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Maher Turns on Occupiers, Denounces Them as D-bags That Should ‘Get a Job’
Newsbusters ^ | Feb. 4, 2012 | By Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/04/2012 11:12:16 AM PST by library user

The Occupy movement lost one of its most ardent supporters in the media Friday night.

On HBO's Real Time, host Bill Maher surprisingly said of the protesters, "As I watch them on the news now I find myself almost agreeing with Newt Gingrich. Like, you know what - get a job...Now it's just a bunch of [d-bags] who think throwing a chair through the Starbucks window is going to bring on the revolution" (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):

BILL MAHER: Let me ask you about another occupation, because this is - and you would be good on this too, panel -, the occupation, the Occupy Wall Street, because similar to Afghanistan, when you occupy anything for too long people do get pissed off. And as I watch them on the news now I find myself almost agreeing with Newt Gingrich. Like, you know what - get a job. Only because, you know, the people who originally started, I think they went home and now it's just these anarchist stragglers. And this is the problem when you, you know, when your movement involves sleeping over in the park. You wind up attracting the people who were sleeping over in the park anyway.

[Laughter and applause]

MAHER: And I think that's where we are now with the Occupy movement. They did a great job bringing the issue of income and equality to the fore, but now it's just a bunch of douchebags who think throwing a chair through the Starbucks window is going to bring on the revolution.

Video Here

Truly surprising, especially coming less than two months after Time magazine gushed and fawned over the Occupy movement as it named "The Protester" its Person of the Year.

Makes you wonder if that magazine will come around, and when the rest of the liberal media will recognize that this movement is not what they hoped for.

Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billmaher; occupywallstreet; ows
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It was only a matter of time. Anyone remember (former PA governor) Ed Rendell coming out only a week or two after OWS started and essentially saying, 'OK guys, we hear your message. Now go back home, otherwise you're going to hurt us (Dem's) in the 2012 election.'

If I can find the video, I'll post it to this thread.

1 posted on 02/04/2012 11:12:22 AM PST by library user
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To: library user

lol

reminds me of the old saying.. a conservative is just a liberal who got mugged.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 11:15:17 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: library user

Yep 100% correct. But all those millions spent and they nothing for it. But there is a strain of conservative who will do as the lefts says and forget all about the phony OWS and chastise those conservatives who do remember this hoax.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 11:15:37 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: library user

He got the memo. This movement is hurting the DemocRATS so now’s the time to back away from it.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 11:16:11 AM PST by Sister_T
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To: library user

It took a while but the useful idiots have finally turned into political liabilities.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 11:16:30 AM PST by 5by5
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To: library user

It took a while but the useful idiots have finally turned into political liabilities.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 11:16:34 AM PST by 5by5
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To: library user
OCT 10, 2011: Ed Rendell to Occupy Wall Street protesters: Go home
7 posted on 02/04/2012 11:17:07 AM PST by library user
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To: library user

This makes me wonder whether I’ve been wrong about the occupiers all along.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 11:17:07 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: library user
As one freeper said in a previous thread of this exact subject, the unemployment numbers are going down (actually, they are not) so get a job because of the improving Obama economy.

The OWS jerks did their job and they must retire to help the Communist/Democratic party cause now.

9 posted on 02/04/2012 11:18:19 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: library user
Maher can burn in hell with these unwashed losers.
10 posted on 02/04/2012 11:19:48 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: library user
Sorry, Bill, you may be a conservative now but you still have to keep Ann Coulter...
11 posted on 02/04/2012 11:20:58 AM PST by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: library user

Pompous, self absorbed windbag - but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 11:21:03 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: library user

The message is out- these nutjobs are associated with democraps, and people don’t like them

LETS KEEP THEIR MOVEMENT ALIVE!!

This ‘spontaneous’ movement suddenly appeared with fully staffed food service very quickly. Was this what the democraps thought they were going to turn into a violent overthrow o the US government and institution of socialism?

If so they are even more incompetant then the boob-in-chief, Obama.

