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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:39 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 1/25/19

Monologue: Yippee Ki-Yay, Pussygrabber



Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including Nancy Pelosi's domination of Donald Trump, Roger Stone's indictment, and smirking Catholic teenagers.




Ann Coulter: The Coulter Veto



Political commentator and "Resistance is Futile" author Ann Coulter joins Bill to discuss how Trump's base feels about their man.




New Rule: Grow Up



In his editorial New Rule, Bill responds to Stan Lee fans upset over his recent blog post and says it's time to put away childish things.




Overtime: Dan Savage, Michael McFaul, Heather McGhee, Joshua Green



Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.



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Reply Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 1/25/19 (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 OP
rusty quoin Jan 2019 #1
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #4
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #8
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #9
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #12
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #13
hlthe2b Jan 2019 #25
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #6
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #10
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #11
betsuni Jan 2019 #15
Auggie Jan 2019 #20
Merlot Jan 2019 #27
hlthe2b Jan 2019 #22
Bigredhunk Jan 2019 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #14
Merlot Jan 2019 #28
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #18
mountain grammy Jan 2019 #30
barbtries Jan 2019 #16
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #17
barbtries Jan 2019 #19
Auggie Jan 2019 #21
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #23
barbtries Jan 2019 #24
Lock him up. Jan 2019 #26
Anon-C Jan 2019 #29
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2019 #31
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #32
drbtg1 Jan 2019 #33

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 02:20 AM

1. I like the one about Trump's problem with transgender in the military.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:17 AM

2. His "New Rules" about Stan Lee pissed me off.

It demonstrated how narrow-minded he can be, as well as uninformed.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:20 AM

4. I agree, he definitely has his issues

Strange that he chose to address this issue today with all the breaking news, but he's apparently been questioned about this and it irked him.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:47 AM

8. I agree with you too; with everything that happened this week, not to mention today...

...and he went off about Stan Lee?!

Also, just curious, my husband and I watched the show on our home theater screen, and we both noticed something strange. Any time he brought up Russia in his interview with Coulter, her hands trembled. When I first saw it, I thought maybe it was just a tic, but it happened again. My husband paused the show and asked if I noticed her shaking; I did. The rest of the interview she didn't seem to shake, so we found that interesting that "Russia" seemed to 'disarm' her.

Hmmmmm.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:10 AM

9. Hmmm. I didn't notice that - but then I paid less attention to her than the rest of the show.

I figured that we just had to get through her interview to get to the more interesting guests. I have no doubt that it happened, though - I'll have to watch again. And pay more attention.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:23 AM

12. If you do watch again, let me know what you see.

If we had watched it in the den, we likely wouldn't have seen it, but on a giant movie screen, it was much more obvious.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:37 AM

13. Well, the TV here is fairly large, but I sit pretty far away.

It's actually being repeated right now, but it's past the Coulter interview. I often watch it more than once - I usually have the TV on while I'm on DU, mostly MSNBC, but there's usually not much on during weekends.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:47 AM

25. She was nervous as hell.. All that hair stroking & throwing it back--classsic stress response

for a "mean-girl" vanity-driven narcissist.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:40 AM

6. I thought his New Rules and Stan Lee riff were brilliant.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:43 AM

7. How so?

I thought it was arrogant and dismissive of an artform he doesn't understand or subscribe to.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:15 AM

10. I agree with his assessment of comic books and their readers.

I think he understands them quite well.

Comic books are not great literature. Sure there are some clever ones, but the vast majority are infantile, largely sexist, and formulaic. I also agreed with his suggestion that they feed the same need for escapism that video games do, and that video games are an obsession that is often detrimental to the real relationships in men's lives.

I know that assessment really angers comics lovers. You don't need to flame me to prove it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:22 AM

11. I see it as short-sighted and elitst.

I don't think he understands the contribution to culture, including the stories, the concepts, and the art. His conflating video games with comics also shows how uneducated he is about the topic.

