Serial woman-bashing comedian Pig Maher is now a minority stakeholder in the New York Mets. The baseball team made the announcement and posted a video from Maher on Twitter Sunday night. Reaction was fast and furious:

https://twitter.com/PeggyLallis/status/209535344494911488

More details via the NYTimes:

“I think it’s a great investment,” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said before the Mets’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. “I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I’ve seen some of the ways money can disappear in recent years. I had my money in Lehman Brothers in 2008.”

According to a sale document presented to potential investors, the limited partners can get their investment back in six years with 3 percent compound interest.

Maher, 56, whose libertarianism and atheistic views are elements of his comedy, would not say whether he had bought a full $20 million share or chipped in with others to buy one.

Whatever the size of his investment, he is the most celebrated person — at least the only one with a TV show — known to have become a new partner in the team with the Wilpon family, who raised $240 million from selling pieces of the team.

“Libertarianism?”

https://twitter.com/kurtbradwill/status/209527930097897474

But we digress.

Guess the Wilpon family’s all good with the Mets embracing the Left’s ugliest mascot for misogyny. Flashback via ShePAC:

  • Richard Blaine

    Who knew being a first-class a-hole and a steerage-class comic could be so profitable?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

      Being a popular comic is often very profitable.

      • Fred Zanfardino

        Okay, who knew being a first-class a-hole and a steerage-class comic could make you a popular comic and thus be so profitable. There, does that rephrasing make you feel better, Frank? Sheesh.

        Also, I don’t think he is that popular. He has a TV show (a panel show to boot and on a cable station where ratings don’t mean as much) and does a few shows on stage a year. Big whoop. He is more infamous then popular.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

          Doesn’t make me feel any different. Its just how it is. Comedians with a certain amount of followers often make good money, and he is even on TV. Exactly how popular he is I’m not sure, but he is popular enough to make big bucks obviously.

    • Rachel

      there are alot of first-class steerage class a-holes who watch them. I expect alot more from a comedian than nastiness and stupidity before I watch.

  • http://www.soopermexican.com Soopermexican

    Didn’t care much for the Mets before, but now I have a great reason to despise them..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

      Why?

      • http://www.soopermexican.com Soopermexican

        uhhhhhh if you read that post and didn’t see the hypocrisy, I’m not going to have the energy to draw up a puppet show and diagrams to explain it to you.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

          Why despise the players because of a way the team makes the money? The players doesn’t have anything to do with this.

          • Mark81150

            So now we don’t have freedom of choice in who we watch or which teams we root for?

            The guys who clean the locker rooms don’t decide these things either.. so what.. If they decide to favor a different team now that is their choice.. you don’t have a God given right to demand the public love and support your team forever.

            Sorry.. but this is still America last time I checked..

            and fans are free to move along if the team no longer earns their allegiance because of the associations their team has. That is pretty basic stuff.. Maher has just driven off a good number of fans making his investment worth less because his name is attached.

          • A.J.

            It sounds like Frank may be trying to justify his support to himself. Apparently he’s more concerned about a baseball team than the principle. It must be very hard to go through life without any convictions

          • Armando

            I hope your convictions are strong enough to condemn Rush Limbaugh as well…

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            Apparently people are trying to see everything in a negative way. Actually I am far from a Mets supporter, quite the opposite. Regarding the principle, there are two big parties in America. If everyone would start worrying about the investors in the clubs many stadiums would be half empty, so the supporters don’t actually do this. They don’t really care, its just this time we know the douchebag.

            But lets see, the future will tell. For the players sake I hope the supporters will continue to support the team, even if they don’t support the owners.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            “So now we don’t have freedom of choice in who we watch or which teams we root for?”

            Of course you have, I have said nothing like this. Why are you putting words I have not used in my mouth?

            I didn’t demand anything, never, not once. I don’t even support the Mets. My OPINION is simply that people shouldn’t stop supporting their teams just because the douchebags with money who owns it let an asshole like Maher invest in the club.

            Regarding Maher driving of fans, you may be right but you might aswell be wrong. There are always people who disagree on twitter, so thats not really a good way to measure it. The only way is to see how many fans meet up at the stadiums in the close future. Even though I dislike Maher, I hope the supporters still show up because of the reason stated above, I don’t think the players should suffer from the actions of the douchebags who own the club.

