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By Luke Broadwater | June 13, 2011
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been catching flak from all sides over his horny online chats with women, but it's the comedians he once counted as allies who have been having the most fun with him.  Recently on his HBO show, liberal comedian Bill Maher recruited "Glee" actress Jane Lynch to read aloud Weiner's chats with Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss.  Here's the short version: They're gross. (If you're easily grossed out by the thought of Weiner talking about his anatomy with women, read no further.)
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By Abe Novick | January 22, 2014
First it was the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that gave us a Bizarro swastika with its derivative logo. Now comes the inverted, spastic "quenelle" salute, a sort of reverse Heil Hitler, performed by pointing one arm toward the ground, palm down and touching that arm's shoulder with the opposite hand. The gesture was made popular by Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, a French comedian known for his anti-Semitic stand up routines. The quenelle is spreading over the Internet like an underground Twerk, with fans of the comedian who developed it posting images online of themselves doing the move in front of synagogues and Holocaust memorial sites.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 16, 2011
In the continuing, swirling debate over who won Monday night's GOP debate (it's surreal this is still going, right?) this much has been established: 1) Pundits and political insiders generally think Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann won. (Romney, it's said, won by looking presidential and not getting attacked. He won by being in the lead, and now expanding his lead in polls. Bachmann, it's argued, won by exceeding expectations and adding excitement to the race.)  2) The audience (judging by applause)
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By Jim Salvucci | November 17, 2012
Let's start with something I, as a university administrator, am not supposed to say or even think. The humanities and social sciences, the heart of the liberal arts - its students, its graduates, its practitioners - are doomed. They are doomed to irrelevancy. Doomed to shrinking numbers. Doomed to unemployment and underemployment. Doomed to live eternally in mom and dad's basement, playing video games, dining on chips and salsa, and delivering stuffed crust pizza for a living. That is what we are constantly told, at least.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
If you've only seen Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" or ABC's "Politically Incorrect," you haven't really seen Bill Maher. In concert he is, paradoxically, more relaxed and intense. Freed from the five-minute monologue and the host's chair, he moves with a flexible prowl. He plays with and off his fans, without pandering to them. He fearlessly reacts to whatever is happening in the moment. Three years after he filled the Lyric, Maher brings his stage act to the Hippodrome at 8 p.m. tonight.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | November 11, 2007
On a recent episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the host suggested President Bush is stupid, drew out a former chess champion-turned-political candidate's fears for his life and shouted down hecklers who believe American saboteurs, not suicidal jihadists, brought down the twin towers on Sept. 11. Such lively conversation on all manner of hot-button topics is all in an evening's work for Maher, a comic and satiric pundit whose few-holds-barred, no-opinion-is-sacred approach to political and cultural conversation makes his weekly program one of TV's current-events lightning rods.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1997
Welcome to week two of "Baltimore Held Hostage: Life Without 'Politically Incorrect.' "Thanks to what its management says are "prior commitments," WMAR (Channel 2) is among only 3 percent of ABC stations nationwide not carrying the network's newest entry in the late-night wars.What does that mean, exactly? It means that Baltimore TV viewers are missing a lively alternative to the staid, stale and increasingly stupefying late-night fare offered by Letterman and Leno. (Sorry, Dave, you've lost your edge; sorry, Jay, you never really had one.)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1997
For a comedian who thrives on skewering politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum, visiting Washington is either a chance to tap a treasure trove of material or an opportunity for your enemies to rip you to shreds.For Bill Maher, host of ABC's "Politically Incorrect," it's decidedly the former with just a dash of the latter mixed in."I always have a good time there," says Maher, whose show began a four-night stint at Washington's Ford's Theater on Tuesday. "I feel like they're the ones who don't like me. I take that as a badge of honor."
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By McClatchy-Tribune | February 24, 2009
Starring and written by Bill Maher. Directed by Larry Charles. Released by Lionsgate. $29.95. Rated R. *** (3 STARS) dvds When President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address that "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers," satirist Bill Maher and others fitting into the latter category must have been pleased to be included. As Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) claims in Religulous, his feature-length documentary from 2008, a "hidden minority" of 16 percent of Americans consider themselves "nonreligious."
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By RAY FRAGER | October 10, 2007
Versus, the sports cable channel you keep clicking past, now can call itself more than just the home of the NHL. Starting next month, it will be the home of the NHL and Dennis Miller. Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller will air Tuesday nights at 10, starting Nov. 6. For those who haven't heard much of Miller since he was booted from Monday Night Football, he has become something of a conservative answer to Bill Maher. Politics aside, his rants also seemed entertaining to me. And he'll be on Versus, so he probably can rant about practically anything without many people noticing.
