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Bill Maher "Applauds" Ron Paul, Calls Paul Detractors "Brainwashed Liberals"

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When Bill Maher, hardly a conservative, says that he applauds Ron Paul on his positions, and calls those Paul detractors in his audience "brainwashed liberals" it is safe to say we have seen it all. And so, once again, Ron Paul is officially cool.

h/t Daily Bail


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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:27 | 2081678 surfwon
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you can't make that shit up!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:32 | 2081704 Ruffcut
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YOu can't wash what does not exist. Liberals (another stoopid term) or otherwise. Knock,knock, look.... nobodys home.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:33 | 2081713 trav7777
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didn't this same idiot slam RP awhile ago???

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:49 | 2081776 gojam
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It begs the question - How many Rons could a Ron Paul pull if a Ron Paul could pull Rons ?

Note: Rons read Reagan support.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:57 | 2081822 redpill
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I didn't even know this guy was still on tv.  I strongly support Ron Paul, but who really cares what Bill Maher thinks?


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | 2081887 Kimo
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"who really cares what Bill Maher thinks?"  Apparently, you do.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:16 | 2081904 redpill
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Well that's an interesting non sequitur, how do you figure?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:25 | 2082054 Mercury
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If Maher thought Ron Paul was a real threat to Obama he'd be whistling a different tune...and he only mentions one issue worth applauding anyway  (how many liberals think Obama is ending our wars too quickly? ).

And from a Dem point of view, it makes the most sense to "support" the candidate most likely to split the GOP vote.

He's hardly sticking his neck out here as he lamely attempts to appear "politically incorrect".

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:44 | 2082259 fuu
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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:13 | 2082370 tarsubil
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Are Maher's comments going to divide Republicans or are they going to make Democrats think twice? If Bill thinks he's doing what you think he is doing, he is making a big mistake. Peace train, bitchez!

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:51 | 2084169 pan-the-ist
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Maher really does share many of RPs values, as a Liberal I share many of RPs values, the thing is that I will not back a candidate with zero integrity like Gingrich or Romney, but I would vote for Paul.  At least with Paul you know what you're getting.

We liberals want to end corporate welfare as much as "conservatives" wish to end personal welfare, and these things are really two sides to the same coin which is that the government taxes people to give the money to someone else... which must be ended if the country has a realistic chance of survival in a meaningful way.

This is why I oppose SOPA, the MIC, Farm subsidy, the occupation of the rest of the world, etc.

Government Regulations should not be used to exclude people from markets and protect market share for others, but at the same time, we can't have companies dumping benzine where ever thy wish and sharks putting idiots into debts they cannot pay back.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:49 | 2082824 nmewn
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+1 Merc.

Their strategy is to split the GOP vote in the "hope" that the weakest is chosen. But I don't think it really matters as any one of the flawed as every one of them are in their own 1000% better than O'Barry.

Its really the only card they have when you think about it.

What will O'Barry run on? Crony capitalism & Solyndra/GE/LightSquared et al, Fast & Furious, Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare and spending more than any other president before him?

They're dead meat and they know it...they'll be lucky to hold the Senate IMO.

"These (welfare and entitlement) programs that the Democrats have pushed...we thought we
were doing the right thing but we actually have created generations of
dependency, and now we have to admit that they have not worked and
that they were mistakes."-Bob Beckel

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:46 | 2083101 Cruel Aid
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Yea get ready for the shitstorm of made up data and jobs not lost and Osama,Osama,Osama

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:50 | 2083244 nmewn
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Saved or created!

Other hilarities that will go down in the lexicon of the statist wackademics associated with this Prince of Paupers..."shovel ready jobs"..."pass this jobs bill now"...and the now immortal..."eat your peas".

I can't wait...let the games begin ;-)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:23 | 2083279 StychoKiller
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Look for the Decepticrats/Pundits to rally around the fear flag of "letting the Republicons win the White House" (Oh, the Humanity!)

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:21 | 2084390 Bananamerican
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"any one of the flawed as every one of them are in their own 1000% better than O'Barry"

Mental note to self...dude with avatar of Vendetta dude is certifiably INANE.

At this point in Amerikan history, if you are a "Democrat", if you are a "Republican",

you are part of the problem.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:53 | 2084484 Flakmeister
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You noticed that too about the Vendetta dude...

He is a twisted obfuscating fool...

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 19:32 | 2085194 nmewn
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You have defended Marxism to me personally. You have also defended government paid "scientists" lying to extort the population at who most resembles or you Flak?

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 22:49 | 2085630 Flakmeister
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As I expected, a cheap slur... no doubt inspired by your soul-mate Gingrich...

I have never defended Marxism...

Now go off and practice your fastball....


Sun, 01/22/2012 - 00:56 | 2085844 nmewn
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A slur you say?...Marx & Engels is now a slur?...ROTFLMAO!!!

