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Just watching his program and eye rolling ensued. He seems convinced that pharma is completely EVIL and isn't developing antibotics and so we're ALL GOING TO DIE. I guess he's not been reading much lately.

Apparently, not even the NY Times, which presumably he consumes as a liberal:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/health/single-dose-of-anti...

MRSA is one of the most awful infections you can get. I've known people who get them chronically. It's crippling to holding down a job, etc. This development is amazing for them.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2014/06/20/antibiotic...

Yet another story from this month.

At least one article suggested there has been a new approval of a new antibiotic treatment every three years at least.

So is pharma SO EVIL? They aren't big tobacco. Maybe save the vitriol? Who do you think is going to do this? Government? Academia? Please excuse me while I go laugh around the corner.

Edit: By all means, suggest policy improvements. But his piece was not much more than a screed about corporate America.


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Bill Maher irritates me and seems smarmy and smug and like he's not even listening any more.

I like John Oliver.
He seems humorous and clever (or at least has clever writers and an entertaining presentation).

I thought BM was supposed to be libertarian.

Maybe he's an irritating hybrid of some kind.

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Good vs evil resonates with a lot of people, regardless of political affiliation. There are cases that are that clear cut, but not pharma: If anything, pharma is a problem of incentives.

Maher seems to get more things right than your random right wing commentator, but I believe it has little to do with good argumentation, or good thought: It seems that it's by coincidence.
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hibikir wrote:
Maher seems to get more things right than your random right wing commentator, but I believe it has little to do with good argumentation, or good thought: It seems that it's by coincidence.


To me, it's because the random right wing commentator uses such shitty logic and argumentation, it's easy to pick apart. It doesn't mean his simplistic solutions are good, just that they punch holes in the arguments others put up.
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I am a very conservative person in just about every facet of life. However, I can still "get" intelligent satire and commentary from some celebrities (John Stewart and Stephen Colbert come to mind) with more liberal points-of-view. Sometimes, I even have a level of agreement with them and can understand their message and I always appreciate their wit.

Bill Maher is nothing more than a self-important DB who spews unintelligent vitriol. I'll throw Joy Behar into that category, too.
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Maher appears to subscribe to antivaccinationism, too, so at least he's consistent. shake
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Honestly, every time I've tried watching something by Bill Maher I've quit in under 2 minutes. It's not even anything to do with his viewpoints(which aren't even that well-formed and essentially seem to be an excuse to shout at people) - it's his personality. He gets so much joy from being a complete dickhole that it just makes me feel sick.
In essence, Bill Maher is one of those people that makes me ashamed of being a part of the same species as him.
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"...we're sick of you. My advice to Hillary -– just go away." -- Bill Maher
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sikeospi wrote:
"...we're sick of you. My advice to Hillary -– just go away." -- Bill Maher


So what was the context? These hit and run posts aren't exactly illuminating. I am frustrated with this guy nearly every broadcast, but it's hard to put a context on it when you get what you pasted.
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galad2003 wrote:
Bill Maher is right wing?! Holy fuck. He is such a smarmy self righteous asshat I always assumed he was a leftie. I have never been able to sit through his schtick for more than 3 minutes so really I have no idea.


WTF, dude? Was this post because I said I disgreed with him and because I'm a lefty, that must make him a righty? Guess what? We aren't all simpletons toeing the party line.
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galad2003 wrote:

Nothing I said had shit to do with what you said She but glad I could spin your gears up.


Okay good. That's pretty much what I expect from you. You're a complete asshole as far as I can tell.
 
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I guess than from now one, I will have to have my 5 year old read my posts. If he doesn't call me a moron for making the post too easy to follow, I will keep simplifying things.

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I like Bill Maher and find him very entertaining.
I just ignore anything he says that has anything remotely to do with science. It's embarrasing to hear him talk about it.
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A BILL MAHER HAIKU

Dumb hair on huge douche?
Brash and willful ignorance?
He's our Donald Trump.
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smug smarmy smiling
not listening any more
right or left who cares?
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Bill Maher is the worst.

See, who says we can't agree on anything?
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Loud-mouthed know-it-all
Says what no one wants to hear
Shouts into the void

The name: Bender.
 
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ExcitingJeff wrote:
Bill Maher is the worst.

See, who says we can't agree on anything?

Put him on the very short list of stuff RSP agrees on:

Ethanol subsidies are dumb
NSA should get a warrant if they want to read my email
Bill Maher is the worst
The TSA are a joke
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