Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The New Name For Stupid? - "MAHER", Bill Maher

Comedian Bill Maher told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the United States is stupid. How so, Bill? Because this country can elect someone like Sarah Palin, Maher replied. Blitzer gave Maher a few chances to backpedal, but the comedian stood his ground [ctrl-click to launch video]. Image Credit: faithcenter.wordpress.com

The New Name For Stupid? - "MAHER", Bill Maher

Humankind has a fun habit for naming things, traits and events in this world. They love to attribute a trait or quality of something by honoring it with the name of a person that holds this trait or quality so that they never forget their response. Then this person shares their story for this thing, trait or quality of something with everyone else for their approval. If the story fits ... the name sticks ... like a Brand Name.

A few common examples of this would be:

Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del., on left), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a candidate for his party's 1988 presidential nomination, said today that he had "made a mistake" by announcing his opposition to the nomination of appeals court Judge Robert H. Bork (pictured on right) to the Supreme Court before giving an in-depth explanation of his rationale. But in a speech here today to the Association of State Democratic Chairs, Biden reiterated that opposition and said the Senate has a constitutional responsibility to play an equal role with the president in choosing Supreme Court justices. Caption Credit: The Washington Post, July 19, 1987 - Image Credit: Terry Ashe/Time Life Pictures

"BORK", as in attempts to BORK Clarence Thomas were unsuccessful. - To totally mis-characterize someone, trash their record and character so that they would not be able to be taken seriously for anything. This naming came from a tactic employed by elected officials from the Democrat Political Party when they were in opposition to the nomination of appeals court Judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court back in 1987. Under the Constitution, the President has the power to nominate people to various offices. The Senate's role is to give "advice and consent." But in the case of Robert Bork, the Senate did a whole lot more. It unleashed a public relations campaign viciously attacking Judge Bork.

The story of Thomas Crapper and his achievements has been somewhat confused by Wallace Reyburn's 1969 book Flushed With Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper, a heavily fictionalized satirical biography in the style of scholarship. Caption and Image Credit: Wikipedia

"CRAP", as in someone is full of CRAP ..., or, I feel like taking a CRAP! - This expression was derived from the last name of an enterprising person who decided to go into business. He founded the Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd. in London and popularized the use of the flush toilet. Further, he developed some important related inventions, such as the ballcock. He was noted for the quality of his products and received several Royal Warrants. For this, he was honored with the slang term ... "CRAP"!

"MAHER", as in I'm so MAHER that I took a CRAP on the United States! - Actually, the term - MAHER - could qualify as a two-fer! After seeing the video of his statements made from his questioning by Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room, Bill Maher redefined both words of Stupid and Hateful, for claiming all Americans ... and America is a stupid country, and the example he cites is that he believed that this country would actually vote for Sara Palin as President and that made this country "Stupid" - that is hateful, not funny.

I have a question, if the United States is such a stupid country, why doesn't Bill Maher move to another country?

Answer - This country is so "MAHER", that it is willing to give stupid and hateful Bill Maher a television show ... when no other country would.

I guess this should sum it all up:

Basically, Maher "BORKS" the United States and Sarah Palin on CNN in one fell swoop ... and that makes his statements a load of CRAP! It's just Bill Maher being MAHER!


David said...

i agree 100% w/ everything maher said in this thoughtful reasoned discourse. You've got to have a screw loose not to find his take on things refreshing, candid, credible and potentially accurate.

Knot_Rich said...

Just another celebrity who actually believes he's so much smarter and better than everyone else in the country, particularly those who disagree with him. It's quite common among entertainers, Full of Self disease, I actually believe it's contageous.
I believe we'll see Bill move out of the United States right after Barbara Streisan.

brim4peace said...

Well, the reasons fro voting for Palin are irrational and have nothing to do with intelligence or competence. I hope that people would not vote for her for looks and sarcasm because Sarah is not presidential material in no way shape, form or fashion. SHe does not even understand the seriousness of the job. No to Sarah.

Angela said...

You missed "the Streisand effect."