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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:38 PM

Did you catch the Bill Maher and Fran Lebowitz interview tonight?

Perfect example of what we encounter every day. She, her brain, could only comprehend the now. He, wanted to talk about the hypothetical world. Neither bad, just different brains.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:55 PM

1. I've always been a diehard Bill Maher fan..

but lately not so much.. I've taken a break. I will watch a clip of this cause I like Fran, and the two of them together is usually funny.
Sounds like his interview with Judge Judy, which was hysterical. He wanted her to talk about all her verdicts and all she would talk about was Bloomberg and how he should be president. She totally punked Bill. He clearly wasn't expecting it.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:58 PM

9. Well he does have a super ego for sure. Funny, cuz I like Fran

too... But forgetting about Bill for a second... Thought she did not offer any kind of depth/wisdom for today's world. Not did he.

But..Probably shouldn't judge/review anyone for at least 6 months post pandemic... If it ever ends.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:19 AM

2. I found it difficult

to watch since he kept interrupting her and they were talking over each other a lot.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:47 PM

6. Yes! But perfect example of two 100% different brains?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:47 AM

3. Missed it till now, here's YouTube:





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Response to UTUSN (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:47 PM

7. Thanks!! What did you think?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:12 AM

11. Well, I like both of them, contrary to the MAHER haters. I didn't see that much talking-over each

other. They seem to be soul mates, personally and ideologically. Their general attitude is the "If I were king" thing, a college bull session of knowing more than anybody else.

I don't intend anything negative in what I've said. I like, and share, the contrarian thing. When Fran talked about the plastic sheets around cashiers' stations, I said the same thing back when they started - that they shield nothing floating in the air.

I like them both, including the I-know-better-than-you!1





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Response to UTUSN (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:36 AM

12. Good take, as always. I spurn the same old... He said one

thing I didn't like so now I hate him meme. Absolutism.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:53 AM

13. Meme - exactly! & we have a vibrant contingent at DU/GD lecturing others about what is permitted,

what can be thought, who can't be monitored (MAHER, ROGAN). Too clueless to be "ironic" but they are the ones who claim to be more-Dem/Lib/DU- than ANYBODY ELSE! They seem to have missed the parts of Liberalism about free-thought, free-speech, and not being threatened by hearing out contrariness or *being* contrary!

As for MAHER, the big rap on him seems to be that he hosts wingnuts. Yet I see him as giving the wingnuts rope to hang themselves with and that he confronts them. Although he seems to have fondness for the wingnut women, like he doesn't mind banging them, just enough not to succumb to their wingnuttiness.

I like his anti-religion/theology. And anti-"royalty". Yes, he criticizes Dem strategies, but that is also a Dem/Lib virtue, looking inside for root causes and long term solutions instead of Wingnut looking outside for who to blame and throwing cash at cronies/contractors for non-solutions. We win by fixing what didn't work for us, not by digging in.


*******ON EDIT: DUer said it better than I:
By PCIntern:: "I will personally contact you and ask you what Iím permitted to think feel and say. In the future, I shall subject myself to censorship in order not to be able to express an opinion which tens of millions of other people possess. I donít want you to be upset, I donít want you to be agitated or put upon by me having an opinion or feelings."














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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:58 AM

15. Kudos for "vibrant contingency" !!!!! And PCIntern's response is stellar!

I WILL steal that, if I ever feel emotional self control

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 06:17 AM

4. I have Fran brains.

I love her. I love humorists. Jerry Seinfeld said that comedians are the smartest stupid people. True.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 07:51 AM

5. I am finished with Bill Maher. Use to like him a lot.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:51 PM

8. I've decided he is one track. He wants to be around people

who feed off of him and gel with him.

Maybe an unforseen result of year+ long covid nightmare? I find myself so less tolerant of differing opinions myself..( didn't think that was possible)

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:06 AM

14. With you on that. I'm not a "hater", but he just doesn't do anything for me anymore.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:06 AM

10. Bill Maher is on Fridays at 10pm ET, here's the video(s):

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - April 23, 2021
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017653326

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