I had to share this quote because it made me laugh aloud.
“Jefferson would turn over in his slave if he knew we had tens of thousands of troops on bases in Germany, Japan and Korea — wars that we won 50, 60 years ago. It’s a concept we would never tolerate in reverse, by the way. If there were 20,000 armed Guatemalans on a military base in San Bernadino, Lou Dobbs would become a suicide bomber.” ~ Bill Maher, Rolling Stone, April 28, 2011
I’m not really sure what I think of Maher — he spoke at Kent State my freshman or sophomore year, not a year after 9/11. He was on a panel with a bunch of professors, including a few Muslims. He cut off EVERY other panel member so often, I toyed with leaving because it wasn’t a panel discussion so much as an “I am Bill Maher” discussion. (I hate it when people don’t let you finish a thought; it’s why I think Oprah is icky.)
That being said, I enjoyed “Religulous” (except for the end — that was weird), and, of course, this quote.