You've never defended Marxism?...just what does your precious socialism derive itself from Flak? You will now resort to a bold face lie and say our long thread encounter never happened? Thats rich.

And appropriate for you.

The thing about a fastball is not whether or not it hops or pops...its whether or not you can get yourself on base or afford to chance the strike by its offering.

V for you know what it means between us, I told you that night and didn't pussy foot around about it ole chum.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 19:19 | 2085162 nmewn
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A "mental note to self" posted for the world to read is silly...or as you say, inane. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:25 | 2083199 philipat
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Maybe he had an epiphany?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:23 | 2081937 macholatte
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who really cares what Bill Maher thinks?

Unfortunately, quite a few "brain washed liberals" think Mahr is brilliant and he does influence people because he is a "celebrity" and sounds like he knows what he's talking about. IMHO Mahr is nothing more than a brain washed Progressive who is flying a false flag if he has anything good to say about RP. Maybe the Soros/Obama Machine believes RP would be easier to defeat that the others.  We shall see.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:42 | 2082024 buckethead
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Perhaps we can take Maher at his word when he states that RP is closer to his foreign policy heart than BHO.

He has not been inconsistent regarding wars of aggression.

It occurs to me that this is an attempt at intellectual honesty. Something we need much more of, but is in very short supply among partisans.

I have personally attempted to transcend my own self indoctrination (leaning to the right) and have observed the same effort by many on the left.

There is no utopia, right or left, but intellectual honesty is always a step in the right direction.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:58 | 2082326 Hive Raid
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Just dropped in to say Bill Maher is a lying sack of shit, generally speaking.

But I suppose even a sack of shit is right once a day, if you attach it to the top of a pole, and bury some of his guests around it with their heads poking up out of the sand at mathematically precise intervals, to make a sort of liberal-shit-head sundial.

Bastard attacks people who speak the truth about 9/11... politically incorrect (within the safe boundaries of debate assigned by the cultural engineers) with bill maher.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:17 | 2082733 Calmyourself
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Whew that was close greened you then I read your truther idiocy..  Dodged the infection..

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:34 | 2082222 Captain Kink
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Yes, right on... what about Ron Paul for VP?  guaranteed winning ticket?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:55 | 2083251 monoloco
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He would never share a ticket with any of those clowns.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:45 | 2082034 LongBalls
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I agree by-in-large but it does signal one glaring fact. RON PAUL IS ELECTABLE. As he himself would state, "freedom is universal".

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:48 | 2082264 Freddie
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All of TV and Hollywood is total shit.  Anyone who views their crap enpower the elites.  TV is for sheep who are controlled by the media.

It is pathetic to see supposed "conservatives" on sites like Free Republic bashing Ron Paul and pimping for RINO and CFR POS Newt.  

If you have to choose for POTUS it would be Ron Paul then Santorum (better than Mitt or Newt), then Romney (gag) and then anyone else followed by Newt then Satan followed by Obama.

Ron Paul 2012

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:15 | 2082378 tarsubil
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You got your order mixed up. It should be: Ron Paul first, everyone else and the antiChrist second.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:55 | 2081811 LetThemEatRand
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Of course if one supports a candidate, he must agree with everything the candidate does or says at all times.  Slamming the candidate one day and yet supporting him on balance the next day does not compute.  It's a black and white world out there, isn't it Trav.  It's called complex thinking and seeing two sides to an argument.  Try it sometime.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:30 | 2082430 Flakmeister
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You have some replies waiting elsewhere....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:50 | 2082046 Frankie Carbone
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@ trav. No, Maher, who I personally think is a jerk, has never slammed Paul. In fact, I jhave seen nearly every comment about Paul by Maher, including his interviews with him. 

Maher likes Paul's positions on Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties. THAT is why he is so friendly with Paul. 


One comment that Maher once made that really stuck out at me - giving me insight as to why such an strange bedfellow relationship exists is this... He once said something along the lines, to paraphrase..

"You know, you would think that Ron Paul's positions on social issues drive me crazy, and they do... But I like Ron Paul. I really do. Here's why. He is spot on with America's foreign policy and is often the only person of authority to openly and consistently admit what we all think but are afraid to say. Also, when it comes to civil liberties he's the only person on the national stage that, when we hear that tired cliche of "America the free", repeatedly shows that the emperor has no clothes. But most importantly, Ron Paul is consistent, day in and day out. He means what he says and says what he means." 

I vividly remember those comments. Let me see if they are on YouTube and I'll post them. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:22 | 2082176 Turpentine Soul
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Seems like Bill Mahr is pretty supportive of RP.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:50 | 2082287 Hobbleknee
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He was pro Paul in the last election too.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:39 | 2083293 Libertarian777
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I remember back in 07/08 Neil Cavuto was literally LAUGHING in Ron Paul's face during one of the intervews. Completely disrespectful.


