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The Bob & Chez Show Presented by BubbleGenius.com 2/16/16

Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonEmergency Transmission: Antonin Scalia is Dead; This Changes Everything; The Republican Obstructionist Reaction; Ted Cruz Vows to Filibuster; Obama on a Moderate Nominee; Ted Cruz Baffled by Reality; Alex Jones, Michael Savage and Donald Trump Think Scalia was Murdered; Everything Fake is Real, and Everything Real is Fake; The CBS News GOP Debate; The Republicans Are Little Children; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • 1st: Good show, guys.

    On Sunday, Rubio says what Reagan did in ’88 doesn’t matter … Etch-A-Sketch … on Monday, the “Morning Again In America” ad comes out. If it doesn’t fit the narrative of the moment, erase it and pretend something else happened. It’s like they’re all just sitting around brainstorming an episode of Drunk History.

    These people have no soul and no honor.

  • katanahamon

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5SVFm-7bY

    I think Teddy sums it up pretty well..

  • Also, just realized that Alex Jones always sounds like he is in the middle of a YUGE BM. Which is appropriate to what spews out of his gob.

  • “Why, WHYYYYY!!!!!” Oh the horror of not getting to interfere with Daddy’s work. My son is the same age as Inara (she’s 5, right?) and oh the drama. I tell him all the time, “It’s a good thing you’re cute”. 😉

    Bob, this is a loooong overdue question and if you feel it’s too personal, feel free to tell me to slag off, but why did you move back to Cali?

  • Badgerite

    Wait. Wait. I’ve got it. It was Sotomayor —- in the attic —- with a pillow.

    • No,no, it was Clarence Thomas with a can of coke AND a pillow in the drawing room.

  • Badgerite

    “The Supreme Court is too important to ignore.”
    Boy. Is it ever. The thing about the Supreme Court is that the justices enjoy life time appointments.
    If a particular ideological block develops, it can hold the Court for decades. The Federalist Society has been quietly working on this for decades. 40 years at least. No “movement” or “getting millions of people involved in politics in a way they are not now” will have any effect on the Court. And the Court, by its rulings, can gut anti discrimination laws as they did in the Lilly Ledbetter case as well as limit the effectiveness of federal agencies like the EPA., as they were poised to do before Scalia died. The reach of the Court cannot be over estimated. Throughout the Clinton and the Obama administrations, right wing interests have used the courts to harass and hamstring the powers of the executive. The particular composition of the Court in place at the time of Scalia’s passing was poised to make sweeping changes to the laws of the land.
    Mother Jones – Here Are Sic All-Important Cases Now Pretty Much Decided After Scalia’s Death.
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/6-cases-now-decided-justice-scalias-death
    Look at the rights affected and tell me how not voting for whoever the Democratic party nominates is even an f—ing option for a liberal or moderate or progressive or whatever label you want to call yourself.

    • Scopedog

      Look at the rights affected and tell me how not voting for whoever the
      Democratic party nominates is even an f—ing option for a liberal or
      moderate or progressive or whatever label you want to call yourself.

      I remember some Naderites back in 2000 spewing the whole “the Supreme Court isn’t that important!” bilge. Frankly, after the role the Court (well, the Felonious Five) played in getting Bush II into the White House, they should’ve realized it back then. Of course, in 2016, we see the same, tired argument in articles popping up from those howling for Bernie to become President and change the world with a finger snap.

      Some people never f*#!ing learn.

  • Badgerite

    Emergency Video Dispatch! Anton Scalia is still dead. ( see Francisco Franco , who is also — still dead)
    For the love of God, he was a month away from 80. And he, shall we say, lived well.

    • Victor the Crab

      And Elvis. Don’t forget Elvis.

      • Badgerite

        Maybe we’ll start getting ‘Scalia sightings’.

        • Victor the Crab

          Dear Lord, we’d have to call in Mulder and Scully for that! 😉

          • Aynwrong

            Hey, hey, hey…I do The X Files references around here!!

            Look, you work your side of the street, and I’ll work mine. Good reference though

            🙂

  • Ogami Daigoro

    My conspiracy theory is that Scalia died of a massive heart attack while having sex with a male prostitute.

    • Bingo.

    • Victor the Crab

      BWAH! Brilliant!

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    O.K., you got me, Bob. At 45:52, I’m officially in love! Ayn Rand, the L. Ron Hubbard of politics! BRILLIANT! I’ve never heard it better put, nor do I think I ever will! Thank you for that!

    • It also makes an appearance in my Salon article today. Thanks, PLA.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    The only thing that is lending “credence” to these weird theories, if you think about it, is that this happened in Texassistan! Only there is it legal for the death to be declared over the phone by an official who never saw the body. I could be wrong, but I think every other state says that must be done in person.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Bob, do you realize that at 14:02 you hit on the ultimate weapon at our disposal in the unlikely event Cruz wins? Just throw actual FACTS at him and stun him into silence!!! Totally effective, and non-violent! It has everything!

  • muselet

    A cameo appearance from the charming and talented Inara. The day is complete.

