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Bill Maher: Get rid of the Department of Homeland Security
Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/03/2013 10:17:08 PM PDT by grundle

HBO’s Bill Maher thinks the Department of Homeland Security has outlived its usefulness.

On Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Maher and his guests debated the DHS’s usefulness during a discussion of the debate between Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

“There was a huge verbal slap by the Republican Party this week between Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, and Rand Paul,” Maher said. “And it was sort of I think a fight for the soul of the Republican Party — where they’re going to go because, OK, next month is the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Some people in the Republican Party are saying let’s move on. That’s Rand Paul. He is saying, you know, we spy on each other too much. We spend too much on defense. So Chris Christie is from the neocon-wing, fired back and said come to New Jersey and tell that to the widows and orphans. He played that Giuliani card, which I think is sleazy. And then Rand Paul made a fat joke. But who’s going to win this battle is my question to this panel in the Republican Party?”

Later in that segment, Maher suggested just eliminating the Department of Homeland Security.

“Do you think we could get rid of the Department of Homeland Security?” Maher said. “This is one of those monstrosities that came out of 9/11. It has, I think, 240,000 regular employees. Janet Napolitano quit at the top. The top 15 jobs there are vacant because no one wants to work there. It’s thankless because some shit is going to happen and it’s mostly luck whether or not you’re there when it happens. You can’t stop everything. No one wants the job. Why don’t we just get rid of it?”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 08/03/2013 10:17:08 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

We all know it is impossible to get rid of a federal agency once it is created. We are stuck with it, good or bad.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 10:24:35 PM PDT by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
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To: grundle

I’m really sick of giving Bill Maher a moment of my time. When did this guy become a political commentator of any value? He’s like Karl Rove.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 10:24:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: grundle

I don’t agree with him often but he is on to something!


4 posted on 08/03/2013 10:24:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: grundle

the problem with liberals like Maher is that most of them were raised by and educated by liberals who never had to actually work as a productive member of society...so they have no understanding what happens when you react to some potential threat by creating another government monstrosity that is filled with others like them who have no practical knowledge how to logically address, analyze and solve problems. Just another turd in the sewer of liberalism!!


5 posted on 08/03/2013 10:25:58 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: grundle
Devotees of Meher et al are all Twitter/Facebook/Instagram generations. They can't live with out letting every one know where they are and what they are doing/thinking.

So why be unhappy with Homeland Security and that sort? You punks voted for personal intrusion when you twice voted for The Fascist in Chief.

Bill ands kids, get lots of K-Y jelly. That's the government you voted and support. Now bend over and take it.

6 posted on 08/03/2013 10:27:52 PM PDT by llevrok (“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” Orwell wrote)
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To: grundle

I would never have believed I could agree with Maher on anything but this proves me wrong.

Of course doing away with any federal agency is a pipe dream, but MLK isn’t the only who can dream.


7 posted on 08/03/2013 10:34:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: grundle
I think Bill-M is a festering dunghill of ignorance and biased depravity....but he is 100% correct on this matter.

Let's can the DHS.

It is leaderless and dispersed enough that the repercussions would be minimal.

8 posted on 08/03/2013 10:37:19 PM PDT by Scooter100
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To: llevrok
Bill ands kids, get lots of K-Y jelly. That's the government you voted and support. Now bend over and take it. <<
LOL...He just figured out what NSA has on him!.....NOW!...HES CONCERNED!.... the lil prick...*W*
9 posted on 08/03/2013 10:43:37 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: grundle

Honestly... The only real problem with the DHS is the name. The name sucks. The idea to reorg things like customs, border patrol, immigration, and the Coast Guard under the same roof makes a lot if intuitive sense. The DHS isn’t so much a new agency as it is the reorganization of already-existing agencies. Having the Coast Guard in Transportation never made any sense. Why should immigration and customs be under different banners? It makes sense that they are all together.

But... The name really blows. Gotta work on that.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 10:53:49 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: grundle
If that includes the TSA, I'm all for it.