NOW, Neil Cavuto LISTENS to RP. He actually asks relatively 'fair' questions to RP now.

My real fear is that RP doesn't get the nomination. Then, much like his prediction about the housing bubble, a full blown currency crises will descend on us, which, by then RP will likely have passed on, and there will be NO HOPE.


Whether he gets the nomination or not isn't as relevant as the fact that RON PAUL HAS WON.

How? Newt Gingrich is talking about a gold standard and a gold commission.

Huntsman was talking about bringing the troops home.

Perry spoke about closing cabinet level departments.

The only position Ron Paul hasn't managed to sway any of the other's yet is on foreign policy. ANd that's because the establishment requires WAR to stay in power.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 05:17 | 2083721 fockewulf190
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Don't be fooled by any of the other candidates sudden support for Paul's views on issues. They are all political vampires and are just trying to suck some voters out of Paul and into their own political bloodstream. They are all status-quo mofos at heart, and if elected will drop Paul's views faster than an invitation to Nancy Pelosi's re-election party.

Ron Paul must go third party and nuke the republican establishment. Fuck em!

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 13:02 | 2084204 RiverRoad
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+1     Absotutin'lutely on that one.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:34 | 2081714 Hober Mallow
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I wonder how can people spend time on Maher.

Form rather than content.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:03 | 2081838 Dr. Richard Head
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Looks like a Nielsen 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.1 million viewers, but that was for the season premier.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 06:41 | 2083739 4horse
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hipsterism bruce/mailer whitenegro variety show-off kewlkids beat mediacreature missioncreeps
                                   for including revolting yutes into jooos

as anachronistic even then as it is now buthoggin the limelightstill hamminup dat birth of milesaway
from snoop sychophant, dawgie-style, streetweiner
to mortsaul psychophant of all things koshercred
front'n'center of attention i'm on TeleViv, ma
                                                       maher domestic,foreign policy likewise identical
to more-of-the-same comedic deconstructionhebe agonisteshostilepipsqueeek agonisteshef's his pimpfull-on shiksa haha
popkult apotheosis, sista. passing. poseur. opportunist. impostor
but empowered to impersonate manner,demeanor,monologue
right down to johnnycarson's
                   Huh, I'd like to meet his tailor 

aah-oooo _werewolves of dumdum
draw blood

I saw a werewolf with a hasbara well in hand
Talkin' up the sluts of playboy in the rain
He was lookin' for the place called Me Ho Fooks
Gonna get a big dish of hef's next cow jane

aah-oooo _werewolves of dumdum

Ya hear him howlin'round your kitschy door
Ya better not let him in
Little old goy got mahered late last night
werewolves of dumdum again


form is content


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:32 | 2081705 slaughterer
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Rob Reiner's kids are brats.  Once had dinner with his family in Venice.  Fucking brats.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:16 | 2081901 The Fonz...befo...
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a rich bloated liberal aka champagne socialist whose kids have a sense of entitlement?


surely you jest....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:35 | 2081722 margaris
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bill maher has been a ron paul fan for years, and had him many times on his show.

I think bill maher with all his flaws, is at least a very rational person, as we can see

with his anti-god, anti-religion stand. I applaud him for that.

But he was also a big, big obama-cheerleader in 2007-2008.... so really how deep

does his research go? He has no clue about economics, ....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:46 | 2081773 supafuckinmingster
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" how deep

does his research go? He has no clue about economics, "


The man's a comedian for fuck sake....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:57 | 2081820 margaris
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So? A good comedian has to know and care how the world works... or how is he going to make those jokes snappy and "to the point"?

In these times when massmedia is only lying and producing false news, it is EXACTLY the comedians who should use the situation to

bring out the truth in a funny & blunt way!

Bill maher has highly neglected economics and the power of "the money masters" etc...

He doesnt talk about the real issues (yet)... he should go home and do his homework...


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:17 | 2082879 TheMerryPrankster
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"Take the Federal Reserve....PPPullllEase, take the federal reserve!!!" Bill Mahr, channeling Rodney Dangerfield, channeling Henny youngman doing jokes on economic policy.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:59 | 2081832 Spastica Rex
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Yeah, let's get a Princeton economist's point of view before jumping on the bandwagon.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | 2081880 fnordfnordfnord
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The man's a comedian for fuck sake....

Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Lewis Black, Al Franken, Bill Maher. Seems like comedians are the only ones with enough courage to say what they think these days. Well, them and Ron Paul.


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:48 | 2082041 Ruffcut
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How much could any politician know about what is best for the common good, He's a politician for fuck's sake.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:48 | 2083111 Temporalist
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Just to mention Doug Stanhope, Drew Carey, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Joe Rogan, Penn Jilette and Vince Vaughn are some celebrities and comedic personalities that also either endorse or give respect to Dr. Paul.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:04 | 2083533 Flakmeister
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Evangelicals have abortion,  liberals have pot....

