It’s that time of year again: schools are closed, people are on vacation, and the weather is often unpleasant. Bill Maher‘s Real Time segment last night should be excused because the so-called “dog days of summer,” a sluggish period on the calendar, are almost over.
David Duchovny, an actor, director, and author, arrived early to discuss how he wrote his new book, The Reservoir: A Novella. He acknowledged that the book is a flimsily disguised account of his life. The former “X Files” star’s perspective on UFOs was more intriguing, and Maher later surpassed it.
Duchovny compared UFOs to the old “Ship of Fools” tactic, in which a community would ship off its undesirables like criminals and other undesirables.
Duchovny suggested that perhaps “Some alien society was fed up with their sex offenders and their dentists, and placed them on an intergalactic ship, and sometimes they come around us” because the majority of alien interactions on earth include teeth drilling and anal probing.
Maher’s viewpoint was more menacing. He was troubled by the fact that trained Navy pilots frequently report seeing UFOs. His idea? “Because it is the target of their attack. They are evaluating their options.
Author of TK News on Substack and presenter of the podcast “Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper,” Lis Smith is a political strategist and the author of the recently released book Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story. They both participated in the panel discussion.
The conversation shifted to the recent Florida advertising that California Governor Gavin Newsom sponsored, criticizing the state’s conservative policies for endangering freedom.
Maher questioned which political party is currently winning the war for freedom.
Neither party, according to Taibbi, “holds a lock on freedom.”
Smith argued that the GOP was to blame for the limitations. She asserted that Democrats were fighting for women, freedom of choice in marriage, and the right to send children to school without fear of being shot. According to her, Democrats would pull a surprise in the forthcoming midterm elections as a result.
Maher resisted. He emphasized how the government’s orders to get immunized during the pandemic cost many individuals their jobs. Maher stated, “I do not want to be told what to do.” “I have to insist that they not demand how I manage my health.”
According to Taibbi, Democrats are “very, really weak” when it comes to free speech. Many individuals “identify Democrats with being blocked from the internet.” It’s completely the antithesis of what I remember liberalism being about, he continued.
Former Pete Buttigieg advisor Smith discussed claimed GOP activism to prevent transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports. The GOP, according to her, was “trying to do something to divide people by finding a problem. The threat of guys taking over women’s sports is minimal.
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Women’s sports have seen men triumph. There are numerous instances of this.
Next on the schedule were Dave Chappelle’s most recent issues with a Minneapolis venue.
Dave Chapelle being expelled irked Maher, who asserted that “Democrats have lost their sense of humor.” Then why do some claim that cancel culture doesn’t exist?
Smith stated that he was on Chappelle’s side but then clarified that by opposing the transgender community, he was delivering a punch to the gut. No one is more helpless than the transgender community, according to her.
Maher spoke plainly. You’re free to hold that opinion, and Dave is still able to appear in Minneapolis, he added, adding that he “rejects (that).”