-PJ

11 posted on 08/03/2013 10:56:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: grundle

I detest Bill Maher but I agree with him here.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 11:02:01 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
I detest Bill Maher but I agree with him here.

I detest him also, but I believe this is the third "moment of clarity" he has had in recent months. Maybe if he strings a few more together, he'll start to see the light.

13 posted on 08/03/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: Patrick1

“The closet thing to everlasting life on Earth is a government program’’.— President Ronald Reagen.


14 posted on 08/04/2013 12:11:24 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: grundle

Nauseating just to agree with this ugly specimen of humankind.


15 posted on 08/04/2013 12:24:43 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: grundle
They themselves don't even know what they're supposed to do.

Remember when they seized websites that were merely accused of putting up links to torrent sites? WTF???

Homeland Security Seized site
Look at the site I linked above. Simply seized by the DHS.

16 posted on 08/04/2013 1:06:35 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Iron Munro

Agree. The Bible says there is a time for all seasons. The season of Homeland Security is past. Ugh. Maher is right.


17 posted on 08/04/2013 4:08:37 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: grundle
Bill Maher is occasionally right, almost always for the wrong reasons.

Maher remains on the “Mussolini action list”, should CWII commence.

18 posted on 08/04/2013 4:44:12 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: grundle

I like that idea. And then half of government next.


19 posted on 08/04/2013 4:46:34 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: grundle

Get rid of ALL the departments down to the original four and do not retain ANY of the personnel. It might just give the country back its future.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 5:15:45 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: grundle

Why does anyone care what this foul-mouthed pipsqueak has to say?


21 posted on 08/04/2013 5:16:47 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: grundle

I’ve thought for years we should do away with DHS......but having Bill Maher agree with me gives me cause for re-evaluation!!!!!


22 posted on 08/04/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Bigg Red

I know I don’t


23 posted on 08/04/2013 5:17:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ramius

Get rid of it, and it won’t need a new name.


24 posted on 08/04/2013 5:36:36 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: grundle
Bill Maher thinks the Department of Homeland Security has outlived its usefulness.

In that, it is one up on Bill Maher, who never had any usefulness.

25 posted on 08/04/2013 5:38:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: grundle
DHS was proposed long before 9/11. Bush "nixed" the proposal before 9/11, then urged implementation after 9/11. See Hart-Rudman Commission.

New World Coming: American Security in the 21st Century

There will be a blurring of boundaries: between homeland defense and foreign policy; between sovereign states and a plethora of protectorates and autonomous zones; between the pull of national loyalties on individual citizens and the pull of loyalties both more local and more global in nature.

The "real action" of local, national and global politics is NOT given visibility by the press.

Oh, Maher is a goon.

26 posted on 08/04/2013 5:47:29 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Maher is a nutcase but I would second the motion to be rid of the DHS.


27 posted on 08/04/2013 6:34:02 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: LS

Homeland Security never had a season.
It was stupid and redundant from its inception.

It attempts to duplicate the exact functions of the Coast Guard with poorly trained drudges and outside contractors. People uneducated about the military were unaware that during WWII and the Korean War the Coastguard was also posted at airports (such as they were in the forties and fifties. )


28 posted on 08/04/2013 6:37:07 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

My respect for Bush fell to the floor when he unleashed the DHS monster upon America.

It hasn’t been used to secure the borders;our “betters”have brought hundreds of thousands more islamic terrorists into the U.S. I define every islamic as a terrorist because such acts are supported by their membership even if they personally don’t carry out the attacks.Tens of millions of other illegals flood this country since DHS.

But Americans,especially whites,can expect intrusive searches and being treated as suspect.

End the DHS.

End the militarization of civilian police agaencies.

Drastically (by say,95%) reduce roadblocks,checkpoints,and SWAT raids.There are a few situations these things are warranted.


29 posted on 08/04/2013 7:33:21 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Patrick1

So true. The 11th commandment says “Thou shalt not smite down a govt agency”. :-)


30 posted on 08/04/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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