RP does get a lot of his cred on the left from his stance on pot and he is honestly respected for that...

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:45 | 2083500 Dixie Rect
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He's a so called comedian, but the douche nozzle is never funny. Maher is puppet of the elite, just like all of the other tools that come out of Hollywood.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:05 | 2082005 killedbyshortvol
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How much does one need to know about "economics" and how much research does one have to do to know things are pretty fucked up?  How much of this whole mess is a result of the assertions and  actions of experts we call "economists" who deeply research and "know" about this thing we call "economics"?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:07 | 2081988 killedbyshortvol
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How much does one need to know about "economics" and how much research does one have to do to know things are pretty fucked up?  How much of this whole mess is a result of the assertions and  actions of experts we call "economists" who deeply research and "know" about this thing we call "economics"?

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:06 | 2083338 StychoKiller
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I beginning to think Bill Maher doesn't like Republicons...

Could it be that they're 1Watt short of a 60Watt bulb?

Of course, this should NOT imply that I'm a Decepticrat, nor that I disagree with Bill.  If only Stupid was a painful condition...


Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:29 | 2084421 Exposer of Inte...
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"his anti-god, anti-religion stand. I applaud him for that"


You would applaud a man for not believing in God?  You are as much a fool as he is

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:40 | 2081730 Azannoth
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Funny how when he says he prefers RP over Obama his audience has a near mass heart attack(those 'claps' are not claps but people falling from chairs), the only reason they didn't booo him was the deep emotional shock they fell into, very good catch of Maher for calling them brainwashed (at least he knows his audience and knows what what a puppet-show his show is)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:10 | 2081873 NotApplicable
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They were all likely there for the liberal love-fest that we all know as "Meathead."

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:19 | 2082742 FEDbuster
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Don't leave out the dumb, bleached blonde in the middle.  Wasserman-Schultz takes libtard to a new level.  Thankfully she didn't open her dick hole during this clip.  She'll be hooking for canned soup in Orlando after the economic collapse, if she survives the DC guillotines.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:48 | 2081782 Gully Foyle
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He and Moore pleaded with Nader NOT run against Lurch Kerry and Bush. This was AFTER Kerry stated despite knowing what we knew then, no WMD/Death of thousands of Iraqi's and US soldiers/Billions spent for NADA, Kerry would still have voted yes on IWR. Bush lite, and they beg Nader not to run against that asshole.

Maher will NEVER EVER mention Israel, but he continously attacks Arabs and Islam.

Just another fucking schill.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | 2081881 margaris
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he's a jew what do you expect from him?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | 2081892 andyupnorth
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Correction: he's a shill; not a schill.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:15 | 2081899 Kimo
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Choose your schills wisely, grasshopper.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | 2082056 Ruffcut
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Wise idea, wouldn't want to make such decisions with so many choices of shills to pick from.

Trust no one, drink some beer and if someone crosses your path; say hello or slap a knot in his head.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:31 | 2081967 Kyle Reese
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Its absolutely crazy.  I just made my first contribution.  Bought a 2' x 6' banner.  I figure that was the best way to spend my money right now. 


Ron Paul 2012! If not call me when the revolution starts...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:49 | 2082045 midtowng
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Another day, another example of Tyler being "shocked" by someone who isn't a conservative saying something smart.
Maybe Tyler should revise his worldview.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:55 | 2083616 YoDudeRock
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Obviously he was somewhat sincere about agreeing with Ron Paul.  Bill alienated his audience, called them "brainwashed liberals".

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:27 | 2081680 Randall Cabot
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Obvious psyop.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:31 | 2081698 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bill Maher creeps me out.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:35 | 2081719 trav7777
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completely.  A douche who thinks he's funny and his opinion is worth a shit when neither are true.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:40 | 2081745 slaughterer
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Mr, LH and trav7777: today you have magicaly expressed my feelings for Maher in words I could never find.  Thank you for your directness.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:47 | 2081778 Pladizow
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To: Tranny666

Your comments should lead to introspection!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:50 | 2081793 slaughterer
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Pladizow, we need your triple-A tits back.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:55 | 2081813 MissCellany
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Seconded. I miss them, and I'm a straight chick.

But I think they were more a C cup than a AAA...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:58 | 2081825 slaughterer
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Yes, Pladi is a C-man.  Me, I am firmly in the B-cup arena.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:21 | 2081926 Jena
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It seems like there are a lot fewer tits around here.  Where have they gone? 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:22 | 2081933 Jena
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Oh, and concur with the "Bill Maher is a scumbag" remarks.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:38 | 2082006 iDealMeat
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I logged in to +1 all you ladies..   Love and miss the titties.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:55 | 2082072 slaughterer
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I am bringing my tits back next week.  ZH needs more tits.  

