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Maher: “GOP Government Like Rooming with a Meth Addict”

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He’s not right about everything like I am but Maher provokes a lot of intelligent laughter. Exhibit A:

Others are saying this but Maher summarizes well. If the Dems regain the House it will be largely because the GOP is just plain NUTZ!!!.

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March 19th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Has Obama Slain Satire?

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Good news. The U.S. is not the only country with a corporate media that misinforms and provides a home for brain dead pundits and critics.

Take yer Globe and Mail for example. Here’s a column by G&M teevee critic Andrew Ryan in which we learn that Bill Maher will have nothing to say when Real Time returns tonight. You see, Maher, like all late night teevee comedians hates Republicans and loves Democrats, especially POTUS Obama. Ergo, no more jokes about politics.

Yup, satire is dead. Nothing left to ridicule on either side of the aisle. What a relief. Now I’ll have more time to watch reality shows.

I can declare, without irony or sarcasm, that satire will always find targets as long as humans remain humans. Said targets are not necessarily political but many political targets remain. Michael Steele, for example, or Joe Biden when he is in gaffe mode.

Then there’s an apparently inexhaustible supply of material like this:

Apparently Brother Ryan does not like Maher, perhaps because like my far, far better half he finds the Real Time host too snarky. He (sometimes) makes me laugh out loud, but the best part of Real time is of course the panel discussion segment. I for one am looking forward to Maher’s return.

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February 20th, 2009 at 11:44 am

Disaster Capitalism at Work?

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I am trying to get a handle on what the proposed mega Wall Street Bailout means for me and thee. There are a lot of potentially frightening implications to consider and… well that’s as far as I have gotten.

I am reading a book right now which is providing some much needed context: Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.

Here is a 9/19 Real Time broadcast with Klein, Maher et al talking about the bailouts:

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September 21st, 2008 at 7:09 pm