"Real Time" in Real Time
I have to blame albear
for getting me hooked on "Real Time with Bill Maher." Every time I visited The Domain they would put on episodes that they had downloaded. His political and social views closely matched my opinions. I also liked that he invited a wide variety of guests onto his show from Ann Coulter to John Waters. He, like I, just want to cut through the bullshit and get to the truth. About the only thing I disagree with him is that there are people that are just too stupid to vote out there. While I agree that there are some really stupid people out there, we have to be very careful about excluding folks in any way. Things could easily shift different ways and soon you're too old or too black or too gay to have certain rights. But anyway...I really enjoy his show and have even gotten Kitty to really appreciate his brand of political humor. So we were both thrilled a couple of months ago to hear that he was coming to ABQ for a performance. As soon as I heard the news, I had tickets purchased in about 5 minutes. Last night was the show.
We were a bit shocked that they actually had security set up to get into the theater. It was a simple bag-check and wanding, but it was the first time we have ever experienced something like that at that particular venue. Perhaps there would be some right-wing resistance to his left-wing rhetoric. I had just seen a video of him getting into it last week with a Trump supporter at some town hall meeting. Would there be fireworks tonight? The answer was an overwhelming "no." It was nice to be in an auditorium overflowing with liberals and progressives. I had a little old lady next to me and she was howling with laughter at even the raunchiest of jokes. That was good because I was laughing my ass off as well. It was a 90-minute show and he probably spent most of it lambasting the new administration. Well, duh! Trump practically writes his own comedy simply by speaking/Tweeting. Many of his jokes had just been used in his HBO show's recent monologues. Of course there were jabs at religion since Bill is an avowed Atheist. About the only jokes not about religion and politics were about dick pills. It was just great to have a personality like him come and visit our state. Perhaps because we're one of the few true blue ones left out there.