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:06 | 2082103 Goldilocks
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+1 Ahhh,,, that’s nice ‘;-)

...& slaughterer, read, you’ll find plenty of tits here.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:17 | 2082736 smore
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Pleased to drop these tits on y'all.

I used to like Bill Maher back when he WAS a little Politically Incorrect.  He used to say he was a Libertarian too.

I don't expect comedians to have the slightest understanding of economics, but it IS important that they speak out about drug legalization.  Many economically informed people do not sufficiently appreciate how the "War on Drugs" (gag) started by Nixon, and coincident with closing the gold window, is at the root of the runaway political corruption in Amerika, the growth of the prison-industrial system, and the loss of respect for the police.

Maher is a mental lightweight, and I haven't found him funny for years, he's too damn smug, for one thing, just like the brainwashed liberals who watch him, but it is nevertheless very good news for Ron Paul, and the world in general, that Maher says nice things about him, because there are MILLIONS of Amerikans whose vote is determined by comedians.

Oh, and I have nothing against Jewish, or half-Jewish, comedians, it's just that they shouldn't be in control of the banks, the media, and military.  Except in Israel, of course!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:54 | 2082838 SilverIsKing
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Smore wins the Best Avatar Award hands down.  Smore for POTUS.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:19 | 2083031 smore
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Sheesh, thanks.  I'm embarrassed now :)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:43 | 2082646 catacl1sm
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I think by AAA he meant "credit worthiness" (whatever that's worthe these days), not size of the titties. I miss SwedishChef's self ass-gaping chick.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:42 | 2082252 Blano
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I have begged for them many times to no avail.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:43 | 2081762 Teamtc321
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His "something about Mary" hair style came from Ogolfer......

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:58 | 2081828 scatterbrains
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agreed.. if it starts looking like RP can win it means they've bled the country dry and are ready to collapse it in once RP is seated.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:35 | 2081682 hedgeless_horseman
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Ron Paul has quality, now he needs quantity. 

Personally tell two people, today, why you believe they should vote for Ron Paul.


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:38 | 2081737 GeneMarchbanks
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Tell ten if you're in South Carolina cause I really don't want to see Gingrich's fat face over the weekend.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:45 | 2081771 walküre
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Who is he kidding?

RP kicked serious ass last night.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:53 | 2081804 SilverIsKing
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When people tell me that RP is crazy, I ask them to provide me with examples.  Then they have none.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:19 | 2081917 Killtruck
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My own mother the other day asked me who I liked, and I said Ron Paul was the only logical choice. She said, "Oh....he seemed really dumb in the debates, some of the things he was saying were just...*disgusted face*."

So I said, "You tell me what you don't like about his views, and I'll tell you why you're wrong."

Then there was awkward silence. So she's now my new project.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:29 | 2081959 walküre
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some of the things he was saying were just...

way over her head.

Sad but true. Vast majority of Americans hasn't had their "Dorothy Moment" just yet. The FED is an institution right up there with organized religion, the church, Mount Rushmore and Nascar.

The day that Americans wake up and realize they've been completely abused and manipulated for decades, that day will be the end of times.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:26 | 2083203 John_Coltrane
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Most just don't get that that FED inflation "target" is nothing more that a tax on wealth compounded each year.  If you told them the government has been taking 2-4% of their wealth/savings every year forever they would look at you like you're crazy.  But its been doing that at a 2-4% clip since 1913.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:54 | 2083325 Libertarian777
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that's what's dawned on me lately.

I love Ron Paul's ideas, passion and his mission of individual liberty.


I realised what the problem is, why its so difficult to get mainstream acceptance. And it comes down to the maturity of the US population. People here are not grown up. People don't actually want freedom.

They pay lip service to freedom. They don't realise with freedom, comes responsibility. No one wants to take responsibility. Everyone wants to blame someone else for their problems. They don't want to be free and let things

The few Americans who DO take responsibility and DO SOMETHING about it, are the one's who are rich and successful (crony capitalists aside).

Ever notice how, in this country, it's not 'your' fault you're fat. It's not 'your' fault you're unemployed. It's not 'your' fault you're in debt. It's always because of someone else.


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:20 | 2082744 Calmyourself
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Hurry up, only 290-320 million to go.. :)  good on you one at a time..

