September 12, 2005
George of the Bungle
An incredible Bill Maher’s rant suggesting that instead of impeaching Bush, we should do a "California-style" recall. The last 4 minutes of this speech (Starting at 4:25) are destined to be replayed in Universities of the future again & again: “…Seriously Mister President. This job can’t be fun for you anymore. There is no more money to spend, you used up all of that. You can’t start another war, because you’ve also used up the army… Now it’s time to do what you’ve always done best. Lose interest and walk away… Time to move on…”
(It's as if this monologe was written by Sir George Carlin himself...)
Clip in Real Media
Update: Here's the full text from the HBO site
Who can forget the California Recall Election?
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Too funny to be a real commentator, not funny enough to be a real comedian.
Posted by: Tom McMahon at Sep 12, 2005 5:59:31 AM
Anyone wanna Quicktime it for me? I'm a Mac user
Posted by: Cap'n Marrrrk at Sep 12, 2005 10:37:33 AM
Carlin was one of Maher's panel guests on that show, and nodded his approval at that particular New Rule.
Posted by: Elayne Riggs at Sep 12, 2005 1:24:57 PM
You're right. So what does that leave for him? Whenever I watch him, whether or not I agree or disagree with what he's saying, I find myself cringing. I can't stand the feeling so avoid him.
Posted by: Phoenix at Sep 12, 2005 7:48:57 PM
Yes, I think this definition fits Bill to a 'T':
whine Audio pronunciation of "whine" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hwn, wn)
v. whined, whin·ing, whines
1. To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
2. To complain or protest in a childish fashion.
3. To produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch: jet engines whining.
And George Carlin I think hit an all time low in terms of displaying any meaningful intelligence. He is trapped in his own little hate filled world of illogic and superstition. I completely lost any faith in his ability to understand anything clearly when utterly failed at his attempt to explain what the differences between right wing and left wing thinking were. A highschooler taking Gov't 101 could have explained it better then he tried. I think while he decided to halt the show and give a gov't lecture that James Glassman should have gone ahead and given a lecture on how federalism works because they obviously didn't seem to understand that the President is the head of a federal institution to govern the whole of the United States of America of which its primary responsibility is to handle the U.S.A's international agenda.
To Bill Maher and his little diatribe at the end of the show all I can say is, "tough". He told his audience of cronies that Pres. Bush's approval rating had dropped below 40% to which everyone clapped enthusiastically. While I'm thinking, "whats your point" cause last I check unless George shreds the constitution the way a lot of liberal are wanting him to do, he is not going to be back for a 3rd term. Approval ratings at this point mean little to nothing. The fact of the matter however is that under Pres. Bush the federal assistance to hurricane ravaged areas has been better then one could expect. This last one will have made the 5th major hurricane disaster of which the federal response was nearly exactly the same. Yet while the first 4 where handled in an exceptional fashion but somehow this last one has been a utter disgrace? To me when I examine the only thing that changed in this situation were the local and state officials. When Florida was involved with this support structure in place everything went about as smoothly as one can expect. No, this one is not on the Presidents shoulders it is purely a complete failure on the part of the Mayor and the Governor and Louisiana. Bill is the mouth peice of the liberal left wing right at the moment and he is showing just how hate filled and hysterical they are willing to become in there attempts to undermine the right wing agenda and primarily the President.
Posted by: Josh Reiter at Sep 14, 2005 8:25:15 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Josh. It’s true & irritating that Bill Maher laughs at his own jokes too much, and he reminds me of how insufferable Dennis Miller was, even before he turned into a fascist. But I disagree with you completely about this rant. This rant is accurate, it’s right on the money, it’s a classic. This rant will live long after we are gone. And Bill Maher is going to get a very nice cell in Guantanamo soon, if he doesn’t tone down.
Posted by: Hanan L. at Sep 14, 2005 9:50:12 PM