In his closing remarks Friday night, HBO "Real Time" guest Bill Maher had a message for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after his company's decision to pull out of a deal to bring jobs to New York City. arguing that if notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel "could invent" Las Vegas in the middle of a desert, then Amazon could turn Nebraska into the next Silicon Valley and that a tech company can finally prove that it can "actually do good." [1
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"The blue parts of America have a prosperity party while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail," Maher said. "The flyover states have become the pass-over states. That's why red state voters are so pissed off. They do not hate us, they want to be us. They want to go to the party. "
" The flyover states have become the pass-over states. That's why red state voters are so pissed off. They do not hate us, they want to be us.
The HBO star invoked the 238 cities that had submitted proposals to Amazon, saying they were "desperate for jobs" that did not involve "Guarding prisons or murdering chickens" and that, instead, Amazon picked up two cities – New York and metro Washington – where "prosperity was already."
"Bezos, you're worth $ 130 billion. Take one for the team! Stop playing cities against one another and help a dying one come back to life, "Maher exclaimed. "If liberals are serious about winning elections, they have to re-colonize the parts of the country they have abandoned. Mississippi is the poorest state in the country. Amazon could buy the whole state and rename it 'Amazippi.' "
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" If we keep the red states behind, they're going to keep getting angrier and crazier, because if you're not invited to the party, the next best thing is to throw a turd in the punch bowl, "Maher continued
" If we keep the red states behind, they're "
Amazon backed out of his plan to build a headquarters in New York City after a protest movement led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., gave the company second thoughts about locating offices there