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:19 | 2083441 swani
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One must always start at home.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:30 | 2081688 NotApplicable
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Colbert even broke character to give Dr. Paul props.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:30 | 2081690 Cranios
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Sure, Maher finds the one thing that Ron Paul is "liberal" about and applauds him for that. But most of what RP says, Maher wouldn't like.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:30 | 2081693 sullymandias
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Bill Maher has always been libertarian-friendly.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:35 | 2081724 trav7777
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no.  He's a socialist.  He just wants to smoke jane legally.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:57 | 2081817 TrulyStupid
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Actually, he's a confused neo-con chickenhawk. He supports Israel foreign aid and supported the ""surge", but claims to want to disengage militarily a la Ron Paul. He can't seem to grasp the importance of balancing the budget and thinks Obama saved the economy with bailouts and too big too fail. In short he is an entitled yuppie with a good sense of humour about other people's failings but not his own.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:19 | 2082121 Randall Cabot
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He's a jew supremacist first and foremost, a leftist when it comes to destroying America and its institutions but a rightist when it comes to advancing israel-thus the perception by some of confusion.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:34 | 2083463 swani
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Anyone who uses the word 'Socialist' to describe people on the Left of the phony Left/Right paradigm, has obviously been brainwashed by the sheeple Kool aid on the MSM. The sooner, that people realise that Obamney is the kind of Democracy that this mentality has created, the better.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:07 | 2081852 sullymandias
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Bill Maher has always been libertarian-friendly.

So you don't believe me? You think I am just making shit up? Or does it bother you that much to have to admit that liberalism and libertarianism have some aspects in common.

Here, 10 years ago, Maher "comes out" as a libertarian.

The point of my initial comment was not to support/condemn Bill Maher and/or libertarianism. It was just to point out that nobody should be surprised to hear Bill Maher make libertarian-friendly comments.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:19 | 2082164 mayhem_korner
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Or does it bother you that much to have to admit that liberalism and libertarianism have some aspects in common.


You speak truth, Mr. Lorax, Sir.  Dyed-in-the-wool libertarians do not always see those blurred lines - same can be said about the distinction between being an originalist and a supporter of the articles of confederation.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:04 | 2082544 yakmerchant
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Liberarianism HAD aspects in common with liberalism when liberals still undertood where the word originated. It seems to me that lately what would have been considered a "liberal" ten to twenty years ago is a now a "Statist" that is super gung ho for Joeseph Stalin to bring his secret police to fix the worlds problems.    I'm not that old, but I really miss the days when the Democrats and Liberals were just as retarded economically as they are today, but you could at least count on them to stand up for the 1st Amendment and your civil liberties.   Not so much any more. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:31 | 2082906 TheMerryPrankster
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A current liberal and a current conservative are only separated by income. They both want the same thing a corporate oligarchy that rapes them and tells them the other team did it.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:38 | 2083383 FrankDrakman
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Yep. That's why I don't even bother with the terms anymore. I call them both "neo-fascists", as that's the most accurate description.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:15 | 2083185 sullymandias
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Now if only there was a libertarian that:

  • Didn't thoughtlessly assume that every business person was some kind of hero.
  • Didn't rail against poor people not paying taxes, while at the same time turning a blind eye to the richest people not paying any taxes.
  • Had the slightest inkling about just how harmful the modern concept of a corporation is.
  • Didn't blindly accept some outdated concept of property that says that we own chunks of the Earth, and can do whatever which we please with them. A libertarian that could actually imagine a human as a steward of the Earth, and not its master.
  • Didn't always blame just the government side when governments and corporations colluded to rape and pillage the people and the planet.
  • Didn't foolishly believe that the market would solve any problem of scarcity before it actually became a problem.

Now that would be much, much cooler than a liberal that understood economics!

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:37 | 2083480 swani
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Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:42 | 2083494 swani
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Just like the people who call people on the Left side of the phony Right/Left paradigm 'Socialists', those that blame 'Corporations' for everything that is happening in the world today, have also been drinking the sheeple Kool-aid on the MSM.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:54 | 2083515 dogbreath
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Thanks for making me feel cool.   No one else does.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:31 | 2081696 GeneMarchbanks
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Tomorrow shall be interesting...


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:32 | 2081703 one man wolf pack
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I am a Ron Paul supporter and believe in the libertarian movement. I believe that bill maher is a socialist douche bag that has nothing in common with dr Paul Bill maher doesn't understand the first thing about liberty.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:34 | 2081715 Flakmeister
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You are a shining beacon of what I referred to below in my post....

You are so fucking twisted that you can't even see straight...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:44 | 2081764 Dr. Engali
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You are an example of a brainwashed liberal, probably living in your mom's basement collecting food stamps. Just because a person believes in limiting government powers and that their should be some personal responsability then you consider them a right wing dimwit. Well I proudly wear that mantle then.

I noticed in your post that you didn't mention CNN,MSNBC,CNBC...I suppose you consider them legitimate news sources. I've got news for you....all the networks are part of the propoganda machine.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:58 | 2081823 Flakmeister
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Quit playing the smart tough guy, because you can't pull it off and see my comments below re: other news sources on TV...


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:04 | 2081849 Dr. Engali
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Your arrogance is showing and you are proving my point.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:15 | 2081898 Flakmeister
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Whatever... you think what you want...

It is supposedly a free country and by Free Speech we can figure out quickly enough who the real idiots are...

