Real Time with Bill Maher (videos)

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Real Time’s Overtime segment with Joy Behar, Paul Krugman and Tucker Carlson.

Tucker Carlson shows how much of a hack he is with this agrument on health insurance. Why should those who benefit from the system pay into it instead of those that are insured paying the cost when they show up in the emergency room? In Tucker’s view this is “authoritarianism” Look at how the Democrats messed up the bill according to Tucker when it was actually the Republicans who decided it was better to tax smokers than the insurance companies and taxing smokers was the only way to get it through or do nothing. Carlson then goes on to defend the Malkin attacks on the kid who did the Democratic address on SCHIP and it makes you look “mean” if you don’t attack him and actually have to debate your points instead. Tucker tries to act like he’s not a “shill for a party”, yeah right. Bill gets it wron since the family tried to get insurance and were denied. It wasn’t only because they might not have been able to afford it. Then the point is made about the money we’re spending in Iraq and what our priorities are. Then Krugman makes the point that the GOP doesn’t want the goverment to work. Tucker tries to play the good and evil card after that and that everyone just hates Bush baloney and Maher shoots him down.

The panel discusses just what Blackwater is doing in Iraq and Tucker Carlson says that we have to have them there or our diplomats could not be protected and that our troops could not do the same job. Paul Krugman tells him his arguments are idiotic.

Bill Maher’s Real Tims intro on the SCHIP veto.

Real Time New Rules Oct. 12, 2007. Romney for the robot hair, making mistakes at any age, Xerox machines, flag lapel pins, phony outrage and the trouble with the MSM.

Olbermann: Gore + Clinton & Obama + Sanchez + Richardson + Worst (vids)

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Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize. He still gives no indication of running for President. Honestly, why would he want to? Jonathan Alter joins Keith.

Barack Obama attacks Clinton, Clinton defends herself, and neither one is my candidate. And no, it will never ever be Ron Paul.

Dana Milbank drops on to continue the discussion regarding the Obama criticism of Clinton. I’ll be honest, I still don’t buy Clinton’s explanation of her vote for the Kyl/LIEberman amendment. Whether it was non-binding or not, no matter what it was it just didn’t make sense.

Also: General Ricardo Sanchez now says Iraq is a pitiful screwed up mess. Isn’t it amazing how these generals speak out long after they retire?

Keith interviews Presidential candidate Bill Richardson about General Sanchez’s comments in regards to the war. He also talks about Russia wanting to pull out of a nuclear treaty signed with us. See what happens when you begin dumping treaties into the toilet like Bush. It seems every country thinks they should be able to do it. How dare they!

Oddball: The Underpants run in Hawaii,
a new electric chair from Japan to ride around in.

Best Persons: Andrea Eichhorn drops her law suit, A reporter who printed what the questions were on an essay test, and another dumb criminal in Michigan.

O’Reilly still hasn’t apologized to Shawn Hornbeck and his family over his comments about Shawn having fun. Look, I know O’Reilly is a total butt wipe, but even butt wipes can apologize once in a while. Worse yet, O’Reilly has a new book aimed at kids coming out.

Keith interviews Shawn’s parents.

Keeping Tabs: Search warrants have been issued and searches carried out in regards to the death of Anna Nicole Smith. I see a doctor going to jail. Reporters were booted out of the courtroom when Britney showed up at court to give the court commissioner a piece of her mind.

Worst Person: Terry Jeffreys, the NSA,
and Bill O’Reilly.

Mo Rocca joins Keith for the end segment when they discuss that Bush’s ratings have gone up when he competes head to head with Paris Hilton.