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Bill Maher Uses Aurora Massacre to Attack American Exceptionalism
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2012 | Noel Shepperd

Posted on 07/21/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT by Kaslin

Leave it to HBO's Bill Maher to use the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, to attack the belief in American exceptionalism.

On Friday, the vulgar comedian took to his Twitter account to claim that James Holmes' actions should be a "reminder that so many of the things that make us exceptional these days are bad":

Rt wingers luv to tout American Exceptionalism - today is a reminder that so many of the things that make us exceptional these days are bad — Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 20, 2012


One has to wonder how stoned Maher was when he wrote this nonsense.

So many of the things that make us exceptional these days are bad?

How can something exceptional be bad?

Most people define "exceptional" as excellent or superior. Can that be bad?

More importantly, a clearly disturbed young man massacred innocents for no reason, and Maher sees this as an opportunity to bash conservatives and the concept of American exceptionalism.

What should make people sadder than the comment itself is that there are so many folks around this great nation who agree with him, and that maybe such anti-American sentiments are part of the problem.



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1 posted on 07/21/2012 1:16:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I don’t pay any attention ot Maher. He’s wackier than little Jimmy “The Joker” Holmes.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 1:19:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Kaslin

1. Being an exception; uncommon.

2. Well above average; extraordinary: an exceptional memory.

3. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability

Two of three definitions, including the primary, just mean unusual or uncommon.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Kaslin

We should make FR a Maher free zone. Do we really care what this idiot says and if his siccophant fans believe the crap he says or not?


4 posted on 07/21/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher IS an exceptional American.
An exceptionally stupid American.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher is a sort of Vaseline for Marxists.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 1:25:03 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Kaslin
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This ever classy, waste of otherwise valuable protoplasm and pathetic excuse for a life form is seen here whacked out on a large quantity of booze and/or exotic chemicals in his Halloween, 2007 STEVE IRWIN get-up! Bill Maher: Giving SCHMUCKS and MORONS a bad name for 20 years!!


7 posted on 07/21/2012 1:26:26 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: History Repeats

Well, since liberal idiots such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore influence millions of Americans, it’s good to know what they are saying.

So yes, we do care what this idiot says, because we want to talk sense to liberals when we hear them spouting this nonsense.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 1:26:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

No one has hanged Bill Maher yet and that is exceptional, and it’s bad.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Hey Bill...

On your way out...Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!!!


10 posted on 07/21/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Kaslin

This human life ravishing incident is evidence of the progress of Bill Mahr’s and Barack Obama’s new and improved hate in America.

The Left’s ideology and it’s minions is the most effective mass murderer ever known to mankind. They have murdered and impoverished millions upon millions of people.

STFU with the leftist propaganda, Billy boy.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 1:38:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Venturer
Maher is a hater. He will get what he deserves but not from a Freeper... most likely he will shoot off his ugly mouth to one of the black crack whores he like to patronize and she will cut off his package and shove it down his commie pie-hole.
12 posted on 07/21/2012 1:39:55 PM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Kaslin; Sherman Logan
The difference with Bill Maher is that he says those things for the sole purpose of making headlines for the free advertisement. He's not embarrassed about what he says at the very least. He makes his money saying these things. He's cute in the eyes of the liberals. Unlike Brian Ross, Dan Rather and other so called "journalists" whose livelihood depends solely on not getting caught being a partisan, Bill Mayer could always go back his day job which is being a clown (and a bad one at that).

Keith Obermann did something similar. He always made sure he attacked a republican with an audience that he knew would report on what he had said.

13 posted on 07/21/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin

The shooter was another ordinary leftist, just like Maher.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Kaslin

This human life ravishing incident is evidence of the progress of Bill Mahr’s and Barack Obama’s new and improved hate for America.

The Left’s ideology and it’s minions is the most effective mass murderer ever known to mankind. They have murdered and impoverished millions upon millions of people.

