Monday, December 16, 2013

Bill Maher is NOT Canadian, and he ROCKS!

I get Soooooo tired of the right wing haters making up shit! "Bill Maher is a Canadian and has no right putting down America~!" This from someone I actually know, who clearly hasn't watched enough of Bill Maher to even GET his satire.

From Wiki: William "Bill" Maher, Jr. born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude,[1] political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate.

Maher supports the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He serves on the board of PETA and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. Bill Maher received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010."

Last night I watched his 2010 show "But I'm Not Wrong" which had me literally hooting out loud. He is SO outrageous, so brave. I am reminded of the stand up comics who remain in my heart forever: Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Don Rickles. People who DARE to say what they REALLY think are on the hate lists of the Righteous.

He's an Atheist and has problems with Religion and the Religious.

Sorry, but I find this not only funny but holding the seeds of so much common sense, and intelligence that it's undeniable. Since it shakes up the faith of all the faithful, he should be stoned? Nah. If your faith isn't strong enough to handle the opposition, then I say it's shaky to begin with. If your politics can't stand being challenged, then I say you have no sense of humor or balance. Instead, you might just relax and laugh. He's a stand up comic.

And he's one of the best.


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