And were the old soviet era propogandist as gleefully willing as the current US media? or were they forced to say the things they said?


13 posted on 02/04/2012 11:22:17 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: library user

I don’t believe they will stop on their own.

The Democrat mayors who allowed it to get out of hand in the first place, will get the call from the top to not let it happen before the election.

But I fear the die has been cast. For the first time in my memory, we have a President running for re-election on the strategy of dividing the country and inciting hatred for one another.

The unions will also be out in force, and I’m betting that “force” is exactly the strategy they intend to use.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 11:26:48 AM PST by digger48
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To: 5by5

exactly why I’m now hoping they stick around! We need to make sure the Occupiers are kept supplied with blue tarps, drums, iPhone batteries, etc - and especially LOTS of Obama campaign signs, stickers, etc!


15 posted on 02/04/2012 11:27:24 AM PST by bigbob
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To: TexasFreeper2009
reminds me of the old saying.. a conservative is just a liberal who got mugged.

The actual saying: A neoconservative is "a liberal who has been mugged by reality." Irving Kristol

Conservatives don't have to be mugged in order to believe what we believe.

16 posted on 02/04/2012 11:28:56 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: library user
They are ruining Obama’s narrative that the economy has had a miraculous recovery.
17 posted on 02/04/2012 11:29:28 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: digger48

Agree. OWS needed to be nipped in the bud within a few days after it started. Few people remember that the original agenda had OWS ending in January. Now here it is February and not only have the protests not stopped, but they’ve spread.


18 posted on 02/04/2012 11:29:36 AM PST by library user
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To: library user

I think he’s wrong. What we see now are the REAL occupiers. The rest were just kids wanting to be hippies for a while, then it got cold and boring so they left.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 11:31:02 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Realman30

Maher calling someone,anyone a douchbag.
The irony is breathtaking.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 11:32:52 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: library user

Time to throw the useful idiots under the bus.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 11:33:18 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: library user

Blind broken clock squirrel, finds a right nut twice a day.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by moehoward
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To: A.A. Cunningham

good point :)


23 posted on 02/04/2012 11:35:27 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Nothing more obnoxious than a repented douchebag? But at least he can tell other douchebags.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 11:37:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: library user

If I could stand to do I would sign up at sites like DU and sing the praises of OWS as the real democratic movement. Quoting Obama and Pelosi and the whackadoodles on the OWS MOVEMENT frequently.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 11:37:42 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Pride in the USA

The planets are aligning. Ann Coulter and Bill Maher used to date. Now Ann Coulter says that RomneyCare is wonderful and conservatives should just shut up and vote for Romney. Bill Maher says that OWS are d-bags who should just shut up and get a job. I predict Ann and Maher will be announcing their engagement sometime this year.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 11:38:15 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks. I didn’t know that was the actual saying but it makes so much sense and actually makes some other tendencies more revealing as well.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: library user
Hitler had to exterminate the SA,even though they brought him into power, because they were too stupid and extreme for current optics.

The Obama fascists, of which the hell-bound running dog Maher is one, now seek to do the same to the OWS imbeciles.

Ernst Roehm thought he could control Hitler—Soros thinks he can control Obama.

28 posted on 02/04/2012 11:39:24 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: library user
This is nothing good. When a serial killer is executed good doesn't remain behind. The damage is the same.

The scum bag parasites accomplished their mission.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 11:43:59 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Rush did an excellent segment on “liberal” rich folks who, for the most part, live and think like conservatives in all things EXCEPT when they are asked their political affiliation. Then they become almost unanimously left-liberal Democrats.

Got to keep the Regime and the media off their backs, so you concoct a stereotypical liberal facade for yourself.

Steve Jobs was in no way a liberal living or acting person but he donated money to libs and played the role for image purposes.


30 posted on 02/04/2012 11:45:17 AM PST by Scanian
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To: library user

He is a dirtbag.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 11:46:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: library user

Amusing but it’s too late. The left gave these idiots enough publicity and money to turn them into a monster they can’t destroy or even get away from.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 11:47:04 AM PST by CaroleL
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To: library user
According to NPR via NYT
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when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

Pass the word!


