Bill Maher takes potshots at military. Decorated former Staff Sergeant fires back.

by editor on April 1, 2009

Is there anyone on television more distasteful than Bill Maher?

The liberal HBO talk show host has done it again, this time insulting the U.S. military

Here’s what the so-called comedian had to say on his March 27 HBO show:

“Forget about bringing the troops home Iraq – we need to get the troops home from World War II,” Maher said. “Can anybody tell me why in 2009, we still have more than 50,000 troops in Germany and 30,000 in Japan? At some point these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves.”

The insults continued, but let’s get to the response from former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, author of “House to House.” He’s already won a Silver Star and a Bronze Star and has been recommended for the Medal of Honor.

“While Democrats want to accuse the right in America of being hijacked by the talking points of Rush Limbaugh and talk radio,” Bellavia noted, “it is more than a little odd to me that the greatest minds on the left today are community organizers, washed up former sports commentators and stand up comedians. It’s insensitive and hurtful.”

“The fact is that the German people would be the first to protest our leaving their country,” Bellavia continued. “Areas like Vilseck would have no economy without American business and young foolish soldiers emptying their bank accounts on the German local scene.”

The Fallujah veteran said he wasn’t surprised by Maher remarks and explained many on the left like Maher don’t understand the concept of military service.

“Maher’s comments are nothing surprising to me,” Bellavia said. “Newsflash – the left doesn’t get the military. They don’t understand how a person can see something bigger then themselves. And the vast majority of liberals have zero idea of what we face overseas and moreover, cannot understand any situation that could possibly involve taking the life at war. They never have. And they never will.”

Funny thing is, there’s probably some Taliban with a satellite dish outside his cave in Waziristan keeping track of which western “comedians” will be the first to be eliminated when they take over.

Maher’s only hope is that he’s so completely unfunny that the Taliban never figure out he’s a supposed to be a comedian.

Source: Culture & Media Institute

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Vic Vega April 1, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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SCDiver June 1, 2010 at 9:03 am

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Yeh, more distasteful than Maher because they actually care deeply about something other than themselves–their country.

Moron.

KimmyQueen March 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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My choice? My choice is to call you distasteful… How about that?

Leslie April 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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All I have to say to Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia is this: Right on! Right on! Bravo and well said, sir.

And who will these igits run to when they need someone to defend our country? And who will be faithful to defend them? Our military men and women will. What would people like Maher, who make disgusting comments like that, do if they were suddenly left to fend for themselves?

kb March 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

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Maybe we should give it a shot and find out. Round them all up and drop them right in the middle of Afghanistan or Pakistan and lets see how long they last.

RockingHorseGuy March 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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Hell, drop them in South Central Los Angeles, for that matter.

KimmyQueen March 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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The idiot above was talking about hypocrisy. Liberals love to defend criminals and terrorists yet they live in highly secured palaces whereas less than 30 minutes drive later you see the poor and the disenfranchised that they so vastly claim to speak for are there. They have the gall to speak about international matters, when in their own backyards there is a lot of problems that with their own wealth they could try to fix their own not others. Do they do anything? No…

KimmyQueen March 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

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I have been saying for over a year. These people need to go visit and live in Iran like any other Iranian people, and see if they can live there for a year and come back with their heads and sanity intact.

Ell Small April 1, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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“The fact is that the German people would be the first to protest our leaving their country,” Bellavia continued. “Areas like Vilseck would have no economy without American business and young foolish soldiers emptying their bank accounts on the German local scene.”

So the reason we are dropping all those U.S. tax dollars in Germany is to support the GERMAN ECONOMY? Fuck that, bring all the troops home.

soldiers wife May 20, 2009 at 1:03 am

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Yes, it’s to support the German Economy and to fatten the wallets of the German nationals at the expense of the US soldier and their families! I am a soldiers wife and have lived in Vilseck for the past three years. I, personally, can attest to the fact that American Soldiers and their families are being financially “screwed” by the German Nationals. Not just the German Nationals and Businesses off the American Army post, but the Germans who run all of the Army Facilities on the Army posts as well (housing ect). All are Army facilities are “german ran” and the business practices are “shisty” and extremely dishonest! They are not above “extortion” and when a Soldier try to get some help we are given the run around and financially threatened to have more money taken from us if we even attempt to request an investigation of “shisty” business dealings..Think you can find one American to speak too in the housing office? Nope! They are all German and they all cover each others behinds at the expense of the American soldier and their families. The last three years of living here has just been one case of parasitic Germans feeding on our bank account after another. Talk to any Army family that has lived in Vilseck and they all have tales of being “financially” screwed, on more then one occasion, by the Germans on and off our American Army Posts!!!

Former dependent/active serviceman July 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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soldiers wife; I live in Vilseck as a dependent in the US Army and you are lying. The Germans bend over backword to help the Americans and give them discounts from hell. They are mor honest then Americans. I also served in Germany, I was in the Air Force and Germany was the best duty I ever had. You feel this way because you are not mature enough to experience Germany and all its wonders. You, Ma’am are a bigot. I have received the best care from the Germans. But here in the states I get treated like shit from my own countrymen/women. So who really is bad. If you feel this way leave Germany and comback here and live with the asses here.

KimmyQueen March 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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I agree.

Voice from the Distant August 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm

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I totally agree.

“The fact is that the German people would be the first to protest our leaving their country,” Bellavia continued. “Areas like Vilseck would have no economy without American business and young foolish soldiers emptying their bank accounts on the German local scene.”

By the way – being a German citizen I can hardly imagine the Germans actually “protesting” against US army facilities leaving this country. The effects on the economy of Vilseck might be devastating though. But I must admit this is the first time in my life I ever heard of a place named “Vilseck” anyway.

