Summary Taking a giant leap out of character and taking advantage of his place on HBO, conservative guest Bill Kristol shot back, "That is total bullshit!". "They don't really care about the debt that much," Maher said.
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Summary Following their blow up over the origins of the tea party , Bill Maher and Bill Kristol went at it even harder Friday night over the Pentagon's proposed spending cuts. Maher showed the chart below, which was created by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and has been making the rounds the week, to ask why the U.S. needs to spend more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.
Summary Bill Maher gave Bill Kristol a conniption fit on "Real Time" Friday during a conversation about the Tea Party, who that week celebrated their fifth anniversary as a thing that exists. (Incidentally, the fifth is the wood anniversary, so send your favorite tea partier a wooden picture frame with a photo of Ayn Rand.).
Summary During Friday's episode of his "Real Time with Bill Maher" show, the liberal comedian began by condemning the tea party's stance on government bailouts. But Kristol said the tea party rebels against the establishment on both sides of the argument, and was angry with Bush as well.
Summary Maher had originally started the panel segment by arguing that the Tea Party movement started because of bailouts - and was wrong about bailouts. Kristol responded to that point by noting that the Tea Party movement was also "upset at Bush for raising the debt."
Summary Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn, and an unlikely press critic proves this humble proposition. Mr. Maher rails at the decline of news literacy, of thoughtful consideration of "the news," and the Internet's mindless pursuit of sensation, most of it trivial, tedious and irrelevant to anyone with a life.
Summary "What is with this new trend of people who have all the power acting like they're the oppressed ones?" While the Jews "didn't do anything to deserve the hate they got," Maher said, the same can't be said for the richest men in America, especially as worker productivity has risen while wages remain stagnant.
Summary Photos showing dozens of members of the militia groups on the U.S.-Mexico border carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear provide one of the first glimpses into the group's activities on the border.
Summary This is the latest twist in the saga of the "Bay Lights," a nightly, ever-shifting display that debuted in March 2013 on one side of the western span of the Bay Bridge. The programmed but seemingly random installation by artist Leo Villareal consists of 25,000 LED lights attached to 300 suspender cables on the side of the bridge that faces the Financial District and Telegraph Hill.
Summary OTTAWA, Ontario -- A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. "The honor guard dropped to the ground, and the shooter kind of raised his arms in triumph holding the rifle."
Summary ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of her neighbor, with whom she was having a romantic relationship. Prosecutors say officers interviewed Ben, a neighbor who said she was in a romantic relationship with Somuah.