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Posted on May 27, 2007
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Bill Maher explains why he thinks Jimmy Carter was right (before he changed his tune) when he said that George W. Bush is the worst president ever. Although, as the “Real Time” host points out, you don’t get to be the worst without just a little help from the opposition.

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By ardee, June 1, 2007 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment

You dont exactly make it easy to converse with you, Mr. Nagarya, nor do you understand that differing views of the same events are possible and legal…...It is either your way or the highway apparently and I will choose the highway every time.

I am not full of shit nor am I a liar, though you are a silly little immature prick, apparently. Nader was never a Green, and whether or not Republicans actually funded Greens or this is another urban myth is unknown to me, and probably to you as well, but I simply do not care. Fund Green candidates or fund the GOP variety they spend the money as they wish. Greens still are winning elections, slowly and inevitably.

You might, if you can refrain from insults long enough (they are apparently so much fun, arent they? ) look up the history of the Green Party in Germany…..or not.

The democrats attained the majority because they promised to end this war, Pelosi promised to end the oil subsidies as well, she didnt, she renegged just as democrats failed to withhold funds for the war, the only way Congress can end a war, as they have in the past. Bush can veto bills til his hand falls off, I simply dont care, but I do care if those bills are not even sent.

Your opinion of third parties is a shallow and ,sorry, stupidly incorrect one, it lacks vision and foresight. You may remain wedded to the corrupt system of a Duopoly that masquerades as a two party system all you want, frankly, its your loss. I , unlike you, understand the right of the individual to hold an opinion. Just like you I will return rudeness for rudeness, or just give up on you and ignore your garbage, we shall see.

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By JNagarya, June 1, 2007 at 9:34 am Link to this comment

“#74402 by BobZ on 6/01 at 1:39 am
(2 comments total)

“Bill Maher is one of the most astute observers of the American scene we have seen in decades.”

Who was the last one you remember?

“The sad part is the Democrats rolling over for this idiot.”

1.  The Democrats FORCED Bushit to compromise—a first in six years, and a major accomplishment—buy including domestic spending, including monies for veterans affairs, and an increase in the minimum wage, to which he was adamantly opposed.

2.  When Bushit vetoes the terrific Senate Intelligence Committee bill, will you against bash the Democrats, even though it won’t be the Democrats who veto it?

“No wonder that so many are now thinking hard about a third party candidate.”

Three sorts of people consider third party candidates:

1.  Those who don’t know what’s going on because they aren’t engaged beyond “superior” bashing.

2.  Those who don’t know history, so don’t know that the dustpin of history is piled high with third party efforts, because they have never had success nationally.

3.  Those who don’t know history, so don’t see through the rhetoric, therefore don’t recognize repackagings of the usual tiny fragments of traditional lunatic fringe.

“What the hell has happened to this country?”

Part of the problem is seeking pie-in-the-sky, instead of dealing in practical politics, thus throwing away one’s vote on empty wishing wells, or refusing to vote.

“We need to stop watching American Idol and start paying more attention to our country doing down the drain.”

“We” need to pay less attention to formulating and jumping to defeatist conclusions and more to what is actually going on.  See above for the facts re. the supplemental bill you leave out as excuse to bash those who haven’t sufficient votes to do as you demand, and who did ot veto the first bill.

“The founders of our republic were correct: if we don’t work at our democracy we will lose it.”

“Democracy is responsibility.”—Justice Louis Brandeis.

“We can only hope”

Or we can _inform ourselves to political reality and act on that_.

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By JNagarya, June 1, 2007 at 9:24 am Link to this comment

“#74380 by ardee on 5/31 at 6:09 pm
(66 comments total)

“#74345 by JNagarya on 5/31 at 3:52 pm
(273 comments total)

“I believe strongly, however, that you are quite wrong about casting ones ballot for a third party, and wrong on a couple of levels in fact.”

The dustbin of history is piled high with failed third party efforts.  Fact, not opinion.

There has never been a successful third party effort nationally.  Fact, not opinion.

“There are a growing number of third parties, all of whom do indeed face an uphill battle in a system very slanted towards the two major parties.”