(no offense, Vilseckians, but that’s really in the middle of nowhere)

Administrator April 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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Those of you who participate in military forums or newsgroups should pass this around. I made a shorter URL that works for this article: http://tinyurl.com/segeant-vs-bill-maher

John April 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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I will pass that link around Mr. Administrator. Oh and I’d like to say that a few nights ago, Greg Gutfeld of Red Eye insulted the Canadian military and there was outrage all over the place from Americans. Bill Maher insults our own military, and all of a sudden, its no big deal. It’s pretty simple on the internet: if you’re left, you get a free pass–make it thousands of them, if you lean right, then you’re done.

P.S. this website is addicting, I check it on my mobile, damn you guys!!!

Max April 1, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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I am a vet; husband is retired military; G-d bless each & every one of our soldiers/airman/sailors & especially the marines. That said; bring them all home; guard our own borders & tell the ungrateful jerks in the rest of the world to do their own dying.

DeeMac April 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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How long do you suppose this piece of carp Maher would last in a room with a real soldier? Especially after the soldier has read his putrid material.

SCDiver June 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

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I’d like to see him locked in a room with Chuck Norris. Chuck would roundhouse kick him so hard he’ll have died yesterday. Yes, it would take Chuck “negative time” to destroy Maher.

RockingHorseGuy March 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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You wouldn’t even need to go to the extreme of Chuck in the room with Bill. Take the tiniest female Marine you can find, and I’d pay to watch her kick Bill all over the room. She wouldn’t even work up a sweat.

Fronk April 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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–DeeMac,
I don’t know, let’s test it out once…Scientifically and all you know. I’ll go get a stop watch!

MAS1916 April 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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Maher and for that matter, Obama, have no idea how an effective military keeps the peace by maintaining a credible threat against potential adversaries. Without that threat and the willingness to use it once in a while, there will be more trouble in the world… not less.

Military Not All Heroes December 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

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thatchickyousawtheotherday May 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

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My son is a Marine, currently deployed in Afghanistan. 2 years ago he was in Iraq. He is 22 years old. Do I consider him to be a hero? Of course I do. Has he sacrificed? You bet he has. And you know what? So have you, even though you don’t consider yourself a hero. Its good that you don’t, most service people I know reject the title of hero whether they saw combat or not. My son rolls his eyes at the mention of the word. The point is, you served with full knowledge that one day you might be put in harm’s way and you fulfilled your duty ANYWAY. That deserves respect.

KimmyQueen December 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

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There are two sides to the story. I do realize that having bases in Germany etc is useless. (French bases were closed a while back). It is not necessary unless the country NEEDS US for MILITARY reasons there. Otherwise there is no need. I would rather there be a base in places like Somalia or near Darfur. However I find it disgusting that this man finds the time to insult people who are willing to do what I cannot which is to fight for a country and its citizens. I also agree that if the world is overrunned by Islamists Bill Maher will not be saved. His arrogance will not save him from being beheaded, because unless he is a major hypocrite he will deny that Allah exists. At least here in the US and thanks in great part for the military he can say a lot of BS and insult Christians and Jews and deny G-d’s existence but no one in their right mind nor true believers would even think of blowing his head off. Do you think Muslims will have that restraint?

Whipper December 14, 2009 at 1:09 am

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Maher is a tool bag, wait a tool bag is actually useful he is more like belly button lint.

JPT December 14, 2009 at 6:30 am

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Note the audience reaction to his jokes. Stuttering and halting laughs as an attempt to feel if what was said was really funny and should be worthy of a laugh. It was weak and forced laughter. Awkward…

“At some point these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves.”
Classy! Man if I could think of lines like that, sparkling with wit, I’d be a big timer too! Still tying to strike back at Coco Johnsen with the ‘rape’ joke line Bill?

I am way ahead of you on that whole ‘rape yourself’ point Bill: I saw the documentary ‘By the People’ on your network. Viewing it was akin to brutal and repeated rape. The forced laughter at Obama trying to show he could ‘lead’ was as palpable as when you try to get laugh from a TV audience using your D game (comedy wise) and not from your doing stand up with better thought out material.

Insulting the Military is to give offense to a wide range of professionals in varied fields. For a man with ONE lone talent (or as some would say ‘talent’) that you possess to make such a jab makes you seem petty and small. Also more then a bit uninformed as to the scope of what you were trying to make fun of.

You had more solid footing going after Carrie Prejean’s tits with your brand of jokes then taking on the Armed Forces. Thanks to your kissing some ass of old man Hef you at least know something about tits and can still get to see and touch a few here and there… What you know of the role of the Military in the modern world would seem to be far less then your knowledge of how not to have dead air in between forced laughs during a recording of your TV show due to your stale jokes; AKA not all that much.

SCDiver June 1, 2010 at 9:13 am

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Do my eyes deceive me or did you actually say Maher has one lone talent? I beg to differ.

That ass cheese has NO talent.

thatchickyousawtheotherday May 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Bill Maher is, was, and will always be a loudmouthed douchebag. I’d like to find the first person who told this wretch that he was funny, and give them a good hard smack right in the forehead.

John March 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

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kb March 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

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Bill Maher is the least funny, ignorant man on TV….. Does the laughter sound somewhat canned??

JJJRO March 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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No need for fake laughter – they shoot his show in Kalifornia.

Jim Stewart March 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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Bill Maher must have pictures of HBO executives sleeping with farm animals. Otherwise I can’t figure out why he stays on the schedule. A case of hemorrhoids is funnier than Maher. I won’t subscribe to HBO as long as they keep that twerp on the air.

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