Please Tase Them, Bro! What’s With Heckling Bill Maher?

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Not only do I not watch TV anymore (or, so far), I haven’t had premium cable for years. So I missed that some morons out there are, for some reason, heckling Maher about Kucinich or 9/11 or how crappy the reception from Mars is since their aluminum foil hats got dinged. Check out this HuffPo link to his recent appearance on Leno. The piece has lots of other great links to Maher-hating, too. Definitely check the one where he personally leaves the stage to help security give these orifices the bum’s rush. Their mamas didn’t raise them right and certainly didn’t raise them to be intelligent cuz Maher’s the wrong hombre to f with, intellectually or physically. I love his line to security: “Don’t be gentle with them. Ass-kicking is what’s called for.”

There’s a time and a place for everything, protest included, and a talk show audience is neither.

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