When you get beyond the surface of the several third party rhetorics, you discover why they are small, and fringe.  If, that is, one has been a participant in politics, and student of history, long enough to recognize repackagings of nothing-new fringes.  They are fringe, and have been forever, because of their own covert nutisms.

“Both the Green Party and the Populist Party are far from populated by “looney tunes””

Actually both are.  See below.

“and, in fact, the Greens have shown a slow but steady increase in winning candidates nationwide, in the last election 65 Greens won office in 38 states.”“

It’s said the general population is more interested in “American Idol” than in knowing what is going on in politics.  When they momentarily pay attention, having no background in evaluating what they see, they jump for those who say what they _want_ to hear, without looking beyond the surface.

As for Greens being some sort of exception, and or not fringe refuge for loonies: Research what is happening in Minnesota in relation to the AG scandal, and the Republican state officials (give particular attention to Sec. of State), and the party affiliations of Republicans, and “Republicans,” who have been indicted and convicted of taking bribes. 

At how Republicans have all along been funding Green candidates—some of which “Green” candidates are actually stealth Republicans. 

Oldie but goodie: when Nader ran on the Green Party ticket in 2000, it became known that Republicans were funding ads for him, to which he made no objection.  Neither did the Greens.

And: in exchange for the Greens’ nomination, Nader promised not to campaign in swing states.  Nader didn’t keep that promise.  And the Greens didn’t object. 

“It should be rather obvious to all by now that the Democrats have renegged on the trust bestowed upon them by the voters in the last election cycle.”

No, they haven’t—and I’m beyond fed up with the intellectual dishonesty which persists in _LYING_ about the supplemental bill so as to continue to bash the Democrats for not doing THAT FOR WHICH THEY DON’T YET HAVE SUFFICENT VOTES.  AND leaving out the fuller facts:

With that bill, the Democrats FORCED Bushit to compromise—a first in six years, and a major accomplishment.  It included domestic spending, to which Bushit had been adamantly opposed, including monies for veterans affairs.  And an increase in the minimum wage.

When will you be reading the intelligence and related bill which just came out of the Democrat-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee?  Will you blame the Democrats when Bushit vetoes it, even though it won’t be the Democrats who veto it?

“They won a majority because the electorate is sick of this stupid war, was sick of the rubber stamping GOP majority in Congress and wish to see their liberties restored and safeguarded. The new majority has failed to honor these wishes at every turn.”

You’re either a lair, or full of shit.  See above—including the Senate Intelligence Committee bill.  Until then, and you stop bullshitting, I have no time to waste repeatedly refuting the lies or refusal to learn you repeat in the foregoing.

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By BobZ, May 31, 2007 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment

Bill Maher is one of the most astute observers of the American scene we have seen in decades. He has George W. Bush pegged. The sad part is the Democrats rolling over for this idiot. No wonder that so many are now thinking hard about a third party candidate. What the hell has happened to this country? We need to stop watching American Idol and start paying more attention to our country doing down the drain. The founders of our republic were correct: if we don’t work at our democracy we will lose it. We can only hope that a century from now, historians won’t be pointing to this decade as the downfall of the United States of America.

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By ardee, May 31, 2007 at 7:09 pm Link to this comment

#74345 by JNagarya on 5/31 at 3:52 pm
(273 comments total)

You may be correct about the leanings of Mr. Sullivan, I failed to notice that clue in his omission of the ‘IC’. Of course it may very well be simply an omission and nothing more sinister.

I believe strongly, however, that you are quite wrong about casting ones ballot for a third party, and wrong on a couple of levels in fact. There are a growing number of third parties, all of whom do indeed face an uphill battle in a system very slanted towards the two major parties. Both the Green Party and the Populist Party are far from populated by “looney tunes” and , in fact, the Greens have shown a slow but steady increase in winning candidates nationwide, in the last election 65 Greens won office in 38 states.

It should be rather obvious to all by now that the Democrats have renegged on the trust bestowed upon them by the voters in the last election cycle. They won a majority because the electorate is sick of this stupid war, was sick of the rubber stamping GOP majority in Congress and wish to see their liberties restored and safeguarded. The new majority has failed to honor these wishes at every turn.

