I think I've figured out what makes Bill Maher's mind (does he have one) "work".
He's so physical unattractive I think he tries to be funny to compensate for his ugliness. Of course, he's ugly inside as well as outside.
Indeed. The rot inside doesn't stay there. He exudes ugly from every pore.
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."
- Thomas Jefferson