STFU with the leftist propaganda, Billy boy.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: tsowellfan

I agree. If morons like Maher don’t say things that are stupid and “controversial”, they fall off the radar, lose their jobs and have to go back to the “fries guys” jobs they had before they were “discovered”. Attacking Americans is what Maher has to do to survive and keep a big paycheck coming in. It’s what the communists pay him big bucks to do.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Lorianne

and evidently has no mirrors in his house either.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 1:54:37 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Kaslin
Apparently being a “comedian” didn't work out for that idiot. In his own sort of way, he is a “joke”, a sick one at that. Gee I wish Todd or Track Palin could have a few minutes alone with that piece of vile ugly crap.
18 posted on 07/21/2012 1:55:21 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bill Maher is a twerp.

Unlike the Moslem paradises and the Communist utopias, Billy Maher is free to leave the US whenever he wants.

All of us will benefit when he leaves, including him.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

If I woke up one day and heard that Bill Maher went on a shooting rampage I wouldn’t be surprised at all, that guy is seriously off his nut..Hey Bill, if you hate this country so much LEAVE..please..just LEAVE


20 posted on 07/21/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

Maher is at the very bottom on our list of positive exceptionalism.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 2:36:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin
a "reminder that so many of the things that make us exceptional these days are bad":

just another excuse for more and bigger government from a freedom hater.

22 posted on 07/21/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Gertie

A comedian is supposed to be funny. Maher is anything but


23 posted on 07/21/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: History Repeats
“We should make FR a Maher free zone. Do we really care what this idiot says and if his sycophant fans believe the crap he says or not?”
Exactly, The only reason I clicked on this thread is to see if others felt the way I do.
24 posted on 07/21/2012 3:11:54 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Kaslin

I think a more serious problem is that Bill Maher is considered a sage commenter in some circles.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 3:16:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (Kwell with Lindane...for Bill Maher, the women who love him, and the men who love them.)
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To: Kaslin

Maher is another one who should receive absolutely NO news exposure. When he opens his mouth, it is worse than when the collective rectums of this country loosen.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t understand his point. Makes no sense to me.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 4:07:22 PM PDT by Girlene (Really!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bill Maher is an ASS! Why does anyone bother to discuss what this human excement has to say?


28 posted on 07/21/2012 4:32:31 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: Kaslin
Bill Maher Uses Aurora Massacre to Attack American Exceptionalism

Why does nutcase Maher need anything to prove that?
Our society tolerates him.

That's tolerance beyond understanding.

29 posted on 07/21/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Kaslin; Grampa Dave; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; calif_reaganite; marsh2; calcowgirl; ...
Without even having read the article or the thread, only the title of the article, this reminds me of 1994 in San Franpsycho when some berserk nut used a couple of Mac 10s to shoot up a big bunch of lawyers in an office building.

I was in the local burger joint shaking hands and running for local office and some limp wristed little commie in a typical "painters hat" was looking up at the TV and moaning loudly "A sure sign of a sick society!"

I did the politically incorrect thing and proceeded to rimind him that one single sicko will never represent an entire nation unless they're the successor to Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, or some other creeple people no matter which nation it happens to be.

Conclusion jumping with emotional broad sweeping generalizations is usually the work of liberals like him to down grade, disgrace and like Obama, deferat the good nature of this exceptional nation!!!

30 posted on 07/21/2012 10:14:25 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: Kaslin
I may or may not subscribe to "American exceptionalism" the way others do (my religious beliefs are paramount and they are, by modern standards, "fanatical"), but I do love my country the same way everyone loves his country whatever it may be.

I am going to make an observation on these self-proclaimed "America-haters" that I have not made before. I have often pointed out that the Left in other countries is usually hyper-nationalist and patriotic (defending the Sacred Socialist Motherland against the Foreign Devil) and that the American Left's hatred of its own country is atypical and self-defeating (unless they're intentionally alienating people in the manner of professional wrestling "heels"). But what I am about to say now I don't believe I have said before.

