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Bill Maher: Mel Gibson and Tom DeLay Are Anti-Semites
Newsmax.com ^ | 09-24-03 | Newsmax.com

Posted on 09/24/2003 8:56:28 AM PDT by Theodore R.

Bill Maher: Mel Gibson and Tom DeLay Are Anti-Semites

Controversial TV talker Bill Maher attacked religious conservatives in an early morning interview on Wednesday, claiming that movie star Mel Gibson and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay were "anti-Semitic."

"I do think Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic," Maher told radio host Don Imus. "So, by the way, is Tom DeLay. So, by the way, are all these Christian right people who pretend to be friends of Israel."

Then Maher accused Christian fundamentalists of befriending Israel only because, ultimately, they'd like to see Jews die:

"You know, this is the sickest thing. They go over to Israel and they're not for the Bush road map to peace over there in the Middle East. Because they don't want Arabs in Jerusalem – because what they say is the Bible says that when Jesus comes back for the Second Coming, Jerusalem has to be just the way he left it."

The host of HBO's "Real Time" continued:

"It can't be full of Arabs, because there were no Arabs then. It has to be full of Jews. Because when the Second Coming takes place and we all go up to heaven, the Jews have a place in that little play – which of course is to die. The Jews have to die when Jesus comes back."

Then the TV talker adopted the voice of a mock movie director and announced, "Places, everybody. Where are my Jews? You have a place to play in this, and that's dying – or converting."

Earlier in the interview, Maher charged that President Bush had misled the American people about Saddam Hussein's ties to terrorists, saying that any affiliation between the Iraqi dictator and folks like Osama bin Laden was purely social.

"It's so preposterous," he told Imus. "I mean, I always said it was like the link between – you know, they keep putting Sug Knight in jail because he associates with gang members."

The HBO host explained:

"Well, yes. He's a black guy from the hood who was in the rap industry. Of course he is going to know a few people with a criminal record. And Saddam Hussein is an Arab. Of course he's going to know a few terrorists socially."


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KEYWORDS: antichristian; anticonservative; antisemites; antisemitic; atheist; billmaher; delay; fundamentalists; gibson; hasbeen; hbo; israel; jews; liberal; liberaltarian; lyingliar; maher; mediabias; melgibson; notalibertarian; relgiousintolerance; religion; secondcoming; tomdelay
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Barbara Olson was headed to Los Angeles on September 11, 2001, to appear on the Maher program to promote her final book "The Finald Days."
1 posted on 09/24/2003 8:56:28 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
I'm curious. Does Bill ever actually think before he speaks or does he just babble whatever comes to mind...or do I really need to ask?
2 posted on 09/24/2003 9:00:11 AM PDT by RichInOC (John Ritter is dead. Bill Maher is still alive. Hey, God...can we make a trade?)
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To: Theodore R.
Maher is a snot who also has the Al Franken disease.
3 posted on 09/24/2003 9:01:25 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Theodore R.
"I do think Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic," Maher told radio host Don Imus. "So, by the way, is Tom DeLay. So, by the way, are all these Christian right people who pretend to be friends of Israel."

Maher, your knees must be sore from bumping into furniture. With your cranial-anal inversion you have trouble seeing where you are going.

4 posted on 09/24/2003 9:02:01 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The establishment media and Hillary are like Thelma and Louise...weeeeeeee)
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To: RichInOC
Maher is brain dead.
5 posted on 09/24/2003 9:04:42 AM PDT by fml
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To: Theodore R.
" Maher told radio host Don Imus. "So, by the way, is Tom DeLay. So, by the way, are all these Christian right people who pretend to be friends of Israel."

I do not know what the un Tempeled, like Maher, are called. People who get called Christian are often the un churched and not very representive of the Church at all. Maher could not hide his joy over the bombing of the World Trade Center and it cost him but not enough.

6 posted on 09/24/2003 9:06:17 AM PDT by BellStar
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To: Theodore R.
I heard the whole thing walking to work. What an embarrassment he is. I hope Ann Coulter re-thinks her friendship with this horrible little man.
7 posted on 09/24/2003 9:07:17 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: Theodore R.
"It can't be full of Arabs, because there were no Arabs then. It has to be full of Jews. Because when the Second Coming takes place and we all go up to heaven, the Jews have a place in that little play – which of course is to die. The Jews have to die when Jesus comes back."

Huh? Source, Mr. Maher?

8 posted on 09/24/2003 9:08:06 AM PDT by Pete
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To: Theodore R.
HAHAHA! This atheistic, self-serving and completely immoral individual dares to say ANYTHING about religion! HAHAHAH! Please.
9 posted on 09/24/2003 9:10:17 AM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: Pete
Willie Maher is a certifiable halfwhit. The little prick is arrogant beyond belief, believing himself to be relevant! ['little prick' = a tiny thorn that functions as an irritant but is of no significant importance.]
10 posted on 09/24/2003 9:11:28 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Theodore R.
Maher is a Jew who forgets who Moses is.
11 posted on 09/24/2003 9:15:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: Theodore R.
I thought that jerk was gone!

