Always one to show good taste, Bill Maher took to  Twitter today to point out that both President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease — which therefore might mean that Alzheimer’s is caused by conservatism.

Of course, there’s no indication that Baroness Thatcher had Alzheimer’s. (She had dementia.) But when has Bill ever cared about facts … or decency?

Realizing his mistake, Maher quickly took back his offensive and deeply twisted statement. No, just kidding.

Really, Bill? Not all of us can walk around wearing ferret pelts on our heads. (You started it.)

Also, don’t go ripping on Dusty Springfield, or we’ll spam you with “Son of a Preacher Man” YouTube clips for the next three days!

In all seriousness, political figures are fair game for satire. Alzheimer’s isn’t. Certain things really aren’t ever funny, and making fun of the disabled is near the top of that list.


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  • Love of Country

    must be a slow news day

  • cgraham77

    Yeah Bill, well look at what liberalism does to your soul.

    The nastiest most vile group of people on the planet.

    Also the ugliest.

    • EverybodyTalks

      Bill really isn’t keen on the whole “soul” thing either!

      • Rulz

        If he were, would it make him a little funnier as a comedian?

  • trixiewoobeans

    We need to stop paying attention to the Morlock. He’s obviously of the “no publicity is bad publicity” school of thought. Let’s not feed the beast anymore.

  • Billy Blade

    Mahler is a mean spirited asshole!

    • Jeremy

      damn right he always has been

  • cmdorsey

    If anyone has BRAIN ROT is BILL MAHER

    • TocksNedlog

      Crotch rot leads to brain rot.

  • $46661540

    So we pay attestion to idiots like this while it just became public that North Korea has a nuclear warhead? Someone explain to me why Bill Maher is more important than nuclear war.

    • John (it true me am)

      This is Twitchy, not the National Review.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Have people been discussing Nork nukes on Twitter?

      You know, that thing that Twitchy monitors?

      We mine Twitter to bring you “who said what” in U.S. politics, global
      news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.

      • $46661540

        I don’t see a Twitchy post on #WhyIHateInstagram or#ArtistsEveryoneLikesThatIDont. My quick search on North Korea is popping up a tweet at about 2 per second. I’m pretty sure North Korea having a nuke is pretty newsworthy.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          And when some liberal idiot (but I repeat myself) tweets something stupid about them, I’m sure twitchy will mention it.

    • TocksNedlog

      He isn’t more important — and NOBODY said that he is.

  • neoface

    Only ugly man like Maher gets his own show, if a woman looked that ugly, they be laughing out of the entertainment business, or go to CNN, they have no standards, just look at that FAT Crowley woman.

  • Peyton

    Well there has been no indication up to this point that Clinton and Carter actually have any brains.

    • Garth Haycock

      Nor Dear Leader.

  • overboosted

    Liberalism is a form of retardation……


    • SpiffyMclure

      You missed the memo upstairs. Let’s quote Twitchy: “Certain things really aren’t ever funny, and making fun of the disabled is near the top of that list.” Self-awareness. It’s a thing.

      • overboosted

        I could really care less if you or anyone else is offended. Stop being such a liberal!

        (and in case you hadn’t noticed, I wasn’t making fun of the disabled – just making the point that liberals like yourself are indeed impaired. Is that better, I didn’t use the “R” word…….)


        • cgraham77

          He has a point…it’s kind of insulting to disabled people to compare them to liberals!! 😉

      • ThatConfused1

        “We’re sorry, the product you are looking for in the Self Awareness Irony department is out of stock please come back in 2017 when we get a fresh shipment.”

      • Jeremy

        Liberalism is a mental disorder

      • therantinggeek

        Wait, there was a memo???

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I guess you should look up what ‘retard’ actually means, and not attribute the slang use of it to being the actual definition.

  • SideshowJon36

    Two Words: Joe Biden

  • lightandlove50

    I am a Senior citizen (almost 80) I am going to blame the seniors on this issue, here is why

    1. We are still waiting for Billion dollar big pharma drug makers to “give” them a drug to stop the illness. Big Pharma wants money and does not care about you

    2. Too often Families do nothing but accept an Alzheimer’s diagnoses but do not attempt to use natural cures. Instead they feel sorry for themselves or their loved ones

    3. Walks for the cure are a waste of time to make money, take the illness into your own hands

    just google MAL ALZHEIMER

    • Marcy Cook

      I agree with all of this especially #2. When my mother was diagnosed with dementia I felt sorry for her and listened to the doctors. That was a long time ago but still I wish so much that I had found a natural cure. I know now it was probably all just a nutritional imbalance and I also know that juicing has had phenomenal success with helping people in these instances and other methods to. I felt it was the drugs that ultimately did my mother in. I regret not being aware at the time. I regret it everyday.

