On the eve of Earth Day, Bill Maher had some choice words for the media's obsession with the planet Mars. Calling "red the new green," Maher said we should "f**k Mars!" Maher spent his New Rules segment tearing apart billionaires like Richard Branson, who he mockingly quoted as saying "I am determined to be a part of starting a population on Mars," and then showed a photo of Branson doing water sports with a nude model.
“If we’re going to take up the challenge to overhaul a planet,” Maher said about Trump’s $450 billion proposal to develop a manned mission to Mars by 2033, “let’s do this one.” He added, "Mars is an airless, lifeless, freezing sh**thole. It's Antartica crossed with Casey Anthony's trunk." The audience booed. Maher was referring to Casey Anthony, the young woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Kaylee in 2008.
“You want to explore something cold and hard?" queried Maher. "How about facts -- facts that confirm climate change is killing us but completely do-able policies could reverse it.”