Bill Maher On Sarah Palin

Well I think it’s definitely time for a little comic relief, so in recognition of the opening of Bill Maher’s Religulous, here he is with a very topical discussion of Sarah Palin.

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Sachiko, Thanks for spreading the humor during the world economy meltdown. When times get really bad I always can find something funny in the situation that helps people get through the moment. Bill Maher was the brave one six years ago when he stood up to the ABC TV network by speaking his mind. But ABC flinched and fired him because they are corporate money whores and didn’t want to risk offending the almighty advertisers with purse strings. After Maher went to HBO he even got more popular and more critical of the Bush administration and Republicans while the Media hid behind propaganda lies parroted by Ari Fleisher, Scott McClellan and Tony Snow. Now in the lame duck days of W, he flails about helplessly all the while knowing he has a golden parachute back to Texas. Ultimately I blame the American people for voting twice for this dry drunk who is so incompetent he couldn’t handle managing a McDonald’s fast food spot. And that’s insulting McDonald’s efficiency and business acumen. Obama and the Americans as well as the entire world has much work to be done in the next decade and beyond. However I have hope we will have a leader that can lead, inspire and motivate everyone on the planet. Peace to all and keep you humor close.
Best,
Doug Ross
http://www.iChinese.tv

  
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Yes, the humor feels GOOD.

And speaking of McDonald’s, let’s see if we can put a super-dramatic upswing in world food production opposite that dramatic downturn in stocks we are seeing. In letters to Congress (etc.) or at “town meetings” (etc.) that opportunity presents, just ask that all that land that has been spuriously and fraudulently committed to energy-intensive “biofuels” be immediately planted with food crops that are truly suitable for humans and their various vertebrate side-kicks. Those “biofuel” and ethanol programs (c/o the same old cartels that got us into trouble with fossil fuel dependencies) have already stolen about half of the agricultural base of the planet, and are proceeding to starve a major percent of earthly life to death. Even with a bad crop year to start off, there is nothing to lose, as the only way to go is UP. Barack would especially be right in his element overseeing a project like this (Operation McD?) to start off his OJT Presidency. This would inspire some much-needed confidence in the government and some valuable international cooperation.

  
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I have to agree that co-opting food crops for energy production has become a very big problem – I wonder if reduced demand due to the food crisis may have something to do with the financial crisis?

  
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Here is some more humor about energy policy.
“Mr. W”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTLO2F_ERY

The Germans seem committed to Mr. “W”, even if he isn’t very nice… :)

What about Mr. Sol, and Ms. Waves, and Ms. Geo?
Seems like those are pretty non-impactful sources too.

  
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Wow, that ad was pretty bizarre! I am intending to write a fair bit about environmental issues myself once the election is over – sadly, it seems this issue isn’t even in the mind of American voters, despite Palin’s plans to drill her way through Alaska’s national parklands to “solve” America’s energy problems. I guess war and the financial crisis are naturally dominating people’s minds.

  
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Sachiko — the Mr.W clip was humorous, but it also brought tears. There is high ironic tragi-comedy here, c/o certain German business people. I think they have tucked a special message in there (while doing what their grantors dictated), for those with skill to read between the lines. I’m still working on it.

  
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Humor does help us deal with our current situation. This time of year my stress level is usually difficult to deal with (it’s even worse during the presidential elections). I try to be what could be considered a “good Christian”, but I swear I may have to throttle the next person that has to tell me about Barack Obama being a Muslim. Unfortunately election time is seldom about real issues. Thank you for your commentary, it’s good to hear from someone reasonable on issues

  
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Thanks for your comments Curt! It’s always nice to hear from someone who, even though they don’t necessarily agree with everything I think, still recognise that I am (or at least try to be) reasonable. :-)

For the record, of course not all Christians are fundamentalist extremists – indeed, many of them are very good people. The fact that I have a fundamental disagreement with them over the existence of God doesn’t change that one iota. Indeed, I’m sure that the fact that the fundamentalist extremists use the Bible as an excuse for their actions must be at least as distressing to them as it is to me!

  
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