These people are all full of baloney. I don't believe they really mean it. Oh, they run down the country every chance that they get, they root for all its enemies, and they believe in the right to desecrate its emblems. But if they hate the country so much, why do they advocate the continual building of the government of this allegedly "lousy country" to the level of almost omnipotence as the solution to the world's problems?

"Native Americans," Blacks, and Hispanics may regularly damn the USA for "genocide" and slavery. Very well. There's a very easy answer to that. If this country is so bad, if it has caused so much trouble . . . formally disestablish it. Declare the Constitution null and void, agree that the United States of America no longer exists, and let all its peoples go back to their lands of origin. If America's existence is so baleful, logically this would be the best possible solution. But has any America-hater ever even suggested such a thing? Of course not! Their universal spiel is "I hate this lousy country so much that I want to be a Senator!" Is that sane? Does that make the slightest bit of sense?

And if the country is so lousy, why is the country's government the answer to every problem? Why do people who read long laundry lists of the US Government's crimes want to make it bigger? Similarly, why would skeptics of the government's benevolence firearms ownership limited to police and military forces? Is that "dissent?" If it is, I'd hate to see what "agreement" is! "This lousy government has murdered billions of people! Give it all your guns!" Duh. As a matter of fact, doesn't the Left in almost every other country urge the people to arm themselves and make a revolution? Our "Left" certainly has a very funny idea of what a "revolution" is--they want it to be carried out by the FBI! To my mind the only Left in the world other than ours that believes the military is the agent of "revolutionary change" is North Korea.

If "patriotism" were defined as loyalty to a government as opposed to loyalty to a geographical homeland or set of ideals, then the "America-hating" US Left would be the most simple-minded, drum-beating, flag-kissing, jingoistic bunch of super patriots in perhaps the entire world.

A similar hypocrisy is evinced by those loud-mouths who constantly claim to be opposed to "western civilization." Yet where do all their ideas come from? From some illiterate Australian aborigine or pristine Siberian shaman? Of course not! All their ideas come from white western Europeans (most of whom are dead). They are incapable of having a thought that they didn't crib from Voltaire, Rousseau, Hegel, Comte, Darwin, or Marcuse. All the so-called "Black theologians" and self-proclaimed "leaders of the indigenous peoples" are frauds and fakes . . . every single one of them. Their heads are stuffed so full of the ideas of dead Germans that it's a wonder they don't explode. Any noise-maker who claims scientific materialism is the philosophy of "real people" or "sharecroppers" or "the dispossessed" or "the masses" is either insane or a liar . . . scientific materialism is the ideology of THE ELITE and always has been. And not just any elite, but the well-to-do dead white European elite.

Leftism is the "whitest," most "western," and most "European" ideology in the history of the world, and all the "Rigoberta Menchus" in the world cannot change that.

31 posted on 07/21/2012 10:46:30 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Black's are quieter than a hooker in church about the mass genocide of their race due to the practice of abortion. What do they say about the 70% of bastard children born. Slavery was over 150 years ago and 3 amendments to the constitution were added so it would never happen again. But these hyphenated American just need to shut up and start learning some critical thinking skills and morals.
32 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT by Warrior Nurse (I am an American Fighting Man, fighting to keep our country free from despots and idiots)
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To: Kaslin; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Perdogg

I can hardly think of anyone more unlikable than Maher.

I’d sooner have a drink with the Colorado killer or Mahmood Ahmadinejad.


33 posted on 07/23/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I’d be happy to have a drink with Maher.

It’s the last drink I would have for about 20 years. Maybe less with good behavior.


34 posted on 07/23/2012 7:19:50 AM PDT by Fat Tiger
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To: Kaslin; All
Correcting a mistype in my post.

Similarly, why would skeptics of the government's benevolence firearms ownership limited to police and military forces?

This should have read:

Similarly, why would skeptics of the government's benevolence want firearms ownership limited to police and military forces?

I apologize for the error, and for its late correction!

35 posted on 07/23/2012 9:51:00 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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