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Maher On Boston Manhunt: "This Country Is Becoming A Police State" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 27, 2013 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 04/27/2013 4:15:22 AM PDT by i88schwartz

On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher opined on the police force used in Boston following the twin bombings and during the manhunt for the younger Tsarnaev brother in the suburb of Watertown.

"I want to talk about the police," Bill Maher said. "I want to talk about the police, who I am a supporter of and of course, obviously, we all are. We would be in big trouble without the police."

Maher proceeded to show images of what the police presence looked like in a urban city like Boston.

"I mean, if this is what you have, why don't you invade a country?" Maher opined. "I mean, go up to Canada, take their oil."

"You might want to call it an urban assault vehicle," Maher said of the half-track vehicle manned by the Boston Police Department.

"This country is becoming a police state and it is very troubling to me," Maher observed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billmaher; bostonbombing; maher; policestate; tsarnaev; tyranny
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1 posted on 04/27/2013 4:15:22 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Welcome to reality, Bill!


2 posted on 04/27/2013 4:19:06 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: i88schwartz
Bill Maher’s awakening is painful to watch because of the knowledge that he and his ilk dragged the rest of us through their learning experience.
3 posted on 04/27/2013 4:20:00 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: i88schwartz

Well: Who woke up that goofy Chunk of slime?

Yes Bill: This is tyranny, Government that is ruling with an iron hand. The Government we need to have our guns to protect ourselves from.

It’s going to get worse dipstick.

This is what the Constitution warned us about and was written to prevent. This is the reason for the 2nd. Amendment,-——and all of those other Amendments dipsticks like you rage against.

But as long as you get free stuff it’s ok.

We are looking down the throat of a Government that is turning into a dictatorship right before our eyes.


4 posted on 04/27/2013 4:21:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: i88schwartz

The morons told us it was already this way with Bush, now they’re surprised when it happens when an anti-American Fraud president receives nothing but praise and adulation for hurting America at every opportunity?


5 posted on 04/27/2013 4:23:13 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Venturer

Revolt is coming.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 4:27:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: i88schwartz

Don’t be fooled. He already knows this and is just saying what he has been told to say.


7 posted on 04/27/2013 4:27:27 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: i88schwartz

Did anyone else see this exchange between Bill Maher and Brian Levin. I do believe that Maher is beginning to see the light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiay9x6lC3o&feature=youtube_gdata_player


8 posted on 04/27/2013 4:40:07 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: i88schwartz

Seriously, SWAT teams order innocent Americans out of their homes at gunpoint searching for a dangerous terrorist in one neighborhood for one day and this is the new ‘normal’ in police state America ?? This is worse than his Peta inspired grossly illogical attack on Americans for Eating Meat


9 posted on 04/27/2013 4:40:43 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: i88schwartz

Maher On Boston Manhunt: “This Country Is Becoming A Police State”

Thanks to the liberals! and the flop hatted Boston gestapo.


10 posted on 04/27/2013 4:41:20 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: yank in the UK

uh, yeah, it was big news.


11 posted on 04/27/2013 4:48:45 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: i88schwartz

Maher On Boston Manhunt: “This Country Is Becoming A Police State”

And yet he thinks the people being well-armed is stupid so that the (((police))) of the (((state))) have all of the weapons.


12 posted on 04/27/2013 4:52:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: rarestia
Welcome to reality, Bill!

Be informed that liberal idiots, like you Bill, created this mess.

13 posted on 04/27/2013 4:55:56 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: i88schwartz

Its exactly what he himself has been calling for. The idiot just didn’t think that liberals would feel the brunt of it.


14 posted on 04/27/2013 4:57:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rbmillerjr; EternalVigilance

You guys need to give this Maher fellow a call and straighten him out - he doesn’t realize that these searches were entirely appropriate and to be expected, and that the affected citizens were very appreciative.

Maher’s clearly a right-wing revolutionary, and a danger to society.

(let me give you a hint - when an 0bamaphile like Maher says they’ve gone too far, they’ve gone too far).


15 posted on 04/27/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: i88schwartz

You voted for nazis billy boy... you promoted our destruction you liberal fag bastard.

LLS


16 posted on 04/27/2013 5:02:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Who was it said that a conservative is a liberal that got mugged the night before?


