Bill Maher and Bob Russell Agree: Hell Has Just Frozen Over

I wrote a blog article  a while back pointing out how Barack Obama (Osama bin Obama) is putting the finishing touches on turning America into a police state. I have caught a lot of flak for my views, and have been called paranoid and a fear monger for pointing out the things I see happening to my America.   It seems pretty clear to me what is happening and I know many people agree with me on this while others disagree to varying degrees.

What really surprised me was to hear Bill Maher agree with me.  To me, Bill Maher has always been a left-wing pompous jerk, with no semblance of reality apparent in anything he had to say.  When I saw this video clip I was astonished to say the least.  Bill Maher saying the same things I have been saying???  Maher must have lost his marbles or my ears were playing tricks on me!!!  But as I watched the clip I began to see something in him that changed my perspective.

I saw Maher stick to his guns when he got pushback, undeniably on shaky ground but pushback none the less, from those trying to dismiss his premise.  I was also surprised that Maher actually got some support from a member of the panel.  The lady, Anna Smith, was right there with him and rightly pointed out that much of this has been happening for a long time, although on a smaller scale, such as the “stop and frisk” she mentioned.  Not beingAnna Deveare Smith from New York, I was not aware that this was a common practice.  It is wrong and should be stopped.

What didn’t surprise me was Robert Traynham from MSNBC supporting the police state.  Obama is at the top of the police state command and gets the support of an MSNBC liberal, no surprise there.  As a side note, I wonder if Traynham would be so supportive if George W. Bush was in charge right now and a brown-skinned Muslim was the target of this manhunt.  Maher, also a liberal through and through, was adamant about his point and showed pictures and a video of the state of a militarized police force that is not designed to write a traffic ticket.

This makes me wonder about Maher.  With his stand on this police state issue he brings a rationale that is normally missing from his “I hate everything about America” shtick.  The one thing I have learned over the years is that liberals, the true “died in the wool” liberals, have a utopian view of the world in general and in America in particular.  Maher appears to be one of these.  I have never thought of him as even remotely patriotic, or even a true American, but this gives me a different perspective on him.

The true liberal looks to an idealistic utopia that is impossible to obtain, but they have that goal and believe down deep in their hearts that it can be accomplished.  All that is needed is the right group of people to make it happen.  It seems Maher is one of those utopian true believers.  From this video I believe he really thinks his view of America can become a reality.  It can’t ever work because mankind is terribly flawed and those like Obama are beyond flawed, flawed to the point of being downright evil.  I believe Maher originally saw Obama as the person that could pull off the utopia he envisioned but is now seeing what Obama’s agenda entails, and it frightens him. He said this is “very troubling” to him.  It is beyond troubling to me but I get his point.

Many people make the mistake of looking at Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Napolitano, Holder, and their ilk as liberals.  They aren’t liberals, they are Marxists, and in Obama’s case a Muslim Marxist.  They aren’t looking for some kind of utopia where everyone benefits equally and contributes equally.  They are looking to establish a Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia style dictatorship with them in charge and everyone else bowing to them.  I believe this is the reality that Maher has finally seen for what it is.  I saw and heard disappointment and shock in Maher’s expression and voice.  He seems to have come to a realization that what he thought Obama would do isn’t what Obama is doing.

Maher made the same case I have been making, but didn’t get the same kind of backlash I have received, at least not yet.  He made point after point about the actions of the police and stayed the course when others tried to intimidate him into accepting the necessity of what they did in Boston.  I heard liberals defending a police state atmosphere and telling Maher that the police state tactic is for our own good.  Hearing liberals defend a dictatorship astounds me and Maher rightly rejected their premise outright.

He rightly pointed out the case of the gunfire aimed at the boat Tsarnaev was hiding in.  He commented that they wanted him alive yet fired a sustained volley of bullets in their zeal to “take this kid alive” so they could question him.  If they wanted him alive why did they fire so many shots, and how did they manage to miss him with that many shots fired?  Trigger happy cops seem to be the normal thing these days.  I have written about that also, pointing out the number of innocent civilians who have been killed by the police without just cause, with the explanation of “oh, it was a mistake”.  That isn’t very comforting that I could be killed “by mistake” and those who kill me go right on out to do it again without any concerns about their actions.  Maher also pointed out that Tsanraev was given his Miranda rights way too early, thereby losing valuable information that could lead to the arrest of co-conspirators.

He agreed Miranda rights should be given but the law says 48 hours and the Obama regime jumped right in to make sure no information would be forthcoming.  Maher found this to be irresponsible and dangerous.  Again, Bill and Bob are on the same page.

I found myself watching this clip and seeing myself sitting in Bill Maher’s chair, saying the exact same words and making the exact same case.  As scary as that is, I find it refreshing at the same time.  Maher is ultra-liberal and I am ultra-conservative.  I have always seen he and I as polar opposites politically yet we see this situation from exactly the same perspective.  That is frightening yet encouraging on a level that goes far beyond liberal/conservative ideology.  When two people as diametrically opposite as Maher and myself agree totally something is terribly wrong, or something is very right, in our nation.

