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68 Responses to Bill Maher Talks About Ending The American Empire

  1. Profile photo of FunnyDie
    FunnyDie Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    Link: Bill Maher Talks About Ending The American Empire - Bold claims from a guy that stared in the movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.
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    marottca Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    what a jack*ss
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    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    He really gets on my nerves.
    I just don`t like his attitude...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    Hilarious! Bill rules!
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    He is annoying, but is rather correct on the imperial republic thing
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Right on as usual, Bill.
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    CAP9993 Male 18-29
    167 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    drat him
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    Animecha Male 18-29
    147 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Bill Maher is awesome.
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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
    256 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    Bill Maher sucks. All he can do is criticize and complain. The man has no positive ideas and can`t contribute a thing.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    I drating hate bill maher
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    He can be annoying and stupid but he`s a hell of a lot better than f`ing Bill O`Reilly or Anne Coulter.
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    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    that dude is dratin` funny.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    NOFX14
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    1038 Posts Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:52:29 PM
    He can be annoying and stupid but he`s a hell of a lot better than f`ing Bill O`Reilly or Anne Coulter.
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Elctro gonad torture is better than Bill O`Reilly or Anne Coulter!

    On a side note, I just watched his "Religious" documentory (first thing I`ve ever seen him in appart from the odd net clip). I`m betting he`s non to popular with those of a religious persuasion!

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    That was incredibly stupid, and he portrayed it like it was some new idea that no one had any clue about.
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    Sajo Male 18-29
    436 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    Heh.. .that sounds like poo I would say!
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    skine Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    SaintsFan: "Bill Maher sucks. All he can do is criticize and complain. The man has no positive ideas and can`t contribute a thing."

    Quoted for irony.

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    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Haha lol at skines comment
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    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    Satire doesn`t work this way...
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    what a very funny, respectable guy
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    JMoney100 Male 18-29
    312 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    you can tell none (or most) of this stuff comes from him. He delivers each line waiting for the estimated amount of laughs his writers will expect from each line.

    still pretty good, but I wouldn`t be so hard on the guy. he`s just a comedian playing for ratings and having fun doing it!

    i lol`d

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    For the most part Bill Maher is a greasy dick hole. However, with the glaring exception of his gratuitous feces flinging at our military, this was actually pretty funny.
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    Minicow Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    Wow, that was completely idiotic. Why are we still in Germany and Japan? It it because we`re imperialists, or because we`re inexplicably incapable of withdrawing troops from a place? No, you retard, it`s because they`re terrified of Russia and China, respectively.

    I`d love some imperial exploitation myself, but what we currently have isn`t anything even vaguely resembling an empire, bad or not, it`s just us providing troops for just about every other country on Earth, because for some reason not even goddamn Germany or Japan can do it themselves. Europe can`t stand up to Russia without American support, and our allies in Asia are barely a joke to China, as far as defense goes.

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    I want to like this guy, but he`s just never, ever, funny.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Minicow; Congratulations, your views are outdated by decades.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    I laughed at a good number his stuff, Not everything, but a good number of stuff.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    I thought he was trying a little too hard. Although some things rang true.
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    apophisjon Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Minicow; Communism is the new Democracy
    Everyone else: BRACE FOR LULZ!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    Maher is a jerk.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    Maher is brilliant
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    Bullish Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    He`s a pompous ass but I find I agree with him on many, many things. Maybe I am a pompous ass also.
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    I found it pretty funny.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    I saw Religulous. It was unbelievably biased... which made it all the more brilliant.

    He`s a a very funny comedian first, and a very profound philosopher second... and he knows it. I can see why a person could dislike him.

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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    witty and brilliant.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    Wow, just wow (as the cool internet kids are saying these days).

    From the comments here, it seems like there`s no middle ground on Bill Maher. Either you think he`s God reincarnated or you think he should be shot at dawn, so vast is the donkey dick that he sucks.

    There`s no in-between. No-one thinks "Meh", or, "I agree with some of his views but not others". It`s black and white. Love or hate.

    Now, I`m no philospher on the human condition. But I would like to forward a thesis that "You can pin a person`s world view based on their attitude towards Bill Maher". Talk about a litmus test of people`s political, moral, and religious views.

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    I`m lucky enough to have travelled all around the world and seen and lived among many different people from many different cultures. And I have never encountered any place as polarized in views as the US. It`s remarkable, it`s black and white, it`s my way or the highway, it`s them and us.

