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Maher: GOP "Zombie Lies won't stay dead." (VIDEO)

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On Real Time last night, Bill Maher's rant was a particularly good one, all about how the GOP perpetuates lies. He started out mocking (what else?) politicians in both parties and how they invented their own euphemism for lying: "I misspoke." He then went on to nail Republicans on one of their own rules: "When they get caught in a lie, they don't have to stop telling it," as opposed to Democrats, who are more apt to admit their lies and correct the record. Maher noted that Dems understand that "there's this thing called observable reality." Republican talking points, he continued, "which have been disproven, remain! Like a guest who's been asked to leave a party, but does not! It reminds me of a horror movie where you think you've killed the lie, but it won't stay dead. Which is why I call them "Zombie Lies."

He came up with a whole ballot box full of examples, such as the mythical Obamacare "job killer" (that didn't happen) and "death panels" (there were none), not to mention the big bad "government takeover" of health care (that never materialized). He brought up nearly as many Zombie Lies as the House GOP has ACA repeal bills. He slammed "trickle down" economic policies, fracking, you name it. Watch:

Take it away, Bill Maher:

Finally, New Rule: Now that there's been an uproar over all the neocons who lied about the Iraq war with no consequences, someone must tell me why there isn't a similar uproar over all the Republicans who lied about Obamacare with no consequences.

It's been four years since the bill passed. Has anybody come across even one death panel? The next liberal to tell a Republican "You’re entitled to an opinion but not your own facts" should really just admit they’ve never seen Fox News....

Zombie Lies are neither alive nor dead-- like Dick Cheney...

They pass a Zombie Lie down to dumber and dumber people who believe it more and more...

And when you think the Zombie Lie has finally gone to die at the Idea Hospice of the Absolutely Stupidest People on Earth, there it is being retweeted by Donald Trump.

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Big hat tip to Heather over at Crooks and Liars for the video.

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Trump U, Donald

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Have you ever heard of  a snake oil salesman. They used to travel the west in their wagons and sell worthless elixirs to innocent, yet hopeful victims. These fast-talkers would pass off whatever they had in their bottles, everything from swamp water to boot polish, promise the world, then head out of town in the steel of the night.

Well, The Donald did those charlatans even one better. He build his steel of the night, Trump Towers, and now he's hiding behind that. What was the wild-haired bastard fleecing the public with this time? No, not another birther rumor. Not another savior of the republican party story.

Trump University

He's now an educator. Yes he is. And when no established, licensed institution will have you, create your own. He created U of T.

No, not the real U of T, like in "hook 'em horns" University of Texas. Trump dreamed up, the University of Trump. Oh, it gets better. Nothing the Donald does is without some fanfare or controversy. He's rolled that into his latest newsworthy story, covered by Huffpo:

New York's attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

Trump shot back that the Democrat's lawsuit is false and politically motivated.

Well, first, it's not the Democrat's lawsuit, it's the state of New York vs. Donald Trump. Corporations may be people, but states are made up of people, they themselves are not people. Now about this law suit. It alleges:

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of "The Apprentice" TV star.

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Wow, a picture with a student in front of a picture of the founder. If that's the case, I want a picture with my arm around the greatest sex symbol of all times, Marilyn Monroe which I can get for a buck in front of Grauman's Chinese theater. If I was better at Photoshop, I could even change the background and have Marilyn and me in bed together. Oh, that smarty, Mr. Apprentice. No wonder he's so rich. When people say he's everywhere, he literally is -- with his cardboard cutouts.

According to the official documents...

"Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers' advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm," Schneiderman said. "Trump University, with Donald Trump's knowledge and participation, relied on Trump's name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand."

I just can't believe that. America's Donald Trump, deceptive? Mr. Birther himself... No, tell me this is just a hack-job someone's doing on everyone's favorite bad hair day hero.

So what does the defendant in all of this have to say in his defense? Let's see:

"The attorney general has been angry because he felt that Mr. Trump and his various companies should have done much more for him in terms of fundraising," Cohen said. "This entire investigation is politically motivated and it is a tremendous waste of taxpayers' money."

Of course, it's political. I bet Donald Trump spent thousands supporting the opponent to the Attorney General in his election campaign. It's just a case of sour grapes by the A.G.

Nope. Not true. Trump actually backed this Democrat with a $12,500 campaign donation. The A.G. was actually Trumps preferred candidate. So is this a case of biting the hand that feeds you or is it the case of pursuing justice despite where it leads?

I hope these naive would-be moguls do get there money back. But rumor has it that the Donald is close, once again, to filing for corporate bankruptcy like he did in 1991. 1992. 2004. 2009. . He may try to fold this claim into that. I guess it goes to show you that all that glitters isn't Trump gold.