Disagreeing with your opinion is not flaming you.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:57 AM

15. I agree with you.

I have absolutely no interest in animation, comics, video games, or movies where everything's computerized. But so what. Why people get mad and take things personally when others don't like everything they do, I have no idea.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 08:56 AM

20. I'm with you ...

I think there's room for comics and comic-book thinking in adulthood, but to obsess over one genre at the expense of other forms of escapism and/or art forms diminishes one's capacity to learn and grow.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 11:48 AM

27. I don't think he was being dismissive of an artform,

more so the adult fans of a childrens genre.

I really liked what he had to say.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 09:05 AM

22. If you aren't "into it" it is very hard to appreciate (and I count myself among those ill informed)

But, I once made an innocent faux pas with our dearly missed Khephra, referring to comic books as "cartoons". I meant nothing of it, just used poor terminology, but even though he merely corrected me and there was no argument whatsoever, it still remains with me. I could tell, though, that these kind of misunderstandings hurt him.

So, no, I'm not into the genre but I respect those who are.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:18 AM

3. Thanks!

I wish AT&T would bring HBO back to Dish Network already. Grrrr!

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 05:42 AM

14. I'm sorry about that - but that's why I make a point of posting as much as is available.

His show is often discussed here, but I know not everyone here gets HBO and some don't have TV. It's frustrating that they leave out segments, last week it was the John Kasich interview, this week it was Michael McFaul (except for Overtime). But I choose the "official" version since I know it won't disappear.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 11:53 AM

28. It's much appreciated!

I need the dose of sanity that is Bill Mahar.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:37 AM

5. Great show open, great panel, but the Coulter interview gave me a headache.

But it was interesting to hear Bill Maher say that Coulter supported AOC's 70% top tax bracket. Odd that he would point this out AFTER his interview with Coulter.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 08:04 AM

18. I know, me too.

I was pleased when I heard that Dan Savage was going to be on, he wouldn't have let her get away with anything - but then I assumed she'd be on the panel. Silly me!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:34 PM

30. She probably wouldn't agree to be on the panel

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but that's good. Now I don't have to watch that part. Right to Dan Savage.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:48 AM

16. i watched the monologue

but i never watch when coulter is on. she's a new level of disgusting.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 08:00 AM

17. I don't blame you.

I have to admit I took my dog out while she was on. I don't know why he insists on having RW guests. His audience definitely aren't fans.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 08:30 AM

19. i hope his ratings reflect

that she is not a person to be giving air time to. she's radical, fringe, hateful, yuck.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 09:03 AM

21. Coulter is an extraordinary rude guest. Talked non-stop and constantly interrupted Maher.

She is not a constructive element to the show. He should not have her back.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 09:29 AM

23. He apparently doesn't care.

He's had on Rick Santorum, S.E. Cupp and Amy Holmes, not to mention Geraldo. And he said he didn't care when he lost all those Twitter followers. His previous show was Politically Incorrect, after all. I just think it's too bad he didn't have her on the panel with Dan Savage - that's what I hoped for...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:05 AM

24. i bet she was afraid.

he would run rings about her bullshit

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:58 AM

26. Ann Coulter???? Really????

And he can't even stop her from spewing her poisonous venom?

What's that for? She's in a big part responsible for the suffering of countless families!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:15 PM

29. Loll...you win, Bill. Will leave RT to the grown ups.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:33 PM

31. I stumbled onto a youtube link to the full episode:

Other than Coulter, this was a pretty good installment, especially the McFaul segment.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 08:25 PM

32. Thanks for that, though these videos are usually deleted eventually

That's why I post the "official" versions, but they inexplicably didn't include the Michael McFaul interview, so we can see it here - thanks!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 02:56 PM

33. So the show started with a truly vile being who once said the 9/11 widows were just trying to...

.. cash in on their status, and ended with a "joke' declaring his sadness for the lack of genocide of an entire group of human beings because of their completely harmless hobby.




Bill Maher is an asshole. 'Nuff said.

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