To be certain there are some fine Democrats, just as there are a couple of decent Republicans as well, but overall there just isnt enough of a difference between the two parties to offer any hope for progressives.

I understand that the third party road is slow and difficult but what is the alternative, continuing to vote for those who refuse to work for our agendas?

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By JNagarya, May 31, 2007 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment

“#73946 by Terrence Sullivan on 5/30 at 6:36 am
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“The video was a hoot!  The ending is exactly why I am no longer a registered Democrat.  I consider myself a moderate and could vote for a Republican as easily as a Democrat candidate.”

If you were actually an Independent, instead of a pro-Bushit Republican troll, you wouldn’t have any problem correctly calling them “Democrat_IC_” candidates.

“I am now registered Independent and it appears that more and more of registered voters are going that way because we are sickened and embarassed by the choices that we have election after election.”

You had the opportunity to name names—but didn’t.  Torture is a war crime, regardless whether the perpetrator is Saddam Hussein or Bushit.

“The possibility of a third party winning the next election is a very real possibility.”

Meanwhile, back at reality: the dustbin of history is stuffed with third party efforts that failed.  No national third party effort has ever succeeded.

“If only people will stop declaring themselves “Loyal Democrats” or “Loyal Republicans” and get off their couch, turn off mainstream news media (CBS, ABC, NBC, etc).”

Right.  Let’s yet again jump off a cliff by throwing our vote away on third party candidates, 99 per cent of which are looney tunes, and many of those even further to the right than Bushit, et al.

“The crap that comes out of the mouths of these talking heads is 90% filtered by someone before it gets to the mouthpiece in front of the camera.”

Yeah: Kill all the editors; they interfere with “democracy” by endeavoring to determine whether illiterate gibberish can be salvaged, and whether it actually fits the facts.

“People get off your asses, stop listening to the pundits either Republican or Democrat and get some intelligent information and make some intelligent informed decisions of your own instead of letting the political pundits make those decisions for you.  Be an informed citizen. Don’t just lipsynch with the pundits who are only on the air to inflame peoples emotions and promote anger and divisiveness.  These are the people in the media that are dividing the country. If you don’t turn off that radio or television you are aiding and abetting these same people who are dividing America.  Its not about not caring, its about caring enough to make your own decisions derived from credible sources.”

Right.  We should listen only to you.  And to certain unnamed (lunatic) third party fringe candidates who have no chance of being elected.

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By Gary Anderson, May 30, 2007 at 9:38 pm Link to this comment
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George Bush probably permitted 9/11. He certainly sat their after the second plane hit and looked as though everything was under control. He is a liar, but not really a very good one. It has taken years off of his life, if one is to look at the youthful vigor replaced by the old man we see now. Was it worth it George? Was it worth it to lie to the military to gain a few more barrels of oil, by stealing Iraq oil? It must suck to be you. And on top of all these lies, you said that the war in Iraq was a crusade. This use of a false religious activity makes you into a false prophet, a man who will be judged by God with the utmost vigor. It will suck to be you when old age catches up with you, King George.

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By ardee, May 30, 2007 at 8:21 pm Link to this comment

For Spinoza:

Thanks for the article. You may expect to be castigated soundly by those who think in formulaic talking points, the substance of which they do not understand nor do they care to, which is perhaps even worse.

On another thread, concerning Cuba directly, some castigated Fidel because Cuban doctors did not earn six figure incomes, as if this was the sole reason to dedicate oneself to the healing arts. I owuld hope they read this.

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By Spinoza, May 30, 2007 at 6:59 pm Link to this comment

This essay should be spread around the Internet/World to fuck with the minds of the right wingers/liberals!  It answers the question: Why Bush is the worlds worst leader.  Like all right wingers, he thinks ideas can be killed.

IDEAS CAN NOT BE KILLED

I am not the first person whose death George Bush has anticipated, nor will I be the last.

