December 6th, 2010
09:42 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Maher's musings, dump truck chase, train track save

Glenn Beck like L. Ron Hubbard - Bill Maher’s appearance on Sunday’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” is getting a lot of attention online today. The host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” was asked how much he thinks the Tea Party is about religion.  Maher focused on FOX News’ Glenn Beck, saying, “I think he’s doing what some people before him have done, like L. Ron Hubbard, who is a novelist, and decided, ‘You know what? It’s a much easier gig to be a religious leader.’ ”

And Obama more Wayne Brady than Suge Knight - Maher also looked back on President Obama’s first two years, surprised that he’s more Wayne Brady than Suge Knight.

Teen dump truck heist -You may be asking yourself, who would want to steal a dump truck? The answer: one reckless teenager.  This harrowing police video shows the young driver as he rear-ends the police car and speeds away. Officials say his wild ride went on for more than fifty miles.

Close-call train rescue – This heart-stopping video from Spain shows a man as he topples over into subway tracks. Lucky for him, an off-duty police officer jumps in to save him just as a train arrives.

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  1. Perspective

    To believe something based on present KNOWN information means one is forming an opinion based on the latest information (scientific data) available. Can this change? Sure. Do we know everything about the universe? Of course not.

    I would hope everyone here can decipher the difference between this "reasoning" process and believing something based purely on any given religious text.

    And Im personally not saying this makes anyone an a$$ hole if they only form their opinion based on religious text, but what is so harmful / scary about simply considering this other process for forming an opinion??

    You should realize you have the ability to form your own opinions and you dont need Beck, or any commentary to do that for you.

    – Peace

    "Im not the only one"

    December 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    "I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

    Stephen Roberts

    December 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Milt

    Since when did Mahr ever say anything worth listening to? Talk about a WHINER!

    By the way..........I don't see anything on CNN's page about Kathy Griffin getting booed my the soldiers at the USO concert when she started picking on Bristol Palin. You LIbs are so afraid of Sarah Palin .....It's funny.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • imhe

      No! The whole world should be afraid of a Palin Presidency

      December 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. W.Earp

    And now, from the moron waiting area, Ubermann and Mohair. Exactly, except for a limitless capacity for stupidity, does these big-mouthed pot heads contribute to anything? God spare us, PLEASE

    December 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Assuming that you are referring to Olbermann and Maddow, who are both much more highly educated than Beck, do you have any proof they are "pot heads" or did you just make that up like Beck would?

      December 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • imhe

      Sorry no God

      December 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      Typical Teaparty/NeoCon tactic. Twist someone's name as an insult in a vain attempt to show how clever you are. If name. Clue up W.Earp, it just shows you have the mentality of a grammar school child.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. faboge

    remember the "immoral majority" this is the same wingnut ideology that Americans rejected roundly in the 80s and 90s.
    Becks attempts at becoming a messiah will have the same results!

    December 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. imhe

    NBC = NEWS
    MSNBC = entertainment
    And i do like entertainment

    December 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LegalEagle

    Alexa – if you're a Democrat – you're a very unsupportive one. My suggestion is register yourself as a Republican and you will fit right in!

    December 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chet

    I think the repulicans are treasonous with the "NO" factor. Some how I can't see holding this country hostage because they want to limit Obama to one term.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • John JJ

      The Republicians do not need to hold the country hostage. Obama alone has made himself a one term president. Please remember Dems controlled it all, and what did they do? The party of No is just silly.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. W.Earp

    Stunning, logical, analytical.... Can't wait until you explain it to God.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Where's your proof that Olbermann and Maddow are "pot heads" as you apparently called them?

      December 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      If he ends up being half as decent as his flock likes to proclaim, I would bet it is you that is surprised at the end. But then again, I won't assert this. I don't pretend to speak for him like you do so anxiously.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JakeH

    Why did nobody else jump in and help? He was laying there for a good few seconds and people knew quite well that a train was coming.

    Everyone these days seems paralized to actually do something in these situations (someone in danger for whatever reason, train, drowning, thugs, etc). Are they afraid of litigation? Soo ingrained to think that only authority figures can or should actually help?

    December 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aaron

    News Flash! Bill Maher hates Republicans and religion. In other news...2+2=4.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      Do you say he's this when he rips Democrats apart? Probably not.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Hate? You could at least use the republican's own PC language. Bill Maher doesn't "hate," he just doesn't approve of or endorse their lifestyles.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nyarlathotep

    I'm an atheist, but even I think Maher is a jacka.z.z.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cuttingtorch

    @ Alexa Claire
    You are so well spoken. I agree totally. I am actually in love with your compassion, understanding and intelligence. Will you marry me?

    December 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bemis30

    That is absolutely insane that the soon to be head of the energy commision is stating don't worry about the planet God will take care of it!!! That almost as insane as Islams claim of being rewarded 72 virgins after death.
    Religious people are truly the dumbest, most immoral, arrogant, and dangerous people on the planet. They are also the biggest hypocrites on the planet...constantly using and buying new technology and but at the same time bashing science and technology).
    Let me enlighten all the religious dolts out there. Humans are part of the same world ecosystem as every other living thing. Pollute and destroy this planet and we destroy ourselves. IGNORANT FOOLS!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robert

    Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      The Bible also says that God commanded that anyone working on the Sabbath be killed, but you certainly won't ever hear a Christian call for the killing of players on their favorite sports team who work on the Sabbath. It's all just pick and choose.

      December 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Actually it reads, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Nothing about being killed for working on the Sabbath.

      December 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      If you are going to support the Bible, you need to read it first.
      – Exodus 35:1-3 “"These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do. Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day."

      December 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
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