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Maher Tossed to Toothless Tuesday
Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Gina Loudon

Posted on 03/17/2012 3:58:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

Alabama Democrats are scrambling. This Saturday night they have a fundraising event that, at least at one time, featured Bill Maher. Democrats could come to hear Bill Maher spew his brand of comedy for the low, low price of only $100.00 per donor. Now, this has them in a good, old fashioned, southern conundrum. Bill Maher has a reputation for unapologetic misogyny.

He has called women, public and private citizens, even children names that would make Sandra Fluke blush. But on Super “Deep South” Tuesday, as Alabamians were enjoying their historic opportunity to engage in the National spotlight of the Presidential Primaries, Bill Maher called it “Toothless Tuesday.” Thus establishing himself as not only misogynistic, but also anti-southerner. This does not bode well with wealthy Dixiecrats who usually attend Party related fundraising events, such as the one Maher was to grace Saturday evening.

This left Democrats scratching their heads, scrambling to say the event was off, then on, then scrubbed of Maher but still taking place, then to pointing fingers at Republicans saying that they made the whole event up. But there was the flyer on the Alabama Democratic Party website that proved it was a genuine Democrat funder, at least at one time. And there were those boldly proclaiming that they were proud to stand with Bill Maher.

Then came a cadre of strong-minded southern women (they decided Alabama needed to know the truth). Women from across Alabama joined together, led by American Federated Republican Women (hyperlink to AFRW.org) and Concerned Women for America (Hyperlink to cwfa.org), to bring a little sunshine to the shadows, as steel magnolias are prone to do. This only confused the Democrat party more. Now you can find officials on every side of the issue. Some say he is coming to a reception, others say he simply happens to be in town, but that it has nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Still, others claim he is coming, it is a fundraiser for the Democrat Chairman, and they are proud to use it as an opportunity to find "like-minded" Alabamians.

Republican women sent a message, too. They said they are done with those who like Maher, belittle and insult the south. They said Maher’s hatred of women makes a bold statement about the platform of the Democrat Party. They called on Alabama Democrats to raise a higher standard. Twenty minutes before the Republican Women’s press conference representing 24 conservative womens’ groups was to commence, Democrats released a memo saying that Bill Maher would not appear at their event. Republican women apprehensively applauded the “decision” (which was later rescinded, again).

Libertarians did what they do best and screamed at their conservative counterparts in a resounding round of circular fire. They said Republican women were trying to “squelch free speech, and trample First Amendment rights.” Republican women contended that they had a First Amendment right to say that they find the free speech of Bill Maher unbefitting the glory that the leadership of the Democrat party was granting him. They said they would feel that way about any party.

The Democrats pointed to Limbaugh, who has done funders for members of the GOP, nationally. The Republican ladies said, "Maher hasn't apologized for even one of his vile comment or insults to Southerners." They called for a level of civility in public discourse, and pointed to Bill Maher as “Exhibit A” of what is uncivil about politics today. Most women in Alabama seem to agree on one thing: This is not the tone that public leaders should be taking, and it is altogether “unsouthern” to glorify such misogyny and insults to the people of the south.

Something’s awry in Dixie, and that sweet southern charm is due to get a dose of Maher on Saturday night.

One question remains--if Bill Maher comes, will he be tossed to “Toothless Tuesday” by the Ladies of the south? That remains to be seen.


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To: Kaslin

There was a story a while back when he went to the Playboy mansion and none of the girls there would have anything to do with him.


21 posted on 03/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: The Wizard
...he looks in the mirror and sees god...

Some years ago on Laura Ingraham's radio show, a caller said he
attended a Maher show, probably on some college campus.

Maher was going on about the need and benefits of affirmative
action, and the caller said he asked Maher why Maher doesn't
retire so some black guy could take over his schtick, if it was
so beneficial.

Maher was not amused at being asked to practice what he preached.

22 posted on 03/17/2012 6:58:28 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher dismisses double standard, says no one complained about Palin insult

According to Bill Maher, there’s no double standard when it comes to his foul insults of Sarah Palin versus Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who told Democrats coeds are going broke buying contraception.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/bill-maher-dismisses-double-standard-says-no-one-complained-about-palin-insult


23 posted on 03/17/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

Axelrod Cancels on Bill Maher — For Now

Senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod has canceled an appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher that was originally scheduled for later this month.

“He’s not scheduled to go on at this time,” says Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, indicating that while this appearance has been scotched, Axelrod or others from the campaign might appear on the HBO show in the future.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/axelrod-cancels-on-bill-maher-for-now/


24 posted on 03/17/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dr. Sivana
The libertarians are hypocrites. Saying somebody is unfit to speak somewhere is itself free speech.

Thank you for stating the OBVIOUS!!!

25 posted on 03/17/2012 7:23:44 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: BfloGuy
Funny. I haven't heard any libertarians defending Maher. Gratuitous poke at Paul?

No, it wasn't a poke at Paul, but rather a point that is noticed. Funny that the libertarians won't stand up to the negative free speech delivered by liberals/commies to the conservative women. Have you even considered that fact?

26 posted on 03/17/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: BfloGuy
Sorry - I got interrupted and just re-read my post to you and should have proofed it before hitting the post button. This made me very angry:

Libertarians did what they do best and screamed at their conservative counterparts in a resounding round of circular fire. They said Republican women were trying to “squelch free speech, and trample First Amendment rights.”

Why are libertarians inserting themselves into this argument in the first place?

AND BETTER YET, WHY AREN'T THEY STANDING UP FOR THE REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S RIGHT TO THEIR FREE SPEECH?????

27 posted on 03/17/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: SkyDancer
There was a story a while back when he went to the Playboy mansion

I heard he wanted to do a "crossover" event with "Cathouse", but the girls there wanted nothing to do with him either!

28 posted on 03/17/2012 8:25:17 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: demkicker

Libertarians tend to focus on legalizing drugs and prostitution and not much else.


29 posted on 03/17/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Kaslin

It would be nice for someone to take Maher out behind the barn so he can be taught what it is like to chew on a cow pud in his ‘potty mouth.’


30 posted on 03/17/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT by imardmd1
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To: demkicker

Hate speech isn’t protected speech.


31 posted on 03/18/2012 3:05:32 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Libertarians tend to focus on legalizing drugs and prostitution and not much else.

Boilerplate.  The reason you don't see libertarians defending what Maher said is because it's indefensible ignorant hate speech.

32 posted on 03/18/2012 3:46:35 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: imardmd1

Let’s not be too hard on him, as sorry as the little twerp is he DOES have the potential of serving a great purpose...Troy Landry needs more Alligator bait.


33 posted on 03/18/2012 6:25:42 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Who gets to decide what “hate speech” is? It’s complete B.S. - Who do you think the ‘hater’ is in this story? Maybe they should be arrested for a “hate crime” - pathetic.


34 posted on 03/18/2012 6:59:52 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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