Last night, Bill Maher finished his show with a good piece against Fox and Romney/Ryan for playing the fear card that Obama and the Democrats want to get rid of God again. Here's the full transcript and video.
And finally, New Rule: If there's one place God should not be, it's on money. Why? Because one is a supreme all-powerful entity that Americans worship above all else, and the other is God!
Now, with all the religious buttons getting pushed in the Middle East this week, it's easy to overlook the fact that religious button-pushing has been going on right here in America too. It started at the end of the Democratic convention, when it was discovered the Dems had left the word "God" out of their platform. Perhaps because it's a platform and not a spell.
But over at the Republic of Fox, they did what they always do, and pretended Christianity was under attack to get old people hard. Paul Ryan said the burden on the Democrats was to "explain why they did this, these purges of God". Oh yes, God has been purged. Nuns fleeing under cover of night, churches in flames, science being taught openly in schools.
And then this week, Mitt Romney upped the ante by telling a crowd in Virginia, "I will not take God off of our coins!", taking a bold and unwavering stand against something no one has ever asked anyone to ever do. Other things that Mitt will not do with currency, no matter how much you threaten or plead, include nailing a silver dollar to his forehead, and shoving a roll of dimes up his ass.
By the way, that's Pat Robertson behind Mitt, because who knows more about using the connection between God and money? (audience applause)
Now, speaking as America's favorite celebrity atheist — and here's the thing America's going to be learning as more people turn to atheism — it's not that we're militant. It's that we don't give a shit! God on money? I don't really care on which of your treasure totems you scrawl the name of your myth. Put Hello Kitty on the flag, knock yourselves out! If the $50 dollar bill says "Kneel before Allah, white devil!", but they still take it down at the dispensary, I'm good! (audience applause)
But it is kind of funny to put God on money. This is the same God who sent His son down to beat up the moneylenders? If Jesus got angry and kicked the moneychangers out of the temple, imagine how apeshit he would've gone at Bain Capital.
When Michelle Obama said at the convention, "For Barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives", it was kind of a big dog whistle "fuck you" to Mitt Romney. Because the God he worships isn't in the New Testament, it's in the Cayman Islands and Geneva. (audience applause)
But the problem, of course, is that in many ways, we're all a bit Mitt Romney. And I don't just mean dorks in mom jeans who are afraid of black people. I mean the silliest part about putting God on money is it's redundant. Because our God is money. It's like Victoria's Secret making a push-up bra, and embroidering on it the word "tits".
Worshiping money is how we let things like our wars, and our prisons, and our health care, turn into for-profit business endeavors. Is the war on drugs ever going to end? Shit, no! Because it's making billions for the private prison, alcohol, and prescription drug industries. (audience applause) This crowd knows!
This week was the anniversary of 9/11 and the beginning of the War on Terror, which we totally won. But government will never admit that, because the greedy money machine known as the military-industrial complex sniffed out a source of cash like a pig on a truffle, and they will never let it go. Homeland security is a bloated monstrosity that eats our wealth and lives beyond our reproach, and we pay them $75 billion dollars a year to do it, and we will from now until forever. Because "free" is only the first part of freedom. The other part is "dumb".
BTW, check out the Overtime segments from his last couple shows, which HBO puts on YouTube about 5 days after they originally tape it.
This is from last Friday's show with Christine O'Donnell joining the panel for the overtime discussion.
And this is the one from the week before when Maher ripped into Dinesh D'Souza on the show itself.