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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:23 PM

Bill Maher Tweet Proclaims The Alabama/Mississippi Elections ‘Toothless Tuesday’



by James Crugnale | 11:40 pm, March 13th, 2012

On Tuesday evening, Bill Maher sent out a snarky missive targeted at voters in Alabama and Mississippi holding elections for their Republican primaries, tweeting “Toothless Tuesday too tight to tally!”



http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-maher-tweet-proclaims-the-alabamamississippi-elections-toothless-tuesday/

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Reply Bill Maher Tweet Proclaims The Alabama/Mississippi Elections ‘Toothless Tuesday’ (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 OP
Cirque du So-What Mar 2012 #1
Bladian Mar 2012 #4
zappaman Mar 2012 #5
ErikJ Mar 2012 #44
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2012 #55
snooper2 Mar 2012 #57
Politicalboi Mar 2012 #2
lame54 Mar 2012 #3
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 #6
KamaAina Mar 2012 #18
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 #22
Aerows Mar 2012 #47
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 #49
MindMover Mar 2012 #7
CrawlingChaos Mar 2012 #14
MindMover Mar 2012 #27
CrawlingChaos Mar 2012 #30
MindMover Mar 2012 #40
CrawlingChaos Mar 2012 #48
MindMover Mar 2012 #52
emilyg Mar 2012 #8
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2012 #37
emilyg Mar 2012 #46
RebelOne Mar 2012 #9
baldguy Mar 2012 #10
Fawke Em Mar 2012 #13
WillowTree Mar 2012 #11
KamaAina Mar 2012 #19
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 #21
Odin2005 Mar 2012 #32
Walk away Mar 2012 #12
zorahopkins Mar 2012 #15
CrawlingChaos Mar 2012 #17
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #24
cordelia Mar 2012 #26
CrawlingChaos Mar 2012 #16
Swede Mar 2012 #20
Odin2005 Mar 2012 #34
strandedsoutherner12 Mar 2012 #51
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #23
cordelia Mar 2012 #25
mmonk Mar 2012 #28
ErikJ Mar 2012 #29
Odin2005 Mar 2012 #31
ErikJ Mar 2012 #33
Odin2005 Mar 2012 #35
ErikJ Mar 2012 #38
tabasco Mar 2012 #36
ErikJ Mar 2012 #41
MrSlayer Mar 2012 #39
Jennicut Mar 2012 #42
ErikJ Mar 2012 #43
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #45
strandedsoutherner12 Mar 2012 #50
Union Scribe Mar 2012 #53
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #54
Tveil Mar 2012 #56
Taverner Mar 2012 #58

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. Fuck Bill Maher...condescending prick!

That is all.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:29 PM

4. I found it funny nt

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Response to Bladian (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:29 PM

5. Me too! n/t

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:11 PM

44. Try this for laughs

The funniest standup I've ever seen.

http://screen.yahoo.com/crazystupidpolitics/

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:35 AM

55. I'm from West Virginia, maybe the state that gets shit on the most for this kind of stuff

and I found it funny.

While the stereotypes are condescending at times, and I get infuriated when some L.A. hipster douche like Johnny Knoxville comes here and makes a film like "The Whites of West Virginia," I'm not going to deny reality and pretend that toothless rednecks don't heavily populate the south.
Just go by the southern pride booth at a flea market here, and you'll find tons of them buying confederate flag trinkets. The Bible belt is teeming with ignorant bastards.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:35 AM

57. you can always get an implant or a fixed bridge

if it bothers you that much

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. LOL!

I'm sure he will get some backlash for this.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:28 PM

3. i love it...

"Those are all stereotypes"

until they voted for Santorum - to hell with them

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Response to lame54 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:33 PM

6. Yup

I have a hard time finding sympathy for Southern Republican voters. The majority of those people think Obama is a Muslim and they think interracial marriage should be illegal. They are also extremely homophobic and think Earth is 5,000 years old.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:00 PM

18. They do not think Earth is 5,000 years old so stop saying that!

They think it's 6,000 years old (created in 4004 B.C.) So there!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:23 PM

22. My bad

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:35 PM

47. You have southern sisters and brothers on this forum

I'm a liberal lesbian Democrat. I've had much higher education. We aren't all toothless hicks.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:25 AM

49. I certainly wasn't trying to disparage all southerners.

There are plenty of great people living in the South. My post was specific to this article and the bigotry displayed by Republicans in the South:

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/03/doubts-about-obamas-faith-persist-among-gop-faithful-117169.html

And to be fair, California, New York and other blue states have their fair share of nitwits.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

7. The core of the problem....

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41483660@N04/6836569386/" title="i_hate_muslims by pbmus, on Flickr"><img src="" width="400" height="316" alt="i_hate_muslims"></a>

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Response to MindMover (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:30 PM

14. About that cartoon


Bill Maher hates Muslims. A LOT. And he hates women.