    I’ll spare everyone my usual de mortuis nil nisi bonum speech. My comments history on Antonin Scalia speaks for itself. However, and for whatever it may be worth, I offer my sincere condolences to everyone who knew and loved him.

    Gee, the Rs came right out and said they’re not going to fulfill their consititutional obligations in the wake of Scalia’s death. That was about as predictable as the sunrise. The only surprise is how quickly they announced it.

    I don’t know if Barack Obama will nominate a moderate, but I’m not sure what that word is supposed to mean any more. Whoever he does nominate will be well-qualified, accomplished and have impeccable professional credentials, and the Rs will expend vast amounts of hot air slandering that nominee as a dimwitted affirmative-action beneficiary who’s done nothing apart from his/her time in Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

    Bob, I saw a prediction last night (?) on a website I don’t recall at the moment (I’m so helpful) that the Right was so fired up about the prospect of the Supreme Court not giving them their final, inevitable victories against abortion and Teh Ghey and the suchlike that the Rs could expect a percentage point or two of additional turnout in November. That sounds, you should pardon the expression, like a conservative estimate.

    John Dickerson stunned Ted Cruz into silence mostly because Cruz isn’t used to having anyone correct his more egregious nonsense calmly and with authority.

    If Alex Jones actually believes a word he’s said about the death of Antonin Scalia, I’d be shocked. All he’s trying to do is get the rubes furious at the Ds, then get them to get out of the Barcalounger and into the voting booth. It’s all shtick.

    Bob, don’t be disgusting. Jones was standing in his shower (the acoustics are better there and the steam helps his throat polyps, although it is hard on the equipment).

    “Flaming Tyrants” is a great band name. Or it could be the name of a particularly unpleasant mixed drink, one or the other.

    “Michael Savage is an escaped mental patient. Michael Savage shouldn’t be interacting with the public. Michael Savage is kind of crazy.” Oh, come on, Bob, tell us what you really think.

    Donald Trump is a lot like George W Bush in that he believes the last thing he hears. He’d heard the incoherent noises coming from the Right, so when the unspeakable Michael Savage asked him about those noises, he repeated them. Savage is a manipulative little slime, Trump is a credulous buffoon, and the two of them misled thousands of incurious shut-ins with their antics (but hey, the GOP will get a bump in the polls!).

    Here’s what’s so ineffably stupid about the there was a pillow over his face! hooey. Suffocation isn’t quick or easy, so the victim struggles. However, the people who found Antonin Scalia said his pajamas and the bedsheets weren’t rumpled. The supposed assassins went to the trouble of straightening out Scalia’s jim-jams and sheets, but left the fcking murder weapon? Good grief.

    There you guys go again using facts and logic and Occam’s Razor. Them things is librul, I tells ya!

    Guys, reality isn’t confounding to Republicans (or, more generally, Righties), it’s inconvenient. What they believe—what they say they believe, at least—is very convenient, because they can present a version of the world in which they are always right.

    –alopecia

    • “Escaped mental patient” = problematic. Apologies to escaped mental patients.

      • muselet

        Problematic, yes, but forgivable when discussing Michael Savage.

        –alopecia

  • Scopedog

    I guess those conspiracy types must’ve taken The Pelican Brief a little too seriously….

    • Aynwrong

      I have to admit, I’ve always really liked that movie.

    • Don P

      Actually, I DO have a question I want answered: Who, exactly, was paying for that hunting trip? Nino liked to live it up, better than one would expect on just a SC Justice’s salary. I’m more than willing to bet this wasn’t a once a year splurge.

      • leemoder

        And, if by “hunting trip”, do we mean “penning in a shit-ton of frightened animals so old, fat bastards with too much money can blow their heads off from the comfort of their Hovarounds”?

    • It’s a documentary to them.

  • HilaryB

    I like Inara; she gets straight to the point. “Poop!”

    • I know right?

      • leemoder

        heh-heh…”Poop!”
        I swear, that never gets old.

    • Emily333

      I like how Inara was speaking Spanish to Bob, and Bob says, “Aloha!”

    • Poop is pretty much at the bottom of everything….love the truth that comes ouf of the mouths of babes.

  • Don P

    An important thing to remember about Harriet Meyers was that it was the the RW base that screamed for her head loudest. If it was just the left, the Bushies would have dug their heels in and told us to piss off.

    President Obama will end up nominating another Kagan/Sotamayor type, a non-white good but not great liberal. The Republicans won’t allow the nomination to come up for a vote. And every week this summer, in the 10 swing Senate states, PBO or VP Biden will make one or two campaign stops stumping for Senate Candidate Smith so the nomination can move forward. Oh yeah, and while you’re all here today, vote Hillary/Bernie. And this will all happen because the RW noise machine is what’s really running the Republican party

    • Aynwrong

      Is does always occur to me that whenever SCOTUS comes up every GOP presidential candidate will immediately say they want a nominee “in the mode of Antonin Scalia” who should be as conservative as all get out. But for Democrats, it seems as though they are expected to approach this subject almost apologeticly.

      “I’ll try and find the least liberal candidate, HONEST!!!”

    • You’re exactly right about Miers (sic?).