By Fidel Castro

0530/07 “The Guardian”——A few days ago, while analysing the expenses involved in the construction of three submarines of the Astute series, I said that with this money “75,000 doctors could be trained to look after 150 million people, assuming that the cost of training a doctor would be one-third of what it costs in the United States.” Now, along the lines of the same calculations, I wonder: how many doctors could be graduated with the one hundred billion dollars that Bush gets his hands on in just one year to keep on sowing grief in Iraqi and American homes. Answer: 999,990 doctors who could look after 2 billion people who today do not receive any medical care. More than 600,000 people have lost their lives in Iraq and more than 2 million have been forced to emigrate since the American invasion began. In the United States, around 50 million people do not have medical insurance. The blind market laws govern how this vital service is provided, and prices make it inaccessible for many, even in the developed countries. Medical services feed into the gross domestic product of the United States, but they do not generate conscience for those providing them nor peace of mind for those who receive them.

The countries with less development and more diseases have the least number of medical doctors: one for every 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 or more people. When new sexually transmitted diseases appear such as Aids, which in merely 20 years has killed millions of persons - while tens of millions are afflicted, among them many mothers and children, although palliative measures now exist - the price of medications per patient could add up to 5,000, 10,000 or up to 15,000 dollars each year. These are fantasy figures for the great majority of Third World countries where the few public hospitals are overflowing with the ill who die piled up like animals under the scourge of a sudden epidemic.

To reflect on these realities could help us to better understand the tragedy. It is not a matter of commercial advertising that costs so much money and technology. Add up the starvation afflicting hundreds of millions of human beings; add to that the idea of transforming food into fuels; look for a symbol and the answer will be George Bush.

When he was recently asked by an important personality about his Cuba policy, his answer was this: “I am a hard-line president and I am just waiting for Castro’s demise.” The wishes of such a powerful gentleman are no privilege. I am not the first nor will I be the last that Bush has ordered to be killed; nor one of those people who he intends to go on killing individually or en masse.

“Ideas cannot be killed,” Sarría emphatically said. Sarría was the black lieutenant, a patrol leader in Batista’s army who arrested us, after the attempt to seize the Moncada Garrison, while three of us slept in a small mountain hut, exhausted by the effort of breaking through the siege. The soldiers, fuelled by hatred and adrenalin, were aiming their weapons at me even before they had identified who I was. “Ideas cannot be killed,” the black lieutenant kept on repeating, practically automatically and in a hushed voice.

I dedicate those excellent words to you, Mr Bush.

© Guardian News and Media Limited

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By rage, May 30, 2007 at 9:02 am Link to this comment
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There is not enough space in the entire blogosphere to amply comment on that topic. America has cruelly been GEORGED!

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By Terrence Sullivan, May 30, 2007 at 7:36 am Link to this comment
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The video was a hoot!  The ending is exactly why I am no longer a registered Democrat.  I consider myself a moderate and could vote for a Republican as easily as a Democrat candidate.  I am now registered Independent and it appears that more and more of registered voters are going that way because we are sickened and embarassed by the choices that we have election after election.  The possibility of a third party winning the next election is a very real possibility.  If only people will stop declaring themselves “Loyal Democrats” or “Loyal Republicans” and get off their couch, turn off mainstream news media (CBS, ABC, NBC, etc).  The crap that comes out of the mouths of these talking heads is 90% filtered by someone before it gets to the mouthpiece in front of the camera.  People get off your asses, stop listening to the pundits either Republican or Democrat and get some intelligent information and make some intelligent informed decisions of your own instead of letting the political pundits make those decisions for you.  Be an informed citizen. Don’t just lipsynch with the pundits who are only on the air to inflame peoples emotions and promote anger and divisiveness.  These are the people in the media that are dividing the country. If you don’t turn off that radio or television you are aiding and abetting these same people who are dividing America.  Its not about not caring, its about caring enough to make your own decisions derived from credible sources.

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By Hemi, May 29, 2007 at 10:19 am Link to this comment
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“The real “scandal” of the Clinton administration was one that Starr was not about to pursue—the collusion between Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Reagan wherein these three men betrayed the American working and middle classes by ramming through NAFTA and the WTO, devices by which America’s wealthy elite absconded with America’s manufacturing base in search of cheap (subsidence-level) labor, as what remained of America labor would be increasingly Wal-Mart-ized.” - Ernest Canning

BINGO!!! Stop the betting, we have a winner!
Ernest, unlike GWB in Bill’s commentary, you
actually “nailed it”.

