Thom Hartmann Quietly Drops the Mic on Fans of Planned Parenthood Video Scammers
Sometimes, it's the little things in life.
Sometimes, it's the little things in life.
If Affleck somehow believes that what he said during his now infamous row with Bill Maher and Sam Harris amounted to taking an unpopular stand -- one that would "make people unhappy" in the circles in which he runs -- he's out of his mind.
When Bill Maher tried to use a high court decision in Pakistan that upheld a death sentence for a Christian woman accused of blaspheming the Prophet as proof of his premise that Islam is a horrible, death-dealing religion, his guests pushed back hard.
The continuing barbarity of ISIS gave Bill Maher and Real Time guest Sam Harris another opportunity to bash the religion of Islam Friday night, and while Gone Girl star Ben Affleck did his best to push back, he didn't quite connect the dots.
On Friday night, Real Time host Bill Maher took a too hard, too soon shot at Republicans during his opening monologue when he joked that Congressional Republicans are acting like children, and "someone needs to leave them in a hot car."
Conservatives hate Neil deGrasse Tyson because he's smarter than them, but on this weekend's 'Real Time', the astrophysicist also proved he's smarter than liberals, too.
Bill Maher laid waste to hollow Republican criticism of President Obama's Ukraine policy with a simple question: What should Obama be doing differently? "And be specific."
HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher is shaping up to be a sort of Drunk Black History, with the host blithely explaining, last week, why black people love their Cadillacs, and this week, delving into the shockingly recent origin of the slur "nigra."
During a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates' epic Atlantic article The Case For Reparations on Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher, one of those truly comical awkward moments occurred when Bill Maher explained his understanding of the "black guys love Cadillacs" stereotype to a completely bmmused Coates.
Edward Snowden media sherpa Glenn Greenwald doesn't have too many fans around these parts, so Daily Banterers probably sensed a giddy disturbance in The Force Friday night when IAVA founder Paul Rieckhoff pushed back hard at two of SnowdWald's most infuriating canards.
National Review writer Tom Rogan is making a strong push for the dumbest thing said about Iraq in recent memory.
One of the many tangents to the Bowe Bergdahl story is the persistent problem of what to do with the detainees who remain in the prison at Guantánemo Bay, but one former Bush official has an idea you've probably never heard before: throw two billion more people in with them. That's just the sparkliest in a glittering array of conservative #Boweghazi dumbassery that was on display when former Bush Communications Director Nicolle Wallace and NRO's Jim Geraghty joined Anthony Weiner on the Real Time stage.
As if liberals weren't already having enough fun with weird Christian beliefs this week, Faith and Freedom Coalition head and Casino Jack Abramoff henchman Ralph Reed decided to test his luck as a guest on Über-Atheist Bill Maher's Real Time. Reed was there to promote his new book, "Awakening: How America Can blah-blah-blah," but Maher took the opportunity to make Reed defend Biblical principles like "Slaves, obey your masters" and "Everybody must get stoned... if they're women accused of unmarried sexytime."
A 2009 University of Pennsylvania study on "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness" has been getting a bit of a workout in the media lately, largely as an antidote to the attention being paid to equal pay. The study is used to suggest that feminism has made women less happy. Of all the ways there are to rebut this, you aren't likely to hear one as strange as that offered by The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox on Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher.
The problem is that Proposition 8 was not an example of "dissent," it was an attempt to dictate. The status quo in California did not force Brendan Eich to get gay married, or to change his beliefs about marriage, or have any effect on him at all. He was, and is, free to disagree with same-sex marriages all he wants. Brendan Eich decided to fund an effort to take away other people's rights, to dissolve other people's marriages. Brendan Eich is the bully.
Standup comic and Real Time host Bill Maher makes a regular habit of joking about President Obama's race in ways that promote black stereotypes, and this week was no exception.