Tlaib suggests boycotting Maher show
August 18, 2019 at 9:56 PM - Views: 106 #116958N2DocParticipant
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Tlaib, who was denied entry to Israel last week over her support of the movement, said that she was “tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom.”
“This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa,” Tlaib added. “It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”
The comments from Tlaib came just days after Israel abruptly announced that it would bar Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from entering the country during their upcoming trip overseas.
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August 18, 2019 at 10:31 PM #117026greenfiveParticipant
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I watch the show out of an old habit. He used to be funny. He used to be kinda anti-establishment. Now weed is legal, and atheism is normal, he’s got nothing. His out-rage on this last show just makes clear his complete incompetence regarding history – or did he purposely put on the outrage face at disappearing Jews in the ME and Africa post Nakba like it was all the BDS supporters that made them displace 700,000 Palestinians because … no – he couldn’t go there. So just more sour puss ass-holery from Maher.
I have to let you go Bill. It was fun, but you need to retire now.
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August 18, 2019 at 11:56 PM #117108game meatParticipant
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If I boycotted everyone who said something I disagree with, I’d only read game meat posts on jpr over and over.
I used to like him in the Bush years, and that was probably when he was at his most relevant. Outside of brief youtube clips, I haven’t watched a full episode of his show in years. He’s of a time when all you needed to do to stick to the establishment was talk openly about smoking weed and poke fun at those crazy Christians.
The Bush years were the the last years of that tradition. It was a simpler time. Now, legalizing weed is a mainstream policy position, and the whole militant atheist thing has become banal.
There’s a certain smugness about him that I always found a bit off putting, and it has just been magnified in recent years. That being said, he has made some good points about the excesses of pc culture. He’s always been for free speech, which is at least one redeeming quality, imo. It’s somewhat ironic that the calls to silence him come more from the left lately, rather than the rwnjs he’s spent most of his career lambasting. Times change…
August 19, 2019 at 1:00 AM #117172KenTankerousParticipant
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Maher does some silencing of his own. The way he reached when those 9-11 truth people spoke up in his audience, he shocked me with his reaction. And look at the guests…
He really lost it when Der Gropin’ Feuhrer got elected. To me, he stopped being funny. And I used to watch his show every Friday, looked forward to it. Now he spews Russiaghazi horseshit. So sad. I thought Religulous was one of the funniest movies I’d ever seen. No need to boycott him, I haven’t watched in ages. I really did love that show during the Bu$h years.
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August 19, 2019 at 6:37 AM #117369JonLPParticipant
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If I wanted to see or hear left bashing I would go over to the other place.
August 19, 2019 at 1:30 PM #117679game meatParticipant
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The main thing I disliked about that place was the cult mentality; any criticism or disagreement, no matter how mild or well intentioned, would end with you getting swarmed with posters accusing you of “attacking” or “bashing” democrats. From my point of view, that’s a petty and childish attitude, but to each his own. In general, jpr is more reasonable.
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August 19, 2019 at 12:26 AM #117116incognitoParticipant
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I haven’t watched his show since he left Comedy Central, but I agree with her. His show should be boycotted.
Show him the power of the people. The very people who made him wealthy. His lack of gratitude is very telling. He’s an Arrogant SOB, if you ask me.
And he and Ann Coulter are good friends. Enough said!
August 19, 2019 at 1:37 PM #117682RufusTFireflyParticipant
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I think we should make it illegal to boycott Maher’s show.
Anyone who advocates this boycott is obviously a virulent anti-atheist. And those who don’t believe in God yet still support a boycott are self-loathing atheists. :sarcasm:
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