Wednesday, May 25, 2005
MORE FROM THE FASCIST CHRONICLES
Congressman Spencer Bachus wants Bill Maher's show taken off the air. He claims Maher's remarks concerning the Army missing it's recruiting goals "border on treason." He is demanding that Time/Warner pull "REAL TIME with Bill Maher" off the air!
On his May 13th show Maher pointed out the Army missed its recruiting goal by 42 percent in April. "More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club," Maher said. "We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies."
According to Bachus, "I think it borders on treason. In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country."
Replies Maher, I'll just say this: I'm not a congressman, I'm a comedian. There's nothing I can really do to help or hurt our troops (although anyone who's watched my shows or read my books in the last twelve years knows I'm a pretty ardent supporter)".... "these "comments" were part of a longer, scripted comedy piece in the modest proposal tradition. I can see why administration supporters would want to deflect attention away from the gist of the piece, which was this: now that we can't meet our recruiting goals, maybe it's the people who were so gung ho for this war to begin with who should step up and go fight it. But of course it's always easier to distract people."
This is, of course, just another in a long string of attempts by this administration to bully and intimidate it's detractors. The only difference between Bachus and one of Hitler's brownshirts is that this guy is an elected brownshirt.
Now cooking at THE CHURCH POTLUCK: Green and Gold Salad