  • Bill Board

    Poor Maher, he just lost the ONLY fan he ever had.

    (See Frank Dakow’s tweet)

  • Garth Haycock

    Maher is proof that regressivism is an incurable mental disease.

  • iBaconi

    I was going to say liberalism causes stupidity, but I actually think it’s the other way round… It’s hard to tell, they most all have an abundant supply of both.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I’m a little confused…is Bill Maher an old lesbian woman? Well, we all know liberalism is a mental dissorder, so I imagine whatever BM ‘dumps’ out should be flushed away ASAP. Don’t forget to wipe, Bill.

    • therantinggeek

      Yeah, I don’t even want to think about the contents of his ‘core dumps’… :/

  • Maxx

    Carter is as naive today as he was in 1979 and Clinton is as horny today as he was in 1999 so in the end, what do you have?

    A horndog without a clue.

    No thanks, I’ll stick with Reagan at age 70.

    • $24698634

      Jimmy Carter has done more positive, useful and humanitarian things since he left the Presidency than you will do in your entire life. Stick with bashing Maher.

      • Maxx

        The fact that he helps to build homes for poor people doesn’t negate his naivety. I agree. He has done a lifetime of humanitarian projects but still his infantile grasp of the dangers of the world continues to exist.

        Try again Puff.

  • Jeremy

    Bill Maher saying something stupid nothing new about that what a sorry excuse for a human being.

  • PatriotRG

    Thatcher and Reagan may have had Alzheimer before they died – but that’s relatively better than having it while they were in power as was the case with peanut boy Carter and lock your daughters up Clinton.

  • Randi Starr

    I expect no better from a narcissistic aszhole. He’s no better than anyone he attacks and quite often far worse.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Why do people pay attention to this talking aardvark in a suit?

  • ThatConfused1

    May Bill Maher never suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Diease, or a brain aneurysm. These two diseases not to make jest of lightly and may he never learn what it is like to lose control of his body and mind. He is a nasty man but I hope he never suffers these horrid things that plague my family’s genetic history.

    • Jay Stevens

      See, that is the difference between you and a liberal.

  • Silenttype78

    Fine….assuming he is on to something then I’ll take Alzheimer’s over an entire life time of chronic and debilitating mental illness caused by liberalism.

  • Marcy Cook

    One sign of dementia is saying stupid things all the time….look in the mirror Squirrel Head.

  • TocksNedlog

    Jimmy Carter is as sharp as a baseball.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Blunt force trauma still hurts, though. Try a feather pillow. 😀

  • tops116

    Bill Maher said on television shortly after 9/11 that the hijackers were braver than the US military, yet he thinks it’s other people that have mental impairments?

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  • j p

    Bill Maher isn’t getting any younger (or wiser). It’s too bad he has enough money that he won’t have to rely on Obamacare as he ages into his failing years (mentally and physically failing that is, he has had plenty of failing years elsewise). I doubt this sort of thing will be very funny to him then.

  • John_LC_Silvoney

    Hey .He’s a left-prog.This is who they are.
    It’s like snakes consuming rodents.
    It’s what you expect and it’s their nature.

  • Dave

    You know, Bill Maher would be a good comedian if he were actually funny sometimes.

  • waterytart

    My Dad just passed recently, 83 years old, and still sharp as a rat turd, pointed at both ends. His body gave out, his brain never did. For my Dad, Bill, GFY.

  • Rulz

    Wait….did he just call Jimmah Carter sharp?

  • J.N. Ashby

    I’d wish Alzheimer’s on Bill Maher, but then the irony WOULD be lost on him upon getting it.

  • Steve_J

    Clinton and Carter were never sharp.

  • mainelysteve

    If you don’t a car in your garage you never have to worry about it rusting out.

  • Brown Eminence

    Bill was wrong to use Thatcher. He should have made this joke few years ago and used Charlton Heston.