All of the living presidents at that time lined up to
back NAFTA and the WTO, merely tentacles of the
smoldering NWO. Of all issues for these former
presidents to support in a bi-partisan manner.
We should have seen this blatant clue that there is
but one party in this country. The vast majority of
us are not on the guest list.

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By cann4ing, May 28, 2007 at 11:16 pm Link to this comment

re comment #73589 by JNagarya.  You are correct that Bush is not a lawyer.  Your statement that he is “law illiterate,” however, might be a bit of an understatement.  The man is barely literate, period!  Even when speaking, he has trouble forming a coherent sentence.  He borders on dyslexic.

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By JNagarya, May 28, 2007 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment

“President Clinton?

“He was embroiled in numerous scandals.

Actually, numerous fake “scandals” were slung at the Clintons—both of them (and Chelsea, not a public person, was insulted by the “morally superior” Lush named Limbaugh)—by the extremist right-wing lunatic fringe.  Many of those were invented by the “Arkansas Project,” headed by Federalist Society-member Ted Olson.

It is also the fact that Ken Starr was originally a lawyer for Paula Jones, then resigned as such in order to take the job of investigating all those fake scandals, including that concerning Paula Jones—a conflict of interest for those concerned with the ethical requirements which bind upon members of the legal profession, including Ken Starr.

“After his term in office was over, he (tried) to quitely negotiate with the Arkanasas AG, and settled a pergury conviction by surrendering his law licence for five years & paying a fine.”

He was not convicted of perjury, or of anything else.  He was impeached by the House, and _ACQUITTED_ by the Senate.

And we now know that Bushit’s political-life-long boytoy and AG Alberto Gonzales went around Acting AG James Comey (and a long list of other top DOJ—and other—officials) to attempt to coerce Asscrafty, heavily medicated and in _INTENSIVE CARE_, to authorize a secret program after being informed that it was ILLEGAL.  Bushit thereafter went ahead with the program, without that authorization, even though he knew it was ILLEGAL.

There are an unenumerated number of felonies in that one incident.  There are two degrees of crime: misdemeanor, and felony.  That means, as per the Constitution, that a felony is a High Crime, and therefore unquestionably an impeachable offense.

Buhsit is not a lawyer, of course; in fact, it would be accurate to characterize him as law illiterate.  That isn’t an excuse, or legitimate defense of course—“_Ignorantia Legis Neminem Excusat_.  The ignorance of law is an excuse for no one”.*  But AG Gonzales apparently does have a law license; and I think it’s inarguably obvious that the felonies committed in the above incident are far more serious than the non-illegal consensual non-homosexual affair between Clinton and stalker Monica Lewinsky.  So let’s go after Gonzales’ law license—for longer than a ten year period, commensurate with the greater severity of his several evidenced crimes—so we can at least be seen as “fair and balanced”.
_____

*Title page in, _The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution [in 1780] to the First Session of the General Court A.D. 1988_ (Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1788), Certified by the Secretary of State.

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By THOMAS BILLIS, May 28, 2007 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment
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To those who have answered the charges of the commenter listing the different violations of Presidents going back to 1961 missed the point of Bill Mahers comment.His point was that Bush is a conglomeration of all the worst violations of Presidents going back to US Grant.As Bill Maher put it a smorgasbord of suck.
I would go further that he is the worst President of all in the world who have held that title.As usual America is No1 in the world in another category.

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By Tim, May 28, 2007 at 4:09 pm Link to this comment
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Response to comment #73491 by cyberbob:
I thought you would mention Carter’s record.  Yes, the hostages were seized during his tenure.  That was the result of bad US policy toward Iran that began in 1953 with the overthrow of Mossadegh.  Iranian militants were angry that the Shah was allowed to come to the US to be treated at a hospital.  As for the hostage release, which occurred on the very day of Reagan’s inaguration, have you ever heard of the arms-for-hostages deal?  Do you think it was because the militants were scared of Reagan?