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Video- Donald Trump Baselessly Links President Obama To Trump University Lawsuit

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Donald is an ass.

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Comb-Over King Trump sued for $40m over allegedly bogus university

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It's as if the hair is following me. Whowouldathunk something like this from Trump of all people? What is that P.T. Barnum quote?

New York's attorney-general has sued Donald Trump for $40 million, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phoney "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

Trump shot back that the Democrat's lawsuit was false and politically motivated.

Attorney-general Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump, but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of the star of The Apprentice.

"Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers' advancement through costly programmes and caused real financial harm," Schneiderman said. "Trump University, with Donald Trump's knowledge and participation, relied on Trump's name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand."

But Trump's lawyer accused Schneiderman of trying to extort campaign contributions from the real estate mogul through his investigation of Trump.

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Cartoons of the Day- Possible GOP 2016 Frontrunners?

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VIDEO: "They should start tying a bell around these [GOP fringe] guys so we can tell when they're coming."

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Rachel Maddow did a great job highlighting the fringiest of the conservative fringe. Here are excerpts of her segment wrap-up, but please watch the entire video. She nailed it, as usual, especially the bell-the-cat suggestion:

"They can mingle in"? What exactly is the argument here? Latinos crossing the border won't be able to tell if there's an Arab secretly trying to cross the border with them because they all look alike and they might accidentally help bring an Arab over here, mingled in?

Is that the argument? Seriously?

Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Donald Trump, that guy running in New Jersey, Art Robinson, okay. This guy's chair of the ... Armed Services Committee in the House, thanks to the Republican party!

They should start tying a bell around these guys or something so we can tell when they're coming.

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Run Donald, Run

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As a general rule, there're few fates worse than death -- living under a republican rule in time of national financial crisis would rank up there. One step that could make it even worse would be living under republican rule with The Donald as The Boss. C'mon, just think about it. Mr. "You're Fired" would no only be ridiculous, but destructive. Here's a man who can't give a straight answer to a simple question, but rather lives by deflection. He goes bankrupt but deflects that with suing actress/host/comedienne Rosie O'Donnell for bringing it up -- of course drawing even more attention to the The Donald's checkered financial past. For the record, Forbes reports Trump or his holding companies have filed for bankruptcy protection four times: 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009.

But how awful it must be, yes, even worse than death, to live in the infamy of going from top of the world (Trump Towers) to being a panhandler on the street in rough times. A run for the presidency has it's risks, especially when you're pledging to put up your entire personal fortune.

There's no crime, BTW, in filing for bankruptcy. Many people have done so and recovered nicely. There shouldn't be a negative stigma attached, especially when you resurface from that protection and do so strongly. Among those who filed and were protected under this law according to CNN, were Henry Ford (1901), Walt Disney (1923), Milton Hershey (Candy bar guy)(1882), H.J. Heinz (ketchup)(1875), P.T. Barnum (1855).

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As for how it should affect you in presidential aspirations? It's certainly not a stigma that has destroyed everyone who sought the highest office of our land. We've have had four presidents who filed for protection. Among them are Thomas Jefferson (several times) William McKinley (just three years before his election), U.S. Grant and the ol' honest man himself, Abe Lincoln.

So precedent is there. And now with the recent announcement that Donald Trump might be willing to put up his wealth for a run makes me wonder, has anyone gone bankrupt by running -- lost everything? If anyone could, it would be DT.

How full of himself is he? He's crazy. The bats##T kind. He may even be clinically a paranoid schizophrenic. Look at this definition of what I'm talking about:

Paranoid schizophrenia  is a  mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by a deficit of typical emotional responses.[1] Common symptoms include auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction.

Judge now, lest we be judged. But I'm just sayin'...

Listen to this recent interview and draw your own conclusions:

So getting back to the opening point of this essay, fates worse than death. Being under the rule of a crazy person's authority has got to be worse. And Trump could be that guy. So could Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or Rick Santurum, but they're a different kind of crazy. Trump's clinically nuts. And how does bankruptcy enter into all of this?

The Donald needs conservator-ship. He needs to be protected from himself. If he's encouraged, even in the least to run for president, he'll lose. That's hard to take, just ask Al Gore, Bob Dole, Mitt Romney. They disappeared, but they still had money. Trump will go bankrupt again -- for a fifth time. No one can be expected to recover from that. Who will trust this birther with delusions of grandeur?

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With five bankruptcies to his name, not even Trump Tower would allow him to qualify for employment as their doorman, as they have strict Trump Industries screening rules as to who can be trusted to open the door there for visitors. So Donald, think long and hard. Would you rather say "You're fired," or would you rather be saying "Good day, welcome to my former home?"

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