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Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonIt's A Tarp: The Latest from the Oregon Standoff; The Oregon Tarp Man Wants Freedom; Trump's Solution to Oregon; Trump Campaign Chairman Joins Oregon Militia; Ted Cruz's Natural Born Citizenship Problem; Obama's Executive Order on Guns; Republicans Attack Obama's Tear Ducts; Bob's NRA Membership Letter; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • I’m really loving Chez gettin’ his mojo back. The bit about watching the goobers trying to think is borderline spectacular.

    It also confirms and clarifies for me some thoughts about the Robin Hood fantasy these guys think they’re living. They’re convinced da gubmint is always and only bad, which justifies everything from simple theft to wire fraud to armed insurrection.

    The kicker is that they really do expect the FBI to throw down on ’em – in fact they want it. They think they can’t lose. If they force the confrontation and the G-Men kill ’em, they think their martyrdom will spark the war, and they’ll be remembered as the heroes who watered the Tree of Liberty blah blah blah. If they force the confrontation and the Feds back down, then they believe they can just go on to their next outrageous stunt. But it would seem somebody at some level in Salem or DC or wherever is thinking pretty well ahead of ’em. By hanging back and letting them play out their little Robert Bly He-Man Circle Jerk thing (while they take a merciless pounding on social media), I think the FBI’s got ’em a little flummoxed.

    Gotta admit to being a little blurry on this whole mess myself actually. But like I said, it’s good to hear Chez cookin’ along.

  • That interview with Finicum….that’s what you get with home schooling.

    Well, sounds like Trump and these Y’all Qaeda fellows will get along just fine. White rich man privilege meet White middle class privilege.

  • Don P

    NOOO sympathy for Ted Cruz. None nada. Raphael Cruz has been making quite a living these last couple of years shrieking “KENYAN Muslim Commie” at President Obama. Daddio Cruz’s chickens are coming home to roost.

    In addition, why the hell did Ted renounce his dual citizenship just as late as 2014? For a sitting U.S. Senator with presidential ambitions to do it that late smells of political ineptitude. He should have renounced at the latest, when he was first elected to the Senate.

  • HilaryB

    I really enjoyed listening to Bob trying to contain his laughter during the Boehner clip. That one is my favorite. *sniff, sniff*

  • leemoder

    You guys really ate your Wheaties over the break. Moar plz.

  • Badgerite

    Here’s the thing. The law that the Hammond’s were prosecuted under ( The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996) is the law passed in response to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma city by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols in 1995. And even if you take the prosecution’s case at face value, how is it that the Hammonds were prosecuted under this statute for “arson to cover up illegal deer hunting”? Correct me if I am wrong, but something seems to be amiss here.
    Both fires were set on their own property and then spread onto adjacent government land. The first fire in 2001 alleged by the prosecution to cover up illegal deer hunting is described by the Hammonds as a fire set to clear out sage brush overgrowth on their own property and one which they notified local authorities that they intended to start. The second fire in 2006 was set also on their own property as a backfire to prevent a wildfire that had been started by lightening from getting to their own residence. That a wildfire started by lightening was already in progress on government land when the Hammond’s set fire to their own land is not in dispute. So even if you accept as true and substantiated all that the government alleges, why were these people prosecuted under such an inappropriate statute with such severe penalties for what would seem far less serious infractions than TERRORISM. The prosecution alleges that because of these fires “someone could have been killed.” Maybe. Not likely, but maybe. But their actions still do not qualify under any reasonable interpretation of the phrase as “terrorism”. So why was that the statute used? One has to consider that there may have been inappropriate actions on the part of the BLM in this case probably stemming from long term disputes over federal land management practices that impact on local practices. I think these disputes should not have resulted in a prosecution under such a clearly inappropriate statute. And to the extent that the Bundy crowd is seeking to draw attention to this. (and it pains me to say this) I can not fault them. What’s more, so long as they leave peaceably, I don’t think they should be prosecuted for this. Maybe a ticket for disturbing the peace.

  • Aynwrong

    TARP MAN!!! na na na na na na na na TARP MAN!!! na na na na……

  • muselet

    Crikey, even the lowliest of Right-wing nut jobs is on the grift. Going on a bender on someone else’s dime sure beats working. (What was that bozo protesting, the fact that his liver was starting to function again?)

    Bob, the difference between asking Mongo questions and asking Dan Bidondi questions is that Mongo actually knew something.

    You’re right, Bob, Tony Dokoupil a disturbingly videogenic man. There’s an anchor chair in his future, for sure.

    Tarp Man, LaVoy Finicum, reminds me of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, which Douglas Adams helpfully described thusly: “a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you—daft as a brush, but very very ravenous.”

    Donald Trump is still saying whatever the tribble on his head whispers in his shell-like. And his followers will cheer themselves hoarse. If our glorious news media had a 24-hour embargo on all things Trump, the man would have a meltdown. Heaven alone knows what he would say or do to get the spotlight back on himself.

    Cubanadian arsehole Ted Cruz is obviously a natural-born US citizen. As Chez says, he’s not otherwise qualified to be President, but he has the citizenship thing down cold.

    Trump was trolling Cruz only because Trump sees him as a rival. John McCain was trolling harder—and gleefully—out of genuine loathing of the man.

    What has amazed me is that Ted Cruz has kept his cool and not responded to the latest batch of birfers. I never thought Cruz wasn’t disciplined, but it must be taking superhuman effort not to return rhetorical fire.

    Bob, I’ve said it before: a year or more ago, Kevin Drum wrote a piece on gun control in which he urged everyone to concentrate on gun control and ignore Wayne LaPierre’s inane gabbling. LaPierre is paid—and damn’ well, I might add—to be a distraction. Let us speak no more of that odious little man.

    As Trevor Noah said after showing a clip of Barack Obama wiping away tears:

    See, that thing you’re feeling right now? That pain in your chest that comes from watching someone weep on national television because he knows that society can do better than to file the shooting of children under “shit happens”? That feeling is how you know that you’re human.

    The humanoids on Fox News Channel failed that test.