BTW, the integrated arrogance of liberals here at ZH is dwarfed by those that are critical of the left...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:25 | 2081946 Dr. Engali
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"It is supposedly a free country and by Free Speech we can figure out quickly enough who the real idiots are..."


When I read your response to  One Man Wolf Pack I'd say that title fits you nicely.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:30 | 2082428 tarsubil
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LOL. No one can make me laugh like you do. Please stick around. I've grown to love your schtick better than MillionDollarBonus and Paul Krugman.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:38 | 2082452 Flakmeister
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Don't you have to go figure out how to take the temperature of your bath water???

I mean, show your political colors by being anti-GW, but to deny it because you think that you cannot define a temperature for the Earth is just bat-shit ignorant.. Hell, even the paid deniers that lurk at WUWT admit that you can define a global average temperature....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:54 | 2083121 deflator
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 You don't have to live in your moms basement to collect food stamps. You can own everything outright and have a fat bank account as long as you are not earning income. They base food stamp elegibility on income--not assets. I signed up for food stamps for a couple months after my 99 weeks of unemployment ran out and declared all of my assets, home, car, bank accounts, stocks(not my PM's) and other unrelated government checks and still qualified. $270 a month in free groceries--no wonder prime steaks are so expensive lol.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:39 | 2081742 Gene Parmesan
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I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:33 | 2081707 Flakmeister
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Relax.... it is only because of his position on pot and Iran....

Actually if the right-leaning dimwits here actually listened to other sources, they might find that Stewart, Colbert and Maher will at least acknowledge RP and give credit where credit is due...

It is referred to a modicum of objectivity and it is something Fox News lacks completely...Something you should take into account when relying on Fox for any information or what passes there for journalism....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:36 | 2081729 Burr's 2nd Shot
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In other words, get your news from 3 self-described comedians.  Maybe I missed it, but are ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and HN all good sources as well, and only Fox is the one to avoid?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:50 | 2081761 Flakmeister
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Nope.... not at all...

In all fairness, I should have added that CNN and MSNBC are useless as well... They just have not mastered the propaganda schtick like Fox...

You probably get better journalism from Cathy and Regis than from CNN and Fox... MSNBC is also pointless, the Ed show is just as vapid as O'Reilly....

My point is that the RP supporters see through Fox's bullshit on something dear to them that they know about while being blind to the fact that Fox is pulling the same shit on other things that they may not be closely following... 

Edit: As for my news, that is my business, but I assure that it is not from TV.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:01 | 2081835 Burr's 2nd Shot
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O'Reilly and Ed Show are opinion, not news.  Maher, Colbert, and Stewart could be lumped into this category as well.

If you are looking to any of them as a source of objective fact, it is like the equivalent of reading the comments section of Zerohedge and callling it the truth.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:09 | 2081869 Flakmeister
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Yes... I noticed there is a very fine line on what is opinion and what is news on Fox... they seem to blur, I suggest you check your glasses...

And buddy, you are barking up a wrong tree, so drop it.... TV news is infotainment....

I watch those 3 guys to be entertained, at least they don't insult my intelligence (at least not that often)

I bet you cannot even name what a number of independent studies have determined to be most objective daily news source in the US?  (Not that I go they on a regular basis either)


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:37 | 2081731 trav7777
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lol I just said the same thing above before reading this.

The real problem is that these pundits have not been savaging the current president DAILY for the continuation of the Busch GWOT and related doctrine.  They make a comment then STFU and fall back in line.

They only want their legal pot...that's it.  And porn and stuff like that which RP wouldn't regulate at the federal level.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:48 | 2081779 Flakmeister
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I agree Maher is too apoligetic for B0, but compared to the Fox lips that were wrapped around Cheney and Bush's collective cocks, he is borderline acceptable...

Finally, at least are up front about why they acknowledge RP, unlike other candidates and their supporters....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:32 | 2081975 trav7777
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that's just your bias showing.  I hate all of them.

The way they have their lips wrapped about Bama's dick is even MORE revolting just because there are more of them and they pretend to be smart and above everything, unlike Faux.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:00 | 2082090 Sweet Chicken
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I'd agree the Barry dick sucking is revolting but that's mainly cocks are gross.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:34 | 2083379 DionysusDevotee
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Well, at least you're choosy....<ahem>

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:47 | 2081777 Teamtc321
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Freedom Watch with Judge Napalitano. There, fixed it for you. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:33 | 2081708 Guinny_Ire
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Are sure he didn't mean to say Ru Paul?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:33 | 2081711 prodigious_idea
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I stopped watching Maher after he introduced guest Ann Coulter as "my homey".

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:33 | 2081712 bugs_
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yes.  hardly a conservative.  i'm sure he's a libertarian when it comes to drugs but i doubt if he's as libertarian when it comes to taxation and social spending.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:34 | 2081721 kralizec
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If I were a Paul backer, I could think of much better people to get a compliment from (backhanded or otherwise) than this nutbreath Maher!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:22 | 2081865 flattrader
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>>>If I were a Paul backer, I could think of much better people to get a compliment from<<<

You mean "better" people like this? A compliment and an endorsement!

