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Monday, September 27, 2021

Bill Maher repeated his opposition to the playing of two national anthems before football games during a monologue in which he took aim at Whoopi Goldberg. Maher leaped on the negative connotations the word "re-education" contained during his monologue on Friday night in which he said it smacked of something that China would refer to.

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"Two weeks ago I opined that it was fine to get rid of the old anthem, we just shouldn't have two. If you want to know what the correct opinion on the anthem is, that's it. That's the correct one. We shouldn't have two."

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Maher desperately trying to stay relevant.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-27 09:25 AM | Reply

Is that a petty way of saying agree or disagree with him?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-27 10:31 AM | Reply

*you

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-27 10:31 AM | Reply

New Rule:

If it's only controversial to middle aged white men, it's not really controversial.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 10:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Racial segregation is not controversial? GTFO.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-27 10:55 AM | Reply

Where's the segregation?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 10:58 AM | Reply

I think he needs a refresher on the definition.

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-27 11:41 AM | Reply

I rolled my eyes when I heard the black national anthem was going to be played ... until I actually listened to it. If progressives listened to the words they'd probably hate it.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-27 11:43 AM | Reply

"progressives"

Drink!

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 11:45 AM | Reply

#5 Only when non-whites practice it.

Otherwise it's pretty much SOP.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-09-27 02:03 PM | Reply

I prefer the original anthem written by the beastie boys. You gotta fight for your right to PARTAY!
Other anthems are lame.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-27 03:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#8 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You, "Skeptical" and "Jakester"

All the same goat.

This place sucks.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-27 04:23 PM | Reply

Re: the article

Old, irrelevant white dude picks a fight with old, irrelevant black chick.

NOBODY CARES!

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-27 04:25 PM | Reply

Just as I was saying in another post: Maher has no sacred cows. Good on him.

#14 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-27 07:02 PM | Reply

"Maher has no sacred cows."

Except for his own opinions.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 07:08 PM | Reply

Things like 'Black anthem' or black (or white, or Asian, or Hispanic) anything do not help solve racial issues. It is clearly divisive. It just gives the white far right an excuse to create their "white [...] further exacerbating racial issues.

Maher is right.

#16 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-27 07:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"It just gives the white far right an excuse to create their "white [...] further exacerbating racial issues."

LOL
Like they've ever needed an excuse for that.
Like there weren't any racist whites until the black national anthem.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 07:19 PM | Reply

"It is clearly divisive"

Meanwhile, people who think the NFL is being divisive don't think the police are being divisive when they fly their own version of the American flag, which coincidentally is often seen at Trump rallies.

Funny how that works, don't you think?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

You, "Skeptical" and "Jakester"
All the same goat.
This place sucks.

#12 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

It sucks for you because you can't stand having your BS called out.

You are quite the nasty piece of work, BTW. You seem like the type who tortured small animals when you were a kid.

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-28 10:46 AM | Reply

""Maher has no sacred cows.""

Yes he does. He simply doesn't opine about them-- or if he does, it is in a very superficial fashion in order to seem like he's an equal-opportunity censurer.

He's not so clever-- only more clever than his own audience, which isn't saying much.

#20 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-09-28 11:01 AM | Reply

#19 - he is a nasty one. I'm sure you've noticed how he stalks me from thread to thread and trolls me.

Why does the sysop allow stalking like legallyyourdead and a couple of others do?

#21 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-28 11:50 AM | Reply

Time to dump the pregame patriot stuff. Play the game.

#22 | Posted by mattm at 2021-09-28 02:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'd pay to watch a boxing match between Bill and Whoopi.

Winner gets to pick the National Anthem.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-28 02:07 PM | Reply

I still like my idea of choosing a new National Anthem. Preferably something by the Beastie Boys.

#24 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-09-28 02:15 PM | Reply

On a different thread someone suggested using, "America the Beautiful" as the national anthem.

it's a good idea. But conservatives would rather die first.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-28 02:22 PM | Reply

We should make Jimi Hendrix' version of the Star Spangled Banner the national anthem. He was black, so that should satisfy Whoopi and her ilk.

Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner

#26 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-28 02:24 PM | Reply

#26 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

Turns out Hendrix was high out of his mind on acid during that performance. He said that he had to keep his eyes shut during the entire thing because his guitar felt like, at the time, a writhing snake in his hand, which he knew was impossible. But he didn't want to open his eyes and risk seeing what the acid was making him hallucinate, throwing him off of what he knew was a killer rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

#27 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-28 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#27 - I believe that. If you watch the video, you can see him struggling to find the stomp box. But watching the closeups of his hands on the neck of the guitar is electrifying. He and SRV are the best guitarist who ever lived, I think. Clapton comes close.

His rendition at Woodstock was beyond words. IMHO. You could feel the acid without actually taking it.

#28 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-28 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

His rendition at Woodstock was beyond words. IMHO. You could feel the acid without actually taking it.
#28 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

Couldn't agree more!

Recently watched an interview of Joe Walsh on Howard Stern and they were talking Hendrix. Joe was saying how he'd only jammed out with Hendrix once and it was a grand old time just watching him up close.

He and other guitarists at the time were crazy intimidated by Hendrix because they all knew how good he was, making a sound that they would never be able to replicate simply because Hendrix was left handed, but played a right-handed guitar upside down. Nobody even bothered to try to replicate that method! LOL

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-28 06:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yes, Hendrix was fantastic but there is no such thing as the best guitarist.

But to me "The Wind Cries Mary" should be the national anthemn.
Damn I love that one.

#30 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-28 07:10 PM | Reply

Biden should announce

"The traffic lights all turn blue tomorrow"

#31 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-28 07:12 PM | Reply

#30 - One of my fave Hendrix tunes, too. That, and of course Voodoo Chile. Who can't love Voodoo Chile? ------- awesome.

#32 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-28 07:18 PM | Reply

Alright! That's it!

Crankin' up my turntable and droppin' the needle on some vintage Hendrix.

Probably time to update the vinyl, but the vibes are still just as good.

#33 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-28 07:42 PM | Reply

How about we punt both tunes and get the "patriotic" bs jingoism out of it altogether.

#34 | Posted by morris at 2021-09-28 08:12 PM | Reply

#34

You've got my vote.

#35 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-09-28 08:13 PM | Reply

This land is your land,
This land is my land.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-28 08:16 PM | Reply

Hell, there are more Hispanics in the country than blacks, so only fair that we play one for them also at every game -- I personally recommend: www.youtube.com

At least it is not only livelier, but also better known that the 'black national anthem' ; )

#37 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-09-29 08:42 PM | Reply

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