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[Bill]Maher: Why Didnít Rush Die From Drugs Instead of Heath Ledger?
NewsBusters ^ | February 9, 2008 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/09/2008 1:41:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The hatred from supposedly compassionate and open-minded Hollywoodans is something to behold, isn't it?

After all, just imagine despising a radio talk show host so much that you would suggest, on national television, that he should die of a drug overdose.

Alas, such was the case Friday evening when HBO's Bill Maher actually asked guest P.J. O'Rourke, who was talking about Rush Limbaugh's use of the prescription drug OxyContin (video available here courtesy our friend Ms Underestimated):

Why couldn't have he croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger?

Honestly, can you imagine?

MSNBC's David Shuster was suspended on Friday for making insensitive remarks about Chelsea Clinton being "pimped out."

Will Maher even get a slap on the wrist from HBO for this?

Yes, that's a rhetorical question.

Of course, what's really interesting is how just before Maher made this despicable remark, he was actually condemning Republicans for their antipathy towards John McCain:

BILL MAHER, HOST: Why is it, I was asking Amy this, why is it that the Republican establishment, I guess it is, have so much disdain, not just for McCain, but for the other guy who's still in it...Huckabee? They don't like either one of them.

P.J. O'ROURKE, WRITER: Well, I think a couple of things are going on. It's the it's the twilight of the radio loud-mouth, you know? I knew it from the moment the fat guy…

MAHER: …You mean Rush Limbaugh and Sean..?

O'ROURKE: …from the moment the fat guy refused to share his drugs (audience laughter). I was, you know…he never called, he never wrote. I'm ready to party, you know, come on! No, I think it's kind of over for those people. So…

MAHER: Right, you mean the OxyContin that he was on?

O'ROURKE: Yeah, exactly. I mean, that stuff's good!

MAHER: Why couldn't, uh, why couldn't have he croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger? (small audience groans)

O'ROURKE: Yeah, yeah.

Amazing, wouldn't you agree?

First, Maher chastises Republicans for not liking their presidential candidates. Then, he wishes ill of the leading conservative voice in the media.

Physician, heal thyself!

*****Update: Late night slip of the keyboard alert: OxyContin is certainly not an over-the-counter drug. Correction made, and thanks to all who brought it to my attention.


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billmaher; brokebackmountain; conservatives; drugs; hbo; heathledger; hollywood; maher; moonbats; narcotics; overdose; oxycontin; rush; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; television; vlwc
Bill Maher vocalizes what the left is thinking.
1 posted on 02/09/2008 1:41:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a tool


2 posted on 02/09/2008 1:43:22 PM PST by RDTF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Maher is the embodiment of the word “irrelevant,” as is PJ O’Rourke.


3 posted on 02/09/2008 1:58:36 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Six SCOTUS justices will be 70 or older in January of next year.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

because god hates leftists.


4 posted on 02/09/2008 2:00:17 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
P.J. O'ROURKE, WRITER: Well, I think a couple of things are going on. It's the it's the twilight of the radio loud-mouth, you know? I knew it from the moment the fat guy…refused to share his drugs (audience laughter). I was, you know…he never called, he never wrote. I'm ready to party, you know, come on! No, I think it's kind of over for those people.

I am frankly more shocked at P.J. O'Rourke's comments. We all knew that Maher is filled with hate; I didn't know O'Rourke -- who has made his living being a right-leaning guy in a left-leaning scene -- was such a jackhole that he would toss it up for Maher to swat out of the park.

5 posted on 02/09/2008 2:06:16 PM PST by L.N. Smithee ("San Francisco Zoo" is redundant.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he does.

And what can be said about the has been P J O’Rourke the Toledo troglodyte?

Only in America can a baboon like this guy actually make a living writing inocuous stuff.

Greeks have a word for him: malaka


6 posted on 02/09/2008 2:26:34 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: eleni121

Now we’re supposed to reach across the aisle, right? I’d like to reach across the aisle and slap the cr@p out of these pukes. Am I allowed to say that?


7 posted on 02/09/2008 2:34:14 PM PST by attiladhun2 (Islam is a despotism so vile that it would warm the heart of Orwell's Big Brother)
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To: eleni121
I think ηλίθιος, βλάκας is closer to the mark...
8 posted on 02/09/2008 2:35:01 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: eleni121
σκατά head also works ......and will drive the moderator nuts finding out if I violated the NO PROFANITY rule......
9 posted on 02/09/2008 2:37:46 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just took a Bill Maher right after dinner...something went right thru me...


