Hit Me Baby, One Maher Time

As you may know from way back when, I already professed my intellectual crush on Bill Maher. Well, my love-o-meter recently flew skyward when I caught a rare and captivating piece of live television last week. I'm speaking of the recent episode of Real Time With Bill Maher.

Now, I don't normally catch this show on TV because it's on HBO. But I do subscribe to the free podcasts of the show and listen to them religiously. Much like folks like their news and debate from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, I get my fix with Bill. Let's face it, the only way to cut to the heart of matters is with humor.

Anyway, Bill's show was hijacked this past week by several (perhaps four?) heckling kooks preaching about none other than 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. In case you missed it, our faithful digital friend, YouTube, has graciously time capsuled it for your viewership...



Now imagine watching this unfold in live TV. I happened to be away for a conference and flipped through the stations as the show was coming on. And then this went down... at first, I thought it was a joke or part of the show. A bit off-kilter for Bill's sense of humor, but who knows. Then it just kept going on with the ranting until Bill breaks open his emergency can of pissed-off whup ass and kicks these kooks out of the studio!

Kill, Bill, Kill!!

You can say a lot about these 4-some minutes of television. This is what I have to say...

1) I won't credit the bush administration for much, but I'll put it this way. It's stacked with conniving people who have done some fecked up stuff, but their lies and their exploits are consistently as see-through as Britney's under drawers. They couldn't manufacture a plausible case for war, produce WMDs, make a plan, organize a rebuilding effort, plan to plan, and on and on. You think they can orchestrate the destruction of a building with little preparation in the wake of a terrorist attack when bush is trying to read to children and sits there for 7 minutes "dumbfounded?" Or as I like to call it, his normal face.

And if by miracle they somehow did all that, we'd know about it because these guys can't cover up shit. And if you think they put together the whole attack, bitch please. Take your meds, find some evidence that we didn't go to the moon, Hitler is still alive, and Jesus has signaled His returned in the reflection of a puddle in front of your local Subway.

2) I'm sure these Truthers thought they had a victory, but here's the reality. You made yourself look like bigger asshats than you already are. And you'll only attract more asshats to your cuckoo cause; not sane and rational thinkers. Which your cause clearly needs. And the reason you have to resort to guerilla tactics like this is because no one will listen to you in a normal forum because of your already-established dumbassery and general detachment from this thing we like to call reality. Pop some more pills, mix it with booze, repeat.

3) I applaud Bill for what he did. I think there's no tolerance for stunt-tactics like this. Once again, people in this country have proved they are so aching for attention, they'll do anything to get it. As for me, I'll get my attention the old-fashioned way... from the few people who choose to read my blog and listen to MY meandering rants and conspiracies.

Now, about that gay agenda we've been working on...

3 comments:

Bubz The Troll said...

*Applauds* Well put.

Allie D. said...

At the risk of sounding like one of these "nutballs" you were ranting about, I happen to be of the mind that there are some SERIOUS inconsistencies in the "offical" story of 9/11. Not saying that the government planned it, necessarily, but it doesn't take much investigation to find incongruencies. Just an open mind to consider them. As much as I tend to agree with Maher on most issues, I diverge ways with him here. There is a difference between critical thinking and shoving one's head in the sand.

Think about it this way: How foolish is it to accept the same government's word on 9/11 like it's gospel, all while knowing how much they've lied about everything else? Never trust a government, period, especially one that investigates itself.

Furthermore, comparing the 9/11 attacks to the Iraq War and all of the circumstances surrounding it is like comparing apples and oranges. It's much easier to manipulate a population that has been attacked because they are too emotional and afraid to split hairs and investigate. They just want the problem and the "bad guys" to go away, and they look to big brother to just take care of it. And it's just as easy to manipulate that same scared population into initially supporting a war that on the outside looks like a "war on terror" but on the inside is something a hell of a lot more basic, yet sinister. The idea for this war came LONG before 9/11 and the Bush administration.

Anyway, I wouldn't be so quick to write off the so-called "truth" movement, and I don't think Bill should either.

That's all I'm gonna say about that.

Army said...

Allie--

The way I see it, it's not a matter of writing off the truth movement, as much as it is writing off people in the movement who pull stupid stunts like this. It's an on-going problem with the fringe element, who quite honestly, give any group a bad name.

As for the apples and oranges, it's not like I'm taking this argument to the debate team on Friday... I don't think the Jesus reflection in a puddle rebuttal holds any water...