Episode 192

October 8, 2010



"What is it with conservatives? It seems like if they're anti-illegal alien, they have illegal aliens working for them; if they're anti-gay, they turn out to be gay. If they're super-Christian, they're a witch." -Bill Maher

"Don't f**k with Todd Palin. He will make you an offer he can't pronounce." -Bill Maher

On The "Out" Campaign

"The 'Out' campaign is partly 'Come out as an atheist.' Don't' be afraid to come out. But, we're not in the business of 'outing' people. People may 'out' themselves, and all we do is encourage them. Keep 'out.' Keep religion out of schools. Keep religion out of politics." -Richard Dawkins

On Religion:

"You really can justify doing...awful things if you believe something as strongly as religious people do. But, nobody is going to go and kill for the sake of atheism. Why on earth would you?" -Richard Dawkins

"I am sold on atheism. I am an atheist. Unapologetic. But, I'm not delusional that I could change my mind over the course of the next 70 years that I'm going to be on this earth. It could happen." -S. E. Cupp

On Public Services:

"It's crazy that we have for-profit healthcare. As crazy as it would be if we had for-profit fire departments or for-profit police departments. I didn't expect people to take that and go the other way and make the fire departments for-profit. I'm saying none of them should be for-profit." -Bill Maher


"As of today, we're in the hole for TARP all of $29 billion, which the Pentagon loses in the couch before lunch." -Bill Maher

"Just because it might have cost us less than we expected did not mean we are not going to pay for this...taxpayers are not going to see a dime of this money back." -S.E. Cupp

"Yo, yo, yo, what she said." -P.J. O'Rourke

"TARP was better than the stimulus. The stimulus was junk. Because the government can't actually create jobs." -P.J. O'Rourke

"If you put money into infrastructure, you create jobs that are long-lasting. You get lots of different businesses that then have to support the infrastructure." -Andrew Ross Sorkin

"Do we think politicians are going to make real good decisions about where they move this [money] around? Is there anything in their personal life that indicates they make good decisions? -P.J. O'Rourke

"When my dad taught me to drive, he told me that aggressive driving was just as dangerous as indecisive driving. And I think that applies here. I, as a conservative, want the government to get the hell out of the way, and I think that leads to job creation. But, I also don't like indecision, and I think that's what you're seeing in this murky economic climate when they're hedging on the tax cuts. Either keep them going or cut them, but make a decision." -S.E. Cupp

"No administration creates jobs. But, they create the atmosphere where jobs are created." -Bill Maher

On The Internet:

"The Internet was invented by academics and military guys, by commies and fascists. It's the Stalin-Ribicoff pact of the media, is what the Internet is." -P.J. O'Rourke

"I spent 40 years as a writer and now I'm a content provider, and content is free on the Internet! I'm supposed to like Al Gore for doing that?" -P.J. O'Rourke

On Christine O'Donnell:

"I have issues with Christine O'Donnell as a conservative that have nothing to do with witchcraft or masturbation or monkeys, and everything to do with the fact that there are multiple allegations against her of campaign fraud which no one wants to talk about. And I am not going to go down as a conservative by supporting this person just to be a part of the team." -S.E. Cupp

On Ohio Candidate Rich Iott:

"Mr. Iott has an unusual hobby. He's a Nazi re-enactor." -Joshua Green

"What they do is they get together and they re-enact the exploits of an actual Nazi division, the Fifth SS Panzer Division Vikings. They put on the uniforms and get together on weekends and go out in the forest and roughhouse and shoot guns." -Joshua Green

"He was never a Nazi. But, I have to question someone who, for any reason, wants to put on that uniform." -Bill Maher

"He's probably going to have some trouble raising money in Hollywood." -Joshua Green

"He got involved with this with his teenage son. He said it was 'a father-son bonding thing.' I guess the Boy Scouts were all filled up." -Joshua Green

"We conservatives believe that the government is bad, and we have got the candidates to prove it." -P.J. O'Rourke

On Climate Change:

"Osama bin Laden put out a tape last week, and there was nothing about violence or attacking America. See, Lindsay Lohan, people can change." -Bill Maher

"Bin Laden said, 'Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact. All the of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.' How come a guy in a cave gets it better than every Republican voting for the Senate?" -Bill Maher

"1.3 billion people in China and they all want a Buick, and I want you to go tell them 'you can't have it.'" -P.J. O'Rourke

"China, five years ago, was not on the page of global warming. Now, they're leading more than we are. They get it." -Bill Maher

"My argument is that we can't do anything. So, my suggestion is install air conditioning and buy beachfront land in Greenland." -P.J. O'Rourke

"Global warming is sort of a rich man's problem. I mean, in economic boom time, every cause can find a friend. But, when times are tight, we sort of, you know, batten down the hatches and we focus on immediate threats." -S.E. Cupp

"China holds our debt. They can afford to think about global warming right now. We can't." -S.E. Cupp

"I'm just telling you that if you think there's anything you can do about climate change, you're wrong." -P.J. O'Rourke

"The sad reality, by the way, is that [P.J. O'Rourke] is correct in that the reality is that unless the economics become compelling, it's very hard to get there. That is true." -Andrew Ross Sorkin

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