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The Bob & Chez Show Presented by BubbleGenius.com 3/22/16

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Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonWeekend at Russert's: Terror Attacks in Brussels; Donald Trump Bungles Response to Brussels; The Trump WaPo Transcript; Tim Russert's White Board; The Cruelty of All Religions, Including Islam; Alex Jones Says Brussels is a False Flag; Gaffes and the Clintons; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • WhittakerWalt

    You stepped on the Islam hornet’s nest, Bob. Not a good idea.

  • Trump loves to insult people by calling them “low energy”. What is that all about?!

  • katanahamon

    Luke 19-27 in the bible, “but those enemies of mine who do not want me to reign over them, bring them before me and slay them (in front of me)”. Sounds pretty clear to me. You will then find interpretations that this refers to the final judgment, but taken literally, there you go.

    It’s time to take the leap that religions are all the same and should be abandoned as archaic and destructive. They require illogical thinking about belief in invisible beings telling certain people what to do. Humanity must advance beyond this. Justifying one set of beliefs in one invisible being over a different version of invisible being is as stupid as it sounds.

  • Draxiar

    Chez reading Drumpf’s soliloquy while the Benny Hill music is playing was just about one of the best things I’ve ever heard!

  • Badgerite

    “Great looking group of people here”? What comes next. “I just flew in from Vegas and boy are my arms tired”? Ladies and Germs.
    The GOP has officially ‘jumped the shark’. Oopa Shoobee. Flip City.

  • muselet

    “It’s like talking to a toddler.” Yes, Chez, but at least toddlers can be corrected.

    Donald Trump has lived his entire life without ever having had to learn anything or know anything. As ever, I prefer not to pathologize stupidity, but Trump seems to be a classic case of narcissistic personality disorder combined with a remarkable level of mental laziness and incuriosity.

    “Yakety Sax” is far more appropriate for Donald Trump than “Hail to the Chief.” Good choice, Bob.

    Trump’s hardly the only one to have a crude and thoughtless response to the Brussels attacks. Of course Ted Cruz had to make an Islamophobic comment, too.

    “Do we really want Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office when something like Brussels comes down?” Sane people don’t, Bob, but unfortunately there are millions of American voters who think he’d be the right man in the right place at the right time.

    The problem with blaming a religion—any religion—for the barbaric behavior of its fundamentalist adherents is that doing so takes the focus off the barbarism and onto the religion. Every time Righties shriek about “radical Islamic terrorism,” or Sam Harris or Bill Maher make some dumbass comment about Islam, the leaders of Da’esh do a fcking happy dance, because their “clash of civilizations” worldview has been reinforced. Concentrate on the barbarism, not the religion. (Yeah, I know, I’ve sung this song many times before.)

    Alex Jones has as much understanding of geopolitics as a concussed bee. Which, to be fair, is only slightly less than Donald Trump.

    Wait. Jones thinks Angela Merkel—who led the drive for austerity throughout the EU in the wake of the Great Recession—is a communist? Bloody hell, what a gibbering moron.

    Yes, Bill Clinton was a wee bit careless, but it’s clear from context what he meant to say. As I said at Banter, I’m willing to consider it insignificant as long as this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. Rightbloggers have been making a meal of this, because suddenly they have a shiny object to distract their audience from what’s happening on the Republican side. If Ds make a gigantic deal of it, too, the Rs benefit.

    Bob, it’s not possible to be specific enough to avoid malicious misinterpretation of even the most anydyne public statement. If Hillary Clinton tries, then the Right—and our glorious news media, which has had a proverbial for the Clintons since at least 1992—will misrepresent what she’s said and will spend endless hours insisting that she’s speaking robotically to cover up something.

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      The problem with blaming a religion—any religion—for the barbaric
      behavior of its fundamentalist adherents is that doing so takes the
      focus off the barbarism and onto the religion. Every time Righties
      shriek about “radical Islamic terrorism,” or Sam Harris or Bill Maher
      make some dumbass comment about Islam, the leaders of Da’esh do a fcking
      happy dance, because their “clash of civilizations” worldview has been
      reinforced. Concentrate on the barbarism, not the religion.

      Amen and thank you for this. I love Bob and Chez to death, but I have to admit that I fast-forwarded through this section. I’m not a fan of Harris or Maher, and I do think it veered into “we’re not saying that all Muslims (or all religious people) are evil terrorists, but they’re evil terrorists” line of thinking that Harris, Maher, and Mike Luciano of the Daily Banter keep pushing. And that doesn’t help, not one bit.

      • muselet

        Jonathan Freedland made much the same argument, albeit more eloquently, last year.

        –alopecia

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Of course the guy in the suit is more dangerous, he has more power. And he is more likely to rig the system so that he can hang onto his power and/or increase it. Alex Jones is unhinged and dangerous. He needs to be medicated, heavily and frequently.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    For the xtian right in the USA, it’s actually all about Dominionism. Ted Cruz and family (pop included) are Christian Dominionists. If you’re unfamiliar with it, think Christian Taliban. Not the America I want!