    I`d be willing to stake large amounts of hard cash on a bet that I can read a person based on their opinion of Bill Maher. I aint no Derren Brown, but I`ll put money on the table that I can read you. Here`s the profile (remember, I`m laying cash on this):

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    Type A: Hate Bill Maher. From that, I conjecture, you are probably Christian, pro-life, anti-gun control, live in the southern or midwestern US, are from a predominantly rural background, have had limited travel experience, vote Republican, against gay marriage, supported Bush, support the "War on Terror", and think that things are going well in Iraq and we should stay the distance.

    Type B: Love Bill Maher. From that, I conjecture, you are probably Agnostic or Atheist, pro-choice, pro-gun control, live in the US coastal regions, are from a predominantly urban background, have had extensive travel experience maybe even to Europe, vote Democrat, for gay marriage, support Obama, think the "War on Terror" is a failed and misguided strategy, and think that things are horribly in Iraq and we should never had went there.

    Now, Americans, based purely on your views on Bill Maher, how did I do?

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    gozirra Male 40-49
    375 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    Some of his (writer`s) points are valid - but he`s too much like Jim Carey - "look at ME, look how funny I am, why aren`t you laughing at ME, hey, I`m over HERE, laugh at ME".
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    olives69 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    Bill maher is a jackass. he is on the board for PETA. something a jackass person would be a part of
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    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
    242 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    to jtrebowski saying, "witty and brilliant"

    well said. that Bill guy is awesome.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    pretty accurate davy. Except that Im from Miami, a pretty large city.

    And as far as travel I`ve been to 2 countries, 3 states.

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    I guess I`m Type C: I Hate Bill Maher. I am a mix of pro-choice and pro-life, I am agnostic, I live in a Southern and a costal state, Florida(apparently you didn`t know southern states can border oceans). My family comes from Chicago. I have lived in 3 European countries. I`m a registered Independent. I don`t give a poo about gay marriage either way. I support fighting terrorists, but not in the way either Bush or Obama are doing (they`re very similar). Bill Maher is just a jack who forces his religious beliefs (atheism) on everyone just as the very people he speaks out against (Muslim, Christians, etc.) do. He`s a hypocrite.

    You`re just another pretentious European who thinks he has America all figured out. C`est l`ignorance.

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    In his Religulous(sp?) movie, he searched out the worst examples of religion he could find. He probably passed by many well-meaning, intelligent, tolerant (in other words, most) people of every faith on his way to finding the people he actually used in his movie. Kind of a Michael Moorish tactic.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    Davymid, have you been to France? Do you know why they had those riots? Because they treat Muslims like crap there. Only in the U.S. can someone from a 12% minority become it`s leader. I live in Texas and guess what? I have friends from every background and religion. Iranian, Mexican, Indian, Pakistani, Korean, Kenyan, and even some Europeans.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    All he needs is a tinfoil hat now.
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    Minicow Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    "Congratulations, your views are outdated by decades."

    Except they aren`t, at all, in any way whatsoever. A Cold War mentality was outdated 10 years ago, it isn`t any more. The world today is much like it was 20 years ago, though with the ascent of China it`s increasingly tripolar, and Russia is nowhere near as powerful.


    davymid: Pretty badly. I also like how you`re basically saying "anyone who hates Bill Maher (read: Republicans) is an idiot. Except for actually having a clue about Iraq and guns."

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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    "Now, Americans, based purely on your views on Bill Maher, how did I do?"

    Not even CLOSE... I am Atheist, Against gun-control, Republican, For Stem Cell Research, Against Abortiion, Go to inner city public school,and I support the war...Its hard for anyone to peg my opinion

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    Bill Maher`s a sh*thead.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    BTW, I would just like to say (because this conversation seems to be going in a political direction) that I pretty much hate most socialists due to the fact that they all think that people deserve stuff that they haven`t worked for, it is not fair for people to pay for the laziness of other. I do however believe that people who have a handicap should be provided for but I don`t think the homeless crack-head should get any of my money no matter what his condition is.
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    andystevens Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    He smokes dope, hangs out at the Playboy Mansion with Heff... Yeah, he is qualified to comment on the state of world affairs. But that is what is great about America.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    @duffytoler
    "I want to like this guy, but he`s just never, ever, funny."

    I guess we`re just complete opposites of each other. I hate this guy`s guts, but sometimes he actually is funny. ;-/

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:40 am
    > SuperSmash
    > I have friends from every background and religion. Iranian, Mexican, Indian, Pakistani, Korean, Kenyan, and even some Europeans

    You bigot, bragging that you`re racist against Aussies eh?

