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Maher to Kimmel: Christian Bible is ‘insane, bronze age malarkey’

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“Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, where he proceded to tear into some of his favorite topics, including religion, religious holidays like Easter, the Pope and marriage equality.

“Are you excited about the new Pope?” Kimmel asked.

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“I love the new Pope,” replied Maher. One of the things he said that he loves most about the new Pope is his name, Jorge Bergoglio, which the comic said sounds “like a pair of really expensive shoes.”

“Everywhere I go, I tell people,” he said, pointing to his shoes, “‘These are Jorge Bergoglio! These are like $1,200.'”

Many people of faith don’t realize, Maher said, that the traditions surrounding the appointment of a new Pope are relatively new to the church and don’t actually come “straight from Jesus and the Bible.”

“Not that the Bible isn’t a bunch of insane, bronze age malarkey,” said Maher, then raised an eyebrow at the beat of silence that followed from the audience. “Come on, I know there are people who are with me on this!” he said. “Don’t give me that look.”

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In the second segment of the interview, Kimmel asked Maher if he’s afraid that, as Georgia Republican Party Chairperson Sue Everhart warned, straight people will pretend to be gay or lesbian so they can get health insurance and other benefits allowed to heterosexual married couples.

“That is the weirdest story,” Maher countered.

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“It just shows you how bankrupt all these arguments are against gay marriage,” he said. “They are trying so hard to find something.”

In arguments before the Supreme Court last week, he said, “they brought forth all these ancient, debunked ideas,” the basis of which is “so mean-spirited because it’s basically that they’re trying to say, ‘We are better than them.'”

Conservatives, he said, can no longer deny that there are gay people in the world, “but they can’t have marriage. That’s for us. They can’t have weddings. They can plan them, but they can’t have them.”

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Analyst tells CNBC: Recession will hit US several months before 2020 election

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An analyst told CNBC on Monday that a recession is likely to hit the U.S. just months before the 2020 election.

"The inversion of the yield curve is a great signal that a recession is coming," Guy Lebas of Janney Capital Management explained. "Recessions by their nature are impossible to predict with any confidence but we have a few clues."

Lebas pointed to corporate capital expenditure plans as a sign of economic stress.

"They are hinting somewhere in the early to mid portion of 2020," he said of a possible recession.

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Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes

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Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.

The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.

A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.

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Former US ambassador to Denmark torches Trump’s Greenland plan on CNN: ‘I laughed until I cried’

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Rufus Gifford, who previously served as the United States' ambassador to Denmark under former President Barack Obama, told CNN's John Berman that he can't believe President Donald Trump really thinks he can buy Greenland.

During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.

Gifford did not respond positively.

"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."

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