Several times during the show, a desperate Maher throws up his hands and questions the craziness of life in these United States. Case in point: “It used to be a liberal thing to be suspicious of defense contractors,” he said during a discussion of the decision to send $40 billion to Ukraine. Later, during a discussion about Keeching on Elon Musk’s Twitter quote, “Free speech was important to liberals in this country at a time.”
In his closing speech, he complained about the “audacity of it all”, noting that there is no line that cannot be crossed, such as running on stage during a live show (a la Dave Chappelle). of brushing with a nut recently), or messing with Mike Tyson. “Who needs the metaverse when you can do whatever you want in real life?” Maher asked.
He said 11 Walgreens and six CVS stores in San Francisco have closed in the past year as that city descended into virtual chaos.
“When did they legalize shoplifting? It took shame, or at least a skill in it.” Now, “CVS isn’t a store. It’s a zoo of teeth-whitening strips.”
Maher allowed that although there are problems with policing, “we cannot allow them to hunt and target.” The public can’t get so wrapped up in what the police shouldn’t do, he said, “that we become El Salvador.” He said Democrats like to point out that crimes have been worse in the past. “Who else gives s***,” said Maher. “I’m living now.”
Democrats may tell voters it’s not so bad, but their opposition knows the truth. He then cuts to Donald Trump’s speech, where the former president promised that crime chaos “stops here and now.”
“It’s a powerful campaign theme when things feel like everything is descending for itself in every man,” warns Maher.
Maher spoke during the panel part of the show Ian BremerChairman of the Eurasia Group and author of the new book The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World, And jane hermanwho served six terms in the House of Representatives and is now a Distinguished Fellow and Speaker Emerita of the Wilson Center.
Wade discussion, which generated little discontent, talk turned to Twitter and Musk’s bid for the social media service.
Bremer said whether Musk could restore citizenship if he buys Twitter. He told that he likes to highlight things in his tweets.
Maher said that accusing Musk on that basis was tantamount to attacking the Left for mocking him. “This is where the comedy is.”
Hermann acknowledged that “Elon is brilliant,” but cautioned that he should be careful what he wishes for. If Musk’s promise to reinstate Trump and others banned from service — “all the crazy stuff back there,” as Herman put it — “their shareholders will sell their stock.”
Maher called such fear the “straw man argument”. He cited Musk’s recent joke tweet that he was going to buy Coca-Cola and bring back cocaine. “When I read it, I thought, OK, ‘Daddy’s home,'” Maher said. “That’s what Twitter should be.”
Previously, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer rod Stewart Stopped at Caesars on the way to Las Vegas Residency. Maher is a longtime fan, and brought out a cherished single of “Maggie May” to prove her fanboy bonafides.
The conversation was mostly pleasant on a superficial level, although Maher tried to talk about Stewart’s mythical love life, talking about an incident in Stewart’s memoir where he used the bathroom at Le Dome early in the middle. done to. “Looking back, there’s nothing to be proud of,” Stewart said. “It was just an era.”
However, he allowed that he enjoys being a rock star.