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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:52 am
    I love Bill Mahr just because he states his opinions and they are sometimes harsh but they are coming from him. Followers suck, be a leader.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:30 am
    Wow, quite the backlash. Let me address a few points:

    Davymid, have you been to France?
    France is one of the 28 countries I`ve been to, yes. I`ve also been to 15 states, and lived in Houston for 2 years.

    I also like how you`re basically saying "anyone who hates Bill Maher (read: Republicans) is an idiot.
    Where did I say that?

    apparently you didn`t know southern states can border oceans
    Yeah, I`m aware that the US has a south coast.

    You`re just another pretentious European who thinks he has America all figured out. C`est l`ignorance.
    Fair enough. I don`t say that analysis is right in every case, but I maintain that it`s probably scarily accurate if you did a poll of 10000 random Americans.

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 5:20 am
    Anyone that Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh hate for the excerise of free speech is doing o.k. in my book, he doesn`t have to be funny, he just has to keep questioning authority.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 5:23 am
    excercise....FFF@@@@CCCKKK!!!! I hate when I f#ck up spelling and it ruins my point..not the one on my head.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 6:01 am
    he`s funny and makes a good point.
    Vive la France!
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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 6:55 am
    davymid- sorry, man, thats a fail. you went and based your thought on what was posted here, no?

    those of us that dont really care, (except me, since im making a point) aren`t going to post... we watch it, and then generally hit backspace, and look at something else.

    i live in a urban area, on the coast, in the south... i`m against big government(conservative?), but im for more money into schools(liberal?) i wish to see all drugs decriminalized (liberal?) but i`ll fight for my right to keep guns (C?) i believe in family, abhor divorce, and think abortion is kinda yucky, but im an athiest... dont try and peg people, most of us dont fall into a category.

    **my apologies for any spelling errors.**

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2009 at 8:12 am
    @davymid -
    Wrong, I`m from the east coast,athiest, pro choice, for gay marrige, against gun control, against big government, for decriminalizing drugs and for military operations against terrorist oranizations(not countries). Oh and I don`t care about Bill Maher.
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    Monstiere81 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 8:47 am
    @davymid: Nice.
    I love Bill Maher. I think he`s hilarious. I am atheist. I am pro-choice. I favor stricter gun control (i.e. Brady Bill). I love on the Gulf Coast (Northwest Florida....I`m one in a million around here for Liberals). I have been to England and Ireland. I do vote Democrat. For gay marriage, I do support Obama, and the "War on Terror" was horribly wrong. And Iraq sucks too.

    10/11 ain`t bad, because i`m definitely not from an urban background. I hate to live up to the stereotype, but you`ve got me pegged. =)

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:03 am
    Funny but true
    I love =]
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    kdawg Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2009 at 9:13 am
    I did my best to muster a laugh. His writers all need enimas.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
    "In his Religulous(sp?) movie, he searched out the worst examples of religion he could find. He probably passed by many well-meaning, intelligent, tolerant (in other words, most) people of every faith on his way to finding the people he actually used in his movie. Kind of a Michael Moorish tactic. "

    Three well respected scientists (one of which was Christian), two rabbis, two priests from the Vatican (one who was pretty much mocking his own religion), and a U.S. senator, just to name the few good ones I can remember, are the *worst* examples of religion he could find?

    Things like the trucker`s church and the Christian theme park were things he obviously did more for the humor, and yeah he did (very obviously) use some of the oldest video editing tricks in the book to get fake reactions out of people, but to say he didn`t interview anybody credible is stupid.


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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 10:35 am
    The thing is, as pointed out here already, any devout Christian (or a person of any religion for that matter) who had knowledge of WHO Bill Maher was refused to come within 50 feet of the guy for fear they`d end up knocking his teeth out.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Personally providing Britain and America stay BFF then I`m fine with them being in charge.

    We had the world for 200 years, only polite to share.

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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    religulous was a great movie, but im not sure why the topic of religion came up in a thread about a video regaurding america as an empire
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    scalawag Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    I`m indifferent to his points, but the guy is just not funny. Tries too hard and it kinda shows.
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    tdawgg71 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    Another spectacularly unfunny, mindless, and ultimately pointless rant courtesy of Bill Maher. Why does he have a show again?
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    warface363 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2009 at 12:40 am
    i personally think that this was very good, considering it was all related to actual news(unlike family guy). his humor isnt just for laughs, its for pointing out the stupidity of the world.

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