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Don't have a panel consisting of coal-loving ex-Governor, a Republican quasi-denier and an Ed Grimley clone saying "what's the use, China's gonna choke us with coal anyway."

Bill Maher was extremely concerned about climate change as he started his panel tonight.  He mentioned the glacier breaking off and breaking the 400 ppm mark.  He said Germany now has 75% renewables -- why can't we?

That was the high point.  Ed Grimley (actually some guy named Ian Bremmer) said Germany was turning back to coal.  GOP Shill/Pollster Kelley Anne Conaway grudgingly admitted that climate change was "half" human caused.  (Note to Bill -- if you want a blond Republican woman, bring back Margaret Hoover. She's much smarter and has great lineage.)   And Brian Schweitzer told us all about "clean coal" and fracking.  If you had just watched that segment, you would have thought that fracking was definitely the energy equivalent of Pharrell's Happy.   Thank goodness nobody brought up the XL pipeline.

Bill -- Your heart is in the right place on climate, but you need back-up.  Even Bill Nye, ferchrissake.  The only time you woke up was when Conaway started spouting the "scientists are in it for the grant money" nonsense.  (a lot of "coin" as she put it).  That woman is stone frignorant.

Fortunately, you had Kevin Nealon as a guest -- hilarious as usual.  And the final New Rule daring the Republicans to impeach Obama was not bad.

But if I want to hear a bunch of chumps talking about fracking or the pipeline, I can DVR Morning Joe.

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  •  I wouldn't watch the guy (2+ / 0-)
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    Bethesda 1971, exlrrp

    He really isn't on our side, he's just on his side.

    He was "dating" Ann Coulter fer gawd's sake. That's something that doesn't wash off. By "that", I mean bad judgement, of course.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Fri May 16, 2014 at 10:10:31 PM PDT

  •  Bill Maher is a clown (4+ / 0-)

    Crappy panels.  A lot of yelling.  Shitty questions.  Some really simplistic comments on his part.  

    He's a funny comedian, I just don't know why anyone thinks he should run a political panel show.

    Your kids are more than a test score, and so are their teachers.

    by gtnoah on Fri May 16, 2014 at 10:33:52 PM PDT

  •  Where does that "clean coal" shit come from? (1+ / 0-)
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    Bethesda 1971

    The same place "cancer-free" tobacco comes from? Or "totally safe and fun" heroin? It's just so pathetic, but I do agree with the Ed Grimley guy in that nothing will really change the path we are on. We are headed to 500 ppm.

    Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

    by Anne Elk on Fri May 16, 2014 at 10:56:46 PM PDT

  •  He's an anti-vaxxer who makes rape jokes. (2+ / 0-)
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    exlrrp, a2nite

    And he does the whiny-white-guy thing of blaming his audience when they boo his hateful shit ("You're all so politically correct" - yeah, because objecting to jokes about molesting Japanese schoolgirls makes me TOTALLY humorless, man).

    If the Republicans decided to legalize pot, Bill Maher would turn red in a heartbeat.

    “[Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] created Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - which proves he was way ahead of his time on gay marriage.” - Bill Maher

    by gardnerhill on Sat May 17, 2014 at 12:00:47 AM PDT

  •  Watch Him With A Jaundiced Eye..... (3+ / 0-)
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    exlrrp, unfangus, Bethesda 1971

    Bill's got some neocon coursing thru his veins.  Sure, he wants to legalize marijuana, but that's about it for an old horndog like Bill.  

    He invites a plethora of Republicans on his show, & he lets
    them go on & on & on.  Occasionally, he'll sputter a little about their diatribes, but his heart really isn't in it.

    I always get the feeling he can't wait to get out of the studio & see what's going on at the Playboy mansion.

  •  Maher doesn't have many liberals on panels because (3+ / 0-)
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    quill, unfangus, Bethesda 1971

    they tend to call him on his shit.

    Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

    by OHdog on Sat May 17, 2014 at 04:42:47 AM PDT

  •  Bill Maher is great, and independent (4+ / 0-)

    None of us is perfect and he has his flaws, but his heart is in the right place.  As a group, we liberals have our biases and he points them out.  He coined the Republican bubble and gives these irrational bastards more shit than anyone.

    But his panel.  First, you have to think about how hard it is to get a panel of diverse political views every week, it's not easy and it's up to the producer.  That bickering, fighting format actually sells.  I'm not sure why, I actually can't stand it and it's gotten to the point where I turn the channel during the panel discussion.  Many of us here don't like listening to the same old Republican lying talking points, but that's not who is audience is.

    So give Bill a break, his show does a wonderful job of exposing the right wing insanity.

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