Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Take THAT, Libs!

John Nolte:
More blowback from the White House's cynical war on the non-existent war on women -- this time it's HBO's Bill Maher and the White House's own David Axelrod.

Axelrod was set to appear on Maher's weekly HBO comedy/talk show "Real Time," but it was learned last night that the appearance has since been cancelled. This has to be a bitter pill for Maher, who recently and very publicly donated $1 million to a Barack Obama super PAC. Moreover, due to legitimate cries of hypocrisy from the Right after the Left began their neo-fascist crusade against Limbaugh, that contribution is now seen as a a major liability for the President -- something Republicans intend to hit him with unless and until it's returned.
My neo-fascist instincts tell me I should not be sad about someone picking on Bill Maher for sexism.

Only a little further afield, Maria Farrell writes about feeling gratitude for behaviour that in an ideal world is unremarkable.


vacuumslayer said...

I read the CT entry and it was SO GOOD because sometimes I feel myself conflicted over my reactions to male feminists. Firstly I often feel absurdly sometimes I even find it hot. Which seems to me to defeat the purpose of male feminism.

Also I uncomfortable with idea of it being a form of chivalry or protection. All too often I find myself thinking "thank goodness HE spoke up" or something along those lines. I guess when one group of people has a bit too much power you're always a little grateful when someone from that group is genuinely ON YOUR SIDE.

Rachel said...

Well said VS!

Anyone tried the Shamrock shake?

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

In an ideal world, John Berryhill's behaviour would be unnecessary.

re: Maher

Fuck him. All those show bidness types and also too teh centrist reasonable lefties. Fuck 'em all. National advertisers bailing on Big Pharma is long overdue.

Freedom of speech is one thing, but it should also encompasses the Freedom to distance yourself from sexist racist homophobic sociopathic drug smuggling sex tourists.

tigris said...

donated $1 million to a Barack Obama super PAC ... something Republicans intend to hit him with unless and until it's returned

The super PACs that are BY LAW totally independent from the candidates and in fact forbidden from discussing any aspect of the campaign with them? Fucking moron.

wiley said...

A friend of mine in art school was a Republican, former Army officer, Calvinist, and gun lover with a degree in History.

He told me about two "ideal worlds"--- a Native American tribe and a Celtic tribe in which rape did not exist. When those tribes were overrun by raping hordes, they were completely stymied by the raping. It made no sense at all to them. They didn't have a word for it.

Substance McGravitas said...

I'm skeptical. There were likely words that expressed "that hurts" or "not right now" fairly clearly.

Arwen is writing interesting things in the thread.

M. Bouffant said...

Anyone tried the Shamrock shake?

Yep. It makes your poop green.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh, it's Shamrock Shake season again.

I like them.

Smut Clyde said...

they were completely stymied by the raping. It made no sense at all to them. They didn't have a word for it.

I've encountered the claim from Welsh-speakers that Welsh used to have no word for "masturbate", because they were all clean-living clean-minded who were happily shagging each other (or sheep) and had no need for self-abuse before the filthy Anglo-saxons invaded and introduced their licentious habits. An old friend who took pride in the number of Celtic languages he could speak had a sign up in his bathroom, "Please do not wank in the shower" -- but in Welsh. Except for the word 'wank'.

I remain sceptical.

Kathleen said...

I found the Shamrock Shake to be massively over-hyped.

jim said...

RE: Maher -

Saying stuff I like or even agree with doesn't make the "Yet Another Multi-Millionaire Prat Who Thinks Their Shit Smells Like Chanel #5" go away, & it never will, Bill.

Substance McGravitas said...

Indeed. If he tells funny jokes - and he does! - that does not mean that he's a hero. For similar idiocy see LGM. Darleen Click says that if Bill Maher and someone you've never heard of from Tennessee say insulting things they are YOU.