Monday, May 31, 2010



Case and point, Bill Maher.  On Friday night on last week's installment of Real Time, he decided to make a pop shot at President Obama not being a "real black president".  He goes on a diatribe about how Obama should carry a gun under his shirt like a "real black person" and threaten to shot somebody in the foot at a meet with BP officials. 
"I thought when we elected a Black president, we were going to get a Black president. You know, this  is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants [saying];
"'We've got a motherfu*king problem here?' Shoot somebody in the foot.
Now, that's the last fuckin' straw in my book.  Yeah, I'm about to go into rant mode...

Maher clearly has racial issues, and that's just scratching the surface.  He has gone on the record on a number of stereotyping black folks including the time where conscious rapper, activist, and actor Mos Def had to check him on his foolishness. Also there is Maher's habit with dating black women, but according to Karrine "Superhead" Steffans herself that he like to have ignorant, uneducated black women around that he can always argue down and degrade.  The irony of this statement alone is something for referencing again and again coming from Maher when he falls within this very demographic group on ABC's This Week back in April:

Yet, you make stereotypical statements about black people just a few weeks later.  Something is clearly up with this guy.  Just in March he made some blanket statement about Muslims, and caught a backlash for that.

The finally death-knell in my opinion is his arrogance towards religion.  Although I'm not a religious person (rather spiritual that prays every night to God) who has issues with a number of modern religious congregations, I don't deride people's ability to have faith in religion to maintain their sanity through tough times in their life.  Maher alleges that panelist is his friend, S.E. Cupp, yet he ridicules her for empathizing those who are religious and relies upon it for the aforementioned reasons.  

Bill Maher is an arrogant, racially biased asshole who has proven even to me that he needs to put up a sippy cup of STFU and gulp down a huge swallow of reality and self-evaluation.  Even if he does give fodder for liberals on socially conservatives' stupidity and I'll admit there have been the moments.  His lack of ability to write for himself and yeah that was proven during the writers guild strike of 2008 when his monologue was missing.  However, this guy is an asshole, plain and simple, and that's unforgivable.

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