He has no business throwing stones.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:36 PM

27. The point of the cartoon is that ignorance is rampant in America, otherwise how could Bushie have...

won twice.........and if you don't know, the Republicans are running on legislation to end public education....

As for Bill, he has the right, as you do, to dislike anyone he wishes and can throw stones at anyone he so chooses....after all he is a citizen of USA and has the same 1st amendment rights as you and I, furthermore he is a paid performer and you don't have to listen or pay for his rants.....

Personally speaking, I pay for HBO to get his rants beamed into my living room....and if he were performing in the area I live in I would pay to go see him perform.....unfortunately he is not inviting the 99ers on his show, so I can't give him my rant.......

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Response to MindMover (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:20 PM

30. Education didn't stop Bill Maher from spreading hate

Making your cartoon a rather ironic choice.

He may have the right to do what he does, but he's a disgusting human being. It's unfortunate that people choose to support his garbage.

PS: Bush didn't "win".

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

40. I do not hate ignorance, I have compassion and empathy for ignorance.....

The cartoon was meant to say exactly what is happening, or in other words, to be honest about ignorance.....

Yes, he has the right and it is your right to feel the way you do about his behavior.....and also your right to say his work is garbage......

PS: According to the current screwed up American political process......BUSH WON.....and we have a right to fix it.....

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Response to MindMover (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:19 AM

48. Let me try rephrasing this

Your cartoon mocks a man who hates Muslims and gays for bigoted reasons.

Bill Maher is a man who hates Muslims and women for bigoted reasons.

I don't understand why the same fault in an impoverished GOP voter is somehow OK when Bill Maher does it. But something tells me we're never going to see eye to eye on this.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:44 AM

52. Because, it is Bill Maher saying it, that is why its funny.....to some people....

have you ever asked someone who is telling a story if it is a joke.........?????

and you are making assumptions about his beliefs.....how do you know he hates these groups....?????...have you heard of artist privilege....????

Bill is a comedian who gets paid to say over the top, outlandish, sometimes offensive things about groups of people.....unlike Rush who gets paid to say offensive rude remarks about individuals.... and is paying dearly for his bully pulpit, literally.....

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:10 PM

8. What a has-been jerk. Does

 

he really think he's so special?

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Response to emilyg (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:26 PM

37. He's funny.

Probably funnier than you.


When was the last time you sold out a 5000 seat theater?

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:32 PM

46. He used to be

 

funny. Why would I want to sell out a theater> Not my interest at ll.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

9. Hey, even the asshole Neal Boortz condemned that remark, as I do.

I live in the South and we are not all toothless nor does everyone eat grits.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:24 PM

10. If Southerners don't want to be thought of as toothless morons

who consistently vote against their own best interests, they've got to stop vote against their own best interests. As we have seen, it drags the entire country down - and incidentally makes Southerners look like toothless morons.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:55 PM

13. What do voting habits have to do with dental issues?

I live in the South and we:

A. Have dentists; although, nationally, dental care coverage is being slashed from company healthcare policies to save on costs, so people, nationwide, may soon be going toothless.

B. We have shoe stores. That we don't wear shoes during the warmers months is because it's that damn hot here.

C. Don't vote against our best interests. I'm a Southerner and I vote Democratic. MANY Southerners may vote against their best interest, but to say that we all do is a falsity.

D. Don't drag down the country any more than the mid-west, particularly Utah, does. The MOST red states are in the mid-West, not the South.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:24 PM

11. How, exactly, does this condescending jerk think he's helping the Progressive cause?

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:02 PM

19. He doesn't

Bill Maher is in no way, shape or form Progressive. The mere fact that he sometimes makes fun of the far right does not make him so.

That's why all the posts comparing his misogynistic rants to the OxyMoron's are so odious.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:15 PM

21. Yup

Limbaugh is essentially the spiritual leader of the conservative movement. Conservatives view him as a deity. Bill Maher is nothing more than a comedian and an entertainer.

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:20 PM

32. He's more of a Libertarian than a Progressive.

And he thinks "liberty" = the right to be a bigoted asshole.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:50 PM

12. Now that's funny!

He's only talking about deep south conservative christians. Have you met these people? I have visited countries all over the world and I have never encountered people so primitive as the fundie southerners.

It would be sad but they cling to their ignorance and drain the rest of the country of it's resources. The least they can be is good for a laugh.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:32 PM

15. That is TOO Funny!

Toothless Tuesday!

