Last Friday, 5 Sep 2008 on his show Real Time with Bill Maher which aired live at 11 PM EDT on HBO, Bill Maher displayed his usual stupidity by continuing to advance the leftist blog-rumors that Trig Palin, born in April, is really the son of Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter Bristol who is now pregnant.
During the interview with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin (who appeared via satellite from New York City to plug the paperback release of his book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court), we have this exchange:
BILL MAHER: Well, I'm glad you brought that up, tawdry as it is, because I'm not that convinced that that's her baby.
TOOBIN: You know, I'm willing to take their word for it on that, take their word for it that that is her baby.
MAHER: It could be her baby, but it is a little suspicious -- if what I read in US magazine has any weight. I mean-
TOOBIN: I am actually convinced it is her baby.
MAHER: -the daughter -- who we know is fertile because she's knocked up again, or maybe for the first time–
TOOBIN: Yeah, I think for the first time.
MAHER: Okay, but she did like take a five-month leave from high school because she had [uses fingers to make quote marks] “mononucleosis” right around the time the baby was being born. And the mother, the so-called, you know, okay, maybe it is the mother, but, you know, she was back to work three days later. You don't smell something?
I don't understand, is Bill Maher stuck a century ago when men thought women had to remain hospitalized for a few weeks after giving birth?
At 11 A.M. on Monday, 20 Dec 1976, the mailman delivered mail to our jewelry store in Bayonne New Jersey. Less than two hours later my wife said, "I think it's time." and off we rushed to the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital where ten minutes after we arrived, my first son was born.
The next evening I picked her up along with our newborn child and drove her home. I made dinner, we stared lovingly at our son until we both fell asleep. The next day, Wednesday, less than two days (not three) after giving birth she was in the store again when at about 11 A.M. our mailman came in again and said to my wife, "Hey, I didn't see you yesterday."
My wife informed him that she missed work because she had a baby. Our mailman was quite surprised since he never noticed that she was pregnant (my wife barely showed).
So there, Bill Maher, you idiot, going back to work after three days means nothing - implies nothing - indicates nothing, and thinking that it does only shows how much you really don't know jackshit about anything.
Housed in a 10-story structure, the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital was added to the complex in 1931. At its peak of operation in the late thirties, quite possibly more babies were born there than in any other hospital in the country; the total for 1936 was 5,088. Of the 6,096 mothers admitted in that year, only 20 died – a maternal mortality of about one-third of 1 percent while the infant mortality rate was 2.5 percent. Both figures were well below the national average.