New Rule: If America Can’t Get it Together, We Lose the Bald Eagle by Bill Maher

Posted by Audiegrl

Bill Maher

Bill Maher

Bill Maher—New Rule: If America can’t get its act together, it must lose the bald eagle as our symbol and replace it with the YouTube video of the puppy that can’t get up. As long as we’re pathetic, we might as well act like it’s cute. I don’t care about the president’s birth certificate, I do want to know what happened to “Yes we can.” Can we get out of Iraq? No. Afghanistan? No. Fix health care? No. Close Gitmo? No. Cap-and-trade carbon emissions? No. The Obamas have been in Washington for ten months and it seems like the only thing they’ve gotten is a dog.

Well, I hate to be a nudge, but why has America become a nation that can’t make anything bad end, like wars, farm subsidies, our oil addiction, the drug war, useless weapons programs – oh, and there’s still 60,000 troops in Germany – and can’t make anything good start, like health care reform, immigration reform, rebuilding infrastructure. Even when we address something, the plan can never start until years down the road. Congress’s climate change bill mandates a 17% cut in greenhouse gas emissions… by 2020! Fellas, slow down, where’s the fire? Oh yeah, it’s where I live, engulfing the entire western part of the United States!

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Bill’s humor is not for the faint of heart (NSFW), but he often gets right to the root of the problem with our elected politician’s and the people in our country obsessed by politics. Yes, people like us. 🙂

He has interesting guests and always ends each episode with a ‘New Rules” segment. Lately he has been posting his New Rules on Huffington Post on Friday mornings, letting readers see what he will be covering that night.

Bill Maher is a award winning comedian and Host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” which you can catch on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO.

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3 responses to “New Rule: If America Can’t Get it Together, We Lose the Bald Eagle by Bill Maher

  1. Did you read Bill Maher’s comment on the Huffington Post yesterday? He was decrying the dumbing down of America.

    While I admire Bill Maher a great deal, I am forced to take issue here. This pitiful America of which he speaks is very real. Of that there can be little doubt to anyone who has bothered to pay attention. But like a lot of people on the Left (I am sorry to say) he totally ignores – whether by accident or design – the undeniable advantages of living in the America of the first decade of the twenty-first century.

    For example:

    I never finished High School. In fact I dropped out at the very beginning of my Junior year. In spite of this unfortunate fact, the I.Q. of my country has dropped to such a horrifying degree in the last thirty years, whenever I arrive at a gathering of, say, two or three-hundred people, I am reasonably confident that I am the smartest person in the room.

    Do you have any idea how utterly cool that is? Lighten up, Bill.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

    • I have a hard time reconciling Bill’s advocacy for pot smoking when one would have to deduce that pot has contributed, at least a little, to the “dumbing down of America”… on the other hand it’s kept 7-11’s in business across the country 😉

      Now excuse me while I fire up a fat one 🙂

    • audiegrl

      Tom I don’t agree with everything Bill M. says each week, but try to post them anyway as a tool for discussion. And the fact that the dude can be pretty damn funny. 🙂

      I will admit that his show is better when he has three diverse (like a Dem,Repub,Indep) people sitting at the table. This weeks show with Krugman and Spitzer discussing economics was a little wonkish for my taste. But I had great hopes when John Waters came out. He’s always fun. But then John said the old lie that Black churches/people caused Prop 8 to fail in California. Something that has been debunked by many, even (Nate Silver @ 538.com), and no one tried to correct him. If you heard someone shouting at the TV. It was me 🙂

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