If someone would have told me a week ago that I would be in agreement with Bill Maher I would have told them, “when that happens you will know Hell has frozen over”.  Well, I guess it must be cold in Hell today because I find myself standing side-by-side with Bill Maher on this Boston bombing situation.  As frightening as that is it gives me hope that America just might survive.  When two people like Maher and myself see what is happening and come to the exact same conclusion I know that I am not as far out in “tin foil hat” country as some would like to convince me I am.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility give to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

May 1, 2013




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Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. I am not sure that your verbiage against liberals is entirely fitting. I find the knee jerk patriotism of RINOs even more repugnant because it is dedicated to the use of CIA wars as some kind of patriotic action. It is nothing more than unbridled international police power.

    And now we have RINOs cheering the Jack booted Cops and those dress in swat team casual as if this is patriotic. I have wondered where the liberals have disappeared to as they have swallowed reams of the Obama police state without a whimper. Maher has been upset of late about California Taxes and he is showing valid concern for what everyone saw in Boston as a berserk police state stormtrooping neighborhoods.

    Ron Paul was about the only politician that brought light to this. Bush II came out of hiding and proposed that the bombers were just the tip of a more elaborate organization, I presume suggesting that there needed to be yet more police busting heads of citizens to get to the bottom of it.

    Meanwhile TSA gropes your kids, and DHS cavity searches grandma all in the name of American police power. The streets are now full of stormtroopers.

    Cops call us “civilians” with great disrespect as if they out rank us; without our guns they do. Get stopped by a cop these days and you would swear its a skin head and when they talk to you they use that cop talk vernacular and refer to you as “sir” as if you are in a militarized zone.

    I don’t think Bill Maher needs criticism any more than Rush Limbaugh. Both are entertainers. But you might want to look at politicians who have foist this police state on us. They are Rinos like McCain and libs like John Kerry, both slimy in their own cowardly right.

    We now have drones and rules where a citizen can be detained without a charge indefinitely. Bill Maher should be upset, conservatives [not compassionate conservatives which is code for RINO] should be upset. I am a Libertarian and I am very upset.

    What we all witnessed in Boston was a reenactment of Socialism via the NAZI party. Hitler’s thugs are on parade and unlike the master race the mantra is diversity. But no matter how you spell it; its Thugs and your rights as a citizen are gone. At lease Maher is intelligent enough to see with his own eyes but remember, the entire state of Germany saw nothing and just followed orders.

    1. Cash, it is pretty apparent that you read this from a very jaundiced viewpoint. I certainly didn’t applaud George Bush or any RINO. I merely pointed out that an ultra liberal and an ultra conservative see the same police state being implemented by the government. If you had read any of my other articles you would find that I am just as unhappy with both political parties in their dictatorial ways. the whole point is that this isn’t about liberal or conservative, it is about totalitarianism being foisted on We the People by both political parties. I am also more to the libertarian view as I refuse to support demonkrats or republikrats.

  2. Yeah that’s pretty amazing, Bob – I’ll probably have to stop reading your articles just on principle.

    I just read something on a poll that 40% of Americans are willing to give up some of their civil rights for security…

    Forty percent! When I think of liberals – and I mean all of them – I think of sniveling little cowards. Liberals are fundamentally afraid, insecure, and lack any self confident that in the raw world they would survive.

    Now. That is my, across the board, perception. Logic and rationale suggest I’m probably only 70% correct.

    People who are willing to give up their freedom for security deserve neither. (Thank you Uncle Ben). You and I feel compelled to fight for our freedom everyday. We are willing to spend time typing and thinking and reacting to the stupidity when we could be living in ignorant bliss because we both realize that the exercise of our 1A rights, might, just might, help us avoid the exercise of 2A…

    But I know both of us would if it came to that.

    Cowards just want to live and they will be slaves in order to does that! Nothing is more important to them but their stink-king little worthless lives and if living in a police state means they can cling to their self-centered little worlds then so be it.

    So, like you, I am rather astonished that Maher – who I despise – might actually stand up against what so many cowards are willing to just accept!

    I’ve been looking and dividing words and twisting all kinds of ways trying to figure out WHERE anyone ever got the idea the Federal Government has the Constitutional authority to have even ONE police force let alone half a dozen! If we had a well-organized standing Militia I kinda doubt some of this terrorist and mass killing activity would be taking place in the first place – to quote another great American – Ted Nugent – An armed society is a polite society.

    Jesus said the poor would always be with us. I believe that would apply to stupid deranged idiots like the bombers and shooters as well. Cowards flock to the government for protection. People who appreciate freedom realize we are only free because we are responsible for our own security. So they pick up Arms ands say, “bring it…”!


    It is the Nature of Government to Control. Control Government or be controlled!

    1. Don’t stop reading because Maher agrees with me. LOL!!! I am just as shocked as you are with him. As I said though, he is not getting what he expected out of Obama, and he isn’t alone. Have you seen all of the things Jay Leno is saying about Obama? He just got ousted from the Tonight Show. I wonder if criticizing Obama is a factor. I have seen the 40% number also and that is alarming to me.

  3. I was a shocked as you that Maher would be one of the liberals to finally see the light. More and more are waking up but I agree that I never thought that Maher would ever be among them.
    Read David Mamet’s ‘The Secret Knowledge or the dismantling of America Culture’ for a model of conversion of a New York Playwright’s conversion. But Mamet is obviously very intelligent.

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