Sunday, August 3, 2014

Border Crossings

The House of Representatives finally took a vote on the border crisis. Two votes. Dumb and Dumber. They are so dumb, the Senate won’t even vote on them and even if they did and it somehow passed, Obama wouldn’t sign them. The whole purpose of the vote was not to do anything, but to be able to go home and say we did something. All they did was cross it off their list without actually affecting anything. 

John Boehner in fact said that the president has the authority to act on his own.  Two days after they voted to sue him for acting on his own, they tell him to go act on his own. They sure do have their signals crossed.

Bill Maher in his monologue on the August 1, 2014, #327 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher said not to worry about the law suit.  The suit has to be served and  ”just try to get a Republican to serve a black man.” He said the Republicans were acting like children and “someone needs to leave them in a hot car.”  Read the full recap and review, Frat Party.)

On the 7/25 show, #326, (Realityville) Maher did a very clever parody of the well-loved perennial best-seller book by Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go.  Maher added “and Get Kicked Out Of.”  It’s brilliant. 

Buy a copy of the original.

Bill Maher’s Guests #327 August 1, 2014

Ralph Nader: political activist, former candidate (and spoiler) in the presidential election of 2000, author of several books including his latest book (with Luke Nichter)

Chris Hardwick: Comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, podcaster, television host for @Midnight on Comedy Central, author of The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

Andrew Ross Sorkin: journalist, financial columnist for The New York Times, co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box, author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves 

Reza Aslan: scholar of religion,. associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, author of several books including Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth 

Doug Heye: Eric Cantor’s deputy chief of staff for communications