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Maher of The Party of Tolerance Celebrates Death of Koch - Hopes It Was Painful

4 comments, 321 views, posted 6:08 pm 24/08/2019 in Politics by HariSeldon
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HBO host Bill Maher said Friday that he is “glad” billionaire conservative activist David Koch is dead, adding, that he hopes “the end was painful.”

“Yesterday, David Koch, of the zillionaire Koch brothers, died of prostate cancer. I guess I’m going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer,” Maher said, drawing laughter during his show, “Real Time.” “He was 79, but his family says they wish he could live longer, but at least he lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire.”

"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned, and mourners have been asked in lieu of flowers to just leave their car engines running," he said, pausing to applause. "As for his remains, he’s been asked to be cremated and have his ashes blown into a child’s lungs," Maher quipped.

Koch, who, along with his older brother, was a formidable conservative activist and donor, died Friday morning at age 79 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer more than two decades ago.

“He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades, so f--- him. The Amazon is burning up. I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful,” Maher said.

The Koches are best known for their polarizing influence over American politics. They have been known largely for their massive political contributions to Republican candidates and libertarian-leaning causes. Koch and his brother Charles poured millions into organizations and causes to stop mobilization around climate change and environmental research and legislation as well as public transit initiatives.

The Koch network has lent a hand to many Washington figures, including to Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). In the 2016 election cycle alone, it spent nearly $900 million, almost matching what the entire Republican Party spent on candidates that year, according to The Washington Post.

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6:10 pm 24/08/2019


He's a comedian. Everyone and anyone is fair game. However he isn't joking when expresses his elation from Koch's death and prays that it was painful.

There would be backlash against a conservative reveling in the painful death of a Soros or similar person.

7:06 pm 24/08/2019


Those people are so nasty. The only people I have ever been “glad” they were dead were people like Osama, So darned Insane, hit ler and others that caused mass murders. But, from a human compassion point, I actually felt bad that humans died. How anyone can celebrate death of someone they disagreed with is baffling.

9:17 pm 24/08/2019


Not sure why anyone cares about Maher these days. He hasn't been funny for a while.

11:37 pm 24/08/2019


I love how the left harps on the Koch brothers will turning a blind eye to the influence of the Nazi Soros on the Democrats
Typical of them too, at least they are being honest in public and people can choose to agree or not with them

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