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By cann4ing, May 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm Link to this comment

Cyberbob, the “numerous scandals” during Clinton’s tenure were, in fact, concoctions of the hard-right spin machine.  Kenneth the Starr Chamber pursued them all; got nowhere until he stumbled across a prevarication about a consensual sexual affair.  The real “scandal” of the Clinton administration was one that Starr was not about to pursue—the collusion between Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Reagan wherein these three men betrayed the American working and middle classes by ramming through NAFTA and the WTO, devices by which America’s wealthy elite absconded with America’s manufacturing base in search of cheap (subsidence-level) labor, as what remained of America labor would be increasingly Wal-Mart-ized.

Unless and until Americans wake up to the fact that there is only one Presidential candidate (Dennis Kucinich) who seeks to repeal both NAFTA and the WTO, this “scandal” will continue.

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By DMK, May 28, 2007 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

To Cyberbob, of all the presidents you listed only two took us into wars to help make the military-industrial complex richer, Bush and Johnson. Some of the others may have been involved in scandals but it did not cost thousands of lives so you can hardly paint them all with the same brush.

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By cyberbob, May 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm Link to this comment

I suggest that Bill Maher take a course in history.

If he did, and he read up on our former Presidents, he might re-lable President Bush.. as incompetent, especially on foreign affairs,healthcare,and the environment.

Where shall we start…

President Clinton?

He was embroiled in numerous scandals.
After his term in office was over, he (tried) to quitely negotiate with the Arkanasas AG, and settled a pergury conviction by surrendering his law licence for five years & paying a fine.

Prior to him… President Ronald Regan..
Iran-Contra anyone?

President Carter- who has sharply criticised President Bush-

Please lets not forget the Hostage situation, and that our troops were only freed AFTER President Carter left office.

President Ford… Considering the records of all the other Presidents in office over the last 50 yrs, his tenure was quiet by comparison.

President Nixon… Does the name Watergate resonate with anyone?

Years after President Nixon passed on- his family lost appeals to have certain tapes made public- and for good reason.

60 Minutes played a portion of the controversial tape, and he(President Nixon) could clearly be heard Ordering his subordinate to break into Demoratic Headquaters in Wash. D. C. to find out what their intelligence was. As the 60 Minutes Corresponent correctly noted, that order was clearly a felony.

President Johnson- Took over after the Assasination of President Kennedy.

Although mired in controversy (Warren Commission)
He accepted it, and led us into Viet Nam.

President Kennedy….

Great President in public… in private, he gave the FBI alot of ammunission to use.. via the “guests” he had in the White House.

I have just gone back to 1961.

How far back did Bill Maher go when checking his facts??

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By cann4ing, May 28, 2007 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

TheLastPsychiatrist needs to chill.  If he or she takes the time to thoroughly read the numerous postings throughout Truthdig, he or she will see that they are replete with in depth discussions of the issues of the day.  There is nothing wrong with a little humor, and George W. does make for such an easy target.  Additionally, theLastPsychiatrist has overlooked the shot taken by Mr. Maher at the right-wing media spin machine.

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By TheLastPsychiatrist, May 28, 2007 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t know.

Funny, yes, but counterproductive.  While it’s satisfying and easy to make fun of Bush, it alleviates any responsibility we have as a society to change things.  Using Bush as a scapegoat has allowed us to retreat into our cocoons: “when Bush leaves, it’ll all be better!”  No.  No it won’t.

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2007/05/the_wrong_lessons_of_iraq.html

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By jeff collins, May 28, 2007 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment
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Bill—thank you! Don’t ever stop.  We need you. Take comfort in knowing there are many of us who speak out at dinner parties and social gatherings—we often repeat your words becaue you are just so damn good.

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By Tim, May 27, 2007 at 9:23 pm Link to this comment
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Hearing of Bush’s henchmen criticizing former President Carter for his comments reminded me of Dan Quayle (remember him?) calling Bill Clinton and Al Gore “Bozos” in 1992.  As Albert Einstein said, great ideas will always be persecuted by little minds.

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By ardee, May 27, 2007 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment

But thanks for not thinking me either flawed or denigrated!  I think that’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me in weeks!

—————
I am sorry that youve had a rough few weeks, Forkboy…but you made me smile.

