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Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend talking heads

I get a little tired of both demoblicans and repubicrats trying to link the exercise of free speech to being unpatriotic.  Uncle Bill Clinton recently linked Tea Partiers to Tim Mcveigh, he's a master at this (commentary).  During the Bush years, you were unpatriotic if you dared criticize the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, and today, if you criticize the president or his policies you are not only unpatriotic, but racist too.

Speaking of Racism, Bill Maher was on This Week on sunday, and made a reprehensible statement about racism.  Now, for any of you who are familiar w the John Stewart vs Fox News or CNBC fights, comedians making politically incorrect or even downright obnoxious statements on their shows, ought to be ignored.  It's comedy, if you don't like it, don't watch.  I used to really like Bill Maher, back in the 90's, when he was on comedy central, and was mostly libertarian, AFAIK.  While I haven't watched him that closely on HBO, every time I've briefly tuned in, he's swung so far to the radical left, it's no longer interesting, and rarely even funny.

Anyway, the point is, This Week is a news show, and you don't get the same freedom of expression, IMO, in that format.  So here's what he said "It's not true -- that Republicans, all Republicans are racist. That would be silly and wrong. But nowadays, if you are racist, you're probably a Republican."  Even Al Sharpton (who, IMO, has no business being on a news show either) wouldn't make such a ludicrous statement.  Stick to comedy Bill (which one?).  Check this out to see what your radical left colleagues are like.  Did you invite any of them over for Passover Seder?

I'm relatively sure he's not a republican.

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