Does he realize that Christ WAS a jew? And that Christians worship Christ? What religion is Maher anyway? Is he an athiest or a muslem? Or is he just a terrorist friend?

Mark A Sity
12 posted on 09/24/2003 9:21:23 AM PDT by logic101.net (http://www.logic101.net/)
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To: bmwcyle
We'll only take half the blame: he's half Catholic and half Jewish.
13 posted on 09/24/2003 9:24:10 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: Pharmboy
Ok he does not who Jesus is either.
14 posted on 09/24/2003 9:29:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: Theodore R.
I hate him.
15 posted on 09/24/2003 9:31:26 AM PDT by johnb838 (Deconstruct the Left)
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To: bmwcyle
Maher isn't jewish.
16 posted on 09/24/2003 9:32:28 AM PDT by johnb838 (Deconstruct the Left)
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To: johnb838
Was his mother or father Jewish?
17 posted on 09/24/2003 9:34:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: Theodore R.
Imus fortunately doesn't radio broadcast in my city, so I have to ask - did he ever once challenge Mr. Maher on his statements?

I truly hope that Mr. Maher understands that he's making a living as the village idiot, and to run with it as long as people are stupid enough to pay him for it.
18 posted on 09/24/2003 9:37:39 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Where is the outrage?!)
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To: Made In The USA
As I recall, when ABC dropped Maher's "Politically Incorrect" (even though it was), some conservatives came to his defense on First Amendment grounds. I can't recall who these conservatives were. If it was just "former conservative" Arianna Huffington, I must be wrong about "conservatives" defending Maher.
19 posted on 09/24/2003 9:46:12 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
Bill Maher is as funny as a burning orphanage.

20 posted on 09/24/2003 9:53:30 AM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge
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To: Theodore R.
...ABC dropped Maher's "Politically Incorrect" ...

Is he in danger of HBO dropping him now? (A non-subscriber here)

Yet another pathetic attempt at attention?

Has his friend Ann Coulter chimed in yet?

21 posted on 09/24/2003 9:55:30 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BellStar
So, by the way, are all these Christian right people who pretend to be friends of Israel.

Is it not true that some Christian churches teach that in the end times a lot of Jews will be converted and accept Jesus as Truth?

Is it also not true that some Christian churches look forward to the end times?

If I were looking at it from a Jewish point of view, I think I would be a little wary of people who support my state because they hope that Jesus will come soon and sort of eliminate the essence of my state, namely its Jewishness.

I think that the Jewish people would prefer Christian support because the Christians support the right of Israel to exist as a state and as a homeland for the Jews.

I know that I personally would hope that my friends like me for who I am - as I am - and not for who or what they can change me into. That just sounds like normal respect (as long as I'm not an ax murderer, which I'm not!)

22 posted on 09/24/2003 10:06:17 AM PDT by SmokyGeo
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To: Theodore R.
INTREP
23 posted on 09/24/2003 10:12:37 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: bmwcyle
Maher is a Jew who forgets who Moses is............

One of his parents is Jewish.
24 posted on 09/24/2003 10:14:51 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Theodore R.
I heard this on the way to work.

His arrogant ignorance was intolerable. I shut him off after he started screaming "Where are my Joooooos..."

Earlier in the interview Imus asked Maher what he thought about the fact that it looks like Arnold will become Governor. His reply was something on the order that Arnold has no experience and he said, "what does he know, and when will he know it?" I should have shut him off then (and I'm not a supporter of Arnold).

The only reason that he was on the show was because Bill Maher's father was once Imus's program manager.
25 posted on 09/24/2003 10:17:49 AM PDT by kidd
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To: dennisw
He has the nose for the part.
26 posted on 09/24/2003 10:18:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: Theodore R.
I bought and read the final days sure is an eye opener.In fact i read it five or six times.Bill Mahar is an IDIOT that make a lot of money atacking good people.As long as HBO has this type of hate mongers it will not be turned on in my house.
27 posted on 09/24/2003 10:26:30 AM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: bmwcyle
He's a loathesome little smart ass wise guy. Nothing wrong with him a sound thrashing couldn't fix.
28 posted on 09/24/2003 10:34:09 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: solo gringo
ataching=attaching
29 posted on 09/24/2003 10:35:17 AM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: dennisw
I would pay to see his a$$ kicked.
30 posted on 09/24/2003 10:35:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: bmwcyle
Maher's nose is inflated for reasons other than genetics.
31 posted on 09/24/2003 10:36:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
If that where the case, his nose would look small compared to his head.
32 posted on 09/24/2003 10:39:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: bmwcyle
I would pay to see his a$$ kicked.....

And by someone the same weight or less. Bill Maher is a wimp with a mouth on him.
33 posted on 09/24/2003 10:47:27 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: dennisw
This AM on MSNBC he also called George Bush, "Mr. President "Dress Up" and called him a draft dodger. He can't understand why the media has not "picked up on this." Mr. Maher, believe me, if the liberal media could find real evidence that GW is a draft-dodger, it would be on front page news every day until the end of time. Therefore, he is not. By the way Mr. Maher, something wrong with dodging the draft? Your butt boy Clinton did and we didn't hear a peep from you or the rest of your subversive clan.
34 posted on 09/24/2003 10:54:58 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi
I am not silent, I have written my Congressman so many times I think he knows my name by heart. I will continue to do so until they take my keyboard out of my cold, dead hands.
35 posted on 09/24/2003 10:58:04 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Theodore R.
"The Jews have to die when Jesus comes back..."

