Real Time host Bill Maher ended his show on Friday by rejecting conservatives’ reliance on the free market as their solution to everything.
“Since this year’s election features both a socialist and a bonafide capitalist pig, someone needs to explain to the ‘free market solves everything’ crowd that when it comes to socialism, you’re soaking in it,” Maher said.
While Republicans argue that socialism threatens to go unchecked, Maher said, capitalism has actually already done it.
“It’s eaten our democracy. It’s eating our middle class,” he said. “It’s eaten our health care system, our prison system, our news media. It’s even eaten our food systems so thoroughly that a lot of our food is no longer something that should be eaten.”
The host was particularly galled by the news that the National Park Service would be selling naming rights for some of its sites, since the parks are $11 billion in debt.
“You’ll no longer be having anonymous gay sex in Yosemite rest area No. 12 — you’ll be getting blown in the Quicken Loans men’s room,” he quipped.
Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted on Friday, below.
Military base shooter assailed US as ‘nation of evil’
A Saudi military student reportedly condemned America as a "nation of evil" in an online manifesto prior to opening fire Friday at a US naval base, killing three people before being shot dead by police.
The shooting, which took place in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight others wounded, including two sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the shooter was from Saudi Arabia -- the same nationality as 15 of the 19 men involved in the 9/11 attacks, some of whom attended civilian flight school in Florida.
Elon Musk cleared of defamation over ‘pedo guy’ tweet
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk was cleared of defamation on Friday by a jury in Los Angeles over a tweet in which he labeled a British caver "pedo guy."
The jury deliberated less than an hour before ruling in favor of Musk and clearing him of any liability in the high-profile case that pitted him against Vernon Unsworth.
Unsworth had sought $190 million in damages from the tech billionaire, arguing that his reputation had been damaged by the tweet.
Musk hugged his lawyer on hearing the verdict, telling reporters afterwards: "My faith in humanity has been restored."
Team Trump wants to steal another election — and there’s only one way to beat them back
When she returned a few hours later, she wasn’t carrying any bags from the shops, and she was seething. The woman she’d eaten lunch with was married to a man who owned a chain of downtown hotels in major cities around the country. They lived in a big Tudor house in Mission Hills, the Beverly Hills of the Midwest. She drove a Cadillac. She was rich.