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By cann4ing, May 27, 2007 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment

Forkboy, I am baffled that the post on your computer is so different from mine, which has a retangular button with an arrow in the middle of the You tube picture of Maher.  All I have to do is click onto the button and presto, this hilarious piece begins.

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By Forkboy, May 27, 2007 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment

Thanks ardee, except that I’m not unfamiliar with technology.  I actually built the computer upon which I’m typing this comment.  But I can understand why one might assume I’m less-than-capable based upon my original comment.

Unfortunately, I cannot select the picture and there are no links shown anywhere near the Watch It line.  I have reported this issue to the folks in charge as it has been an ongoing issue for weeks.

But thanks for not thinking me either flawed or denigrated!  I think that’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me in weeks!

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By cann4ing, May 27, 2007 at 6:22 pm Link to this comment

re comment #73212 by denise b. wilkenson:  If you recall, Bush told the UN that if it did not vote to authorize his illegal invasion of Iraq, it too would become “irrelevant.”  The word merely underscore’s the hard-right’s audacity.

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By Dale Headley, May 27, 2007 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment
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Bill Maher should be grateful that ABC fired him for telling the truth.  But that was a"little” truth.  Now he gets to tell the “whole” truth.

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By ardee, May 27, 2007 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

#73232 by Forkboy on 5/27 at 11:13 am
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What is wrong with me that I can’t find the link to watch the video
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Nothing wrong with you I suspect, unfamiliarity with technology is not a flaw or a denigration. Click on the picture then click on the lower left button to start video. Laughing is optional and discretionary.

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By QuyTran, May 27, 2007 at 3:06 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Maher,

Thanks very much for your brilliant commentary. Tip my hat !

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By Forkboy, May 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment

What is wrong with me that I can’t find the link to watch the video?

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By Bill Blackolive, May 27, 2007 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
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Yes.  But, will you help Rosie?  No? Too bad for you already.

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By denise b. wilkinson, May 27, 2007 at 10:09 am Link to this comment
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thanks Mr. Maher, you always tell it like it is. I too, was dismayed when President Carter backed down. I thought that it was very ironic that the most irrelevant president in history sent his henchmen to call President Carter ‘irrelevant.’ what a joke. glad you have a forum to say what we all think!

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By Hank Van den Berg, May 27, 2007 at 10:01 am Link to this comment
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Clearly, Maher is a serious threat to our safety and security.  His observations could actually wake up some of the American electorate, and that would would encourage the terrorists!  How dare he leak the official state secret that Bush is awful president.  And how can he suggest that the Democrats are weak after they practically rammed a bill with some voluntary benchmarks for disbursing $1.6 billion (out of the total of $100 billion in the bill) to the corrupt puppet government of Iraq down Bush’s throat?  The way the benchmarks help to pin the blame for Bush’s failures in Iraq on the Iraqi puppet government was a brilliant masterstroke!  And, thankfully, one of the benchmarks in the bill requries Iraq sign away its oil reserves to private oil companies.  Our national arrogance and our oil empire remain secure with the Democrats’ strong opposition.  All in all, Maher is a serious threat to the stability of our delicate political farce in Washington.  We should all live in fear while he remains on the air.

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By cann4ing, May 27, 2007 at 9:04 am Link to this comment

Maher is priceless!

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By ardee, May 27, 2007 at 8:03 am Link to this comment

I try to never miss one of his shows, always amusing, always entertaining, sometimes enlightening too…...

A pity Carter bowed to the criticisms and redacted his stance. He was, of course, absolutely right in his assessment about Bush.

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By James Yell, May 27, 2007 at 6:48 am Link to this comment
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Why is Bill Maher funny, when he is speaking the truth? or at lest why do I laugh?

I read a history on the great earthquake in San Francisco (the one where large part of the city burnt to the ground)and there was recorded the response of a woman, who stepping out on her porch to get the milk, the quake hit and collapsed her house including the door frame she had so recently been standing in. She was found laughing hysterically and when asked why she was laughing having just lost her house, and almost getting squashed, she replied, “If I didn’t laugh, I would be crying.”

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By Verne Arnold, May 27, 2007 at 6:15 am Link to this comment

Mr. Maher,

Yes, yes, and yes!!!

Thank You!

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