Catherine, you said: Besides, in the last two episodes Mr. Maher’s had Ben Afflek and Jason Alexander as guests. I found both disappointing for offer opinions and articulatin their reasons for them, especially Mr. Alexander. IMHO, Mr. Maher could have put those seats on his panel to much better use with someone like Sam Harris.
In response, Maher allows morons from Hollywood a place at the table of ideas (even though they have none). Remember, these are folks that were flipping burgers and serving drinks. Then one beautiful day…..the phone rang, and it was their agent who joyfully relayed the news that they got the “part.” And for whatever reason (luck….timing….stars aligned in the sky….?) that part catapulted them into stardom. And along with stardom comes the idea that you are smarter than the mere mortals who you used to serve. Not only smarter, but more ethical and more and more and more…..YES! A hollywood star has the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree than the mere mortals who ate the burgers (and yes….the fries, ‘you want fries with that’......[sorry, couldn’t help myself]) and drank the drinks and gobbled the candy from the liquor store that you used to do. Funny how that works. So now Warren Betty and Sean Penn, Susan Saradon and Ben Affleck….all of them from Santa Monica to Westwood, from Culver City to Santa Clarita, from Calabasas to Burbank, from Chatsworth to North Hollywood, the whole lot of them are smarter…..than…....us….....mere…....mortals! OH I LAMENT THE THOUGHT!
Catherine, that is why they always disappoint when brought to the table of ideas. You can’t expect a depth of intelligence from a bartender or burger flipper. Especially when they have never taken an undergraduate class, much less a junior college class, much less even finishing high school! However, the Bush Administration and a whole lot of Democrats all have college degrees (some are even Ivy-leaguer) and so do 99% of the diplomats at the UN. Catherine, do be sure to remember this fact when listening to airheads from Hollywood expound on taxation, abortion, same sex marriage, traditional values, constitutional issues, and so forth.
bRain524, you said that Sam Harris…. He’s called religion a “nuerological disorder” on more than one occasion. He’s actually planning on making a Michael Moore-style documentary on religion soon.
First of all, Sam needs to get his own comedy lines. Michael Savage has been saying for years that liberals have a neurological disorder and so forth. Sam should come up with a new line.
You said he is planning a Michael Moore-style documentary? You kidding me? I can’t see that. Michael Moore is a clown who misreprents the facts. The sad state of our nation is that many watch his horror films and clap as if he was something beneficial, or something that was long overdue in being said. Very sad. A Moore style documentary? Ya mean one where he lies his way into Charleton Heston’s house and beats an old man over the head with a left wing ideology? Ya mean like the unrelentingly harsh misrepresented Bush bashing 9-11 thing? Ya mean like taking those Columbine kids into Kmart headquarters (as if Kmart had anything to do with Columbine). The guy is a clown and very unpopular with traditionalists, or should I say Red State America (and most of the Nation is Red State America).
Ok, the diatribe is over. You can come out from under your desks, peek your heads around the corner, its ok. Whew….I’m ok. See, I’m ok and your ok….....dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE dee DEE .....you are about to enter the Twilight Zone…...