Ron Paul touts endorsement of pastor who defends death penalty for gays, delinquent children & adultery Touted...and then tried to scrub it from the official campaign website.
>>>It might seem that Paul’s libertarianism is the very opposite of theocracy, but that’s true only if you want to impose theocracy at the federal level. In general, Christian Reconstructionists favor a radically decentralized society, with communities ruled by male religious patriarchs. Freed from the power of the Supreme Court and the federal government, they believe that local governments could adopt official religions and enforce biblical law.<<<
The bankster and predator class will have a field day as we try to beat back theocracy in all 50 states. No, that won't be a distraction at all... Public Stonings 2012!!!



Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:07 | 2083337 Libertarian777
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Typical bullshit.

While Ron Paul is a strict consitutionalist when it comes to federal powers, the BILL OF RIGHTS... which enumerates rights EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS NATURALLY is the ultimate 'law of the land'. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS is what Ron Paul is ultimately championing.

You could have local governments enforcing whatever biblical law they wanted, however, they would NEVER be able to IMPOSE that on YOU since you have an INDIVIDUAL right to practice your own religion. And if you owned a house smack in the middle of a religious nut job local government's district, they would not be able to FORCIBLY remove you from your abode due to private property rights.

Why do people NEVER understand this about libertarianism. PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS and NO VIOLENCE. NO local, state or federal government law can violate those. THAT would be the 'proper' role of the federal government, to ensure state and local governments do not violate citizen's individual rights.

Since the government hasn't outlawed the sun do we all have skin cancer? FUCK NO. we know to stay out of the fucking sun when its hot (well except for dumb people on the beach). Why is the overarching train of thought in society that if the government doesn't control it then it will automatically be out of control?

Just because we want a decentralised government AS ORIGINALLY intended for this country (hence the 'federal republic'), it doesn't mean that it automatically denegrates into a bunch of fiefdoms with tribal / religious warfare.


Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:22 | 2083361 DionysusDevotee
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this guy cut-and-pastes the same crap over and over and over again every time Paul gets mentioned.  Don't waste an articulate argument.  Speaking from experience.

All hes got is "THEOCRAT!"  "Public Stonings" And really, really weak "guilt by (remote) association" arguments.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 10:56 | 2083834 flattrader
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If only you had some cut and paste where he disavowed the views of his nutball Christian Reconstructionist core supporters.  But you don't have any do you?...though a number of people have called on him to do just that after they Kayser endoresement.

No, you don't have it and likely never will. The Paul Campaign made a futile attempt to scrub it from the official website, but screen shots and text were archived.  He hasn't come out and said anything like, "I would never support the institution or codification of Old Testament Law or penalties on the state level in any manner as as I am a civil libertarian who believes in freedom of religion and freedom from religiious tyranny for alll Americans."

This is what he says--

>>>At the John Birch Society 50th anniversary gala, Ron Paul spoke to another favorite theme of the Reconstructionists and others in the religious right: that of the "remnant" left behind after evil has swept the land. (Gary North's publication is called The Remnant Review.) In a dispatch on Paul's keynote address, The New American, the publication of the John Birch Society, explained, "He claimed that the important role the JBS has played was to nurture that remnant and added, 'The remnant holds the truth together, both the religious truth and the political truth.'"<<<

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 12:07 | 2084073 DionysusDevotee
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That is the dumbest argument yet.  Obama hasn't come out and refuted the accusations that he was part of as secret CIA Martian teleporter project either.  And yet there are people that claim he was.

Oh, hes a Muslim too.  That was born in Kenya. AND!   DUN-DUN-DUN....he's never denied it!!!!!

The reason Paul hasn't disavowed your absurdist arguments is because they are absurdist arguments.

Really, again, the guy talks CEASLESSLY about individual liberty, and the freedom to think and believe anything one wishes.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 07:44 | 2083815 flattrader
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>>>Just because we want a decentralised government AS ORIGINALLY intended for this country (hence the 'federal republic'), it doesn't mean that it automatically denegrates into a bunch of fiefdoms with tribal / religious warfare.<<<

I'm certain they will have to work at it some.  It's been my experience that state legislatures are more easily bullied by religlous nut jobs and the bankster/predator class.  That's why ALEC is so successful on the state level.

Live in your libertarian fantasy world.

Ron Paul's core long time supporters want to institute Old Testament Law on the local level...and they will haul you ass violenty out of your private home for the public stoning.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:19 | 2083355 DionysusDevotee
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The only public stonings that Paul would allow is the kind that would allow you to quit having to hot box in your basement.

"BWAHAHAHA!!!" indeed.

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