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By Luke Broadwater | July 28, 2011
Sex columnist Dan Savage has ruined GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's last name on Google. And now, he says, he might target the former senator's first name.  This internet war began in 2003, when Santorum compared gay sex to beastiality, and, as revenge, Savage "Google-bombed" Santorum's last name, making searches for "Santorum" result in, well, stuff that's too gross to type. (You can Google it for yourself and see.) Now that Santorum is back in the spotlight and running (if you can call struggling behind Tim Pawlenty in the polls "running")
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By Luke Broadwater | July 9, 2011
It's sometimes amazing how some Republicans blame everything wrong on President Obama, but some Democrats are just as guilty of such behavior. Case in point: Liberal comedian Bill Maher last night on HBO inexplicably linked the Casey Anthony acquittal to "Republican thinking," arguing that the same thinking that leads people to vote for Republicans also leads people to acquit those Maher believes are guilty of murder.  Apparently, according to Maher, if people didn't think like Republicans, Anthony would be remaining behind bars for a long time.  "And before you accuse me of equating the Casey Anthony verdict with Republican thinking, save your breath.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 16, 2011
In the continuing, swirling debate over who won Monday night's GOP debate (it's surreal this is still going, right?) this much has been established: 1) Pundits and political insiders generally think Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann won. (Romney, it's said, won by looking presidential and not getting attacked. He won by being in the lead, and now expanding his lead in polls. Bachmann, it's argued, won by exceeding expectations and adding excitement to the race.)  2) The audience (judging by applause)
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By Luke Broadwater | June 13, 2011
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been catching flak from all sides over his horny online chats with women, but it's the comedians he once counted as allies who have been having the most fun with him.  Recently on his HBO show, liberal comedian Bill Maher recruited "Glee" actress Jane Lynch to read aloud Weiner's chats with Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss.  Here's the short version: They're gross. (If you're easily grossed out by the thought of Weiner talking about his anatomy with women, read no further.)
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By Luke Broadwater | March 29, 2011
By now, you've probably heard about how General Electric didn't pay taxes on more than $20 million in profits over the past two years. GE has received a lot of criticism over this little indiscretion.  But fear not, our rich friends. We're here to help.  We present to you, free of charge of course  ...  The top 10 ways General Electric can improve its image  10. Use the money it didn't pay in taxes to save Madonna's school   9. Use the money it didn't pay in taxes to make the "Jersey Shore" stop 8. Free a reporter from Joe Biden's closet  7. Use the money it didn't pay in taxes for a personalized advertising campaign at the homes of the New Black Panthers reminding them daily of their irrelevancy    6. Use the money it didn't pay in taxes to make Donald Trump stop   5. Join New York Mayor Bloomburg in a Spiderman extravaganza   4. Use the money it didn't pay in taxes to author a book of more convincing excuses for Newt Gingrich 3. Use the money it didn't pay it taxes to buy Bill Maher some class   2. Use the money it didn't pay it taxes to buy CBS better ratings  1. Start paying some damn taxes 
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November 18, 2010
It's to laugh Judging by all the talent headed this way, there might be no funnier place in the entire world than Baltimore this weekend. First up is the master of his domain himself, Jerry Seinfeld , training his bemused, all-observant eye on the world and the people in it. He'll be at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., for two shows Friday, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $62-$77. Also Friday, over at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, it's the ever-opinionated Bill Maher , who undoubtedly will be casting aspersions on politics, religion, popular culture and anything else that crosses his mind.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 4, 1999
If you've got a yen to quiz attorney Christopher Darden about the O.J. Simpson trial or to talk fiction with writers Barbara Taylor Bradford and Jackie Collins, you can do it -- if you can write a big enough check.It costs $300 just for a chance to hobnob with any author, or $2,500 to chow down with the author of your choice, but the money is going to a good cause: children's reading programs throughout the Los Angeles County library system. Volunteer hosts will each welcome well-known authors and 10 to 24 paying guests for an evening.
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October 25, 2007
Just announced They Might Be Giants -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 23. Also, Elliot Yamin is there Nov. 26. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. R. Kelly -- 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 24. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Anamide -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 14. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. The Mahoney Brothers -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Dec. 13. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-7328. Clay Aiken -- Warner Theatre in Washington on Dec. 2. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Still available Comedian Bill Maher -- Lyric Opera House on Nov. 11. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
If you've only seen Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" or ABC's "Politically Incorrect," you haven't really seen Bill Maher. In concert he is, paradoxically, more relaxed and intense. Freed from the five-minute monologue and the host's chair, he moves with a flexible prowl. He plays with and off his fans, without pandering to them. He fearlessly reacts to whatever is happening in the moment. Three years after he filled the Lyric, Maher brings his stage act to the Hippodrome at 8 p.m. tonight.
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By Bill Maher | April 28, 2009
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. I still don't know what those "tea bag" protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who's going to win American Idol. But it wasn't tax day that made them crazy; it was Election Day. Because that's when Republicans became what they fear most: a minority.
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