Talk:Bill Maher

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http://www.tv.com/bill-maher/person/22299/biography.html says he's a libertarian. --Ed Poor 22:18, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

Since there is some disagreement on whether his views actually are libertarian, it's probably best to leave the political label out. Also, I edited the page to reflect that Dinesh D'Souza had been the guest on the famous show that got Bill Maher booted from ABC.

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I made a number of changes and general reorganizations here, all (I think) perfectly fair and righteous and according to guidelines. I guess you could even call them "conservative". If anybody (*cough*TK*cough*) has any issues with any of them, let's take 'em one by one, instead of reverting the whole lot without an explanation, 'kay? I'm happy to discuss my edits.--WJThomas 17:46, 19 May 2007 (EDT)

Nice try anyway. Did Maher actually call US soldiers cowards or did he say "we" as WJThomas' version said? Murray 18:18, 19 May 2007 (EDT)
  • As an Administrator, as per our Guidelines, users are to follow our instructions. Maher is a Socialist/far left-wing politically. We do not strive here, like Wikipedia does, to scrub articles of all truth, just to be PC. It is okay for you to be happy with your edits, and like all wiki's they are subject to change. ;-) Since you seem to invite discussion whenever someone reverts your edits, WJT....perhaps you should have followed your own "advice" before you originally made your changes, eh? --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 18:21, 19 May 2007 (EDT)
  • He may well be far left, but I don't see that he's a socialist (let alone a Socialist), unless you have cites/quotes/positions I've not seen, and I haven't seen anything demonstrating that he's a "Democratic party activist", or even a Democratic party member. If you have any evidence (on any of those points), it should be added to the entry. Other than that and removing the gossip about his ex-girlfriend unsuccessfully suing him (or does the "gossip" rule only apply to politicians?), I really didn't do anything other than clean up the article, organize it.
  • As for the rest of it, I wasn't trying to scrub or PC-ize anything--I've only seen Maher's show once or twice, and don't find him amusing or intersting (mostly he comes across as an arrogant you-know-what). I'm just trying to do a good job here, help make Conservapedia a useful and trusted source. If I'm insufficiently doctrinaire, I apologize. And I only "invite discussion" because reverting without comment or explanation doesn't help me (or anyone else) do a better job here.--WJThomas 16:17, 20 May 2007 (EDT)

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Since this has been protected for 2 months

These are in serious need of a fix:

"Bill Maher is a socialist"

"Despite claims of being a libertarian, his views are more line with totalitarian-socialism. In fact, most of his views are in direct opposition to libertarian ideology, such as his strong support of government regulation of corporations, foreign aid, public schooling, a ban on homeschooling, campaign finance restrictions, radical environmental laws, affirmative action, minimum wage laws, absolute gun control, support for the United Nations, income redistribution through higher taxation, government funding for abortion, and support for Ralph Nader in the 2000 U.S. presidential election. He has even praised Janet Reno and the ATF for its action in the massacre in Waco, Texas."

"Some of his other stances on issues related to personal pleasure such as legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution are however libertarian in outlook. Maher has been described in libertarian and conservative chatrooms as "a tax and spend politically correct liberal who's a-okay with the Leviathan state as long as he gets his Hustler, his hookers and his hash."

None of these are referenced at all and they are somewhat contradictary. How about instead of labelling him you just say what he's for and against?

Also, the first quotation in the article needs to be on a new line. Jazzman831 00:21, 13 July 2007 (EDT)

I agree that Bill Maher is not a socialist. He also supported Bob Dole in 1996.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cynic101 (talk) -15:27, 30 September 2007

  • Cynic, while we welcome you as a user, please refrain from trolling! Maher is (if nothing else) a dogmatic, drooling Socialist sleeper! --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 18:39, 30 September 2007 (EDT)

Democratic Party activist

Is this true about being an activist for the Democrats? I don't know much about the guy (I don't watch much TV and I don't have HBO), but that really doesn't sound right to me. Other than some campaigning for Ralph Nader (who seems to have integrity and intelligence, hardly representative of the Democratic Party), I can't find any reason to state this. Does anyone have more info? --Rspeed 19:46, 8 June 2008 (EDT)

Upcoming Film: Religulous

We should add information about his upcoming film Religulous which will be released this October.

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