History Awesome / RealTimeWithBillMaher

16th Oct '17 12:01:53 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* His monologue after UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's first hundred days in office, where he viciously calls out the hardcore left-wingers who opposed Trump during the 2016 election, but also [[WeAreStrugglingTogether refused to vote for Hillary Clinton]] because she wasn't quite progressive enough for their tastes. Turning his criticism towards everyone who insisted that Clinton and Trump were NotSoDifferent, he recaps all of Trump's major political actions over the first hundred days of his presidency and earnestly asks [[ArmorPiercingQuestion if they genuinely believe that Clinton would have done the same]].
-->'''Bill:''' Before the election, Edward Snowden tweeted "2016: A choice between Donald Trump and Goldman Sachs". Yeah, so what happened? The anti-Wall Street crowd who was "too pure" to vote for Hillary ended up putting Goldman Sachs people as Trump's chief political strategist, the head of his economic council, and our Treasury Secretary--the trifecta. The only people he hasn't hired from Goldman Sachs are Goldman and Sachs. If Hillary were President now, would we be turning the clock back on the one issue for which there is no more time--climate change? Would we be having to wonder if our President's love of dictators foreshadows some kind of coup here? Would anyone have to wonder if ''she'' was Putin's bitch? And instead of trying to kick millions off healthcare to pay for a tax cut for herself, she'd be trying to raise her own taxes to get more people covered. On so many issues, she wouldn't be complaining "It's complicated! Who knew?" ''She'' knew. She loves "complicated". She's a reader. Do you really think if "just as evil" Hillary had been elected, conservatives would now be in control of the Supreme Court--as they will for decades? Just wait until the 5-to-4 decisions start rolling in gutting unions, making it harder for minorities to vote, siding with polluters, overturning abortion rights. Then maybe you'll join me in saying to the liberal purists: [[PrecisionFStrike go fuck yourselves]] with a locally-grown organic cucumber.
13th Nov '16 12:32:37 AM Windrays
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* November 11, 2016: In the wake of Donald Trump becoming the next president, Bill [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1s-TqzhwEk makes a call to action]] to everyone who's afraid or nervous:
-->'''Bill:''' You can unfriend someone whose politics you don't like. You can't unfriend 47% of the rest of America. Roommates can move out. Patriots can't. America needs you, more than ever. Right here, with me, and the [[LaResistance rest of the resistance]], until we can ''really'' figure out how to make America great again. And don't ever let them forget: ''(dons a [[ItMakesSenseInContext "We're Still Here" hat]] and looks directly into the camera)'' [[BringIt We're still here.]]
26th Mar '16 12:45:56 AM bt8257
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-->'''Bill:''' We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same, like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they'll explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us, like they're some sort of pinata of benevolence. But here's the thing about a pinata, it doesn't open on it's own, you have to beat it with a stick.

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-->'''Bill:''' We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same, like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they'll explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us, like they're some sort of pinata of benevolence. But here's the thing about a pinata, it doesn't open on it's its own, you have to beat it with a stick.
14th Nov '15 6:01:20 AM Dario
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* October 3, 2014: A rare instance where the awesome moment goes to a guest, when Creator/BenAffleck [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Maher]] and fellow guest Sam Harris [[UnfortunateImplications for their sweeping generalization of all Muslims being inherently dangerous and evil]].
20th Jan '15 2:55:36 PM emeriin
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* October 3, 2014: A rare instance where the awesome moment goes to a guest, when Creator/BenAffleck [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Maher]] and fellow guest Sam Harris [[UnfortunateImplications for their sweeping generalization of all Muslims being inherently dangerous and evil]].
20th Jan '15 2:46:22 PM bt8257
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* October 3, 2014: A rare instance where the awesome moment goes to a guest, when Creator/BenAffleck [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Maher]] and fellow guest Sam Harris [[UnfortunateImplications for their sweeping generalization of all Muslims being inherently dangerous and evil]].
30th Nov '14 12:07:51 PM Premonition45
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* November 14, 2014: Because the 2014 midterms had the lowest voter turnout since 1942, Bill takes down [[StupidNeutral the apathetic non-voters who sat the election out]], offering a mostly-humorous idea of what would have happened if the 2008 and 2012 elections had similar turnouts, meaning Obama would have lost to John [=McCain=] or Mitt Romney ([[CompositeCharacter whom Bill combines into candidate "Mitt McCain"]]).
-->'''Bill:''' But keep telling yourself that because politics is dirty, so very dirty, that you, precious, by not voting or informing yourself or participating in any way, are clean. Yeah, thatís it. Youíve kept yourself pure, because you havenít gotten your hands sullied by the gutter that is American politics. Well, you can keep telling yourself that. But, the truth is, if your hands arenít dirty, itís not because youíre pure. Itís because ''youíre not helping''.
5th Oct '14 6:00:02 PM Premonition45
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* October 3, 2014: A rare instance where the awesome moment goes to a guest, when Creator/BenAffleck [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Maher]] and fellow guest Sam Harris [[UnfortunateImplications for their sweeping generalization of all Muslims being inherently dangerous and evil]].
3rd Oct '14 4:59:53 PM Premonition45
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* April 2011: In the New Rule titled "Charlie Don't Serf", Bill urges Americans to stand up to the corporations who have been abusing the American socioeconomic system. Bear in mind that this was less than 6 months before the first Occupy Wall Street rally.

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* April 8, 2011: In the New Rule titled "Charlie Don't Serf", Bill urges Americans to stand up to the corporations who have been abusing the American socioeconomic system. Bear in mind that this was less than 6 months before the first Occupy Wall Street rally.
28th Sep '14 6:12:07 PM Premonition45
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* June 6, 2014: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTpCUAK4ypA Bill takes on advocates of "Open Carry"]], who effectively terrorize their neighbors by taking their guns wherever they go, criticizing American gun culture as a whole.

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* June 6, 2014: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTpCUAK4ypA In "Here Comes Gunny Boo-Boo"]], Bill takes on advocates of "Open Carry"]], Carry", who effectively terrorize their neighbors by taking their guns wherever they go, criticizing American gun culture as a whole.culture.
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