I caught my first episode of Bill Maher’s new HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher. It was pretty funny, and Maher did a nice job of making the opportunistic winger David Horowitz look like a fool. I’m not a big fan of having Coulter on (though she is high on entertainment value if you can ignore the fact that some people actually believe her). But Maher (reportedly) told her “You just make shit up, don’t you?” Under the new format, which entails repeatedly using a small set of guests, we can look forward to more of this.

Did you catch Monica Crowley (a Fox Coulter-Clone) argue that Colin Powell reversed his position on using diplomacy with Iraq because he was slighted by the prospect of a French veto? Shouldn’t decisions like war vs. diplomacy be made on something other than ego (I suspect that Monica mischaracterized Powell).

And, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Da Ali G Show was laugh-out-loud-hilarious.