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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 10/23/14


RELM_buttonI Like Fun: Bob Defeats Sarah Palin; Audio Recording of the Palin Family Brawl; Expensive Fashion Accessories; Charles Bowen’s Fair-Use Guide for Bloggers; The Palins and Their White Trash Stretch Limo; Remembering Ben Bradlee and Real Journalism; The NRA Hipster; Guns are ‘Bits of Plastic and Metal'; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • HilaryB

    Cesca 1, Palin ZE-RO. *applause*

    What I really can’t stand about Sarah and her daughter is the fact that they can’t let anything go. They have to respond to every single criticism and try to get the last word in. Plus they go on about shit for weeks after everyone else has moved on. The majority of Americans just aren’t that into them.

  • muselet

    Bob, congratulations on your legal win. It’s not surprising that you won—what you were doing was obviously fair use—but it still has to be satisfying.

    Expecting the Palin family to behave with dignity is a bit like expecting a dog to whistle.

    Bob, the Palins would never have gotten themselves on The Jerry Springer Show, mostly because Springer would have been terrified one of the clan would cold-cock him.

    “Constitutional mistermix” at Balloon Juice called the fight a “snowbilly-style drunken fistfight” and “the Thrilla in Wasilla” (fair descriptions, both), said:

    … I would like to point out that Bristol’s comparison of herself to Chelsea Clinton is a bit of a reach, not the least because I doubt that Chelsea has ever told a police officer not to take a picture of her face because there’s nothing on it but “beer and makeup”.

    and suggested Sarah Palin really cash in by making her family and “some other trashy Wasillians” the stars of a truly tawdry reality TV show. I was with him right up to that point: I shudder to think of what might result if Palin reads the post and follows that advice.

    There seems to be a lot of people on the Left (at least in blog comments) pissing on Ben Bradlee’s memory for some reason I can’t fathom, mostly it seems because he was born into wealth and as a successful adult ran in the self-satisfied Villager circles such men usually run in. Apparently what he accomplished was less important than who he was related to or who he married. (I don’t spend a lot of my time in Right Blogostan, so I don’t know if Righties are dancing in the streets or maintaining a dignified silence—*snerk*—but no one is calling out the people one would expect to be disgusting, for whatever that’s worth.)

    It’s always been important to read the news widely and critically. The benefit of having an editor like Ben Bradlee or a publisher like Katharine Graham (or Otis Chandler, come to that) was that they made sure everyone at the newspaper knew their job was to get the story right. As a reader, you could let your guard down a little, and you could feel reasonably well-informed after reading the paper.

    The NRA is trying to show it’s not only the organization for wrinkly white guys in Gadsden flag tee-shirts. Bluntly, it’s a rebranding. To borrow (for which, read blatantly steal) a slogan from Oldsmobile, “This is not your father’s NRA!” They even welcome pretentious neckbeards with questionable fashion sense into the Cult Of The Mechanical Freedom Device. (The NRA’s also doing a good job of trolling the normals.)

    Chainsaws are inanimate objects made of bits of plastic and metal, too, but only a madman wouldn’t say they’re bloody dangerous as well, and chainsaws have a purpose other than killing things. Even Billy the NRA Hipster and the rest of the gun-lickers would be plenty intimidated by someone wandering around with an idling chainsaw in his hands, yet we’re supposed to think of guns as normal and even cute’n’cuddly? No. Just no.

    Bob, happy anniversary to you and Joy. And they said it wouldn’t last.