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33 posted on 02/04/2012 11:52:26 AM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Repented?That son of a bitch?


34 posted on 02/04/2012 11:52:54 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: library user
If one of the OWS were to throw Maher through a Starbucks window, I would applaud.
35 posted on 02/04/2012 11:53:03 AM PST by twister881
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To: tobyhill

It’s quite plausible; Obama’s Ministers of Good News may be asking them to slip away quietly into the night.


36 posted on 02/04/2012 11:57:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: I see my hands

It certainly serves the purpose of embarrassing the Rats even as they struggle to look like they’re leading the pseudo parade of phonied up economic good news (meaning a whole bunch of laid off black folks just fell off the end of their unemployment insurance).


37 posted on 02/04/2012 12:00:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: library user

OWS is kinda like Kent State. The liberally indoctrinated mass of the unemployable and unemployed are encouraged to stage a protest. Then the communists, socialists, and anarchists show up and commit an act of violence. The hope is to get a violent reaction out of the police or, if present, the National Guard. Then all hell breaks loose, innocent non-participants and the dimwit lemmings get hurt, and the authorities get trashed in the press. The DemocRATs who encourage it, and their accomplices in the willing press get excused, and an attempt is made to blame conservatives. A lot of people who grew up in the 60’s and are now hitting retirement age, have seen this before and know how liberals and progressives behave. It won’t work to blame conservatives for this - especially since there is the Tea Party to compare it to.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 12:01:28 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Relatively so, of course


39 posted on 02/04/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Mr. K

Best I can tell, David Axelrod saw an opportunity to underscore an Obozo campaign theme-—”EVIL Wall Street”-—with that slob brigade playing the role of leftist stormtroopers. The framework was already in place with Michael Lerner’s mob in NY-—really an SEIU-inspired bunch-—in place and fired up to go after the financial industry in general and Mitt Romney in particular. The Obama camp was expecting Romney and what better tool to bash him with than a ready-made cadre of filthy communist loons?

It started well for them but the slobs got slobbier and turned violent and the public got real aggravated with them.

The Dems sowed the wind with the Occupy pigs, now they are reaping a whirlwind.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 12:02:00 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Farmer Dean; High-tech Redneck

>>D-bags That Should ‘Get a Job’<<

Bill Maher is a d-bag who should quit his job.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 12:04:50 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: lonevoice

“Ann Coulter and Bill Maher used to date”

How tall is Maher?

He looks like Coulter could eat peanuts off the top of his head.


43 posted on 02/04/2012 12:07:46 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I think some degree of cynicality is right. Now that the GOP is bidding fair to nominate the Big Wall Street Guy backed up by an even Bigger Wall Street Guy, Obama does not want to trip up the process. He’d have a harder time with Newt than with Mitt. Mitt’s great at slinging masses of wild accusations, not so great at hitting the bulls eye except by chance.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 12:08:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: lonevoice

OMG! Your post is hysterical!!!! Yep, Maher and Coulter - a match made in heaven.


45 posted on 02/04/2012 12:17:37 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: library user

Nahh.. What he isn’t telling us is one of them must have pooped on his Uber ( You fill in the blank ) Euro Sports car, just like the did the NYC Police Car. He isn’t that smart it must be personal...


46 posted on 02/04/2012 12:22:18 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Scanian
Too funny!

Google says that Maher is 5'8" and Coulter is 6 feet tall. Maybe not quite enough of a disparity for that eating peanuts off the top of the head scenario...but close! :-)

47 posted on 02/04/2012 12:26:05 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Scanian
How tall is Maher? He looks like Coulter could eat peanuts off the top of his head.

ROTFL.

48 posted on 02/04/2012 12:35:48 PM PST by library user
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Unless it’s a 24-Hour clock, then it’s only once a day.


49 posted on 02/04/2012 12:39:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
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50 posted on 02/04/2012 12:41:42 PM PST by baddog 219
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