          • Vickie DHaene

            Sure they do. Their exhorbitant contracts demand the need for dirty money.

          • freeinaz

            I hope the owners go bankrupt. If the players are any good some other team will pick them up.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            I don’t. There are kids, lifetime supporters etc that love this team. Just like with any other team. I don’t think either they or the players (remember they have young ones too) should suffer for the owners bad choices.

          • freeinaz

            I hope the owners go bankrupt. If the players are any good some other team will pick them up.

          • freeinaz

            I hope the owners go bankrupt. If the players are any good some other team will pick them up.

          • freeinaz

            I hope the owners go bankrupt. If the players are any good some other team will pick them up.

  • Hannah Abbott

    I will never watch or support that team so long as the pig Maher is connected to it. ..

  • SuperstionQueen

    Did the NYT honestly describe his views as libertarian? WOW. It is amazing how many on the far left keep trying so hard to overtake the libertarian ideology. I am conservative, and lean libertarian in many aspects—but this insanity of anarchists and pigs like Maher claiming to be such is a joke.

    • Fred Zanfardino

      Tell me about it. Maher claims over and over that he is libertarian and his freaking Wikipedia article even calls him so. But other then his Ron Paul-esque beliefs in unilateral surrender, in fanatical pacifism uber alles, and that drug dealers should be allowed to hook people on crack and heroin (but God forbid we put a horseshoe on a horse or go to a circus, though!) there is nothing Libertarian about him.

      This guy is pro-socialism (he praised China for its totalitarianism and loves ObamaCare), a global warming acolyte, anti-second amendment, an animal “rights” fanatic, and even supported SOPA and all this is just for starters. Does that sound at all Libertarian to anyone?

      He is really a far left liberal, nothing less, nothing more. He doesn’t have the guts to admit it, because he knows how much people despise liberalism and liberals.

    • freeinaz

      He’s a progressive, just like his best friend Nancy Pelosi.

  • http://quadgmoto.myopenid.com/ QuadGMoto

    Bill Mahrer, Libertarian? Nope. Libertine!

  • Rachel

    Like the Mets weren’t hideous enough to watch already? Thankfully, I’m a Yankees fan, so won’t have to look at that sexist pig’s ugly mug.

    • TomJB

      I usually root for the subway series to result in 2 teams beat up. Now as a Boston fan, I will actually root for the Yankees in this matchup.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    It’s okay to call them the NY Munts now, right? It’s just comedy, after all.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I expect they’ll have C**t Night and T**t Night sometime during the season.

  • http://twitter.com/jmo23 Joanna

    I’m embarrassed to be a die hard Mets fan right now..but knowing how bad the Wilpons are this crap really doesn’t shock me. I was looking forward to going to a game this year too. Ugh.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

      Don’t be. All kinds of douchebags supports team, you just never hear about them. Enjoy the players, the athletes. They have nothing to do with this and should still get the same support.

      • http://twitter.com/FireMedic947 Rich

        No, Frank. You should’ve said “All kinds of LIBERAL douchebags….” If a conservative “douchebag” (like Rush Limbaugh) supports a team, everyone knows about it and liberals fly into a tizzy to boycott and otherwise demand that he NOT be allowed to invest his money as he chooses.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

          So you think conservatives should act in the same BAD way? If anything that behavior from the democrats (a lot of conservatives consider themself far more liberal than the democrats, strange use of your from your side) puts conservatives in a good light. If we know react as terribly as the democrats did, how are we any better?

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            * <- His point

            *<- you

            Maher, a man who represents every thing wrong with progressivesm is given a pass on all thing said and done concerning religion and gender. El Rushbo, on the other hand, makes one comment and is forced out of his deal with the Broncos because it was taken (intentionally) out of context.,

