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Bill Maher Doubles Down On Criticizing Joe Biden’s “Ass-Backwards” Afghanistan Exit On HBO’s ‘Real Time’

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Last night on HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher, the host doubled down on criticism of President Joe Biden‘s “ass-backwards” Afghanistan exit where America has had to help airlift over 100,000 civilians out of the country. Tens of thousands more are expected to flee the South Asian country prior to the last troops leaving.

“I’ll tell you, America not so good at wining wars, but the getting the f**k out part, we’re getting a lot of practice at that,” he said to his studio audience.

“Of course there was this suicide bombing which makes it a giant tragedy now,” said Maher of the whole ordeal. “Am I the only one who thinks we did this completely ass-backwards? We pulled the troops out, and then tried to evacuate the civilians? I feel that was a little backwards.”

Maher’s monologue comes one week after he ridiculed America’s exit strategy (or lack thereof) and just one day after 13 U.S. service members and 169 Afghan refugees were killed while attempting to flee the country which is now under the theocratic rule of the Taliban. ISIS-K, a group that Maher referred to as “not a boy band” and “the Delta variant of ISIS,” claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that injured hundreds that were gathered in front of security checkpoints leading to an American plane.

Maher was not too happy with the current conditions in Kabul.

“All the roads to the airport are gridlocked of course, the airport is complete mayhem, there is no sanitation, no power,” he said. “Today the promoters of the FYRE Festival said, that is so poor planning,” joked Maher in reference to the failed 2019 music festival that left attendees stranded on an island in the Bahamas with no food, accommodations and even performers.

The comedian mentioned Joe Biden’s message to the attackers behind Thursday’s bombing that “we will hunt you down and make you pay.”

“So America is no longer the world’s policeman, we’re the world’s student loan officer,” he said sarcastically.

Biden had warned the country on August 26 of a potential terrorist attack and stated that America would not “be intimidated.”

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that it had completed a successful drone strike on a supposed “ISIS-K planner.” Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said “initial indications are that we killed the target,” adding that “we know of no civilian casualties.” Dozens of packed flights continued to leave Kabul while thousands more anxiously waited outside the gates of the airport hoping to be on one of the planes.

Despite the single worst loss of American life in over 10 years of this “forever war” as it has been dubbed, President Biden has stayed firm on his pledge that all U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan by August 31. As Maher pointed out, so far, over 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan by the American military in one of the most ambitious humanitarian airlifts ever.

Following through (to some extent) on former President Donald Trump‘s desire to leave Afghanistan just under two weeks before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a date which will live in infamy after al-Qaeda orchestrated a multi-plane attack on New York City and Washington D.C. while passengers of another flight thwarted an additional attack by detaining hijackers on board as the plane crashed outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The horrific day resulted in 2,977 deaths.

Those tragedies gave President George W. Bush license to launch the initial assault on Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 which overthrew the repressive Taliban and began a nearly decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda’s 9/11 chief planner Osama Bin Laden.

Real Time with Bill Maher is skipping next week but will be back on September 10.

Michael is a music and television junkie keen on most things that are not a complete and total bore. You can follow him on Twitter — @Tweetskoor

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

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