1. UnpopularBlargh

    UnpopularBlargh
    Member OP

    Via Mediaite:
    Um, no?
     
  2. SieteBlanco

    SieteBlanco
    Banned Member

    There's something coming up about him, huh.
     
  3. BossAttack

    BossAttack
    Member

    That's my read as well.
     
  4. "Some women lie though!"

    Dumbass.
     
  5. El Bombastico

    El Bombastico
    Member

    I'm betting Maher also has skeletons in the closet.
     
  6. Psychoward

    Psychoward
    Member

    Or he's just always an ass.
     
  7. Wow, that’s even worse than I expected based on the headline.
     
  8. Psychoward

    Psychoward
    Member

    At least she didn't die! And yeah it is lol
     
  9. UnpopularBlargh

    UnpopularBlargh
    Member OP

    "At least he didn't kill them!"
     
  10. SugarNoodles

    SugarNoodles
    Member

    Maher staying trash. What a punchable face.
     
  11. mael

    mael
    Member

    Exhibit #64531216 why Maher is trash.
     
  12. ObiWan

    ObiWan
    Member

    Al hasn't put forth any effort to want us to forgive him so nah...

    If Al wants to fight, fight for our respect back. Otherwise go away.
     
  13. marrec

    marrec
    Member

    Why Al Franken of all people?

    He's completely unnecessary to the future of the democratic party and yet, Mahar isn't the first dope to wax lyrical about forgiveness.

    Let's replace Franken with someone just as outspokenly progressive but not a pervert maybe?
     
  14. Slayven

    Slayven
    You probably post about me on another board. Moderator

    Damn it is worse than I thought, I expected nothing and he still managed to put his head farther up his ass
     
  15. Sami

    Sami
    Member

    Maher is trash
     
  16. Kurdel

    Kurdel
    Member

    Yeah that was pretty fucking terrible of Maher.
     
  17. excelsiorlef

    excelsiorlef
    Member

    Reminder don't ever bother debating where Maher falls on the political spectrum... it's pointless and just encourages his defenders to start a circular argument

    Just argue that he's useless, because he is.
     
  18. The Franken stuff probably doesn't deserve life-long banishment from service the public, but at the same time we've already moved on. There are other shining beacons of progressive leadership that have better earned their spot. Give someone else a chance instead of going back to the well.
     
  19. Slayven

    Slayven
    You probably post about me on another board. Moderator

    I imagine because Franken is a fellow comedian
     
  20. Khanimus

    Khanimus
    Member

    "Stop it with this accountability, nonsense!"
     
  21. Anthony Mooch

    Anthony Mooch
    Member

    Gavin Newsom
    Or the LA mayor
     
  22. Autodidact

    Autodidact
    Member

    No.

    Bill Maher has always belonged to that school of white male douche comedians who can't understand why women/minorities/liberals get so ~~~sensitive~~~ when people make casual jokes that stereotype them and diminish their humanity. No biggie!

    No wonder he rushes to defend a while male douche who groped multiple women.
     
  23. ZiggyPalffyLA

    ZiggyPalffyLA
    Member

    I usually agree with Bill but this was one of the few New Rules segment where I just couldn't get behind him, and you could tell the audience didn't either.
     
  24. Al let so many of us down. We need more people in place now who evoke the best of Al and his fearlessness when it comes to challenging other senators and members of congress but without the sexual assaulting part.
     
  25. Denamitea

    Denamitea
    Member

    Um, he says that being “touchy feels” is part of being a politician. What the fuck are you talking about, Bill?
     
  26. L Thammy

    L Thammy
    Spacenoid Member

    I'm awfully surprised hearing this from a guy who repeatedly threw the N-word at a black panelist on his show to explain why it's appropriate that Sarah Silverman gets to say it. I'm surprised that that's the guy who says "it's just a joke" and "no one died".
     
  27. phanphare

    phanphare
    Member

    nah

    also let's not act like biden isn't a creepy ass motherfucker for that
     
  28. B-Dubs

    B-Dubs
    Oh well, what the hell Administrator

    Nah, he gotta earn that shit.
     
  29. Only part I agree with is that he shouldn't be banned for life. As long as he's actually sorry and trying to be better.
     
  30. Aaron

    Aaron
    Member

    Hell we already did. His replacement in the Senate (Tina Smith) votes exactly the same way he did, has the same committee roles, etc. and the distinct advantage of not being a pervert. Hasn't stopped people in-state from endlessly whining about it.

    And that's fair. But he's holed himself up pretty deep since his resignation and I don't think you just wait until a certain amount of time has elapsed to get a pass for bad behavior in the past. He needs to use his position (no, he's not in office but he still commands a fair amount of respect and attention) to promote positive change, not just sit there watching the clock.
     
  31. marrec

    marrec
    Member

    It's just odd because Mahar isn't the only person fucking around with this idea.

    In fact, from the day he resigned lots of "allies" were saying he was somehow betrayed by his senate colleagues.
     
  32. Cyanity

    Cyanity
    Member

    Bill Maher should have retired a decade ago. Gtfo
     
  33. "Women should be heard"
    "He noted the seven other accusers who said Franken grabbed them and singled out two of them for “being ridiculous.” "
    "Maher added that “being touchy feely” is “part of the job” as a politician."

    Yeah, doesn't sound like you're listening there, Bill. And of course, all the mansplaining and stuff following that. 'Cause it's up to him, a man, to determine what's a big deal and what women apparently just need to get over and stop being all "ridiculous" about, 'cause he would know best and not the people that, y'know, actually have to deal with that stuff.

    But women should definitely be heard! Because you're definitely listening to 'em, Maher, and it's definitely, positively how you came to those conclusions. Right... Mmhmm...
     
  34. Damaniel

    Damaniel
    Member

    Nah.
     
  35. Sephzilla

    Sephzilla
    Member

    Hey Maher

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  36. Skelepuzzle

    Skelepuzzle
    Member

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nah.
     
  37. Surfinn

    Surfinn
    Member

    This take is straight out of a trash compactor.

    Literally full blown "boys will be boys" with those Biden comments.

    Get the fuck out.
     
  38. Psychoward

    Psychoward
    Member

    Who banned him for life? He's free to run for public office again, good luck getting past the primaries though.
     
  39. Jag

    Jag
    Member

    Was thinking what he said about Biden being grabby, but what Franken did was worse. Unless pics come out of Biden I guess.
     
  40. Surfinn

    Surfinn
    Member

    No one banned him for life.
     
  41. Aaron

    Aaron
    Member

    "Women should be heard, but" is the new "I'm not racist, but"

    Yeah has anyone ever accused Biden of pinching ass? That's different from shoulder grabs and stuff.
     
  42. Seshumaru

    Seshumaru
    Member

    No it isn't. Keep your damn hands to yourself.
     
  43. Jombie

    Jombie
    Member

    By Maher's logic, Stephen Colbert should run in 2020. He also championed people like Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner. Maher is a creep who holds company with creeps.
     
  44. Persephone

    Persephone
    Member

    "listen to women but don't believe those lying bitches!"
     
  45. Alexandros

    Alexandros
    Member

    I would bet on it.
     
  46. Surfinn

    Surfinn
    Member

    Imagine championing "boys will be boys" in 2018
     
  47. "Being touchy feely is part of the job".

    Oh dear..
     
  48. ShadowSwordmaster

    ShadowSwordmaster
    Community Resetter Member

    How about no!
     
  49. rjinaz

    rjinaz
    Member

    Nah the party is fine without him.
     
  50. Surfinn

    Surfinn
    Member

    It's a part of the job if you're a sexual assaulter.