“The ideas this nation was founded on came from the most cosmopolitan people of their day — the founding fathers who believed in science, who looked to Europe for wisdom and who had no use for hicks like Bush and Palin. We keep hearing about small-town values — you know, like shooting wolves form an airplane or forcing your daughter into a doomed loveless marriage. Cities are about diversity and thought. Small-towns are about..well, crystal meth.” — excerpted from Bill Maher’s “New Rules” riff from the latest Real Time show.