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            I’m no Maher fan, but after all, he is a comedian and in my opinion comedians are ‘allowed’ to say a lot of insults. There are many great comedians who have insulted like Maher, but never gets the attention for that. The problem is more that people who don’t like him consider him important, hes not. Hes just a comedian, they make play on what certain people find funny.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            No, no comedian is “allowed” to launch a vile, filthy, hate filled attack on any one. He wasn’t being a comedian when he called Sarah Palin a “dumb cunt.” He wasn’t being a comedian when he called Romney’s beliefs a “stupid cult.” He can’t throw up the word “comedian” like its a shield any time he says something inexcusable. This the point you’re missing. You’re under the impression that we should ignore public figures who choose to personal insult people, with clear hatred and bigotry on their agenda, because of their profession. No, comedian or not, Maher’s intolerance, bullying, and bigotry need to be pointed out. Loud and often. Until he’s been brought kicking and screaming into the light so that NO ONE can deny him for the filth that he is.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            You are letting your emotions controle you. I’ve heard many comedians call celebrities worse things than “dumb cunt” and I’ve heard many comedians call religion worse thing than a “stupid cult”. I’m not saying he can say anything he wants and then use the fact that he is a comedian as a shield, I’m pointing out that many comedians say things equally insulting or to make people who think the same as the comedian laugh. This is not something new. Comedians do it ALL the time. I’m not saying ignore it, I’m saying to criticize someone for one thing, and then be silent when hundreds of others do the same is just silly. Sure, Maher is a bully, but can you honestly say we don’t have bullies as well? Of course we have, and they are loud aswell. Take a trip on twitter for example. I dislike bullying, from both sides. I just can’t take it serious when each side criticize the other for doing something when they both are doing it.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            “You are letting your emotions controle you.”
            My brain is operating at 100% efficiency. My heart is in the back seat while it drives. Hence why I’ve been calling out Maher and pointing out why he’s a pig, instead of just calling him a pig.

            “I’ve heard many comedians
            call celebrities worse things than “dumb cunt” and I’ve heard many
            comedians call religion worse thing than a “stupid cult”.”
            Irrelevant. We’re not talking about others, e’re talking about Maher.

            “I’m not saying
            he can say anything he wants and then use the fact that he is a
            comedian as a shield, I’m pointing out that many comedians say things
            equally insulting or to make people who think the same as the comedian
            laugh.”
            Not an excuse. Maher didn’t say what he did in jest. He was 100% strait faced serious.

            “This is not something new. Comedians do it ALL the time.”
            Not an excuse.

            “I’m not
            saying ignore it”
            Effectively, that’s exactly what you’re saying.

            “I’m saying to criticize someone for one thing, and
            then be silent when hundreds of others do the same is just silly.”
            We’re not talking about hundreds of other. We’re talking about Bill Maher. No distractions will be accepted.

            “Sure,
            Maher is a bully, but can you honestly say we don’t have bullies as
            well? Of course we have, and they are loud aswell. Take a trip on
            twitter for example. I dislike bullying, from both sides. I just can’t
            take it serious when each side criticize the other for doing something
            when they both are doing it”

            Good for you. But the fact that “he said she said” goes on in no way lessons what is actually said. Bill Maher, with a strait face and no jest, calls a woman he disagrees with a Dumb Cunt on cable TV. A million people could call Bill an ass hole bigot misogynist and Bill in no way would be vindicated for what he has said because of it. You’re right when you say two wrongs dont make a right. You’re wrong when you imply two wrongs negate each other.

            End of. You no longer have an argument worth responding to now.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            I’ll respond tomorrow, but I notice how hostile you are. Strange. As if I were an enemy of some sort, you dislike everyone who doesn’t agree with you 100%? Thats not an attitude I would recommend.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            “You’re right when you say two wrongs dont make a right. You’re wrong when you imply two wrongs negate each other.”

            My point is, when we don’t speak up against conservative assholes, why should anoyone care when we speak up against democratic assholes?

            Example: If France is extremely aggressive towards cheating within cycling, lets say against Lance Armstrong, but then refuse to discuss it if a big french cyclist get caugh, their words have no value.

            Secondly, Maher called a woman a cunt. He is a comedian, I can’t count the number of comedians that have called someone they don’t like things like cunt and worse. Why then is it worse when Maher do it? He has a comedy show, he is in no way an actual figure within politics. His show is staged.

  • Teritd

    One more reason to like the Yankees.

  • beachmom2

    Is Michelle going to mention this on Fox & Friends this week?
    I believe F & F night at the Mets is coming up.