17 posted on 04/27/2013 5:03:48 AM PDT by abb
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To: i88schwartz; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; nutmeg; AllAmericanGirl44; ...

Boston Bombing Ping!


18 posted on 04/27/2013 5:06:39 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: abb

“Who was it said that a conservative is a liberal that got mugged the night before?”

I was thinking; who only wakes up to this when it’s a couple of left wing terrorists that are on the wrong end of the police action?


19 posted on 04/27/2013 5:13:07 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: erlayman
>>Seriously, SWAT teams order innocent Americans out of their homes at gunpoint searching for a dangerous terrorist in one neighborhood for one day and this is the new ‘normal’ in police state America ?? <<

Yes, it is very alarming. American citizens being herded around with little ability to defend themselves!

Every man in that house should have armed with a rifle to protect their family. No way, no how should the cops go door to door forcing people out of their homes at gunpoint, being screamed at to obey orders. “F” that.

Let the cops protect the streets...I'll protect my own home thank you very much.

20 posted on 04/27/2013 5:14:10 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: erlayman

Are you saying that you sanction what was done by the police? Really?


21 posted on 04/27/2013 5:18:47 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m hearing lots of complaining from both sides but no answers. After all, in the days of posses they often behaved very much the same way as police do today. Innocent people were sometimes killed, warrantless searches conducted, and property destroyed.

I personally think the answer is somewhere in the middle with no expectation of perfection. Maybe fewer cops with greater citizen involvement and people smart enough to stay out of their way without being warned with those staying in their homes having the option of being armed.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 5:20:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: i88schwartz

If anything good can come out of that, maybe it’s Bill’s liberal audience will wake up as well...


23 posted on 04/27/2013 5:22:59 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: i88schwartz
"I want to talk about the police," Bill Maher said. "I want to talk about the police, who I am a supporter of and of course, obviously, we all are. We would be in big trouble without the police."

There was a time when this was true. Now, the criminals would be in big trouble if the police were not around. IMO, police became administrators and keepers after citizens became adept at weeding out the bad characters.

24 posted on 04/27/2013 5:23:51 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Iscool

dont bet on it. Indoctrinated is indoctrinated.


25 posted on 04/27/2013 5:24:14 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: rarestia

I remember living in Boston forty five years ago during times of unrest and having a cop stationed every twenty feet on both sides of the streets for weeks on end. With squad cars on the corners. The gear was just regular uniforms with helmets and shields and clubs.

This is nothing new. This is the history of our country.

Read a little political history by Richard Maybury.


26 posted on 04/27/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I don’t necessarily sanction what was done but to infer as Maher does from one extremely limit incidence that America is becoming a police state is beyond absurd.


27 posted on 04/27/2013 5:28:29 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: rarestia

This country has always been a police state. At least in the 20th century forward. Softcoated but still fascist. The gloves are coming off though.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: i88schwartz

Stupidity state, more like. If we really were a police state, this bozo would have been locked away years ago. Instead, HBO pays him millions for his moronic cable chat show.


29 posted on 04/27/2013 5:29:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Chickensoup

Prior to 1934, Americans took care of themselves and their families by being responsibly armed in public. That was a truly polite society.


30 posted on 04/27/2013 5:30:53 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: i88schwartz

I wouldn’t get too excited, he and everyone else on the left will be claiming the “right wing extremist” have driven the govt to being a police state.

Typical leftist tactic.

Get people to agree with you on the premise then provide the solution by advocating taking the rights of the people you disagree with as the solution.

Too many guns.

Need to get guns out of the peoples hands. People don’t need guns only the govt needs guns.

Too much hate speech.

Right wing hate radio and right wing hate news is driving people to hate. We need to control hate speech.


31 posted on 04/27/2013 5:40:12 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: i88schwartz

This idiot Maher has been cheering this all along, and now he realizes what is happening. He’s a useful fool for the regime.


32 posted on 04/27/2013 5:46:51 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: erlayman
.... but to infer as Maher does from one extremely limit incidence that America is becoming a police state is beyond absurd.

