Bill Maher Talks About Ending The American Empire

Submitted by: FunnyDie 8 years ago in

Bold claims from a guy that stared in the movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.
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Male 2
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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Male 13
Another spectacularly unfunny, mindless, and ultimately pointless rant courtesy of Bill Maher. Why does he have a show again?
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Male 160
I`m indifferent to his points, but the guy is just not funny. Tries too hard and it kinda shows.
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Male 936
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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Male 4,680
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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Male 3,819
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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Male 3,819
"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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Male 172
I did my best to muster a laugh. His writers all need enimas.
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Female 1,653
Funny but true
I love =]
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Male 17
@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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Male 14,331
@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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Male 384
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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Male 1,360
he`s funny and makes a good point.
Vive la France!
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Male 1,365
[email protected]@@@CCCKKK!!!! I hate when I f#ck up spelling and it ruins my point..not the one on my head.
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Male 1,365
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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Male 12,138
Wow, quite the backlash. Let me address a few points:

[quote]Davymid, have you been to France?[/quote]
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.

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

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

[quote]You`re just another pretentious European who thinks he has America all figured out. C`est l`ignorance.[/quote]
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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Female 447
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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Male 8,300
> 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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Male 15,832
@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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Male 247
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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Male 291
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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Male 756
Bill Maher`s a sh*thead.
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Male 291
"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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Male 59
"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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Female 15,763
All he needs is a tinfoil hat now.
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Male 3,755
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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Male 3,755
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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Male 2,578
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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Male 7,933
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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Male 242
to jtrebowski saying, "witty and brilliant"

well said. that Bill guy is awesome.

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Male 1
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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Male 375
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 3,369
witty and brilliant.
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Male 3,819
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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Male 524
I found it pretty funny.
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Male 108
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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Male 7,378
Maher is brilliant
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Male 17,511
Maher is a jerk.
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Male 54
Minicow; Communism is the new Democracy
Everyone else: BRACE FOR LULZ!
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Female 4,028
I thought he was trying a little too hard. Although some things rang true.
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Female 9,572
I laughed at a good number his stuff, Not everything, but a good number of stuff.
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Male 383
Minicow; Congratulations, your views are outdated by decades.
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Male 5,194
I want to like this guy, but he`s just never, ever, funny.
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Male 59
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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Male 15,832
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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Male 312
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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Male 773
what a very funny, respectable guy
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Male 422
Satire doesn`t work this way...
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Male 686
Haha lol at skines comment
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Male 719
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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Male 436
Heh.. .that sounds like poo I would say!
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Male 1,788
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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Male 3,369
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.
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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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Male 176
that dude is dratin` funny.
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Male 1,141
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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Male 7,933
I drating hate bill maher
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Male 256
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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Male 147
Bill Maher is awesome.
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Male 167
drat him
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Male 3,819
Right on as usual, Bill.
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Male 2,229
He is annoying, but is rather correct on the imperial republic thing
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Male 4,745
Hilarious! Bill rules!
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Male 626
He really gets on my nerves.
I just don`t like his attitude...
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Male 11
what a jack*ss
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Male 6
Link: Bill Maher Talks About Ending The American Empire [Rate Link] - Bold claims from a guy that stared in the movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.
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