter disgrace and he should be ashamed of himself. I really don't understand why he is on TV. He is not funny and he never has anything good to say.

In this particular clip, he's not funny because there is nothing funny in the fact that Palin has a fan base in this country (including you) and that's just scary.

edit on 20-9-2010 by buddhasystem because: typo

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