Bill Maher Laments About A Liberal World That Seems To Be Going Mad In ‘Real Time’ Takes
Bill Maher can't understand what's happened to the world he once knew, he lamented during Friday's Real Time on HBO.
Several times throughout the show, an angry Maher threw up his hands, questioning the weirdness of life in this United States. Examples: "It used to be a liberal thing to be suspicious of defense contractors," he said during a discussion of the decision to send $40 billion to Ukraine. Later, during a discussion about kvetching Elon Musk's Twitter application, "freedom of expression was once important to liberals in this country."
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In his final tirade, he complained about "The boldness of it all," noting that there seem to be no boundaries that cannot be crossed, such as: or mess with Mike Tyson. "Who needs the metaverse when you can do whatever you want in real life?" Mahr asked.
He noted that 11 Walgreens and six CVS stores in San Francisco have been closed over the past year as the city descends into virtual anarchy.
“When was shoplifting legalized? There used to be shame, or at least an ability to have it.” Well, “CVS isn't a business. It's a teeth whitening strip zoo.”
Maher acknowledged that while there are issues with the police, "we can't allow them to be hunted down and targeted." He added that the public can't get too involved in what the police shouldn't be doing that "we will become El Salvador". He pointed out that Democrats like to point out that crime used to be worse. "And who cares," Maher said. "I am living now."
Democrats can tell voters it's not that bad, but their opposition knows the truth. He then moved on to a speech by Donald Trump in which the former president pledged that the crime mayhem "will stop right here and now."
"That's a strong campaign issue when it feels like it's all going into every man for himself," Maher warned.
During the panel portion of the show, Maher spoke with Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and author of the new book The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats - And Our Response - Will Change The World, and Jane Harman, who served six terms in the House of Representatives and is now Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus of the Wilson Center.
After the obligatory Roe v Wade debate, which drew little opposition, the conversation turned to Twitter and Musk's bid for the social media service.
Bremmer said he assumes Musk can restore courtesy if he buys Twitter. He pointed out that he loves to shake things up in his own tweets.
Maher noted that blaming Musk on this basis is similar to people attacking him for making fun of the left. "Here's the comedy."
Harman acknowledged that "Elon is brilliant" but cautioned that he should be careful about what he wishes for. If Musk's promise to restore Trump and others who have been banned from the service comes to pass -- "all that crazy stuff is coming back," as Harman put it -- "his shareholders will sell their stock."
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