  • Cheryl Herin

    I wonder if PETA Honorary Board Member Bill Maher knows that many cows had to lose their lives in order to make baseballs and baseball gloves. (P.S. I’m an animal lover, but I don’t put them above human beings like PETA does)

  • lillymckim

    Someone want to show little Bill how to WEAR a baseball cap? Maher looks almost as bad as the other poser Obama in his “Golf Attire”could either men look more unmanly.. Doubtful.

  • lillymckim

    The Mets have made it official instead of singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” in the 7th inning Bill Maher will get on the mic and shout obscenities at conservative women

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I noticed that the Maher video is hosted on a website called TWITvid. Didn’t they get one letter wrong for him?

  • http://www.spacecoastconservative.com/ SpaceCoastConservative.com

    There’s desperate for money and then there’s desperate enough to get Bill Maher on your team. The Mets must have been SO VERY DESPERATE. Too bad their despearation made them STUPID.

  • OxyCon

    The Mets will now have a new promotion to celebrate their new minority owner…I bring you “Wife Beater Night at Citi Field!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4L2ME7Q2QMOFMNCZAFE7UGSJMY Jacob

    I am now the biggest Yankees fan ever.

  • freeinaz

    The Mets are a losing team and Maher fits right in as he is one BIG loser.

  • serfbaja

    #Mets is deleting all negative comments…It’s fine for their new minority owner to have his free speech…but everyone else…fagetuboutit

  • sgt_joe_rock

    wow, the biggest A hole in America is with the mighty Mets. this tells me how mets management thinks about women and it ain’t good. . .dis-respectful morons

  • HappyMetFan

    So glad Bill Maher bought a small stake in the Mets. Conservatives are up in arms. Even conservative Met fans are angry. And, threaten to never buy anything Met again. I say good. Weeding out the conservative Mets fans is a good thing. Don’t have to deal with their stupidity. Don’t let the turnstile hit your conservative ass on the way out.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      Because people with an opposing viewpoint dont have the right to enjoy the same things you might enjoy. God forbid, right. I mean dont you just get the taste of bile in your mouth when ever you think a conservative might like their coffee the same way you do, or their tea? Dosn’t it just make your ass hole pucker to think about a conservative smiling happily, laughing at the same movie theater as you? I bet the thought that the person in the car in front of you possibly being a conservative make you sweat bullets. They’re out there. They’re all around you. And there is nothing you can do about it. Sweet dreams.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

        Hes message was bad, but if you look at how conservatives talk about democrats in here, they are no better. I wish they were.

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          No excuse.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            What is no excuse? You can’t criticize someone else when you are doing the exact same thing yourself.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            Except I’m not doing the same thing. Sarcasm is not bigotry.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            Except I’m not doing the same thing. Sarcasm is not bigotry.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            You alone are not “all the conservatives”.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            I have no clue what point you’re trying to make here so I’ll just conclude you don’t have one any more. Of course I’m not all the conservative, and I neither speak for or against all of them. I’m an individual, and I address issues as an individual.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            I have no clue what point you’re trying to make here so I’ll just conclude you don’t have one any more. Of course I’m not all the conservative, and I neither speak for or against all of them. I’m an individual, and I address issues as an individual.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMT47T6KVUHXLTSAQSTB5CGSGA Frank

            “You can’t criticize someone else when you are doing the exact same thing yourself.” Then you reply with:
            “Except I’m not doing the same thing. Sarcasm is not bigotry.”

            Get it now?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIACXR43K7OZCSEI7B2BSH3A3Y michael s

    the comparison between rush and bill is absurd. rush insulted black nfl players,then wants to buy into a team whose members he insulted. the black st louis rams players and the nfl players union,correctly stood up to rush’s racism and forced the other owners to correctly keep him out. women dont play pro baseball ,therefore his buying into the ny mets isnt the correct analogy. when he attempts a stake in the ny liberty then complain. racism and sexism arent equal.

    • Michael Young

      Rush’s racism? Based on what? Calling anyone to be racist is a serious charge. Please back it up.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIACXR43K7OZCSEI7B2BSH3A3Y michael s

        jane elliot white author who works on pointing out racism has called rush a racist. scott pelligrino white commentator has called rush a racist. i support their statements. as i stated the black players first decided they wouldn’t play football if he was allowed ownership. also on hannity a panelist constantly referred to the white boys not letting rush into the club. again maher has no documented hostile statements to pro baseball players. when he tries to buy into a wnba team then the charges are valid.