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. While Maher argued that the relatively minor cuts could not possibly hurt our country's massive military, Kristol saw them as potentially disastrous. 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 Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, tore into HBO show host Bill Maher for saying the tea party movement is all about President Barack Obama's race. "Suddenly white people were very upset about debt, even though [former President George W.] Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had." But Kristol said the tea party rebels against the establishment on both sides of the argument, and was angry with Bush as well.
Summary Appearing on comedian Bill Maher's program Friday evening , Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol ripped the host's claim that the Tea Party movement was spawned five years ago just because President Barack Obama is black. "It happened a month after he took office. Suddenly white people were very upset about debt even though Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had." 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 A spokesman for the world's largest retailer tells The Associated Press that the move last week was a store-specific decision, not a change in national policy. Police responded to a 911 call that a man was waving what appeared to be a rifle, and officers have said John Crawford III, who was black, was shot after not responding to commands to drop his weapon.
Summary The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioral changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things and promises that Windows 10 will be familiar for users regardless of which version of Windows they are now using. Microsoft offered a glimpse of its vision for Windows at a San Francisco event aimed at business customers.
Summary Airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson's retail outlet at Portland International Airport in March 2006, before the Hillsboro retailer was sold to San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital Partners. The agency said claims that the products were endorsed by Dr. Oz were not true, either.
Summary The deeper the NFL season goes, the harder it is to find a waiver-wire gem, but as we approach Week 5, there could be a perfect storm to help your running back corps. And here's the real bonus: This week, the Vikings play the Packers on Thursday night.