10 posted on 02/09/2008 2:40:13 PM PST by oust the louse (Terrorists are salivating over a Clinton or Obama White House.)
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To: oust the louse
This is what I meant to write oops...

I just took a good (BM) Bill Maher right after dinner...something went right thru me...

11 posted on 02/09/2008 2:41:40 PM PST by oust the louse (Terrorists are salivating over a Clinton or Obama White House.)
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To: eleni121
Χρειάζεται το γάιδάρο του που κλωτσιέται για να στρέψει την προσοχή του
12 posted on 02/09/2008 2:43:38 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
"Χρειάζεται το γάιδάρο του που κλωτσιέται για να στρέψει την προσοχή του"

It must be hot where you are. Your words arrived all melted.
13 posted on 02/09/2008 2:50:54 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: river rat

LOL—great Greek by the way.

This one is dedicated to the both of these poustides:

AFTOS POU PIDAI POLA PALOUKIA THA TOU HOTHI KAI ENA STO KOLO

(I truly hope I do not get banned forever...)


14 posted on 02/09/2008 2:53:34 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Dr. Eckleburg

The answer is that it wasn’t God’s timing for the death of Rush but it was for Ledger.

That is something in the unsearchable counsel of God.


15 posted on 02/09/2008 2:56:25 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“MAHER: Why couldn’t, uh, why couldn’t have he (Rush Limbaugh) croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger? “
_______________________________________________

I would say that it makes a good argument for the existence of God.


16 posted on 02/09/2008 3:24:44 PM PST by AlternateEgo (Fred Thompson for the Supreme Court)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TO BE SEEN ON BILL MAHER’S HEAD STONE:
<p.
“He had a small peni$”


17 posted on 02/09/2008 3:57:13 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Hillary / Obama - 2008 <---Bet on it. She will do it to win.)
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To: xzins
The answer is that it wasn't God's timing for the death of Rush but it was for Ledger.

That is something in the unsearchable counsel of God.

Amen.

"Seeing his [man's] days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass" -- Job 14:5


"And [God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation" -- Acts 17:26


"And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" -- Luke 12:25-26


18 posted on 02/10/2008 1:16:04 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: L.N. Smithee; xzins
I am frankly more shocked at P.J. O'Rourke's comments. We all knew that Maher is filled with hate; I didn't know O'Rourke -- who has made his living being a right-leaning guy in a left-leaning scene -- was such a jackhole that he would toss it up for Maher to swat out of the park.

I agree. The craving to be invited to all the fab parties is a strong incentive to capitulate.

Maybe O'Rourke is angling for his own HBO gab-fest, and he thinks if he's nice to the sabertooths they might share their kill instead of biting his head off.

Good luck with that one.

19 posted on 02/10/2008 1:24:03 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; L.N. Smithee

I don’t know O’Rourke, but I do know liberals.

I’d not besmirch the good name of sabertooths by putting them in the same company. :>)


20 posted on 02/10/2008 1:27:16 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am suffering from the degeneration of the lower 4 discs in my back. Three are gone completely and the 4th is almost gone. Surgery is out of the question and my heart disease precludes any exercise. My only relief is percocet.

Currently I take a 1/2 pill in the AM 2-4 times a week to help me get loose and get a shower. But I find the frequency is increasing and I just know I will be up to two-half pills a day or at least a 1/2 pill daily pretty soon.

I have reconciled myself to the realization that I will need more and more relief as time goes on. I also have realized that when I can no longer take the pain, I will seek the ultimate relief and save my family the costs of hospitalization.

For those of you who have not suffered excruciating, fainting pain, I understand what Rush suffers.

I only hope I am somewhere near Mr. Maher so I can have him join me in my trip!


21 posted on 02/10/2008 1:41:19 PM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: calcowgirl

Do O’Rourke’s comments surprise you as it much as they did me?


22 posted on 02/12/2008 1:23:31 AM PST by L.N. Smithee ("San Francisco Zoo" is redundant.)
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To: L.N. Smithee
Do O’Rourke’s comments surprise you as it much as they did me?

Not really. He's a humorist and takes some brutal swipes at all sorts of folks, while generally holding a conservative bent to things. Definitely not a PC kind of guy.

23 posted on 02/12/2008 1:20:31 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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