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1st Episode of Politically Incorrect

His occasional stupidity on vaccines and alternative medicine notwithstanding, I remain a big fan of Bill Maher. I still can’t believe that his current HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher has lasted LONGER than the show that put him … Continue reading

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February 21 in freethought history…

February 21, 1677 - Philosopher Baruch Spinoza dies in The Hague, Netherlands, aged 44. A lens-grinder by trade, he is best known for his magnum opus Ethics. In 1656, he was excommunicated by the Jewish elders of Amsterdam for “abominable heresies” (which included … Continue reading

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Podcast #243 – Ask Your Doctor if Arthritic Goat’s Milk Is Right for You

Comedian and television talk show host Bill Maher gave “Dr.” Sam Chachoua nearly ten minutes on a recent show to talk about his quack cure for AIDS that involves the milk from arthritic goats. “Dr. Sam” supposedly cured Charlie Sheen … Continue reading

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January 20 in freethought history…

January 20, 1956 – Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher is born in New York City. Maher is best known for his 2008 documentary Religulous, and for hosting (since 2003) HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Before that, Maher hosted the … Continue reading

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October 9 in freethought history…

October 9, 2002 – The A.V. Club website posts an article in which they asked numerous celebrities the question “Is there a God?” And, my, how times have changed. Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher, who in recent years has … Continue reading

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September 17 in freethought history…

September 17, 1743 – French philosopher and revolutionary Marquis de Condorcet is born in Ribemont, France. Among his accomplishments were the invention of a form of instant run-off voting (called the Condorcet method), and an essay in which he espoused … Continue reading

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September 6 in freethought history…

September 6, 1966 – Birth control activist Margaret Sanger dies in Tucson, Arizon, aged 86. Born Margaret Higgins in 1879 to a family of freethinkers, she would work tirelessly for women’s rights, opening the first family planning clinic in the … Continue reading

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Podcast #211 – Affleck vs Harris vs Aslan vs Maher

Ben Affleck’s cable-TV clash with Bill Maher and Sam Harris over liberalism and its (lack of) cricitism of Islam overlaps with Reza Aslan‘s recent criticisms of Maher and Harris. Is Islam a religion of peace hijacked by a handful of extremists, … Continue reading

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Podcast #141 – The Mocking of Tim Tebow

We’d barely shouted “Happy New Year!” when 2012’s first religious controversy reared its ugly head. In this case, Cee Lo Green changed the lyrics to John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” during the NBC broadcast. Tim Tebow has been catching a lot of flak … Continue reading

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Real Time with Bill Maher returns tonight

Set your DVRs!  HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” returns tonight at 10PM Eastern.  Tonight’s guests: Elizabeth Warren, James Carville, Mike Murphy, Chrystia Freeland and Martin Short.  I’m sure there’ll be some interesting discussion about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle … Continue reading

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