Does anyone know if it is possible to buy dental floss in Mississippi or Alabama?

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Response to zorahopkins (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:35 PM

17. Yeah, poverty is hilarious. Laugh it up (n/t)

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Response to zorahopkins (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:27 PM

24. That would be a yes.

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Response to zorahopkins (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:35 PM

26. Insensitive and cruel.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:33 PM

16. I really hope more people are seeing Bill Maher for what he is

A hateful, divisive, bigoted, sexist asshole.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:14 PM

20. This is a REPUBLICAN primary,he's making fun of the base.

The hardcore base that Mitt,Newt and the gang are pandering to.

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Response to Swede (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:22 PM

34. Poor teeth are a symptom of poverty, not conservatism.

My dad is toothless and he is a progressive and one of the locked out sugar workers in Fargo.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:40 AM

51. No, but the irony behind health care reform...

I live in the southern us and i have to deal with anti healthcare reform "obamacare" haters every day. It is interesting that the most religious voters in the South would hate on something that they obviously need more than anyone else simply because they percieve the beneficiaries of the reform to be a.) lazy b.) minorities or c.) unlucky - which is awfully close to evolution theory for "Christians"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:26 PM

23. When that Bastion of Class and Decorum Rosanne Barr thinks you've stepped over the line...

You done fucked up.

Maher's an ass.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:30 PM

25. Maher is a bigoted, sexist, condescending prick.

Has that same "oh look at me, how funny I am" look Dennis Miller has.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:38 PM

28. I'm from the south and find it funny.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:44 PM

29. Its THEIR fault they dont have dental care

because they keep voting Republicon!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:19 PM

31. That's deeply offensive to the poor. FUCK MAHER.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:20 PM

33. THen why do they vote RepubliCON?

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:23 PM

35. My dad has no teeth and he's a Dem and a union member.

He's one of the locked out sugar processing workers up here.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:26 PM

38. If the South didnt keep voting GOP

Then your dad would probably still have his teeth! Free dental care should be a right like free medical care!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

36. Bill Maher is a cowardly piece of shit.

Anybody who would trust this motherfucker is as stupid as rocks.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #36)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:39 PM

41. You dont get it!

These idiot toothless voters are toothless because they keep voting Republicon!! who wont ever give Americans free dental care.!! They have to depend on free health care fairs every 10 years where they drive hundreds of miles to wait in line for 10 hours.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

39. Nice.

 

Truth is often ugly.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:52 PM

42. Never liked him and never will.

He has always come across as a sexist, holier then thou jerk. And I say that as a New Englander. Is this really necessary?

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #42)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:08 PM

43. Try this--you'll feel better

This was the most I have EVER laughed in my life. Incredibly funny stand up by Maher. .

http://screen.yahoo.com/crazystupidpolitics/

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:28 PM

45. Maher is either too provincial or he's seriously trying to help the Republicans win the election.

There can be no other explanation as to why he wants to geographically unite them.

This sheds a little more light on his quick defense of Limbaugh.

People condemn the "Southern Strategy;" which the Republicans have used to good effect for several decades but this divide and conquer tactic has only been made easier by the likes of Maher.

Thanks for the thread, Cali_Democrat.



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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:35 AM

50. He's not politically correct, but he's not all that wrong either.

With regard to the videos that he displayed about Mississippi - I live in Louisiana and I thought it was all stereotype for a very long time, but as soon as I moved to a rural area, I realized that the rural areas in the south are VERY much the way he depicted them. With regard to racism - there's an interesting phenomenon occuring in Baton Rouge right now. "White Flight" as we call it in the south is obviously just as it sounds - caucasions have fled Baton Rouge, but they still work there. The state has had to go through mega $$$ improving the interstate system just outside Baton Rouge because SOOO many people moved to the rural areas surrounding BR that hours and hours of traffic back up every morning. I'll just say this to sum it up, I see people such as the ones depicted on Bill Maher's videos every single day. I do think Maher needs to chill with the toothless jokes, mainly because it is inaccurate when you consider the urban areas in the south and because the humor itself is immature and politically damaging to the democratic cause in the south.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:23 AM

53. Why do DUers have to post every ugly, rotten thing

that piece of crap spews out?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:26 AM

54. Bill Maher doesn't give a

rats ass what the Right or Left thinks of him. If you don't have an appreciation for sarcasm
turn off your HBO.

If I were from MS. I'd be more outraged with how the RW and their elected officials vote than
anything that came out of Bill Maher's mouth.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

56. Maher has a huge nose nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:06 PM

58. LOL

 

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