Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

GOP Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-Goofball) Accuses comedian Bill Maher of Treason for Making a Joke Bachus Couldn’t Get

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A congressman says comedian Bill Maher's comment that the U.S. military has already recruited all the "low-lying fruit" is possibly treasonous and at least grounds to cancel the show. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., takes issue with remarks on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, first aired May 13, in which Maher points 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."

White trash Army Reserve Pfc. Lynndie England was accused of abusing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "I think it borders on treason," Bachus said. "In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country." Although this is not the definition contained in the Constitution it is the only one contained in Bachus’ small head.

In a statement released Monday night, Maher defended his support for the American armed forces. "Anyone who knows anything about my views and has watched my show knows that I have nothing but the highest regard for the men and women serving this country around the world," Maher said in the statement.

Bachus said he was appalled after watching a rerun of the show shortly after returning from a visit to Germany. He has since written to Time Warner, HBO's parent company. "I don't want (Maher) prosecuted," Bachus said. "I want him off the air."


Bill Maher actually misspoke. Rather than saying that the Army had already picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, he meant to say that the citizens of Alabama’s 6th Congressional District had already picked the lowest-lying-peckerwood-fruit for their Congressional delegation. Current 6th Congressional District office holder Spencer Bachus should consult the Constitution which defines Treason as an “overt act” giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and doesn’t include constitutionally protected speech simply critical of the military. Bachus took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution, but unfortunately this illiterate hillbilly is incapable of reading let alone comprehending the document his party daily wipes their overpaid asses with. Naturally Bachus says that he doesn’t want Maher prosecuted just off the air. Even an inbred embarrassment like Bachus knows that such a prosecution would be laughed out of court by anyone that Bush didn’t appoint to the bench because of their opposition to abortion and support for corporate welfare. He just wants Maher off the air because Maher is critical of Bush and makes too many intelligent remarks while doing so. Republicans only support free speech when it happens to agree with their opinions otherwise they want censorship.

I think Maher’s comment may have been insensitive and an ill-advised idea to joke about, but Bachus just is another GOP Shit-For-Brains trying to grandstand in order to get public adulation over false patriotism he doesn’t really posses. If you know anything about Bachus’s previous attempts at grabbing headlines you will know what I mean. Previously Republicans claimed that anyone critical of Bush was committing Treason. A preacher recently kicked out members of his congregation if they hadn’t voted for Our Lord and Savior George W. Bush. He had done the same in the lead up to the Presidential Election. The Radical Right’s confusion between party loyalty and patriotism and piety is frightening. And should be a concern for all right-thinking Americans. I fear for our country in the hands of these people!



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