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Watch: Bill Maher Tears Conspiracy Theorists, GOP a New One


Bill Maher let mainstream Republicans and conspiracy theorists have it in a major response rant to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.

Via Politics USA:

“Now that it’s become clear that the Republicans, the fiscally conservative strong on defense party are neither fiscally conservative nor strong on defense, they have to tell us what exactly it is they’re good at. It’s not defense. 9/11 happened on your watch, and you retaliated by invading the wrong country, and you lost a 10 year game of hide and seek with Osama Bin Laden, and you’re responsible for running up most of the debt, which more than anything makes us weak.”

“You’re supposed to be the party with the killer instinct, but it was a Democrat who put a bomb in Gadhafi’s bedroom, and bullet in Bin Laden’s eye like Moe Green. Raising the question how many Muslims does a black guy have to kill in one weekend before crackers climb down off his ass? Let’s look at some facts. Now for you Fox News viewers feel free to turn down the sound until the flashing facts light at the bottom of your screen disappears.”

Check it all out, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via pam)

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News: Great White, South Africa, Hillary Clinton, Minnesota

 road Some Republicans are hoping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will run for the presidency in 2012.

Shia  road Shia LaBeouf sucks on a lolly.

 road Palm Beach County has granted same-sex domestic partners in Palm Beach County the right to take unpaid leave if they need to care for their partner at the same time securing their jobs for when they return.

 road Great White spotted feeding on a dead whale off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

 road Dick Cheney still thinking about the possibility of a heart transplant.

 road Take a look at production stills from the Footloose remake.

 road Horrific: 13-year-old lesbian the latest "corrective rape" victim in South Africa. The Human Rights Watch responds: "The vicious nature of the assault is a potent reminder that these attacks are premeditated, planned, and often committed with impunity."

 road David Beckham unhurt after a car accident on LA's 405 freeway.

 road Vanessa Redgrave on the time she found her husband in bed with her father.

White house  road An Orthodox Hasidic newspaper, which never prints images of women for fear they might be "sexually suggestive," has photoshoped Hillary Clinton out of the historical White House Situation Room photo.

 road The story of Mother's Day.

 road The ACLU has demanded that a Minnesota school district:"This is not a case where overbroad filters are accidentally filtering out LGBT websites. These filters are designed to discriminate and are programmed specifically to target LGBT-related content that would not otherwise be blocked as sexually explicit or inappropriate."

 road The launch of the new iPad 2 in China causes a fistfight in Beijing.

 road Any parenting advice given by Dina Lohan should be taken with a grain of salt.

News: Illinois Civil Unions, Syria, Trevor Donovan, Chaz Bono

 road Illinois governor Pat Quinn to be one of the witnesses to the first 30 same-sex civil unions in that state.

Trevor road Trevor Donovan on the lack of gay acceptance from some: “I think that’s why the bullying does happen, and the teasing. People bully and tease about things they don’t understand, that they’re scared of. So this is enlightening people and bringing it into the mainstream… I think it’s important to educate people, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

 road A lesbian Syrian blogger is getting attention for bravely writing a blog in her country where homosexuality is illegal.

 road Madonna is a single lady once again.

 road The US government has released five videos of Osama Bin Laden found in his Pakistani compound.

 road Lady Gaga is a foot taller in Mexico City.

 road Not that a large "birther"-like movement had grown asking for it, but possible presidential candidate Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has released his birth certificate.

Chaz   road Chaz Bono speaks about his acceptance of being transgender: “Until I really accepted this about myself and got over any of my own transphobia that I had, I really felt like I wouldn’t be accepted. I thought I would ruin my life. I thought it was, ‘Be yourself but become a pariah and put your family through hell,’ or, ‘Don’t be yourself and live a horribly uncomfortable existence where everybody relates to you in a way that’s not you.’"

 road Since the the Navy SEALS who captured Bin Laden didn't bring a tape measure with them, they were forced to come up with a creative way: "According to reports, a Navy SEAL of about 6-feet laid out next to bin Laden's corpse to gauge the Al Qaeda leader's height. The corpse was several inches taller."

 road Mark Salling steps out in Hollywood.

 road Take the elevator to the Jersey Floor.

 road Adele on Rihanna: "If Rihanna wanted me, I'd do it with her. She's hot."

Watch: Jon Stewart Argues for Release of the Bin Laden Photo


On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart suggested that Americans and Muslims are already so accustomed to violent images that release of the Bin Laden photo would not bother anybody, but jokes that the White House plans to airdrop the photo into Pakistan so it won't be discovered for years.


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White House Won't Be Releasing Photo of Bin Laden's Body

President Obama has told 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft that the White House won't be releasing photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse, CBS reports:

Whitehouse Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Wednesday that the Obama administration should not release the gruesome post-The killing of Osama bin Ladenmortem (sic) images, saying it could complicate the job for American troops overseas. Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo. 

"The risks of release outweigh the benefits," he said. "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."

"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet," he continued. "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated."

The photo is said to be extremely graphic, featuring a bullet wound to the head and exposed brain matter.

Watch: Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow Discuss Bin Laden's Death


Rachel Maddow visited Jon Stewart at The Daily Show last night to discuss the media's reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden, conspiracy theories, and how the news went down.


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