Oh....so after how many "limited incidences" will we decide that it's wrong? By then it just might be too late to stop it. What will be your line in the sand? When they come to your house, order you out at gunpoint and kill your dog? What? I'm sorry...I view this was a violation of the 4th Amendment. What's to stop them from doing this the next time a murderer or bank robber is running through your neighborhood? After all....it will be in the name of public safety.

33 posted on 04/27/2013 6:02:45 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: i88schwartz

We are a police state, only in a police state could such a thing happened that we saw in Boston, not to mention the xrays and pat down’s at airports. Throw in the trucks that scan whole house’s while driving down the street.

We are past the point of no return.......


34 posted on 04/27/2013 6:05:31 AM PDT by stockpirate (COME AND GET THEM.....)
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To: Iscool

“If anything good can come out of that, maybe it’s Bill’s liberal audience will wake up as well..”.

All 10 of them


35 posted on 04/27/2013 6:43:36 AM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: i88schwartz

36 posted on 04/27/2013 6:45:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: erlayman

“A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step”. If there is not outrage at this single step they have taken, they will complete the journey. I’ll loan you a shovel so you can dig your head out of the sand.


37 posted on 04/27/2013 6:52:20 AM PDT by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: caver
This idiot Maher has been cheering this all along, and now he realizes what is happening. He’s a useful fool for the regime.

Never forget that Ronald Reagan once cheered Socialism, and you might say he had been a "useful fool." The Apostle Paul was once Christianity's greatest persecutor, but became its greatest writer and discipler. Converts to Truth should always be welcome, not scorned and rejected.

As the French scholar Antonin G. Sertillanges wisely admonished in his 1934 book The Intellectual Life, "Train yourself to indifference about sources. Truth alone has a claim, and it has that claim wherever it appears."

38 posted on 04/27/2013 6:53:21 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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39 posted on 04/27/2013 6:58:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yank in the UK
I do believe that Maher is beginning to see the light

After watching Maher spew his leftist ideology for years, I'll need more than one or two sensible comments to believe that his lightbulb has truly flickered to life. I think what we're witnessing is merely a "lucid interval".

40 posted on 04/27/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: i88schwartz

All socialist countries are.


41 posted on 04/27/2013 7:38:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Biggirl

When even a fool like Maher can spot it——it’s bad.


42 posted on 04/27/2013 7:48:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: i88schwartz
""This country is becoming a police state and it is very troubling to me," Maher observed."

You helped support it, a**clown.

43 posted on 04/27/2013 7:48:34 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: i88schwartz

This EVIL POS ‘campaigned’ for the EVIL ONE...no doubt voted for the USURPER POS in the White Hut, and now he complaines? Let Maher and his ilk EAT CAKE!

And let’s hope this show of Police State Force soon comes to Bill’s neighborhood...I wanna see video of him being driven from his home with hands high over his head with a fully automatic M16 stickin’ in his ugly face. And then I want to see them come out with whatever contraband they might find there (illicit drugs come to mind)...and then they put the cuffs on him...all w/o benefit of a search warrant...and when he complains, Taz him...

(Nothing ‘personal’ in these comments you all understand.../s)


44 posted on 04/27/2013 7:54:04 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: erlayman

Time for you to take off the blinders, erlay...Maher seems to have gotten a glimmer of the truth in this incident, what about you?


45 posted on 04/27/2013 8:00:38 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: i88schwartz

At least I can take comfort that this is happening mostly to the same retards who elected the liberal overlords. Reap what you sew folks! When you are ready, vote for common sense, if you can vote when it comes to that.


46 posted on 04/27/2013 8:19:00 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: servantboy777

“Every man in that house should have armed with a rifle to protect their family.”

Rifles would have been of very little use against the gestapo in Boston. They were very heavily armored against such tactics. A flamethrower on the other hand...


47 posted on 04/27/2013 8:29:37 AM PDT by Figment
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To: IMR 4350

“Right wing hate radio and right wing hate news is driving people to hate. We need to control hate speech.”

Beginning with yours


48 posted on 04/27/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

Reading comprehension is your friend.

Why don’t you introduce yourself then try reading what I wrote again.


49 posted on 04/27/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: i88schwartz

A local radio host in New Orleans said that if a terrorist was loose here, we would sit on our porches with our guns and hope he showed up.


50 posted on 04/27/2013 8:48:45 AM PDT by mom.mom
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