Convenient eschatology you have there, Bill...And may I say that you're not only a fool, but a pompous one at that?
36 posted on 09/24/2003 11:12:30 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Theodore R.
"I do think Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic," Maher told radio host Don Imus. "So, by the way, is Tom DeLay. So, by the way, are all these Christian right people who pretend to be friends of Israel."

It has always been an interesting observation of mine that liars and thieves most always accuse others of what they themselves are doing and thinking. In that way they divert the attention, of only the ignorant observer from what they are actually doing, towards those they falsly accuse. It's S.O.P. for the left.

37 posted on 09/24/2003 11:15:43 AM PDT by PRO 1 (POX on posters who's political bent causes them to refuse to be confused by the FACTS!!!!!!)
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To: Theodore R.
HBO's "Real Time"....Bill Maher Hosts..."

You mean he actually got another show? That's amazing,but I simply can't believe he has any 'real numbers' of people that watch it, even if it is true that he has another show. More blathering from (a rather small) B.M. ----- LOL

38 posted on 09/24/2003 11:20:50 AM PDT by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug, Holier - Than - Thou Socialist)
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To: bmwcyle
I'd pay to do the a$$-kickin'
39 posted on 09/24/2003 11:44:31 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Liberal = Socialist = Communist)
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To: TexasRepublic
If I would not be in jail, I would see you paid to do it.
40 posted on 09/24/2003 11:45:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
maher is the MOST POMPOUS ARROGANT daddy's son on TV

without his daddy being some hot shot on TV, he will be a NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

SHUT YOUR TRAP!

no on can say a damn thing witout being accused of being ANTI something!!

bother line is that NO WHITE MAN should speak against ANYTHING!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!!
41 posted on 09/24/2003 12:37:57 PM PDT by WillowyDame (BUSH 04)
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To: PRO 1
liars and thieves most always accuse others of what they themselves are doing and thinking...

I was going to add "and Dimocrats"...but I think you covered them already!

42 posted on 09/24/2003 12:39:43 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Theodore R.
– because what they say is the Bible says that when Jesus comes back for the Second Coming, Jerusalem has to be just the way he left it.

I have NEVER heard anything remotely like that.

Question for the group:

Why do we Christians support the Jews?

43 posted on 09/24/2003 12:42:01 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Theodore R.
there were no Arabs [in the time of Jesus].

Maher continues to impress with the depths of his ignorance.

44 posted on 09/24/2003 12:46:04 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: VRW Conspirator
Maher, your knees must be sore

Now, now, now; let's leave the personal relationship between Bill and Bill out of this.

from bumping into furniture.

[ EMILY LATELLA ] Never mind.... [ /EMILY LATELLA ]

45 posted on 09/24/2003 12:47:57 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: Theodore R.
Sug Knight beat the crap out of people and dangled them from balconies. That is why he went to prison, not for "associating with gang members".

What a retard Bill Maher is.
46 posted on 09/24/2003 12:54:25 PM PDT by bc2 (http://www.thinkforyourself.us)
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To: Theodore R.
"You know, this is the sickest thing. They go over to Israel and they're not for the Bush road map to peace over there in the Middle East. Because they don't want Arabs in Jerusalem – because what they say is the Bible says that when Jesus comes back for the Second Coming, Jerusalem has to be just the way he left it."

Just for the record (not that the evidence matters, of course): I'm the son of a fundamentalist pastor and have been in conservative, bible-belt Protestant circles literally all my life, and Maher is the first and only person I've ever heard utter this.

He is simply unable to form a thought which corresponds with the external universe.

47 posted on 09/24/2003 12:56:45 PM PDT by Taliesan
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To: Theodore R.
Baloney. The Christian Right has been a steadfast support for Israel while leftists in the U.S. like Maher have been targetting her for responding to homicide attacks.
48 posted on 09/24/2003 12:59:02 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Theodore R.
Barbara Olson was headed to Los Angeles on September 11, 2001, to appear on the Maher program to promote her final book "The Finald Days."



do not REMIND ME!!!!!!!!!

OLSON WAS MY FAVORITE WOMAN IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!

EVER!! th best pundit there was!!!!!!!

i know it was not his fault that she flew that plane, but, BUT FOR HIM, it might not have happened.

bill should should just go away!!!!!!!
49 posted on 09/24/2003 1:02:08 PM PDT by WillowyDame (BUSH 04)
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To: bc2
With all these people replying to Bill Maher; no one attempted to label that SOB as anti-Christian. It is very easy for these guys to through around labels, but our side needs to cultivate nasty labels also.
50 posted on 09/24/2003 1:05:19 PM PDT by philosofy123
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